Childhood and Children in Early Christianity
Author: Cornelia B. Horn,John W. Martens
Publisher: CUA Press
Focuses on how Christianity changed the lives of children in the ancient world. This book explores the hidden lives of children at the origins of Christianity. It draws on insights gained from comparisons of children's experiences in ancient Judaism and the Graeco-Roman world.
Author: Malesa Breeding,Jerry E. Whitworth,Dana Hood,Jerry Whitworth
Publisher: David C Cook
It is said that everyone has a story to tell, a voice that deserves to be heard. There are many thousands of children with special needs who have long been ignored, rejected and excluded from our schools, our communities, and, sadly, from our Bible classes. We believe that these children are loved deeply and completely by our Lord and that they too are called to come unto Him. This book speaks to the heart and to the head. Teachers and pastors will find inspiration and information, reminding them that God calls us to include all children, no matter the challenge. In addition, the book includes wonderfully practical elements with many ideas that can be easily integrated into any classroom. By combining philosophy and strategies, this book will equip the typical church volunteer teacher to meet the needs of all the children in her classroom.
Hymns for Kids—Kantik Pou Timoun—Hymnes Pour Les Enfants
Author: Juditte Jean
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The childrens hymnal is presented in three languages: English, Haitian Creole, and French. It is put together for children that speak these three languages or like to sing these hymns in a different language. They are inspired by songs I grew up singing at church and vacation bible school, and they are songs that children around the world can relate to. My daughter likes to sing, but she knows most of her hymns in English. She asked me to translate them so she can sing them in the language that we speak at church. Thats when my son said to me, You should also make a kid songbook. My two children were the inspiration behind this hymnal book. The songs that I have put together in the book have the same rhythm in all three languages. Some Bible verses of the Old and the New Testaments are included. I hope this hymnal book will bring you as much joy as it has to my family and me.
The Soul of a Poet
Author: David Vercoe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
How do you describe a lifetime of events? For David Vercoe writing poetry has become a key ingredient in expressing feelings and thoughts that might otherwise remain unspoken. God has given him a gift of being able to express in poetry, concepts that cannot be easily expressed in normal conversation. The poems are grouped topically on themes like nature, personal stuff, journey and grief. This collection of modern poems or psalms will bring encouragement and hope to people from all walks of life and faith.
Author: Robert H. Gundry
Publisher: Baker Books
Verse-by-verse explanations with a literal translation Shouldn't a Bible commentary clarify what God's Word actually says? Going beyond questions of authorship, date, sources, and historicity, respected linguist and teacher Gundry offers a one-volume exposition of the New Testament that focuses on what is most useful for preaching, teaching, and individual study--what the biblical text really means. Providing interpretive observations in a "breezy" style that's easy to read and adaptable for oral use in pulpit or classroom presentations, Gundry directs his book to an evangelical audience. His crisp translation of the New Testament inserts various phrasings of passages in brackets, allowing for smooth transition from original text to alternative and contemporary readings. SAMPLE TEXT OF TRANSLATION JOHN'S PREDICTING A MORE POWERFUL BAPTIZER THAN HE (Mark 1:1-8) 1:1-3: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, God's Son, according as it's written in Isaiah the prophet, "Behold, I'm sending my messenger before your face [= ahead of you], who'll pave your way [= the road you'll travel], [the messenger who is] the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight.'" Pastors, Sunday school teachers, small-group leaders, and laypeople will welcome Gundry's non-technical explanations and clarifications. And Bible students at all levels will appreciate his sparkling interpretations of the NT Scriptures. A trustworthy guide for anybody wanting to delve deeper into God's Word. SAMPLE TEXT OF COMMENTS "Gospel" means "good news." Jews would associate this good news with Isaiah 52:7. Non-Jews would think of the good news of an emperor's accession to power, birthday, visit to a city, military victory, or bringing of prosperity to the empire. But Mark's good news has to do with the salvation and victory brought by Jesus over evil in all its demonic and physical forms. "The gospel of Jesus Christ" therefore means "the gospel about Jesus Christ" and refers to a proclaimed message ("the voice of one crying out"), not a book (though because books like Mark's contain that proclaimed message, the term came to refer to those books in the capitalized form of "Gospels" to distinguish them from the message, kept uncapitalized as "gospel").
