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Charts of the Gospels and the Life of Christ (Paperback): Robert L. Thomas Charts of the Gospels and the Life of Christ (Paperback)
Robert L. Thomas
R405 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R95 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Jesus Christ was both the unique Son of God--the Messiah foretold in Scripture--and a man of his time and culture. Charts of the Gospels and the Life of Christ helps you to know him better by clearly organizing the facts that surrounded his life. Whether you re a student, pastor, teacher, or simply someone who wants to take your study of the Bible deeper, this book helps you to see Jesus from a variety of perspectives. Divided into four sections, it gives you: Overview and Distribution Charts--including Periods and Period Divisions in Christ s Life, A Harmonistic Overview of the Four Gospels, Sections Found in All Four Gospels, and more. Background Charts--Old Testament Citations in the Gospels, Sects of Judaism in Christ s Time, The Reigns of the Herods, Roman Rulers of the Land Where Christ Lived, and more. Chronological Charts--Periods of the Life of Christ, The Major Periods of Christ s Ministry, Christ s Parables in the Presence/Absence of His Enemies, and more. Thematic Charts--Seven Lessons of Jesus on Discipleship, The Kingdom in the Teachings of Jesus and the Gospels, Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, and more."

God and Blackness - Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church (Paperback): Andrea C. Abrams God and Blackness - Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church (Paperback)
Andrea C. Abrams
R565 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R60 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Blackness, as a concept, is extremely fluid: it can refer to cultural and ethnic identity, socio-political status, an aesthetic and embodied way of being, a social and political consciousness, or a diasporic kinship. It is used as a description of skin color ranging from the palest cream to the richest chocolate; as a marker of enslavement, marginalization, criminality, filth, or evil; or as a symbol of pride, beauty, elegance, strength, and depth. Despite the fact that it is elusive and difficult to define, blackness serves as one of the most potent and unifying domains of identity. God and Blackness offers an ethnographic study of blackness as it is understood within a specific community--that of the First Afrikan Church, a middle-class Afrocentric congregation in Atlanta, Georgia. Drawing on nearly two years of participant observation and in‑depth interviews, Andrea C. Abrams examines how this community has employed Afrocentrism and Black theology as a means of negotiating the unreconciled natures of thoughts and ideals that are part of being both black and American. Specifically, Abrams examines the ways in which First Afrikan's construction of community is influenced by shared understandings of blackness, and probes the means through which individuals negotiate the tensions created by competing constructions of their black identity. Although Afrocentrism operates as the focal point of this discussion, the book examines questions of political identity, religious expression and gender dynamics through the lens of a unique black church.

Katekesima - Senior (Tswana, Paperback): Katekesima - Senior (Tswana, Paperback)
R15 R13 Discovery Miles 130 Save R2 (13%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
The Upside-Down Kingdom - Anniversary Edition (Paperback, Special Edition, Anniversary ed.): Donald B Kraybill The Upside-Down Kingdom - Anniversary Edition (Paperback, Special Edition, Anniversary ed.)
Donald B Kraybill; Foreword by Lisa Sharon Harper
R419 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R69 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Understanding Your Endowment (Paperback): Cory B Jensen Understanding Your Endowment (Paperback)
Cory B Jensen
R286 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R48 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hiking Naked - A Quaker Womanas Search for Balance (Paperback): Iris Graville Hiking Naked - A Quaker Womanas Search for Balance (Paperback)
Iris Graville
R395 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Knocked off her feet after twenty years in public health nursing, Iris Graville quit her job and convinced her husband and their thirteen-year-old twin son and daughter to move to Stehekin, a remote mountain village in Washington State's North Cascades. They sought adventure; she yearned for the quiet and respite of this community of eighty-five residents accessible only by boat, float plane, or hiking. Stehekin means "the way through," and Hiking Naked chronicles Graville's journey through questions about work and calling as well as how she coped with ordering groceries by mail, black bears outside her kitchen window, a forest fire that threatened the valley, and a flood that left her and her family stranded for three days. Ultimately, in the solitude bestowed by pines, firs, and mountain trails, she regained her spiritual footing and found her own "way through."

