Studies in Honor of Dwight W. Young
Author: Joseph E. Coleson,Dwight W. Young,Victor Harold Matthews
Dwight Young taught ancient Near Eastern Languages at Brandeis University for many years. More than 20 essays are presented by students and friends in his honor. Indexes of authors and scripture references complete the volume.
Author: Danny Danon
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Political Science
Danny Danon has been a vocal opponent of disengaging in the Gaza Strip and West bank, and transforming the stalemate "two state/one state" dialogue to include regional partners, at times standing in direct opposition to his own party's leadership. A well-known and frequent speaker in the global arena, he is the rising voice for a fresh movement toward nationalism among the generation of Israelis currently coming to power. Here, Danon shares this vision with the world. It is a bold and uncompromising stance in the face of attacks on Israel's sovereignty by other Middle Eastern nations as the United States sends mixed signals of support to further its own goals in the region. Danon dissects the missteps and wrong turns that Israel's politicians have taken in the past by working to appease the United States and not offend their neighbors, instead of prioritizing their nation's own viability. With electrifying zeal, he tackles the challenges Israel faces today to undo what he sees as a consequence brought on by years of acquiescence to US policy. Danon believes "US pressure on Israel is hurting Israel and will do nothing to advance peace". Danon leads the charge toward a victorious future with an invitation for the United States and the Middle East to participate in, and not just dictate, Israel's international relations and policies (as opposed to an Israel cuckolded with an endless array of caveats toward those who would see it fall). No stranger to controversy, Danon's unabashed insights are a welcome revelation in the current quagmire of Middle-East international relations. A leading speaker to both Jewish groups and Christian Conservatives, the LA Jewish Journal says "What Danny says is what Bibi is actually thinking." For Danny Danon, this is only the beginning.
Author: Majed S. Al-Rassi
Publisher: Darussalam Publishers
Each person is born into a religious environment that is not of his or her own choice; a child is raised in the religion or ideology of his or her family, society or culture. Even as a newborn, he or she is assigned the religion of his family or the ideology of the state; in some countries the child's assigned religion is even recorded on his or her birth certificate. By the time individuals reach their teens they usually have accepted the beliefs of their parents or that of their particular society, feeling that they have little choice in the matter. However, individuals often encounter or are exposed to various beliefs and ideologies throughout the course of their lives leading many to question long-held beliefs, traditions or philosophical ideas. They begin to question the validity of their own beliefs. Seekers of truth often reach a point of confusion upon realizing that believers of every religion, sect, ideology and philosophy all claim to have the one and only truth. So, which religion is the right one and how can the seeker of truth know it? This is the main subject of this book by Majed S. Al-Rassi.
A Panorama of God's Word in 366 Daily Readings and Reflections
Author: Philip Yancey,Brenda Quinn
The story of the Bible starts with the simple statement, "In the beginning, God created . . ." From that first sentence of Genesis, the story of salvation unfolds in strange and wonderful mingling of the commonplace and the miraculous, the human and the transcendent. But if you were born after the baby boom, chances are the Bible seems more like an item of passing interest than a book of depth and meaning for the twenty-first century. If you're not familiar with the Bible, it can be difficult to put into perspective the puzzle of kings and prophets, giants and seven-headed dragons, shepherd boys and itinerant preachers, Old Testament law and New Testament grace. Meet the Bible introduces you to the full, epic sweep of the Bible -- the characters, the places, the times, the stories, and the meanings of this Book of books -- and shows you that even the most obscure passage can hold relevance for your life once you understand what to look for. Award-winning writer Philip Yancey and author Brenda Quinn are your guides on this one-year reading tour of the Bible. Each day's reading includes Scripture, contemporary commentary, and questions for contemplation -- all designed to offer insight into how the passage fits into the overall story of the Bible, and how it can speak to your life today. Meet the Bible takes you through the twists and turns of the Bible's many narratives, the high points and the low points, the good characters and the bad, as well as the eternal thoughts and descriptions of God and his Son, Jesus Christ. Here are stories to remember, images of real people and circumstances closer to your own life than you've ever imagined. By the time you've finished the year's worth of reading, you'll have gained a panoramic view of the whole Bible and a firm understanding of its ideas and teachings. If you've never read the Bible, or hardly know the Bible, or would just like to read the Bible in a fresh new way, Meet the Bible offers an inspiring mix of timeless wisdom and contemporary insight that will cause faith to ignite within you. Direct excerpts from Scripture give readers a panoramic tour of the Bible’s key passages, personalities, events, and ideas as the Old Testament sweeps into the New Testament. Culturally relevant commentary from Quinn and Yancey sheds light on each day’s passage, examining the twists and turns of the Bible’s many narratives, the high points and the low points, the good characters and the bad, as well as the eternal thoughts and descriptions of God and his Son. Reflections every five days provide life application for the week’s Scripture readings.
