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  • Knowing God Bible Study (Student/Study Guide)

    $10.00

    Faithful. Triune. Beyond comparison. Triumphant over all.

    These words barely begin to describe the God we serve, yet he invites us to have a relationship with him. What could be more important than knowing this all-surpassing God? These five easy-to-use studies, based on J. I. Packer’s bestselling classic Knowing God, explore the character and actions of God throughout Scripture. They encourage us to look for God every time we read the Bible and to deepen our understanding, trust, and worship in response. As companions to the IVP Signature Collection, IVP Signature Bible Studies help individuals and groups explore and apply biblical truths. Each session features an insightful quotation by Packer matched with a Scripture passage, reflection questions, and application ideas that will equip readers to gain a fuller knowledge of the God we worship. A leader’s guide and list of suggested resources are also included.

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  • Knowing God

    $20.00

    For half a century, J. I. Packer’s classic has helped Christians around the world discover the wonder, the glory, and the joy of knowing God.

    Stemming from Packer’s profound theological knowledge, Knowing God brings together two key facets of the Christian faith–knowing about God and knowing God through a close relationship with Jesus Christ. Written in an engaging and practical tone, this thought-provoking work seeks to renew and enrich our understanding of God. Named by Christianity Today as one of the top fifty books that have shaped evangelicals, Knowing God is now among the iconic books featured in the IVP Signature Collection. A new companion Bible study is also available to help readers explore these biblical themes for themselves.

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  • How Dare You Judge Us God

    $9.99

    With words that often bite with the raw reality of life on a sinful planet, best selling author Clifford Goldstein steps into the arena of human misery and uses the book of Job as a scalpel to reveal both the cause of our sickness and its cure. How Dare You Judge Us, God! Won’t answer all your questions about suffering. It will give you fresh insights into the unseen battles behind your pain and a new love for the God who suffered the horrors of hell in order to end it. Forever

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  • Trinity : The Central Mystery Of Christianity

    $29.00

    In the last thirty years, books on the Trinity have abounded. There seems to be a fascination with this mysterious topic, especially among systematic theologians. The topic has been mined for many different interests, from liberation theology to feminist interpretations of the Christian heritage and from neo-Reformation theology to interreligious dialogue. This book has no intention of adding to the plethora of treatises on the Trinity. The main question with which it is concerned is what is really scripturally tenable with regard to the Trinity and what is unwarranted theological construction or even speculation. Through this question, Schwarz tries to discern whether the theological assertions made about the Trinity are in line with the biblical base from which they are derived, or whether they have veered off in a more or less questionable direction. What takes shape here is a story: how the doctrine of the Trinity developed over the subsequent centuries from the traces in Scripture to a centralized dogma at the heart of Christian teaching. We witness in this an evolution from proclamation to controversy to speculation. What are we to make of this doctrine? How do we articulate the biblical faith today?

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  • Beginning With God (Expanded)

    $12.00

    Preface
    1. What’s In A Name?
    2. Beginning With God
    3. A Name For God
    4. The God Who Is
    5. Man And Woman: The Image Of God
    6. The Bad News About Human Beings
    7. Sin: From The Inside Out
    8. God In Search Of His People
    9. God’s Finished Work
    10. New Life In Christ
    11. A New Lifestyle
    12. God’s Forever Farmily
    Notes

    Additional Info
    In this personal, easy-to-read book, James Sire offers a basic introduction to the foundational beliefs of Christians at all times and in all places. The chapters are organized around a simple scheme: creation, fall, redemption, new life in Christ, life in the church. A first book for seekers and believers wanting to understand the Christian faith.

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  • Bible True Relevant Or A Fairy Tale

    $22.99

    The Bible is constantly condemned as outdated, legalistic and irrelevant, yet it’s widely owned and cherished worldwide. Despite ownership it often lies unread and scarcely believed, even by Christians. The reason – it’s not accepted as the infallible word of God, but worse many reject it as fictitious and immaterial.

    This book directly addresses the truth and relevance of the Bible and questions issues such as:

    – Was there really a talking snake in the Garden of Eden?

    – How could Moses possibly write a factual account of creation 2,500 years after the event?

    – Are abortion and homosexuality ok?

    – Are Heaven and Hell real places?

    – Are God and Allah the same God?

    – What is the Trinity?

    Robert skilfully demonstrates the answers through direct scripture quotation with little writer’s bias.

    Paul tells Timothy; all scripture is God breathed and in Genesis we read; God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. If the followers of Jesus inhale the God breathed scriptures their souls will truly abound with life. This book sets out to inspire Christians to believe God at his word.

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  • Bible True Relevant Or A Fairy Tale

    $17.99

    The Bible is constantly condemned as outdated, legalistic and irrelevant, yet it’s widely owned and cherished worldwide. Despite ownership it often lies unread and scarcely believed, even by Christians. The reason – it’s not accepted as the infallible word of God, but worse many reject it as fictitious and immaterial.

    This book directly addresses the truth and relevance of the Bible and questions issues such as:

    – Was there really a talking snake in the Garden of Eden?

    – How could Moses possibly write a factual account of creation 2,500 years after the event?

    – Are abortion and homosexuality ok?

    – Are Heaven and Hell real places?

    – Are God and Allah the same God?

    – What is the Trinity?

    Robert skilfully demonstrates the answers through direct scripture quotation with little writer’s bias.

    Paul tells Timothy; all scripture is God breathed and in Genesis we read; God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. If the followers of Jesus inhale the God breathed scriptures their souls will truly abound with life. This book sets out to inspire Christians to believe God at his word.

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  • Examination Of Conscience Of The Understanding

    $27.00

    Seeking his own utmost depth of comprehensive understanding, the author sets out to prove empirically that God exists. The seed of proof is the Birth Paradox, its florescence a faith grounded in his spirituality disposed soul: As empirically real as his conscious self, as mathematically certain as the probability laws of genetic science, as necessary as that the universe requires a creator for its rational possibility, as immanently intuitive as the Divine Allegory he mirrors.

    The Birth Paradox is the contingency of personal conscious existence on the body. Is there any scientific or commonsense belief as certain of itself? And yet, as a practical proposition, it is an utterly impossible conjunction! Personal consciousness is necessary specific to its own experience, a subtly profound tautology! How is it, then, that one’s necessary being can be dependent on a chance body?

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  • Love Itself Is Understanding

    $49.00

    Introduction
    1. The Ignatian Balthasar
    2. Balthasar On Mission
    3. Saints, Truth, And Theology
    4. Truth And Love
    5. I Am The Truth
    6. The Spirit Of Truth
    7. Love Itself Is Understanding
    8. Mystical Styles: A Case Study
    9. Knowledge, Love, And Mission
    Bibliography
    Index

    Additional Info
    What do the saints have to do with truth? Saints and their concern for holiness are often relegated to the realm of spirituality or kitsch, while the search for truth is reserved for the intellectual elite. Truth and spirituality appear to be utterly separate categories.

    Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) set out to reunite truth and holiness by returning the saints to their proper place at the heart of philosophy, theology, and metaphysics. Love Itself Is Understanding is one of the first systematic treatments of Balthasar’s theology of the saints. Matthew Rothaus Moser presents Balthasar as an alternative to Idealist philosophy, a thinker who develops a religious metaphysics in which the saints’ practices of prayer and contemplation are the chief mode of knowing that the truth of Being is divine love. Love Itself Is Understanding casts new light on dominant themes in Balthasar’s thought and invites a renewed vision of the theological and metaphysical significance of the spiritual practices of prayer, obedience, and charity.

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  • God In The New Testament

    $32.99

    Warren Carter addresses how New Testament writings construct their presentation of God using narrative and thematic approaches. Chapters will discuss Matthew’s Gospel, Luke-Acts, John’s Gospel (and letters), Paul, post-Pauline letters, Hebrews, and Revelation. In addition there will be a chapter on the Catholic Epistles. The author uses four questions to show how God is presented:
    How is God presented in relation to Israel?
    How is God presented in relation to Jesus and the Spirit?
    How is God presented in relation to believers/disciples/the church?
    How is God presented in relation to the world (both material creation and humanity)?
    The approach is not to impose these questions, grid-like, on the material but to use them to surface the important factors of each writing’s emphases.

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  • Perfectly Simple Triune God

    $49.00

    Introduction
    1. The Simple, Perfect, Triune God
    2. Authorities For Thomas’s Traditional Answer
    3. Aquinas’s Legacy Among The Reformers
    4. The Theodicy Question: Process Theism
    5. The Question Of Divine And Human Freedom: Open Theism
    6. The Logical Question: Analytic Theology
    7. The Cultural And Political Questions
    8. The Metaphysical Question
    9. Conclusion: A Retrieval Of The Traditional Answer Attending To Its Critics

    Additional Info
    A particularly nettlesome question is around the relationship of the confession of God as a simple yet threefold being-the treatises of the one God and the Trinity. Although God as simple and Triune was widely accepted for over a millennium, simplicity has been widely critiqued and rejected by modern theology. The purported error is in conceiving God’s unity prior to the Triune persons, an error begun by Augustine and crystallized in Aquinas.

    The Perfectly Simple Triune God challenges this critique and reading of Aquinas as a misunderstanding of his doctrine of God. By refusing to begin theology with God’s oneness, who God is collapses into who God is for us, a loss of the biblical and dramatic character of God for us. D. Stephen Long posits that the two treatises were never independent, but inextricably related and entailing one another. Long provides a constructive rereading of Thomas Aquinas, tracing antecedents to Aquinas in the patristic tradition, and readings of him through to the Reformers, taking into account challenges to the classical tradition posed by modern and contemporary theology and philosophy to offer a robust articulation of divine Trinitarian agency for a contemporary age that adheres to broadly considered orthodox and ecumenical parameters.

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  • Truth Of Who God Is

    $19.00

    The Truth of Who God Is was written for one reason: the Bible insists that we speak and teach our faith.

    2 Timothy 4:2-3 and 5: Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. ….make full proof of thy ministry.

    2 Timothy 2:15: Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    Romans 8:14 and John 1:12 say that I, a sinner, bound for hell, was given by faith the power to become an adopted son of the one and only living God.

    On July 30, 1972, C. Ray Sandefur was spiritually born again of the same eternal spirit that Grandfather Adam died from eternally (Romans 5:12). The power for this blessing of mercy and grace came from John 1:12, 3:3, 16, and 8:32. After being set free from the bondage of this world, he became a servant as his Savior Christ was. He, God in the flesh, washed him with the Word and cleaned up his sinful life. He, God, knelt down and washed His disciples’ dirty feet (John 13:5). He can wash your dirty heart.

    Read this book to clearly see and understand the truth from the one and only God of all creation, to understand who he is and how man was made in his image and should therefore respect him.

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  • Uncontrolling Love Of God

    $24.00

    Can we say God is all-controlling if evil is genuine and randomness is real? If God is capable of controlling any situation or person and is both willing and able to stop evil from occurring, how do we make sense of the cruel and unpredictable realities of life? Should we say that suffering is necessary to build character? Are random events of death and destruction really acts of God? Some say that God is the cause of everything, which commits them to the view that nothing is truly random and every act of evil is part of God’s master plan. Others say that God is an impersonal force or a distant observer and so not truly involved in worldly events?but this comes at the price of a God who is personally involved in our lives and to whom we can pray. Still others say that God is sovereign but we cannot know how, because God is a mystery. This leaves us without an answer to our questions. Thomas Jay Oord argues that we need a new understanding of providence, one that can account for a world of both awful evil and awe-inspiring goodness. The Uncontrolling Love of God provides a clear and powerful response to one of the perennial challenges to Christian faith.

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  • Holy Spirit

    $13.99

    Much more than a personal experience, the Holy Spirit is who God is and what God does as the Trinity, whether we feel it or not. It is the birthday of the church as created through the Spirit, giving the church the task of pointing the world to Jesus. This book will help people recognize what an extraordinary thing has happened to them through baptism and their inclusion in the Body of Christ through the Spirit But to do this the authors will challenge some of the presumptions surrounding discussions about the Spirit in terms of how the work of the Spirit is understood as inspirational. In other words, this book will help people recover a sense of why the Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and how that reality makes possible our inclusion in the Body of Christ in a manner that challenges some of the individualistic and subjectivist accounts of the Spirit’s work.

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  • Love Of God

    $32.00

    For God so loved the world . . . We believe these words, but what do they really mean? Does God choose to love, or does God love necessarily? Is God’s love emotional? Does the love of God include desire or enjoyment? Is God’s love conditional? Can God receive love from human beings? Attempts to answer these questions have produced sharply divided pictures of God’s relationship to the world. One widely held position is that of classical theism, which understands God as necessary, self-sufficient, perfect, simple, timeless, immutable and impassible. On this view, God is entirely unaffected by the world and his love is thus unconditional, unilateral and arbitrary. In the twentieth century, process theologians replaced classical theism with an understanding of God as bound up essentially with the world and dependent on it. In this view God necessarily feels all feelings and loves all others, because they are included within himself. In The Love of God, John Peckham offers a comprehensive canonical interpretation of divine love in dialogue with, and at times in contrast to, both classical and process theism. God’s love, he argues, is freely willed, evaluative, emotional and reciprocal, given before but not without conditions. According to Peckham’s reading of Scripture, the God who loves the world is both perfect and passible, both self-sufficient and desirous of reciprocal relationships with each person, so that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

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  • Apocryphal God : Beyond Divine Maturity

    $39.00

    1. God Moves On
    2. God Of The Scattered And Persecuted
    3. God Of Revolt
    4. God Of Dreams And Visions

    Additional Info
    In Portraits of a Mature God, Mark McEntire traced the narrative development of the divine character in the Old Testament, placing the God portrayed at the end of that long story at the center of theological discussion. He showed that Israel’s understanding of God had developed into a complex, multipurpose being who could work within a new reality, a world that included a semiautonomous province of Yehud and a burgeoning Mesopotamian-Mediterranean world in which the Jewish people lived and moved in a growing diversity of ways.

