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1 & 2 Corinthians

Murray Harris, W. Harold Mare

1996    256 Pages    (Zondervan)

The award-winning Expositor's Bible Commentary, now available in this handy softcover edition, has established itself as one of the leading and most practical evangelical commentaries. Written for pastors and Bible students, it is scholarly and comprehensive without being overly academic. The seventy-eight contributors of The Expositor's Bible Commentary are committed to the complete trustworthiness and full authority of the Bible. They come from the United States, Canada, England, [...]

The award-winning Expositor's Bible Commentary, now available in this handy softcover edition, has established itself as one of the leading and most practical evangelical commentaries. Written for pastors and Bible students, it is scholarly and comprehensive without being overly academic. The seventy-eight contributors of The Expositor's Bible Commentary are committed to the complete trustworthiness and full authority of the Bible. They come from the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand, and represent many denominations, including Anglican, Baptist, Brethren, Methodist, Nazarene, Presbyterian, and Reformed. In matters where marked differences of opinion exist, the contributors state their own convictions and deal fairly and without animosity with opposing views. The Expositor's Bible Commentary is based on the New International Version of the Bible, but may be used with any translation. Greek and Hebrew words have been transliterated to make the material accessible to readers unfamiliar with the biblical languages. Technical questions and textual issues are briefly dealt with in notes at the end of each section. [less]

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3-Day Self-Defence Manual, The

Bronilyn Smith

1987    (Lilyfield Publishers)

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5-Minute NLP (Collins Gem)

Carolyn Boyes

2013    192 Pages    (Collins)

Practise the skills and techniques of Neuro-Linguistic Programming in just five minutes a day with this handy, portable guide.By studying the way others achieve excellence and applying this thinking to your personal and professional life, it’s possible to improve the way you communicate from day to day.The principles of NLP can seem daunting and the jargon can be hard to decipher–what is meant by rapport, changing emotional states, modelling, the conscious and unconscious? This book unpicks [...]

Practise the skills and techniques of Neuro-Linguistic Programming in just five minutes a day with this handy, portable guide.By studying the way others achieve excellence and applying this thinking to your personal and professional life, it’s possible to improve the way you communicate from day to day.The principles of NLP can seem daunting and the jargon can be hard to decipher–what is meant by rapport, changing emotional states, modelling, the conscious and unconscious? This book unpicks the jargon and makes the subject accessible for both novices and experienced NLP enthusiasts alike.The pocket workbook-style makes it easy to develop your communication skills at any time with quick exercises, activities and techniques. All you need is a pencil.Fully illustrated throughout, including a clear introductory section explaining the basics of NLP as well as an extensive glossary for reference this is the ideal practical guide to help you build upon and practise your communication strategies at your own pace. [less]

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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Jordan B. Peterson

2019    448 Pages    (Penguin)

The #1 Sunday Times and International Bestseller from 'the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now' (New York Times) What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing tens of millions of viewers. [...]

The #1 Sunday Times and International Bestseller from 'the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now' (New York Times) What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of unprecedented change and polarizing politics, his frank and refreshing message about the value of individual responsibility and ancient wisdom has resonated around the world. In this book, he provides twelve profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Happiness is a pointless goal, he shows us. Instead we must search for meaning, not for its own sake, but as a defence against the suffering that is intrinsic to our existence. Drawing on vivid examples from the author's clinical practice and personal life, cutting edge psychology and philosophy, and lessons from humanity's oldest myths and stories, 12 Rules for Life offers a deeply rewarding antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems. [less]

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20th-Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age

Stanley J. Grenz, Roger E. Olson

1993    393 Pages    (IVP Academic)

Recipient of a Christianity Today 1993 Critics' Choice Award! Now in paperback! Stanley Grenz and Roger Olson offer in this text a sympathetic introduction to twentieth-century theology and a critical survey of its significant thinkers and movements. Of particular interest is their attempt to show how twentieth-century theology has moved back and forth between two basic concepts: God's immanence and God's transcendence. Their survey profiles such towering figures in contemporary [...]

