Sun 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat 3:30-6:30 p.m. | 630 E. University Dr. Granger, IN 46530 | (574) 243-2020


Your Cart is Empty

Back To Shop

Manners and Customs

Showing all 38 results

  • Freedom Soup


    Join the celebration in the kitchen as a family makes their traditional New Year’s soup — and shares the story of how Haitian independence came to be.
    The shake-shake of maracas vibrates down to my toes.

    Ti Gran’s feet tap-tap to the rhythm.

    Every year, Haitians all over the world ring in the new year by eating a special soup, a tradition dating back to the Haitian Revolution. This year, Ti Gran is teaching Belle how to make the soup — Freedom Soup — just like she was taught when she was a little girl. Together, they dance and clap as they prepare the holiday feast, and Ti Gran tells Belle about the history of the soup, the history of Belle’s family, and the history of Haiti, where Belle’s family is from. In this celebration of cultural traditions passed from one generation to the next, Jacqueline Alcantara’s lush illustrations bring to life both Belle’s story and the story of the Haitian Revolution. Tami Charles’s lyrical text, as accessible as it is sensory, makes for a tale that readers will enjoy to the last drop.

    Add to cart
  • Illustrated Reference To Manners And Customs Of The Bible


    Have you ever wondered how a camel can go through the eye of a needle? How the four men got their paralytic friend through the roof to Jesus? What it means to greet one another with a holy kiss? This book answers these questions and others. In it, you will learn who the magi were, how lots were used, and what it means to be engraved on the palm of God’s hand. This valuable resource goes book by book through the Bible, explaining many customs practiced in Bible times. Not only is it easy to understand, but it is also filled with many helpful illustrations. This useful tool will greatly aid anyone wanting to understand more about the Bible.

    Add to cart
  • Week In The Life Of A Greco Roman Woman


    In first-century Ephesus, life is not easy for women. In this gripping novel, Holly Beers introduces us to the first-century setting where Paul first proclaimed the gospel. Illuminated by historical images and explanatory sidebars, this lively story not only shows us the rich tapestry of life in a Greco-Roman city, it also foregrounds the interior life of one woman–and the radical new freedom the gospel promised her.

    Add to cart
  • Life Of The Red Sea Dhow


    An I. B. Tauris And Company Title

    Few images are as evocative as the silhouette of the Arab dhow as, under full sail, it tacks to windward on glittering waters of Red Sea before moving across the face of the rising or setting sun. In this authoritative new book, Dionisius A. Agius, one of the foremost scholars of Islamic material culture, offers a lucid and wide-ranging history of the iconic dhow from medieval to modern times. Traversing the Arabian and African coasts, he shows that the dhow was central not just to commerce but to the vital transmission and exchange of ideas.
    Discussing trade and salt routes, shoals and wind patterns, spice harvest seasons and the deep and resonant connection between language, memory and oral tradition, this is the first book to place the dhow in its full and remarkable cultural contexts.

    Add to cart
  • Sarah


    24 Chapters

    Additional Info
    Sarah Troyer faces changes in her Amish family because of her mother’s illness and death. She is sure that Sadie Zook, the hired girl, mistreats her and scolds her unfairly. At school, Sarah finds Regina Byler to be an understanding friend.

    A near tragic house fire helps bring healing to Sarah. Former hurts are forgotten. Sarah learns to accept a new mother and to work as a hired girl herself.

    Add to cart
  • Samaritans : A Profile


    Most people associate the term “Samaritan” exclusively with the New Testament stories about the Good Samaritan and the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. Very few are aware that a small community of about 750 Samaritans still lives today in Palestine and Israel; they view themselves as the true Israelites, having resided in their birthplace for thousands of years and preserving unchanged the revelation given to Moses in the Torah.

    Reinhard Pummer, one of the world’s foremost experts on Samaritanism, offers in this book a comprehensive introduction to the people identified as Samaritans in both biblical and nonbiblical sources. Besides analyzing the literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources, he examines the Samaritans’ history, their geographical distribution, their version of the Pentateuch, their rituals and customs, and their situation today. There is no better book available on the subject.

    Add to cart
  • Andy


    Andy Maust likes to write poems, and he’s not good at running or wrestling or any of the other activities that Amish boys enjoy. The other boys tease him mercilessly, and then Andy’s dog disappears in a mysterious way. Drifters are roaming the country on trains, looking for work and a hot meal, and Andy begins to imagine running away from his troubles. He decides to catch a train to somewhere-anywhere-where he can be himself. Will Andy find contentment and peace in his new life, or will God call the prodigal home? Ages 10 and up.

