Majestic and Wild: True Stories of Faith and Adventure in the Great Outdoors

By Murray Pura

Church could be a great spot to profit non secular classes, yet occasionally you simply need to wake up and get outdoors to event the grandeur of God. In Majestic and Wild, pastor, author, and avid outdoorsman Murray Pura weaves his real-life adventures with religious notion and existence classes, shooting the majestic and wild construction that God has set earlier than us all. From animal encounters to wildfires to raging rapids to Daniel Boone hunts and buffalo stampedes, the tales diversity from dramatic and suspenseful to light-hearted and eccentric. every one tale is woven with non secular classes now not simply realized from sitting in a pew.

A excellent gift for other halves to provide to their husbands and children to provide to their dads, Majestic and Wild will entertain and encourage a person with a feeling of experience and a love for the nice open air.

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The Care of the Dead in Late Antiquity (Cornell Studies in Classical Philology)

By Éric Rebillard

In this provocative booklet Éric Rebillard demanding situations many long-held assumptions approximately early Christian burial customs. for many years students of early Christianity have argued that the Church owned and operated burial grounds for Christians as early because the 3rd century. via a cautious examining of basic resources together with criminal codes, theological works, epigraphical inscriptions, and sermons, Rebillard exhibits that there's little facts to signify that Christians occupied unique or remoted burial grounds during this early period.

In truth, as past due because the fourth and 5th centuries the Church didn't impose at the devoted particular rituals for laying the lifeless to leisure. within the instruction of Christians for burial, it was once often subsequent of family members and never representatives of the Church who have been accountable for what kind of ceremony will be celebrated, and facts from inscriptions and tombstones indicates that for the main half Christians did not separate themselves from non-Christians whilst burying their lifeless. in accordance with Rebillard it'll no longer be until eventually the early center a long time that the Church received regulate over burial practices and that "Christian cemeteries" turned common.

In this translation of Religion et Sépulture: L'église, les vivants et les morts dans l'Antiquité tardive, Rebillard essentially adjustments our realizing of early Christianity. The Care of the useless in past due Antiquity will strength students of the interval to reconsider their assumptions approximately early Christians as become independent from their pagan contemporaries in lifestyle and formality practice.

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The Lost Apostle: Searching for the Truth About Junia

By Rena Pederson

In The misplaced Apostle award-winning journalist Rena Pederson investigates a bit identified topic in early Christian history—the existence and instances of the feminine apostle Junia. Junia used to be an early convert and best missionary whose tale was once “lost” whilst her identify was once masculinized to Junias in later centuries. The misplaced Apostle unfolds like a well-written detective tale, providing Pederson’s energetic look for perception and data a few girl a few say used to be the 1st girl apostle.

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The Everlasting Hatred: The Roots of Jihad

By Hal Lindsey

Best-selling writer Hal Lindsey explains how, on September eleven, an historical fight-to-the-death clash exploded at the beaches of the U.S. although such a lot american citizens did not know it, we have been already fascinated by this fight. A fight pushed by way of a hatred that is going again over 4,000 years. Islamic fundamentalism's objective is to exchange the JudeoChristian international order with an Islamic global order. each American must comprehend the enormity of the chance we are facing and why. 

In the aftermath of Sep 11 such a lot americans are asking:

  • Why do so much Muslims hate Jews?
  • Why do Islamic fundamentalists hate the us and get in touch with it the nice Satan?
  • Why did Islamic terrorists sacrifice their very own lives to kill Americans?
  • Do Islamic fundamentalists have entry to guns of mass destruction?
  • Could Islamic terrorists imperil the survival of the United States?
  • What gentle does Bible prophecy shed on this?
  • Does the Koran demand violence and conquest?
  • Are the Islamic fundamentalists an aberration of the Muslim faith, or are they as they declare the real fans of Mohammad?

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One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting

By Marie Monville, Cindy Lambert

“My tale isn't really approximately my previous, yet approximately your future,” says Marie Roberts Monville.

In the startling tragedy of the Amish schoolhouse capturing at Nickel Mines, one tale hasn't ever been advised; Marie Roberts Monville, the spouse of the fellow who created such horror, tells her tale for the first actual time. it's a tale of sorrow and destruction, but additionally considered one of majestic deliverance, never-ending compassion, breathtaking forgiveness, and grace-filled redemption.

Within a solitary second, Marie Monville learned that existence, as she knew it, was once over. What she by no means expected used to be a tangible come upon with God attaining into her conditions, via them rewriting all she believed approximately herself, her religion, and the God she concept she knew. One gentle nonetheless Shines finds 3 love tales: the blameless love of a faithful spouse for a husband in ache, the incomprehensible love of God within the aftermath of bloodbath and destruction, and the redemptive love of Christ, ready to spread within the lifetime of each person who reads this book.

Marie's trip considering that darkest of days has been invaded with gentle which shines via those pages into the darkest questions all of us face--questions approximately our prior, our price, our identification, and personal powerlessness during this fallen international. Come head to head with the ability in the back of each answer―a love that begs to be received.

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Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul

By John Eldredge

Each guy used to be a boy.  and each little has goals, giant dreams,  goals of being the hero, of thrashing the undesirable men, of doing bold feats and rescuing the damsel in misery. each little woman has desires, too: of being rescued via her prince and swept up right into a nice experience, realizing that she is the beauty.  yet what occurs to these desires once we develop up? stroll into such a lot church buildings, take a look round, and wonder: what's a Christian man?  with out hearing what's stated, examine what you discover there. so much Christian males are . . . bored.

John Eldredge revises and updates his best-selling, popular Christian vintage, Wild at Heart, and in it invitations males to get well their masculine middle, outlined within the photo of a passionate God. And he invitations ladies to find the key of a man's soul and to thrill within the energy and wildness males have been created to offer.  John Eldredge is the director of Ransomed Heart

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Coming Out Christian in the Roman World: How the Followers of Jesus Made a Place in Caesar's Empire

The intended cave in of Roman civilization continues to be lamented greater than 1,500 years later―and intertwined with this concept is the suggestion fledgling faith, Christianity, went from a persecuted fringe move to an impossible to resist strength that toppled the empire. The "intolerant zeal" of Christians, wrote Edward Gibbon, swept Rome's previous gods away, and with them the constructions that sustained Roman society.

Not so, argues Douglas Boin. Such stories are easily unfaithful to heritage, and forget about an important truth of all: existence in Rome by no means got here to a dramatic cease. as an alternative, as Boin exhibits, a small minority flow rose to remodel society―politically, religiously, and culturally―but it used to be a steady technique, person who occurred in suits and begins over centuries. Drawing upon a decade of modern experiences in background and archaeology, and on his personal learn, Boin opens up a unconditionally new window onto a interval we inspiration we knew. His paintings is the 1st to explain how Christians navigated the complicated global of social identification when it comes to "passing" and "coming out." Many Christians lived in a dynamic heart floor. Their quiet luck, up to the clamor of martyrdom, used to be a strong agent for swap. With this insightful method of the tale of Christians within the Roman international, Douglas Boin rewrites, and rediscovers, the attention-grabbing early heritage of an international faith.

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