The devil is less powerful than you think

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Demons, Lies and ShadowsBook author: Pierre Gilbert

Pierre Gilbert brings a refreshing perspective to the conversation on spiritual warfare. If you are excited by this topic, I would highly recommend his book. But don’t be surprised if it challenges your assumptions and suggests ideas you’ve never considered…

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Children are not problems

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Mystery of the Child
Book author: Martin E. Marty
Every day a new parenting book is published. The majority of these parenting books seek to answer the challenges of how to raise your child and how to tackle discipline issues. The American historian Martin E. Marty has written a parenting book about childhood without the answers…

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Touring the psalms

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Title: Psalms: Believers Church Bible Commentary
Author: James H. Waltner
Writing a commentary for the book of Psalms is much like writing a tour guide for an entire continent.

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Refreshing approach to faith

Friday, September 1, 2006

Title: Fan the Flame
Author: Rob Des Cotes
Fan the Flame is a collection of short meditations that invites readers to reflect gently and intentionally on their relationship with God. Rob des Cotes, a spiritual director and pastor…

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Understanding the mission of Christians and Muslims

Friday, January 7, 2005

Journeys of the Muslim Nation and the Christian Church: Exploring the Mission of Two Communities
David W. Shenk
The Christian and Muslim communities are both missionary movements. Their mission target is the same. However, the way each community sees this mission is drastically different.

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A refreshing, engaging tour through Exodus

Friday, November 23, 2001

Title: Exodus: Believers Church Bible Commentary
Author: Waldemar Janzen
Waldemar Janzen provides a refreshing and engaging tour through the book of Exodus, drawing connections, noting what other researchers have discovered, suggesting a thoughtful opinion when there are questions, and through it all always standing to the side, not wanting to get in the way.

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A book for times like these

Friday, October 12, 2001

This is a book for times like these. In the aftermath of September 11, to speak of reconciliation as “the biblical essential” (the title of chapter 1) will either call us to renew our efforts to build bridges between peoples, or will sound like foolish or, at best, impractical idealism.

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Building relationships with Muslims for Christ

Friday, December 15, 2000

Title:Peaceable Witness Among Muslims
Author: Gordon D. Nickel
This book makes a significant contribution to the study of Muslim-Christian encounters in its two particular emphases: (a) the need for Christians to offer a credible (non-verbal and verbal) witness of their relationship with Christ; and (b) a reminder that Christians are to respond peacefully regardless of how they are treated by Muslims (or others).

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Gender theology of the church

Friday, October 8, 1999

WOMEN AND MEN: GENDER IN THE CHURCH Carol Penner, ed. Waterloo, Ont.: Herald Press, 1998. Paper, 152 pp. $14.25. Carol Penner of Vineland, Ont., edits this work of…

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Commentary consistent with Anabaptist thought

Friday, November 20, 1998

2 Corinthians V. George Shillington. Believers Church Bible Commentary Elmer A. Martens and Willard M. Swartley, eds. Waterloo, Ont.: Herald Press, 1998. Paperback, 309 pp. This commentary shares the…

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Anabaptist commentary provides interesting perspective

Friday, August 29, 1997

Title: 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Believers Church Bible Commentary
Author: Jacob W. Elias (ed. Elmer A. Martens and Willard M. Swartley)
Based on response in letters to the editor dealing with the return of Christ, Jacob W. Elias’ commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians should be of interest.

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Scriptural understanding shines through text

Friday, May 13, 1994

Title: Colossians/Philemon: Believers Church Bible Commentary
Author: Ernest D. Martin
This fourth volume in the Believers Church Bible Commentary Series makes a valuable resource for Bible study and teaching.

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