2021年6月3日星期四

Theological IQ test (for fun)

  •  Credo House recommendation for you (what courses to take)
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Discover your theological IQ and find out what courses you should start with. 

2021年6月2日星期三

[Logos] Noteworthy books of the month

 

Hard Sayings of the Bible

Hard Sayings of the Bible offers explanations of over 500 of the most troubling verses to test the minds and hearts of Bible readers. Four seasoned scholars, all with a notable gift for communicating with people in the pew, take you behind the scenes to find succinct solutions to a wide variety of Bible difficulties, ranging from discrepancies about numbers to questions about God’s justice.

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Psalms: An Introduction and Commentary

The book of Psalms is the heart of the Old Testament, the libretto of the most vibrant worship imaginable. It informs our intellect, stimulates our imagination, arouses our emotions and stirs us to holy thoughts and actions. It is also a pivotal witness to, and anticipation of, Jesus Christ. Tremper Longman’s commentary interprets each psalm in its Old Testament setting, summarizes its message and reflects on its significance from a New Testament perspective, noting any citation and also providi...

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Exodus (Apollos Old Testament Commentary | AOT)  Evangelical scholar, 2 volumes!

Recounting the greatest event of divine salvation in the Old Testament, the book of Exodus is not merely a story about the Lord God rescuing enslaved Israelites from the power of a despotic and xenophobic dictator. More importantly, it highlights how a compassionate and justice-seeking God transforms the lives of victimized people so that they may experience life in all its fullness in his holy presence. This transformation involves a unique process that includes redemption, ransoming, cleansing...

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All Things New

All Things New will take you on a journey into the very heart of God and his relentless passion to redeem lives, heal the nations, rewire the culture, and bring renewal to all of creation.
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2021年5月8日星期六

[free audio] Spurgeon's All of Grace

The free audiobook of the month


All of Grace

FREE audiobook download for this month (normally $10.98)
Charles Spurgeon is one of the great preachers in the history of Christianity. Spurgeon also communicates brilliantly through the written word, and his giftedness to proclaim the doctrine of grace shines in his little gem, All of Grace. Many Christians believe that this small book presents better than any other non-canonical work the gospel of salvation alone by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. This short book is one of the bright jewels in post-apostolic writings on grace. All of Grace is a perfect companion for Christians who wish to refresh their confidence in the grace of God. This book also makes an excellent introduction to those who are exploring the Christian gospel. Whether you are new to Christianity or a long-time believer, All of Grace will capture your attention and interest page after page.

2021年5月3日星期一

[Logos] noteworthy free books of the month (May)

  •  Verbum


Christian Philosophy in the Early Church

The first followers of Jesus were not drawn from the intellectual and social elite of their day, but rather from artisans, tax collectors, and the more disreputable members of society. Yet out of such seemingly insignificant beginnings, a seed was planted by his teaching, his cross, and his resurrection which was destined to spread its shade over the entire known world. What had begun as an essentially Jewish movement founded on the preaching of the Messiah became, with amazing speed, a religion that was accepted by pagans, Goths, Franks, and more. This book traces the growth of the church and the development of Christian philosophy through the first centuries.

$14.99

  •  faithlife


The Trinity, Practically Speaking

Three Gods, or One, or Three-in-One? Since the word "trinity" does not appear in the Bible, many people wonder whether the doctrine is anything more than an intellectual puzzle created by theologians. This book takes readers on a guided tour of the logic leading to understanding God as a trinity.
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2021年4月21日星期三

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2021年4月17日星期六

[Kindle] Hands-On Approach to studying and applying the Bible

 

2021年4月4日星期日

[Logos] noteworthy free books of the month (Apr)

  • Logos

The Universal Story: Genesis 1–11 (Transformative Word)  

The Universal Story: Genesis 1–11 (Transformative Word)

In The Universal Story, Dru Johnson shows how Genesis 1–11 is written in a way that informs the rest of biblical history—including the exodus, the kings of Israel, the exile, the Gospels, and early church. Genesis 1–11 presents a story of humanity that seeks to explain the background of every human endeavor.

$69.91 HKD

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  • Verbum

Thoughts in Solitude

Merton’s Thoughts in Solitude shares the author’s reflections on a solitary life, as well as the importance of quiet reflection. Merton writes that inner solitude is closely tied to personal integrity, and thus implies responsibility and freedom.

$116.56 HKD

2021年3月14日星期日

[pdf] John Piper’s 751-page magnum opus

 John Piper. Providence. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2021.

