By Michela Fontana
Michela Fontana strains Ricci's travels in China intimately, offering a wealthy portrait of Ming China and the transforming into significance of cultural exchanges among China and the West. She indicates how Ricci included his principles of "cultural lodging" into either his lifestyles and his writings geared toward the chinese language elite. Her biography is the 1st to focus on Ricci's immensely very important medical paintings and that of key Christian converts, equivalent to Xu Guangqi, who translated Euclid'sElements including Ricci. Exploring the heritage of technological know-how in China and the West in addition to their dramatically various cultural attitudes towards spiritual and philosophical concerns, Michela Fontana introduces not just Ricci's existence however the first major come across among Western and chinese language civilizations.
By Francis A. Schaeffer,Udo W. Middelmann
Most Christians take a good examine themselves and finish that their constrained skills, strength, and data suggest that they do not quantity to a lot. Francis A. Schaeffer says that the biblical emphasis is kind of diversified. With God there aren't any little people!
This booklet comprises 16 sermons that discover the weak point and value of humanity in courting to the limitless and private God. each one used to be preached by means of Schaeffer at L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland to the group that amassed there to paintings, examine, and worship jointly. the focal point of this assortment is the lasting fact of the Bible, the faithfulness of God, the sufficiency of the paintings of Christ, and the truth of God's Spirit in background. The sermons signify quite a few styles-some are topical, a few expound outdated testomony passages, and nonetheless others delve into New testomony texts. No Little People contains theological sermons and messages that spotlight in particular on way of life and Christian perform. each one sermon is a unmarried unit, and all are necessary for family members devotions or different team research and worship. Readers should be inspired through the worth that God locations on everybody made in His image.
By Brian Schrag,James Krabill
This guide is the second one publication in a two-volume set at the ideas and practices of ethnodoxology. the 1st quantity, entitled Worship and venture for the worldwide Church: An Ethnodoxology instruction manual, offers in textbook structure the significant "Foundations," "Stories," and "Tools" designed to equip readers in exploring extra absolutely this significant new box of analysis and ministry.
By J.D. Hepburn
By Ted and Betty Campbell
By Bob McNabb,David Platt,Robert Coleman
BECOME A REPRODUCER:
• Don’t simply make disciples. learn how to reproduce disciple-makers!
• achieve an outline of the discipling approach and the way to maneuver new believers to adulthood and replica.
• seize the keys to winning evangelism and multiplication within the context of a disciple-making team.
By James S. Bielo
Drawing on 3 years of ethnographic fieldwork, James S. Bielo explores the effect of the rising Church circulate on American Evangelicals. He combines ethnographic research with discussions of the movement’s historical past, discursive contours, defining practices, cultural logics, and contentious interactions with conservative Evangelical critics to reconsider the bounds of “Evangelical” as a class. eventually, Bielo makes a unique contribution to our figuring out of the real adjustments at paintings between American Protestants, and illuminates how rising Evangelicals engage with the cultural stipulations of modernity, overdue modernity, and visions of “postmodern” Christianity.
By Scott Sauls,Ann Voskamp
Jesus versions a miles richer imaginative and prescient for friendship. In BeFriend,popular instructor, Scott Sauls, invitations us to determine and have fun with the large and deeplove of God. In twenty-one eloquent mediatations on what God's love can looklike in our daily lives, Scott invitations us to extend our circle of friends.
Scott has met too many folks whose first impulse is to fence off theirlives with relational obstacles that purely prove ravenous their very own souls.
Yes, it is precise: Real friendshipis high priced. Love does make us susceptible. yet, with no possibility, our lives willremain impoverished.
Join Scott in BeFriend as he summons you towards diversefriendships that may improve your existence and, within the technique, demonstrate a betterversion of yourself.
By Peter Carey
By Philip L. Wickeri
Wickeri bargains a distinct point of view on what that survival entailed, not only for Bishop Ting, yet for a Christian circulation that's at the present time mushrooming past whatever both Mao Zedong or ok. H. Ting may well ever have imagined.