General Bible Study

1001 BIBLE QUESTIONS ANSWERED

$9.99

Do you have a question about life, the Bible, or Christianity? This classic handbook delivers answers to the most asked questions posed by Christians and non-believers alike. No question is too challenging or too difficult, and the topics cover just about everything! This answer-packed handbook is sure to challenge seekers, reassure believers, and serve as a thought-provoking catalyst for study and discussion.

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9780884861652
Publication Date: 
2001-09-19
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101 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ON BIBLE

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$14.95

A noted biblical scholar's concise responses to a wide range of the questions most frequently posed to him about the Bible.

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9780809142514
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2003-09-30
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13 CRUCIAL QUESTIONS JESUS WANTS TO ASK

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Examining thirteen of the most poignant questions Jesus asked, Carter draws practical lessons for today's Christians from the Gospels.

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9780825423598
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1999-03-25
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150 BIBLE VERSES EVERY CATHOLIC SHOULD KNOW

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Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
Scripture is your guide to what matters most in life. If you're not familiar with it, Patrick Madrid's choice of 150 key verses can ease you in. If you regularly read and pray with Scripture, these verses will provide you rich food for thought. No matter what your situation, the Bible will help you evaluate the choices and make the decisions that confront you every day. Either explicitly or implicitly, Scripture addresses all of life's problems, worries, dangers, questions and uncertainties.
"150 Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know" offers you a window into Scripture revealing how God's eternal wisdom relates to your life. "

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9780867169027
Publication Date: 
2008-07-09
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52 GREATEST STORIES OF THE BIBLE

$24.99

In today's world, the basic building blocks of a Christian world view are often missing in people's lives. To help fill in this missing information, The 52 Greatest Stories of the Bible presents a foundational, clear synthesis of the most significant narratives of the Bible along with the implications and applications of these interrelated stories. It presents the big story in such a way that it will: Connect the dots for readers of the Bible, demonstrating how each individual story is really one chapter in the larger story; Show how Jesus is the point of the story, especially his death and resurrection; and Build a biblical world view by showing the reader how the Bible answers the ultimate questions of life.

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9780830745821
Publication Date: 
2008-09-01
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7 WAYS OF TEACHING THE BIBLE TO ADULTS

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$16.00

This book shows teachers of adults how to use styles of learning to enhance the student's experience and enrich their own teaching. A chapter is devoted to each of the seven styles: verbal, independent, social, visual, physical, musical and logical. Each chapter includes: suggestions for blending the style into lessons, questions to help teachers determine their own preferences, a lesson focusing on the learning style, and a prayer demonstrating the style. A bibliography, appendices and a self-discovery sheet are included. Appropriate for group or individual study and teacher training.

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9780687090846
Publication Date: 
2000-08-31
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A TIME FOR... PARTICIPANTS ACTIVITIES

$2.25
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9780764805882

A TO Z GUIDE TO BIBLE SIGNS & SYMBOLS

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$16.99

How might our understanding of God's Word be deepened if we recognized the significance of the signs and symbols found within its pages--signs that would have been obvious to the original readers? From the tree of life to Noah's ark, from circumcision to animal sacrifice. From the feasts, the Passover lamb, and the manna in the wilderness to the furniture in the tabernacle and the visions of prophets. From the Lord's Supper to baptism and from the cross to the empty tomb.
Throughout the Scriptures, signs and symbols weave a consistent message of God's presence, grace, and faithfulness. This illustrated resource will help readers understand key biblical images that reveal God's purposes and truth. Each entry includes multiple illustrations, explanations, and key Bible passages. Sidebars, quotes, and photos make this guide approachable and engaging.

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9780801014796
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2015-01-31
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ABIDING ASHTONISHMENT-PSALMS

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Focusing on Psalms 78, 105, 106, and 136, Walter Brueggemann considers these psalms on their own terms and then takes up two issues that move in opposite interpretive directions: the Psalms in relation to the historical writing of modernity and the Psalms in relation to the voices of marginality. Brueggemann attempts to enter Israel's past as that past is experienced, voiced, and advocated in the Psalms both as liberating affirmation and as controlling censure.

The Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation series explores current trends within the discipline of biblical interpretation by dealing with the literary qualities of the Bible: the play of its language, the coherence of its final form, and the relationships between text and readers. Biblical interpreters are being challenged to take responsibility for the theological, social, and ethical implications of their readings. This series encourages original readings that breach the confines of traditional biblical criticism.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664251345
Publication Date: 
1991-03-31

ABOUT THE BIBLE

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In this newly revised and expanded edition About the Bible: Short Answers to Big Questions, Terence E. Fretheim offers straightforward answers to reoccurring questions about how the Bible was written, organized, and interpreted - and why people have such different opinions about what the Bible has to say. Built on a bestselling volume first introduced to readers in 1999, this edition welcomes added questions to a unique question-and-answer format. Among the questions are: Who wrote the Bible? How did it come to be? Do Lutherans believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible, for instance the Creation Story? Can we draw responsible ethical discernment from the Bible? How do we read the Bible for spiritual growth? Arranged according to topic, the books is ideal for individual and group use. Both devoted Bible readers and Bible novices are sure to find answers to many of their biggest questions here.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780806657677
Publication Date: 
2009-02-28
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ABRAHAM

