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Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus C...
by , Lois Tverberg

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p><strong>A rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him. </strong></p><p>What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived?</p><p><em>Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus</em> takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus’ ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him. You will hear the parables as they must have sounded to first-century Jews, powerful and surprising. You will join the conversations that were already going on among the rabbis of his day. You will watch with new understanding as the events of his life unfold. And you will emerge with new excitement about the roots of your own Christian faith.</p><p><em>Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus</em> will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus. It will also help you to adapt the rich prayers and customs you learn about to your own life, in ways that both respect and enrich your Christian faith. By looking at the Jewishness of Jesus, Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg take you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, one that is both balanced and insightful, helping you to better understand and appreciate your own faith.</p><p>This newly expanded softcover edition includes a discussion guide for both individuals and groups, and instructions for a simple home Passover Seder celebration.</p>
Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage: How Understanding the Jewish R...
by Curt Landry

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English

Pages

270

Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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<b>Sid Roth, Host of "It's Supernatural," says...<br /><b><br /><strong>"Is it possible to take New Testament and denude the Jewish culture and get a full revelation? Of course not. But many Christians go their whole lives without all the pieces of the puzzle. My friend, Curt Landry, shows how the identity theft took place and fills in the missing pieces. Fall in love with Jesus all over again."</strong><br /><br /><strong>Perry Stone, Founder of Voice of Evangelism, International School of the Word, Omega International, and Manna Fest says...</strong><br /><br /><strong>"Curt Landry's <i>Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage</i> serves as a timely and groundbreaking take on the roots of the Christian Church and its place in the entirety of God's Kingdom. As Landry uncovers and unwraps the discovery of his own Jewish heritage and history, he also seeks to do the same for the body of Christ. This book attempts to answer the questions 'Who are we?' and 'Why are we here?' from the perspective of the whole body of believers. If we ignore some of the full story, we are missing some part of our identity-- and in identity, there is power, there is purpose, and there is covenant. </strong><br /><strong></strong><br /><strong><i>Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage</i> provides a valuable and unique take on this situation. As the body of Christ begins to reconnect with the olive tree onto which it has been grafted and as the fulfillment of Revelation draws nearer, there is no better time than now to learn about and become firmly grounded within your spiritual heritage."</strong><br /><br /><strong>Chuck Pierce, Author and President of Global Spheres and Glory of Zion International Ministries, says...</strong><br /><strong></strong><br /><strong>"<i>Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage</i> is a journey! This book was like reading a priceless painting in process. Curt Landry motivates each of us uncover our heritage. In process of reading you will 'see' how we each are grafted into Abraham's covenant. My faith soared from page to page. Landry is a major artist painting our roots and causing us to see our fruitful tree blossom! I do not know of a modern book that better displays One New Man. This book will be used by the Spirit of God to tear down the wall between Jew and Gentile. This is a must read!"</strong><br /><strong></strong><br /><strong>Rabbi Curt Landry, founding pastor of House of David Ministries, reveals how understanding the Jewish roots of Christianity leads to a more vibrant, secure, and powerful Christian walk.</strong><br /><strong></strong></b></b><strong><br />The church was created by Jesus, who was born Jewish yet primarily rejected by his family and his people. His early followers were both Jewish and gentile, and the church's early culture was rooted in Judaism and a Jewish understanding of God's relationship to his people. Over time, however, Christianity became increasingly more Roman than Jewish, and the church lost its identity.<br /><br />Rabbi Curt Landry's personal story is remarkably similar. Born out of wedlock to a Jewish mother and a Catholic father, Landry was put up for adoption. For over thirty years, he had no understanding of his heritage, his roots, or who his parents were. But when he discovered the truth of his story, his life changed completely.<br /><br />The key to a life of power and purpose is understanding who you are. In this revelatory new book, Curt Landry helps Christians discover their roots in Judaism, empowering them to walk in the revelation of who they really are and who they are born to be. <i>Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage</i> reveals the mysteries of the church, letting Christians grasp the power that comes from connecting with their identity.</strong>
Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and t...
by Raymond Ibrahim

