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The Holy Spirit: An Introduction by John Bevere

By John Bevere

You recognize of Him—but are you aware Him?

For 3 years the disciples have been with Jesus, jogging with Him and listening to every little thing He needed to say. but Jesus instructed His closest associates that He had to depart them in order that the Holy Spirit may come—and that they'd be at an advantage due to it (John 16:7, 13-14). If this was once actual of the disciples, who spent each day with Jesus, how even more can we desire the Holy Spirit actively excited by our lives today?

Sadly, the Spirit is often misunderstood, leaving many clueless approximately who he's and the way He expresses Himself to us. The Holy Spirit is usually portrayed as whatever “weird.” however the Bible makes it transparent that the Spirit isn't really anything. he's someone—a one that has promised to by no means go away your part. during this interactive ebook, John Bevere invitations you right into a own discovery of the main overlooked and misunderstood individual within the Church: the Holy Spirit.

Don’t fail to spot this extraordinary introduction.

Interactive publication includes:
• day-by-day devotions
• staff dialogue questions
• Bonus bankruptcy with solutions to a couple of the hardest questions on the Holy Spirit

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An Introduction to the Bible - Revised Edition by Donald W. Musser, Clyde Fant

By Donald W. Musser, Clyde Fant

This article offers a accomplished and definitive creation to the literature, cultures, and theologies of the early Jewish and Christian traditions. Designed to be learn with chosen passages from the Bible and the Apocrypha, An creation to the Bible deals crucial info to scholars with very little adventure within the educational examine of faith. it is going to support scholars achieve an exceptional heritage for destiny paintings in bible study. The revised variation contains information about new instructions in religious study, a revised bibliography, and an issue index - in addition to maps, charts and pictures. "This quantity is pedagogically self-aware. right here communicate academics who dwell with reference to the educating atmosphere. The narrative account of loads of fabric is sufferer, aware of element, keen to pause to supply small tutorial clues, forever retaining the massive photo in concentration. This moment variation of the e-book attests either to the energy of its authors and to the confident reception the ebook has already loved. Given the big cultural concern upon us, such guide in a context that reaches past 'the choir' is welcome and significantly very important. transparent, good equipped, brand new, and reflective of trustworthy scholarly consensus. most vital, i believe, is the possibility that its student-users will subscribe to extra scripture study....[The ebook] can help scholars generate not just a starting with the Bible, yet a long term interest." --Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. "As so much teachers of introductory survey classes in religious study will attest, discovering an appropriate textbook may be very a problem. The revised variation of An creation to the Bible marks a robust contribution to the sector. it's a well-structured, essentially written textbook. The authors include a number of the most recent discussions concerning the formation and next understandings of either the Hebrew Bible and the hot testomony. scholars utilizing this publication may be uncovered to the wealthy content material of old close to jap reviews. they'll additionally locate themselves challenged to learn those classical texts utilizing essentially the most fresh hermeneutic arguments in circulation....An creation to the Bible presents a very good access aspect for a serious method of the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity."---C. Shaun Longstreet, Texas A&M collage, excerpted from the evaluation of Biblical Literature, August 2003.

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The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times by David W. Kling

By David W. Kling

Nobody can doubt that the Bible has exerted an enormous effect on Western civilization because the sunrise of Christianity. yet few folks have thought of definitely the right nature of that effect particularly ancient contexts. during this e-book, David Kling strains the attention-grabbing tale of the way particular biblical texts have at various occasions emerged to be the muse of pursuits that experience replaced the process historical past. through interpreting 8 such pivotal texts, Kling elucidates the ways that sacred texts proceed to form our lives in addition to our heritage. one of the passages he discusses are: * "Upon this rock i'm going to construct my church" (Matthew 16:18), which galvanized the formation of the papacy and has served as its origin for hundreds of years * "The righteous will dwell by means of religion" (Romans 1:17), which stuck the mind's eye of Martin Luther and sparked the Protestant Reformation * "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord: permit my humans move, so they may well worship me'" (Exodus 8:1), which has performed an immense and various position in African American historical past from early slave spirituals throughout the glossy civil rights stream and past * "There is not any longer Jew or Greek, there is not any longer slave or unfastened, there's no longer female and male; for all of you're one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28), which has been followed via feminists as a rallying cry within the conflict for women's ordination all of the ancient episodes he explores--from the start of Christian monasticism to the emergence of Pentecostalism--is facts of the dynamic interaction among Scripture and the social and cultural context during which it truly is interpreted. Kling's leading edge learn of this strategy exhibits how sacred texts may give lifestyles to social routine, and the way robust social forces can provide new aspiring to Scripture.

