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New Song : Biblical Hebrew Poetry As Jewish And Christian Scripture$29.99Read more
The fresh riches of biblical poetry for communities of faith
A New Song includes nine essays on the hidden intricacies of poetry in the Hebrew Bible, ten original poems in dialogue with biblical poetry, and three reflective responses.
*On Reading Genesis 49: How Hebrew Poetry Communicates Then and Now (John Goldingay)
*Shirat Ha-Yam (the Song of the Sea) in Jewish and Christian Liturgical Tradition (C.T.R. Hayward)
*Hannah’s Prayer (1 Samuel 2:1-10): On the Interface of Poetics and Ethics in an Embedded Poem (David G. Firth)
*Bending the Silence: Reading Psalms through the Arts (Ellen F. Davis)
*Psalms “Translated” for Life in the 21st Century – A South African perspective (June F. Dickie)
*Prosody and Preaching: Poetic Form and Religious Function in Biblical Verse (Benjamin D. Sommer)
*”With Fists Flailing at the Gates of Heaven” Wrestling with Psalm 88, A Psalm for Chronic Illness (Shai Held)
*Truth and Hidden Things: Reading Isaiah 45:9-25 as Scripture (Katie M. Heffelfinger)
*The Dynamic Relationship between God and Man in the Book of Hosea: A Dynamic – Synchronic Reading (Yisca Zimran)
*Original poems by Maria Apichella, Kilby Austin, Edward Clarke, Jacqueline Osherow, Micheal O’Siadhail, Richard G. Rohlfing Jr., and Jock Stein.
Edited by Stephen D. Campbell, Richard G. Rohlfing Jr., and Richard S. Briggs, A New Song brings together a diverse roster of Jewish and Christian scholars to explore biblical Hebrew poetic texts within the context–and for the benefit–of communities of faith. These thoughtful essays and poems encourage readers to join in the singing of the old songs anew.
30 Days With Jesus$21.99Read more
Jesus is never absent. You are never alone.
When world events feel chaotic and scary …
When you feel crippled by fear and anxiety …
When you feel hurt by the very people you thought you could count on …
It’s tempting to wonder “Jesus, are you here? Do you care?”
Though we may feel alone sometimes, Jesus assures us we are not. Even when we can’t see Him, He is here. Even when we aren’t hearing Him, He isn’t silent. How can we know this for sure? Because Jesus is never absent in any of Scripture, and he’s certainly not absent in our lives either.
In 30 Days with Jesus: Experiencing His Presence Throughout the Old and New Testaments, authors Lysa TerKeurst and Dr. Joel Muddamalle will help you:
*Reframe your questions and doubts as opportunities to look for Jesus with greater intentionality throughout your day.
*Make connections between the Old and New Testaments so you can understand the Bible as one complete story.
*Overcome dread or confusion toward studying Scripture as you receive six weeks of guided readings, reflection questions, and relevant takeaways.
Jesus isn’t hiding from us; He’s waiting to be seen by us. Let this Bible study help you experience His presence every single day.
Rediscovering Israel : A Fresh Look At God’s Story In Its Historical And Cu$29.99Read more
See the Bible through a New Lens, from Beginning to End
In Rediscovering Israel, you will experience the living God and His Word as never before! Bestselling author and professor Kristi McLelland invites you to explore the biblical narrative in the historical, cultural, geographic, and linguistic contexts in which it was written. As you do so, you will:
*experience Scripture as a timeless, transformational Story demonstrating God’s love and faithfulness
*string biblical pearls to encounter the Bible as one cohesive storyline rather than a book of stand-alone accounts
*celebrate the richness of Scripture while discovering unique cultural idioms and customs
*share in the joys, curiosities, and insights gained through Kristi’s adventures in Israel
Whether you are preparing for pilgrimage to Israel or you desire to experience a fresh encounter with Scripture, Rediscovering Israel offers a welcome blend of biblical truth, faithful research, and personal reflections that will enrich your interactions with God’s Word.
Great Disappearance : 31 Ways To Be Rapture Ready$29.99Read more
The rapture is the central event in biblical prophecy. But what does it mean for us today? How can this crucial end times event draw us nearer to God in a world that is seemingly on the brink of chaos? Political turmoil, economic uncertainty, an ideological divide that feels increasingly impassable–the signs of the times point us toward the end, and that can be disconcerting.
But the greatest truth about the rapture is not its timing, but its reality–for blessed are all who long for His appearing.
The Great Disappearance is a culmination of decades of Dr. Jeremiah studying end times throughout the Bible. In this definitive volume he will explain the meaning of the word rapture, the difference between the rapture and the second coming, and the joy of expecting our Savior to come at any given moment. Dr. Jeremiah will also explore key questions such as:
*Who will be raptured?
*When will it happen?
*What will happen to those left behind?
*What will believers experience when they are taken away to heaven?
*Will non-believers still have time to repent and be saved?
Dr. Jeremiah seeks to answer all of those questions and many more, not with sensationalism or stories ripped from the headlines but with solid, biblical truth. Because God has laid out His plan for us in His Word so that we might not be caught unaware. We may not know the exact date that the rapture will happen, but we do know it will happen. Are you ready for it?
Can I Borrow A Cup Of Hope$18.99Read more
When the pain and problems of life barge in, hopes and dreams run out. In these uncertain seasons of personal crisis, national chaos, and global catastrophe, it’s easy to wonder if life will ever be anything but sorrow and despair.
The apostle Peter knows exactly what it’s like when hope is gone. He watched as the Messiah was arrested, crucified, and buried. And Peter himself failed almost every test of his faith, even with Christ right in front of him. But he also knows that God is faithful and true, carrying us through our harshest suffering and redeeming our heaviest regrets. Bible teacher, author, and speaker Amy Lively dives into Peter’s first epistle, a short letter with a lot of power, to light the way for today’s struggling Christian. In this daily Bible study, she guides readers through the beautiful story of Peter and shows how he embodies the way to set our hope fully in Christ alone. With gentle honesty and a touch of helpful humor, Amy helps readers understand that when it feels like the end of the world to them, it’s just the beginning of the power of Jesus.