    Now, McEntire continues that story beyond the narrative end of the Hebrew Bible as Israel and Israel’s God moved into the Hellenistic world. The narrative McEntire perceives in the apocryphal literature describes a God protecting and guiding the scattered and persecuted, a God responding to suffering in revolt, and a God disclosing mysteries, yet also hidden in the symbolism of dreams and visions. McEntire here provides a coherent and compelling account of theological perspectives in the apocryphal writings and beyond.

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  • Unknown God : Clearing Away Confusion About God

    $14.99

    There’s a danger in following a God we don’t even know. We become vulnerable to the idea that we must constantly try harder to please God. This book exposes the myths that keep us feeling like God is always judging and condemning us.

    If you’ve ever felt that it’s impossible to please God, this book is for you.

    Too many of us are following a mythical god who we think is always mad and always looking to catch us doing something wrong; or even worse, condemning us when we fail to do the right thing.

    The sad thing is we teach this repeatedly in the church and believe this again and again in our Christian walk because we follow an Unknown God. It locks us in a behavior-based Christianity that demands we keep trying harder. But God never meant for us to become slaves to condemnation. Instead of trying harder, he wants us to trust more. Get to know God and understand that all of his commandments are meant to help us live in fellowship with Jesus.

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  • Divine In Acts And In Ancient Historiography

    $49.00

    Scott Shauf compares the portrayal of the divine in Acts with portrayals of the divine in other ancient historiographical writings, the latter including Jewish and wider Greco-Roman historiographical traditions. The divine may be represented as a single deity (in Judaism) or many (in Greek and Roman traditions) and also includes representations of angels, God’s spirit, Jesus as a divine figure, or forces with divine status such as fate, chance, and providence. Shauf’s particular interest is in how the divine is represented as involved in history, through themes including the nature of divine retribution, the partiality or impartiality of the divine toward different sets of people, and the portrayal of divine control over seemingly purely natural and human events. Acts is shown to be engaging historiographical traditions of the author’s own day but also contributing unique historiographical perspectives. The way history is written in Acts and in the other writings is shown to be intimately tied to the understanding of the role of the divine in history.

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  • Whats God Got To Do With It

    $15.95

    The author deals with some very soul searching questions such as Why are we here? Where are we going? Is there a God, or not? If there is a good God, why is there suffering and death? This book poses some very searching questions and provides some startling and revolutionary answers. This book is expansive and visionary, as it also examines issues like Creation, Sexuality, Gender, Population, War and Finances. So the author invites you to walk with him and to study together Genesis: New Beginnings.

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  • What Your Body Knows About God

    $17.00

    Have you ever had an experience where you felt particularly aware of God? If God is real, and we are created in God’s image, then it makes sense that our minds and bodies would be designed with the perceptive ability to sense and experience God. Scientists are now discovering ways that our bodies are designed to connect with God. Brain research shows that our brain systems are wired to enable us to have spiritual experiences. The spiritual circuits that are used in prayer or worship are also involved in developing compassion for others. Our bodies have actually been created to love God and serve our neighbors. Award-winning journalist Rob Moll chronicles the fascinating ways in which our brains and bodies interact with God and spiritual realities. He reports on neuroscience findings that show how our brains actually change and adapt when engaged in spiritual practices. We live longer, healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives when we cultivate the biological spiritual capacity that puts us in touch with God. God has created our bodies to fulfill the Great Commandment; we are hardwired to commune with God and to have compassion and community with other people. Moll explores the neuroscience of prayer, how liturgy helps us worship, why loving God causes us to love others, and how a life of love and service leads to the abundant life for which we were created. Just as our physical bodies require exercise to stay healthy, so too can spiritual exercises and practices revitalize our awareness of God. Heighten your spiritual senses and discover how you have been designed for physical and spiritual flourishing.

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  • Gods Triumphant Love

    $16.95

    Have you ever felt alone in your journey on this earth? Have you questioned your purpose and wondered if your life truly mattered?

    God’s Triumphant Love: Fall in Love With Jesus All Over Again! is about the love relationship between God the Father, Jesus, and Lucifer; the fall; and God’s love for His children. Beginning with an epic heavenly battle and ending with the triumphant justice of God, the drama of the great controversy unfolds in living color more immense and intense than any two-hour film could ever contain. At the heart of the saga lies God’s affection for His children, from the first humans created by His own hands to those who witness His promised second coming.

    This is the story of our universe, our history on earth, and most importantly, our Creator and His undying care for us. As you read this epic account, you will find that all life’s questions are fully answered in one phrase-God’s triumphant love.

    This book is very well written and follows the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy closely. One of the things I enjoyed the most was the extra dialog in the section on Adam and Eve. Excellent.
    Dr. William Shea, Retiree, Biblical Research Institute

    God’s Triumphant Love presents the great controversy in a most beautiful way. I was touched by Carol’s depiction of the love between the Father and the Son, their love and sacrifice for fallen man. I am confident that the reader will find the book deeply moving in a way that they have not experienced before.
    Richard O’Ffill, Revivalist, Author

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  • Preguntas Profundas Sobre Dios

    $10.99

    Casi todas las personas tienen preguntas acerca de Dios y de la Biblia. Sin embargo, hay ocaciones en que se les hace dificil saber como deben formularlas y a quien deben preguntar. Josh y Sean McDowell han identificado las preguntas mas frecuentes que las personas tienen acerca de Dios y la Biblia. En el libro ellos proporcionan respuestas solidas, las mismas que han sido elaboradas a traves de una extensa investigacion y conocimiento, que le ayudaran a crecer en su fe.

    The authors have identified the most frequently asked questions that people have about God and the Bible. They provide solid answers that will help you grow in your faith.

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  • Secrets And Operations Of God

    $20.10

    The secrets of God are there for the asking, but a whole lot of us do not know they exist or could not care less to know the secrets of our heavenly Father. Knowing the secrets of God brings into the life of an individual an immeasurable depth of joy and peace. This book carefully brings out the secrets and the operations of God, which unfortunately have eluded most believers and when sought sometimes are wrongly sought. Though the topic is inexhaustible, this book highlights what the basics are. It will help readers to navigate easily into the words of God in their quest to discovering the mind of God.

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  • Secrets And Operations Of God

    $10.10

    The secrets of God are there for the asking, but a whole lot of us do not know they exist or could not care less to know the secrets of our heavenly Father. Knowing the secrets of God brings into the life of an individual an immeasurable depth of joy and peace. This book carefully brings out the secrets and the operations of God, which unfortunately have eluded most believers and when sought sometimes are wrongly sought. Though the topic is inexhaustible, this book highlights what the basics are. It will help readers to navigate easily into the words of God in their quest to discovering the mind of God.

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  • Ellen White And The Trinity

    $13.95

    Did Ellen White change her concept of the Godhead or her understanding of Christ’s nature during her ministry as some have suggested?

