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  • Exploring Exodusby Nahum M. Sarna

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Sarna examines the distinctiveness of the Exodus narrative in light of ancient Near Eastern history and contemporaneous cultures--Egyptian, Assyrian, Canaanite, and Babylonian. In a new Foreword to the 1996 edition, Sarna takes up the debate over whether the exodus from Egypt really happened, clarifying the arguments on both sides and drawing us back... more...

  • In the Beginningby Karen Armstrong

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. In this fascinating book by the author of A History of God and Jerusalem, one of the best-known and least-understood books of the Bible is clarified for modern readers. Armstrong shows readers how the ancient tales of the Creation, the Fall, Cain... more...

  • How to Read the Bibleby James L. Kugel

    Free Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    Scholars from different fields have joined forces to reexamine every aspect of the Hebrew Bible. Their research, carried out in universities and seminaries in Europe and America, has revolutionized our understanding of almost every chapter and verse. But have they killed the Bible in the process? In How to Read the Bible, Harvard professor James... more...

  • Liberating the Gospelsby John Shelby Spong

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In this boldest book since Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, Bishop John Shelby Spong offers a compelling view of the Gospels as thoroughly Jewish tests.Spong powerfully argues that many of the key Gospel accounts of events in the life of Jesus?from the stories of his birth to his physical resurrection?are not literally true. He offers convincing... more...

  • Handbook for Biblical Interpretationby W. Randolph Tate

    Baker Publishing Group 2012; US$ 40.00

    This revised and updated handbook provides a comprehensive guide to methods, terms, and concepts used by biblical interpreters. more...

  • The Family of Jesusby Karen Kingsbury

    Howard Books 2014; Not Available

    America?s favorite inspirational novelist offers a fictional view of six of the family members of Jesus, all anchored by Scriptural truth, creating a life-changing and unprecedented emotional connection to the Bible. Through The Family of Jesus , readers will develop an emotional connection to the family members of Jesus, learning about their lives... more...

  • The Family of Jesusby Karen Kingsbury

    Howard Books 2014; US$ 19.99

    America?s favorite inspirational novelist offers a fictional view of six of the family members of Jesus, all anchored by Scriptural truth, creating a life-changing and unprecedented emotional connection to the Bible. Through The Family of Jesus , readers will develop an emotional connection to the family members of Jesus, learning about their lives... more...

  • Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious Worldby John Shelby Spong

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    In Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World , bishop and social activist John Shelby Spong argues that 200 years of biblical scholarship has been withheld from lay Christians. In this brilliant follow-up to Spong?s previous books Eternal Life and Jesus for the Non-Religious , Spong not only reveals the crucial truths that have long been... more...

  • Essential Bible Study Tools for Ministryby David R. Bauer

    Abingdon Press 2014; US$ 45.99

    This up-to-date, highly selective bibliography is designed to acquaint students and ministers with major works, significant publishers and prominent scholars in biblical studies. It is the perfect guide for beginning a research project or building a ministerial library. References are included based on the following considerations: (1) usefulness for... more...

  • Inventing Hellby Jon M. Sweeney

    Faithwords 2014; US$ 9.99

    Hell: The word means terror, darkness, and eternal separation from God. Some people think the Bible is clear about hell, but what if they're mistaken? With gripping narrative and solid scholarship, Sweeney charts hell's "evolution" from the Old Testament underworld Sheol, through history and literature, to the greatest influencer of all: Dante's... more...