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  • Telling : How Judaism’s Essential Book Reveals The Meaning Of Life

    $29.99

    In The Telling, Mark Gerson, host of The Rabbi’s Husband podcast and renowned Jewish philanthropist, shows us how to make the Seder the most engaging, inspiring, and important night of the Jewish year.

    God didn’t design the Seder to put your kids to sleep.
    Instead, the Seder is an experience your family should love, treasure and remember.

    Have you ever wondered that there might be something more to Passover, the Seder and in the Haggadah–something that just might hold the secrets to living the life of joy and meaning that you were intended to?

    By using this book, you’ll be able to:
    – Lead the Seder with wisdom, confidence and fun that guests will remember
    – Make the Haggadah burst alive with insight for our opportunities, questions and challenges
    – Show Gentile friends the richness of the Jewish tradition
    – Instill a lasting love of Judaism within your children
    – Bring your family closer together and closer to God

    The Telling will enable you to see what the Haggadah really is: The Greatest Hits of Jewish Thought. This understanding will enable you to provide your guests with the most interesting, insightful and practically helpful night of the year–with teachings and lessons that will continue to brighten in the year to come.

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  • Posen Library Of Jewish Culture And Civilization Volume 1

    $200.00

    A Yale University Press Title

    An anthology of the culture of ancient Israel, including its literature, legal documents, and visual arts

    Volume 1 of The Posen Library covers the earliest period of Jewish civilization, from the second millennium BCE through 332 BCE. Organized by genre, this book presents a collection of some of the earliest products of Jewish culture, including extensive selections from the Hebrew Bible; extrabiblical inscriptions and documents by and about Israelites and Jews, found by archaeologists in the lands of Israel, Egypt, and Mesopotamia; and images representing the visual culture of ancient Israel. Combining genres that have never been presented together in a single publication, Volume 1 illustrates ancient Israel’s cultural innovations and commonalities with neighboring societies.

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  • Experiencing Israel : Walking With Jesus In The Holy Land

    $29.99

    Follow in the Footsteps of Your Savior

    If you’ve ever wanted to walk the streets Jesus trod, hike the hills He travelled, pass through the doorways He entered, you can now discover the Holy Land like never before.

    Journey with bestselling author Dr. Tony Evans from wherever you are and explore the Holy Land in Experiencing Israel. This guided tour of key locations in the Bible reveals the historical and spiritual significance of each place.

    As you see Israel up close through the pages of this book, you will…
    *gain a deeper understanding of the events of the Bible through the geography and history, and people of the land
    *gather insights that enrich your understanding of God’s Word and build on the spiritual *foundations of your faith
    *feel as if you were there through the stunning, full-color photography throughout
    *find practical applications that bring the world of the Bible into your life today

    Whether for the first time, or all over again, take your faith journey deeper with Experiencing Israel.

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  • Freedom Soup

    $16.99

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

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

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

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  • Week In The Life Of A Greco Roman Woman

    $18.00

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

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  • 52 Things To Do On The Sabbath

    $3.99

    Remember those long summer Sabbath afternoons

    when the sun seemed nailed to the sky? Your children were soon climbing the walls from inactivity, and you had run out of ideas for things for them to do-things that not only would keep them occupied but were worth doing and were enjoyable besides. Here is the book that will keep such days from happening again.

    Born out of a desire to make Sabbaths enjoyable for the author’s own family, this 52 Things to Do on the Sabbath offers practical suggestions for things that will involve both adult and child and turn the day into a delight. Each idea can be adapted to fit your needs and situations. Many of the concepts come from successful Adventist families who have experienced the Sabbath as a truly happy family day.

    Here’s to wonderful Sabbaths!

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  • Usos Y Costumbres De Las Tierr

    $14.99

    Una presentacion completa de los usos y costumbres orientales para poder interpretar el significado de pasajes biblicos. Edicion rustica con 336 paginas repletas de informacion muy util. [The standard reference work on the culture and customs of Bible times.]

