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  • Delighting In The Trinity

    $18.00

    Why is God love? Because God is a Trinity.

    Why can we be saved? Because God is a Trinity. How are we able to live the Christian life? Through the Trinity.

    In this engaging book, Michael Reeves offers an introduction to Christianity and the Christian life that from start to finish is rooted in our triune God–Father, Son, and Spirit. Through the Trinity we understand not only the person and work of Christ but also prayer, the church, and every aspect of our faith. With wit and clarity, Reeves draws from church history down to the present, referencing a wide range of notable teachers and preachers.

    For over a decade, Delighting in the Trinity has provided a rich, enjoyable portrait of basic Christian beliefs, opening up the profound and life-changing truths of our faith. It is now 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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  • Hollywood Heroes : How Your Favorite Movies Reveal God

    $16.99

    Seven fictional stories–Captain America, Iron Man, Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Batman, and Wonder Woman–point us to the ultimate hero, Jesus Christ.
    Think about it. What if Batman knew your name and wanted to be friends with you? What if you were the one that Tony Stark died to save? What if it was you that Luke Skywalker would stop at nothing to redeem? Hollywood Heroes will awaken you to these questions and help you to see a God who stops at nothing to redeem you. And it will strengthen you to invite others into conversations of faith and life in Jesus.

    Fictional stories about heroes help us realize that there is evil to fight, souls to be won, and growth to be achieved. It helps us recognize–regardless of religious or cultural beliefs–that sacrificing your life for another’s is a powerful and beautiful display of love.

    Fictional heroes help us to reconsider what is tangibly in front of us through the lens of story rather than simply as just another day in our ordinary lives. Appealing straight to the heart, the stories bypass artificial barriers that we would normally block them with because our worldview has been threatened.

    When we examine out-of-this-world qualities like idealism, genius, a willingness to sacrifice, discipline, loyalty, humility, courage, wisdom, focus, power, and love, we discover that Jesus practices them perfectly.

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  • 40 Questions About Arminianism

    $27.99

    The actual life and teaching of Jacobus Arminius are often unknown or misunderstood across many Protestant traditions. Answers beyond a basic caricature can be elusive. What are the essential historical backgrounds of Arminianism, and what theological teachings connect to the Arminian point of view? Mixing solid historical research with biblical and doctrinal precision, Baptist scholar J. Matthew Pinson clarifies the foundations of this influential tradition.

    40 Questions About Arminianism addresses the following questions and more:
    *Who was Jacobus Arminius?
    *How has the church interpreted God’s desire that everyone be saved?
    *How is Arminianism different from Calvinism?
    *Can one be both Reformed and Arminian?
    *What is “universal enabling grace”?
    *What do Arminians mean by “free will”?
    *Do Arminians believe that God predestines individuals to salvation?
    *Is it possible for a Christian to apostatize?

    An accessible question-and-answer format helps readers pursue the issues that interest them most and encourages a broad understanding of historic and contemporary Arminianism, with additional resources available at 40questions.net.

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  • Health Wealth And The Real Gospel

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    Having experienced its damaging effects, Sean DeMars and Mike McKinley set out to reveal the insidious toxicity found in the prosperity gospel. Naming and claiming promises of material blessing for those who believe enough may seem at first glance to be biblical but turn out to be a distortion of God’s truth.

    Beginning by countering claims made by the prosperity gospel with what scripture actually teaches, they highlight the places in scripture that stand directly opposed to prosperity teachings. They explore what the Bible teaches about whether people who believe false doctrine are eternally saved, and how to examine our hearts for a prosperity-style understanding of God.

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  • Has Science Made God Unnecessary

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    There is a widespread assumption that there is no space for God in science, and no space for science in Christianity. This book addresses the question of whether the search for answers excludes belief in a Deity. Ransom Poythress’ logical and well-reasoned look at the common arguments will be a fascinating read for any with a genuine interest in pursuing truth.

