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  1. A Survey of the Old Testament (Audio Lectures)

    A Survey of the Old Testament (Audio Lectures)

    Runtime: 11.93 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $24.99 Member Price: $19.99 (or 4 credits)
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    The purpose of studying the Old Testament is to understand God and his redemptive work more fully. However, this goal is complicated by the fact that it was transmitted through a very different language and culture from our own. A Survey of the Old Testament provides an indispensable guide for undergraduate students and other listeners by exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books. For each Old Testament book, the Survey addresses background information, purpose, message, structure, and major themes. Chapters introducing each major section of the Old Testament are included, as are chapters dealing with issues of interpretation, geography, archaeology, history, formation of the Old Testament canon, and the Old Testament’s relationship to the New Testament. (This product is an audio lecture by the authors recorded before a live audience, and is based on the text of the book A Survey of the Old Testament.)
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  2. Historical Theology (Audio Lectures)

    Historical Theology (Audio Lectures)

    Runtime: 6.83 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $27.99 Member Price: $22.39 (or 5 credits)
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    Most historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs chronologically, discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology according to their historical appearance. And while this may be good history, it can make for confusing theology, with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies. In Historical Theology, Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology according to a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history of Christian doctrine one theological element at a time. Such an approach allows readers to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church, through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and into the modern period. Includes a generous mix of primary source material as well, citing the words of Cyprian, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Barth, and others. Allison references the most accessible editions of these notable theologians’ work so that students can continue their study of historical theology through Christian history’s most important contributors. Historical Theology is a superb resource for those familiar with Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology or interested in understanding the development of Christian theology.
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  3. A Theology of Biblical Counseling: Audio Lectures

    A Theology of Biblical Counseling: Audio Lectures

    The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry

    Narrator: Heath Lambert
    Runtime: 5.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $27.99 Member Price: $22.39 (or 5 credits)
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    The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text,A Theology of Biblical Counseling: Audio Lectures includes high quality live-recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as well as relevant material from other sources. For over four decades, biblical theology has been at the core of the biblical counseling movement. Leaders in biblical counseling have emphasized a commitment to teaching doctrine in their counseling courses out of the conviction that good theology leads to good counseling and bad theology leads to bad counseling. In A Theology of Biblical Counseling: Audio Lectures Heath Lambert unpacks the core convictions that underlie sound counseling and gives practical wisdom for our counseling practices today. These audio lectures show how biblical counseling is rooted in the Scriptures while illustrating the real challenges counselors face today. A Theology of Biblical Counseling: Audio Lectures is accessible for working biblical counselors and for counselors-in-training at colleges and seminaries. In each lesson, doctrine comes to life in real ministry to real people, dramatically demonstrating how theology intersects with the lives of actual counselees.
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  4. Sticky Teams

    Sticky Teams

    Narrator: Don Hagen
    Runtime: 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $20.99 Member Price: $16.79 (or 4 credits)
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    Serving as a church leader can be a tough assignment. Whatever your role, odds are you’ve known your share of the frustration, conflict, and disillusionment that comes with silly turf battles, conflicting vision, and marathon meetings. No doubt, you’ve asked yourself, “How did it get this way?”
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  5. Historia de la iglesia cristiana

