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Comparative Religions

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  • Christian Denominations Pamphlet

    $4.99

    See 11 major Christian denominations side by side in this bestselling, UPDATED fold-out comparison chart. Includes: Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Anabaptist (Mennonite and Brethren), Anglican (Episcopal), Reformed (Presbyterian), Congregational, Baptist, Methodist, Churches of Christ, and Pentecostal churches. Whether you’re answering a question during a small group study or refreshing your memory before a presentation, this solid pamphlet can help you glean what you need to know in seconds.

    Each denomination believes in the deity of Christ and the importance of Scripture, so how are the groups different? The bestselling Christian Denominations pamphlet is a glossy, easy-to-use comparison chart that provides a side-by-side format that compares what 11 Christian denominations believe about God, the Trinity, Jesus, and other key areas. Enjoy easily comparing unique details such as:

    *What each denomination believes about God and Jesus Christ, the Bible, salvation, the afterlife, church leadership, and the sacraments (baptism and Communion)

    *When and where each denomination was founded

    *Number of adherents (worldwide and US)

    *Largest divisions and groups today

    Also includes:

    *Family tree of denominations with historical dates and modern groups
    *Current trends in the US: evangelical, mainline, nondenominational, and more
    *Concise definitions for more than 25 important church terms to know

    Key Features of the Christian Denominations Pamphlet

    *Easy to use: It’s never been easier to get a concise summary of the top 11 Christian denominations than with this slimline foldout resource.

    *Highly visual: With Rose’s popular chart format, you can get information at a glance by referencing this side-by-side comparison chart.

    *Flexible: Whether you’re using this pamphlet for individual referencing or are putting together a lesson on Christian denominations, this resource will get you reliable facts, dates, and statistics you need to know.

    *Packable: No more heavy volumes to carry! This sturdy, ultra-slimline pamphlet is laminated and easily slips into the covers/cases of most Bibles. Pack it into your backpack, purse, or bookbag for on-the-go convenience.

    This is an excellent resource for pastors and teachers who want to present denominational beliefs in an objective and focused way. This pamphlet’s glossy coating makes it durable, but still thin enough to fit in the back of a Bible.

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  • Ex Muslims Guide To Christianity

    $15.99

    Packed with compassionate wisdom, practical action steps, and easy-to-understand explanations, this guide for ex-Muslims following Jesus and Christianity is a life-changing tool.

    If you’ve left Islam for a new life in Christ, this guide will help you thrive amidst challenges, avoid common pitfalls, learn how to respond to family, and so much more. Learn to:

    *Distinguish between God’s voice and Allah’s voice (and how to follow the Holy Spirit)
    *Switch from a works-based lifestyle to joyful salvation and freedom
    *Reap amazing benefits from Christian disciplines (prayer, worship, charity, etc.)
    *Refresh & nourish yourself using Christian disciplines (prayer, worship, charity, etc.)
    *And more!

    Who is The Ex-Muslim’s Guide to Christianity for?

    Ostracized. Alone. Disoriented. You’ve left your family, community, and everything you’ve known behind. You may have found a loving church community, but no one really understands what it’s been like. It feels like there are disconnects between what you know about faith and how your fellow Christians seem to understand God. Perhaps other churchgoers speak of a closeness with the Holy Spirit that you can’t seem to connect with. You’re not alone… and the blocks between your Muslim-based thought patterns and Christian theology are very real.

    The goal of this book is to help ex-Muslim Christians navigate their faith by recognizing and correcting common misunderstandings imported from an Islamic worldview. Kenza Haddock knows the unique challenges faced by ex-Muslims and emphasizes that relating to God as our Heavenly Father is key to understanding:

    *God’s voice vs. “Allah’s voice”
    *Prayer vs. ritual
    *Our identity in Christ
    *How to stand firm in the face of persecution
    *What the afterlife looks like for a Christian

    The Ex-Muslim’s Guide to Christianity Answers Common Questions

    The Ex-Muslim’s Guide to Christianity addresses the most common questions ex-Muslims wrestle with (and may be afraid to ask) as they begin to follow Christ:

    *How is Jesus different from Mohammed?
    *How is God’s character different from Allah’s?
    *How do I walk in step with the Holy Spirit?
    *How do I deal with relatives who constantly persecute me for my Christian faith?

    There are dozens of books for evangelism and missionary work, but The Ex-Muslim’s Guide to Christianity speaks straight to ex-Muslims with experienced understanding, deep compassion, and life-saving truths.

    Practical Resources for Ex-Muslims F

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  • Concise Guide To Islam

    $23.99

    For many in the English-speaking world, Islam remains a mysterious religion. What is Islam in the first place? Does it mean “peace,” or does it mean “submission”? Can it mean both? What is jihad? Sharia? Hadith? Who is Allah? What is a caliph, caliphate, or infidel?

    In this compact volume, an expert in the study of Islam provides explanations for more than one hundred important Islamic concepts and terms, which are divided into major sections: texts, history, faith and belief, practice and religious duties, jurisprudence, and movements. Ayman Ibrahim first introduces the section, then defines each concept or term briefly. Readers can read a chapter at a time or flip through the book to find concepts or terms as needed. Each term is described based on original Muslim sources, mainly written in Arabic, as well as ample scholarly studies.

