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  • Herod And Mary

    $29.99

    Explore the interwoven lives of King Herod and Mary, Mother of Jesus as New York Times bestselling author Kathie Lee Gifford brings these biblical figures into a new light. Follow Herod from boyhood as he strives and fails throughout his life to become a beloved king. Walk in the steps of Mary of Nazareth as she navigates the repercussions of Herod’s deadly obsession.

    Delve into the complex history of Herod the Great–his rise to power and ultimate fall in pursuit to be the “King of the Jews.” Under a flourishing yet tumultuous background of Jerusalem, consider Mary of Nazareth’s place under Herod’s rule and the promise of a Messiah to free her people. Kathie Lee Gifford with Bryan M. Litfin, Ph.D. deftly weave a truthful historical narrative full of accurate details and sweeping prose that ushers in the true King and glorifies God’s powerful plan to bring a savior into the world through unlikely means. A coda between the authors, full of honest revelation and insightful meaning, follows each chapter for added in-depth reading.

    The first installment in the Ancient Evil, Living Hope series, Herod and Mary begins with the tragic life of King Herod–Christianity’s first true persecutor. As an impressionable boy, he is forever marked by the raw power of Rome. Throughout the course of Herod’s career, he gains power, fame, and riches beyond belief. Yet murderous intrigues stalk this man–and infect his own dark soul.

    Under the rule of King Herod, Jerusalem becomes a prominent city of wealth and prosperity, but Mary saw the struggle of her people under a tyrant. Like all Jewish women, she knew the promises of Torah and longed for a deliverer. But no one could have prepared her for what the angel of God revealed: that the Messiah wouldn’t arrive with the blaring of trumpets, the clash of arms, or the fanfare of a mighty host. He would arrive as an infant within her own womb. The light of the world was born in a cave: not a king who maims and destroys, but the gentle King of the Jews.

    This riveting narrative nonfiction work reveals deep insight to how Herod came to power, how corruption and an ancient evil threatened the stability of a nation, and how a teenage Mary was called to traverse these obstacles to bring the Savior, Jesus, our living hope, into the world.

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  • Friend Of God

    $22.99

    ‘Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith. He was even called the friend of God.’ (James 2.23)

    Abraham is the only character in the Bible to be described as ‘the friend of God’, and this comprehensive study by John Lennox shows why.

    Abraham is unquestionably one of the most outstanding and influential figures in world history. He had no political or military achievements, and he left no literary remains, yet today billions of people – more than half of the world’s population – claim him as their spiritual father.

    Throughout the Bible Abraham is seen as a pivotal figure in God’s plan of salvation, and in this richly detailed account of his life and times, John Lennox helps us to see through mists of the past to the real flesh-and-blood man, with all his strengths and weaknesses, and to better appreciate all that Abraham stands for as a model of faith for today.

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  • Eyewitness To Redemption Ruth

    $14.99

    The book of Ruth gives us a glimpse into the personal journey of Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi. The two widows struggled to survive in Bethlehem but eventually found refuge in God’s redeeming love. Ruth’s story gives us insight into our own stories. Her struggles remind us to persevere through our challenges. Her courage inspires us to trust God amid hardship. Ruth experienced God’s redeeming love. As an eyewitness to redemption, Ruth reminds us that we can all find refuge through faith in Jesus Christ-the greatest expression of God’s providential care for His people. Ruth was an eyewitness to redemption. Through faith in Christ, we, too, can be eyewitnesses to redemption as we find refuge in God’s redeeming love.

    – In-depth 6-Week Bible Study in workbook format
    – Emphasis on personal application
    – Stirs the heart and engages the mind
    – Presents truth with a balance of conviction and encouragement
    – Generates rich, honest discussions among small groups

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  • Son Of Man

    $18.99

    Experience the Bible come to life before your eyes as New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin uses his storyteller’s imagination to present the life of Jesus in a way that will engage your faith in new ways. This collection of more than twenty short stories, compiled from Martin’s books What If It’s True? and They Turned the World Upside Down, draws you into a deeper understanding and love for the Savior.

    Son of Man presents key moments from the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and explores the lives of His followers in descriptive, novelistic words. This unique collection:

    *Fosters a stronger appreciation, love, and respect for Jesus
    *Covers themes including rejection, service, unconditional love, and forgiveness
    *Uses the lives of the disciples as inspiration to be the light in a dark world
    *Shows how the disciples’ same world-changing faith is still around today

    Son of Man is perfect for someone who loves Christian fiction. Known for his beloved lyrical style, in this paperback edition Martin illuminates key moments from Scripture with stories such as Where the Father’s Love Found Him, Betrayed, and The Borrowed Tomb. Martin’s writing offers a way to see how Jesus’ life and the lives of His disciples revealed an unwavering confidence in the power and presence of God.

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  • Mothers And Daughters Of The Bible Speak Workbook (Workbook)

    $18.99

    Write your own story and journey of faith as you make the connections between God’s specific attention to the female heart through a deeper, more personal connection to the mothers and daughters of the Bible.In the sixteen lessons, you’ll be challenged to consider the parallels between each woman’s relationship story and your own. You’ll be asked to reflect on how God worked in their lives and how he’s working in yours.

    Each of the sixteen characters in the book will have a chapter in the workbook to take the reader through exercises such as:

    *READ invites you to read key moments of each relationship story and connect with their story.

    *REFLECT provides an opportunity to identify specific character traits, responses to God, and acts of faith, as well as your experiences, responses, and acts of faith.

    *PRAY asks you to prayerfully consider how this mother or daughter’s relationship reflects the work God is doing in your life right now.

    Every other lesson features an extra bonus section:

    *PAIRS reveals that individually, every relational story is powerful. Here, you’ll consider the women in pairs, finding the commonalities in their callings and challenges.

