Five to ten seconds. After that, the filter kicks in.In our day and age, five to ten seconds is usually all the time we're given to persuade someone that what we have to say is worthy of his or her time. You and I live in a world suffering from a relentless bombardment of information. Television, so..
For Sivan Rahav-Meir, the Torah is a fountain of wisdom for relationships, education, government, finances, self-growth, and beyond. A seasoned journalist in Israel, Rahav-Meir has interviewed heads of state and senior political officials, and has uncovered exclusive stories that have impacted the d..
The books of 1 and 2 Chronicles tell the story of God's chosen people and their cycle of sin, rebellion, and repentance. Dive into these books to discover the faithfulness of God and the importance of obedience.The LifeChange Bible study series can help you grow in Christlikeness through a life-chan..
Combining the biblical content of a commentary with the life applications of a Bible study, bestselling authors Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz distill important Bible truths into user-friendly portions and communicate them with amazing clarity.This enlightening study highlights Paul's helpful responses..
The history of Israel is filled with stories of corrupt kings, a divided kingdom, and exile. However, God's sovereignty shines through as He uses broken people to achieve His purposes. The books of 1 and 2 Kings are at the initial wrap-up and climax of the great overarching history of a world create..
This volume in the popular Ignatius Catholic Study Bible series leads readers through a penetrating study of the First and Second Books of Kings using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights by re..
You want your Bible study to help you grow, make a difference, and change your life. This one will. Life Application Bible Studies include thought-provoking questions, complete lesson format, full NLT text, and the most extensive commentary available in a Bible-study booklet, giving you everything y..
First impressions stick with us. Paul's first impression of the Thessalonian Christians was an especially powerful one: The gospel message he preached grasped their hearts and minds, and transformed their lives. That memory moves Paul to write to the young church that's bubbling with a sense of the ..
When you suffer, do you wonder if God has forgotten you? Do you wonder whether you will be with Jesus after you die? Would you like to be sure that your life is pleasing to God? At times every Christian feels anxious or insecure about life--and about faith. The Thessalonians asked many of the questi..
When you need to know how to do something, a manual is the best place to start. 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus might be called ``the Teacher's Manual,`` because so much of what they contain is about the kind of teaching that Christian leaders should--and shouldn't--be giving. Just as Timothy and Titus need..
Deteriorating values. Competing religions. Weakening morality. Do you feel sometimes that the world presents you with more problems than you can handle? Timothy and Titus faced all of these tough issues as young church leaders. But Paul encouraged them to put aside timidity and insecurity, and to fi..
A complete reference edition of the 60-volume Thru the Bible commentary series, this five-volume set is an excellent choice if you need a complete Bible commentary in durable hardcover bindings. It includes Dr. McGee's insightful study of each book of the Bible with in-depth, paragraph-by-paragraph ..
Whether you are teaching a class, leading a small group, or just looking for a challenging personal study, Life Application Bible Studies are for you. With thought-provoking questions, complete lesson format, the full biblical text of each featured book, and the most extensive commentary available i..
Christians in the bustling, diverse city of Corinth in 50 BCE quarreled about how to be faithful to Jesus. In Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, he calls the small band of new believers to unity and cautions against factionalism, themes that pastor Dan Nighswander unpacks for contemporary reade..
To a proud and prosperous church, the Apostle Paul writes a stern reminder: Take your eyes off impressive externals and instead practice purity, humility, and love. His practical instructions concerning factions, sexuality, spiritual gifts, and worship remain profoundly relevant for believers pursui..
With a scholar's mind and a pastor's heart, Tom Wright walks you through 1 Corinthians in this guide designed especially with everyday readers in mind. Perfect for group use or daily personal reflection, this study uses the popular inductive method combined with Wright's thoughtful insights to bring..
The book of 1 Corinthians contains Paul's exhortations to the church in Corinth, which was struggling with a lack of unity brought about by arrogance and divisiveness. In this accessible study, pastor and author Jay Thomas helps readers understand the only remedy for such disunity: the pride-defeati..
Life among Christians can be great. But it can also be exasperating The joys of fellowship in Christ too often give way to division and debate. You may find yourself drawn into arguments over such things as the correct form of worship or the proper role of charismatic gifts. Perhaps you wonder, Why..
Radio messages from J. Vernon McGee delighted and enthralled listeners for years with simple, straightforward language and clear understanding of the Scripture. Now enjoy his personable, yet scholarly, style in a 60-volume set of commentaries that takes you from Genesis to Revelation with new unders..
En las paginas de estos comentarios expositivos no se percibe solamente un gran conocimiento de la Biblia, sino un amor y un celo profundos por la Palabra de Dios y por el Dios de la Palabra. John MacArthur hace una valiosa contribucion a la interpretacion y aplicacion del texto biblico que se refle..
The Christian life, lived well, is not easy. That's because we don't belong in this world. Peter writes to churches who were being increasingly marginalized and misunderstood by their surrounding cultureto churches just like ours. Yet he did not tell them to retreat, but to keep journeying on, and t..
1 Samuel is a book of barrenness and battles, kings and schemes, shepherds and giants. It recounts the history of Israel as it moved from no king, to the king it demanded, to the king God knew his people needed. But its greatest excitement lies not in the events and characters, but in the person the..
The new believers in Thessalonica, despite maintaining their faith in the face of persecution, misunderstood the Second Coming of Christ. In response, the Apostle Paul wrote to them, giving them instruction about the kinds of lives they should lead in anticipation of Christ's return.In this Bible st..
Paul wrote to Timothy in Ephesus, encouraging him in his faith and affirming his leadership and abilities. Timothy's work was overwhelming, so Paul gave him a set of guidelines for choosing leadership within the congregation to help Timothy in his ministry.This Bible study on the book of 1 Timothy l..
