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The Immoral Majority: Why Evangelicals Chose Political Power Over...
by Ben Howe

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English

Pages

301

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<p><strong>Evangelicals are losing the culture war. What if it’s their fault?</strong></p><p>In 2016, writer and filmmaker Ben Howe found himself disillusioned with the religious movement he’d always called home. In the pursuit of electoral victory, many American evangelicals embraced moral relativism and toxic partisanship. </p><p>Whatever happened to the Moral Majority, who headed to Washington in the ’80s to plant the flag of Christian values? Where were the Christian leaders that emerged from that movement and led the charge against Bill Clinton for his deception and unfaithfulness? Was all that a sham? Or have they just lost sight of why they wanted to win in the first place? From the 1980s scandals till today, evangelicals have often been caricatured as a congregation of judgmental and prudish rubes taken in by thundering pastors consumed with greed and lust for power. Did the critics have a point?</p><p>In <em>The Immoral Majority</em>, Howe—still a believer and still deeply conservative—analyzes and debunks the intellectual dishonesty and manipulative rhetoric which evangelical leaders use to convince Christians to toe the Republican Party line. He walks us through the history of the Christian Right, as well as the events of the last three decades which led to the current state of the conservative movement at large. </p><p>As long as evangelicals prioritize power over persuasion, Howe argues, their pews will be empty and their national influence will dwindle. If evangelicals hope to avoid cultural irrelevance going forward, it will mean valuing the eternal over the ephemeral, humility over ego, and resisting the seduction of political power, no matter the cost. <em>The Immoral Majority</em> demonstrates how the Religious Right is choosing the profits of this world at the cost of its soul—and why it’s not too late to change course.</p>
The Untold Story of the New Testament Church: An Extraordinary Gu...
by Frank Viola

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English

Pages

193

Publication Date

January 28, 2005

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<DIV><p>A Masterpiece in Narrative Ecclesiology</p><p>Watch the New Testament come alive! Understand God's Word like never before!</p><p>The New Testament is often hard to understand. A major reason is because it is not arranged in chronological order. Paul's letters, for example, are arranged by size rather than chronologically. This makes the New Testament a bit like a Chinese puzzle! For this reason, one famous Bible scholar said that reading the New Testament letters is like hearing one end of a phone conversation. The book you hold in your hands reconstructs the other end so that you can understand virtually every word.</p><p>"The Untold Story of the New Testament Church" is a unique Bible handbook that weaves Acts and the Epistles together chronologically . . . creating one fluid story. This epic volume gives readers a first-hand account of the New Testament drama that is riveting and enlightening. It includes dates, maps, and background information about the people, the cities, and the events of the first-century church using a "you-are-there" approach.</p><p>Get up-close and personal with apostles Paul, Peter, James and John and learn of their personal struggles. Understand the circumstances behind each inspired letter they penned. Watch the chaotic swirl of first-century people and events fall into place before your very eyes. Discover what Paul's "thorn in the flesh" really was. Learn what happened to all the apostles after the book of Acts was finished. Be ushered into the living, breathing atmosphere of the first century and uncover the hidden riches found in God's Word.</p></DIV>
The Family
by Jeff Sharlet

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English

Pages

468

Publication Date

May 11, 2008

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<p>They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen of both parties describe them as the most influential religious organization in Washington. They say they are not Christians, but simply believers.</p><p>Behind the scenes at every National Prayer Breakfast since 1953 has been the Family, an elite network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful. Their goal is "Jesus plus nothing." Their method is backroom diplomacy. <em>The Family</em> is the startling story of how their faith—part free-market fundamentalism, part imperial ambition—has come to be interwoven with the affairs of nations around the world. </p>
Jezebel's War With America: The Plot to Destroy Our Country and W...
by Michael L. Brown

