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  • Air We Breathe

    $16.99

    Is Christianity history? Or is Christian history the deepest explanation of the modern world?

    Today in the west, many consider the church to be dead or dying. Christianity is seen as outdated, bigoted and responsible for many of society’s problems. This leaves many believers embarrassed about their faith and many outsiders wary of religion. But what if the Christian message is not the enemy of our modern Western values, but the very thing that makes sense of them?

    In this fascinating book, Glen Scrivener takes readers on a journey to discover how the teachings of Jesus not only turned the ancient world upside down, but continue to underpin the way we think of life, worth, and meaning. Far from being a relic from the past, the distinctive ideas of Christianity, such as freedom, kindness, progress and equality, are a crucial part of the air that we breathe. As author Glen Scrivener says in his introduction: “The extraordinary impact of Christianity is seen in the fact that we don’t notice it.

    This is a book for both believers and sceptics–giving Christians confidence to be open about their faith and showing non-Christians the ways in which the message of Jesus makes sense of their most cherished beliefs. Whoever you are, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the values you hold dear as you discover the power and profundity of Jesus and his revolution.

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  • Why Would Anyone Follow Jesus

    $16.99

    Of all the gods, gurus, and good people out there, why Jesus? Why follow some ancient carpenter-turned-philosopher from a podunk town in the Middle East? A man whose own people didn’t believe in him for the most part. It just doesn’t make any sense.

    Or does it?

    With his signature insight and contagious enthusiasm, Ray Comfort walks you through twelve persuasive reasons to believe that Jesus of Nazareth was who he said he was, did the things the Bible records him doing, and explains why it matters to your life in the 21st century. He covers everything from the virgin birth to Jesus’s miracles and teachings, including his hard sayings, his detractors, his exclusive claims, and his commands to his followers. Through it all, Comfort shines a light on how Jesus stands out and stands above every other teacher, prophet, or historical figure out there.

    If you struggle to articulate why you follow Jesus to your friends and family, or if you are a skeptic looking for some way to make sense of the whole Jesus thing, this book is for you.

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  • Great Quest : Invitation To An Examined Life And A Sure Path To Meaning

    $15.99

    “The unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates

    What is life all about? What are we here for? Is there any meaning or purpose to our existence? Thinkers throughout the centuries have pondered these questions. While the distractions of the modern world prevent many from grappling seriously with such matters, the truth is that humans cannot live without meaning any more than we can live without breathing or eating. Os Guinness invites us to examine our lives and join the great quest for meaning and a life well lived. For those who are up to Socrates’ challenge, it is a search that is indispensable to making the most of life. Guinness charts the course of the thinking person’s journey toward faith and meaning, calling for a firm grasp of reason, an honest awareness of conscience, and a living sense of wonder. He affirms that there is a time for questions, and that following those questions can indeed lead us to answers, evidence, and commitment. When life becomes a question, the search is on for an answer. Come find yourself on a sure path to meaning.

    What is life all about? Is there any meaning to our existence? Os Guinness invites us to examine our lives and join the quest for meaning and a life well lived. Calling for a firm grasp of reason, an honest awareness of conscience, and a living sense of wonder, this volume invites you to come and find yourself on a sure path to meaning.

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  • Atheism On Trial

    $18.00

    In the courtroom, lawyers depend on rules of evidence to make their arguments.

    A case is made by establishing certain facts from which proof can be determined. But what happens when the truth seems to be a matter of faith? Can the legal mind discern the validity of one’s belief or unbelief? Nationally recognized trial lawyer Mark Lanier turns his analytical mind to the arguments for atheism and agnosticism. With critical thinking and precision of thought, he examines the rationales made for unbelief and assesses them on their own terms, finding points of strength and weakness in their logic and coherence. He considers whether atheistic frameworks give satisfactory and consistent explanatory answers for understanding human existence and the world around us. He cross-examines the strongest arguments of prominent atheists and also interrogates the questions of agnostics as to whether God is knowable. Through his evenhanded, levelheaded approach, Lanier challenges us all to decide for ourselves what we believe.

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  • Lies We Are Told The Truth We Must Hold

    $14.99

    We are surrounded by lies. They are incorporated into the worldview of our culture. We daily absorb them, and these lies can have deadly effects on individuals, societies and whole civilisations.

    Sharon James investigates the origins of some of these lies and looks at how we have got to the point where ‘my truth’ is as valid as ‘your truth’, and absolute truth is an outdated way of thinking. In examining the evidence of history, she highlights the consequences of applying dangerous untruths. She also looks at how Christians often respond to the culture’s lies – in silence, acquiescence or celebration of them – and why these responses can be as harmful as the lies themselves.