    Add to cart
  • Power And Politics In The Book Of Judges


    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.

    Add to cart
  • Reuben : The World Of The Amish People


    Growing up in an Amish home is no protection from peer pressure. Reuben struggles to balance wanting to prove himself to his friends and living up to the expectations of his parents. On a dare, Reuben tries to show how fast his horse can run and trouble erupts. Book #5 in the Ellie’s People series.

    Add to cart
  • Galilee In The Late Second Temple And Mishnaic Periods Volume 1


    1. Introduction-David A. Fiensy And James Riley Strange
    2. Galilee And The Historical Jesus In Recent Research-Roland Deines
    3. The Political History In Galilee From The 1st Century Bce To The End Of The 2nd Century Ce-Morten Hrning Jensen
    4. Religious Practices And Religious Movements In Galilee: 100 Bce-200 Ce- Roland Deines
    5. The Ethnicities Of Galilee-Mark Chancey
    6. The Synagogues Of Galilee-Lee I. Levine
    7. Notable Galilean Persons-Scott Caulley
    8. Social Movements In Galilee-Richard Horsley
    9. The Galilean Village In The Late Second Temple And Mishnaic Periods-David A. Fiensy
    10. Household Judaism In Galilee-Andrea Berlin
    11. The Galilean House In The Late Second Temple And Mishnaic Periods-David A. Fiensy
    12. Mortality, Morbidity, And Economics In Jesus’ Galilee-Jonathan Reed
    13. Education/Literacy In Jewish Galilee: Was There Any And At What Level?-John C. Poirier
    14. The Galilean Road System-James F. Strange
    15. Urbanization And Industry In Mishnaic Galilee-Ze’ev Safrai
    16. Never The Two Shall Meet? Urban-Rural Interaction In Lower Galilee-Agnes Choi
    17. Inner Village Life In Galilee: A Diverse And Complex Phenomenon-Sharon Lea Mattila
    18. Debate: Was The Galilean Economy Oppressive Or Prosperous-Doug Oakman And Andrew Overman
    19. Taxation And Other Sources Of Government Income In The Galilee Of Herod And Antipas-Fabian Udoh
    Index Of Primary Sources

    Additional Info
    Drawing on the expertise of archaeologists, historians, biblical scholars, and social-science interpreters who have devoted a significant amount of time and energy in the research of ancient Galilee, this accessible volume includes modern general studies of Galilee and of Galilean history, as well as specialized studies on taxation, ethnicity, religious practices, road systems, trade and markets, education, health, village life, houses, and the urban-rural divide.

    This resource includes a rich selection of images, figures, charts, and maps.

    Add to cart
  • Ellie


    Read the Amish novels that Amish people read! The ten books of the Ellie’s People series are beloved by young and old readers alike in Amish and Mennonite communities.Now re-releasing from Herald Press, publisher of real-life stories of Amish and Mennonites.

    Ellie Maust, an Old Order Amish girl growing up in the early 1900s, wishes she could wear bright dresses like her English friend, Missy, and face cream and perfume like their fancy Amish hired girl, Susie Glick. As Ellie helps to care for the new babies in her family, milks cows, and learns to can and garden, she strains against her father’s strict ideas and wonders what her future will hold. When tragedy strikes her family, Ellie must find a way to go on finding comfort in her Amish faith and her community, Ellie blossoms into a young woman who dedicates her future plans to god. Book 1 of the Ellie’s People: An Amish Family Saga series. Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series will love learning to know spunky Ellie and her friends and family. Ages 10 and up

    Add to cart
  • Reading Romans In Pompeii


    Peter Oakes relies on demographic information and data from excavations in nearby Pompeii to paint a compelling portrait of daily life in a typical insula, or apartment complex, like the ones in which Paul’s audience in Rome likely lived. Imaginatively fleshing out profiles of the circumstances of actual residents of Pompeii, Oakes then uses these profiles to invite the reader into a new way to hear Paul’s letter to the Romans as the apostle’s contemporaries might have heard it. The result of this ground-breaking study is a fuller, richer appreciation of Paul’s most important letter.

    Add to cart
  • Introducing Early Christianity


    Laurie Guy provides an illuminating, broad-brush survey of the early church in its first four centuries. Readers get to witness the emergence of Great Tradition Christianity as themes unfold over time regarding women, persecution and martyrdom, asceticism and monasticism, eucharist and baptism, doctrine and the ecumenical councils.

