The first activity is to cut out some pages of the book and make eight curious open cubes with card mirror surfaces on a diagonal. When a set of four of these cubes is placed in an open box, the reflections you see are indeed puzzling and also unexpected. There are two sets of puzzle pictures to find by rearranging the cubes and this demands logical thinking of the most enjoyable kind. Young children will enjoy the "Junior" puzzles and the "Senior" may well test the thinking power of many adults.
NLT Reflections is a single-column, wide-margin New Living Translation Bible. Extra-wide 2.25" lightly ruled margins make this Bible great for note-taking, journaling, recording prayers, doodling, drawing, and other creative expression in response to God's Word. Special features include high-quality white Bible paper for journaling, a beautiful line-over-line setting with an attractive font, a durable Smyth-sewn lay-flat binding, matching ribbon marker, and elegant spine hubs. All three bindings are hardcover, including the classic black edition with an elastic band, the deluxe brown LeatherLike edition, and the beautiful ocean blue fabric edition. The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today's English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT's scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages--but even more important are stories of how people's lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts.
Reflections for the Unfolding Year is a collection of addresses given by Alan Wilkinson. Roving over subjects from apartheid to Lent to the ever-evolving image of Mary, he offers a compassionate response to some of the most painful subjects of the last hundred years, as well as a thoughtful reflection on the sacraments of the Church of England, what they have meant to our ancestors and what they mean to us today. Delving into troubling questions about doubt, repentance and what it means when God appears to be silent in times of crisis, he draws on sources from all walks of life in order to express how Anglicans feel about fundamental issues such as grief, hope and grace, as well as, most potently, their longing for God. Alan Wilkinson relates stories about the Church - its bishops and its believers - with rueful good humour and thoughtfulness, leading the reader through more than half a century of his ministry in Portsmouth and elsewhere. His portrait of the Church of England showcases both the ordinary and the extraordinary; the prosaic and the poetic. Through his fluent pen, we come to understand more of the lives of the people in the Church, such as Desmond Tutu, William Temple and Bill Sargent, who have made it what it is today: catholic, reformed and liberal.
Discovery and Application on the Same Page for the First Time! Now you don't have to choose between context and application. Expository study notes help you understand the Bible like a 1st-century believer. Number one-selling Life Application notes help you apply its truths in a 21st-century world. This Bible recognizes that Bible application is best done with a thorough knowledge of historical and literary context. The NLT Study Bible is excellent at establishing this base. The Life Application Study Bible content can then guide the reader in concrete steps toward application. The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today's English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT's scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages. That's why we call it "The Truth Made Clear."
The Life Recovery Bible25th Anniversary Edition points to God himself as the primary source of recovery. Millions of people have been helped by this Bible. New articles provide a fresh perspective on recovery. Help for leaders is provided in a general facilitator's guide and a step-by-step meeting guide. These offer help to anyone starting or running recovery groups at church or in the community.Features: New inspirational Preface Article: A Word about Addictions Article: An Early History of Life Recovery Article: Thriving in a Secular Recovery Group Article: Life-Giving Recovery Groups in the Church Life Recovery Facilitator's Guide Step-by-Step Life Recovery Meeting Guide The 12 Christian Foundations of Life Recovery The 12 Self-Evident Truths of Life Recovery Resources page, directing readers to helpful books and online resources
Devotional time is usually “quiet time”—a moment to sit and reflect on Scripture and connect with God. Hands-On Bible: 365 Devotions for Kids will reignite and energize your family devotions. Your kids will be giggling, singing, dancing, creating, and getting excited about the Bible all while praising God and growing closer to Him. Each of the 365 action-filled devotions comes to life with fun activities and games using regular household items. No need to run out and buy extra supplies! With Hands-On Bible: 365 Devotions for Kids, your children will get into the Bible, and the Bible will get into their hearts, giving them a priceless foundation of faith in God.
In his trilogy - One World, Science and Creation and Science and Providence - Polkinghorne showed how new discoveries such as quantum theory and chaos theory opened the way to a new relationship between science and religion. In this book, he returns to the science-theology debate.
In recent years a revitalization of interest in Paul has occurred. The Society of Biblical Literature recently ended the work of a group devoted to the study of Paul's theology. We are now seeing the publication of a number of books from various points of view that are examining the life, thought, and influence of the apostle Paul. Despite this recent attention to Paul's thought, J. Louis Martyn believes that insufficient attention has been paid to the discovery of numerous and pervasive apocalyptic themes in Paul's letters. Further, says Martyn, Paul is still being studied somewhat in isolation, almost as though he had had neither comrades nor competitors. One of the results is that Paul is sometimes credited with views he did not hold--views which were, in fact, held by his opponents. In Theological Issues in the Letters of Paul we find the results of a lifetime of study of Paul's letters by a well-known and widely respected New Testament scholar. "This volume presents highly significant Pauline insights by one of the most perceptive and innovative New Testament scholars of our time."--Raymond E. Brown, Union Theological Seminary, New York "No American in our generation has done as much to map the terrain of Pauline theology as has J. Louis Martyn. Cogent in crafting an argument, faithful in interpreting a text, and lucid in simple prose, Martyn here offers a compelling depiction of Paul as an apocalyptic theologian. It is a boon to teachers, students, and pastors to have the fruits of Martyn's lifelong engagement with Paul made available in this volume."--Charles B. Cousar, Columbia Theological Seminary "With unusual perspicacity and insight [Martyn] sheds new light on the matters that most distinguish Paul's gospel, including his understanding of the covenant, the cross, and the new creation."--Victor Paul Furnish, Perkins School of Theology, SMU
The Very Revd HUGH O. DOUGLAS KVCO, CBE, DD, LLD became widely known through his popular TV series 'Coping with Life', and as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. His notable ministry was above all a parish ministry, and it is shown here through the eyes of those who experienced it at first hand. Hugh the preacher, Hugh the leader of worship, the pastor, speaker to civic life, and so on. This presentation is complemented by Hugh's own preaching and teaching, and ends with an epilogue reflecting on the ways this ministry throws light on the Church today.
Offers a thorough and instructive analysis of love in the Bible -- a topic that the author believes has been neglected and misinterpreted by most Biblical scholars. He is particularly concerned with eliminating the cultural and personal biases he finds in many interpretations of love in the Bible. Striving for a truly Biblical interpretation, he scrupulously examines the various Hebrew and Greek forms of the word in both the Old and New Testaments, concluding that love is the basis of God's dealing with men and that Christians ought to demonstrate more authentic Biblical love within and without the Christian community.