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  • Impact Of Ordinary Women In The Bible

    $10.99

    Ordinary Women, Extraordinary God

    In book two of Don Wilkerson’s series The Impact of Ordinary People, the names listed in each chapter are not well-known women of the Bible. But that’s the theme of this unique devotional.

    Adah, Bilhah, Jehosheba, and Huldah are just some of the ordinary women who accomplished extraordinary things for the glory of God. Scripture contains a supporting cast of men and women often overlooked in Bible study. This devotional brings thirty lesser-known women to life with short but thought-provoking lessons. Each woman deserves attention for her significant impact, but it’s God’s redemption story that is highlighted and woven through the lives of these ordinary women.

    For those seeking discipleship material for personal growth, this book will aid individual and small group Bible study.

    This devotional is also a helpful resource for pastors and Christian leaders to develop biblical lessons or one-of a-kind sermons.

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  • Women Of The Bible Speak Workbook (Workbook)

    $18.99

    Based on the New York Times bestselling book The Women of the Bible Speak, learn to write your own story and journey of faith as you make the connections between God’s specific attention to the female heart through a deeper, more personal connection to the women of the Bible.

    In the sixteen lessons, you’ll be challenged to consider the parallels between each woman’s story and your own. You’ll be asked to reflect on how God worked in their lives and how he’s working in yours.

    Each of the sixteen characters in the book will have a chapter in the workbook that will take the user through exercises such as:

    *READ invites you to read key moments of each woman’s life in the Bible and connect with her story.

    *REFLECT provides an opportunity to identify specific character traits, responses to God, and acts of faith, as well as your similar traits, responses, and acts of faith.

    *PRAY asks you to prayerfully consider how this woman’s story ties into the work God is doing in your life right now.

    Every other lesson features an extra bonus section:

    *PAIRS reveals that individually, every woman’s story is powerful. Here, you’ll consider the women in pairs, finding the commonalities in their callings and challenges. Some of the women knew one another. Others were connected simply by a thread of common purpose, one that becomes clearer by studying the women side by side.

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  • They Walked With God

    $29.99

    The characters we meet in the Bible play a huge role in our lives. Whether we personally relate to Joseph’s dedication to serving the Lord even when he was confused or we understand when Mary Magdalene mourns in front of the vacant tomb, the timeless stories we find in the Bible influence and inspire us to learn to be more like Christ. But how can we apply these lessons to our everyday lives?

    In They Walked with God, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado takes a closer look at 40 of the most inspirational characters in the Bible and shares a powerful message: if God can find a place for each character in the Bible, we can rest assured that he’s carved out a spot for us too.

    They Walked with God also includes a series of meaningful, in-depth discussion questions that correspond with each biblical character that Max has highlighted, giving you a chance to reflect further about the incredible lives they led and the lessons we can learn from them. This one-of-a-kind, interactive resource is perfect for devout followers and new believers alike.

    Max weaves together stories from Scripture with stories that offer a modern perspective, bringing each of these men and women to life within the pages of They Walked with God. Max will encourage you as you get to know these figures, and yourself, better by:

    *Guiding you through a comprehensive study of 40 of the Bible’s most remarkable–and sometimes seemingly unremarkable–characters

    *Providing 185+ thoughtful and engaging discussion questions designed to spark further conversation about how we can apply these lessons to our daily lives

    *Sharing personal stories that will help you grow your faith and strengthen your relationship with Jesus

    Max adds dimension and depth to 40 incredible people who had the chance to walk alongside God, reminding us that we’re invited to walk alongside him too.

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  • Kingdom Files Complete 6 Story Collection

    $14.99

    The Kingdom Files 6-in-1 story collection features the biblically accurate stories of Jesus, Mary (Mother of Jesus), David, Daniel, Esther, and Jonah. Just for your kids ages 8 to 12, this biography collection explores the lives of Bible characters while drawing kids into a unique time and place. With each story featuring three key sections–a Fact File, a Story File, and a Lesson File–kids will enjoying learning about Bible people while coming to understand that ancient Bible stories really do apply to their lives today. Dozens of captivating line art pieces add depth and interest to every chapter.
    Stories include:

    Who Was Esther?
    Was she:
    . . .the beautiful queen of Persia?
    . . .the woman who hid her Jewish heritage from the king?
    . . .the courageous one who risked her life to save her people?

    Who Was Daniel?
    Was he:
    . . .an interpreter of dreams?
    . . .a faithful man of God?
    . . .a survivor of the lions’ den?

    Who Was David?
    Was he:
    . . .a shepherd boy turned king?
    . . .a faithful harp player?
    . . .a brave giant slayer?

    Who Was Jonah?
    Was he:
    . . .the reluctant prophet who said “no” to God?
    . . .the man tossed overboard during a colossal storm?
    . . .the one who changed his mind after being swallowed by a big fish?

    Who Was Mary, Mother of Jesus?
    Was she:
    . . .a courageous teenager?
    . . .a girl chosen by God to give birth to His Son, Jesus?
    . . .the one who said “yes” to God?

    Who Is Jesus?
    Is He:
    . . .the Son of God?
    . . .the man who gave sight to the blind, made the lame to walk, and raised people from the dead?
    . . .the One who died so that we might live?

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  • Mothers And Daughters Of The Bible Speak

    $26.99

    God always keeps His promises, but not always in the way we expect….

    “Have faith” is a phrase we hear all the time. But what does it actually look like to live it out? In The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak, Shannon Bream examines the lives of biblical women to see how God’s plans can turn our worlds upside down. She tells the story of Jochebed, a mother who took enormous risks to protect her son, Moses, from Pharaoh. Could Jochebed have imagined that God’s actual design for her son involved flight into exile and danger? And yet this was all part of the master plan to deliver Israel from slavery. Another biblical mother, Rebekah, made terrible choices in an attempt to ensure her son’s place in history. And a daughter, Michal, struggled to keep her faithless father, Saul, from sin, while battling pride in herself.