The Figure of the Child in Contemporary Evangelicalism (Hardcover): Anna Strhan The Figure of the Child in Contemporary Evangelicalism (Hardcover)
Anna Strhan
R1,438 Discovery Miles 14 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What does it mean to grow up as an evangelical Christian today? What meanings does 'childhood' have for evangelical adults? How does this shape their engagements with children and with schools? And what does this mean for the everyday realities of children's lives? Based on in-depth ethnographic fieldwork carried out in three contrasting evangelical churches in the UK, Anna Strhan reveals how attending to the significance of children within evangelicalism deepens understanding of evangelicals' hopes, fears and concerns, not only for children, but for wider British society. Developing a new, relational approach to the study of children and religion, Strhan invites the reader to consider both the complexities of children's agency and how the figure of the child shapes the hopes, fears, and imaginations of adults, within and beyond evangelicalism. The Figure of the Child in Contemporary Evangelicalism explores the lived realities of how evangelical Christians engage with children across the spaces of church, school, home, and other informal educational spaces in a de-christianizing cultural context, how children experience these forms of engagement, and the meanings and significance of childhood. Providing insight into different churches' contemporary cultural and moral orientations, the book reveals how conservative evangelicals experience their understanding of childhood as increasingly countercultural, while charismatic and open evangelicals locate their work with children as a significant means of engaging with wider secular society. Setting out an approach that explores the relations between the figure of the child, children's experiences, and how adult religious subjectivities are formed in both imagined and practical relationships with children, this study situates childhood as an important area of study within the sociology of religion and examines how we should approach childhood within this field, both theoretically and methodologically.

Water My Soul - Ninety Meditations from an Old Order Mennonite (Paperback): Darla Weaver Water My Soul - Ninety Meditations from an Old Order Mennonite (Paperback)
Darla Weaver
R290 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R48 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Guia Completa Para Organizar el Trabajo de la Iglesia Local (Paperback): Guia Completa Para Organizar el Trabajo de la Iglesia Local (Paperback)
R362 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R64 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Fundamental Doctrines Explained (Hardcover): Eliud A. Montoya The Fundamental Doctrines Explained (Hardcover)
Eliud A. Montoya
R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"What we believe is so important... and defending our beliefs is critical [...] Rev. Montoya has gone to great lengths to provide clarity and biblical support to the things we treasurer dearly, our fundamental doctrines." -- DR. DOUG CLAY - AG General Superintendent This book is designed to answer the most important questions about Pentecostal doctrine. It was not created to adorn an office, but as an eminently practical book, it was created to be constantly in the hands of all believers, in order to receive vital education for the soul. The 16 Fundamental Doctrines Explained answers important questions such as: What is sin? How to understand the Holy Trinity? What does the Bible teach about divine healing? What are spiritual gifts? What is baptism in the Holy Spirit? What is sanctification? What are sacrament and water baptisms for? As well as many other questions. Using a vast biblical support for each of his statements, the author goes through the Scriptures to give a detailed explanation of the Pentecostal doctrine in its 16 most important points. This book is one of a kind and of utmost importance for all believers, pastors, educators and institutions of biblical formation in the world and enjoys the support of important organizational and academic leaders.

John Stott - A Global Ministry (Hardcover): Timothy Dudley-Smith John Stott - A Global Ministry (Hardcover)
Timothy Dudley-Smith
R488 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R76 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Sacred Subdivisions - The Postsuburban Transformation of American Evangelicalism (Paperback, New): Justin Wilford Sacred Subdivisions - The Postsuburban Transformation of American Evangelicalism (Paperback, New)
Justin Wilford
R569 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R59 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In an era where church attendance has reached an all-time low, recent polling has shown that Americans are becoming less formally religious and more promiscuous in their religious commitments. Within both mainline and evangelical Christianity in America, it is common to hear of secularizing pressures and increasing competition from nonreligious sources. Yet there is a kind of religious institution that has enjoyed great popularity over the past thirty years: the evangelical megachurch. Evangelical megachurches not only continue to grow in number, but also in cultural, political, and economic influence. To appreciate their appeal is to understand not only how they are innovating, but more crucially, where their innovation is taking place. In this groundbreaking and interdisciplinary study, Justin G. Wilford argues that the success of the megachurch is hinged upon its use of space: its location on the postsuburban fringe of large cities, its fragmented, dispersed structure, and its focus on individualized spaces of intimacy such as small group meetings in homes, which help to interpret suburban life as religiously meaningful and create a sense of belonging. Based on original fieldwork at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, one of the largest and most influential megachurches in America, Sacred Subdivisions explains how evangelical megachurches thrive by transforming mundane secular spaces into arenas of religious significance.