    In Ellen White and the Trinity, Pastor Jan Voerman faithfully addresses this topic by interpreting Ellen White’s statements on the subject of the Godhead in their chronological and literary context.

    Those who assume that Ellen White taught different views of Christ’s nature over the years will find this book very insightful.

    Writing for the scholar and non-scholar alike, Pastor Voerman confirms the consistency of Ellen White’s statements on the Trinity and affirms God’s guidance in equipping the Seventh-day Adventist Church for its mission of sharing the good news of His love with the world.

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  • Mission Through Gods Eyes

    $19.95

    It was the final worship service before the mission. The Three-Yahweh, Yeshua, and El-Shaddai-sang a new song with impressive harmony that stirred the hearts of all present. Each listener knew this might be the last time this harmony would ever be heard. Many wondered, Were they, the inhabitants of planet earth worth it? The mission was dangerous, the risk great, the cost high.

    Journey with Yahweh, Yeshua, and El-Shaddai as they harmoniously blend their distinctive roles to redeem the lost. Gain a fresh perspective and deepen your relationship with Heaven as you read The Mission Through God’s Eyes.

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  • 3 In One

    $9.99

    A tree is more than its various parts, and those parts nourish us in different ways. Just so, God is more than the Father who gives life; the Son who came to earth and lived, died, and rose again for our salvation; and the Holy Spirit, the power and life of God within the hearts of those who love God. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit make themselves known to us in very different ways, and yet they are all God. God provides for us the nourishment we need to live full and happy lives.

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  • God Matters

    $16.99

    Perhaps human beings are animals, driven by the will to survive and reproduce, perhaps responsibility is a useful fiction and religion is the opium of the masses. Perhaps death is the end, life is ultimately meaningless, brutish and short. Perhaps man is the measure of all things and beauty, truth and justice are open to interpretation. Or, perhaps not.
    God matters. The choice over whether and what to believe is inescapable because it determines how we live our lives. Nothing matters more.

    Here is a book that encourages and enables students and general readers to ask fundamental questions about the nature and meaning of human life in an open, engaging but academically rigorous way. Centuries of scholarship in the Philosophy of Religion, from Jewish and Muslim as well as Christian traditions, are put in context and critically evaluated.

    Examples from art, film, and literature show the contemporary relevance of debates which have raged throughout human history. www.what-matters.org provides recommendations for further reading, a rich anthology of primary texts, questions for discussion and related activities.

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  • Quest For The Trinity

    $26.00

    Abbreviations
    Preface
    Introduction
    1. ‘The History That God Is’: Studying The Doctrine Of The Trinity In The Twenty-First Century
    2. ‘In Your Light, We See Light’: The Trinity In The Bible
    3. ‘Always With Him Are His Word And Wisdom’: Early Patristic Developments In The Doctrine Of The Trinity
    4. ‘From The Ousia Of The Father’: The Fourth-Century Debates 1
    5. ‘The Godhead Is By Nature Simple’: The Fourth-Century Debates 2
    6. ‘Understood By A Few Saints And Holy Persons’: The West And Augustine
    Interlude: The Harvest Of Patristic Trinitarianism
    7. ‘Distinction In The Persons But Unity In The Nature’: The Medieval Doctrine Of The Trinity
    8. ‘By The Testimonies Of The Scriptures Or By Manifest Reason’: Anti-Trinitarianism From The Reformation To The Eighteenth Century
    9. ‘A Transformation Which Will Go Back To Its Very Beginning’: The Doctrine Of The Trinity Since 1800
    Bibliography Of Works Cited
    Index Of Biblical Texts Cited
    Index Of Technical Terms/Phrases In Latin/Greek
    General Index Of Authors And Subjects

    Additional Info
    The doctrine of the Trinity was settled in the fourth century, and maintained, with only very minor disagreement or development, by all strands of the church–Western and Eastern, Protestant and Catholic–until the modern period. In the twentieth century, there arose a sense that the doctrine had been neglected and stood in need of recovery. In The Quest for the Trinity, Holmes takes us on a remarkable journey through 2,000 years of the Christian doctrine of God. We witness the churchs discovery of the Trinity from the biblical testimony, its crucial patristic developments, and medieval and Reformation continuity. We are also confronted with the questioning of traditional dogma during the Enlightenment, and asked to consider anew the character of the modern Trinitarian revival. Holmess controversial conclusion is that the explosion of theological work in recent decades claiming to recapture the heart of Christian theology in fact deeply misunderstands and misappropriates the traditional doctrine of the Trinity. Yet his aim is constructive: to grasp the wisdom of the past and, ultimately, to bring a clearer understanding of the meaning of the present.

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  • Unfolding Mystery Of The Divine Name

    $25.00

    Texts And Translations
    Abbreviations
    Preface
    Introduction: How Many Names Does God Have?
    1. Names And The Naming Of God
    2. A God Compassionate And Gracious
    3. A God Slow To Anger
    4. A God Of Steadfast Love
    5. A God Trustworthy And True
    6. A God Of Forgiveness And Justice
    7. Conclusions–God In Our Midst

    Additional Info
    When Moses asked God to show him his glory, the Lord passed before him and proclaimed his name. And from that name cascaded a promise of grace and love, compassion and faithfulness, forgiveness and slowness to anger. The story is told in Exodus 34:5-7, but the resonant name reverberates through the corridors of Scripture. Michael Knowles teases out the rich dimensions and implications of this name by listening carefully to Exodus 34 and its biblical echoes. He particularly tunes his ear to the spiritual meditations of later sages. In tracing the unfolding mystery of the divine name throughout the span of Israel’s story, he finds it startlingly resolved in the God of Sinai becoming present in our midst. The manifold name of God has long captivated those who trace their spiritual ancestry to Abraham, whether they are Jewish, Christian or Muslim.

    This book brings this spiritual quest into dialogue with Scripture and tradition, and invites us to experience this God of the eternal name.

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  • New Guide To The Debate About God

    $35.00

    Millions of Christians all over the world testify that the greatest gift in their lives is the God they find in and through Jesus Christ, describing him as the source of all goodness, truth, beauty and joy and the world’s only hope for others. But there are also millions who think otherwise, sensing here a massive delusion which stands in the way of human maturity and well-being. This book is about the debate between these two great groups. The central questions it discusses are: how sound is belief in God as taught by the historic Christian churches? Can sincere seekers after truth who care for the well-being of our world and those in it still believe in God? Does faith in God continue to thrive because it wins the respect of such people, or is it living off and eroding the inherited capital of the past? These questions are explored by careful, non-technical and lucid presentations of the arguments for and against Christian belief in God, which try to avoid caricature or simplistic appeals. The two cases are then judged in a final chapter by norms accepted by both sides, and a conclusion arrived at. While as Dr. Prozesky admits, the ocean is doubtless too mysterious to yield all its secrets to one person’s fathoming, all readers of whatever persuasion will gain much from his fascinating and balanced presentation and findings.

