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Let Justice Roll On Like a River

Author : Mbokodo Publishers
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Let Justice Roll On Like a River is the first booklet in a series of C4L "activist handbooks". It catalogues many Justice issues that churches have engaged in and fought for over the centuries. It says very little about each particular issue, rather serving as an overview of how and where the church has spoken truth to power. Written in South Africa, the book moves from this historical survey to recent decades in "The Struggle". It explores the contribution that church leaders and followers made - as change agents. It makes mention of some gaps as well, where the church did not rise to the challenge, to its detriment. The book ends with a final chapter that lists various practical ways that Christians can arise to continue in this "prophetic" tradition. For prophecy is not just about forecasting the future. Prophecy also interprets the present with relevant insights, to mobilize citizen participation in change and improvement. It is a pity that after centuries of evolving constitutional democracy, and decades of establishing this model of governance in South Africa, there seems to be an alienation of youth in the 21st century. The so-called "Born Frees" have dis-engaged from elections. (Although they remain very engaged in service delivery protests.) More citizens in the Electorate don't vote than the number who go out and vote. The booklet tries to ignite interest to make youth more aware of the importance of Civic and Justice issues. Not just about Democracy and elections, but about social and economic injustices as well. It starts from biblical and theological roots, and moves through a scan of history quickly, into the period of living memory. Then it scopes what Christian citizens can do in terms of Activism. Albert Einstein once said: "The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything."

Punk Monk

Author : Pete Greig
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Fleeing the compromises of the 4th century church, the Desert Fathers founded monasticism. In reaction to a Christianity they scarcely recognized, these radicals fled to the Egyptian desert to model a different, radical style of discipleship, filled with sacrifice and continual prayer. Who are the new monks, the new punks, the new revolutionaries? The answer lies in an upsurge of 24-7 monastic communities around the world. Punk Monk combines a narrative journey through the beginnings of 24-7 Prayer Boiler Rooms with a discussion on the roots of monasticism, particularly its ethos and values, and how it can be applied in the third millennium. Drawing influences from the Franciscans, the Celts and the Moravians, the book highlights the counter-cultural and revolutionary force of monasticism and asks whether it is time for a new monastic movement. It also takes punk as a contemporary expression of monastic spirit and asks whether a “silent revolution” is coming.

Zealous Love

Author : Mike and Danae Yankoski
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Christians who are passionate about helping others—but aren’t sure where or how to focus their energy—will find much to love about Zealous Love. Authors Mike and Danae Yankoski have written just what Christians need to integrate compassion and justice into their lives. “Our hope,” they write, “is that God will work through this book … to help direct your life so that you can act on tangible concern for neighbors in need, both globally and locally. That’s the prayer knit into every sentence, every word, of Zealous Love.” Zealous Love introduces eight of the world’s most pressing challenges: hunger, unclean water, HIV/AIDS, creation degradation, lack of education, economic inequality, refugees, and human trafficking. But it does more than educate. It provides real, practical, do-able steps anyone can take to help make a difference.

The Daily Bible Experience

Author : F. LaGard Smith
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“May this unique chronological panorama of God’s interaction with mankind inform, inspire, and draw you higher.” —F. LaGard Smith When you want to go deeper in your chronological study of Scripture, these 365 original readings will enrich and expand your time in the Word. Each devotion goes beyond the narrative contents of The Daily Bible® to more clearly illuminate the practical truths, faith foundations, and biblical promises found in each day’s passage. As you journey through The Daily Bible® Experience, you will better understand how to… follow God’s call in every aspect of your life embrace His certainty in times of trial and hardship feel the momentum and might of God's sublime love and mercy This collection of thoughtful devotions can be used alongside TheDaily Bible® or by itself, and includes space for you to journal your own reflections. The Daily Bible® Experience will help you meditate on the mystery and power of faith, and provide a year of encouragement, strength, and inspiration that will have you seeking God with ever more reverence and wonder.

Encyclopedia of leadership

Author : George R. Goethals
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The Encyclopedia of Leadership brings together for the first time everything that is known and truly matters about leadership as part of the human experience. Developed by the award-winning editorial team at Berkshire Publishing Group, the Encyclopedia includes hundreds of articles, written by 280 leading scholars and experts from 17 countries, exploring leadership theories and leadership practice. Entries and sidebars show leadership in action - in corporations and state houses, schools, churches, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

