Zondervan begins by presenting an outline of Rieff’s entire body of work, focusing on his theory of culture, and explaining how the sacred is a key notion, pivotal to the overall understanding of Rieff’s work. The author argues that the present upsurge in religion, in many varieties throughout the world, cannot be explained by the classical secularization thesis, making Rieff's theory of sacred order in culture an essential contribution to a new social theory of religion.
Including material from personal interviews with Rieff that enabled Zondervan to clarify important aspects of his work, Sociology and the Sacred is an essential contribution to the understanding of contemporary culture’s maintenance of its ties to religion.
The Amplified® translation was created to deliver enhanced understanding of the rich nuances and shades of meaning of the original Bible languages. For this kind of study, no working knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required—just a desire to know more about what God says in his Word. Now the updated Amplified translation is even easier to read and better than ever to study and understand. It includes more amplification in the Old Testament and refined amplification in the New Testament. Additionally, the Bible text has been improved to read smoothly with or without amplifications, so that the text may be read either way. It’s the same study material that Amplified readers love, now with even clearer wording for deeper understanding.A unique system of punctuation, italics, references, and synonyms to unlock subtle shades of meaning as found in the original languages More than 5000 concise study notes provide helpful, practical, application-oriented comments on passages of Scripture and open the Word for readers to apply it to life 330 practical theological notes draw attention to important doctrinal content in the Bible and explain how to apply it every day Book introductions give background information about each of the Bible’s 66 Books Translators’ footnotes offer clarification and information about original-language texts A topical index provides an alphabetical listing of key words and study topics and their related passages 10.5-point type size
The NIV Bible in 90 Days guides you through scripture by using bite-sized pieces, so what may have seemed to be an overwhelming challenge becomes doable and enjoyable. And this specially designed Bible will help you get the most out of the experience!9.7-point type size
Whether you’re experiencing a season of heartache or a season of joy, a time of questioning or a time of deep gratitude, the vulnerable prayers featured throughout will meet you where you are. With space for journaling, Jesus, I Need You will quiet your mind and heart as you discover the Lord’s faithfulness and lovingkindness.
Find the comfort, hope, and celebration you seek as you ground your faith in the Savior who can be trusted in all circumstances.
A: A walkie-talkie!
Q: What kind of light did Noah install on the ark?
Introducing a collection of jokes that’s hilarious, clean, and kid-friendly and includes everything from knock-knock jokes, to Q&A jokes, tongue twisters, and a whole lot more. Lots of Jokes for Kids is certain to have every kid you know laughing out loud, snorting riotously, and generally gasping for air.
(Previously published in An Amish Cradle)
Carolyn and Joshua are thrilled to be expecting their first child together. Carolyn was a teenager when she had her son, Benjamin, and she feels solely responsible to secure his future. As Joshua watches Carolyn struggle to accept his support, he knows he must find some way to convince her that she—and Ben—will always be taken care of.
A Love for Irma Rose by Beth Wiseman
(Previously published in An Amish Year)
The year is 1957, and young Irma Rose has a choice to make. Date the man who is “right” for her? Or give Jonas a chance, the wild and reckless suitor who refuses to take no for an answer? Irma Rose steps onto the path she believes God has planned for her, but when she loses her footing, she is forced to rethink her choice.
Where Healing Blooms by Vannetta Chapman
(Previously published in An Amish Garden)
Widow Emma Hochstetter finds her quiet life interrupted when she discovers a run-away teenager in her barn, and then the bishop asks her to provide a haven for a local woman and her two children. Then, her mother-in-law, Mary Ann, reveals one of her garden's hidden secrets, something very unexpected.
Twelve elements - four drivers, four domains and four perspectives - are the basis of the guidance in BiSL Next.
Target audience of this book are business managers, business information managers, business analysts, CIO’s and IT managers, as well as consultants in this field.
While describing the twelve elements, the book offers them insight in the best way to manage, execute and profit from business information management in their enterprise.
The book is also the official literature for the BiSL® Next Foundation exam.
This retelling of the story of Noah’s Ark will take young readers from the building of the ark to the adventure in the storm to finding God’s rainbow in the sky. Featuring vibrant art from the beloved The Beginner’s Bible, parents will love sharing this book with their children.
