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Encountering Diversity in Indian Biblical Studies: A Biblical Masala
By Zhodi Angami, David J. Chalcraft. 2023
This book provides analysis of a variety of biblical narratives and texts which are the vehicle for the expression, articulation…and performance of diverse identities in the Indian context and is the first attempt to do so for a global audience of scholars and students. From pan-Indian social problems attributed to caste, class and gender inequality, to specific North Eastern tribal settings, Dalit struggles in rural Andhra Pradesh, and the experience of Christian autorickshaw drivers in urban Chennai, the book explores the diverse geographical, cultural, social, economic and linguistic settings in which the Bible is encountered. The holistic and multidisciplinary approach to Biblical studies adopted broadens the field beyond textual exegesis. Encounters with the Bible are revealed in diverse chapters impacted by contexts of caste realities, the history of Indian Christianity, colonial and post-colonial frameworks, and educational institutions. Full use is made of 'vernacular' texts and traditions including oral and written cultural, folk tale, literary and auto/biographical narratives in Tribal, Dalit and British colonial settings. Diversity of method is championed through including sociological analysis of Indian social realities, qualitative fieldwork techniques and a kaleidoscope of visual and sensory environments with over 30 photographs. The book celebrates and promotes diversity in Indian biblical studies, creativity and sometimes conflicting perspectives. Encountering Diversity in Indian Biblical Studies will be of interest to students, scholars, and researchers working on postcolonial biblical studies and diversity in Christianity, particularly in the Indian context.
How to Read the Old Testament Book by Book: A Guided Tour
By Douglas Stuart, Gordon D. Fee. 2023
Reading the Old Testament doesn't need to be a difficult journey through strange and bewildering territory. How to Read the…Old Testament Book by Book walks you through the Scriptures like an experienced tour guide, helping you understand each of its thirty-nine books.For each book of the Old Testament, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its message and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately.In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through every book of the Old Testament using their unique approach:Orienting Data - Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book.Overview - A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book.Specific Advice for Reading - Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing.A Walk Through - The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole.How to Read the Old Testament Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the New Testament Book by Book and How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Old Testament for yourself.
How to Read the New Testament Book by Book: A Guided Tour
By Douglas Stuart, Gordon D. Fee. 2023
Reading the New Testament doesn't need to be a difficult journey through strange and bewildering territory. How to Read the…New Testament Book by Book walks you through the Scriptures like an experienced tour guide, helping you understand each of its twenty-seven books.For each book of the New Testament, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its message and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately.In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through every book of the Old Testament using their unique approach:Orienting Data - Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book.Overview - A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book.Specific Advice for Reading - Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing.A Walk Through - The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole.How to Read the New Testament Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Old Testament Book by Book and How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the New Testament for yourself.
I Know His Name: A Bible Study on the Names of God (InScribed Collection)
By Wendy Blight. 2023
In this five-session Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Wendy Blight implements her practical and approachable style to equip readers…to study the Word of God and then apply it to their own lives in practical ways. This study is for any woman who wants to move beyond simply knowing about God to really knowing God in a very personal way. Join Wendy as she teaches how the very names of God reveal His character and heart.This study will help women to: Realize their infinite worth as they explore the nature of the God who created and formed them. Live with bold assurance that their God is a personal God who sees them, hears them, and knows them by name. Walk confidently in knowing both who they are and Whose they are. Arm themselves with seven tools to pray more confidently and effectively in any situation or circumstance. Transform their walk with Jesus as they discover how He fulfills the Old Testament names of God.This book includes biblical and historical background insights, practical application, and a memory verse for each chapter. The study may be completed individually or with a small group. Chapters include:Elohim: The One Who Created YouEl Roi: The One Who Sees YouJehovah Nissi: The One Who Stands Guard Over YouJehovah Rapha: The One Who Heals YouMore Magnificent NamesDesigned for use with I Know His Name Video Study 9780310089018 (sold separately).Inscribed is a collection of Bible studies that lead women to not just survive but thrive by encouraging them to immerse themselves in the Word of God.
NIV Bible In One Year Hardback (New International Version)
By New International Version. 2011
The Hodder NIV Bible In One Year splits up the whole Bible into daily readings, with an Old Testament, New…Testament and Psalm or Proverbs excerpt for each day of the year. It is ideal for personal devotions or to read as a community. This Bible features an easy-to-read layout, a timeline of the Bible and an overview of Bible Books and genres.
