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Life and Teachings of Christ Christology Bible Study
1 Life and Teachings of Christ Christology Bible Study
0761702024 / 9780761702023 ICI University Press 1998 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback Trade Paperback 
This paperback book was published in 1998 by the ICI University Press with 363 pages. The text is unmarked. The binding is sound. The cover is moderately worn around the edges with some creasing to the corners. The cover is moderately rubbed with some surface scratching. This penetrating study of the first three Gospels—Matthew, Mark, and Luke— will touch both your head and your heart. It combines serious Bible study with a strong emphasis on applying the truth to everyday problems. Its rich insights and fascinating illustrations will motivate you to dig deeper into the Word of God and be transformed by its renewing power. In this book you will find the strength you need to help you be victorious in the daily pressures of life. You'll become more steadfast in your Christian walk as you grow in faith and learn how to put the Bible's life-changing truths into action! A team of leaders from over 40 nations is helping shape and evaluate this series. These contributors are not mere spectators in the kingdom of God. They are hard-working men and women who understand the Bible, have extensive ministry experience, and know well the daily challenges of life. Together, these gifted and anointed servants from around the world are helping create books that will broaden your perspective and deepen your faith.Faith & Action Series:is a Bible-based study series designed to help learners understand and apply the Word of God to their lives. When completed, the series will consist of over 40 books. Sixteen of these books will escort a person through the entire Bible. The other books will cover subjects related to Christian discipleship, maturity, and service. All of these volumes will be translated into numerous languages for worldwide distribution and use. The series is easy to use in a variety of ways, including personal Bible study, home fellowship groups, or classroom settings. Its lesson format will help each learner focus on practical themes and will provide a firm foundation for understanding and applying biblical truths. Much research has been done to include photos, pictures, maps, and charts. Each book also has lesson goals, practice questions, short essay suggestions, and brief tests for students who want to measure their progress. Welcome to a series that will help you grow in grace and become all that you can be in Christ. 
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Romans Solomon Andria Hippo / Africa Bible Commentary Series), Andria, Solomon
2 Andria, Solomon Romans Solomon Andria Hippo / Africa Bible Commentary Series)
9966003061 / 9789966003065 Hippo Books/Zondervan 2012-04-23 Paperback New Paperback Trade Paperback 
This brand hardcover book was published in 2012 by Hippo Books/Zondervan Publishers with 335 pages. The top front corner and the first 70 pages were creased in transit. Publisher's remainder mark (a small black dot) on the bottom page edges. The landmark Africa Bible Commentary compiles the wisdom of over seventy African scholars in one volume. Now, the Africa Bible Commentary Series provides deeper insights into each biblical book. This series places a premium on showing the relevance of biblical concepts for the life of the church. Case studies and African illustrations make this happen in ways that mere explanations cannot. In addition, each commentary is divided into sermon units for easy use in developing a preaching series on the biblical books. In the latest edition to the series, Romans, Dr. Andria shows how Paul's words to the Roman church are still relevant to the church today. Key Features: * Easy-to-understand writing style * Content organized into sermon units for use in preaching * African case studies and illustrations for contextual application * Questions for discussion after each unit * Endnotes explaining the Greek and academic discussionsShow more Show less 
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Signed Almeda Brittain Pioneer Woman Preacher of the Ozarks Evangelist Union Chapel Taneyville, Barbara Huff; Joseph A. Huddleston
3 Barbara Huff; Joseph A. Huddleston Signed Almeda Brittain Pioneer Woman Preacher of the Ozarks Evangelist Union Chapel Taneyville
Stinson Press 1991-01-01 Paperback Used: Good Paperback Trade Paperback 
This SIGNED paperback book was published in 1991 by the Stinson Press with 157 pages. Signed with a generic inscription by the author on the front free endpaper. The text is unmarked. The binding is sound. The cover is moderately worn around the edges. The page edges are toned. The bottom corner of the front cover is creased. Introduction: She sits in her favorite chair at her home in Powersite, Missouri, her bobbed gray hair framing her strong face. It is a face lined with years of work—of concern, of caring, of love for her family, for those she has seen saved and not saved, of love of God.Behind her glasses her eyes glow with memory and anticipation. At 88, she still emanates strength. And something more. She has a vitality, a confidence of having lived life not always eas-ily, but well. And always for the Lord.That confidence was hard gained. For Almeda Brittain is a preacher. A woman preacher.She never wanted to be one. In the days when she grew up, the early 1900s, women in such positions were few. As she remembers, "There weren't ANY women preachers in our area at that time."Women preachers were oddities. They had a difficult time, because preaching was considered a man's calling. Few male ministers of the Word welcomed women as their peers.As a teenager, Almeda liked leading in prayer, and she liked to talk about God's love for mankind. She just didn't like that title—woman preacher.She recalls the one such female she knew when she was very young. The woman, called Sister Tosh, was traveling in the Ozarks when she came to visit Almeda's family after a tornado hit their farm. Sister Tosh always wore a white dress with long, full skirts, long puffed sleeves nipped in at the wrists, and a high collar with a little black tie. She wore her long black hair scraped back into a bun."People called her Old Sister Tosh," Almeda says. "Well, I was young. I didn't want to be called old."She smiles at the memory of those youthful vanities she later prayed so hard to overcome, and how she pleaded with the Lord to let her do something else with her life."I remember struggling with the strong convictions the Lord kept sending my way," she says. "Oh, it wasn't because I didn't want to do it. I felt the calling and knew He had work for me. I didn't want to do any other, although I taught school for years and enjoyed that, too. But I felt I couldn't bear to be called a preacher."She would pray, "Oh, God, I'll do anything. I'll sing. I'll pray. I'll call for mourners. I'll do anything You want me to do if I will not have to be called a woman preacher." But Almeda knew, in her heart, that was her destiny.Finally she came to terms with the inevitable and announced her calling. On the third Sunday in December 1924, she delivered her first sermon as a preacher. She was 21 years old."I