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The Old Testament, particularly the Former Prophets, has been regarded as having a negative attitude towards foreigners. In this NSBT volume, David Firth argues that the Former Prophets subvert the exclusivist approach in order to show that the people of God are not defined by ethnicity but rather by their willingness to commit themselves to the purposes of Yahweh.
Have we missed the Bible’s consistent teaching that God is other, higher, stranger? Krish Kandiah offers us a fresh look at some of the difficult, awkward, and even troubling Bible passages, challenging us to replace our sanitized concept of God with a more awe-inspiring, true-to-the-Bible God. Allow yourself to be surprised by God as you find him in unexpected places doing the unexpected.
Many of us feel disoriented and unsteady after an endless string of church scandals. After forty years of ministry, Todd Hunter is no stranger to betrayal and pain in the church. But by unpacking the purposes of Jesus, we can expose twisted, toxic religion for what it is and embrace the healing and goodness we've always longed for.
A well-known challenge of Jesus to his followers is to become like little children. Lacy Finn Borgo considers this invitation to childlike faith and explores seven different ways of welcoming the child within. Offering wisdom from years of experience as a spiritual director, Borgo explores practices to welcome and enliven your childhood self.
Is your church wrestling with LGBT questions? Travis Collins has walked congregations through the complex issues surrounding gay Christians. In this practical resource, readers will hear from gay friends and dig into Scripture with interpreters on both sides, considering the implications of their convictions for life and ministry. Let's examine how we might welcome everyone into the church while calling for all to be transformed.
In this BST volume, Donald English offers a wise, welcoming, and nontechnical guide to Mark, the smallest of the four Gospels. Along with exposition of each section of the text, English draws out principles and applications about the nature of true faith, the cost of discipleship, and how we should receive God's Word today.
Go and do. Jesus commands it, and the world needs it. Mission mobilizer Paul Borthwick shows how proclamation and demonstration of the gospel go hand in hand, bringing together the Great Commission of Matthew 28 and the Great Compassion of Matthew 25, while offering practical, holistic ways for us to live them out in every sphere of our lives.
InterVarsity Press is pleased to announce Anna Moseley Gissing as the new associate editor for IVP Books.
Outreach magazine named three InterVarsity Press titles as Outreach Resources of the Year, with four additional books making the short list for the Also Recommended resource in its category.
As the crisis over immigration and migrant children grows, numerous InterVarsity Press authors are putting power behind their written words as they work to change policies, bring about change, and educate the public about what is happening and what can be done.