This My First I Can Read!™ book, with basic language, word repetition, and great illustrations, is perfect for shared reading with a child.
Each day features an easy-to-read, relevant devotion paired with a scripture verse and journaling space to help readers reflect on the day’s message. With honest, poignant, and sometimes humorous text, every page will speak to the pressures and changes girls face, giving them real-world applications to find God in their hearts and in their lives. Perfect for everyday use, Adored will resonate with girls searching for truth and guidance. Gift givers will love this highly designed book featuring a beautiful, foiled cover, and two-color interior pages.
Fulfills common core standards including:CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Grab your apron and a friend or two and cook up some tasty treats and yummy eats. With step-by-step instructions and photos good enough to make your mouth water, this cookbook helps you master simple recipes, impressive main courses, and elegant deserts, including:
Homemade Hot Pretzels
White Chicken Chili
Mango Chicken Quesadillas
Best Friend Cupcakes
Soups, smoothies, holiday recipes, and much more—some contributed from other Faithgirlz just like you. Plus, you’ll also experience cooking as a memory-making, God-honoring, wonderful way to share and serve delicious food with those you love.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
—1 Corinthians 10:31
We all know that Christmas is a time to celebrate Christ the King born to us, to enjoy our family and friends, and to indulge in those annual traditions we look forward to every year. But even though we may understand the true reason for the season, far too few of us know how to celebrate Christmas as the time of peace that it is meant to be.
With a rich, daily devotion for every day of December, Devotions for Christmas offers you a way to unplug and spend some time reconnecting with a childlike sense of wonder and joy at the mystery and blessings of Christmas. Settle in and enjoy peaceful and hope-inspired Devotions for Christmas.
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Anita. Anita who? Anita to borrow a pencil.
New from Zonderkidz, here’s a collection of knock-knock jokes that’s both hilarious and wholesome. Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids is sure to send every kid you know to his knees in a breath-stealing, side-splitting, uncontrollable fit of giggles—it’s that funny. And with more than 350 jokes, the laughs are sure to never quit.
This collection provides fun for the whole family and includes bonus Q&A jokes and riddles too!
Features include:Daily readings for teen guys by popular Christian male authors (Mark Batterson, Kyle Idleman, Mark Hall, Max Lucado, and more)Character profiles of men in the BibleBook introductions for each book of the BibleHighlighted promises of God: verses worth rememberingA concordance for help in finding versesThe complete text of the bestselling New International Version (NIV) of the Bible
Your devotional time is precious as you draw near to the Lord and experience His love in your life. The Beautiful Word Devotional is the perfect companion to help you experience His goodness through His Word as beautifully lettered Scripture.
This devotional includes:182 verses illustrated in full colorSpecial places to write your own reflectionsWarm devotions for each day of the year
Dive into 365 devotions to nurture your spirit and encourage your heart as God’s Word washes over you with its promises. With lovely devotions and inspiring images, The Beautiful Word Devotional will refresh your heart daily as you seek to enjoy God’s Word in a creative way.
The Bible isn’t a single book. it'sa collection of many books that were written, preserved and gathered together so that they could be shared with new generations of readers. The Bible is an invitation to you to first view the world in a new way, and then to become an agent of the world’s renewal.
The Books of the Bible, NIV helps you have a more meaningful encounter with the sacred writings and to read with more understanding, so that you can take your place more readily within this story of new creation. This is a revolutionary new presentation of the NIV Scripture that strips away centuries of artificial formatting, leaving behind nothing but pure Bible text. The result is a Bible unlike any other available today — and more like the original Scriptures: specially designed to be read from start to finish.
“There is no Bible more suited to reading from beginning to end.”
— Scot McKnight, author of Jesus Creed
Specifically, this edition of the Bible differs from the most common current format in several significant ways:
• Chapter and verse numbers have been removed from the text
• The books are presented instead according to the internal divisions that we believe their authors have indicated
• A single-column setting is used to present the text more clearly and naturally, and to avoid disrupting the intended line breaks in poetry
• Footnotes, section headings and any other additional materials have been removed from the pages of the sacred text
• Individual books that later tradition divided into two or more parts are put back together again
• The books are arranged in an order that helps you understand the Bible more completely.
