Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband’s debt. Forced into prostitution by Dabir, counselor to the Syrian king, Rahab despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime. In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho’s walls–or if she will ever know the meaning of love.
Under Jill Eileen Smith’s talented hand, the familiar story of Rahab bursts forth in high definition. Readers will find themselves fully immersed in a world of dark and dusty streets, clandestine meetings, and daring escapes as a mysterious biblical figure claims her full humanity–and a permanent place in readers’ hearts.
The Bible is certainly the most mysterious book ever created. The Scriptures are filled with hundreds of curious passages that have puzzled both Jews and Christians for thousands of years. In this powerful, faith-building book, respected author Grant R. Jeffrey takes the reader on a journey of mystery while uncovering deep truths found in the word of God.
“It is the glory of God to conceal a thing:
But the honor of Kings is to search out a matter.”
Key Topics Include:
• The Mystery of “3 Days and 3 Nights” and Christ’s Resurrection
• The Mystery of the Virgin Birth and the Star of Bethlehem
• The Fall of the Walls of Jericho
• Ancient Egyptian manuscript confirms the 10 plagues of Exodus
• Joshua’s Long Day
• Jonah and the Great Fish
• The Mystery of the Lost Treasures of the Temple
• Why Christians Worship on Sunday
Find security and hope in a broken world through the unshakable promises of God. Join bestselling author and beloved pastor Max Lucado as he leads you through 30 life-changing promises from God in Praying the Promises. You’ll experience a more intimate and effective prayer life and a deeper faith in the God who keeps every promise.
God makes His character clear throughout the Bible: He is a God who saves us, who is faithful, who sends His Comforter, and who has a good and holy purpose for our lives.
In short, He keeps His promises.
But what does that look like in a broken world? Surrounded by confusion, darkness, violence, and pain, where do we see the promises of God at work in our everyday lives?
Max Lucado invites you into a deeper understanding of the peace and security God offers His people in Praying the Promises, a beautiful book that tells stories of God’s faithfulness and offers tangible ways to implement faith into your own prayer life. Through 30 key Scripture verses, a look into the lives of biblical people of faith, reflections, and prayers, you will see a clearer picture of the promises of God and how He is the rock you can build your life upon.
Whether you are a lifelong believer or if faith is a brand-new adventure, Praying the Promises offers you access to the God who has kept His promises since the beginning of time and will continue to do so for eternity.
A great gift for all ages.
Jesus’ words from the cross are not Jesus’ last words on earth.
Jesus appeared to his fearful and questioning disciples, encouraged them, and gave them his final instructions after his resurrection from the dead. In various settings and at different times, Jesus interacted with many of his followers to show them he was alive. His post-resurrection dialogues with these women and men truly are Jesus’ last words!
In this eight-session LifeGuide Bible study, you will meet the risen Jesus Christ and hear his words. May he encounter you in your life situations, encourage your faith and trust in him, and excite you about engaging others in discussions about Jesus.
For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have provided solid biblical content and raised thought-provoking questions―making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. This series has more than 130 titles on Old and New Testament books, character studies, and topical studies.
Preaching’s Preacher’s Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Pauline Studies)
Ever since E. P. Sanders published Paul and Palestinian Judaism in 1977, students of Paul have been probing, weighing and debating the similarities and dissimilarities between the understandings of salvation in Judaism and in Paul. Do they really share a common notion of divine and human agency? Or do they differ at a deep level? And if so, how? Broadly speaking, the answers have lined up on either side of the old perspective and new perspective divide. But can we move beyond this impasse?
Preston Sprinkle reviews the state of the question and then tackles the problem. Buried in the Old Testament’s Deuteronomic and prophetic perspectives on divine and human agency, he finds a key that starts to turn the rusted lock on Paul’s critique of Judaism. Here is a proposal that offers a new line of investigation and thinking about a crucial issue in Pauline theology.
The companion to Set Apart, this book contains thirty encouraging readings, from a variety of well-known Christian pastors and speakers such as Charles Swindoll and Max Lucado, that lead you towards the best life God has for you: the life of holiness.
Are you bogged down in a spiritual swampland? Do you crave more in your life, but find that something hinders your experience of deeper fellowship with Christ?
Imagine what could happen if you blasted out fo the swamp! Think of the possibilities: joy, peace, and revitalized relationships with God and others!
Dr. Bruce Wilkinson’s 30 Days to Discovering Personal Victory Through Holiness is specifically crafted for the believer who’s ready for change. 30 Days incorporates the wisdom of today’s most influential Christian communicators to reveal priceless insights on the disciplines of purity, managing anger, workaholism, telling the truth, overcoming sexual temptation, and more. Contributors include:
• Max Lucado
• Warren Wiersbe
• Ron Blue
• Howard Hendricks
• Neil Anderson
• Tony Evans
• Erwin Lutzer
• Randy Alcorn
• and many more
Each day offers a breakthrough that can change your life. So go ahead—escape your spiritual swampland and experience the freedom and victory of “heart holiness”—today!
Includes study questions after each chapter to apply its principles to your own life!
It’s been eighteen years since TV crime reporter Andi Hollister’s sister was murdered. The confessed killer is behind bars, and the execution date is looming. But when a letter surfaces stating that the condemned killer didn’t actually do it, Detective Will Kincaide of the Memphis Cold Case Unit will stop at nothing to help Andi get to the bottom of it. After all, this case is personal: the person who confessed to the crime is Will’s cousin. They have less than a week to find the real killer before the wrong person is executed. But much can be accomplished in that week–including uncovering police corruption, running for your life, and falling in love.
With the perfect mixture of intrigue and nail-biting suspense, award-winning author Patricia Bradley invites her readers to crack the case–if they can–alongside the best Memphis has to offer.