â™ Book Title : Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2009-09-20
âśżPages : 355
â™ ISBN : 0830875859
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťJesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes Book Synopsis : Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationships with women, and especially Jesus' parables. Through it all, Bailey employs his trademark expertise as a master of Middle Eastern culture to lead you into a deeper understanding of the person and significance of Jesus within his own cultural context. With a sure but gentle hand, Bailey lifts away the obscuring layers of modern Western interpretation to reveal Jesus in the light of his actual historical and cultural setting. This entirely new material from the pen of Ken Bailey is a must-have for any student of the New Testament. If you have benefited from Bailey's work over the years, this book will be a welcome and indispensable addition to your library. If you are unfamiliar with Bailey's work, this book will introduce you to a very old yet entirely new way of understanding Jesus.

â™ Book Title : Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes
✍Author : Kenneth Bailey
â™›Publisher : SPCK
♣Release Date : 2012-01-03
âśżPages : 560
â™ ISBN : 9780281067756
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťPaul Through Mediterranean Eyes Book Synopsis : The result of over thirty years of research and lecturing, Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes is a ground-breaking study of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians. Bailey examines this canonical letter through the lenses of Paul's Jewish socio-cultural and rhetorical background and the Mediterranean context of the Corinthian recipients. In a set of connected essays, he draws the reader's attention to the letter's rootedness in the Hebrew prophetic tradition, the intentional theological structure of Paul's epistolary organization and the Near Eastern cultural practices that inflect Paul's rhetorical performance. All of this is brought to bear in teasing out the nature of Paul's response to the critical situations facing the Corinthian community: racial, ethnic and theological divisions, sexual misconduct, intimate interaction with pagan practices and disputes about church practices.

â™ Book Title : Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes
✍Author : E. Randolph Richards
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2012-08-28
âśżPages : 240
â™ ISBN : 0830863478
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes Book Synopsis : Bookwi.se's Favorite Books of the Year, Non-Fiction What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example: When Western readers hear Paul exhorting women to "dress modestly," we automatically think in terms of sexual modesty. But most women in that culture would never wear racy clothing. The context suggests that Paul is likely more concerned about economic modesty—that Christian women not flaunt their wealth through expensive clothes, braided hair and gold jewelry. Some readers might assume that Moses married "below himself" because his wife was a dark-skinned Cushite. Actually, Hebrews were the slave race, not the Cushites, who were highly respected. Aaron and Miriam probably thought Moses was being presumptuous by marrying "above himself." Western individualism leads us to assume that Mary and Joseph traveled alone to Bethlehem. What went without saying was that they were likely accompanied by a large entourage of extended family. Biblical scholars Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what might be going on in a text. Drawing on their own crosscultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.

📒Finding The Lost ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey

â™ Book Title : Finding the Lost
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1992-01-01
âśżPages : 232
â™ ISBN : STANFORD:36105021995449
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťFinding the Lost Book Synopsis : 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 Bailey

â™ Book Title : The Good Shepherd
✍Author : Kenneth Bailey
â™›Publisher : SPCK
♣Release Date : 2015-02-19
âśżPages : 288
â™ ISBN : 9780281073511
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Good Shepherd Book Synopsis : Brings new light and life to our understanding of one of the most beloved and central images of the Christian faith. 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.

â™ Book Title : Jesus Through Pagan Eyes
✍Author : Matthew Fox
â™›Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
♣Release Date : 2012-06-08
âśżPages : 408
â™ ISBN : 9780738731650
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Jesus Through Pagan Eyes Book Synopsis : For Pagans and Christians alike, Jesus Through Pagan Eyes offers a provocative portrait ofJesus—as a compassionate, life-affirming, nature-inspired spiritual teacher, freed from the limiting ideology of the Church. Rev. Mark Townsend sets the stage by exploring the historical evidence of who Jesus was as a human being before delving into the realm of metaphor and mythology, the notion of Christ, and the Church's conception of Jesus as Christ. The heart of this unique book lies in the thoughtful and deeply moving collection of stories, essays, and interviews about Jesus from today's most respected Pagan, Wiccan, and Druidic leaders. Contributors such as Maxine Sanders, Christopher Penczak, Janet Farrar, Diana Paxson, Philip Carr-Gomm, Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, John Michael Greer, Selena Fox, and Raven Grimassi explore the historical figure of Jesus in relation to Witchcraft, the tarot, goddess worship, and shamanism—while illustrating how this god of the Christian church blesses and inspires those who embrace non-traditional spiritual paths. Whether you envision Jesus as an ascended master, a human teacher, or a mythic god-man, this remarkable book will introduce you to a Jesus who fits fully into the Pagan imagination. Praise: "Townsend uses Jesus to initiate dialogue, and he does so in way that is accepting and inclusive of many understandings and interpretations of Jesus, his purpose, and his relevance (or irrelevance) in the religious practices of contemporary Pagans." —Huffington Post "This work admirably promotes understanding between belief systems that have a sometimes uneasy relationship."—Publishers Weekly