    This introductory guide is written for anyone with little to no knowledge of Islam. It complements the author’s A Concise Guide to the Quran and A Concise Guide to the Life of Muhammad. Together, these three volumes are useful as a set of resources on Islam.

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  • Concise Guide To Islam

    $49.99

    For many in the English-speaking world, Islam remains a mysterious religion. What is Islam in the first place? Does it mean “peace,” or does it mean “submission”? Can it mean both? What is jihad? Sharia? Hadith? Who is Allah? What is a caliph, caliphate, or infidel?

    In this compact volume, an expert in the study of Islam provides explanations for more than one hundred important Islamic concepts and terms, which are divided into major sections: texts, history, faith and belief, practice and religious duties, jurisprudence, and movements. Ayman Ibrahim first introduces the section, then defines each concept or term briefly. Readers can read a chapter at a time or flip through the book to find concepts or terms as needed. Each term is described based on original Muslim sources, mainly written in Arabic, as well as ample scholarly studies.

    This introductory guide is written for anyone with little to no knowledge of Islam. It complements the author’s A Concise Guide to the Quran and A Concise Guide to the Life of Muhammad. Together, these three volumes are useful as a set of resources on Islam.

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  • World Religions In Seven Sentences

    $18.00

    Understanding the beliefs and practices of other faiths is essential not just to the task of interreligious dialogue, but also to grasping one’s own faith.

    In this brief volume in IVP Academic’s Introductions in Seven Sentences, philosopher Douglas Groothuis creatively uses a single sentence representing each of several world religions as a way to open readers to their depth and complexity, including:

    *Atheism: “God Is Dead.”
    *Judaism: “I Am Who I Am.”
    *Hinduism: “You Are That.”
    *Buddhism: “Life Is Suffering.”
    *Daoism: “The Dao That Can Be Spoken Is Not the Eternal Dao.”
    *Christianity: “Before Abraham Was, I Am.”
    *Islam: “There Is One God, and Mohammad Is His Prophet.”

    With a sympathetic but not uncritical approach, Groothuis welcomes readers to a vital and global conversation.

    The accessible primers in the Introductions in Seven Sentences collection act as brief introductions to an academic field, with simple organization: seven key sentences that give readers a birds-eye view of an entire discipline.

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  • Handbook Of Religion

    $55.00

    This comprehensive handbook provides a Christian perspective on religion and its many manifestations around the world. Written by top religion scholars from a broad spectrum of Christianity, it introduces world religions, indigenous religious traditions, and new religious movements. Articles explore the relationship of other religions to Christianity, providing historical perspective on past encounters and highlighting current issues. The book also contains articles by adherents of non-Christian religions, offering readers an insider’s perspective on various religions and their encounters with Christianity. Maps, timelines, and sidebars are included.

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  • Concise Guide To The Life Of Muhammad

    $39.99

    An expert in the study of Islam answers thirty important questions about Muhammad, offering a clear and concise guide to his life and religious significance. This companion volume to the author’s A Concise Guide to the Quran answers many of the key questions non-Muslims have about Muhammad, reveals the importance of Muhammad for Christian-Muslim and Jewish-Muslim interfaith relations, and examines Muslim and non-Muslim primary sources. This introductory guide is written for anyone with little to no knowledge of Islam who wants to learn about Muslims, their beliefs, and their prophet.

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  • Concise Guide To The Life Of Muhammad

    $24.99

    An expert in the study of Islam answers thirty important questions about Muhammad, offering a clear and concise guide to his life and religious significance. This companion volume to the author’s A Concise Guide to the Quran answers many of the key questions non-Muslims have about Muhammad, reveals the importance of Muhammad for Christian-Muslim and Jewish-Muslim interfaith relations, and examines Muslim and non-Muslim primary sources. This introductory guide is written for anyone with little to no knowledge of Islam who wants to learn about Muslims, their beliefs, and their prophet.

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  • What Is Islam

    $9.99

    How to love your Muslim neighbor.

    Islam is the second–most popular and fastest–growing religion in the world. Islam and Christianity share some common commitments, but there are crucial differences. However, the greatest barrier to dialogue is that Christians and Muslims often misunderstand each other. Do you understand Islam?

    In What Is Islam?, Chawkat Moucarry compares the teachings of Islam and Christianity on the most essential issues, such as the Bible, God, Jesus, sin and forgiveness, Muhammad, and God’s kingdom. Moreover, Moucarry dispels the many myths and misconceptions that both religions hold about the other, paving the way for charitable discussion. Understand how the gospel is good news for everyone.

    The Questions for Restless Minds series applies God’s word to today’s issues. Each short book faces tough questions honestly and clearly, so you can think wisely, act with conviction, and become more like Christ.

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  • Nelsons Illustrated Guide To Religions

    $29.99

    Understand the Religions of the World from Christian Perspective and Be Equipped to Engage their Adherents

    Christians live their faith more than ever in a pluralistic religious context. How should a Christian respond to the complex spiritual alternatives available today? Are all religions the same? Does the New Age fulfill the second coming of Jesus? Is Sun Myung Moon sinless? Is Islam a religion of peace? Is Mormonism true? Is Scientology a religion? How does the Dalai Lama view Jesus? Do witches worship Satan? Is the pope infallible? These and other crucial issues are examined in Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions.

    Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions covers more than 200 religions, sects, and cults, most of them ones the reader might encounter on any given day. Key features include:
    *Historical information on each major religion with detailed timelines

    *Profiles of each group’s primary leaders

    *An inventory of key principles and beliefs of each religion

    *An analysis and critique of religions from a Christian perspective

    *Opinion and commentary on the controversial issues related to specific religious groups

    *Recommended resources- bibliographic information and extensive Internet sources for further study

    *New groups explored-including The Lord Is Our Righteousness Church and the Sold-Out Discipling Movement

    *Ten Tests for Truth in Religions-a set of multifaceted tests that Christians should apply when approaching the faith traditions of others-and their own faith

    This volume offers both description and evaluation of the hundreds of religions in today’s spiritual marketplace and provides basic data on the major world religions:
    *Baha’i
    *Buddhism
    *Christianity
    *Hinduism
    *Islam
    *Judaism
    *New Age
    *Sikhism.

    Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions also explores the major divisions within Christianity (Roman Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism) and provides an introduction to over twenty-five Protestant denominations. The book examines famous sectarian movements including: the Branch Davidian, Christian Scientist, Jehovah’s Witness, Mormon, and Unification Church movements. The occult worlds of Witchcraft and Satanism are analyzed as well.

    In addition to basic information, the reader has access to critical analysis of the controversies that arise in the debates about various religious groups and leaders. The author addresses the new evangelical-Mormon dialogue, the Emergent Church controversy, Local

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  • Do Muslims And Christians Worship The Same God

    $19.99

    Are Islam and Christianity essentially the same? Is the way to overcome divisions in our world to accept that Muslims and Christians are all part of one family of Abrahamic faiths? In Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?, Dr Andy Bannister shares how his journey from the multicultural streets of inner-city London to being a Christian with a PhD in Qur’anic Studies led him to discover along the way that far from being the same, Islam and Christianity are profoundly and utterly different. Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God? gets to the heart of what the world’s two largest religions say about life’s biggest questions?and shows the uniqueness of Christianity’s answer not merely to the question of whether God exists, but of who God really is.

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  • Religious Other : A Biblical Understanding Of Islam, The Qur’an And Muhamma

    $44.99

    A Langham Global Library Title

    We live at a time when religious diversity has become a fact of life in our globalized societies. Yet Christian engagement with Muslims remains complex, complicated by fear, misunderstanding and a history fraught with political and cultural tensions. These essays, drawn from the 2018 and 2019 Middle East Consultations hosted by the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary’s Institute of Middle East Studies, engage the need for a carefully developed theological understanding of Islam, its origins and its sacred text. Weaving together the work of christian scholars of Islam, the Bible, theology and missiology, along with the insights of ministry practitioners, this book combines scholarly exploration with pertinent ministry practice, offering a rich framework for the church to continue its conversation about its engagement with Muslim communities and its proclamation of Christ worldwide.

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  • Engaging With Mormons

    $14.99

    A former Mormon writes an introduction to what Mormons believe and how Christians can reach out to them with the gospel.

    Many people see Mormons as just another branch of the Christian church, and to be admired, perhaps, for their family life, morality and upright culture.

    But the theology and spirituality of this cult are very far from an orthodox biblical understanding of true saving faith. And yet Christians are often fearful of engaging in conversations about the gospel with Mormons, knowing that there are suspicions and complex issues that lie beneath the surface.

    This short book is designed to help both Christians and whole churches to understand more about the beliefs, mindset and motivations of those who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons), and to reach out to them with the good news of the gospel.

    Written at a level that everyone can understand, this book emphasizes the importance of forming loving, honest and open relationships as part of the way we engage with our Mormon friends and neighbors, and with those who may come knocking at our doors.

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  • Universe Next Door

    $35.00

    For more than forty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. Using his widely influential model of eight basic worldview questions, James Sire examines prominent worldviews that have shaped the Western world:

    *theism
    *deism
    *naturalism
    *Marxism
    *nihilism
    *existentialism
    *Eastern monism
    *New Age philosophy
    *postmodernism
    *Islam

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  • Unveiled : The Bible, The Qur’an, And Women

    $14.99

    I am an ex-terrorist.
    I raised my hand high to volunteer to become a jihadi fighter, but then I met Jesus . . .
    and that changed everything.

    Born the unwanted third daughter, Esther Ahmad grew up Muslim in Pakistan. Her faith and country drove every aspect of her first 18 years, from what she wore and what she ate to her prospects for work and marriage, even to the manner of her death.

    Unveiled chronicles Esther’s conversion to Christianity and escape from radical Islam. Chapter by chapter, Esther lays out the lies of the Qur’an and holds them against the truths she found in the Bible. As she examines the differences between the Muslim and Christian scriptures, she reveals how she found her true identity as she journeyed from unwanted daughter to cherished child of God, from being marked by impurity to taking on the purity of Christ, and from being enslaved to rote prayer to becoming free in a true relationship with God.

