The book of Ruth tends to be regarded as a light-weight in the biblical canon; the biblical equivalent of chic-lit. Some Bible teachers approach the book as a kind of rustic romance in which a young widow from a foreign land wins the heart of Bethlehem’s most eligible bachelor. At the heart of the story, however, is the God of Israel who is working out his purposes through a Torah-observant ‘man of valour’ who, at significant personal cost, takes the widow of a dead relative in order to perpetuate his relative’s family line according to the levirate law of Deuteronomy 25.
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The Gospel and Israel
The mission of the church to the Jews is a unique one. The biblical, theological and practical issues differ from those with other groups because Israel was, and is, the people to whom God gave his promises. However, the unbelief of many Jewish people and the persecution of Jewish people in the name of Jesus makes mission to the Jews uniquely difficult, requiring considerable sensitivity. But it is also full of hope, for there is promise of both a remnant and a fullness coming to faith in Jesus the Messiah.
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A Wondering Jew
I’ve always thought of John Fieldsend as the nearest thing to a national treasure that the British Messianic community possesses. Like fellow Jew Stephen Fry who was born a Hungarian Jew, John appears to be the
quintessential English gentleman but is by birth a Czechoslovakian Jew.
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Once An Arafat Man
Once again, the Middle East is a mess. The situation looks bleaker than ever but this hostility is nothing new. We can take some comfort in knowing that there are those working to bring peace and reconciliation in Israel between Arab and Jew, as well as reconciliation between man and God. The story of Tass Saada as recorded in Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of How a PLO Sniper Found a New Life is testimony to the fact that such peace on both counts is possible but only through the one true God of Israel.
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The Gospel According to Isaiah 53
Isaiah 53 (or, more specifically, Isaiah 52:13-53:12) has been the dominating tool that God has used throughout my pursuit of Jewish ministry. It was this text that I used when one of my aunts in Israel challenged me about why I follow Jesus, the passage I wrote my dissertation on while I was in seminary and one of the main tools God has blessed me with in reaching Jewish people in London.
The first lesson I learned from Dateline Jerusalem was never ever to judge a book by its cover. Although the book looks like a second-rate novel about the End Times, it is a treasure trove of information about Israel, radical Islam and the Middle East written by the Jerusalem Bureau Chief of CBN News.
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Christ in the Feast of Pentecost
Pentecost means "fiftieth" and refers to the holiday that goes by the name Shavuot in Judaism. Shavuot means "weeks" and falls 50 days after Passover or about seven weeks later. What Christians should understand about Pentecost is that when we read the account in Acts chapter 2, we are really reading about a Jewish holiday. By the time of Jesus and the apostles, the day had become the celebration of the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai, complete with fire and thunder.
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Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles
A bicyclist in today's Israel riding with branches sticking out of his backpack...giant candleabras in the Temple, lighting up all of Jerusalem in Jesus' time...Jesus calling out, "I am the Light of the world!"...Israelites putting up temporary shelters, or booths, as a symbol of the transcience of life...all have been part of the joyful Feast of Tabernacles, which has been celebrated for thousands of years.
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Telling Jews about Jesus (special offer)
Written by Paul Morris, our senior missionary in Australia, Telling Jews About Jesus remains the only book of its kind still in print written by a British author. In 140 pages, Paul presents a readable introduction to Jewish history, culture and religion
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Idiot's Guide to the Middle East Conflict
If you are anything like me, you probably find the situation in the Middle East a confusing subject at best. A multitude of conflicting opinions can be heard, the roots of which can be found in personal beliefs, political leanings, religious status or economic backgrounds. These voices aside, it is fair to say that there is no other place in the world fraught with as much turmoil as you will find in the Middle East, and in Israel.
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Jewish Themes in The New Testament
If there is one word which unifies the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation, I would say it is ‘mission’. The Lord God is on a mission to rescue his fallen, rebellious creation. Pivotal to it all is one person, the Messiah, whom Isaiah calls ‘the Servant of the Lord’, and his role is twofold: ‘to restore the preserved ones of Israel’ and to be ‘a light to the Gentiles’.1 His mission is twofold because of the radically different situations of the two groups to whom he ministers: Israel has light but needs to be brought back to obedience; the nations are in spiritual darkness and need light. Jesus is the Servant of the Lord and his ministry reflects this prophetic pattern.