    Add to cart
  • Rosh Hashanah Yom Teruah


    Olive Press Messianic (

    The Scriptures command us to celebrate the holiday traditionally called Rosh Hashanah, or the Feast of Trumpets, with shouts of joy and the sounding of the Shofar. But why? What are we supposed to be so happy about and why the Shofar? In this book, Messianic Rabbi Jim Appel answers those questions with new revelation from Scripture. He reveals the profound significance of the Shofar and the deep, spiritual meaning of the shout for joy. Find out what has been hidden from followers of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) for more than 1700 years. Rejoice that it is being restored to us today. Don’t miss out anymore on this special connection to the Lord.

    Add to cart
  • Everyday Law In Biblical Israel


    Authors Raymond Westbrook and Bruce Wells examine Old Testament legal materials that illustrate how ancient Israelites settled their grievances. This textbook is unique in exploring these legal materials as they relate to everyday life, addressing issues of family, property, contracts, and crimes. Westbrook and Wells explain these elements of Israelite life and law in the context of other laws from throughout the ancient Near East, providing readers with a broad understanding of their legal and social foundations.

    Add to cart
  • Temples Tithes And Taxes


    SKU (ISBN): 9780801047770ISBN10: 0801047773Marty StevensBinding: Trade PaperPublished: September 2006Publisher: Baker Academic

    Add to cart
  • Hospital Handbook On Multiculturalism And Religion (Revised)


    In our religiously pluralistic society, clergy, medical, and nursing staffs in modern hospitals are confronted with caring for people with varied beliefs and customs. Since the overall care of a patient, and not just the surgeries performed or medicines given, affect an individual’s recovery, it is vitally important to be familiar with cultural and religious understandings and expectations around hygiene, pastoral care, autopsies, transfusions, and even the practices associated with death itself.
    A Hospital Handbook for Multiculturalism and Religion is a succinct guide to the care of patients from a variety of faiths. The original version included Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Baha’i. In the revised edition Neville Kirkwood has added chapters on Taoism, Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, Chinese Buddhism, and Jainism. Each chapter examines not only the customs of adherents to various faith perspectives but also the significance of certain rites and attitudes, supplying health-care workers and chaplains with the information they need to provide the best care possible.

    Add to cart
  • Revelation (Reprinted)


    The powerful conclusion to the blockbuster Abram’s Daughters series! Bittersweet and inspiring, The Revelation is a suspenseful story of long-awaited forgiveness, undying love, and elusive second chances in Pennsylvania’s Amish country.

    Jonas Mast’s return from Apple Creek, Ohio, has given Leah Ebersol reason to hope again. Yet she endures an unexplained silence that makes her fear Peter Mast and stern Bishop Bontrager are conspiring to once again keep Jonas and her apart.

    Impulsive Jake Mast pines for his first love. But if he follows his brother Jonas back home to Gobbler’s Knob, Leah and Sadie will be forced to reveal their closely guarded secret-a secret with the power to split the Mast and Ebersol families even further apart, maybe forever-.

    Add to cart
  • Prodigal (Reprinted)


    Beverly Lewis’s bestselling series ever returns to the sorrows, joys, and faith of the Ebersol family.

    Add to cart
  • Paul In Roman Custody


    In this book, Rapske uses ancient literary sources and archaeological evidence to uncover important background on the custodial system of the Graeco-Roman world in order to better view Paul’s persona and Christian mission. This study shows Luke to be keenly aware of the practical and theological threat that imprisonment posed for Paul and argues that this understanding motivated one of Luke’s primary objectives in his writing of Luke-Acts to defend or justify the prisoner missionary Paul to the reader.

    Add to cart
  • Celebrating Biblical Feasts (Reprinted)


    Tells how families can celebrate seven Hebrew festivals together to enhance their understanding of the message of the Bible.

    Add to cart
  • Roots Of Christian Festivals


    SKU (ISBN): 9780281056811ISBN10: 0281056811David SelfBinding: Trade PaperPublished: January 2004Publisher: SPCK Print On Demand Product

    Add to cart
  • More With Less Cookbook (Anniversary)


    With over 800,000 copies in print, the More-With-Less Cookbook has become the favorite cookbook of many families. Full of recipes from hundreds of contributors, More-With-Less gives suggestions on how to eat better and consume less of the world’s limited food resources.

    More-With-Less Cookbook has not only changed how people eat, but their entire approach to life has reflected this more-with-less philosophy. In fact, more-with-less has become an integral part of our daily language.