    Esther’s white-knuckle journey will open your eyes to the plight of women around the world and inspire you to find the courage you need to speak the hope of Christ into the lives of those who still live behind the veil.

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  • Encountering World Religions

    $16.99

    The diversity of the world’s religions has come to the West, but believers are often ill-equipped for any kind of serious engagement with non-Christians. In Encountering World Religions, professor and author Irving Hexham introduces all the world’s major religious traditions in a brief and understandable way.

    Hexham outlines key beliefs and practices in each religion, while also providing guidance on how to think critically about them from the standpoint of Christian theology. African, yogic, and Abrahamic traditions are all covered. Accessible and clear, Encountering World Religions will provide formal and lay students alike with a useful Christian introduction to the major faiths of our world.

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  • World Christianity : A Historical And Theological Introduction

    $37.99

    Christianity is vibrant and growing in the non-western “majority” world and Christianity is changing as a result. Pachuau surveys the current trending approaches to recognizing and investigating “world Christianity” and explores the salient features of the demographic changes that mark a measurable shift in the center of gravity from the northwest part of the globe to the southern continents. This shift is not just geographical. World Christianity is ultimately about the changing and diversifying character of Christianity and a renewed recognition of the dynamic universality of Christian faith itself: Christianity is a shared religion in that people of different cultures and societies make it their own while being transformed by it. Christanity is translatable and adaptable to all cultures while challenging each with its transformative power. Pachuau also charts the theological reestablishment of the missionary enterprise founded on understandings of God’s mission in the world (mission Dei), a mission of cross-cultural gospel diffusion for missionary advocates in the majority world but one of near neighbor missional engagement for the contagious Charismatic Christianity of the majority world. This book is both a descriptive study and a thoughtful analysis of world Christianity’s demographics, life, representation, and thought. The book an also gives an account of the historical emergence of World Christianity and its theological characteristics using a methodology that stresses the productive tension between the universal and particular in understanding a fundamentally adaptable Christian faith.

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  • Catholicism And Buddhism

    $23.00

    The recent tide of books comparing Christianity and Buddhism has centered mostly on similarities. The Dalai Lama, for example, provided his opinions on Christianity in a popular book, The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus (1996). Other writers have equally sought to describe these two traditions as “”two paths to the same place.”” Finding these approaches overly simplified, Anthony Clark confronts the distinctions between Buddhism and Catholic Christianity, acknowledging areas of confluence, but also discerning areas of abiding difference. Clark provides here a Catholic view of Buddhism that avoids obfuscations, seeking clarity for the sake of more productive dialogue.

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  • Catholicism And Buddhism

    $43.00

    The recent tide of books comparing Christianity and Buddhism has centered mostly on similarities. The Dalai Lama, for example, provided his opinions on Christianity in a popular book, The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus (1996). Other writers have equally sought to describe these two traditions as “”two paths to the same place.”” Finding these approaches overly simplified, Anthony Clark confronts the distinctions between Buddhism and Catholic Christianity, acknowledging areas of confluence, but also discerning areas of abiding difference. Clark provides here a Catholic view of Buddhism that avoids obfuscations, seeking clarity for the sake of more productive dialogue.

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  • False Prophets Among Us

    $19.95

    Compelling evaluation of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), which teaches that God is doing a “new thing” in these last days just prior to the Kingdom of God being established: critiques of NAR leaders’ books, essays written over 15 years, how to recover from involvement, and evidence for pagan and demonic influences.

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  • Systems Of Evil

    $14.99

    How can a Christian off er a unique, attractive path for
    understanding and defeating evil among the world religions?

    “It is my conviction that for Christians to eff ectively communicate with non-Christians regarding the supremacy of God over evil and suff ering, they must be well informed about the relationship between Christian theodicy and the explanations for evil and suff ering found in other belief systems.”

    In Systems of Evil, Dr. Odell-Hein provides an unbiased examination of how each of the major religions in the world deals with the problem of evil. Th e study fi rst looks at the concept of evil in Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Christianity. Next it develops a framework for comparing the systems to each other based strictly on unbiased data and native sources.

    Finally, the Christian system of evil is examined to discover the key ministry points for explaining that it is a suffi cient explanation for the problem of evil while being uniquely attractive to prospective adherents.

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  • Muslims Christians And Jesus (Revised)

    $14.99

    Provides new insights into the top questions people have about Muslims and Islam in this completely updated guide to understanding today’s Muslim. With practical tips and fascinating stories, he shares culturally sensitive ways for Christians to get to know Muslims and shows how common ground is the best foundation for turning hearts to Jesus.

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  • Introduction To Christian Worldview

    $45.00

    This comprehensive textbook on Christian worldview and worldview analysis is the perfect starting point for students and inquiring laypeople. Well rounded in its coverage, it brings incisive clarity and informed arguments to a foundational subject in Christian education.

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  • What Do The Amish Believe

    $17.99

    This is an informative resource for those who wish to know more about the plain people and a helpful book for Anabaptists who wish to better understand what they themselves are being taught and believe.

