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The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the W...
by Bart D. Ehrman

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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<b>The “marvelous” (Reza Aslan, bestselling author of <i>Zealot</i>), <i>New York Times</i> bestselling story of how Christianity became the dominant religion in the West.</b><BR><BR>How did a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries? In <i>The Triumph of Christianity</i>, early Christian historian Bart D. Ehrman weaves the rigorously-researched answer to this question “into a vivid, nuanced, and enormously readable narrative” (Elaine Pagels, National Book Award-winning author of <i>The Gnostic Gospels</i>), showing how a handful of charismatic characters used a brilliant social strategy and an irresistible message to win over hearts and minds one at a time.<BR> <BR>This “humane, thoughtful and intelligent” book (<i>The </i><i>New York Times Book Review</i>) upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law.
The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus'...
by N. T. Wright

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

October 11, 2016

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<p>The renowned scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author widely considered to be the heir to C. S. Lewis contemplates the central event at the heart of the Christian faith—Jesus’ crucifixion—arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in transforming our understanding of its meaning.</p><p>In <em>The Day the Revolution Began</em>, N. T. Wright once again challenges commonly held Christian beliefs as he did in his acclaimed <em>Surprised by Hope</em>. Demonstrating the rigorous intellect and breathtaking knowledge that have long defined his work, Wright argues that Jesus’ death on the cross was not only to absolve us of our sins; it was actually the beginning of a revolution commissioning the Christian faithful to a new vocation—a royal priesthood responsible for restoring and reconciling all of God’s creation. </p><p>Wright argues that Jesus’ crucifixion must be understood within the much larger story of God’s purposes to bring heaven and earth together. <em>The Day the Revolution Began</em> offers a grand picture of Jesus’ sacrifice and its full significance for the Christian faith, inspiring believers with a renewed sense of mission, purpose, and hope, and reminding them of the crucial role the Christian faith must play in protecting and shaping the future of the world.</p>
On Faith: Lessons from an American Believer
by Antonin Scalia

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English

Pages

227

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b><b><i>On Faith</i> is an inspiring collection of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia's reflections on his own faith, on the challenges that religious believers face in modern America, and on the religious freedoms protected by the Constitution. Featuring a personal introduction by Justice Scalia's son Father Paul Scalia, this volume will enrich every reader's understanding of the legendary justice.</b></b><br /><br />Antonin Scalia reflected deeply on matters of religion and shared his insights with many audiences over the course of his remarkable career. As a Supreme Court justice for three decades, he vigorously defended the American constitutional tradition of allowing religion a prominent place in the public square. As a man of faith, he recognized the special challenges of living a distinctively religious life in modern America, and he inspired other believers to meet those challenges.<br /><br /> This volume contains Justice Scalia's incisive thoughts on these matters, laced with his characteristic wit. It includes outstanding speeches featured in <i>Scalia Speaks</i> and also draws from his Supreme Court opinions and his articles. In addition to the introduction by Fr. Scalia, other highlights include Fr. Scalia's beautiful homily at his father's funeral Mass and reminiscences from various friends and law clerks whose lives were influenced by Antonin Scalia's faith.
The Grandees: America's Sephardic Elite
by Stephen Birmingham