Miracle of Israel: The Shocking, Untold Story of God's Love For His People
By Jim Fletcher, Gary Frazier. 2016
Everyone is looking for a miracle. Families devastated by a faltering economy. A college student facing the horrific diagnosis of…cancer. Corporately, whole nations are teetering on the brink of despair and chaos. The Miracle of Israel is a stunning examination of the millennia-old love that God has for His people that: Clearly conveys the promise God gave to Abraham Examines the ancient prophecies regarding Israel that have happened and are unfolding even today Provides an easy-to-read timeline of miracle after miracle related to the nation of Israel Tracing the history of the Jewish people to the present day, the authors look at prophecy after prophecy that clearly attest to the Lord's miraculous promises. From historical records to personal, dramatic stories, the Miracle of Israel shows us that in keeping epic promises to the nation of Israel, God's provision for each of us is sure, perfect, and on time, every time.
This beautiful keepsake book provides a priceless reminder of the bountiful life God has planned for your graduates, helping them…uncover and understand His purpose for their life.Graduates have choices to make beyond what college to attend or what job to accept. What will they do with their lives? And for whom will they live?Based on the New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life, the collection of thoughts and Scriptures inside these pages will help high school and college graduates develop deeper meaning for their life by embracing these key truths:You were planned for God's pleasureYou were formed for a family and communityYou were created to become like ChristYou were shaped for serving GodYou were made for a missionMore than just a book, The Purpose Driven Life: Selected Thoughts and Scriptures for the Graduate, now updated and expanded, is a catalyst to embracing each graduate's unique, God-given purpose.
Thank You, God!
By Hope Fields. 2018
Thank You, God! is a Christian book for children and families. The book is intended for parents to read to…their children or children can read on their own about what God has done. The words rhyme and repeat to make reading fun. Rhyming and repetition of books are great ways for children to recognize sounds of language as well as remember the words of the books. The visuals are colorful and relatable to children, in addition to being easily identifiable. The photographs match the words beautifully and make the words come to life. My goal is to encourage families to read the bible, which is why most pages reference a scripture that correlates to the words. Thank You God! opens the door to show children what God has done, but the bible goes deeper and shows us why we are thankful for all he has given us. This book can be a bridge to reading the bible as a family. My prayer is that this book can help families who may not be as familiar with God&’s word, but want God&’s word to be an integral part of their day. As you read Thank You, God! refer to your bible and learn so much more of what God has done.
Romans: A Letter That Makes Sense of Life
By Andrew Ollerton. 2023
'On all my travels, if I had the Gospels, Paul's letter to the Romans and Andrew Ollerton's book I would…need nothing else!'Sir David SuchetWith his trademark straightforward teaching style, Andrew Ollerton guides readers through Romans - one of the most theologically complex books of the Bible - to discover how an understanding of Paul's longest letter unlocks the whole story of Scripture and helps us make sense of life.It's been said that if the New Testament were the Himalayas, Paul's Epistle to the Romans would be Mount Everest. The chapters of this book therefore imagine the contents of the letter as a great mountain landscape - complex, challenging but highly rewarding. Together, we will take on the challenge of ascending to the summit, taking in the view and then descending to put it into practice on the other side.Readers will not only come away with a greater understanding of Romans, but as invigorated disciples, equipped for the adventure of life and faith, and emboldened to share the Gospel with others.Each chapter includes suggested Bible readings and questions for reflection, making this book a great choice for devotional reading for Lent 2023. Romans is a perfect follow-up read for fans of Andrew's first book The Bible, those who've completed Bible Society's 'The Bible Course', or the Alpha course.
Revelando el Apocalipsis / Revealing Revelation
By Amir Tsarfati, Rick Yohn. 2022
¡No hay mejor tiempo que ahora para empezar a prepararte para tu futuro eterno! Del autor bestseller Amir Tsarfati, Revelando…el Apocalipsis examina lo que da a conocer el último libro de la Biblia sobre el final de los tiempos y más allá. El Apocalipsis se escribió porque Dios quería que supiéramos lo que nos depara el futuro. Para los cristianos, las verdades proféticas que contiene aportan sabiduría, seguridad y discernimiento; pero para los no creyentes el Apocalipsis es una súplica para recibir la gracia divina mientras aún sea posible. El autor bestseller Amir Tsarfati examina lo que da a conocer el Apocalipsis sobre el final de los tiempos y más allá. Guiado por enseñanzas accesibles que permiten a las escrituras hablar por sí mismas, observarás más de cerca: • La línea de tiempo que experimentarán los creyentes y no creyentes antes, durante y después de la tribulación.• El plan que el Señor preparó específicamente para el pueblo de Israel al final de los tiempos. • Exhortaciones, retos y advertencias que Jesús mismo dio para prepararnos para Su regreso. Revelando el Apocalipsis aporta una mirada esclarecedora hacia lo que está por venir para todos en los últimos tiempos, ya sea en el cielo o en la tierra. ¿Estás preparado para lo que se avecina?
