Publisher: Time Press
The prophetic book of Malachi reveals the nature of Israel’s covenant relationships with God in the Old Testament. Malachi rebukes Israel for shaming God and calls them to an honoring life. Through this short, dynamic book, we can glimpse into the entire theology of the Old Testament and religious mindset of ancient Israelites.
Readers often misinterpret Scripture for a simple reason—our culture is very different from the ancient cultures of the Bible. For example, Westerners are often “blind” to the social dynamics of honor and shame. The Honor-Shame Paraphrase helps you understand the Bible according to its original cultural context. We highlight social nuances to unlock the meaning of Scripture in insightful and accessible ways. This series is ideal for personal devotions, teaching preparation, ministry preparation, Bible studies, and life groups. Description.
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Price: $2.99 (June 7-8)
This new series of Bible studies for the family is written for the parent in the pew. Each volume serves as an aid to fathers and mothers as they seek to lead their families in daily worship together. The lessons review the main point of the passage under consideration, offer suggested discussion points for children of a variety of ages, suggest songs to broaden the family’s song repertoire, and identify items of prayer.
Incisive insights into contemporary pop culture and its apocalyptic bent
The world is going to hell. So begins this book, pointing to the prevalence of apocalypse — cataclysmic destruction and nightmarish end-of-the-world scenarios — in contemporary entertainment.
In How to Survive the Apocalypse Robert Joustra and Alissa Wilkinson examine a number of popular stories — from the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica to the purging of innocence in Game of Thrones to the hordes of zombies in The Walking Dead — and argue that such apocalyptic stories reveal a lot about us here and now, about how we conceive of our life together, including some of our deepest tensions and anxieties.
Besides analyzing the dystopian shift in popular culture, Joustra and Wilkinson also suggest how Christians can live faithfully and with integrity in such a cultural context.
“From the opening pages, Brouwer spins a riveting tale of intrigue and deceit set against the contemporary backdrop of wealthy Charleston. Nicholas Barrett is abandoned by the women he loves the most: first by his mother, who deserts him as a child, and later by his wife of only four days. Crippled in an accident that costs him everything he holds dear, Nick returns from global wanderings years later determined to discover the shattering truth about his past and to exact revenge. . . Brouwer’s vivid imagery is fresh and engaging. . . He sprinkles his story with just enough startling revelations to propel the reader on to the next page without giving too much away. .the unexpected plot twists and a strong finish will please his fans, who will find it difficult to put this novel down.” From Publishers Weekly
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The perfect gift for baseball fans, now with a new epilogue by author R.A. Dickey, winner of the 2012 Cy Young award.
“An astounding memoir—haunting and touching, courageous and wise.”—Jeremy Schaap, bestselling author, Emmy award-winning journalist, ESPN
In 1996, R.A. Dickey was the Texas Rangers’ much-heralded No. 1 draft choice. Then, a routine physical revealed that his right elbow was missing its ulnar collateral ligament, and his lifelong dream—along with his $810,000 signing bonus—was ripped away. Yet, despite twice being consigned to baseball’s scrap heap, Dickey battled back. Sustained by his Christian faith, the love of his wife and children, and a relentless quest for self-awareness, Dickey is now the starting pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays (he was previously a star pitcher for the New York Mets) and one of the National League’s premier players, as well as the winner of the 2012 Cy Young award.
In Wherever I Wind Up, Dickey eloquently shares his quintessentially American tale of overcoming extraordinary odds to achieve a game, a career, and a life unlike any other.
God’s Book of Proverbs for Graduates is a perfect sophisticated gift for every graduate. This unique arrangement of the Bible’s Proverbs offers wisdom by topic, making it easy for graduates to find relevant and helpful guidance as they begin the next chapter of their lives.