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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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  • Faithfully Different : Regaining Biblical Clarity In A Secular Culture

    $17.99

    Welcome to Your Place in a Worldview Minority

    In an increasingly secular society, your biblical worldview now places you in a shrinking minority at odds with the dominant culture. Your desire to be faithful to God’s Word will be met with increasing pressures on what you believe, how you think, and how you live out your faith–yet it’s also a unique cultural moment in which opportunities abound to shine Christ’s light into a darkened world.

    Faithfully Different will help you regain biblical clarity in the haze of today’s secularism so you can live out your faith with conviction, discernment, and courage. This book will enable you to…

    *identify and respond biblically to secular pressures that are commonly challenging Bible-believing Christians

    *recommit yourself to living out God’s Word while learning to engage graciously with a world that rejects and resents biblical truth

    *defend your heart from the world’s misguided influences and live as a positive witness for the Lord

    When your identity is in Jesus, there’s no doubt you’ll look different than the world, and there’s no doubt it will often be hard. But the payoff for faithful endurance will be everlasting. Faithfully Different will give you the wisdom and encouragement you need to believe, think, and live biblically no matter what today’s shifting society upholds as truth.

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  • Reprobation And Gods Sovereignty

    $25.99

    God’s right to judge humanity is written on the very fabric of human existence

    The doctrine of reprobation–that is, the eternal, unconditional decree of God for the non-elect–is frequently misconstrued in both pastoral and theological literature. In Reprobation and God’s Sovereignty, Peter Sammons reintroduces this oft-misunderstood doctrine, revealing its relationship to divine sovereignty. With Romans 9 as a guiding text, Sammons presents a thoroughly researched defense of reprobation as an essential part in a Reformed theology that magnifies God and encourages believers to trust in him.
    Reprobation and God’s Sovereignty clearly defines and demonstrates from Scripture the foundational terms and doctrines required for properly understanding reprobation, such as:

    – God’s justice
    – Election
    – Compatibilism
    – Secondary causality
    – Preterition
    – Predamnation

    Understanding these theological ideas proves vital to answering life’s all-important question, Who is God? Sammons shows how the doctrine of reprobation leads to a greater admiration for God, eliciting higher praise, reverence, and belief in him.

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  • Between Heaven And Hell

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    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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  • Challenge Of Jesus

    $18.00

    In the midst of many well-publicized and controversial books on Jesus, N. T. Wright’s lectures and writings have been widely recognized for providing a fresh, provocative, and credible portrait.

    Originally published in 1999 and with a new introduction in 2015, The Challenge of Jesus presents an accessible introduction to the “quest for the historical Jesus” and why it matters for the Christian faith. Out of his own commitment to both historical scholarship and Christian ministry, Wright challenges us to roll up our sleeves and take seriously the study of the historical Jesus. He writes, “Many Christians have been, frankly, sloppy in their thinking and talking about Jesus, and hence, sadly, in their praying and in their practice of discipleship. . . . Only by hard, historical work can we move toward a fuller comprehension of what the Gospels themselves were trying to say.” This classic 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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  • Cross Examined : The Life-Changing Power Of The Death Of Jesus

    $13.00

    The crucifixion of Jesus: a dreadful mistake? A tragic failure? Irrelevant? Absurd? An embarrassment? The cross of Christ is, in fact, at the centre of God’s plan for men and women. This book explains why. With freshness and clarity, Mark Meynell explores the Bible’s teaching, to show how God himself ‘cross-examines’ us in the death of Jesus. At the cross, God exposes our deepest need, meets it fully and enables us to live transformed lives. This revised and expanded edition includes new chapters on union with Christ and leadership.

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  • What Is Gods Mission In The World And How Do We Join It

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    What does God’s mission look like? Who is supposed to carry it out–and how?

    Juan F. Martinez and Jamie Pitts lead us on an inquiry into God’s mission in the world: what it is, what it is not, and who is invited to be part of it. If Jesus is truly God’s mission incarnate, we need to look at what Jesus did and how he did it. Martinez helps readers understand what mission means, why Christians in the past have made missteps, and how we can learn from Christian communities that are spreading the good news of Jesus today. Doing mission in the way of Jesus may look different from what many assume, but it is a call that the church cannot afford to miss.

