Readers who have either found the Bible to be an intimidating proposition or who are so familiar with it that the words have lost their meaning will discover that Eugene Peterson's The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language is a welcome way to read and reread one of the best-loved books of all time. It's directly translated from the Greek and Hebrew texts and is intentionally designed to be a reading Bible rather than a study Bible. Each of the 66 books has an introduction by Peterson, and there are no verse numbers to interrupt the flow of the passages.
It is the dawn of the Great Tribulation, "the bloodiest season in the history of the world." After lying in state for three days, Nicolae Carpathia has risen from the dead. As the world responds in awe, statues of the potentate and "god" are erected in every major city, and a new religion, "Carpathianism," is in full swing. Followers of the antichrist are branded with a loyalty mark on their right hands or their foreheads, and "vaccinated" with a biochip embedded with personal information. Those who refuse the mark take a one-way trip to the guillotine. The second coming of Christ is only three and one-half years away. But can the Tribulation Force hang on?
"The God who calls you to the ultimate sacrifice will also give you the power to endure it. No one can receive the mark of the beast by accident. It is a once-and-for-all decision that will forever condemn you to eternity without God," writes Tsion Ben-Judah in his daily newsletter with its cyberaudience of more than a billion. Heavenly power may be the only hope for the Tribulation Force, as it struggles to survive amidst new terrors, the death of more loved ones, and some unexpected twists in its plans.
The Mark: The Beast Rules the World is the eighth installment in the blockbuster Left Behind series. Rich in dialogue, this action-packed thriller delivers the same consistent mix of apocalyptic mayhem and quirky humor readers have come to expect from the pen of Jerry Jenkins and the prophetic interpretations of Tim Lahaye.
The LEFT BEHIND series by Tim Layaye and Jerry Jenkins continues to intrigue and educate folks about earth's last days. The Indwelling, book number seven in the best-selling Left Behind series, marks the beginning of the second half of the seven year Tribulation period. The question of who killed Nicolae at the end of book number six, Assassins, will be answered. Readers will experience the horrors of God's judgment and the hope of salvation as they follow Rayford, Buck, Chloe, and the rest of the Tribulation Force in heart-stopping action.
Pulpit Confessions: Exposing The Black Church by N.Moore is an honest, behind the scenes look at the African American church. The author spent a decade as a preacher and pastor in the Black church and is actually betraying an unofficial code of silence by writing this book.
The author began ministry in his teens and was pastoring by his early twenties. He speaks frankly about his and other ministers' odysseys from sincere, well intentioned prodigies to cynical, sinful, showman. He soon discovered that things in the church were not as they seemed. In this ground-breaking book, he describes a secular and often profane ministerial community that is often shrouded in pseudo holiness. He exposes the thoughts and motivations of both ministers and congregations and their degenerate power struggles which often turn violent.
He pulls no punches when he untangles the myths, unravels the mystique and reveals the secrets of the Black Church. Just click here for details!
Louis Farrakhan: Made In America by A. Marshall is a timely read as the Minister is currently fighting for his life against prostate cancer. This comprehensive biography unfolds Louis Farrakhan's odyssey from the streets of Roxbury to becoming America's most outspoken Black leader. It traces his controversial relationship with Malcolm X and examines how Farrakhan rebuilt the Nation of Islam and established himself as the spokesperson for millions of disgruntled African- Americans.
This book details Malcolm X's daughter's alleged plot to have Farrakhan assassinated and the unique way it united opposing factions in the black community. This biography describes Farrakhan's often volatile relationship with black leaders, including Jesse Jackson, Khallid Muhammad, and Ben Chavis.
This book culminates with the historic Million Man March and Farrakhan's subsequent World Friendship Tour. This biography will interest anyone wanting to understand the circumstances that have made Louis Farrakhan who he is today. Just click here for details!
We noticed last week that someone used our online bookstore to purchase Creating Small Church Communities : A Plan for Restructuring the Parish and Renewing Parish Life by Arthur R. Baranowski, Kathleen M. O'Reilly, Carrie M. Piro. We figured it wouldn't hurt to provide a direct link for others that might be interested in this title. Just click here for details!