The Pastoral Epistles Speak of Serving Jesus and His People The Apostle Paul wrote several letters to individuals, often called his pastoral letters, because Timothy and Titus were pastors. These letters to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon give God's message to early Christian pastors and leaders, and s..
Truth and love are recurring themes of John's three epistles. As those changed by God, genuine believers will characteristically love the truth and exhibit true love for others. John's fiery passion for truth is coupled with his gentle compassion for his readers, giving these letters a pastoral qual..
A simple dating plan that is sure to revive romance and rejuvenate the fun quotient in your empty-nest marriageIt's just the two of you again and it's time to renew your relationship. You can reconnect and reclaim that same spark, excitement, and creativity you experienced before you had kids throug..
Want to help teenagers build a lasting life of faith? It all begins with a solid foundation 10-Minute Moments: The Basics will help students in their spiritual journey, whether they're new followers of Jesus or have been Christ-followers for years. The truths in this book aren't called ``basic`` be..
What would you give to have true contentment, joy without end, and lasting peace? Most of us would say, ``Anything `` especially when we are dealing with the stormy pressures of life. In 10 Principles for Studying Your Bible, Dr. Charles Stanley provides practical insight into God's word by walking ..
Are you spiritually healthy or just spiritually busy?This book's 10 probing questions will help you look beyond your spiritual activity to assess the true state of your spiritual health and help you on your journey of spiritual transformation. See how the spiritual disciplines--including prayer, wor..
Pursue the Marriage You've Always DesiredYou have an incredible amount of influence in your husband's life He needs things only you can supply (not just sex)--and some simple choices on your part can bring about big changes in your husband's heart. Discover how you can... build his self-esteem by g..
What better way to bless a mother and child than with uplifting, comforting thoughts from God's Word? This collection offers 100 Bible verses from the International Children's Bible(R) and New King James Version(R), each accompanied with a reflective writing. Fifty verses encourage mom during both h..
Discover the life-changing power of Scripture. 100 of the best-loved Bible verses bring encouragement, direction, insight, and hope for your life in this beautiful book.Each verse, paired with an inspiring devotion and prayer, will help you easily access God's truth and wisdom. Combined with beautif..
``Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you`` (James 4:8). Christ waits for us, every day, in the Eucharist. But, in the chaos of our lives, we often find it difficult to draw near to him. Even when we make the time to be in his presence, we lose focus, become distracted, or grow impatient with..
The book of Psalms has offered encouragement and comfort to many. Written by David and other psalmists, these songs of prayer express the deepest emotions to the Lord. In 100 Prayers Inspired by the Psalms, you'll find words to help you talk with God and reflect on His promises. From praise and than..
We live in the latter days, and the signs of the Second Coming are starting to be fulfilled. Learn which signs have already occurred, which are transpiring now, and which will shortly come to pass in this special deluxe edition featuring full-color illustrations, beautifully designed pages, and new ..
Prayer is a powerful privilege given to Christians, but we often struggle to know where to start. Here, readers will find hundreds of uplifting and challenging prayer starters in 1,001 Prayers to Energize Your Prayer Life. This compact book offers simple, heartfelt prayers for many of life's situati..
What can happy couples tell you about having a happy marriage? A lot It's no secret that having a happy marriage doesn't happenall by itself. But there are secrets that help make marriage the best it canbe. Whether a newlywed or married for years, maintaining open communication takesthought, effort,..
Whereas the typical Bible study book covers a single topic, 102 Fascinating Bible Studies gives small groups a wealth of options to choose from each week. Today's small groups need guides that allow for flexibility, whether because they are in a temporary transition, their membership is in constant ..
As believers, our journey is just as important as the destination. And because relationships are essential to our walk through life, it is vital that we partner with people who positively impact our world. Dr. Leonard Sweet believes these essential people are found in the pages of God's Word. Using ..
The terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, the Afghan conflict, waves of migration, and the presence of twelve million Muslims in the European Union: these are just a few of the things that have helped contribute to a growing interest in Islam, its culture, and its followers. They awaken old and new q..
You might be surprised to learn about the saint who rode a donkey backwards, the saint who helped a ``criminal`` escape from prison, the saint who was afraid of water, the saint who was kidnapped by pirates, and lots more Learn how ordinary men and women did extraordinary things and became known as..
Paul s first letter to the Corinthians address issues suchas living a godly life even in a corrupt culture, beingunified as one body without competition, maintainingthe priority of sexual and moral purity within the church, understanding more completely the role of spiritualgifts in the context of t..
Do you despise your weaknesses? Do you hate hardships? Do you beg God to remove obstacles from your life? The apostle Paul delighted in his weaknesses, welcomed hardship as a friend and thanked God for obstacles that offered opportunities to experience God's power. Was he crazy? In this study guide ..
2 Samuel is a story of triumph and disaster, both personal and national. It is the account of the rise and fall and rise of a great king, David of Israel. But it is also the story of the God who rules his people, who forgives his people, and who promises to send the King whose greatest fall will bri..
David is known as Israel's greatest king, but he was not a super-hero. He had to fight many battles to establish his throne, and when he did become king, he committed murder, adultery, and brought disaster on his family. He was a man with human failings and far from perfect, yet he was also a man af..
In Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians, he continues to encourage them to stand firm in the hope of Christ's return. He assures his readers that Christ had not yet returned--despite rumors that Paul himself had said the opposite.This Bible study of the book of 2 Thessalonians examines how Paul..
From a Roman prison shortly before his execution, the Apostle Paul wrote to encourage a beloved disciple, Timothy, now guiding the church Paul founded at Ephesus. Timothy faces persecution from pagans, strife among believers, and counterfeit teachers.This Bible study of 2 Timothy examines Paul's las..