Recipient of a Christianity Today 1993 Critics' Choice Award! Now in paperback! Stanley Grenz and Roger Olson offer in this text a sympathetic introduction to twentieth-century theology and a critical survey of its significant thinkers and movements. Of particular interest is their attempt to show how twentieth-century theology has moved back and forth between two basic concepts: God's immanence and God's transcendence. Their survey profiles such towering figures in contemporary theology as Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Reinhold Niebuhr, Paul Tillich, Jurgen Moltmann and Wolfhart Pannenberg. It critiques significant movements like neo-orthodoxy, process theology, liberation theology and theology of hope. And it assesses recent developments in feminist theology, black theology, new Catholic theology, narrative theology and evangelical theology. An indispensable handbook for anybody interested in today's theological landscape. [less]

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36 Arguments for the Existence of God

Rebecca Goldstein

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40 Questions About the End Times (40 Questions Series)

Eckhard Schnabel

2012    352 Pages    (Kregel Academic & Professional)

Organized in an accessible FAQ format, 40 Questions About the End Times tackles common questions about the final period before Christ's second coming. In his clear, balanced style, Eckhard Schnabel cuts through the confusion and hype to offer meaningful answers through analysis of the relevant biblical texts as well as theological and practical conclusions. Questions include: Who are the 144,000 in Revelation 7? Will the Church disappear in a rapture to heaven? Does national Israel have a [...]

Organized in an accessible FAQ format, 40 Questions About the End Times tackles common questions about the final period before Christ's second coming. In his clear, balanced style, Eckhard Schnabel cuts through the confusion and hype to offer meaningful answers through analysis of the relevant biblical texts as well as theological and practical conclusions. Questions include: Who are the 144,000 in Revelation 7? Will the Church disappear in a rapture to heaven? Does national Israel have a special destiny? What will happen to believers on the day of judgment? [less]

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50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know Series)

Ben Dupr'

2008    208 Pages    (Quercus)

Have you ever lain awake at night fretting over how we can be sure of the reality of the external world? Perhaps we are in fact disembodied brains, floating in vats at the whim of some deranged puppet-master? If so, you are not alone - and what's more, you are in exalted company. For this question and others like it have been the stuff of philosophical rumination for centuries, from Plato to Popper. In a series of accessible and engaging essays, 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know [...]

Have you ever lain awake at night fretting over how we can be sure of the reality of the external world? Perhaps we are in fact disembodied brains, floating in vats at the whim of some deranged puppet-master? If so, you are not alone - and what's more, you are in exalted company. For this question and others like it have been the stuff of philosophical rumination for centuries, from Plato to Popper. In a series of accessible and engaging essays, 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know introduces and explains the problems of knowledge, consciousness, identity, ethics, belief, justice and aesthetics that have troubled the minds of great thinkers for centuries, from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Contents include: The brain in a vat, Plato's cave, Cogito ergo sum, The mind-body problem, The boo/hurrah theory, Ends and means, The categorical imperative, Acts and omissions, The rights of animals, The gambler's fallacy, Paradigm shifts, Occam's razor, Positive and negative freedom, Theories of punishment and Just war. [less]

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50 self-help classics: books to change your life

Tom Butler-Bowdon

281 Pages    (Simon & Schuster)

Thousands of books have been written offering the secrets to personal fulfillment and happiness, but which ones can really change your life? In 50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life, Tom Butler-Bowdon has sorted through the bewildering array of self-help books to bring together fifty of the most important works on personal development and self-motivation. Representing the very best of the genre and appreciating that each of us is inspired by different underlying [...]

