The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:David C Cook

ISBN:0830777458

Total Pages:832

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The Action Bible presents more than 230 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easy to follow the Bible’s historical flow and building up to the thrilling climax of God’s redemptive story. Plus, these spectacular updates take the action to a whole new level: 25 new stories showcase a more extensive exploration of God’s work in our lives. 23 expanded stories highlight additional experiences of the people who tell God’s story. 128 new pages of illustrations deliver a richer artistic experience with more close-up faces, historical details, and dramatic colors. Every page sparks excitement to explore God’s Word and know Him personally. Readers will witness God’s active presence in the world through stories from the life of Jesus and great heroes of the faith. Let this blend of powerful imagery and clear storytelling capture your imagination and instill the truth that invites you to discover your own adventure of life with God. Sergio Cariello’s illustrations for The Action Bible leap off the page with the same thrilling energy that earned him international recognition for his work with Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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The Action Storybook Bible

Author:Catherine DeVries

Publisher:David C Cook

ISBN:1434711463

Total Pages:256

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The Action Storybook Bible invites families with children ages 8 and under to explore God’s redemptive story together. From the sleek and amazing creatures God created at the beginning of the world to the powerful kings who reigned over ancient Israel to Jesus’s gift of eternal life for you and your family—God has a beautiful and exciting plan for the world. Where do you fit into that plan? How are the truths found in God’s Word reflected in your life? This Bible storybook features 15 episodes highlighting key milestones in God’s story, packed with dozens of scenes—combining stories from God’s Word with brand-new captivating illustrations from Brazilian master-artist Sergio Cariello, illustrator of the bestselling The Action Bible. Discover your family’s place in God’s redemptive story and together put your faith into action! Interactive features include: Fifteen episodes loaded with over 350 brand-new illustrations from master-artist Sergio Cariello. Short and easy reading for all ages. Take turns telling God’s redemptive story! The Life, Faith, Action! feature wraps up each episode and helps your family recognize how God is moving through each story, discover how that relates to your daily lives, and feel inspired to put your faith into action. Heroes Hall of Fame index, where you can look up your favorite Bible characters and discover their stories!

The Action Bible New Testament

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Publisher:David C Cook

ISBN:0830782923

Total Pages:288

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Designed from the popular latest edition of The Action Bible, this fresh version of The Action Bible New Testament offers vibrant color, bold design, and biblical truth for kids, teens, visual learners, spiritual seekers, and anyone eager to know more about God’s Word. Readers of all ages will enjoy: Expanded stories and improved story flow Over twenty additional stories Revised art with more faces and enhanced historical details Trusted, nondenominational focus Solid content, fast-paced narratives with a clear chronological progression, striking artwork, and a great portable format make this graphic Bible a unique and dramatic rendering of the greatest story ever told.

The Battle Begins

Author:Caleb Seeling

Publisher:David C Cook

ISBN:0781412439

Total Pages:104

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Introducing a brand new series of Action Bible graphic novels featuring vivid new artwork from Sergio Cariello. Even as God walked through the beauty of His new creation, and breathed life into Adam, His masterpiece ... a warrior-angel gives into his pride—and commits the ultimate betrayal. Witness Adam and Eve falling into Lucifer's trap, as the battle for eternity begins in this brilliantly presented retelling of Creation, the Fall, and God's promise of redemption.

The Picture Bible

Author:Iva Hoth

Publisher:David C Cook

ISBN:9780781430579

Total Pages:799

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Though The Picture Bible makes a good first Bible for young readers, this classic perennial best-seller is loved by people of all ages. The full-text version contains 233 Bible stories in full-color comic format.