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  • Christmas Cornucopia : The Hidden Stories Behind Our Yuletide Traditions

    $18.95

    For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don’t know much about Christmas. We don’t know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas, etymologically speaking, means Go away, Christ. Nor do we know that Christmas was first celebrated in 243 AD on March 28-and only moved to December 25 in 354 AD. We’re oblivious to the fact that the advent calendar was actually invented by a Munich housewife to stop her children pestering her for a Christmas countdown. And we would never have guessed that the invention of Christmas crackers was merely a way of popularizing sweet wrappers. Luckily, Mark Forsyth is here to unwrap this fundamentally funny gallimaufry of traditions and oddities, making it all finally make sense-in his wonderfully entertaining wordy way.

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  • S Is For Southern

    $45.00

    From the editors of Garden & Gun, the award-winning magazine known as The Soul of the South, comes an illuminating and entertaining compendium of Southern history and contemporary culture

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  • Created And Creating

    $28.00

    William Edgar considers the undeniable role that culture plays in understanding the Christian’s vocational calling in the world. Exploring texts in the Old Testament and the New Testament-both those that appear to restrict cultural engagement as well as those that encourage cultural activity. Edgar offers a biblical defense of the cultural mandate.

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  • More With Less Cookbook (Anniversary)

    $24.99

    How we cook can change the world.

    With one small idea, a movement was born. More-with-Less has given generations of cooks easy, healthy recipes that are gentle on the budget and mindful of those who are hungry. This 40th anniversary edition preserves hundreds of timeless recipes and tips from Doris Janzen Longacre’s bestselling cookbook, with updates by award-winning food writer Rachel Marie Stone.

    Simple. Wholesome. Generous. Faithful.

    The World Community Cookbook series is commissioned by and benefits the work of Mennonite Central Committee, a worldwide ministry of relief, development, and peacebuilding.

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  • Annie

    $9.99

    30 Chapters

    Additional Info
    An Amish family opens their hearts and home to a deserted child, Pearlie Mae. They change her name to Annie and raise her in the Amish way.

    Annie keeps wondering if her birth mother will ever come back. She finds love and security with the Troyers, but not all is well. Lucy is jealous of the attention Annie receives. Annie runs to her mother’s Leaning Tree and looks to God’s Hills for help.

    Later Annie works for families as a baby-sitter and maid. She joins the Amish church and goes to youth singings. Boys keep asking to give her rides-till a beau declares himself. With compassion from the Amish community, Annie at last finds her own home.

    This book completes the Ellie’s People series of ten popular volumes by Mary Christner Borntrager.

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  • Mandy

    $12.99

    29 Chapters

    Additional Info
    Mandy Schrock, with five older sisters, is pleased when she finally has a baby brother. Yet she and her close-knit Amish family are saddened to learn that Lloydie was born with a serious health problem.

    At first Mandy is eager to help care for Lloydie, but after a while, she resents the extra burden. Years later she struggles with guilt. But in time, she talks it out with a friend and with her mother.

    When sixteen, Mandy eagerly goes to youth singings. Her girlfriend invites her along to work at a home for handicapped children, where she can use her experience with Lloydie. Back home on weekends, things start to sparkle between Mandy and Levi Slabach.

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  • Sarah

    $9.99

    24 Chapters

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

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

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  • Samaritans : A Profile

    $30.00

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

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

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  • Andy

    $9.99

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

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  • Polly : The World Of The Amish People

    $9.99

    Polly Miller doesn’t want to move to Texas. No other Amish families live in Lone Prairie, and Polly loves her family and friends in Ohio. But her father’s mind is made up. As Polly settles into her new life, she gains a non-Amish friend, Rose Ann, who shares her dresses and makeup with Polly. She also earns the attention of a young hired hand named Tom, who takes her to a rodeo and tells her how pretty she is. Will Polly commit herself to God by following her family’s Amish ways, or will a budding Texas romance set her feet on a different path altogether? Ages 10 and up.

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  • Cultural World Of The Bible

    $32.00

    In this new edition of a successful book (over 120,000 copies sold), now updated throughout, a leading expert on the social world of the Bible offers students a reliable guide to the manners and customs of the ancient world. From what people wore, ate, and built to how they exercised justice, mourned, and viewed family and legal customs, this illustrated introduction helps readers gain valuable cultural background on the biblical world. The attractive, full-color, user-friendly design will appeal to students, while numerous pedagogical features–including fifty photos, sidebars, callouts, maps, charts, a glossary of key terms, chapter outlines, and discussion questions–increase classroom utility. Previously published as Manners and Customs in the Bible.