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The Bishop's New Clothes
Is the Church as it should be or has it sold out to the World? Is the Body of Christ doing all it could as God’s ambassadors or is there room for not so much an improvement as a complete overhaul? This book pulls no punches, but it does so engagingly, with wit and warmth. If you think all is well in the Church in the west, be prepared for a major shock. In twenty short chapters we will consider: Christians and their conduct - how we process information - how we decide on what is true - the purpose of ministries – death - the Church’s identity - you and me - those who would seek to profit from the gospel - the Third Commandment - the rise of reason and the decline of faith - modern prophets and apostles - the Kingdom of Heaven - the Cross of Jesus - the foundational chapters of the Bible - Israel and the Jewish people - apologetics and the New Atheists – possibilities - how God speaks to us today - prayer - love.But it’s not all bad, there is a way out. A journey beckons, back to earlier times …
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The Jews, Modern Israel and the New Supersessionism
In the mid 1980s, after preaching at the morning service of a UK church renowned for its impeccable theological orthodoxy, I was invited to address an impromptu ad hoc gathering to discuss the role of the Jewish people and the modern state of Israel. Many ‘intelligent’ Christians, I was informed, no longer hold to the simplistic view that the Jewish people are the people of God and that the modern state of Israel is a fulfilment of biblical prophecy. What did I think? I can’t remember how the meeting ended but I do know that since then, in many Christian circles, those who view the Jewish people and the state of Israel positively have become the Church’s equivalent of the Tory party’s ‘swivel-eyed loons’.
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A Future for Israel?
This collection of true stories, which demonstrate the power of God's love, brings hope to all those who consider peace between Arabs and Jews to be unobtainable.
Shmuel's testimony, is taken from A Future for Israel? Julia Fisher's 2006 book in which Arab Christians reflect on their journey of faith and share their understanding of what the Bible says about Israel.
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Meet me at the Olive Tree
Stories of Jews and Arabs reconciled to the Messiah
Meet me at the Olive Tree contains fifteen fascinating stories of how Jewish believers and Christian Arabs in Israel and the wider Middle East are being reconciled today through their faith in Jesus the Messiah. They are all concerned to reach out with the message of the gospel with urgency to both Jews and Gentiles living in the Middle East.
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We know that the Old Testament scriptures were written in Hebrew with a smattering of Aramaic but how many of us stop to consider whether there might be a reason why God chose to communicate his written revelation in that particular language? Was it just because Hebrew was the language of his chosen people or did God impart to the Jews a language eminently suited to his revelation.
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What is the Mission of the Church
A review article of What is the mission of the Church? Making sense of Social Justice, Shalom and the Great Commission by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert, published by Crossway Books.
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Zvi The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust
The true story which unfolds in Elwood McQuaid’s Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust is a thrilling tale of survival in the face of apparently insurmountable adversity, which keeps the reader gripped from beginning to end. This current edition, which combines the original Zvi with its sequel, Zvi and the Next Generation, is at times heartbreaking, at others humorous but, overall, spiritually uplifting.
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The Plot: The Secret Story of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
I’m inclined to go with the judgement that conspiracy theories are history for idiots. Some conspiracy theories are so incredibly stupid that to call those who are taken in by them idiots is an insult to idiots. Others, although far-fetched, are believed by people who to all intents and purposes appear as sane as the next man (depending on who the next man might be). The one thing almost all conspiracy theories have in common is that, at the centre of them, are ‘the Jews’.
Time for Favour: Scottish missions to the Jews 1838-1852
Last year, a prominent evangelical minister told an Islamic newspaper in Malaysia that neither the New Testament nor even the Old Testament teaches that the Jews are 'God's chosen people'. Such an idea, he said, was 'total rubbish'. Shortly after that, a respected evangelical leader told me God has 'cast away' ethnic Israel, that the Jews are no longer God's people and there is no future hope for them as a people.
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The Mystery of The Last Supper
The last time I can recall being as excited by a book as I was by Colin Humphreys' The Mystery of the Last Supper was when I read John Wenham's Easter Enigma in 1984. What Wenham did for resurrection narratives in the Gospels, Humphreys has done for the New Testament accounts of the Last Supper.
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60 Questions Christians Ask About Jewish Belief and Practices
Jewish believer Michael Brown’s book 60 Questions Christians Ask About Jewish Beliefs and Practices addresses a wide selection of the most common questions which have arisen during the course of his extensive ministry spanning several decades. Brown provides straightforward answers to such questions as "Are there Jewish denominations?" and "Do the Jewish people expect a literal Messiah?" as well as addressing Christians’ questions on subjects such as their relationship to the Old Testament, the Sabbath, adherence to dietary laws and the controversy over whether Gentiles are spiritual Jews.
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Isaiah 53 Explained
This is a book to give to a Jewish friend. Its aim is to present the Gospel through the 53rd chapter of Isaiah, showing Jesus to be the suffering servant who dies for sinners. It is not an in-depth examination of that chapter, verse by verse, but it examines the essentials and also focuses on many other issues Jewish people will think about as they consider Jesus.