â™ Book Title : Poet Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
♣Release Date : 1983-05-09
âśżPages : 447
â™ ISBN : 0802819478
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťPoet Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes Book Synopsis : Uses a thorough understanding of Middle Eastern peasant culture and modern literary criticism to analyze the New Testament parables in Luke

â™ Book Title : Jesus the Middle Eastern Storyteller
✍Author : Gary M. Burge
â™›Publisher : Zondervan
♣Release Date : 2009-08-30
âśżPages : 112
â™ ISBN : 9780310866404
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Jesus the Middle Eastern Storyteller Book Synopsis : Storytellers made history, and Jesus was the greatest of them all. But how can modern readers know what he actually meant in such iconic parables as the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan? Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller combines the readability of a popular novel and the authority of scholarship to uncover the hidden meaning of references too often misinterpreted or left shrouded in mystery. The first volume in the Ancient Context, Ancient Faith series drives to the heart of readers’ desire to know the culture behind the Scriptures. Colorful maps, photos, and illustrations enhance the context of the times that shaped Jesus’ vivid communication of core truths. This expert guide is an invaluable resource for study groups, teachers, leaders, and inquiring Christians who want to dig deeper and enrich their spiritual life.

📒Stories With Intent ✍ Klyne Snodgrass

â™ Book Title : Stories with Intent
✍Author : Klyne Snodgrass
â™›Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
♣Release Date : 2008-01-11
âśżPages : 846
â™ ISBN : 9780802842411
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťStories with Intent Book Synopsis : Stories with Intent offers pastors and students an accessible and comprehensive guide to Jesus' parables. Klyne Snodgrass explores in vivid detail the context in which these stories were told, the purpose they had in Jesus' message, and the ways they have been interpreted by the church and modern scholarship. While holding a consciously evangelical approach, Snodgrass deals throughout with a broad spectrum of opinions and interpretations. He begins by surveying the primary issues in parables interpretation. Offering both a new, more functional classification system for Jesus' parables and guidelines for interpreting them, he provides an overview of other parables -- often neglected in the discussion -- from the Old Testament, Jewish writings, and the Greco-Roman world. The remaining chapters group the longer and more important parables of Jesus thematically and give a comprehensive treatment of each, including background and significance for today.

â™ Book Title : Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes
✍Author : Kenneth Bailey
â™›Publisher : SPCK
♣Release Date : 2012-01-03
âśżPages : 560
â™ ISBN : 9780281067756
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťPaul Through Mediterranean Eyes Book Synopsis : The result of over thirty years of research and lecturing, Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes is a ground-breaking study of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians. Bailey examines this canonical letter through the lenses of Paul's Jewish socio-cultural and rhetorical background and the Mediterranean context of the Corinthian recipients. In a set of connected essays, he draws the reader's attention to the letter's rootedness in the Hebrew prophetic tradition, the intentional theological structure of Paul's epistolary organization and the Near Eastern cultural practices that inflect Paul's rhetorical performance. All of this is brought to bear in teasing out the nature of Paul's response to the critical situations facing the Corinthian community: racial, ethnic and theological divisions, sexual misconduct, intimate interaction with pagan practices and disputes about church practices.

