Staff Pick – Islam and America

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*spoken in my best Jerry Seinfeld voice* “What’s the deeeeaaal with Islam?”

Tough crowd.

If you’re like me, the religion of Islam really didn’t appear on your radar until that most fateful morning of September 11, 2001. In the years that followed, my personal view of Muslims and Islam in general was largely shaped by what I saw on the Internet and the nightly news. To say that the information I was ingesting was one-sided would be putting it nicely. I was aware of this to some degree but I didn’t care. As far as I was concerned the religion of Islam had traveled halfway across the globe and touched my life in a way I could never have imagined. You can be sure that I truly felt this curious faith deserved every ignorant ill-informed opinion I held!

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Staff Pick – NIV Application Commentary

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Recently, I started doing a study in the book of John in chapter 4, the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. I decided to look into the NIV Application Commentary, because a WORDsearch customer highly recommended it to me. I have to say that I do not usually reference the NIV for any of my studies or readings, so I was a little bit skeptical of what I would find. The depth and clarity of the NIV Application Commentary suprised me. I really like the way the commentary is laid out. It has an “Original Meaning” section, a “Bridging Context” section, and a “Contemporary Significance” section.

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Staff Pick – When Skeptics Ask

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They say to err is human. I say to question is also human. The first attack by Satan on the human race was a question, “‘Has God said…?'” Humanity fell, and we’ve been questioning things ever since.

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Staff Pick – The Sermon Notebook

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Wondering what to read next? With the thousands of books on the WORDsearch site, it can be tough to decide on what book to add to your library. But we’re here to help! Today’s Staff Pick highlights one of our employee’s favorite book sets. And don’t miss the special discount at the end of this post just for stopping by!

The Sermon Notebook is my second favorite product we have at WORDsearch, after the Preacher’s Outline and Sermon Bible. It’s sermon outlines, but it’s way more than just sermon outlines.

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Staff Pick – The All Series

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Wondering what to read next? With the thousands of books on the WORDsearch site, it can be tough to decide on what book to add to your library. But we’re here to help! Today’s Staff Pick highlights one of our employee’s favorite book sets. And don’t miss the special discount at the end of this post just for stopping by!

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Staff Pick – Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

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“Did I tell you what I read today in Misreading Scripture?”

While reading this book, I think I asked my friends, co-workers and family this question constantly, wanting to share with them every little thing I read. I couldn’t stop talking about it. I was blown away by the insights and evidence the authors provided to explain the cultural differences between when the Bible was written and now.

Even without consciously knowing it, we all bring our own biases and assumptions with us when we read the Bible. As a 25-year-old female who was raised in America, I am going to interpret verses through the lens of our individualistic society, placing my rules and understanding of language and time into God’s Word. The worst part? I wouldn’t have even known I was doing it until I read E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien’s book, Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes.

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