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Unprotected Texts: The Bible's Surprising Contradictions about Sex and Desire

Author: 
Jennifer Wright Knust
List Price: 
$15.99
Type: 
Paperback

Bible scholar Jennifer Wright Knust addresses the big questions that dominate today's discussions and debates when it comes to sex and the Bible

Defiant: What the Women of Exodus Teach Us about Freedom

Author: 
Kelley Nikondeha
List Price: 
$14.77
Type: 
Paperback

There would be no Moses, no crossing of the Red Sea, no story of breaking the chains of slavery if it weren’t for the women in the Exodus narrative. Women on both sides of the Nile exhibited a subversive strength resisting Pharaoh and leading an entire people to freedom. Defiant explores how the Exodus women summoned their courage, harnessed their intelligence, and gathered their resources to enact justice in many small ways and overturned an empire. Women find themselves in similar circumstances today.

Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus

Author: 
Yonatan Neril & Leo Dee
List Price: 
$14.99
Type: 
Paperback

"What does the Bible say about ecology? As people face huge ecological challenges—including growing hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and plastic pollution—the groundbreaking Eco Bible dives into this question. Drawing on 3,500 years of religious ethics, it shows how the Bible itself and its great scholars embrace care for God's creation as a fundamental and living message. Eco Bible both informs the reader and inspires spiritual commitment and action to protect all of God’s creation.This 'earth Bible' is a great read for those interested in Jewish and Christian social issues.

The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently

Author: 
Amy-Jill Levine, Marc Zvi Brettler
List Price: 
$34.99
Type: 
Hardcover

The editors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament show how and why Jews and Christians read many of the same Biblical texts – including passages from the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Psalms – differently. Exploring and explaining these diverse perspectives, they reveal more clearly Scripture’s beauty and power.

Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

Author: 
Esau McCaulley
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$20.00
Type: 
Paperback

Growing up in the American South, Esau McCaulley knew firsthand the ongoing struggle between despair and hope that marks the lives of some in the African American context. A key element in the fight for hope, he discovered, has long been the practice of Bible reading and interpretation that comes out of traditional Black churches. This ecclesial tradition is often disregarded or viewed with suspicion by much of the wider church and academy, but it has something vital to say. Reading While Black is a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation.

God, Improv, and the Art of Living

Author: 
MaryAnne McKibben Dana
List Price: 
$16.99
Type: 
Paperback

The famous improvisational principle of “yes, and . . .” has produced a lot of great comedy. But it also offers an invigorating approach to life in general, and the spiritual life in particular. From Moses to Ruth to Jesus, Scripture is full of people boldly saying “yes, and . . .” as they accept what life throws their way and build upon it.

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