Thousands of books have been written offering the secrets to personal fulfillment and happiness, but which ones can really change your life? In 50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life, Tom Butler-Bowdon has sorted through the bewildering array of self-help books to bring together fifty of the most important works on personal development and self-motivation. Representing the very best of the genre and appreciating that each of us is inspired by different underlying philosophies, Butler-Bowdon summarizes each writer's background, the book's primary concepts, and who benefits by reading it. Time-strapped readers can easily compare ideas to enrich their understanding of self-awareness and self-improvement with the likes of: Marcus Aurelius; The Bhagavad-Gita; The Bible; Robert Bly; Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers; Deepak Chopra; Paulo y Coelho; Stephen Covey; The Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Viktor Frankl; Benjamin Franklin; Thomas Moore; M. Scott Peck; Ayn Rand; Henry David Thoreau The classics examined here represent the very best of self-help-works that have captured the imagination of millions and inspired readers everywhere to follow their dreams. [less]

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50 Simple Questions for Every Christian

Guy P. Harrison

2013    350 Pages    (Prometheus Books)

Written in a respectful and conversational style, this unique book is designed to promote constructive dialogue and foster mutual understanding between Christians and non-Christians. The author, a skeptic and journalist, asks basic questions about Christian belief. What is the born-again experience? Why would God want to sacrifice his only son for the world? Do miracles really happen? How reliable is the Bible? What is the rapture? Why isn't everyone a Christian? Each question is followed [...]

Written in a respectful and conversational style, this unique book is designed to promote constructive dialogue and foster mutual understanding between Christians and non-Christians. The author, a skeptic and journalist, asks basic questions about Christian belief. What is the born-again experience? Why would God want to sacrifice his only son for the world? Do miracles really happen? How reliable is the Bible? What is the rapture? Why isn't everyone a Christian? Each question is followed by commentary and analysis that is skeptical and tough but never argumentative or condescending. Christians will find the book useful as a basis for developing their apologetics, while skeptics will welcome Harrison's probing rational analysis of religious claims.   [less]

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53 Interesting Ways to Assess Your Students

G. Gibbs, S. Habeshaw, T. Habeshaw

1993    180 Pages    (Technical & Educational Services, Limited)

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53 Interesting Ways to Teach in your seminars and tutorials

Graham Gibbs

1992    135 Pages   

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77 Habits of Highly Ineffective Christians: A Spiritually Correct Handbook, The

C.H. Fabry

128 Pages    (Crossway Books)

With humor and razor-sharp irony, broadcaster and author Chris Fabry identifies and elaborates on 77 habits guaranteed to make you into the highly innefective Christian that you never wanted to be. Caution: this book may touch your sore spots.

With humor and razor-sharp irony, broadcaster and author Chris Fabry identifies and elaborates on 77 habits guaranteed to make you into the highly innefective Christian that you never wanted to be. Caution: this book may touch your sore spots. [less]

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99 Reasons Why No One Knows When Christ Will Return

B. J. Oropeza

1994    225 Pages    (InterVarsity Press)

B. J. Oropeza shows why no one can predict the date of Christ's return from historical events, geological disasters, coded numbers, the identity of the antichrist, sources outside the Bible, and on and on.

B. J. Oropeza shows why no one can predict the date of Christ's return from historical events, geological disasters, coded numbers, the identity of the antichrist, sources outside the Bible, and on and on. [less]

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101 Ethical Dilemmas

Martin Cohen

2003    288 Pages    (Routledge)

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. [less]

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101 Key Terms in Philosophy and Their Importance for Theology

Kelly James Clark, Richard Lints, James K. A. Smith

2004    116 Pages    (Westminster / John Knox Press)

Written by two philosophers and a theologian, "101 Key Terms" provides easy access to key terms in philosophy and how they are understood and used in theology. The focused entries discuss what the terms have meant in classical and contemporary philosophy and then shift to what these philosophical understandings have meant in the history of Christian theology to the present day. The result is a unique volume that clearly shows the interplay of these disciplines and how theology has been [...]

Written by two philosophers and a theologian, "101 Key Terms" provides easy access to key terms in philosophy and how they are understood and used in theology. The focused entries discuss what the terms have meant in classical and contemporary philosophy and then shift to what these philosophical understandings have meant in the history of Christian theology to the present day. The result is a unique volume that clearly shows the interplay of these disciplines and how theology has been influenced by the language and vocabulary of philosophy. [less]

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180 Icebreakers to Strengthen Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills

Imogene Forte, Sandra Schurr

96 Pages    (Incentive Pubns)

Pique your students' interest with these 180 icebreakers. Each one includes an intriguing fact, a point to ponder, and a project to pursue. Incorporating Williams' and Bloom's taxonomies, the icebreakers address each of the intelligence's and the six levels of thinking. These activities will promote independent thinking and will help students succeed in school and life. 96 pages.