remember it still. It was at St. James School, which was often used for meetings. My sister, Josie, was with me. The morning was cold; there was about an inch of snow on the ground. Mother was at Uncle Manford's taking care of his wife, Aunt Clara, and their newborn daughter, Margarette."Daddy had to take mother some clean clothes, so I got ready and combed Josie's long, blonde hair. I braided two long braids down her back. Then we put on our coats and I put our song books on my left arm, with the Bible on top.'We walked along the wagon road, dodging the snow which weighted the limbs of the cedars along the roadside. There was no conversation. But every few minutes I'd say, 'Josie, pray for me'. And she would answer, 'I am'."When we finally completed the two miles to the school house, we found the door had been left open and leaves had blown in over the floor. And there was no kindling for the fire. So we went out to the fence corner, scraped back the snow and got some sticks to start a fire. •"Someone had put cigarette stubs in the ashes, and I had to clean that out. Dust had blown in on the seats, so I found a rag which had evidently been used to wash off the blackboard. It had been squeezed and had frozen together like that. I pulled it apart so I could wipe the dust off the seats and desks."Only about three dozen people made it to church that cold winter morning, but that was enough for Almeda. One important person was missing, however. John Brittain, whom she later would marry, was on a hunting trip. She could not help but be glad."I knew he wasn't a Christian," she says, "and I believed he would quit me for preaching." That was part of the heartache. For she had loved John Brittain for years.One day in the week following her first sermon, she was walking into town for the mail when she saw John coming to meet her.'We met about half way between the Post Office and the top of a little hill, in what was a field in those days," she says. "He had a big, sweet smile on his face as he put out his hand."Almeda was almost afraid to ask if he knew what she had done. But she had to be certain."Did you hear what happened last Sunday?" she asked him. He said he had.She recalls, "I just braced myself and said, Well, what areyou going to do about it? He gripped my hand and in his kind, tender voice said, Til never throw a straw in your way.1 Thank God, he never did."For nearly 70 years she has spread the Gospel, as much an evangelist as anything. She has baptized the saved in farm ponds, in creeks, rivers, and in the Pacific Ocean.Supported by her "beloved John," she has traveled from coast to coast to answer her call from God."I could sing a song from here to the pasture about that," she says. And the strength of her voice, the vigor of her words, leave no doubt she could do just that, if she wanted. "And if God willed," she adds.It is a strength that has been challenged periodically, for the way has not been easy. Sometimes, it has been downright hard. But Almeda Brittain's determination has prevailed."The theme of my life has been based on II Timothy 4:2, 'Preach the Word!. I have done that," she says.And many souls have been saved. 
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1941 THE NEW TESTAMENT Translated from the Latin Vulgate Challoner Rheims Revision Catholic, Bible in English.
4 Bible in English. 1941 THE NEW TESTAMENT Translated from the Latin Vulgate Challoner Rheims Revision Catholic
Paterson NJ: St. Anthony Guild Press, 1941. 1941-01-01 Hardcover Used: Acceptable Hardcover Standard Hardcover 
This hardcover Bible was published in 1941 by the St. Anthony Guild Press with 774. Lacking rear endpaper. The text is unmarked. The binding is weakened as the hinges are cracked. The pages are toned. The cover is moderately worn around the edges. The corners are bumped. The word of the Lord endures forever," is the saying of a great prophet (Isa. 40, 8) and of the Prince of the Apostles (1 Pet. 1, 25).In her belief in the divine authority and the perfect truth of the Bible, as being the inspired Word of God, the Catholic Church has never hesitated. Nor-has the Church forgotten that this sacred Book was destined by its Author to convey His message to all His faithful servants of every place and time. Neither has she overlooked the fact that this message must lie sealed and silent to many of her children unless given them in their own. language, at least by the voice of their pastors, if not by means of the written page.Further, the Church has always realized that Holy Scripture was committed to her charge by virtue of its very origin and object. Like the Apostolic Tradition of Christ's teaching, the Bible, too, is a treasury of divine revelation. As such, it can have no rightful guardian and dispenser except that Church which Christ formed and commissioned to teach to all the world the truths revealed for man's salvation. There can be no graver crime than the least cor-ruption of that eternal truth which Christ has brought us. The Church is, therefore, watchful over Holy Scripture; and not only over its message, but likewise over its written transmission.In exercising .this guardianship, the Church has given special sanction to that Latin version which, because of its common use for centuries, won the name of "Vulgate." Her intention in this is primarily to declare which of many Latin versions is to be regarded as substantially accurate and safe in all matters of faith and morals. It was from this Latin text that most of the vernacular versions of Europe were made. It was also from this text that our first printed Catholic Bible in English was taken.In 1560 the Catholic Church had been outlawed in England. The Catholics who remained in the country faced a particular danger to their faith from English versions of the Bible which altered the true meaning of the Scriptures. To meet this danger there was urgent need of a more faithful, a Catholic, version. This need was met by the "Rheims and Douay Version." It was so called because the New Testament was printed at Rheims in 1582, and the Old Testament at Douay in 1609-10. It was the work of exiled English priests and educators, the chief of whom was Dr. Gregory Martin.The Rheims-Douay remained the standard English version for Catholic use until near the time of the American Revolution. By this time the language had passed through many of those changes which are natural to all living tongues. It was Bishop Challoner, Vicar Apostolic of the London District, who saw the pressing need of an English version of the Bible more in keeping with the time. In spite of his heavy pastoral labors, he produced a new version of the entire Bible in English in 1750. Challoner regarded his work as merely a revision of the Rheims-Douay, as its title page shows. The Catholic version in English which is best known to us all, both in England and in America, is still practically that of Challoner. Other Catholic scholars sought to improve on his work, and some of our current editions are indebted to them as well; but Challoner's Bible has been the framework and the substance of our own down to the present time.But, in its turn, Challoner's version has suffered loss of value because of progressive changes in our language. The consequent need of revision in which it stands has been recognized for a long