Signs And Secrets Of The Messiah$26.99Read more
Are you or someone you love desperate for a miracle? As witnessed through Scripture, the God who was and is and is to come has been performing miracles from the beginning of time–so you can trust that Jesus wants to do something miraculous in your life today.
In this follow-up to his book Mysteries of the Messiah, Rabbi Jason Sobel dives deep into Scripture, biblical culture, and ancient texts to help you better understand the truths and the power behind God’s miracles, and to increase your faith that Jesus can perform miracles in your life.
By taking a deeper look at Yeshua’s miracles, Rabbi Jason reveals promises for all Christ followers based on miracles throughout Scripture:
*Jesus takes the ordinary and turns it into something extraordinary, because He wants you to live out of His overflow (He turned water into wine).
*Jesus wants to renew you so that He can do something new in you (He revealed to Nicodemus the miracle of rebirth).
*You can stop wandering aimlessly or feeling stuck in your current situation, but instead experience abundant life and healing (He healed the man at the Pool of Bethesda).
*God wants to bless you abundantly so you, in turn, can bless others and sow into His kingdom (Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish).
As you go on this journey with Rabbi Jason, a Messianic Jew, he is praying that God will lead you to new insights and breakthroughs in your life. And as God reveals Himself to you in a fresh and powerful way, you will be filled with a sense of His presence and shalom.
Book Of Revelation Made Easy$6.99Read more
Often considered the most complicated book in the New Testament, Revelation has proven to be an interesting challenge to scholars and lay readers alike. Its apocalyptic imagery and prophetic messages of judgment, salvation, and final redemption have captured the imagination of the church for two thousand years, giving rise to differing interpretations and confusion among Christians. Book of Revelation Made Easy presents these viewpoints in easy-to-follow charts, offering a framework for understanding how this important, final book of the canon has been historically understood. Topics include:
*The Seven Churches: their historical context and modern-day application
*Chart explaining four views on the book of Revelation: (1) Futurist, (2) Historicist, (3) Idealist, (4) Preterist
*Chart exploring four views on the Millennium: (1) Dispensational Premillennialism, (2) Historical Premillennialism, (3) Amillennialism, (4) Postmillennialism
*Helpful summaries of Revelation’s “sevens”: 7 churches, 7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 symbolic histories, 7 bowls, 7 judgments, 7 visions
These helpful explanations and comparison charts will remove the guesswork for readers who want to make sense of the many perspectives on Revelation. Regardless of interpretation, however, Revelation’s message assures Christians of God’s ultimate victory over the powers of evil and death. Explore the who, what, when, and why of Revelation in an easy-to-read format that translates complexity into clarity.
Charged With The Glory Of God$34.99Read more
Isaiah’s servant songs reveal a true and better Adam
In Charged with the Glory of God, Caroline Batchelder provides a synchronic, theological, and canonical reading of the four Servant Songs in Isaiah (42:1-9; 49:1-13; 50:3-11; 52:13-53:12), showing how they relate to one another and the message of the prophetic book.
Reading Isaiah as a compositional unity in conversation with other texts such as Genesis results in a coherent presentation of the mysterious servant. The polemic against idolatry reveals rebellious Israel to be false imagers of God. In contrast, Isaiah’s servant is an ideal embodiment of Yahweh’s image and likeness. Thus, the servant is a paradigm for those who wish to recapture and realize God’s good creation purposes for all humanity. The servant poems are not only a call to reorient oneself as a servant towards God and his creation, but also a map and means for doing so.
In this study, Batchelder offers fresh insights from Isaiah for understanding God’s true image and its idolatrous counterfeits.
Apocalypse Of John Among Its Critics$34.99Read more
Should Christians be embarrassed by the book of Revelation?
The Revelation of John has long confused and disturbed readers. The Apocalypse of John among Its Critics confronts the book’s difficulties. Leading experts in Revelation wrestle honestly with a question raised by critics:
*Should John’s Apocalypse be in the canon? (Alan S. Bandy)
*Was John intentionally confusing? (Ian Paul)
*Was John a bully? (Alexander E. Stewart)
*Did John delight in violence? (Dana M. Harris)
*Was John a chauvinist? (Kulli Toniste)
*Was John intolerant to others? (Michael Naylor)
*Was John antisemitic? (Rob Dalrymple)
*Did John make things up about the future? (Dave Mathewson)
*Did John advocate political subversion? (Mark Wilson)
*Did John misuse the Old Testament? (G.K. Beale)
Engaging deeply with Revelation’s difficulties helps the reader understand the book’s message?and respond rightly. The book of Revelation does not need to be avoided or suppressed. It contains words of life.
Gods Israel And The Israel Of God$28.99Read more
Paul and Jewish identity after Christ
Paul believed Israel’s Messiah had come. But what does this mean for Israel? Debate rages over Paul and supersessionism: the question of whether–and if so, to what extent–the new covenant in Christ replaces God’s old covenant with Israel. Discussion of supersessionism carries much historical, theological, and political baggage, complicating attempts at dialogue.
God’s Israel and the Israel of God: Paul and Supersessionism pursues fruitful discussion by listening to a variety of perspectives. Scot McKnight, Michael F. Bird, and Ben Witherington III consider supersessionism from political, biblical, and historical angles, each concluding that if Paul believed Jesus was Israel’s Messiah, then some degree of supersessionism is unavoidable. Lynn H. Cohick, David J. Rudolph, Janelle Peters, and Ronald Charles respond to the opening essays and offer their own perspectives.
Readers of God’s Israel and the Israel of God will gain a broader understanding of the debate, its key texts, and the factors that shaped Paul’s view of Israel.
Girls Guide To Studying Her Bible$12.99Read more
Bestselling author and trusted Bible teacher Elizabeth George shows girls (ages 8-12) how to know God better by reading and studying His Word.
