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The First Apostle

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An Englishwoman is found dead in a house near Rome. Her distraught husband enlists the help of his closest friend, Chris Bronson, who discovers an ancient inscription on a slab of stone above their fireplace. It translates as 'Here Lie the Liars.' But who are the liars? And what is it they are lying to protect? Pursued across Europe, Bronson uncovers a trail of clues that leads him back to the shadowy beginnings of Christianity; to a chalice decorated with mysterious symbols; to a secret code hidden within a scroll. And to a deadly conspiracy which - if revealed - will rock the foundations of our modern world.

Mary Magdalene Revealed

Mary Magdalene Revealed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Meggan Watterson
Editor: Hay House, Inc
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--WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER-- The Gospel of Mary Magdalene reveals a very different love story from the one we've come to refer to as Christianity. Harvard-trained theologian Meggan Watterson leads us verse by verse through Mary's gospel to illuminate the powerful teachings it contains. A gospel, as ancient and authentic as any of the gospels that the Christian bible contains, was buried deep in the Egyptian desert after an edict was sent out in the 4th century to have all copies of it destroyed. Fortunately, some rebel monks were wise enough to refuse-and thanks to their disobedience and spiritual bravery, we have several manuscripts of the only gospel that was written in the name of a woman: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene. Mary's gospel reveals a radical love that sits at the heart of the Christian story. Her gospel says that we are not sinful; we are not to feel ashamed or unworthy for being human. In fact, our purpose is to be fully human, to be a "true human being"- that is, a person who has remembered that, yes, we are a messy, limited ego, and we are also a limitless soul. And all we need to do is to turn inward (again and again); to meditate, like Mary Magdalene, in the way her gospel directs us, so that we can see past the ego of our own little lives to what's more real, and lasting, and infinite, and already here, within. With searing clarity, Watterson explains how and why Mary Magdalene came to be portrayed as the penitent prostitute and relates a more historically and theologically accurate depiction of who Mary was within the early Christ movement. And she shares how this discovery of Mary's gospel has allowed her to practice, and to experience, a love that never ends, a love that transforms everything.

The Acts of the Apostles

The Acts of the Apostles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: P.D. James
Editor: Canongate Books
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Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

The Gospel According to Mark

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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave

The Expected One

The Expected One Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathleen McGowan
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD! A POLITICAL RIVALRY THAT ENDED IN TWO EXECUTIONS AN INTRICATE LOVE TRIANGLE THAT ALTERED THE COURSE OF HISTORY A RELIGIOUS REVOLUTION THAT CHANGED THE WORLD Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky foothills of the French Pyrenees, a gospel that contained her own version of the events and characters of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of l'attendue -- The Expected One. When journalist Maureen Pascal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it. She becomes deeply immersed in the mystical cultures of southwest France as the eerie prophecy of The Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work and a long-buried family secret comes to light. Maureen's extraordinary journey takes her from the dusty streets of Jerusalem to the cathedrals of Paris . . . and ultimately to search for the scrolls themselves. She must unravel clues that link history's great artistic masters, including Sandro Botticelli, Nicolas Poussin, and Jean Cocteau; the Medici, Bourbon, and Borgia dynasties; and great scientific minds like Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton. Ultimately, she, and the reader, come face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Judas, and Salome in the pages of a deeply moving and powerful new gospel, the life of Jesus as told by Mary Magdalene.

The Last Apostle

The Last Apostle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dennis Brooke
Editor: Made For Success Publishing
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What if John, the last living apostle of Jesus Christ, was still alive and well… and living in Seattle? In A.D. 100, John is restored to the body of his youth and sent on a mission with a warning: to never reveal his true identity. He winds up on a small Greek isle where he faces an attempted assassination, a run-in with the Roman authorities, and develops a relationship with the daughter of the village leader. Fast-forward to modern day Seattle, where John leads a foundation dedicated to bringing clean water to third world nations. A new television series brings attention to ancient legends about the true fate of John the apostle and threatens to reveal the truth of his identity. John struggles to keep his secret as he grows close to Nicole, a young woman he recruits to lead his organization. For two thousand years, John has wandered the earth while hiding his true identity. But now, both friends and foes are on the verge of discovering who he truly is—an event that will trigger the end times. Can John divert those who would discover his secret, or will curious friends and suspicious enemies spark the apocalypse? The Last Apostle is the first in the series of novels on the life of John over the last two millennia.