time. Challoner's text was made the approved English version for Catholics in America by the Archbishop of Baltimore and the Bishops of the United States in 1810. The approbation was confirmed by the Hierarchy at the First Provincial Council of Baltimore (1829), but at the same time the emendation of the "Douay" text, as Challoner's was still described, was earnestly recommended. This matter of the improvement of Challoner's version came up again at the Ninth Provincial Council of Baltimore (1858). The Sacred Congregation de Propaganda Fide sanctioned in a particular way this desire for a better vernacular version, suggesting that it be entrusted to a group of theologians experienced in biblical studies.Notwithstanding this encouragement to undertake a revision of the approved version, the closing decades of the last century, and the first of the present century, found the Church in America too much occupied with other concerns and not sufficiently equipped to attempt this work. Archbishop Kenrick undertook the great task of revising the entire Bible, but his work never met with general acceptance. The result was that we have continued to use editions of the English Bible which are, in language and substance, the text that Bishop Challoner gave us a hundred and ninety years ago.The passage of time has neither lessened the weaknesses of this version nor done away with the demand for its improvement. In the meantime, however, the number of priests in America trained in the theological sciences, and notably in the specialized discipline of biblical studies, has greatly increased. Parallel to this growth there has been a marked increase of popular interest in the study of Holy Scripture. This progress has brought to light again the unsatisfactory condition of our vernacular version, it has reawakened the desire for a version accommodated to the needs of our time, and it has called attention to the fact that we now possess the adequate means to produce a worthy English text.The English version which is presented in this volume is the answer of the Church in America to this need. Its preparation was requested and supervised by the Episcopal Committee of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. The principles upon which it rests were submitted to the Secretary and to other members of the Biblical Commission at Rome, and received complete approval. It is the accomplishment of some twenty-seven Catholic biblical scholars, all men of training and experience in their particular field, who have devoted more than five years to the work. Many other scholars have had part in it, whether as special editors or as critics. It enjoys, therefore, in the first place the authority necessary in any serious attempt to meet the requirements of an improved Catholic version in English. And it claims a scholarship commensurate with that authority.While new in many of its aspects, this text is not a new version, but a revision of the work done by Bishop Challoner. While that venerable text has lost a great deal, of its value with the lapse of time, it retains much that is commendable. To produce the type of version required in our day, it was necessary to eliminate many of the characteristics of the older version, and even to change many of its familiar passages; but there was no reason for setting it aside entirely. In fact, this revised text can claim the advantage of preserving in an improved form the version to which English-speaking Catholics have become accustomed.The English text now being presented retains as much as possible of the version it seeks to replace. And yet, in striving for expression that is modern, much of the general style of Challoner's work has been improved upon. Many terms found in his version are no longer current in the sense in which he used them. The close adherence to Latin sentence structure, so evident in his text, is not the usage of our time. Such modifications are inevitable. It may be stated, however, that only such alterations in the Challoner text have been made in the revised edition as were necessary to give a simple and clear modern version.However, this present text is much more than an effort to bring the language of Challoner's version into conformity with modern English idiom. It is a revision in the sense that it goes back to the source upon which Challoner drew, and reconsiders in a thorough way the accurate rendering of the divine message in the language of our day.Like both the Rheims and the Challoner versions, the revised text rests upon the Latin Vulgate. This has been made necessary by a desire to have the version available for liturgical use. The excellence of the Vulgate as an ancient interpretation of the New Testament is an added advantage. The Clementine edition of the Vulgate is the main source of this revision. The readings of the Clementine, however, have been improved in not a few instances by recourse to the witnesses for a more ancient text of the Vulgate. This tends to bring the text basic to the present version very close to the modern critical editions of the original Greek. Where the Latin text differs from the Greek in such a way as to affect the meaning, attention is called to the fact in the footnotes.One immediate influence of the Vulgate will be observed in the spelling of proper names. The Latin form has been retained as more familiar to Catholics, and in some instances closer to the original pronunciation.In addition to improving on Challoner's use of the Latin text, the revised version will show the results of a more thorough method of interpretation. The Latin text often reflects the peculiarities and idiom of its Semitic and Greek origin. In accordance with the rules of sound biblical interpretation, the present version takes this into account; and when the Latin text clearly supposes such elements, it renders them in the sense that is native to them. In no case, however, has the Latin text been set aside in favor of the Greek. It can, therefore, be said that the present version is in every sense a translation of the Vulgate.As a further aid to the reading and understanding of the divine message, this new text abandons the old verse form of Challoner for the still older paragraphing of the Rheims-Douay Bible; Another improvement is offered in the addition of headings that show the main divisions of the books, and marginal titles describing the contents of their subdivisions. Citations from the Old Testament are, for the most part, set off in the center of the page. Those that are poetic in form are set in such a way as to manifest the parallelism of Hebrew poetry. Some other important citations, though not poetry in the original, are for emphasis written in verse form.This revised version is presented with the confidence that it will advance the reading and appreciation of the New Testament. It is offered with the hope that it may awaken new interest in the Word of God, and that it may bring to God's children the manifold blessings of His Letter to them. At the same time, it is presented with the humble prayer that, as it has been prepared with all diligence and care, it may not interpret the divine message in any way except in the full sense intended by the Holy Spirit. It is He who has given it to us for our instruction, and that we may have hope. (Rom. 15, 4.) 
