Sunday, November 26, 2000

Recommended Books

Dr. J Vernon McGee's Edited Messages (Genesis - Revelation)

Are you curious about what Dr. McGee had to say on a particular subject, or have you wondered whether he ever cited a specific Scripture passage in making a point? Or perhaps you recall a bit of a story Dr. McGee once told and want to find and read it again.

This Complete Index was created to help you find answers to these and other questions related to the 5-volume hardback Edited Messages based on Dr. McGee's popular radio program (the index may also be used with the 60-volume paperback series).

Most of this volume consists of a topical index, alphabetically arranged. But also included are customized indexes on the following:

* Scripture references
* Anecdotes and illustrations
* Dr. McGee's life experiences, thoughts, and feelings on various subjects
* Poems, poets, songs, and hymns
* Quotes and credits
Restrictions: This item is not available for sale to bookstores.
God's Got a Problem By Earl Clampett $15 (shop.wnd.com)

"The Christian church in America has become largely irrelevant," says professor, judge, minister and author Earl A. Clampett Jr. "It has lost its salt and light. It has surrendered its witness to the world at large."

Indeed, respected Christian pollster George Barna expresses serious concern in a 2005 report on the health of the Christian Church in America. The pollster explains that the long-term absence of real change on key measures of religious belief and behavior screams for a change of direction and a more radical approach to spiritual growth.
That's Just Your Interpretation: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith by Paul Copan

Book Description
In our relativistic society, Christians more than ever are bombarded by tough questions about their faith. Author Paul Copan has observed that many of these questions emerge as "anti-truth claims" that are part of today's skeptical mind-set. Christians defending their faith often hear slogans and questions such as: - It's all relative - Everything is one with the Divine; all else is illusion - The Gospels contradict each other - Why would a good God create hell?

This book provides incisive answers to slogans related to truth and reality; theism, pantheism/Eastern religion, and naturalism; and doctrinal issues such as the incarnation and truth of Scripture. Each of the twenty-two chapters provides succinct answers and summary points for countering the arguments. Copan's book is accessible for all Christians who want to defend the plausibility of Christianity in the marketplace of ideas. It also includes helpful summary sections, additional resources, and additional documentation in the endnotes for review and discussion.

True for You, but Not for Me: Deflating the Slogans That Leave Christians Speechless by Paul Copan

Book Description
Answers to Today's Toughest Faith Questions

"Well, that may be true for you, but it's not for me" is the rallying cry of our culture. It's one of many popular sayings put forward with no evidence:

"All religions lead to God."
"Who are you to judge others?"
"Jesus was just another great religious leader."
"Christians are so intolerant."

Most Christians are left grasping for a response, and the conversation moves on without them. "True for You, But Not for Me" is a ready-reference handbook for answering our culture's latest objections to Christianity. It features:

Brief answers to each argument
Readable explanations on each subject
Helpful introductory material to sets of similar anti-Christian slogans
Study questions for individual or group use

"This book is practical help for ordinary people bewildered by the cultural collapse we see all around us. Intellectually sound yet popularly written, "True for You, But Not for Me" tackles what is undoubtedly one of our culture's most significant challenges to Christianity: a disbelief in objective statements about truth, values, and God." ~Dr. William Lane Craig

Amazon.com: Buy Both Books Together Today: $21.94

The God Who Justifies by James R. White

Book Description
A Comprehensive Study of the Doctrine of Justification

The history of the Christian church pivots on the doctrine of justification by faith. Once the core of the Reformation, the church today often ignores or misunderstands this foundational doctrine. Theologian James White calls believers to a fresh appreciation of, understand of, and dedication to the great doctrine of justification and then provides an exegesis of the key Scripture texts on this theme.





Here is a picture of my copy sitting on my coffee table. Click to enlarge the picture.






EU: Final World Empire by Alan Franklin

Book Description
As prophesied in the Bible, today the European Union, along with NATO, is moving to the east and the south. Will the United States continue to over-shadow the EU, or will the EU become strong enough to break off the eagle's wings?

Alan Franklin, a British newspaperman, reports on the seemingly frantic and desperate attempt by Europe to become one political, economic, military, and ecclesiastical empire and restore the revived Roman Empire as the world's dominant power.

Will the Humpty-Dumpty broken Roman Empire be put back together agian? What will happen to every American, and especially Christians, if the nations of Europe become one empire again?

The reader will be fascinated by the facts and projections the author makes about what is coming to pass right now within the boundaries of the old Roman Empire.
Daniel the Prophet by Dr. Noah Hutchings

Daniel prophesied the exact chronology for the rise and fall of nations and empires during the times of the Gentiles. He foretold the exact date of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the nations that would be involved in the Middle East in the last days. Jesus referred to the prophecies of Daniel in the Olivet Discourse. Michael informed Daniel that in these days when the time drew near for God to set up a kingdom on earth that would never pass away, the prophets sealed book would be unsealed. Features: 336 pages

The New Evidence That Demands A Verdict by Josh McDowell

Amazon.com
Bestselling author and Christian apologist Josh McDowell hopes The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict will further document historical evidence of the Christian faith. As such, it is a straightforward compilation of notes prepared for his lecture series, "Christianity: Hoax or History?" The entire book (over 750 pages) is laid out in outline form, which makes it easier for researchers, scholars, and students to access. As a result, this is not reflective fireside reading. Rather, it is a tool for locating supporting "evidence" whenever the need arises. Part I addresses the trustworthiness of the Bible; Part II offers historical evidence and supporting attestations for Jesus' claim to God; Part III addresses "radical Christian criticism" of the Bible; Part IV is devoted to quelling the voice of numerous skeptics, including "a defense for the existence of miracles" and "answers to divergent worldview."
Job: A Man of Heroic Endurance by Charles R. Swindoll

Book Description
The trials of Job are legendary. One righteous man suffering so many calamities, so much heartache. But despite the fact that many have heard about Job and his trials, not many people truly understand what those trials were all about and what God was trying to accomplish through them. Job himself was confused about it all. What did I do to deserve such suffering? he cried out.

