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  • Introduction To Ecclesiology (Revised)

    $30.00

    What is the church? Why are there so many different expressions of church throughout time and space, and what ties them all together?

    Ecclesiology–the doctrine of the church–has risen to the center of theological interest in recent decades. In this text, theologian Veli-Matti Karkkainen provides a wide-ranging survey of the rich field of ecclesiology in the midst of rapid developments and new horizons. Drawing on Karkkainen’s international experience and comprehensive research on the church, this revised and expanded edition is thoroughly updated to incorporate recent literature and trends. This unique primer not only orients readers to biblical, historical, and contemporary ecclesiologies but also highlights contextual and global perspectives and includes an entirely new section on interfaith comparative theology. An Introduction to Ecclesiology surveys.

    *major theological traditions, including Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Reformed, and Pentecostal

    *ecclesiological insights from Latin American, Africa, and Asia

    *distinct perspectives from women, African Americans, and recent trends in the United States

    *key elements of the church such as mission, governance, worship, and sacraments

    *interreligious comparison with Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist communities

    As the church today encounters challenges and opportunities related to rapid growth in the Majority World, new congregational forms, ecumenical movements, interfaith relations, and more, Christians need a robust ecclesiology that makes room for both unity and diversity. In An Introduction to Ecclesiology students, pastors, and laypeople will find an essential resource for understanding how the church can live out its calling as Christ’s community on earth. Continue Reading Introduction To Ecclesiology (Revised)

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  • Worshipping With The Reformers

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    Worship of the triune God has always stood at the center of the Christian life. That was certainly the case during the sixteenth-century Reformation as well. Yet in the midst of tremendous social and theological upheaval, the church had to renew its understanding of what it means to worship God. In this volume, which serves as a companion to IVP Academic’s Reformation Commentary on Scripture series, Reformation scholar Karin Maag takes readers inside the worshiping life of the church during this era. Drawing from sources across theological traditions, she explores several aspects of the church’s worship, including what it was like to attend church, reforms in preaching, the function of prayer, how Christians experienced the sacraments, and the roles of both visual art and music in worship. With Maag as your guide, you can go to church-with the Reformers. Continue Reading Worshipping With The Reformers

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  • Necessity Of Reforming The Church

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    The church reached a turning point in the sixteenth century. Worship had become a spectacle, the gospel was distorted, the sacraments were replaced by superstition, and ministers lived in immorality. To restore the church to the teachings of Christ, the Reformers cried out for a return to God’s authoritative Word. In this classic treatise, John Calvin presents four areas of the church’s life and doctrine that must be carefully guarded and guided by Scripture. This timeless call for biblical faithfulness beckons us today. How will we respond?

    This new translation by Dr. Casey Carmichael, with a foreword from Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, also includes A Reply to Cardinal Sadoleto, Calvin’s letter defending the work of reformation as it was applied in the city of Geneva. Continue Reading Necessity Of Reforming The Church

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  • 100 Most Important Events In Christian History

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    From Nero’s burning of Rome to Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses to Billy Graham’s crusades, the history of Christianity is a story filled with difficulty, daring, and devotion. This compelling book highlights 100 of the most important events in 2,000 years of that history in a single concise volume. Packed with well-researched information and written in a readable, journalistic style, it brings to vivid life some of the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the church. Perfect for pastors, teachers, history buffs, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the origins and development of the Christian church. Continue Reading 100 Most Important Events In Christian History

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  • Miracles And The Supernatural Throughout Church History

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    Despite claims that miracles died with the apostles, Jesus said that every believer could do the same miraculous works as He did (John 14:12). From the book of Acts through today, the Spirit of God has demonstrated an enduring pattern of empowering Christians to confirm the gospel through signs and wonders.

    In this inspiring book, author and teacher, Tony Cooke uncovers the power of God revealed through the centuries. Discover accounts of the Holy Spirit’s miraculous work through individuals like Ignatius of Antioch, Irenaeus of Lyon, Basil of Caesarea, Augustine, Martin Luther, John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon, and many more.

    As you your faith in the unceasing work of the Spirit grows, you will be empowered to move in the same miracles as Jesus did! Will you step out in faith? Continue Reading Miracles And The Supernatural Throughout Church History

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  • Great Azusa Street Revival

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    As fascinating collection of the words and teachings of William Seymour in the years leading up to and including the historic Azusa Street Revival, which began in Los Angeles in 1906 before spreading across the country and creating the modern-day Pentecostal movement. Includes historic accounts, eyewitness testimonies to the power of God, and photos capturing the multicultural, worldwide appeal of Seymour and his ministry, including his stirring sermons, which covered a wide range of topics that are still relevant to believers today. Complied by Roberts Liardon, author of the bestselling God’s Generals series. Continue Reading Great Azusa Street Revival

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  • Urban Legends Of Church History

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    Urban Legends Church History surveys forty of the most commonly misunderstood events of church history, from the period of the early church through the modern age. While these urban legends sometimes arise out of pure falsehood and fabrication, they are often the product of exaggerated recounting of actual historical events. With a pastoral tone and helpful explanations of where the error originally occurred, authors John Adair and Michael J. Svigel tackle legendary misconceptions like the early church worshiping on Saturday, or the unbroken chain of apostolic succession. Urban Legends of Church History will help readers avoid misunderstanding key events from church history, and guide them in applying the principles that have characterized the Christian church since first century. Continue Reading Urban Legends Of Church History

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  • Voices Of The Martyrs Graphic Novel Anthology AD 34-AD 203

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    Voices of the Martyrs, A.D. 34 – A.D. 203 covers the earliest period of church history. Though we will never know how many have given their lives for following Jesus Christ, this volume contains the stories of the first, and best known. Men and women who were faithful to their Savior, regardless the cost.
    Continue Reading Voices Of The Martyrs Graphic Novel Anthology AD 34-AD 203

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  • Bavinck : A Critical Biography

    $44.99

    Dutch Calvinist theologian Herman Bavinck, a significant voice in the development of Protestant theology, remains relevant many years after his death. His four-volume Reformed Dogmatics is one of the most important theological works of the twentieth century.

    James Eglinton is widely considered to be at the forefront of contemporary interest in Bavinck’s life and thought. After spending considerable time in the Netherlands researching Bavinck, Eglinton brings to light a wealth of new insights and previously unpublished documents to offer a definitive biography of this renowned Reformed thinker.

    The book follows the course of Bavinck’s life in a period of dramatic social change, identifying him as an orthodox Calvinist challenged with finding his feet in late modern culture. Based on extensive archival research, this critical biography presents numerous significant and previously ignored or unknown aspects of Bavink’s person and life story. A black-and-white photo insert is included.

    This volume complements other Baker Academic offerings on Bavinck’s theology and ethics, which together have sold 90,000 copies. Continue Reading Bavinck : A Critical Biography

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  • History Of The Black Baptist Church

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    The history of black people in the United States is a history of challenge and resilience, of suffering and solidarity, of injustice and prophetic resistance. It is a history steeped in the hope and strength that African Americans have derived from their faith in God and from the church that provided safety, community, consolation, and empowerment. In this new volume from pastor and scholar Rev. Dr. Wayne Croft, the history of the black Baptist church unfolds-from its theological roots in the Radical Reformation of Europe and North America, to the hush arbors and praise houses of slavery’s invisible institution, to the evolution of distinctively black denominations. In a wonderfully readable narrative style, the author relates the development of diverse black Baptist associations and conventions, from the eighteenth century through the twentieth century’s civil rights movement. Ideal for clergy and laity alike, the book highlights key leaders, theological concepts, historic events, and social concerns that influenced the growth of what we know today as the diverse black Baptist family of churches. Continue Reading History Of The Black Baptist Church

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  • God Has Chosen

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    He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world . . . Among the traditional tenets of the Christian faith is the belief that God chooses or elects people for salvation. For some Christians, such an affirmation is an indication of God’s sovereign and perfect will. For others, such a notion is troubling for it seems to downplay the significance of human agency and choice. Throughout the church’s history, Christians have sought to understand the meaning of relevant biblical texts and debated this theological conundrum. With care and insight, theologian Mark Lindsay surveys the development of the Christian doctrine of election. After exploring Scripture on this theme, he turns to the various articulations of this doctrine from the early church fathers, including Augustine, and medieval theologians such as Aquinas, to John Calvin’s view, the subsequent debate between Calvinists and Arminians, and Karl Barth’s modern reconception of the doctrine. On this journey through the Bible and church history, readers will discover how Christians have understood the notion that God has chosen. Continue Reading God Has Chosen

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  • Introduction To John Owen

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    Over 3 centuries since his passing, Puritan John Owen continues to impact readers through his writings. With over 8 million words published in 80 titles, his topics were as diverse as they were many, ranging from theological works to sociopolitical topics such as the proper nurture and education of children. An Introduction to John Owen by Crawford Gribben is a theological survey of these works, inviting readers to experience anew the grace of God as they go through the Christian life. For Owen, spiritual life was about increasing in grace and goodness, in fellowship with each member of the Trinity. This exploration captures the vision of the Christian life that Owen wished for his readers to have and distills it into an accessible companion volume. Continue Reading Introduction To John Owen

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  • Questions Of Context

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    The gospel is for every tribe, tongue, and nation (Revelation 7:9), but there is no single biblical or theological model for the relationship between the gospel and these diverse cultures. Indeed, every suggested approach carries its own range of philosophical and theological commitments that all too often remain unexamined. Contextualization is fraught with challenges-yet wrestling with questions of context is essential for how we understand mission, theology, and the embodiment of the Christian faith. German missiology has engaged these questions in a variety of ways that can both inform and critique Anglo-American traditions. In this compilation and analysis, John Flett and Henning Wrogemann translate and comment on a core thread of German missiological works, explaining both their historical and current significance. Drawn from journals and books across a century of academic discourse, these classic writings trace developments from Gustav Warneck, the father of contemporary missiology, through key thinkers such as Karl Hartenstein, who coined the term missio Dei, down to twenty-first century discussions of intercultural hermeneutics. Along the way they reveal advances, mistakes, and changing definitions as German missiologists interacted with the cultural and political realities of their time. This longitudinal study, showcasing many texts available in English for the first time, tackles the history and dynamics of contextualization head-on and sheds new light on the state of missiology today. We are reminded, Flett and Wrogemann argue, that we must keep working to honor difference within the worldwide Christian community as necessary to the fullness of our being in Christ. Continue Reading Questions Of Context

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  • Forerunners Of The Faith Teachers Guide

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    The Christian faith extends beyond our personal experiences, our individual churches, and far beyond our present age. This, for the Christian, is great news. When we become acquainted with the legacy of our Christian heritage, we connect our stories to those of the faithful believers who have come before us.