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Ancient-Future Bible Study incorporates contemporary study of the Bible with an experience of the church's most ancient way of reading Scripture, lectio divina. This time-honored practice consists of five basic movements: biblical study (lectio), reflection (meditatio), prayer (oratio), discernment (contemplatio), and contemplative action (operatio). In six clearly written volumes, bestselling author Stephen Binz helps readers study the Bible in a way that leads to spiritual transformation and brings them closer to God.
Binz leads readers in a vivid study of key biblical characters, including Abraham, Paul, Peter, David, the women of the Torah, and the women of the Gospels. He shows all Christians who desire to have a transforming experience with the inspired Word of God how studying Scripture through lectio divina can enrich their discipleship. This ecumenical Bible study, designed for use by individuals or groups, includes questions for personal reflection and suggested action. Each volume includes leader's notes for guiding a study over the course of six sessions.

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9781587432774
Publication Date: 
2010-12-31
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ABUSING SCRIPTURE THE CONSEQUENCES OF MISREADING THE BIBLE

$18.00

Virtually all Christians recognize the centrality of the Bible to their faith. Yet many Christians misquote and misapply Scripture regularly. Often those who are most passionate about the authority of the Bible are at the greatest loss when it comes to understanding its message clearly and applying it faithfully. Professor Manfred Brauch believes this kind of mistaken interpretation and application of Scripture is a detriment to the integrity of our Christian witness and contributes to profound misunderstandings in Christian belief and practice. In this practical book written with the non-specialist in mind, Manfred Brauch identifies and corrects a number of basic errors that interpret and apply biblical texts in ways that distort their meaning and message. Chapters explore issues of context, genre, consistency, author intent and other important considerations, addressing not just the act of interpretation, but also the attitudes behind the ways we choose to apply Scripture. Whether you lead a Bible study or small group, are a pastor or Sunday school teacher, are engaged in biblical study at a college or seminary, or are just an everyday Christian who wants to understand how to interpret God's Word well and recognize good interpretation (or the lack therof) when you encounter it, this important book will be an invaluable guide.

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9780830825790
Publication Date: 
2009-03-16
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AFTERLIFE

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$7.00

Great mystery surrounds questions about the afterlife. What is afterlife? When and how does it happen? What happens to me when I die? The sessions in this study will provide a thoughtful and theological look at heaven, hell, the kingdom on earth and in heaven, final judgment, purgatory, and more. See other studies in the 20/30: Bible Study for Young Adults Series.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687052844
Publication Date: 
2003-07-31
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ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE AN A-Z GUIDE TO THE SAINTS SCOUNDRELS AND OTHER CHAR

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$26.00

""More than any other book, the Bible offers an amazing collection of fascinating characters ranging from the holiest of the holy to some of the most depraved scoundrels imaginable. Many are mentioned only in passing, yet history and archaeology can often fill in the blanks and flesh them out as exciting human beings. For this reason we have in many cases been able to tell much more about them than the Bible alone reveals."" --Richard R. Losch(from the preface)A comprehensive gathering of persons found in the Bible, including the Apocrypha, "All the People in the Bible"really delivers on its title: literally"all"of the Bible's characters appear in this fascinating reference work. From the first article on Aaron to the final entry on Zophar, Richard Losch details each person in a lively narrative style.The bulk of the book consists of Losch's A Z articles covering the familiar and the not-so-familiar figures in Scripture. Names of people who are found only in genealogies or who had no significant effect on history are included solely in the alphabetical listing starting on page 452. That listing, All the People in the Bible and Apocrypha, includes pronunciations, brief identifications, and biblical references. Persons covered in greater detail in the main part of the book are identified in bold print.Losch's intriguing look at all the people in the Bible is anything but a dry reference work. This is a book to dip into and enjoy over and over."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802824547
Publication Date: 
2008-04-30

AND GOD SAID WHAT? REVISED

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$18.95

A revised edition of a bestseller that introduces readers to the importance of understanding the various literary forms that appear in Scripture.

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9780809141296
Publication Date: 
2002-12-31
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APOCRYPHA

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Using a thematic approach, David A. deSilva gives a brief introduction and summary of the largely unknown and unappreciated books of the Apocrypha. He also gives an overview to the social and cultural context of the world of the Apocrypha and early Christianity. From there, the book highlights the Apocrypha s relevance and impact on Christian practices, spiritual formation, and on Early Church doctrine and theology."

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9781426742354
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2012-10-31
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APOCRYPHA

$15.00

The Apocrypha consists of the books that are found in the Greek version of the Jewish Bible--the Septuagint, the earliest complete version of the Bible we possess--but that were not included in the final, canonical version of the Hebrew Bible. For this reason, they were called Apocrypha, the hidden or secret books, and while they formed part of the original King James version of 1611, they are no longer included in modern Bibles. Yet they include such important works as The First Book of Maccabees, the Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, and the stories of Susanna, Tobit, and Judith, and other works of great importance for the history of the Jews in the period between the rebuilding of the Temple and the time of Jesus, and thus for the background of the New Testament. These works have also had a remarkable impact on writers and artists. Beyond this, they are often as powerful as anything in the canonical Bible.The translation into contemporary English is by Edgar J. Goodspeed."