Eventually, though, through tough questions and unexpected answers from God, Job gained new insights on suffering, patience, and endurance. And, more importantly, he learned how deeply he was loved by God.

Sooner or later, we all go through our times of suffering and heartache, and the ancient story of Job offers timeless truth for us if we'll only listen. Now, in this illuminating study of Job's life, Charles Swindoll, in his trademark warm and insightful style, helps readers understand the key to developing heroic endurance.
Beyond the Cosmos: The Extra-Dimensionality of God by Hugh Ross

Book Description
HOW CAN IT BE? How can my choices be totally "free" if God is in control of all things at all times and knows the end from the beginning? How can God hear my words and thought while listening to billions of others around the world at exactly the same moment? How can God be all-powerful and all-loving and yet allow so much suffering and evil?

These are complex paradoxes and far-reaching implications that have troubled people for centuries, testing the faith of those who believe in the biblical, personal God, and proving a stumbling block to those who do not.

But the phenomena that seem impossible in the four-dimensional world we know (the three dimensions of space, plus the dimension of time) can become comprehensible when examined in the context of extra dimensions. What are the implications of a personal God who can operate in and beyond such a realm?

The Bible is unique among the sacred writings of the world's great religions, describing God as existing beyond the reaches of time and space as we know them. In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Hugh Ross examines scientific evidence that confirms the Bible's declaration about God's role in creation and may help explain some of the great paradoxes of the Christian faith.

Drawing on biblical teaching and scientific evidence that supports it, Dr. Ross invites us to know and experience God in a way we have never done before. As a result, our love and appreciation of Him will be dramatically deepened, and the way we relate to Him and to others-both believers and nonbelievers-will be changed forever.

"Beyond the Cosmos brings the reality of God more fully before our minds and helps us love Him with our whole being. We cannot love or believe a blank, but many parts of God's revelation of Himself and His world remain little more than a blank until qualified and gifted teachers lead us to greater clarity. Hugh Ross does that, giving the most difficult ideas in Christian teachings gripping new relevance to the realities of time and eternity."-Dallas Willard, professor of philosophy, University of Southern California
Authentic Christianity: A Fresh Grip on Life by Ray C. Stedman (free online book)

This is the book I have wanted to write above all others. It deals with the very heart of the gospel, the most important truth contained in the pages of Scripture. That truth is the new covenant of which the Lord Jesus spoke when he passed the cup at the Last Supper and said, "This is the blood of the new covenant which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.

When we understand the full implications of that new covenant, we discover the most liberating secret in the Word of God! It is the secret, as Paul put it, of "Christ in you, the hope of glory." All of God's plans for present victory over evil, and all His plans for future glory rest squarely on the amazing fact of our fundamental union with Christ!

I pray that God will use this book to lead you into a deeper, richer experience of this central truth of the Christian life, and that He will enable you to fully discover the glorious liberty of being a child of God! I pray that this book will help you to move beyond religion, beyond doctrines, beyond rules, beyond rituals, and into that life-changing experience of being intimately connected with Christ at the very core of your being--for that is authentic Christianity!

Ray C. Stedman

Additional free online books by: Ray C Stedman:
Body Life (Revised and Expanded Edition)
Spiritual Warfare
Talking with My Father
HEBREWS
The New Testament Commentary Series

Free online books by: Elaine Stedman
To Live In Joy
A Woman's Worth
A WOMAN'S IDENTITY
The Evidence Bible by Living Waters.com

Complete Old & New Testament, 1720 pages, hardcover. Easy-reading KJV.

Commended by Norman Geisler, Josh McDowell, Dr. D. James Kennedy and Franklin Graham. Finalist in the 2002 Gold Medallion Book Awards.

"The Evidence Bible is filled with excellent apologetic tools and insights to help Christians reason with those who need to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. I highly recommend it." Dr. Norman Geisler

"The Evidence Bible is one of the best resources available in the Christian market to date. This is a must have for any serious Bible student and a must read for all Christians." Chuck Missler, Founder Koinonia House.

"Clearly the Holy Spirit led you as you brought this wonderful document together. I could not be more impressed . . . It is like having a loving, mature Christian elder standing by your shoulder as you read the Scriptures. It is exactly what is needed in our time." James D. Stambaugh, Dir. Billy Graham Center Museum.
  • Learn how to show the absurdity of evolution.
  • Study how to share your faith with your family or at your workplace.
  • Learn how to witness to an atheist. See from scripture how to prove God’s existence without the use of faith.
  • Discover how to prove the authenticity of the Bible through prophecy.
  • See how the Bible is full of eye-opening scientific and medical facts.
  • Read fascinating quotes from Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, Louis Pasteur, Stephen Hawking, many other well-known scientists.
  • Read the fearful last words of famous people who died without the Savior.
  • Learn how to refute the "contradictions" in the Bible.
  • Study how to speak with a Mormon, a Jehovah’s Witness, a Buddhist, a Hindu and a Moslem.
  • Find out why the Dead Sea scrolls are relevant to the Bible.
  • Read incredible quotes about the Bible from presidents and other famous people.
  • Discover how to answer questions such as Where did Cain get his wife? Why there is suffering? Why the dinosaur disappeared . . . and much more.

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