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SIGNED CHRIST AND CELEBRITY GODS The Chuch in Mass Culture Malcom Boyd Apologetics Philosophy, Boyd, Malcolm
5 Boyd, Malcolm SIGNED CHRIST AND CELEBRITY GODS The Chuch in Mass Culture Malcom Boyd Apologetics Philosophy
Seabury Press 1958-01-01 First Edition Hardcover Used: Acceptable Hardcover Standard Hardcover Signed
This Inscibed First Edition hardcover book was published in 1958 by the Seabury Press with 157 pages. Inscribed by the author, " To Jack Young, With all best wishes and thanks for your interest in my book. Malcom Boyd, St. George's Indianapolis, Lent, 1958. The text contains 60 pages with scattered underlining, notes and notations in red pen. The binding is sound. The corners are bumped. The page edges are toned. No dust jacket. Previous owners name present. An interesting critique of the effects of mass media on the perception/propigation of Christianity especially in the eyes of secular society and traditional Biblical Christianity. The author presents stong critiques of various Christian celebrities especially Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. Many of the author's insights have a direct correlation to the state of Christianity today in the eyes of secular society and traditional Biblical Christianity. Excerpt from Chapter One:IF WE ARE to understand the world around us, and to exist as Christians within it, it is necessary for us to be able to interpret it in a Christian way. Whether we are listening to Miss Lena Home in the Empire Room of the Waldorf-Astoria, or seeing Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night on Broadway, or watching the film The Pride and the Passion in a movie theatre, or looking at Playhouse 90 on TV, or reading a Daphne du Maurier novel or thumbing through the pages of The Saturday Evening Post or The Reporter: we are—if we are Christians—doing such things as Christians, and with a Christian point of view. If we claim to be Christians but do not take our Christian point of view with us out of the church building into the world, we may be Christians nominally, but surely we are not Christians existentially.As we move out of the church building Sunday into the world, it is imperative that we know what the Christian faith has to say about the nature of God and of man, about life and death, about sin and forgiveness, about success and failure. Our evangelism is at least partly meaningless if we cannot speak within our milieu and time in understandable language about basic human experiences. To offer abstract answers, out of correlation with man's deepest questions, is not to evangelize. It is necessary to offer concrete answers to the primary questions man asks about his mysterious life and death.The questions which men—each one of us—are asking about the elemental facts of life are quite basic. Frequently the self-labeled agnostic or skeptic is much more honest than the self-labeled believer or 'religious man' in acknowledging wide areas of doubt and unbelief. One becomes aware of such areas when one talks with clergymen and laymen alike about faith. Many a prominent Christian is more of a skeptic than he dares to confess. Although he makes lip-profession to the Christian Creeds, he may not be able to apply these either to his own life, or to the surge of life about him.The basic reason for this is that no bridge exists between theology and life.One hears, on every side, how sorely this bridge is needed. Here is a man who is called upon to live the Christian life but who does not experience the overwhelming power of God's forgiveness of sins, His gift of ever-renewed life and His blessing of eternal life. There is a woman whose life has been spent in the very heart of church, yet she does not understand the meaning of the Holy Spirit. A businessman who acknowledges God and even offers a grace before meals (although he is not a church member), is shocked when one mentions the sovereignty and role of God in man's sexual life and business life. "God turns His back on some things," he says. "God is holy, and some things are shameful and sinful, and God does not see them." Many Christians are unable also to see how their faith relates to labor problems, business transactions, political issues, college life, or ordinary neighborhood life. It is not surprising then, that the relationship between the Christian faith and a new movie or novel should go totally unrecognized by most nominal Christians.It is ironical that theology—of all subjects—should be given over into the hands of an elite. Theologians frequently lose sight of the forest for the trees, and conspicuously fail to relate their theology to the pressing problems of life as men and women are experiencing these in the world. Even when theologians are concerned with such acutely real problems, often their concern resembles—from the I standpoint of ordinary parish life—a theological dust storm on a distant horizon..... 
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Essays in the Religious Thought in the West Westcott, Brooke Foss Westcott
6 Brooke Foss Westcott Essays in the Religious Thought in the West Westcott
The Macmillan and Co. 1891 First Edition Hardcover Used: Good Dust Jacket: None Hardcover 
This hardcover book was published in 1891 by Macmillan and Company with 408 pages. Ex-library copy. The text is unmarked. The binding is sound though the hinges are weakening. The corners are bumped with the tips rubbed through. Library treatments include call letters on the spine, library bookplate, card pocket. The majority of the leaves are uncut (page 25 on). Pages 395-398 have a closed tear starting at mid-foredge and continuining about mid-page. PREFACE The essays which are collected in this small volume are in part fragments of a design which I formed very early in life. It seemed to me that a careful examInation of the religious teaching of representative prophetic masters of the West, if I may use the phrase, would help towards a better understanding of the power of the Christian Creed. Their hopes and their desires, their errors and their silences, were likely, I thought, to shew how far the Gospel satisfies our natural aspirations and illuminates dark places in our experience. The expectation unless I am mistaken, will be found to be justified even by those isolated and imperfect sketches. If the student will extend the same method of inquiry, as I had hoped to do, to Homer, Heraclitus, Virgil, Epictetus, Plotinus-to name the men from whom I believe we may gain most-he will learn, as perhaps he can learn in no other way, what the apostolic message is as a revelation, a revelation not in thought but in life. It may seem to be a paradox- it ought to be a truism- that the Aeneid is the Roman Gospel. The poem gives the ideal of the national religious hero; and few things are more surprising, in the histories of the apostolic age than that Virgil finds no place in the popular estimate of the influences at work in moulding or expressing current opinion.To the Essays on Plato, lAeschylus, Euripides, Origen and Dionysius, originally published in the Contemporary Review (1866, 1867, 1878, 1883), which formed part of my original design I have added four others which illustrate the general thought which is suggested by them. The Faith welcomes all truth, while it supplements external lessons by its own peculiar witness, and places partial and limited expressions of truth in their right relations to one another and to the whole. Nothing lies outside the influence of its transfiguring power. Splendid visions .; burst upon us from unexpected quarters, and we find that they are included in that view of GOD the world and man which lies in the fact of the Incarnation.It is now about five-and-twenty years since the have passed since the Essay was written. Certainly in the days which passed since no call to effort has grown fainter and no prospect less bright. If it wass possible then to make our own the memorable phrase with which Socrates closed his summons to a life of faith, it has been brought home to us in the interval once and again by those who have proved to the last struggle of life that the Word for which Plato longed, as a sure support, has been given to us in Him Whom St. John has made known.B.F.D. Aucland CastleJan. 27, 1891 
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Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters (Complete In One Volume), C.S. Lewis
7 C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters (Complete In One Volume)
0060731877 / 9780060731878 HarperSanFrancisco 2001 Hardcover New New Hardcover Standard Hardcover 
This brand new hardcover book was published in 2001 by Harper Collins with 473 pages including advertisments. The dust jacket is unclipped and untorn. ere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters, two of C. S. Lewis's most important and enduring works, are now available in this stunning, collectible hardcover edition. The most popular of C. S. Lewis's works of nonfiction, Mere Christianity has sold several million copies worldwide. The book brings together Lewis's legendary broadcast talks of the war years, talks in which he set out simply to "explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times." Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations. C. S. Lewis finds a common ground on which all those who have Christian faith can stand together, and provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith. It is a collection of scintillating brilliance that remains strikingly fresh for the modern reader and at the same time confirms C. S. Lewis's reputation as one of the leading writers and thinkers of our age......A masterpiece of satire, The Screwtape Letters has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original. C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian. Utilizing this humorous exchange to delve into moral questions about good vs. evil, repentance, and grace, The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation— and triumph over it—ever written......CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was named Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his death. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity. 