Revelation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

One Perfect Life

One Perfect Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John F. MacArthur
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1401676332
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Read the best news the world has ever been given about the most significant life in all history—Jesus Christ. In One Perfect Life, Dr. John MacArthur shares with us the complete story of the Eternal Christ from Genesis to Revelation. Using Matthew as the base text, Dr. MacArthur blends the gospels and other biblical material about Jesus into one continuous story that will help you better understand Scripture and grow stronger in your faith. No other harmony of the Gospels includes such extensive study notes to help you unpack the meaning of each verse. Features include: Verse-by-verse explanations from one of the most important pastor-teachers of our time Every verse connected to Christ from Genesis to Revelation A harmony of the Gospels that demonstrates the inerrancy of Scripture New King James translation

Jesus, Interrupted

Jesus, Interrupted Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061863289
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The problems with the Bible that New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discussed in his bestseller Misquoting Jesus—and on The Daily Show with John Stewart, NPR, and Dateline NBC, among others—are expanded upon exponentially in his latest book: Jesus, Interrupted. This New York Times bestseller reveals how books in the Bible were actually forged by later authors, and that the New Testament itself is riddled with contradictory claims about Jesus—information that scholars know… but the general public does not. If you enjoy the work of Elaine Pagels, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and John Shelby Spong, you’ll find much to ponder in Jesus, Interrupted.

Quest for the Historical Apostles

Quest for the Historical Apostles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. Brian Shelton
Editor: Baker Books
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The stories and contributions of the apostles provide an important entrée into church history. This comprehensive historical and literary introduction uncovers their lives and legacies, underscoring the apostles' impact on the growth of the early church. The author collects and distills the histories, legends, symbols, and iconography of the original twelve and locates figures such as Paul, Peter, and John in the broader context of the history of the apostles. He also explores the continuing story of the gospel mission and the twelve disciples beyond the New Testament.

Twelve Ordinary Men

Twelve Ordinary Men Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John F. MacArthur
Editor: Thomas Nelson
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Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.

Making Spiritual Progress (Volumes 1 - 4)

Making Spiritual Progress (Volumes 1 - 4) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zacharias Tanee Fomum
Editor: ZTF Books Online
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In this four-volume boxset, Prof. Zacharias Tanee Fomum, in his exhaustive study of the Bible and a lifetime of labour in the Lord, delves into the following broad subjects: - Making personal spiritual progress, - Spiritual warfare through prayer and fasting, - The being and the making of disciples, - Laws of spiritual success, - The normal church life and the Local Church. - Fellowship in the Body of Christ, - The problem with denominational systems, - And much more. There are 39 messages in total. Volumes one and two are messages taught during a church retreat in Rixheim (France) in July 1989. Volumes three and four are a series of messages that were given during the teaching ministry of the church in Yaounde (Cameroon) between 1985 and 1986. Because the messages are here produced from recordings, they are not theological discussions, but words from a heart to hearts. We prayerfully and emphatically encourage everyone to read this book. May the Lord grant you a vision of His Body, and help you enter into deep fellowship both with Him and with His people.

