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    Hebrew Roots Perspective Hebrew
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    Messianic Jewish Perspective Messianic
Jewish
    "Traditional" (Non-Messianic) Jewish Perspective “Traditional”
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* Distinctly Christian, but with sensitivity toward the Hebrew Roots ofChristianity.
‡ Pro-Bible, but not necessarily slanted towards either a wholly Jewish or wholly Christian perspective.
 
Messianic Jewish Perspective

Berkowitz, Ariel, Dvorah, and Michele. Take Hold: Embracing Our Divine Inheritance in Israel. First Fruits of Zion, 1998. (Out of print, but it is still possible to find used copies.) Take Hold reveals the profound equality in the relationship between Jewish and non-Jewish believers in the body of Messiah. The resulting unity bring together His holy bride—the ancient People of the Book and those grafted in from among the nations. Take Hold describes the inheritance that non-Jewish believers have in the covenants of Israel. Learn how the Prophets of old foretold of this time—a time when men from every nation would look to the God of Israel seeking out His ancient paths.


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Berkowitz, Ariel, Dvorah, and Michele. Torah Rediscovered. Torah Rediscovered lovingly challenges readers, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, to take an honest new look at the true nature of the first five books of the Bible (the Torah). Torah Rediscovered reveals the beauty and depth of God’s divine covenantal revelation. In doing so, Torah Rediscovered attempts to demonstrate to all who seek to understand it how its divinely inspired pages can help them to learn in greater depth what it means to be new creations in Messiah. Though this valuable book was out of print for several years, it has been reprinted in English and is once again available for purchase here.


Bowman, Robert M. Jr. Why You Should Believe in the Trinity: An Answer to Jehovah's Witnesses.  Baker Book House, 1989. "This is not an exhaustive study of the doctrine of the Trinity. It is rather a simple and clearly written explanation of the biblical basis for faith in a triune God."


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Chernoff, Yohanna, Born a Jew-Die a Jew: The Story of Martin Chernoff: A Pioneer in Messianic Judiasm. Mcdougal Publishing, 1996. Born into an Orthodox Jewish family, Martin Chernoff was destined to be a man of vision. His three important visions, the first in 1948, the second in 1963, and the third in 1970, encouraged him to become one of the key pioneers in establishing the modern-day movement of Messianic Judaism - the end-time revival of God's Chosen People. Born Jew...Die Jew is the thrilling story, step by step, from the pen of his widow Yohanna.


Pro-Bible Perspective

Colbert, Don M.D. What Would Jesus Eat?: The Ultimate Program for Eating Well, Feeling Great, and Living Longer. In What Would Jesus Eat? The Ultimate Program for Eating Well, Feeling Great, and Living Longer, Don Colbert, M.D. makes a compelling case for Christians to use the blueprint of this appetizing spin on traditional faith-based diet books to develop a healthier lifestyle using foods available today. "If you truly want to follow Jesus in every area of your life, you cannot ignore your eating habits," postulates Colbert. He examines America's alarming addiction to fast food, explores Old Testament Jewish dietary laws, and takes a comprehensive look at foods mentioned in the Bible, from herbs to bread to meat. To this information Colbert adds a healthy serving of Scripture references, mixes in a few anecdotes, and finishes the book with an easy-to-follow weekly eating guide. Colbert also tackles the subject of drinking red wine as part of a healthy lifestyle, something often ignored in Christian-based health books. Readers looking for spiritual reasons to make dietary changes will discover excellent justification here to take the plunge. 

 

The What Would Jesus Eat Cookbook. Thomas Nelson, 2002. In this book, you'll discover an enormously effective - and delicious - way of eating based on biblical principles. You'll find that you can lose weight , prevent disease, enjoy more balanced meals, and attain vibrant health by changing the way you eat. A companion to the bestselling What Would Jesus Eat?, this cookbook offers inspired ideas for good eating and good living.