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Mapping Messianic Jewish Theology
Rabbi Lionel Blue is credited with coining the saying that “Jews are the same as everyone else, only more so.” Another Jewish adage has it that where there are two Jews there will be at least three opinions. Anyone who thinks that Jewish believers in Jesus are all tallit-wearing, Davidic dancing, Torah-observant separatists will be surprised by Richard Harvey’s masterly survey of Messianic Jewish thought and practice. Mapping Messianic Jewish Theology shows that Messianic Jews are the same as other Jews, only more so, and that where there are two Jewish believers, there will be at least three opinions.
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What Do Jewish People Think about Jesus
Written in an accessible style, What Do Jewish People Think about Jesus answers sixty common questions about Jewish people and Jewish culture. The book is written in a way that respects other faiths, without finger pointing and without passing judgement about the rightness or wrongness of Jewish beliefs.
How the Church Lost The Truth
Hard on the heels of How the Church Lost the Way, comes Steve Maltz’s latest offering in which he takes up the argument of his previous book and runs with it further.How the Church Lost the Truth is typical Steve Maltz: pithy, forthright, humorous, easy-to-read, and with not so much as a boring sentence to be found in its entire 206 pages.
How the Church Lost the Way
Steve Maltz’s latest book How the Church Lost the Way
could be called Greece!
His basic thesis is that in the early centuries of Christianity: good Jewish faith (Christianity) met bad Greek thought ...read more
The Importance of Being Ernest
At the age of six Ernest Lloyd was placed in the care of the Naomi Children’s Home run by the Barbican Mission to the Jews and in his teens he came to faith in Jesus as his Messiah. For seventy years he has travelled the globe reaching out to his own people.
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Son of Hamas
The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a charismatic founding member of Hamas, Mosab Yousef makes his newfound faith public and risks everything to expose the secrets of the extremist Islamic organization and reveals the amazing double life he lived trying to prevent the killing of innocents by working with Hamas’ enemies
A Future for Israel
Julia Fisher, a presenter with Premier Christian Radio, in a remarkable little book has brought together the accounts of eight Middle Eastern Christian leaders, seven of them Arab, who love the Jewish people ...read more
All Love: A Biography of Ridley Herschell
Two hundred years ago, in one of the most Orthodox Jewish communities in the world, a Jewish child was born who would excel as a scholar familiar with every facet of rabbinic religion but who would also become one of the most colourful figures ...read more
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Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus: Volume 2
In Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus Volume 2, Michael Brown provides real answers to twenty-eight theological objections. He treats these objections seriously and fairly, building answers from the often surprising teachings.
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Any Complaints? Blame God!
God is the Sovereign Lord of history and the just judge over all the earth. However, as Martin Goldsmith points out in his most recent publication, “such faith statements seem almost naïve in the light of what we see and hear on television and in the newspapers”...read more
A Week in the Life of the Lamb
Although this short story won’t win any literary prizes, every page of it illuminates the Gospel accounts of the last week of the Messiah’s earthly life. Told from the perspective of Ya’acov, a Galilean pilgrim who travels to Jerusalem for Passover ...read more
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Ben Israel: Odyssey of a Modern Jew
Raised in Brooklyn, New York, through the depression years and coming to adolescence during the turbulence of World War II, Art Katz, in his quest for the meaning of life, began a journey toward Truth that climaxed significantly and symbolically in Jerusalem.
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Betrayed: The best selling true story of a Jewish Family's search
for the Messiah
When Judith, a 21 year-old student at Boston University, came to believe in Jesus as the Messiah of Israel, the Son of God and her personal Saviour, for her family this was nothing less than a betrayal of her Jewish heritage ...read more
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Contours of Pauline Theology
How should we read the New Testament? Until recently it was thought that a thorough grounding in Classics was a prerequisite for anyone who aspired to be a New Testament scholar. Paul, it was assumed, borrowed ideas from the Gentile world in order to explain the gospel to his pagan hearers ...read more
Father, Forgive us
Subtitled A Christian Response to the Church's Heritage of Jewish Persecution, this passionate but scholarly work takes a hard look at an aspect of history about which most Christians know nothing: the part Christians have played in Jewish persecution.