The Precarious Presence of Children in the Synoptic Gospels
Author: James Murphy
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
"Kids and Kingdom challenges the traditional view that Jesus was deeply concerned over children. Instead, it is argued that despite the Synoptic authors' attempts to convince us that children are fully included in the kingdom of God--that ""Jesus loves the little children""--their presentations fail to conceal images of household disruption and alienation of children brought about by Jesus' eschatological movement. After establishing what Greco-Roman and Jewish sources reveal about children by the end of the first century, a deconstructive literary approach is applied to the Synoptic Gospels, foregrounding children over other characters in relation to Jesus' adult ministry. Murphy scrutinizes prominent healing narratives involving children, and teachings involving children such as ""The Child in the Midst"" (Mark 9:36-37 and parallels), ""One of These Little Ones"" (Mark 9:42 and parallels), and ""Let the Young Children Come to Me"" (Mark 10:13-16 and parallels). These are examined against sayings of Jesus relativizing family ties and the lifestyle indicative of the radical call to discipleship in the Synoptic narratives. Fundamentally, this study does not seek to resolve but to highlight the tensions in the Synoptic Gospels between attempts at child inclusivity and the radical demands of discipleship. "
A User-Friendly Look at What Christians Believe
Author: Douglas Connelly,Martin H. Manser
Do you think the twelve apostles include Sneezy, Sleepy, and Dopey? Genesis is an English rock band? Bread and wine is the first course? You need Christianity for Blockheads—the user-friendly guide to making this mysterious faith called Christianity easier to understand. In witty Blockheads tradition, this latest book in the series unites a fun, clear, easy-reading style with a thorough introduction and exploration into Christian theology. Covering all the must-know teachings of the Christian faith and tying each one to key Bible passages, the concise, catchy, jargon-free style will appeal to a broad range of readers. You don’t have to be a theologian to navigate the territory of Christian belief, but it helps to have a map. Here it is. Both Christians and curious non-Christians looking for clear and reliable explanations of the Christian faith will find them inside. Christianity for Blockheads helps you: • Make sense of key Bible passages • Discover what well-known scholars say about the main tenets of Christianity • Learn interesting facts and insights on particular biblical themes • Familiarize yourself with the Christian perspective on hot issues such as the end times, baptism, and speaking in tongues • Dig deeper into resources for further study • Walk the walk by demonstrating how the Christian message applies to contemporary living
Life Lessons on Faith, Fishing, and Forgiveness
Author: Clay Walker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Author: Kendell H. Easley,Steven L. Cox
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
HCSB Harmony of the Gospels is a standard, four-column synchronized reading of the Gospels based on the work of John A. Broadus and A.T. Robertson. In addition to the harmony itself, articles are included to address issues that arise when one compares the four Gospels and seeks to give a harmonized account of the life and teachings of Jesus. Designed for pastors, lay Bible teachers, professors, and students, this edition also features eight four-color maps that illuminate Christ’s life and ministry plus the full text of the four Gospels from the Holman Christian Standard Bible® translation.
Author: IlaJean Kragthorpe
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
The Bible is a book concerned with faith. Because God is a God of relationship, the Bible traces the lives of many who had a relationship with God, as well as many who did not. In the Bible God tells Hosea, “for I am God and no mortal,” (11:9). Simply put, this scripture teaches us that God does not choose as we do. For example, he delivers The Ten Commandments into the hands of a murderer, a non-Jewish prostitute is chosen to become the great-great grandmother of King David of Israel, and a hated Samaritan becomes the hero of one of Jesus’ most enduring parables. These Biblical figures can teach us much about grace, faith, courage, and repentance. Through brief daily readings, The Bones of the Bible reviews and makes relevant some of the people and events of each book of the Bible, all within the course of a year. You will discover that their journeys are not that different from our own and that the one constant we can depend on is the grace of a loving God.
