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Job: The Faith to Challenge God

By Michael L. Brown
  • ISBN Code: : 1683072901
  • Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers
  • Pages : 425
  • Category : Religion
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Just as there was no man on earth like Job, there is no book on earth like the book of Job. In this new commentary, biblical scholar Michael Brown brings Job to life for the twenty-first-century reader, exploring the raw spirituality of Job, his extraordinary faith, his friends’ theological errors, the mysteries of God’s speeches, and the unique answers to the problem of suffering offered in the book of Job. Undergirded by solid Hebrew scholarship but written with clarity for all serious students of Scripture, the commentary provides an important introduction to the study of Job, a new translation, a series of theological reflections, and additional exegetical essays providing in-depth discussion of key passages. Additional topics covered in the theological reflections include: • Challenging God as an Act of Faith • How Would Job Comfort a Sufferer? • Who Was the Satan? • Job and Jesus • Job and the New Atheists

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  • Pdf File: applied-old-testament-commentary.pdf

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The wisdom found in God’s Word is timeless, as relevant today as when it was first written. And the challenge for believers remains unchanged: how do we apply these truths to our everyday world? The Applied Commentary series is a fresh approach to Bible study, connecting great wisdom with your life today. Each Scripture passage is enhanced with insights on key themes and ideas. Featured articles provide a deeper look at essential concepts, while the contemporary language allows for easy reading. And because some subjects are open to interpretation for discussion, we’ve included perspectives from leading theologians from all backgrounds and denominations. The result? An interactive approach to Scripture that will challenge your ideas and build your faith—which is what reading the Bible is all about.

The God of Promise and the Life of Faith

By Scott J. Hafemann
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  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 1433529432
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 873
  • Pdf File: the-god-of-promise-and-the-life-of-faith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This theological primer lets the Bible tell its own message, providing a basic framework for Scripture that will encourage readers to take up the Bible for themselves and grow in faith, hope, and love.

Shaken Faith

By Sanejo Leonard
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 162564941X
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 236
  • Pdf File: shaken-faith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When your faith no longer works, and the catch phrases and Christianese that got you to where you are cannot take you past your current crisis, what do you do? Is doubt okay? Is it okay for Christians to struggle with what they believe? Is it okay to question God? This book takes an honest and in-depth look at faith crises experiences from interviews with sixty people, and five biblical narratives, addressing head-on the issues of doubt and times of questioning one's faith. Shaken Faith outlines a biblical perspective and a fresh way of viewing doubt, the questions Christians experience in their faith, and faith crisis moments. In order for faith to be real, it must be challenged and shaken, so that the depth of the faith can be rooted in an unshakable God.

A Devotional for Your Life

By Bill Winscott
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 166426051X
  • Total of Pages : 422
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 378
  • Pdf File: a-devotional-for-your-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Devotional For Your Life is dedicated to presenting important and thoughtful subjects each day with applicable Bible verses. Over 350 subjects are presented that add a fresh Christian view grounded in scripture. The daily devotional entries include comments, questions, scripture and a short prayer. Enhance each day with attention to God’s word.

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary

By Chad Brand,Archie England,Charles W. Draper
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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1433669781
  • Total of Pages : 1704
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 156
  • Pdf File: holman-illustrated-bible-dictionary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Revised and expanded, this best-selling study tool is better than ever! It features 700 color photos, 80 color maps, a pronounciation guide, the latest archaeological excavation information, time lines, extensive cross-referencing, unique scale drawings, and much more.

The 40 Day Challenge

By La Wanda Nall
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469101610
  • Total of Pages : 217
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 459
  • Pdf File: the-40-day-challenge.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The 40 Day ChallengeWeb Excerpt: Introduction to this Book: You may ask why I chose the topic, A 40 day Challenge. Why did you not select a devotional book on the traditional 365 day scale? Or you may ask why not, a 2 week trial or a 30 day trial.why 40 days? The bible is full of examples of 40 days as anointed time with God. Lets take a look at some of these examples. To start with I am going to list for you all of the examples of 40 days, 40 weeks, 40 months and 40 years that I could find in the bible. Then I will explain to you why the Lord made 40 days so important to me. 40 days: 1) Ezekiel fasted for 40 days. The Lord told him to lie on his left side 1 day for each year that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord. 2) Jesus fasted 40 days in the wilderness and was tempted of Satan prior to starting his ministry 3) It rained upon the earth 40 days when Noah and his family went into the Ark. 4) The Egyptians embalmed Joseph and the people mourned 40 days as per their custom for him. 5) Moses in Exodus went up on the mount and was before the Lord 40 days and the Lord gave him the laws and commandments. 6) The 12 spies checked out the land for 40 days then brought Moses their report. 7) Moses went back upon the mount for another 40 days of prayer and fasting in Deut. 8) Goliath presented himself morning & evening for 40 days before the children of Israel tempting them to send a man to fight him. 9) In I Kings the prophet rose, eat and drank and went 40 days on the strength of that meal unto Horeb the Mount of God. 10) Ezekiel lay for 40 days on his left side as penance for the 40 years of iniquity of the children of Israel. 11) Jonah preached, Yet 40 days and I will destroy this city, saith the Lord. 12) Jesus was on earth 40 days after his resurrection from the dead before he ascended to heaven. 40 weeks: 1) The normal delivery time of a baby. The mother carries the baby an average of 36-40 weeks. That is 9 months give or take two weeks as most doctors figure it. 2) 40 weeks stood for new life, new birth in the Old Testament 3) Old Testament Prophecy refers to 40 weeks. This is future translated into generations. 40 months: 1) Each time that the Lord send a word of warning to the children of Israel to clean up their ways, turn from their idols and return to Bethel, he gave them 40 months of words from the prophets and challenges to change, then when they did not turn their hearts toward God, he sent them into captivity. 2) 40 months is the probationary period of God. 40 years: 1) Moses was 40 years old when he killed the Egyptian and fled to the wilderness. 2) Moses remained for 40 years in the wilderness before he returned to Egypt to lead the children of Israel out of bondage. He was 80 years old. 3) The children of Israel wondered around in the wilderness, then came to Jordan and refused to cross over. Their faith was weak. God sent them back into the wilderness to ramble some more. For a total of 40 years they wandered in the wilderness. Then God took Moses on his 120 birthday. Because their faith was so weakthey were sent back out to wander another 40 years and that generation was not allowed to see the promise land. 4) After wandering around for a 40 year period in the wilderness, then Joshua led the Children of Israel across Jordan and took Jericho. 5) Isaac was 40 years old when he took Rebekah to wife 6) Esau was 40 years old when he took the Hittite to wife 7) Joshua was 40 years old when Moses assigned him to go into Jericho as a spy 8) 40 years later, Joshua led the children of Israel into Jericho 9) In Judges the land had rest 40 years 10) Also in Judges the land was in quite for 40 years---peace. 11) When the children of Israel did not obey God in Judges, he delivered them up to the Philistines control for 40 years 12) Samuel judged Israel forty years 13) Sauls son was 40 years old when he be