    The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

    *Accessible Jesus-centered theology from an Anabaptist perspective
    *Designed for use by individual readers, small groups, and Christian education classes
    *Glossary of terms and discussion and reflection questions in each volume

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  • Splendour In The Dark

    $20.00

    Several years before he converted to Christianity, C. S. Lewis published a narrative poem, Dymer, which not only sheds light on the development of his literary skills but also offers a glimpse of his intellectual and spiritual growth. Including the complete annotated text of Lewis’s poem, this volume helps us understand both Lewis’s change of mind and our own journeys of faith.

    Several years before he converted to Christianity, C. S. Lewis published a narrative poem, Dymer, under the pseudonym Clive Hamilton. Later, of course, Lewis became well known for his beloved imaginative stories, such as The Chronicles of Narnia and Till We Have Faces, as well as his ability to defend and articulate the faith in works such as Mere Christianity. But what about his literary work before his conversion? In this fourth volume in the Hansen Lectureship Series, Jerry Root contends that Lewis’s early poem Dymer can not only shed light on the development of Lewis’s literary skills but also offer a glimpse of what was to come in his intellectual and spiritual growth-a “splendour in the dark,” to borrow one of Lewis’s own lines from the poem. Under Root’s careful analysis, Dymer becomes a way to understand both Lewis’s change of mind as well as the way in which each of us is led on a journey of faith. This volume also includes the complete text of Dymer with annotations from David C. Downing, co-director of the Marion E. Wade Center. The Hansen Lectureship series offers accessible and insightful reflections by Wheaton College faculty members upon the transformative work of the Wade Center authors.

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  • What Does Justice Look Like And Why Does God Care About It

    $12.99

    What does justice look like? And why does God care about it?

    Colin and Judith McCartney take us on a bold exploration of justice through the lens of scripture and the life of Jesus. Find out how Christians across the centuries have understood and lived God’s call to justice. Discover communal and individual practices for living a life of justice in our time and place.

    The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

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  • Who Are Our Enemies And How Do We Love Them

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    Who are our enemies? And what would it mean to love them?

    Hyung Jin Kim Sun leads us on an exploration of God’s call to love our enemies. What did Jesus demonstrate and teach about loving enemies? How is nonviolence connected to Christian faith and spirituality? Isn’t violence sometimes necessary? Does loving our enemies really work? What is the goal of enemy love and how can it be applied in our everyday lives? This book won’t answer every question about a Christian practice of nonviolence, but it will lead toward a deeper faith as we consider how to live with enemies in a violent world.

    The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The
    Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

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  • God Himself : A Journey Through His Attributes

    $12.99

    How often do we stop to consider who the God is that we worship?

    When we draw near and learn more about this God, we become amazed at who He truly is. Join Tony Evans as he dives into the character of our awesome God-one attribute at a time. In God, Himself, we are invited, with unveiled faces, to behold the glory of the Lord-just as the Apostle Paul instructed the Corinthians to do. Dr. Evans offers insights about the character of God that will challenge you to pursue greater intimacy with Him and help you understand more fully what it means to be made in His image. For after all, as image-bearers knowing who He is defines who we are.

    You’ll learn about attributes like God’s wisdom and word, His sufficiency and sovereignty, and His goodness, grace, and glory that make Him the great God that He is. Dr. Evans also includes activities and challenges to help you know how to both process and respond to learning about God. Find your heart encouraged and your worship enriched as you learn about the beautiful nature of our God, the source of all goodness and life.

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  • Ascension Of Christ

    $15.99

    The Ascension is essential to the gospel

    The good news of Jesus includes his life, death, resurrection, and future return–but what about his ascension? Though often neglected or misunderstood, the ascension is integral to the gospel.

    In The Ascension of Christ, Patrick Schreiner argues that Jesus’ work would be incomplete without his ascent to God’s right hand. Not only a key moment in the gospel story, Jesus’ ascension was necessary for his present ministry in and through the church. Schreiner argues that Jesus’ residence in heaven marks a turning point in his three-fold offices of prophet, priest, and king. As prophet, Jesus builds the church and its witness. As priest, he intercedes before the Father. As king, he rules over all.

    A full appreciation of the ascension is essential for understanding the Bible, Christian doctrine, and Christ’s ongoing work in the world.

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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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  • Resurrection : Investigating A Rabbi From Brooklyn, A Preacher From Galilee

    $17.99

    What made Jesus the Messiah?

    This book will teach you the Jewish roots of your faith and help you gain a fresh new perspective on the resurrection of Jesus.

    In 1994, after one of the greatest rabbis of the twentieth century died at the age of ninety-two, his followers began to proclaim him as the Messiah. They expected him to rise from the dead and even come again. Is this possible? Could a deceased rabbi be the Messiah?

    In this fascinating book, biblical scholar Michael L. Brown, PhD, takes you on a captivating journey beginning in Brooklyn, New York, where this famous rabbi died in 1994, then back through Jewish history, looking at little-known Jewish beliefs about the Messiah, potential Messiahs that emerged in each generation, and teachings about the reincarnated soul of the Messiah. Dr. Brown then looks at the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus from his unique perspective as a Messianic Jew, demonstrating why Jesus’ resurrection uniquely confirms that He alone is the promised Messiah.

    This page-turner is for everyone who is interested in the Jewish roots of our faith, everyone fascinated by Jewish tradition, and everyone wanting to gain a fresh new perspective on the resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. It is also a great witnessing tool for Christians who want to share the good news of Yeshua the Messiah with their Jewish friends.

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  • Big Book Of Bible Questions

    $14.99

    Uncover the mysteries of the Bible with bestselling children’s author Amy Parker and apologist Doug Powell as they team up to answer some of the biggest questions kids have about the Bible and theology.

    The Big Book of Bible Questions addresses kids’ toughest Bible questions with theologically sound answers in a way that is relatable and engaging. It’s filled with fun facts, debunking of common misconceptions, and explanations of biblical and theological concepts. With eye-catching illustrations and real-life photos, this book will not only answer a kid’s Bible questions big and small, but it will also encourage spiritual conversations and a lifelong love of learning about the glory and wonder of faith, the Bible, and God.

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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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  • Whats So Funny About God

    $20.00

    Jokes often touch on the biggest topics of our existence, but many Christians haven’t taken humor seriously. This insightful yet delightful crash course from philosopher Steve Wilkens argues that viewing Scripture and theology through the lens of humor helps us understand the gospel and avoid the pitfalls of both naturalism and gnosticism, while facilitating a humble, honest, and appealing approach to faith.

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  • World Turned Upside Down

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    What could the supernatural world of Stranger Things have in common with the Bible?

    The paranormal television series Stranger Things taps into the mysterious elements that have fueled spiritual questions for millennia. The otherworldly manifestations in Hawkins, Indiana offer compelling portrayals of important spiritual truths–and many of these truths are echoed in the supernatural worldview of the Bible.

    For Michael Heiser, Stranger Things is the perfect marriage of his interest in popular culture and the paranormal. In The Unseen Realm, he opened the eyes of thousands, helping readers understand the supernatural worldview of the Bible. Now he turns his attention to the worldwide television phenomenon, exploring how Stranger Things relates to Christian theology and the Christian life.

    In The World Turned Upside Down, Heiser draws on this supernatural worldview to help us think about the story of Jesus and discover glimpses of the gospel in the Upside Down. He argues that this celebrated series helps us understand the gospel in unique and overlooked ways. The spiritual questions and crises raised by Stranger Things are addressed the same way they are in the gospel, with mystery and transcendent power.

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  • Between Two Trees

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    The problem of Eden is much worse than you thought, but the
    solution is much better than you could have ever imagined.