The Action Bible Coloring Book

Author:David C Cook

Publisher:David C Cook

ISBN:083077677X

Total Pages:112

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Art meets devotions in The Action Bible Coloring Book, allowing children of all ages to create their own Bible masterpieces while engaging in thoughtful devotional materials. 55 compelling drawings by acclaimed artist Sergio Cariello will captivate children as they create their own unique masterpieces of the real-life heroes of the Bible. Turn the page and discover a wealth of exciting information meant to introduce each Bible person to the child through an informative introduction including the hero’s experiences in God’s Word. Additional information includes a devotional emphasizing the importance of connecting children to the actions of these heroes, several thoughtful questions meant to be shared with an adult or friend, a Scripture verse, and references to more information on each hero in both The Action Bible and The Action Storybook Bible, where applicable. Beginning with Adam and Eve and including such compelling people as Abraham, David, Esther, Mary, Peter, Lazarus, and the redemptive story of Jesus, this brand-new product will spark the imagination and deepen the faith of all who encounter it.

The Action Bible: Heroes and Villains

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Publisher:David C Cook

ISBN:083078294X

Total Pages:160

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This extensive, full-color guide to Bible characters includes fascinating facts and figures about the Bible’s most curious but sometimes relatable people. Including all-new illustrations from graphic artist Sergio Cariello, The Action Bible Heroes and Villains draws in young readers with: Colorful info about the crazy origins, amazing occupations, and strengths and failings of more than 75 Bible characters. Historical background and “Where Is It Now?” guides to ancient and modern-day locations. Diagrams, stories, and fun facts about food, clothing, traditions, individual quirks, and miraculous interventions. From Adam and Eve’s most embarrassing moment to the details of a Roman soldier’s armor to Zechariah’s hometown, the unique insights and dynamic illustrations in this jam-packed guide jump off the pages and into kids’ minds and hearts as they meet people just like them whom God used in His redemptive story.

The Awesome Book of Bible Comics

Author:Sandy Silverthorne

Publisher:Harvest House Publishers

ISBN:0736967958

Total Pages:176

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Your Favorite Bible Stories—as You've Never Seen Them Before! Bible stories can be seriously awesome! The Awesome Book of Bible Comics illustrates many of the most popular stories from the Bible—and that's a pretty sweet deal, because you do not want to miss out on how Noah escapes becoming fish food David goes head-to-head with a big bully and wins the world's strongest man brings down the house a baby boy becomes the world's biggest superstar overnight Jesus is sentenced to death—but brings the world new life These and several other stories about heroes (and sometimes villains) of the Bible are filled with action and fun to read. Jump in and see how God showed His love and faithfulness through each of these adventures.

The Ultimate Bible Character Guide

Author:Gina Detwiler

Publisher:B&H Publishing Group

ISBN:1433648822

Total Pages:224

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The Bible is filled with incredible and interesting characters—from Jesus to Eglon, Gabriel to Legion. The Ultimate Bible Character Guide brings 150 of them to life with comic-book style illustrations and hundreds of facts for kids to explore. Young readers will be captivated to read about both well-known characters of the Bible and some they have yet to discover. They'll learn what characters' names meant, what strengths God gave them, who they considered enemies, and what battles they fought. Which one was possessed by demons? Who wrestled an angel? Who never died? It's all here, the good and the evil, the famous and the infamous. In true encyclopedia form, characters will be arranged alphabetically and indexed so that favorites can be found easily. Contemporaries will be marked as such, and a timeline will help kids understand and place each story. Spreads will include full-length illustrations of each character, list of facts, descriptions, and background info.

The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

Author:Robert Alter

Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:0393070255

Total Pages:448

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"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in America

Author:Paul Gutjahr

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0190258853

Total Pages:640

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Early Americans have long been considered "A People of the Book" Because the nickname was coined primarily to invoke close associations between Americans and the Bible, it is easy to overlook the central fact that it was a book-not a geographic location, a monarch, or even a shared language-that has served as a cornerstone in countless investigations into the formation and fragmentation of early American culture. Few books can lay claim to such powers of civilization-altering influence. Among those which can are sacred books, and for Americans principal among such books stands the Bible. This Handbook is designed to address a noticeable void in resources focused on analyzing the Bible in America in various historical moments and in relationship to specific institutions and cultural expressions. It takes seriously the fact that the Bible is both a physical object that has exercised considerable totemic power, as well as a text with a powerful intellectual design that has inspired everything from national religious and educational practices to a wide spectrum of artistic endeavors to our nation's politics and foreign policy. This Handbook brings together a number of established scholars, as well as younger scholars on the rise, to provide a scholarly overview--rich with bibliographic resources--to those interested in the Bible's role in American cultural formation.

