Congratulations to the award-winning books of 2007! We're honored to see these IVP books recognized by the media, bloggers, and general readers.
Paul Lawrence takes a narrative approach in presenting this atlas, a rich resource of Bible history, geography and archaeology. The atlas traces the main events in the Old and New Testaments from Abraham to Paul. The text includes relief maps, photos, panoramic illustrations, site plans and battle plans.
Pastor David A. Anderson responds to prejudice and injustice with the principle of gracism: radical inclusion for the marginalized and excluded. He offers seven sayings of the gracist with practical examples for building bridges and including others. Gracism is an opportunity to extend God's grace to all peoples, no matter what their color, class or culture. Now in paper!
Is Mary for evangelicals? Should there be such a thing as an evangelical Mariology? Is she Our Lady, too?Timothy S. Perry addresses the increasing theological interest in Mary and the current place of Mariology in Evangelical-Roman Catholic dialogue.
J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom show how prayer is an essential, expected practice as a follower of Christ, but also a privilege and joy. With wisdom, humility and sincerity the authors lead us through different moods of praying, including brooding, praising, asking, complaining and hanging on. Their personal stories offer hope and encouragement to those who pray.
Most Christians would agree that the Bible provides a basis for mission. But Christopher Wright boldly maintains that mission is bigger than that--there is in fact a missional basis for the Bible! The entire Bible is generated by and is all about God's mission. He provides a missional hermeneutic in response to this claim.
Edward Gilbreath offers a black perspective on what it is like to live in a mostly white Christian culture. He also presents a historical perspective on the evangelical movement and racial reconciliation and then gives suggestions for creating unity.