The Damascus Way (Acts of Faith #3)

Julia has everything money can buy…except for acceptance by either the Gentiles or the Jews. Her Greek father already has a wife and family, leaving Julia and her Hebrew mother second-class citizens. But when they are introduced to followers of the Way, they become part of that community of believers.

Abigail’s brother, Jacob, now a young man, is attempting to discover his own place as a Christian. He is concerned that being more serious about his faith means trading away the exhilaration of his current profession as a caravan guard. Hired by Julia’s father to protect the wealthy merchant’s caravans on the secretive “Frankincense Trail”–undercover transport of this highly valuable commodity–Jacob also passes letters and messages between various communities of believers. He is alarmed to find out that Julia, hardly more than a girl, is also a messenger. Can their immediate mistrust be put aside to finally bring their hearts together?

By Davis Bunn & Janette Oke

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A Skeleton in God’s Closet

When an ancient skeleton is discovered in Israel, will it shed new light on the life of Jesus or plunge the world into chaos?

Dr. Jonathan Weber, Harvard professor and biblical scholar, is looking forward to his sabbatical year on an archaeological dig in Israel. But a spectacular find that seems to be an archaeologist’s dream-come-true becomes a nightmare that many fear will be the death rattle of Christianity.

Carefully researched and compellingly written, A Skeleton in God’s Closet explores the tension between faith and doubt when science and religion collide. In the end, it’s a thought-provoking page-turner, driven by one man’s determination to find the truth—no matter the cost.

Author: Paul L. Maier

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The Centurion’s Wife (Act of Faith #1)

Caught up in the maelstrom following the death of an obscure rabbi in the Roman backwater of first-century Palestine, Leah finds herself also engulfed in her own turmoil–facing the prospect of an arranged marriage to a Roman soldier, Alban, who seems to care for nothing but his own ambitions. Head of the garrison near Galilee, he has been assigned by Palestine’s governor to ferret out the truth behind rumors of a political execution gone awry. Leah’s mistress, the governor’s wife, secretly commissions Leah also to discover what really has become of this man whose death–and missing body–is causing such furor.

This epic drama is threaded with the tale of an unlikely romance and framed with dangers and betrayals from unexpected sources. At its core, The Centurion’s Wife unfolds the testing of loyalties–between two young people whose inner searchings they cannot express, between their irreconcilable heritages, and ultimately between their humanity and the Divine they yearn to encounter.

Authored by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn

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A Man Called Blessed (The Caleb Books #2)

Rebecca Soloman leads a team deep into the Ethiopian desert to hunt the one man who may know the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. But Islamic fundamentalists fear that the Ark’s discovery will compel Israel to rebuild Soloman’s temple on the very site of their own holy mosque in Jerusalem.

They immediately dispatch Ismael, their most accomplished assassin, to pursue the same man, but the one in their sights is no ordinary man. His name is Caleb, and he is also on a quest–to find again the love he once embraced as a child.

Author: Bill Bright and Ted Dekker

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Who’s Who and Where’s Where in the Bible

Want to understand the people and places of scripture? Turn to Who’s Who and Where’s Where in the Bible, a bestselling reference book! With more than a quarter million copies sold, it’s proven its value with readers. Now, this illustrated, easy reading A–Z dictionary—loaded with fresh and surprising insights about the most important people and places in the Bible—includes even more information and illustration. Not a dry textbook, it’s written in magazine style by a critically acclaimed Christian journalist and Bible history author. Color maps, photos, and paintings transport you to sacred lands where you’ll meet fascinating people: lovers and liars, healers and hoodlums, warriors and wimps—more than 500 in all.

By Stephen M. Miller

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Destiny and Deliverance – Spiritual Insights from the Life of Moses

An isolated shepherd, reluctant to lead and haunted by his past, became one of the giants of history whose achievements changed the world forever. In the story of Moses, we see our own potential for deliverance – and for meeting our own unique destiny.

Spiritual insights on the life of Moses from some of today’s leading Christian communicators. This encourages you to reflect on the significance of Moses’ life and to consider what we can learn from his story.

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Handbook of New Testament Backgrounds

Who were the Pharisees? What was a victor’s crown? How would one use a reed to measure a temple?

When we study Scripture carefully, questions like these are sure to come up. Far removed from the original context and without the proper resources, we sit, puzzled by the details before us.

Insight’s Handbook of New Testament Backgrounds: Key Customs from Each Book offers accessible and reliable answers to these and many other questions common to readers of the New Testament. You’ll discover insights into first-century life and the meanings behind significant biblical practices and illustrations. Arranged by Bible book and verse, this resource makes it easy and fun to expand and deepen your understanding of God’s Word.

164 pages, by Charles Swindoll.

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