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The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Object...
by Lee Strobel

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English

Pages

314

Publication Date

May 18, 2009

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In his #1 best-seller The Case for Christ, legally trained investigative reporter Lee Strobel examined the claims of Christ, reaching the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God's unique son. But despite the compelling historical evidence that Strobel presented, many people grapple with serious concerns about faith in God. As in a court of law, they want to shout, "Objection!" They say, "If God is love, then what about all the suffering in our world?" Or, "If Jesus is the door to heaven, then what about the millions who have never heard of him?" Or, "If God cares for everyone, then why does he eternally torture some in hell?"In The Case for Faith, Strobel turns his tenacious investigative skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief--the eight "heart" barriers to faith. The Case for Faith is for those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faced with formidable intellectual barriers standing squarely in their path. For Christians, it will deepen their convictions and give them fresh confidence in discussing Christianity with even their most skeptical friends.
Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skepti...
by , Sean McDowell

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English

Pages

868

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">The modern apologetics classic that started it all is now completely revised and updated—because the truth of the Bible doesn’t change, but its critics do. With the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict, bestselling author Josh McDowell gave Christian readers the answers they needed to defend their faith against the harshest critics and skeptics. Since that time, Evidence has remained a trusted resource for believers young and old. Bringing historical documentation and the best modern scholarship to bear on the trustworthiness of the Bible and its teachings, this extensive volume has encouraged and strengthened millions. Now, with his son Sean McDowell, Josh McDowell has updated and expanded this classic resource for a new generation. This is a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn’t shy away from the tough questions.</span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;"> </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">Features Include: </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">• Thoroughly revised and updated from the previous edition </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">• Now co-authored by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">• All-new chapters defending against the latest attacks from Christianity’s critics </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">• Designed to be a go-to reference for even the toughest questions </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">• Offers thoughtful responses to the Bible’s most difficult and extraordinary passages </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">• Expansive defense of Christianity’s core truths, including the resurrection of Jesus Christ</span></p>
Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
by Diarmaid MacCulloch

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English

Pages

1209

Publication Date

February 25, 2010

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestseller and definitive history of Christianity for our time—from the award-winning author of <i>The Reformation</i> and <i>Silence</i></b><br /><br />A product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch's <i>Christianity</i> goes back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the major turning points in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox history and fills in often neglected accounts of conversion and confrontation in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. MacCulloch introduces us to monks and crusaders, heretics and reformers, popes and abolitionists, and discover Christianity's essential role in shaping human history and the intimate lives of men and women. And he uncovers the roots of the faith that galvanized America, charting the surprising beliefs of the founding fathers, the rise of the Evangelical movement and of Pentecostalism, and the recent crises within the Catholic Church. Bursting with original insights and a great pleasure to read, this monumental religious history will not soon be surpassed.
Church History in Plain Language (Plain Language Series)
by Bruce Shelley

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English

Pages

560

Publication Date

April 19, 1996

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<p>It's about time that someone wrote church history that tells about people, not just about "eras" and "ages." Church History in Plain Language taps the roots of our Christian family tree. It combines authoritative research with a captivating style to bring our heritage home to us.</p>
Bible History: Old Testament
by Alfred Edersheim

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English

Pages

1024

Publication Date

December 03, 2017

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<b><h2>The Old Testament is one of the most fascinating texts that the world has ever seen.</h2><br /><br />Drawn from the Hebrew Bible it forms the basis of all Christian denominations, whether Protestant, Catholic or Orthodox, they all refer to the Old Testament in some form.</b><br /><br />Alfred Edersheim, in this fascinating study, uncovers the Old Testament, removing layers of mystery, allowing readers to more fully engage with the text.<br /><br />He analyzes the books, chapter-by-chapter, thus providing a chronological history of the Jewish people.<br /><br />This work is split into seven volumes to make it manageable for the reader to understand each major period that is covered in the Old Testament. Volume One covers The World Before the Flood, and The History of the Patriarchs, Volume Two: The Exodus and The Wanderings in the Wilderness, Volume Three: Israel In Canaan Under Joshua And The Judges, Volume Four: The History of Israel under Samuel, Saul, and David, Volume Five: Birth of Solomon to Reign of Ahab, Volume Six: The Reign of Ahab to the Decline of the Two Kingdoms, and Volume Seven: From the Decline of the Two Kingdoms to the Assyrian and Babylonian Captivity.<br /><br />Edersheim, at the outset of the book, stated his objective: “I have endeavored to write in a a form so popular and easily intelligible as to be of use to the Sunday-school teacher, the advanced scholar, and the Bible-class; progressing gradually, in the course of this and the next volume, from the more simple to the more detailed.” He certainly achieves this aim in this magnificent study that is worthy of being read by all.<br /><br /><b>Alfred Edersheim</b> (1825-89) was a Vienna-born biblical scholar who converted from Judaism to Christianity. A veteran minister and missionary to the Jews of Romania, Edersheim left an enduring and priceless legacy to followers of Christ. Among his most widely read works are <em>The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services,</em> and <em>Bible History Old Testament.</em><br /><br />
Signs of Life: 40 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots
by Scott Hahn