    Historia de la iglesia cristiana

    Runtime: 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Diseñado para dos públicos, este libro contiene bosquejos y referencias en los márgenes para ayudar al estudiante y al maestro, junto con una narración continua y numerosas ilustraciones para el lector general. Ninguna institución ha cubierto más siglos y más continentes que la iglesia cristiana. Su historia dramática es de derramamiento de sangre y paz, corrupción y pobreza. Aquí el doctor Hurlbut vuelve a contar esta historia con un estilo objetivo, conciso y claro, haciendo énfasis en el espíritu de la iglesia, su crecimiento y maduración, y las causas que condujeron a los acontecimientos históricos y su influencia resultante. Preciso, al día, y presentado en forma vívida, Historia de la Iglesia Cristiana, de Hurlbut, cubre los seis períodos generales de la historia de la iglesia desde el año 30 d. C. hasta el día de hoy. En esta edición revisada después de la muerte del doctor Hurlbut, se ha añadido una sección de conclusión que abarca el período desde el fallecimiento del autor hasta la actualidad para darnos un vistazo completo y fácil de entender acerca de la iglesia cristiana. Es ideal para utilizarlo en la Escuela Dominical, ya que al final del libro se incluyen bosquejos sugeridos y preguntas de repaso para cada capítulo. Designed for two audiences, this book contains outlines and references in the margins to aid the student or teacher along with a continuous narrative and numerous illustrations for the general reader. No other institution has spanned more centuries and more continents than the Christian church. Its dramatic story is one of bloodshed and peace, corruption and poverty. Here Dr. Hurlbut retells the story in an objective, concise, and clear style, emphasizing the spirit of the church, its growth and maturity, and the causes leading to historic events and their resulting influence. Accurate, up-to-date, and vividly presented, Hurlbut's “Story of the Christian Church” traces the six general periods of church history from A.D. 30 to the present time. In this revised edition prepared after Dr. Hurlbut’s death, an additional concluding section covers the years from the time of the author’s death to the present, thus providing the reader with a comprehensive and easy to understand overview of the Christian church. Designed for two audiences, this book contains outlines and references in the margins to aid the student or teacher along with a continuous narrative and numerous illustrations for the general reader. It is ideal for use in Sunday school classes, because suggested outlines and review questions for each chapter are included at the end of the book.
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  6. The Purpose-Driven Church

    The Purpose-Driven Church

    Author: Rick Warren
    Narrator: Rick Warren
    Runtime: 2.3 Hrs. - Abridged
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    Every church is driven by some controlling force: tradition, finances, programs, events, personalities, or even the building itself. But author and pastor Dr. Rick Warren, the founder of Saddleback Valley Community Church in California, believes that a church can only be truly healthy if it becomes "purpose-driven": built around the five goals Jesus stated in the New Testament. Dr. Warren's illuminating work outlines a proven five-part strategy that will enable your church to become warmer through fellowship, deeper through discipleship, stronger through worship, broader through ministry, and larger through evangelism. By shifting the focus away from church-building programs, Dr. Warren emphasizes a people-building, inclusive process that will allow your church to grow without compromising its message and mission.
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  7. Sifted

    Sifted

    Pursuing Growth through Trials, Challenges, and Disappointments

    Narrator: Maurice England
    Runtime: 7.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Based on Jesus’ encouragement to Peter in Luke 22 to keep his faith and minister to others in his weakness, Wayne Cordeiro shares the difficulties and hardships of planting and leading new churches while providing wisdom and inspiration for the journey.
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  8. Apologetics at the Cross

    Apologetics at the Cross

    An Introduction for Christian Witness

    Narrator: Mark Smeby
    Runtime: 9.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Amid the pluralism and secularism of Western culture, Christian apologetics has experienced a renewal of interest. In Apologetics at the Cross, Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen provide an introduction to the field, acquainting students and lay learners with the rich history, biblical foundation, and ongoing relevance of apologetics. Unique in its approach, Apologetics at the Cross presents the biblical and historical foundations for apologetics, explores various contemporary methods for approaching apologetics, and gives practical guidance in "how to" chapters that feature many real-life illustrations. With their respectful approach, which pays special attention to the attitude and posture of the apologist, Chatraw and Allen equip Christians to engage skeptics with the heart as well as the mind. Conversational in tone and balanced in approach, Apologetics at the Cross provides a listenable introduction to the field of apologetics. Listeners will be informed and equipped for engaging a wide range of contemporary challenges with the best in Christian thought.
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  9. The Unchurched Next Door

    The Unchurched Next Door

    Narrator: Don Reed
    Runtime: 7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This Silver Medallion Book award-winning national interview survey of unchurched people sheds insight on who the unchurched next door are, what objections they raise, and how to connect with them.
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  10. Deep and Wide

    Deep and Wide

    Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend

    Author: Andy Stanley
    Narrator: Tom Parks
    Runtime: 8.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $23.99 Member Price: $23.99 (or 5 credits)
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    What is the gospel?  Author and pastor Andy Stanley brings to life from Scripture and over 25 years of pastoral experience the irresistible nature of the greatest movement ever launched – The Church.
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  11. The Emotionally Healthy Church

