The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses

Author: Chris Bruno

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433542854

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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16 Key Verses. 1 Overarching Story. This book highlights 16 key Bible verses that stand as “turning points” in the biblical storyline—enabling us to see God’s incredible plan to redeem his people and glorify his name from Genesis to Revelation. Whether it’s exploring the creation of humanity, the establishment of the covenants, or the coming of the Messiah, this book will help Christians see how God’s Word tells a single story about his sovereignty, glory, and grace.
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The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses

Author: Chris Bruno

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 9781433542824

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Helping readers grasp the overarching story line of the Bible, this concise resource explores 16 key verses that serve as “turning points” in the biblical narrative, highlighting God's sovereignty, glory, and grace throughout his Word.
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The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words

Author: Chris Bruno

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433553651

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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16 Key Words. 1 Overarching Message. At the heart of the Bible is one overarching message: God saving his people through their promised Messiah. This accessible introduction to the main point of the Bible traces the development of sixteen key themes— creation, covenant, kingdom, temple, judgment, and more—from Genesis to Revelation, showing how both the Old and New Testaments come together to declare a single unified message. A concise primer to biblical theology, this book helps readers trace God’s unfolding plan of redemption throughout the Bible.
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Revelation

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861018

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.
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The Gospel According to Matthew

Authorized King James Version

Author: N.A

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802136169

Category: Bibles

Page: 78

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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible!

Author: Jonathan Goldstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101050373

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A hilarious re-imagining of the heroes of the Old Testament for a modern world-and the neurotic, demanding reader. In the beginning...there was humor. Sure, it's the foundation for much of Western morality and the cornerstone of world literature. But let's face it: the Bible always needed punching up. Plus, it raised quite a few questions that a modern world refuses to ignore any longer: wouldn't it be boring to live inside a whale? How did Joseph explain Mary's pregnancy to the guys at work? Who exactly was the megalomaniacal foreman who oversaw the construction of the Tower of Babel? And honestly, what was Cain's problem? In Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bible!, Jonathan Goldstein re-imagines and recasts the greatest heroes of the Bible with depth, wit, and snappy dialogue. This is the Bible populated by angry loners, hypochondriacs, and reluctant prophets who fear for their sanity, for readers of Sarah Vowell and the books of David Sedaris. Basically, a Bible that readers can finally, genuinely relate to. Jonathan Goldstein's new book, I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow, will be available May 2013.
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The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans

Author: Ruth Rendell

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861085

Category: Bibles

Page: 48

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Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell
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The Acts of the Apostles

Author: P.D. James

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861077

Category: Bibles

Page: 96

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Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James
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The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

Author: Robert Alter

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393070255

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.
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The Book of Jasher

Author: Jasher

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781555179199

Category: Religion

Page: 259

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The Book of Jasher, reprinted for the first time in several years and with a new introduction by popular author W. Jeffrey Marsh, offers Bible readers interesting and important insights into the first two thousand years of biblical history. the Book of Jasher follows the biblical accounts in Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, and Joshua. It reads like the Bible but includes interpolations and elaborations not found in the Bible. In addition, it sheds light on Bible stories from the time of Adam and Eve, the ministry of Enoch, and the account of the great Deluge during the days of Noah to the Tower of Babel, nefarious Nimrod, and faithful Abraham and his descendants. As Moredecai M. Noah wrote in his introduction to the 1840 English translation: Without giving it to the world as a work of Divine inspiration, or assuming the responsibility to say that it is not an inspired book, I have no hesitation in pronouncing it a work of great antiquity and interest, and a work that is entitled, even regarding it as a literary curiosity, to a great circulation among those who take pleasure in studying the scriptures.
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Read the Bible Smarter, Not Harder

Exploring the Stories Behind the Books

Author: Christopher R. Smith

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830857427

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Many biblical scholars today approach the Bible as a collection of books, treating each book as a composition in its own right. Can such an approach help devotional readers? This introduction to the books of the Bible will have you reading in a whole new light.
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Luke-Acts

[email protected]

Author: James P. Grimshaw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567675734

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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This volume on Luke-Acts as with all titles in the [email protected] Series highlights readings that make explicit the diverse contemporary contexts of biblical interpreters. The global spread of contributors includes scholarly voices from South Africa, South America and Hong Kong, as well as from the United States. The chapters are organized around four themes. The first examines interpretations of Jesus, looking at his childhood, contemporary context, and his teaching – including whether Jesus' sympathetic response to disease and pain might be used to advocate euthanasia. The second examines social categories: gender, race, and class, including a political and racialized reading of the history of diasporic Black America as a model for reading Acts as a diasporic history. The third examines issues of empire and resistance. The final part looks at society and spirituality, with a focus on modern contemporary contexts.
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The Book of Mormon

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book of Mormon

Page: 571

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Is the Bible Good for Women?