Top-secret coded letters
Identifying animal tracks
Camping like a pro
Learning sign language
Bible arts and crafts
It’s time for Noah’s big adventure! A rainstorm is coming, and Noah needs to build an ark and find two of each animal to keep warm and dry inside. This retelling of the story of Noah’s Ark will take little ones from building a big boat to seeing a rainbow in the sky after the storm. Featuring brand-new art from the beloved The Beginner’s Bible, a die-cut format, and a beautiful foiled cover, parents will love sharing this board book with their children.
In this 14-session video Bible study (DVD/digital sold separately), Bible professors John Walton and Mark Strauss give you the background you need to successfully understand even the difficult parts of the Word of God. They provide an overview of the Bible’s key themes, show what the teachings meant to the people at the time, and explain how those teachings apply to your life today. By the end, you will have a greater understanding of Scripture, know how all the books work together, and understand what God has done to make a way for you to come to him.
This study guide includes:Group discussion questions and notes to help you get the most out of the fourteen video sessions in A Brief Study of the Bible Video StudyAn overview of each book of the Bible and a daily reading planBetween-sessions Scripture passages, reading tips, and key stories to help you dig into the contentAdditional facts to help you understand the situations behind the story
Sessions include:IntroductionGenesis—ExodusLeviticus—DeuteronomyJoshua—1 Samuel2 Samuel—2 Kings1 Chronicles—NehemiahEsther—Psalm 90Psalm 91—Song of SongsIsaiah—LamentationsEzekiel—MalachiMatthewMark—Acts 8Acts 9—PhilemonHebrews—Revelation
Designed for use with A Brief Survey of the Bible Video Study (sold separately).
The Beginner’s Bible, The Very First Christmas introduces children to one of the most wonderful stories of all time, the birth of Jesus. With exciting new artwork, children will love learning about the events leading up to Jesus’ birth and his miraculous arrival. By the end of the story, children will understand why we celebrate this special day.This low-cost picture book is great for outreach events and distributing at Christmas celebrations.
- Flyover Lens: Start each book with the big picture. These easy-to-read introductions from the popular Essential Bible Companion help you start each book with a general understanding of the context.
- Unpack Lens: Looking for help understanding and interpreting Bible passages? These study notes from the well-loved NIV Study Bible offer valuable insight into the context and meaning behind the words.
- Dig Deep, Look Close Lens: Articles and photos from the NIV Archaeological Study Bible bring Bible times to life. Go back in time with fascinating historical and archaeological discoveries.
- Q & A Lens: Tackle your tough questions with thoughtful excerpts from the beloved NIV
Quest Study Bible. Questioning is an important part of learning.
- People Lens: You’ve heard the names before, but what do you really know about the characters within the pages of the Bible? Excerpts from the popular NIV Student Bible introduce you to 100 significant people in the Bible.
- Guided Tour Lens: Helpful excerpts from the NIV Student Bible give context and explanation along the way.
- Insight Lens: Notes from the NIV Student Bible point out interesting facts and shed light on verses you might have questions about.
- Reflect and Respond Lens: These excerpts from the award-winning Great Rescue NIV Bible will help recap what you’ve read. Take a moment to reflect and digest each section as you walk through the sweeping narrative of the Bible.
Tailor your journey through Scripture to the way you study best with the NIV Essentials Study Bible. It’s like six awesome resources in one. Order your copy today and take your study to the next level.
This Bible offers a biblical perspective on the following topics: Angels, Creation, Evangelism, Ecology, Faith, Eternal Life, Church, Family, Forgiveness, God's love, God's will, Growing with God, Guilt, Holy Spirit, Idolatry, Immigration, Jesus’ life, Jesus’ miracles, Jesus’ fulfillment of prophecy, Judgment, Leadership, Marriage, Miracles, Money, Pagan gods, Parenting, Poverty, Prayer, Prophecy, Reliability of Scripture, Satan, Sanctification, Suffering, Temple, Warfare, Wealth, Women, YHWH, and more."