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Reading The Bible Around The World$22.00Add to cart
It’s an exciting time to be reading the Bible. As we increasingly encounter readers with perspectives, experiences, and cultures different from our own, we can incorporate new ideas and approaches to interpreting Scripture. When diverse interpretations from various social locations are gathered together, we gain new vistas and a fuller image of the text.
In Reading the Bible Around the World, a crosscultural team of scholars describes and workshops global readings in biblical interpretation, focusing on passages in both the Old and New Testaments. By presenting a range of readings from different regions and people groups, with particular attention to marginalized groups, the authors demonstrate the importance of contextually sensitive approaches. They help us build up key values for reading Scripture in the twenty-first century: self-awareness, other-awareness, and true dialogue.
Who we are shapes how we read. Guided by these expert teachers, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the influence of their own social location and how to keep growing in biblical wisdom by reading alongside the global Christian community.
Epic Story Of The Bible$17.99Add to cart
A Helpful Guide to Reading and Understanding the Bible
Each year, many Christians set out to read through the Bible using one of countless reading plans, only to eventually abandon these plans after the detailed narratives, seemingly antiquated laws, or confusing prophecies leave them feeling lost. How can one make sense of a book written thousands of years ago?
The Epic Story of the Bible serves as a field guide for readers embarking on a journey through Scripture. With an easy, conversational style, Greg Gilbert examines major themes woven throughout Scripture and shows readers how to understand its various genres, illustrating how the Bible is meant to be understood as one sweeping story. After reading this book, both new and seasoned Christians will feel better equipped to read the Bible from beginning to end.
Biblical Reasoning : Christological And Trinitarian Rules For Exegesis$29.99Add to cart
Two experts in exegesis and dogmatics show how Christology and the Trinity are grounded in Scripture and how knowledge of these topics is critical for exegesis. The book outlines key theological principles and rules for the exegesis of Christian Scripture, making it an ideal textbook for hermeneutics and interpretation courses. The authors explore how the triune God revealed in Christ shapes Scripture and its readers and how doctrinal rules intrinsic to Scripture help guide exegesis.
Doctrine Of The Word Of God$29.99Add to cart
A Guided Tour of One of the Greatest Theological Works of the Twentieth Century
Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics is considered by many to be the most important theological work of the twentieth century and for many people reading it, or at least understanding it contents and arguments, is a lifelong goal. Yet its enormous size, at over 12,000 pages (in English translations) and enough print volumes to fill an entire shelf, make reading it a daunting prospect for seasoned theologians and novices alike.
Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics for Everyone, Volume 1–The Doctrine of the Word of God helps bridge the gap for would-be Karl Barth readers from beginners to professionals by offering an introduction to Barth’s theology and thought like no other. User-friendly and creative, this guide helps readers get the gist, significance, and relevance of what Barth intended for the church… to restore the focus of theology and revitalize the practices of the church.
Each section contains insights for pastors, new theologians, professionals, and ordinary people including:
*Summaries of the section
*And other visually informative features that reinforce the main points of the Barth’s thought
In addition, each volume features the voices of authors from different academic disciplines who contribute brief reflections on the value of Church Dogmatics for creative discovery in their disciplines. Volume 1 reflections include:
*Douglas Campbell (biblical studies)
*Myk Habets (systematic theology)
*Richard Keith (pastors)
*Julie Canlis (ordinary people)
*James Chaousis (mental health)
*John Vissers (spiritual formation)
Whether you are just discovering Barth or want a fresh look at his magnum opus, this series invites you to an enjoyable and insightful journey into the Church Dogmatics.
Sowable Word : Helping Ordinary People Learn To Lead Bible Studies$16.99Add to cart
When the word of Christ falls on good soil, the results will astound. That’s why there’s a surprising glory in leading a group of ordinary people to simply open their Bibles, read what’s on the page, and discuss how God might use these words to change the world. Yet too many small group leaders hesitate to try such a method without professional guidance from a curriculum or study guide. This book will inspire and equip believers in Christ to lead fruitful and engaging small groups where God’s Word is read, discussed, and put to direct use to transform lives. This book will equip leaders to open the valve on this living water so thirsty souls can drink their fill.
Perhaps you’ve begun to learn how to study the Bible for yourself, and you’ve wondered whether you could competently lead others in Bible study. This book provides the vision and skills you need to start a group, develop good preparation habits, conduct a persuasive discussion, and shepherd group members through what they’re learning.