To Right Every Wrong

Author : Dave Andrews
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Dave Andrews’s latest book, To Right Every Wrong, is the last in the Dave Andrews Legacy Series. It is a funny, sad, brutally honest retrospective, reflecting on what it has meant for him and his family to seek to live a lifetime dedicated to love and justice. The reflections in this book, subtitled The Making and Unmaking of One Improbable Minor Prophet, come in three parts—the personal, the prophetical, and the paradoxical. The personal part explores Andrews’s experience of the radical, compassionate spirituality that he shares with wife, Angie, and which has shaped their way of life as a family in community with marginalized and disadvantaged groups of people. The prophetical part explores Andrews’s embrace of the “strange,” “crazy,” “improbable” call he felt to be a prophet, which he has sought to flesh out in classic prophetic roles—as an interrogator, a protester, a practitioner, and an inspirator—in contemporary prophetic contexts characterized by poverty and violence. The paradoxical part explores Andrews’s making and unmaking as a minor prophet, critically constructing and deconstructing the more confrontational aspects of the prophetic roles he has played in order to be able to practice more sensitive pastoral care.

The 7 Sins of Highly Defective People

Author : Rick Ezell
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The 7 Sins of Highly Defective People takes an honest look at each of the seven deadly sins and the virtues that are needed to overcome each. The intensely practical book offers applications for overcoming the sins. The concise and touching writing style offers appropriate illustrations and stories to support the themes and principles presented. The good news is that the seven sins can be defeated and the seven virtues can be cultivated to build Christian character, leading one into a lifestyle that is pleasing to God.

Ring of Truth

Author : John G. White
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"Ring of Truth" provides 366 daily "proofs" that the Bible is consistent throughout--from Genesis to Revelation--and relevant today. White gives readers the tools and the confidence to know that their faith is rational, reliable, relational, and relevant.

Every Day with Jesus Large Print July August 2016

Author : Selwyn Hughes
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Seek Me and LiveBible verse: 'let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream' (Amos 5:24)In this verse-by-verse exploration of the prophecy of Amos, our Father's heart is revealed in how He directly warns and challenges the hypocrisy and corruption of the nation of Israel.The message given to Amos is both challenging and reassuring, highlighting God's love of justice and opposition of the oppression of the poor. Whilst a forgiving Father, He will not stand by inactive and watch His people living lives based on selfishness and greed.God's heart is that we seek Him and Live.

Occupied Territories

Author : Garth Hewitt
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2014 Best Books of Christian Global Concern, Runner Up, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore From the heart of Bethlehem, from the heart of occupied land, comes a theology to shake the world—a theology of hope, peace and justice. Legendary singer-songwriter Garth Hewitt has traveled the globe, hearing the echoes of God on the margins of society and in the cracks of the world's empires. Along with his justice-seeking organization the Amos Trust, he has seen the plight of the street children of South Africa, the Dalit community in India, the underprivileged in Nicaragua and Palestinians in the heart of international conflict in the Holy Land. Here he collects those echoes into a unified voice, calling for the Prince of Peace to reign from Bethlehem to the ends of the earth. Laying out a "Bethlehem theology" for justice and reconciliation that emerges out of the story of Jesus' prophesied birth, Occupied Territories demonstrates itself in action in the present. Recounting stories from a network of community projects around the world, Hewitt raises awareness of and provides support for those working toward liberation, addressing the root causes of injustice and poverty. A lifestyle of justice is an integral part of the Bible message, as Christians seek to stand up to skewed power systems, racial tensions and our own biases. As Christ-followers in the Kingdom of God, we are to stand with confidence on issues of human rights and justice—we are people of hope because there is a gospel of hope. Let us model what a community of justice may look like as we face the forces of domination with the light and lifestyle of this gospel.

365 Life Changing Scriptures Day by Date

Author : Katheryn Maddox Haddad
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We all want our life to change for the better. These 366 inspirational daily devotionals were written for that purpose. You will notice that the date coincides with the chosen scripture. For example, the scripture for February 7 (2/7) is Proverbs 2:7. The Scripture for February 8 (2/8) is Genesis 2:8. They were written to be a guide for the rest of the day. If you prefer to read them at night, just read the devotional for the next day. These inspirational messages have endured the test of time. They have been sent on a daily basis for some ten years to around 30,000 people worldwide over the internet. While the author plans to continue this practice, some people prefer to have them all together in book format since the internet is not always available or convenient. God bless you and God bless us all on our journey day by date to arrive some day in the future at our Glory Home.


Author : Mel Lawrenz
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The Jubilee theme is the Old Testament concept of declaring a special season for attaining spiritual renewal. In Jubilee, Mel Lawrenz skillfully takes readers through a season of renewal, pausing to examine the following themes and inviting readers to consider their own lives and their response to God. Sabbath: a time and an attitude in which we rehearse that God and God alone is in control. Proclamation: knowing what we stand for in life, and letting others know it. Redemption: being freed by God’s great acts of deliverance. Freedom: cherishing the liberty that God brings to every area of life. Forgiveness: accepting the mercy of God and releasing those we have held indebted to ourselves. Healing: letting God restore our spirit, our body and our relationships. Justice: standing for what is right and being an advocate for those who are downtrodden.