    This 25th anniversary edition features a new foreword along with the original collection of recipes—spiced with anecdotes, comments, and tips gleaned from 25 years of cooking More-With-Less.

    Add to cart
  • Vestments For All Seasons


    Vestments-the robes, stoles or other items worn by clergy, or cloths used at the altar-not only add beauty to a worship service, but are visual clues to the liturgical season and to the tone of a particular service. The most beautiful and meaningful vestments are often those made for a particular priest, serving in a specific sanctuary. But many shy away from trying to sew vestments, which seem too complicated and difficult to make.

    In Vestments for all Seasons, Barbara Baumgarten demystifies the making of vestments-from designing and fitting patterns, to fabric and color selection, to putting on the finishing touches. She provides patterns and directions for producing special vestments for Advent and Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, and general instructions for designing and making vestments completely from scratch. A history of the development of vestments from Roman times to the present is included, as well as a full glossary describing the various vestments worn by clergy.

    Add to cart
  • Bible Manners And Customs


    A Christian Educational Services Title

    “People” magazine, and many others, owe their successful existence to the fact that we human beings like to know about other people. Readers enjoy stories about famous (and even not so famous) people. The Bible is full of people whose lives, and even thoughts, are open before us. All of the drama of life is set before us in the Bible: love and hate, laughter and despair, hope and fear. The better we know the people of the Bible, the more interesting it is, the more fun it is to read, and the more we can learn as we read it. But the people of the Bible lived in a culture that was very different from ours. If we are going to know the people of the Bible, indeed, if we are going to understand the Bible itself, it is imperative that we learn something about the manners and customs of biblical times.

    Imagine trying to understand modern culture without knowing how we dressed, what we ate, where we lived, and about the jobs that people worked at all day. Under those circumstances it would be easy to misunderstand something we said or did. Yet most people know very little about the daily lives of the thousands of people who fill the pages of the Bible, from Adam and Eve to the Apostle Paul. The Bible becomes much easier to understand, and a much more fun book to read, if we take the time to learn about the manners and customs of the biblical culture. The people of the Bible, and the lessons in it, become alive for us, hold our attention, and make sense.

    When Samson said that the Philistines had “plowed with my heifer,” he was not in any way referring to cattle he owned. Just as our culture refers to girls in various ways, including “dolls, babes, chicks,” etc., so in the biblical culture young girls were sometimes referred to as “heifers.” Knowing that fact makes the passage understandable, and more fun to read. There are hundreds of examples in Scripture, where the meaning of a verse is clear if the custom is known. Understanding the manners and customs of the Bible can turn a frustrating session of Bible reading into a fun and meaningful session. Knowing biblical manners and customs can mean the difference between understanding and misunderstanding the Bible.

    This book makes known many of the manners and customs of the people of Palestine. It covers many subjects, including the climate they lived in that affected their daily lives, the clothes they wore, the food they ate, the work that consumed their days, the

    Add to cart
  • Life In Biblical Israel


    Stunning color photographs, graphic illustrations, and lively text offer a vivid description of everyday life in ancient Israel. Based on the most up-to-date research, this magnificent volume covers such topics as domestic and work life, cultural expression, and religious practice. An ideal resource for students, scholars, and interested laypeople.

    Add to cart
  • Future Of Criminal Justice


    SKU (ISBN): 9780281054831ISBN10: 0281054835Christopher Jones | Peter SedgwickBinding: Trade PaperPublished: January 2002Publisher: SPCK Print On Demand Product

    Add to cart
  • Study Guide For Making Room (Student/Study Guide)


    Christine Pohl’s 1999 book Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition has helped foster renewal of the central but long-neglected practice of Christian hospitality. This new study guide for Making Room provides a variety of ways in which people can learn more about the practice.
    Designed for use by small groups _ though individuals will also profit from it _ the study guide is divided into nine lessons corresponding to the chapters of Making Room. Each lesson begins with an introduction briefly highlighting the main points of the book, followed by sections on group building, Scripture, discussion, reflection, and personal application. Each lesson also provides aids for group leaders and suggested activities to help participants begin to make the practice of hospitality part of their daily life.

