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Christian Ministers Manual - Wedding Services, Traditional Contemporary, Funeral Services, Scripture Reading, NASB, KJV, Ordinations, Dedications, Baptisms, Communion, Counseling, Hospital Calls, and Minister's Life, etc. On Being a Christian - By Hans Kung. Highly Recommended ! What it means to be a Christian today in a world of science, technology, political and personal crisis; a challenging statement of faith by a prominent and outspoken Swiss theologian. This book affirms the vitality and uniqueness of Christianity by tracing it back to the reality of the historical Christ.

If Grace is True - Traditionally, many Christian denominations have held fast to the belief that those who confess God's saving grace from sin will be rewarded with eternal life while those who reject this grace will be damned to eternal perdition. Such a belief, according to ministers Gulley and Mulholland, fails miserably to acknowledge the real message of Christianity: that God's gracious arms are wide enough to hold every person, regardless of shortcomings or sins. What Does the Bible Really Say About Hell? - Who wants to read a book on hell? Doesn't the daily news already include enough negativity? But this book is more about the kind of God we worship. Does this God consent to the eternal roasting of sinners over an open flame? If God is more like the Parent Jesus revealed, even offering forgiveness before it was requested, as Jesus did on the cross, what do biblical references to hell actually mean? This book studies every significant reference to hell in the Bible, seeking an interpretation that both takes the Bible seriously as the very Word of God and harmonizes with the character of the God and "Abba" revealed through Jesus Christ.

The One Purpose of God : An Answer to the Doctrine of Eternal Punishment - Highly Recommended ! by Jan Bonda. Throughout the centuries the church has taught that the vast majority of humankind will suffer eternal punishment. But is this teaching truly biblical? In this book Jan Bonds scrutinizes church tradition and Scripture - especially Paul's letter to the Romans - and concludes that neither Paul nor the prophets to whom he appeals show any trace of supporting the doctrine of eternal damnation. On the contrary, they tell us that God wants to save all people and that he will not rest until that goal has been achieved. Dare We Hope 'That All Men Be Saved'? : With a Short Discourse on Hell, by Hans Urs Von Balthasar. The Catholic Church asserts that certain individuals are in Heaven, but never declares a specific individual to be in Hell. In fact, the Church still hopes that in their final moments of life, even the greatest sinners such as Judas Iscariot and Adolph Hitler would have repented of their terrible sins.
        In this book, Hans Urs von Balthasar pushes the hope that in their final moments of life, all souls will repent and make their peace with God. He hopes all will be saved, not because all deserve Heaven, but rather because all will come to know the great mercy and forgiveness of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Inescapable Love of God - Highly Recommended ! by Thomas Talbott. A powerful Scriptural and logical defense of Universalism.
        From the Preface: "This set of reflections is neither a textbook nor a piece of scholarly research. It neither summarizes a specific field of study for students nor advances scholarship in some area of research. It is instead (what I would call) a real book, by which I mean that in it I have tried to reach the most demanding audience of all: that of educated non-specialists. The book is in part an intellectual autobiography, in part the elaboration of an argument, and in part an attempt at persuasive writing. In these pages, I have sought to share with others, particularly those who call themselves "Christians," some of my own deepest convictions about the nature of God and the world. I have sought to work out, with some degree of consistency, the idea that the universe really is an expression of love, as some of the mystics from many traditions have always insisted."
        Part I chronicles some of Talbott's early theological struggles and how he came to embrace a doctrine of universal reconciliation: the wondrous idea that God's love will inevitably triumph in the end and finally transform every created person. Part II sets forth the positive case for his contention that universalism is a plain and obvious teaching of the New Testament. And finally, Part III explores some of the logical inconsistencies in competing theological systems. Click here for a Review of this book by a reader
The Golden Thread, God’s Promise of Universal Salvation - by Ken R. Vincent.
        In our modern pluralistic world, the barriers imposed by the old doctrine of religious exclusivity are confronted every day by individuals, families, and nations. Now more than ever, the inspirational message of God’s Universal and eternal love for all humanity needs to be retold. By reacquainting readers with the God who is too good to condemn anyone to Eternal Hell, The Golden Thread, God’s Promise of Universal Salvation offers a Biblical interpretation present in Christianity from the earliest Jesus-Followers to the 21st Century. Salvation for all is known as Universalism, and the idea that all people will be saved—either immediately or eventually—is called Universal Restoration.
        Proponents of Universalism can be found today within a wide variety of denominations from post-Vatican II Catholics to Primitive Baptists. The Golden Thread brings together the Bible verses that ancient and modern Universalist theologians have used to show that God is the parent of all and, in the end, will save the “Lost Sheep” and the “Prodigal Son.” The Golden Thread continues with 2,000 years of Christian mystical religious experience and modern-day near-death experiences—testimony to God’s abiding love for all.

  • No Other Name : An Investigation into the Destiny of the Unevangelized - by John Sanders, Clark H. Pinnock.

  • A Wideness in God's Mercy: The Finality of Jesus Christ in a World of Religion - by Clark H. Pinnock. Here is a ground-breaking book that suggests some new possibilities of interpretation around the challenge of religious pluralism. The subject of the book is the finality of Jesus Christ in a world of different religions. Pinnock explains succinctly the factors that have made religious pluralism a major challenge for Christian theology. Then he places the issue in the history of doctrine leading up to the present day.


  • The Urantia Book: A Revelation - Integrating the highest concepts of spirituality, science, philosophy, and history, this book was written to lead individuals to higher levels of individual and collective spiritual living. Not a text intended solely for any one religion, this guide correlates the cultural common ground of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and all Eastern religions. Included are four sections: the first two deal with the structure of the universe, the third retells the history of the Earth, and the fourth offers a detailed description of the life of Christ. The Urantia Book offers religion as an all-embracing philosophy of living and opportunity for spiritual growth and perfection.

