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Understanding Islam and Christianity
Mark Water
1565635825
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Improve your understanding of Islam and its relationship with Christianity in this handy new pocket reference book: • an explanation of the five pillars of Islam • an explanation of the five articles of faith of Islam • the relationship between Muslims and Jesus • a 7-page pull-out chart providing seven ways of witnessing to Muslims The Made Easy series of pocket-sized Bible reference guides is an excellent resource for use by Bible study groups, new Christians, seekers, and Sunday school students. Using easy-to-understand language, the guides are a first step for those desiring to know more about the Christian life and the Bible. Each Made Easy is fun to use: it looks like a colorful travel guide with a foldout "map" that enhances that guide’s content!


The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction
Hank Hannegraaff
1414302797
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
People are talking. The DaVinci Code has been on the New York Times best-seller list for almost a year and is raising a variety of responses from Christians and non-Christians alike. Some are outraged and upset by the claims of Dan Brown, while others are left utterly confused and don't know what to believe. The DaVinci Code: Fact or Fiction? explodes the myths of the book and shows the reliability of Scripture, the divinity of Christ, as well as the historical facts for the Priory of Zion and the Knights Templar. This is the only hands-on accessible reference guide. The DaVinci Code: Fact or Fiction? helps you turn debate about the book into an evangelistic opportunity.

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People are talking. The DaVinci Code has been on the New York Times best-seller list...


The Gospel of Judas
Bart D. Ehrman (Commentary), et al
1426200420
April 6, 2006
Hardcover
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Newsday
"The long journey of the codex that ended up…at the Citibank…began in caves along the Nile, according to…The Lost Gospel."

Review
“The story of the gospel’s rediscovery and salvation [The Lost Gospel by Herbert Krosney] reads like a Hollywood mystery.” –The Boston Globe

“The long journey of the codex that ended up in box No. 395 at the Citibank…began in the caves along the Nile…when peasants discovered leather-bound papyrus written in an indecipherable language, according to Herbert Krosney, author of The Lost Gospel.” –Newsday

Jesus says to Judas: “Lift up your eyes and look at the cloud and the light within it and the stars surrounding it. The star that leads the...


Baha'm References to Judaism Christianity & Islam
James Heggie
0853982422
Jan 1986
Hardcover
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Preparing for Marriage
David Boehi
0830717803
October 1997
Paperback
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The Lost Gospel : The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot
Bart D. Ehrman (Foreword), Herbert Krosney
1426200412
April 6, 2006
Hardcover
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The Boston Globe
"The story of the gospel’s rediscovery and salvation [The Lost Gospel by Herbert Krosney] reads like a Hollywood mystery."

Book Description
Judas Iscariot.

He’s been hated and reviled through the ages as Jesus Christ’s betrayer–the close friend who sells him out for 30 pieces of silver.

But history also records other information about Judas Iscariot. One such reference was written in 180 by an influential Church Father named St. Irenaeus who railed against the Gospel of Judas for depicting the last days of Jesus from the perspective of the disgraced apostle. In its pages, Judas is Christ’s favorite.

It’s a startlingly different story than the one handed down through the ages. Once it was denounced as heresy, the...


Saving Your Marriage before It Starts Workbook for Women
Les Parrott
0310487412
April 1995
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Two married mental health pros offer a compact guide to tuning up your marriage. It's billed as a pre-marriage diagnostic tool, but it's mainly a primer on the common problems men and women have in long-term relationships. Women are process-oriented and think out loud. Men are more egotistical and goal-oriented, and prefer fighting battles to understanding them. It's Mars and Venus revisited, along with some interesting insights on why marriages go wrong. The writing is authoritative, but the gentle narration speaks to the heart. A final section on including God in your marriage is tastefully presented and contributes to making the program a nice guide for anyone whose marriage is threatening to go off course. T.W. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text...


The Nag Hammadi Library in English : Revised Edition
James M. Robinson
0060669357
November 21, 1990
Paperback
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Book Review
The Nag Hammadi Library was discovered in 1945 buried in a large stone jar in the desert outside the modern Egyptian city of Nag Hammadi. It is a collection of religious and philosophic texts gathered and translated into Coptic by fourth-century Gnostic Christians and translated into English by dozens of highly reputable experts. First published in 1978, this is the revised 1988 edition supported by illuminating introductions to each document. The library itself is a diverse collection of texts that the Gnostics considered to be related to their heretical philosophy in some way. There are 45 separate titles, including a Coptic translation from the Greek of two well-known works: the Gospel of Thomas, attributed to Jesus' brother Judas, and Plato's Republic. The word gnosis is defined as "the immediate...