Christianity and the Christian Church of the First Three Centuries

Christianity and the Christian Church of the First Three Centuries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ferdinand Christian Baur
Editor: ISD LLC
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Christianity and the Christian Church of the First Three Centuries, the first volume in Baur's five-volume history of the Christian Church, is the most influential and best known of his many groundbreaking publications in New Testament, early Christianity, church history, and historical theology. In it, Baur discusses such matters as the entrance of Christianity into world history, the teaching and person of Jesus, the tension between Jewish Christian and gentile Christian interpretations and their resolution in the idea of the Catholic Church, the opposition of Gnosticism and Montanism to Catholicism, the development of dogma or doctrine in the first three centuries, Christianity's relation to the pagan world and the Roman state, and Christianity as a moral and religious principle. This new translation is translated by Robert F. Brown and Peter C. Hodgson.

Paul with Judaism

Paul with Judaism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark D. Nanos,Magnus Zetterholm
Editor: Fortress Press
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In these chapters, a group of renowned international scholars seek to describe Paul and his work from “within Judaism,” rather than on the assumption, still current after thirty years of the “New Perspective,” that in practice Paul left behind aspects of Jewish living after his discovery of Jesus as Christ (Messiah). After an introduction that surveys recent study of Paul and highlights the centrality of questions about Paul’s Judaism, chapters explore the implications of reading Paul’s instructions as aimed at Christ-following non-Jews, teaching them how to live in ways consistent with Judaism while remaining non-Jews. The contributors take different methodological points of departure: historical, ideological-critical, gender-critical, and empire-critical, and examine issues of terminology and of interfaith relations. Surprising common ground among the contributors presents a coherent alternative to the “New Perspective.” The volume concludes with a critical evaluation of the Paul within Judaism perspective by Terence L. Donaldson, a well-known voice representative of the best insights of the New Perspective.

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1977, volume 1

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1977, volume 1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Witness Lee
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The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1977, volume 1, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee from January 2 through July 10, 1977. In 1977 Brother Lee spoke ninety-nine messages that were published in Life-study of Genesis, Life-study of Matthew, and Life-study of Revelation. The Life-study messages are not included in The Collected Works of Witness Lee. From the beginning of the year until the beginning of April, Brother Lee ministered in Anaheim, California. From early April through mid-April he ministered in Stuttgart, Germany. From the middle of April until the beginning of May, he traveled to Rome, Italy; Neuchatel, Switzerland; Blackpool, England; Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and the Galilee, Israel; Athens, Greece; and Madrid, Spain. There is no record of his speaking in any of these cities except Blackpool. At the end of the first week in May, Brother Lee held a conference in New York City before returning to Anaheim, where he remained until August 18. The contents of this volume are divided into ten sections, as follows: 1. Seven messages given in Anaheim, California, on January 2 through March 24. These messages were combined into four chapters and included in this volume under the title Weekly Elders' Meetings in Anaheim. 2. Two messages given in Chinese in Anaheim, California, on January 19. The translated messages are included in this volume under the title Fellowship with Young People concerning the Course of the Recovery of the Church. 3. Five messages given in Anaheim, California, on February 9 through March 9. They are included in this volume under the title Fellowship and Questions concerning the Gospel. 4. Three messages given in Anaheim, California, on February 13 through March 6. They are included in this volume under the title Various Lord's Day Morning Meetings. 5. Brother Lee's speaking during a time of fellowship with Walter Martin, president of the Christian Research Institute, in Brother Lee's home in Anaheim, California, on February 21. It is included in this volume under the title Brother Lee's Fellowship with Walter Martin. 6. Twenty messages given in Stuttgart, Germany, on April 8 through 17. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Kernel of the Bible. 7. Five messages given in Blackpool, England, on April 22 through 24. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Producing and Building Up of the Church as the Totality of the Divine Sonship. 8. Five messages given in New York City on May 6 through 8. They were previously published in a book entitled The Recovery of Christ in the Present Evil Age. 9. Six messages given in Anaheim, California, on May 13 through 22 and on June 9. They were previously published in a book entitled The Lord's Recovery and the Present Situation of Religion. 10. Three messages given in Anaheim, California, on June 12 through July 10. These messages are included in this volume under the title Various Meetings in Anaheim.