In addition to teaching the basics of Bible study, Elizabeth helps girls apply biblical wisdom to their lives in important areas, including…
*knowing how to find good friends
*getting along better with parents and family
*making right choices instead of wrong ones
*learning how to use time well
*growing and becoming a stronger Christian
Girls will learn that the Bible is God’s message especially for them. Help a young girl in your life take her first steps toward discovering just how much He loves and cares for her!
50 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know Pamphlet$4.99Read more
Amen! We often end our prayers with this ancient Hebrew word, but what does it really mean? Shalom, another common Hebrew word, is usually translated as “peace,” yet it infers so much more!
50 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know is a treasure trove of information that helps readers explore the Hebrew meaning of important words in the Old Testament. Straightforward and accessible, this reference pamphlet and Bible-study aid offers the basics in each entry: English transliteration and Hebrew spelling, a key Scripture, pronunciation and definition, a short explanation, and relevant Scripture references.
Reading The Psalms Theologically$29.99Read more
Reading the Psalms Theologically presents rich biblical-theological studies on the Psalter. The essays interpret the Psalms as a carefully-composed book. Each study focuses on a biblical or theological topic, drawing insights from past interpreters and current scholarship.
Revelation For The Rest Of Us$26.99Read more
The biblical Book of Revelation frustrates and fascinates many people with its imagery and apocalyptic tone. Most popular interpretations of the book rely on a perspective known as dispensationalism, popularized by the Scofield Bible and more recently the Left Behind series of novels. Yet there are many problems with this popular way of reading Revelation, and until now, few alternatives have been available that were easy to understand.
In Revelation for the Rest of Us, Scot McKnight with Cody Matchett explore the timeless message of Revelation and how it speaks to us today with a courageous challenge to be faithful witnesses to Jesus while standing against the ever-present reality of worldly authorities. The writer, John, stimulates the imagination to see the world differently, through the eyes of God, presenting a divine politic that subverts the anti-god patterns of governments, empires, and those in power.
McKnight addresses the popular misconceptions about the book, explaining what John means in his use of the images of dragons, lambs, and beasts, and how the symbolism of Revelation speaks powerfully to the present day–though not in the way most people think. Drawing from the latest scholarship, they present an understanding of Revelation for anyone interested in deepening their personal study of the Bible as well as preachers looking to communicate this timeless message today.
McKnight offers in this book a discipleship manual for discerning the immoralities of political powers and how the church can be both an agent of resistance and transformation.
John designed his Book of Revelation to disciple readers into dissidents of the ways of the world and empire. John describes that empire with the term Babylon. Babylon is a timeless image of empire, militarism, economic exploitation, injustice, and oppression. The Book of Revelation disciples Christians through worship and the courageous challenge of faithful, or allegiant, witness to the slaughtered-Lamb. John’s dissident disciples can discern the presence of Babylon in our world and learn to speak up, speak out, and walk in the way of the Lamb. He disciples us by stimulating our imaginations to see the world and Babylon through the eyes of God, and in so doing John presents a divine politic, a view of government and power that subverts the anti-god patterns of Babylon today.
Asking Better Questions Of The Bible$16.99Read more
Too often when we come to the Bible, we settle for easy answers. We move quickly toward the allure of resolution. But when we ask the questions the Bible is asking, we will do these things instead:
*understand the Eastern perspective of words, numbers, and core principles like eternal life, truth, sin, and faith
recognize the literary devices and the reclamation of stories used in the Torah
read the historical books both as inspiration and as cautionary tales
interpret the distinct genres in Wisdom Literature, such as psalms and proverbs
*decipher the unique elements of prophetic literature
*perceive the often tongue-in-cheek nature of the Gospel accounts
*view the New Testament letters as inspired, authoritative interpretation of the story of God
Ransom For Many$24.99Read more
Not to be served, but to serve
Unlike the Gospels of Luke and John, Mark’s Gospel never explicitly reveals any authorial intent. In A Ransom for Many, John J. R. Lee and Daniel Brueske identify Mark 10:45 as the heart of Mark’s Gospel. This single verse is the pivot point of Mark’s structure, themes, and message. Mark 10:45 is the key that unlocks the Gospel’s unique focus on true discipleship. Learn how Jesus’s faithfulness is both a summons and pattern for all who carry their cross and follow him.
Pauls Thorn In The Flesh$29.99Read more
Paul’s enigmatic “thorn in the flesh” in 2 Corinthians has baffled interpreters for centuries. Many offer suggestions as to the identity of Satan’s messenger; others despair that the puzzle is unsolvable. In Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh: New Clues for an Old Problem, Kenneth Berding reopens the case. He follows a trail of clues that includes ancient beliefs about curses, hints in Paul’s letters, similarities with Jesus’s suffering, and the attempts of the earliest Christian interpreters. Berding offers twenty criteria-some familiar, others neglected-that any proposals must explain. While the usual suspects fall short, Berding suggests a new solution-one that satisfies all the evidence and gives us a fuller view of Paul. Far from an abstract puzzle, Paul’s own suffering is relevant to Christians today, including Berding’s own health struggles.
Lexham Old Testament Apocrypha$19.99Read more
A modern translation with introductions by David A. deSilva.
The Lexham Old Testament Apocrypha includes:
*Tobit (Vaticanus and Sinaiticus)
*Greek Esther (Greek)
*Wisdom of Solomon
*Wisdom of Sirach
*Letter of Jeremiah
*the additions to Daniel (Old Greek and Theodotion), including the Prayer of Azariah, Susanna, and Bel and the Dragon
*the Prayer of Manasseh
*Psalms of Solomon
*Greek 1 Enoch
Beautifully typeset in a single-column format, the Lexham Old Testament Apocrypha provides a literal and contemporary translation for modern readers. David A. deSilva briefly introduces each book, providing context and insight. This volume includes works typically omitted from other editions of the Apocrypha, such as the Psalms of Solomon, the Greek text of Enoch, and multiple versions of Tobit and the additions to Daniel.