  • The Center Within: Lessons from Heart of the Urantia Revelation - The Center Within provides a long-awaited introduction and explanation to some of the profound wisdom inherent within the Urantia revelation. If you're reluctant to tackle the two thousand page Urantia tome, this is the next best thing.


  • The Book of Family Prayer - by Robert E. Webber. The Book of Family Prayer is a wonderful resource in bringing the life of prayer into the daily junctures of family experience. Not only is it great for family worship, prayer, and devotion, but it is a good resource for the minister as well. It contains ceremonies and prayers for special occasions such as engagements, receptions, birthdays, house blessings, and many more. Hardback, 336pp.

  • Rotherham Emphasized Bible - A literal translation of the complete Bible.

  • Holy Bible : From Ancient Eastern Text- About the Author: George M. Lamsa brings to this work a lifetime of scholarship and translation of the Eastern manuscripts of the Bible. He was raised in Assyria; during his lifetime he translated The Holy Bible from the Aramaic of the Peshitta and authored over twenty books illuminating the original meaning of Scripture. 

  • Our Father Abraham : Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith - This volume delineates the link between Judaism and Christanity, between Old and the New Testaments, and calls Christians to reexamine their Hebrew roots so as to effect a more authentically biblical lifestyle. 

  • Restoring the Jewishness of the Gospel - A Message for Christians - By Dr. David H. Stern. This book, one the whole Church needs to read, is a condensed version of the Messianic Jewish Manifesto! It introduces believers to the Jewish roots of their faith.

  •         Gives clear thinking about neglected questions - such as: What central truth, ignored for 1,800 years, must be restored if the Church is to fulfill the Great Commission? How are both the Jews and the Church God's people? Is there a difference between Jew and Gentile in the Body of the Messiah? Will God fulfill all of His promises to the Jews? Is the Church anti-Semitic? If so, what can you do about it? Should the Church evangelize Jews today? If so, how?
            Surprising answers to these and other crucial questions, along with suggestions for godly action, are given in this exciting and insightful book by this Israeli Messianic Jew who translated the JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT and authored the JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARY.

  • Jewish New Testament: Freshly rendered from the original Greek into enjoyable modern English by David H. Stern, a Messianic Jew, the Jewish New Testament challenges Jews to understand that Yeshua (Jesus) is a friend to every Jewish heart and the New Testament a Jewish book filled with truths to be accepted and acted upon. At the same time, while reaffirming the equality of Gentiles and Jews in the Messianic Community, it challenges Chritians to acknowledge the Jewishness of their faith and their oneness with the Jewish people.

  • Complete Jewish Bible : An English... This Bible provides a comprehensive introduction, explaining how this Bible came to be and how to get the most out of reading it; an excellent pronunciation glossary; and detailed maps to aid in understanding historical events. A unique feature of this translation is that it follows the Hebrew Bible order of the Tanakh - the order with which Jesus (Yeshua) was familiar. It makes no separation between the Old and New Testaments. The Complete Jewish Bible shows that the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, is a unified book. It not only offers insight into the Bible's original culture and language, but also corrects theology that was based on anti-Semitic, anti-Torah mindset.
  • Messianic Jewish Manifesto - By Dr. David H. Stern, Israeli Jewish believer. This volume, gives a detailed program of Ideology and Theology for Messianic Judaism.

  •         His Messianic Jewish Manifesto is a challenge to both Jews who honor Yeshua as Israel's Messiah and others involved with Messianic Judaism to catch the vision for its destiny to heal the split between the Church and the Jewish People.
            Messianic Judaism is right, a Biblical solution, an idea whose time has prophetically come! Dr. Stern issues a call for involvement by Messianic Jews and provides a valuable source of information for Gentile believers.
            Chapter headings include: Destiny; Identity; History; Theology; Torah; Holiness; Program; Restoring the Jewishness of the Gospel; Aliyah Update; Glossary of Hebrew Words and Names; and Scripture Index.

  • Israel and Humanity (Classics of Western... , by Elijah Benamozegh. A grand synthesis of the philosophy of Judaism in its relation to humanity. The distinguished masterpiece of Rabbi Benamozegh, the chief rabbi of Livorno (Leghorn), Italy, during the second half of the 19th century. Translated, edited and with an introduction by Maxwell Luria. Preface and appendix on "Kabbalah in Elijah Benamozegh's Thought" by Moshe Idel.
  • World English Bible

  • The Holy Bible English Standard Version - Hardback
  • The Holy Bible English Standard Version - Leather Bound
            From the Publisher: The English Standard Version (ESV) stands in the classic mainstream of English Bible translations over the past half-millennium. The fountainhead of that stream was William Tyndale's New Testament of 1526; marking its course King James Version of 1611 (KJV), the English Revised Version of 1885 (RV), the American Standard Version of 1901 (ASV), and the Revised Standard Version of 1952 and 1971 (RSV). In that stream, faithfulness to the text and vigorous pursuit of accuracy were combined with simplicity, beauty, and dignity of expression. Our goal has been to carry forward this legacy for a new century.
            To this end each word and phrase in the ESV has been carefully weighed against the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, to ensure the fullest accuracy and clarity and to avoid under-translating or overlooking any nuance of the original text. The words and phrases themselves grow out of the Tyndale-King James legacy, and most recently out of the RSV, with the 1971 RSV text providing the starting point for our work. Archaic language has been brought to current usage and significant corrections have been made in the translation of key texts. But throughout, our goal has been to retain the depth of meaning and enduring language that have made their indelible mark on the English-speaking world and have defined the life and doctrine of the church over the last four centuries.


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