Leviathan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Hobbes
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504062868
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The seventeenth-century work of political philosophy that brought us the concept of the social contract. Considered by many to be as influential and provocative as Machiavelli’s The Prince, Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, written during the English Civil War, argues that only a people united under a strong sovereign can resist the forces of chaos. Exploring such concepts as the state of nature and the need to escape it, the value of a commonwealth, the advantages of a monarchy, and the role of religion in civil society, Leviathan is a controversial and challenging landmark in the history of political thought.

The Third Apostle

The Third Apostle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John W. Yarbro
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469123905
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"Professor Batchelor Calwood leaves his university campus, torn by the riots of Vietnam protesters, to search for an ancient library buried near a monastery at Gaza in Israel. Unknown to him, an assistant has concealed in their luggage a new and deadly device that will allow terrorists to highjack and destroy airplanes. As the Professors archeological discoveries about the origins of Christianity begin to cause alarm in the Vatican, his accidental involvement with terrorists puts his own life at risk on the eve of the six day war between Israel and her neighbors."

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1963, volume 3

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1963, volume 3 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Witness Lee
Editor: Living Stream Ministry
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The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1963, volume 3, contains the messages and fellowship given by Brother Witness Lee from July 13 through September 1, 1963, with the exception of messages he gave in a series on the Gospel of John, which are published in Life-study of John (not included in The Collected Works). The eight sections that constitute this volume are composed largely of messages that were given during the summer training held in Los Angeles and Altadena, California, from July 13 through August 22. The training covered four main areas: life, truth, the church, and service. The messages on life and on truth were given in the evening of each Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday, and the messages on the church and on service were given in the evening of each Thursday. The messages given in the evening focused on these four main areas, and the messages given in the morning were devoted to fellowship concerning personal problems, spiritual problems, the church, the local churches, the Lord's Day gathering, practical service, prayer, and Christian practices. The contents of this volume are as follows: 1. Eighteen messages concerning life given on July 13 through August 20 as part of the summer training. These messages have been published under the title Basic Principles of the Experience of Life. One message, chapter 9, is included also in The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1965, volume 3, as chapter 8 of Our Human Spirit. 2. The five messages on truth given on July 13 through 22 as part of the summer training. Four of these messages have been published previously under the title The Building of God. However, in researching for The Collected Works, a fifth message was discovered. 3. Six messages on service given on July 18 through August 22 as part of the summer training. These messages have been published under the title Basic Principles for the Service in theChurch Life. Chapters 1 through 3 are included also in The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1969, volume 1, as chapters 6 through 8 of To Serve in the Human Spirit. 4. Six messages on the church given on July 18 through August 22 as part of the summer training. These messages have been published under the title Basic Principles for the Practice of the Church Life. 5. Messages 6 through 13 of the messages on truth given from July 23 through August 3 as part of the Summer Training. These messages have been published under the title The Work of the Holy Spirit. 6. Messages 14 through 18 of the messages on truth given from August 6 through 13 as part of the Summer Training. These messages have been published under the title A Brief Definition of the Kingdom of the Heavens. 7. Fourteen miscellaneous messages given in Los Angeles between July 16 and September 1. These messages are included in this volume under the title Miscellaneous Messages. 8. Miscellaneous fellowship given by Brother Lee to the saints in the Los Angeles area from July 19 through August 24. These messages are included in this volume under the title Miscellaneous Speakings. The contents of this section were composed from personal notes taken by brothers who were present in the meetings. Brother Lee gave four additional messages in Los Angeles during this period of time--on July 26 and August 9, 14, and 20--for which no record has been found.

