The Revelation of John and the Praying Imagination
Author: Eugene H. Peterson
Pubpsher: Harper Collins
Peterson's eloquent meditation on the Revelation of St. John engages the imagination and awakens the intellect to the vitality and relevance of the last words on scripture, Christ, church, worship, evil, prayer, witness, politics, judgment, salvation, and heaven.
featuring notes & reflections from Eugene H. Peterson
Author: Eugene H. Peterson
Find Your Way in Scripture. Scripture is another world. One we find our way into. And one that finds its way into us. Steeped in Scripture, Eugene Peterson’s faith-filled reflections open the door. The Message Devotional Bible invites you on a journey—call it practicing resurrection, call it eating this book, or call it simply a long obedience in the same direction. From the pastor who translated the entire Bible, The Message Devotional Bible sets you on the right path—devoted not just to the Bible but to God, who, in Jesus, became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood. Open the door between Scripture and your world. From Eugene . . . Over 600 scriptural insights 52 contemplative readings Introductions to the books and genres of the Bible Plus . . . More than 400 reflection questions 9 neighborhood-themed articles
An Expository Journey Through the Book of Revelation
Author: Darrell W. Johnson
Pubpsher: Regent College Publishing
Revelation is probably the most read, but least understood book of the Bible. History is replete with examples of how not to interpret it, and books featuring end-of-world prophecy claims based on Revelation consistently top the bestseller lists. But how can the message of such an enigmatic book be applied to our lives today? In Discipleship on the Edge, Darrell W. Johnson drives home the challenging and practical message of Revelation in thirty carefully crafted sermons. Paying careful attention to the original context of Revelation and the circumstances surrounding its composition, Johnson shows that the book is not a "crystal ball" but rather a "discipleship manual." Thoroughly researched and yet accessible, this collection of sermons is a helpful resource for pastors and small group leaders who are looking for models to help them preach and teach the message of Revelation in a time when there is much confusion about the end times. Darrell W. Johnson is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A popular conference and retreat speaker, he has also served as the preaching pastor for a number of congregations in North America and the Philippines, as well as serving as Adjunct Professor of Preaching for the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His other books include Experiencing the Trinity and Spurgeon on Preaching.
In popular culture, the focus of the biblical book of Revelation has been on the identity of the antichrist and the end of the world. Though Revelation speaks to these issues, the book is primarily about Christ and how he addresses humanity’s enemies, including our greatest enemy, death. Revelation Revealed is an expository commentary that pushes through popular misconceptions and explains Revelation in a clear and engaging manner. Often viewed as a confusing book that is difficult to understand, filled with all kinds of incredible imagery, Revelation actually brings a message of hope in times of perplexity and crisis. In Revelation Revealed, Dr. Paul A. Vallee addresses the cultural background in which the ancient readers understood the text and shows the relevancy of that message to today’s readers. This book is the culmination of forty years of biblical study. The content was originally presented to a live audience over the course of twenty-six weeks. The response encouraged Dr. Vallee to put into print what the audience described as a positive message, clarifying and removing misunderstandings and fear by instilling hope in a world that, like the book of Revelation itself, is often confusing and overwhelming.
Faith, Hope and Poetry explores the poetic imagination as a way of knowing; a way of seeing reality more clearly. Presenting a series of critical appreciations of English poetry from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, Malcolm Guite applies the insights of poetry to contemporary issues and the contribution poetry can make to our religious knowing and the way we `do Theology'. This book is not solely concerned with overtly religious poetry; attends to the paradoxical ways in which the poetry of doubt and despair also enriches theology. Developing an original analysis and application of the poetic vision of Coleridge, Larkin and Seamus Heaney in the final chapters, Guite builds towards a substantial theology of imagination and provides unique insights into truth which complement and enrich more strictly rational ways of knowing. Readers of this book will return to their reading of poetry equipped with new insights and enthusiasm and will be challenged to integrate imaginative ways of knowing into their other academic and intellectual pursuits.
If in an earlier generation people sometimes were said to be so heavenly-minded that they were no earthly good," begins Carl F. H. Henry, "in our day the very opposite is more apt to be the case." At the same time the hunger for spiritual vitality is growing. What, then, is the nature of spiritual experience, and how can it be integrated into Christian and academic disciplines?
Revelation is a book that many Christians find confusing due to the foreign nature of its apocalyptic imagery. It is a book that has prompted endless discussions about the end times with theological divisions forming around epicenters such as the rapture and the millennium. In this book, award winning author Gordon Fee attempts to excavate the layers of symbolic imagery and provide an exposition of Revelation that is clear, easy to follow, convincing, and engaging. Fee shows us how John's message confronts the world with the Revelation of Jesus Christ so that Christians might see themselves as caught up in the drama of God's triumph over sin, evil, and death. Fee draws us into the world of John and invites us to see the world through John's eyes as the morbid realities of this world have the joyous realities of heaven cast over them. In this latest installment in the New Covenant Commentary Series we see one of North America's best evangelical exegetes at his very best.
What if there was a book that dealt with humanity's most pressing questions: What is the meaning of life? Is there a God, and what does the Deity think about us? The good news is that there is such a book--the bad news is that it's the Bible. How is that bad news? The Bible is just not that easy to read. Yet, what if you had help? Does It Really Say That in the Bible? will teach you how to explore the Bible and find out for yourself what it says.
Release on 2010-06-01 | by Gladys Hunt,Barbara Hampton
Using Books to Communicate with Teens
Author: Gladys Hunt,Barbara Hampton
Help Your Teen Catch the Lifelong Reading Bug.Honey for a Teen’s Heart spells out how good books can help you and your teenager communicate heart-to-heart about ideas, values, and the various issues of a Christian worldview. Sharing the adventure of a book lets both of you know the same people, see the same sights, face the same choices, and feel the same emotions. Life spills out of books--giving you plenty to talk about! But Honey for a Teen’s Heart will do more than strengthen the bonds between you and your son or daughter. You’ll also learn how to help your teen catch the reading habit and become a lover of good books. Gladys Hunt’s insights on how to read a book, what to look for in a book, and how to question what you read will challenge you and your teenager alike. It’s training for life! And it’s fabulous preparation for teens entering college. Including an annotated list of over four hundred books, Honey for a Teen’s Heart gives you expert guidance on the very best books for teens.