God The Poet
1. God And Poetry
2. Dante And The Divine Rescue
3. Milton And The Ways Of God
Excursus: Milton And The Devil
4. Cowper And The Task
5. Wordsworth And The Philosophical Poem
6. A Modern Poet And The Way Home
Epilogue: Memory, Imagination, And God In Nature
In readable and non-scholarly fashion, Niehaus, who is both a theologian and poet, provides a theological and literary analysis of the epic poems of Dante (Divine Comedy), Milton (Paradise Lost), Cowper (The Task), and Wordsworth. Niehaus also of presents the theological roots of great poetry and how it illumines our understanding of important topics such as creation, sin, hell, devil, beauty, truth, redemption, and God supremely manifested in Christ. “I hope and believe,” writes the author, “that my observations (and the observations of others whom I endorse) on the work of poetic imagination as part of the imago Dei equally well to any sort of poetry (and for that matter any art).”
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SKU (ISBN): 9780989167123
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Weaver Book Company
Mothers And Daughters Of The Bible Speak$26.99Add to cart
God always keeps His promises, but not always in the way we expect….
“Have faith” is a phrase we hear all the time. But what does it actually look like to live it out? In The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak, Shannon Bream examines the lives of biblical women to see how God’s plans can turn our worlds upside down. She tells the story of Jochebed, a mother who took enormous risks to protect her son, Moses, from Pharaoh. Could Jochebed have imagined that God’s actual design for her son involved flight into exile and danger? And yet this was all part of the master plan to deliver Israel from slavery. Another biblical mother, Rebekah, made terrible choices in an attempt to ensure her son’s place in history. And a daughter, Michal, struggled to keep her faithless father, Saul, from sin, while battling pride in herself.
Through these stories, Shannon explains the intimate connection between faith and family–and how God’s unexpected agenda can redefine the way we think about family. Not all of these mothers and daughters in the Bible were paragons of virtue. Like us, they were human beings who faltered and struggled to do their best. While some heard God’s voice, others chose their own paths. Through the lens of their imperfections, we can see how God used their stories to bring about His divine plans. He’s still doing the same work in our lives today.
The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak shows that faith is more often a twisting road than a straight line. Yet, as the stories of biblical families attest, at the end of these journeys lies greater peace and joy than we could ever imagine.
You Are Never Alone Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)$13.99Add to cart
In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), bestselling author Max Lucado looks at the miracles of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of John. As John states, he recorded many of these signs for an express purpose: “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). John chose the stories and events from Jesus’ life that he believed would give his readers strength, empower them, lift them up, and speak life into their situations.
By the time John penned the words of his Gospel, he was an old man . . . his hair silver and skin wrinkled. He was pastoring a collection of Christ followers in the distant city of Ephesus. But he still loved to tell the story-some six decades earlier and a thousand miles removed-of when Jesus first called him to lay down his net . . . and he obeyed. The others are gone now. Peter, Andrew, James. They’ve long since followed their calls and fulfilled their missions. Only John remains, and he knows that his days are coming to an end. It is with this purpose that he takes up his pen . . . to help his readers believe and have life.
John’s record of Jesus’ miracles reassure us that we are never stuck or without hope. We are never forgotten. All the forces of heaven have been marshalled to come to our aid. A rescue mission is underway! The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. A multitude of angels and the power of Scripture. The strength of prayer and the wisdom of saints. All this, and more, are continually working together to get us out and see us through. This is the message of the miracles . . . that with God you are never alone.
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Evidence For Jesus$19.99Add to cart
Quick answers to tough questions about Jesus’ life, ministry, and divinity.
Is there archeological proof that Jesus existed? Did Jesus ever actually claim to be God? Is Jesus really the only way? There’s a good chance that every Christian will be asked tough questions like these at some point in their lives, whether from combative skeptics, curious seekers, or even doubts in their own minds.
To help followers of Christ answer questions quickly and confidently, Josh and Sean McDowell adapted the wisdom from their apologetics classic Evidence That Demands a Verdict into an accessible resource that provides answers to common questions about Jesus.Evidence for Jesus answers these questions and more:
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Evidence for Jesus will equip brand new believers and lifelong Christians alike with time-tested rebuttals to defend their faith in Jesus against even the harshest critics.
Purpose Driven Life Selected Thoughts And Scriptures For The Graduate$16.99Add to cart
Makes the perfect graduation gift!
This updated keepsake book provides a priceless reminder of the bountiful life God has planned for graduates through understanding His purpose for their life.
Graduates have a choice to make, beyond what college to attend or job to accept. What will they do with their lives? And for whom will they live it?
Based on the New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life, the collection of thoughts and Scriptures inside these pages will help high school and college graduates develop deeper meaning for their life by embracing these key truths:
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More than just a book, The Purpose Driven Life Selected Thoughts and Scriptures for the Graduate is a catalyst to living out the purpose they were created for and living a life of significance.