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  • God : The Sources Of Christian Theology

    $45.00

    An authoritative examination of important source materials on the development of the Christian doctrine of God

    This volume provides an excellent collection of primary source documents from key Christian theologians that show ways in which God has been understood throughout the history of Christian thought. Malcolm surveys the major features which have marked theological understandings of God throughout six distinct periods, including the early church, the medieval era, the Reformation, modernity, the twentieth-century, and the present day. She describes the historical contexts and theological relevance of each of these works, which have helped shape the various ways Christians have come to understand God. This book will be particularly valuable to students of theology by providing significant insights from these important and accessible texts.

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  • Eternal Generation Of The Son

    $31.00

    Should all Christians, especially evangelicals, hold on to the doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son? What is lost if we don’t? Theologian Kevin Giles defends the historically orthodox and ecumenical doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son of God. He argues on biblical, historical and theological bases that, given its fundamental meaning, this formulation is indispensable, irreplaceable and faithful to Christian revelation. The book will be especially helpful in the current discussion of this doctrine. It will also be of interest to students, pastors and laypersons who want to delve into the Christian understanding of the identity of the Son of God and serious study of trinitarian theology.

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  • Forsaken : The Trinity The Cross And Why It Matters

    $22.00

    My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? How should a Christian interpret this passage? What implications does the cross have for the trinitarian theology? Did the Father kill the Son? Theologian Thomas McCall presents a trinitarian reading of Christ’s darkest moment–the moment of his prayer to his heavenly Father from the cross. McCall revisits the biblical texts and surveys the various interpretations of Jesus cry, ranging from early church theologians to the Reformation to contemporary theologians. Along the way, he explains the terms of the scholarly debate and clearly marks out what he believes to be the historically orthodox point of view. By approaching the Son’s cry to the Father as an event in the life of the Triune God, Forsaken calls the church to a new reverence for the cross.

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  • Names Of God (Student/Study Guide)

    $10.00

    God is called by many names in Scripture–names that highlight specific aspects of his character. This guide by Doug Connelly, focused on eight titles for God from the Old Testament, invites you to know and experience the Lord Almighty in deeper ways. As you do so, you will come to trust him more fully and worship him with fresh awe and reverence.

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  • Ministerio A La Imagen De Dios

    $14.99

    Those of us called to Christian ministry are commissioned and sent by Jesus, just as he was called and sent by the Father. Thus we naturally pattern our ministries after Christ’s example. But distinctively Christian service involves the Spirit as well, just as Jesus accomplished his ministry in the power of the Spirit. The whole Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – gives shape to truly authentic Christian ministry.

    Though as Christians we all affirm the doctrine of the Trinity, many of us might struggle to explain how understanding the Trinity could actually shape our ministry. Stephen Seamands demonstrates how a thoroughly trinitarian outlook provides the fuel for our ministry of Jesus Christ, to the Father, through the Holy Spirit, on behalf of the church and the world.

    Essential reading for pastors, parachurch workers, counselors, missionaries, youth ministers, and all who are called to any vocation of Christian ministry.

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  • Divine Names And The Holy Trinity

    $35.00

    Few things are so vital to Christian life yet so mired in controversy as the language we use to name the mystery of the Trinity. By drawing on new developments in biblical studies, Soulen offers a fresh map of Trinitarian language that is simple, yet profound in its implications for theology and practice. He proposes that sacred Scripture gifts us with three patterns of naming the persons of the Trinity: a theo-logical pattern, a christo-logical pattern, and a pneumato-logical pattern. These patterns relate in a Trinitarian way: they are distinct, interconnected, and, above all, equally important. The significance of this thesis resides in its power to map the terrain of Trinitarian discourse in a way that is faithful to scripture, critically respectful of tradition, and fruitfully relevant to a broad range of contemporary concerns.

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  • Upside Down Kingdom (Revised)

    $16.99

    Translated into six languages, and with over 100,000 copies sold, The Upside-Down Kingdom continues to change people’s lives. In addition to a new cover, this edition includes three essays by people whose lives have been inspired by the book.

    Donald B. Kraybill shows how the kingdom of God announced by Jesus appeared upside-down in first-century Palestine. Jesus wins by serving and triumphs by losing. Today, God’s way still looks upside-down as it breaks into diverse cultures around the world. According to Kraybill, worldly authorities seek power and prestige, but Jesus’ counter-cultural message is a clear call to turn the social ladder upside-down. Jesus demonstrates radical opposition to the dominant culture by making friends with social outcasts and rebelling against authorities. This message calls Christians from many cultures to actively participate in God’s upside-down kingdom.

    Winner of the 1979 National Religious Book Award.
    An online study guide is available for this title.

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  • 12 Compelling Truths

    $12.99

    What is truth? Does God exist? Is the Bible inspired and reliable?

    In our walk with God, we encounter many questions either within ourselves or from others. As the Bible comes under an ever-increasing attack from the world, it is important for us to know the answers and understand how to defend our faith about issues including the creation of the universe, the historical accuracy of the Bible, pain and suffering, Christian plagiarism, new atheism.

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  • Dios El Pacto Y Usted

    $20.00

    Desea entender el amor de Dios para con los hombres desde el punto de vista biblico? Raros son los libros que tienen una base biblica y sean tan solidos teologicamente para el alumno serio, y a la vez practicos para la vida cotidiana. Cada capitulo responda a las preguntas imprescindibles que a veces
    por aos han dada vueltas en la mente y el corazon.

    -De que manera se relaciona Dios con la humanidad desde la creacion?

    -Cuales son las raices de los pensamientos del calvinismo y arminianismo?

    -Como se vinculan la Cena del Seor, el bautismo, el evangelismo y el discipulado?

    -Que hay detras de la misericordia de Dios?

    -Que espera Dios del hombre hoy en dia en contraste de los tiempos del Antiguo Testamento?

    -Como se puede saber lo que rige del Antiguo Testamento y lo que ha sido anulado o reemplazado por el pacto con Cristo?

    Al final de cada capitulo hay dos grupos de preguntas. Un grupo ayuda a comprobar la comprension del tema del capitulo. El segundo dirige y desafia al alumno a integrar las verdades biblicas a su vida personal para que lo aprendido no se quede solo en la mente. Apto para estudios en grupos pequeos.

    Would you like to understand God’s love for humanity? Few books on the subject have a firm Biblical and theological base for the serious student, while also being practical for daily life. Each chapter answers questions that our minds and hearts have been asking for years.

    -What is God’s relationship to man since creation?

    -What are the roots of Calvinism and Arminianism?

    -How is the Lord’s Supper related to baptism, evangelism, and discipleship?

    -What is behind God’s mercy?

    -What does God expect of us today, as compared to Old Testament times?

    -How can you know what is still valid in the Old Testament, and what has been nullified or replaced in Christ’s new covenant?

    Each chapter includes two sets of questions. One set helps test comprehension of the chapter’s theme. The other helps the student integrate Bible truths into his or her personal life. This book is good for small group studies. College Press published this book in English in 1981.

