Where does a new believer turn to find truth? The Christian narrative today has morphed into a fluid and philosophical commentary centered around social injustices and motivational messages that rarely align with the gospel that Jesus preached. Sin is ignored and repentance is avoided by those who over exaggerate grace and diminish the holiness of God by suggesting he accepts us whether we are faithful to him or not. In a knee jerk response to the strict religious shackles of the early church many of today’s preachers bask in the hyper-sensitivity that accompanies the “cancel culture” that proclaims it will not be judged. In The Gospel Truth, Bezan has endeavored to dissect prominent Christian religious denominations in order to expose their internal theologies and scrutinize the details of their doctrine under the litmus test of scripture. He offers legitimate discernment to differentiate between truth and almost truth and conveys an intelligible recognition of the genuine vs the counterfeit in a detailed and comprehensive assessment that leaves the reader judiciously satisfied. We have an opportunity in this life to sincerely contemplate the things of God. We are provided with a window in time to question the hidden mysteries of scripture and truly discover who God is. The good news is that God has provided a path to salvation through Jesus Christ and the gospel contains the truths that solve the mysteries that have eluded men for millennia.
What did Jesus do?
What did Jesus say?
Who was Jesus?
Salt & Light; The Complete Jesus is the highly acclaimed and award-winning definitive statement concerning Jesus of Nazareth, history’s most compelling figure. The single most important book about the Historical Jesus in the last 30 years, more comprehensive than Josh McDowell’s Evidence That Demands a Verdict and more powerful than C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity.
However, even today, there is still general confusion surrounding Jesus:
Was (Is) Jesus God?
Did Jesus even exist?
Did he rise from the dead?
What are we to make of the miracles?
Is he Peter’s Jesus or Paul’s Christ? Or both?
Is there evidence for Jesus outside the Bible?
Should we still believe? If so, believe what?
What does ALL the evidence point to?
Salt & Light does not shy away from addressing these and other tough questions. For the first time ever, after years of research using the complete body of early Christian literature and recent modern scholarship, including new and exciting discoveries in many areas such as early manuscripts, science, New Testament studies, archaeology, and history, the real Jesus emerges. Dean offers an eminently readable yet powerful portrait of the authentic Jesus full of astonishing facts for both believers and sceptics alike. So come along for an utterly fascinating journey and meet the historical Jesus, learn about his mission, and discover his teaching!
Numerous color pictures with captions, 8.5×11” format, full footnotes and bibliography.
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Do you desire to encounter Jesus?
When we “encounter” something, we are coming face-to-face with it.
In Luke 24, we see an interesting encounter between the resurrected Jesus and two of his followers as they were walking from Jerusalem to the town of Emmaus. Luke tells us that “Jesus himself suddenly came and began walking with them” (Luke 24:15).
By the end of this encounter, these two travelers were left amazed as they realized they had been with Jesus himself, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32)
It’s my hope that over these next twenty-one days, we’ll notice our own hearts burning within us as we walk with Jesus. Perhaps we’ll find ourselves having a deeper desire to draw closer to the Son as we encounter Him in unexpected ways.
Joseph, a master craftsman and carpenter, stokes the ire of his family when he weds his pregnant (and seemingly unfaithful) betrothed, Mary. Pious, devout, and guided by the dictates of Heaven, Joseph has no issue with taking Mary – who still claims to be a virgin – as his wife and committing himself to the protection of her child, whom he senses is extraordinary.
However, there are others who are also aware of how special the child is, and not all have its best interests at heart. Among these is the despot Herod, whose oppressive rule and wanton cruelty are legendary. Deeply troubled by a prophecy concerning a King to Come, the tyrant is committed to finding – and eliminating – this threat to his reign. (And, having already murdered members of his own family in order to maintain power, Herod has no qualms about killing a baby.) In addition, there are forces beyond the ken of men that also recognize the singular nature of Mary’s child, and which are determined to keep the salvation that the babe represents out of mankind’s reach.
All of these factions and more converge on Mary and Joseph as they trek from Nazareth to Bethlehem in hopes of starting a new life. On a journey fraught with peril, Joseph fights to protect Mary and her unborn child from danger on all sides, including the elements, bandits, and Herod’s legions – as well as an utterly evil and otherworldly demonic force determined to stamp out mankind’s only hope of redemption.
Armed with little more than his wits, his faith, and his carpenter’s hammer, Joseph must face impossible odds to ensure the safety and survival of not only his family, but mankind’s future…
Horace Williams, Jr.’s non-fiction Christian Worship and Prayer book, Unleash the Power of Prayer in Your Life: A Power that Transforms Lives, briefly and eloquently explores the benefits of prayer and the richness of having a personal relationship with God.
I was moved by his story and appreciated how he shared his own experiences throughout the book to help the reader absorb the import of his message. Williams answers a lot of the questions that many have about what prayer actually is if it works, and why it may seem like God is not listening — when in fact He really is.
The Scriptures Williams quotes work quite well with his topics, and the PowerPoint summaries are a great way to make sure you’ve gotten the full message of the chapter. As Williams states, prayer is much more than just repeating Hail Marys or The Lord’s Prayer repeatedly.
A careful and reflective reading of this work will give the motivated reader a good starting point for establishing their relationship with God. Unleash the Power of Prayer in Your Life: A Power that Transforms Lives is most highly recommended.
For 3 terrifying days Michelle Hamilton, clung helplessly to her small capsized canoe in the South China Sea. Menaced by hungry sharks, enduring tropical storms and with no food or water, Michelle hovered near death. For Michelle the miracle is not so much that she survived, but how she survived! At critical moments, she heard an audible voice telling her exactly what to do to survive.
Featuring world wide in Readers Digest, this modern day Jonah tale of Michelle’s experience with a merciful God and an amazing encounter with angels, is a story that will not only thrill but challenge you to have 100% Faith in God, in the midst of your own storms.
Co-written by Michelle’s mother Rachelle, she shares her story of a mother’s tireless vigil to find her lost child, of human helplessness and the intervention of a sovereign God.
The death of Jesus brought about uncertainty and confusion among the First Believers. Little-known Matthias was chosen to replace Judas as a member of the Twelve but forces were at work against the Believers that they did not expect as they struggled to further their message of love and hope.
Targeted Age Group:: 16+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was actually inspired to write this book during the writing of "The Gospel of Adara," my first book of historical Christian fiction. As I did research for that book I became intrigued with the man (Matthias) who replaced Judas. I also learned of the activities of the society of assassins, the Sicarii. All of this was happening concurrently, which fascinated me.
This book reveals many wonderful spirituals truths behind the names of the believers in Christ.
What is more fascinating, thrilling and exciting is that believers also have many wonderful names. It is really amazing to think that many of the names of believers are identical to Christ’s names. They speak of believers’ status, nature and attributes on this earth and their wonderful heritages in heaven.
I have painstakingly made a fresh headway to compile at least 115 names of believers in this book in alphabetical order. These names are drawn from symbols, types, simile and metaphors etc. These names are pregnant with spiritual meanings or spiritual truths. In fact, some are not exactly names but written in adjective forms declaring the spiritual nature of the believers, viz., Holy, Pure, and Perfect etc. Jesus has also promised to give us a new name (Rev 2:17), which bespeaks of our new nature and position in heaven. We have become the partakers of heavenly things (Rev 8:17). These names are like precious jewels which carry the distinctive character of a believer and his Christ likeness. They are like different facets of glory. A diligent search of the scripture will reveal that the believers in Christ have a special identity with Christ- an identity, which bears distinctive marks of righteousness and their relationship to their creator. The search itself is an exhilarating one and at the same time full of blessings.