This book will serve lay leaders and Bible teachers who have any degree of experience. Some will gain confidence to lead their first Bible study that brings a neighbor to Christ. Others will learn to draw more deeply on the power of interaction, thereby overcoming their penchant for dominating conversations. All will discover the surprising glory and astounding fruit borne from leading a group of ordinary people to open their Bibles, read what’s on the page, and discuss how God might use these words to change the world.
Knowable Word : Helping Ordinary People Learn To Study The Bible$16.99Add to cart
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.
Old Made New$17.99Add to cart
Many Bible readers have difficulty understanding the Old Testament’s connection to the New Testament, and some even believe it’s obsolete in light of God’s new covenant. In reality, New Testament writers alluded to earlier books of the Bible roughly 300-400 times. The Old Testament isn’t outdated; it’s critical to understanding the rest of Scripture.
In Old Made New, Greg Lanier explains how New Testament authors used the Old Testament to communicate the gospel and present the person and work of Jesus. He also explains what the Old Testament teaches Christians today about the church’s identity and ethics. Writing for a broad range of readers, Lanier distills thorough research into simple, descriptive examples and tips. His 3-step method explains how to identify and explore an Old Testament passage and see how it’s “remixed” in the New Testament to thoughtfully engage with Scripture.
All Thy Lights Combine$32.99Add to cart
We do not simply interpret God’s word. His word interprets us.
Figural interpretation has been a trademark of Anglican devotions from the beginning. Anglican readers–including Tyndale, Cranmer, Hooker, and Lewis–have been figural readers of the Bible. By paying attention to how words, images, and narratives become figures of others in Scripture, these readers sought to uncover how God’s word interprets all of reality. Every verse shines the constellation of God’s story.
Edited by David Ney and Ephraim Radner, the essays in All Thy Lights Combine explore how the Anglican tradition has employed figural interpretation to theological, Christological, and pastoral ends. The prayer book is central; it immerses Christians in the words of Scripture and orders them by the word. With guided prayers for morning and evening, this book invites readers to be re–formed by God’s word. Become immersed in the riches of the Anglican interpretive tradition.
In All The Scriptures$32.00Add to cart
No one reads the Bible without some interpretive principles, or hermeneutics, in place.
The question every student of Scripture needs to ask, then, is this: Are your interpretive principles and methods legitimate and ethical? In this accessible introduction to biblical hermeneutics, Nicholas G. Piotrowski presents an approach that explores three layers of context: literary, historical, and christological. Because no text exists in the abstract, interpreters must seek to understand a passage’s ecology: the flow and argument of the entire biblical book, the world of the original author and audience, and the movement of redemptive history that culminates in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Careful interpretation is both a science and an art, Piotrowski argues, and it has powerful implications for what we believe and how we apply God’s Word. Featuring numerous examples, further reading lists, and a glossary, In All the Scriptures equips students, pastors, and thoughtful readers to build a solid foundation for interpreting the Bible.
How Scripture Interprets Scripture$24.99Add to cart
This book addresses a topic of vital concern to the church: How does the ancient biblical text speak to us today? Michael Graves, an expert in ancient exegesis, describes how Old Testament texts interpret earlier Old Testament traditions, explores New Testament reception, and explains how insights from this process translate into present-day biblical interpretation. Graves clearly explains and illustrates this approach with fulsome discussions of five themes that are addressed in various ways in the Bible: personal responsibility; sacrificial offerings; insiders and outsiders; marriage, polygamy, and divorce; and the afterlife. By attending to the way these topics are addressed throughout the entire biblical witness, we become better interpreters and better teachers, more adept at discerning the Bible’s teaching on these topics and others for our modern world.
Reading The Book Of Revelation$22.99Add to cart
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.
Invitation To Biblical Interpretation 2nd Edition$51.99Add to cart
An authoritative guide to accurately interpreting and applying God’s Word
In this second edition of Invitation to Biblical Interpretation, Andreas Kostenberger leads the reader step-by-step through the process of interpreting and applying God’s Word.
The primary principle is the hermeneutical triad, which consists of history, literature, and theology. Readers are equipped to explore the historical background of a biblical passage, analyze its literary genre and features, and derive its theological meaning in light of the biblical canon. Numerous examples are provided throughout to illustrate the concepts. A concluding chapter provides direction on practical application, preaching, and helpful tools for Bible study.
