The Good News Of The Return Of The King
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|Author||: Michael T. Jahosky|
|Editor||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
Although many people today reject Christianity for intellectual reasons, greater numbers of people are rejecting Christianity because it does not engage their imagination. Christians must not only demonstrate that the Christian worldview is true, but that it is also good, beautiful, and relevant. The Good News of the Return of the King: The Gospel in Middle-earth is a book that endeavors to show the truth, goodness, and beauty of Jesus Christ, the gospel, and the biblical metanarrative by engaging the imagination through J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, as well as The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. In this book, I propose that J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a story about what Jesus' parables are about: the good news about the return of the king. As a work of imaginative fiction similar to Jesus' parables, The Lord of the Rings can bypass both intellectual and imaginative objections to the gospel and pull back the "veil of familiarity" that obscures the gospel for many.
|Author||: Michael T. Jahosky|
|Editor||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
Although many people today reject Christianity for intellectual reasons, greater numbers of people are rejecting Christianity because it does not engage their imagination. Christians must not only demonstrate that the Christian worldview is true, but that it is also good, beautiful, and relevant. The Good News of the Return of the King: The Gospel in Middle-earth is a book that endeavors to show the truth, goodness, and beauty of Jesus Christ, the gospel, and the biblical metanarrative by engaging the imagination through J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, as well as The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. In this book, I propose that J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is a story about what Jesus’ parables are about: the good news about the return of the king. As a work of imaginative fiction similar to Jesus’ parables, The Lord of the Rings can bypass both intellectual and imaginative objections to the gospel and pull back the “veil of familiarity” that obscures the gospel for many.
|Author||: Shofar Christian Church|
|Editor||: Shofar Publishing|
The Bible teaches us that there is nothing more important than becoming like Jesus. The life of Jesus not only shows the full picture of who God is, but He also shows us what it means to be human. He is the quintessential man. In Him we see what a perfect relationship with God looks like, what our moral outlook should be, and what constitutes a good and worthy life. Through the ages, the church has confirmed that the Bible is both the standard and the guide that instructs, confronts and inspires us in the process of following Jesus. The way we see, understand, and experience God, ourselves, and the world around us should thus ultimately be based upon what the Bible teaches us. This Bible School course is therefore intended to help you to build your life around the Word of God.
|Author||: David B. Reynolds|
|Editor||: David B. Reynolds|
What if … Merlin, imprisoned by the witch Nimue, is freed after 1,500 years by a random bullet fired during a drunken college party? With the help of the one college student who can understand him, does Merlin find and revive King Arthur or do Mordred and Morgana thwart the legendary wizard?
|Author||: Edoardo Albert|
|Editor||: Lion Fiction|
The exiled family of King Æthelfrith of Northumbria arrive, after much hardship, on the island of Iona, where the monastery founded by St Columba has become a centre of worship and learning. Young Oswald becomes firm friends with a novice, Aidan. When Aidan professes his final vows, Oswald and his little brother Oswy are received into the church. As befits a young prince, Oswald learns to fight. However, Aidan's example attacts him and he is on the point of deciding to become a monk when news reaches Iona that his half brother, Eanfrith, has been killed by Cadwallon, the king who defeated Edwin. Oswald sails back to Northumbria and meets Cadwallon in battle, defeating and killing him. Oswald, now undisputed king of Northumbria, gives Aidan the island of Lindisfarne as his base. But Penda, the last great pagan king in England, is raising troops against him ...
To young flies, it feels like eternity since King Jabi-Jabi retired. Boys and girls, if you think about it, to him, it seemed like yesterday since the event took place. Truth be told, its been twelve fly years since the King fly last raided Ojanla. O yes, twelve long years since Jabi-Jabi retired. Every fly alive at the last raid will tell you how the King Jabi-Jabi used to dangle for food back then. He used to parade the four corners of Ojanla before the first crow in the morning. He was the one and only MC, big Kahuna the magnificent. Since the last raid, something bad has happened in Ojanla. To say the least, complacency has taken over Ojanla. As far as Jabi-Jabi is concerned, even though young flies should claim the blame, at the same time, the old also should feel the pain. If nothing is done about it, then, the beginning of the end has reared its ugly head in Ojanla (the big market). Therefore, it is time to create a reality check list.