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  • Case For The Existence Of God

    $16.95

    Foreword
    Robert Kaita
    Preface

    Introduction

    The Question Of God’s Existence: The Radical Contingency Of The Universe Points Toward A Necessary Being

    Many Generations Of Philosophers Have Made The Mistake Of Assuming Hume And Kant’s Objections Disposed Of The Cosmological Argument

    A Universe With An Infinite Past Would Still Require A Necessary Being To Sustain Its Existence

    Because The Universe (or Multiverse) Had A Beginning, It Is Contingent And Has A Cause For Its Coming Into Existence

    The Philosophy Of Nature Set Forth In This Book Emphasizes The Intelligibility Of The Universe Noted In Einstein’s Statement: The Most Incomprehensible Thing About The World Is That It Is Comprehensible. A Significant Issue In Examining The Something That Exists Is Why Is It Intelligible?

    Evolution Is Not Dispositive Of The Question Of Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing And Why The Universe Is Rational And Intelligible

    The Mystery Of Information Challenges A Strict Materialism

    The Existence Of God Gives An Absolute That Is Consistent With The Real Existence Of Right And Wrong

    Evidential Force Of Religious Experience: If God Is A Person, God Can Be Known To Only A Very Limited Extent By Abstract Reasoning And Is More Fully Known By Personal Acquaintance In An I-Thou Relationship With The Wholly Other

    Recorded Experiences Of Encounters With The Divine Bear Witness To A Way Of Knowing Which Includes Kierkegaard’s Kendskab, Buber’s I-Thou, Otto’s Wholly Other, And Marcel’s Mystery

    These Nine Witnesses Testify To Another Way Of Knowing That Is Compatible With The Empirical And The Metaphysical Rational Ways Of Knowing, But Is Beyond The Describable And Requires Personal Participation, Commitment, And Personal Transformation

    Concluding Reflections And Summary: Theism Requires A Leap Of Faith, But It Is A Leap Into The Light, Not Into The Dark; Theism Explains More Than Atheism, Which Also Requires A Leap Of Faith

    Afterword
    Armand Nicholi
    Appendix A: The New Mathematics Of Algorithmic Information Theory Is Relevant To Theories Concerning The Formation Of The First Living Matter

    Appendix B: The Limits Of Mathematics And The Limits Of Reason: Why Everyone Will Always Live By Faith Rather Than Certainty

    Appendix C: The Evidence From Contemporary Physics Supports The Concepts Of Personal Responsibility And Free Will

    Selected Bibliography

    Index

    About The Author

    Additional Info
    Some of the brightest scientific minds of our time, from Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking, have made incredible insights into the earliest origins of the universe, but have failed to ultimately discover why there is something rather than nothing–why we exist. In A Case for the Existence of God, Dean L. Overman examines the latest theories about the origins of the universe and explains why even the most sophisticated science can only take us so far. Ultimately we must make a leap of faith to understand the world, and Overman argues that a leap into theism provides the most satisfying conclusions.

    Overman explores fundamental questions about why our world exists and how it functions, using principles of logic, physics, and theology. In a time when religion and science are often portrayed as diametrically opposed, A Case for the Existence of God presents a refreshing view of the interplay between science and religion and makes a compelling case for the existence of God and his role in our world.

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  • New Proofs For The Existence Of God

    $28.00

    With the incredible popularity of recent books championing agnosticism or atheism, many people might never know that such books almost completely ignore the considerable evidence for theism uncovered in both physics and philosophy over the past four decades. New Proofs for the Existence of God responds to these glaring omissions. / From universal space-time asymmetry to cosmic coincidences to the intelligibility of reality, Robert Spitzer tackles a wealth of evidence. He considers string theory, quantum cosmology, mathematical thoughts on infinity, and much more. / This fascinating and stunning collection of evidence provides solid grounding for reasonable and responsible belief in a super-intelligent, transcendent, creative power standing at the origins of our universe.

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  • God Biographers : Our Changing Image Of God From Job To The Present

    $90.00

    Preface: The God Biographers
    1: Job, The Hebrews, And The Greeks (The Ancient World)
    2: God Visits The WorldEarly (Christianity)
    3: The Immutable Monarch (The Middle Ages)
    4: ‘Back To The Sources’ (Reformation And Enlightenment)
    5: The Lament Of Job (The Modern Experience Of Evil And Nature)
    6: Biography With Philosophy(Metaphysics Of The ‘Process’ God)
    7: Theistic Solutions (Trying Out Panentheism And Analytics)
    8: Biography With The Bible (The ‘Open’ God Of Scripture)
    9: Toward A New Biography (Doctrinal And Social Controversy)
    10: What Would Job Say? (The New Biography And The Future)
    Acknowledgements
    Notes And Bibliography

    Additional Info
    The God Biographers presents a sweeping narrative of the Western image of God since antiquity, following the theme of how the old biography of God has been challenged by a new biography in the twenty-first century. The new biography has made its case in free will theism, process thought, evolutionary doctrines, relational theology, and open theism-a story of people, ideas, and events that is brought up to the present in this engaging narrative.

    Readers will meet the God biographers in the old and new camps-Job, Augustine, Boethius, Anselm, Aquinas, and Calvin on one side, and on the other, the early Unitarian and Wesleyan thinkers-a new breed of evangelical philosophers-including Alfred North Whitehead, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and Charles Hartshorne. This story looks closely at the cultural and scientific context of each age and how these shaped the images of God. In the twenty-first century, that image is being shaped by new human experiences and the findings of science. Today, the debate between the old biographers and the new is playing out in the forums of modern theology, courtrooms, and social movements. Larry Witham tells that panoramic story in an engaging narrative for specialists and general readers alike.

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  • Witness Of God

    $37.50

    The Witness of God is a constructive revision of Trinitarian missio Dei theology. In it John G. Flett argues that the neglect of mission as a theological locus has harmful consequences both for understanding the nature of God’s connection with world and the corresponding nature of the Christian community.

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  • For The Beauty Of The Earth

    $28.00

    Caring for the environment is a growing interest among evangelicals. This award-winning book provides the most thorough evangelical treatment available on a theology of creation care. Authentic Christian faith requires ecological obedience, writes Steven Bouma-Prediger. He urges Christians to acknowledge their responsibility and privilege as stewards of the earth. The second edition has been substantially revised and updated with the latest scientific and environmental research.

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  • Which Trinity Whose Monotheism

    $31.50

    The last few decades have witnessed a renaissance of Trinitarian theology. Theologians have worked to recover this doctrine for a proper understanding of the God and for the life of the church. At the same time, analytic philosophers of religion have become keenly interested in the Trinity, engaging in vigorous debates related to it. To this point, however, the work of the two groups has taken place in almost complete isolation from one another. Which Trinity? Whose Monotheism? Seeks to bridge that divide. / Thomas H. McCall compares the work of significant philosophers of religion – Richard Swinburne, Brian Leftow, and others – with that of influential theologians such as Ji 1/2rgen Moltmann, Robert Jenson, and John Zizioulas. He then evaluates several important proposals and offers suggestion for the future of Trinitarian theology. / There are many books on the doctrine of the Trinity, but no other book brings the concerns of analytic philosophers of religion into direct conversation with those of mainstream theologians.

