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Short Sentences Long Remembered$14.99Add to cart
This is the last of a six-volume series called Reading the Bible as Literature. In this series, the author not only explores the intersection of the Bible and literature, but he also shows pastors, students, and teachers of the Bible the beautiful craftsmanship of Proverbs and wisdom literature and how to interpret them correctly. Dr. Ryken goes one step further than merely explaining the genre of Proverbs and wisdom literature by including exercises to help students master this rich literary treasure.
Letters Of Grace And Beauty$14.99Add to cart
This is the third of a six-volume series called Reading the Bible as Literature. As with the first two volumes ( How Bible Stories Work and Sweeter Than Honey, Richer Than Gold), the author explores the intersection of the Bible and literature. In this third volume, Dr. Ryken shows pastors, students, and teachers of the Bible how the literary craftsmanship of the epistles leads to a richer understanding of its contents. After explaining the literary makeup of the epistles, he provides exercises to help his readers master this rich literary treasure. Speaking of the entire series, Ryken says, “The niche that these volumes are designed to fill is the literary approach to the Bible. This has been my scholarly passion for nearly half a century. It is my belief that a literary approach to the Bible is the common reader’s friend, in contrast to the more specialized types of scholarship on the Bible.”
Strange Scriptures : Deciphering 52 Weird, Bizarre, And Curious Verses From$24.99Add to cart
What’s that Scripture mean?
Ever asked yourself this question when you’re reading through the Bible? We all have. Whether we’ve been saved a long time or are just beginning to follow Christ, there are portions of Scripture that go over our heads. They’re puzzling. Odd. Complicated. Strange.
*What’s baptism on behalf of the dead? (1 Corinthians 15:29)
*Wasn’t it rude for Jesus to call a woman a dog? (Mark 7:27)
*If Jesus is eternal, why is he called the firstborn? (Colossians 1:15)
*How can we do greater works than Christ? (John 14:12)
Scriptures like these are not preached from the pulpit as commonly as our favorite texts. You rarely hear about them in your small group Bible study. And it’s definitely not easy to explain what they mean.
Think of it like this: if the Bible were an apple orchard, the Scriptures we’re most familiar with are like the luscious Honey Crisp. They’re our favorites. Like, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and “Love never fails.” Oh, the meaning and relevant application from these just gushes forth into our lives.
But strange Scriptures are more like crabapples. Consider this one: “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment” (2 Peter 2:4). Not quite a Honey Crisp, is it? There’s juice in it, all right, but if you want meaning and life application, you have to do a whole lot more squeezing.
That’s where Strange Scriptures comes in. Within each short study, author Chris Palmer has aimed to represent scholarship, Greek exegesis, and life application to bring forth a full-bodied study to nourish your soul.
Greek Word Study$24.99Add to cart
“Flour. Sheep. Coins. Wheat. Jesus never abandoned the familiarity of His time because what He had to say was so celestial or deep. Instead, He took advantage of what people already understood. In doing so, He didn’t just leave a way of salvation for us, but also a pattern of teaching to follow. This alone was my inspiration for how I chose to write Greek Word Study.”–author Chris Palmer
In a follow-up to his highly acclaimed book Letters from Jesus: Studies from the Seven Churches of Revelation, the Rev. Chris Palmer has written Greek Word Study: 90 Ancient Words That Unlock Scripture. With wit, humor, grace, and scholarship, Chris offers biblical insights while teaching Koine Greek words and phrases one delightful bite at a time. Unlike other books that overwhelm readers with Greek grammar, word formation, tenses, and the like, Chris makes the language accessible to anyone, using modern stories and analogies that engage readers and draw them into the Scriptures. Learning some Greek words and phrases helps you read the Bible in high definition!
“You don’t need to be scholar to read this book and you don’t need to know an ounce of Greek either. In fact, you don’t even have to really know much about the Bible at all,” Chris says. “All you need to do is just kick back and enjoy.”
