A Doubter's Guide to the Bible: Inside History's Bestseller for Believers and Skeptics

A Doubter’s consultant to the Bible is a concise account of the entire biblical narrative and the life-style it evokes, representing a different and fascinating framework for these staring at Christianity from the skin, in particular those that imagine there are sturdy purposes to not believe.

In this e-book, Dickson presents a readable and winsome Bible primer summarizing the most subject matters in scripture, and addresses tricky questions akin to “How do we learn the construction account in Genesis in gentle of contemporary technological know-how? “ and, “how will we strategy previous testomony legislation whilst apparently inconsistent and irrelevant?”

By offering the complete of the Bible as an account of God’s promise to revive humanity to Himself, and humanity to each other and to production, Dickson permits believers and skeptics alike to realize perception into why the Bible has been a compelling, life-changing, and magnetic strength during the ages.

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The Apostolic Fathers, Volume 1: I Clement. II Clement. Ignatius. Polycarp. Didache (Loeb Classical Library)

The writings of the Apostolic Fathers supply a wealthy and various photograph of Christian lifestyles and idea within the interval instantly after New testomony occasions. a few of them have been accorded virtually Scriptural authority within the early Church. This new Loeb version of those crucial texts displays present idiom and the most recent scholarship.

Here are the Letters of Ignatius, bishop of Antioch, one of the most renowned files of early Christianity; those letters, addressing middle theological questions, have been written to a part dozen diversified congregations whereas Ignatius was once en path to Rome as a prisoner, condemned to die within the wild-beast area. additionally during this assortment is a letter to the Philippian church through Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna and pal of Ignatius, in addition to an account of Polycarp's martyrdom. There are a number of forms of texts within the Apostolic Fathers assortment, representing diverse spiritual outlooks. The handbook referred to as the Didache units forth precepts for spiritual guide, worship, and ministry. The Epistle of Barnabas searches the outdated testomony, the Jewish Bible, for testimony in aid of Christianity and opposed to Judaism. the most largely learn within the early Christian centuries was once The Shepherd of Hermas, a e-book of revelations that develops a doctrine of repentance.

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The Everlasting Hatred: The Roots of Jihad

By Hal Lindsey

Best-selling writer Hal Lindsey explains how, on September eleven, an old fight-to-the-death clash exploded at the beaches of the U.S. although so much american citizens did not know it, we have been already taken with this fight. A fight pushed through a hatred that is going again over 4,000 years. Islamic fundamentalism's goal is to interchange the JudeoChristian international order with an Islamic global order. each American must comprehend the enormity of the chance we are facing and why. 

In the aftermath of 11th of September such a lot american citizens are asking:

  • Why do such a lot Muslims hate Jews?
  • Why do Islamic fundamentalists hate the us and phone it the nice Satan?
  • Why did Islamic terrorists sacrifice their very own lives to kill Americans?
  • Do Islamic fundamentalists have entry to guns of mass destruction?
  • Could Islamic terrorists imperil the survival of the United States?
  • What mild does Bible prophecy shed on this?
  • Does the Koran demand violence and conquest?
  • Are the Islamic fundamentalists an aberration of the Muslim faith, or are they as they declare the genuine fans of Mohammad?

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Every Prophecy about Jesus

Considered by way of many to be the world’s finest authority on biblical prophecy, Dr. John F. Walvoord committed a lot of his time and scholarship to examining the Bible’s predictions approximately Jesus. From Jesus’s start, to His dying and resurrection, to His go back to earth, each prophecy approximately Christ within the Bible is suitable to us today.

Now for the 1st time, those prophecies and interpretations can be found by means of themselves in a single booklet. This final advisor to messianic prophecy explores:

•    The historic heritage for each prophecy approximately Christ through the Bible
•    How and while Christ will go back to earth
•    What today’s occasions within the center East need to do with Jesus’s lifestyles and purpose
•    How all of the prophecies approximately Jesus impression and make sure one another
•    Why we will be able to interpret biblical prophecies actually and why they subject to us today

realizing biblical predictions approximately Christ is important to the church, our knowledge of worldwide occasions, and our own religion in a God who retains His promises.