    This connection is precisely what Nathan Busenitz, Dean of Faculty and professor of church history at The Master’s Seminary, seeks to provide. Based on the bestselling Fundamentals of the Faith, Forerunners of the Faith outlines the biblical orthodoxy that characterizes the true church. Busenitz succinctly identifies thirteen key lessons that capture the trials and triumphs of the historical Church, providing insights for how the ancient Christians responded to the problems of their day to become the pillars of faith we now consider them to be. Learn how your faith stands on the shoulders of giants like Athanasius, Augustine, and Wycliffe. As more than a didactic resource, Forerunners of the Faith serves as spiritual encouragement as we remember the legacy of God’s faithfulness to his people. Continue Reading Forerunners Of The Faith Teachers Guide

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  • Retrieving Augustines Doctrine Of Creation

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    How might premodern exegesis of Genesis inform Christian debates about creation today? Imagine a table with three people in dialogue: a young-earth creationist, an old-earth creationist, and an evolutionary creationist. Into the room walks Augustine of Hippo, one of the most significant theologians in the history of the church. In what ways will his reading of Scripture and his doctrine of creation inform, deepen, and shape the conversation? Pastor and theologian Gavin Ortlund explores just such a scenario by retrieving Augustine’s reading of Genesis 1-3 and considering how his premodern understanding of creation can help Christians today. Ortlund contends that while Augustine’s hermeneutical approach and theological questions might differ from those of today, this church father’s humility before Scripture and his theological conclusions can shed light on matters such as evolution, animal death, and the historical Adam and Eve. Have a seat. Join the conversation. Continue Reading Retrieving Augustines Doctrine Of Creation

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  • History Of Apologetics

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    Explore Apologetics through the Lives of History’s Great Apologists

    The History of Apologetics follows the great apologists in the history of the church to understand how they approached the task of apologetics in their own cultural and theological context. Each chapter looks at the life of a well-known apologist from history, unpacks their methodology, and details how they approached the task of defending the faith.

    By better understanding how apologetics has been done, readers will be better able to grasp the contextualized nature of apologetics and apply those insights to today’s context. The History of Apologetics covers forty-four apologists including:

    Part One: Patristic Apologists

    *Justin Martyr by Gerald Bray
    *Irenaeus of Lyons by Stephen O. Presley
    *Athenagoras of Athens by W. Brian Shelton
    *Tertullian of Carthage by Bryan M. Litfin
    *Origen by A. Chadwick Thornhill
    *Athanasius of Alexandria by Jonathan Morgan
    *Augustine of Hippo by Chad Meister

    Part Two: Medieval Apologists

    *John of Damascus by Daniel J. Janosik
    *Theodore Abu Qurrah by Byard Bennett
    *Timothy I of Baghdad by Edward L. Smither and Trevor Castor
    *Anselm of Canterbury by Edward N. Martin and Steven B. Cowan
    *Saint Thomas Aquinas by Francis J. Beckwith and Shawn Floyd
    *Ramon Lull by Greg Peters
    *Gregory Palamas by Byard Bennett

    Part Three: Early Modern Apologists

    *Hugo Grotius by Bryan Baise
    *Blaise Pascal by Tyler Dalton McNabb and Michael R. DeVito
    *Jonathan Edwards by Michael McClymond
    *William Paley by Charles Taliaferro
    *Joseph Butler by David McNaughton

    Part Four: 19th C. Apologists

    *Simon Greenleaf by Craig A. Parton
    *John Henry Newman by Corneliu C. Simut
    *Kierkegaard by Sean A. Turchin and Christian Kettering
    *James Orr by Ronnie Campbell
    *B. B. Warfield by Kim Riddlebarger

    Part Five: 20th C. American Apologists

    *J. Gresham Machen by D. G. Hart
    *Cornelius Van Til by K. Scott Oliphint
    *Gordon Haddon Clark by Robert A. Weathers
    *Francis A. Schaeffer by William Edgar
    *Edward John Carnell by Steven A. Hein

    Part Six: 20th C. European Apologists

    *A. E. Taylor by Michael O. Obanla and David Baggett
    *G. K. Chesterton by Ralph Wood
    *Dorothy Sayers by Amy Orr-Ewing
    *C. S. Lewis by Alister McGrath
    *Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Matthew D. Kirkpatrick
    *Lesslie Newbigin by Krish Kandiah

    Part Seven: Contemporary Apologists

    *John Warwick Montgomery by Craig A. Parton
    *Charles Taylor by Bruce Riley Ashford and Matthew Ng
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  • Christianity In North Africa And West Asia

    $39.95

    Christianity in North Africa and West Asia is a comprehensive reference work that covers key facts and analyses on every country in North Africa and West Asia, offering reliable demographic information and original interpretive essays by indigenous scholars and practitioners. It maps patterns of growth and decline, assesses major traditions and movements, analyzes key themes, and examines current trends.

    Ideal for anyone studying North African and West Asian Christianity, this volume examines key themes such as faith and culture, worship and spirituality, theology, social and political engagement, mission and evangelism, religious freedom, gender, interfaith relations, monastic movements and spirituality, displaced populations, Christian media, and ecclesiology.

    This volume is part of the Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity Series. Continue Reading Christianity In North Africa And West Asia

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  • Multitude Of All Peoples

    $35.00

    Christianity is not becoming a global religion. It has always been a global religion.

    The early Christian movement spread from Jerusalem in every direction, taking on local cultural expression all around the ancient world. So why do so many people see Christianity as a primarily Western, white religion? In A Multitude of All Peoples, Vince Bantu surveys the geographic range of the early church’s history, revealing an alternate, more accurate narrative to that of Christianity as a product of the Western world. He begins by investigating the historical roots of the Western cultural captivity of the church, from the conversion of Constantine to the rise of European Christian empires. He then shifts focus to the too-often-forgotten concurrent development of diverse expressions of Christianity across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. In the process, Bantu removes obstacles to contemporary missiological efforts. Focusing on the necessity for contextualization and indigenous leadership in effective Christian mission, he draws out practical lessons for intercultural communication of the gospel. Healing the wounds of racism, imperialism, and colonialism will be possible only with renewed attention to the marginalized voices of the historic global church. The full story of early Christianity makes clear that, as the apostle Peter said, God does not show favoritism, but accepts those from every people who fear him and do what is right. Continue Reading Multitude Of All Peoples

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  • Epic : An Around The World Journey Through Christian History

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    Each generation suffers from self-obsession, and we do well to keep one eye on the past, to consider not only where we wish to go, where we have been. Christianity has a long and storied past that testifies to God’s enduring grace, and even though so much of Christian history has passed away and many of its people and objects have been lost to time, a few precious relics and locations remain.

    As we consider these objects with careful eyes and look at them in their historical context, we find the beginnings of a story. Through thirty-three carefully selected objects, author and pastor Tim Challies introduces readers to the history of Christianity in a unique and creative way. It’s a story that tells us what God is accomplishing in this world, whether through princes or peasants, triumph or trial. Each of these objects offers us a tangible link between the present and the past, between the Christians of the twenty-first century and the Christians who lived and died in centuries past.

    In a few cases these objects are hidden away or in private collections, but more commonly they are there for all who wish to see them. Beginning with the relics of the earliest Christians, we journey through history to look at the importance of a peculiar scrawl of graffiti and the creedal significance of an otherwise unremarkable carving. We take a leap forward in time to consider the loving labor of monks and the martyrdom of Christians who called for reform long before the days of Luther. We look at pulpits and paintings and posters and pieces of machinery. And, of course, we look at books and the remains of books – for nothing has so charted and maintained the course of Christian history as its books. Continue Reading Epic : An Around The World Journey Through Christian History

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  • Inexplicable : How Christianity Spread To The Ends Of The Earth

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    A Trilogy Christian Publishing Title

    The name of Jesus and his teachings captured people’s hearts and minds throughout much of the world long before Christianity was legal. Long before armies and governments protected or supported it, and then long after Emperor Constantine’s reign as many leaders misused it for their own gains or religious views. Christianity also survived brutal persecutions during many centuries, including the present. Its growth seems inexplicable.

    While there are innumerable possible explanations for this, in the final analysis there are relatively few viable answers. One leading contender is that there really is something to the mystical power of the Holy Spirit, and the life-changing message of Jesus recorded in the New Testament. Another is, at the least billions of people have held passionate beliefs in Jesus’s miraculous powers over life and death, and his eternal promises. The Pew Research Center’s recent work supports the claim that Christianity is the only religion in the world with a major presence on every continent.

    Inexplicable traces this remarkable spread of Jesus’s followers, including many of the heroic actions from those believing in his deity, and those horrific actions of those misusing his teachings. The Gospel’s journey is ongoing, and its story remains an engaging one. From Coptic monasteries and the Roman Colosseum to a small church in Franklin, Tennessee or mega churches in Laos or Seoul, it’s a rich narrative. Whether standing in the Sistine Chapel, looking at a Nestorian stone in China, or a Christian school in Kigali, this narrative continues and here we provide its historic context. Continue Reading Inexplicable : How Christianity Spread To The Ends Of The Earth

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  • Color Of Compromise

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    An acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically–up to the present day–worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response.

    The Color of Compromise is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don’t know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.

    The Color of Compromise
    *Takes you on a historical, sociological, and religious journey: from America’s early colonial days through slavery and the Civil War
    *Covers the tragedy of Jim Crow laws, the victories of the Civil Rights era, and the strides of today’s Black Lives Matter movement
    *Reveals the cultural and institutional tables we have to flip in order to bring about meaningful integration
    *Charts a path forward to replace established patterns and systems of complicity with bold, courageous, immediate action
    *Is a perfect book for pastors and other faith leaders, students, non-students, book clubs, small group studies, history lovers, and all lifelong learners

    The Color of Compromise is not a call to shame or a platform to blame white evangelical Christians. It is a call from a place of love and desire to fight for a more racially unified church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality. A call that challenges black and white Christians alike to standup now and begin implementing the concrete ways Tisby outlines, all for a more equitable and inclusive environment among God’s people. Starting today. Continue Reading Color Of Compromise

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  • Christianity In Sub Saharan Africa

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    Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa is a comprehensive reference volume that covers key facts and analyses on every country in Sub-Saharan Africa, offering reliable demographic information and original interpretative essays by indigenous scholars and practitioners. It maps patterns of growth and decline, assesses major traditions and movements, analyzes key themes, and examines current trends.