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  • Changing Lenses : Restorative Justice For Our Times (Anniversary)

    $21.99

    25th Anniversary Edition
    Does the criminal justice system actually help victims and offenders? What does justice look like for those who have been harmed? For those who have done harm? Twenty-five years after it was first published, Changing Lenses by Howard Zehr remains the classic text of the restorative justice field.

    Now with valuable author updates on the changing landscape of restorative justice and a new section of resources for practitioners and teachers, Changing Lenses offers a framework for understanding crime, injury, accountability, and healing from a restorative perspective.

    Uncovering widespread assumptions about crime, the courts, retributive justice, and the legal process, Changing Lenses offers provocative new paradigms and proven alternatives for public policy and judicial reform.

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  • Reuben : The World Of The Amish People

    $9.99

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

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  • A To Z Guide To Bible Signs And Symbols (Reprinted)

    $16.99

    How might our understanding of God’s Word be deepened if we recognized the significance of the signs and symbols found within its pages–signs that would have been obvious to the original readers? From the tree of life to Noah’s ark, from circumcision to animal sacrifice. From the feasts, the Passover lamb, and the manna in the wilderness to the furniture in the tabernacle and the visions of prophets. From the Lord’s Supper to baptism and from the cross to the empty tomb.

    Throughout the Scriptures, signs and symbols weave a consistent message of God’s presence, grace, and faithfulness. This illustrated resource will help readers understand key biblical images that reveal God’s purposes and truth. Each entry includes multiple illustrations, explanations, and key Bible passages. Sidebars, quotes, and photos make this guide approachable and engaging.

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  • Abilene A To Z

    $12.99

    Come join us on a journey through Abilene and learn about some fun places to go and play.

    Did you know that the first animal at the zoo was a red fox squirrel? Here in Abilene we say things like howdy and y’all. In this book, you will learn about all of the wonderful people, places, and things that make up the great town of Abilene. At the end of our journey, you will be able to answer . . .

    How long does it take a B-1 bomber to get down the runway?
    Who is Dinosaur Bob, and where can you find him?
    What is a Comanche moon?
    What is the oldest restaurant in town?

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  • Rachel : The World Of The Amish People

    $9.99

    Rachel Miller’s parents are Mennonite missionaries who left the Amish church before Rachel was born. Now Rachel wants to become Amish. She likes their quiet, unhurried way of life, and when she spends summers and goes to church with her Amish grandparents, Ellie and David Eash, she feels like she belongs. When she starts to attend Amish youth singings and begins to court a young Amish man, she realizes that she will have to choose.

    Should Rachel listen to her siblings and friends, who make fun of her and think she should drop her dream of becoming Amish once and for all? Or should she follow her desire to become Amish, which is starting to feel a lot like God’s will?

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  • Retrieving Origins And The Claim Of Multiculturalism

    $29.00

    This book explores the philosophical, legal, and theological roots of Western multiculturalism, that is, the encounter and coexistence of different cultures within a liberal society. Rather than concerning themselves with the particulars of cultural dialogue, the authors of this volume go deeper and question the very reality of multiculturalism itself.

    As a whole the volume devotes attention to the origins of human nature, arguing that regardless of how different another person or culture seems to be, universal human experience discloses what it means to be human and to relate to others and to God. The contributors represent different cultures and faith traditions but are united in friendship and in the conviction that the Christian faith enables an authentic approach to long-standing debates on multiculturalism.

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  • Rebecca : The World Of The Amish People

    $9.99

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

    Rebecca Eash is just as spirited as her mother, whom readers grew to love in book 1 of Ellie’s People. Becky works as a hired girl for another Amish family and spends time with Mennonite friend Susan Miller. Her gentle days in the 1950’s are filled with laundry and canning, barn raisings, a taffy pull, and quilting bees. But as Susan’s brother, James, shows an interest in Becky and their relationship deepens, she becomes entangles in conflict with her parents and th4e deacon, who don’t want her to marry a Mennonite boy. Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series will love learning to know spunky Rebecca and her friends and family. Book 2 of the Ellie’s People: An Amish Family Saga series. Ages 10 and up.