Seeking Clarity and Confidence Through a Jesus-Centered Understanding of Scripture

Author: Wendy Alsup

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601429010

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Is it possible to embrace the inherent dignity of womanhood while still cherishing the Bible? Many people, both inside and outside the church, are concerned that an orthodox understanding of the Bible is threatening and even harmful to women. After all, the Bible has a number of passages regarding women that are deeply troubling and hard to read. But is that assessment accurate? In this fascinating look at God’s work of redemption from Creation to today, Wendy Alsup explores questions such as: * How does God view justice and equal rights for women? * What does it mean to be made in the image of God? * How have the centuries distorted our interpretation of how God views women? * How did Jesus approach the Old Testament and how does that help us read difficult passages today? * What is the difference between a modern view of feminism and the feminism that Scripture models? * How does the Bible explain the Bible to us? Using a Jesus-centered understanding to look at both God’s grand storyline and specific biblical passages, Alsup gives practical and accessible tools for understanding the noble ways God speaks to and about women in its pages and the dignity He places on His daughters.
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The Lost Books of the Bible

Author: William Hone

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122247

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Excised from the standard bible by various church councils, these "lost" texts help to give depth to the historical characters of Jesus, Mary, the apostles, and other figures of the New Testament.
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Bad Girls of the Bible Workbook

Author: Liz Curtis Higgs

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

ISBN: 1578565456

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Since the release of Bad Girls of the Bible and Really Bad Girls of the Bible, women like you have clamored for more–more in-depth teaching in a workbook format, more information on using the books in small group studies, and more ways to share the grace and sovereignty of God. Now, that hands-on help is here–in two practical workbooks that will make God’s Word, and the stories of your biblical sisters, come alive for you! From Eve to the Woman at the Well, Delilah to Sapphira, the Bad Girls of the Bible Workbook will bring you closer than ever to women of Scripture whose lives are filled with important lessons and insights for women today. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE REALLY BAD GIRLS OF THE BIBLE WORKBOOK. Maybe you’ve already read Bad Girls of the Bible and are now ready to dive into a deeper study of those wild women…and a deeper understanding of yourself. Or you might plan on getting together with a whole group of women to study Bad Girls of the Bible, chapter by chapter. Wonderful! Either way, through the pages of this workbook, I’ll be right there with you, encouraging us all to grow in grace–Liz Curtis Higgs
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Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible

A Guide to Reading the Bible Well

Author: Wayne Grudem,C. John Collins,Thomas R. Schreiner

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433531658

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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How do I get more out of my Bible reading? What was going on during the gap between the Old and New Testaments? How do all the books of the Bible fit together as a whole? This book answers these questions and puts clear, readable Bible study aids at your fingertips. It contains thirteen essays from some of today’s best evangelical scholars including C. John Collins, Thomas Schreiner, Gordon Wenham, and Darrell Bock, and will help you to: See the big-picture storyline of the Bible Understand the theology of the Old and New Testaments Read the different sections of Scripture effectively Know what happened between the testaments In addition to essays on each genre of the Bible, the book addresses the general Greco-Roman world and specific Jewish groups at the time of the New Testament. To aid in putting Bible passages in context, it also includes timelines of the Old and New Testaments and intertestamental events. Useful as both a general overview of the Bible and as a tool for more specific reference and training, this book will help you grow in your understanding of Scripture and your ability to apply the Bible to life.
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The New Jerusalem Bible

Author: Henry Wansbrough

Publisher: Darton, Longman & Todd Limited

ISBN: 9780232520774

Category:

Page: 2112

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The New Jerusalem Bible is recognised as one of today's most accurate, clear and modern translations, the fruit of long collaboration between leading biblical scholars.This New Jerusalem Bible Study Edition is the ideal combined Bible-and-handbook.It is designed for students, clergy and readers who seek additional guidance in their reading and study of the scriptures.It presents the complete Bible text in a single-column format for ease of reading, and includes the Comprehensive Footnotes of the acclaimed NJB Standard Edition.Bound in durable paperback designed to stay open on the desktop, and now available with a striking new cover.Packed with features, including:Comprehensive verse-by-verse Footnotes Extensive Introductions to all the groupings of books in the BibleA Study Guide covering the major theological terms and themes An Index of Persons containing mini-biographies of the main biblical charactersAn extended Chronological Table setting biblical events against contemporary events, rulers and dynastiesFull-Colour Maps of the Bible lands
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Creation to Revelation

Author: Chatham

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802863221

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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Many people are active Bible readers, reading a chapter or more every day, yet it can be difficult to understand how individual passages relate to the entire biblical story. James Chatham, a beloved minister and Bible teacher, has spent decades introducing people from all walks of life to the panorama of the biblical story from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21. In this readable yet meaty volume, he takes readers into the familiar yet fascinating story of God's gracious action in the world. From Abraham and the children of Israel to Jesus and his apostles, Chatham brings fresh insights to this old, old story. Rejecting our unhelpful tendency to take verses out of context, Chatham encourages instead the ancient, biblical practice of consulting “the whole counsel of God.” Sprinkled throughout with interesting sidebars and including a helpful “Chronology of the Bible's Story,” the book is broken up into twenty-six easy-to-use segments and enhanced by carefully designed discussion questions. While not a substitute for careful Bible reading, Chatham's Creation to Revelation will deepen readers' understanding of how the Bible's many pieces fit into the whole.
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Making the Trip with God on Route 316

Directions to the City of Eternal Life

Author: Mike Chaffin

Publisher: Kingsley Literary Services

ISBN: 9781931823913

Category:

Page: 108

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If you only remember hearing a single verse in the Bible, it is probably John 3:16, ¿For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.¿ However, it amazes me how many great 3:16 verses there are in the other books of the New Testament. If fact these verses tell the whole gospel story and are enough to show us the way to Heaven. Like the little lights that mark the path down the aisle of an airplane, or those that shine on the darkened stairs in a movie theater, this daily devotional book, MAKING THE TRIP WITH GOD ON ROUTE 316: DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY OF ETERNAL LIFE, use these verses to show you how to start your walk with God, and enables you to stay on the road that leads to Heaven. This 40 day journey, complete with model prayers and a daily Bible study, will answer the great questions of life; ¿Where will I spend eternity?¿ and ¿How do I get there?¿
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