Additional features include key words and definitions at the end of each chapter, study questions, and practical exercises for applying the material. An appendix lists numerous resources for Bible study, including recommended commentaries for every book of the Bible.
The second edition updates these resources, as well as the sources cited throughout, and includes a revised chapter on the Old Testament canon. Instructors, students, pastors, and anyone who desires to interpret Scripture accurately will find this volume to be an indispensable addition to their library.
Sleuthing The Bible$25.99Add to cart
Why is there crime-scene tape on my Bible? Elementary, my dear reader.There is an element of detective work to biblical scholarship that entails sniffing out and interpreting clues that often escape the notice of readers. John Kaltner and Steven L. McKenzie introduce the art of sleuthing the Bible, providing the necessary training to hunt for clues and piece them together to understand the larger picture.Sleuthing the Bible helps answer questions that occur during thoughtful examination of the Bible and provides exercises enabling readers to work through biblical passages on their own. Kaltner and McKenzie analyze two kinds of clues: (1) Smoking Guns- those that are obvious upon any close reading of biblical texts, and (2) Dusting for Prints-those that are more subtle or hidden from nonspecialists because of their unfamiliarity with the languages, culture, and larger content of the Bible.Written in a jargon-free and accessible style, Sleuthing the Bible is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to dig deeper into the biblical text.
Inexpressible : Hesed And The Mystery Of Gods Loving Kindness$18.00Add to cart
Preface: The Untranslatable Defining The Inexpressible
Introduction: A Word On The Meaning Of Words
Part I. The God Of Hesed
1. Opening The Door
2. The Definitive Encounter
3. Slow To Anger
4. Like No Other God
5. An Everlasting Refrain
6. A Prayer Of Honest Rage
Part II. The Objects Of Hesed
7. When Dinah Held My Hand
8. The Heseds Of David
9. Ethan: “I Will Sing”
10. Moses: “In The Morning”
11. Jeremiah: “I Am Hesed”
12. Hosea: A Novel Of Hesed
Part III. Hesed Finally Defined
13. Hesed And Truth
14. On Jesus’ Lips
15. How To Amaze Jesus
16. The One Who Showed Hesed
17. Paul And The Path To Redemption
Part IV. An Instinct For Hesed
18. Here, Rabbi, Take My Seat
19. Hesed In Post-AD 70 Judaism
20. Gemilut Hesed And Tikkun Olam
Conclusion: Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly: The Monumental Nature Of Kindness
Appendix A: Occurrences Of Hesed In Scripture
Appendix B: Comparison Of Translations
Appendix C: A Vocabulary Of Associated Words
Appendix D: For Further Study
God’s identity is beyond what we could ever fully express in human words. But Scripture uses one particular word to describe the distinctiveness of God’s character: the Hebrew word hesed.
Hesed is a concept so rich in meaning that it doesn’t translate well into any single English word or phrase. Michael Card unpacks the many dimensions of hesed, often expressed as lovingkindness, covenant faithfulness, or steadfast love. He explores how hesed is used in the Old Testament to reveal God’s character and how he relates to his people. Ultimately, the fullness of hesed is embodied in the incarnation of Jesus.
As we follow our God of hesed, we ourselves are transformed to live out the way of hesed, marked by compassion, mercy, and faithfulness. Discover what it means to be people of an everlasting love beyond words.
Bible Study Made Easy$5.99Add to cart
How can you dig deeper into the Bible? Enjoy a solid, easy-tounderstand overview of inductive Bible study with Rose’s Bible Study Made Easy.
Featuring charts, simple summaries, and practical tips, this quick guide is a great introduction, going step-by-step through the basic principles of Bible study.
Discover how to use concordances to easily navigate through the Bible, find out how to dig deeper with Bible dictionaries, and learn how to apply God’s word to your life through inductive Bible studies.
* 7 “first steps” to take when beginning a Bible study
* 8 basic principles of Bible study
* Dozens of study tips and recommendations, including which key Bible verses, passages, and books of the Bible to explore
* 3 keys to inductive Bible study and the S.O.I.L. four-step approach that explains how to dig deeper into the Bible
Perfect for individual study, 1-on-1 discipleship, small groups, adult Sunday school classes, youth groups, and new believers’ classes!
