Treasures Old and New
Images in the Lectionary
Hardcover ISBN: 0800631897
In Treasures Old and New Gail Ramshaw brings new life to forty primary images from the readings of the three-year lectionary, which is now in use in a variety of forms across the churches. After a thorough introduction to the use and understanding of images, see grounds each of the forty images with excerpts from the church liturgy and song and from the writings of the church's mothers and fathers. Within each chapter see explores the primary image in light of its biblical context, extrabiblical connections, place in the church's tradition relationships to the liturgical year, related images, poetic nuances, and contemporary usefulness. Treasures Old and New is the fruit of many years of reflection on language and worship a sweeping summation of the author's work to date as a teacher, scholar and advocate for the church's worship. Family grounded in biblical scholarship, filled with practical insights for the pulpit and classroom as lively and vivid in style as the images she treats, this volume is a richly veined mine for those who study, preach, and teach, as well as those who seek a literate devotional companion to the readings proclaimed in worship.
To Know As We Are Known
Education As a Spiritual Journey
Paperback ISBN: 0060664517
This primer on authentic education explores how mind and heart can work together in the learning process. Moving beyond the bankruptcy of our current model of education, Parker Palmer finds the soul of education through a lifelong cultivation of the wisdom each of us possesses and can share to benefit others.
For the Love of God
Daily Companion for Discovering the Riches of God's Word
Paperback ISBN: 1581348150
In a world that views absolute truth, right and wrong, and salvation as being subject to individual interpretation, the Bible’s unwavering proclamations and miraculous stories seem obsolete in modern times. But it is not God’s Word that has changed. Indeed, its relevancy and its power to transform lives are intact. What has changed is the number of people who consult it. Now more than ever the need to read the Bible, to understand the big picture of its storyline, and to grasp the relevance this has for your life is critical. As with its companion volume, For the Love of God—Volume 2, this devotional contains a systematic 365-day plan, based on the M’Cheyne Bible-reading schedule, that will in the course of a year guide you through the New Testament and Psalms twice and the rest of the Old Testament once. In an effort to help preserve biblical thinking and living, D. A. Carson has also written thought-provoking comments and reflections regarding each day’s scriptural passages. And, most uniquely, he offers you perspective that places each reading into the larger framework of history and God’s eternal plan to deepen your understanding of his sovereignty—and the unity and power of his Word.
How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It)
Paperback ISBN: 0062076213
Revealing the toxic effects on the recipients of charity and how good-intentioned people are actually hurting the people they are trying to help, a veteran urban activist provides proven, new models that will actually help those in need and bring about a life-altering change. 25,000 first printing.
Kingdom Without Borders
The Untold Story of Global Christianity
Paperback ISBN: 083083849x
Adeney pulls back the veil on real Christians around the world--their faith, their hardships, their triumphs, and their failures--and shares the inspiring and challenging story of a kingdom that knows no borders.