Pique your students' interest with these 180 icebreakers. Each one includes an intriguing fact, a point to ponder, and a project to pursue. Incorporating Williams' and Bloom's taxonomies, the icebreakers address each of the intelligence's and the six levels of thinking. These activities will promote independent thinking and will help students succeed in school and life. 96 pages. [less]

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250 Essential Chinese Characters for Everyday Use, Vol. 1

Philip Yungkin Lee

2003    352 Pages    (Tuttle Publishing)

This is an invaluable study guide for learning basic Chinese characters.250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 1 is a second edition, completely revised and with 50 percent new material. Featuring a new design; tips for Chinese language mastery throughout; exercises in AP-exam format; progressive review sections; and several indices, this volume is a crucial learning tool for anyone interested in Chinese. Master each character's radical, stroke count and meaning. Grow in proficiency by [...]

This is an invaluable study guide for learning basic Chinese characters.250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 1 is a second edition, completely revised and with 50 percent new material. Featuring a new design; tips for Chinese language mastery throughout; exercises in AP-exam format; progressive review sections; and several indices, this volume is a crucial learning tool for anyone interested in Chinese. Master each character's radical, stroke count and meaning. Grow in proficiency by learning compound words. Example sentences show how to use them in context. Review activities reinforce your leaning progress. Helpful writing guides and practice grids for every character.After studying this book together with its companion, 250 Essential Chinese Characters, Volume 2, you'll have learned 500 of the most important characters in Chinese, and thousands of words in which they appear. Whether you're new to Chinese or coming back for review, each of these 250 characters offers you ways to learn Chinese and improve your abilities to read Chinese and write Chinese. [less]

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253 Ideas for Your Teaching

Graham Gibbs, Trevor Habeshaw

1992    144 Pages    (Technical & Educational Services, Limited)

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500 of the Weirdest and Wackiest Web Sites

Colleen Collier (Editor), Linley Clode (Compiled by)

2001    288 Pages    (Lagoon Books)

Filled with 500 of the strangest Internet web sites, including chapters such as 'UFO and Aliens', 'Celebrity Weirdness' and 'Gadgets and Gizmos', this book is guaranteed to both amuse and amaze.

Filled with 500 of the strangest Internet web sites, including chapters such as 'UFO and Aliens', 'Celebrity Weirdness' and 'Gadgets and Gizmos', this book is guaranteed to both amuse and amaze. [less]

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1001: Ideas That Changed the Way We Think

Robert ed Arp

2013    (Cassell Illustrated)

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Ian Haydn Smith

2015    960 Pages    (Barron's Educational Series)

This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Every film profile is packed with details including the director and cast, a plot summary and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film's history.This must-have guide chronicles the complete history of filmmaking, from silent-era sensations such as D. W. Griffith's controversial The Birth of a Nation to recent Oscar nominees like Birdman, Boyhood and The Grand [...]

This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Every film profile is packed with details including the director and cast, a plot summary and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film's history.This must-have guide chronicles the complete history of filmmaking, from silent-era sensations such as D. W. Griffith's controversial The Birth of a Nation to recent Oscar nominees like Birdman, Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Also described are Hollywood's most memorable musicals, great dramas, screwball comedies, experimental "New Wave" films from 1950s and '60s Europe, major films noir, classic westerns, action and adventure films, and outstanding documentaries. This all-new edition has been updated with: New films that span the globeDetailed, full-color images Key quotations from the moviesMore movie posters than everUp-to-date facts and movie triviaFor students of cinema, discerning film buffs, DVD collectors, and readers who simply enjoy reminiscing over cherished screen moments, the 6th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a must-have compilation of film knowledge. [less]

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1984 (Signet Classics)

George Orwell

1961    328 Pages    (Signet Classic)

View our feature on George Orwell’s 1984. Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy [...]