    This is the paperback version of volume 1, of a 10-volume series, and it’s ideal for anyone studying African Christianity. It includes essays examining each of the major Christian traditions (Anglicans, Independents, Orthodox, Protestants, Roman Catholics, Evangelicals, Pentecostals/Charismatics), as well as key themes such as faith and culture, worship and spirituality, theology, social and political engagement, mission and evangelism, religious freedom, interfaith relations, slavery, anthropology of evil, and migration. Continue Reading Christianity In Sub Saharan Africa

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  • Story Of Creeds And Confessions

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    Creeds and confessions throughout Christian history provide a unique vantage point from which to study the Christian faith. To this end, Donald Fairbairn and Ryan Reeves construct a story that captures both the central importance of creeds and confessions over the centuries and their unrealized potential to introduce readers to the overall sweep of church history. The book features texts of classic creeds and confessions as well as informational sidebars. Additional resources are available through Baker Academic’s Textbook eSources. Continue Reading Story Of Creeds And Confessions

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  • William Perkins Architect Of Puritanism

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    Once a highly influential preacher in the Elizabethan church and the international Reformed world, William Perkins (1558-1602) has become a rather surprisingly neglected figure in church history. In this book, Joel Beeke, Sinclair Ferguson, Greg Salazar, Geoff Thomas, and Stephen Yuille seek to recover the importance of Perkins by situating his life, priorities, ministry challenges, and influence within their original seventeenth-century context. They help readers peer behind the veil to see the real Perkins as he contended for the faith and attempted to shepherd God’s people in the midst of profound challenges. This volume will be both a reservoir of theological and practical truth and will foster a greater experiential knowledge of and love for the great God whom William Perkins proclaimed and served. Continue Reading William Perkins Architect Of Puritanism

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  • Puritan Workbook : To God’s Glory, Lessons On Puritanism (Workbook)

    $20.00

    This workbook has been designed to supplement the 35 video lessons on Puritan: All of Life to the Glory of God and is useful in a number of different contexts, including personal devotions, homeschooling, study groups, and Sunday School. Each chapter focuses on a particular lesson and is divided into five sections:

    *Meditate – Here you will find a Puritan quotation along with a pertinent passage of Scripture for meditation. Take a few minutes to prayerfully ponder the passage in this section and record any thoughts or applications that come to mind.

    *Learn – This section contains material on the subject covered in the video lesson. Some of this will be review from the lesson, but will also contain supplementary material to further whet your appetite for these rich themes.

    *Reflect – We have provided questions here for personal reflection and examination. This section is intended to help you digest the lesson material and apply it to your soul and life. We are after what the Puritans called experiential religion.

    *Discuss – Next are questions for group discussion, though they can also be used for personal study. This section aims to be less soul searching and more theological and practical, helping you think through the lesson material in its application to the church today.

    *Read – In this final section you will find a brief bibliography with some of the most helpful primary and secondary sources to pursue for further study. The goal of these lessons is not to be ends in themselves, but means to get you to read the Puritans for yourself, if you are not doing so already. Continue Reading Puritan Workbook : To God’s Glory, Lessons On Puritanism (Workbook)

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  • Our Hands Are Stained With Blood Revised And Expanded Edition (Expanded)

    $16.99

    Every Christian must read this shocking account of the Church’s history.

    The pages of church history are marked by countless horrors committed against the Jewish people.

    From the first persecutions of the Jews in the fourth century to the horrors of the Holocaust, from Israel-bashing in today’s press to anti-Semitism spouted from the pulpit, this painful book tells the tragic story that every Christian must read.

    In this pivotal work, Dr. Michael Brown reflects on the Church’s past atrocities and exposes the skeletons in our closet. He reveals how seemingly innocent lines of thought have lead to unspeakable cruelties, why well-meaning citizens so often fall into the trap of hate… and how you can bring an end to the cycle of violence.

    This generation can make a difference. Now is time for change! Discover the important role you play in shaping the Church’s future, today. Continue Reading Our Hands Are Stained With Blood Revised And Expanded Edition (Expanded)

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  • 5 Minutes In Church History

    $10.00

    The history of the church is filled with stories. Stories of triumph, stories of defeat, stories of joy, and stories of sorrow. These stories are a legacy of God’s faithfulness to His people. In this book, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols provides postcards from the church through the centuries. These snapshots capture the richness of Christian history with glimpses of fascinating saints, curious places, precious artifacts, and surprising turns of events. In exploring them, Dr. Nichols takes the reader on a lively and informative journey through the record of God’s providence to encourage, challenge, and enjoy. This is our story-our family history.

    THE CENTURIES OF CHURCH HISTORY GIVE US A LITANY OF GOD’S DELIVERANCES. GOD HAS DONE IT BEFORE, MANY TIMES AND IN MANY WAYS, AND HE CAN DO IT AGAIN. HE WILL DO IT AGAIN. AND IN THAT, WE FIND COURAGE FOR TODAY AND FOR TOMORROW. Continue Reading 5 Minutes In Church History

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  • Meaning Of Protestant Theology

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    This book offers a creative and illuminating discussion of Protestant theology. Veteran teacher Phillip Cary explains how Luther’s theology arose from the Christian tradition, particularly from the spirituality of Augustine. Luther departed from the Augustinian tradition and inaugurated distinctively Protestant theology when he identified the gospel that gives us Christ as its key concept. More than any other theologian, Luther succeeds in carrying out the Protestant intention of putting faith in the gospel of Christ alone. Cary also explores the consequences of Luther’s teachings as they unfold in the history of Protestantism. Continue Reading Meaning Of Protestant Theology

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  • Grace Defined And Defended

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    Christians love to celebrate grace, but often talk about it in vague generalities. But such an important biblical concept ought to be clearly defined so it can be consistently defended. In this book, best-selling author Kevin DeYoung points modern readers back to an old document originally written to do just that. Warmly pastoral and broadly accessible, this book introduces readers to the Canons of Dort, a 17th-century work summarizing the central doctrines of the Christian faith. Widely regarded as a key pillar of the Reformed tradition, the Canons of Dort stand as a faithful witness to God’s grace-offering a depth of understanding that the church still needs today. In three concise sections-covering history, theology, and practical application-DeYoung explores what led to the Canons and why they were needed, the five important doctrines that they explain, and Dort’s place in the Reformed tradition today. Continue Reading Grace Defined And Defended

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  • Balm In Gilead

    $28.00

    Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson is one of the most eminent public intellectuals in America today, and her writing offers probing meditations on the Christian faith. Based on the 2018 Wheaton Theology Conference, this volume brings together the thoughts of leading theologians, historians, literary scholars, and church leaders who engaged in theological dialogue with Robinson’s work–and with the author herself.
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  • Restless Faith : Holding Evangelical Beliefs In A World Of Contested Labels

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    One of the most influential evangelical voices in America chronicles what it has meant for him to spend the past half century as a restless evangelical–a way of maintaining his identity in an age when many claim the label evangelical has become so politicized that it is no longer viable. Richard Mouw candidly reflects on wrestling with traditional evangelical beliefs over the years and shows that although his mind has changed in some ways, his core beliefs have not. He contends that we should hold on to the legacy that has enriched evangelicalism in the past. The Christian life in its healthiest form, says Mouw, is always a matter of holding on to essentials while constantly moving on along paths that we can walk in faithfulness only by seeking the continuing guidance of the light of God’s Word. As Mouw affirms the essentials of the evangelical faith, he helps a new generation see the wisdom embodied in them. Continue Reading Restless Faith : Holding Evangelical Beliefs In A World Of Contested Labels

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  • ReGrace : What The Shocking Beliefs Of The Great Christians Can Teach Us To

    $15.99

    The church is tired of seeing Christians act ungraciously toward one another when they disagree. Social media has added to the carnage. Christians routinely block each other on Facebook because of doctrinal disagreements. The world watches the blood-letting, and the Christian witness is tarnished.

    But what if every Christian discovered that their favorite teacher in church history had blind spots and held to some false–and even shocking–views?

    Bestselling author Frank Viola argues that this simple awareness will soften Christians when they interact with each other in the face of theological disagreements. In ReGrace, he uncovers some of the shocking beliefs held by faith giants like C.S. Lewis, Luther, Calvin, Moody, Spurgeon, Wesley, Graham, and Augustine–not to downgrade or dismiss them, but to show that even the greats in church history didn’t get everything right. Knowing that the heroes of our faith sometimes got it wrong will empower us to treat our fellow Christians with grace rather than disdain whenever we disagree over theology.
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  • Unimaginable : What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity

    $15.99

    Is God dying? Some people think so–and more want it so. They say Christian beliefs and our way of life aren’t relevant anymore. But what critics, and even many churchgoers, don’t realize is the life-changing importance of Christianity.

    Showing how the world would be a dark place without Christianity, Unimaginable guides you through the halls of history to see how Jesus’s teachings dramatically changed our world and continue to be the most powerful force for good today. Learn how Christianity has stood against slavery, racism, eugenics, and injustices toward women and children why freedom as a universal value and modern education and legal systems owe much to Christianityhow Christians throughout the ages have demonstrated the value of human life by sacrificially caring for the sick, marginalized, and dying how people of faith are extending God’s kingdom through charities, mental health initiatives, and other ways.

    This provocative and enlightening book is sure to encourage believers and equip them to respond to doubters. Continue Reading Unimaginable : What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity

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  • Sola : How The Five Solas Are Still Reforming The Church

    $12.99

    Discover why the fundamentals of the Reformation still matter today

    Why do people get so excited about a bunch of Latin phrases, that some guys in Europe came up with 500 years ago? Sure, those five Latin phrases have defined Protestantism for those 500 years, but why do they matter today? To my church? For my life? What’s the big deal about all these solas anyway? These ones:
    *Sola scriptura-Scripture alone
    *Sola fide-Faith alone
    *Sola gratia-grace alone
    *Solus Christus-Christ alone
    *Soli Dei Gloria-To the glory of God alone?

    Sola is a winsome, inspiring introduction to these five pillars of the Reformation, showing not just what they are but why they’re important for the Christian life today. Edited and compiled by Jason Allen, Sola will illuminate these core truths that have been reforming the church all along. And it may just get you excited about nerdy Latin phrases too. Continue Reading Sola : How The Five Solas Are Still Reforming The Church

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  • Foxes Book Of Martyrs

    $15.99

    In 1563, John Foxe published an account of the life of Christian martyrs, beginning with Stephen, the first to die for the cause of Christ, and ending with the most recent martyrs of his day–Protestants killed during Bloody Mary’s reign. He knew that dangers lay in forgetting the martyrs–in being insensitive to their struggles. They faced torture and death in their fight of faith, willing to stand for their beliefs and the Word of God regardless of the price. The faithfulness of such historical figures as John Wycliffe, John Huss, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, and so many others has given us our rich Christian heritage. Their courage and dedication inspire us to live for Christ today. Continue Reading Foxes Book Of Martyrs

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  • 5 Events That Made Christianity

    $15.00

    With characteristic style, John Pritchard takes us on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, as he unpacks the five great events that made Christianity – Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost. We explore: What happened? What did it mean? What does it mean for us? Absorbing, immediate and full of stories, this volume offers deeply considered theology, brilliantly communicated to connect with life as we actually experience it. Continue Reading 5 Events That Made Christianity

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  • Triumphant Church : What Happens When Ordinary People Are Empowered By An E

    $14.99

    The gates of hell shall not prevail against the church.