    Through these stories, Shannon explains the intimate connection between faith and family–and how God’s unexpected agenda can redefine the way we think about family. Not all of these mothers and daughters in the Bible were paragons of virtue. Like us, they were human beings who faltered and struggled to do their best. While some heard God’s voice, others chose their own paths. Through the lens of their imperfections, we can see how God used their stories to bring about His divine plans. He’s still doing the same work in our lives today.

    The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak shows that faith is more often a twisting road than a straight line. Yet, as the stories of biblical families attest, at the end of these journeys lies greater peace and joy than we could ever imagine.

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  • Impact Of Ordinary People

    $10.99

    Moses, David, Joseph, Peter, Paul…these are just some of the well-known names of the Bible. They are the subject of countless sermons and stories that have inspired Bible lessons from childhood to adulthood. But Scripture also contains a supporting cast of ordinary men and women often overlooked in Bible study. These lesser-known characters deserve accolades for their contribution to God’s redemptive story.

    In a three-part series, Don Wilkerson shares the impact of those less known in the Bible, both named and unnamed. These not-so-familiar characters are brought to life in short but thought-provoking chapters with lessons that remind us that God often uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways to build His kingdom.

    For those seeking discipleship material for personal growth, The Impact of Ordinary People will aid individual and small group Bible study. This three-part series is also a helpful resource for pastors and Christian leaders to develop unique and one-of-a-kind sermons.

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  • Women Of The Bible Speak

    $25.99

    The women of the Bible lived timeless stories–by examining them, we can understand what it means to be a woman of faith.

    People unfamiliar with Scripture often assume that women play a small, secondary role in the Bible. But in fact, they were central figures in numerous Biblical tales. It was Queen Esther’s bravery at a vital point in history which saved her entire people. The Bible contains warriors like Jael, judges like Deborah, and prophets like Miriam. The first person to witness Jesus’ resurrection was Mary Magdalene, who promptly became the first Christian evangelist, eager to share the news which would change the world forever.

    In The Women of the Bible Speak, Fox News Channel’s Shannon Bream opens up the lives of sixteen of these Biblical women, arranging them into pairs and contrasting their journeys. In pairing their stories, Shannon helps us reflect not only on the meaning of each individual’s life, but on how they relate to each other and to us.

    From the shepherdesses of ancient Israel who helped raise the future leaders of the people of God, to the courageous early Christians, the narrative of the Bible offers us many vivid and fascinating female characters. In their lives we can see common struggles to resist bitterness, despair, and pride, and to instead find their true selves in faith, hope, and love. In studying these heroes of the faith, we can find wisdom and warnings for how to better navigate our own faith journeys.

    The Women of the Bible Speak outlines the lessons we can take from the valor of Esther, the hope of Hannah, the audacity of Rahab, and the faith of Mary. In broadening each woman’s individual story, Shannon offers us a deeper understanding of each, and wisdom and insights that can transform our own lives today.

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  • Womens Stories From The Bible Two Volume Set

    $38.00

    For too long the women of the Bible have been depicted in one-dimensional terms. On one side are saints, such as Mary, while on the other are bad girls, such as Eve and Jezebel. Just as often, the female characters of the Bible are simply ignored. However, the women of the Bible are complex, multidimensional individuals whose lives are inspiring, funny, and tragic in ways too many of us never hear.

    In the first book, From Widows to Warriors, Lynn Japinga acquaints us with the women of the Old Testament. From flawed heroes like Ruth and Rahab to fierce fighters like Deborah and Jael to tragic characters like Jephthah’s daughter and the unnamed concubine of the book of Judges, readers will encounter a wealth of foremothers in the faith in all their messy, yet redeemable, humanity. This Bible study introduces and retells every female character who contributes to one or more Old Testament stories, diving deeply into what each woman’s story means for us today with questions for reflection and discussion.

    In the second book, From Daughters to Disciples, Lynn Japinga acquaints readers with the women of the New Testament. From faithful forerunners like Anna and Elizabeth to female disciples like the sisters Mary, Martha, and Mary Magdalene to first-generation followers like Lydia and Dorcas, readers will encounter a wealth of foremothers in the faith in all their messy, yet redeemable, humanity. This Bible study introduces and retells every female character who contributes to one or more New Testament stories, diving deeply into what each woman’s story means for us today with questions for reflection and discussion.

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  • Worst Of Sinners

    $22.95

    Was the apostle Paul using hyperbole in calling himself the “worst of sinners” when writing to Timothy just before his death? What does Paul tell us today about about free will, repentance, grace, election, and forgiveness?

    How does God take away our hearts of stone and remove the veils from our eyes so that we can see the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ? Is there truly anyone beyond the reach of God’s amazing love? Is there anyone that God allows us to refuse to forgive? Can one who has turned his or her back on Jesus be brought back to salvation?

    Exploring these questions and more, The Worst of Sinners presents a retelling of the story of Saul and his conversion outside the walls of Damascus. The tale askes us this critical question; Can we follow the royal law found in Scripture, “love your neighbor as yourself” when your own heart is filled with anger, guilt and shame? Let’s follow Saul, and his companions at the house on Straight Street during these three dramatic days that altered the course of all human history.

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  • Odyssey Of King David

    $31.95

    From his adulterous affair with Bathsheba to the death of his beloved son, Absalom, this dramatic meditation on the life of King David highlights one of the Bible’s extraordinary figures.