View our feature on George Orwell’s 1984. Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time. [less]

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3000 Quotations from the Writings of George MacDonald

Harry Verploegh

360 Pages    (Solway)

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12,000 Religious Quotations

544 Pages    (Baker Books)

An indispensable reference work that puts expressive statements on religion at your fingertips. Nearly 12,000 quotes on 200 subjects from 2,500 different sources. These quotations, some inspiring, some controversial, many humorous, others penetrating-reflect a diversity of opinion, Christian and non-Christian. Frank S. Mead (1898-1982), one of the greatest names in interdenominational religious education, had a distinguished career as a preacher, teacher, author, and editor. [...]

An indispensable reference work that puts expressive statements on religion at your fingertips.
Nearly 12,000 quotes on 200 subjects from 2,500 different sources.
These quotations, some inspiring, some controversial, many humorous, others penetrating-reflect a diversity of opinion, Christian and non-Christian.

Frank S. Mead (1898-1982), one of the greatest names in interdenominational religious education, had a distinguished career as a preacher, teacher, author, and editor. [less]

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A to Z of Critical Thinking, An

2012    196 Pages    (Bloomsbury Academic)

Critical thinking is becoming increasingly prominent as an academic discipline taught and examined in schools and universities, as well as a crucial skill for everyday life. To be a successful critical thinker it is vital to understand how the different concepts and terms are defined and used. The terminology often presents a stumbling block for the beginner, since much of it is used imprecisely in everyday language. This definitive A to Z guide provides precise definitions for over 130 terms [...]

Critical thinking is becoming increasingly prominent as an academic discipline taught and examined in schools and universities, as well as a crucial skill for everyday life. To be a successful critical thinker it is vital to understand how the different concepts and terms are defined and used. The terminology often presents a stumbling block for the beginner, since much of it is used imprecisely in everyday language. This definitive A to Z guide provides precise definitions for over 130 terms and concepts used in critical thinking. Each entry presents a short definition followed by a more detailed explanation and authoritative clarification. Armed with the tools and knowledge provided in these pages, the reader will be able to distinguish an assertion from an argument, a flaw from a fallacy, a correlation from a cause and a fact from an opinion. The book is an invaluable resource for teachers and students of critical thinking, providing all the tools necessary to effectively analyse, evaluate, question and reason for yourself. [less]

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A to Z of the Seventh-Day Adventists (The A to Z Guide Series), The

Gary Land

2009    448 Pages    (Scarecrow Press)

Covering the Millerite movement of the 1830s and 1840s, sabbatarian Adventism prior to organization of the denomination, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church since its organization in 1861-63, this volume provides a comprehensive history of the denomination. The first major element of the book is a chronology of Adventist history that begins with William Miller's conclusion in 1818 that the Second Advent of Jesus would occur about 1843 and extends through the Science and Theology [...]

Covering the Millerite movement of the 1830s and 1840s, sabbatarian Adventism prior to organization of the denomination, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church since its organization in 1861-63, this volume provides a comprehensive history of the denomination. The first major element of the book is a chronology of Adventist history that begins with William Miller's conclusion in 1818 that the Second Advent of Jesus would occur about 1843 and extends through the Science and Theology Conferences of 2002-04. The interpretive introduction that follows places the emergence of Adventism within the context of the Second Great Awakening, describes the development of sabbatarian Adventism from its early opposition to church organization to its highly institutionalized and bureaucratically structured contemporary form, and examines the denomination's geographical expansion from a small North American sect to a global church. The dictionary entries that constitute the bulk of the volume address individuals, organizations, institutions, and doctrines that have been important in the history of the church, including dissident movements and individuals who have emerged as critics of the denomination and its beliefs. Second, there are entries on the development and current situation of Adventism in many individual countries. Finally, thematic entries on such subjects as art, music, literature, health care, and women address other elements important to understanding church life. The dictionary entries are followed by a bibliography of scholarly and popular works published by the denomination, commercial and academic presses, and individuals and organizations. [less]