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English

Pages

243

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b>Jezebel died 3,000 years ago. But her spirit lives today.</b><p>Jezebel was the most wicked woman in the Bible, a powerful seductress who killed the prophets, led Israel into idolatry and immorality, and emasculated men. She was seductive and determined to snuff out the voices coming against her, because these voices were calling out for repentance.</p><p>In twenty-first-century America, Jezebel is not a person. But it’s as if the spirit of Jezebel is alive again today. The influence of the same demonic force is being felt in the massive increase of pornography and sexual temptation, the militant spirit of abortion, the rise of radical feminism, and most importantly, in the attempt to silence prophetic voices. Just as Jezebel clashed with strong men almost three thousand years ago, the demonic spirit of Jezebel is powerful in America, and it is going after the church.</p><p>This eye-opening book not only unveils the satanic plot to destroy America, beginning with an all-out assault on the church, but it will equip every believer with tools to defeat the enemy in their own personal lives as well as in the nation.<br /><br /> This book will show you how the spirit of Jezebel is active in America today and teach you how to protect the church.<br /><br /><b>OTHER BOOKS BY MICHAEL L. BROWN, PHD:</b><br /><b><i>Playing With Holy Fire</i> (2018)<br /> ISBN-13:</b> 978-1629994987<br /><br /><b><i>The Power of Music</i> (2019)</b><br /><b>ISBN-13:</b> 978-1629995953<br /><br /><b><i>Breaking the Stronghold of Food</i> (2017)<br /> ISBN-13: </b>978-1629990996</p>
Parables: The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Sto...
by John F. MacArthur

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English

Pages

236

Publication Date

October 27, 2015

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<p><strong>Pastor-teacher John MacArthur helps readers understand Jesus’ parables and how they relate to the whole of His message.</strong></p><p>Jesus was a master storyteller, and the parables He told were ingeniously simple word pictures with profound spiritual lessons. Understanding the parables is a crucial matter for followers of Jesus. Jesus told parables so His people might comprehend His message about the kingdom of God clearly. </p><p>Master expositor and Bible commentator John MacArthur has spent a lifetime explaining the Word of God in clear and comprehensible terms. In <em>Parables</em> he helps Christians understand the essential lessons contained in the most famous and influential short stories the world has ever known.</p>
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
by James H. Cone

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

September 01, 2011

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Reconciling the gospel message of liberation with the reality of black oppression and suffering during the lynching era.
The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Hea...
by , Roy Doliner

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English

Pages

340

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p> The Shocking Secrets of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Artwork </p><p>The recent cleaning of the Sistine Chapel frescoes removed layer after layer of centuries of accumulated tarnish and darkness. <em>The Sistine Secrets</em> endeavors to remove the centuries of prejudice, censorship, and ignorance that blind us to the truth about one of the world's most famous and beloved art treasures.</p><p>Some images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.</p>
The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation o...
by , James M. Robinson

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English

Pages

866

Publication Date

September 14, 2010

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<p><em>The Nag Hammadi Scriptures</em>, edited by Marvin Meyer, is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of Gnostic manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945, which rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance. It includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, as well as other Gnostic gospels and sacred texts. This volume also includes introductory essays, notes, tables, glossary, index, etc. to help the reader understand the context and contemporary significance of these texts which have shed new light on early Christianity and ancient thought. The compilation of ancient manuscripts that constitute <em>The Nag Hammadi Scriptures</em> is a discovery that challenges everything we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions.</p>
A History of the Bible: The Story of the World's Most Influential...
by John Barton

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English

Pages

635

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<b><b>A literary history of our most influential book of all time, by an Oxford scholar and Anglican priest</b></b><br /><br />In our culture, the Bible is monolithic: It is a collection of books that has been unchanged and unchallenged since the earliest days of the Christian church. The idea of the Bible as "Holy Scripture," a non-negotiable authority straight from God, has prevailed in Western society for some time. And while it provides a firm foundation for centuries of Christian teaching, it denies the depth, variety, and richness of this fascinating text. In <i>A History of the Bible</i>, John Barton argues that the Bible is not a prescription to a complete, fixed religious system, but rather a product of a long and intriguing process, which has inspired Judaism and Christianity, but still does not describe the whole of either religion. Barton shows how the Bible is indeed an important source of religious insight for Jews and Christians alike, yet argues that it must be read in its historical context--from its beginnings in myth and folklore to its many interpretations throughout the centuries. <br /><br />It is a book full of narratives, laws, proverbs, prophecies, poems, and letters, each with their own character and origin stories. Barton explains how and by whom these disparate pieces were written, how they were canonized (and which ones weren't), and how they were assembled, disseminated, and interpreted around the world--and, importantly, to what effect. Ultimately, <i>A History of the Bible</i> argues that a thorough understanding of the history and context of its writing encourages religious communities to move away from the Bible's literal wording--which is impossible to determine--and focus instead on the broader meanings of scripture.
The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective
by , Andreas Ebert

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

September 06, 2018

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<br />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.<br />

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