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Jesus and Money. A Guide for Times of Financial Crisis.

Jesus and Money. A Guide for Times of Financial Crisis.

Jesus and Money is a superb overview of biblical teaching on money and wealth. Witherington artfully constructs the social background of the New Testament teaching on money, showing that an understanding of the economic context of first-century Israel and of the patron-client relationship are critical to making sense of the New Testament’s teaching. He helps…
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A Public Faith. How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

A Public Faith. How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

In a time when religion is associated with violence Miroslav Volf argues that Christianity can and should serve the common good. Rather than withdrawing from public engagement or seeking to coerce society to Christian values, Christians can embrace political pluralism and live lives of love in which we seek the flourishing of others.
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To Change the World. The Irony, Tragedy & Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World

To Change the World. The Irony, Tragedy & Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World

James Davison Hunter argues that Christians have a mandate to be world forming, to help shape their communities so that they reflect the shalom of God. Christians in the United States have expended huge volumes of effort to this end but are unsuccessful for they operate with a truncated model of culture in which culture…
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The Psalter Reclaimed. Praying & Praising with the Psalms

The Psalter Reclaimed. Praying & Praising with the Psalms

Gordon Wenham introduces the Psalms, inviting us to move beyond the focus on individual psalms in their historical setting to a canonical approach that understands the psalms as a deliberately edited and arranged anthology and that utilises the Psalms as a tool of discipleship.
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The Spirituality of the Psalms

The Spirituality of the Psalms

Renowned scholar Walter Brueggemann offers a post-critical reading of the psalms that brings together the devotional use of the psalms and the insights of modern psalms scholarship. The psalms show a movement from orientation, when all seems right with the world, to disorientation, when the world collapses around us, to new orientation, in which God…
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Praying Curses. The Therapeutic & Preaching Value of the Imprecatory Psalms

Praying Curses. The Therapeutic & Preaching Value of the Imprecatory Psalms

Daniel Nehrbass explores the imprecatory psalms. Filled with strong emotions of anger, hatred and a thirst for the downfall of the worshipper’s enemies, Nehrbass overviews different approaches to interpreting these psalms, showing that they represent the prayer of the victims of violence and oppression. Rather than a call to violence the worshipper entrusts God to…
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Preaching That Speaks to Women

Preaching That Speaks to Women

Preaching is not only dominated by males but tends to be directed towards males. In Preaching that Speaks to Women theologian Dr Alice Matthews explores ways preachers can be inclusive of women in their approach to preaching

Privilege the Text!

Privilege the Text!

Abraham Kuruvilla provides a solid theological foundation for preaching. Preaching.com 2013 Preaching Book of the Year

The Koran. A Very Short Introduction

The Koran. A Very Short Introduction

Princeton University’s Michael Cook, one of the world’s leading scholars on Islam, provides an introduction to the significance and interpretation of the Koran within traditional and modern Islam. Recommended by William McCants, senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy and director of the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World as one of the 5 books you should read to understand Islam.

Christian. Muslim, Friend.

Christian. Muslim, Friend.

Winner of the 2016 Christianity Today Book Award for Missions, David Shenk draws on years of living among Muslims to show how to build loving, trusting & respectful relationships with Muslims.

Fundamentalism. Search for Meaning

Fundamentalism. Search for Meaning

Renowned Middle East commentator Malise Ruthven explores the nature of fundamentalism, from the origins of the term to describe  and movement within early 20th-century Protestantism to its expression in fundamentalist forms of Islam today.