    Moving past a sanitized, Sunday school version of David’s life story, the authors paint a revealing portrait of him in all of his humanity, telling his story in the first person. David reveals his doubts and fears, anger and shame, with the authors sharing their keen observations of the complexities of his life throughout the story. Their insights help readers discover a source of healing that can restore all of us-God’s broken vessels-to health and wholeness.

    Whether you want to learn more about this young shepherd who became king of Israel or need encouragement to overcome life’s sorrows and challenges, you’ll be inspired by The Odyssey of King David.

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  • Joseph Of Arimathea

    $16.99

    Joseph of Arimathea tells the story of the man who took upon himself the task of burying Jesus after His crucifixion. Joseph, who is briefly discussed in all four gospel accounts, is a mere footnote in Scripture, but his actions speak volumes and give the working Christian an example of how to live for Christ in a world that opposes Him.

    Joseph of Arimathea reaches through the verses of Scripture to our own generation in a powerful, relevant, and compelling way. He teaches us that the ordinary matters. An ordinary person, living an ordinary life, can be an instrument in the hands of God to be used for His purposes.

    Looking closely at the life of this disciple, Joseph of Arimathea defines what it means to be a person of the small print and offers a paradigm-shifting perspective on how to be a disciple of Christ in a secular world. At a time when influence, followers, and clout are the order of the day, Joseph reminds us that small acts of faithfulness can lead to astounding influence and impact through justice, conscience, and power.

    Joseph of Arimathea validates the contemporary mindset of preparing to stand up for what is right, often in the face of, an increasingly hostile culture.

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  • Behind Esther : Thriving When God Seems Distant

    $14.99

    Esther’s World Is Much Like Ours: God Seems Missing.

    Some of Esther’s peers, like Daniel, lived with a distinct advantage: they experienced the mighty, miracle-making wonder of God. Esther, on the other hand, was surrounded by extravagant wealth and impiety in the disenchanted empire of Persia. Faith wasn’t easy in a place like this, but thankfully, Esther learned there was more to God than what she could see.

    Today’s suffering and cynicism can leave us feeling that God is long gone. But, in truth, he is still present and active in our lives. In slow, mundane, and even obscure ways, he is pursuing us and repairing our broken world. Follow Esther as she models ten practices that connect us with a seemingly distant God and his unexpected work in the world.

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  • Priscilla : The Life Of An Early Christian

    $22.00

    Who was Priscilla? Ben Witherington combines biblical scholarship and winsome storytelling to give readers a vivid picture of this important New Testament woman. In this work of historical fiction, Priscilla’s story makes the first-century biblical world come alive as she looks back on her long life and remembers the ways she has participated in the early church.

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  • Chronology Of Israels Kings And Prophets Pamphlet

    $4.99

    Easily cover decades of Israel’s history at a glance with this slim line pamphlet packed with side-by-side chapter overviews and charts. This easy-to-read chronology takes you through the books of 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, and 1 and 2 Chronicles chapter by chapter.

    This pamphlet helps Bible readers keep track of who’s who and what happened when in Israel’s history. Compare the stories of kings such as David and Solomon with the many kings of Israel and Judah, as well the ministries of prophets such as Samuel, Elijah, and Elisha.

    Glossy laminated pamphlet, ultra-slim, 14 panels, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.

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  • Messy People Participant Workbook (Student/Study Guide)

    $17.99

    Every life gets messy at times. Sometimes these messes are literal, like a house that would be easier to condemn than to clean. But sometimes they are intangible messes such as illness, conflict, depression, abuse, bankruptcy, divorce, and job loss. And these messes can be painful, hurting our hearts and our homes. But as we see in the Bible, God loves to use messy people! In this six-week study, we will dig into the lives of biblical heroes who were messy people just like us but who were used by God in powerful ways. Together we will examine the stories of five wonderful but messy people and one messy parable character: Rahab, the Prodigal Son, Josiah, Mary, David, and Daniel. From their stories, we will learn how God can use broken people, restore damaged hearts and relationships, give us power to handle our critics, and help us deal with the hard moments of life. Along the way we’ll discover that we don’t have to just endure messy lives but can actually learn to thrive with God’s guidance and help. In the hands of God, our messes can become His masterpieces! The participant workbook, to be used along with the study’s DVD, includes five days of lessons for each week, combining study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer. Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a Leader Guide, DVD with six 10-15 minute sessions, and boxed Leader Kit (an all-inclusive box containing one copy of each of the Bible study’s components).

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  • Messy People Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $15.99

    Every life gets messy at times. Sometimes these messes are literal, like a house that would be easier to condemn than to clean. But sometimes they are intangible messes such as illness, conflict, depression, abuse, bankruptcy, divorce, and job loss. And these messes can be painful, hurting our hearts and our homes. But as we see in the Bible, God loves to use messy people! In this six-week study, we will dig into the lives of biblical heroes who were messy people just like us but who were used by God in powerful ways. Together we will examine the stories of five wonderful but messy people and one messy parable character: Rahab, the Prodigal Son, Josiah, Mary, David, and Daniel. From their stories, we will learn how God can use broken people, restore damaged hearts and relationships, give us power to handle our critics, and help us deal with the hard moments of life. Along the way we’ll discover that we don’t have to just endure messy lives but can actually learn to thrive with God’s guidance and help. In the hands of God, our messes can become His masterpieces! The Leader Guide, to be used along with the study’s workbook and DVD, contains six session plan outlines, complete with discussion points and questions, activities, prayers, and more-plus leader helps for facilitating a group. Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a Participant Workbook, DVD with six 10-15 minute sessions, and boxed Leader Kit (an all-inclusive box containing one copy of each of the Bible study’s components).

