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The Culture of God

Nadim Nassar
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Nadim Nassar

'So much of the reporting of the Middle East at the moment reflects war and human misery; it's inspiring to find, in this thoughtful and engaging book, a message of hope from what Fr Nadim calls "that region of the world that God chose to live in when he took human form"' Edward Stourton'The ultimate question of this book is, why does it matter to me, a human being, to know the culture of God, and what impact should that have on my own life and existence? The culture of God is the antithesis of the culture of the Pharisees - yet again and again we fall into the trap of condemning or excluding others. Understanding the culture of God helps us to uncover God's image within us, a shining jewel buried deep under the dirt of our selfishness and greed, and helps us to shine as God intends us to, re-forming our relationships with God and with each other in our amazingly diverse world.'It is as we read the Bible, argues Father Nadim Nassar, that we are invited to discover what 'the culture of God' - the community of love that makes up the Trinity - looks like, and how it might transform our lives and our faith. But in order to do so we need to understand the culture of the Bible itself, as well as the particular culture that forms our own worldview. Ultimately it is Jesus who has direct access to the culture of God; and so we also need to understand Jesus within his first-century Levantine context.Father Nadim Nassar is the Church of England's only Syrian priest and an outspoken advocate for western Christians to recognise the Middle-Eastern roots of their faith. The fresh and provocative reflections in The Culture of God, his first book, are informed by his experience of growing up in Syria and living through the conflicts in the region, especially the civil wars in Lebanon and Syria. Taking us on a journey through the mystery of the incarnation, to Jesus' role as storyteller - Al-Hakawati - his relationship with a disparate cast of people as narrated by the gospels, and finally his death and resurrection, Father Nadim unfolds for us the culture of God and what it can mean for a world that so desperately needs both freedom and a way to embrace diversity. 'Fr Nadim's personal experience of the painful effects of war and conflict in the Middle East is an insightful lens into the brokenness of humanity that leads to the ongoing violation of the God-given sanctity and dignity of life. At the same time, the paradox of the Crucifixion and Christianity is presented as a key to understanding the restoration of that same humanity, and the possibility of reconciliation with God and one another if the life and teachings of Christ are truly lived.' Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London

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The Heart is a Noisy Room

Ronald Boyd-MacMillan
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Ronald Boyd-MacMillan
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The Prayer of Protection

Joseph Prince
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Joseph Prince
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Not in God's Name

Jonathan Sacks
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Jonathan Sacks
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Hidden in Christ

James Bryan Smith
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James Bryan Smith

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How to be a Bad Christian

Dave Tomlinson
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Dave Tomlinson
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Every Good Endeavour

Timothy Keller
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Timothy Keller
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What Good is God?

Philip Yancey
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Philip Yancey
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God's Smuggler

Elizabeth Sherill, Brother Andrew, John Sherrill
Authors:
Elizabeth Sherill, Brother Andrew, John Sherrill

With over ten million copies sold, God's Smuggler has thrilled and inspired readers for more than forty years. It tells the true story of how a young Dutchman risked his life to bring faith and hope to believers behind the Iron Curtain.Now updated with new material from interviews with Brother Andrew, he tells of his adventures as his ministry took him to the Middle East, Africa, China, Israel, Pakistan and other places of great danger and extraordinary opportunities. With new relevance, and at such a poignant time for persecuted Christians, this book is set to inspire a whole new generation of readers.

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Secret Believers

Brother Andrew
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Brother Andrew

What happens when a Muslim, born and brought up in a Muslim family in an Islamic country, converts to Christianity? In this unique book, Brother Andrew describes the personal, cultural, spiritual and life-threatening challenges that they face.Most of the book is written as a thrilling novel, tracing the intertwined lives of a small group of believers in an unnamed Islamic country. The story becomes all the more fascinating as we realise that the stories are all based on the actual experiences of real people Andrew meets on a regular basis. SECRET BELIEVERS is the most topical, eye-opening Christian book of 2007.

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Light Force

Brother Andrew, Al Janssen
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Brother Andrew, Al Janssen

When the phenomenal success of GOD'S SMUGGLER made it too dangerous for his contacts in the underground church, Brother Andrew decided he could not return to Eastern Europe. He quietly turned his attention the the Middle East, and for the last thirty-five years he has been serving the Christian Church there, as well as witnessing to Jews and Muslims.His impassioned message is that there is a radical Christian approach to the stalemate of Middle East conflict. Only the gospel of love has the answer, and Christians are called to allow God to use them to demonstrate the example of Jesus.Now available with a fantastic new look to coincide with the B format edition of Brother Andrew's bestselling SECRET BELIEVERS, LIGHT FORCE brings Brother Andrew's story right up to date. It is every bit as exciting as GOD'S SMUGGLER, as Andrew has put his life on the line time and again in God's service.

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Hidden Sorrow, Lasting Joy N/E

Anneke Companjen
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Anneke Companjen

Richard Wurmbrand opened the eyes of the world to the horrific reality of modern-day persecution of Christians.Brother Andrew founded the pioneering international ministry Now read of the women who suffer for Christ - the unsung heroines of the persecuted ChurchAnneke Companjen, wife of the President of Open Doors International, tells the true stories of twenty contemporary Christian women from all around the world: from China to Israel, Colombia to Chechnya. Some suffer direct persecution for what they believe. Others are the wives, mothers and children of the men who are imprisoned, torured and murdered.Every story is unique: challenging, shocking and an inspiring witness to God's provision.

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The Hiding Place

Corrie Ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherill, John Sherrill
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Corrie Ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherill, John Sherrill
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Tortured for Christ N/E

Richard Wurmbrand
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Richard Wurmbrand
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A MOST WANTED MAN, by John le Carré

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Brother Andrew And Al Janssen

Brother Andrew is a missionary who founded Open Doors International, now a worldwide ministry to the persecuted church. His first book, GOD'S SMUGGLER, became an international best-seller with over ten million copies sold in English, and the incredble story of his ongoing ministry can also be read in LIGHT FORCE.Al Janssen is writer in-residence for Open Doors International, with over 25 books to his name.

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COME SUNDAY, by Isla Morley

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SCARP by Nick Papadimitriou

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Timothy Keller

Timothy Keller was born in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He became a Christian at university, was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America and worked as a pastor for nine years.He was asked to start Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan in 1989, and under his leadership the church's congregation experienced unprecedented growth from 50 to 5,000 members. His target audience consists mainly of urban professionals, whom he believes exhibit disproportionate influence over the culture and its ideas.The 'Influentials' Issue of New York Magazine featured Dr. Keller as "the most successful Christian evangelist in the city by recognizing that young professionals and artists are 'disproportionately influential' in creating the country's culture and that you have to meet this coveted demographic on its own terms."Timothy Keller is renowned for his clear, reasoned approach to Christian apologetics and his book THE REASON FOR GOD: BELIEF IN AN AGE OF SCEPTICISM was named Book of the Year for 2008 by World Magazine.Timothy Keller lives in New York City with his wife Kathy and sons David, Michael and Jonathan.

Ron Boyd-MacMillan

Dr Ronald Boyd-MacMillan is Director of Strategic Research for Open Doors International, the world's largest organisation assisting persecuted Christians worldwide, and a Professor of Practical Theology in Pakistan. He has enjoyed contrasting careers as a Bible smuggler in Cold War Eastern Europe, a pastor in England, a journalist in Hong Kong, a trainer of underground preachers in China and President of a speech tuition agency. The Heart is a Noisy Room is his third book.