#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer's popular study Bible; with practical commentaries, articles, and features that will help you live out your faith, is now available in the New Amplified Version. In the decade since its original publication, THE EVERYDAY LIFE BIBLE has sold 1.1 million copies, taking its place as an invaluable resource on the Word of God. Simultaneously, Joyce Meyer's renown as one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers has grown, as she continues to study and teach daily. This new edition updates Joyce's notes and commentary to reflect the changes made in the revision of the Amplified Bible which refreshes the English and refines the amplification for relevance and clarity. The result is THE EVERYDAY LIFE BIBLE that is now easier to read and better than ever to study, understand, and apply to your everyday life.
A special edition of the Library of Ancient Israel is based on the latest research to provide an in-depth presentation of the land in ancient times from its domestic life and cultural traditions to its religious practices, in a volume complemented by more than 175 illustrations and photographs.
From a seminarian and stand-up comic—an “enlightening and entertaining” look at celebrity televangelists, cash, and couch-potato redemption (AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically). On an average day, the largest religious broadcast channel is a “divine” presence in more than 50 million households. Holding court on the political issues of the day are such figures as Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Pat Robertson, Benny Hinn, and Jesse Duplantis. Yet many people have little concept of what kind of faith happens there—apart from performing miracles and selling books. A casual viewer flipping past the channel is likely to think, “I haven’t the faintest clue what’s going on,” or “That church doesn’t seem like my church at all,” or even, “Wow, so that’s what happened to Kirk Cameron.” To better understand the message of religious television, Lutheran seminarian Nadia Bolz-Weber spent 24 hours immersing herself in the phenomenon with guest viewers including a rabbi, a Unitarian minister, and her eight-year-old daughter. Augmented by a running count of all of the biblical verses used and total cost of various donations solicited and products shilled through the day, the author chronicles this hugely influential part of America’s religious landscape that is unfamiliar to many. And she never changed channels once. The result is “laugh-out-loud, hysterically funny, and also extraordinarily poignant—we need more theology done like this.” (Dr. Douglas Gay, Lecturer in Practical Theology, University of Glasgow, Scotland). “Turn off your TV and read this book. It's enlightening and entertaining and it doesn't emit any radiation whatsoever.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically
Every bit of God's power and love is available to you-today! And you aren't just one of the crowd. God loves you as if you were the only person on Earth. The problem is that, like most people, you may not understand it...or if you know it with your head, you may not feel it with your heart. Now you can. The powerful message in this inspiring book will show you: How to recognize God's love inside you How to stop wondering if you're good enough for God How you can experience an amazing revelation of God's love How to find God even during life's painful circumstances, and How God's love will change you forever. Sharing her insights and the revelation that transformed her own life, Joyce Meyer brings you Scripture and other words of wisdom that can open up the window to God's love...and let its light shine on you, personally!
What Our Biblical Ancestors Can Teach Us About Healing Our Families Today
Author: Donna Evans Strauss
It all starts in the Garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve move from spiritual oneness with God to seperation and individuation. After eating from the Tree of Knowledge, both Adam and Eve leave Eden to create their own Family Tree of Knowledge. Our spiritual journey and blessings come from embracing our family heritage, healing our ancestral and cultural wounds while uncovering the divine within us. If we learn how to recognize and embrace both Positive Love Bond and Negative Love Bond experiences with insight, love and acceptance, forgiveness and compassion, we can find the path that will lead us toward true peace and oneness with God. The God-Realization Process offers you the opportunity unravel the mystery of the divine light within and recieve the blessings from a thousand generations. The Ten Spiritual Keys (Commandments) were a gift from God to secure our relationships with him, to awaken the light within us, and to manifest and transform anything in our lives and most of all to heal our families and bless them and generations to come.
In this 365 day devotional New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer explores the life-changing power of a grateful heart. Through uplifting Scripture, Joyce illustrates God's never-ending love, inexhaustible grace and always-accessible presence in our lives. As we develop a renewed outlook, we will better recognize and be further blessed by God's abundant goodness. Each devotion will also include a prayer of thanks, so that we may begin every day ready to receive the transforming power of a thankful heart.
Nearly two-thirds of the New Testament--including all of the letters of Paul, most of the book of Acts, and the book of Revelation--is set outside of Israel, in either Turkey or Greece. Although biblically-oriented tours of the areas that were once ancient Greece and Asia Minor have become increasingly popular, up until now there has been no definitive guidebook for these important sites. In A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey, two well-known, well-traveled biblical scholars offer a fascinating historical and archaeological guide to these sites. The authors reveal countless new insights into the biblical text while reliably guiding the traveler through every significant location mentioned in the Bible. The book completely traces the journeys of the Apostle Paul across Turkey (ancient Asia Minor), Greece, Cyprus, and all the islands of the Mediterranean. A description of the location and history of each site is given, followed by an intriguing discussion of its biblical significance. Clearly written and in non-technical language, the work links the latest in biblical research with recent archaeological findings. A visit to the site is described, complete with easy-to-follow walking directions, indicating the major items of archaeological interest. Detailed site maps, historical charts, and maps of the regions are integrated into the text, and a glossary of terms is provided. Easy to use and abundantly illustrated, this unique guide will help visitors to Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus to appreciate the rich history, significance, and great wonder of the ancient world of the Bible.
'We are so focused on tomorrow that we often fail to appreciate and enjoy today.' 'One of my greatest desires is to see people thoroughly enjoy the quality of life Jesus died to give us - not just to read about it or talk about it, but to walk in it and experience it as a daily reality.' After coming through what seemed like a lifetime of abuse, hardship and oppression, Joyce Meyer has come to live every day in victory and joy. The breakthrough for Joyce came when she started to look at herself through God's eyes. There, she not only saw the truth about herself and changes she needed to make, but she came to know his unconditional love. Joyce Meyer's invigorating book: - Demonstrates the value of starting each day with God - Encourages you to make right choices, to trust during the trials - Reminds you of the importance of creativity, laughter and rest
An Introduction to Biblical History - Ancient and Modern
Author: Philip R. Davies
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Recent years have seen an explosion of writing on the history of Israel, prompted largely by definitive archaeological surveys and attempts to write a genuine archaeological history of ancient Israel and Judah. This text is an incisive critique of and alternative proposal to these approaches to biblical history.