Criswell, Wally Amos. Why I Preach That the Bible is Literally True. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1969. "We believe that the most scientific view, the most up-to-date and rationalistic conception will find its fullest satisfaction in taking the Bible story literally, and in identifying one of the greatest human beings with the most decisive leap forward every discernible in the human story!" 


Deal, William S. Pictorial Introduction to the Bible. Eugene: Harvest House, 1997. A profusely illustrated, non-technical source of information on who wrote each book of the Bible, when it was written, to whom it was written, and the particular circumstances surrounding its writing. Deal offers a basic introduction to Scripture that's easy to understand. Supporting his research with black & white photos and illustrations of ancient lands, artifacts, and more, Deal covers the author, audience, time period, and purpose of all 66 books of the Bible. Includes commentary that highlights key stories in each book.


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Fischer, John (ed.), The Enduring Paradox: Exploratory Essays in Messianic Judaism. Baltimore: Messianic Jewish Publishers. Yeshua and his Jewish followers began a new movement--Messianic Judaism--2000 years ago. In the twentieth century, it was reborn, and now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, it is maturing. The Enduring Paradox is a collection of essays from some of the top contributors to the theology of this vital movement of God. Whether you are a Messianic Jew, a non-Messianic Jew involved or merely interested in Messianic Judaism, this book will challenge your thinking, guide your practices, and clarify any misconceptions you may have. You will find that Messianic Judaism is not a paradox after all.


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Egan, Hope. Holy Cow! Does God Care about What We Eat? First Fruits of Zion, 2005. Join messiah magazine editor and best-selling author Hope Egan on her personal journey through what the Bible says about eating meat. Hope helps you see how science and Scripture brilliantly intertwine. Promoting neither legalism nor vegetarianism, Holy Cow! gently challenges you to take a fresh look at how you live out your faith!

PLUS: Man Alive! There’s More! Written by FFOZ Educational Director and Bible teacher D. Thomas Lancaster, Man Alive! delves further into some of the most challenging Scripture passages mentioned in the main part of this book. Fasten your seatbelts and get out your Bibles; this may be the richest Scripture study you have ever experienced.


Messianic Jewish Perspective

First Fruits of Zion. Light in the Darkness: Hanukkah and the Disciples of Yeshua. An Anthology by FFOZ. Light in the Darkness provides in-depth, biblical understanding while demonstrating why the celebration of Hanukkah is relevant and important for all Torah-people. Believers will be surprised to see how the events of the Hanukkah revolution are spelled out in the prophecies of Daniel, and they will be encouraged to realize that the celebration of Hanukkah is relevant for every follower of Yeshua. Light in the Darkness takes believers, step by step, through the traditional celebration of Hanukkah while revealing new Messianic meanings in the ancient festival. 


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Garr, John D. The Hem of His Garment: Touching the Power in God's Word. Messianic Jewish Publishers, 2000. Dr. Garr provides a comprehensive study of the biblical tallith tradition — the four-cornered garment with tzitziyot (fringes) on each point as a means of calling both wearers and observers to remember the commandments. You'll be amazed at the continuing impact Hebraic dress has upon Jewish people and its importance for our understanding of Jesus.


Geisler, Normal L. and William E. Nix. A General Introduction to the Bible. Chicago: Moody, 1968. The evangelical Christian classic covering the inspiration, canonicity, text, and translation of the Bible. Your starting point for Bible study is right here. All your "beginning" questions are answered: Who wrote the Bible? Which books belong in it? Has it been accurately preserved and translated? This edition includes new sections on the inerrancy of the Bible, recent trends in textual criticism, a review of modern English translations, and more. The standard work in its field; required reading for first-year students in nearly every evangelical Bible school and seminary in the United States.


Gish, Duane T. Dinosaurs by Design. New Leaf Press (master Books), 1993. Here's a valuable tool if you want to give your kids accurate information on their favorite subject. (Homeschoolers have used it for years!) Gish outlines God’s divine design for dinosaurs and provides you with biblical evidence to combat today's pervasive evolutionary theories. 88 pages, hardcover from Master Books.