The Apocrypha has been highly esteemed throughout history. While its canonical status is disputed, it has been embraced by Christians over centuries for personal study, devotion, and worship. The diverse writings in the Apocrypha contain biblical and post-biblical history, historical fiction, wisdom, and liturgy. These books shed light on Second Temple (intertestamental) Judaism and the New Testament, and they continue to inspire readers today.
Bible Prophecy : The Essentials – Answers To Your Most Common Questions$14.99Read more
An Information-Packed Overview of Bible Prophecy
The study of Bible prophecy can seem complicated or controversial, yet Christians still long to understand what God’s Word reveals about the future. Whenever authors Amir Tsarfati and Barry Stagner teach on the end times, the most popular part of their ministry is the question-and-answer session, revealing the church’s great hunger to know more about the last days.
In Bible Prophecy: The Essentials, Amir and Barry pool their knowledge to answer some of their most commonly asked questions. Through succinct, Scripture-focused teachings, Amir and Barry address the seven biggest themes of Bible prophecy, including:
*the Great White Throne of Judgment
When studied with wisdom and discernment, God’s Word provides all you need to know about what is to come. Amir and Barry’s thoughtful, informative, and user-friendly book is a resource you’ll return to again and again as you seek to prayerfully grow in your understanding of Bible prophecy.
Father And His Family$16.99Read more
There are two great questions that we all must eventually ask:
*Why were we born?
*What must we do to inherit eternal life?
Legendary Bible teacher E. W. Kenyon tackles these questions head-on as he explains why God created us and what He has done to ensure our place at His side in The Father and His Family: The Story of Our Redemption.
Mankind was never created on a whim. Instead, we were destined to be the Father’s beloved children before the foundation of the world. When we fell, God created a way to bring us back to Himself.
“The entire plan of redemption is a revelation of the heart hunger and loneliness of the great Father God,” Kenyon says. “Christianity is not a religion; it is a family, a Father and His children.”
God gave Adam dominion and authority over the earth, which man squandered by questioning the Lord and disobeying him. In this manner, Adam turned over his rights to Satan.
“When he turned that vast kingdom over into the hands of Satan, it was a legal transference,” Kenyon explains. “It was so legal that God was obliged to recognize its legality, and the only way that God could meet the issue was to send His beloved Son down out of heaven to suffer the penalty of Adam’s transgression.”
Presenting profound truths simply yet eloquently, Kenyon covers the reason for creation, man’s treason, the dominion of death, man’s need for a mediator, the family of God, and related topics.
Gain a greater understanding of God’s Word, His love for you, and your rights as His beloved child.
Impact Of Ordinary Women In The Bible$10.99Read more
Ordinary Women, Extraordinary God
In book two of Don Wilkerson’s series The Impact of Ordinary People, the names listed in each chapter are not well-known women of the Bible. But that’s the theme of this unique devotional.
Adah, Bilhah, Jehosheba, and Huldah are just some of the ordinary women who accomplished extraordinary things for the glory of God. Scripture contains a supporting cast of men and women often overlooked in Bible study. This devotional brings thirty lesser-known women to life with short but thought-provoking lessons. Each woman deserves attention for her significant impact, but it’s God’s redemption story that is highlighted and woven through the lives of these ordinary women.
For those seeking discipleship material for personal growth, this book will aid individual and small group Bible study.
This devotional is also a helpful resource for pastors and Christian leaders to develop biblical lessons or one-of a-kind sermons.
Reading The Book Of The 12 Minor Prophets$29.99Read more
The promise and peril in reading the Minor Prophets.
Reading the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets confronts the unique challenges presented by this daunting section of the Old Testament.
*On Reading the Twelve Minor Prophets (David G. Firth and Brittany N. Melton)
*Hosea: Marriage, Violence, and Yahweh’s Lament (Isabelle M. Hamley)
*Reading Joel within and without the Book of the Twelve (Tchavdar S. Hadjiev)
*The Use and Abuse of Technology: Habakkuk’s Ancient Critique in a Modern World (Heath A. Thomas)
*Luther’s Lectures on Habakkuk as an Example of Participatory Exegesis (Thomas Renz)
*Perspectives on Theodicy in Habakkuk and Malachi vis-a-vis Job (S. D. Snyman)
*The New Covenant in the Book of the Twelve (Anthony R. Petterson)
*Filled, Empowered, Dwelling, Trembling, and Fleeing: Mapping God’s Spirit and Presence in the Book of the Twelve (Beth M. Stovell)
*Furry, Feathery, and Fishy Friends?and Insects?in the Book of the Twelve (Julie Woods)
*Twelve Books, One Theology? (John Goldingay)
Authors from a variety of perspectives consider questions about hermeneutics and composition, reception history, theodicy, metaphors and characterization, and theology. These essays provide insights from the history of interpretation and the latest in scholarship.
Word From The Beginning$26.99Read more
And the Word became flesh
John’s Gospel famously opens with a poetic prologue about the Word. However, after these initial verses, the theme of God’s Word incarnate seems to fade.
The silence is only apparent. In The Word from the Beginning, Bruce G. Schuchard reunites John’s prologue with the rest of his Gospel. What Jesus does in the Gospel embodies who Jesus is in the prologue. Jesus’s words and actions reveal and unfold his unique identity as the Word. Jesus is indeed God’s Word enfleshed.
This theological reading of John’s Gospel unifies Jesus’s identity, words, and work, opening up implications for Johannine Christology.
Faith In The New Testament$49.99Read more
A classic study now available in English
First appearing in 1885, Schlatter’s Der Glaube im Neuen Testament ( Faith in the New Testament) is a thorough analysis of the concept of faith. Taking into account Old Testament, rabbinic, and key first-century writings, Schlatter provides an exhaustive study on the meaning and implications of faith in the New Testament. It is a philological masterpiece, making its translation into English a great contribution to New Testament theological studies. This fresh translation retains the substance and style of his original work, giving a new audience direct access to Schlatter’s work. Schlatter’s rigorous thought remains invaluable today.