Ten dynamic ways to live a Successful Christian Life in The 21st century
Author: JASMINE P. CHAMBERS
The book is mainly written for new believers, for those who are thinking of following Christ and for students. It is also ideal for people of other faith, for ministers, lay preachers, home –group leaders, Sunday school teachers and all who believe in the Lord Jesus. It is aimed to enlighten, empower and strengthen believers and none believers on how to walk with Christ. It is packed with dynamic teaching, practical information and advice on: • How to read God’s Word • How to communicate with God • Giving to God • Serving in His house • Saying no to sin • Dynamic ways of telling others about Jesus • Ways of prophesying • How to exercise positive faith in God • How to take care of yourself • How to grow and continue developing in Christ
Living an Active Faith
Author: Stephen Blewett
Publisher: WestBow Press
Beyond the Line is about transforming obstacles in life into opportunities for faith. Every person faces pivotal moments in life when they are confronted by a challenge and must choose if they will take the path of least resistance or put their faith into practice and move out beyond the line. Reward awaits those who step out in faith, and BTL encourages you to find the courage to follow where Jesus leads. BTL takes a very distinctive approach to the challenge of living our faith. The entire book is written as interviews featuring various guests who are Bible figures who went BTL. Through this interview process we gain insights from these inspirational figures. At the end of each chapter, we break out of the interview mode to deliver personal insights and interpretation with an interesting twist in the interview process in the final chapter. Ultimately, it is about challenging yourself to be a better father, mother, son, daughter, and Christian. Its about going BTL!
Author: Rob Parks
“I have been blessed to know Rob Parks not only as a brother in the Lord, but also as a dear friend. In The Balance Is the Lord’s, Rob shares an encouraging word to the body of Christ to draw us into a deeper more intimate fellowship with the Lord. Rob encourages believers and clearly lays out a plan to live a balanced life in Christ to reflect the Lord to a lost and hurting world. He challenges us in the modern Western church to evaluate our value system within the church. Is it our large sanctuaries, big budgets, and professional staff that we value most or our personal relationship with Jesus Christ? In chapter two, he discusses how we as believers can handle the difficulties we face in life with a proper, Christ-centered perspective. I have personally observed Rob live this out in his life while walking through the loss of his dear wife, Vicky, with integrity and a steadfastness that can only come from the Lord. Rob not only teaches with wisdom and depth but from the heart through his personal experiences with the Lord. Read the Balance Is the Lord’s, and it will bring you to a more solid and balanced walk in Christ, which is greatly needed in these desperate and uncertain times we are living in.” —Robert Lowe Robert is married to Lisa, and they have five children. He has served the body of Christ and the church in various volunteer and leadership roles since high school. He is the Internet marketing director for an RV dealership and serves as a lay elder at The Springs Church, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “Good reminder to keep God first in everything we do, the second chapter stuck out to me about stewardship of our time and committing each day to God. We get so caught up in today’s business that we put God on the back burner.” —Dave Fisher Dave is a house church leader with Springs Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and owns his own business, The Shed Yard, small storage sheds.
An Action-Packed Guide for the Later Years
Author: Sandy Larsen,Dale Larsen
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
No matter what stage of life we find ourselves in, we may wonder if what we've done with our time on earth bears any significance. But this question becomes especially important when our expectations for lifelong achievement and ability in later years come face to face with a reality that may not meet those lifelong hopes. It's common to ask, "Who am I now? How should I invest these years? Must I redefine myself, and if so, how? Can I still make a difference?" Dale and Sandy Larsen found themselves in this place of uncertainty, and they longed to move beyond it into something fruitful and hopeful. Here they offer wisdom born from their experience of finding new, often surprising ways to use their gifts and interests to serve God and those around them. They discovered that even though former roles defined by work and family may be gone or become very different, God still has plans and purposes for their life. And he has plans for your life too. Join Dale and Sandy in discovering the exciting ways in which God can use you no matter what your age or circumstances may be. Through interaction with personal narratives, Bible studies, connection points with biblical figures, prayer and exercises designed to help you explore new possibilities, you will learn that there's much more to life now than you expected. Rather than just living out your later years, you can learn, with God's help, to live your legacy.