Free PDF


 “In what is perhaps his most important book so far, John Piper demonstrates with great cogency and exegetical skill that God’s providence ‘is his purposeful sovereignty in which he will be completely successful in the achievement of his ultimate goal for the universe.’ This book will enlarge your vision of God and thereby strengthen your faith.”
D. A. Carson

2021年3月2日星期二

[Logos] noteworthy free books of the month (Mar)

  •  Anchor Yale Bible series for this month. Those I list below are good ones

Logos

Ephesians 1–3 (The Anchor Yale Bible | AYBC)

Encompassing the body of Pauline theology, Ephesians has been called “the crown of St. Paul’s writings,” yet both its authorship and addressees are the subject of continuing dispute. Through line-by-line examination of its vocabulary, its difficult style, its Qumran and Gnostic affinities, its parallels with and distinctions from the undisputed Pauline corpus, its use of the Old Testament, and its dialogue with orthodox and heretical Judaism, Markus Barth demonstrates that Paul was almost certainly the author. And, after exploring previous explications of this hymnic and admonitory epistle in detail, he concludes that it was intended for gentile Christians converted after Paul’s visits to Ephesus.

$349.03 HKD

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Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul

Paul’s letters, the earliest writings in the New Testament, are filled with allusions, images, and quotations from the Old Testament, or, as Paul called it, Scripture. In this book, Richard B. Hays investigates Paul’s appropriation of Scripture from a perspective based on recent literary-critical studies of intertextuality. His uncovering of scriptural echoes in Paul’s language enriches our appreciation of the complex literary texture of Paul’s letters and offers new insights into his message.

$193.87 HKD

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The Letter of James (The Anchor Yale Bible | AYBC)

The letter of James is one of the most significant, yet generally overlooked, New Testament books. Because Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation, disliked this letter for its emphasis on good deeds, the book has come to be viewed as being in opposition to Paul’s letters, which emphasize faith in God. To correct these and other misconceptions about James, Luke Timothy Johnson embarks on an unprecedented history of the interpretation of this pivotal letter, highlighting the vast appreciation for James over the centuries.

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Romans (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentary | AYBC)

Outside of the Gospels themselves, there is no single Christian document whose influence has been greater than Paul’s epistle to the Romans. Its explosive character has changed lives—Augustine’s, Martin Luther’s, Karl Barth’s, to name a few—and precipitated revolutions. This full-scale commentary deals with the most important issues of the early Christian church. And it is through the eyes of the apostle Paul, the major figure of this period, that we see dominant motifs and themes, the theological essentials of the Christian faith. Who better than the once pious Jew, converted to the Christian cause, to tell the reader about the early struggles with Judaism, the reluctant yet nurturing mother of this new community of faith?

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Revelation (Anchor Yale Bible Commentary | AYBC)

In this landmark commentary, Craig R. Koester offers a comprehensive look at a powerful and controversial early Christian text, the book of Revelation. The author provides richly textured descriptions of the book’s setting and language, making extensive use of Greek and Latin inscriptions, classical texts, and ancient Jewish writings, including the Dead Sea Scrolls. Rather than viewing Revelation as world-negating, Koester focuses on its deep engagement with social, religious, and economic issues while addressing the book’s volatile history of interpretation. The result is a groundbreaking study that provides bold new insights and sets new directions for the continued appreciation of this text.

$581.77 HKD

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Verbum

2 Peter, Jude (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentary | AYBC)

Jerome H. Neyrey gives us a thoroughly up-to-date and comprehensive study of two of the most obscure books of the New Testament. Written after the death of Jesus and his Apostles, the Epistles of 2 Peter and Jude offer a glimpse into the turbulent life of the early Christian communities. Neyrey’s fascinating study not only provides an entirely new translation of the two texts, but also stirring commentary that takes the reader inside groups located at the very edges of Christianity, in contact with the wider Roman world and Greek culture of the day.

$248.18 HKD

 

Faithlife

Tempted and Tried

Tempted and Tried will remind Christians that temptation must be understood in terms of warfare, encouraging them with the truth that victory has already been secured through the triumph of Christ.
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2021年2月10日星期三

中文Logos 9 免費基本版

  • if you haven't got one, this free version has Faithlife Study Bible and other features (see the link) 
  • if you got a previous version already, there are still some Chinese features and you can still add it to your cart... 😉

下載Logos 9 免費基本版

  • my recommendation now on their website: