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Gods Blueprint : What Does The Old Testament Really Say$15.99Add to cart
The journey begins and I am so excited at what God will show us through His Word. First, some ground-rules. This is not an exhaustive commentary on the Hebrew Scriptures, but rather a meandering and we won’t be visiting the popular beauty spots featured in the glossy travel brochures. Instead, we will be lifting up stones and poking around in the undergrowth. We will also look upwards and outwards at the bigger picture and, following the unique quirks of the Hebrew mind, we will be making connections, sometimes in unusual places, often crossing over boundaries erected by theologians to keep us nice and ordered. Not so much the highways, as the byways; not so much the purple prose as the small print. As I have stressed many times in recent books, there are two mindsets that dominate the thinking of modern man, Christians included. These are the Greek mindset, perhaps best expressed in the phrase, Know thyself! and the Hebraic mindset, which focuses on knowing God. Now here’s the problem in a nutshell. The Bible was written using the Hebraic mindset, but, these days tends to be understood using the Greek mindset. This means that we tend to see the Bible predominantly as a source for our thoughts and actions. There is nothing wrong with that, but what is often neglected is God Himself. There’s no better way of getting to know the One we are going to spend eternity with, than by reading His Book. There’s so much we can learn about Him from the Hebrew Scriptures, from the developing story of His dealings with His people. I would go as far as to say that these Scriptures, the Old Testament, are there to provide us with a blueprint, a design plan, of God’s heart. God’s blueprint. So that has been my aim with this book. In the first part there is a complete sweep of the Hebrew Scriptures, from Genesis to Malachi. I have gone, as far as I can, for broad chronological accuracy rather than neat divisions. So Job comes between Genesis and Exodus and the two books of Chronicles straddle the Psalms. Also, where possible I have placed the prophets as close as I could to the narrative they refer to, so we can have historical context. It may all seem a bit of a mess, but I think that the Scriptures will speak to you in new ways. In the second part, I strip out all of the themes uncovered so far and displayed logically (how Greek is that!), so that we can start to see some important principles on how God deals with His people. There may be some surprises here for you, ther
To Life : Rediscovering Biblical Church$14.99Add to cart
Are you satisfied with your Christian life or do you get the feeling that something is missing, but you’re not sure what it is? Have you ever asked the question, where does the World end and the Church begin? Is the 21st Century Church truly the best it could possibly be? Are there forgotten places that we should be revisiting?
Dare we believe that we could return to the Biblical Church of the first apostles?
Some say we can’t, others have tried and failed. This author believes it’s worth trying again because it’s all a question of mindsets and this book will explain why, with the wit, wisdom and wonder that is the trademark of Steve Maltz’s writing.
How The Church Lost The Truth$14.99Add to cart
It should have been so simple. There was the Bible, God’s authoritative and complete word for mankind. His gift to us. One volume of sixty six books in all, from “In the beginning” to “amen”. One basic message. Choose Life, He said. So what did we do? We chose … denominations, 38,000 of them. One book, thousands of interpretations.
Snake handlers in Kansas, Prosperity teachers in Washington, Liberationists in El Salvador, Gay Bishops in New Hampshire, New Age rectors in London. They all claim the Bible as their inspiration and rulebook. Once this book is opened, why is it that folk seem to see different things? One book, one message, one Babel. How come? Where can the Truth be found or has the Church lost The Truth?
This explosive book tells the whole sad story of what actually happened to the Church over the last two thousand years and how it managed to lose its focus and take on so many ideas from Greek philosophy that Christianity has just become a melting point of truth mixed up with very strange ideas.
If Jesus were to return today, which Church – if any – could He call his own?
In this challenging, provocative but entertaining book the author examines what has happened to some key battlegrounds for Truth and asks, where did those ideas come from?
*How did God kick things off?
*How does He deal with His covenant people?
*Who does He let into heaven?
*What is Hell really like?
*How is He really going to wrap things up?
Some of the answers will astound you and you may also be prompted to ask the question, how has the Church managed to lose so much Truth?
Prepare to be challenged to the very core of your faith.
How The Church Lost The Way$14.99Add to cart
Tackling the ‘uncomfortable truth’ for the Church, this book packs a heavyweight punch in a lightweight package. With great clarity and style the author explains how the Church has been strangled by its past and how the faith in Jesus Christ was infiltrated by pagan ideas from Greek philosophy that have remained to this day. This book exposes and explains how this affects our understanding of the Bible, God, Church and everything in-between. In this provocative, entertaining and encouraging book, we will explore our true roots and discover practical keys to move forwards.