40 Verses to Ignite Your Faith

By Laurie Polich Short
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 149341741X
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 262
  • Pdf File: 40-verses-to-ignite-your-faith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many of us have our "go to" verses. The ones we memorize, post on social media, and hang on our walls. But sometimes we need a fresh word or promise for the season we find ourselves in--something that ignites our faith in the face of fear, doubt, loneliness, insecurity, or overwhelming circumstances. In this powerful, accessible new book, author and speaker Laurie Short mines the Scriptures, revealing insights and promises from 40 verses we often overlook. Digging in to these "in between" verses, she unearths fresh wisdom, guidance, and encouragement that will help you seek and experience God in new, dynamic ways. From trusting God's timing, to not worrying about the future, to holding on to faith when things look dark, the hidden insights found in these verses will help you navigate the challenges that cross your path, breathe new life into your weary soul, and ignite your faith once again.

Handbook of Narrative Psychotherapy for Children, Adults, and Families

By Jan Olthof
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429914415
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 332
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-narrative-psychotherapy-for-children-adults-and-families.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Handbook Narrative Psychotherapy for Children, Adults and Families combines philosophical, scientific and theoretical insights in the field of narrative psychotherapy and links them to sources of inspiration such as poetry, film, literature and art under the common denominator 'narrative thinking'. Sections on theoretical issues alternate with a large number of case histories drawn from different therapeutic contexts. The reader can browse at will through the many examples of therapeutic sessions, in some cases including literal transcriptions, in which narrativity in all its forms is the point of departure. What language does the body speak? What messages do seemingly random slips of the tongue convey? How can a painting help a client to find words for his or her story? The discussion of the 'logic of abduction' demonstrates the importance of metaphor, and special attention is given to the processes of creating a therapeutic context and defining a therapeutic framework.

The Old Testament in the Life of God's People

By Jon Isaak
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  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Book Code : 1575066068
  • Total of Pages : 378
  • Category : History
  • Members : 430
  • Pdf File: the-old-testament-in-the-life-of-god-s-people.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book celebrates the contributions to Old Testament theology of Elmer A. Martens, President and Professor of Old Testament at Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, Fresno, California (both positions now Emeritus). It includes 3 essays written by Martens himself, as well as 15 others written by his former students, colleagues, friends, and even one of his professors! The essays are clustered around three topics—Christians’ use of the Old Testament, aligning God’s people with God’s call for justice, and addressing the issue of land in the life of God’s people—each of which reflects an area of special interest to Martens. A biographical sketch, a list of the honoree’s varied publications, and indexes are included. Martens has had a productive career as teacher, author, and preacher—a career spanning almost six decades and five continents. After 40 years of seminary teaching, Elmer is known to many as professor. He taught his signature class, Old Testament theology, from 1968 to 2004 at Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, shaping an entire generation of preachers and Bible teachers. His Old Testament theology textbook, God’s Design, now in its third edition, continues to be used at the seminary as well as in translation in numerous other schools around the world.

The Courage of Faith

By Steven T. Ostovich
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  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Book Code : 9780814618721
  • Total of Pages : 151
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 211
  • Pdf File: the-courage-of-faith.pdf

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The Courage of Faith

The Bible

By Jerry L. Sumney
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  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Book Code : 1451410999
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 589
  • Pdf File: the-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Bible: An Introduction offers refreshingly clear answers to the most basic questions that first-time students and curious inquirers bring to the Bible. Without presuming either prior knowledge of the Bible or a particular attitude toward it, Jerry L. Sumney uses straightforward language to lead the reader on an exploration of the Bibles contents and the history of its writings, showing along the way how critical methods can help readers understand what they find in the Bible.