A Gentle Thunder: Hearing God Through the Storm free ebook

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A Gentle Thunder: Hearing God Through the Storm

Max Lucado has written a devotional masterpiece that can attract the attention of any philosopher who is searching for the meaning of life or give insight to any clergyman who is in search of material that can supplement his or her preparation for a thought-provoking sermon.
I am generally wary of those who attempt to use individual biblical quotes to postulate their personal opinions an

The Prophetic Pulpit: Clergy, Churches, and Communities in American Politics

Despite decades of claims to the contrary, the United States remains a deeply religious nation and American religious professionals occupy a prominent role in shaping the interests and attitudes of their congregations. In this timely and groundbreaking work, Paul A. Djupe and Christopher Gilbert analyze national data from a survey of over 2,400 Episcopal and Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ameri

Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century

A comprehensive and authoritative account of the 'heretic' Marcion, this volume traces the development of the concept and language of heresy in the setting of an exploration of second-century Christian intellectual debate. Judith M. Lieu analyses accounts of Marcion by the major early Christian polemicists who shaped the idea of heresy, including Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Epi

Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea free ebook

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Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea

The creation of the Christian Church is one of the most important stories in the development of the world's history, but also one of the most enigmatic and little understood, shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding.

Through a forensic, brilliant reexamination of all the key surviving texts of early Christianity, Geza Vermes illuminates the origins of a faith and traces the evolut

Home Cooking With Sam & Forest free ebook

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Home Cooking With Sam & Forest

Singapore s favourite chefs, Sam and Forest Leong are well-known proponents of simple yet wholesome home-cooked meals. The culinary couple s latest cookbook, Home Cooking with Sam and Forest, is a collection of their favourite dishes that are easy to replicate at home but are not short on taste. 

Featuring 50 dishes that range from noodles and seafood to soups and desserts, this

Have You Considered My Servant Job?: Understanding the Biblical Archetype of Patience

The question that launches Job's story is posed by God at the outset of the story: "Have you considered my servant Job?" (1:8  2:3). By any estimation the answer to this question must be yes. The forty-two chapters that form the biblical story have in fact opened the story to an ongoing practice of reading and rereading, evaluating and reevaluating. Early Greek and Jewish tra

The Gospel of John and Christian Origins free ebook

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The Gospel of John and Christian Origins

 One of the most challenging questions facing New Testament scholars—how did Christianity emerge from Judaism?—is often addressed in general and indirect terms. The question becomes acute, however, when we turn to the Fourth Gospel, which, like the Judaism from which it presumably sprang, affirms one God, yet also affirms the incarnation of the eternal Word and, in nascent form

Ezra and the Law in History and Tradition (Studies on Personalities of the Old Testament)

The historical Ezra was sent to Jerusalem as an emissary of the Persian monarch. What was his task? According to the Bible, the Persian king sent Ezra to bring the Torah, the five books of the Laws of Moses, to the Jews. Modern scholars have claimed not only that Ezra brought the Torah to Jerusalem, but that he actually wrote it, and in so doing Ezra created Judaism. Without Ezra, they say, Jud

Kingdom Authority: Taking Dominion Over the Powers of Darkness

Ever since Kynan Bridges was a young boy, he understood that he was not alone in this world. He sensed the presence of God, but when he rededicated his life to Jesus in 1996, he encountered the dark side of the spiritual realm firsthand. For several months, he was tormented by nightmares, demonic attacks, and the spirit of fear. Little did he know that such demonic attacks on the mind and body