The New Testament: A Translation
By David Bentley Hart. 2017
The second edition of David Bentley Hart’s critically acclaimed New Testament translation David Bentley Hart’s translation of the New Testament,…first published in 2017, was hailed as a “remarkable feat” and as a “strange, disconcerting, radical version of a strange, disconcerting manifesto of profoundly radical values.” In this second edition, which includes a powerful new preface and more than a thousand changes to the text, Hart’s purpose remains the same: to render the original Greek texts faithfully, free of doctrine and theology, awakening readers to the uncanniness that often lies hidden beneath doctrinal layers. Through his startling translation, with its raw, unfinished quality, Hart reveals a world conceptually quite unlike our own. “It was a world,” he writes, “in which the heavens above were occupied by celestial spiritual potentates of questionable character, in which angels ruled the nations of the earth as local gods, in which demons prowled the empty places, . . . and in which the entire cosmos was for many an eternal divine order and for many others a darkened prison house.” He challenges readers to imagine it anew: a God who reigned on high, appearing in the form of a slave and dying as a criminal, only then to be raised up and revealed as the Lord of all things.
Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church
By Nijay K. Gupta. 2022
Women were there. For centuries, discussions of early Christianity have focused on male leaders in the church. But there is…ample evidence right in the New Testament that women were actively involved in ministry, at the frontier of the gospel mission, and as respected leaders. Nijay Gupta calls us to bring these women out of the shadows by shining light on their many inspiring contributions to the planting, growth, and health of the first Christian churches. He sets the context by exploring the lives of first-century women and addressing common misconceptions, then focuses on the women leaders of the early churches as revealed in Paul’s writings. We discover the major roles of people such as: Phoebe, Paul’s trusted coworker Prisca, strategic leader and expert teacher Junia, courageous apostle Nympha, representative of countless lesser-known figures When we understand the world in which Jesus and his followers lived and what the New Testament actually attests about women in the churches, it becomes clear that women were active participants and trusted leaders all along. They were welcomed by Paul and other apostles, were equipped and trained for ministry leadership, instructed others, traveled long distances, were imprisoned—and once in a while became heroes and giants. The New Testament writers tell their stories. It's time for the church to retell them, again and again.
John Bible Study Guide plus Streaming Video: Life in His Name (40 Days Through the Book)
By Kyle Idleman. 2023
WHERE DO YOU PUT YOUR TRUST?We all believe in something. We all put our faith in what we trust will sustain…us and help us move ahead. For some of us, that might be a relationship or a job. For others, it could be an education, a financial portfolio, or a political platform. But the disciple John, in his Gospel, invites us to put our belief in something much more secure. As he states, &“These things [in my Gospel] are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name&” (John 20:31).In this six-session video Bible study, bestselling author and pastor Kyle Idleman reveals that John didn&’t write his Gospel just to tell us about a profound teacher or a powerful miracle worker. Rather, his purpose was to tell us about the very Son of God who came to this earth so that we &“may have life, and have it to the full&” (John 10:10). John challenges us to trust in Christ—and to demonstrate our faith in him through the way we live and love others.The 40 Days Through the Book series helps you actively engage with God&’s Word. Each study encourages you to read through a book of the Bible at least once during the course of the study. As you do, you will gain an understanding of the background and culture of the book, insights into key passages that you might have overlooked before, and clear takeaways that you can apply today to your life.Sessions and video run times:The Word Became Flesh (15:30)Grace for the Outcast (15:00)Grace for the Broken (15:30)Truth for the Clueless (18:00)Truth for the Confused (15:00)We Have Seen His Glory (17:30)This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:The study guide itself—with discussion and reflection questions, video notes, and a leader's guide.An individual access code to stream all video sessions online. (You don&’t need to buy a DVD!)Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2028. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.