Superman and the Bible

Author:Nicholaus Pumphrey

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476633886

Total Pages:214

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In 1938, Superman debuted, jumping off the pages of Action Comics #1. In the cultural context of the Great Depression and World War II, the U.S. would see the rise of the superhero not only in comic books but in radio programs, animated cartoons and television shows. Superman forever changed one’s concept of the hero and became permanently engrained in both American and worldwide culture. This study explores the Man of Steel’s narrative as a fresh perspective on readings of the Bible—his character is reflected in such figures as Moses, Samson and Jesus. The author argues that if we read the Bible it can be said we are reading about Superman.

Comics and Sacred Texts

Author:Assaf Gamzou,Ken Koltun-Fromm

Publisher:Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN:1496819225

Total Pages:288

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Contributions by Ofra Amihay, Madeline Backus, Samantha Baskind, Elizabeth Rae Coody, Scott S. Elliott, Assaf Gamzou, Susan Handelman, Leah Hochman, Leonard V. Kaplan, Ken Koltun-Fromm, Shiamin Kwa, Samantha Langsdale, A. David Lewis, Karline McLain, Ranen Omer-Sherman, Joshua Plencner, and Jeffrey L. Richey Comics and Sacred Texts explores how comics and notions of the sacred interweave new modes of seeing and understanding the sacral. Comics and graphic narratives help readers see religion in the everyday and in depictions of God, in transfigured, heroic selves as much as in the lives of saints and the meters of holy languages. Coeditors Assaf Gamzou and Ken Koltun-Fromm reveal the graphic character of sacred narratives, imagining new vistas for both comics and religious texts. In both visual and linguistic forms, graphic narratives reveal representational strategies to encounter the sacred in all its ambivalence. Through close readings and critical inquiry, these essays contemplate the intersections between religion and comics in ways that critically expand our ability to think about religious landscapes, rhetorical practices, pictorial representation, and the everyday experiences of the uncanny. Organized into four sections--Seeing the Sacred in Comics; Reimagining Sacred Texts through Comics; Transfigured Comic Selves, Monsters, and the Body; and The Everyday Sacred in Comics--the essays explore comics and graphic novels ranging from Craig Thompson's Habibi and Marvel's X-Men and Captain America to graphic adaptions of religious texts such as 1 Samuel and the Gospel of Mark. Sacred Texts and Comics shows how claims to the sacred are nourished and concealed in comic narratives. Covering many religions, not only Christianity and Judaism, this rare volume contests the profane/sacred divide and establishes the import of comics and graphic narratives in disclosing the presence of the sacred in everyday human experience.

Know How We Got Our Bible

Author:Ryan Matthew Reeves,Charles E. Hill

Publisher:Zondervan Academic

ISBN:0310537223

Total Pages:208

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The easy accessibility of the Bible in most of the world's major languages can obscure a dramatic and sometimes unexpected story. In Know How We Got Our Bible, scholars Ryan Reeves and Charles Hill trace the history of the Bible from its beginnings to the present day, highlighting key figures and demonstrating overall the reliability of Scripture. Reeves and Hill begin with the writing of the Bible's books (including authorship and dating), move into the formation of the Old and New Testaments (including early transmission and the development of the canon), and conclude with several chapters on Bible translation from the Latin Vulgate to the ongoing work of translation around the world today. Written simply and focused on the overarching story of how the Bible came to us today, Know How We Got Our Bible is an excellent introduction for formal students and lay learners alike. Each chapter includes reflection questions and recommended readings for further learning.

The Book of Job and the Mission of God

Author:Tim J. Davy

Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:1498297390

Total Pages:258

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The book of Job is famous for its complex and compelling exploration of suffering and faith. It is less well-known for its contribution to a biblical understanding of God’s mission and the church’s role within it. In this detailed study, Tim J. Davy provides the most in-depth treatment yet of a “missional” reading of Job, building on the great strides taken in recent years in the missional reading of Scripture. A number of missiologically framed questions are examined, including the function of the book’s non-Israelite theme, the cultural encounter of Job with similar ancient Near Eastern literature, and questions of justice and the treatment of the poor. Ultimately Davy makes the bold claim that the book of Job lies, not at the periphery, but at the heart of our understanding of the mission of God.