Before You Say "I Do": A Marriage Preparation Manual for Couples
H. Norman Wright
1565076370
March 1997
Paperback
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Annals of the World: James Ussher's Classic Survey of World History
James Ussher, et al
0890513600
October 2003
Hardcover
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Roger Howerton, Acquisitions Editor, New Leaf Press and Master Books, October 21, 2003
A most remarkable and outstanding piece of literature. A must-have for any lover of history.

Book Description
Master Books commissioned this important literary work to be updated from the 17th-century original Latin manuscript to modern English and made available to the general public for the first time. In its pages can be found the fascinating history of the ancient world from the Genesis creation through the destruction of the Jerusalem temple. Find Out: • Why was Julius Caesar kidnapped in 75 B.C.? • Why did Alexander the Great burn his ships in 326 B.C.? • What really happened when the sun "went backward" as a sign to Hezekiah? • What does secular history say about the darkness at...


The Sins of Scripture : Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love
John Shelby Spong
0060762055
April 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
In the Sins of Scripture, Bishop John Shelby Spong takes on a thematic exploration of the Bible, carefully analyzing those passages that inform some of our key debates, like the role of women in the church and in society, and homosexuality, to name just two.  Beyond that he also looks at scriptures that have helped shape culture and history -- bringing to light the undercurrent of anti-Semitism he finds in the Gospels, for example.  The journey is particularly compelling because Bishop Spong believes in and values the good the Bible has brought to many through the ages.  His goal is not to define the Bible itself as something to be set aside, but instead to honor and value what he loves about it while still labeling what he dramatically calls "texts of terror" for what they are. The true joy of the book...


The Reformation: A History
Diarmaid MacCulloch
014303538X
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Diarmaid MacCulloch wrote what is widely considered to be the authoritative account of the Reformation—a critical juncture in the history of Christianity. "It is impossible to understand modern Europe without understanding these sixteenth-century upheavals in Latin Christianity," he writes. "They represented the greatest fault line to appear in Christian culture since the Latin and Greek halves of the Roman Empire went their separate ways a thousand years before; they produced a house divided." The resulting split between the Catholics and Protestants still divides Christians throughout the Western world. It affects interpretations of the Bible, beliefs about baptisms, and event how much authority is given to religious leaders. The division even fuels an ongoing war. What makes MacCulloch's account rise above previous...


Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before (and After) You Marry
Leslie Parrott, Les Parrott III
0310492408
May 21, 1995
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
Two married mental health pros offer a compact guide to tuning up your marriage. It's billed as a pre-marriage diagnostic tool, but it's mainly a primer on the common problems men and women have in long-term relationships. Women are process-oriented and think out loud. Men are more egotistical and goal-oriented, and prefer fighting battles to understanding them. It's Mars and Venus revisited, along with some interesting insights on why marriages go wrong. The writing is authoritative, but the gentle narration speaks to the heart. A final section on including God in your marriage is tastefully presented and contributes to making the program a nice guide for anyone whose marriage is threatening to go off course. T.W. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text...


Credo
William Sloane Coffin
0664227074
December 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
This collection of inspiring credos by William Sloane Coffin melds Christian spirit with social justice. Coffin's credentials are impressive--he served as chaplain of Yale University and Williams College, and he is the inspiration for the character Rev. Sloan in the Doonesbury comic strip. He is also a lifelong social crusader and peace activist. In James Carroll's exquisite introduction he recalls a night in 1972 when he and Coffin and numerous other ministers were thrown in jail for trespassing at the U.S. Capitol (while protesting the war in Vietnam). It was Coffin's baritone voice that broke the jailhouse silence, singing out Handel's "Messiah" and comforting the frightened men of the cloth. In fact, Coffin, author of The Heart is a Little to the Left has never been afraid to speak or sing out his beliefs. "I like to...


The Last Word : Beyond the Bible Wars to a New Understanding of the Authority of Scripture
N.T. Wright
0060816090
December 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
What do people mean when they say they believe the Bible is the "Word of God"? And why should they be at war with each other over the role of the Bible in the life of the church? Wright, an Anglican bishop and author of Jesus and the Victory of God, believes the church needs to re-examine the Bible's role in the life and piety of its people. Surveying biblical and contemporary history, he explains how the Bible, and the church's understanding of it, have been affected by the complex interplay of religion with reason, tradition, politics and culture. In true Anglican style, Wright takes a middle road between evangelical insistence on biblical inerrancy and the modernist tendency to dismiss biblical authority as an expression of "anti-intellectual pre-modernity." His final chapter, entitled "How to Get Back on...