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English

Pages

394

Publication Date

December 01, 2015

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<DIV><B>The New World’s earliest Jewish immigrants and their unique, little-known history: A <I>New York Times</I> bestseller from the author of <I>Life at the Dakota</I>.</B><BR /><BR /> In 1654, twenty-three Jewish families arrived in New Amsterdam (now New York) aboard a French privateer. They were the Sephardim, members of a proud orthodox sect that had served as royal advisors and honored professionals under Moorish rule in Spain and Portugal but were then exiled from their homeland by intolerant monarchs. A small, closed, and intensely private community, the Sephardim soon established themselves as businessmen and financiers, earning great wealth. They became powerful forces in society, with some, like banker Haym Salomon, even providing financial support to George Washington’s army during the American Revolution.<BR />  <BR /> Yet despite its major role in the birth and growth of America, this extraordinary group has remained virtually impenetrable and unknowable to outsiders. From author of <I>“Our Crowd”</I> Stephen Birmingham, <I>The Grandees</I> delves into the lives of the Sephardim and their historic accomplishments, illuminating the insulated world of these early Americans. Birmingham reveals how these families, with descendants including poet Emma Lazarus, Barnard College founder Annie Nathan Meyer, and Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, influenced—and continue to influence—American society.</DIV>
Life of Christ
by Fulton J. Sheen

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English

Pages

690

Publication Date

August 19, 2008

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Widely proclaimed a classic work of Christian faith, <i>Life of Christ</i> has been hailed as the most eloquent of Fulton J. Sheen’s many books. The fruit of many years of reflection, prayer, and research, it is a dramatic and moving recounting of the birth, life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ, and a passionate portrait of the God-Man, the teacher, the healer, and most of all the Savior, whose promise has sustained humanity for two millennia.<br /><br />With his customary insight and reverance, Sheen interprets the scripture and describes Christ, not only in historical perspective, but also in exciting and contemporary terms, seeing in Christ’s life both modern parallels and timeless lessons. His thoughtful, probing analysis provides new insight into well-known Gospel events.<br /><br />An appealing blend of philosophy, history, and Biblical exegesis, from the best-known and most-loved American Catholic leader of the twentieth century, <i>Life of Christ</i> has long been a source of inspiration and guidance. For those seeking to better understand the message of Jesus Christ, this vivid retelling of the greatest story ever lived is a must read.
Return of Christ: The Second Coming
by , Syed Nadim Rizvi

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

April 04, 2019

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<h3><strong>Discover the story of biblical events that ushers in the end of times and how Jesus Christ returns again to save us all from our own demise.<br /></strong> <br /></h3><p>As Rachel Williams, a renowned television journalist, covers the signing of a historical peace accord in Jerusalem, a terrorist strike levels several of the Holy Land’s most ancient, sacred sites – sites important to <strong>Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike</strong>. As international tensions rise due to the incident, Rachel finds a long-forgotten email she received months earlier foretelling these events – an email she dismissed because it came from a man whom she considered a “religious nut.” When Rachel locates the sender, he gives her a Bible containing handwritten notes deciphering the Book of Revelation. </p><p>After another terrorist attack occurs – one written about in the man’s notes – Rachel embarks on an adventure of spiritual discovery that leads to unraveling the greatest mystery of all time: <strong>The rise of the Antichrist and the return of Jesus to Earth</strong>, and how she, an agnostic, plays a significant role in the Biblical End Times and the Battle of Armageddon.<br /></p><h5><strong><em>The story in this book was inspired by scripture, characters, places and events from the Bible as they relate to the End Times and Armageddon. All other names, characters, places, and events are products of the author's imagination, and any resemblance to actual events, places, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.</em></strong></h5>
Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel
by David Limbaugh

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English

Pages

418

Publication Date

September 08, 2014

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In <I>Jesus on Trial</I>, David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking: making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ. Limbaugh, a practicing attorney and former professor of law, approaches the canonical gospels with the same level of scrutiny he would apply to any legal document and asks all the necessary questions about the story of Jesus told through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. His analysis of the texts becomes profoundly personal as he reflects on his own spiritual and intellectual odyssey from determined skeptic to devout Christian. Ultimately, Limbaugh concludes that the words Christians have treasured for centuries stand up to his exhaustive inquiry—including his examination of historical and religious evidence beyond the gospels—and thereby affirms Christian faith, spirituality, and tradition.
How the Bible Actually Works: In Which I Explain How An Ancient, ...
by Peter Enns

