Open Hearts In Bethlehem
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📒Open Hearts In Bethlehem ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey
✏Open Hearts in Bethlehem Book Summary : The traditional story of Jesus' birth is well known and beloved. A long journey from home. A pregnant mother. The crisis of birth. Remarkable visitors. But there is more. For the first time, here is a drama that accurately presents what the Bible actually says rather than what tradition and mistranslations of Scripture have portrayed. This fresh Christmas drama from world-renowned Middle Eastern and biblical expert Kenneth Bailey is full of wonder and hope. Pastors, Christian educators, musicians and others will welcome the opportunity to present to their congregations this drama of hospitality, grace and joy. Five original contemporary folk songs for guitar and a (SATB) choral anthem are also available to give the production delightful musical accents. InterVarsity Press also provides a musical score as well as a music CD or MP3 download in which all these songs are performed twice, once with vocals and once with accompaniment only. Without music, the drama can be performed in 25-30 minutes. With music, the performance time is 45-50 minutes. Here is a drama that is biblically accurate, heartwarming and perfectly suited for church performance.
📒Open Hearts Open Homes ✍ Amy Peterson
✏Open Hearts Open Homes Book Summary : Hospitality is not about fancy dinners and great impressions . . . it's about humbling your heart and being open to meeting people where they are. It's exactly what Christ did for us, and we have the privilege of following His example. Yes, it might be uncomfortable at first; but when you open the door to your home and heart to others, you open the door to unexpected blessings. Hang the "welcome sign" of Christian hospitality on the door of your life and see what God can do through you.
📒Jacob The Prodigal ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey
✏Jacob the Prodigal Book Summary : Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga of Jacob and the New Testament parable of the prodigal son, offering a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present, and their future.
📒Prepare O Bethlehem ✍ William C. Mills
✏Prepare O Bethlehem Book Summary : Prepare O Bethlehem is a collection of pastoral reflections on the Scripture readings that appear during the Christmas-Epiphany season. At Christmas, we prepare to once again receive Jesus into our lives, fi rst as an infant, but also as our Lord, King and Savior. Ultimately, however, we receive him as the Word made flesh and we have "beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father." (John 1:14). Th is Word comes to us through the very words of scripture, for it is here, in the Old and New Testaments where we encounter the good news of our salvation. As we read through the scripture lessons for Christmas, Epiphany, and the Meeting of the Lord we are reminded that we are given the greatest gift of all, who is Jesus Christ himself. Unfortunately, the true "reason for the season" is oft en forgotten as we are bombarded by a myriad of holiday planning, parties, and activities that surround the holiday season. Hopefully we can take a few precious moments out of our busy schedules and patiently read the Word of God as we once again prepare to meet our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
📒The Cross And The Prodigal ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey
✏The Cross and the Prodigal Book Summary : Drawing on his extensive knowledge of both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture, Kenneth E. Bailey presents an interpretation of the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective and, in doing so, powerfully demonstrates its essentially Christian message.
📒Finding The Lost ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey
✏Finding the Lost Book Summary : Explores the four parables in Luke 15. Shows how the cultural background of Arabic and Muslim theology affects the interpretation of these parables.
📒The Good Shepherd ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey
✏The Good Shepherd Book Summary : Logos Bookstores' 2015 Best Book in Theology/Doctrine/Reference "The Lord is my shepherd." Thus begins the most beloved of all Psalms—and thus begins a thousand-year journey through the Bible. Prophets, apostles and Jesus himself took up this image from David, reshaping it, developing it and applying it to their own situations and needs. Kenneth Bailey uses his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture and especially his familiarity with Middle Eastern shepherding customs to bring new light and life to our understanding of this central image of the Christian faith. With each of nine major Old and New Testament passages, Bailey reveals the literary artistry of the Biblical writers and summarizes their key theological features. His work is also enriched by his unique access to very early Middle Eastern commentaries on these passages, bringing fresh understanding from within the mindset of these ancient worlds. The Good Shepherd invites us to experience a rich, biblical feast of ethical, theological and artistic delights.
📒From Bethlehem To Calvary ✍ Alice A. Bailey
✏From Bethlehem to Calvary Book Summary : The life experience of the Master Jesus, including the Crucifixion, the Great Renunciation, is reflected in the life experience of all human beings. We can know and consciously co‑operate in the journey which leads from the place of spiritual birth to the place of renunciation and resurrection.
📒Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey
✏Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes Book Summary : Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels, examining the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women, and especially Jesus' parables. The work dispels the obscurity of Western interpretations with a stark vision of Jesus in his original context.
📒The Sisters Of Bethlehem Springs Collection ✍ Robin Lee Hatcher
✏The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Collection Book Summary : Enjoy Robin Lee Hatcher’s Sisters of Bethlehem Springs novels as an e-book collection! A Vote of Confidence Beautiful and single, Guinevere Arlington knows her “place” in the early twentieth century. She just refuses to stay there. Gwen loves her life in Idaho—the mountains, the town, her independence. But when she runs for mayor—and falls in love with her opponent—Gwen realizes winning may come at too high a price. Fit to be Tied Beautiful and single, Guinevere Arlington knows her “place” in the early twentieth century. She just refuses to stay there. Gwen loves her life in Idaho—the mountains, the town, her independence. But when she runs for mayor—and falls in love with her opponent—Gwen realizes winning may come at too high a price. A Matter of Character The year is 1918 and writing gritty dime novels simply isn't done by a woman. So Daphne McKinley—smart, pretty, talented—publishes her rough-and-tumble books under a male pseudonym. But when a newspaperman enlists her aid in restoring his grandfather's good name, Daphne finds herself re-examining the power of her words and reconsidering the direction of her life.