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English

Pages

334

Publication Date

August 28, 2018

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<b>A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities</b><br /><br /> The West and Islam--the sword and scimitar--have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Roman emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on Christendom.<br /><br /> <i>Sword and Scimitar</i> chronicles the decisive battles that arose from this ages-old Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian land in 636, through the Muslim occupation of nearly three-quarters of Christendom which prompted the Crusades, followed by renewed Muslim conquests by Turks and Tatars, to the European colonization of the Muslim world in the 1800s, when Islam largely went on the retreat--until its reemergence in recent times. Using original sources in Arabic and Greek, preeminent historian Raymond Ibrahim describes each battle in vivid detail and explains how these wars and the larger historical currents of the age reflect the cultural fault lines between Islam and the West.<br /><br /> The majority of these landmark battles--including the battles of Yarmuk, Tours, Manzikert, the sieges at Constantinople and Vienna, and the crusades in Syria and Spain--are now forgotten or considered inconsequential. Yet today, as the West faces a resurgence of this enduring Islamic jihad, <i>Sword and Scimitar</i> provides the needed historical context to understand the current relationship between the West and the Islamic world--and why the Islamic State is merely the latest chapter of an old history.<br /><br />
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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<p><strong>#1 International Bestseller in 4 Categories on Amazon in the US and CA,</strong> including Religious Biblical Fiction, Middle Eastern Literature, and Christian New Testament Commentaries in the US as well as Christian Fiction in CA.<br /></p><p><strong>An inspiring story of faith, doubt, redemption, the approaching Apocalypse, and the promised return of Jesus Christ that holds hope for so many. </strong><br /></p><p>Join renowned journalist Rachel Williams, self-proclaimed agnostic, on an astonishing spiritual journey. Confronting her own doubts and embarking on an unexpected adventure of selfdiscovery, Rachel finds herself playing an incredible role in the End Times and the Battle of Armageddon. <br /></p><p>This spellbinding story begins when a terrorist attack levels precious holy sites important to believers of many faiths. Rachel comes into possession of a generations-old Bible with mysterious handwritten notes predicting further disastrous events and seeming to decode the enigmatic Book of Revelation. With international tensions growing and as each terrible prediction comes to pass, Rachel finds herself swept up in the harrowing events of the Rise of the Antichrist and the fulfilled prophecy of scripture. <br /></p><p><strong>Inspired by actual people, places, and events from the Bible, “Return of Christ: the Second Coming” weaves together authentic Biblical Scripture and original storytelling to create a gripping and spiritually stirring must-read. </strong>This exhilarating tale of redemption takes readers through remarkable twists and turns as Rachel learns the true meaning of the Book of Revelation and unravels the greatest mystery of all time: the Biblical End of Days and the second coming of Jesus Christ to save us all.<br /></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>
Twisted Scripture: Untangling 45 Lies Christians Have Been Told
by Andrew Farley

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<div><b>Confront the lies that hold you back. Discover the truth that sets you free.</b></div><div><br /> </div><div>Let's face it - the Bible contains passages that are challenging to interpret and can even incite fear. Sure, we want to believe that God's grace applies to our unique troubles: addiction, divorce, habitual sins, or a feeling of distance from God because we don't seem to measure up. Still, perplexing Bible passages eat at us. </div> <br />Bestselling author and national radio host Dr. Andrew Farley is known to challenge legalistic and lifeless interpretations with his discerning take on controversial Scriptures. <br /> <br />In <b><i>Twisted Scripture</i></b>, Andrew skewers sacred cows and shatters destructive lies, bringing the undiluted truth about God's love and grace in a colorful and conversational look at the most controversial passages in the New Testament. <br /> <br />This book offers more than just encouragement and freedom. It may change everything about the way you see yourself and God.
Muddy, Book 1: Where Faith and Polygamy Collide
by Dean Hughes

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English

Pages

384

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May 15, 2019

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<p>When Brigham Young summons young Morgan Davis to his office and calls him to join other missionaries in settling the Muddy River Valley (what is now Nevada), Morgan can’t imagine what lies in store. He has just two weeks to find a wife and gather enough belongings to help start a settlement.</p><p>As Morgan and his new bride, Angeline, travel the long trail south in a covered wagon, they fall in love and connect with the other Saints. But the desert location on the Muddy River soon becomes a physical and emotional test for all of them. Together they face difficult requests from Church leaders, multiple failed attempts to settle, deaths of loved ones, and then perhaps the ultimate challenge—polygamy.</p><p>What do stalwart members do when faced with conflicting feelings between what their hearts tell them and the hard instructions from Salt Lake City? Morgan and Angeline are about to find out.</p>
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
by Gregory Boyle

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

February 14, 2010

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“Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” (<i>Los Angeles Times</i>)—<i>Tattoos on the Heart</i> is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle.<BR><BR>For twenty years, Father Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles—also known as the gang capital of the world. In <I>Tattoos on the Heart</I>, he has distilled his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith.<BR> <BR>From giant, tattooed Cesar, shopping at JC Penney fresh out of prison, you learn how to feel worthy of God’s love. From ten-year-old Pipi you learn the importance of being known and acknowledged. From Lulu you come to understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the dark—as Father Boyle phrases it, we can only shine a flashlight on a light switch in a darkened room. <BR> <BR>This is a motivating look at how to stay faithful in spite of failure, how to meet the world with a loving heart, and how to conquer shame with boundless, restorative love.
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.
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>

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