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Characters Around...Series (3 Vol Set)

James M Houston
Characters Around...Series (3 Vol Set)

Characters Around...Series (3 Vol Set)

James M Houston

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This 3-volume set includes:
CHARACTERS AROUND THE CROSS (185 792 7435)
CHARACTERS AROUND THE CRADLE (185 792 7559)
CHARACTERS AROUND THE CHURCH (185 792 7702)

CHARACTERS AROUND THE CROSS

In this updated and expanded version of the popular original, Tom Houston brings to life each of the characters involved in the death of Jesus on the cross. He provides us with insights into the historical context of each character and encourages us to imagine the impact that their encounter with Jesus would have had on their lives.

'After reading the book, I was forced to ask, which of the characters of the cross looks most like me?' - Gordon MacDonald, Author and Pastor

This excellent book makes the Passion come alive by opening up the lives of the people we thought we knew so well.' - Rev. Joel Edwards, General Director, Evangelical Alliance UKI highly recommend it to you, and I plan to draw richly from it in my future Lenten preaching!" John Huffman, St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach

'Beautifully written and attractively presented, this book takes the reader to the only place where God will meet us - at the front of the Cross. There we find ourselves confronted by Judas, by Herod and Pontius Pilate, by Mary Magdalene, Nicodemus and others, with a startling vividness that compels us to take sides.' - Richard Bewes, Rector of All Souls Church, London

CHARACTERS AROUND THE CRADLE: Witnesses to the Greatest Story Ever Told

Christmas makes people both happy and frustrated, especially Christian people. There is a tug-of-war between the secular Christmas with its tinsel, glitter and high spending on gifts, and the meaning it was supposed to have from the unusual birth of Jesus.

Tom Houston looks at a great story with a great cast. The political forces of Caesar Augustus, Herod and the travellers from the east, the religious establishment in Zechariah, Elizabeth, Anna and Simeon, The outcast prophet - John the Baptist, the ordinary people - Mary, Joseph and the shepherds and also the Gospellers - Matthew and Luke.

'Christmas always stirs the imagination, but Tom Houston stirs the readers with reflections from the real biblical characters who surrounded the birth of Jesus . . .A lively read that warms the heart.' - Chris Wright, Langham Partnership International

'Familiar with the Christmas story? Maybe. But we can miss the extraordinary human drama that surrounds the most remarkable event this world has yet witnessed.' - Jonathan Lamb, Associate General Secretary, IFES

'It's hard to put this book down, because the imagination is charged by the stark reality of the characters portrayed. Yet this is no mechanical exercise what he does is to give fresh insight and new understanding.' - Dr. Clive Calver

CHARACTERS AROUND THE CHURCH: Witnesses to the birth of the Jerusalem Church

The third in a series of Characters in the New Testament, this book looks at the birth of the first New Testament Church from the perspective of those who were there at the start - either helping or hindering the cause of the gospel.

The Twelve disciples (inc Thaddeus), Gamaliel, Saul, Herod Agrippa, Mary and Rhoda, Ananias and Sapphira are a few of the characters we meet.

Tom Houston does extensive historical and biblical research for each of the chapters and you are guaranteed to learn something new about the beginnings of the gospel from this book.

Besides being an interesting read, this book is also designed to help preachers either prepare or present their sermons. There is an appendix on how to preach on Bible characters.

'Here is a book for every Christian. It will drive you back to the Acts of the Apostles with a new eagerness to study it, and back to your own church fellowship with a new burden to serve and grow'since the characters around your church may be strikingly similar to the Characters Around the Church!' - Sinclair B Ferguson

'The book is written with crystal-clear simplicity and is a delight to read. Not one chapter outstays its welcome ' - Derek J Tidball.

- Publisher.