The Triune God

Author:Fred Sanders

Publisher:Zondervan Academic

ISBN:0310491509

Total Pages:256

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New Studies in Dogmatics seeks to retrieve the riches of Christian doctrine for the sake of contemporary theological renewal. Following in the tradition of G. C. Berkouwer’s Studies in Dogmatics, this series will provide thoughtful, concise, and readable treatments of major theological topics, expressing the biblical, creedal, and confessional shape of Christian doctrine for a contemporary evangelical audience. The editors and contributors share a common conviction that the way forward in constructive systematic theology lies in building upon the foundations laid in the church’s historic understanding of the Word of God as professed in its creeds, councils, and confessions, and by its most trusted teachers.

Call of God, The

Author:Tom Powers, S.J.

Publisher:SUNY Press

ISBN:0791486567

Total Pages:194

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Explores the religious thought and lives of the poor women of Peru, who were central to the birth of liberation theology.

Christian Theology

Author:Alister E. McGrath

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118874439

Total Pages:528

Viewed:978

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Christian Theology: An Introduction, one of the most internationally-acclaimed Christian theology textbooks in use, has been completely rewritten for the 6th edition. It now features new and extended material and companion resources, ensuring it retains its reputation as the ideal introduction for students. A new edition of the bestselling Christian theology textbook to celebrate its 25th anniversary Rewritten throughout for exceptional clarity and accessibility, and adds substantial new material on the Holy Spirit Features increased coverage of postcolonial theology, and feminist theology, and prodigious development of world theology Increases the focus on contemporary theology to complement the excellent coverage of historical material A new 2-color design includes more pedagogical features including textboxes and sidebars to aid learning

Redeeming Sociology

Author:Vern S. Poythress

Publisher:Crossway

ISBN:1433521326

Total Pages:352

Viewed:1938

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Interpersonal relationships are possible for humans because we are created in the image of a Trinitarian God. But if the Trinity is our model for relationships, why is the human condition rife with pain and evil? How are we to think correctly about fallen human relationships and our models for understanding them? Redeeming Sociology advocates a biblically informed model for human relationships—relationships rooted in the Trinitarian character of God, his governance of the world, and his redemption accomplished in Christ. Poythress examines how the breaking of relationships through sin leads to strife, murder, and oppression among human beings and sets cultures against one another. And he shows how these broken relationships are restored through the outworking of redemption in Christ. Though typical sociological models for interpersonal relationships may offer some valuable insights, they are handicapped by a fundamental misunderstanding of humanity. The biblical model that Poythress presents correctly diagnoses the problem of human relationships, so it can likewise prescribe a biblical solution that infuses new meaning and power into how we relate to others made in the image of God.

NIV, Faith in Action Study Bible, eBook

Author:Zondervan

Publisher:Zondervan

ISBN:0310408814

Total Pages:2336

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The Faith in Action Study Bible provides you with a deeply rooted understanding of how Scripture applies to contemporary issues and personal growth. You will discover the relationship between history, culture, and the biblical narrative, and gain insight into the fact that God’s heart for our world that transcends times and customs. Designed in a highly readable passage-by-passage commentary style, the footnotes of this Bible are its centerpiece: “There and Then” notes shed light on the original context and significance of a passage, and “Here and Now” notes help you see the relevance of the passage for your life and the world. Also included are articles by respected Christian authors and “Snapshots” of individuals with a high-impact faith who have embraced Christianity not only as a view of life, but also a way of life. Over 175 charts, graphs, and tables highlight thought-provoking worldwide realities, helping you evaluate your spiritual life and suggesting action/impact steps to help you grow, share, and live your faith. With a 16-page full-color map section, this eBook has been optimized for reading on color screens, but will still function effectively on other devices. 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 found in the original languages.