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  • Dangerous Faith : 50 Powerful Believers Who Changed The World

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    World-changers. Rebels. Rejecters of the status quo. Throughout history, Christians were never meant to have a safe faith. Highlighting 50 people throughout the millennia, this book is a compilation of faith, facts, and art that celebrates the faith lives of spiritual giants and inspires you to grow in your own personal faith.

    Dangerous Faith is a collection of essays and inspiration about Christians who have changed the world. This four-color gift book features:

    *the exploration of 50 diverse heroes of the Christian faith, including historical figures,
    *cultural icons, political leaders, saints, and martyrs

    *biographical information on the 50 people featured, including Coretta Scott King and Susan B. Anthony

    *portraiture art and an easy-to-follow layout
    *a presentation page for gifting and a ribbon marker

    Be inspired by spiritual heroes from many eras in history up to today and make their strength your own. If you enjoy this book, check out Dangerous Prayers.

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  • Wild Things And Castles In The Sky

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    Wild Things and Castles in the Sky: A Guide to Choosing the Best Books for ChildrenAgives the reader over 40 essays that examine specific types of children’s books and offer suggestions in each category. Among the topics covered are: imagination, faith, classic literature, middle school books, race, fantasy, contemporary children’s books, Shakespeare, art history, Newbery books, young adult novels, poetry, and more. Curated and edited by Leslie and Carey Bustard with Thea RosenburgA (a mother-daughter team and a children’s books blogger),AWild Things and Castles in the SkyAwill encourage and envision parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends-to know the power of a good story and to share it with a child they love.

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  • Gods Invitation To Peace And Justice

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    “In this book, the author, Ronald J. Sider, combines over 40 thought-provoking essays, sermons, speeches, prayers, and insights written and delivered across various time frames and events into topics from liberation, justice, and biblical shalom. Sider’s essays, sermons, and speeches focus on how injustice remains a way of life for many evangelical Christians. He challenges corporations, individuals, and believers, emphasizing evangelicals of all-ages to make the world just and peaceful according to God’s Word. The chapters include a brief introduction to connect the past to the present times”

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  • Raised On The Third Day

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    Did Jesus rise from the dead? Is resurrection even possible? There are numerous historical and philosophical challenges to belief in Jesus’ resurrection. For many, these questions are insurmountable.Raised on the Third Day approaches these questions with critical and believing eyes. Edited by W. David Beck and Michael R. Licona, Raised on the Third Day collects essays from prominent contributors in the fields of philosophy, history, and apologetics. Contributors–including J. P. Moreland, William Lane Craig, Craig A. Evans, Beth M. Sheppard, and Sean McDowell–evaluate scriptural, historical, moral, and apologetic issues related to Christ’s death and resurrection. Essays on the Shroud of Turin and near-death experiences round out the volume. Inspired by the foundational work of Gary Habermas–arguably the greatest contemporary Christian thinker on the resurrection–these essays build upon his work and move the discussion forward.Readers will better appreciate how Habermas has shaped scholarship on Christ’s resurrection and further areas for exploration and discussion.

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  • Tracking Changes : One Editor’s Advice To Inspirational Fiction Authors

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    So you want to be a fiction writer and have your book published? Read this book first! It’s filled with great advice from a veteran editor.

    Our ability to skillfully string words together is a gift from God-one we should use to the best of our ability to honor Him.

    More than another book about how to write, Tracking Changes is a book about how to be a writer for God in an ever-changing industry that can challenge even the most determined writer. In this series of 46 essays, veteran editor Ramona Richards looks at what it means to be a working writer in today’s market. Some of the topics she covers include:

    * What an editor looks for in the first pages of a manuscript
    * How manuscripts are chosen for publication
    * Why manuscripts get rejected
    * What editors look for in a writer
    * How to work with a publisher after acceptance
    * The stages of a thorough production process-and the edits involved
    * The benefits of networking, social media, and writers conferences

    A writer’s journey toward publication can be a struggle. Drawing on 40 years of work in Christian publishing, Ramona offers encouragement and advice to help make that path a little easier.

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  • Interpreting Paul : Essays On The Apostle And His Letters

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    Interpreting Paul brings together N. T. Wright’s most important articles on Paul and his letters since the publication of his magisterial Paul and the Faithfulness of God in 2013. Many of the included studies have never been published or only available in hard-to-find larger volumes and journals.

    Here is a rich feast for all serious students of the Bible. Each essay will amply reward those looking for detailed, incisive, and exquisitely nuanced exegesis, resulting in a clearer, deeper, and more informed appreciation of Paul and the relevance of his teaching to Christian life and thought today.

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  • Interpreting Jesus : Essays On The Gospels

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    Interpreting Jesus brings together N. T. Wright’s most important articles on Jesus and the Gospels over the last three decades. Many of the included studies have never been published or only available in hard-to-find larger volumes and journals.

    Here is a rich feast for all serious students of the Bible. Each essay will amply reward those looking for detailed, incisive, and exquisitely nuanced exegesis, resulting in a clearer, deeper, and more informed appreciation of the recent advances in Jesus studies, and their significance for theology today.