â™ Book Title : Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus
✍Author : Lois Tverberg
â™›Publisher : Harper Collins
♣Release Date : 2012-03-06
âśżPages : 240
â™ ISBN : 9780310412205
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus Book Synopsis : In this ebook download of Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of his ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christ-like. We’ll begin to understand why his first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow him, to live out his commands. Our modern society, with its individualism and materialism, is very different than the tight-knit, family-oriented setting Jesus lived and taught in. What wisdom can we glean from his Eastern, biblical attitude toward life? How can knowing Jesus within this context shed light on his teachings for us today? In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus we’ll journey back in time to eavesdrop on the conversations that arose among the rabbis of Jesus’ day, and consider how hearing Rabbi Jesus with the ears of a first-century disciple can bring new meaning to our faith. And we’ll listen to Jewish thinkers through the ages, discovering how ideas that germinated in Jesus’ time have borne fruit over time. Doing so will yield fresh, practical insights for following our Rabbi’s teachings from a Jewish point of view.

📒The Cross The Prodigal ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey

â™ Book Title : The Cross the Prodigal
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2005-06-03
âśżPages : 151
â™ ISBN : 0830832815
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Cross the Prodigal Book Synopsis : Kenneth E. Bailey draws on his expertise in both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture to interpret the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective. When we approach it with the correct cultural lens, Bailey argues, the parable's true Christological character is revealed.

📒Our Father Abraham ✍ Marvin R. Wilson

â™ Book Title : Our Father Abraham
✍Author : Marvin R. Wilson
â™›Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
♣Release Date : 1989
âśżPages : 374
â™ ISBN : 0802804233
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťOur Father Abraham Book Synopsis : 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.

📒Dreams And Visions ✍ Tom Doyle

â™ Book Title : Dreams and Visions
✍Author : Tom Doyle
â™›Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
♣Release Date : 2012
âśżPages : 272
â™ ISBN : 9780849947209
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťDreams and Visions Book Synopsis : Jesusappears to be revealing Himself to Muslims through powerful dreams and visionsthroughout the Islamic world today, and the results are dramatic. Eleven years ago, Pastor Tom Doyle felt God callinghim to leave the pastorate and become a full-time missionary in the Middle Eastand Central Asia. Through his extensive work in the region, which includes over80 trips to places like Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Israel, Lebanon,and Turkey, Tom has met and recorded the stories of former Muslims who werefirst introduced to Jesus through either a dream or a vision that powerfullyopened their hearts to become followers of Christ. Though they live in the mostdangerous places in the world for people who leave Islam and embrace Christ,their passion for the Savior is contagious and inspirational. These are never-before-told stories from the front lines of the world of Islam. Through these unexplained supernatural occurrences, more Muslimshave become believers in the last ten years than in the last 15 centuries ofIslam. Why would God use dreams to reach the Muslim world? Can dreams and visions be trusted? What happens after these people experience a dream or vision? In Dreams and Visions, Tom Doyletakes the reader deep into the heart of the Middle East to meet believers who have been directly touched by the very hand of God.

📒Jacob The Prodigal ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey

â™ Book Title : Jacob the Prodigal
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2003-04-24
âśżPages : 224
â™ ISBN : 0830827277
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťJacob the Prodigal Book Synopsis : Kenneth E. Bailey draws on a lifetime of study in Middle Eastern culture, the Gospels and the parable of the prodigal son to offer a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present and their future.

â™ Book Title : The Social Setting of Jesus and the Gospels
✍Author : Wolfgang Stegemann
â™›Publisher : Fortress Press
♣Release Date :
âśżPages : 404
â™ ISBN : 1451420439
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Social Setting of Jesus and the Gospels Book Synopsis : Contributions by internationally known scholars from the United States, Germany, Scotland, Spain, and Canada move beyond many of the impasses in historical Jesus research. Includes essays using social sciences, social history, and traditional historical methods.

📒The Cross The Prodigal ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey

â™ Book Title : The Cross the Prodigal
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2005-06-03
âśżPages : 151
â™ ISBN : 0830832815
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Cross the Prodigal Book Synopsis : Kenneth E. Bailey draws on his expertise in both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture to interpret the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective. When we approach it with the correct cultural lens, Bailey argues, the parable's true Christological character is revealed.