    Countless attempts have been made to delegitimize the church’s influence, kill its progress, and stamp out its identity. Some Christians have become intensely critical and even fearful of what the twenty-first-century church is becoming, citing its lack of holiness, compassion, biblical literacy, relevance to the world, and more. The question must be asked: When has the church not faced tribulation?

    In The Triumphant Church, Tony Suarez declares that God trusts us with his church. He invites followers of Jesus to journey with him as he examines the book of Acts and the birth of Jesus’ glorious, triumphant church–full of flaws and imperfect people, yet beautifully and wonderfully made.

    The noise in the news that the church is in decline is simply not true. The body of Christ continues to grow and show that what God promises he fulfills. The church is God’s chosen vehicle to bring salvation to humankind. Continue Reading Triumphant Church : What Happens When Ordinary People Are Empowered By An E

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  • 7 Books That Rocked The Church

    $19.95

    7 Books That Rocked the Church, by Daniel Crane, explores controversial books throughout history that the Christian church has famously disavowed–and asks the question why?

    Engagingly written and thoughtfully researched, this book explores what the fuss was all about with books ranging in date from the second century after Christ to more contemporary authors. Books by Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Galileo Galilei, and many others profoundly upset the church by calling into question foundational Christian doctrines or beliefs. Most of the books discussed here were banned at some time by Christian authorities.

    The author’s aim is to challenge Christians to respond critically but open-mindedly to books that oppose a Christian worldview. Readers of 7 Books That Rocked the Church will come away better equipped to answer the charge that the church is intolerant of competing ideas. They will also develop the ability to interact with new and possibly dangerous ideas that comport with Jesus’ admonition to be wise as serpents but gentle as doves. This book also includes discussion questions for further study.

    1. Valentinus the Gnostic: Who Doesn’t Love a Conspiracy Theory? (Think The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown)

    2. Galileo Galilei: A Scandal of Religion, Science, and Politics

    3. Voltaire’s Candide, Enlightenment Rationalism, and the Church’s Thin Skin

    4. Darwin’s Origin of Species: The Many Faces of Evolutionary Theory

    5. Marx’s Communist Manifesto: The Red Bull of the Masses

    6. Sigmund Freud’s Ego

    7. Joseph Campbell: Christianity as an (Almost) Enlightened Myth (A book that strongly influenced George Lucas’s Star Wars films) Continue Reading 7 Books That Rocked The Church

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  • Christianity In The Roman Empire

    $19.95

    We may have more in common with Christians of the early church than we realize.

    In Christianity in the Roman Empire, Robert Winn guides us through the history of Christianity from the first century to the years before Constantine. Winn bridges the gap between contemporary Christians and those who lived in the Roman Empire from AD 100-300, with engaging discussion questions and in-depth details about controversial topics (such as persecution and biblical interpretation) and figures of the time (such as Perpetua and Felicity, and Justin Martyr). This book will provide you with a deeper appreciation for the early Christians as you learn about their struggle in the face of cultural and societal pressures to build the faith community we have today. Continue Reading Christianity In The Roman Empire

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  • Puritan Heroes

    $25.00

    Looks at important English and American Puritans from the 16th century to the 18th century Continue Reading Puritan Heroes

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  • Jesus Is Risen

    $28.99

    He has examined Jesus Christ’s life, his divinity, and the prophecies that preceded him in the Old Testament. Now bestselling author David Limbaugh picks up after the Gospels in a captivating study of Jesus Christ’s legacy in the early church and the work of St. Paul.
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  • In The Year Of Our Lord

    $18.00

    The story of the church is important for Christians to know, for it contains rich and uplifting stories of God’s dealings with His people. Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson takes the reader on a tour of the Christian history, featuring stories and songs to give believers a sense of their place in God’s kingdom and to encourage them in their walk. Continue Reading In The Year Of Our Lord

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  • Still Protesting : Why The Reformation Still Matters

    $18.00

    In this book, D. G. Hart investigates what was at stake in the sixteenth century and why Protestantism still matters. Of note is the author’s recognition that the Reformers addressed the most basic question that confronts all human beings: How can a sinner be right with and worship in good conscience a righteous God who demands sinless perfection? Protestants used to believe that this question, along with the kind of life that followed from answers to it, was at the heart of their disagreement with Rome. Still Protesting arises from the conviction that the Reformers’ answers to life’s most important questions, based on their study of the Bible and theological reflection, are as superior today as they were when they provided the grounds for Christians in the West to abandon the bishop of Rome. Continue Reading Still Protesting : Why The Reformation Still Matters

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  • Demanding Liberty : An Untold Story Of American Religious Freedom

    $18.00

    Religious liberty is one of the most contentious political issues of our time. How should people of faith engage with the public square in a pluralist era? Some citizens hope to reclaim a more Christian vision of national identity, while others resist any religious presence at all.

    This dispute is not new, and it goes back to the founding era of American history. As the country was being formed, some envisioned a Christian nation where laws would require worship attendance and Sabbath observance. Others advocated for a thoroughly secular society where faith would have no place in public life. But neither extreme won the day, thanks to the unsung efforts of a Connecticut pastor who forged a middle way.

    Historian Brandon O’Brien unveils the untold story of how religious liberty came to be. Between the Scylla and Charybdis of theocracy and secularism, Baptist pastor Isaac Backus contended for a third way. He worked to secure religious liberty and freedom of conscience for all Americans, not just for one particular denomination or religious tradition. Backus’s theological ideas had social consequences, giving us insights into how people of faith navigate political debates and work for the common good.

    Backus lived in an age of both religious revival and growing secularism, competing forces much like those at work today. Then and now, people fiercely argue about the role of government and the limits of liberty. The past speaks into the present as we continue to demand liberty and justice for all. Continue Reading Demanding Liberty : An Untold Story Of American Religious Freedom

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  • McCheynes Dundee

    $20.00

    In the mid-nineteenth century, Dundee was gradually establishing itself as Scotland’s third-largest city, with a rapidly expanding economy. What most attracted observers’ attention, however, was the religious revival that began in the Fall of 1839 under the leadership of two relatively young and inexperienced ministers, Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843) and William Chalmers Burns (1815-1868). In McCheyne’s Dundee, historian Bruce McLennan ably traces the story of revival in this industrial Scottish seaport. After looking at the social and economic conditions of the city, as well as the significant religious issues of the day, he then considers McCheyne and Burns-their backgrounds, their brief ministries in Dundee, and their impact as God’s instruments of great spiritual blessing to the people of that city. McLennan concludes with an analysis of the reactions to the revival-both approbation and opposition- and the awakening’s long-term effects, which could still be seen a generation later. Continue Reading McCheynes Dundee

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  • Gods Timeline : The Big Book Of Church History

    $19.99

    With colour illustrations, pictures, and pull-out timelines, this history book brings the church throughout the ages to life! Learn about the Early, Medieval and Missionary church, passing through key events such as the Council of Nicea and the Reformation – right through to the present day. Find out about the people God used and the impact they had on those around them – including us today! Continue Reading Gods Timeline : The Big Book Of Church History

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  • Revival Now : A Jesus Awakening

    $4.99

    In Christian history, no phenomenon is clearer than the recurrence of revivals. A passion for repentance sweeps across a city and those who had been unaware of the supernatural are now keenly aware of God’s presence. Gripped by conviction of wrongdoing, they throw everything aside and desperately search for a way of salvation.

    Our spiritual instincts are often clouded by worthless pursuits, but God is working through His laws for the salvation of His people and for the world’s good.

    Edited for today’s reader by Tom Phillips, Laws of Revival, written by James Burns in 1909, traces common characteristics of past revivals but shows us how our world today is ripe for a new, profound movement of God’s Spirit. Continue Reading Revival Now : A Jesus Awakening

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  • Affectionate Theology Of Richard Sibbes

    $16.00

    In a time of political turmoil and religious upheaval, Richard Sibbes sought to consistently apply the riches of Reformation theology to his hearers’ lives. He emphasized the security of God’s covenant, the call for assurance of salvation, and the place of the heart in the Christian life. In The Affectionate Theology of Richard Sibbes, Dr. Mark Dever gives readers a penetrating look into the life and theology of this fascinating figure. Continue Reading Affectionate Theology Of Richard Sibbes

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  • Together On Gods Mission

    $14.99

    Together on God’s Mission investigates Southern Baptist history, showing how and why the Southern Baptist Convention came to embrace the vision of a cooperative denomination. It also explores how this vision has shaped denominational identity and structure. This historical study is followed by a discussion of the biblical description of how the mission of God determines the mission of the church. This study shows that God’s mission is not simply furthered by churches working together, but rather that cooperation between churches makes up a key component of God’s mission. Finally, the study concludes that the Southern Baptist Convention is uniquely positioned to enable churches to fully participate in God’s mission to redeem the nations and restore creation from the effects of the Fall. Continue Reading Together On Gods Mission

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  • Martin Luther : The Man Who Rediscovered God And Changed The World

    $30.00

    On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther’s now famous Ninety-five Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas, acclaimed biographer of the bestselling Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future. Written in riveting prose and impeccably researched, Martin Luther tells the searing tale of a humble man who, by bringing ugly truths to the highest seats of power, caused the explosion whose sound is still ringing in our ears. Luther’s monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of liberty, equality, and individualism that today lie at the heart of all modern life. Continue Reading Martin Luther : The Man Who Rediscovered God And Changed The World

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  • Long Before Luther

    $13.99

    Where was the gospel before the Reformation?

    Contemporary evangelicals often struggle to answer that question. As a result, many Roman Catholics are quick to allege that the Reformation understanding of the gospel simply did not exist before the 1500s. They assert that key Reformation doctrines, like sola fide, were nonexistent in the first fifteen centuries of church history. Rather, they were invented by Martin Luther, John Calvin, and others.

    That is a serious charge, and one that evangelicals must be ready to answer. If an evangelical understanding of the gospel is only 500 years old, we are in major trouble. However, if it can be demonstrated that Reformers were not inventing something new, but instead were recovering something old, then key tenets of the Protestant faith are greatly affirmed. Hence, the need for this book.

