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“In this mind-bending thriller, father-daughter writing team Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker triumph in their faultlessly structured and deconstructed world of religious extremism. . . . the book’s suspenseful plot drives the story forward at a racing pace, making this a riveting novel that will long haunt readers.”–Booklist, Starred Review
Ten years ago, Grace saw something that would forever change the course of history. When evil in its purest form is unleashed on the world, she and others from their religious community are already hidden deep in the hills of Tennessee, abiding by every rule that will keep them safe, pure–and alive. As long as they stay there, behind the red perimeter.
Her older brother’s questions and the arrival of the first outsiders she’s seen in a decade set in motion events that will question everything Grace has built her life on. Enemies rise on all sides–but who is the real enemy? And what will it cost her to uncover the truth?
For the first time, bestselling authors Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker team up and deliver an intense, tightly focused ride through the most treacherous world of all.
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Price: $2.99 (Nov 9-10)
In the late nineteenth century, two distinct reform movements coming out of the Dutch State Reformed Church (the Afscheiding of 1834 and the Doleantie of 1886) merged to form The Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (De Geereformeerde Kerken in Nederland). While both groups had much in common, there remained fundamental points of disagreement, which erupted into controversies over such doctrines as immediate regeneration and presumptive regeneration.
In ‘Saved by Grace’, Herman Bavinck discusses God’s gracious work in bringing fallen sinners to new life and salvation. He gives a careful historical analysis that shows how Reformed theologians have wrestled to understand and express the Holy Spirit’s work in calling and regeneration since the seventeenth century. Bavinck also brings exegetical precision and theological clarity to the discussion, carefully avoiding the errors of undervaluing and overvaluing the use of means in work of salvation. This book, therefore, takes up questions with which every new generation of Reformed writers must grapple.
Table of Contents:
Part I: Introduction
1. The Occasion and Rise of the Controversy
Part II: The Immediate Operation of the Holy Spirit
2. Differing Conceptions of Divine Grace
3. The Reformed Defense of Divine Grace against the Remonstrants
Part III: The Immediate Operation of the Holy Spirit and Means of Grace
4. Augustine and the Reformed on the Means of Grace
He thought it would be a simple rescue mission.
He was wrong.
Days after preventing a sarin gas attack on the nation’s capital, CIA operative, Titus Ray, arrives in Santiago de Cuba on a mission to rescue fellow operative, Ben Mitchell, from the hands of the Los Zetas drug cartel.
It wasn’t simple . . .
After discovering Ben’s abduction was more than a simple kidnapping, Titus joins forces with an unconventional operative whose peculiar ideas threaten to destroy the mission. As the search for Ben reaches a critical stage, Titus is suddenly called back to Langley.
It wasn’t a rescue. . .
When he arrives back in the States, not only does he learn his mission has changed, he also learns he has a rival for Nikki Saxon’s affections. Now, he must make a decision about their relationship. Do they have a future together, or would she be better off without him?
It wasn’t a mission . . .
With Ben’s life in imminent danger, Titus decides to risk everything–his career at the Agency, his future with Nikki Saxon, even his own life–in order to bring Ben Mitchell home.
It wasn’t a rescue mission. It was much more.
More about his survival. More about his faith. More about himself.
Realtor Hannah Thornton has many talents. Unfortunately, selling houses in the town where her family name is practically poison isn’t one of them. When a business tycoon determines to raze historic homes in the small town of Heritage, Michigan, and replace them with a strip mall, Hannah resolves to stop him. She sets about helping Heritage win a restoration grant that will put the town back on the map–and hopefully finally repay the financial debt Hannah’s mother caused the town. But at first, no one supports her efforts–not even her best friend, Luke.
Luke Johnson may have grown up in Heritage, but as a foster kid he never truly felt as if he belonged. Now he has a chance to score a job as an assistant fire chief and earn his place in the town. But when the interview process and Hannah’s restoration project start unearthing things from his past, Luke must decide if belonging is worth the pain of being honest about who he is–and who he was.
In this grab bag we have 9 e-books from Eerdmans. The prices that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
You’re no idiot, of course. You know who Jesus Christ was and why Christmas and Easter are celebrated, but do you know the story of the spread of the Christian religion in all its forms around the world? Have faith! ‘The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Christianity’ takes you through the history of one of the world’s most popular religions. In this ‘Pocket Idiot’s Guide’, you discover:
-Full explanations of Christian rites such as the Eucharist and Baptism.
-The struggles and outcomes of the Reformation.
-The many branches of worship, including Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox.
-How Christianity was spread throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas and has deeply impacted those peoples.
Four hundred seventy years ago the Anabaptist movement was launched with the inauguration of believer’s baptism and the formation of the first congregation of the Swiss Brethren in Zurich, Switzerland. This standard introduction to the history of Anabaptism by noted church historian William R. Estep offers a vivid chronicle of the rise and spread of teachings and heritage of this important stream in Christianity.
This third edition of The Anabaptist Story has been substantially revised and enlarged to take into account the numerous Anabaptist sources that have come to light in the last half-century as well as the significant number of monographs and other scholarly works on Anabaptist themes that have recently appeared. Estep challenges a number of assumptions held by contemporary historians and offers fresh insights into the Anabaptist movement.