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Toolbox for Busy Pastors Barry Campbell Tab Indexed Binder Baptist Church Ministry & Leadership, Campbell, Barry
8 Campbell, Barry Toolbox for Busy Pastors Barry Campbell Tab Indexed Binder Baptist Church Ministry & Leadership
0767391241 / 9780767391245 Convention Press 1998-01-01 Three-Ring Binder Used: Very Good Three-Ring Binder Standard Hardcover 
This hardcover three-ring binder was published in 1998 by the Convention Press with 208 pages and is tab indexed. The text is unmarked. The binding is sound. Previous owners name present. The cover is moderately rubbed with some surface scratching. Find quick how-to help for the 100 most common tasks in ministry.This resource provides one- to two-page summaries on how to: baptize believers, lead a committee meeting, ordain a deacon, dedicate a child, dedicate a building, handle controversy, make a hospital visit, plan effective revivals, utilize computers in your church, write a job description, develop a church constitution, and dozens more! 
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Signed Letters to My Children Charles E Smith Schmidoff Garelik Genealogy Jewish Russian, Charles E. Smith; David Bruce Smith
9 Charles E. Smith; David Bruce Smith Signed Letters to My Children Charles E Smith Schmidoff Garelik Genealogy Jewish Russian
By the Author 1972-01-01 First Edition Leather Bound Used: Very Good Leather Bound Standard Hardcover Signed
Extremely limited handcrafted inscribed leather (Nigerian Goat Skin) edition housed in a hand-made wooden leather covered, felt lined presentation box with gilt borders, marbled sides and a pull-up compartment which houses a fold-out genealogy. The text printed on parchment paper and is filled inspiration quotes. Also included is a fold-out genealogical chart featuring both Patriarchial (Smith/Schimdoff) and Matriarchal (Garelik) lines which is likewise printed on parchment paper. Very handsome a desireable copy that makes a great family heirloom or unique addition to one's collection of Judaica, Jewish History, Jewish Biography, etc. WorldCat lists only four insitutions worldwide that have a copy of this book. This first edition leather bound book was published in 1993 by the Author with 22 pages. All edges gilt. Inscibed by the author, "May 19th, 1993, To Max, with my very best wishes and admiration, Charlie." The text is unmarked. The binding is tight. The leather box shows some rubbing and scratching. Other Families included in the Genealogical Chart: Garelik, Rubin, Konecky, Lifshitz, Green, Dansky, Melamed, Behr, Glazman, Blitstein, Deutsch, Davis, Catarina,Okun, Chiatt, Luks, Wist, Kontos, Psaty, Goldberg, Goldfuss, Gilinson, Kohn, Bush, Sorkin, Nachowitz, Gelfer, Levitt, Kramer, Cohen, Levy, Leffert, Schwamm, Stolpinsky, Vanger, Freeman, Levine, Kogod, Smiley, Medwedeff, Liss, Brownstein, Chasen, Goldstein, Wishard, Uretz, Rishe.OCLC: 30544247 This facinating biography of noted Arlington, VA and Washington DC Real Estate Developer Mr. Charles E. Smith was written to pass on the history of the Schmidoff/Smith family line and impart a few words of practical instruction to his children, Robert and Arlene. As a real estate developer Mr. Smith's greatest legacy was concerning a fascinating section of Arlington, Virginia called Crystal City. However, great Mr. Smith's achievements were as a real este developer they were overshadow by his generous spirit of philantropy which he left as a lasting legacy to the Charles E. Smith Day School, George Washington University and many more institutions, charities and Jewish religious organizations. This book is written in a very personable style and filled with quotes from famous historical figures. Mr. Smith briefly recounts his life while interspersing admonitions to his children. What follows are a couple quotes from the book which embody the life and legacy or Mr. Charles E. Smith who dies just over two years after publishing this book.On the purpose of writing this book: My singular purpose in writing this book is to provide you with a sense of your heritage, a genealogical tree of the Smith/Schmidoff family, and a history—of what remains— about our ancestors in Russia....On immigrating to America:When I came to this country in 1911, I spoke only Yiddish. Surprisingly, I never learned Russian. Having been born in a country village, living with a Rabbi's family during the week for five years, and growing up in a home where only Yiddish was spoken, it never dawned on me that I had neglected to learn the Russian language. Upon my arrival in New York, I was sent to school in Brooklyn where I endeavored to learn English in addition to studying my lessons. At that time there were no English as a Second Language classes for immigrants as there are today. My brothers, sisters and I had to work very hard to learn the language and become Americanized...Concerning his brothers and sisters:Originally there were nine children in my family, but only five of us survived to come to America. Of those five only my sisters Helen and Betty, and I lived full lives. After my mother died, Betty moved to California, married briefly, and then finally relocated to Washington in 1978. It was nice to have her nearby because Helen died in 1963. Betty adored the family, and in her later years acted in the theatre at the Rockville Jewish Community Center. She died in March of 1985.I am the last survivor...On his Philosphy of Life:I have said many times that my commitment is to God, family, and the community. I have tried to honor this commitment all of my life. One of my favorite quotes is,"The Gift of Life is God's Gift to me; What I do with my Life is my Gift to God."Regarding his health and habits as a younger man:But when I was forty-four years, an incident occurred which I interpreted as a Message from God to change some of my habits.One night I had palpitations and couldn't fall asleep. I asked myself, what could be causing it? I concluded that I was keeping up too quick a pace at the office—this was in 1945 when I was building Naylor Gardens for Waverly Taylor. The