    Between Two Trees reveals that the real tragedy of Eden is a union with death, a union that produces division and despair. Life isn’t lived under Eden’s tree of life or beneath the healing leaves of the tree in the New Jerusalem. It is lived between them. And between these two trees, life is hard. In spite of this tragedy, Between Two Trees will challenge you to embrace hope, love, and the beauty of reconciliation at the true tree of life: the cross of Calvary.

    By exploring the problem of Eden and the power of the cross,

    Shane Wood calls us to walk on a path to transformation, a path to union with God. The book’s journey ends under the shade of the tree of life in the New Jerusalem with God’s unfinished creation now complete. Yes, Eden, but more importantly, you. The unfinished creation in us.

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  • Inexpressible : Hesed And The Mystery Of Gods Loving Kindness

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    Preface: The Untranslatable Defining The Inexpressible
    Introduction: A Word On The Meaning Of Words

    Part I. The God Of Hesed
    1. Opening The Door
    2. The Definitive Encounter
    3. Slow To Anger
    4. Like No Other God
    5. An Everlasting Refrain
    6. A Prayer Of Honest Rage

    Part II. The Objects Of Hesed
    7. When Dinah Held My Hand
    8. The Heseds Of David
    9. Ethan: “I Will Sing”
    10. Moses: “In The Morning”
    11. Jeremiah: “I Am Hesed”
    12. Hosea: A Novel Of Hesed

    Part III. Hesed Finally Defined
    13. Hesed And Truth
    14. On Jesus’ Lips
    15. How To Amaze Jesus
    16. The One Who Showed Hesed
    17. Paul And The Path To Redemption

    Part IV. An Instinct For Hesed
    18. Here, Rabbi, Take My Seat
    19. Hesed In Post-AD 70 Judaism
    20. Gemilut Hesed And Tikkun Olam

    Conclusion: Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly: The Monumental Nature Of Kindness
    Afterword
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix A: Occurrences Of Hesed In Scripture
    Appendix B: Comparison Of Translations
    Appendix C: A Vocabulary Of Associated Words
    Appendix D: For Further Study
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Scripture Index

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    God’s identity is beyond what we could ever fully express in human words. But Scripture uses one particular word to describe the distinctiveness of God’s character: the Hebrew word hesed.

    Hesed is a concept so rich in meaning that it doesn’t translate well into any single English word or phrase. Michael Card unpacks the many dimensions of hesed, often expressed as lovingkindness, covenant faithfulness, or steadfast love. He explores how hesed is used in the Old Testament to reveal God’s character and how he relates to his people. Ultimately, the fullness of hesed is embodied in the incarnation of Jesus.

    As we follow our God of hesed, we ourselves are transformed to live out the way of hesed, marked by compassion, mercy, and faithfulness. Discover what it means to be people of an everlasting love beyond words.

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  • Clearly Christian : Following Jesus In This Age Of Confusion

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    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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  • Kingdom Of God And The Glory Of The Cross

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    The kingdom of God is more than just the rule and reign of God over all things. It undergirds the entire framework of Scripture, serving as the backdrop against which all other themes play out. Surveying the entirety of both the Old and New Testaments, scholar and professor Patrick Schreiner presents a definition and framework for a biblical theology of the kingdom. Defining the kingdom of God as the interplay of three concepts-the king’s power over the king’s people in the king’s place-this new volume in the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series shows how a proper understanding of the kingdom of God has tremendous implications for life here and now.

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  • Counting The Cost

    $29.99

    We live in an unprecedented time in human history. The number of people living in abject poverty is decreasing at an unprecedented rate. Capitalism has played a major role in lifting people out of such poverty, yet many raise legitimate concerns. Does capitalism hurt the poor? Promote materialism? Harm the environment? Allow the rich to get richer at the expense of everyone else? Is capitalism really the best system for organizing societies and the economies that keep them running?

    This edited volume of articles by noted economists and theologians takes an honest and empathetic look at capitalism and its critiques from a biblical perspective.