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Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President

By Jimmy Carter

In throughout the 12 months with Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth President of the USA takes you on a special trip into the center of the Christian religion. in accordance with greater than 3 a long time of functional Bible instructing, those readings draw from the riches of God's notice and the compelling reviews of Mr. Carter's personal lifestyles. even if via interesting glimpses into behind-the-scenes task on the White apartment, or insightful remembrances of his profession within the U.S. military, Mr. Carter by no means ceases to attach the knowledge of Scripture along with your personal an important position at the level of lifestyles. Frank, sincere, occasionally humorous, occasionally heartbreaking, and constantly suitable, in the course of the yr with Jimmy Carter demanding situations readers to be extra Christ-like on a daily basis in their lives.

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Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics

By William Lane Craig

Perfect as a textbook but first-class for lay readers, this up-to-date version builds a favorable case for Christianity through making use of the newest suggestion to middle theological themes.

J. Gresham Machen as soon as stated, "False rules are the best stumbling blocks to the reception of the gospel"-which makes apologetics that rather more vital. desirous to have interaction not only teachers and pastors yet Christian laypeople and seekers, William Lane Craig has revised and up to date key sections during this 3rd variation of his vintage textual content to mirror the most recent paintings in astrophysics, philosophy, chance calculus, the arguments for the lifestyles of God, and Reformed epistemology.

His approach-that of confident apologetics-gives cautious consciousness to the most important questions and issues, together with: the connection of religion and cause, the lifestyles of God, the issues of ancient wisdom and miracles, the private claims of Christ, and the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus. He indicates that there's sturdy cause to imagine Christianity is right. As Craig says, "If you will have a legitimate and persuasive case for Christianity, you do not have to develop into knowledgeable in comparative religions and Christian cults. a good justification of the Christian religion immediately overwhelms all competing global perspectives missing an both powerful case."

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A Miracle Under the Christmas Tree: Real Stories of Hope, Faith and the True Gifts of the Season

By Jennifer Basye Sander

There is something actually magical approximately Christmas. choked with awesome precise tales of the kindness of strangers and the advantages of spoke back prayers, this assortment with its small miracles actually captures the spirit of the season.

These tales of wish, religion and pleasure are a relocating tribute to the real that means of Christmas and remind us all that the best presents in lifestyles cannot be reward wrapped.

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Church History in Plain Language: Fourth Edition

With extra than 315,000 copies bought, this is often the tale of the church for today’s readers. The fourth version of Shelley’s vintage one-volume heritage of the church brings the tale of Christianity into the twenty-first century. This most recent variation of the booklet takes an in depth examine the speedy development of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity within the southern hemisphere, addresses the decline in conventional mainline denominations, examines the effect of expertise at the unfold of the gospel, and discusses how Christianity intersects with different religions in nations all around the world.

This concise booklet presents an easy-to-read advisor to church heritage with highbrow substance. the recent version of Church heritage in simple Language supplies to be the recent average for readable church history.

Features include:

  • Includes modern advancements regarding the unfold of the gospel
  • Discusses how know-how has an effect on how the church worships and grows
  • Covers the explosion of Christianity within the southern hemisphere

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God Mocks: A History of Religious Satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Stephen Colbert

In God Mocks, Terry Lindvall ventures into the muddy and hazardous realm of spiritual satire, chronicling its evolution from the biblical wit and humor of the Hebrew prophets in the course of the Roman period and the center a long time the entire method as much as the current.  He takes the reader on a trip in the course of the paintings of Chaucer and his Canterbury stories, Cervantes, Jonathan rapid, and Mark Twain, and finishing with the mediated leisure of recent wags like Stephen Colbert. 
 
Lindvall unearths that there's a strategy to the insanity of those mockers: precise satire, he argues, is at its middle ethical outrage expressed in laughter. yet there are awesome changes in how those spiritual satirists show their outrage.The altering costumes of non secular satirists healthy their occasions. The earthy coarse language of Martin Luther and Sir Thomas extra throughout the carnival spirit of the past due medieval interval used to be sophisticated with the enlightened wit of Alexander Pope. The sacrilege of Monty Python doesn't translate good to the ironic voices of Soren Kierkegaard. The non secular satirist doesn't even have to be a part of the neighborhood of religion. All he wishes is an eye fixed and ear for the folly and chicanery of non secular poseurs. 
 
To stick to the trails of the satirist, writes Lindvall, is to come across the ordinary and bizarre treasures who're God’s mouthpieces. In God Mocks, he bargains an enticing examine their non secular use of humor towards ethical ends.

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Jesus for Jews

By Duncan Heaster

Jesus for Jews considers orthodox Jewish objections to Christianity and offers previous testomony facts that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah of Israel

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