The Gospel of Paul of Tarsus, and of His Opponent, James the Just, From Our Current New Testament (Classic Reprint): Francis William Newman
The Gospel of Paul of Tarsus:And of his Opponent, James the Just, from our Current New Testament Francis William Newman
Keep Christianity Strange As the culture changes all around us, it is no longer possible to pretend that we are a moral majority. That may be bad news for America, but it can be good news for the church. What´s needed now, in shifting times, is neither a doubling down on the status quo nor a pullback into isolation. Instead we need a church that speaks to social and political issues with a bigger vision in mind: that of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As Christianity seems increasingly strange and even subversive to our culture, we have the opportunity to reclaim the freakishness of the Gospel, which is what gives it its power in the first place. We seek the kingdom of God before everything else. We connect that kingdom agenda to the culture around us, both by speaking it to the world and by showing it in our churches. As we do so, we remember our mission to oppose demons, not to demonize opponents. As we advocate for human dignity, for religious liberty, for family stability, let´s do so as those with a prophetic word that turns everything upside down. The signs of the times tell us we are in for days our parents and grandparents never knew. But that´s no call for panic or surrender or outrage. Jesus is alive. Let´s act like it. Let´s follow him onward to the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George W. Sarris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001509/bk_hove_001509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This volume in the Revolutions Series presents Jesus Christ as a figure akin to revolutionaries like Robespierre, Marx, and Che Guevara. In this new presentation of the Gospels, Terry Eagleton makes a powerful and provocative argument for Jesus Christ as a social, political and moral radical, a friend of anti-imperialists, outcasts and marginal, a champion of the poor, the sick and immigrants, and as an opponent of the rich, religious hierarchs, and hypocrites everywhere - in other words, as a figure akin to revolutionaries like Robespierre, Marx, and Che Guevara. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Holt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003224/bk_adbl_003224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Artist and screenwriter Brian Godawa used to revel in his ability to argue the truth of the gospel, often crushing his opponents in the process. In time, however, he began to realize that winning an argument about the logic of Christianity did not equal persuading people to follow Jesus. What was missing? Through prayer and searching the scriptures, Godawa realized that while God cares deeply for rationality, propositional statements were not the only tools he used to reach people with his truth. In fact, Godawa discovered that storytelling, visual images, and other kinds of art were central to God´s communication style because they could go places reason could never go: into the imagination and the heart. In his refreshing and challenging book, Godawa helps you break free from the spiritual suffocation of intellectual faith. Without negating the importance of reason and doctrine, Godawa challenges you to move from understanding the Bible ´´literally´´ to ´´literarily´´ by exploring the poetry, parables and visual art found in God´s word. Weaving historical insight, pop culture and personal narrative throughout, Godawa reveals the importance God places on imagination and creativity in the Scriptures, and provides a biblical foundation for Christians to pursue imagination, creativity, beauty, wonder and mystery in their faith. For any Christian who wants to learn how to communicate and defend the Gospel in a postmodern context, this book will help you find a path between the two extremes of intellectualized faith and anti-intellectual faith by recovering a biblical balance between intellect and imagination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Godawa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067275/bk_acx0_067275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The mayor of Repentance Springs has fallen down a mine shaft. Undismayed, Ned McReady vows to keep the peace, by fair means or foul his way or the road to Perdition. The only fly in this curly wolfs ointment is Jack Colty - a loose cannon, robbing banks, and shooting folks, and he dont care a continental if you believe the stories. With a plan hatched behind the gospel mill, Ned sets out to put a spoke in Jacks wheel. Deals are struck. Ambushes are set.- expansion to the successful two-player game Revolver which add new tactics and make the battle between Jack and Ned even more intense- contains two modules which can easily be combined with the basic game either collectively or individually- set traps to surprise your opponent when he arrives in a particular area- build your own deck and determine your own playing style, the possibilities are endless!