    After reading Long Before Luther, readers will:
    *Possess a greater understanding of church history and the role it plays in the church today.
    *Have a deeper appreciation for the hard-won victories of the Reformation.
    *Be equipped to dialogue with Catholic friends about the presence of Reformed doctrines throughout church history.
    *Feel renewed gratefulness for the unearned nature of grace and the power of the gospel. Continue Reading Long Before Luther

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  • Life And Times Of Martin Luther

    $18.00

    A fascinating look at the ideas that founded the Protestant Church Wittenberg, Germany, 1517: Martin Luther publishes 95 theses criticizing the practices of the Roman Catholic Church. With that one defiant act, a conflict begins-a conflict that will spark the Protestant Reformation and ultimately lead to the division of the Christian church. This sophisticated book commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by examining the details of Martin Luther’s life and his lasting legacy. Continue Reading Life And Times Of Martin Luther

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  • 95 The Ideas That Birthed The Reformation

    $9.99

    In 1517, an unknown Augustinian monk, informed by his growing belief that salvation is by faith alone, published and distributed a stark criticism of papal abuses in the Catholic Church. In doing so, Martin Luther lit the spark for what would become the Protestant Reformation.

    What became known as the 95 Theses was a series of statements expressing concern with corruption within the Church, primarily the selling of indulgences to the people as a means covering them from their sins.

    For the 500th anniversary of Luther’s revolutionary writing, Whitaker House is combining each thesis with an excerpt from one of his later works to provide a convenient way to understand the ideas and concepts that became the seeds of the Protestant Reformation. Continue Reading 95 The Ideas That Birthed The Reformation

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  • Pentecost To Present Trilogy Set

    $49.99

    Complete set of Pentecost to the Present. The author has carefully researched what evidence and reports there were in the early Church, and found that far from dying out, the Pentecostal sparks continued to spread through the known world. These three volumes give documented historic evidence of signs, wonders and miracles, leading to a massive expansion of the Church to the present day. Book One: Prophetic and Spiritual Gifts Movements covers the period from the early Church through the Middle Ages when much of northern Europe was converted through miracle-working missionary monks.

    Book Two: Reformations and Awakenings covers the period from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century, including the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and how that affected Christianity both in Europe and the new World. Book Three: Worldwide Revivals and Renewal brings us up to the present day, sparked by the Welsh Revival of 1904-5 and Azusa Street in 1906 followed by the charismatic renewal and the global rise of Pentacostalism. Continue Reading Pentecost To Present Trilogy Set

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  • Unreformed Martin Luther

    $16.99

    Will the real Martin Luther please stand up?

    After five hundred years of examining the life of the ?father of the Reformation,? we must surely know all there is to know about Martin Luther. But is that true?

    Did he really nail his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door?

    Did he throw an inkpot at the devil?

    Did he plant an apple tree?

    Did his wife escape her convent in a herring barrel?

    German radio and television journalist Andreas Malessa looks at the actual history of Luther and concludes that many of the tales we know best are nothing but nonsense.

    Diving gleefully into the research, Malessa investigates many of the falsehoods and fallacies surrounding the reformer, rejecting them in favor of equally incredible facts. Full of humor and irony, this book educates and entertains while demonstrating a profound respect for Luther’s life and mission.

    If you’re looking for the truth of the man behind the theses, come discover his faith and influence–with the myths stripped away.

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  • Pentecost To Present Book 3

    $19.99

    Without knowing the Holy Spirit’s work in history, we cannot possibly understand what He is doing today, much less prepare for what He will do.

    In this third and final installment, the reader will learn how Charles Parham founded the modern Pentecostal baptism with speaking in tongues, how Evan Roberts gained worldwide attention through the 1904-05 Welsh revival, and how William Seymour spearheaded an international Pentecostal movement from Azusa Street in Los Angeles in 1906. The reader will learn how Pentecostalism spawned new denominations, national and international ministries, global renewal movements, and inspired innovators to take modern revivalism to a whole new level. Then when Pentecostalism penetrated American Middle-class Protestantism, many observers began speaking of a third force in Christianity. Meanwhile, revolutionary changes in the Catholic Church opened the door for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Then, just as the charismatic movement was beginning to subside in America, it went global, as charismatic mega churches, Bible schools, and television networks took the message of renewal to the world. The twenty-first century has witnessed a dramatic shift in Christianity to the Southern Hemisphere fueled, in part, by the global rise of Pentecostalism, with many new movements on the horizon. Continue Reading Pentecost To Present Book 3

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  • Under Siege Mar

    $22.99

    Writing from the perspective of a student of life, history, law, politics, and theology, Don Hutchinson draws on all of these areas in ‘Under Siege’ to offer perceptive insight into the Christian Church of today’s Canada. The reader will receive the benefit of his thirty years of church leadership, Christian witness, constitutional law, and public policy experience to gain a practical understanding of how we, the Church, may cast the deciding votes on the future of Christianity in our constitutionally guaranteed ‘free and democratic society.’

    How did we get here? What happened to ‘Christian’ Canada? Do we not have ‘Charter’ rights like everyone else? What does the Bible say?

    Many Christians sense that an advancing secularism is trying to force upon Canadians a culture in which faith is meant to be private. Hutchinson presents historic, legal, and theological grounds for us not to hide our faith in stained-glass closets, but instead to enter Canada’s contested public space with confidence. Together as individual Christians, congregations, denominations, and para- congregational ministries, we are the Church in Canada. And together we have the capacity to impact the nation for God’s good, the good of our neighbours, and the good of ourselves. Will we? Continue Reading Under Siege Mar

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  • Pentecost To The Present Book 2

    $19.99

    Jesus once spoke of a time when men would sleep and an enemy would come and sow tares among the wheat. The Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the Modern Age were just such a time.

    In this second installment, the reader will learn how signs and wonders played roles in the foundations of nearly every new state church, Free Church, and denomination. How Catholicism countered with its own reformation that included a revival of mysticism, a new army of spiritual soldiers, and the discovery of the New World. How restorationist movements countered the intellectual revolutions of their day with revivals of faith in the supernatural. How a decade-long prayer meeting shaped the future of revivalism affecting both England’s Wesleyan Revival and America’s First Great Awakening. How the French Revolution replaced Christianity with liberalism as the world’s dominant ideology. How many Americans countered this new revolution with a Second Great Awakening. How Phoebe Palmer began the modern Holiness movement and Jeremiah Lanphier launched a worldwide Laymen’s Prayer Revival. How many Americans reunited after the Civil War with a series of Holiness Camp Meetings, followed by a similar Higher Life movement in Britain, and later, a new stream of American healing ministries. Continue Reading Pentecost To The Present Book 2

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  • Path Of Christianity

    $65.00

    24 Chapters

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    John Anthony McGuckin, one of the world’s leading scholars of ancient Christianity, has synthesized a lifetime of work to produce the most comprehensive and accessible history of the Christian movement during its first thousand years. The Path of Christianity takes readers on a journey from the period immediately after the composition of the Gospels, through the building of the earliest Christian structures in polity and doctrine, to the dawning of the medieval Christian establishment. McGuckin explores Eastern and Western developments simultaneously, covering grand intellectual movements and local affairs in both epic scope and fine detail. The Path of Christianity is divided into two parts of twelve chapters each. Part one treats the first millennium of Christianity in linear sequence, from the second to the eleventh centuries. In addition to covering key theologians and conciliar decisions, McGuckin surveys topics like Christian persecution, early monasticism, the global scope of ancient Christianity, and the formation of Christian liturgy. Part two examines key themes and ideas, including biblical interpretation, war and violence, hymnography, the role of women, attitudes to wealth, and early Christian views about slavery and sexuality. McGuckin gives the reader a sense of the real condition of early Christian life, not simply what the literate few had to say. Written for student and scholar alike, The Path of Christianity is a lively, readable, and masterful account of ancient Christian history, destined to be the standard for years to come. Continue Reading Path Of Christianity

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  • Revolutionaries The World Turned Upside Down

    $13.95

    God is raising up a transformation generation in the earth today. Discover the life of a spiritual revolutionary through the study of Scripture and parallels from history. In Revolutionaries: The World Turned Upside Down, Pastor Joshua Gay guides the reader on a journey revealing the characteristics and principles of sons and daughters who are called to release spiritual revolution in our society. Are you one who is called to be a spiritual revolutionary? A new generation is arising in this day to see revival, restoration, and reformation released within all aspects of culture. Take your rightful place as one who is moving in your God-given destiny and purpose. Begin to move in the power that God has released to you. Revolutionaries will see the world turned upside down! Continue Reading Revolutionaries The World Turned Upside Down

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  • Reinhold Niebuhr

    $14.95

    Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971), arguably the most influential American theologian since Jonathan Edwards, was the one American who found a comfortable place in a modern Pantheon comprised mainly of Europeans. His doctrine of sin as pride has become a modern classic, and he helped many to see how anxiety is the matrix for both inordinate self-assertion and sensuality. Not only a brilliant and articulate thinker, Niebuhr was also a deeply compassionate, sensitive human being and an ardent champion of social justice. He remains a model for us today as he teaches us how to communicate the gospel in a secular age. The Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series remains a mustread for anyone eager to understand these theologians and their impact on today’s church. Continue Reading Reinhold Niebuhr

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  • Reformation Questions Reformation Answers

    $15.00

    What does Protestant mean? What are the differences in worship among Protestants? Who were the Huguenots? What does the Reformation mean for us today? This new book by best-selling author Don McKim answers these questions and many more, providing the essential of the history of the Protestant Reformation.

    In an easy-to-use question-and-answer style, Reformation Questions, Reformation Answers highlights the key facts, people, and theologies of the Protestant Reformation, as well as major legacies of the historical movement. Published in time for the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, this new resource will help readers understand a critical moment in Christian history that still deeply affects who the church is today. Continue Reading Reformation Questions Reformation Answers

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  • Why Should I Be Interested In Church History

    $3.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9781601785077Joel Beeke | Michael HaykinBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2016Cultivating Biblical GodlinessPublisher: Reformation Heritage Books

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  • Beyond The 95 Theses

    $16.99

    Does your knowledge of Martin Luther’s writings start and end with the hymn A Mighty Fortress Is Our God?

    As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation he put into motion, we discover a Martin Luther who was one of history’s most colorful and influential figures. His story is well known, but his powerful writing is often unfamiliar to us.