📒Fractured Lands ✍ Scott Anderson

â™ Book Title : Fractured Lands
✍Author : Scott Anderson
â™›Publisher : Anchor
♣Release Date : 2017-05-02
âśżPages : 176
â™ ISBN : 9780525434443
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Fractured Lands Book Synopsis : From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a piercing account of how the contemporary Arab world came to be riven by catastrophe since the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq. In 2011, a series of anti-government uprisings shook the Middle East and North Africa in what would become known as the Arab Spring. Few could predict that these convulsions, initially hailed in the West as a triumph of democracy, would give way to brutal civil war, the terrors of the Islamic State, and a global refugee crisis. But, as New York Times bestselling author Scott Anderson shows, the seeds of catastrophe had been sown long before. In this gripping account, Anderson examines the myriad complex causes of the region’s profound unraveling, tracing the ideological conflicts of the present to their origins in the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003 and beyond. From this investigation emerges a rare view into a land in upheaval through the eyes of six individuals—the matriarch of a dissident Egyptian family; a Libyan Air Force cadet with divided loyalties; a Kurdish physician from a prominent warrior clan; a Syrian university student caught in civil war; an Iraqi activist for women’s rights; and an Iraqi day laborer-turned-ISIS fighter. A probing and insightful work of reportage, Fractured Lands offers a penetrating portrait of the contemporary Arab world and brings the stunning realities of an unprecedented geopolitical tragedy into crystalline focus.

📒The Challenge Of Jesus ✍ N. T. Wright

â™ Book Title : The Challenge of Jesus
✍Author : N. T. Wright
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 1999-10-14
âśżPages : 202
â™ ISBN : 9780830822003
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Challenge of Jesus Book Synopsis : The author presents a study of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century as he challenges Christians to discover more of the background of Jesus.

📒In The Master S Steps ✍ R. Steven Notley

â™ Book Title : In the Master s Steps
✍Author : R. Steven Notley
â™›Publisher : Carta the Isreal Map & Publishing Company Limited
♣Release Date : 2015-03-01
âśżPages : 88
â™ ISBN : 9652208515
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťIn the Master s Steps Book Synopsis : This volume, the first of four in The Carta New Testament Atlas, is about recent advances in history, geography, toponomy, and archaeology, the tools necessary to shed fresh light on the Gospels. The hope is that a better understanding of the physical setting and events that framed the life of Jesus can assist us to hear more clearly the message he proclaimed.,

📒Reading Backwards ✍ Richard B. Hays

â™ Book Title : Reading Backwards
✍Author : Richard B. Hays
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2014-11-01
âśżPages : 240
â™ ISBN : 1481302329
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Reading Backwards Book Synopsis : In Reading Backwards Richard B. Hays maps the shocking ways the four Gospel writers interpreted Israel’s Scripture to craft their literary witnesses to the Church’s one Christ. The Gospels’ scriptural imagination discovered inside the long tradition of a resilient Jewish monotheism a novel and revolutionary Christology. Modernity’s incredulity toward the Christian faith partly rests upon the characterization of early Christian preaching as a tendentious misreading of the Hebrew Scriptures. Christianity, modernity claims, twisted the Bible they inherited to fit its message about a mythological divine Savior. The Gospels, for many modern critics, are thus more about Christian doctrine in the second and third century than they are about Jesus in the first. Such Christian “misreadings” are not late or politically motivated developments within Christian thought. As Hays demonstrates, the claim that the events of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection took place “according to the Scriptures” stands at the very heart of the New Testament’s earliest message. All four canonical Gospels declare that the Torah and the Prophets and the Psalms mysteriously prefigure Jesus. The author of the Fourth Gospel puts the claim succinctly: “If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me” (John 5:46). Hays thus traces thereading strategies the Gospel writers employ to “read backwards” and to discover how the Old Testament figuratively discloses the astonishing paradoxical truth about Jesus’ identity. Attention to Jewish and Old Testament roots of the Gospel narratives reveals that each of the four Evangelists, in their diverse portrayals, identify Jesus as the embodiment of the God of Israel. Hays also explores the hermeneutical challenges posed by attempting to follow the Evangelists as readers of Israel’s Scripture—can the Evangelists teach us to read backwards along with them and to discern the same mystery they discovered in Israel’s story? In Reading Backwards Hays demonstrates that it was Israel’s Scripture itself that taught the Gospel writers how to understand Jesus as the embodied presence of God, that this conversion of imagination occurred early in the development of Christian theology, and that the Gospel writers’ revisionary figural readings of their Bible stand at the very center of Christianity.