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  • Elijah Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $15.99

    Life is like a rollercoaster. One day it seems that everything in life is good, and the next day it can feel like everything is falling apart. Then there are those in between days when we’re coasting along without much thought to the highs or lows. The prophet Elijah experienced this rollercoaster ride as well. One moment he was hiding out in the wilderness during a famine, being fed by the ravens, and the next he was on the mountaintop where God showed up in a powerful way with fire and then rain. Even Elijah grew weary of all the ups and downs, telling God, “I have had enough” (1 Kings 19:4). He needed spiritual stamina in order to keep on going and fulfill all the plans God had for his life. We do too! In this six-week study grounded in 1 and 2 Kings, we will examine the life of the prophet Elijah, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things for God in the midst of the highs and lows of life. We’ll learn some of the spiritual stamina secrets that helped him to hold on and persevere in faith, including practical habits related to making decisions, caring for the soul, accepting his circumstances, mentoring, and finishing well-which was his ultimate legacy. Whether we’re currently in a mountaintop season where we’re experiencing God’s power and blessing, a valley season where we feel like running away, or somewhere in between, Elijah’s life will inspire us to go the distance in the life of faith. Best of all, his story will challenge us but not shame us, because we’ll discover that Elijah was just as human as we are. He doubted and struggled just as we do, but ultimately, he chose to believe God. As we study his life, we will grow in faith and develop spiritual stamina that will help us not only to survive but actually thrive in every season. The Leader Guide, to be used along with the study’s workbook and DVD, contains six session plan outlines, complete with discussion points and questions, activities, prayers, and more-plus leader helps for facilitating a group. Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a Participant Workbook, DVD with six 20-25 minute sessions, and boxed Leader Kit (an all-inclusive box containing one copy of each of the Bible study’s components).

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  • Questions God Asks (Student/Study Guide)

    $12.00

    Getting The Most Out Of Questions God Asks
    1. Where Are You?
    Genesis 3:1-13

    2. What Is That In Your Hand?
    Exodus 4:1-5

    3. Why Are You Crying Out To Me?
    Exodus 14:5-25

    4. Stand Up! What Are You Doing Down On Your Face?
    Joshua 7:1-15

    5. What Are You Doing Here?
    1 Kings 19:1-18

    6. Why Do You Complain, Jacob?
    Isaiah 40:27-31; 41:8-10

    7. Can These Bones Live?
    Ezekiel 37:1-14

    8. Is It Right For You To Be Angry?
    Jonah 4:1-11

    9. Is It A Time For You Yourselves To Be Living In Your Paneled Houses, While This House Remains A Ruin?
    Haggai 1:1-15

    Leader’s Notes

    Additional Info
    This nine-session LifeGuide Bible study covers some of the surprising and interesting questions Old Testament characters heard from God, such as when he asked “Where are you?” of Adam and Eve. As we consider the questions God asked others, we are guided inward to reflect on the same questions in our own lives.For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have provided solid biblical content and raised thought-provoking questions-making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. This series has more than 130 titles on Old and New Testament books, character studies, and topical studies.

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  • Men Of The Bible Updated Edition

    $15.99

    My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he that walks in the way of perfection, he shall serve me – Psalm 101:6

    When you wish to know something about godly living, where do you look? Is there a better place to look than to the men of the Bible? The Lord, in all His wisdom, left us with a wonderful textbook – the Holy Scriptures.

    Some make the mistake of worshiping these heroes of the faith. Others make the mistake of only highlighting these men’s weaknesses. Somewhere in the middle, though, is what God intended, and if our heart is right, we can learn all we need to know about healthy, rewarding Christian living from these incredible men of the Lord.

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  • Women Of The Bible For Women Of Color (Large Type)

    $16.99

    Biblical Studies

    Additional Info
    Realistically speaking, women of the Bible are women of color! So immerse yourself into the life of the women of that day and see how your life intersects theirs. You will discover new lessons from each woman that will help you to be stronger and more steadfast in your own circumstances.

    Even in their own culture women were often overlooked and slighted for their contributions, but the Scriptures found these women and the roles they played an important part in the telling of God’s story.

    Check out their successes and failures. Study the lives of the women of the Bible and learn the important truths that God wants us to grasp. Take a look at their tough decisions, their trials and tribulations. Affirm these bold women whose struggles to live with faith and courage are not unlike your own.

    Use this modern guide to enhance your Bible classes, to add life to your personal Bible study, or to make your commute to work or lunch break more fulfilling.

    These stories, the prayers and unique insights are all specifically designed to give Women of Color of today the inspiration, encouragement and the power needed to persevere through difficult times and to rest in the joy and hope that knowing Jesus provides.

    Pick up a copy for your girlfriend, sister, co-worker or best friend today!

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  • Paul Apostle Of Christ

    $17.00

    His Story Will Change the World, But Only If It’s Shared in Time

    Paul, Apostle of Christ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life every time he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s bleakest prison cell. Before Paul’s execution, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “the Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians.

    Paul has survived so much–floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure–yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past. He wonders if he has been forgotten . . . and if he has the strength to finish well.

    Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to bequeath the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

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  • Courageous Women Of The Bible (Reprinted)

    $16.00

    Living courageously is not about mustering up willpower or forcing yourself to take one more step. It’s about choosing to draw near to God, no matter how stressed, exhausted, or fearful you feel. The eleven stories in these pages show how God uniquely positions women for success and equips you with the supernatural ability to live confidently no matter what.

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  • Rediscovering Paul : An Introduction To His World Letters And Theology

    $50.00

    Introduction: The Challenges Of Rediscovering Paul
    1. Rediscovering Paul In His World
    2. The Christophany
    3. Paul, The Letter Writer
    4. The Itinerant Paul: Galatians
    5. The Itinerant Paul: The Thessalonian Letters
    6. The Itinerant Paul: The Corinthian Letters
    7. The Itinerant Paul: Romans
    8. The Imprisoned Paul
    9. The Pastoral Paul
    10. Paul’s Theology And Spirituality
    11. Paul’s Legacy
    12. Paul’s Letters To Our Churches
    Maps
    Glossary
    Bibliography
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    For some of us, the apostle Paul is intimidating, like a distant and difficult uncle. We’re told he’s pretty important. We’ve even read some of the good parts of his letters. But he can come across as prickly and unpredictable. Not someone you’d like to hang out with at a coffee shop on a rainy day. He’d make a scene, evangelize the barista, and arouse looks across the room. For a mid-morning latte, we’d prefer Jesus over Paul.

