Church History in Plain Language: Fourth EditionZondervan Academic #ad - This latest edition of the book takes a close look at the rapid growth of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the southern hemisphere, examines the influence of technology on the spread of the gospel, addresses the decline in traditional mainline denominations, and discusses how Christianity intersects with other religions in countries all over the world.
This concise book provides an easy-to-read guide to church history with intellectual substance. The new edition of church History in Plain Language promises to be the new standard for readable church history. Features include:includes contemporary developments related to the spread of the gospelDiscusses how technology has an impact on how the church worships and growsCovers the explosion of Christianity in the southern hemisphere Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Church History in Plain Language: Fourth Edition #ad - The fourth edition of shelley’s classic one-volume history of the church brings the story of Christianity into the twenty-first century. With more than 315, 000 copies sold, this is the story of the church for today’s readers.
The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global ChristianityOxford University Press #ad - In this new and substantially expanded third Edition, Asia, Philip Jenkins continues to illuminate the remarkable expansion of Christianity in the global South--in Africa, and Latin America. Oxford university Press USA. How should we interpret the enormous success of prosperity churches across the global south? politically, or does it threaten only to bring new kinds of division and conflict? does christianity liberate women, what will be the impact of new Christian movements? Will Christianity contribute to liberating the poor, or introduce new scriptural bases for subjection?Acclaim for previous editions of The Next Christendom:Named one of the Top Religion Books of 2002 by USA TodayNamed One of the Top Ten Religion Books of the Year by Booklist 2002Winner of the Christianity Today Book Award in the category of "Christianity and Culture" 2002"Jenkins is to be commended for reminding us, to give voices to the previously silent, throughout the often gripping pages of this lively work.
. That the history of Christianity is the history of innovative--and unpredictable--adaptations. The new york times Book Review"This is a landmark book. The next christendom is chillingly realistic about the relationship between Christianity and Islam. Russell shaw, crisis"if the times demand nothing less than a major rethinking of contemporary global history from a Christian perspective, The Next Christendom will be one of the significant landmarks pointing the way.
The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity #ad - Mark noll, books & Culture Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Managers As Mentors: Building Partnerships for LearningBerrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - New chapters cover topics such as the role of mentoring in spurring innovation and mentoring a diverse and dispersed workforce accustomed to interacting digitally. Thomas Nelson Publishers. Also new to this edition is the Mentor’s Toolkit, six resources to help in developing the mentor-protégé relationship.
This latest edition of the classic Managers as Mentors is a rapid-fire read that guides leaders in helping associates grow in today’s tumultuous organizations. Oxford university Press USA. Thoroughly revised throughout with twelve new chapters, this edition places increased emphasis on the mentor acting as a learning catalyst with the protégé rather than simply handing down knowledge.
Managers As Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning #ad - This hands-on guide teaches leaders to be the kind of confident coaches integral to learning organizations. As with previous editions, a fictional case study of a mentor-protégé relationship runs through the book. But now this is augmented with interviews with six top US CEOs.
Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt, and Certainty in Christian DiscipleshipEerdmans #ad - Thomas Nelson Publishers. What results is a perspective that allows Christians to confidently affirm the gospel as public truth in our pluralistic world. Looking to end the divisive conflict that has raged between christians who attack each other either as "liberals" or as "fundamentalists, " Newbigin here gives a historical account of the roots of this conflict in order to begin laying the foundation for a middle ground that will benefit the Christian faith as a whole.
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Reading Scripture Deeply: Millennials Take a Fresh Look at the BibleCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - The holy spirit sent him the apostle Philip whose explanation led to the eunuch’s conversion to Christianity. Thomas Nelson Publishers. Five of our number devoted themselves to the production of two chapters each. In acts 8:26-39 we read the story of the Ethiopian eunuch who longed for someone to come and assist him in understanding the ancient writings of Scripture.
These deal with a range of subjects related to biblical interpretation in the twenty-first century. The fruit of our discussions from that summer appear in the following chapters. The result is a multi-dimensional introduction to the subject for the Bible reader who wishes to know how to approach some of the vexing problems of the biblical text and, more importantly, simply to read the Bible in such a way as to gather the most from this experience.
Reading Scripture Deeply: Millennials Take a Fresh Look at the Bible #ad - Oxford university Press USA. In june of 2013 eight scholars convened at Tyndale House, England, Cambridge, to devote a week to the discussion of how to interpret the Bible. Our vision in the book before us is to come alongside and join in the reading and interpretation of Scripture, so that we can all gain a better knowledge of its meaning and represent that meaning in our lives and relationships.