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  • Knowledge Of The Holy

    $15.99

    Informative and inspiring, The Knowledge of the Holy illuminates God’s attributes–from wisdom, to grace, to mercy–and shows through prayerful and discussion, how we can more fully recognize and appreciate each of these divine aspects. This book will be treasured by anyone committed to the Christian faith. It bears eloquent witness to God’s majesty and shows us new ways to experience and understand the wonder and the power of God’s spirit in our daily lives.

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  • Disturbing Divine Behavior

    $25.00

    How should we understand biblical texts where God is depicted as acting irrationally, violently, or destructively? If we distance ourselves from disturbing portrayals of God, how should we understand the authority of Scripture? How does the often wrathful God portrayed in the Old Testament relate to the God of love proclaimed in the New Testament? Is that contrast even accurate?

    Disturbing Divine Behavior addresses these perennially vexing questions for the student of the Bible. Eric A. Seibert calls for an engaged and discerning reading of the Old Testament that distinguishes the particular literary and theological goals achieved through narrative characterizations of God from the rich understanding of the divine to which the Old Testament as a whole points. Providing illuminating reflections on theological reading as well, this book will be a welcome resource for any readers who puzzle over disturbing representations of God in the Bible.

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  • Gods Empowering Presence (Reprinted)

    $60.00

    God’s Empowering Presence is a fresh and original analysis of all the passages in the Pauline corpus (including Ephesians, Colossians, and the Pastoral Epistles) that concern the Holy Spirit. Through comprehensive lexical, historical, and grammatical study, Fee provides an exegesis of every Spirit text in Paul’s writings. He then investigates the Holy Spirit’s crucial roles in Pauline theology including eschatological fulfillment, divine Person of the Trinity, and evidence for and guarantee of salvation. New, updated cover.

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  • Approaching God : The Way Of Abraham Joshua Heschel

    $19.95

    Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-72) is widely regarded as one of the most creative religious thinkers of the twentieth century, and John Merkle is well known as a leading guide to Heschel’s thought. In accessible and engaging language, Merkle’s Approaching God: The Way of Abraham Joshua Heschel introduces readers to Heschel’s life and works in the service of God and to the very heart of his theological perspective.

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  • Trinitarian Theology For The Church

    $32.00

    Table Of Contents
    Introduction

    Part One: Scripture: The Bible And The Triune Economy
    1.Triune Discourse: Theological Reflections On The Claim That God Speaks, Part 1
    Kevin J. Vanhoozer
    2.Triune Discourse: Theological Reflections On The Claim That God Speaks, Part 2
    Kevin J. Vanhoozer
    3. The Gift Of The Father: Looking At Salvation History Upside Down
    Edith M. Humphrey

    Part Two: Community: The Trinity And Society?
    4. God Is Love: The Social Trinity And The Mission Of God
    John R. Franke
    5. The Trinity Is Not Our Social Program: Volf, Gregory Of Nyssa And Barth
    Mark Husbands
    6. Does The Doctrine Of The Trinity Hold The Key To A Christian Theology Of Religions?
    Keith E. Johnson
    7. Trinity And Missions: Theological Priority In Missionary Nomenclature
    Robert K. Lang?at

    Part Three: Worship: Church Practices And The Triune Mission
    8. The Sacraments And The Embodiment Of Our Trinitarian Faith
    Gordon T. Smith
    9. Preaching As A Trinitarian Event
    Philip W. Butin
    10. The Church?s Proclamation As A Participation In God?s Mission
    Leanne Van Dyk
    11. What To Do With Our Renewed Trinitarian Enthusiasm: Forming Trinitarian Piety And Imagination Through Worship And Catechesis
    John D. Witvliet

    Additional Info
    These select essays, brought together from the 2008 Wheaton College Theology Conference by editors Daniel J. Treier and David Lauber, show both the substance and the importance of the doctrine of the Trinity for our worship, our reading of Scripture and the mission of the church.

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  • Answers Book For Kids 3

    $7.99

    Even adults struggle to understand our Creator – the infinite Being who seeks a personal relationship with each of us. Now kids can begin to understand both God’s Holy Word and the importance of Him in their lives – what He expects from us, why it is vital to follow His plan for our lives, and the love He has for us. Give children these important answers to empower them to live with godly values and with a spirit of obedience for God.

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  • Dialogues About God

    $23.00

    Introduction: Some Groundwork

    First Conversation: Launching A Dialogue About God

    Second Conversation: An Exploration Of The Classical Understanding Of God

    Third Conversation: Arguments For The Existence Of God

    Fourth Conversation: If God Exists, Why Is There Evil?

    Fifth Conversation: Looking Into Miracles, The Incarnation, Redemption, Religious Diversity, And A Skeptical Challenge

    Afterword: Sources For Dialogues About God And Some Suggested Further Reading

    Additional Info
    One in the series New Dialogues in Philosophy, edited by Dale Jacquette, Charles Taliaferro, a leading philosopher of religion, presents several fictional dialogues among characters with contrasting views on the existence of God. The views express the many standard positions: theism, atheism, skepticism, and other nuanced arguments about the nature of God. In a series of five inspired, original debates, Taliaferro taps into several famous exchanges, including those among Antony Flew, Basil Mitchell and R. M. Hare; between Frederick Copleston and Bertrand Russell; and between Copleston and A. J. Ayer. The book includes a set of observations about the nature and conduct of debate: providing charitable interpretations of opposing sides and allowing interlocutors time to develop their points.

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  • Dialogues About God

    $35.00

    Introduction: Some Groundwork

    First Conversation: Launching A Dialogue About God

    Second Conversation: An Exploration Of The Classical Understanding Of God

    Third Conversation: Arguments For The Existence Of God

    Fourth Conversation: If God Exists, Why Is There Evil?

    Fifth Conversation: Looking Into Miracles, The Incarnation, Redemption, Religious Diversity, And A Skeptical Challenge

    Afterword: Sources For Dialogues About God And Some Suggested Further Reading

    Additional Info
    One in the series New Dialogues in Philosophy, edited by Dale Jacquette, Charles Taliaferro, a leading philosopher of religion, presents several fictional dialogues among characters with contrasting views on the existence of God. The views express the many standard positions: theism, atheism, skepticism, and other nuanced arguments about the nature of God. In a series of five inspired, original debates, Taliaferro taps into several famous exchanges, including those among Antony Flew, Basil Mitchell and R. M. Hare; between Frederick Copleston and Bertrand Russell; and between Copleston and A. J. Ayer. The book includes a set of observations about the nature and conduct of debate: providing charitable interpretations of opposing sides and allowing interlocutors time to develop their points.