Gish, Duane T.  Evolution: The Fossils Say No! San Diego: Creation-Life Publishers, 1969. This book constitutes one of the most devastating critiques of the evolutionary philosophy one could find. It goes right to the stronghold of the supposed scientific evidence for evolution and demolishes its central bastion.


Gish, Duane T.  Evolution: The Fossils Still Say No! New Leaf Press (master Books), 1995. Tired of hearing, reading, and seeing the biased interpretations of evolutionism? Dr. Gish tells you what they will not. Must you give up on your biblical understandings? NO! The evidence is clearly not set "set in stone" as Evolutionists would have you believe. In fact, Dr. Gish exposes the degree of faith they must have in order to believe as they do. This book is excellent if you're looking for answers to what the fossil record actually shows, and what is fact and what is speculation put forth as fact by the biased reasoning of secular educators. After reading this book, one can see that just "because it says so" in an evolutionist's textbook is not necessarily the way things are. This book is available from "Answers in Genesis" among other Christian book sources.


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Glaser, Mitch and Zhava. Fall Feasts of Israel. A look at three of Israel's most significant festivals: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. Will give readers new insights into what God originally intended for the sacrificial offerings.


Gower, Ralph The New Manners & Customs of Bible Times, Revised and Updated. Moody, 2005. A classic resource on biblical cultures—now even better! This updated edition features a reader-friendly format with colorful photography and artwork; detailed maps, diagrams, and charts; Bible review sections at the end of each chapter; Scripture and topic indexes; and even helpful tips for visits to the Holy Land.


Hartill, J. Edwin. Principles of Biblical Hermeneutics. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1947. An excellent textbook, in extended outline format, on the science of hermeneutics (Bible interpretation).


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Hegg, Tim. FellowHeirs: Jews & Gentiles Together in the Family of G-d. First Fruits of Zion, 1004. A masterful piece of scholarship, Tim Hegg's latest work seeks the biblical perspective on identity within the family of G-d. Is the Torah for all of G-d’s children, or is it only for Jews? Who are the people the Torah refers to as "strangers"? Do Gentile believers have a legitimate place in Messianic Communities? FellowHeirs answers these questions and more. The powerful results of Tim's research demonstrate from the biblical text that Jews and Gentiles are both beholden to the same covenant norms and responsibilities. There is only one set of teachings for all of G-d’s people. FellowHeirs is a must-read for every serious student of the Bible.


Hick, John. The Existence of God. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1964. The principal philosophical arguments on the existence of God are brought together here. From the ancient Greeks an Anselm to the present-day and Bertrand Russell, both sides are represented. First come the contributions of Western philosophers to the five arguments traditionally used to prove that God exists; then come the basic challenges to them; and finally the recent writings that probe what it means to assert that God exists.


Hill, Harold. From Goo to You By Way of the Zoo. Plainfield: Logos Publications, 1976. A sometimes tongue-in-cheek, always delightfully entertaining refutation of the theory of evolution from an evangelical Christian perspective.


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Intrater, Keith and Dan Juster, Israel, the Church & the Last Days. Destiny Image Publishers, 2005. As the last days approach, Dan Juster and Keith Intrater present an optimistic view for believers around the world. A restoration of the Body of Christ is beginning to take place as the church asserts her unity, power, gifts and begins to establish the five fold ministry as found in the example of the first century church. What is the key element for the Church in these last days as she asserts her power? Establishing a saved remnant of Israel. How does one help establish a saved remnant, especially a saved Jewish remnant?


Jeffrey, Grant R. The Signature of God (Enlarged & Revised Edition). Random House, 2002. Well-documented scientific evidence that proves that the Bible is the inspired Word of God beyond a shadow of a doubt. The author argues that God has indeed written His Signature on the pages of the Scriptures through a staggering number of divine proofs that its words are both inspired and authoritative. This new and expanded and completely documented edition contains additional research and remarkable new computer discoveries from the Bible Codes reveal astonishing details about the September 11 Islamic terrorist attack on America that were encoded in the Hebrew text thousands of years ago.