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God and Evil: The Case for God in a World Filled with Pain by Chad Meister, James K. Dew Jr.

By Chad Meister, James K. Dew Jr.

The query of evil―its origins, its justification, its solution―has plagued humankind from the start. each iteration increases the query and struggles with the responses it really is given. questions on the character of evil and the way it truly is reconciled with the reality claims of Christianity are unavoidable; we have to be ready to reply to such questions with nice readability and strong faith.

God and Evil compiles the easiest pondering on all angles at the query of evil, from a few of the most interesting students in faith, philosophy and apologetics, including

  • Gregory E. Ganssle and Yena Lee
  • Bruce Little
  • Garry DeWeese
  • R. Douglas Geivett
  • James Spiegel
  • Jill Graper Hernandez
  • Win Corduan
  • David Beck

With extra chapters addressing "issues in discussion" equivalent to hell and human origins, and a now-famous debate among evangelical thinker William Lane Craig and atheist thinker Michael Tooley, God and Evil presents severe engagement with fresh arguments opposed to religion and gives grounds for renewed self assurance within the God who's "acquainted with grief."

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New Readings in John: Literary and Theological Perspectives. by Johannes Nissen, Sigfred Pedersen

By Johannes Nissen, Sigfred Pedersen

This assortment by way of Scandinavian students deals new reviews on classical and smooth difficulties in terms of the Fourth Gospel. There are essays on John and the Synoptics, and on John and the Qumran Scrolls. different essays current new literary techniques comparable to the query of the 'implied reader', biblical imagery, and irony and sectarianism. important theological matters are mentioned, together with the matter of anti-Judaism, the translation of the dying of Jesus, the idea that of undertaking, the relation among group and ethics, and the knowledge of God within the Johannine writings.

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An Introduction to the Bible by J.W. Rogerson

By J.W. Rogerson

An off-the-cuff reader enters a book place trying to find a Bible. although, now not all of the Bibles on show have a similar contents! a few have extra books than others, a few are learn versions, a few use gender-free language. How did this turn up? This creation works again throughout the procedures in which the Bible was once written, transmitted, copied and declared to be authoritative by means of numerous church buildings. the next subject matters are handled: what's the Bible?; How Biblical Writers Wrote; The Making of the previous testomony; The Making of the Apocrypha; The Making of the recent testomony; The Canon of the Bible; The research of the Bible; using the Bible in Social, ethical and Political Questions. This up-to-date version takes account of advancements in scholarship because the booklet was once first released in 1999 through Penguin. J. W. Rogerson is Emeritus Professor of bible study on the collage of Sheffield and a Canon Emeritus of Sheffield Cathedral. His many guides conceal the old, geographical and social heritage to the previous testomony, the historical past of biblical interpretation, and using the Bible in ethical, social, political and environmental concerns. Contents: Preface to the Revised variation; Preface to the unique version; what's the Bible?; How Biblical Writers Wrote; The Making of the previous testomony; The Making of the Apocrypha; The Making of the recent testomony; The Canon of the Bible; The learn of the Bible; using the Bible; word list; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Endnotes.

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The Companion Bible: Enlarged Type Edition by E. W. Bullinger

By E. W. Bullinger

(Notes and appendices by means of E. W. Bullinger) A vintage one-volume learn Bible within the King James model. is helping comprise 198 appendices, together with causes of Hebrew phrases and their makes use of; charts; parallel passages; maps; lists of right names; calendars; and timelines. a favored examine Bible now to be had during this enlarged kind version.

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Sovereignty of God in Salvation: Biblical Essays by E. Earle Ellis

By E. Earle Ellis

In his new paintings The Sovereignty of God in Salvation E. Earle Ellis units out to discover God's sovereign objective either in person salvation and within the salvation heritage in which the Bible has been authored, transmitted, interpreted and communicated. within the technique he touches on such issues because the nature of loose will; the manifestation God's sovereignty within the existence and ministry of the Apostle Paul; the presence of God's hand within the transmission and interpretation of the biblical texts; and new views on either the fashionable inclination to emphasize Paul's use of Graeco-Roman rhetoric in addition to the modern reception of the biblical message. The sovereignty of God types an overarching topic throughout.

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