Five Views On Sanctification (Paperback, 1st Ed): Melvin E. Dieter, Anthony A. Hoekema, Stanley M Horton, J. Robertson... Five Views On Sanctification (Paperback, 1st Ed)
Melvin E. Dieter, Anthony A. Hoekema, Stanley M Horton, J. Robertson McQuilkin, John F. Walvoord; Series edited by …
R389 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R96 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Christians generally recognize the need to live a holy, or sanctified, life. But they differ on what sanctification is and how it is achieved. Five Views on Sanctification brings together in one easy-to-understand volume five major Protestant views on sanctification. Writing from a solid evangelical stance, each author describes and defends his own understanding of the doctrine, and responds as well to the views of the other authors. This book addresses such practical questions as: How does one achieve sanctification in this life? How much success in sanctification is possible? Is a crisis experience following one s conversion normal---or necessary? If so, what kind of experience, and how is it verified? The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series."

Christianity the Wesleyan Way - Principles and Practices for Life and Ministry (Paperback): Brian E Germano Christianity the Wesleyan Way - Principles and Practices for Life and Ministry (Paperback)
Brian E Germano
R627 R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Save R92 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The LDS Game Book (Paperback): Alma Heaton The LDS Game Book (Paperback)
Alma Heaton
R582 R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Save R47 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Speaking of God - An Essential Guide to Christian Thought (Hardcover): Anthony G Siegrist Speaking of God - An Essential Guide to Christian Thought (Hardcover)
Anthony G Siegrist
R658 R523 Discovery Miles 5 230 Save R135 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Luther and the Stories of God - Biblical Narratives as a Foundation for Christian Living (Paperback, New): Robert Kolb Luther and the Stories of God - Biblical Narratives as a Foundation for Christian Living (Paperback, New)
Robert Kolb
R341 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R18 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Martin Luther read and preached the biblical text as the record of God addressing real, flesh-and-blood people and their daily lives. He used stories to drive home his vision of the Christian life, a life that includes struggling against temptation, enduring suffering, praising God in worship and prayer, and serving one's neighbor in response to God's callings and commands. Leading Lutheran scholar Robert Kolb highlights Luther's use of storytelling in his preaching and teaching to show how Scripture undergirded Luther's approach to spiritual formation. With both depth and clarity, Kolb explores how Luther retold and expanded on biblical narratives in order to cultivate the daily life of faith in Christ.

Above the Fray - The Red Cross and the Making of the Humanitarian Ngo Sector (Paperback): Shai M. Dromi Above the Fray - The Red Cross and the Making of the Humanitarian Ngo Sector (Paperback)
Shai M. Dromi
R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Lake Chad to Iraq, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) provide relief around the globe, and their scope is growing every year. Policymakers and activists often assume that humanitarian aid is best provided by these organizations, which are generally seen as impartial and neutral. In Above the Fray, Shai M. Dromi investigates why the international community overwhelmingly trusts humanitarian NGOs by looking at the historical development of their culture. With a particular focus on the Red Cross, Dromi reveals that NGOs arose because of the efforts of orthodox Calvinists, demonstrating for the first time the origins of the unusual moral culture that has supported NGOs for the past 150 years. Drawing on archival research, Dromi traces the genesis of the Red Cross to a Calvinist movement working in mid-nineteenth-century Geneva. He shows how global humanitarian policies emerged from the Red Cross founding members' faith that an international volunteer program not beholden to the state was the only ethical way to provide relief to victims of armed conflict. By illustrating how Calvinism shaped the humanitarian field, Dromi argues for the key role belief systems play in establishing social fields and institutions. Ultimately, Dromi shows the immeasurable social good that NGOs have achieved, but also points to their limitations and suggests that alternative models of humanitarian relief need to be considered.