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Juster, Dan. Jewish Roots. Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image Publishers, 1995. Messianic Judaism, as a system of orthopraxy for both Jewish and non-Jewish Christians, can be confusing to both outsiders and novitiates. Daniel Juster, through decades of earnestly searching for the core of his Jewish-ness, offers the fruit of his labor in Jewish Roots. Through a proper view and application of the biblical foundations for the Jewish faith (as well as Christianity) Juster shows us how Messianic Jews find liberation in the structure of the traditional Jewish faith and the recognition of Jesus of Nazareth as the Jewish Messiah.


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Kasdan, Barney. God’s Appointed Customs. Messianic Jewish Publishers, 1998. Are the Hebrew traditions described in Scripture just for Jews? Since Jesus himself observed them, learn how God'sAppointed Customs can be part of any believer's lifestyle! Messianic congregation leader Barney Kasdan offers fascinating historical background on traditional Jewish observances, demonstrates how they relate to New Testament teaching, and provides a practical guide for Christians wishing to observe these customs within the context of a biblical lifestyle.


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Kasdan, Barney. God’s Appointed Times: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Celebrating the Biblical Holidays. Messianic Jewish Publishers, 1993. The biblical holy days are not just for Jews. Christians, too, can receive the blessing of these glorious days, the greatest object lessons in the Bible. In this book, Barney Kasdan, leader of Kehilat Ariel in San Diego, one of the largest messianic congregations in the world, explains every holy day described in Scripture. He teaches about the major and minor holy days, ever mindful that he is writing to both Jews and Christians. Beginning with the Sabbath, he writes about Passover, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles, Hanukkah - the Festival of Dedication, and Purim. Each chapter features historical background, traditional Jewish observance, relevance to the New Testament, prophetic significance, and a practical guide for believers, including recipes, songs, and crafts.


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Lancaster, Daniel Thomas. King of the Jews: Resurrecting the Jewish Jesus. Is it possible to have the wrong Jesus? Bible critics and scholars are talking about the difference between the Jesus Christ of Christianity and the historical Jesus. But who is the historical Jesus?

It turns out that Jesus is not a one-size-fits-all mystic. He wasn’t a Christian either. Jesus was a Jew.

While stripping back centuries of cultural misinterpretations, Lancaster reveals the historical, Jewish Jesus in vivid new strokes and colors that fire the heart and deepen devotion to Him. King of the Jews digs into the history and literature of early Judaism to demonstrate the authenticity of the Gospels and to dispel today’s errant re-interpretations of Jesus.

Not just another book about Jesus, this thought provoking, fun-to-read journey into the world of the Bible is guaranteed to change how you think about Jesus while affirming the historical basis for faith in the King of the Jews.


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Lancaster, Daniel Thomas. Grafted In: Israel, Gentiles, and the Mystery of the Gospel. First Fruits of Zion, 2004. Originally published under the title The Mystery of the Gospel, this completely revised and updated edition contains a new introduction by the author and two new appendices: “We Were in a Synagogue” and “To Pray as a Gentile.”

What does it mean to be “grafted in” to Israel, and where did Paul get that idea in the first place? Grafted In explores the Jewish theology behind the Pauline inclusion of the Gentiles and considers what it means to be a “Messianic Gentile.” Easy to read and inspiring, this book is an important correction for the Messianic identity crisis and an encouragement for Jewish and Gentile believers both.

From where does Paul derive his conclusions, and what does being “grafted in” mean? Grafted In is a book for Christians exploring their Hebrew Roots, for Gentiles in Messianic Judaism, and for Jewish believers seeking answers about Paul.