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  • Ellie

    $9.99

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

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

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  • Social And Economic Life In Second Temple Judea

    $35.00

    This book looks at the socioeconomic landscape of Second Temple Judea (532 BCE – 70 CE) with close attention to the daily life of ordinary people. Adams uses the Hebrew Bible and other historical resources to examine work and economic exchange, marriage and the complexities of family life–including the roles of women and children–and the burdensome taxation policies under imperial Rome. He culminates with a rich analysis of the ethics of wealth and poverty found in various texts, including the Hebrew Bible, pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, Q, and the New Testament. This study of socioeconomic and theological issues provides students with a helpful context for understanding religious beliefs and practices in the time of early Judaism and emerging Christianity.

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  • Plain Answers About The Amish Life

    $11.99

    For Amish fiction readers, young and old alike, Plain Answers About the Amish Life provides a glimpse into an obscure, fascinating world–what the Amish believe and how they live. An engaging question-and-answer format showcases fun and fresh facts about the people who abide by this often-misunderstood faith and unique culture.

    This updated and revised guide by Mindy Starns Clark (more than 250,000 Amish-themed books sold), covers a wide variety of topics, such as:
    *beliefs and values
    *clothing and transportation
    *courtship and marriage
    *shunning and discipline
    *teens and rumpsringa
    *children and the elderly
    *education and work

    Presented in an easy-to-read style, these Plain answers to questions about the Amish are a great resource for anyone interested in Amish life.

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  • My Mothers Sons

    $19.99

    My Mother’s Sons provides a thoughtful model for how Western Christian workers can respectfully negotiate sexual boundaries and norms in Muslim contexts. Westerners are inclined to impose their own culturally shaped notions of gender equality and justice on non-egalitarian communities, alienating the very people they are seeking to serve. The author draws on his own research among Pakistani Pashtuns, intercultural theory, and exegesis of Christian and Islamic sacred texts to show that it is possible to work for transformational change without offending those who live within a patriarchal system.

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  • World Of Jesus (Reprinted)

    $13.00

    Popular Author Provides the Market’s Most Accessible Introduction to the World of Jesus’ Time

    To understand Jesus’ life and ministry, we need to understand the history and culture of his world. Marty, author of the popular The Whole Bible Story, provides readers with a thoroughly readable, easy-to-understand history of Israel leading up to the time of Christ. Each chapter ties closely to the events of the New Testament as Marty carefully answers such questions as

    *Who were the Pharisees and why was Jesus upset with them?
    *Why didn’t anyone like the Samaritans?
    *When and why did the Jews start worshiping in synagogues rather than the Temple?

    The book will include call-out boxes, summaries, and other tools to make this the most accessible book available on the topic.

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  • Cambiando De Lente

    $15.99

    Crime victims have many needs, most of which our criminal justice system ignores. In fact, the justice system often increases the injury. Offenders are less ignored by this system, but their real needs-for accountability, for closure, for healing-are also left unaddressed.

    Such failures are not accidental, but are inherent in the very definitions and assumptions which govern our thinking about crime and justice. Howard Zehr proposes a restorative model which is more consistent with experience, with the past, and with the biblical tradition. Based on the needs of victims and offenders, he takes into account recent studies and biblical principles.

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  • Cultural Handbook To The Bible

    $28.50

    The task of interpreting the Bible — which was written by and to people living in very different cultural contexts from contemporary Western society — can seem monumental. The opposite is also true: people can easily forget that studying the Bible is a type of cross-cultural encounter, instead reading their own cultural assumptions into biblical texts. In A Cultural Handbook to the Bible John Pilch bridges this cultural divide by translating important social concepts and applying them to biblical texts. In short, accessible chapters Pilch discusses sixty-three topics related to the cosmos, the earth, persons, family, language, human consciousness, God and the spirit world, and entertainment. Pilch’s fresh interpretations of the Bible challenge traditional views and explore topics often overlooked in commentaries. Each chapter concludes with a list of useful references from cultural anthropology or biblical studies, making this book an excellent resource for students of the Bible.

