Discover the Jewish Jesus! What relevance does it have for us that Jesus is Jewish and what difference should it make to our faith? In The Jewish Jesus, David Hoffbrand explores the answers to these and related questions in a way that is accessible to everyone. As you see how Jesus lived, thought, and taught as a Jewish man, you will come to know Him like never before, and find that His teachings come alive in their original context. This book will also help you: Appreciate the Jewish context of the whole Bible, reconnecting the Old and New Testaments. Rediscover God´s heart and purposes for the Jewish people and Israel. Engage with God´s blueprint for the church as a unified but diverse community of believers. Learn principles that will help you restore the Jewish lens in a way that enriches your faith. It´s time to discover the Jewish Jesus! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Harper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091702/bk_acx0_091702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drafted into the army fresh out of grad school, Dan Berman questions organized religion and feels ambivalent about his Jewish faith. When he finds himself assigned Jewish Chaplain´s Assistant at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, he finds himself.It´s 1970. American soldiers kill women and children in Vietnam. Catholics and Protestants do battle in Northern Ireland. Muslims and Jews murder one another in Israel. Viewing all this through a stateside lens, Dan has mixed emotions about the cards humanity has dealt him. Then he meets Harriet, Lutheran daughter of the head chaplain on post, Colonel Harold Marshall. One night the colonel discovers Dan and Harriet bedding down together at the Jewish Center. The fallout dovetails with other religious tension simmering at the fort, escalating into satirical jabs at the divisiveness of religion. The fort becomes a microcosm of a war-torn world.As all heaven and hell break loose, Dan relies on his kindhearted rabbi´s wise and witty advice to navigate religion and romance. The Rabbi Wore Bell-bottoms grapples with the ways religion colors our perceptions and feelings.The humorous, humanistic voice of Dan Berman will keep you alternately musing and amused. If you are involved in - or contemplating - an interfaith relationship, The Rabbi Wore Bell-Bottoms was recorded with you in mind. If you are simply the curious, questioning type, it will enhance your understanding of the mass exodus from organized religion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Art Novak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146509/bk_acx0_146509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Len Cooper is ample proof that every American black man´s story is not the same. He has been a boy in brutal segregated Alabama and an invisible homeless man in the nation´s capital. He sought holiness and comfort, entering a monastery to become a priest at a time when the Catholic Church was in denial about racism, homosexuality, and robed predators. Still, Cooper rises to become a writer and a world traveler who finds solace and home in a land that is supposed to be foreign: Israel. (Patrice Gaines, author, Laughing in the Dark: From Colored Girl to Woman of Color, a Journey from Prison to Power) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Len Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080995/bk_acx0_080995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enthralling, searching, profound, an extraordinarily powerful work on Jewish identity in the 21st century. (Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks) A bold proposal for discovering relevance in Judaism and ensuring its survival, from a pioneering social activist, business leader, and fighter pilot in the Israeli Air ForceGod Is in the Crowd is an original and provocative blueprint for Judaism in the 21st century. Presented through the lens of Tal Keinan’s unusual personal story, it a sobering analysis of the threat to Jewish continuity. As the Jewish people has become concentrated in just two hubs - America and Israel - it has lost the subtle code of governance that endowed Judaism with dynamism and relevance in the age of Diaspora. This code, as Keinan explains, is derived from Francis Galton’s ´´wisdom of crowds”, in which a group’s collective intelligence, memory, and even spirituality can be dramatically different from, and often stronger than, that of any individual member’s. He argues that without this code, this ancient people - and the civilization that it spawned - will soon be extinct. Finally, Keinan puts forward a bold and original plan to rewrite the Jewish code, proposing a new model for Judaism and for community in general.Keinan was born to a secular Jewish family in Florida. His interest in Judaism was ignited by a Christian minister at his New England prep school and led him down the unlikely path to enlistment in the Israel Air Force. Using his own dramatic experiences as a backdrop, and applying lessons from his life as a business leader and social activist, Keinan takes the listener on a riveting adventure, weaving between past, present, and future, and fusing narrative with theory to demonstrate Judaism’s value to humanity and chart its path into the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tal Keinan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006346/bk_rand_006346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WHAT IS GOD´S PLAN FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? Just