14 Fresh Ways to Enjoy the Bible
By James Coakley. 2023
The Bible is God&’s masterpiece and gift to you—claim it for all that it&’s worth.The Bible is the most read…book in all the world. But many of us get stuck in a rut when it comes to approaching it. Rather than feeling inspired and energized, we feel confused, disenchanted, or removed. Bible scholar and lover of God&’s Word James Coakley wants to share fourteen invaluable strategies that will bring our Scripture study to life.The Bible is historical, true, and it&’s also great literature. The Artist who created the universe has also gifted us with His Word, which is beautifully designed and full of creativity. The same riveting techniques that modern authors use in their books were also used by Biblical authors long ago. Coakley opens our eyes to the dramatic and poetical ways God communicates to us. Readers will acquire practical strategies to engage in God&’s Word and general guidelines that will keep them on track.The literary skills mentioned in this book don&’t require advanced training—just a desire to open and receive the gift of God&’s Word. Would you like to unearth new treasure and insight whenever you open your Bible? Coakley promises an exciting ride and invigorating time in God&’s eternal, life-changing Word!
Promises Kept: 5 Old Testament Covenants and How Christ Fulfilled Them (6-Week Bible Study)
By Courtney Reissig. 2023
A covenant is a bond. A promise. A token of abiding love. Promises ground us. With every promise comes stability…and beauty. Every kept vow gives courage and hope. In Promises Kept, passionate and gifted Bible teacher Courtney Reissig takes students through five Old Testament covenants—promises—with the goal of seeing God&’s beautiful storyline.What are the purposes of God&’s covenants and how do they inform and transform the way we live? During these six weeks, we discover the meaning of God&’s Covenant with Adam, Abraham, the Exodus and Passover, the Mosaic Covenant, God&’s Covenant with David, and the New Covenant Promised. Participants see God&’s purposes for His people, their place in His purposes, and how the entire Bible fits together. Additionally, we will see how Jesus fulfills God&’s loving covenants.Each day of homework can be completed in 20–30 minutes, with rest days included. In the process of this study, readers learn and employ an interpretive method: observe, interpret, and apply. This simple yet indispensable tool is a gift that will equip and bless all further Bible study. As we dive into God&’s precious promises to the people He loves, we&’ll find our hearts strengthened and encouraged to face our days with greater love and courage.
The Book of Ruth (New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT))
By Peter H. W. Lau. 2023
&“Do not urge me to abandon you, to turn back from following after you. For wherever you go, I will…go, and wherever you lodge, I will lodge. Your people are my people, and your God is my God.&”In this pivotal verse, Ruth&’s self-sacrificial declaration of loyalty to her mother-in-law Naomi forms the relationship at the heart of the book of Ruth. Peter H. W. Lau&’s new translation and commentary explores the human and divine love at the center of the narrative as well as the book&’s relevance to Christian theology.In the latest entry in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament, Lau upholds the series&’ standard of quality. The Book of Ruth includes detailed notes on the translation and pays careful attention to the original Hebrew and the book's historical context, all the while remaining focused on Ruth&’s relevance to Christian readers today. An indispensable resource for pastors, scholars, students, and all readers of Scripture, Lau&’s commentary is the perfect companion to one of the most beloved books of the Old Testament.
Flash Theology: A Visual Guide to Knowing and Enjoying God More
By Jenny Randle, Brayden Brookshier. 2023
This is an invitation to the curious, those who want to know God and interact with their faith in a…new way. Grow in awe of God as you discover the beauty and depth of him through 31 bite-sized truths of theology. Flash Theology offers you stability in your faith so you can endure whatever life (or wrong thinking) throws at you. Jenny Randle and Brayden Brookshier believe Christians are missing out if they leave theology to pastors and scholars. In this highly accessible book, Jenny and Brayden help you: Understand theology through compelling visual aids.See the connection between God&’s character and your identity.Internalize truths about God&’s heart for you.Find encouragement in life&’s purpose through a greater understanding of who God is. God invites every Christian to know and enjoy him forever. Through illustrations, Scripture, and approachable teaching, Flash Theology shares 31 bite-sized truths of Christianity in a way that inspires both gratitude and awe.