    This illustrated introductory guide to Luther’s life, theology, and works introduces and summarizes his major writings, such as The Bondage of the Will and On the Councils and the Church, and includes, with annotations, the complete Ninety-Five Theses. Stephen Nichols also gives encouragement and guidance for studying Luther’s ethical writings, table talk, hymns, and sermons. Includes a select guide for further reading. Continue Reading Beyond The 95 Theses

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  • 2000 Years Of Christs Power Volume 4

    $29.99

    The fourth volume of 2,000 Years of Christ’s Power spans from the 16th to the 18th century. It presents a time from which English Protestantism, Scottish Presbyterianism, and French Catholicism, to name only a few, were birthed and refined. Perhaps few eras have had such a direct impact on the characteristics of our own period of history. Continue Reading 2000 Years Of Christs Power Volume 4

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  • 2000 Years Of Christs Power Volume 2

    $29.99

    The Middle Ages have be seen as a time of hardship and oppression, full of Popes and Crusades. Continue Reading 2000 Years Of Christs Power Volume 2

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  • 2000 Years Of Christs Power Volume 1

    $29.99

    Every generation has an uncanny tendency to view themselves as more enlightened than those that have gone before. The Church certainly has made mistakes all through history – and yet, no insights which we possess would be possible without the efforts, and even some of the mistakes, of our ancestors. The first volume of 2,000 Years of Christ’s Power covers the period from the 1st Century AD to the start of the Middle Ages. From the works of Saint Augustine of Hippo to the first apologetic ever penned, this time in history established the foundations of what we take for granted today. Continue Reading 2000 Years Of Christs Power Volume 1

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  • Survey Of Church History Part 6 Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $15.00

    The twentieth century witnessed the rise and fall of empires, as well as the vast growth of the church through world missions. In many ways, the twentieth century contains the best and worst of human history. In this lecture series, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey considers the development of the church in the modern world, even as world wars, social revolutions, and doctrinal controversies threatened its expansion. Though the church met many challenges in this century, Christ continued to build His church as His gospel spread throughout the world. Continue Reading Survey Of Church History Part 6 Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Survey Of Church History Part 5 Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $15.00

    If we want to understand ourselves and our churches, we need to know where we’ve been. Despite rising Darwinism, growing liberalism, a wave of revivalism, and many other tremendous challenges, the 19th century was a time of fervent missionary endeavor and a growing Church. In this series, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey surveys the remarkable landscape of the 19th century, illuminating the failures and triumphs of that age and helping us understand the opportunities and challenges of our own day.

    Part 1 A.D. 100-600, Part 2 A.D. 500-1500, Part 3 A.D. 1500-1620, Part 4 A.D. 1600-1800, Part 6 A.D. 1900-2000, or the complete set, are also available. Continue Reading Survey Of Church History Part 5 Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Pentecostal Outpourings : Revival And The Reformed Tradition

    $20.00

    When Jesus ascended to heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, He poured out His Holy Spirit at Pentecost. This significant historical and redemptive event was not the last time Christ poured out His Spirit in redemptive history. Mindful of these subsequent acts, Pentecostal Outpourings presents historical research on revivals in the Reformed tradition during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Investigating the British Isles, it observes the outpourings experienced among Welsh Calvinistic Methodists, Irish Dissenters, Calvinistic English Baptists, and Scottish Presbyterians. It then moves on to evaluate the revival instincts among Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Baptists, and the Dutch Reformed in America. May the knowledge of these outpourings of the Holy Spirit help us seek God earnestly to revive His Church once again. Continue Reading Pentecostal Outpourings : Revival And The Reformed Tradition

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  • Survey Of Church History Part 4 Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $15.00

    As the Protestant church carried the Reformation into the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, it faced numerous challenges from without and from within. Europe was witnessing dramatic changes as the medieval world began to give way to the modern. Having broken with the Roman Catholic Church, Protestants faced the prospect of ever-deepening division among its own members. But despite the numerous threats, the Reformed church pressed forward. In this series, join Dr. W. Robert Godfrey as he surveys the history of the Reformed church in the English-speaking world. You will study the Puritans from England to New England. You will also meet such notable figures as John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, and Jonathan Edwards, all of whom played major roles in the First Great Awakening.

    Part 1 A.D. 100-600, Part 2 A.D. 500-1500, Part 3 A.D. 1500-1620, Part 5 A.D. 1800-1900 and Part 6 A.D. 1900-2000, or the complete set, are also available. Continue Reading Survey Of Church History Part 4 Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • 1 Church Under God

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    The church has been established as that place where the values of eternity operate in history. It is a place where weary people can go to find truth, acceptance, freedom, forgiveness and hope. Operating in the world while being a model for the world, it offers an alternative to the world. God has so positioned and postured this unique body of Christ as a community of individuals spiritually linked together with the primary purpose of reflecting and legislating the values of His kingdom.

    In One Church Under God, Dr. Tony Evans explores the purpose, Person, presence, people, power and proclamation of the church in order to equip believers to fully live out the great commission of Christ. This booklet is a part of the Life under God Series – a 5 book series adapted from the 5 sections found in The Kingdom Agenda, the legacy work of Dr. Tony Evans. This booklet is based on the One Church under God section. Continue Reading 1 Church Under God

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  • Underground Church

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    The Chinese house church is one of the most misunderstood and controversial subjects in Christian world missions today. Many questions about it abound, such as…

    *How did it start?
    *How does it work?
    *How is it led?
    *Why does it continue to experience revival?
    *Is it necessary, now that China has extended religious freedoms?

    Much of the confusion is caused by the Chinese government, which deceives journalists and foreign missionaries with promises of religious freedom that are never kept.

    The truth is, the house churches of China are growing at a phenomenal rate. Never in the history of the world have so many people in such a short time left one belief system for another without a hostile revolution. Lives in China are being transformed daily by the gospel of Jesus Christ and the display of His miraculous power.

    The Underground Church demystifies the Chinese house church movement, with real-life examples and personal testimonies from Chinese Christians. The movement’s unique characteristics-both good and bad-are addressed, as well as how they have led to the church’s astonishing growth.

    Be amazed at what God is doing in China!
    Continue Reading Underground Church

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  • True Stories Of The Miracles Of Azusa Street And Beyond

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    The Book of Acts never ended!

    A generation today is asking, Where are all God’s miracles which our fathers told us about? (Judges 6:13).

    From 1960-1966, author Tommy Welchel answered this question, living among the youth of one of the greatest spiritual outpourings ever experienced-the Azusa Street Revival. During this time, Tommy recorded first-hand accounts of the miracles that they had witnessed… and even performed themselves!

    These testimonies have been shared around the world, and the results have been amazing: Miraculous healings, supernatural phenomena, and impossible situations being turned around by a wonder-working God.

    As you read about the miracles that God performed during this great move of His Spirit, your faith will be stirred to:
    *Encourage others that God’s healing power has not passed away
    *Believe for the miraculous in your life
    *Release supernatural breakthrough to people who need a touch from God

    Prepare to experience a fresh outpouring of God’s Spirit… today! Continue Reading True Stories Of The Miracles Of Azusa Street And Beyond

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  • Survey Of Church History Part 3 Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $15.00

    We live in a world that has been profoundly shaped by events that occurred in the sixteenth century. In addition to landmark developments in economics, government, and culture, this crucial century witnessed a powerful renewal of biblical Christianity. Amid opposition and uncertainty, faithful Christian leaders expressed a passion for the gospel and a commitment to the authority of Scripture that have influenced generations of believers. In this third installment of his journey through church history, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey brings to life the stories of those who dedicated their lives to proclaiming the truth of God’s Word in the Protestant Reformation.

    Part 1 A.D. 100-600, Part 2 A.D. 500-1500, Part 4 A.D. 1600-1800, Part 5 A.D. 1800-1900 and Part 6 A.D. 1900-2000, or the complete set, are also available. Continue Reading Survey Of Church History Part 3 Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Awakening In Wales

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    Watchman Nee called it the greatest known revival in church history. On October 31, 1904, Evan Roberts, a twenty-six-year-old former miner, returned home from a ministry training program, having quit at the urging of the Holy Spirit. That night, he joined sixteen other young people at a village chapel, and from that humble origin sprang a spiritual revival that roared across the hills and valleys of Wales. Thousands of souls were welcomed into God’s kingdom. Even the press could not ignore the changes occurring and eagerly reported on Roberts’ every move.

    As suddenly as he had appeared, Roberts vanished from the world stage, only to reemerge twenty years later. What happened? How did God work so miraculously?

    Jessie Penn-Lewis was well-acquainted with the revival, and with its leader, Evan Roberts. Her clear and concise history of the events of that time remains a treasure for all those who pray for revival to return in our day. Continue Reading Awakening In Wales

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  • That God May Be All In All

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    That God May Be Your All-in-All (This work of Andrew Murray has never been published in book form before.)
    The pathway to the deeper Christian life is revealed in three powerful Keswick sermons preached by Andrew Murray in 1895: Carnal and Spiritual-How to leave the carnal life behind and become a truly spiritual Christian.
    The Pathway to the Higher Life-How to find the way to a closer walk with God.

    That God May Be All in All-How to let God have the preeminence in your life.

    Also included in this book are two testimonies given by Reverend Murray at Keswick Conventions of 1892 and 1895, and his teaching on deeper Christian life. You will hear this fiery and annointed preacher speaking to you and you will feel his holiness and spiritual power flowing into you as you read these edifying works.

    Topics include: Daily fellowship with God. How to leave the wilderness behind and enter into the Promised Land. How to obtain and secure the blessing of God for your life. How to walk in the presence of Christ. How to become an effective minister. How to consecrate yourself to God so that He may be all in all to you. Continue Reading That God May Be All In All

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  • To Serve This Present Age

    $14.99

    KEY FEATURES:

    Reviews the history of the black church’s social justice contributions and leadership
    Establishes today’s need for justice ministries in the congregation and community
    Spotlights real-life ministries and initiatives
    Provides sample training manual materials

    At a time when the African American church is increasingly associated with the controversial prosperity gospel, pastors Danielle Ayers and Reginald Williams remind black church leaders of the prophetic call to do justice. Exploring first the biblical foundations for justice work that goes beyond charity, the authors also recall the storied history of the black church’s leadership in the Civil Rights Movement. From there, this practical resource establishes the contemporary need for justice ministries in the congregation and the community. From initiatives of care and education to programs of action and collaboration, discover the transforming impact the church can have on society, culture, and community through diverse social justice ministries. Features Spotlights on real-life ministries and initiatives, as well as two training manual sections, Doing Justice and Our Vote. Continue Reading To Serve This Present Age

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  • World Changers : Fascinating Figures From Church History

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    They Served the Lord They Loved

    Bible teacher Herbert Lockyer presents brief biographical sketches of the stirring deeds and extraordinary accomplishments of some of the greatest men of God in church history. Though human, with their own faults, flaws, and missteps, these men had a passion to serve God in a needy world, and their stories still thrill our hearts and create within us a desire to follow Christ, wherever He may lead us.

    The biographies include…
    *Martin Luther
    *George Wishart
    *John Knox
    *Robert Murray McCheyne
    *David Livingstone
    *John Bunyan
    *John Wesley
    *Charles Haddon Spurgeon

    These men were outstanding and strategic witnesses for Christ. Their influence and encouragement of God’s church continues to build up the faith of believers, even today. Continue Reading World Changers : Fascinating Figures From Church History

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  • Survey Of Church History Part 2 Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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    As the Roman Empire gradually crumbled in the fifth century AD, the people of the Mediterranean world turned to the church for leadership and direction in a new era of uncertainty. The next thousand years would prove to be a complex experiment in Christian civilization, one in which the church played a pivotal role in the development of Western government, thought, and culture. Join Dr. W. Robert Godfrey as he explores the hopes, challenges, triumphs, and tragedies of Christianity during the Middle Ages.

