2018年12月4日星期二

[ChristianAudio freebie] on Augustine (Dec)

THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE

FREE audiobook download for this month (normally $16.98)
The Confessions is at once the autobiographical account of Augustine's faith and at the same time a compelling theology of Christian spirituality for everyone. Among the most important classics in Western literature, it continues to engage modern readers through Augustine's timeless illustrations and beautiful prose. Augustine's Confessions is a book to relish the first time through and then profoundly enjoy over a lifetime of revisiting.

[Logos] monthly freebie (Dec)

No One Like Him: The Doctrine of God

Many contemporary theologians claim that the classical picture of God painted by Augustine and Aquinas is both outmoded and unbiblical. But rather than abandoning the traditional view completely, John Feinberg seeks a reconstructed model—one that reflects the ongoing advances in human understanding of God's revelation while recognizing the unchanging nature of God and his Word.




[Faithlife ebooks]

The Promises of God

In The Promises of God, Dr. R. C. Sproul shows how God—the one true Promise Keeper—always keeps His promises.

Drawing from his expansive theological background, Dr. Sproul addresses questions such as: How do we know that God will fulfill His promises to us? What can we learn about God’s faithfulness as we wait for His promises to be fulfilled? And many more.
God’s promises throughout history are the foundation for your relationship with Him. Here you will see how and why He keeps His promises to you, from now through eternity.

[Verbum]

Daily Reader for Contemplative Living

This work brings together for each day of the year three prayer practices for contemplative living: first, a brief “active prayer”; second, spiritual reading; and, third, Lectio Divina. The brief introductory prayer sentences are from various sources—the Bible and traditional prayers of the church or of well-known spiritual writers. The spiritual readings come from 11 of Father Keating’s books and one audiotape, with a month’s worth of readings derived from each work.

2018年12月3日星期一

[Kindle] Eerdmans Dec sale (till 31 Dec)


  • a few good ones:



Valuable insights into key disputed topics from a veritable who's who of evangelical scholars

In this volume thirty-seven first-rate evangelical scholars present a thorough study of biblical authority and a full range of issues connected to it.
 
Recognizing that Scripture and its authority are now being both challenged and defended with renewed vigor, editor D. A. Carson assigned the topics that these select scholars address in the book. After an introduction by Carson to the many facets of the current discussion, the contributors present robust essays on relevant historical, biblical, theological, philosophical, epistemological, and comparative-religions topics. To conclude, Carson answers a number of frequently asked questions about the nature of Scripture, cross-referencing these FAQs to the preceding chapters.
 
This comprehensive volume by a team of recognized experts will be the go-to reference on the nature and authority of the Bible for years to come.


Practical Theology: An Introduction Kindle Edition
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Every church congregation encounters challenging situations, some the same the world over, and others specific to each church. Richard Osmer here seeks to teach congregational leaders -- including, but not limited to, clergy -- the requisite knowledge and skills to meet such situations with sensitivity and creativity.

Osmer develops a framework for practical theological interpretation in congregations by focusing on four key questions: What is going on in a given context? Why is this going on? What ought to be going on? and How might the leader shape the context to better embody Christian witness and mission?

The book is unique in its attention to interdisciplinary issues and the ways that theological reflection is grounded in the spirituality of leaders. Useful, accessible, and lively -- with lots of specific examples and case studies -- Osmer‘s Practical Theology effectively equips congregational leaders to guide their communities with theological integrity.



2018年11月24日星期六

[OliveTree] Black Friday Weekend Deals (till December 3, 2018 at 11:59PM PST)

  • noteworthy items:

Pillar New Testament Commentary (15 Vols)

Pillar New Testament <br>Commentary (15 Vols)
Designed for serious readers of the Bible, the Pillar New Testament Commentaryseeks above all to make clear the meaning of the text of Scripture as we have it. Its well-respected authors interact with the most important, informed contemporary debate yet avoid undue technical detail. The outcome is a blend of rigorous exegesis and exposition, scholarship and pastoral sensitivity, with an eye alert both to biblical theology and to the contemporary relevance of the Bible. Comprising fifteen volumes, this set brings together some of the best biblical scholarship of our time.
Regular Price: $499.99
Sale Price: $99.99   (same thing for WordSearch Bible)

LXX with Critical Apparatus, Kraft-Wheeler-Taylor Parsings, and LEH Lexicon
Regular Price: $99.99
Current Price: $49.99





BDAG and HALOT Collection
Regular Price: $299.99
Current Price: $199.99



New International Commentary (NICOT & NICNT): Old and New Testament Reference Set (48 Vols.)

2018年11月19日星期一

[Kindle] Eerdmans Black Friday Sale (recommended items)

The Epistle to the Romans (New International Greek Testament Commentary (NIGTC)) Kindle Edition (2016)

“In every generation two or three commentaries on Romans appear that define the discussion for years to come. This commentary by Richard Longenecker is just such a work.”
— Frank J. Matera, author, God’s Saving Grace 



Paul: An Apostle's Journey Kindle Edition (2018)










The Gospel of John Kindle Edition (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) (2010)










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How do we hear the Spirit's voice in Scripture? Once we have done responsible exegesis, how may we expect the Spirit to apply the text to our lives and communities? In Spirit Hermeneutics biblical scholar Craig Keener addresses these questions, carefully articulating how the experience of the Spirit that empowered the church on the day of Pentecost can — and should — dynamically shape our reading of Scripture today.

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G. K. Beale’s monumental New International Greek Testament Commentary volume on Revelation has been highly praised since its publication in 1999. This shorter commentary distills the superb grammatical analysis and exegesis from that tome (over 1,300 pages) into a book more accessible and pertinent to preachers, students, and general Christian readers.

As in the original commentary, Beale views Revelation as an integrated whole, as a conscious continuation of the Old Testament prophetic books, and shows that recognizing Revelation’s nearly constant use of Old Testament allusions is key to unlocking its meaning. Interspersed throughout the volume are more than sixty sets of “Suggestions for Reflection” to help readers better grasp the relevance of Revelation to their lives and our world today.



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Anthony Thiselton’s lengthy New International Greek Testament Commentary volume The First Epistle to the Corinthians (2000) has become a standard work on 1 Corinthians. In this "shorter" commentary Thiselton draws on his excellent exegesis from that volume but combines it afresh with keen practical and pastoral application for readers at all levels.

Thiselton delves deeply into the context and text of Paul’s first Corinthian letter as he suggests, section by section, how the book applies to pastoral and practical issues. He draws vivid parallels between the growing church in Corinth and the twenty-first-century church, demonstrating that today's church also faces a seductive culture of competition and consumerism. The church in Corinth preferred its self-centered theology to the Christ-centered gospel of the wider apostolic church. Paul’s response in 1 Corinthians, amplified by Thiselton’s commentary, becomes a living, practical, transforming word from God for Christians today.

  • Other older ones but still goodies:
The Epistle to the Hebrews (The New International Greek Testament Commentary) Kindle Edition (1993)

The Pastoral Epistles (The New International Greek Testament Commentary) Kindle Edition (1992)

The Epistle to the Thessalonians (The New International Greek Testament Commentary) Kindle Edition (1990)

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The Epistle of James (The New International Greek Testament Commentary) Kindle Edition (1982)

Kindle Price:$14.99