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Gaal the Conqueror

The Archives of Anthropos

by John White

Eleanor McFarland and John Wilson join Gaal, the Son of the High Emperor, in a battle to thwart the evil plans of Lord Lunacy. Book 2 in John White's Archives of Anthropos.


New Dictionary of Theology

The Master Reference Collection

Edited by Sinclair B. Ferguson, J. I. Packer, and David F. Wright

Edited by Sinclair B. Ferguson, David F. Wright and J. I. Packer, this one-volume reference work brings focus and scholarship to a variety of theological themes, thinkers and movements. "This is the best one-volume dictionary of Christian theology I have read"--Alister McGrath.


The Urban Christian

by Raymond J. Bakke and Jim Hart

Drawing on his twenty years in inner-city Chicago, Ray Bakke (with Jim Hart) pinpoints the special needs of urban dwellers and outlines effective strategies for ministry in the cities.


The Cross of Christ

by John Stott

Why should the cross--an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust--be the emblem of our worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does it mean for us today? In this thoughtful, comprehensive study of Scripture, tradition and the modern world, John R. W. Stott brings you face to face with the centrality of the cross in God's plan of redemption.


Making Friends (and Making Them Count)

by Emory A. Griffin

(and Making Them Count) Exploring the art of friendship, Em Griffin discusses what attracts one person to another, how self-concept affects relationships, how people form first impressions and what ingredients make for lasting friendships.


Crime and Its Victims

by Daniel W. Van Ness

Daniel W. Van Ness analyzes the problems that make our criminal justice system ineffective, expensive and unjust. And he offers a concrete proposal for reform to benefit both offenders and victims. Foreword by Chuck Colson.