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  • Upper Room Dictionary Of Christian Spiritual Formation

    $24.99

    This reference book, compiled with the help of more than 50 scholars from many denominations, provides a basic guide to Christian spiritual formation through more than 470 entries. It covers such subjects as great spiritual teachers of the past and present, important topics in Christian spirituality, and ways to pray and lead groups in prayer and spiritual growth. Containing enough information to get you started but not so many details as to overwhelm, the entries in this dictionary answer such questions as: What is spiritual formation? What is grace? How does it help me grow? What is centering prayer? How do I do it? Who is Hildegard of Bingen? What did she write? How can I grow in forgiveness? What are Fowler’s stages of faith? What are other ways of talking about stages of spiritual growth? This dictionary also includes a chart that compares various Christian spiritual traditions, plus a list of significant spiritual classics by title and author.

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  • World Crusade Human Destiny

    $12.99

    This book explains the world events between the Christians and the Muslims which has brought humanity into the tenth crusade. Those who don’t know history are condemned to repeat it. My book explains what is taking place in the world right now in our life time and why. Have these world events been planned by God? Most likely yes and all of us are on a path of no return. My book also explains how humanity can change its future for harmony, growth, and prosperity for all. The second half of my book explains many possibilities that mankind can achieve through cooperation which is the key for the longevity of humanity.

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  • Quran In Context

    $35.00

    Mark Anderson explores the world of Mohammad as the context in which the Qur’an arose. After carefully exploring key facets of the Qur’anic worldview, he offers a nuanced understanding of how Jesus fits within it. His careful Christian response opens up a mutually respectful and informed place of dialogue between Christians and Muslims.

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  • Near Christianity : How Journeys Along Jewish Christian Borders Saved My Fa

    $19.99

    This is book is an exploration of Christianity alongside Jewish guides who are well-studied in and sympathetic to Christianity, but only ever “near Christianity.” Not only did the borders created by Jews and Judaism help to define early Christianity, even today dialogue with Jewish teachers continues to reveal the very heart of Christian identity. Using his journey within historical Jesus research and New Testament studies, Anthony Le Donne illustrates the value in continued Jewish guidance for the Christian life. With the help of Jewish friends and mentors, he has embraced a deeper and more complex Christian faith and gained a better vision of the beauty and genius of Christianity, but also of its warts and failings.

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  • No God But One Allah Or Jesus

    $22.99

    On account of the superficial points of agreement between Islam and Christianity, many don’t see how tremendously deep the divides between them really are, and fewer still have considered the evidence for each faith. How is Jihad different from the Crusades? Can we know the life of Jesus as well as the life of Muhammad? What reason is there to believe in one faith over the other, and what difference can the Gospel really make? In No God But One, New York Times bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi takes readers on a global, historical, yet deeply personal journey to the heart of the world’s two largest religions. He explores the claims that each faith makes upon believers’ intellects and lives, critically examining the evidence in support of their distinctive beliefs. Fleshed out with stories from the annals of both religions, No God But One unveils the fundamental, enduring conflict between Islam and Christianity-directly addressing controversial topics like Jihad, the Crusades, Sharia, the Trinity, and more. Readers of Qureshi’s first book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, will appreciate his careful and respectful comparison of Islam and Christianity. Both religions teach that there is No God But One, but who deserves to be worshiped, Allah or Jesus?

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  • Unparalleled

    $15.00

    How Christianity’s Unmatched Truth Answers the Deepest Longings of Every Human Heart

    To the popular objection Aren’t all religions basically the same? pastor and author Jared Wilson answers with an enthusiastic No! Christianity is not merely one among many similar options. It is categorically different–and it’s these differences that make it so compelling. In Unparalleled, Wilson holds up the teachings of the Bible to the clear light of day, revealing how Christianity rises above every other religion and philosophy of the world, and how its unmatched truth answers the deepest longings of every human heart. He provides an overview of Christianity’s key claims showing how, from top to bottom, it is distinct from all other competing ideologies, religious and secular. Christians will come away with a fresh sense of the truth of their faith and nonbelievers will be compelled to consider the relevant claims of Christianity in a drastically new light.

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  • World Religions In A Nutshell

    $14.99

    This concise guide not only clearly explains the difference between Christianity and the other major religions, but will arm you with all the ammunition you need to go out into the battle with confidence.

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  • Textual History Of Christian Muslim Relations

    $44.00

    The question of Christian-Muslim relations is one of enduring importance in the twenty-first century. While there exists a broad range of helpful overviews on the question, these introductory texts often fail to provide readers with the depth that a thorough treatment of the primary sources and their authors would provide.

    In this important new project, Charles Tieszen provides a collection of primary theological sources devoted to the formational period of Christian-Muslim relations. It provides brief introductions to authors and their texts along with representative selections in English translation. The collection is arranged according to the key theological themes that emerge as Christians and Muslims encounter one another in the seventh to fifteenth centuries.

    The result is a resource that offers students a far better grasp of the texts early Christians and Muslims wrote about each other and a better understanding of the important theological themes that are pertinent to Christian-Muslim dialogue today.

