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Michael Wilcock has written a travel guide to the Psalms. In this second volume of the BST commentaries on the Psalms, Wilcock explores the complexities of faith–the conflicts, burdens, mysteries, and suffierings of life. In these laments and praises, hymns and liturgies, the Bible continues to speak clearly today.
In this BST volume, Barry Webb showcases the outstanding brilliance of style, poetic power, and foretaste of the gospel that the book of Isaiah offers. With accessible insight, he shows how the threads of the Old Testament come together in Isaiah, training our ears and hearts to resonate with its great biblical-theological themes.
How can we carry on when we are weary and overwhelmed by the unjust world around us? God is a God of justice who cares for people in distress. By looking to God's perspective, Bruce Strom shows how we can find direction for what God has in store for us. If you're running on empty, discover how God's persevering power can renew your soul.
The spiritual journey continues for Hannah, Meg, Mara and Charissa, the characters we met in the bestselling book Sensible Shoes. Sometimes life feels like two steps forward and one step back. Find your own spiritual journey reflected in the lives of these women and discover the way forward.
Providing a historical and modern context for the unique spiritual discipline of walking a labyrinth, Travis Scholl weaves his own journey with a prayerful study of the Gospel of Mark, guiding readers to powerful encounters with God, even in the midst of quiet solitude, repetition and stillness. These 40 reflections are ideal for daily reading—during Lent or any time of the year.
In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume on Jonah, Daniel Timmer seeks to secure the book's ongoing relevance for biblical theology and for the spiritual life. Timmer examines Jonah's historical backgrounds and Christocentric orientation, hoping to bring clarity to problems of mission and religious conversion raised by the text.
Most Christians are stuck in the huddle, focusing on our own needs and limiting our relationships with outsiders. Don Everts, Doug Schaupp and Val Gordon explain how our churches can become conversion communities, where evangelistic growth becomes the new normal and the whole community itself becomes a winsome, thriving witness to those around it.
Duane Elmer offers the tools needed to reduce apprehension, communicate effectively and establish genuine trust and acceptance between cultures while demonstrating how we can avoid being cultural imperialists and instead become authentic ambassadors for Christ.
Asia is the birthplace of Christianity, yet the history of Asian Christianity has long been a difficult one. Scott W. Sunquist is a recognized expert on the history of the Christian faith in Asia, and these essays cover Asian Christianity in broad perspective, with topics such as the history of Christian mission and missionary practice in Asia, theological education, and global migration.
Building on the works of David Bosch, Lesslie Newbigin and others, Ross Hastings delivers a comprehensive theology of mission founded on the trinitarian doctrine of God and a "defiant optimism" about the possible re-evangelization of the Western world.