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  • Covenant (Reprinted)

    $16.00

    A New Look for The Covenant

    ABRAM’S DAUGHTERS is the powerful saga of four sisters, their family and community, whose way of life and faith in God are as enduring as their signature horse and buggy. Or so it seems… Book One, The Covenant, unveils the layers of deeply rooted Amish tradition as seen through the eyes of Leah and Sadie Ebersol, the two oldest, courting-age sisters. The Amish community of Gobbler’s Knob holds everything Leah Ebersol has ever desired until a pact with her sister Sadie, lured by the outside world, leaves Leah clinging to God’s promises

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  • Pax Romana And The Peace Of Christ

    $35.00

    How providential, it is often argued, that Christianity began under the pax Romano, an unprecedented time of peace throughout the world! At what other time could the gospel have spread so quickly? Certainly the pax Romana was a time of peace, prosperity and justice for some – yet for others, the majority, it was a time of oppression, misery and suffering under the tyrant’s whim. This latter dimension is not often brought out, so this new book plays an important role in redressing the balance. In it, Professor Wengst brings out what it was really like to live in the Roman empire. He is not so much concerned to offer a ‘balanced’ account as to show what it felt like from below, its effect on the nameless multitudes of whose immeasurable tears and sufferings, hopes and fears there is only indirect evidence. This serves as a prelude to a discussion of the experiences which Jesus and the early Christians had of Roman rule and the way in which they reacted to it. There is no mistaking the fact that the results of the study are not just a piece of past history, but are extraordinarily relevant to the modern world.

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  • Jerusalem In The Time Of Jesus

    $50.00

    This attractively produced volume is a fully documented work of scholarship from a scholar of international repute and has for some years now provided an important new work of reference on everything pertaining to the religious, social and economic background of the Holy City in the time of Christ.’ (New Blackfriars)
    ‘The whole work is a superb quarry of information … everyone should be richly instructed by its study.’ (Times Literary Supplement)
    `Professor Jeremias brings a deep love for the place to his erudition, particularly in the realm of Jewish sources, and the result is a book of outstanding merit’ (Church of England Newspaper)
    Until his death in 1979, Joachim Jeremias was Emeritus Professor of New Testament in the University of Gottingen.

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  • Book Of Guidelines For The Beginner Observant Jew

    $14.00

    Looking to become observant? Do you know where to start? In the beginning everything may seem to overwhelm you. This traditional phase is normal. If you recently made Teshuva or want to learn more about being an Orthodox Jew, this book will cover all the important topics to get started. Learn how to hang a Mezuzah, how to say the food blessings, what dishes to dip in a Mikveh, the fundamentals of Shabbat, and more. Book of Guidelines for the Beginner Observant Jew is a basic book for both men and women that will outline what you need to do to become observant. This book is for those who already believe in Hashem (G-d) and who are ready to move on to the next step: start to observe the mitzvot (commandments). From the founder of Emet9.org (www.Emet9.org).

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  • Fiesta Dress : A Quinceanera Tale

    $9.99

    It’s the day of Lolo’s big sister’s quinceanera party, and suddenly everyone is too busy to play with Lolo. But when she lets her dog Gobi run free, everyone notices. Vivid illustrations in acrylics and watercolor by Martha Aviles skillfully portray Lolo using her fast feet and wits to outsmart Gobi and save her big sister’s special day!

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  • Religion And Culture

    $39.00

    This rich, broad-reaching anthology explores everyday religious practices across several of the world’s religious traditions. Organized thematically-politics, ethics, and aesthetics-the volume examines topics of: war, civil religion, science, women and children, capitalism, nature, education, death and dying, visual art, music, sport, humor, film, and more, with engaging and provocative photographs throughout. A useful resource for diverse courses in religious studies and the social sciences.

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  • Introducing Early Christianity

    $30.00

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

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  • Rosh Hashanah Yom Teruah

    $14.95

    Olive Press Messianic (www.olivepresspublisher.com)

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

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  • Traditions Of The Rabbis From The Era Of The New Testament Volume 2A

    $63.50

    The second volume of early rabbinic traditions and their relevance to the New Testament

    In this second volume of his monumental study of early rabbinic traditions and their relevance to the New Testament, David Instone-Brewer provides significant insights into Jewish thought and practice prior to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 c.e.