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Lancaster, Daniel Thomas. Restoration: Returning the Torah of God to the Disciples. First Fruits of Zion, 2005. From the author of Torah Club Volumes 4 & 5 comes the book you have been waiting for, a powerful introduction to Torah, presented in simple and easy to understand terms. Ideal for those who are new to the message of the restoration of God’s law, or those who wish to share this message with their Christian brothers and sisters.

Biblical Christianity was originally a sect of Judaism that believed in Jesus and revered the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy) as the core of her Scriptures. Restoration is a riveting argument for a return to that original, biblical expression of faith in Jesus.

Discover for yourself the profound beauty of Torah life, the celebration of the biblical Sabbath and the appreciation of G-d’s Holy Feast Days. Your eyes will be opened to another dimension of the faith that is beginning to re-emerge among Christians worldwide.

Lancaster answers common theological objections to the Torah, while demonstrating that Christians are already keeping more of G-d’s Law than they realize. This thought provoking, theological boat-rocker is a fun-to-read, inspiring journey into the world of the Bible.


McDowell, Josh. Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Volume 1. Thomas Nelson, 1993. The best-selling defense of Christianity! Is Christianity credible? Is there an intellectual basis for faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God? Scholars throughout the centuries, as well as millions of students and older adults, would answer such questions with a resounding "Yes!" McDowell presents scholarly, intelligent, and well-grounded answers to challengers of the historical accuracy and integrity of the Bible. His "reasons to believe" will intrigue non-believers and give Christians ready explanations for their faith. Valuable for students, pastors, and lay leaders. This book presents massive amounts of irrefutable evidence that the Christianity is not a matter of blind faith, but rather a matter of accepting the overwhelming preponderance of evidence for the validity of evangelical Christianity.


McDowell, Josh. The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict. Thomas Nelson, 1999. Christians today face growing challenges to show that their faith is both relevant and credible. In Josh McDowell's The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, you'll get the ammunition you need to defend your faith against the barrage of criticisms. This 760-page hardcover combines the two original best-selling volumes (Evidence That Demands a Verdict and More Evidence That Demands a Verdict) into one, maintaining their classic defense of the faith, yet answering new questions posed by today's culture.


McDowell, Josh. Evidence for Christianity. Thomas Nelson, 2006. Scholarly, well-written, and exhaustively researched, Evidence for Christianity presents a powerful case for why Christianity is both true and real. Drawing upon rigorous scholarship of countless authorities and historical evidence, McDowell provides evidences beyond a reasonable doubt that Christ was exactly who he said he was, sent to do exactly what God his Father commissioned him to accomplish. You'll find answers to questions such as:

• How was Jesus Christ profoundly different from any other man who ever lived, and why?

• Is Christianity based on a blind faith or a faith rooted in historical reality?

• Is the Bible a reliable historical record of the events it describes?

• Was the resurrection of Jesus a hoax or is there evidence that it was an actual historical event?

• Were the major events of Jesus's life and death accurately foretold centuries earlier?

Evidence for Christianity will provide you with greater confidence and a revitalized foundation in your Christian faith. It will also provide a reason to believe for anyone skeptical of the claims of Christianity.

NOTE: Evidence for Christianity contains the best of The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, condensed down to a less intimidating but still comprehensive coverage of all the best evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith. Philosophical reasons and responses to major non-Christian thought systems are not addressed; they can be found in The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict.

 


McDowell, Sean. Evidence for the Resurrection. Gospel Light, 2009.  It seems incredible---a dead man rising to life three days after he's laid in a sealed tomb. How can anybody believe that? Carefully examining the claims of the Gospel writers and 2,000 years of testimony by faithful Christians, the McDowells sift through the evidence and present a compelling case for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.


McDowell, Josh and Sean McDowell. The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict and Evidence for the Resurrection, 2 Volumes. Evidence for the Resurrection bundled with The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict (above).


McKerlie, Henry. Why Believe? Ontario: The Brackmont Press, 1950. An introductory series of studies in Christian evidences, arranged for laymen, study circles, Bible and training classes, and presenting the 20th century case for Christianity. Out of print and hard to find; but worth the effort.


