2018年9月5日星期三

[Credo] Tremper Longman's OTT lecture audio (free today)

Old Testament Theology – Digital Audio

30 Audio Sessions
Dr. Tremper Longman is the author of over 10 books. This course provides an overview of the Old Testament from a theological perspective addressing discrepancies, themes, and controversies.
$99.00
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[ChristianAudio freebie] on depression (Sept)

HOW TO BATTLE DEPRESSION AND SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

FREE audiobook download for this month (normally $9.98)
In this moving fictional account, a caring bystander tries to convince a suicidal young man that his life has value and he has much to live for. Through their conversation, you will discover why we all have great worth, everyone has a reason and purpose for living, no situation is ever hopeless, and suicide is never a good option. Whether you want to be able to share these truths with others, or you need to hear them yourself, this impactful book will offer a lasting cure for this growing epidemic. 

2018年9月1日星期六

[Logos/Verbum/Faithlife] recommended monthly freebie (Sept)

Preaching and Teaching the Last Things: Old Testament Eschatology for the Life of the Church

by

Baker Academic 2011

Distinguished Old Testament scholar Walter Kaiser believes that the Old Testament is sorely neglected today in teaching and preaching—and that it is even more neglected when it comes to setting forth the hope that Christians have for the future. Firmly believing that the Old Testament offers important insights into biblical eschatology and the Christian life, he provides guidance for preachers, teachers, and Bible students on expositing 15 key Old Testament eschatological passages.
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  • Verbum
 The Sense of the Supernatural
T&T Clark, 1998 
Jean Borella explores the modernist crisis in Catholic theology, its causes and implications, and offers a solution to the fundamental dilemma of the Western Christian mind and a path to the recovery of the sense of the sacred.
Reg: $148.24 HKD
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  • Faithlife 

The Good Book


David C. Cook, 2017
The Good Book offers a user-friendly guide to the Bible's biggest ideas. By encouraging readers to spend just fifteen minutes a day, five days a week, reading key Bible chapters, Deron Spoo helps them understand the context and content of the Bible in a way that can open the whole Bible to them.
Designed as a 40-day journey through 40 key chapters of the Bible, The Good Book will appeal to those who already love and read the Bible regularly as well as to those who are just beginning their Christian journey.
The Good Book is great for individuals, and it can also be used by small groups. Check out The Good Book Participant’s Guide and The Good Book for Kids, also on sale this month. Plus, get the video curriculum from Faithlife TV.


2018年8月23日星期四

2018年8月11日星期六

[Logos] recommended pre-pub offer: NICNT on Galatians

  • sadly the only NIC volume contributed by a Chinese scholar (Ronald Y. K. Fung 馮蔭坤) is now retired.
  • for a hard copy, it costs you over HK$450 (with shipping), so this is really worth considering.

Logos runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.
$29.99 USD
($234.11 HKD*)
Reg.:
$359.02 HKD
  • Hardcover: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Eerdmans (August 30, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802830555

Overview

Writing a commentary on Galatians is a daunting task. Despite its relative brevity, this Pauline letter raises a number of foundational theological issues, and it has played a vital role in shaping Christian thought and practice over the centuries.
In this replacement of Ronald Y. K. Fung’s 1988 New International Commentary volume, David deSilva ably rises to the challenge, providing a coherent account of Galatians as a piece of strategically crafted communication that addresses both the immediate pastoral challenges facing Paul’s converts in Galatia and the underlying questions that gave rise to them.
Paying careful attention to the history, philology, and theology of the letter, and interacting with a wealth of secondary literature on both Galatians and the rest of the Pauline corpus, deSilva’s exegetically sound commentary will serve as an essential resource for pastors and theological students.
In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by a world-class set of research and study tools. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

2018年8月2日星期四

free Christian audio of the month: Religious Affections (Aug)

https://christianaudio.com/free

THE RELIGIOUS AFFECTIONS

FREE audiobook download for this month (normally $16.98)
The Religious Affections Quite possibly one of the most important books ever written by America’s greatest theologian. Among the questions asked is, “What is the nature of true religion?” \"What are the signs of a true revival?\" and \"How is the heart changed?\" Edwards used his pulpit and his leadership of the Great Awakening to pen one of the most challenging and inquisitive books ever written.
  • recommended!

