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Learning about the Old Testament

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Learning about the Old Testament

by Allan Harman Banner Of Truth, 2017 Paperback, 127 pages Allan Harman brings expertise gained from decades studying, teaching and writing about the Old Testament, to this concise, foundational overview.  His treatment of the material is both linear and logical.  Beginning with some general guidelines, the author then takes a brief look at the cultures surrounding the Israelites as their history unfolds.  He also gives background on God's covenants, which forms the lens through which the historical facts are examined, starting with creation and ending with the exile and return.  A final chapter gives helpful advice for preaching from the...

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101 Quotes to Get You Through the Day or Night

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101 Quotes to Get You Through the Day or Night

101 Quotes to Get You Through the Day or Night by Catherine MacKenzie Christian Focus, 2017 Paperback, 119 pages   To call this small book cute or trendy or creative would be to miss the depth of the material contained therein.  Catherine MacKenzie has compiled 101 quotes, many from well known contemporary personalities such as R.C. Sproul, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Tim Keller and paired them with a relevant Bible verse.  The quotes are inspriational and/or challenging; the accompanying Bible verse adds the weight of Scripture to the words of man. The book is divided into 8 sections, covering the...

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From the $2 Bookshelf - The Local Church and The Great Omission

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From the $2 Bookshelf - The Local Church and The Great Omission

The Local Church - A Living Body by John Keith Davies Evangelical Press, 2001 Paperback, 271 pages In this, his last book, John Davies spells out the doctrine of the local church in a basic, yet thorough, way.  The material presented is divided into four sections:  the local church and its life, the local church and its membership, the local church and its leadership, and the local church and its mission, which are further divided into chapters and then into short, easy-to-read portions which can be read as stand-alone units as well as a part of the whole.  The church...

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New Books Added Last Week - 5/1 to 5/6/2017

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New Books Added Last Week - 5/1 to 5/6/2017

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TBT - Martin Luther

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TBT - Martin Luther

Beyond the 95 Theses:  Martin Luther's Life, Thought and Lasting Legacy by Stephen Nichols P&R Publishing, 2016 Paperback, 281 pages Beyond the 95 Theses is not merely another volume rehashing widely know facts of Luther's life.  Stephan Nichols has taken upon himself the task of highlighting and promoting the writings of Luther with which many readers may not be familiar.   Nichols accomplishes this by dividing Luther's works into three sections.  "Luther, the Reformer" looks specifically at The Three Treatises, The Bondage of the Will and Confession Concerning Christ's Supper, as well as some of Luther's shorter writings on ethics.  In...

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