Flawed Women Loved by a Flawless God
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
Good Women Behaving Badly A spiteful boss, a defiant employee, a manipulative mother, a desperate housewife, an envious sister…honey, we know these women. We’ve lived with them, worked with them, or caught a glimpse of them in our mirrors. Now let’s take a look at their ancient counterparts in Scripture: Sarah mistreated her maidservant, Hagar despised her mistress, Rebekah manipulated her son, Leah claimed her sister’s husband, and Rachel envied her fertile sister. They were far from evil, but hardly perfect. Mostly good, yet slightly bad. In other words, these matriarchal mamas look a lot like us. “A Slightly Bad Girl is simply this: a woman unwilling to fully submit to God. We love him, serve him, and worship him, yet we find it difficult to trust him completely, to accept his plan for our lives, to rest in his sovereignty.” —from Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible
Perfect for every little princess, this Bible includes the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)—the NIV for kids! Written at a third grade reading level, this translation is easy for her to explore God's word. The twelve colorful tip-in pages will delight little girls with Bible verses that assure her she is God’s precious princess, describe the characteristics of a princess, and list the princesses and queens mentioned in the Bible. The compact size is ideal to carry everywhere. Other features include: - Dictionary for explaining difficult words - 100 Famous Bible Stories - Easy-to-read type size
Author: Frieda Nossaman
Publisher: David C Cook
These exciting new Bible Fun Stuffresources include a year's worth of fully reproducible activities guaranteed to keep classrooms buzzing with fun and energy. Designed as a David C. Cook disciple-shaping resource, Bible Fun Stuffcorrelates with Bible-in-Lifeand Echoescurriculums and is flexible enough to be used with addition curriculum programs or as a stand-alone activity. Each book is loaded with innovative ideas, scripture references, and teacher tips.
The Entangling of the Textual and Literary History
Author: Philippe Hugo,Adrian Schenker
Category: Social Science
Considering the literary dimension of the earliest text history of Samuel, this volume asks the question if the comparative analysis of the textual witnesses permit proving the existence of distinct literary editions and identifying the ideological motives that governed the possible modification of the text.
Making Sense of Life, One Question at a Time
Author: Jennifer Krause
A topical and timely exploration of the ten questions that shape readers' lives.The Answer is not the last self-help book we'll ever need, but it is the first book to turn to when life inevitably asks a question and waits for the answer that we-and only we-can provide. Living in a fear-saturated culture and feeling overwhelmed has us constantly looking for answers of all kinds-sprinting after anything and anyone to make us feel safe. The Answer liberates us from that constant fear and endless scurrying. By examining ten thought-provoking questions, The Answeroffers an unexpected approach to discovering the truths, wisdom, and insights that will transform our lives in sustainable ways. By trusting questions as a driving, natural, and nourishing force in life, we can begin to trust ourselves to find the answers that are right for us.
Author: Ardis Stenbakken
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
In a world demanding every ounce of who you are, do you ever feel as though you’re losing yourself? Scheduling. Expectations. Relationships. Responsibilities. Even church duties. It might seem that you are required to be superhuman just to keep up. And yet something inside you knows that just as your body can’t survive without oxygen, your spirit also needs room to breathe—a well-deserved, guilt-free time-out from life’s demands to refresh and reinspire your heart and mind. This year, listen to the voices of nearly 200 women from all over the world through this devotional as they speak truth into your life about matters of the heart, mind, soul, and strength. You were created to be a whole person, physically and spiritually. So take the time to let your spirit breathe in and breathe out the presence of God with daily inspiration from other women like you. Just breathe.
Author: Maree Carter
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Do you sit watching others growing and leading fruitful lives all around you, desperately wanting what they have but just not quite able to step out of your fear? I know how you feel, that was my experience for many years. Now I know without a doubt that I am loved. My life has changed from hopelessness to promise and joy. The amazing love and grace that He has poured out for me, He has also poured out for you. And so I invite you to join me on my journey to hope.
Author: Dr. Lucius M. Dalton
Publisher: Author House
Genesis 11:30 says, “Now Sarai was barren; she had no children.” It seems as if the family of Genesis has come to an end. Yet, God speaks directly into this situation. There is good news. Abram and Sarai will have a child. This journey from barrenness to childbirth begins with the faith of Abram. Barrenness is the condition of much of humanity today. There are many today who are empty and desolate. However, God is calling the barren by name. If the barren respond faithfully to God’s call, their barrenness will turn into fruitfulness. The Lord will provide! The Lord Will Provide traces the steps of Abraham from the time the Lord called him to leave home for a land that the Lord would show him (Genesis 12:1) to the time he proved his willingness to sacrifice Isaac on Mount Moriah (Genesis 22:1-14). It details Abraham’s constant struggle with faith and doubt and then compares Abraham’s faith and doubt with that of humanity. The Lord Will Provide was preached as a seven sermon series in 2010 to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of Mount Moriah Baptist Church.
Author: Robert Whitlow
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
The most powerful weapon against evil is sacrifice. Attorney Scott Ellis is defending Lester Garrison, a 16-year-old accused of opening gunfire on a Sunday afternoon church gathering. At the same time, Scott's volunteer work at the local high school brings him into contact with Kay Wilson, an English teacher and former girlfriend. Unknown to either of them, Catawba High School is not just a place of learning--it's a battleground for an age-old struggle between good and evil. On one side are praying students and a simple janitor with an extraordinary faith. On the other side is a deeply troubled young man intent on mass destruction. Caught in the middle, Scott and Kay learn that lasting victory will require the ultimate sacrifice.