The Minyan

The Minyan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. David Jones
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THE MINYAN by Dr. C. David Jones is an account of the lives, ministry and legends of each of the thirteen Apostles who were members of the Minyan of Jesus Christ. The book provides new materials based upon historical research, the principles of biblical redaction criticism/analysis and an examination of the sociological, inter-personal and group dynamics of this amazing group of Jesus' Apostles. The Appendices include a unique Minyan sociogram and maps that offer additional resources to the reader. Dr. Maxie D. Dunnam, President of Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY is author of the "Introduction." CONTENTS: CAN YOU name the Thirteen Apostles of Jesus Christ? When asked that question one fellow said, Sure! Then he confidently began to rattle off their names: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John . . . He paused for a moment, puzzled and bewildered, and then continued: Happy, Dopey, Grumpy, Doc . . . Donder, Vixen, Blitzen . . . and Rudolph! He really didnt know who the Apostles were but, undaunted, he rattled off the first names that came to his mind. There were, however, actually thirteen men who made up the Minyan. A MINYAN is the number of adult Jews required to form a synagogue or a Hebrew congregation. The necessary quorum that must be present for the daily prayers or for any special prayers or services of Hebrew worship is ten. Originally the number was twelve - the same number of the original twelve tribes of Israel. The Rabbi, Jesus of Nazareth, chose twelve men to form his own itinerant Minyan to travel with him wherever he went throughout his earthly ministry. THE HISTORIC ACCOUNT of the Apostolic Minyan begins with the enigmatic figure of St. John the Baptist. His story is the Prologue to the chapters that follow in The MINYAN. THE CENTRAL FIGURE around whom all else revolves is the dynamic and mystical person of JESUS CHRIST. What made him choose these particular twelve men for his Minyan? Explore with the author the powerful sociological dynamics and religious ferment that impacted the lives of these men. DISCOVER the identity of the first apostle; learn the secret of the fisherman who walked on water; then meet the first apostolic martyr, the Greek nobleman and the noble Egyptian rabbi, the boy with loaves and fishes who became the teen-age apostle, the skeptical shipwright, the revenuer, the guerrilla revolutionaries and terrorists among the Minyan, the embezzling treasurer, and the man who came out on the short end of the stick! EXAMINE the Sociogram which charts the inter-relationships within the Minyan and shows how many of the men were relatives of the Rabbi Jesus. See the interlocking forces that knit business partners and tradesmen together. Trace the travels of the Minyan on the maps and follow them as they spread the Good News of Gods love to the far corners of the Roman Empire and beyond. FOLLOW in the EPILOGUE the influence of the Minyan and the development of Christianity through the centuries to modern times. You will be amazed and astounded at the lives and ministries of these thirteen men who had such a profound impact in turning our world Upside-down or, more exactly, in helping to turn it Right-side UP! Dr. C. David Jones has given us a marvelous and expansive piece of research work and writing in this book in which he tells the fascinating story of the original twelve men and then the thirteenth man who joined them to form a very special Minyan: their lives changed the world! --from the Introduction by Dr. Maxie D. Dunnam, President of Asbury Theological Seminary

A Guide to Christian Art

A Guide to Christian Art Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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A one-volume introduction to and overview of Christian art, from its earliest history to the present day. Diane Apostolos-Cappadona begins by examining how art and Christianity have intersected throughout history, and charts this tumultuous relationship that has yielded some of the greatest outpourings of human creativity. To introduce readers to the way a painting can be read Apostolos-Cappadona begins with an analysis of a painting of the Adoration of the Magi, helping readers to see how they can interpret for themselves the signs, symbols and figures that the book covers. In the more-than 1000 entries that follow Apostolos-Cappadona gives readers an expert overview of all the frequently used symbols and motifs in Christian art as well as the various saints, historical figures, religious events, and biblical scenes most frequently depicted. Readers are introduced to the ways in which religious paintings are often "coded'" such as what a lily means in a picture of Mary, how a goldfinch can be "Christological", or how the presence of an Eagle means it is likely to be a picture of St John. The entries are organized by topic, so that students and beginners can easily find their way to discussion of the themes and motifs they see before them when looking at a painting.