A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies published in 1552 by the Spanish Dominican priest Bartolome de las Casas, lays bare the Spanish cruelties in America. Though generally condemned as slander in Spain, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies rapidly became popular in the rest of Europe, where it served to fuel anti-Spanish hate. Spain´s enemies used it to depict Spaniards as evil tyrants and to rationalize carving out their own empires in the Americas. New editions of A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies appeared repeatedly, even as late as 1898, during the Spanish-American War. While much of what Bartolome de las Casas said is undoubtedly true, not all historians take A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies as the gospel truth. Though sometimes exaggerated, Las Casas´ account sheds valuable light on the ´´Spanish Black Legend.´´ Bartolome de las Casas, who was struck by the inhumane ways in which the native peoples were treated by the European explorers and conquerors, went on to be a leading opponent of slavery, torture, and genocide of the Native Americans by the Spanish colonists. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies includes chapters covering Spanish treatment of Native Americans in Cuba, Nicaragua, Hispaniola, Guatemala, Venezuela, Florida, and many other areas conquered by the Spaniards. Though short (as the name implies), A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies reveals a dark but important episode in the history of Spain and America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason McCoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006958/bk_acx0_006958_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on the epic television series A.D. Ministers and Martyrs, this audiobook offers an unflinching look at the lives and sacrifices of those first Christians who were given the task of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the Earth. Relying on the latest archaeological findings and scientific research, acclaimed author Mike Aquilina takes you on a journey through the Apostolic Age, bringing to life the dusty streets and oriental smells that would have accompanied Mary and the apostles as they built a Church that lasts even to our day. You´ll also come to know the beliefs of the early Christians, what they taught about the Eucharist and the divinity of Christ, how their church services resemble today´s Mass, and how Rome became the spiritual center for Christianity. Read these pagesand you´ll come to see that despite the best efforts of their enemies, the blood of the apostles did not snuff out the faith but brought forth great saints whose holy deeds and brave examples gave the besieged Church a vigor that lasts even to today. Ministers and Martyrs will give your confidence that the Church is indeed Christ acting in the world and that no matter how ruthless her opponents, she will endure to the end of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Archer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032409/bk_acx0_032409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How God Captures the Imagination. This book was previously released with the title, Myth Became Fact: Storytelling, Imagination & Apologetics in the Bible. Brian Godawa, Hollywood screenwriter and novelist, explores the nature of imagination in the Bible. How God subverts pagan religions by appropriating their creativity and redeeming them within a biblical worldview. Improve your imagination in glorifying God and defending the faith. Here are the chapters, and what you will learn: Demonizing the Pagan Gods: God verbally attacked his opponents, pagans and their gods, by using sarcasm, mockery, and name-calling. He called them what they really were: demons. Demonization is not wrong if they really are demonic. Old Testament Storytelling Apologetics: Israel shared creative images with their pagan neighbors: The sea dragon of chaos, and the storm god. The Bible invests them with new meaning. Biblical Creation and Storytelling: creation stories in the ancient Near East and the Bible both express a primeval battle of deity to create order out of chaos. But how do they differ? The Universe in Ancient Imagination: a comparison and contrast of the biblical picture of the universe with the ancient pagan one. What´s the difference? New Testament Storytelling Apologetics: Paul´s sermon to the pagans on Mars Hill is an example of the apologetics of subversion: communicating the gospel in terms of a pagan narrative, with a view toward replacing their worldview. Christian imagination and apologetics work together. Imagination in Prophecy and Apocalypse: God uses imaginative descriptions of future events to intentionally obscure his message from unbelievers, while at the same time showing the true meaning of history to believers. This will help you understand the end times better. An Apologetic of Biblical Horror: learn how God uses the ge... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Godawa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063502/bk_acx0_063502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He’s back. Once a Roman officer rejected as a lover by Jesus of Nazareth, now a vampire still haunted by Jesus after two millennia of grisly revenge in monasteries around the world, Victor Decimus returns to his hometown, the Eternal City of Rome. At the Monastery of San Benedetto, ´Brother Victor´ continues his campaign of defiance against the Christian God, while remaining near his first love, whose apparitions have never ceased. Meanwhile, across the ocean in a small Kansas town, the gentle, sensuous artist Paul Lewis sees strange visions of a shadowy vampire. When he is hired to illuminate a new manuscript of the gospels undertaken by the monks of San Benedetto, Paul goes to Rome and falls in love with the bold Brother Victor. Sensing danger in this handsome visitor, Victor resists his attraction to Paul until the young artist witnesses Victor committing murder. Unwilling to destroy Paul, Victor transforms him into his vampire thrall. In a limbo between the living and the undead, Paul may choose full life as a vampire, but not without a price: the release of his beloved Victor to the Dark Kingdom and his own solitary existence for 200 years as stalker of the night. Complicating this choice, the strange force that caused Paul’s early visions now aims to turn Paul against his vampire creator. And Victor must defeat this powerful opponent before it is too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A. C. Fellner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007876/bk_adbl_007876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.