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Check out terrific books for learning and growing in your Christian life.

 
 
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The Man of God (His Calling and Godly Life) by Albert N. Martin

 From 1978 to 1998, Pastor A.N. Martin taught Pastoral Theology in the Trinity Ministerial Academy, a church-based ministerial training institution. Every Friday throughout the academic year, all the students would gather for two hours of teaching presented in a four-year cycle. Subsequently various series of the audiotapes were widely circulated. Many expressed their desire to see these lectures printed. Pastor Martin reworked the original lectures and delivered them one final time, while professionally recording them. The transcriptions of these DVD lectures constituted the basis for the first draft of these edited lectures. This is Volume 1 of what is projected to be three volumes totaling more than 2000 pages.

 

The Mission of God - Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative

by Christopher J. H. Wright

Most Christians would agree that the Bible provides a basis for mission. But Christopher Wright boldly maintains that there is a missional basis for the Bible! The entire Bible is generated by and all about God's mission. In order to understand the Bible, we need a missional hermeneutic, an interpretive perspective in tune with this great missional theme. We need to see how the familiar bits and pieces fit into the grand narrative of Scripture. Beginning with the Old Testament and its groundwork for understanding who God is, what he has called his people to be and do, and how the nations fit into God's mission, Wright gives us a new hermeneutical perspective on Scripture. This perspective provides a solid and expansive basis for holistic mission. God's mission is to reclaim the world―including the created order―and God's people have a designated role to play.