This book is a useful guide that answers the most frequently asked questions about the beliefs, practices, and history of The United Methodist Church. The information is brief, geared to laypersons, and is presented in an easy question-and-answer format.
This is the account Rick Joyner gives of a vision he experienced over the course of a year in which he claims to have viewed the unfolding of the last battle between light and darkness. This is the complete vision, including parts not previously seen.
This accessible study of John Wesley (1703-1791) presents the founder of Methodism in an interesting and engaging way. Abraham fondest desire is "to make Wesley come alive for those who would truly love to become unpretentious armchair theologians." Wesley is "a friend who can well launch them on a wonderful journey in faith. The intriguing illustrations by Ron Hill make this an excellent introduction to the work of this important Christian figure.
Written in a witty, ironic style, The Lutheran Handbook is the ideal companion for confirmands or anyone else looking for a handy, illustrated guide to Lutheran theology and church culture. Organized by Church Stuff, Everday Stuff, and Bible Stuff, with lists like "The Top 10 Bible Villians," and how-to's like "How to Forgive Someone." Includes Luther's Small Catechism.
Presbyterians often have questions about Presbyterian theology and beliefs that are basic to Christian faith itself. Featuring a unique question-and-answer format, "Presbyterian Questions, Presbyterian Answers" is an accessible and concise treatment that provides a sampling of these questions on important topics and brief but complete answers from a distinguished Presbyterian theologians. Arranged according to doctrinal topics, the book is ideal for individual and group study, church officer training, new member and confirmation classes, and all those who are interested in Presbyterian theology.
A new introduction to the Episcopal Church's history, structure, and beliefs.
The perfect book for inquirers and new members, The Episcopal Church Welcomes You is also a book for current Church members who may be unfamiliar with some of the Church's history, beliefs, and practices. This brand new introduction to the history, polity, spirituality, worship, and outreach of the Episcopal Church is written in an easy-to-read conversational tone, and includes study questions at the end of each chapter, making
Addressing such questions as "Is the Bible the Literal Word of God or Just a Long, Boring Book?", this is, an essay-to-understand, slightly irreverent approach to theology and the kind of theological questions that youth (and others) have today.
The authors assume that fundamentalist rhetoric sets the agenda for Christian youth, formulated in such questions as "Are you saved?", "What would Jesus do?", and "Are you going to heaven?". They try to help Presbyterian young people articulate their faith byaddressing each of these questions and answering them from a mainline point of view.
In his classic work, life-long Presbyterian and former pastor Jim Angell tells what it means to be a Presbyterian. This readable, accessible book is divided into six parts--key ideas, commitment, witness, order, discipline, and covenant--and includes a handy glossary to commonly used Presbyterian terms. Now updated with the most recent statistics and polity information, this is an ideal book to give to new members, confirmation students, and inquirers in PC(USA) churches.
In this highly useful book, Earl S. Johnson, Jr., explores the role of the deacon in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its office as a ministry of sympathy, witness, and service. Himself a Presbyterian deacon, Johnson examines the office as it is described in sections of the "Book of Order" and analyzes how the word "deacon" is used in Scripture. Biblical texts are explored, historical information regarding the inclusion of women is provided, and innovative ways to incorporate the office into the larger ministry of the church are suggested.
This durable study edition of the "Book of Confessions" includes the official texts of the eleven confessional statements of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Each creed is introduced by an informative essay providing historical and theological background.
This Methodist counterpart to Being Presbyterian in the Bible Belt is designed to help readers understand their own faith in the light of the dominant forces of evangelicalism and fundamentalism in the Bible Belt.
This thorough, easy-to-use reference examines Catholic beliefs and practices and outlines verses typically cited to support those views. A must-have tool for sharing the good news of salvation by faith alone with Catholics.
Foreword by Richard J. Mouw Originally published in 1947, The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism has since served as the manifesto of evangelical Christians serious about bringing the fundamentals of the Christian faith to bear in contemporary culture. In this classic book Carl F. H. Henry, the father of modern fundamentalism, pioneered a path for active Christian engagement with the world - a path as relevant today as when it was first staked out. Now available again and featuring a new foreword by Richard J. Mouw, The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism offers a bracing world-and-life view that calls for boldness on the part of the evangelical community. Henry argues that a reformation is imperative with ... more
This book helps families to reflect on and become fully involved in their child's baptism. Set in a question-and-answer format, this is the perfect guide for parents as they look toward this special day. Also includes a baptismal certificate and space for families to store momentos of the baptism.
A classic manual rich with history, this edition included "The New Hampshire Confession" Declaration of Faith, the nineteenth century precursor to the Baptist Faith and Message.A look at the nature, officers, doctrines, ordinances, government, discipline, and duties of a Baptist church organization.