    In the second part she turns to the truth which leads to real liberation and justice. She shows why we don’t need to be ashamed of Christ, or intimidated by the claims of those who are militantly opposed to the Bible.

    This book aims to equip Christians to navigate the minefield of current claims. To understand our inherent human significance, to know genuine freedom, and to work for real justice, we need to know the truth.

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  • God Behaving Badly

    $18.00

    God has a bad reputation.

    Many think of God as wrathful and angry, smiting people right and left for no apparent reason. The Old Testament in particular seems at times to portray God as capricious and malevolent, wiping out armies and nations, punishing enemies with extreme prejudice. But wait. The story is more complicated than that. Alongside troubling passages of God’s punishment and judgment are pictures of God’s love, forgiveness, goodness, and slowness to anger. How do we make sense of the seeming contradiction? Can God be trusted or not? David Lamb unpacks the complexity of the Old Testament to explore the character of God. He provides historical and cultural background to shed light on problematic passages and bring underlying themes to the fore. Without minimizing the sometimes harsh realities of the biblical record, Lamb assembles an overall portrait that gives coherence to our understanding of God in both the Old and New Testaments. This expanded edition includes an updated preface, afterword, and appendix addressing the story of Noah and the flood.

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  • Case For Faith

    $19.99

    This timeless, compelling, and thought-provoking book on the Christian faith, now updated, includes two all-new chapters, a current list of recommended resources for further study, and a new discussion guide.

    In The Case for Faith, bestselling author, journalist, and former atheist Lee Strobel turns his investigative skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief in God–the eight heart barriers to faith:

    *Since evil and suffering exist, a loving God cannot
    *Since miracles contradict science, they cannot be true
    *Evolution explains life, so God isn’t needed
    *God isn’t worthy of worship if he kills innocent children
    *It’s offensive to claim Jesus is the only way to God
    *A loving God would never torture people in hell
    *Church history is littered with oppression and violence
    *I still have doubts, so I can’t be a Christian

    This bestselling book is for those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faced with difficult questions standing squarely in their path. For Christians, it will deepen their convictions and give them fresh confidence in defending their faith to skeptical friends, or during the hardest of times, when they have to defend their faith to themselves in moments of doubt.

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  • God Question : An Invitation To A Life Of Meaning

    $25.00

    What does it take to live a meaningful life?

    Why are so many people in affluent nations so anxious and unhappy? What difference does believing in God really make? And does belief in the God of the Bible truly make sense today? In this revised edition of The God Question, philosopher J. P. Moreland invites us on a journey to a rich, ?ourishing life. He digs into the causes of our cultural crisis of unhappiness and considers how the God revealed in Jesus provides the most rational solution to our deepest needs. With special sensitivity to skeptics, seekers, and Christians who are disenchanted with their faith, he helps us see the Christian story–its reasonableness and its relevance–in fresh ways. For anyone wrestling with big questions about life and faith, Moreland provides insight from his many years of philosophical studies and his own experience as a Christian. Filled with personal stories, this book explores evidence for the existence of God, the reliability of the Gospels, essentials of a flourishing Christian life, the reality of miracles, and more. This edition also features a new section on overcoming anxiety and depression. Wherever you are on your journey, The God Question will help you see anew what difference Jesus makes in a human life.

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  • Between Heaven And Hell

    $16.99

    On November 22, 1963, three great men died within a few hours of each other: C. S. Lewis, John F. Kennedy and Aldous Huxley. All three believed, in different ways, that death is not the end of human life. Suppose they were right, and suppose they met after death. How might the conversation go? Peter Kreeft imagines their discussion as part of the great conversation that has been going on for centuries about life’s biggest questions. Does human life have meaning? Is it possible to know about life after death? What if one could prove that Jesus was God? With Kennedy taking the role of a modern humanist, Lewis representing Christian theism and Huxley advocating Eastern pantheism, the dialogue is lively and informative. With clarity and wit, Between Heaven and Hell presents insightful responses to common objections to the Christian faith. This classic apologetics work is now available as part of the IVP Signature Collection, which features special editions of iconic books in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of InterVarsity Press.

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  • Gospel In The Stars

    $16.99

    Discover how the night sky reveals the presence and majesty of God–and always has

    The ancient wise men from the East read the skies and journeyed to worship the Christ. Do the heavens that reveal God’s glory also reveal his plan of salvation? Yes, says Joseph A. Seiss, who contemplated the strange figures of the zodiac and studied the writings of astronomers through the ages.