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9780679724520
Publication Date: 
1989-10-22
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ARCHAEOLOGY, HISTORY, AND SOCI

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In this book Richard Horsley attempts to construct bridges of communication and engagement between the fields of archaeology and history focused on a new understanding of Galilee. He contends that neither the material nor the textual remains from Galilee can be adequately understood without consideration of the prevailing patterns of power relations in Galilee, Palestine, and the Roman Empire. He also uses recent work in the wider field of anthropological archaeology to reconfigure and reinterpret key findings of archaeological excavations in Galilee. Chapter by chapter Horsley constructs a picture of social relations Galilee that is based upon and helps explain both the artifacts and texts, and that takes fully into consideration the changing historical circumstances between the time of Jesus and the rabbis. Chapter 1 sketches the history of Galilee from biblical times through late antiquity; chapter 2 examines the character of the cities constructed during the lifetime of Jesus and their economic and cultural impact on the people; chapter 3 challenges archaeological and textural interpretations that tend to assume a " market model of economic life in Galilee; chapters 4 and 5 portray the villages of Upper and Lower Galilee respectively, exploring the numerous indications of conflicts between the villages and cities in the first century; chapter 6 reviews archaeological reports on synagogue buildings in Galilee with attention to date, architectural style, and decor; chapter 7 reexamines the evidence for the relative use of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek in Galilee. Here, then, is an accessible new picture of Galilee that sheds light on the social context in which Jesus and the rabbis lived and functioned. Richard A. Horsley is Professor of Classics and Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and author of Galilee: History, Politics, and People published by Trinity Press.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781563381829
Publication Date: 
1996-10-31

ART AND SOUL

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$8.50
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9780687045129

ART OF LIVING WELL

$8.00

Taken from Proverbs, this guide book focuses on wisdom that can impact how we live our lives. Time-tested truths are presented through historical background, Scriptures, personal experiences from the authors, and related activities.
- Personal study between meetings
- 5 sessions

ISBN/SKU: 
9781576831229
Publication Date: 
1999-05-31
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ART OF TEACHING THE BIBLE

$12.95

Christine Blair clearly outlines a plan for motivating adults to use the tools and theological principles necessary to interpret biblical texts for themselves. She proposes the "five R's" model for teaching--remembering, revisiting, reflecting, reinterpreting, and responding--and notes educational ingredients that must be intermixed in every teaching strategy.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664501488
Publication Date: 
2001-01-31
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AS IT WAS WRITTEN

$8.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780809128433
Publication Date: 
1986-12-31
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AT TABLE WITH JESUS

$8.50

Written by John O. Gooch, pastor, editor, and youth ministry consultant and trainer, At Table With Jesus will help you discover why Jesus commanded that he be remembered in the breaking of bread.

In this study you will explore

  • Jesus creating fellowship as guest rather than as host
  • Jesus eating with anyone who welcomed him
  • Jesus celebrating feasts rather tan observing fasts
  • Jesus satisfying the hunger of all
  • Jesus at table as witness to the heavenly banquet in the kingdom of God

    Scripture references are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Within each session, Gooch provides an opportunity for group members and individual learners to examine the Scriptures, study the subject of table fellowship, and see the divine made present in daily, ordinary mealtimes.

    Each session is self-contained and includes study helps and discussion questions for reflection that are all you need to lead a group or pursue the study on your own

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    9780687090754
    Publication Date: 
    2002-08-31
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    BARE BONES BIBLE BIOS

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    $12.99

    From the bestselling author of "The Bare Bones Bible? Handbook"--a fascinating survey of 50 remarkable men and women of the Bible!

    Though people such as Joseph, David, Ruth, and Mary lived many centuries ago, the lessons we can learn from them are powerfully relevant for today. And they are wonderful reminders of the truth that we have a God who takes pleasure in doing extraordinary works through ordinary people.

    In his clear, engaging style, author Jim George offers within each biographical sketch... a panoramic overview of that person's life story major events and experiences and how God worked through them special qualities worth emulating simple and personal applications for everyday living guidance toward spiritual growth

    Readers will find themselves encouraged and equipped for greater service as they become more intimately acquainted with the key men and women of Scripture.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780736915403
    Publication Date: 
    2007-12-31
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    BASIC BIBLE DICTIONARY OF BIBLE PEOPLE

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    $14.95

    Meet all the significant people in the Bible in this easy-to-use dictionary. Groupings include prophets, kings, patriarchs, judges, apostles, the friends of Jesus, figures in the early church, people Jesus healed, children, even un-named figures (like the woman at the well or the rich young ruler). Chronological charts and "family trees" provide lines of succession and relate the messages of prophets to events taking place in their times. A stock item for stores, schools, and churches.

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    9781853115677
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