    If Christians want to accelerate the world’s transition out of abject poverty, they need to examine the role of capitalism. Counting the Cost helps readers begin with the truth of Scripture. It then relies on the economic realities that come from our God-given design as the foundation for enabling readers to think critically about capitalism.

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  • Explorations In Asian Christianity

    $50.00

    Asia is the birthplace of Christianity. If Christianity is not usually seen as an Asian religion, that is because the history of Christianity in Asia has long been a difficult one. Whereas Christianity in the West received royal support, Asian Christianity has led a more nomadic and exilic existence. Today it is the least Christianized region of the world. Scott W. Sunquist is a recognized expert on the history of the Christian faith in Asia. Over the years he has published and spoken frequently on this theme. Explorations in Asian Christianity gathers his key writings on the topic and organizes them into four main categories: surveys that look at Asian Christianity in broad perspective, historical investigations that look at how Christianity shapes our understanding of history and historiography, missiological studies that look closely at issues of place, and finally essays on theological education. Topics explored in this volume include Ecumenism in AsiaThe cruciform nature of ChristianityA missiology of placeThe Christian view of timeGlobal migrationExplorations in Asian Christianity sheds light on one of the most important but least well-known areas in Christian history.

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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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  • 4 Views On Hell

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    Recent years have seen much controversy regarding hell: Do we go to heaven or hell when we die? Or do we cease to exist? Are believers and unbelievers ultimately saved in the end? This second edition of Four Views on Hell, featuring all new contributors, highlights why the church still needs to wrestle with the doctrine of hell. In the familiar counterpoints format, four leading scholars introduce us to the current views on eternal judgment, with particular attention being given to the new voices that have entered the debate. Contributors and views include: Denny Burk: Eternal Conscious Torment John Stackhouse: Annihilationism (Conditional Immortality) Robin Parry: Universalism (Ultimate Reconciliation) Jerry Walls: Purgatory General editor Preston Sprinkle concludes the discussion by evaluating each view, noting significant points of exchange between the essayists. The interactive nature of the volume allows the reader to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of each view and come to an informed conclusion.

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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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  • Christian Muslim Friend

    $14.99

    Can Christians and Muslims be friends? Real friends?

    Even in a post-September 11 era of alienation and religious violence, David Shenk says yes.
    In Christian. Muslim. Friend., Shenk lays out twelve ways that Christians can form authentic relationships with Muslims, characterized by respect, hospitality, and candid dialogue.

    Rooted in his fifty years of friendship with Muslims in Somalia, Kenya, and the United States, Shenk invites Christian readers to be clear about their identity, develop trust, practice hospitality, confront distortions of both faiths, and seek out Muslims committed to peace.

    He invites readers to both bear witness to the Christ-centered commitments of their faith while also reaching out in friendship with Muslims. Through astounding stories of his animated conversations with Muslim clerics, visits to countless mosques around globe, and pastors and imams who join hands to work for peace, Shenk offers tested and true paths to real relationships.

    A compelling resource with practical application for mission personnel, Sunday school classes, and any Christian who rubs shoulders with people of Islamic faith in their neighborhood or workplace.

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  • Global Evangelicalism : Theology History And Culture In Regional Perspectiv

    $32.00

    Front-rank historians of evangelicalism gather in this introduction and overview of the surprising and dynamic global Christian movement known as evangelicalism. Its defining characteristics are discussed, its regional growth and expansion surveyed, its place in globalization weighed and its salient features sampled.

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  • Doors Of The Sea

    $12.00

    As news reports of the horrific December 2004 tsunami in Asia reached the rest of the world, commentators were quick to seize upon the disaster as proof of either God’s power or God’s nonexistence, asking over and over, How could a good and loving God – if such exists – allow such suffering? In The Doors of the Sea David Bentley Hart speaks at once to those skeptical of Christian faith and to those who use their Christian faith to rationalize senseless human suffering. He calls both to recognize in the worst catastrophes not the providential will of God but rather the ongoing struggle between the rebellious powers that enslave the world and the God who loves it wholly.