    After extensive research, Seiss looked into the night and became convinced that God had tched his good news there, so that people in darkness might see and have hope. Drawing upon scientific, historical, and biblical sources, Seiss assembles persuasive arguments supporting his thesis that the gospel of Jesus Christ can be seen in the stars. This illustrated study of the heavens confronts the false teachings of astrology to reveal celestial players acting out the epic drama of creation and revelation: the virgin, the coming one, the scales of justice, the toiling deceiver, the scorpion, the ram, and the lion. Popular since its first publication in 1882, The Gospel in the Stars continues to illuminate discussions of the heavens, the gospel, and the careful hand of the Creator who intertwined the two.

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  • 10 Questions Every Kid Should Ask And Answer About Christianity

    $14.99

    Written by Rebecca McLaughlin, Author of Confronting Christianity

    In a world of increasing ideological diversity, kids are being challenged to think through their own beliefs at an early age. Questions like How can you believe the Bible is true?; Why can’t we just agree that love is love?; and Isn’t Christianity against diversity? can seem like roadblocks for kids who are following Jesus, as well as for those who might otherwise consider faith in Christ. In this helpful book-written both for Christian kids and for those who think Jesus is just a fairy tale character-Rebecca McLaughlin invites readers ages 12-15 to dig deep into hard questions for themselves and perhaps discover that the things that once looked like roadblocks to faith might actually be signposts.

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  • Why Trust The Bible

    $23.99

    Sensitively yet convincingly, the author addresses the issues and the arguments, showing that we have every reason to trust the Bible today.

    “You don’t honestly believe all that stuff in the Bible!” Challenged by her friends, and later as a student by theological teachers, Amy Orr-Ewing was determined to leave no stone unturned in her eagerness to prove that the Bible was unique and wholly reliable. Her passion drove her to complete an in-depth study of the answers to ten of the most frequently raised objections she encountered, including: Isn’t it all a matter of interpretation? Can we know anything about history? Are the original manuscripts reliable? What about the canon? What about other holy books? Isn’t the Bible sexist? What about all the wars? Isn’t the Bible out of date on sex? How can I know? Sensitively yet convincingly, the author addresses the issues and the arguments, showing that we have every reason to trust the Bible today.

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  • Everyday Apologetics : Answering Common Objections To The Christian Faith

    $17.99

    Objections to the Christian faith are not new. The ability to boldly proclaim the old faith to a post-Christian culture is.

    In an era where access to objections and arguments is easier than ever, everyday Christians need to be prepared with strong, clear responses. In Everyday Apologetics, readers will be equipped with answers to some of Christianity’s most difficult objections: Why is the God of the Old Testament so violent? Are science and faith in fundamental conflict with one another? The contributors take up these questions, and more, helping Christians be strengthened in their faith, while also providing powerful answers to opponents of the Christian faith.

    With a clear, inviting, winsome style, Everyday Apologetics is for everyone: Christians, skeptics, seekers, and everyone in between.

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  • Our Good Crisis

    $16.00

    We live in an age of crisis.

    Financial crisis, political crisis, environmental crisis–the list goes on. We’re confronted with calamity every time we read the headlines. But behind each of these lurks another kind of crisis, one we find harder to define: a moral crisis–a crisis of goodness. Behind financial crisis is unrestrained greed; behind political crisis is the lust for power. To properly address the crises that plague our world, we must be formed as people of moral goodness. We must cultivate virtue. But the cultural headwinds are strong: outrage and fragility, persecution and affluence, injustice and impurity. In this wise and practical book, pastor Jonathan Dodson takes us back to the Beatitudes, the centerpiece of Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount. Dodson examines each of the Beatitudes in the context of the new morality that buffets our society today, presenting a compelling portrait of the truly good life, both personal and social. Jesus’ vision of the good is stunning: heaven meets earth, mercy triumphs over judgment, peace transcends outrage, grace upends self-righteousness. Here is an account, not of dos and don’ts, but of genuine moral flourishing.

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  • Mosaic Course : Understanding World Religions From A Christian Perspective

    $10.99

    How do we affirm the biblical notion that Jesus is the only way to God while respecting people of other religious traditions and worldviews?

    The Mosaic Course: Understanding World Religions from a Christian Perspective answers this complex question by taking readers on an exciting journey exploring hidden revelations of Jesus Christ in world religions. Used in conjunction with the Mosaic Video Series available at themosaiccourse.org, Christians are equipped to engage in open and respectful dialogue with people of differing worldviews.