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  • Cross And The Cow Belt Of India

    $17.95

    The “Cow Belt” of India, so called because the majority of the people living in this region consider the cow to be sacred, stretches across the central plains of India. This land, the birthplace of Hinduism, is one rich in history but long ruled by superstition, false idols, the caste system, and the pursuit of nirvana. Through the arrivals of St. Thomas at the coast of Kerala in A.D. 52, Vasco da Gama on the west coast of India in 1498, and William Carey, the father of the modern missionary movement, in Bengal in 1793, God opened the door for Christianity to enter into the country, but yet even today, many in India’s heartland still worship a myriad of other gods and goddesses. Given Christianity’s past inroads, why has it not been able to successfully penetrate this region? And now that the Indian government has closed the country to foreign missionaries, how can native Christians fulfill Christ’s commission to preach the gospel to all people-including those in the Cow Belt? In “The Cross and the Cow Belt of India,” author Paul Pathickal, who lived in the region for fifteen years, seeks to answer these questions by surveying India’s unique history, religious system, and cultural distinctions-factors that make the Cow Belt one of the most challenging but ripe mission fields in the world today. In particular, he explores:
    * The origins of orthodox Hinduism
    * The Hindu scriptures
    * The many gods in Hindu worship
    * The doctrine of karma and rebirth
    * The caste system and politics in India

    The people of the Cow Belt can be reached for Christ, and in this book you will discover proven and practical strategies for how this can be accomplished. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in Indian missions!

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  • Sense Of The Heart

    $62.99

    Whether like Paul’s experience on the road to Damascus or Wesley’s “strangely warmed heart,” the desire to meet or be met by God is as old as humanity. But America has been the fertile seed bed for what William James famously called “varieties of religious experience.” These experiences cover a wide spectrum from classic mysticism to revivalist conversion to a contemporary pursuit of spirituality. A Sense of the Heart traces the nature of religious experience from the colonial era to the present, defining its nature while describing common and distinct approaches in the work of various writers and practitioners. A Sense of the Heart offers a historical review of representative types of religious experience, the nature of such experiences and its impact on the American religious and cultural context as evident in awakenings, controversies, denominations, and new religious communities.

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  • Comprehending Christian Zionism

    $39.00

    Contents:
    1. Christian Zionism In Contemporary Perspective-Goran Gunner
    2. Saying ‘Peace’ When There Is No Peace-Elizabeth Phillips
    3. “A Fool For Christ”-Aron Engberg
    4. Broadcasting Jesus’ Return-Matt Westbrook
    5. Walking In The Mantle Of Esther: “Political” Action As “Religious” Practice-Sean Durbin
    6. Christian Zionism At Jerusalem Church In Copan Ruinas, Honduras, An “Out-of-the-Way” Place-William Girard
    7. Christian Zionist Pilgrimage In The Twenty-First Century-Curtis Hutt
    8. Living In The Hour Of Restoration-Faydra L. Shapiro
    9. Christian Zionism And Main Line Western Christian Churches-Rosemary Radford Ruether
    10. Palestinian Christian Reflections On Christian Zionism-Mitri Raheb
    11. From The Institutum Judaicum To The International Christian Embassy-Yaakov Ariel
    12. Mischief Making In Palestine-Mae Elise Cannon
    13. Israelis, Israelites, And God’s Hand In History-Timo R. Stewart
    14. The Rise Of Hitler, Zion, And The Tribulation-Gershon Greenberg
    15. Inverting The Eagle To Embrace The Star Of David-George Faithful
    16. Conclusion-Robert O. Smith

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    The issue of Christian Zionism is one that is fiercely debated within theology, the church, politics, and society. Comprehending Christian Zionism brings together an international consortium of scholars and researchers to reflect on the network of issues and topics surrounding this critical subject. The volume provides a lens on the history of Zionism within Christian theology and offers a constructive, multidimensional path for assessment and introspection around the meaning of Zionism to Christian faith and practice.

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  • What Christians Can Learn From Other Religions

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    Examining other religions provides Christians the opportunity to more deeply understand their own beliefs. Learning about other religions is not the same as learning from other religions, which can have great value to Christians who wish to strengthen their faith. In this book’s ten easy-to-read chapters, Wogaman shows readers what Christians can learn from different religions, such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and even from atheism. From these religions Christians can achieve insight into love, sin, ritual, the importance of myth to convey truth, the foundational roots of Christianity, the dark side of Christian history, and many other important ways to see and interpret the world and to understand God. The book concludes with a chapter on what other religions can learn from Christianity. Perfect for church study groups, each chapter ends with questions for discussion.

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  • Ox Herder And The Good Shepherd

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    A thoughtful, fascinating take on spiritual truth

    In the twelfth century, the Chinese Zen master Kakuan Shien produced the pictures, poems, and commentaries we know as the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures. They were taken to Japan and became the standard version of these icons, tracing a universally recognizable path of contemplative spirituality.

    Addison Hodges Hart argues that there is a similar spiritual vision between the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures and the teachings of Christ. Authentic spiritual life must begin with an inner transformation of one’s self, leading to an outward life that is natural and loving. In The Ox-Herder and the Good Shepherd Hart shares the fruit of his years of reflection on the simple, beautiful, humble, humorous, and joyful Ten Ox-Herding Pictures, presenting as they do a perennial parable through art.

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  • Age Of The Sages

    $29.00

    Preface/Timeline
    Introduction: What Was The Axial Age?