Hunted - Predation and Pentecostalism in Guatemala (Paperback): Kevin Lewis O'Neill Hunted - Predation and Pentecostalism in Guatemala (Paperback)
Kevin Lewis O'Neill
R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"It's not a process," one pastor insisted, "rehabilitation is a miracle." In the face of addiction and few state resources, Pentecostal pastors in Guatemala City are fighting what they understand to be a major crisis. Yet the treatment centers they operate produce this miracle of rehabilitation through extraordinary means: captivity. These men of faith snatch drug users off the streets, often at the request of family members, and then lock them up inside their centers for months, sometimes years. Hunted is based on more than ten years of fieldwork among these centers and the drug users that populate them. Over time, as Kevin Lewis O'Neill engaged both those in treatment and those who surveilled them, he grew increasingly concerned that he, too, had become a hunter, albeit one snatching up information. This thoughtful, intense book will reframe the arc of redemption we so often associate with drug rehabilitation, painting instead a seemingly endless cycle of hunt, capture, and release.

Called to Forgive - The Charleston Church Shooting, a Victim's Husband, and the Path to Healing and Peace (Paperback):... Called to Forgive - The Charleston Church Shooting, a Victim's Husband, and the Path to Healing and Peace (Paperback)
Anthony B Thompson, Denise George
R342 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

While the murder of his wife devastated Anthony Thompson, he and three other relatives of victims chose to privately and publicly forgive the shooter. Years later, the church and community still struggle to understand the family members' deliberate choice to forgive the racist murderer. But as Charlestonians have witnessed these incredible acts of forgiveness, something significant has happened to the community--black and white leaders and residents have united, coming together peaceably and even showing acts of selfless love. This book is the account of Anthony's wife's murder, the grief he experienced, and how and why he made the radical choice to forgive the killer. But beyond that, Anthony goes on to teach what forgiveness can and should look like in each of our lives--both personally, in our communities, and even in our nation. After much pain, reflection, and study, Thompson shares how true biblical love and mercy differ from the way these ideas are reflected in our culture. Be inspired by this remarkable story and discover how the difficult decision to forgive can become the key to radical change.

Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Jon Balserak Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Jon Balserak
R207 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R35 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this Very Short Introduction, Jon Balserak explores major ideas associated with the Calvinist system of thought. Beginning during the Protestant Reformation in cities like Zurich, Geneva, and Basel, Calvinismaalso known as Reformed Theologyaspread rapidly throughout Europe and the New World, eventually making its way to the African Continent and the East. Balserak examines how Calvinist thought and practice spread and took root, helping shape church and society. Much of contemporary thought, especially western thought, on everything from theology to civil government, economics, the arts, work and leisure, education, and the family has been influenced by Calvinism. Balserak explores this influence. He also examines common misconceptions and objections to Calvinism, and sets forth a Calvinist understanding of God, the world, humankind, and the meaning of life. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Prayers for a Simpler Life - Meditations from the Heart of a Mennonite Mother (Hardcover): Faith Sommers Prayers for a Simpler Life - Meditations from the Heart of a Mennonite Mother (Hardcover)
Faith Sommers
R565 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R103 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
God's Generals for Kids, Volume 11 (Paperback): Roberts Liardon God's Generals for Kids, Volume 11 (Paperback)
Roberts Liardon
R232 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R35 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Prayers for a Simpler Life - Meditations from the Heart of a Mennonite Mother (Paperback): Faith Sommers Prayers for a Simpler Life - Meditations from the Heart of a Mennonite Mother (Paperback)
Faith Sommers
R289 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Do your quiet times with God feel disconnected from the rest of your overflowing days? Shouldn't our devotions affect how we live our lives? In this 90-day devotional for women, plain Mennonite mother and wife Faith Sommers helps connect your moments with the Lord to the rest of your life. Steeped in the faith of Amish and Mennonites, who maintain that how we live is as important as what we say, Sommers' words hold gentle warmth and wise nudging for readers tired of disjointed living. Offering daily devotions, prayers, journal prompts, and ideas for how to simplify your life and strengthen your faith, Prayers for a Simpler Life guides readers toward a deeper commitment to the way of Jesus.

Jesus (Hardcover): Rodney Howard-Browne Jesus (Hardcover)
Rodney Howard-Browne
R564 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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