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  • Global Church Planting

    $32.00

    Prologue: The Parable Of The Apple Trees
    Part 1: Biblical Foundation
    Part 2: Strategic Considerations
    Part 3: Development Phases
    Part 4: Critical Factors

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    With over forty years combined global church-planting experience, Craig Ott and Gene Wilson are well qualified to write a comprehensive, up-to-date guide for cross-cultural church planting. Combining substantive biblical principles and missiological understanding with practical insights, this book walks readers through the various models and development phases of church planting. Advocating methods that lead to church multiplication, the authors emphasize the role of the missionary church planter. They offer helpful reflection on current trends and provide best practices gathered from research and empirical findings around the globe. The book takes up a number of special issues not addressed in most church planting books, such as use of short-term teams, partnerships, and wise use of resources. Full of case studies and real examples from around the world, this practical text will benefit students, church planters, missionaries, and missional church readers.

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  • 3 Views On The Rapture

    $22.99

    The rapture, or the belief that, at some point, Jesus’ living followers will join him forever while others do not, is an important but contested doctrine among evangelicals. Scholars generally hold one of three perspectives on the timing of and circumstances surrounding the rapture, all of which are presented in Three Views on the Rapture. The recent prominence of a Pre-Wrath understanding of the rapture calls for a fresh examination of this important but contested Christian belief. Alan D. Hultberg (PhD, Trinity International University and professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology) explains the Pre-Wrath view; Craig Blaising (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary and president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) defends the Pre-Tribulation view; and Douglas Moo (PhD, University of St. Andrews and professor of New Testament at Wheaton College) sets forth the Post-Tribulation view. Each author provides a substantive explanation of his position, which is critiqued by the other two authors. A thorough introduction gives a historical overview of the doctrine of the rapture and its effects on the church. The interactive and fair-minded format of the Counterpoints series allows readers to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed, personal conclusions.

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  • What Is Vocation

    $9.99

    For some people, work is tedious and boring-something to endure until the weekend arrives. For others, work is everything; it consumes them and their time. The former find no meaning or satisfaction in their jobs, the latter find too much-both lack an eternal perspective, a biblical framework through which they can evaluate what they spend most of their lives doing.

    This booklet offers that framework. Work, as ordained by God, has meaning and purpose. And by understanding your own vocation, you too can say with the psalmist, “Yes, establish the work of our hands!”

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  • Worship Architect

    $24.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780801038747Constance CherryBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2010Publisher: Baker Academic

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  • What The Bible Says About The Afterlife

    $28.99

    What do you think of when you consider heaven?

    With all the many misconceptions of heaven and hell that Hollywood and our culture throws out there, it’s easy to picture angels with halos and harps and the devil with horns and a pitchfork ever-present in his hands.

    What does the only truly reliable source have to say about this very important topic? Beginning with Genesis and proceeding through both Testaments, Kenny Boles leads us on a journey to glean what the Bible says about heaven and about hell.

    This book opens the window to The Life to Come.

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  • Preparing For Ministry

    $24.99

    Most seminaries now require their students to get real world training by way of supervised theological field education. This volume presents the wide array of issues that must be understood in order to integrate theological education and practical ministry, including the importance of theological field education, its purpose and challenges, the need for flexibility in meeting different students’ needs, and the resources available to create a meaningful and educational experience.

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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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  • And I Say Unto You

    $8.99

    13 Chapters

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    Eight currently held positions on divorce and remarriage are considered in view of Jesus’ words in Matthew 19:9, “Whosoever shall put away his wife except for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery.” Reasons used to uphold each of the positions and answers to those reasons are reviewed.

    This thirteen chapter study guide is designed both for church classes and individuals seeking to become better prepared to face today’s divorce problem through careful Bible study.