Daniel Malachi

Author : Zondervan,
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Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources.The thoroughly revised features consist of:• Comprehensive introductions• Short and precise bibliographies• Detailed outlines• Insightful expositions of passages and verses• Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture• Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues• Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question• Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes• A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion

Think RE Pupil Book 2

Author : Michael Brewer
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The Think RE student books are structured around the 8-level scale in terms of religious content, knowledge and skills development ensuring pupil's progression.

The Un Common Good

Author : Jim Wallis
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Jim Wallis thinks our life together can be better. In this timely and provocative book, he shows us how to reclaim Jesus's ancient and compelling vision of the common good--a vision that impacts and inspires not only our politics but also our personal lives, families, churches, neighborhoods, and world. Now available in paperback with a new preface. "Personal/political, religion/politics, faith/power, ideology/pragmatism . . . Jim Wallis is a wrestler of values, ideas, and policies and how they interact to shape the world we live in. His deep, melodious voice is easy to listen to, but what he says takes a harder commitment to live by."--Bono, lead singer of U2; cofounder of "Wallis persuades more powerfully here than ever before. . . . He lays out the theology of [Jesus's gospel of the kingdom] and then issues to all Christians a rallying cry to apply that theology both in private life and in the arena of public activity."--Phyllis Tickle, author of Emergence Christianity "Jim Wallis has long been an influential voice on Christian ethics and public life. . . . A fresh take on the interplay of faith and politics in America."--Relevant "Jim Wallis and I have a variety of differences on domestic and international policy, but there is no message more timely or urgent than his call to actively consider the common good."--Michael Gerson, op-ed columnist, The Washington Post "Reading this book will help you be more like Jesus, especially in the public square."--Joel C. Hunter, senior pastor, Northland--A Church Distributed

Good Intentions

Author : Charles North
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We often struggle to answer the question: What is the right thing to do here? Good Intentions suggests that it is possible to do good in economic matters if we begin with the right assumptions (and begins to ask the right questions): —Is greed ever good? —How can we give poor kids a million bucks? —How did Ben and Jerry get so rich? —Is capitalism ruining the environment? —Do immigrants take American jobs? Our actions can produce outcomes that reflect what we value.

Worship Feast Outdoors

Author : Jenny Youngman
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This latest addition to the popular Worship Feast series takes youth outdoors to worship amid God’s wonderful (and often unpredictable) creation. This resource includes devotions, meditations, and outdoor worship services for all seasons and times of day. Youth will become mindful of how God is at work in the natural world through experiencing sights, sounds, scents, and textures. These worship experiences will encourage youth to appreciate and acknowledge God’s providence, creativity, and greatness.

Justice That Transforms Volume One

Author : Wayne Northey
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Restorative Justice was a term and concept largely unused before the mid-1970s. Wayne Northey happened to be in on the ground floor of facilitating its worldwide adoption as a challenge to Western retributive justice systems, ultimately to violent responses to conflict domestically and internationally. The most replicated early model of Restorative Justice, based on the well-known “Elmira Case,” was a Canadian first, initially dubbed Victim Offender Reconciliation Project (VORP). The author became its second director in 1977. The term “mediation” later displaced the more religious word, “reconciliation,” as the model spread outside Christian moorings; and “program” displaced the initially more tentative “project.” At seminary, Northey had learned to think through one’s vocation theologically. He began in that vein, writing and publishing on this profound call for a systemic “paradigm shift,” and has been at it ever since. This publication is volume 1 of a series of his collected writings, of which two additional volumes may be found online. Two or three further volumes are projected.

From Glory to Glory

Author : Rea McDonnell
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From Glory to Glory encourages scriptural/communal prayer. Texts are selected from the Gospel of John and the Letters of Paul.

Till Christ Is Formed in Us

Author : Robert M Solomon
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Spiritual formation is the process whereby Christ is formed in us through the power of the Holy Spirit, thus fulfilling God’s purpose for each of us. Till Christ Is Formed in Us explores this process by defining it, and explaining how it is influenced by one’s context. The book identifies the various aspects of spiritual formation and shows how it is practised. Based on his experience as a Bible teacher and spiritual director, Dr Solomon provides a comprehensive, accessible and helpful practical guide for those interested to know more about, and learn how to experience, spiritual formation.