After The Rapture$19.99Read more
What if you or someone you loved missed out on the Rapture? What happens to those who are left behind? Trusted and beloved Bible teacher Dr. David Jeremiah shares the help and hope people will need as they face unfolding events during the End Times.
From one of the world’s most beloved Bible teachers comes a timely, easy-to-understand guidebook about the Rapture and End Times and how to prepare yourself and your loved ones.
In After the Rapture Dr. David Jeremiah equips you to understand End-Times theology and Bible prophecy. Many people want to understand how the Rapture unfolds, and this is the perfect handbook to share with your unsaved friends and loved ones so they can prepare themselves before or cope with the challenges they’ll face after the Rapture. With trusted biblical insight, this book will provide the hope and confidence you need and can share with your loved ones.
This life-changing book includes:
*End Times, Rapture, Judgment Day, and Great Tribulation sections
*Guidance for preparing your heart
*How to share with loved ones
*Life application to strengthen understanding
*Highlighted questions and answers
*Relevant Scripture verses
An epic and vital guide to life after the Rapture, this book is a must-have resource for you to buy for those you fear might be left behind. Help your loved ones understand the End Times and guide them to accept Christ as their Savior.
Discovering The New Testament Volume 3$49.99Read more
Discovering the New Testament is a new and comprehensive introduction to the New Testament in three volumes, reflecting current research and scholarship in New Testament studies. Each volume provides a thorough discussion of background issues as well as treating theological themes and practical application.
In this third volume, Mark J. Keown surveys Hebrews, the General Epistles, and Revelation. In addition to covering introductory matters, Keown addresses key concerns for each book, such as the use of the Old Testament in Hebrews, James’s view of justification, the relationship of 2 Peter and Jude, and Revelation’s various interpretative approaches.
Ideal for college or seminary students, Discovering the New Testament provides numerous maps and charts as well as discussion questions for each chapter and a focus on real–life relevance and application.
Knowable Word : Helping Ordinary People Learn To Study The Bible (Expanded)$16.99Read more
Building on the foundation of the first edition of Knowable Word, released in 2014, this second edition offers further help on following an author’s argument, identifying the weightiest segment of a passage, and thereby discovering the main points more clearly. In addition, new material has been added on the topics of literary form, structure, and context.
Knowable Word offers a foundation on why and how to study the Bible. Using a running study of the first chapter of Genesis, it illustrates how to observe, interpret, and apply the Scripture-and gives the vision behind each step. It also shows how to read each Bible passage in light of salvation history. But besides being just a how-to on Bible study, it fuels the desire to learn and grow through studying the Scriptures.
This book will appeal to beginners, mature Christians who want to improve their Bible study skills, and leaders who long not only to teach but also to equip.
Revealing Revelation : How God’s Plans For The Future Can Change Your Life$17.99Read more
God Wants Us to Know How It Ends
Revelation is the only book of the Bible that promises a blessing for its readers. It was written because God wants us to know what the future holds and how these prophetic truths provide wisdom, reassurance, and discernment for today–more so now than ever.
From bestselling author Amir Tsarfati, Revealing Revelation examines what the Bible’s final book makes known about the end times and beyond. With accessible teaching that allows Scripture to speak for itself, you’ll take a closer look at the:
*timeline of God’s plan for both believers and unbelievers before, during, and after the tribulation
*process that the Lord has uniquely and intentionally prepared for Israel in the end times
*encouragements, challenges, and warnings Jesus gave to prepare us for His return
Revealing Revelation will inspire you to look at the days to come with hope and excitement as you realize that this final book of the Bible is Jesus’ love letter to the church. Get ready to grow stronger in your faith as you celebrate Christ’s soon return and the magnificent eternity He has promised you.
50 Final Events In World History$26.99Read more
How much do you know about the end of the world?
In The 50 Final Events in World History, beloved and respected pastor Robert J. Morgan takes readers on a journey through end-times prophecy, walking step-by-step through the end of the world to the dawn of the new kingdom of heaven.
Heard of worldwide pandemics? Weapons of mass destruction flashing through the air? Global water and air contamination? The nation of Israel restored after 2,000 years, encircled by hostile nations and buffered by the nation of Jordan? Air evacuations with machines having two wings? Threats from Russia and Asia? Extremism in Turkey? Clamor for globalization? Hand implants for commerce and security? The gospel penetrating unreached places? Violent persecution? Cascading wickedness? The world falling apart?
All of this is predicted in the book of Revelation.
If you find yourself baffled and maybe even a little intimidated by end times and the book of Revelation, The 50 Final Events in World History will be a:
*comprehensive yet easy-to-understand overview of the book of Revelation,
*resource you can turn to again and again,
*helpful tool that translates the events of Revelation both literally and sequentially, and
*guide to interpret present circumstances as well as future events.
Revelation is the Bible’s final words on the world’s last days. The key is understanding its simple sequence of events-one after another, clearly laid out-the fifty final events in world history.
This is information we need to know now since we might soon be on the doorstep of event #1.
40 Days Through The Bible$21.99Read more
Find the better you’ve been longing for.
Lysa TerKeurst, the First 5 team and the Online Bible Studies team have come together to write a Bible study just for YOU!
We know the Bible is a big book and can oftentimes feel overwhelming. Lysa and Proverbs 31 team wanted to create a study that would help you understand the story of the Bible from start to finish.
In 40 Days Through the Bible: The Answers to Your Deepest Longings, you will:
*Take a journey through the storyline of the Bible in 40 days so you can see major themes, how they are all connected and what that means for us as we read the Bible today.
*Discover the eight major things humanity longs for and how Jesus fulfills all of them for us.
*Stop the endless cycle of seeking and searching for satisfaction and find the answers to your deepest longings.
Theology Of Mission$24.99Read more
God’s mission is on every page of Scripture.
In Theology of Mission: A Concise Biblical Theology, J. D. Payne traces the theme of mission throughout Scripture. The Bible is a story of God’s mission. God takes initiative to dwell with humanity. He desires to be known. To this end, he sends and is sent. Through Christ, God redeems sinful humans and recreates the cosmos. And he has invited his people to join in this mission.