    For each rabbinic tradition considered — here, the Feasts and Sabbaths — the supporting Hebrew source text is provided side by side with an English translation. Instone-Brewer also presents evidence that exists for accurately dating these sources, which is a critical task recently advanced by modern dating techniques. He goes on to thoroughly discuss the meaning and importance of each rabbinic tradition for Second Temple Judaism, also analyzing any echoes or direct appearances of the tradition in the New Testament writings.

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  • Stone And Dung Oil And Spit

    $25.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780802865588Jodi MagnessBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2011Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

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  • Celtic Way Of Evangelism (Anniversary)

    $19.99

    10th Anniversary Edition Revised and Updated

    Celtic Christianity-the form of Christian faith that flourished among the people of Ireland during the Middle Ages- has gained a great deal of attention lately. George G. Hunter III points out that while the attention paid to the Celtic Christians is well deserved, much of it fails to recognize the true genius of this ancient form of Christianity. What many contemporary Christians do not realize is that Celtic Christianity was one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history. The Celtic church converted Ireland from paganism to Christianity in a remarkably short period, and then proceeded to send missionaries throughout Europe.

    North America is today in the same situation as the environment in which the early Celtic preachers found their mission fields: unfamiliar with the Christian message, yet spiritually seeking and open to a vibrant new faith. If we are to spread the gospel in this culture of secular seekers, we would do well to learn from the Celts. Their ability to work with the beliefs of those they evangelized, to adapt worship and church life to the indigenous patterns they encountered, remains unparalleled in Christian history. If we are to succeed in reaching the West . . . again, then we must begin by learning from these powerful witnesses to the saving love of Jesus Christ.

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  • Passport To The World

    $15.99

    Encounter people from around the world without ever leaving home!

    Fill up your passport with stickers from around the world as you read about children and their unique cultures and customs.

    Children learn the amazing truth that we are all of one race, all God’s children.

    An out-of-the-ordinary geographic journey of 26 language groups from A to Z!

    Experience a wondrous global journey within the pages of a book, encountering places and people from around the world in a scrapbook like no other! Children will gain knowledge of intriguing facts about countries, including their capital cities, maps, flags, populations, and religions. Gathering stickers for their passport, readers learn greetings from 26 different languages, as well as interesting language tips as well. This is an attention-grabbing exploration of the world through the eyes of children.

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  • Introduction To World Religions

    $43.99

    Introduction By William Scott Green
    Judaism
    A. Judaism: Beginnings: Religion Of Ancient Israel By Baruch A. Levine
    B. Judaism: The Formation By Jacob Neusner
    C. Judaism In Modern Times: Reform, Orthodox, And Conservative Judaism,
    Zionism By Jacob Neusner
    2. Christianity
    A. Christianity: Beginnings By Bruce Chilton
    B. Christianity: Roman Catholicism By Lawrence S. Cunningham
    C. Orthodox Christianity By J. A. McGuckin
    D. Christianity: Protestantism By Martin E. Marty
    3. Islam
    A. Islam: Beginnings By Th. Emil Homerin
    B. Islam: The Shiite Tradition By Liyakat Takim
    C. Islam: The Sunni Tradition By Th. Emil Homerin
    4. Hinduism By Douglas Brooks
    5. Buddhism
    A. Buddhism: Beginnings By Mario Poceski
    B. Buddhism: The Theravada Tradition By Kristen Scheible
    C. Buddhism: The Mahayana Tradition By Mark L. Blum
    6. Daoism By Mark Meulenbled
    7. Confucianism By Mark A. Csikszentmihalyi
    8. Shinto By James L. Ford
    9. Indigenous Religions
    A. Indigenous Religious Tradition By Jualynne E. Dodson And Soyna Maria Johnson
    B. African Indigenous Religions By Jacob Olupona
    10. New 19th Century American Religions By Danny L. Jorgensen
    11. New 20th Century American Religions By Dell DeChant

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    With an emphaisis on communities of faith, this accessible book will introduce students to the classic texts, important events, key figures, defining rituals, essential creeds and symbols of world religions.

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  • Everyday Law In Biblical Israel

    $26.00

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

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  • Life Among The Lutherans

    $23.99

    Based on Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon monologues, this book is a collection of stories about the struggles of ordinary people in an imperfect world, the life and work of the pastor who leads them, and the church to whose high standards they aspire in the small town they call home.

