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The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus
Michael F. Bird

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014

In this book Michael Bird describes how the canonical Gospels originated from a process of oral tradition, literary composition, textual development, and reception in the early church with a view to showing what makes them among the most important writings in the New Testament. Bird explores how the Christian movement shaped the Gospels and, conversely, how these writings shaped the early church. He develops a distinctive ...


The Gnostic Gospels of Thomas, Mary & John, ...

Start Publishing LLC, 2013

Collected here are three gnostic writings from Thomas, Mary, and John. These books that were left out of the New Testament shed light on the life and relationships of Jesus Christ and his friends and family, especially his mother Mary.


Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a ...
Jonathan Rieder

Bloomsbury Press, 2014

"I am in Birmingham because injustice is here," declared Martin Luther King, Jr. He had come to that city of racist terror convinced that massive protest could topple Jim Crow. But the insurgency faltered. To revive it, King made a sacrificial act on Good Friday, April 12, 1963: he was arrested. Alone in his cell, reading a newspaper, he found a statement from eight "moderate" clergymen who branded the protests extremist and "untimely." King ...


The Complete Gospels, 4th Edition
Robert J. Miller

Polebridge Press, 2010

The Complete Gospels is the first publication ever to collect the canonical gospels and their extracanonical counterpoints under one cover. The selected extracanonical gospels date from the first and second centuries, are independent of the canonical gospels, and significantly contribute to our understanding of the developments in the Jesus tradition leading up to and surrounding the New Testament gospels. Two additional texts, the Gospel of ...


King of the Jews: Temple Theology in John's Gospel
Margaret Barker

SPCK Publishing, 2014

The book starts with background chapters on the Jews, Moses, the King in the Old Testament, and moves on to the King in the New Testament (apart from John) and then reaches its main focus on the Gospel of John. "Those at Qumran who worshipped as/with the angels in heaven cannot have been very different from those who wrote and read John's gospel and the Book of Revelation. The latter were the Hebrew-Christian community who saw themselves as ...


The NIV Gospel of John: With Devotional Notes

Zondervan, 2011

'John's Gospel sheds a unique light not only on the ministry of Jesus Christ, but also on the nature of his relationship with God the Father. This eBook also includes a special section of “Subjects on the Theme of Salvation” that gives insight into 15 subjects of salvation. NIV 2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible---easy to understand, yet rich with the detail ...


Four Gospels, One Jesus?: A Symbolic Reading
Richard A. Burridge

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005

In this very readable book Richard Burridge depicts Jesus through the four Gospel authors' distinctive portraits of him. Without bogging down readers with technical terminology, Burridge brings to bear his research comparing the Gospels with classical biographies and offers a clear interpretation of each Gospel author's portrait. A striking feature is his use of the ancient symbols for the Gospels -- human face, lion, ox, and eagle ...


The suppressed Gospels and Epistles of the original New Testament of Jesus the Christ, Volume 1, Mary, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


The Five Gospels: What Did Jesus Really Say? The Search for the Authentic Words of Jesus
Robert W. Funk

HarperOne, 1996

Did Jesus claim to be the Messiah? Did he promise to return and usher in a new age? How did Jesus envision the Kingdom of God? The Five Gospels answers these questions in a bold, dynamic work that will startle traditional readers of the Bible and rekindle interest in it among secular skeptics. In 1985 the Jesus Seminar, comprising a distinguished group of biblical scholars, was founded by Robert W. Funk. They embarked on a new translation ...


The Gnostic Gospels
Elaine Pagels

Vintage, 1989

A provocative study of the gnostic gospels and the world of early Christianity as revealed through the Nag Hammadi texts.


Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary
J.D. Greear

B&H Books, 2011

Could the gospel be lost in evangelical churches? In this book, J.D. Greear shows how moralism and legalism have often eclipsed the gospel, even in conservative churches. Gospel cuts through the superficiality of religion and reacquaints you with the revolutionary truth of God's gracious acceptance of us in Christ. The gospel is the power of God, and the only true source of joy, freedom, radical generosity, and audacious faith. The gospel ...


The Hyper-Grace Gospel: A Response to Michael Brown and Those Opposed to the Modern Grace Message
Paul Ellis

KingsPress, 2014

God’s love for you is greater than you know! It extends beyond what you can conceive or imagine. Just as you cannot measure the universe, you cannot fathom the limits of His love for you. Grace is how God’s love appears. God’s grace is extreme, super-abundant, and over-the-top. His hyper -grace exceeds your wildest dreams. In this book, Paul Ellis draws a line between the muddled messages of manmade religion and the hyper-grace gospel of ...


The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium
Pope Francis

Usccb, 2013

The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) is the long-awaited teaching of Pope Francis on the proclamation of the Gospel. Pope Francis is calling upon the Church and the world with encouragement to begin a new chapter in evangelization. This dynamic document is written in the plain, everyday language for which the pope has become famous.


The Joy of the Gospel: A Group Reading Guide to Pope Francis' Evangelii Gaudium
Bill Huebsch

Twenty-Third Publications, 2014

This unique, in-plain-English study guide offers a paraphrased summary of every article in Pope Francis' latest groundbreaking document, with reflection and discussion questions for group or individual use.


Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life
Cardinal Walter Kasper

Paulist Press, 2014

"This book has done me so much good," Pope Francis From one the leading intellects in the Church today one whom Pope Francis has described as a "superb theologian" comes perhaps his most important book yet. Available for the first time in English, Cardinal Kasper looks to capture the essence of the gospel message. Compassionate, bold, and brilliant, Cardinal Kasper has written a book which will be studied for generations.


The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out
Brennan Manning

Multnomah Books, 2005

A Furious Love Is Hot on Your Trail! Many believers feel stunted in their Christian growth. We beat ourselves up over our failures and, in the process, pull away from God because we subconsciously believe He tallies our defects and hangs His head in disappointment. In this newly repackaged edition—now with full appendix, study questions, and the author’s own epilogue, “ Ragamuffin Ten Years Later,” Brennan Manning reminds us that ...


eciple: Gospel: Encountering and Remembering the Good News of Jesus

ecipleTM, 2013

What is the gospel (or good news) of Jesus? What is it precisely that makes this message good news to me? And how does a good message about a good guy who lived thousands of years ago actually bring change and hope to my real life today? Pastor and Author Matt Eachus addresses these and other important questions in his new ebook, eciple: Gospel . With humor and the inside perspective of a church-kid who grew to love Jesus, Matt helps ...


The suppressed Gospels and Epistles of the original New Testament of Jesus the Christ, Volume 5, St. Paul, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2004

The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years -- except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" ( Philadelphia Inquirer ). Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a ...


What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done
Matthew Perman

Zondervan, 2014

Do Work That Matters  Productivity isn't just about getting more things done. It's about getting the right things done---the things that count, make a difference, and move the world forward.  In our current era of massive overload, this is harder than ever before. So how do you get more of the right things done without confusing mere activity for actual productivity?  When we take God's purposes into account, a revolutionary insight ...



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