next day I walked when I was at the job.On the second night the palpitations came back. I decided that I must be drinking too much coffee. So the next day I slowed down and I did not drink coffee. That night, the palpitations returned. God is trying to tell me something, I said to myself. What could it be? Finally I came to the decision to stop smoking cigarettes. In those days I smoked a pack and a half per day. The next day I threw the cigarettes away.I never had the palpitations again.I felt those symptoms were messages from God to take better care of my health.... About the Passover:It is always a joy to me to observe Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah. I love having the entire family gather at Adas Israel Congregation for services, and then going to Arlene's or Bob's home afterwards for a meal together. When we maintain our Jewish tradition, giving praise to God, it strengthens us as a family, our beliefs in God, and our Jewish continuity.My hope for each generation to come is that they will carry on our traditions and our family involvement in the Jewish faith...Recalling an early childhood event in Russia:I want, at this time, to recall an event in my childhood because it contains a lesson. Before we left Russia in August ofign, I witnessed a horrible incident that is as clear in my mind now as it was the day it happened. A Cossack was running after a Jewish man. He chased the man to his bake shop where he hid in an oven. The Cossack found him and dragged the man, his wife, and children, to the street. The Cossack killed the entire family.My point in bringing this to your attention is that this was not the beginning of the terrible times for Jews in Russia, but it was the first anti-Semitic event that I ever saw or remembered. Throughout my life and yours, the Jewish people have been persecuted and prevented from worshipping freely in their synagogues. All of the members of our familywho did not leave for Israel, South Africa or some other safe country, were either killed in the pogroms of World War I, or they were tortured and gased by the Germans during the Holocaust in World War II.Finally, his beliefs regarding education which fueled his philantropy for the Charles E. Smith Day School and George Washington University:It is only through education, education, and more education that we can prevent these horrible things from happening again to our people. All of us must continue on with our involvement in the community and with Israel, and continue to give generously to Jewish education.THIS IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT LEGACY THAT I LEAVE YOU.Following Mr. Smith's biography are two sections where he recounts several aspects of the Smith/Schmidoff genealogy. Next, Mr. Smith repoduced a letter from his cousin Morris Sorkin who fondly replied to him after reading Mr. Smith's previous book "Building My Life." The final section of this warm family recollection/biography is a final admonition to Mr. Smith's children, Bob and Arlene. 
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The Never Alone Church David Ferguson, David Ferguson
10 David Ferguson The Never Alone Church David Ferguson
0842361804 / 9780842361804 Tyndale House Publishers 2002-04-04 Paperback New Paperback 
This Brand New paperback book was published in 2002 by Tyndale House with 304 pages. Churches today need help in becoming the centers of healing and wholeness that God designed them to be. In this addition to the Never Alone series, theologian and counselor David Ferguson shows how applying fresh insights and practical, biblical principles will dramatically transform the local church into a healthy, powerful community that ministers to people's emotional needs. 
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History of the Ecumenical Movement 2 Volume Set Church History, Editor-Harold E. Fey (vol. 1); R. Rouse & S.C. Neil (vol. 2)
11 Editor-Harold E. Fey (vol. 1); R. Rouse & S.C. Neil (vol. 2) History of the Ecumenical Movement 2 Volume Set Church History
Westminster Press 1967 Second Edition (vol1) First Edit Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover 
This two volume set includes the second edition of volume 1 (1517-1948) and the first edition of volume 2 (1948-1968). The texts have a few sparsely scattered underlines and notations. 
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NEW Book of Isaiah Edward J Young Old Testament Bible Commentary 3 Volume Set PB, Edward J. Young
12 Edward J. Young NEW Book of Isaiah Edward J Young Old Testament Bible Commentary 3 Volume Set PB
0802805957 / 9780802805959 William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 1992-01-01 Paperback New Paperback Trade Paperback 
This brand new paperback set of books was published in 1992 by the William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company with 1729 pages. Online Review by Mr. Gary S. Dykes- Edward J. Young's exposition rests upon a firm conviction that the text is holy and is God-breathed. Isaiah is the sole human author, and according to Young it is not a compilation of the efforts of various editors......He avoids injecting many of the popular and wild theories popular today, instead he sticks to the text and the facts as presented in the Biblical context, supplemented with some archaeological data. Hence the reader stands upon revealed facts, not contrived theories. Young moves along verse by verse, adding wonderful illumination and clarity when needed......One proof that we have a very stable copy of Isaiah is the Qumran scroll from the 2nd century BC, with a text 99.5 percent identical to today's Hebrew edition...... As a commentary, it is one of the best. It is HIGHLY recommended for every believer. Most of the Hebrew words are transliterated, but not all. The text is very readable, and useful for beginners or experts in Biblical studies...... At the end of each volume is an index of persons, authors cited, and passages cited. The books are beautifully printed and well laid out. Isaiah is a worthy book to study, and this is the best commentary available for any believer. 