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English

Pages

285

Publication Date

February 19, 2019

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<p>Controversial evangelical Bible scholar, popular blogger and podcast host of The Bible for Normal People, and author of <em>The Bible Tells Me So</em> and <em>The Sin of Certainty</em> explains that the Bible is not an instruction manual or rule book but a powerful learning tool that nurtures our spiritual growth by refusing to provide us with easy answers but instead forces us to acquire wisdom. <br /><br />For many Christians, the Bible is a how-to manual filled with literal truths about belief that must be strictly followed. But the Bible is not static, Peter Enns argues. It does not hold easy answers to the perplexing questions and issues that confront us in our daily lives. Rather, the Bible is a dynamic instrument for study that not only offers an abundance of insights but provokes us to find our own answers to spiritual questions, cultivating God’s wisdom within us. </p><p>“The Bible becomes a confusing mess when we expect it to function as a rulebook for faith. But when we allow the Bible to determine our expectations, we see that Wisdom, not answers, is the Bible’s true subject matter,” writes Enns. This distinction, he points out, is important because when we come to the Bible expecting it to be a textbook intended by God to give us unwavering certainty about our faith, we are actually creating problems for ourselves. The Bible, in other words, really isn’t the problem; having the wrong expectation is what interferes with our reading.</p><p>Rather than considering the Bible as an ancient book weighed down with problems, flaws, and contradictions that must be defended by modern readers, Enns offers a vision of the holy scriptures as an inspired and empowering resource to help us better understand how to live as a person of faith today. </p><p><em>How the Bible Actually Works</em> makes clear that there is no one right way to read the Bible. Moving us beyond the damaging idea that “being right” is the most important measure of faith, Enns’s freeing approach to Bible study helps us to instead focus on pursuing enlightenment and building our relationship with God—which is exactly what the Bible was designed to do.</p>
The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective
by , Andreas Ebert

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

September 06, 2018

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<DIV>Richard Rohr and Andrea Ebert's runaway best-seller shows both the basic logic of the Enneagram and its harmony with the core truths of Christian thought from the time of the early Church forward.</DIV>
No God but One: Allah or Jesus? (with Bonus Content): A Former Mu...
by Nabeel Qureshi

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English

Pages

294

Publication Date

August 30, 2016

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<p>BONUS: This eBook includes downloadable videos and a Q&A with Nabeel Qureshi that are not found in the print edition.</p><p><strong>Having shared his journey of faith in the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling <em>Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus</em>, Nabeel Qureshi now examines Islam and Christianity in detail, exploring areas of crucial conflict and unpacking the relevant evidence.</strong></p><p>In this anticipated follow-up book, Nabeel reveals what he discovered in the decade following his conversion, providing a thorough and careful comparison of the evidence for Islam and Christianity--evidence that wrenched his heart and transformed his life.</p><p>In <em>Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus</em>, Nabeel Qureshi recounted his dramatic journey, describing his departure from Islam and his decision to follow Christ. In the years that followed, he realized that the world’s two largest religions are far more different than they initially appeared.</p><p><em>No God but One: Allah or Jesus?</em> addresses the most important questions at the interface of Islam and Christianity: How do the two religions differ? Are the differences significant? Can we be confident that either Christianity or Islam is true? And most important, is it worth sacrificing everything for the truth?</p><p>Nabeel shares stories from his life and ministry, casts new light on current events, and explores pivotal incidents in the histories of both religions, providing a resource that is gripping and thought-provoking, respectful and challenging.</p><p>Both Islam and Christianity teach that there is <em>No God but One</em>, but who deserves to be worshiped, <em>Allah</em> or <em>Jesus</em>?</p><p><em>This eBook includes the full text of the book plus bonus content not found in the softcover! Bonuses include a Q&A with Nabeel Qureshi and downloadable videos that answer important questions about Islam and Christianity. Please note that some e-reader devices do not accommodate video play. You can still access the bonus videos by copying the web address provided into an internet browser on a device or computer that accommodates video content.</em></p>

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