a blip on history´s radar? Mystery Babylon? The Second Beast from the Book of Revelation? Or something else entirely? In today´s troubled world all eyes seem to be on the U.S. We are the lone superpower and the world´s greatest nation. How does God see the United States? The Church in modern times views America through the lens of the secular world & not through the eyes of God. What place does the U.S. have in God´s plan and what role do we play in the End Times? Why has God blessed the United States with such prosperity as the world has never seen before? Is the United States really featured in scriptural prophecies? Is America worth saving? Read one pastor&´s seven-year long journey to discover, through biblical prophecy, what role the United States will play in the End Times. An important resource for the End Times. A call to follow Christ. A warning for the United States ´´Sometime before the return of Christ; God will raise up a nation made up of people from all different nations. This nation will have a large population. It will be a military power. It will be known as a Christian Nation. It will be a very wealthy nation. It will not be called Israel. And it will be located on the opposite side of the globe from the Middle East. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Krumlauf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099569/bk_acx0_099569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How God Captures the ImaginationBrian Godawa, Hollywood screenwriter and best-selling novelist, explores the nature of imagination in the Bible and how it relates to apologetics and evangelism. He explains how God subverts pagan religions by appropriating their imagery and creativity and redeeming them within a Biblical worldview. Improve your imagination in glorifying God and defending the faith. You will discover what C.S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Francis Schaeffer understood about Christian apologetics and Biblical evangelism. Here are the chapters and what you will learn: Demonizing the Pagan Gods - God verbally attacked his opponents, pagans, and their gods, by using sarcasm, mockery and name-calling. Demonization is not wrong if they really are demonic. Old Testament Storytelling Apologetics - Israel shared creative images with their pagan neighbors: The sea dragon of chaos, and the storm god. The Bible invests them with new meaning. Biblical Creation and Storytelling - Creation stories in the ancient Near East and the Bible both express a primeval battle to create order out of chaos. But how do they differ? The Universe in Ancient Imagination - A comparison and contrast of the Biblical picture of the universe with the ancient pagan one. What’s the difference? New Testament Storytelling Apologetics - Paul’s sermon to the pagans on Mars Hill was subversive storytelling: Retelling society’s narrative through a Gospel lens. Imagination in Prophecy and Apocalypse - How God uses symbolism to both obscure and reveal meaning in prophecy. An Apologetic of Biblical Horror - Learn how God uses the genre of horror in the Bible as a powerful moral tool to communicate spiritual, social and moral truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Godawa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063502/bk_acx0_063502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seven great chapters of topics related to Bible Prophecy that reveal how close we are to the end times! Chapter one - ´´Seven Future Events That Will Shake the World´´, by Ed Hindson. This is one heck of an outline of the seven big prophetic events that are dead ahead. Great for witnessing, Sunday school classes, small groups, or personal studies. Ed Hindson is always awesome and motivating! Chapter two - ´´Fifty Reasons Rapture´s Close!´´, by Dave Reagan. Dave Reagan, one of the top Bible prophecy experts in the nation, takes you on an incredible journey through 50 Bible prophecies and how each is being, or has been, fulfilled. Jesus is coming soon! Chapter three - ´´Ten Truths About Rapture´´, by Andy Woods. Andy walks through a biblically solid and detailed outline of the coming rapture...that incredible future blink-of-an-eye moment when believers disappear from the earth. Excellent! Chapter four - ´´Great Last Days of Deceptions´´, by J.B. Hixson. The Bible is chock-full of prophetic predictions about the time in which we live. J.B., a seasoned writer/lecturer on premillennial/pretribulational doctrines, takes a look at Bible prophecy through the lens of Satan’s deceptive agenda. Chapter five - ´´Seven Huge Prophecy Lies´´, by Ed Hindson. The closer we get to the Second Coming of Christ, the more Satan works overtime to keep his lies on the front burner! Ed skillfully compares the truth with seven commonly accepted prophecy errors. Chapter six - ´´Ten Prophecies Fulfilled´´, by Tim LaHaye. Tim, author of the wildly successful Left Behind series and 30 other best-selling Bible-based books, has been teaching Bible prophecy using a literal hermeneutic for more than 50 years! These 10 prophecies get you fired up that the rapture is just a twinkle away! Chapter seven - ´´Jerusalem in Bible Prophecy´´, by Dave Reagan. Israel celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2018, and watching her is like watching God 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim LaHaye, Dave Reagan, Andy Woods, Ed Hindson, J.B. Hixson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140157/bk_acx0_140157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.