|Author||: Mark S. Kinzer,Russell L. Resnik|
|Editor||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
The gospel of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth has healed countless lives over the centuries, but the gospel itself has been wounded through neglect of one of its main components. The books of Luke and Acts reveal that the death and resurrection of Jesus are linked inextricably to the destruction and promised restoration of Jerusalem, the city that personifies the Jewish people as a whole. To highlight this expanded understanding of the gospel, Mark Kinzer and Russ Resnik unpack the Hebrew term for gospel, besorah, as a prophetic message of salvation for Israel and all nations. In Luke's besorah, the death and resurrection of the Messiah are a sign of the coming judgment and restoration of Jerusalem and the Jewish people--a restoration that brings with it the renewal of all creation. This prophetic dimension of the besorah is a key to healing the fractured gospel and restoring its power amidst the strife and tumult of the twenty-first century.
|Author||: William Dalrymple|
|Editor||: A&C Black|
In 1839 18,000 British troops marched into Afghanistan. Three years later, only one man emerged to tell the tale...... A towering history of the first Afghan war by bestselling historian William Dalrymple.
|Author||: Phillip Cary|
|Editor||: Brazos Press|
A talented teacher unpacks the riches of traditional Christian spirituality for Christians burdened by the guilt and anxiety of introspective, "in my heart" spiritual techniques.
|Author||: Harry Harris|
|Editor||: Kings Road Publishing|
'I stay until they want me not to stay. No club moves me from Chelsea until Chelsea wants me to move because I want to be where I am loved' - Jose Mourinho, January 2014 Yet in December 2015, the love affair came to an incredible and stunning end. This book chronicles the entire remarkable story of Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, with a critical insight into how and why it ended so dramatically. Confrontational, passionate, full of chutzpah. Mourinho is a masterful tactician, and surely the best boss in the history of Chelsea. Yet for a second time the Emperor of the Bridge, Roman Abramovich, cast him aside. The reason?: having won the Premier League, the team's defence of the title proved to be one of the most bizarre periods in the club's history. In his first stint at Stamford Bridge the self-styled 'Special One' won two League titles back-to-back, the FA Cup and two League Cups, and included a still-unsurpassed Premier League points-tally record of 95 in the 2004-5 season. On returning 'home' after a six-year absence, Mourinho receiving a welcome by an army of Chelsea fans who love him every bit as much as they used to. He rewarded their faith in some fashion, sweeping aside newly rich Manchester City to soar to a third League title (with three games to spare), as well as a third League Cup. Then came the biggest collapse of any defending title-holder. Why did it happen? Who was to blame? Was there a players' rebellion? Who panicked behind the scenes, and why? How much was the row with the first-team doctor, Eva Carneiro, at the heart of Mourinho's second sacking from Chelsea? The answers lie in this fully revised, updated and expanded edition of Harry Harris's biography. It brings Mourinho's story right up to date, showing exactly why English football would be infinitely poorer without the colourful, commanding, and controversial presence of the 'Special One'.
|Author||: Kevin L. DeYoung|
|Editor||: Moody Publishers|
If there is "nothing new under the sun," perhaps the main task now facing the Western church is not to reinvent or be relevant, but to remember. The truth of the gospel is still contained within vintage faith statements. Within creeds and catechisms we can have our faith strengthened, our knowledge broadened, and our love for Jesus deepened. In The Good News We Almost Forgot, Kevin DeYoung explores the Heidelberg Catechism and writes 52 brief chapters on what it has shown him. The Heidelberg is largely a commentary on the Apostle's Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, and deals with man's guilt, God's grace, and believers' gratitude. This book is a clear-headed, warm-hearted exploration of the faith, simple enough for young believers and deep enough for mature believers. DeYoung writes, "The gospel summarized in the Heidelberg Catechism is glorious, its Christ gracious, its comfort rich, its Spirit strong, its God Sovereign, and its truth timeless." Come and see how your soul can be warmed by the elegantly and logically stated doctrine that matters most: We are great sinners and Christ is a greater Savior!
|Author||: Greig Beck|
Arnold Singer is just like any other fifteen-year-old boy growing up in the suburbs – average height, average looks. The love of his life thinks he's a geek ... that is if she notices him at all. Pretty normal, and pretty boring, really. But this normal life is about to change forever. On a school science trip to watch the test firing of a new particle accelerator, Arn is caught up in an accident that propels him into an extraordinary new world. In this new land, Arn is the last human alive. It is populated with mysterious and bloodthirsty creatures, some of whom want him dead, while others see him as their only hope for survival. Can Arn survive in a hostile world and save his new friends? Or has he arrived in time to witness the fall of a mighty empire? An epic tale of love, betrayal and war in a world both familiar and terrifying.