Meldau, Fred John. Why We Believe in Creation, Not in Evolution. Denver: Christian Victory Publishing Company, 1974 ed. A systematic presentation of scientific facts which support the biblical doctrine of creation.


Messianic Jewish Perspective

Messiah Magazine is dedicated to the study, exploration and celebration of our righteous and Torah observant king—Yeshua of Nazareth. Published five times annually, each issue brings you fresh new articles and perspectives on Messiah, the "grace" we have in Him, the "truth" He taught us and the "Torah" He lived among us. For "The Torah was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Yeshua the Messiah." (John 1:17)


Morris, Henry M. The Biblical Basis for Modern Science. New Leaf Publishing Group, 2006. Is the Bible merely a collection of religious myths, or does it reflect real history? Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, and geology, the "Father of Modern Creationism" reveals the absurdity of evolution and demonstrates conclusively that facts derived from scientific observations are accurately recorded in Scripture. A solid defense of creationism for science-oriented students!


Morris, Henry M. Evolution and the Modern Christian. El Cajon: Creation Life Publishers, 1985. Evolution and the Modern Christian is written by Henry Morris the president of the Institute for Creation Research. This book is designed for youth or adults interested in defending their belief in Creation. Morris argues that Evolution is a theory and not fact, that Creation is scientifically defensible and that the scriptures give a true description of the beginnings of the universe.


Morris, Henry M. Men of Science, Men of God. El Cajon: Master Books division of Creation Life Publishers, 1988. One of the most serious fallacies today is the belief that genuine scientists cannot believe the Bible. But the truth is that many of the major scientific contributions were made by scientists who were dedicated men of God. Here are 101 short biographies and Christian testimonies of scientists — scientists who were pioneers and "founding fathers" of the major modern scientific disciplines — who believed in the Bible and in a personal Creator God.


Morris, Henry M. Science and the Bible. Chicago: Moody Press, 1986. Science And The Bible compares up-to-date scientific knowledge with the Word of God. In an age when many feel there is a widespread attack on biblical Christianity, Morris clearly presents scientific evidence for the divine origin and truth of the Bible. This revised and expanded edition deals with science in the Bible, the Theory of Evolution, science and the flood, the Bible and ancient history and fulfilled prophecy.


O'Bannon, Kathleen. Nutrition & Health in the Bible, The Smart Guide to the Bible. Thomas Nelson, 2008. Certified Nutritionist Kathleen O'Bannon compares modern scientific research with what the Bible has to say on food, exercise, and eating disorders. She takes complicated and technical scientific explanations and simplifies them so every day folks can make sense of the facts.


O'Bannon, Kathleen. The World's Oldest Health Plan: Health, Nutrition and Healing from the Bible. With the plethora of nutrition books published over the last several years, it's hard to imagine needing another. The World's Oldest Health Plan, however, is one of the few titles that compares nutrition and a healthy lifestyle with the way our biblical ancestors lived. Baldinger shows that the belief of modern science in a low-fat, high fiber diet has actually existed from the beginning of human creation. Baldinger's basic health plan consists of sustaining your body with nourishing foods, drinking pure water, exercising, meeting spiritual needs, and loving and forgiving yourself and your neighbors. Using a relaxed, conversational style, she shows exactly how to implement this plan. Baldinger emphasizes whole grains and fiber and believes meat should be eaten only on special occasions, similar to biblical practices. She says that walking, our ancestors' chief method of locomotion, was a great form of exercise in biblical times and is just as beneficial today. This book, complete with recipes, will inspire both religious and nonreligious readers to adopt a lifestyle that affirms both modern science and the Bible. A complete health plan from the Bible for body, mind and spirit.