287 pages. Available from CWI at the special price of £5.00
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For Zion’s Sake: Christian Zionism and the Role of John Nelson Darby
For Zion’s Sake sheds much-needed light from a Christian Zionist perspective about what Christian Zionism is and what Christian Zionists believe. However, I’m not at all sure that Wilkinson’s nine points of Christian Zionism ...read more
Future Israel: Why Christian Anti-Judaism must be Challenged
Barry Horner is a Bunyan scholar and a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary. Although a convinced five point Calvinist, Horner rejects the Augustinian doctrines of supercessionism and amillennialism ...read more
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Israel, God's Servant: God’s Key to the Redemption of the World
This book is divided into four parts. Part 1 presents a brief but accurate history of the Middle East conflict, in which the authors argue persuasively that the root of the enmity between Israel and its Arab neighbours is theological rather than political and therefore requires a spiritual solution ...read more
Life is an Adventure: Robert Murray McCheyne
This book is written for children aged nine to fourteen. Though concise, it covers McCheyne’s life at a fast pace. We learn about his childhood, his conversion and his constant striving to do the Lord’s work even in poor health ...read more.
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Reflections and Insights from My Life
Martin Goldsmith is an Associate Lecturer at All Nations Christian College. He served for many years as a missionary in the Far East and still travels the world speaking on his favourite topic - mission.
Some Messianic Jews say, “Messianic Judaism is not Christianity”: A Loving Call to Unity
There are Jewish believers who make a distinction between Christianity and what they term “Messianic Judaism”. They do so in order to distance themselves from a Church that, in their view, is not only Gentile and anti-Semitic but also unbiblical ...read more
The Testimony: The Children's Illustrated Bible (Volumes 1-3)
Three volumes of the The Testimony (an illustrated Bible for youth)
in Modern Hebrew have now been published. In addition to an accurate readable text, each volume contains beautiful original illustrations by Diana Shimon ...read a review of volume 2
(Please note that these books are in Hebrew and do not contain an English translation)
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The Christian and the Pharisee
This book is a series of letters between two friends, one a well-known evangelical minister, the other a distinguished rabbi. At first sight the title comes as something of a shock ...read more
The Da Vinci Code: A Response
This revised edition looks at Who does Dan Brown think Jesus is? Who did the First Christians think Jesus was? What did Jesus say about himself? and What evidence is there to support what Jesus says?
57 pages. Available from CWI at £2.49 (including p&p within the UK)
The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction
This hands-on, accessible guide explodes the myths of The Da Vinci Code so you can know exactly what’s fact and what’s fiction. Hank Hanegraaff, and ancient history professor and author, Paul L Maier, team up to tackle the claims of The Da Vinci Code.
84 pages. Available from CWI at £4.99 (including p&p within the UK)
The Da Vinci Code: On Trial
This is an easy-to-read book, which does not avoid difficult questions. Stephen Clark shows why the truth about Jesus is the most important thing we can ever consider.
94 pages. Available from CWI at £5.49 (including p&p within the UK)
The Da Vinci Deception
Whether or not you have read Dan Brown’s novel, from this book you will learn the historical basis of early Christianity and gain clear and authoritative answers regarding the life of Jesus and the Christian faith.
182 pages. Available from CWI at £5.99 (including p&p within the UK)
The Jesus Gospel or The Da Vinci Code: Which?
Our four Gospels from the first century, record the true events, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ the Son of God. These Gospels are trustworthy and reliable, and are confirmed by historical scholarship in ancient manuscripts.
64 pages. Available from CWI at £4.00 (including p&p within the UK)
The Gifts of the Jews
Without the Jews, Thomas Cahill believes we would see the world today through different eyes. Within ancient religions and philosophies, life was seen as an endless cycle of birth and death, spinning irrevocably.
280 pages. Available from CWI at £11.49 (including p&p within the UK)
The Jerusalem Temple
One of the most famous buildings in history, Herod's Temple in Jerusalem, stood complete for very few years before it was utterly destroyed by the Romans.
What was the purpose of the Temple?
31 pages. Available from CWI at £3.99 (including p&p within the UK)
The Land of Many Names: towards a Christian understanding of the middle east conflict
Much heat has been generated by the subject of Israel and Palestine. It's a subject that will not go away and it is crucial that Christians should have a clear grasp of both the spiritual and historical issues involved.
175 pages. Available from CWI at £9.49 (including p&p within the UK)
The Unusual Suspects
At the beginning of the nineteen-nineties, Rabbi Tovia Singer, the founder and director of the anti-missionary organisation Outreach Judaism asked, “Why have more Jews become Christians in the last nineteen years.
184 pages. Available from CWI at £8.99 (including p&p within the UK)
To The Jew First: The case for Jewish Evangelism in Scripture and History
This book aims to stimulate Christians and churches to engage in mission and witness to the Jews – a noble aim that will warm the heart of readers of the Herald.