With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to GodThomas Nelson #ad - Thus utilizing one final preposition, he lays out what it really means to know and experience communion with God—a life of faith, With, hope and love?the very things that we all desperately want and need. You can't read this book and not see yourself and others differently! -Margaret Feinberg, author of Scouting the Divine and Hungry for God Thomas Nelson Publishers.
This is a helpful, encouraging, and inspiring book. Jim belcher, author of deep churchIt doesn’t matter, as old theologians were rumored to argue, how many angels can dance on a pinhead. Oxford university Press USA. In prose elegant and clear, with insights keen and deep, he shows how everything changes with just one word: With.
With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God #ad - It’s a book I want my whole church to read. Mark buchanan, author of spiritual rhythmwho knew that a preposition had so much influence? Skye's book will challenge the way that you think about God and faith digging deep into our motivations and heart issues. But it does matter which preposition governs your faith?over, after, against, under, for, from, with.
Who knew what huge worlds turn on such tiny words? Who knew what theological riches were laced into the bones of grammar? Skye has done a great service to the church. Gilmore, contemporary terms, the experience economyMade of the stuff of spiritual classics and presented in simple, author, Skye Jethani does each of us a great service in calling us to reimagine the way we relate to God.
We so readily fall prey to living out distortions and reductions to our Christian faith?with disastrous consequences.
Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and ReligionBasic Books #ad - An afterword assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution, and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved. The pulitzer prize-winning history of the scopes trial and the battle over evolution and creation in america's schoolsIn the summer of 1925, in a famous debate over science, became the setting for one of the twentieth century's most contentious courtroom dramas, Tennessee, pitting William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes, religion, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, represented by Clarence Darrow and the ACLU, and their place in public education.
. Thomas Nelson Publishers. Edward larson's classic summer for the Gods -- winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History -- is the single most authoritative account of this pivotal event. That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day-in cities and states throughout the country. Oxford university Press USA.
A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology Little BooksIVP Academic #ad - Not only concerned with content and method, Kapic explores the skills, attitudes and spiritual practices needed by those who take up the discipline. Whenever we read, hear or say anything about God, think, we are doing theology. He highlights the value and importance of theological study and explains its unique nature as a serious discipline.
Oxford university Press USA. In the tradition of helmut thielicke's A Little Exercise for Young Theologians, Kelly Kapic offers a concise introduction to the study of theology for newcomers to the field. It affects who we are. Theology is about life, " writes Kapic. This brief, mission, worship, clear and lively primer draws out the relevance of theology for Christian life, witness and more.
A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology Little Books #ad - Yet theology isn't just a matter of what we think. It is not a conversation our souls can afford to avoid. Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform UsIVP Books #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Thomas Nelson Publishers. Instead of just giving information about spiritual disciplines, this handbook is full of practical, accessible guidance that helps you actually practice them. Mothers, nurses, plumbers, fathers, students―we're all on a journey. Maybe you long for a more intimate prayer life or deeper insight from God's Word but just don't know how to get there.
Or maybe you want to learn about new spiritual disciplines like visio divina, unplugging or attentiveness. Here is direction for our desire, leading us to the ultimate destination: more of Christ himself. While the word discipline may make us want to run and hide, the author shows how desires and discipline work together to lead us to the transformation we're longing for―the transformation only Christ can bring.
Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us #ad - . In spiritual disciplines Handbook Adele Calhoun gives us directions for our continuing journey toward intimacy with Christ. Ivp Books. And spiritual disciplines are for all of us who desire to know Christ deeply and be like him. With over 80, 000 copies in print, this well-loved catalog of seventy-five disciplines has been revised throughout and expanded to include thirteen new disciplines along with a new preface by the author.
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation: Third EditionZondervan Academic #ad - With updates and revisions throughout that keep pace with current scholarship, this book offers students the best and most up-to-date information needed to interpret Scripture. Introduction to biblical interpretation:defines and describes hermeneutics, the science of biblical interpretationsuggests effective methods to understand the meaning of the biblical textSurveys the literary, cultural, social, and historical issues that impact any textEvaluates both traditional and modern approaches to Bible interpretationExamines the reader’s role as an interpreter of the text and helps identify what the reader brings to the text that could distort its messageTackles the problem of how to apply the Bible in valid and significant ways todayProvides an extensive and revised annotated list of books that readers will find helpful in the practice of biblical interpretationUsed in college and seminary classrooms around the world, this textbook is a trusted and valuable tool for students and other readers who desire to understand and apply the Bible.
Thomas Nelson Publishers. Oxford university Press USA. Introduction to biblical interpretation, now in its third edition, logical, is a bestselling hermeneutics textbook that sets forth concise, and practical guidelines for discovering the truth in God’s Word. Zondervan. Ivp Books.