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Abolition of Man, The

C. S. Lewis

128 Pages    (HarperOne)

C. S. Lewis sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society.

C. S. Lewis sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. [less]

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Abortion & the early church: Christian, Jewish & pagan attitudes in the Greco-Roman world

Michael J Gorman

120 Pages    (InterVarsity Press)

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Abri, L'

Edith Schaeffer

1970    228 Pages    (Imprint unknown)

In 1955 an American family moved into a chalet on the side of a steep Swiss alp. They did not know exactly why God had brought them there, what He wanted them to do, or even where the money to live on would come from. But He began opening doors, and people with questions about life's meaning began finding the way to their home. Edith Schaeffer, wife of Dr. Francis Schaeffer, tells the remarkable story of how God led them step by step, as that one small chalet grew into a whole community. It [...]

In 1955 an American family moved into a chalet on the side of a steep Swiss alp. They did not know exactly why God had brought them there, what He wanted them to do, or even where the money to live on would come from. But He began opening doors, and people with questions about life's meaning began finding the way to their home. Edith Schaeffer, wife of Dr. Francis Schaeffer, tells the remarkable story of how God led them step by step, as that one small chalet grew into a whole community. It took the name L'Abri (French for shelter). Day by day, God faithfully provided for their family, and eventually for the entire community. The Schaeffers believed that truth must be demonstrated as well as debated. They wanted to show the world through the transformed lifestyle of a believing community that the personal-infinite God is really here in our generation. In a society losing the ability to distinguish between Christian and non-Christian values, truth and untruth, good and evil, L'Abri equipped people to make that distinction. For more than thirty years, people have come to L'Abri from all walks of life and from many countries, searching for truth and reality. There they find someone who cares for them personally, who listens carefully to their questions, and who gives them answers based on an uncompromising commitment to Biblical truth. L'Abri now has branches in several other countries and has affected the lives of literally thousands of people around the world. [less]

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Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self (The Terry Lectures Series)

Marilynne Robinson

2011    176 Pages    (Yale University Press)

In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thought—science, religion, and consciousness. Crafted with the same care and insight as her award-winning novels, Absence of Mind challenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. In Robinson’s view, scientific reasoning does not denote a sense of logical infallibility, as thinkers like Richard [...]

In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thought—science, religion, and consciousness. Crafted with the same care and insight as her award-winning novels, Absence of Mind challenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. In Robinson’s view, scientific reasoning does not denote a sense of logical infallibility, as thinkers like Richard Dawkins might suggest. Instead, in its purest form, science represents a search for answers. It engages the problem of knowledge, an aspect of the mystery of consciousness, rather than providing a simple and final model of reality.By defending the importance of individual reflection, Robinson celebrates the power and variety of human consciousness in the tradition of William James. She explores the nature of subjectivity and considers the culture in which Sigmund Freud was situated and its influence on his model of self and civilization. Through keen interpretations of language, emotion, science, and poetry, Absence of Mind restores human consciousness to its central place in the religion-science debate. [less]

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Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism

Philip Kitcher

1983    213 Pages    (The MIT Press)

Abusing Science is a manual for intellectual self-defense, the most complete available for presenting the case against Creationist pseudo-science. It is also a lucid exposition of the nature and methods of genuine science. The book begins with a concise introduction to evolutionary theory for non-scientists and closes with a rebuttal of the charge that this theory undermines religious and moral values. It will astonish many readers that this case must still be made in the 1980s, but since it [...]

Abusing Science is a manual for intellectual self-defense, the most complete available for presenting the case against Creationist pseudo-science. It is also a lucid exposition of the nature and methods of genuine science. The book begins with a concise introduction to evolutionary theory for non-scientists and closes with a rebuttal of the charge that this theory undermines religious and moral values. It will astonish many readers that this case must still be made in the 1980s, but since it must, Philip Kitcher makes it irresistibly and forcefully.Not long ago, a federal court struck down an Arkansas law requiring that "scientific" Creationism be taught in high school science classes. Contemporary Creationists may have lost one legal battle, but their cause continues to thrive. Their efforts are directed not only at state legislatures but at local school boards and textbook publishers. As Kitcher argues in this rigorous but highly readable book, the integrity of science is under attack. The methods of inquiry used in evolutionary biology are those which are used throughout the sciences. Moreover, modern biology is intertwined with other fields of science--physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology. Creationists hope to persuade the public that education in science should be torn apart to make room for a literal reading of Genesis.Abusing Science refutes the popular complaint that the scientific establishment is dogmatic and intolerant, denying "academic freedom" to the unorthodox. It examines Creationist claims seriously and systematically, one by one, showing clearly just why they are at best misguided, at worst ludicrous. [less]