All Things New
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New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge offers readers a breathtaking look into God’s promise for a new heaven and a new earth.
This revolutionary book about our future is based on the simple idea that, according to the Bible, heaven is not our eternal home–the New Earth is. As Jesus says in the gospel of Matthew, the next chapter of our story begins with “the renewal of all things,” by which he means the earth we love in all its beauty, our own selves, and the things that make for a rich life: music, art, food, laughter and all that we hold dear. Everything shall be renewed “when the world is made new.”
More than anything else, how you envision your future shapes your current experience. If you knew that God was going to restore your life and everything you love any day; if you believed a great and glorious goodness was coming to you–not in a vague heaven but right here on this earth–you would have a hope to see you through anything, an anchor for your soul, “an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God” (Hebrews 6:19).
Most Christians (most people for that matter) fail to look forward to their future because their view of heaven is vague, religious, and frankly boring. Hope begins when we understand that for the believer nothing is lost. Heaven is not a life in the clouds; it is not endless harp-strumming or worship-singing. Rather, the life we long for, the paradise Adam and Eve knew, is precisely the life that is coming to us. And that life is coming soon.
How To Study The Bible$2.49Add to cart
This brand-new guide provides a brief, concise overview of personal Bible study for the layperson. Long-time Bible teacher Robert West gives insight into the types, tools, and techniques of personal study, offering both practical guidance and encouragement to pursue the command of 2 Timothy 2:15 (“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth”). Covering topics such as the inductive method, word studies, commentaries, dictionaries, and concordances, How to Study the Bible also emphasizes the personal benefits of private Bible time.
Bible Research : Developing Your Ability To Study The Scriptures$17.99Add to cart
Bible Research clearly explains specific methods and essential tools needed for successful Scripture study. It includes both text and self instructional workshops on specific research books such as Nave’s Topical Bible, Strong’s Concordance, Vine’s Expository Dictionary, and The Manners and Customs of the Bible.
Bible Explorers Guide$17.99Add to cart
Serious study of the Bible can be a daunting task for any Christian. The desire to explore God’s Word is the beginning of the process. Bible explorers also need proper tools and an experienced guide to lead the adventure through the Scripture. There is no better guide for this exploration than one who has spent his life leading people at every level of training on journey into the wonders of Scripture. John Phillips provides the proper tools as well as the wise, sensible guidance to help any believer dig into the Scriptures and search out their meaning and significance. In the Bible Explorer’s Guide, Dr. Phillips provides the ground rules for handling God’s Word – including the “Golden Rule” for studying Scripture; symbols in the Bible’s discussion of covenants and dispensations; and interpreting types, parables, and prophecy. It also offers practical “maps” and resources to aid in a discovery study – a survey of Scripture, a harmony of the Gospels, and summaries of Bible history and names. If you are looking for a serious but understandable guide to studying the Bible, look no further. The Bible Explorers Guide is your handbook.
How To Prepare Sermons$17.99Add to cart
Especially valuable if you’re a layperson who is sometimes called upon to preach. Dr. Evans provides you with a clearly written guide for study, selection of sermon texts and themes, and sermon building. He covers the basics in a conversational manner you’ll appreciate. Includes outlines of sermons and Bible readings. Practical for ministers and students, too.
Interpreting The Symbols And Types$15.99Add to cart
The number seven, the color red, the tabernacle, the Morning Star . . . when symbols like these appear in Scripture, are Christians meant to understand them on more than one level? In this easy-to-use guide, Conner translates “the language of the divine” for believers seeking subtle shades of biblical meaning
Interpreting The Scriptures$19.99Add to cart
“What does the Bible mean?” the answer to this question are many and varied. Most Christians are agreed on the fact that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, given to be understood by them and assimilated into their lives. However, where they differ greatly is concerning the meaning of the Scripture. The differing viewpoints are virtually countless. Since one’s doctrine stems from one’s interpretation of the Bible and all interpretation is guided by various rules, it seems that the Christian community should be focusing its attention more on the field of hermeneutics – the science of interpreting Scripture. It is this need that provides the basis for this textbook on hermeneutics. This book assumes that a working knowledge of hermeneutics coupled with an illuminating unction of the Holy Spirit will enable those who interpret Scripture to come to a harmonious Knowledge of the truth.