Parker, Shonda. Mommy Diagnostics: The Naturally Healthy Family's Guide to Herbs and Whole Foods for Health. Professional herbalist Shonda Parker teaches mothers what can be safely treated at home, how to treat with nutritional and botanical medicine, and when to seek professional help. Traditional medicine has given us shots, pills, and expensive treatments. Shonda provides moms with homegrown remedies that are easily available, inexpensive, and that work wonders! As a revival of interest in natural health care occurs, this book is designed to provide a continuing education class for mothers as family health practioners. Mothers observe, evaluate, and even medicate their children on a daily basis. By nature, mothers become family health practitioners, but seek other opinions when appropriate. This book will equip any mother to address her family's day-to-day health needs with confidence and is critical for every mother who is focused on raising healthy kids. Shonda Parker, Professional Family Herbalist and Certified Childbirth Educator, combines her previous medical assistant experience with years of practice in the Parker Home Health Unit, evaluating, diagnosing, and administering care to her five children, while seeking outside care as necessary.


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Peterson, Galen. The Everlasting Tradition. Kregel Academic & Professional, 1995. Both the Old and New Testaments were given to us in the context of Jewish culture, but most Christians (and many Jewish persons as well) are unfamiliar with the underlying customs and events that give valuable insight into the Gospel message and other biblical teachings. The Everlasting Tradition presents the numerous Jewish customs, holy day celebrations, and biblical events that are woven into the fabric of the Bible’s message. While of special interest to Messianic Believers, this enjoyable and enlightening study will also be of interest to Christian readers who have wondered about the significance of the Bible’s references to items such as phylacteries and Jewish marriage customs. Particularly helpful is Peterson’s discussion of Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and little-know references to Jesus in the contemporary Passover meal.

Galen Peterson, a graduate of the University of California and Moody Bible Institute, is Executive Director of American Remnant Mission, Pleasant Hill, California, an outreach ministry to the Jewish community. Mr. Peterson teaches witnessing seminars and speaks at numerous conferences as well as writing in the area of biblical and Jewish studies.


Rambsel, Yacov. Yeshua: The Name of Jesus Revealed in the Old Testament. Toronto: Frontier Research Publications, 1998. An astonishing pattern of significant letters spelling Jesus' name Yeshua encoded at equally spaced intervals beneath the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. God has encoded these Hebrew letters spelling the name of His Messiah—Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Christ)—in each of the great messianic prophecies. These incredible coded words provide profound insights revealing who Yeshua is, His origin, His mission, and His destiny to return as God’s Messiah to establish the Kingdom of God.


Ramm, Bernard. Protestant Biblical Interpretation. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998. "Hermeneutics," writes the author, "is the science and art of Biblical interpretation...As such it forms one of the most important members of the theological sciences." After surveying the history of biblical interpretation, the author devotes seventy pages to explicating "the Protestant system of hermeneutics." He then discusses the doctrinal, devotional, and practical use of the Bible. Following a chapter on the hermeneutical dimension of the problem of biblical inerrancy and secular science, he concludes with chapters on the interpretation of types, prophecy, and parables.


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McMillen, S.I. and David E. Stern. None of These Diseases: The Bible's Health Secrets for the 21st Century. Baker, 2000. Completely revised and updated for a new generation, None of These Diseases shows how to obtain extraordinary medical benefits simply by heeding the Word of God. In an engaging style peppered with anecdotes from both of their medical practices, Drs. McMillen and Stern take us back to the Bible and show us how to apply our Creator's guidelines to our modern lifestyles.


Russell, Rex. What the Bible Says About Healthy Living: 3 Principles That Will Change Your Diet and Improve Your Health. Gospel Light, 2008. Learn how to make wise decisions regarding what you put in your mouth and lose weight naturally. In What The Bible Says About Healthy Living, Dr. Rex Russell combines biblical wisdom with modern-day science to create a foundational health plan that will put you on the path toward living a healthy lifestyle. Foreword by Dr. Jordan Rubin. Paperback.


Seagraves, Kelly L. The Great Dinosaur Mistake. San Diego: Beta Books, 1975. Scientific discoveries showing that man and dinosaurs lived at the same time.