Payne shows that God’s mission is on every page of the Bible and is foundational to the church’s own existence. With reflection questions following concise chapters, all readers can consider their place in God’s work.
Read This First$14.99Read more
The Bible is the most extraordinary book you’ll ever read; it’s how God speaks directly to us and how his Spirit works to change us. But it can seem intimidating, confusing and even a little bit boring.
In this book, Gary Millar shows you that the skills you need to read the Bible are not beyond your grasp. In a warm, approachable style, he gives you the tools to read and understand the Bible for yourself, helping you move from confusion to confidence as you enjoy refreshment in God’s word.
Whether you are a new believer and don’t know where to start or you have been a Christian for a while but have never got into a regular habit of Bible reading, this book will equip you to get going. As you read the Bible, you will hear God speak, and you will be changed to be more like Jesus. Don’t miss out!
Impact Of Ordinary People$10.99Read more
Moses, David, Joseph, Peter, Paul…these are just some of the well-known names of the Bible. They are the subject of countless sermons and stories that have inspired Bible lessons from childhood to adulthood. But Scripture also contains a supporting cast of ordinary men and women often overlooked in Bible study. These lesser-known characters deserve accolades for their contribution to God’s redemptive story.
In a three-part series, Don Wilkerson shares the impact of those less known in the Bible, both named and unnamed. These not-so-familiar characters are brought to life in short but thought-provoking chapters with lessons that remind us that God often uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways to build His kingdom.
For those seeking discipleship material for personal growth, The Impact of Ordinary People will aid individual and small group Bible study. This three-part series is also a helpful resource for pastors and Christian leaders to develop unique and one-of-a-kind sermons.
Reading The Book Of Revelation$22.99Read more
How to read Revelation rightly.
Let’s face it: the book of Revelation is difficult to read! Many neglect it, leaving it to the experts or the obsessed. Others fixate on the details, focusing on current events but missing Christ in the process. But Revelation promises a blessing on all who read it. Why is it so hard to understand?
In Reading the Book of Revelation, Alexander E. Stewart offers five simple keys that unlock this difficult book. He then illustrates their profit in explaining Revelation chapter by chapter and provides recommendations for further study. With this short and accessible guide, readers will see how Revelation is approachable, applicable to their lives, and glorifying to Christ.
Breath Of Life$14.97Read more
The world began when God, the Creator of everything said, “Let there be light.” As the wonder of the world came to life with all its intricate beauty, the most miraculous moment had yet to become reality. That’s when God breathed into Adam and, with that one breath, shaped humanity. In this thoughtful and inspiring book, Daniel Kooman, the award-winning director of She Has A Name and Dream: Find Your Significance, shares the creation story in a way you have never experienced it before. Breath of Life examines three breaths from God that shaped humanity: The first breath that brought humanity to life; a second breath that redeemed humanity from sin; and a third breath that continues to shape the course of human history as we know it. Original and inspiring, it helps readers rethink something they take for granted every waking moment of the day: the very breath in their lungs.
Strange Scriptures : Deciphering 52 Weird, Bizarre, And Curious Verses From$24.99Read more
What’s that Scripture mean?
Ever asked yourself this question when you’re reading through the Bible? We all have. Whether we’ve been saved a long time or are just beginning to follow Christ, there are portions of Scripture that go over our heads. They’re puzzling. Odd. Complicated. Strange.
*What’s baptism on behalf of the dead? (1 Corinthians 15:29)
*Wasn’t it rude for Jesus to call a woman a dog? (Mark 7:27)
*If Jesus is eternal, why is he called the firstborn? (Colossians 1:15)
*How can we do greater works than Christ? (John 14:12)
Scriptures like these are not preached from the pulpit as commonly as our favorite texts. You rarely hear about them in your small group Bible study. And it’s definitely not easy to explain what they mean.
Think of it like this: if the Bible were an apple orchard, the Scriptures we’re most familiar with are like the luscious Honey Crisp. They’re our favorites. Like, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and “Love never fails.” Oh, the meaning and relevant application from these just gushes forth into our lives.
But strange Scriptures are more like crabapples. Consider this one: “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment” (2 Peter 2:4). Not quite a Honey Crisp, is it? There’s juice in it, all right, but if you want meaning and life application, you have to do a whole lot more squeezing.
That’s where Strange Scriptures comes in. Within each short study, author Chris Palmer has aimed to represent scholarship, Greek exegesis, and life application to bring forth a full-bodied study to nourish your soul.
Faith For Life$14.99Read more
As Christians, we experience great joy in knowing God through Jesus and great hope in the promise of an eternity spent with God. Yet we still get weary in this life and can feel discouraged. Whether it’s personal disappointment, opposition or just the costly grind of church life that gets us down, we all need help to keep going.
This wonderfully encouraging book by Bible expositor Richard Coekin will spur you on to live by faith in Jesus as you examine the witnesses of Hebrews 11. The refreshing honesty of their stories will help you manage your expectations in a world of lies and spin. They will remind you of the glory and blessing that await you at the finishing line. And they will encourage you to see that Jesus is the real Hero of the faith and that his Spirit will enable you to endure through exhaustion, opposition and discouragement.
Ideal for private devotional reading for those in need of refreshment, a timely gift for a discouraged Christian friend, and useful background reading to a small-group study of Hebrews 11.
Dispensational Truth$39.99Read more
Dispensational Truth is the Rev. Clarence Larkin’s famous book on dispensationalism with his beautifully drawn black and white charts. A must-have book for any student of dispensationalism, the book contains more than 115 charts, maps, and woodcuts.
The result of thirty years of study, Dispensational Truth is a gold mine of information on prophetic truth for the busy pastor, evangelist, Bible teacher, and everyone who loves God’s Word. In fact, Larkin’s charts have been called “the gold standard” of pre-tribulation knowledge.