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According to Plan : The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible

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Act of Bible Reading: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Biblical Interpretation, The

1996    182 Pages    (IVP Academic)

Many approaches for interpreting the Bible have been put forth in recent years. All have their strengths--and their weaknesses. The Act of Bible Reading combines the strengths of several of these approaches into one volume which will enrich our reading of the Bible. Gordon Fee and Elmer Dyck discuss history and canon, respectively, as contexts for interpretation, highlighting the importance of historical-grammatical interpretation within a canonical setting for understanding biblical texts. J. I [...]

Many approaches for interpreting the Bible have been put forth in recent years. All have their strengths--and their weaknesses. The Act of Bible Reading combines the strengths of several of these approaches into one volume which will enrich our reading of the Bible. Gordon Fee and Elmer Dyck discuss history and canon, respectively, as contexts for interpretation, highlighting the importance of historical-grammatical interpretation within a canonical setting for understanding biblical texts. J. I. Packer explores the importance of theology, both as it informs and as it safeguards Bible reading. Craig M. Gay proffers key insights from sociology, especially the sociology of knowledge, as it cautions us to ask not only what the text says, but who says it says that and why should we believe what they are telling us it says. Facing the challenges of modern secular hermeneutics from Heidigger and Nietzsche to Derrida and Foucault, Loren Wilkinson counters the postmodern reaction against truth. James Houston argues that the aim of Bible reading must be godliness and not mere scholarship. And Eugene Peterson then responds to the collection of insights as a whole. For readers who want to take the next steps in understanding the Bible for themselves, here is here is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to benefit from the combined insight of a distinguished group of teachers. [less]

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Acts (Interpretation Bible Studies)

Charles C. Williamson

2000    106 Pages    (Westminster John Knox Press)

The death and resurrection of Jesus are not the end of the good news, but only the beginning. In Acts, Luke tells the story of the workings of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the apostles and in the early church. Though titled "The Acts of the Apostles," the book is just as much about the acts of the Holy Spirit. The resurrection and ascension of Jesus became the beginnings of the life of the believer, who is empowered by the Spirit to go to every extreme to make known the message of [...]

The death and resurrection of Jesus are not the end of the good news, but only the beginning. In Acts, Luke tells the story of the workings of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the apostles and in the early church. Though titled "The Acts of the Apostles," the book is just as much about the acts of the Holy Spirit. The resurrection and ascension of Jesus became the beginnings of the life of the believer, who is empowered by the Spirit to go to every extreme to make known the message of God's saving acts in Christ.Interpretation Bible Studies (IBS) offers solid biblical content in a creative study format. Forged in the tradition of the celebrated Interpretation commentary series, IBS makes the same depth of biblical insight available in a dynamic, flexible, and user-friendly resource. Designed for adults and older youth, Interpretation Bible Studies can be used in small groups, in church school classes, in large group presentations, or in personal study. [less]

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Adultery

Richard B Wright

2004    288 Pages    (HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd)

A young woman is brutally murdered at a seaside town in Devon. She had been in the car with her older, married lover, Fielding. She stepped outside just for a minute and now she is dead, victim of a mindless attack, and Fielding must pick up the pieces. How can he face everyone, his wife and family, his lover's family, the media?

A young woman is brutally murdered at a seaside town in Devon. She had been in the car with her older, married lover, Fielding. She stepped outside just for a minute and now she is dead, victim of a mindless attack, and Fielding must pick up the pieces. How can he face everyone, his wife and family, his lover's family, the media? [less]

 
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