New Book: The Bible Story Handbook

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“How do Sunday school teachers lead children through the stories of Cain and Abel or Judas’s betrayal in a way that reflects the authority of Scripture? Sunday school curricula often glosses over difficult lessons or focuses too much on characters in Bible stories, neglecting God’s self-revelation in Scripture. John and Kim Walton have created this handbook for 175 Bible stories to assist teachers and parents in knowing what each story teaches and how to present it in a God-centered way.

As they work their way through the Bible, the Waltons examine seven elements in each story: focus, theme, application, place in the Bible, interpretational issues, historical and cultural background, and age-group appropriateness. The Bible Story Handbook includes introductory articles on why we teach the Bible, right and wrong ways to use the Bible, and ends with a two-year teaching plan. Every parent and Sunday school teacher will find this unique resource to be invaluable in teaching children to know and love God.”

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新書介紹: 系統神學-教會論與末世論

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“「系統神學乃是對於任何一個話題,回應整本聖經今日對此話題的教訓之研究。」
系統神學的書有許多,本書的英文版印行已逾二十萬冊,廣受歡迎,其獨特之處在於:

•注重提供教義的聖經基礎:說明每一條教義的經文根據,並在每章之首列出當背誦的經文。
•注重解釋教義時的清晰度:文筆力求清楚易明,儘量減少使用術語。
•注重與當代的連結:討論現今教會關切的議題。
•注重生活的應用:神學是生活、敬拜與讚美,每章均附有詩歌及個人思考與應用問題,落實教義。
•文筆親切,理性、感性與靈性並重。
•以福音派的信仰為焦點,同時提供七大傳統的書目,導引更深入的研究。

更新傳道會在出版全冊之前,特別將其中的教會論與末世論先單獨發行,讓對這兩個主題有興趣的讀者,可以專注研讀,盼望也能針對今天華人教會的需要,提供幫助。

作者古德恩 (Wayne Grudem),為美國哈佛大學學士,西敏斯特神學院道學碩士,英國劍橋大學博士,曾任教於美國伊利諾州三一神學院二十餘年,並擔任English Standard Version聖經繙譯監督委員會之一員。”

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Free eBook: The Art of Turning

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For those interested in learning about the Christian conscience, you can download Kevin DeYoung’s The Art of Turning for free here.

Misunderstood, abused, hijacked…conscience has become a punch line, but once upon a time Christians gave their lives not to go against it. Highlighting crucial scripture texts and connecting conscience to the work of the Holy Spirit, DeYoung graciously explains why a clear conscience continues to be essential for a life of godliness and peace, and remains ‘a friend to the Christian.’ “

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Free Ebook: 1 Corinthians – Discern the Difference Between Man’s Knowledge and God’s Wisdom

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For those looking for a resource on 1 Corinthians, Warren Wiersbe’s 1 Corinthians – Discern the Difference Between Man’s Knowledge and God’s Wisdom is available for free download here.

“In first-century Greece, a fledgling church was struggling to live out their new faith in a corrupt culture. The congregation at Corinth was mired in contradiction, heralding the power of spiritual gifts and knowledge, yet foolishly engaging in sinful behavior. This troubled church inspired the apostle Paul to write one of his most extraordinary letters.

The Wiersbe Bible Study Series explores timeless wisdom found in God’s Word. Based on Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s popular “BE” series of commentaries, each study provides topical, relevant insights from selected books of the Bible. Designed for small groups or individuals, this eight-week study explores Paul’s call for wisdom in the life of the believer, a truth that remains as relevant as ever.”

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Free eBook: Compared to Her

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If you have never heard of CCS, you may want to download Sophie de Witt’s Compared to Her for free here.

” ‘I am a recovering Compulsive Comparison Syndrome sufferer. It causes me to feel envy, despair, pride and superiority. It cuts away at my relationship with God, with my loved ones, and with myself. It has promised me contentment, and yet robbed me of it.
And although I don’t know you at all, I’m fairly sure you have CCS, too. That’s not meant to sound rude. It’s just that I’ve rarely met a woman who doesn’t struggle with it.’

This book is about how to spot this syndrome and its effects in your life; the view of life that causes it; how the gospel treats it; and how you can move beyond it to live a life of true, lasting contentment.”

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New Book: The Art of Neighbouring

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What if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors?

When Jesus was asked to sum up everything into one command, he said to love God with everything we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Most of us have turned this simple idea of loving our neighbors into a nice saying, putting it on bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets and then going on with our lives without actually putting it into practice.

What would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally? Is it possible that the solution to our society’s biggest issues has been right under our noses for the past two thousand years?”

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