新書介紹: 創造立約與復和

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“本書為五經的體裁及作者等問題,提供了清楚易明的解說;同時建基於現代學術和福音信仰立場的討論之餘,又能以「創造、立約與復和」為主題,將五經內容整合起來。無論對神學生或有志深入研究五經的平信徒,都是難得的「母語」材料。”

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新書介紹: 淺談聖經預表

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“教會的講台信息常會提到聖經中的預表,例如:神要亞伯拉罕把獨子以撒獻上,是預表祂日後要為世人的罪而把獨子耶穌獻在壇上;妓女喇合透過掛在窗外的朱紅線而得蒙拯救,是預表基督的十架救贖;古時的洪水滅世,是要預表在末後的日子,世界也會遭逢一次滅世的災劫,而且洪水前的人類之光景如何,末世的人類之光景也如何。預表是一個很值得信徒去思想的課題,然而,聖經本身其實絕少直接提到哪些事件有著預表的意義,於是人們解釋預表時,就往往帶有一點點主觀或神祕的色彩,亦容易陷入靈意解經的網羅中。”

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新書介紹: 淺談聖經預言

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“聖經中有哪些是預言書?聖經預言的焦點又是甚麼?提到預言,很多信徒不期然會想到但以理書及啟示錄。提到預言,很多信徒就會想到敵基督出現或七年大災難等末世事件。的確,很多關於預言的書都把焦點放在末世事件之上,但其實聖經中充滿各種形形色色的預言,數量甚多,而末世事件只佔聖經預言的一小部分。本書作者希望透過簡介聖經中各種預言及其奇妙的應驗,藉以見證神之信實與大能。作者特別把焦點放在較少書討論的舊約預言上,至於末世預言,則稍為論述而已,這是本書的一個特色。”

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Free Audiobook: Liturgy of the Ordinary

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For the month of June, Christian Audio is offering a free audiobook download of Tish Harrison Warren’s Liturgy of the Ordinary; you can access it here.

“In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God’s presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something―making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys―that the author does every day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship. Come and discover the holiness of your every day.”

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新書介紹: 基督徒看錢、性與權勢

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“本書闡明錢、性、權勢在現今的世代如何緊密相聯,又如何滲透我們一切的個人關係。作者審查歷代重要思想家對這些問題所作的貢獻;對心理學和神學觀點詳加分析。向我們顯明,如何體會福音信息中給我們提示的原則,幫助我們活出一種既適合現代社會、又合乎基督徒信仰的生命。書中附「閱讀指引」,有助個人或小組研讀;透過「創意研習作業」,更能以行動對問題作出回應。”

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新書介紹: 壞鬼釋經 – 舊約敘事篇

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“「耶和華沙龍」,即是說耶和華會使我心中充滿平安?

「耶和華以勒」,即是說耶和華必會為我預備?

「耶和華尼西」,即是說耶和華為我的旌旗、為我爭戰?
究竟我們所理解的,就是聖經所要傳遞的意思嗎?
舊約聖經集合了多種體裁的書卷,敘事文體便是其中一種。很多舊約故事都很引人入勝,其中亦包含了不少「金句」或「口號」。我們很多時候都會以這些「金句」、「口號」或故事,作為我們的提醒,應用於我們現今的生活處境中。但這些經文、故事或「口號」,其意思真的如我們所理解的那樣嗎?
本書列舉了十二段我們所熟識的、但又經常被誤解的舊約敘事經文。作者不單從經文的上下文闡釋它的意思,引申出相關的應用;他在書中更明確指出我們一些常犯的釋經謬誤,藉以提醒我們。透過這些釋經示範,作者教導我們該如何恰當地理解聖經。”

 

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Free eBook: Escaping Escapism

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For this month, The Good Book Company is offering Dave Griffith-Jones’s Escaping Escapism for free; you can access it here.

“Almost anything that is worth doing is a struggle. Almost anything that benefits other people is tough to do. Almost anything that makes a difference in this world is hard to see through to the end. Which is why, we’ll often do almost anything to escape doing it!

Yet we want to love people well, even when they’re difficult… tackle challenges that we find difficult… and keep moving forwards through times that prove difficult. Deep down we want to get on with doing hard things, fix what needs fixing and change what needs changing.

This book shows us how a bigger, better picture of Jesus will transform us. Our panic and tendency to avoid difficult things can be replaced with joyful, get-things-done confidence and proactivity when we depend on God’s power.

If you avoid difficult things but want to change, this book is for you”

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Free Audiobook: Grace is Greater

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For the month of May, Christian Audio is offering a free download of Kyle Idleman’s Grace is Greater; you can access it here.

“The writer of the letter to the Hebrews said, “See to it that no one misses the grace of God.” Over the centuries much ink has been spilled on the subject of grace. Yet perhaps nothing is as hard to explain as God’s grace. It doesn’t make sense. It’s not fair. It can’t possibly cover over what I’ve done. The best way–perhaps the only real way–to understand it is to experience it. But too often in our churches we’re not getting grace across and grace is not experienced.

Bestselling author and pastor Kyle Idleman wants everyone to experience the grace of God. Through the powerful medium of story, Grace Is Greater leads readers past their hang-ups toward an understanding of grace that is bigger than our mistakes, our failures, our desire for revenge, and our seemingly impossible situations. No sin is so great, no bitterness so deep that God’s grace cannot transform the heart and rewrite the story.

Perfect for individuals and also for small groups and church-wide studies, Grace Is Greater will help readers truly grasp God’s grace, even if the Christians around them have failed to live it.”

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