Author: Itakpe Theophilus
The revealed reason why Jesus had been sent by God from heaven to the earth was to make human beings have life and indeed have it as greatly as it is possible. Now, if it’s your wish, whether as a single person or a married individual, that any child God ever blesses you with becomes His own godly seed, or as a parent, you are overwhelmed by a burning desire for greatness and fulfillment for your little child and so have always prayed to God to fulfill your dreams. Then I tell you, friend, that this book is what you need to solve your riddle. The author has taken much pain to lay completely bare the measure of spiritual insight you should have, plus those steps you need to take while collaborating with God as He turns your child into His godly seed and, eventually, a great and fulfilled man. A well-refined individual who would be comfortably and conveniently able to meet God’s standards for his life and cruises on to fulfill his destiny.
Raising Children in the Catholic Faith
Author: Ann Rizzi
Most children find plenty of time for TV, sports, and games, but how many make time for God? If the Catholic Faith is an important part of your family life, you need this book! Within these pages you'll find the secrets to helping even the smallest toddler or active teenager develop an interest in God through simple child-focused approaches that will help you lead your children to Jesus. The purpose of this book is to help you find ways of letting those little children come unto Jesus. As the Scriptural quote says, "Let the little children come unto me." Remember Jesus saying that? He wanted the little children to come to Him. And we as parents have the privilege of holding our children by the hand and going to Jesus. How do we do this? The most powerful guide we have is our Catholic faith. It has a wealth of avenues to assist us on the journey of parenting the children with Catholic Christian values. This book discusses more than 60 ways of leading our children to Jesus.
A journey in prayer and meditation.
Author: Cris Smith
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
When one cannot see what lies ahead, prayer and meditation become the compass that symbolically points us to our cardinal directions - north, south, east, or west. Through the power of the Spirit we can trust in His guidance!
Author: Robert H. Gundry
Publisher: Baker Academic
Delve Deeper into God's Word In this verse-by-verse commentary, Robert Gundry offers a fresh, literal translation and a reliable exposition of Scripture for today's readers. The Gospel of Matthew highlights Jesus' messiahship and divine sonship. Matthew defines faithfulness in terms of Christian behavior and verbal testimony and warns against unfaithfulness by accenting its eternal consequences. Pastors, Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, and laypeople will welcome Gundry's nontechnical explanations and clarifications. And Bible students at all levels will appreciate his sparkling interpretations. This selection is from Gundry's Commentary on the New Testament.
Gospel Imagery and Application
Author: Stephen Finlan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This revised edition of The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teaching examines the family metaphors for God (Father) and for believers ("children," "brothers") that Jesus chose to use. Jesus not only held up a child as an example of receptivity, but he defended actual children, warning against despising "one of these little ones." Using current discussions of the "equal-regard family" and of the importance of "human fathering," Stephen Finlan explores how the gospel entails a changed model of parenting and of marriage and a new approach to spiritual growth.
Author: Rebecca Dawson
Publisher: Blue Room Publications, LLC
Do you know an impulsive child? One who is full of exaggerations, quick to respond, careless with words, and acts without thinking. Do you have a child who gets out of his seat regularly while he's not suppose to, interrupts conversations, or jumps to the front of the line uninvited? Impulsiveness is the quick, natural response for these kids. They might do all these things and more (keep in mind, they generally do them rapidly). Nevertheless in the very same breathe, impulsive kids can be quick to defend, remorseful for poor decisions, and able to leap over obstacles in a single bound. There's a gift for us to discover in impulsiveness. The disciple, Peter, emulates both the strengths and weaknesses of impulsive behavior. Impulsiveness had Peter rushing into the water to meet Jesus, while also quickly cutting off a soldier's ear. He was quick to defend, responded without thinking, and passionate beyond words. His impulsiveness allowed him to experience the miracle of walking on water, while everyone else watched him from inside the boat. The beauty of Peter's impulsiveness is displayed within his life. Peter's impulsiveness allowed him to experience close encounters with God. He's authentic and real. He's growing and he's a challenge. But in the end, he's solid, and the guy others wanted to follow. Discovering the gift of impulsiveness begins in the life of Peter.