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Schiffman, Michael, Return of the Remnant: The Rebirth of Messianic Judaism. Messianic Jewish Resources International, 1996. Messianic Judaism is a modern movement with an ancient past. Its resurgence in these last days may hold the key to world redemption. A bridge between Jews and Christians, today’s Messianic Jewish movement is being used by God to reach his chosen people. Dr. Michael Schiffman, a Messianic Jew, gives us a comprehensive understanding of Messianic Judaism. In Return of the Remnant he: documents Messianic Jewish history from the first century to today; explains where Messianic Judaism fits theologically and culturally; examines difficult issues concerning both Jews and non-Jews--the Law, the tri-unity of God, etc. He reports his research on modern Messianic congregations and shows how Messianic Judaism relates to both synagogue and church. Paperback, 180 pages.


Smith, Wilbur M. Therefore Stand: A Plea for a Vigorous Apologetic in This Critical Hour of the Christian Faith. Boston: W. A Wilde Co., 1945. The title is based on the Ephesian letter in which Paul urges the Christian to "put on the whole armor of God." A general work on Christian apologetics, covering primarily three great aspects of the Christian faith: the creation of the world, the resurrection of Christ, and the coming Judgment. 


Smyth, J. Patterson. How We Got the Bible. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1912. A brief overview of the history of Bible translation from the earliest manuscripts to the beginning of the twentieth century. (No longer in print. Click here and here for the same title by other authors.)


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Stern, David. Messianic Jewish Manifesto. Clarksville, MD: Jewish New Testament Publications, 1988. Messianic Jewish Manifesto offers an ideology, theology, and program for Messianic Judaism. A challenge to both Jews and Gentiles who honor Yeshua (Jesus) as Israel's Messiah and others involved with the movement catch the vision for its destiny, which is to heal the split between the Church and the Jewish people. A call to action for Messianic Jews and a source of information for others, whether in favor, opposed, or just curious.


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Stern, David. Restoring the Jewishness of the Gospel. Clarksville, MD: Messianic Jewish Resources International; Revised edition (August 19, 2009). A book the whole Church needs to read! A challenge to conventional Christian ideas! Clear thinking about neglected questions such as:

- What central truth, ignored for 1800 years, must be restored if the Church is to fulfill the Great Commission?

- How are both the Jews and the Church God's people?

- Is there a difference between Jew and Gentile in the body of the Messiah?

- Will God fulfill all of his promises to Israel?

- Does the Law of Moses remain in force today?

- Is the Church antisemitic? If so, what can you do about it?

- Should the Church evangelize Jews today? If so, how?

Surprising answers to these and other crucial questions, along with suggestions for godly action, are given in this exciting and insightful book by an Israeli Messianic Jew, a Jew who trusts Yeshua (Jesus).


Stoner, Peter W. Science Speaks. Chicago: Moody Press, 1958, 1963, 1969. Scientific proof of the accuracy of prophecy and the Bible. Professor Stoner examines the findings of science and the Genesis account of creation. He considers the day by day order of creation and shows the accuracy of Moses' record. An enlightening comparison of biblical truth and established scientific data. (No longer in print.)


Swindoll, Charles R. Growing Deep in the Christian Life. Portland: Multnomah Press, 1986, 1995. The great truths of Bible doctrine explained in the totally practical "where the rubber meets the road" sort of way that Dr. Swindoll's students have come to expect.


Wren-Lewis, John. God in a Technological Age. Cincinnati: Forward Movement Publications, 1967. This is the story of one man's theological pilgrimage in a search for God in a technological age and how that man, a modern scientist, was turned into an apologist for Christianity by his approach to the radical theology of our time.


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Zimmerman, Martha. Celebrating Biblical Feasts. Experience the New Testament significance of Old Testament feasts. Serving up rich insights into seven Jewish meals, Zimmerman explains the meaning of each repast, lists materials necessary for observance, and provides complete directions for the events. Help your family or church grasp the symbolic representations of Christ found in Passover, the Sabbath and more.

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