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  • Can God Be Trusted

    $19.00

    IVP Print On Demand Title

    In a world riddled with disappointment, malice and tragedy, what rationale do we have for believing in a benevolent God? Without brushing aside serious problems, John Stackhouse affirms that this world is the world we actually need and points to the Christian promise of transformation.

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  • Case For The Existence Of God

    $26.95

    Foreword
    Robert Kaita
    Preface

    Introduction

    The Question Of God’s Existence: The Radical Contingency Of The Universe Points Toward A Necessary Being

    Many Generations Of Philosophers Have Made The Mistake Of Assuming Hume And Kant’s Objections Disposed Of The Cosmological Argument

    A Universe With An Infinite Past Would Still Require A Necessary Being To Sustain Its Existence

    Because The Universe (or Multiverse) Had A Beginning, It Is Contingent And Has A Cause For Its Coming Into Existence

    The Philosophy Of Nature Set Forth In This Book Emphasizes The Intelligibility Of The Universe Noted In Einstein’s Statement: The Most Incomprehensible Thing About The World Is That It Is Comprehensible. A Significant Issue In Examining The Something That Exists Is Why Is It Intelligible?

    Evolution Is Not Dispositive Of The Question Of Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing And Why The Universe Is Rational And Intelligible

    The Mystery Of Information Challenges A Strict Materialism

    The Existence Of God Gives An Absolute That Is Consistent With The Real Existence Of Right And Wrong

    Evidential Force Of Religious Experience: If God Is A Person, God Can Be Known To Only A Very Limited Extent By Abstract Reasoning And Is More Fully Known By Personal Acquaintance In An I-Thou Relationship With The Wholly Other

    Recorded Experiences Of Encounters With The Divine Bear Witness To A Way Of Knowing Which Includes Kierkegaard’s Kendskab, Buber’s I-Thou, Otto’s Wholly Other, And Marcel’s Mystery

    These Nine Witnesses Testify To Another Way Of Knowing That Is Compatible With The Empirical And The Metaphysical Rational Ways Of Knowing, But Is Beyond The Describable And Requires Personal Participation, Commitment, And Personal Transformation

    Concluding Reflections And Summary: Theism Requires A Leap Of Faith, But It Is A Leap Into The Light, Not Into The Dark; Theism Explains More Than Atheism, Which Also Requires A Leap Of Faith

    Afterword
    Armand Nicholi
    Appendix A: The New Mathematics Of Algorithmic Information Theory Is Relevant To Theories Concerning The Formation Of The First Living Matter

    Appendix B: The Limits Of Mathematics And The Limits Of Reason: Why Everyone Will Always Live By Faith Rather Than Certainty

    Appendix C: The Evidence From Contemporary Physics Supports The Concepts Of Personal Responsibility And Free Will

    Selected Bibliography

    Index

    About The Author

    Additional Info
    Some of the brightest scientific minds of our time, from Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking, have made incredible insights into the earliest origins of the universe, but have failed to ultimately discover why there is something rather than nothing–why we exist. In A Case for the Existence of God, Dean L. Overman examines the latest theories about the origins of the universe and explains why even the most sophisticated science can only take us so far. Ultimately we must make a leap of faith to understand the world, and Overman argues that a leap into theism provides the most satisfying conclusions.

    Overman explores fundamental questions about why our world exists and how it functions, using principles of logic, physics, and theology. In a time when religion and science are often portrayed as diametrically opposed, A Case for the Existence of God presents a refreshing view of the interplay between science and religion and makes a compelling case for the existence of God and his role in our world.

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  • Finding God In All Things (Reprinted)

    $14.95

    Barry dispels the image that the Spiritual Exercises of St Igantius are reserved only for religious. He leads us through the Exercises and shares how they can be used to benefit the ordinary person’s relationship with God.

    This new edition offers today’s readers a clear presentation of the themes and contemporary practice of this classic spiritual retreat.

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  • Why Does God Allow Suffering And Evil (Student/Study Guide)

    $9.99

    Foreword By Dr. Norman Geisler
    Introduction
    Setting The Scene: How Can God Allow Suffering And Evil?
    Session 1: Where Did Suffering And Evil Begin?
    Session 2: Why Doesn’t God Do Something About Suffering And Evil?
    Session 3: Why Do Good Things Happen To Bad People, And Bad Things To Good People?
    Session 4: Do Heaven And Hell Really Exist?
    Session 5: Does Satan Really Exist?
    Session 6: How Could God Really Send Anyone To Hell?

    Additional Info
    Why Would a Loving God Allow Anyone to Suffer?

    This question isn’t going away. How will you respond? The challenging uncertainties in
    your mind, or in the mind of someone you know, are worth taking the time to explore.

    Through six engaging Bible Study discussion sessions designed to get small groups talking and interacting, each study guide in the Contenders series deals head-on with the controversies commonly asked about Christianity. You’ll dialogue in the process of study and spiritual conversations that will lead you to conclude that the Christian faith can stand up to any challenge.

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  • How Do We Know God Exists (Student/Study Guide)

    $9.99

    Foreword By Dr. Norman Geisler
    Introduction
    Setting The Scene: How Do We Know God Exists?
    Session 1: Is God Really Out There?
    Session 2: How Can We Know God Is Real?
    Session 3: What Is God Like?
    Session 4: Are Miracles Possible?
    Session 5: Is God Involved In Our Lives Today?
    Session 6: How Can We Know God Personally?

    Additional Info
    How Can You Prove God Exists?

    This question isn’t going away. How will you respond? The challenging
    uncertainties in your mind, or in the mind of someone you know, are worth taking
    the time to explore.

    Through six engaging Bible Study discussion sessions designed to get small groups talking and interacting, each study guide in the Contenders series deals head-on with the controversies commonly asked about Christianity. You’ll dialogue in the process of study and spiritual conversations that will lead you to conclude that the Christian faith can stand up to any challenge.

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  • Image Of God

    $44.99

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    Abbreviations

    Introduction

    Theology Proper: God

    Anthropology: Man In The Image Of God

    Sin: Relationship Ruptured

    Covenant: Relationship Restored

    Redemption & Relationship

    The Ethics Of Relationship

    The Community Of Relationship

    Worship: The Essence Of Relationship

    Wisdom: Commitment To Relationship

    Ministry & Evangelism

    Jesus: The Image Of The Invisible God

    Conclusion

    Appendix

    Indexes

    Additional Info
    This book uses the imago Dei (the image of God) as an organizing principle for a systematic treatment of Old Testament theology. This concept challenges humanity to resemble or reflect the communicable attributes of God, such as love, compassion, rationality, and creativity. Exodus 34:6-8 helps the biblical reader to discern in whose image we have been made. This concept also serves as the basis for God’s invitation, covenant, redemption, community, worship, and wisdom are keys to understanding the divine-human relationship. This concept also calls humanity to represent divine concerns by extending his compassion to the socially disadvantaged, the physically challenged, and the spiritually estranged. The New Testament’s portrait of Jesus echoes these concerns: He is the image of the invisible God; He enables his followers to come near to God; and He represents the concerns of God’s kingdom.

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