    But Paul is actually the guy who-from Ephesus to Athens-was the talk of the marketplace, the raconteur of the Parthenon. He knew everyone, founded emerging churches, and held his own against the intellectuals of his day. Maybe it’s time to give Paul a break, let go of some stereotypes, and try to get to know him on his own terms.

    If you’re willing to give Paul a try, Rediscovering Paul is your reliable guide. This is a book that reacquaints us with Paul, as if for the first time-arrested by Christ on the Damascus Road, holding forth in the marketplace of Corinth, working with a secretary in framing his letter to the Romans, or dealing with the messiness of emerging churches from Ephesus to Rome.

    Drawing on the best of contemporary scholarship, and with language shaped by teaching and conversing with today’s students, Rediscovering Paul is a textbook that has passed the test. Now in an expanded edition, it’s better than ever. There are fresh discussions of Paul’s letter writing and how those letters were received in the churches, new considerations of pseudonymity and the authenticity of Paul’s letters, and updated coverage of recent developments in interpreting Paul. In addition, the “So What?” feature-much loved by students-has been expanded. For considering the full range of issues, from Paul’s conversion and call to his ongoing impact on church and culture, this second edition of Rediscovering Paul comes enthusiastically recommended.

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  • Bible Sisters : A Year Of Devotions With The Women Of The Bible

    $18.99

    These Bible passages, reflections, and prayers will lead women through the Bible, from Eve to the women at the empty tomb and in the early church. Bible Stories: A Year of Devotions with the Women of the Bible is perfect for daily personal devotions or for small group discussions that explore women’s perspectives in the Bible. This volume is also an excellent companion resource to the CEB Women’s Bible (ISBN 9781609261887).

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  • Womanist Midrash : A Reintroduction To The Women Of The Torah And The Thron

    $42.00

    Womanist Midrash is an in-depth and creative exploration of the well- and lesser-known women of the Hebrew Scriptures. Using her own translations, Gafney offers a midrashic interpretation of the biblical text that is rooted in the African American preaching tradition to tell the stories of a variety of female characters, many of whom are often overlooked and nameless. Gafney employs a solid understanding of womanist and feminist approaches to biblical interpretation and the sociohistorical culture of the ancient Near East. This unique and imaginative work that is grounded in serious scholarship will expand conversations about feminist and womanist biblical interpretation.

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  • Control Girl : Lessons On Surrendering Your Burden Of Control From Seven Wo

    $16.99

    “I control because I care.”
    “I just want to be sure of a happy ending.”
    “I worry that everything is spinning out of control.”

    Many women can identify with statements like these. They have a compulsion to make everything turn out just right and are willing to do anything to make it happen. But this unbalanced pursuit of control makes those around them anxious and defensive. And when they realize control is slipping from their grasp, they lose control of themselves and react in anger or fear.

    Shannon Popkin knows this struggle inside and out. Keeping her inner Control Girl hidden is a full-time job. Thankfully, she also knows another very important truth: no woman has to be a Control Girl.

    In this encouraging book, Shannon invites seven Control Girls from the Bible into the conversation. She examines each story for the moments in which grasping for control circumvented God’s plans for good, whether it was Eve’s desire to know instead of to trust, Sarah’s inability to wait for God to move, or Rebekah’s controlling hand on her family’s future. Finally, Shannon finds God’s perspective on each of the problems and then reveals how readers’ can have their own happy endings in similar situations.

    The author shares from her own struggles and follows each Bible study with questions for personal reflection. In the end, controlling women will find insight into their own experience, peace in the knowledge that God is in control, and relief that they are free.

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  • Real Mary : Why Protestant Christians Can Embrace The Mother Of Jesus

    $17.99

    Would you like to meet the real Mary of Nazareth? The real Mary was an unmarried, pregnant teenage girl in first-century Palestine. She was a woman of courage, humility, spirit and resolve, and her response to the angel Gabriel shifted the tectonic plates of history.
    Popular biblical scholar Scot McKnight explores the contours of Mary’s life from the moment she learned of God’s plan for the Messiah to the culmination of Christ’s ministry on earth. Dismantling the myths and challenging our prejudices, the author introduces us to a woman who is a model for faith and who points us to her son.

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  • Paul Behaving Badly

    $22.00

    The apostle Paul was kind of a jerk. He was arrogant and stubborn. He called his opponents derogatory, racist names. He legitimized slavery and silenced women. He was a moralistic, homophobic killjoy who imposed his narrow religious views on others. Or was he? Randolph Richards and Brandon O’Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history and cultural context, they show how Paul both offended Roman perspectives and scandalized Jewish sensibilities. His vision of Christian faith was deeply disturbing to others in his day and remains so in ours. Paul behaved badly, but not just in the ways we might think. Take another look at Paul and see why this “worst of sinners” dares to say, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.”

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  • When Momma Speaks

    $30.00

    Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder provides an engaging womanist reading of mother characters in the Old and New Testaments. After providing a brief history of womanist biblical interpretation, she shows how the stories of several biblical mothers-Hagar, Rizpah, Bathsheba, Mary, the Canaanite woman, and Zebedee’s wife-can be powerful sources for critical reflection, identification, and empowerment. Crowder also explores historical understandings of motherhood in the African American community and how these help to inform present-day perspectives. She includes questions for discussion with each chapter.

