With this bundle, readers will receive the paperback version of Cross Vision, along with the study guide, for working through each chapter, considering various stories from the Bible, and hearing from Boyd about questions that have come up since he wrote the book. The Cross Vision Study Guide Bundle is an essential aid for anyone wrestling with depictions of a violent God yet living with faith in a peaceful Christ.
Renowned pastor-theologian Gregory A. Boyd tackles the Bible's biggest dilemma.
The Old Testament God of wrath and violence versus the New Testament God of love and peace-it's a difference that has troubled Christians since the first century. Now, with the sensitivity of a pastor and the intellect of a theologian, Gregory A. Boyd proposes the "cruciform hermeneutic," a way to read the Old Testament portraits of God through the lens of Jesus' crucifixion.
Parenting is messy business. Joyful, but messy. When faith is combined with parenting, we double down on the mess. Pastor and father of three Justin Lind-Ayres chronicles his adventures raising children and passing on his faith to them. But children are often our best teachers in faith, opening our eyes and our hearts to God's love for us.
With stories full of humor, honesty, and, yes, even some poop, this book is a welcome encouragement for parents, grandparents, and anyone who cares deeply for the children in their life.
Using the annual lectionary as his guide, Christian Piatt has put together a devotional that allows us to read through major parts of the Old and New Testaments. Every week has four Scripture readings, glossary terms, deeper thoughts, and a closing prayer.
Start anywhere. Set it down and come back to it. Use it as an in-depth study guide or a daily devotional. There's no "wrong way" to use Surviving the Bible. Engage ancient texts in new ways that make sense, here and now, maybe for the first time.
In 1996, Walter Capps won a seat in Congress. Months later, he suffered a massive heart attack and died in his wife's arms. Lois Capps decided to run for her husband's seat. She won that election and went on to serve eight more terms in Congress.
Now, Lois Capps poignantly tells her story. No matter what personal or professional obstacles she faced, she never lost faith in democracy. She shares the lessons she learned, hoping that others can be inspired to work on behalf of the common good.
How can we overthrow hate and heal hurt in today's divided world? According to Jacqueline A. Bussie, by learning to love as God does--without limits or exceptions.
In Love Without Limits, Bussie imparts practical solutions for people who yearn to love across difference. Through poignant memoir, engaging theological reflection, inspiring stories of friendship, creative readings of scripture, and shout-outs to some of love's unsung heroes, Bussie challenges readers to answer God's call to practice a love so vast that it excludes no one.
Offering Bible readings and prayers for each day, this devotional is perfect for individuals, congregations, households, or small groups.
Lynne Baab discusses seven trends in pastoral care with stories about Christian caregivers meeting those challenges in creative ways. Baab also presents four practical skills pastoral carers need: to understand common stressors, to listen, to pray with others, and to nurture their personal resilience. In each chapter, she offers discussion question as well as tips for readers who are training other pastoral carers.
Nurturing Hopebrings readers hope for their caring role and their own spiritual journey.
You're probably missing some of the most interesting books of the Bible.
The five books known as "The Five Scrolls" perform a central liturgical function in Judaism. The Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentation, Ecclesiastes, and Esther, together with the five books of the Torah, orient Jewish life and provide the language of the faith.
In the Christian tradition, by contrast, these books have largely been forgotten. But they deserve much more attention, since they address issues like sexuality, grief, existential despair, ethnic identity, and power. Williamson guides readers into these overlooked books of the Bible, showing their surprising relevance to contemporary life.
Whether a diagnosis of dementia--for you or for someone you are accompanying--arrives suddenly or gradually, this illness reorganizes a family's entire life. Drawing on her own experience, as well as interviews with eight family and professional caregivers, Janet L. Ramsey helps caregivers and those with impaired memories learn as they listen to each other. She also shows them how the Holy Spirit can awaken their imagination and understanding while they discover how to live with dementia.
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