    Part One-West Asia
    The Noble Ones * The World Of Zoroaster * Zoroaster’s Legacy

    Part Two-South Asia Preaxial India * The Start Of The Indian Axial Age * Death And Rebirth * The Quest For Liberation * The Vedantic Solution * The One And The Many * The Life Of Siddhartha Gautama * “I Am Awake” * Why We Suffer * The Noble Path * From Buddha To Buddhism * Jainism

    Part Three-East Asia East Asia Before The Axial Age * The World Of Confucius * The Foundations Of Confucianism * The Cultivation Of Virtue * Early Confucianism And The Rise Of Daoism * The Daodejing * Daoist Politics And Mysticism

    Conclusion: Reflections On The Axial Age Glossary/Index

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    By setting traditions and thinkers such as Zoroaster, Gautama Buddha, Confucius, Pythagoras, and others side by side, we are able to see more clearly the questions with which they struggled, their similarities and differences, and how their ideas have influenced religious thought down to our day.

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  • Jews Christians And Muslims In Encounter

    $60.00

    This book addresses the state of play in Jewish-Christian relations as well as reflections on the more recent encounter with Islam. It brings together a number of inter-related themes in the writings of Ed Kessler, starting in 1998.

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  • Love Sex And Marriage

    $28.99

    In all three Abrahamic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, marriage is part of God’s plan for humanity, as illustrated in the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, and the Koran as well as the religious literature of these three traditions. It is viewed as a sacred bond as well as a means to personal fulfilment. It is more than a legal contract, rather an institution with cosmic significance, legitimized through divine authority. In Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the purpose of marriage is to build a home, create a family and thereby perpetuate society. Yet, despite the similarity of perception in the great monotheistic faiths, there are important differences. In this book three scholars outline sex law, betrothal and marriage, family life and the understanding of divorce in these traditions and discuss the differences between them in a student-friendly and accessible way.

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  • Is Mormonism Christian

    $33.95

    A familiar sight in America today is seeing two young men wearing ties, white shirts with name tags, and black pants pedaling their bicycles through towns and neighborhoods. Most recognize the uniform of young Mormon missionaries on their two-year mission seeking to promote and convert anyone willing to listen to their story. What is becoming increasingly familiar is the rise of entertainment and political figures also identifying themselves as practicing Mormons.

    What is difficult for many Americans is deciding whether the gospel the LDS Church has promoted over the past two centuries is the same gospel proclaimed by traditional Christian churches over the past two millennia. Are they sincere Christians, a non-Christian cult, or something else altogether?

    This book seeks to provide an understanding of the history and basic beliefs of traditional Christianity and compare them to the history and beliefs of Mormonism.

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  • Comparative Religious Ethics

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    1. Ethics And Spirituality In Religion
    2. Religions On Food, Fasting, And Feasting
    3. Religions On Making Work Human
    4. Religions On Body Covering, Appearance, And Identity
    5. Religions On Sexuality And Marriage
    6. Religions On Making And Keeping Families
    7. Religions On Anger And Violence
    8. Religions On Charity And Beggars

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    The study of comparative religious ethics is at a critical juncture, given the growing awareness of non-Christian ethical beliefs and practices and their bearing on social change. Christine Gudorf is at the forefront of rendering comparative-and competing-religious beliefs meaningful for students, especially in the area of ethics.

    Unlike other texts, Gudorf’s work focuses on common, everyday issues-including food and diet, work, sex and marriage, proper dress, anger and violence, charity, family, and infirmity and the elderly-while drawing out ethical implications of each and demonstrating how different religious traditions prescribe rules for action. An introductory chapter reviews standard ethical theory and core elements of comparative religious analysis. Each chapter opens with a riveting real-life case and shows how religious ethics can shed light on how to handle the larger issues, without determining for the reader what a proper ethical response might be.

    Helpful pedagogy, including summaries, questions, and list of readings, along with special chapter features, charts and photographs and a glossary, combine to make this new text most suitable for the wide array of courses in comparative religious ethics.

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  • Understanding World Religions In 15 Minutes A Day

    $14.00

    User-Friendly Beginner’s Guide to World Religions

    The world is becoming more integrated. What once seemed like the religions of exotic faraway lands are now practiced by families next door. These short, easily digestible readings give an overview of the beliefs, histories, and practices of dozens of religions, including Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and many more. Garry Morgan blends the knowledge of a college professor with real-world experience and an accessible style. Broken into forty brief chapters, this book can be used as a reference for those who need quick and clear answers or read straight through by curious readers.

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  • Gospel For Muslims

    $17.99

    Steve Bell has distilled three decades of experience in cross-cultural communication of the Gospel to ordinary Muslim people.

    Gospel For Muslims asserts that all theology – including Western theology – is influenced by the culture of those who write it. Help is therefore needed to move beyond the western understanding of the Bible in order to tell Muslims the good news about Jesus in more accessible ways and enable them to believe and follow him in culturally appropriate ways – even if it means doing so from outside institutionalized Christianity.

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  • Talking With Mormons

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    For over a decade Fuller Seminary president Richard Mouw has participated in Mormon-evangelical dialogue with a view to developing a better understanding between the two groups. His participation in these discussions has drawn severe criticism and even anger from people who believe such talks are pointless or even dangerous.