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  • Successful Women Of The Bible

    $19.99

    Does a modern woman need wealth to be successful? Beauty and fame? A certain number of Twitter followers? Patton believes that women of faith need wiser, worthier goals! Turning to stories in Scripture, she invites you to find inspiration in Deborah’s leadership, Esther’s courage, Miriam’s joy, Lydia’s business acumen, and more.

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  • Really Bad Girls Of The Bible

    $18.00

    In her best-selling book Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz Curtis Higgs breathed new life into ancient stories depicting eight of the most infamous women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Delilah. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, Bad Girls already has helped thousands of women experience God’s grace anew by learning more about our nefarious sisters.

    And there are more where they came from! With Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz reveals the power of God’s sovereignty in the lives of other shady ladies we know by reputation but have rarely studied in depth: Bathsheba, the bathing beauty. Jael, the tent-peg-toting warrior princess. Herodias, the horrible beheader. Tamar, the widow and not-so-timid temptress. Athaliah, the deadly daughter of Jezebel. And three ancient women whose names we do not know but who have much to teach us: the ashamed Adulteress, the bewitching Medium of En Dor, and the desperate Bleeding Woman.

    The eye-opening stories of these eight “Really Bad” women demonstrate one really life-changing concept: the sovereign power of God to rule our hearts and our lives with grace, compassion, and hope.

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  • Chorus Of Prophetic Voices

    $40.00

    While there are many textbooks about the prophetic literature, most have taken either a historical or literary approach to studying the prophets. A Chorus of Prophetic Voices, by contrast, draws on both historical and literary approaches by paying careful attention to the prophets as narrative characters. It considers each unique prophetic voice in the canon, in its fully developed literary form, while also listening to what these voices say together about a particular experience in Israel’s story. It presents these four scrolls-Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Book of the Twelve-as works produced in the aftermath of destruction, works that employ prophetic characters, and as the words uttered during the crises. The prophetic literature became for Israel, living in a context of dispersion and imperial domination, a portable and adaptable resource at once both challenging and comforting. This book provides the fullest picture available for introducing students to the prophetic literature by valuing the role of the original prophetic characters, the finished state of the books that bear their names, the separate historical crises in the life of Israel they address, and the “chorus of prophetic voices” one hears when reading them as part of a coherent literary corpus.

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  • Jacob : Discerning Gods Presence

    $19.95

    Heir to a great promise, Jacob should have lived a life defined by God’s presence. Instead, it was often characterized by conflict, deception, and selfish ambition. Yet, Jacob’s story shows us how God remained with Jacob, just as He remains with believers today.

    Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence will help you gain insights into Jacob’s story as you explore the themes, context, and cultural background of the text. Find new ways to apply Jacob’s life lessons to your own life with discussion and reflection questions.

    A collaborative effort by editor John D. Barry and writers Derek R. Brown, Miles Custis, Douglas Mangum, and Wendy Widder, this resource will help you dig deep into the life of Joseph. Walk with Jacob, and discover what it means to know and respond to God’s presence.

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  • Joseph : Understanding God’s Purpose

    $19.95

    Joseph was favored by his father. But his life took a tragic turn when his brothers sold him in to slavery. Joseph:Understanding God’s Purpose will help you gain insights into Joseph’s story as you explore the themes, context, and cultural background of the text. Discussion questions will help you apply what you’ve learned to your own life.

    This Bible character study, edited by Michael R. Grigoni and written by Derek R. Brown, Miles Custis, Douglas Mangum, and Matthew M. Whitehead, will help you dig deep into the life of Joseph. Walk with Joseph and discover what it means to trust God no matter what your
    circumstance.

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  • Ruth : Rescued By The Redeemer (Student/Study Guide)

    $12.00

    Getting The Most Out Of Ruth
    1. Redeemer Rejected Judges 2:6-23-3:6
    2. A Radical Decision Ruth 1
    3. Newfound Hope Ruth 2
    4. A Bold Appeal Rewarded Ruth 3
    5. The Redeemer Acts Ruth 4:1-12
    6. An Improbable Ancestor Ruth 4:13-22; Matthew 1:1-6
    Leader’s Notes

    Additional Info
    In the book of Ruth we meet not only Ruth herself but other significant players who populate the drama: Naomi, Elimelech, Mahlon, Kilion, Orpah and Boaz. In addition there are a whole host of unnamed kinsmen, reapers, elders, neighbors. Like us, each of these characters in their own way needs the Redeemer who is foreshadowed here.

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  • Moses A Work In Progress

    $28.95

    This is a story. It is only a story. However, I have tried to make the story fit with the history surrounding the biblical account, along with other relative stories. This is an attempt to fill in details of an ancient story, so that it may be possible for the reader to visualize the life and development of one of our biblical heroes. Many times we think that perhaps God will just send us a “burning bush” experience and we will be ready to charge off into history doing great things for God. Yes, Moses had a burning bush experience and a spoken direction from God. And yes, he then led 2 million people out of slavery into freedom. But Moses was eighty years in training. It was not until he crossed the Red Sea that Moses began to live through a period of time that would afford his maximum learning experiences.

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  • Moses A Work In Progress

    $11.95

    This is a story. It is only a story. However, I have tried to make the story fit with the history surrounding the biblical account, along with other relative stories. This is an attempt to fill in details of an ancient story, so that it may be possible for the reader to visualize the life and development of one of our biblical heroes. Many times we think that perhaps God will just send us a “burning bush” experience and we will be ready to charge off into history doing great things for God. Yes, Moses had a burning bush experience and a spoken direction from God. And yes, he then led 2 million people out of slavery into freedom. But Moses was eighty years in training. It was not until he crossed the Red Sea that Moses began to live through a period of time that would afford his maximum learning experiences.