A trained draftsman, Larkin diagrammed what he read during his Bible studies. From his drawings and charts, the study of God’s Word has enriched generations of those who seek illumination and clarification regarding history, prophecy, and the future of mankind.
This book has sold thousands of copies since it was first published in 1920, including more than 17,000 copies in recent years.
Understanding The Jewish Roots Of Christianity$29.99Read more
How Jewish is Christianity?
The question of how Jesus’ followers relate to Judaism has been a matter of debate since Jesus first sparred with the Pharisees. The controversy has not abated, taking many forms over the centuries. In the decades following the Holocaust, scholars and theologians reconsidered the Jewish origins and character of Christianity, finding points of continuity.
Understanding the Jewish Roots of Christianity advances this discussion by freshly reassessing the issues. Did Jesus intend to form a new religion? Did Paul abrogate the Jewish law? Does the New Testament condemn Judaism? How and when did Christianity split from Judaism? How should Jewish believers in Jesus relate to a largely gentile church? What meaning do the Jewish origins of Christianity have for theology and practice today?
In this volume, a variety of leading scholars and theologians explore the relationship of Judaism and Christianity through biblical, historical, theological, and ecclesiological angles. This cutting-edge scholarship will enrich readers’ understanding of this centuries-old debate.
Figuring Resurrection : Joseph As A Death And Resurrection Figure In The Ol$29.99Read more
The death and resurrection of Joseph
Towards the end of Genesis, the narrative slows down to tell the story of Joseph. There is no dispute that Joseph’s story is unique, but why does it deserve such focused attention? And how does this story relate to the rest of Genesis?
In Figuring Resurrection, Jeffrey Pulse presents the view that Joseph is a death-and-resurrection- figure. A close literary reading of Genesis 37-50 reveals that Joseph’s story is one of rejection and restoration, descent and ascent, condemnation and exaltation, exile and return, death and resurrection. Far from a lengthy diversion, Joseph’s story of “death and resurrection” plays an important role in the theology of Genesis and later Second Temple Jewish literature.
Figuring Resurrection has implications for our understanding of Joseph’s narrative, the book of Genesis, Hebrew thinking on the afterlife, and typology.
Signs Of The Messiah$27.99Read more
That you may believe
Have you ever asked God for a sign? Throughout Scripture, God gave signs to his people, whether mighty acts during the exodus or miracles through Elijah and Elisha. Jesus was also asked for a sign. Yet despite giving seven remarkable signs, his people refused to believe him.
In Signs of the Messiah, Andreas KAstenberger–veteran New Testament scholar and expert on the Gospel of John–guides readers through John and highlights its plot and message. John’s Gospel is written to inspire faith in Jesus. By keeping the Gospel’s big picture in view, readers will see Jesus’ mighty signs and be compelled to trust more fully in the Messiah.
Readers will have a deeper grasp of John’s message and intent through this short and accessible introduction.
Misreading Scripture With Indivdualist Eyes$28.00Add to cart
The Bible was written within collectivist cultures. When Westerners, immersed in individualism, read the Bible, it’s easy to misinterpret important elements-or miss them altogether. In any culture, the most important things usually go without being said. So to read Scripture well we benefit when we uncover the unspoken social structures and values of its world. We need to recalibrate our vision. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes is an essential guidebook to the cultural background of the Bible and how it should inform our reading. E. Randolph Richards and Richard James explore deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean-kinship, patronage, and brokerage-along with their key social tools-honor, shame, and boundaries-that the biblical authors lived in and lie below the surface of each text. From Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar to Peter’s instructions to elders, the authors strip away individualist assumptions and bring the world of the biblical writers to life. Expanding on the popular Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes, this book makes clear how understanding collectivism will help us better understand the Bible, which in turn will help us live more faithfully in an increasingly globalized world.
Curso De Auto Aprendizaje Bibl – (Spanish)$15.99Read more
Si tiene preguntas sobre Dios y la Biblia, esta asequible guia preparada por el muy respetado maestro de la Biblia, Derek Prince, le ayudara a desarrollar un entendimiento fundamental de la Escritura. Al completar estas catorce lecciones exhaustivas, encontrara respuestas a preguntas como:
*Como puedo saber si ire al cielo cuando muera?
*Como puedo obtener la victoria sobre el pecado?
*Que dice la Biblia sobre la sanidad fisica?
*Cual es el plan de Dios para la prosperidad?
*Como puedo recibir respuestas a mis oraciones?
Aun aquellos que nunca han leido la Biblia encontraran esta guia sistematica de estudio, facil de usar y beneficiosa. Los creyentes de mucho tiempo descubriran un nuevo alivio conversando con Dios, confraternizando con cristianos, recibiendo direccion, dando testimonio, y ganando almas. El Curso de auto-aprendizaje biblico le dirigira hacia la semejanza a Cristo, y le capacitara para desarrollar una intimidad con Dios que tal vez no haya conocido nunca antes.
If you have questions about God and the Bible, this accessible guide from highly respected Bible teacher Derek Prince will help you develop a fundamental understanding of Scripture. By completing the fourteen in-depth lessons, you will find answers to questions such as:
*How can I know I will go to heaven when I die?
*How can I have victory over sin?
*What does the Bible say about physical healing?
*What is God’s plan for prosperity?
*How can I receive answers to my prayers?
Even those who have never read the Bible will find this systematic study guide easy to use and beneficial. Long-time believers will discover a new ease in conversing with God, fellowshipping with Christians, receiving guidance, witnessing, and winning souls. Self-Study Bible Course will lead you to Christlikeness and enable you to develop an intimacy with God you may never have known before.
Here Are Your Gods$18.00Add to cart
When the Israelites exclaimed, “Here are your gods!” at the sight of the golden calf, they were attempting to hold on to the God of their history while fashioning idols for their own purposes. In today’s Western world, plenty of shiny false gods still hold power-idols of prosperity, nationalism, and self-interest. Christians desperately need to name and expose these idols. We must retrieve the biblical emphasis on idolatry and apply it anew in our journey of following Jesus. In “Here Are Your Gods,” Old Testament scholar Christopher J. H. Wright combines a biblical study of idolatry with practical discipleship. He calls readers to consider connections between Old Testament patterns and today’s culture, especially recurring temptations to trust in political power. Now as much as ever, we need a biblically informed understanding of the many ways humans make gods for themselves, the danger of idols, and how God calls us to join him in the battle against idolatry as part of his ongoing mission to be known and worshiped by all peoples.