The Encyclopedia of Saints
Rosemary Ellen Guiley
0816041342
October 2001
Paperback
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From Booklist
This alphabetical compendium profiles more than 400 saints recognized by either the Catholic or the Orthodox Church. Entries range from a brief paragraph to several pages and provide complete name, alternative names and spellings, biographical information, summation of religious experiences, reports of miracles or apparitions, and, when available, noteworthy dates: beatification, canonization, and feast day. Each saint's area of patronage is also noted. Some longer entries feature further reading citations listing books, journal articles, and Web sites. Occasional black-and-white illustrations--photographs, woodcuts and reproductions--appear throughout.Twelve appendixes supplement the data. Three list Doctors of the Church, Fathers of the Church, and canonized popes. Others identify patron saints by topic or place,...


Beyond Belief : The Secret Gospel of Thomas
Elaine Pagels
0375501568
May 6, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Shortly after Elaine Pagels’ two-and-half-year-old son was diagnosed with a rare lung disease, the religion professor found herself drawn to a Christian church again for the first time in many years. In Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas Pagels, best know for her National Book Award-winning The Gnostic Gospels, wrestles with her own faith as she struggles to understand when--and why--Christianity became associated almost exclusively with the ideas codified in the fourth-century Nicene Creed and in the canonical texts of the New Testament. In her exploration, she uncovers the richness and diversity of Christian philosophy that has only become available since the discovery of the Nag Hammadi texts.

At the center of Beyond Belief is what Pagels identifies as a textual battle between The Gospel of Thomas...



Mocha with Max
Max Lucado
1404100954
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Brimming with personal stories and insights for life, reading "Mocha with Max" is like sitting down for a delicious cup of coffee with a special friend. This warm collection of inspirational thoughts from the writings of Max Lucado advise us to open our hearts to the joy and laughter in life. Designed with unique full-color imagery, "Mocha with Max" assures us that even on the days that bring pain and tears, anxiety and stress, God's love can fill our world with hope.


Catholic Study Bible: New American Bible (NAB)
Manufactured by Oxford University Press
0195282779
July 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Several years ago, the New American Bible was issued as the official Roman Catholic text for public reading. Based on the original languages, it included introductions and notes from a Roman Catholic perspective. Edited by ecumenically recognized Roman Catholic scholars, but deliberately reflecting Roman Catholic teaching, the present volume includes the complete text of the New American Bible, along with updated essays on the Bible generally and guides to individual books. Each of these guides gives the historical background to the book as well as a bibliography for further reading; for the longer books, a section-by-section commentary is offered, often including a discussion of its current, and Christian, relevance.-Augustine J. Curley, Newark Abbey, N.J.Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This...


God is at Work: Transforming People and Nations Through Business
Ken Eldred
0830738061
June 11, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Global business has the potential to bring biblical cultural values, greater economic prosperity and blessings to the nations of the world. It's already happening in innovative undertakings, such as ET, a call center business in India where at least 60 percent of the employees call themselves Christians. Modeling biblical principles and recognized for its world-class level of service, this successful company has created jobs, built a profitable business, strengthened the local church and seen people decide to follow Jesus. In God Is at Work, Ken Eldred examines how God is transforming people and nations through companies like ET amidst an emerging missions movement called "Kingdom business." Challenging the view that capitalism and biblical principles cannot coexist, Kingdom business is achieving economic and...


Credo
William Sloane Coffin
0664229484
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
This collection of inspiring credos by William Sloane Coffin melds Christian spirit with social justice. Coffin's credentials are impressive--he served as chaplain of Yale University and Williams College, and he is the inspiration for the character Rev. Sloan in the Doonesbury comic strip. He is also a lifelong social crusader and peace activist. In James Carroll's exquisite introduction he recalls a night in 1972 when he and Coffin and numerous other ministers were thrown in jail for trespassing at the U.S. Capitol (while protesting the war in Vietnam). It was Coffin's baritone voice that broke the jailhouse silence, singing out Handel's "Messiah" and comforting the frightened men of the cloth. In fact, Coffin, author of The Heart is a Little to the Left has never been afraid to speak or sing out his beliefs. "I like to...


Systematic Theology
Charles Hodge
1565634594
June 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The magnum opus of one of America's most prominent theologians offers an in-depth exploration of theology, anthropology, soteriology, and eschatology. This monumental work, now a standard for theological students, was written while Hodge served as a professor at Princeton, where he permanently influenced American Christianity as a teacher, preacher, and exegete. Includes a comprehensive index.

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