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About "Characters Around...Series (3 Vol Set)"

This 3-volume set includes:
CHARACTERS AROUND THE CROSS (185 792 7435)
CHARACTERS AROUND THE CRADLE (185 792 7559)
CHARACTERS AROUND THE CHURCH (185 792 7702)

CHARACTERS AROUND THE CROSS

In this updated and expanded version of the popular original, Tom Houston brings to life each of the characters involved in the death of Jesus on the cross. He provides us with insights into the historical context of each character and encourages us to imagine the impact that their encounter with Jesus would have had on their lives.

'After reading the book, I was forced to ask, which of the characters of the cross looks most like me?' - Gordon MacDonald, Author and Pastor

This excellent book makes the Passion come alive by opening up the lives of the people we thought we knew so well.' - Rev. Joel Edwards, General Director, Evangelical Alliance UKI highly recommend it to you, and I plan to draw richly from it in my future Lenten preaching!" John Huffman, St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach

'Beautifully written and attractively presented, this book takes the reader to the only place where God will meet us - at the front of the Cross. There we find ourselves confronted by Judas, by Herod and Pontius Pilate, by Mary Magdalene, Nicodemus and others, with a startling vividness that compels us to take sides.' - Richard Bewes, Rector of All Souls Church, London

CHARACTERS AROUND THE CRADLE: Witnesses to the Greatest Story Ever Told

Christmas makes people both happy and frustrated, especially Christian people. There is a tug-of-war between the secular Christmas with its tinsel, glitter and high spending on gifts, and the meaning it was supposed to have from the unusual birth of Jesus.

Tom Houston looks at a great story with a great cast. The political forces of Caesar Augustus, Herod and the travellers from the east, the religious establishment in Zechariah, Elizabeth, Anna and Simeon, The outcast prophet - John the Baptist, the ordinary people - Mary, Joseph and the shepherds and also the Gospellers - Matthew and Luke.

'Christmas always stirs the imagination, but Tom Houston stirs the readers with reflections from the real biblical characters who surrounded the birth of Jesus . . .A lively read that warms the heart.' - Chris Wright, Langham Partnership International

'Familiar with the Christmas story? Maybe. But we can miss the extraordinary human drama that surrounds the most remarkable event this world has yet witnessed.' - Jonathan Lamb, Associate General Secretary, IFES

'It's hard to put this book down, because the imagination is charged by the stark reality of the characters portrayed. Yet this is no mechanical exercise what he does is to give fresh insight and new understanding.' - Dr. Clive Calver

CHARACTERS AROUND THE CHURCH: Witnesses to the birth of the Jerusalem Church

The third in a series of Characters in the New Testament, this book looks at the birth of the first New Testament Church from the perspective of those who were there at the start - either helping or hindering the cause of the gospel.

The Twelve disciples (inc Thaddeus), Gamaliel, Saul, Herod Agrippa, Mary and Rhoda, Ananias and Sapphira are a few of the characters we meet.

Tom Houston does extensive historical and biblical research for each of the chapters and you are guaranteed to learn something new about the beginnings of the gospel from this book.

Besides being an interesting read, this book is also designed to help preachers either prepare or present their sermons. There is an appendix on how to preach on Bible characters.

'Here is a book for every Christian. It will drive you back to the Acts of the Apostles with a new eagerness to study it, and back to your own church fellowship with a new burden to serve and grow'since the characters around your church may be strikingly similar to the Characters Around the Church!' - Sinclair B Ferguson

'The book is written with crystal-clear simplicity and is a delight to read. Not one chapter outstays its welcome ' - Derek J Tidball.

- Publisher.
- Koorong

Meet the Author

James M Houston

Jim Houston (M.A., Edinburgh; D.Phil., Oxford) is founding principal, former chancellor, and emeritus professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of some forty books, including I Believe in the Creator; The Transforming Friendship; In Search of Happiness; The Heart's Desire and The Mentored Life.

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  • Catalogue Code 237327
  • Product Code 0000667102
  • Department Academic
  • Category Academic Sets
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Om Lit Usa
  • Publication Date Aug 2005
  • Weight 0.540kg

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