Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes
Author: E. Randolph Richards,Brandon J. O'Brien
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-07-31
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0830863478

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Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. Identifying nine areas where commonplaces of modern Western thought diverge with the text, the authors ask us to reconsider long-held opinions about our most beloved book.

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes
Author: E. Randolph Richards,Richard James
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-13
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830843794

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The Bible was written within collectivist cultures, and it's easy for Westerners to misinterpret—or miss—important elements. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, this essential guidebook explores the deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean, stripping away individualist assumptions and helping us read the Bible better.

Paul Behaving Badly

Paul Behaving Badly
Author: E. Randolph Richards,Brandon J. O'Brien
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-11-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830873326

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Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history and cultural context, they show how Paul both offended Roman perspectives and scandalized Jewish sensibilities, revealing a vision of Christian faith that was deeply disturbing to others in his day and remains so in ours.

Light Through an Eastern Window

Light Through an Eastern Window
Author: Bishop K. C. Pillai
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2016-11-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781787202764

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First published in 1963, this book by Bishop K. C. Pillai was written on the urging of many of his listeners to put his teachings into book form, “so that more Christians may be encouraged to trust in the Word of God, and believe more deeply through understanding.” He explains in his Introduction that he was unable to put all of his teachings into one book at this time due to time constraints, but with this volume intends to “touch upon some of the portions of the Bible which my listeners tell me have been the most interesting and inspiring.” A wonderful book for any reader who seeks to know and understand the Word of God...

Rediscovering Paul

Rediscovering Paul
Author: E. Randolph Richards,David B. Capes,Rodney Reeves
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-11-21
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830889020

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For some of us, the apostle Paul is intimidating, prickly, and unpredictable. But maybe it's time to get to know Paul on his own terms. Drawing on the best of contemporary scholarship, and with language shaped by conversations with today's students, this expanded edition of Rediscovering Paul gives fresh consideration to Paul’s conversion, call, and his ongoing impact on church and culture.

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times
Author: Mark L. Strauss
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2011-08-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781441232182

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Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty-first-century life in the Western world. How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change? How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life-changing. It shows the reader how to determine the meaning of the text in its original context identify culturally relative features understand what the text teaches about God, his will, and his purposes apply the truths discovered to contemporary life situations It even shows readers how to discern God's will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.

Paul and First Century Letter Writing

Paul and First Century Letter Writing
Author: E. Randolph Richards
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2004-10-22
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0830827889

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Informed by the historical evidence and with a sharp eye for telltale clues in the Apostle Paul's letters, E. Randolph Richards takes us into his world and places us on the scene with Paul the letter writer offering a glimpse that overthrows our preconceptions and offers a new perspective on how this important portion of Christian Scripture came to be.

Fresh Eyes on Jesus Miracles

Fresh Eyes on Jesus  Miracles
Author: Doug Newton
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-08-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781434712141

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What can readers learn about personal transformation from Jesus turning water to wine? How does His feeding of the five thousand refocus their own call to serve? In Fresh Eyes on Jesus’ Miracles, Pastor Doug Newton finds hidden truths in the gospels’ most familiar stories. From the wedding at Cana to Peter’s miraculous catch, Newton offers cultural context, modern-day insights, and spiritual depth to awaken even the most seasoned reader’s heart and mind. Most importantly, he equips readers to study Scripture with a fresh perspective—and join God’s miraculous work in their most ordinary moments.