    Part 1 A.D. 100-600, Part 3 A.D. 1500-1620, Part 4 A.D. 1600-1800, Part 5 A.D. 1800-1900 and Part 6 A.D. 1900-2000, or the complete set, are also available. Continue Reading Survey Of Church History Part 2 Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Book That Made Your World

    $19.99

    Understand where we came from.

    Whether you’re an avid student of the Bible or a skeptic of its relevance, The Book That Made Your World will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization.

    Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium. From politics and science, to academia and technology, the Bible’s sacred copy became the key that unlocked the Western mind.

    Through Mangalwadi’s wide-ranging and fascinating investigation, you’ll discover:
    *What triggered the West’s passion for scientific, medical, and technological advancement *How the biblical notion of human dignity informs the West’s social structure and how it intersects with other worldviews
    *How the Bible created a fertile ground for women to find social and economic empowerment
    *How the Bible has uniquely equipped the West to cultivate compassion, human rights, prosperity, and strong families
    *The role of the Bible in the transformation of education
    *How the modern literary notion of a hero has been shaped by the Bible’s archetypal protagonist

    Journey with Mangalwadi as he examines the origins of a civilization’s greatness and the misguided beliefs that threaten to unravel its progress. Learn how the Bible transformed the social, political, and religious institutions that have sustained Western culture for the past millennium, and discover how secular corruption endangers the stability and longevity of Western civilization. Continue Reading Book That Made Your World

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  • Quest For Revival

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    Revival is sweeping the globe! God is sending another wave of revival across the world. He is calling us out of our comfort zone to catch this wave of His Spirit s most powerful move yet. God has never been outdone by a previous generation. The greatest churches are yet to be built. The greatest signs and wonders are yet to be performed. He is saving His best for last! And part of this great move of God is your destiny in His plan for these last days! The Quest for Revival reveals the power and perils of great revivals of the past to help springboard you into this next move of the Holy Spirit. Focusing on key scriptural foundations that were at the heart of great revivalists such as Charles Parham, William Seymour, John G. Lake, Smith Wigglesworth, Aimee Semple-McPherson, Kathryn Kuhlman and others, Ron McIntosh reveals the keys to successfully following God s wave of revival and the deceptions the enemy uses to hinder you. Continue Reading Quest For Revival

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  • Survey Of Church History Part 1 Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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    Many committed, knowledgeable believers still know little about the history of the church. As a result, they’re missing a testament to God’s steadfastness over the centuries. Now, a monumental new teaching series sheds crucial light on church history, demonstrating God’s promise to build and preserve his church so that the gates of hell will not prevail against it (Matt. 16:18). Join Dr. W. Robert Godfrey as he takes believers through the first twelve lectures of what will be a seventy-three-lecture series covering theology, apologetics, notable church fathers, and much more.

    Part 2 A.D. 500-1500, Part 3 A.D. 1500-1620, Part 4 A.D. 1600-1800, Part 5 A.D. 1800-1900 and Part 6 A.D. 1900-2000, or the complete set, are also available. Continue Reading Survey Of Church History Part 1 Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

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  • Shifting Romance With Israel

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    Everyone interested in Israel and its relationships with religious groups in the United States will be enthralled with this thoroughly researched and thoughtfully presented examination of two world-changing movements. Shifting Romance with Israel is an intellectual discussion about the fraternal twin movements: Zionism and American Pentecostalism, birthed at the beginning of the 20th century. Both newborns, initially treated as weak and infantile in a religiously hostile world, had a basis of ideological support in three centuries of American myth and motif. The burgeoning Pentecostal movement of the early decades of the century had great difficulty persuading Christian contemporaries of the legitimacy of their unique doctrine. To assure the perpetuity of the Pentecostal movement, a Latter Rain ideology was created, which used the contemporary Zionist revival as corroborating evidence to restore Israel to Zion and the Church to its radical first-century apostolic essence. Full of credible research and biblically supported substance, the truths within will cause Jews and Christians alike to consider their spiritual relationship with Israel. Continue Reading Shifting Romance With Israel

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  • William J Seymour

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    William J. Seymour was a deeply spiritual man who impressed everyone who met him.

    I do not believe that any man in modern times had a more wonderful deluge of God in his life than God gave that dear fellow, and the glory and power of a real Pentecost swept the world. – John G. Lake

    . . . the meekest man I ever met. – William Durham

    Seymour was an effective leader, writer, teacher, and revivalist. His spiritual impact continues to be felt around the world today. His early work has opened the door to millions of people finding the fullness of the Holy Spirit since the Auzasa Street Revival, which both Life magazine and USA Today have listed as being one of the top 100 nation-impacting events of the 20th century.

    This book is more than the life story of William J. Seymour. It examines the historical context and sources that shaped Seymour’s theology by following his life from Louisiana to Azusa Street, provides us with his original sermons, analyses of his teachings, and the complete and original version of Seymour’s only book, Doctrine and Disciplines of the Apostolic Faith Mission of Los Angeles, originally published in 1915.

    William J. Seymour, the pioneer and messenger of Azusa Street, continues to speak to our hearts today with messages that are as timely now as when he first uttered them. His confident and steady voice calls us to holiness, repentance, faith, and racial reconciliation. Continue Reading William J Seymour

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  • Pagan Christianity : Exploring The Roots Of Our Church Practices (Revised)

    $15.99

    Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we dress up for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, and choirs? This ground-breaking book, now in affordable softcover, makes an unsettling proposal: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence and extensive footnotes that document the origins of modern Christian church practices. In the process, the authors uncover the problems that emerge when the church functions more like a business organization than the living organism it was created to be. As you reconsider Christ’s revolutionary plan for his church-to be the head of a fully functioning body in which all believers play an active role-you’ll be challenged to decide whether you can ever do church the same way again. Continue Reading Pagan Christianity : Exploring The Roots Of Our Church Practices (Revised)

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  • How The Church Lost The Truth

    $14.99

    It should have been so simple. There was the Bible, God’s authoritative and complete word for mankind. His gift to us. One volume of sixty six books in all, from In the beginning to amen. One basic message. Choose Life, He said. So what did we do? We chose … denominations, 38,000 of them. One book, thousands of interpretations.

    Snake handlers in Kansas, Prosperity teachers in Washington, Liberationists in El Salvador, Gay Bishops in New Hampshire, New Age rectors in London. They all claim the Bible as their inspiration and rulebook. Once this book is opened, why is it that folk seem to see different things? One book, one message, one Babel. How come? Where can the Truth be found or has the Church lost The Truth?

    This explosive book tells the whole sad story of what actually happened to the Church over the last two thousand years and how it managed to lose its focus and take on so many ideas from Greek philosophy that Christianity has just become a melting point of truth mixed up with very strange ideas.

    If Jesus were to return today, which Church – if any – could He call his own?

    In this challenging, provocative but entertaining book the author examines what has happened to some key battlegrounds for Truth and asks, where did those ideas come from?

    *How did God kick things off?
    *How does He deal with His covenant people?
    *Who does He let into heaven?
    *What is Hell really like?
    *How is He really going to wrap things up?

    Some of the answers will astound you and you may also be prompted to ask the question, how has the Church managed to lose so much Truth?

    Prepare to be challenged to the very core of your faith. Continue Reading How The Church Lost The Truth

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  • Rediscovering The Church Fathers

    $19.99

    An introduction to sixteen church fathers, outlining their roles in church history and their teaching on a number of topics. While the church today looks quite different than it did two thousand years ago, Christians share the same faith with the church fathers. Although separated by time and culture, we have much to learn from their lives and teaching. This book is an organized and convenient introduction to the church fathers from AD 100 to 500. Michael Haykin surveys the lives and teachings of sixteen Fathers, looking at their role in such issues as determining the canon and their teaching on topics such as martyrdom and the relationship between church and state. Ignatius, Cyprian, Athanasius, Origen, and others were foundational in the growth and purity of early Christianity, and their impact continues to shape the church today. Evangelical readers interested in the historical roots of Christianity will find this to be a helpful introductory volume. Continue Reading Rediscovering The Church Fathers

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  • Mission History Of Asian Churches

    $17.99

    Some decades ago the prospect of reaching the entire world with the gospel appeared very dim indeed. In a world population that was virtually exploding with growth, how could Christians begin to reach the billions of fellow humans? Then missionaries began mastering the multiplied languages on earth, placing the Bible on paper, making recordings of the gospel, and beaming the Word of God out on radio and television waves. A portion of the Bible was translated painstakingly into over a thousand languages. The entire Bible was translated into several hundred. There was reason to be hopeful. Missionaries taught nationals how to plant churches. Then nationals started planting churches, and churches begat churches . . . Bible translators had and continue to play a crucial role in the mission of reaching every people with the gospel, and this book describes how. Follow them into the fascinating, exciting world of Bible translation. Continue Reading Mission History Of Asian Churches

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  • Kregel Pictorial Guide To Church History

    $11.99

    One of the evangelical world’s most experienced professors of church history presents an accurate and visual look at the Reformation – an unprecedented era of intellectual and cultural advance, born out of religious renewal. John Hannah focuses on such radical reformers as Martin Luther and John Calvin, who unleashed a revolution that would reshape the church for all subsequent centuries. Loaded with four-color charts, maps, photographs, and illustrations, this concise guide to the New Testament is perfect for personal study or classroom use. Continue Reading Kregel Pictorial Guide To Church History

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  • Apostolic Fathers

    $8.99

    A collection of the earliest known writings of the church, The Apostolic Fathers includes a sermon and six brief documents: the First and Second Epistles of Clement, the Didache, the Epistles of Ignatius, the Epistle of Polycarp, the Epistle about Polycarp’s Martyrdom, and the Shepherd of Hermas. There are two ways, one of life and one of death, begins the Didache, and between the two ways there is a great difference. Followers of the way of life today will find much encouragement of those who first embarked on the path two millennia ago. Continue Reading Apostolic Fathers

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  • Como Llego La Biblia Hasta Nos

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    In order to value the Bible as the Word of God with all the authority and transcendence this implies, we need to understand how the Canon of Scripture was put together. Continue Reading Como Llego La Biblia Hasta Nos