Letters From Jesus$24.99Add to cart
“In Revelation 2:2, Jesus tells the church in Ephesus something intimate-Google Street View intimate. He says, ‘I know your works’ (Oida ta erga sou). Four words don’t seem like much, but in the Greek, it packs a punch…. Jesus chooses the Greek word oida, which expresses total, comprehensive knowledge. It is intimate knowledge that comes from being up close and personal. This knowledge isn’t hazy on the details. It doesn’t struggle to remember. It preserves the particulars. In the mind’s eye, everything is sharp and clear, like a well-taken photograph.” -Chris Palmer
Letters from Jesus: Studies from the Seven Churches of Revelation explores Christ’s warnings to the seven most prominent churches in Asia Minor in the book of Revelation. These letters date back to 95 A.D., but they help us make a fascinating discovery about civilization: life hasn’t changed that much over the last two millennia.
Author Chris Palmer illustrates the truths contained in the Letters from Jesus using modern, everyday day examples. The host of the popular podcast Greek for the Week, he unpacks Greek words and phrases in these verses from Revelation with humor, joy, and biblical scholarship.
Why study Greek, even just a little bit? As Chris explains, looking at the New Testament in the original language in which it was written can offer us some beautiful insights into God’s Word. “It’s like reading the Bible in high definition,” he says. Also, “studying God’s Word in the original language forces us to approach it with reverence and awe, humbling ourselves to obey what it says, whether it’s something we want to hear or not.”
Sweeter Than Honey Richer Than Gold$14.99Add to cart
This is the second of a projected six-volume series called Reading the Bible as Literature (the first volume being How Bible Stories Work). An expert at exploring the intersection of the Bible and literature, Ryken shows pastors and students and teachers of the Bible how to appreciate the craftsmanship and beauty of biblical poetry and how to interpret it correctly. Dr. Ryken goes one step further than merely explaining the genre of poetry-he includes exercises to help students master this rich literary treasure.
Learning Gods Love Language Workbook (Workbook)$15.99Add to cart
Learning God’s Love Language Workbook is a Hebrew word study course that you can use in your personal Bible study. Learn Hebrew almost immediately, without years of memorization and other Hebrew language courses.There is an old proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” This comes from an even older proverb; “It is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for him.”My books have been feeding Christians for a day, that is, I have been doing Hebrew word studies every day for that I send out via e-mail and post online. Now I can now teach you to fish, to do your own word studies, so you will be fed for a lifetime.The Learning God’s Love Language Workbook is the companion to my larger work, Learning God’s Love Language. This book was previously published under the title Beyond the Hebrew Lexicon. This edition has been completely updated and edited to correct typographical errors and make the text more accurate and understandable. The new typeset in this edition helps the Hebrew alphabet stand out and makes the characters easily recognizable.Learning God’s Love Language Workbook will bring you to the place where you can do your own Hebrew word study. Mine the riches of God’s Word in the original language by learning the meanings of each Hebrew letter and uncovering the built-in commentary behind each Hebrew word.And by doing so, enrich your understanding of God’s Word through His ancient love language.
How Bible Stories Work$14.99Add to cart
This is the first of a projected six-volume series called Reading the Bible as Literature (the second volume being Sweeter Than Honey, Richer Than Gold). An expert at exploring the intersection of the Bible and literature, Ryken shows pastors and students and teachers of the Bible how to appreciate the craftsmanship and beauty of biblical narrative and how to interpret it correctly. Dr. Ryken goes one step further than merely explaining the genre of story-he includes exercises to help students master this rich literary treasure.
Books Of The Bible Made Easy$6.99Add to cart
Want a quick overview of the Bible? From Genesis through Revelation, get a handle on all 66 books of the Bible with this quick guide! Find information fast with its simple summaries, outlines, and charts!
See what you need to know about all 66 books of the Bible at a glance! For each book of the Bible, it shows the name of the book, the author, topic, when it was written, purpose, and the key verse. Perfect for individual use, group Bible study, or adult Sunday school classes.
Enjoy having these features at your fingertips:
* Easy-to-understand overview on ALL 66 books of the Bible, answering key questions:
-Who wrote the book?
-When was it written?
-Why was it written?
-How is Jesus present?
* Brief summaries
* Basic outlines
* Key Scripture verses
* Introductions to each section of the Bible-Pentateuch, historical books, poetry & wisdom books, prophetic books, Gospels & Acts, and Epistles & Revelation-that allow you to see which books are grouped together and why.