    Without compromising the fundamental faith conviction that Jesus is the only way to God, this study guide empowers readers to share their faith with people of other religious traditions in a culturally sensitive fashion.

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  • Unknown God : A Journey With Jesus From East To West

    $17.99

    We live in the age of religious pluralism where all religions are considered the same and different paths lead to the same spiritual destination. It is important for Christians to learn how to affirm Jesus Christ as the only way to God–while also paying due respect to people of other faiths and worldviews.

    In The Unknown God: A Journey with Jesus from East to West, Mathew P. John explores the redemptive revelations lurking in the darkness outside the boundaries of Christian tradition. In this spiritual journey through six major world religions, readers encounter a variety of symbols that point to the Jesus of the Bible. From Hindu avatars and Buddhist bodhisattvas, to Sikh gurus and Muslim prophets, and the Jewish messiah, consider how different religions attempt to answer the deep longing for a savior ingrained in the collective conscience of humanity.

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  • Confronting Christianity : 12 Hard Questions For The World’s Largest Religi

    $24.99

    Although many people suggest that Christianity is declining, research indicates that it continues to be the world’s most popular worldview. But even so, the Christian faith includes many controversial beliefs that non-Christians find hard to accept. This book explores 12 issues that might cause someone to dismiss orthodox Christianity-issues such as the existence of suffering, the Bible’s teaching on gender and sexuality, the reality of heaven and hell, the authority of the Bible, and more. Showing how the best research from sociology, science, and psychology doesn’t disagree with but actually aligns with claims found in the Bible, these chapters help skeptics understand why these issues are signposts, rather than roadblocks, to faith in Christ.

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  • Clearly Christian : Following Jesus In This Age Of Confusion

    $12.99

    If you call yourself a “Christian,” what does that really mean? Is it simply a name you give yourself, or does it affect how you live your life? Author Trevor Sutton addresses common questions that Christians encounter, such as “What is faith?” and “Why do I need church?” Giving sound explanations and answers, he helps readers see how being a Christian involves clearly articulating your faith and living as such.

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  • Secret Battle Of Ideas About God Participants Guide

    $10.99

    This seven-week participant’s guide helps readers dig deeper and strengthen their faith as they learn how ideas from the five fatal worldviews can infect their faith. Readers will understand more about Secularism, Marxism, Islam, New Spirituality, and Postmodernism, and how their faith can be affected by the ideas these worldviews spread. Designed to be used alongside the book and DVD, this interactive guide gives readers tools to establish a strong, biblical worldview.

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  • Forensic Faith : A Cold Case Detective Helps You Rethink And Share Your Chr

    $18.99

    Forensic Faith will help readers:
    *understand why they have a duty to defend the truth
    *develop a training strategy to master the evidence for Christianity
    *learn how to employ the techniques of a detective to discover new insights from God’s Word
    *become better communicators by learning the skills of professional case makers

    With real-life detective stories, fascinating strategies, and biblical insights, Wallace teaches readers cold-case investigative disciplines they can apply to their Christian faith. Forensic Faith is an engaging, fresh look at what it means to be a Christian.

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  • Beauty Of Intolerance

    $16.99

    Today’s message of cultural acceptance is dangerously distorted and deceptive. In a world that shouts: “If you truly care about other people, you must agree that their beliefs, values, lifestyle, and truth claims are equal and as valid as yours!” it’s no wonder our youth are confused. The Beauty of Intolerance–brand-new from Josh McDowell with son Sean McDowell–cuts through the confusion and points you back to the place where the only truth resides. . .Jesus Christ. Tied directly to the Heroic Truth initiative launched by the Josh McDowell Ministry, McDowell will share how a biblical view of truth can counter cultural tolerance and encourage a love and acceptance of others apart from their actions with a heart of

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  • Reasonable Faith : Christian Truth And Apologetics

    $28.00

    Written for thoughtful readers, this updated edition by a ranking apologist presents a systematic, positive case for Christianity that reflects the latest work in astrophysics, philosophy, probability calculus, the arguments for the existence of God, and Reformed epistemology.

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  • Evidence For The Resurrection Wall Chart Laminated

    $14.99

    Evidence for the Resurrection wall chart
    Here are 12 reasons skeptics should believe that Jesus died and rose again. Examine the historical, archaeological, and cultural proofs for Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Also know the answers to other beliefs held by atheists and others. Learn why the resurrection is central for Christians. Discover the evidence that has convinced critics over the years

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