February15, 2006

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Today I'm previewing 2 books for your home library.  While these aren't books that you would read cover-to-cover in a sitting, they are great Bible Study tools that I feel everyone should have in their home.  I found them at a good price at CBD, but if you'd like to purchase them directly from me at retail price with FREE shipping, use our special order form.


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BOOK PREVIEWSYour Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

Manners & Customs of Bible Times
By Ralph Gower
Retail:  $29.99
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We know that John the Baptist ate locusts—but were they insects or sweet beans?  Why did a fish swallow a coin that Jesus later used to pay the temple tax?  How could walking beside a donkey have made Joseph a laughingstock?

Good handling of biblical passages demands a working knowledge of the historical and cultural context from which it was written. This bestselling reference book contains colorful photography and artwork, as well as maps, diagrams and charts.   Additionally, there are scripture and topical indexes for quick fact-checking.  Bible students and laypeople who teach in the church will benefit from and be fascinated by the helpful features of The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times

Patti's Two-Cents

This is a great resource to have in every Christian home.  Learning about the great variety of culture in the Fertile Crescent (between the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf) will help you look at the Bible in a new light and give you a better understanding of the meaning of certain passages of Scripture.

The book is broken up into categories such as:

  • clothing

  • dwellings

  • domestic activities

  • the family

  • education

  • food & meals

  • agriculture

  • towns & villages

  • hospitality

  • government & society

  • leisure

  • religion

  • warfare

  • and many more!

There is also an easy to use index to help you find the topic you are looking for as well as detailed maps, diagrams, and colorful illustrations.

The New Manners & Customs of Bible Times will open your eyes to the lifestyles and customs of Biblical writers and characters, giving you a clearer understanding of God's Word.

I use this book in preparation for my own personal study as well as Bible studies that I teach.

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BOOK PREVIEWSYour Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

The MacArthur New Testament Commentary:  2 Peter & Jude
By John MacArthur, Jr.
Retail:  $22.99
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From the bestselling bible commentator alive, we are releasing 2 Peter & Jude, the 24th addition to the MacArthur New Testament Commentary series.  This volume will include 9 chapters on 2 Peter and 6 on Jude.  These commentaries have been praised for their accessibility to lay leaders and are a must for the library of every pastor.  MacArthur gives verse-by-verse analysis in context and provides points of application for passages as well as practical illustrations. MacArthur avoids becoming overly technical, even while tackling the complex topics found in both of these intriguing New Testament epistles. With a theologically dispensational approach, the straightforward explanations are consistently highlighted with pertinent life applications. Ideal for pastors, teachers, and laypeople alike!

Patti's Two-Cents

I have to start out by saying that John MacArthur is one of my favorite authors & preachers.  I have several volumes in the Commentary Series and the volume on 2nd Peter & Jude is just as good as the others I have.  If you are looking for a good study tool that will take you verse by verse through a book of the Bible, this volume is a must-have for your library.

Dr. MacArthur writes like he speaks...which is in a simple language that everyone can understand, even if it is a difficult topic. 

I highly recommend this volume for your home or church library.

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