Bible Study Made Easy$6.99Add to cart
How can you dig deeper into the Bible? Enjoy a solid, easy-tounderstand overview of inductive Bible study with Rose’s Bible Study Made Easy.
Featuring charts, simple summaries, and practical tips, this quick guide is a great introduction, going step-by-step through the basic principles of Bible study.
Discover how to use concordances to easily navigate through the Bible, find out how to dig deeper with Bible dictionaries, and learn how to apply God’s word to your life through inductive Bible studies.
* 7 “first steps” to take when beginning a Bible study
* 8 basic principles of Bible study
* Dozens of study tips and recommendations, including which key Bible verses, passages, and books of the Bible to explore
* 3 keys to inductive Bible study and the S.O.I.L. four-step approach that explains how to dig deeper into the Bible
Perfect for individual study, 1-on-1 discipleship, small groups, adult Sunday school classes, youth groups, and new believers’ classes!
52 Hebrew Words LuxLeather$14.99Add to cart
52 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know is an outstanding reference tool and study guide to some of the riches words in the Christian faith. The words are written in Hebrew and explained in English. Each word is given and in depth definition, explanation, historic use, and complemented by a stunning photograph.
This exquisite study of Hebrew words and stunning images is brought together in a finely crafted luxleather debossed cover. It is adorned with fine stitching and gold foiled titles. The personal sized handbook is perfect to tuck into a backpack or briefcase and take with you to reference during a Bible study. It makes a excellent gift for a friend or family member looking to dive deeper into their Christian roots..
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Symbols And Reality (Student/Study Guide)$9.99Add to cart
This is the fifth of a six-volume series called Reading the Bible as Literature. In this volume, the author not only explores the intersection of the Bible and literature, but he also shows pastors, students, and teachers of the Bible how to appreciate the craftsmanship of visionary literature and prophetic oracles and how to interpret them correctly. Dr. Ryken goes one step further than merely explaining the genre by including exercises to help students master this rich literary treasure. Speaking of the entire series, Ryken says, “The niche that these volumes are designed to fill is the literary approach to the Bible. This has been my scholarly passion for nearly half a century. It is my belief that a literary approach to the Bible is the common reader’s friend, in contract to the more specialized types of scholarship on the Bible.”
How To Study The Bible$2.49Add to cart
This brand-new guide provides a brief, concise overview of personal Bible study for the layperson. Long-time Bible teacher Robert West gives insight into the types, tools, and techniques of personal study, offering both practical guidance and encouragement to pursue the command of 2 Timothy 2:15 (“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth”). Covering topics such as the inductive method, word studies, commentaries, dictionaries, and concordances, How to Study the Bible also emphasizes the personal benefits of private Bible time.
Bible Research : Developing Your Ability To Study The Scriptures$17.99Add to cart
Bible Research clearly explains specific methods and essential tools needed for successful Scripture study. It includes both text and self instructional workshops on specific research books such as Nave’s Topical Bible, Strong’s Concordance, Vine’s Expository Dictionary, and The Manners and Customs of the Bible.
Bible Answer Book$16.99Add to cart
Evangelist and Bible expert R. A. Torrey answers your most baffling questions about the Scriptures. You’ll find practical advice for living an abundant Christian life in these solid, biblically based discussions. As you enter this gold mine of foundational truths for living out your Christianity, you will find the Scriptures coming alive as your faith increases. Let your heart and mind rest as you discover what God’s Word really teaches and, when applied, how it can powerfully change your life.
Interpreting The Symbols And Types (Revised)$15.99Add to cart
The number seven, the color red, the tabernacle, the Morning Star . . . when symbols like these appear in Scripture, are Christians meant to understand them on more than one level? In this easy-to-use guide, Conner translates “the language of the divine” for believers seeking subtle shades of biblical meaning
Navigator Bible Studies Handbook$16.99Add to cart
Why rely on someone else’s study notes when you can unearth the Bible’s treasures on your own? This revised and updated handbook from the Navigators will equip you with indispensable skills for a lifetime of reflection on the Word. You’ll learn the principles for effective inductive study and time-tested methods like ABC Bible study, question & answer study, verse analysis, and much more. Includes reproducible forms.