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Discover new dimensions of insight with a behind-the-scenes tour of the ancient world
You’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times, but how many details are you missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover the rich meaning behind even the most familiar stories of Scripture. That’s what the NRSV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible provides. Every page of this NRSV Bible is packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of biblical times. These fascinating explanations will serve to clarify your study of the Scriptures, reinforcing your confidence and bringing difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus.
The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from us by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The Scriptures include subtle culturally based nuances, undertones, and references to ancient events, literature and customs that were intuitively understood by those who first heard the texts read. For us to truly understand the Scriptures as they did, we need a window into their world and language.
Publisher: The Good Book Company
Price: $2.99 (Oct 7-8)
Our culture is changing, and the church seems to be under increasing pressure.
But these dangers are not new—and God’s word shows us how to meet them head on. In this book, discover how Jesus’ messages to seven first-century churches in Revelation 2 – 3 is his message to your church today too.
Chapter by chapter, seasoned pastor Juan Sanchez opens up each Bible passage with warmth and clarity. He offers helpful historical details on circumstances faced by the early church, and pushes you to ask the hard questions about your own church and ministry in the light of each message. He turns the tables to show that the most deadly dangers come from within the church, not from outside of it.
But more than anything, this book will help the stressed and the struggling to fix their eyes on the risen and reigning Lord Jesus—who holds your local church in his hands.
This is a book for every pastor and elder, and anyone committed to playing their part in helping their local church thrive in an increasingly hostile environment. Together, you can live as Christ’s faithful, hope-filled people in a changing culture.
Publisher: Kregel Ministry
Price: $2.99 (Oct 7-8)
This classic commentary series from one of the most creative and articulate expositors of the twentieth century is being reissued for a new generation.
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Price: $2.99 (Oct 7-8)
On F. B. Meyer’s death in 1929 The Daily Telegraph called him ‘The Archbishop of the Free Churches’. The New York Observer noted that ‘He has an international fame and his services are constantly sought by churches over the wide and increasing empire of Christendom.’ To the secular press of his time he was a key player on the world scene – yet this is the first chronological account of Meyer’s life. Meyer was the minister one of Britain’s first ‘megachurches’. He was friends with D. L. Moody and ministered on both sides of the Atlantic, mirroring in America what D. L. Moody was able to undertake in the U.K. He came from a conventional, middle class Victorian background and experienced no dramatic conversion. He was not a distinguished scholar or dramatic orator. His slight figure and retiring manner meant that he did not stand out in a crowd. Yet he drew crowds by the thousands, wrote books, which sold by the millions, and attracted working class people.The range of Meyer’s activities is astonishing: preacher, pastor, writer, social activist, free church leader, Baptist president, advocate for missionary work and more. In his last years, he declared, ‘If I had a hundred lives, they should be at Christ’s disposal.’ At times, it seemed as though he was living a hundred lives!
Publisher: Cruciform Press
Price: $2.99 (Oct 6-7)
For authentic Christians, the bad news of Satan and the kingdom of darkness, while serious, is overshadowed by the good news of Jesus and the Kingdom of God.
Yes, there is a cosmic clash. Yes, we are in the middle of it. Yes, we need to become equipped to recognize and resist the enemy. But those who are united to Christ by genuine faith need not fear Satan. Not now. Not ever.
The truth can be summed up in this simple statement: The good news about Jesus, the victorious one, far outweighs the bad news about Satan, the evil one.
Good News About Satan is a short, reader-friendly text that cites no extra-biblical sources. Instead, it walks the reader through the plain teachings of Scripture regarding Satan, demons, and spiritual warfare, at all times from an explicitly gospel-centered perspective that exalts the sovereignty of God and the finished work of Christ as paramount. Because of this focus, the book, while treating our enemy soberly and seriously, is devoid of the unfruitful speculations and illegitimate extrapolations so common to this topic. For these and other reasons, we believe this book differs significantly from nearly every other book on the subject.
God has a plan for your life. Make sure you seek to discover it daily!
In the hustle and bustle of each day, it’s difficult to remember that God has an ultimate plan for our lives. Featuring devotions and scriptures from each book of the Bible, Being Still with God Every Day by Drs. Henry and Richard Blackaby will help readers intentionally seek the interactions God has with them on a daily basis.
In this 366-day devotional, the Blackabys glean what God’s Word says about Him and how He wants us to live. From Genesis to Revelation, God reveals His plans for our lives. Each day features a scripture and a short, meaningful devotion to set minds and hearts on practical, godly living every day of the year.
Previously published as Discovering God’s Daily Agenda.
Publisher: IVP Books
Price: $2.99 (Oct 5-6)
★ Publishers Weekly starred review.
Affluence, autonomy, safety, and power. These are the central values of the American dream. But are they compatible with Jesus’ command to love our neighbor as ourselves?
In essays grouped around these four values, D. L. Mayfield asks us to pay attention to the ways they shape our own choices, and the ways those choices affect our neighbors. Where did these values come from? How have they failed those on the edges of our society? And how can we disentangle ourselves from our culture’s headlong pursuit of these values and live faithful lives of service to God and our neighbors?