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    A Multitude of All Peoples

    Engaging Ancient Christianity's Global Identity

    Missiological Engagements

    by Vince L. Bantu

    Christianity is not becoming a global religion—it has always been one. Vince Bantu surveys the geographic range of the early church's history, investigating the historical roots of the Western cultural captivity of the church and the concurrent development of diverse expressions of Christianity across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Spirit Outside the Gate

    Decolonial Pneumatologies of the American Global South

    Missiological Engagements

    by Oscar García-Johnson

    Oscar García-Johnson explores a new grammar for the study of theology and mission in global Christianity, especially in Latin America. Moving to recover important elements in ancestral traditions of the Americas, he discerns pneumatological continuity between the pre-Columbian and post-Columbian communities. With an interdisciplinary, narrative approach, this work offers a constructive theology of mission for the church in global contexts.

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    Dynamics of Spiritual Life

    An Evangelical Theology of Renewal

    by Richard F. Lovelace
    Foreword by Timothy Keller

    In this expanded edition of a classic work of spiritual theology, historian Richard Lovelace presents a history of spiritual renewals in light of biblical models. With scholarly and pastoral insight, he offers a powerful vision of renewal that can unify various models across traditions, combining individual and corporate spirituality, social activism, and evangelism.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    The Spirit of Methodism

    From the Wesleys to a Global Communion

    by Jeffrey W. Barbeau

    The story of Methodism is much richer and more expansive than John Wesley's sermons and Charles Wesley's hymns. In this book, Methodist theologian Jeffrey W. Barbeau provides a brief and helpful introduction to the history of Methodism—from the time of the Wesleys, through developments in North America, to its diverse and global communion today—as well as its primary beliefs and practices.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    A Week in the Life of a Slave

    A Week in the Life Series

    by John Byron

    Paul's epistle to Philemon is one of the shortest books in the entire Bible, and it certainly leaves plenty to the imagination. From the pen of an accomplished New Testament scholar, this vivid historical fiction account follows the slave Onesimus, fleshing out the lived context of first-century Ephesus and providing a social and theological critique of slavery in the Roman Empire.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Ministering in Patronage Cultures

    Biblical Models and Missional Implications

    by Jayson Georges

    Patronage is a central part of global cultures and the biblical story of God's mission, yet many Westerners misunderstand or ignore this concept. In this resource for ministry practitioners and lay Christians alike, Jayson Georges brings his crosscultural experience and biblical insights to bear on the topic of patronage, with sections on cultural issues, biblical models, theological concepts, and missional implications.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Why Church?

    A Basic Introduction

    by Scott W. Sunquist
    Foreword by Richard J. Mouw

    Is a church just something we create to serve our purposes or to maintain old traditions? Or is it something more vital, more meaningful, and more powerful? In this introduction to the nature of the local church, historian and missionary Scott Sunquist brings us a portrait of the church in motion, clarifying the two primary purposes of the church: worship and witness.

    Introductory Introductory
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    The Pietist Option

    Hope for the Renewal of Christianity

    by Christopher Gehrz and Mark Pattie III

    The time has come for Pietism to revitalize Christianity in America. Historian Christopher Gehrz and pastor Mark Pattie argue that the spirit of Pietism, with its emphasis on our walk with Jesus and its vibrant hope for a better future, holds great promise for the church today. Modeled after Philipp Spener's Pia Desideria, this concise and winsome volume introduces Pietism to a new generation.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Why the Rest Hates the West

    Understanding the Roots of Global Rage

    by Meic Pearse

    For anyone who's wondered why people around the world seem to hate the West so much, Historian Meic Pearse offers thoughtful, balanced and challenging answers. He shows how many of the underlying assumptions of Western civilization directly oppose and contradict the cultural and religious values of significant people groups and provides a starting point for dialogue and reconciliation.

    Introductory Introductory
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    The Devoted Life

    An Invitation to the Puritan Classics

    Edited by Kelly M. Kapic and Randall C. Gleason

    Notable scholars like Mark Noll and Sinclair Ferguson invite you to sit at the feet of classic Puritain writers to experience a living, three-dimensional portrait of the devoted life that emphasizes the Christian experience of communion with God, corporate revival, biblical preaching and the sanctifying working of God's Holy Spirit. Edited by Kelly M. Kapic and Randall C. Gleason.

    Introductory Introductory

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