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A Not-So-Silent Night: The Unheard Story of Christmas and Why It Matters

A Not-So-Silent Night: The Unheard Story of Christmas and Why It Matters
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Christmas is a time for peace on earth, a time for favorite carols, family dinners, and familiar traditions. It's about a beautiful story of a lovely babe in the manger. Or is it?

A Not-So-Silent Night is a revolutionary book that reveals the darker side of Christmas, a side that exposes pain, humiliation, fear, and danger. Though we usually choose to ignore them, these elements--in their cultural and historical context--reveal the true meaning of Christmas where the shadow of the cross is inseparable from the manger. Author Verlyn Verbrugge maintains that until we see the dark side of Christmas, until we shed tears with Mary and Joseph, until we experience the fear that war is on the horizon, we will never truly understand the awesomeness of what happened in that little town of Bethlehem. Timely and provocative, A Not-So-Silent Night is perfect for pastors looking for a new approach to their traditional Christmas sermons and for anyone who wants to get past holiday commercialization and get back to the reason for the season.

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July 13, 2009

Backgrounds of Early Christianity

Backgrounds of Early Christianity
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Having long served as a standard introduction to the world of the early church, Everett Ferguson's Backgrounds of Early Christianity has been expanded and updated in this third edition. The book explores and unpacks the Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, religious, and philosophical backgrounds necessary for a good historical understanding of the New Testament and the early church. New to this edition are revisions of Ferguson's original material, updated bibliographies, and fresh discussions of first-century social life, of Gnosticism, and of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Jewish literature.
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August 19, 2003

Blasphemy and Exaltation in Judaism and Final Examination of Jesus

Blasphemy and Exaltation in Judaism and Final Examination of Jesus
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December 31, 1998

Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus

Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus
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Using a carefully defined approach to historical Jesus studies and historical method, this collection of essays examines twelve key events in the life of Jesus that were part of a decade-long collaborative research project. Each essay examines the case for the event's authenticity and then explores the social and cultural background to the event to provide an understanding of its historical significance.
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November 1, 2010

KREGEL PICTORIAL GT NT ARCHAEOLOGY

KREGEL PICTORIAL GT NT ARCHAEOLOGY
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Sound research and illuminating visuals make biblical and historical times and teachings come alive for today's middle-school and high-school students as well as adult Bible students, teachers, and pastors looking for a concise overview of familiar topics. This new volume continues the valuable tradition of the best-selling Kregel Pictorial Guide series, making history easy to understand and interesting to learn.

John McRay offers an informative and colorful introduction to the archaeology of the New Testament, exploring the history, culture, and social forces surrounding the development of the early church. Full-color maps, photographs, and diagrams allow students to walk through digs and discoveries in Ephesus, Athens, Corinth, and Rome, and experience the findings for themselves.

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September 14, 2010

Parables Jewish Tradition & Christian Interpretation

Parables Jewish Tradition & Christian Interpretation
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Fully one-third of Jesus' words in the Synoptic Gospels occur in parables. It could be said that knowing the parables is essential for understanding the person of Christ. In this work, Brad Young displays his unique perspective as a scholar steeped in both Jewish and Christian studies. While parables have timeless messages, reinterpretations in new contexts throughout the centuries have distorted the original meanings and undermined the essence of what Jesus intended for his initial listeners. Young examines the parables that best illustrate the parallels between the rabbinic and Gospel parables. He challenges readers to remember that first-century Judaism was not merely the backdrop for Jesus' teachings but the very stage from which Jesus delivered the message of the kingdom. Jesus' ethics and theology can be properly understood only in the light of first-century Jewish teachings. Young focuses on the historical development and theological significance of parables in both traditions and examines five theological subjects that are dealt with in parables: prayer, grace, reconciliation, calling, and sovereignty.
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March 1, 2008

Pauls Idea of Community Spirit & Culture in Early House Churches

Pauls Idea of Community Spirit & Culture in Early House Churches
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This highly readable investigation of the early church explores the revolutionary nature, dynamics, and effects of the earliest Christian communities. It introduces readers to the cultural setting of the house churches of biblical times, examines the apostle Paul's vision of life in the Christian church, and explores how the New Testament model of community applies to Christian practice today. Updated and revised throughout, this 40th-anniversary edition incorporates recent research, updates the bibliography, and adds a new fictional narrative that depicts the life and times of the early church.
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January 21, 2020

The Kregel Pictorial Guide to the Life of Jesus (The Kregel Pictorial Guide Series)

The Kregel Pictorial Guide to the Life of Jesus (The Kregel Pictorial Guide Series)
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This four-color, illustrated guide gives at-a-glance information on Jesus' life and its significance for Christians today.
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June 1, 2007

The Outpouring: Jesus in the Feasts of Israel

The Outpouring: Jesus in the Feasts of Israel
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The Outpouring is in keeping with a central commitment of The Friends of Israel to view Scripture through the prism of the cultural, historical setting in which it was cast by the Holy Spirit.John's Gospel, in its treatment of the interaction between the Messiah and Israel's great feasts, gives us a magnificent exposure to this pattern.The Outpouring will enhance your understanding of how the Lord certified the credentials of our Jewish Messiah among Abraham's seed and in relationship to the great festive commemorations of the Jewish nation.
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November 1, 1990

TWO NOVELS FROM ANCIENT GREECE

TWO NOVELS FROM ANCIENT GREECE
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Here in one convenient volume are the two earliest examples of the ancient Greek novel.

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March 15, 2010