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  • Marys Lavish Gift

    $7.99

    Min. Order is 3 / Wholesale price is $4.00
    Why Is Anointing Oil Used?
    How do I use It?
    For answers to these questions, as well as to gain more insight into the practice of anointing, open this source book. Allow it to lead you into a deeper understanding of this Biblical, holy, and practical exercise of anointing with oil.

    Author Bill Edmunds opens the Scriptures to reveal the rich history of anointing with oil, its use today and the blessings available for those who pray and those who receice prayers in the precious Name of Jesus.

    Plus: A Thirty Day Devotional by Pastor C. Neil Sayers Draws insight & inspiration from Biblical events Surrounding the use of anointing oil

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  • Holy Island Of Lindisfarne

    $16.95

    A book of stories about the island than a history. It aims to show the island’s human face, its trials and tribulations as well as its celebrations, revealing how Lindisfarne and its people have coped with and adapted to change. A pick-up-able book that will give those who are interested a feeling for the history of the island and the part it has played in shaping the history of our land.

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  • Laying On Of Hands In The New Testament

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    INTRODUCTION
    PART I: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE LAYING ON OF HANDS
    THE LAYING ON OF HANDS IN THE JEWISH ENVIRONMENT
    THE LAYING ON OF HANDS IN THE GRAECO-ROMAN ENVIRONMENT
    PART II: THE LAYING ON OF HANDS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
    THE LAYING ON OF HANDS IN HEALING
    THE LAYING ON OF HANDS AS A MARK OF FAVOUR
    THE LAYING ON OF HANDS FOR THE RECEPTION OF THE SPIRIT
    THE LAYING ON OF HANDS FOR COMMISSIONING AND ORDINATION
    CONCLUSIONS

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    This study investigates the procedural techniques, significance, and the tangible effects of the laying on of hands in the New Testament. The author investigates the background of the New Testament practice by conducting investigation in the Old Testament and contemporary Judaism and the Graeco-Roman and Near-Eastern literature. The main chapters are exegetical, each discussing a particular use of the laying on of hands in the New Testament: for blessing, healing, reception of the Spirit and ordination. A special attention is given to the inner process of transfer of power through physical contact. It is the author’s conclusion that in the New Testament the gesture always signifies transfer of some positive materia: blessing, ‘life-force’, the Spirit and charismata. In the final section, an attempt is made to gauge the possibility of any uniformity in the significance of the various New Testament uses of the laying on of hands.

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  • Laying On Of Hands In The New Testament

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    INTRODUCTION
    PART I: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE LAYING ON OF HANDS
    THE LAYING ON OF HANDS IN THE JEWISH ENVIRONMENT
    THE LAYING ON OF HANDS IN THE GRAECO-ROMAN ENVIRONMENT
    PART II: THE LAYING ON OF HANDS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
    THE LAYING ON OF HANDS IN HEALING
    THE LAYING ON OF HANDS AS A MARK OF FAVOUR
    THE LAYING ON OF HANDS FOR THE RECEPTION OF THE SPIRIT
    THE LAYING ON OF HANDS FOR COMMISSIONING AND ORDINATION
    CONCLUSIONS

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    This study investigates the procedural techniques, significance, and the tangible effects of the laying on of hands in the New Testament. The author investigates the background of the New Testament practice by conducting investigation in the Old Testament and contemporary Judaism and the Graeco-Roman and Near-Eastern literature. The main chapters are exegetical, each discussing a particular use of the laying on of hands in the New Testament: for blessing, healing, reception of the Spirit and ordination. A special attention is given to the inner process of transfer of power through physical contact. It is the author’s conclusion that in the New Testament the gesture always signifies transfer of some positive materia: blessing, ‘life-force’, the Spirit and charismata. In the final section, an attempt is made to gauge the possibility of any uniformity in the significance of the various New Testament uses of the laying on of hands.