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Holman New Testament Commentary - Acts Kenneth Gangel Brand New, Gangel, Kenneth; Anders, Max [Editor]
13 Gangel, Kenneth; Anders, Max [Editor] Holman New Testament Commentary - Acts Kenneth Gangel Brand New
0805402055 / 9780805402056 Holman Reference 2009 Ninth Printing Hardcover New Hardcover Standard Hardcover 
This brand new hardcover book is the NINTH PRINTING that was published in 2009 by Zondervan with 576 pages. The cover is moderately rubbed with some surface scratching which occurred during transit from the distributor. No other reference gets to the heart of the New Testament as efficiently as the The Holman New Testament Commentary. When you've got the time, this series offers a verse-by-verse explanation of the popular NIV text based on trusted, conservative scholarship. When time is short, this series delivers an essential understanding of the New Testament with unsurpassed clarity and convenience.Pasteos, teachers, Sunday School leaders and others who hnd heir subject material rich and challenging — but their preparation time running out — will be informed and inspired by his approach to New Testament scholarship which includes:The main idea — a brief yet accurate statement about ; purpose, meaning, and importance of the Bible book under discussionQuick quotes — comments from noted writers and theologians suitable for citing in your own presentation•Succinct summaries — each main theme or lesson summarized clearly and accurately•Details — illustrations, historical facts, grammatical notationsdiscussion points, verse-by-verse analysis, and moreMake every minute of prep time more meaningful with the Holman New Testament Commentary. 
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New 2 vol Set World Literature Student & Teacher Edition Homeschool, James Stobaugh
14 James Stobaugh New 2 vol Set World Literature Student & Teacher Edition Homeschool
0890516758 / 9780890516751 Master Books 2012-11-30 Paperback New Paperback Trade Paperback 
This brand new set of paperback books was published in 2012 by Master Books with 736 total pages (Student 496pp., Teacher 240pp). The teacher edition is loose-leaf with prepunched holes for placement in a three-ring binder. Regular price for the set if purchased individually is $54.98 + Shipping (a 25% savings). A well-crafted presentation of whole-book or whole-work selections from the major genres of classic literature (prose, poetry, and drama), each course has 34 chapters representing 34 weeks of study, with an overview of narrative background material on the writers, their historical settings, and worldview.The rich curriculum’s content is infused with critical thinking skills, and an easy-to-use teacher’s guide outlines student objectives with each chapter, providing the answers to the assignments and weekly exercises.Enjoy beloved classics while developing vocabulary, reading, and critical thinking skills!Each literature book in the series is a one-year course Each chapter has five lessons with daily concept-building exercises, warm-up questions, and guided readings Easy-to-use with suggested reading schedules and daily calendar Equips students to think critically about philosophy and trends in culture, and articulate their views through writing A well-crafted presentation of whole-book or whole-work selections from the major genres of classic literature (prose, poetry, and drama), each course has 34 chapters representing 34 weeks of study, with an overview of narrative background material on the writers, their historical settings, and worldview.The rich curriculum’s content is infused with critical thinking skills, and an easy-to-use teacher’s guide outlines student objectives with each chapter, providing the answers to the assignments and weekly exercises. The final lesson of the week includes both the exam, covering insights on the week’s chapter, as well as essays developed through the course of that week’s study, chosen by the educator and student to personalize the coursework for the individual learner. 
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Brand New NIV Archaeological Study Bible Burgundy Bonded Leather, Kaiser  Jr., Walter C.; Garrett, Duane
15 Kaiser Jr., Walter C.; Garrett, Duane Brand New NIV Archaeological Study Bible Burgundy Bonded Leather
0310926068 / 9780310926061 Zondervan 2007 Seventh Printing Leather Bound New Leather Bound 
Please note the slight publisher's defect concerning the gold gilting on the foredge of the Concordance (starting at Prophets) and the map sections is lacking (or is missing from that final section). This brand new burgundy bonded leather Bible was published in 2007 by Zondervan with 2336 pages. All edges gilt, silk ribbon marker, Words of Christ in red, and Maps. 'Readers who desire a more intimate knowledge of the historical context of the Bible will appreciate the NIV Archaeological Study Bible. Full of informative articles and full-color photographs of places and objects from biblical times, this Bible examines the archaeological record surrounding God's Word and brings the biblical world to life. Readers' personal studies will be enriched as they become more informed about the empires, places, and peoples of the ancient world. Features include: * Four-color interior throughout * Bottom-of-page study notes exploring passages that speak on archaeological and cultural facts * Articles (520) covering five main categories: Archaeological Sites, Cultural and Historical Notes, Ancient Peoples and Lands, the Reliability of the Bible, and Ancient Texts and Artifacts * Approximately 500 4-color photographs interspersed throughout * Detailed book introductions that provide basic, at-a-glance information * Detailed charts on pertinent topics * In-text color maps that assist the reader in placing the action * All edges gilt * Silk ribbon marker * Words of Christ in red 
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Infant Baptism in Reformation Geneva Spierling Reformed Theology, Karen E. Spierling
16 Karen E. Spierling Infant Baptism in Reformation Geneva Spierling Reformed Theology
0664233414 / 9780664233419 Westminster John Knox 2009-02-10 Paperback New Paperback 
This brand new paperback book was published in 2009 by Westminster John Knox with 264 pages. This is not a remainder. This book examines beliefs, practices, and arguments surrounding infant baptism in Geneva during the time of John Calvin (1509 - 1564). Spierling studies several facets of Calvins theology of baptism, including its impact on the formation of community; its doctrine and liturgy; its role in the raising of children; and the parts played by parents, ministers, godparents, and midwives in the practice of baptism. The book also highlights some of the controversies surrounding baptism in the sixteenth century, most notably the tension between Calvins theology of baptism and that of the Roman Catholic Church.This is a most welcome and informative volume, which combines the skills of a first-class social historian with the insights of a keen theological mind. Its key strength is the presentation of the practical theology of baptism in Calvins Geneva, which will leave anyone who tends to see the Eucharist as the key Protestant sacrament with that view substantially altered. - William G. Naphy, Professor of History, University of Aberdeen, Scotland 
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NEW American Patriots Bible Navy Blue Bonded Leather NKJV New King James Version, Lee, Dr. Richard [Editor]
17 Lee, Dr. Richard [Editor] NEW American Patriots Bible Navy Blue Bonded Leather NKJV New King James Version
1418541540 / 9781418541545 Thomas Nelson 2009-05-05 Bonded Leather New Bonded Leather Leather 
This brand new NEW KING JAMES VERSION navy blue bonded leather bible was published in 2009 by Thomas Nelson Publishers with 1704 pages including introduction, notes, concordance and maps. This Bible is housed in a beautiful 2 part decorative box depicting key events of the founding of America. All edges are gilt. Ribbon marker present. THE ONE BIBLE THAT SHOWS HOW ‘A LIGHT FROM ABOVE’ SHAPED OUR NATION. Never has a version of the Bible targeted the spiritual needs of those who love our country more than The American Patriot’s Bible. This extremely unique Bible shows how the history of the United States connects the people and events of the Bible to our lives in a modern world. The story of the United States is wonderfully woven into the teachings of the Bible and includes a beautiful full-color family record section, memorable images from our nation’s history and hundreds of enlightening articles which complement the New King James Version Bible text. 