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  • Through Western Eyes

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    Abbreviations ……………………………………………………………..6
    A Chronology Of Persons And Events ………………………………7
    Preface ……………………………………………………………………. 11
    PART ONE
    THE CHURCH OF THE ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
    1. From Jerusalem To Constantinople ………………………………..19
    2. On To Chalcedon ……………………………………………………….39
    3. Constantinople And Nicaea Again ………………………………….55
    4. Fathers Of The Church …………………………………………………81
    5. The Eastern Church From The Seventh Century ………………115
    PART TWO:
    THEOLOGY
    6. Of Prayers And Icons ………………………………………………… 143
    7. Scripture And Tradition …………………………………………….. 173
    8. Church And Sacraments …………………………………………….. 199
    9. The Trinity …………………………………………………………….221
    10. Salvation: Justification, Deification And Synergism ………….243
    PART THREE:
    COMPARATIVE EVALUATION
    11. Areas Of Agreement, Misunderstanding And Disagreement … 271
    12. The Long Term Perspective ( John 17) ………………………….. 291
    Glossary …………………………………………………………………297
    Bibliography ……………………………………………………………311

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    The culture of the Eastern Church is alien to our experience. Yet the more we familiarize ourselves with the Eastern Church the more we recognize, for all the differences, the family resemblances. The family has been parted for a very long time. But chances have arisen to meet again and get to know one another. In recent years, Eastern Orthodoxy has emerged vividly on the radar of Western Christians – hitherto, it was largely ignored. The separation has been due to the long-term historical disruption caused by differences in language, outlook and theology and eventually by the depredations of Islam. Because of these East and West went their separate ways. As a result, the respective theologies appear at times to inhabit parallel universes. However, this ignorance is changing. Eastern Orthodoxy is increasingly popular in the Anglo-Saxon world. It conveys a sense of mystery, of continuity with the past, of dignified worship at a time when evangelical Protestantism is increasingly cheapened and trivialized. This book examines the history and theology of Orthodoxy from a Reformed perspective. There are clear and significant areas of agreement – a common allegiance to the triune God; the person of Christ; the authority of Scripture and the truth of the gospel. At the same time there are many areas of disagreement, where it seems that Orthodoxy and Protestantism are at odds. However, there are also misunderstandings on both sides, where proponents of either position are not normally dealing accurately with what the other holds to be true. In drawing attention to the agreements and misunderstandings Robert Letham trusts that readers may come to a better understanding of exactly where the real differences lie. We can learn from Orthodoxy – if our assumption is that the most important thing is to grow in our knowledge of Christ. Continue Reading Through Western Eyes

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  • Eusebius : The Church History

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    This highly affordable paperback edition includes Maier’s best-selling translation, historical commentary on each book of The Church History, and ten maps and illustrations. Continue Reading Eusebius : The Church History

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  • Courage And Conviction

    $9.99

    Let history come to life – just the way it should do.

    Read the stories of the reformers in the 16th and 17th centuries who changed the face of the Christian church forever.

    Meet the German monk, the French scholar, and the Scottish tutor who protested corruption in the church. Get to know the queens and explorers who risked everything for the freedom to worship according to their consciences.

    It was a time of war and upheaval, but also a time of promise and hope. From Erasmus and Luther to Katherine Parr and William Bradford, God used different personalities in different places to bring sweeping changes to church government and the way we worship. Learn from their mistakes and be encouraged by their amazing strengths and gifts.

    Extra features throughout this book look deeper into issues such as the Scientific Revolution, wars of religion, the Puritans, and the settling of the Americas.

    This is the third book in a series intended to cover the history of the Christian church through its people and key events. They are written with 9-14 year olds in mind but the modern, relaxed and enthusiastic style is infectious. This is history without the wooliness – and with all the wonder. Continue Reading Courage And Conviction

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  • Rose Book Of Bible And Christian History Time Lines

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    ROSE BOOK OF BIBLE AND CHRISTIAN HISTORY TIME LINE

    Six thousand years and 20 feet of time lines in one beautiful hard-bound cover! This unique resource allows you to easily store and reference two time lines in book form. These gorgeous time lines printed on heavy chart paper can also be slipped out of their binding and posted in a hallway or large room for full effect.

    *The 10-foot detailed Bible Time Line compares Scriptural events with world history and Middle East history. Shows hundreds of facts; includes dates of kings, prophets, battles, and key events. Colorful photos and illustrations.

    *The 10-foot Church History Time line begins with the life of Jesus and continues to the present day. Includes brief explanations of more than 300 key people and events that all Christians should know. Emphasis on world missions, the expansion of Christianity, and Bible translation in other languages. Packed with colorful photos. Continue Reading Rose Book Of Bible And Christian History Time Lines

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  • Azusa Street And Beyond

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    In honor of the Azusa Street Centennial Anniversary, McClung has collected the works of many of the men who have chronicled or led the Pentecostal movement for the past 100 years and put their essays into a single volume that is considered by many to be the one central sourcebook on Pentecostal missions and church growth. The book is divided into four perspectives: history (a visit to Azusa Street), theology, practice, and the future of the Pentecostal missions. Continue Reading Azusa Street And Beyond

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  • Untold Story Of The New Testament Church

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    A scholar of the New Testament Church and a forerunner of modern church renewal, Frank Viola casts his gaze back at the birth pangs of first century Christianity in this book. Using a you-are-there approach, this epic volume gives readers a first-hand account of how the witness of Christ’s testimony impacted the world. In the era right after the Day of Pentecost, the power of Holy Spirit prompted a massive harvest of souls yet a great persecution surged against those preaching Good News to the lost. Now, get up-close with apostles Paul, Peter, and John and learn of their personal struggles to fight for the faith amidst a backdrop of in-house strife and foreign tyranny Continue Reading Untold Story Of The New Testament Church

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  • Eternal Church : A Prophetic Look At The Church Her History Restoration And

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    176 Pages

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    Dr. Bill Hamon takes the reader on a journey throughout the history of the Church. Beginning at the origination of the Church in the first century, he proceeds to the deterioration of the Church during the Middle Ages and the restoration of the Church from the time of the reformation to present. He also explores the eternal destination of the Church in the years to come, including the eternal ages. This unique perspective shows graphically the why’s as well as the what’s of church history. Bill Hamon is a valid modern prophet who writes the story of the Church of Jesus Christ from the perspective of one who not only sees the past, but also has glimpses into the future.
    Continue Reading Eternal Church : A Prophetic Look At The Church Her History Restoration And

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  • Foxes Book Of Martyrs (Revised)

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    In 1563, John Foxe began a memorial of martyrs starting with Stephen, the first to die for the cause of Christ, and ending with the most recent martyrs of his day; those killed during Bloody Mary’s reign. He knew that dangers lay in forgetting the martyrs–in being insensitive to their struggles. Martyrdom is not a thing of the past; every day the Christian church is persecuted in countries all over the world. More Christians were afflicted in the twentieth century then all the past centuries combined. If the Church is not reminded of the cost to follow Christ, she will die. Be vulnerable to the cries of the martyrs. Let their courage, their faith, their love–touch your life. This updated version includes reports on modern martyrs of the 20th and 21st century, a full color timeline of selected events and people for historical reference, and has been carefully edited into Modern American English for today’s reader. Continue Reading Foxes Book Of Martyrs (Revised)

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  • Dictionary Of Early Christian Beliefs Super Saver

    $24.97

    Interest in the ways of the early church has never been more intense. What did early Christians believe about the divinity of Christ? What were the beliefs of those who sat at the feet of Jesus’ disciples? Now, for the first time, a unique dictionary has been developed to allow easy access to the ancient material and furnish ready answers to these questions and others like them. David W. Bercot has painstakingly combed the writings of these early church leaders and categorized the heart of their thinking into more than 700 theological, moral, and historical topics to create A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs. Wonderfully suited for devotional or thematic study as well as sermon illustration, this resource offers a window into the world of the early church and affords a special opportunity to examine topically the thoughts of students of the original apostles, as well as other great lights in the life of the early church.

    * Collects relevant comments on key Christian concepts from prominent figures such as Origen, Clement of Alexandria, Clement of Rome, and Hippolytus.
    * Includes key biblical verses associated with a given topic.
    * Offers brief definitions of unfamiliar terms or concepts, allowing easy access to the ancient material.
    * Provides a Who’s Who of ante-Nicene Christianity to put in context the ancient Christian writers.
    * Discusses more than 700 key theological, moral, and historical topics.
    * Gives strategic cross-reverences to related topics.
    * Functions as a topical index to the writings of the Ante-Nicene Fathers.
    Continue Reading Dictionary Of Early Christian Beliefs Super Saver

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  • Historia De La Iglesia Cristia

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    This is a complete explanation of the fundamental beliefs of faith and the formation of the early Christian Church. Continue Reading Historia De La Iglesia Cristia

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  • Church In The New Testament

    $24.99

    This comprehensive reference work is a must for every serious student of the New Testament church. Encyclopedic in scope yet succinct in presentation, this survey provides greater understanding of the church, both universally and locally. Topics include the church in the Old Testament; the progressive revelation of the church throughout the Gospels; Acts and the Epistles; and more Continue Reading Church In The New Testament

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  • Daughters Of The Church

    $39.99

    Rich in historical events and colorfully written, this fascinating account of women in the church spans nearly two thousand years of church history. It tells of events and aspirations, determination and disappointment, patience and achievement that mark the history of daughters of the church from the time of Jesus to the present. The authors have endeavored to present an objective story. The very fact that readers may find themselves surprised now and again by the prominent role of women in certain events and movements proves an inequality that historical narrative has often been guilty of. This is a book about women. It is a setting straight off the record — a restoring of balance to history that has repeatedly played down the significance of the contributions of women to the theology, the witness, the movements, and the growth of the church. An exegetical study of relevant Scripture passages offers stimulating thought for discussion and for serious reevaluation of historical givens. This volume is enriched by pictures, appendixes, bibliography, and indexes. Like many of the women whose stories it tells, this book has a subdued strength that should not be underestimated. Continue Reading Daughters Of The Church

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  • Story Of The Christian Church (Revised)

    $14.99

    No institution has spanned more centuries and more continents than the Christian church. Its dramatic story is one of bloodshed and peace, corruption and purity. Here Dr. Hurlbut retells this story in an objective, concise, and clear style, emphasizing the spirit of the church, its growth and maturation, and the causes leading to historic events and their resulting influence. Accurate, up-to-date, and vividly presented, Hurlbut’s Story of the Christian Church traces the six general periods of church history from A.D. 30 to the present day. A concluding section, covering the period since Dr. Hurlbut’s death, has been added in this revised edition, thus giving the reader a complete, easily understood overview of the Christian church. Designed for two audiences, this book contains outlines and references in the margins to aid the student or teacher along with a continuous narrative and numerous illustrations for the general reader. It is ideal for Sunday school use, since it includes suggested outlines and review questions for each chapter at the end of the book. Continue Reading Story Of The Christian Church (Revised)

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