    The Emotionally Healthy Church

    A Strategy for Discipleship That Actually Changes Lives

    Narrator: Tom Casaletto
    Runtime: 7.75 - Unabridged
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    True Discipleship Integrates Emotional and Spiritual Health. New Life Fellowship in Queens, New York, had it all: powerful teaching, dynamic ministries, an impressive growth rate, and a vision to do great works for God. Things looked good-but beneath the surface, circumstances were more than just brewing. They were about to boil over, forcing Peter Scazzero to confront needs in his church and himself that went deeper than he'd ever imagined. What he learned about the vital link between emotional health, relational depth, and spiritual maturity can shed new light on painful problems in your own church. Here are refreshing new insights, and a different and challenging slant on what it takes to lead your congregation to wholeness and maturity in Christ. Our churches are in trouble, says Scazzero. They are filled with people who are ·unsure how to biblically integrate anger, sadness, and other emotions ·defensive, incapable of revealing their weaknesses ·threatened by or intolerant of different viewpoints ·zealous about ministering at church but blind to their spouses' loneliness at home ·so involved in "serving" that they fail to take care of themselves ·prone to withdraw from conflict rather than resolve it Sharing from New Life Fellowship's painful but liberating journey, Scazzero reveals exactly how the truth can and does make people free-not just superficially, but deep down. After offering a new vision of discipleship and a revealing, guided self-assessment of your own spiritual and emotional maturity, The Emotionally Healthy Church takes you through six principles that can make a profound difference in your church. You'll acquire knowledge and tools that can help you and others · look beneath the surface of problems · break the power of past wounds, failures, sins, and circumstances · live a life of brokenness and vulnerability · recognize and honor personal limitations and boundaries · embrace grief and loss · make incarnation your model to love others. Written in a personal and passionate style, The Emotionally Healthy Church includes hands-on tools, discussion questions, spotlights on key points, and story after story of people at New Life whose lives have been changed by the concepts in this book. Open these pages, and find out how your church can turn a new corner on the road to spiritual maturity.
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  12. Organic Outreach for Ordinary People

    Organic Outreach for Ordinary People

    Narrator: Kevin G. Harney
    Runtime: 7.03 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When it comes to sharing our faith, we can make things more complex than they need to be. Simple Evangelism offers practical ways to connect people to God’s amazing love. With three decades of outreach leadership, Kevin Harney provides tools that free you to set fear aside and walk boldly into the adventure of evangelism.
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  13. Strong through the Storm

    Strong through the Storm

    How to Be a Christian in the World Today

    Author: Jim Cymbala
    Narrator: Jim Cymbala
    Runtime: 6.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Church today is in the middle of a powerful storm, the intensity of which is likely to increase in the future. Many Christians are bewildered and concerned by what they see—a culture that’s become increasingly hostile to biblical Christianity and a church whose vital signs are quickly waning. In Strong through the Storm, pastor and bestselling author Jim Cymbala speaks to every Christian who is concerned about the challenges the church is facing in America today. Using powerful stories of people who have been transformed by Christ, Cymbala offers hope, helping Christians to understand that a life surrendered to Christ will not be easily defeated, even in the midst of growing hostility toward Christians. No matter how much spiritual darkness encompasses the world, the light of the gospel cannot be suppressed. Some churches are coming at the storm with harsh legalism, but Cymbala explains that the message needs to be grace. We need to understand the spiritual battle we are in and use the right weapons against it, says Cymbala. We are not struggling against the leaders of this world or the people in the battle, we are struggling against our spiritual enemy, and we need to fight with the Word of God, prayer, and the Holy Spirit. We don’t need more church growth programs to turn the church around. What’s needed is a transformation so that the gospel is preached, the Holy Spirit is allowed to lead, and lives are changed.
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  14. Barefoot Church

    Barefoot Church

    Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture

    Narrator: Adam Black
    Runtime: 6.15 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    People are hungry to make a difference in their community, yet most don’t know where to start. In fact, “serving the least” is often one of the most neglected biblical mandates in the church. Barefoot Church shows readers how today’s church can be a catalyst for individual, collective, and social renewal in any context. Whether pastors or laypeople, readers will discover practical ideas that end up being as much about the Gospel and personal transformation as they are about serving the poor. Here they will see how the organizational structure of the church can be created or redesigned for mission in any context.
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  15. The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School

    The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School

    Narrator: Ryan Anderson
    Runtime: 6.38 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School lives up to its name, with transformational concepts and resources for classes of every size and setting. Create excellence for kids through four key values. Unleash creative techniques that foster powerful teaching moments. And consult a veritable handbook of twenty creative methods guaranteed to bring Bible stories to life.
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