This book will prove a feast, especially for those being exposed to many of these stories for the first time.—Jerry Jenkins, bestselling novelist and writer of The Left Behind series Wait … that’s in the Bible? Chances are there are stories in the Bible you’ve never heard or have forgotten. Or maybe you’re like many people—completely missing it when someone makes a cultural or literary reference to a common Bible story. Either way, this visually rich collection of true tales curated especially for adults will surprise, entertain, and inform, as you journey through some of the most important stories in the Old Testament. This combination of 50 classic favorites and poignant lesser-known stories holds relevance for devout believers and skeptics alike. Inside these pages, you’ll uncover … Easy-to-read stories featuring Bible text from reliable modern translations—not a paraphrase or retelling—along with brief introductions providing historical background and context. Practical truths applicable to the busy, messy, and sometimes turbulent lives of adults. Quotes, tidbits, and asides related to the Bible, geography, literature, and pop culture. More than 75 vibrant, classic fine art illustrations for each story. The action-oriented—and at times, campy—vintage Bible art illuminates the biblical text, bringing the events to life. Discover—and see—the Bible in a fresh way. Walk the ancient dusty paths, hear the battle cries, and marvel at the miraculous as you experience 50 Bible Stories Every Adult Should Know.
A Book of 50 Bible Based short stories with fictional characters that will encourage your soul. The short stories come in 6 categories: Family & Friends Walk, Youth Walk, Pastors & Ministers Situations, Urban Life, New Testament Society and Slavery Days. Jesus is real and the characters know this.
Fiction writers turn to this guide each year for marketing information on 1,900 fiction publishers. Helpful articles and interviews with professional writers make this book essential for novel and short story writers.
The need to merge churches is growing ever more crucial as congregations assess how to thrive in cultural diversity and ever-changing times. Every denomination faces the urgency to shift from maintenance to mission, and from survival to renewal. Church Mergers offers churches of all sizes and traditions practical advice on how to merge successfully. Authors Thomas G. Bandy and Page M. Brooks draw on decades of experience to illustrate why and how missional mergers are possible. Church Mergers guides congregational leaders and regional planners through the process of successful mergers. It shares the stories of four churches in the merger process, explaining the steps to assess their situations, build trust, and discern vision. The book offers guidance to assess the potential for merger, explore contextual relevancy and lifestyle compatibility, overcome internal and external obstacles, define strategic priorities, create new boards, build leadership teams, combine assets, and more. Church Mergers shows that a faithful, healthy, missional merger is possible, and it illustrates that the whole can indeed be greater than the sum of its parts.
Splish-Splash Bible Bash is a children's ministry program for mixed ages that sends kids off to surf watery Bible stories and learn some important truths. Each lessson opens with a gathering time for prayer and music, followed by a lively, humorous puppet presentation. Then kids splash into the Bible with interactive stories that put them right on the scene. A choice of application activities makes usre that kids see how Bible truths relate to their lives. Preschoolers can join in the fun with elementary age kids, or they can enjoy activities specially planned for the little ones.
The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps readers navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors, teachers, and lay people alike will cherish the truth found in this commentary series.