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Done properly, integration enriches our understanding of both Christianity and psychology. Through biblical and theological grounding, this expert overview takes stock of the integration project to date, provides an introduction for those who wish to come on board, highlights work yet to be done, and offers a framework to strategically organize next steps.
Providing an accurate, balanced and holistic picture of the church's monumental first years as told in the book of Acts, I. Howard Marshall focuses on Luke's role as a historian, literary artist and theologian as he tells of the fledgling church's quest to partner with the Holy Spirit to proclaim the gospel to the ends of the earth.
In his letter to the Galatians, the apostle Paul makes his most passionate and direct appeal for a gospel free of ethnic or ritual exclusion. Alan Cole illuminates the potency and power of Paul's message to the Galatian church.
Wayne Grudem offers comment on the book of 1 Peter.
Leon Morris offers comment on the books 1 2 Thessalonians.
Paul's long, complicated history with the Corinthian church culminates in this ardent defense of Christian ministry in general and of his own ministry in particular. In this revised and expanded commentary, Colin Kruse illuminates Paul's contrast of the old and new covenants and his eloquent exposition of the ministry of reconciliation.
Among the Gospels, John's is unique in both structure and content. Ultimately, faith in Jesus is at the center—with signs highlighted to provoke faith and stories of those who responded to Jesus as examples of faith. In this replacement Tyndale commentary Colin Kruse ably reveals how the Fourth Gospel weaves its themes of belief and unbelief into its rich Christology.
The early church valued the Gospel of Mark for its preservation of the apostolic voice and gospel narrative of Peter. Yet the early church fathers very rarely produced sustained commentary on Mark. In this ACCS volume, the insights of Augustine of Hippo, Clement of Alexandria, Ephrem the Syrian, and Cyril of Jerusalem join in a polyphony of interpretive voices from the second to the eighth century.
Movies do more than tell a good story. Filmspotting co-host Josh Larsen brings a critic's unique perspective to how movies can act as prayers—expressing lament, praise, joy, confession, and more. When words fail, the perfect film might be just what you need to jump-start your conversations with the Almighty.
Suffering comes to us all. But Christians today are often not prepared to suffer well and have a shortsighted view of pain and trials. In this book Ken Boa shows how God uses suffering to shape his children for eternity and to grow them in Christlike character. The nature of our affliction is not as important as our response to it, and God is at work through our hardships and wants to use them to prepare us for eternal life.