    This brief, highly accessible book is his answer. Advocating humility, patience, and a willingness to admit our own shortcomings, Mouw shows why it is necessary to move beyond stark denunciation to a dialogue that allows both parties to express differences and explore common ground. Without papering over significantly divergent perspectives on important issues like the role of prophecy, the nature of God, and the creeds, Mouw points to areas in which Mormon-evangelical dialogue evidences hope for the future. In so doing, he not only informs readers but also models respectful evangelical debate.

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  • Art Of Tentmaking

    $56.00

    In The Art of Tentmaking an illustrious line up of international contributors from Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist and Lutheran traditions, share their insights on essential aspects of liturgy and liturgical renewal including: Paul Bradshaw on the history of Christian worship Rosalind Brown on participation and the priesthood of all believers Stephen Cottrell on sacramental spirituality Steven Croft on simplicity in the liturgy Carol Doran on the renewal of church music Martyn Percy on openness and inclusivity and many more. This book will appeal to all who practice presidency in Christian worship, and have responsibilities for shaping Christian assembly: architects, artists, musicians, as well as clergy and all with focal roles.

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  • All You Want To Know But Didnt Think You Could Ask

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    Everything teens and young adults need to know about world religions and philosophies in one convenient book! As our global world becomes smaller, we encounter more religions and popular beliefs than we ever have before. This book from a high school religion teacher and a professor of religion clarifies the founding, history, practices, and beliefs of forty groups. Each chapter puts the group in context and explains how the religion is similar to or different from Christianity. No other book covers such a wide range of topics from Islam, Shamanism, and Mormonism, to atheism, vampirism, and astrology.

    Features include:
    Charts and tables for easy comparison of different religious beliefs and practices
    Coverage of world religions, new religions, and religions in popular culture
    Overviews of the founding, history, and typical followers of each religion

    Written for classroom or individual study

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  • In Allah They Trust

    $13.99

    If the thought of covering America’s beloved Statue of Liberty in a Burka bothers you, then this book is for you. Sound ridiculous? Who would dream of desecrating America’s eminent symbol of freedom? Islamic fundamentalists. In fact, recently a prominent Muslim activist was quoted saying that it is their goal is to someday see the Islamic flag flown over the White House. These alarming facts and many more are chronicles in this new book by former Muslim from Iran, Kamran Karimi.

    Until now, for Christians in America there have been more questions that answers and more silence than sincere action. Today’s climate of political correctness and fear of offending others has prevented the truth from being shared. So, the question becomes – what role are Christians and the Church to play in stemming the tide of Islam in America?

    Now, through this groundbreaking new book, you will be informed and armed with knowledge about the surprising-but-true Islamic agenda that seeks to systematically infiltrate every facet of American culture including the banking and financial markets, education, politics, religion, the court system and virtually every area of life as we know it. It is time to awaken to the truth that America is under attack, and it reaches far beyond the World Trade Center attacks and the war in the Mideast. The real battle is waging within our borders right now and the outcome will affect this generation and the generations of Americans to come.

    With wisdom and clarity, Kamran Karimi insightfully defines the problem, thoughtfully offers biblically sound solutions to the advancement of Islam, and puts forth a call to action. He gives encouraging answers while promoting a love and compassion for Muslims worldwide. He demonstrates that Muslims are held captive by the Spirit of Islam and need the genuine love of God to liberate them from the chains of tyranny. It is vital that we understand that we are not wrestling with Muslims, but we are wrestling against a force named Islam which has come to destroy the freedom that is found in Jesus Christ. It is then that Christ-followers can effectively reach and minister to those who say In Allah We Trust

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  • Justification : Five Views

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    James Beilby and Paul R. Eddy moderate this five-way discussion on the Pauline doctrine of justification. The traditional Reformed view, the progressive Reformed view, the new perspective, the deification/theosis view and the Roman Catholic view are each given a fair hearing.

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  • Comparing The Quran And The Bible

    $15.00

    Engagement with the Muslim world and Muslim people is inevitable for Christians. After all, Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the United States. But what does the Qur’an really say about things like Jesus, war, and non-Muslims? What does the Bible say on these matters? If Christians are to engage in informed, loving conversation with their Muslim neighbors, they need to be equipped with more than the often-specious talking points they glean from the news or email forwards.
    Comparing the Qur’an and the Bible offers readers an unprecedented collection of Scriptures and doctrines of both faiths presented side by side for easy study and comparison, covering such key issues as:
    Jesus
    Abraham
    creation
    angels/jinn
    jihad
    the fall of humankind
    predestination
    ransom for sin/sacrifice
    grace
    rebirth
    God/Allah
    women
    marriage and divorce
    homosexuality
    suicide
    resurrection
    judgment
    Paradise
    prayer

    A brief explanation of each passage in the Qur’an and the Bible is given, as well as biblical answers to Islamic teaching. The book also motivates readers to have hearts for Muslims and seek to bring them to Christ, offering “door openers” to sharing the Good News. This indispensible collection will be treasured by anyone seeking to understand and engage their Muslim neighbors.

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