April 13 - Free Christian Living eBooks for your Kindle
Speaking of Jesus
Some of us fear moments when we need to defend our theology. Some of us seek them out. But we are seldom ready the way Jesus seemed to be ready. So how do we draw others to God in the midst of these ordinary conversations the way Jesus did?
In Speaking of Jesus, Carl Medearis draws on his experience of international reconciliation between Muslims and Christians to remind us of the heart of the matter: Jesus. Here he gives us tools, stories, and the foundation we need to move beyond “us” and “them” and simply talk about the One who changes it all.
The last 30 years have seen the political discourse within our country grow more rancorous and increasingly uncivil. During the same period, there has been a growing tendency to conflate one’s theological commitments with one’s political ideology. As a consequence, partisan politics has infiltrated our churches and political commitments are creating unnecessary divisions. Perhaps of most concern, these trends generally tend to obscure the properly holistic nature of the Gospel of Christ and turn people off to Christianity altogether. Too often, it often seems politics trumps theology. Sadly, this leads to division, where decisions on church direction, and even the content of teaching, gets determined more based on partisan politics than on sound biblical and theological factors. Hijacked explores this phenomenon, offers analysis, and proposes a way forward.
How Christians Should Relate to Government
Derived from theologian Wayne Grudem's Politics---According to the Bible, this digital short outlines five misguided approaches Christians take to politics and a way that is both more biblical and better for society. Grudem describes the five misguided approaches as follows:Government should compel religionGovernment should exclude religionAll government is evil and demonicDo evangelism, not politicsDo politics, not evangelismIn their place, Grudem argues for a view that he calls significant Christian influence on government. Provocative and compelling, How Christians Should Relate to Government will prod the thinking of politically minded Christians, regardless of which party they favor.
The Ethics of Sex
Derived from Scott B. Rae's widely adopted textbook, Moral Choices, this digital short looks carefully at the Bible's teaching on sexual ethics and at specific issues like singleness, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, birth control, masturbation, and more. Confronting head-on some of the most difficult topics for Christians to navigate, Rae also includes cases and questions for further discussion. The Ethics of Sex thus provides wise and well-grounded instruction to an ethical question every Christian must answer, namely, 'How can I please God in my sexual behavior?'
A Quick Introduction to the New Testament
Derived from D. A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo's widely adopted textbook, An Introduction to the New Testament, this digital short surveys key critical and interpretive issues in New Testament study. Attention is given to original manuscripts, interpretative traditions, biblical theology, historical criticism, postmodernism, linguistic and social-science approaches to the text, and more. Students of the New Testament will find A Quick Introduction to the New Testament to be a handy yet complete reference tool.
Believe You Can
Bestselling author John Mason shows readers that believing in yourself is the first step to success. This accessible book is both inspirational and practical, encouraging readers to approach life with optimism and the assurance that they are meant for great things.