2018年8月1日星期三

Logos/Faithlife monthly freebie: Joshua commentary (Aug)

  • not to be missed!

Two Horizons Commentary: Joshua

Two Horizons Commentary: Joshua

Gordon McConville and Stephen Williams interpret the book of Joshua in relation to Christian theology, providing exegetical commentary and reflection on an often troubling book that nonetheless plays a key role in the biblical drama of salvation.
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Two Horizons Commentary: 1 PeterTwo Horizons Commentary: 1 Peter

Even though the letter of 1 Peter has sometimes been overshadowed by Paul's many New Testament letters, it is nonetheless distinctive for the clarity with which it presents the Christian message. In this volume Joel Green offers a clear paragraph-by-paragraph analysis of 1 Peter and, even more, unpacks the letter’s theology in ways that go beyond the typical modern commentary.
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This month's free book from Faithlife Ebooks


Serving God in a Migrant Crisis: Ministry to People on the Move

Millions are on the move, driven by war, drought, terrorism, poverty, failed states, environmental catastrophes, disease, revolutions, and the desire for a better life. Christians have a unique perspective on the migrant crisis: after all, Jesus was a refugee. So were Abraham, Joseph, and Moses.
Today, some turn their backs on refugees. In Serving God in a Migrant Crisis, Patrick Johnstone and Dean Merrill help us understand what's causing today's refugee crisis, explore Christian theology and tradition on migration, and show us how Christian workers around the globe are opening their hearts to embrace these modern outcasts.
"The world has literally come to our doorstep," they write. "Will we open the door?"

Verbum 

The Future of Catholic Biblical Scholarship: A Constructive Conversation

Reg: $77.99 HKD
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Luke Timothy Johnson and William Kurz are Roman Catholic New Testament scholars who think that the apparent good health of biblical scholarship in America is deceptive...

2018年7月24日星期二

[Logos/Kindle] Crucial Questions Series (28 vols.)

  • a nice set of booklets by a trusted evangelical preacher, now 28 vols (was 20 vols)
https://www.logos.com/product/150576/crucial-questions-series

Crucial Questions Series (28 vols.)

by Sproul, R. C.

Reformation Trust, Ligonier Ministries 2009–2017
Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.
$0.00 HKD

---Kindle version (only individual titles)


2018年7月23日星期一

[Olivetree] New Interpreter's One Volume Commentary sale






New Interpreter's One Volume Commentary

New Interpreter's One Volume Commentary

For the Olive Tree Bible App

Publisher: Abingdon, 2010
US$49.99
US$19.99
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Description

The New Interpreter’s Bible One-Volume Commentary brings the best of biblical scholarship to the service of the church. This volume features new articles on all the books of the Bible, including the Apocrypha, as well as general articles on the history, interpretation, and use of the Bible. The authors are a diverse group of the top biblical scholars in the world, and they provide thoughtful, challenging, and enlightening commentary on the eternal truths of Scripture.
The New Interpreter’s Bible One-Volume Commentary is designed for pastors, students, Bible teachers, and laypeople—anyone who wants a portable, accessible, and trustworthy resource for deeper Scripture study.

My 5 cents:
  • brief (as one vol, but not so brief, it's over 1000 pages) but written by many good scholars 
  • this series is not so familiar to some HK seminarians but not a bad one indeed: it covers apocrypha and has many general articles appended
  • you may want to see TOC here

2018年7月12日星期四

[Kindle] Interpretation series sale

//Critical commentaries are great for exegesis, but when preparing to preach and teach, a good commentary that is specially oriented toward such is handy. Right now the Interpretation series from WJK press has a dozen volumes on sale for US$3.99 on Kindle.
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  • Good ones: Gen, Deut, 1&2Sam, Prov, 1&2Thess

click HERE