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  • World Upside Down

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    As he approached the final decade of his life, Martin Luther observed that the beginning and end of all his theology was simple faith in Christ. This faith in Christ brought peace and joy to his soul, and also turned 1500s Europe upside down through the Reformation. A World Upside Down is a collection of four essays that describe this faith. 1). The first essay describes the intersection of this faith with Luther’s remarkable life, giving him great assurance before God, yet placing him at war with the world. 2). In the second essay, Luther’s Understanding of the Gospel is discussed: what faith in Christ is, the need we all have for the Savior, and the Christian’s humble dependence on the good news of God’s unchanging grace. 3). The third essay, That No Flesh Should Glory in God’s Presence, shares Luther’s teaching that the gospel outlined in chapter two gives all glory to God: a) God’s wisdom revealed in the gospel message humbles man’s pride and wisdom and exalts God alone. b) The gospel produces good works in the believer’s life to the glory of God. 4). The final essay, Christ’s Church, shares Luther’s thought that the forgiveness of sins through faith in Christ is central to the life of the church. The church is made up of forgiven and weak sinners who are dearly loved by God and carried by him through their earthly pilgrimage. This essay summarizes the book, applying Luther’s theology to us in the 21st century. Martin Luther’s life and theology are shared with the hope that we, like Luther, would grow in having simple, uncluttered faith in Christ alone for the glory and honor of God.”

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  • From Creation To New Creation

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    In this unique text, sixteen well-known evangelical scholars celebrate the work of G. K. Beale, whose study and understanding of the Scriptures has garnered immense appreciation among scholars and exegetes of all kinds.

    Beale is renowned for his studies that explore how the writers of the New Testament used the Old Testament Scriptures in their letters, Gospels, narrative, and apocalypse. His work has greatly contributed to Evangelical biblical scholarship as we know it today.

    While this commemorative work celebrates one man’s contribution to Evangelical biblical scholarship, it is also a technical text that students and professors of advanced NT studies will value in the classroom.

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  • Spiritual Progress : Five Inspiring Essays By Mystical Thinkers Of The 17th

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    A collection of five inspiring essays by three closely linked mystical thinkers of the seventeenth century-Franois Fenelon, Madame Guyon, and Pere Lacombe-whose focus on the availability of intimacy with God made them scandalous in their day.

    “Christian Counsel” and “Spiritual Letters,” by Archbishop Fenelon, offer wise advice on how to find the keys to true devotion and peace.

    “Method of Prayer” and “On the Way to God”, by Fenelon’s close friend, Madame Guyon, demonstrate the critical importance of constant prayer.

    “Spiritual Maxims”, by Pere Lacombe, the spiritual mentor of Madame Guyon, emphasizes the importance of expressing a passionate love for God.

    Each stirring work is divided into short chapters, making Spiritual Progress ideal for morning or evening devotions, or for Bible study. This treasured collection of classic Christian wisdom is certain to lead readers closer to the heart of God.

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  • Words Made Fresh

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    A collection of essays reflecting on the words and places-cultural, spiritual, and literary-that shape us in the image of the incarnate God.Larry Woiwode frames this new collection of essays in the language of the incarnation, the event that shows “how a metaphor of words could contain the lineaments and inner workings of a human being.” The essays that follow do just that. Through the medium of literary analysis, cultural reflection, and personal memory, they trace Woiwode’s work and thought as well as that of the vivid human beings he depicts. These essays, all revised and reworked since their original publication, include reflections on Scripture translation, the place of religion in education, how John Updike’s work reflects the theology of Søren Kierkegaard and Karl Barth, and the difference between the news as delivered by CNN and Bob Dylan. Woiwode ranges over these topics with deliberate thoughtfulness, a Christian engaged with the wounds and gifts of the world. He also does so with the care of a writer for whom “the Word is home.” The shape of that Word sets the pattern for what he has written here: not “a set of rules to regulate social behavior,” but “an ordering of stories . . . with glimpses into character.”

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  • Seize The Day With Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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    Some talk about the cost of following Christ. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s faith-driven resistance to the Nazis during World War II resulted in his execution. Multitudes have been inspired by the hauntingly powerful words of this man who was willing to die for his convictions. In this collection of 365 meditations, Dr. Charles Ringma allows us to experience the power of Bonhoeffer’s words in a way that challenges us to live out our discipleship daily–combining personal spirituality with an active concern for those around us. These daily meditations on Bonhoeffer’s writings may make you uncomfortable. But if you are willing to wrestle–as Bonhoeffer did–with what it means to be a follower fo Christ, you’ll be empowered to seize each day.

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  • Object Lessons : 100 Lessons From Everyday Life

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    What good is a broken fingernail? What can you do with a frying pan, a hammer, and an egg? How is a balloon different from a brick?

    The world around us is full of items useful for interesting and meaningful object lessons. Dr. Ryrie uses pencils, light bulbs, sunglasses, and even the air around us to illustrate truths about salvation and the Christian life.

    All of the objects are simple and easy to find, and the lessons can be used for any group of any age. Children and adults alike will enjoy learning more when you present these fascinating illustrations.

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  • Andrew Murray On Prayer

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    Every Christian can reap the benefits of prayer. Through Murray’s writings, you will find out how your devotions can be transformed so that you can realize the fullness of God’s love, peace, and divine power in your daily walk. Lovingly explained, the principles presented here will permanently alter your prayer life.

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  • Let Go : To Get Peace And Real Joy

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    Do you often struggle through family problems, battle with the tensions of raising children, or find yourself over whelmed with pressures on the job? Are personal failures and disappointments on the increase as you face each day? What a fountain of life it would be to discover how to let go of those distresses and learn to embrace the joy and peace that God has promised! Fenelon-with amazing insight-speaks firmly, but lovingly, to those whose lives have been an uphill climb and reveals just how to “Let Go!” During the 17th century, Fenelon was the Archbishop of Cambrai, France. While in the office of the Archbishop, Fenelon became a spiritual advisor of a small number of people at the Court of Louis the Fourteenth, who sought, under Fenelon’s wise direction, to live a life of true spirituality.

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