    Add to cart
  • Violence Renounced


    SKU (ISBN): 9780966502152ISBN10: 0966502159Editor: Willard SwartleyBinding: Trade PaperPublished: November 2000Publisher: Herald Press/MennoMedia Print On Demand Product

    Add to cart
  • Ethnic Chicago A Print On Demand Title (Revised)


    This award-winning study of ethnic life in Chicago richly details the various peoples and ethnic institutions in America’s heartland city. This newly revised and expanded edition also includes chapters on African-American migration, Chatham, Latino Chicago, the Chinese in Chicago, Asian Indians, Korean-Americans, the new entrepreneurial immigrants, and the Swedes. There is also a new six-chapter section that examines saloons, sports, crime, churches, neighborhoods, and cemeteries.

    Add to cart
  • Say Please Say Thank You


    SKU (ISBN): 9780399525384ISBN10: 0399525386Donald McCulloughBinding: Trade PaperPublished: March 2000Publisher: Penguin Group USA Print On Demand Product

    Add to cart
  • Peculiar People : The Church As Culture In A Postchristian Society



    /12 Chapters

    Additional Info
    Christians feel increasingly useless, argues Rodney Clapp, not because we have nothing to offer a post-Christian society, but because we are trying to serve as “sponsoring chaplains” to a civilization that no longer sees Christianity as necessary to its existence. In our individualistic, technologically oriented, consumer-based culture, Christianity has become largely irrelevant.

    The solution is not to sentimentally capitulate to the way things are. Nor is it to retrench in an effort to regain power and influence as the sponsor of Western civilization. What is needed is for Christians to reclaim our heritage as a peculiar people, as unapologetic followers of The Way.

    Add to cart
  • 1 New People


    If you are aware of the rich benefits of fellowship that crosses racial lines, but aren’t sure how to make that happen in your church, then this book is for you. Loaded with models from those who have done it, One New People will inspire you to broaden the ministry of your church. With questions to help groups process the material, it will give you everything you need to find the model that fits your situation so you can begin the process of change and growth. And if you are already in a multiethnic church, you’ll find ideas and principles for improving communication, developing new leadership and managing conflict from someone who has been there.

    Add to cart
  • Strange Virtues : Ethics In A Multicultural World


    IVP Print On Demand Title

    Strange Virtues is one of the first books to comprehensively consider ethics across cultures, addressing the ethical import of other religions and gender relations, exploring how the Bible and culture interact to produce ethical stances, and examining such particular case studies as bribery. It will be invaluable not only for missionaries, ethicists and students, but for all Christians who want to better understand neighbors right here at home.

    Add to cart
  • Where The Nations Meet


    IVP Print on Demand Title

    Peppered with inspiring and challenging stories from multicultural congregations, this book not only provides a theological basis for multicultural ministry but also suggests how such ministry can be successfully conducted in all churches. This book for all pastors and laypersons who want their church to be a place of unbounded celebration where the nations meet.

    Add to cart
  • Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents


    Introduction: Learning Our Names / Paul Tokunaga
    Pressure, Perfectionism & Performance / Paul Tokunaga
    Your Parents Love You, My Parents Love Me / Jeanette Yep
    Honor & Obey / Greg Jao
    Doctor Or Lawyer? / Susan Cho Van Riesen
    Relating To Others-Understanding Yourself / Greg Jao
    Marriage & Singleness / Peter Cha & Susan Cho, Van Riesen
    The Gender Trap / Peter Cha & Jeanette Yep
    Racial Reconciliation / Susan Cho, Van Riesen &-Peter Cha
    Spiritual Growth / Greg Jao
    Finding A Church Home / Peter Cha
    Gifts Asian Americans Bring / Paul Tokunaga
    For Further Reading

    Additional Info
    These are some of the hopes of our Asian parents. Knowing that our parents have sacrificed for us, we want to honor their wishes. But we also want to serve Jesus, and sometimes that can seem to conflict with family expectations. Discovering our Asian identity in the midst of Western culture means learning to bridge these conflicting values. This book can serve as our guide along the way as we explore
    our parents’ ways of loving us
    vocations that show respect for our parents and allow us to serve God
    the “model minority” myth and performance pressures
    marriage, singleness, and being male and female
    racial reconciliation
    spirituality and church experiences
    unique gifts Asians bring to Western culture

    Add to cart
  • Moral World Of The First Christians


    How did the early Christians develop a distinctive morality? Meeks explores the social setting of the early believers, shows how they cultivated their own identity and moral language from contemporary Greek, Roman, and Jewish traditions, and describes the patterns of moral concern and behavior which characterized their community.

    Add to cart
  • Yahweh Is A Warrior


    Millard C. Lind’s classic study of warfare in ancient Israel. Israel saw God alone as delievering his people, without the need of human warriors.

    Add to cart


Your Cart is Empty

Back To Shop