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  • Social World Of The New Testament

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    1. Rhetorical Criticism And Social-Scientific Criticism: Why Romanticism Won’t Leave Us Alone-Bruce J. Malina
    2. All In The Family: Kinship In Agrarian Roman Palestine-K. C. Hanson
    3. God In The Letter Of James: Patron Or Benefactor?- Alicia Batten
    4. Jesus And Agrarian Palestine: The Factor Of Debt- Douglas E. Oakman
    5. Ancient Mediterranean Persons In Cultural Perspective: Portrait Of Paul-Jerome H. Neyrey, SJ, And Bruce J. Malina
    6. The Epistle Of James In Rhetorical And Social Scientific Perspective: Holiness-Wholeness And Patterns Of Replication-John H. Elliott
    7. Loss Of Wealth, Loss Of Family, Loss Of Honor: The Cultural Context Of The Original Makarisms In Q-Jerome H. Neyrey, SJ
    8. Was Jesus A Peasant: Implications For Reading The Jesus Tradition (Luke 10:30-35)-Douglas E. Oakman
    9. Who Should Be Called Father? Paul Of Tarsus Between The Jewish Tradition And Patria Potestas-S. Scott Bartchy

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    The Social World of the New Testament surveys essential contributions made by leading scholars of the social-scientific approach to New Testament studies. Including important essays by Bruce J. Malina and John J. Pilch, among others, The Social World of the New Testament acts as a comprehensive collection of the most important essays and articles in the field. Included are topics vital to the social scientific interpretation of the New Testament.

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  • Emma A Widow Among The Amish

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    A true story woven by stands of faith, family, and community. Ervin R. Stutzman tells the story of his mother, Emma, who raised six children after the sudden death o her husband, Tobias. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Emma copes with her entrepreneurial husband’s significant business failures. A sequel to Tobias of the Amish.

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  • Mexican American Catholics

    $18.95

    Presents the history of Christianity in Mexico via Spain, the conditions of Mexican Catholics in America, the challenges facing Mexican-American Catholics and suggestions on how to meet them.

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  • Thomas : The Other Gospel

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    Since its discovery in the mid-1940s, the Gospel of Thomas has aroused the interest of scholars and general readers alike. Thomas, the Other Gospel provides a clear, comprehensive, nontechnical guide through the scholarly maze of issues surrounding the Coptic text. In it, Nicholas Perrin argues that the Gospel derives not from the era of Jesus or even the apostles but from the late second century AD. Further, contrary to what many scholars believe, he maintains that the Gospel was originally written in Syriac rather than in Greek, and he concludes that the real value of the Gospel of Thomas lies not in what it might be thought to say about the real Jesus but in what it tells us about early Christianity.

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  • These Are The Garments

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    25 Chapters

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    This careful and penetrating study of the High Priestly Robes of Aaron is unsurpassed in both its detail and application. Slemming vividly reveals the Old Testament roots of Christianity with intensely practical application for today’s believers. He uncovers the deep connections between the spiritual significance of the garments, and the High Priestly Ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ

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  • Temples Tithes And Taxes

    $28.00

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

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  • Strange Scriptures : That Perplex The Western Mind (Reprinted)

    $15.50

    10 Chapters In 118 Pages

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    Because the Bible describes a culture very different from that of Western countries today, what it says is sometimes puzzling to modern readers. In many cases, however, the ways in which Near Eastern merchants and farmers carry on their daily work have hardly changed over the intervening centuries since the inspired authors wrote. The aim of this interesting volume is to clarify familiar scriptural phrases and texts by explaining some unusual Eastern customs, thereby shedding new light on the unchanging truth of God’s Word.

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  • Old Testament World (Revised)

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    Written by two leading Old Testament scholars and widely used throughout the world, Davies and Rogerson’s The Old Testament World describes the historical, social, and cultural setting in which the Old Testament was written and examines the major genres of literature that it contains. Ideally suited for college-level introductory classes, it illuminates the literature of the Old Testament by showing how it was shaped by the events, social structures, and religious and intellectual ideas of the ancient civilizations and cultures in which it was produced.

    Unlike most introductions, it goes beyond traditional formats and reflects the vast and significant changes that our understanding of the Old Testament has undergone in recent decades. Rather than using a conventional canonical-theological approach, the book presents the Old Testament as a monumental cultural achievement. Now thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the many developments of recent years, it is arranged according to major topics for study, followed by sections that introduce the major divisions of the text. It is illustrated with pictures, maps, and charts.

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  • Hospital Handbook On Multiculturalism And Religion (Revised)

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

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