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

October 26, 2009

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<b><i>Scott Hahn, the bestselling author of The Lamb’s Supper and Reasons to Believe, celebrates the touchstones of the Catholic life, guiding readers to a deeper faith through the Church’s rites, customs, and traditional prayers. </i></b><i><br /></i><br /><i>Signs of Life </i>is beloved author Scott Hahn’s clear and comprehensive guide to the Biblical doctrines and historical traditions that underlie Catholic beliefs and practices. Devoting single chapters to each topic, the author takes the reader on a journey that illuminates the roots and significance of all things Catholic, including: the Sign of the Cross, the Mass, the Sacraments, praying with the saints, guardian angels, sacred images and relics, the celebration of Easter, Christmas, and other holidays, daily prayers, and much more. <br /><br />In the appealing conversational tone that has won him millions of devoted readers, Hahn presents the basic tenets of Church teachings, clears up common misconceptions about specific rituals and traditions, and responds thoughtfully to the objections raised about them. Each chapter concludes with loving, good-natured, inspiring advice on applying the Church’s wisdom to everyday life.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Heretics
by G. K. Chesterton

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English

Pages

132

Publication Date

August 15, 2013

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<DIV>The “modern” world of G. K. Chesterton’s day was one that often celebrated the independence and courage of heretics, while decrying the rigidity of conservative orthodoxy. In this classic collection of twenty essays, Chesterton uses wit and paradox to take on the popular philosophers of his day, including Henrik Ibsen, George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, and Friedrich Nietzsche.<BR /> In taking on the “heretics”—modern thinkers who considered their views to be superior to “antiquated” conservative thought—Chesterton called out their tendency to focus on evils, such as segregation and slavery, without pointing men and women toward any idea of what is good. He criticized those who rebelled against traditional Christian beliefs—those who proudly defied the Word of God. With biting prose and incomparable wit, Chesterton exposes the heretics as not only wrong but also dangerous.<BR /> Originally published in 1905, <I>Heretics</I> remains a remarkably relevant work for today’s modern culture.<BR />  </DIV>
From the Maccabees to the Mishnah, Third Edition
by Shaye Cohen

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English

Pages

316

Publication Date

November 12, 2014

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<p>This is the third edition of Shaye J. D. Cohen's important and seminal work on the history and development of Judaism between 164 BCE to 300 CE. Cohen's synthesis of religion, literature, and history offers deep insight into the nature of Judaism at this key period, including the relationship between Jews and Gentiles, the function of Jewish religion in the larger community, and the development of normative Judaism and other Jewish sects. Cohen offers students more than just history, but an understanding of the social and cultural context of Judaism as it developed into the formative period of rabbinic Judaism. This new edition includes a brand-new chapter on the parting of ways between Jews and Christians in the second century CE. From the Maccabees to the Mishnah remains the clearest introduction to the era that shaped Judaism and provided the context for early Christianity.</p>
From Jesus to the Church: The First Christian Generation
by Craig A. Evans

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

February 14, 2014

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This study traces the tumultuous history of the very first followers of Jesus. Specifically, author Craig A. Evans looks at how a chain of events from 3-7 CE--beginning with Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem and subsequent crucifixion and ending with the destruction of the temple—led to the separation between the followers of Jesus and other Jews. Topics include the following: 1) whether Jesus actually intended to found the Christian Church; 2) the ways in which Jesus’s proclamation of the “Kingdom of God” relate to the Christian Church; 3) the role of James, brother of Jesus, in the new movement in Jerusalem; 4) the tension between James and Paul in the matter of law and works; 5) the conflict between the families and followers of Jesus and those of the high priest Annas before the destruction of the temple; and 6) the aftermath of the Jewish rebellion, whereby the Church moved away from its Jewish roots. An appendix further explores the reasons behind the rift between the Jesus movement and the synagogue.
Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Cla...
by J. Warner Wallace

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

January 01, 2013

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<DIV><b>Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, <i>Cold-Case Christianity </i>examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator.</b></div><DIV> </div><DIV>Christianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In <i>Cold-Case Christianity, </i>J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity.</div><DIV> </div><DIV>A unique apologetic that speaks to readers’ intense interest in detective stories, <i>Cold-Case Christianity </i>inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.</div><BR>

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