This is a completely new Bible atlas for the general reader and student, with 79 full color, computer-generated, original maps of the lands of the Bible. The maps are carefully annotated, to show the routes of such figures as Abraham, Moses, and Paul, as well as major battles, migrations, and invasions. These maps also feature explanatory captions, explaining the significance of the places that are marked. This atlas is richly illustrated throughout, with full color photographs, charts, and diagrams. The text retells the story of God's people, from the first call of Abraham to the beginnings of the Christian Church. The book conludes with an index of place names and a general index.
This book is subtitled, "A Guide to the Prayerbook and the Synagogue Service." The first several chapters are titled, "The Quest for Spirituality," "To Feel at Home in the Synagogue: Knowing What to Do," "The Shemoneh Esreh/18 Blessings," "For the Sabbath and Festivals," "Kedushah and Other Additions," "The Shema and Its Blessings," "The Verses of Songs," and so on.
In a new and fully revised edition of a classic text, Jean Vanier examines the meaning and origins of human sexuality. Drawing on his years of experience of Christian community life with people with disabilities, the author explores the implications of the relationship of man and woman. "This is a very remarkable book, full of wisdom, humor, and profound insight into the mystery of human sexuality...In reading this book, I touched again the great mystery of the divine gift of love, offered to us through a deeply wounded humanity." (Henri J.M. Nouwen) Jean Vanier is the founder of l'Arche and co-founder of Faith and Light, communities with and for people with disabilities. He continues to make his home in the first l'Arche community, in Trosly-Breuil, France. He still travels and gives formation in anthropology and on the message of the Gospel.
Autographed by Father Senior himself. Volume II in the Passion Series. Nameplate on inside front cover; label on first page. Minor stains on outside page edges.
Autographed by Father Don Senior himself. Volume III in the Passion Series.
Autographed by Father Don Senior himself
This is a revised edition of what many scholars consider a classic. This new edition is even better, with enhanced charts, teaching helps, and bibliography. The author introduces the reader to social, cultural behaviors that differ significantly from those of today. Bruce Malina is professor in the Department of Theology at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. There is some underlining in this copy; otherwise, it's in very good condition.
The Oxford Companion to the Bible provides an authoritative, one-volume reference to many aspects of Scripture study: people, places, events, books, institutions, beliefs, and secular influence. Written by more than 250 scholars from some twenty countries, this book provides a wide range of perspectives. There are over seven hundred entries, in alphabetical order, as in an encyclopedia. There are extended entries on major topics, such baptism, ethics, grace, immortality, and sin. In over 880 pages, this work provides both maps and indexes, making for a valuable resource. There is a bit of smudging on the page edging; otherwise, the book is in very good condition.
This one-of-a-kind presentation of the New Testament world and its archeological treasures provides a new, more complete understanding of the environment in which Christianity first took shape. Through lavish photographs, architectural plans, extensive maps, and detailed charts, you can explore the landscape of Nazareth, where Jesus grew up. You can sit at the shores of Galilee, where he preached. You can enter the streets of Jerusalem, where his ministry was fulfilled. An experienced archeologist will guide you throughout your journey. You can travel with Paul on his Mediterranean voyages, to the homes and synagogues of the Roman Empire. You can visit the "Golden House" of the Emperor Nero. You can witness the desperation of the Jewish revolutionaries at Masada. You can explore the magnificent basilicas of Constantine the Great. The author, Jonathan L. Reed, is a leading authority on the archaeology of early Christianity. He has excavated in Galilee since 1987. He has conducted research at the Albright Institute for Archeological Research in Jerusalem, the American Academy in Rome, and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. He is professor of New Testament at the University of La Verne. He is also on the research council of Claremmont Graduate University's Institute for Antiquity and Christianity. At this world-renowned cetner, he is directing the Project of Galilean Archaeology and the Historical Jesus.
This book considers not only each of the prophetic books in the Hebrew Bible but also the prophets in the Pentateuch and the historical books. Also highlighted is an often-neglected aspect of the prophets' role, namely, their ministry as intercessors for the people, as mediators with God. Here are some features of this work: Prophets are divine spokesmen, with a message for a particular place and time. Important prophetic texts are analyzed in detail. Attention is given to traditions of Israel, used by each prophet. An extensive comparision is provided with literature from Israel's neighbors, especially comparable prophetic utterances. Teachings and stories of the prophets are represented in post-biblical literary and artistic traditions. The author provides commentary on passages quoted in lectionaries, Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish. Finally, helpful charts and illustrations are included. The author, Father Thomas L. Leclerc, M.S., is a a priest of the Missionaries of LaSalette. He holds a doctorate of theology in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament from Harvard University. He is an associate professor of scripture at Emmanuel College in Boston.
A terrifc textbook for kids, replete with color cartoons, questions, illustrations, and great graphics.
God's Library provides user-friendly, concrete exercises for assessing your knowledge of the Bible and for increasing your familiarity with it. The author compares Bible reading to entering a library filled with books various genre. This excellent resource also includes an outline for a workshop to be given to both children and adults.
Sermons for Sundays in Cycle A of the Lectionary, for the Gospel of Matthew. This book was written under the auspices of the International Office of Renew.
Sermons for Sundays in Cycle C of the Lectionary, for the Gospel of Luke. This book was written under the auspices of the International Office of Renew.
A collection of children's sermons, for Cycle B of the Lectionary. Illustrated with drawings. Oversize. 104 pages.
A collection of children's sermons, for Cycle A of the Lectionary. Illustrated with drawings. Oversize. 104 pages.
Berit Olam ("The Everlasting Covenant") brings to the reader the latest developments in the literary analysis of the Hebrew Bible. This volume treats the second Book of Kings.
Blue leather, smyth-sewn binding, tight. Mint condition. Chronology, maps, index. Words of Christ are printed in red. Red silk bookmark ribbon. Gold inlay on cover and spine. Gilded page edges. Full color illustrations. For futher information about Father O'Connell, the editor, and the Catholic Press, please visit the Bibles section of our ACP Family Bookstore. This life of Christ is a companion volume to The Catholic Missal and The Prayer Book, both also originally published by Catholic Press.
This book provides a spiritual commentary on the Gospels of the Sundays of Easter, especially for the benefit of the newly baptized. For each week, there is a prayerful reflection. This book provides a mystagogia for the neophytes. Throughout, the book is well illustrated with line art by Sister DeVenuta, O.S.F. 66 pages.
Question and answer format, on the author of the Pauline epistles of the New Testament.