|Author||: Keith Foster|
|Editor||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
Churches in the West are renowned for responding to the measured needs of the vulnerable within their communities. Yet what about those who present as self-sufficient? With no apparent or obvious needs? Whatever Happened to the Rich Young Man? The Church and the New Marginalized challenges the church to broaden its reach beyond welfare and to seek to engage with (what Foster calls) the New Marginalized (non-welfare demographic), those whose spiritual needs are just as great. Including two case studies within evangelical third place cafes, that are seeking to do just that, this book will awaken the church to embark on a broader vision.
|Author||: Ann Spangler|
A twenty-six-week devotional study by the bestselling coauthor of Women of the Bible. Names in the ancient world did more than simply distinguish one person from another, they often conveyed the essential nature and character of a person. This is especially true when it comes to the names of God recorded in the Bible. Praying the Names of God explores the primary names and titles of God in the Old Testament to reveal the deeper meanings behind them. El Shadday, Elohim, Adonay, Abba, El Elyon—God Almighty, Mighty Creator, Lord, Father, God Most High—these are just a few of the names and titles of God that yield rich insights into his nature and character. Praying the Names of God shows readers how to study and pray God’s names by focusing each week on one of the primary names or titles of God. • Monday—readers study a portion of Scripture that reveals the name. • Tuesday–Thursday—readers pray specific Scripture passages related to the name. • Friday—readers pray Scripture promises connected to the name. By incorporating the divine names and titles into their prayers—and learning about the biblical context in which the name was revealed—readers will gain a more intimate understanding of who God is and how he can be relied on in every circumstance of their lives. Praying the Names of God is a unique devotional, one that offers a rich program of daily prayer and study designed to lead people into fresh encounters with the living God.
|Author||: John Lozano|
|Editor||: ACTA Publications|
Home foreclosures, job losses, sudden illnesses crisis and tragedy surround us in our everyday lives. Some people shrink away from them, become depressed and pessimistic about life. Others become angry and turn away from religion. In his debut book, author John P. Lozano offers a different solution: Use crisis and uncertainty to grow in both faith and personal strength. In Good News in Bad Times, Lozano draws from his wealth of personal life experience, and from the lives of those he has met on his faith journey, to prove that with crisis comes opportunity opportunity to open our eyes and arms to God's strength. Written in an accessible style and designed for Christians of all denominations, this book will be a timeless companion for all readers wherever they may be on their own journeys of faith
|Author||: Lanre Ayanlowo|
|Editor||: Trafford Publishing|
While fame is always admired by everyone, it can prove to be quite a struggle. There is always a mountain to climb, and there is always a rock to break. People expect great things of you. It is not an easy life to live. That struggle faces Eliot, a warrior and solider in thirteenth-century Britain, as he begins to achieve greatness. He encounters the rigors of life and still manages to stand upright in the face of trials and tribulations. What a glorious honour for a mighty man of valour!
|Author||: Elyse Fitzpatrick,Eric Schumacher|
|Editor||: Baker Books|
What does the Bible say about the value of women? Does the Bible teach that women are as valuable as men or does it portray them as somehow more flawed, more suspect, or weak and easily deceived? Beginning from Genesis and working all the way through the storyline of the Bible, Worthy demonstrates the significant and yes, even surprising, ways that God has used women to accomplish His kingdom goals. Because, like men, they are created in His image, their lives reflect and declare His worth. Worthy will enable and encourage both men and women to embrace this true and lofty vision of God's creation, plan, and their value in His eyes. Bestselling author Elyse Fitzpatrick and pastor Eric Schumacher together invite women to embrace a transformative and empowering view of their Maker, themselves, and the church. But this isn't only a book for women. It is also a book for men, especially leaders, who want to grow in their understanding of God's perspective on women, people who normally make up the majority of their congregations; men who might be wondering if they've missed something amid the abuse scandals that are rocking the church. Might the headlines they're reading today about abuse have their roots in a denigration of the value and worth of women? Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women will help every reader see the value, place, and calling of women through study questions and a "Digging Deeper" section that will help men and women discover how to cherish, value, and honor one another for God's glory.