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  • Theology In The Context Of World Christianity

    $34.99

    As Christianity advances in the South and East, its universal truths face new questions and are expressed in new ways. Majority world theological reflection needs to be brought into conversation with Western theology. Doing so will uncover blind spots and

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  • Essential Doctrine Made Wall Chart Laminated

    $14.99

    This laminated wall chart is perfect for anyone who wants to know the basic doctrines of the Christian faith. These key beliefs of Christianity are embraced by Christians around the world. Today’s churches are filled with people who are passionate about being Christians, but who may not know what exactly they believe. The author is Dr. Norman Geisler, Professor of Theology and Apologetics and co-founder of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC.

    Topics include:

    *God’s Unity
    *God’s Tri-unity
    *Christ’s Virgin Birth
    *Human Depravity
    *Christ’s Sinlessness
    *Christ’s Deity
    *Christ’s Humanity
    *Necessity of God’s Grace
    *Necessity of Faith
    *Christ’s Atoning Death
    *Christ’s Bodily Resurrection
    *Christ’s Bodily Ascension
    *Christ’s Intercession
    *Christ’s Second Coming
    *Inspiration of Scriptures

    Wall chart measures 19″ x 26″.

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  • Faith Once For All

    $34.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780899009056Jack CottrellBinding: Cloth TextPublished: September 2002Publisher: College Press Publishing Company Inc.

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  • Gods Holy Fire

    $14.95

    The title of this volume, God’s Holy Fire, is taken from William Butler Yeats’ poem, “Sailing to Byzantium.” This poem speaks of a yearning for a place of truth and beauty that is beyond our daily routines. Like the poet, we desire to live in such a place. The image of fire also evokes the words of Jeremiah 20:9, “Is not my word like fire?” Fire has the power to consume and renew life. Jeremiah speaks of a “fire in [his] bones” so overpowering that he can no longer hold it within himself (20:9). The image indicates that the Bible contains potent words for any age.

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  • Crux Of The Matter

    $17.99

    The authors focus on a present crisis of identity they see in Churches of Christ and issue a call for conversation in response to their thought-provoking book. They are concerned both about the changing practices in the church and the method of Bible interpretation used by the church to deal with the crisis of identity.

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  • Letters To The Seven Churches

    $16.00

    William Barclay devotes two chapters to each of the seven churches addressed in the book of Revelation. One chapter characterizes the ancient city and the other comments on John’s message to the members of that community. This reissue of an older Westminster Press title makes a welcome addition to the highly popular William Barclay Library series.

    The William Barclay Library is a collection of books addressing the great issues of the Christian faith. As one of the world’s most widely read interpreters of the Bible and its meaning, William Barclay devoted his life to helping people become more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

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  • Christian Beliefs : 12 Studies For Indiviuals Or Groups

    $9.00

    Christian beliefs are vital to Christian living. They are the foundation of your relationship to God – and even with others. So… what do Christians believe? In this study guide, Stephen Eyre introduces one by one twelve key tenets of the Christian faith. Here is what you need to know (and tell others) about God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, human nature, sin, salvation, holiness, the church, mission, revelation, and last things. Now available in IVP’s revised LifeGuide Bible Study format, “Christian Beliefs” features questions for starting group discussions and for personal reflection, as well as a new “Now or Later” section following each session.

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  • Heaven : What A Wonderful Place

    $6.99

    In this study guide on heaven, Kenny Boles goes a few steps further than what is typically discussed by using hints from Scriptures and a bit of “sanctified imagination”. Have you ever wondered how our bodies might be changed in the twinkling of an eye? There are a host of questions which are spawned form this one question about our heavenly bodies. Will our bodies have substance or be spirit? Will we experience life in heaven with our five senses? Will we want to meet ancestors who grafted a Christian heritage into our earthly family tree?

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  • Created For Community

    $27.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780801021831Stanley GrenzBinding: Trade PaperPublished: July 1998BridgePoint BooksPublisher: Baker Academic

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  • Original Jesus

    $18.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780802842831N. Thomas WrightBinding: Trade PaperPublished: August 1997Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

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