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Islamic Studies, 2nd Edition
Equipping the Christian Witness to Muslims

What should the Christian know about Islam? Islamic Studies, 2nd Edition (60% more material) prepares students in group, class settings, or privately to know all the essentials of Islam's theology, history, rituals, tendencies, and culture for adequate interaction with Muslims. Knowing the differences between Islam and Christianity is crucial for effective witness. The reader will gain an understanding of what causes radicalization and what ex-Muslims say about the need for reform. Additional material in this edition: a condensed study of Sharia Law, both Shia and Sunni versions; a comparison of Islamic and Christian notions of hygiene; “Ultimate Intentions of Islam,” “Who Is Gabriel?” “Debating with Muslims;” and “25 Ways to Enter Paradise.” This sharply cuts research time for the Christian who is serious about learning about Islam. This is what you need to know!

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Biblical Christianity is Evangelical
Little Book Series: #1

Evangelical is perceived in various ways, and in more recent times it has acquired a negative and political bite. The purpose of this little book is to show the biblical understanding of evangelical and describe true biblical, evangelical Christianity. This is not a call to awakening, which is only possible by the work of the Holy Spirit who alone brings genuine awakening and revival. This “Little Book” is a call for Christians to engage in bold proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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The Preposterous God
Little Book Series: #2

From a human point of view, the deity of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, can only be described as preposterous, absurd, and unimaginable. Consider that the Bible’s God created the entire universe in an instant and out of nothing. Then He created human beings who are able to communicate with Him. He allowed evil to be present, gave commands, banished His human creation for breaking His law, and promised to restore communion with them. This God is singular yet a Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—a one in three and a three in one. Unexplainable to the human mind. This God died, then lived again, departed the planet, yet will return to end history and establish an everlasting kingdom where all those He predestined will live in communion with Him. Quite preposterous!

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Spiritual Health
Little Book Series: #3

The God who created us certainly knows what is required for us to live a healthy life. We are complex. There are physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual components, and they are integrated so that each aspect impacts the whole. Not one of the four can be minimized, much less ignored. Spiritual Health focuses on how the creator God made us and what happens when the spiritual side of us is out of balance with how we are made, which is in the image of God. Spiritual health is incomplete without confession, forgiveness, and being reconciled to the God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who desires us to be in fellowship with Him. Here Kent Philpott shows how to be healthy spiritually from a biblical point of view

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What's So Bad about Hell?
Little Book Series: #4

Is hell good or bad? Some hope they will love it, while others fear it. Others are certain they are going there and hope it is not as bad as some claim. On the other hand, there will be some who definitely do not want to go to heaven. Some fret and fret that they might go to hell, because they know they ought to. Others are confident they will not go there and are grateful for that. What’s So Bad about Hell follows a new recruit into hell as he finds out that all of his ideas during his rebellious life were completely wrong: “You’ll be with your friends,” or “Hell doesn’t exit; it’s just a ploy to scare you into church.” Follow our character as he is shown the truth by his “personal spirit guide” and especially by his “host.” Included are a list of references to hell in the New Testament and a collection of quotes about hell from famous people through the ages. Are you ready to face the truth?

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False Prophets Among Us
What is the New Apostolic Reformation?

Kent Philpott, former charismatic/Pentecostal pastor, presents a compelling evaluation of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Those aligned with the NAR hold that God is doing a “new thing” in these last days just prior to the Kingdom of God being established in the world, a viewpoint also known as dominionism. The NAR is not an organization but a relational alignment of churches and groups connected with recognized apostles and prophets. Philpott critiques many NAR leaders and their own books and sounds several alarms, such as the pronouncement from NAR prophets of a "Christian civil war" now being waged, spiritual in nature but potentially physical. Philpott also unhappily has to warn about the dangers of these prophets’ and apostles’ methods for obtaining revelations, supposedly directly from God: the trance state, which is fraught with potential for demonic invasion.

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