The Way of the Chosen (The Chosen Bible Study Series #3)
By Amanda Jenkins, Dallas Jenkins, Dr Douglas S. Huffman. 2023
Discover what it means to belong to and be blessed by God. We all have to choose: the wide…road that leads to destruction or the narrow path that leads to life. The third season of the groundbreaking television show, The Chosen, picks up with how Jesus&’ followers apply His teaching to their lives. The Way of the Chosen is an eight-lesson interactive Bible study for individuals or small groups that works in tandem with each episode of the show. In modeling &“the narrow road that leads to life&” it includes: Forgiving the way Jesus doesGoing when and where He says to goGrieving what He grievesStanding firm on His words and characterDelighting in the things that please HimAsking because He says toWelcoming those He welcomesTrusting His will and way Readers will be challenged to move from knowing who Jesus is to living out their faith by going the way of the Chosen.
Popular podcaster and self-proclaimed control freak Tara Sun shows how "having everything under control" is overrated--not to mention downright dangerous--and…reveals the surprising, lifegiving alternative: only radical surrender to God brings the peace and fulfillment we yearn for.Today's culture is peddling a seductive promise, a message that bombards social media feeds and dominates bestseller lists: you can control your circumstances and achieve any goal through positive thinking, organization, and sheer force of will. But anyone who's tried to white-knuckle their way to self-fulfillment has discovered what lies on the other side of this supposedly empowering message: frustration, disappointment, and exhaustion.Tara knows what it's like to be obsessed with control--all under the guise of the supposed virtues of being self-sufficient, organized, and high achieving. When a battle with severe chronic illness demolished her illusions of control, Tara embarked on a journey of discovering the antidote to the burdensome and ultimately empty myth of control: surrender to the God who cares for us and has an infinitely better blueprint for a life filled with joy, peace, and meaning. Readers willidentify how the false promises of control and self-sufficiency have warped their view of themselves, their hopes, and their purpose;learn to trust God--in the big events and the small details of their lives;discover practical steps and strategies for letting go of control and moving forward in faith, even in the face of setbacks and disappointments; andbe inspired by examples from Tara's life and from the Bible of the strength and purpose that comes through a lifestyle of surrender.For all those who are exhausted from trying to control their lives and disappointed by their unreached plans, Surrender Your Story is a welcome lifeline that opens readers' eyes to the beauty of a life surrendered to the Master Planner.
ICB, The Garden Children's Bible: International Children's Bible
By Thomas Nelson. 2023
The Garden Children&’s Bible is a great way to get kids to &“toon&” into Scripture! Lenny the Lion and Lucy the…Lamb are sent out on adventures by The Boss (God), who teaches them lessons from His Word along the way. Presented by characters based on the animated series The Garden, created by award-winning animator Butch Hartman, this illustrated Bible depicts over 100 stories from the storyline of Scripture.Kids will delight in the five, full-color comic strips based on The Garden animated series spaced throughout the Bible. Twenty more full-color pages of characters and stories from Scripture will draw kids into the stunning color and original designs by Hartman.In addition to the art, one hundred short, foundational pieces of wisdom from The Boss appear in the Bible to give children easy takeaways they will carry with them for a lifetime. Two hundred Lenny and Lucy character sidebars explain key biblical concepts in clear, easy-to-understand language that helps children better connect with the content in God&’s Word. And fifty prayers developed around Scripture teach children how to pray God&’s Word.Scripture memorization lists, promises from Scripture, a kid-friendly topical index, dictionary, a reading plan, activity pages, and more are in this fun and encouraging Bible.Features include:PRESENTATION PAGE – Personalize the Bible by recording a memory or noteBIBLE BOOK INTRODUCTIONS – Concise overviews highlight important events in each book300 CHARACTER CALLOUTS- Sidebar notes presented by Lenny, Lucy, and &“The Boss&” bring emphasis to key Biblical conceptsFULL-COLOR MULTI-PAGE COMIC SECTION BASED ON THE ANIMATED SERIESBIBLE LEARNING LISTS – Names of God, Bible Verses to Memorize, Miracles of Jesus, Scripture PromisesEND-OF-PAGE CROSS-REFERENCES – Find related passages quickly and easilyTOPICAL INDEX AND DICTIONARY – Kid-friendly tools teaching how to use the BibleMIRACLES and PARABLES of JESUS – Charts create a quick reference to important events50 SCRIPTURE-BASED PRAYERSThe International Children&’s Bible® (ICB) translation was created especially for children in the third grade and up and provides the ideal blend of readability and fidelity to the original meaning of the Scripture text.