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  • Power And Politics In The Book Of Judges

    $44.00

    1. Introduction And Overview
    2. Power And Knowledge
    3. Power And Trust
    4. Power And Honor
    5. Power And Wealth
    6. Conclusions And Reflections

    Additional Info
    Power and Politics in the Book of Judges studies political culture and behavior in premonarchic Israel, focusing on the protagonists in the book of Judges. Although the sixth-century BCE Deuteronomistic editor portrayed them as moral champions and called them “judges,” the original bardic storytellers and the men and women of valor themselves were preoccupied with the problem of gaining and maintaining political power. These “mighty ones” were ambitious, at times ruthless; they might be labeled chiefs, strongmen, or even warlords in today’s world.

    John C. Yoder considers the variety of strategies the men and women of valor used to gain and consolidate their power, including the use of violence, the redistribution of patronage, and the control of the labor and reproductive capacity of subordinates. They relied heavily, however, on other strategies that did not deplete their wealth or require the constant exercise of force: mobilizing and dispensing indigenous knowledge, cultivating a reputation for reliability and honor, and positioning themselves as skillful mediators between the realms of earth and heaven, using their association with YHWH to advance their political, economic, or military agenda.

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  • All The Hope In The Bible

    $28.95

    A thread of hope runs all the way from Genesis to Revelation. You are mistaken if you think all the heroes you meet on the way were different from us. An almighty God takes ordinary people and proves that he is all-powerful, by picking leaders for his cause from the common masses. His power is made perfect in our weakness. That is how this eighty-year-old lady can write this book. Nothing is impossible with God!

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  • All The Hope In The Bible

    $11.95

    A thread of hope runs all the way from Genesis to Revelation. You are mistaken if you think all the heroes you meet on the way were different from us. An almighty God takes ordinary people and proves that he is all-powerful, by picking leaders for his cause from the common masses. His power is made perfect in our weakness. That is how this eighty-year-old lady can write this book. Nothing is impossible with God!

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  • Man After Gods Own Heart

    $11.95

    Made For Grace Publishing
    David was a man after God’s own heart . . .

    What does it mean to be someone “after God’s own heart?” David, King, psalmist and shepherd, gives us a picture with his own life.

    In many ways he is an extraordinary role model, a man who was fully human but exceeded expectations and pointed others towards God. While the other side of David is most ordinary showing a life filled with destruction, chaos, tragedy and his personal struggle with sin. How then did David become the national hero of God’s chosen people? Why is he the one character in the Bible described as “a man after God’s own heart?” David’s life offers hope to all of us. It shows that God can do extraordinary things through ordinary men and women. And David offers an insightful perspective on what it means to be truly a man, to become like David?men after God’s own heart.

    In this study David will delight and disappoint you. At times you will desire to be just like him while at others you will want to turn and run! The Life of David is one of the most colorful examples of manhood in all of Scripture. You will be introduced to select key characteristics of David’s life but unlike David, we have time to make our lives right before God and to lovingly lead our homes.

    This interactive study features eight weeks of individual study materials with a leader’s guide and suggested teaching plans at the back of the book.

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  • Unsung Women Of The Bible

    $10.00

    Undoubtedly, women play an important role in the lessons and stories found in the Bible. Sarah, Naomi, Esther, and Ruth are just a few of those who are known for their heroic actions and emulated for their humility and lineage to the Great King Christ Jesus. But, what of the unknown and even unnamed women? What role do they play?

    Naomi Elizabeth O. Joseph has pondered these questions and received inspiration from the Holy Spirit to write The Unsung Women of the Bible. In her Scripture-based book, Naomi shares the stories of the daughters, sisters, and wives of kings and leaders who made their mark on Christianity. She challenges her readers to learn from these great women to better themselves and their relationships with God and others, while reminding us all that we are precious in God’s sight and have a role to play in His plan for this world.

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  • Paul : Apostle And Fellow Traveler

    $45.99

    Covering the entire Pauline corpus the reader finds a man who was adept at persuasive arguments and providing theological answers to real and, often, thorny congregational issues. Readers have a keen understanding of Paul’s place in the early church, the relationship between church and synagogue, and the relationship between the teaching of Paul and that of Jesus. These discussions set Paul firmly within the church that existed before he joined, finding that he became an adherent to much that preceded him.

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  • Paul : Apostle And Fellow Traveler

    $34.99

    Covering the entire Pauline corpus the reader finds a man who was adept at persuasive arguments and providing theological answers to real and, often, thorny congregational issues. Readers have a keen understanding of Paul’s place in the early church, the relationship between church and synagogue, and the relationship between the teaching of Paul and that of Jesus. These discussions set Paul firmly within the church that existed before he joined, finding that he became an adherent to much that preceded him.

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  • 12 Unlikely Heroes

    $19.99

    John MacArthur reveals how God worked through ordinary people in some unexpected ways.

    Far from the children’s tales depicted in picture books and nursery rhymes, the men and women highlighted in the Bible were unnervingly real. They faltered. They struggled. And at times they fell short. Yet God worked through them in surprising and incredible ways to accomplish His purposes. Scripture does not hide their weaknesses, caricature their strengths, or spin their stories as a display of human nobility. Instead, it describes these heroes of the faith with unflinching honesty and delivers an unexpected ending: “God is not ashamed to be called their God” (Hebrews 11:16).

    In Twelve Unlikely Heroes, pastor and best-selling author John MacArthur uses his deep knowledge of the Bible and history to take us back to see these three-dimensional men and women in their own times and cultures. In doing so, it becomes clear how their dramatic stories apply to us today. People who might at first seem foreign quickly become familiar and unforgettable, particularly as they reveal the true Hero behind every witness, the power counterbalancing every weakness, “the Author and Finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1).

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