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New Testament Theology Leon Morris Biblical Theology Brand New, Leon Morris
18 Leon Morris New Testament Theology Leon Morris Biblical Theology Brand New
0310455715 / 9780310455714 Zondervan 1990-09-10 Paperback New Paperback Trade Paperback 
This brand new paperback book was published in 1990 by Zondervan with 368 pages. This work is not a history of New Testament times, nor an account of New Testament religion. Nor does it proceed from a view that the New Testament was written as theology. We must bear in mind that the writers of the New Testament books were not writing set theological pieces. They were concerned with the needs of the churches for which they wrote. Those churches already had the Old Testament, but these new writings became in time the most significant part of the Scriptures of the believing community. As such, they should be studied in their own right, and these questions should be asked: What do these writings mean? What is the theology they express or imply? What is of permanent validity in them? We read these writings across a barrier of many centuries and from a standpoint of a very different culture. We make every effort to allow for this, but we never succeed perfectly. In this book I am trying hard to find out what the New Testament authors meant, and this not as an academic exercise, but as the necessary prelude to our understanding of what their writings mean for us today. -- From the Introduction 
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Fitzhugh Lee American Symbol of Reunion & Redemption Civil War, Peggy Arendt
19 Peggy Arendt Fitzhugh Lee American Symbol of Reunion & Redemption Civil War
1439214204 / 9781439214206 BookSurge Publishing 2009-01-28 Paperback New Paperback Signed
This new paperback book is signed by the author and was published in 2009 by Book Surge with 125 pages. The Civil War deeply divided the nation and after such devastation, how did the country become whole once again? Reunion began at Appomattox and continued afterward as soldiers from both sides extended a welcome to their former enemies. Yet, it was over three decades before the country would celebrate reunion on a national scale. In order to do so, the South needed to be brought into the fold with the sanction of the North. Only then would these United States truly become whole once again. Before soldiers from both the North and South fought side by side once again in the Spanish-American War, a military man who literally and figuratively rode in the saddle of an icon of the Confederacy served as the eyes and ears of the country. Our man in Havana proved his loyalty to the United States and had his words and actions respected by former enemies. This man who once took up arms in Rebellion became the symbol of an undivided nation and saluted as a national hero. His name was General Lee. 
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1862 The Authenticity & Messianic Interpretation of the Prophecies of Isaiah R Payne Smith vindicated in a course of sermons preached before the University of Oxford, Unknown
20 Unknown 1862 The Authenticity & Messianic Interpretation of the Prophecies of Isaiah R Payne Smith vindicated in a course of sermons preached before the University of Oxford
Oxford : John Henry and James Parker 1862-01-01 Hardcover Used: Acceptable Hardcover Standard Hardcover 
Only 24 copies held in insitutional libraries worldwide. This hardcover book was published in 1862 by John Henry and James Parker with 336 pages. Ex-library with only a couple of library stamps. The text contains 30 pages with scattered notations. The binding is weak as the hinges are cracked. The front board is detached from the binding. The corners are bumped and the tips are rubbed through. The pages are toned with moderately scattered foxing. The spine panel has several chips and small closed tears along the edges. The last thirsty pages, the rear endpaper and front pastedown are dampstained. No dust jacket. Full Title: The Authenticity & Messianic Interpretation of the Prophecies of Isaiah : vindicated in a course of sermons preached before the University of Oxford PREFACE:The following course of Sermons originated in my having been appointed to preach the annual discourse upon the Jewish Interpretation of Prophecy in 1858; and shortly afterwards as Select Preacher I continued the subject, only with a wider application, so as to include German as well as Jewish neology. In preparing them for the press the first sermon necessarily has been recast, the matter in the opening part now forming the Introduction, while to complete the subject I have appended Sermon ir., which was never delivered. I have also restored several passages omitted for fear of too great length, and for the sake of clearness have put straight-forward names instead of the periphrases usual in the pulpit. Any one acquainted with German literature will see how greatly I am indebted to Drechsler, Havernick, Hengstenberg, Eeinke, Eiickert, Stier, and others, not to mention the chief neologian commentators, Gesenius, Hitzig, and Enobel, and names so well known to every student of Hebrew as Ewald and E. Meier. I have also read with great advantage Dr. Alexander's " Commentary," and the translation and learned notes of Dr. Henderson. 
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