When Did Eve Sin$19.99Read more
Did Eve sin before Adam?
When responding to the serpent’s temptation to eat the forbidden fruit, Eve says that one “must not touch it” (Gen 3:2-3). In this, Eve appears to embellish upon God’s clear command that one must not eat from the tree (Gen 2:17). Did Eve add to God’s command, becoming the first legalist? Was this an innocent mistake? Or is the answer altogether different?
Jeffrey J. Niehaus tackles this issue head-on in When Did Eve Sin? Though many commentators believe that Eve altered God’s command, there are notable exceptions in the history of interpretation that suggest another answer. Using Scripture to interpret Scripture and analyzing biblical stories where characters retell the facts, Neihaus recognizes a common scriptural pattern that resolves the mystery of Eve’s words.
Niehaus examines his view’s implications for biblical historiography, what it meant to eat from the tree of life, how a sinless being can fall into sin, and the nature of the mysterious serpent. Everyone engaging with these questions will be deftly guided by Niehaus’ thorough study of this thorny issue.
Greek Word Study$24.99Read more
“Flour. Sheep. Coins. Wheat. Jesus never abandoned the familiarity of His time because what He had to say was so celestial or deep. Instead, He took advantage of what people already understood. In doing so, He didn’t just leave a way of salvation for us, but also a pattern of teaching to follow. This alone was my inspiration for how I chose to write Greek Word Study.”–author Chris Palmer
In a follow-up to his highly acclaimed book Letters from Jesus: Studies from the Seven Churches of Revelation, the Rev. Chris Palmer has written Greek Word Study: 90 Ancient Words That Unlock Scripture. With wit, humor, grace, and scholarship, Chris offers biblical insights while teaching Koine Greek words and phrases one delightful bite at a time. Unlike other books that overwhelm readers with Greek grammar, word formation, tenses, and the like, Chris makes the language accessible to anyone, using modern stories and analogies that engage readers and draw them into the Scriptures. Learning some Greek words and phrases helps you read the Bible in high definition!
“You don’t need to be scholar to read this book and you don’t need to know an ounce of Greek either. In fact, you don’t even have to really know much about the Bible at all,” Chris says. “All you need to do is just kick back and enjoy.”
Last Great Outpouring$19.99Read more
After four hundred years of prophetic silence, God sent John the Baptist to announce the coming of the Messiah, the baptism He would bring, and the in-breaking of the kingdom of God on earth. In response, people streamed to the Jordan River to hear John’s words and be baptized by him in the Jewish ritual mikveh bath for cleansing from sin and defilement. John’s calling was to prepare the people for the coming glory.
Our God is nothing if not consistent-the same yesterday, today and forever. As in the days leading to the return of Jesus, He therefore continues to send messengers in advance to announce coming moves of the Spirit in order to prepare His people to receive. Author R. Loren Sandford believes God is about to do something huge, wonderful, and even unprecedented in scope and impact, and he is urging Christians everywhere to prepare for it.
Beginning with the prophet Haggai and moving through the Bible, Loren lays a foundation for his belief that the time of the last great outpouring and the Lord’s return is now.
He writes, “The church in our day has been ravaged and diminished in influence under pressure from the idolatrous culture that surrounds us and that, figuratively speaking, a remnant is even now returning from exile. It’s time to rebuild on a biblical foundation and construct a temple adequate to contain the outpouring God is about to send.”
Loren says we must reject our present culture, which is steeped in consumerism and a focus on self, and return to a culture of covenant. The former has weakened and destroyed us, while the latter will edify and strengthen us.
As John the Baptist came in the spirit and power of Elijah to prepare the way, prophetic voices are now rising to proclaim that the greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit in history is coming. The great last days’ move of God approaches and the call for preparation now is the same as John preached so long ago. Through reliable prophetic voices, God now cries for holiness and cleansing to uproot everything in ourselves and in our churches not solidly rooted in the nature of Jesus and the Father.
Navigating Tough Texts$23.99Read more
A guide for reading and understanding difficult New Testament verses.
While the core message of the New Testament is clear, there are often puzzling, alarming, or confusing things we encounter when we get into the details of the text.
Murray J. Harris, veteran scholar and translator, is an ideal guide through these complicated passages. In Navigating Tough Texts, he clearly and concisely provides exegetical insights to over one hundred tricky New Testament verses that have implications for theology, apologetics, mission, and the Christian life.
Navigating Tough Texts is an indispensable resource for pastors, students, and curious Christians who want to be better readers of the many important–and often confusing–New Testament passages.
Bible In The Light Of Our Redemption$24.99Read more
Written by beloved Bible teacher E. W. Kenyon, this challenging study course covers the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, highlighting the long view of God’s unfolding plan of redemption. Appropriate for groups or individuals, both the new believer and the mature Christian, it lays out the legal claim for who and what we are in Christ. This course will build your faith and challenge you to a deeper walk with our Redeemer.
Bedrock Of Christianity$18.99Read more
Can we all agree on some things about Jesus, regardless of our belief–or unbelief?
Perhaps surprisingly, there is a lot upon which all scholars can agree. When surveying historical scholarship, there are certain truths about Jesus that Christians, agnostics, and skeptics must affirm.
In The Bedrock of Christianity, Justin Bass shows how–regardless of one’s feelings about Christianity–there lies a bedrock of truths about Jesus’s life and ministry that are held by virtually all scholars of religion. Through an examination of each of these key facts, readers will encounter the unalterable truths upon which everyone can agree. Useful for both Christians and non-Christians alike, this study demonstrates what we can really know about the historical truth of Jesus’ death and resurrection.