Calvin's Doctrine of Biblical Authority offers a profound new approach to a long-debated topic. Istafanous draws upon Calvin's twofold structure regarding salvation to illumine the Reformer's twofold knowledge of God with particular focus on biblical authority. In doing so, Istafanous presents Calvin's view of biblical authority framed within modern discussions of inspiration. In the 1539 edition of the Institutes, and in all subsequent editions, John Calvin presented justification and sanctification as the "twofold grace of God." He repeatedly taught this concept in all of his commentaries, sermons, and other writings. More than any other reformer, Calvin used the "twofold grace" to express the full relationship between justification and sanctification. In the definitive edition of the Institutes (1559), Calvin introduced the concept of the "twofold knowledge of God." This framework has been considered by many as the ordering principle of the Institutes and all of Calvin's theology. Istafanous argues that the "twofold Grace" inspired Calvin to introduce the concept of the "twofold knowledge" in 1559. Thus, the "twofold grace of God" provides the key to understanding the "twofold knowledge" specifically and Calvin's theology generally.
Author: Tarah Benner
Publisher: Blue Sky Studio, LLC
Don't miss out on this thrilling installment in the Defectors Trilogy! Sector X has fallen. The PMC is in upheaval. Winter is on its way, and there’s trouble in the rebel camp. Whispered doubts circulate about the effectiveness of the rebellion, and Rulon is losing control. When the rebels refuse to help Haven rescue Amory from the clutches of the PMC, she must take matters into her own hands and cross enemy lines. But Amory isn’t a prisoner of war — he’s a test subject in a dangerous experiment. To save one of their own, the gang will have to enlist the help of someone they don’t trust and come face to face with the enemy inside.
Author: Alice Clayton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The New York Times bestselling author of Wallbanger and Rusty Nailed is back with Nuts, the first in a brand new series set in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. Roxie Callahan is a private chef to some of Hollywood’s wealthiest, and nastiest, calorie-counting wives. After a dairy disaster implodes her carefully crafted career in one fell ploop, she finds herself back home in upstate New York, bailing out her hippie mother and running the family diner. When gorgeous local farmer Leo Maxwell delivers her a lovely bunch of organic walnuts, Roxie wonders if a summer back home isn’t such a bad idea after all. Leo is heavily involved in the sustainable slow food movement, and he likes to take his time. In all things. Roxie is determined to head back to the west coast as soon as summer ends, but will the pull of lazy fireflies and her very own Almanzo Wilder be enough to keep her home for good? Salty. Spicy. Sweet. Nuts. Go on, grab a handful.
Author: Samuel Alexander
Publisher: Author House
In Salinor a prophecy is about to come true. Identities have been hidden and no one is who they appear to be. Leo and Danais are not who they thought they were; their friends and family are leading double lives; nothing is as it seems. The two of them are the key to bringing down a Tyrant who has ruled the realm with his hate for over a thousand years. Danais and Leo must figure things out before all is lost.
Green World Fire Born
Author: Elva R. Elliott
Green World has been at war for six years . . .Families have been torn apart and scattered after Denton Territory secretly rebuilt its war machines and attacked. Kalian Denton used the help of five Rocks, part of the peaceful aliens that were studying and living among the humans. The five, followers of the deposed Elder Darek, however, believe humans to be parasites of the universe and were hoping that their help would put the living back on the path to destruction.Denton's dishonesty and personal interaction with the humans by Darek's followers foiled a complete victory. Now the camps are finding each other. Men and women are coming together to gather their strength. Passions are running hot among the Colonists. Bondings are strained as the past catches up with many of them. The male Colonists have always been jealous and possessive of their women and must alter their views when they find the women can lead just as effectively as they can. Children have grown into adults with families of their own. The Colonist military leaders, the Chief of the Barbans that were once thieving “Grabbers” and a Desert Marriage Bride turned into a military force to protect her people are raising their children, the “Fire Born” that have never known peace. They all share the same goal. Take back their land divisions, destroy Kalian Denton and reclaim their planet.
Commentary on Wisdom
Author: Matthew Henry, Pinch Village Pinch Village LLC
This volume of Matthew Henry's well-known Complete Commentary provides an exhaustive verse-by-verse study of the middle five books of the Old Testament, also known as the books of wisdom. This is a faithful printing of the Henry's Commentary retaining the original volume preface, chapter analyses, inline scripture, passage titles, and all of Henry's unabridged remarks and observations. Tasteful formatting updates have been applied to make it easier for the reader to lookup and analyze specific verses. This monumental work dates from 1714 and has stood the test of time. Even today after three centuries this commentary is still gets recommended by popular modern-day preachers like John Piper of DesiringGod.org. Famous evangelical Protestant preachers such as George Whitefield and Charles Spurgeon used and heartily commended the work, with Whitefield reading it through four times - the last time on his knees. Spurgeon stated, "Every minister ought to read it entirely and carefully through once at least." Henry's comments are primarily exegetical, dealing with the scripture text as presented, with his prime intention being explanation, for practical and devotional purposes. While not being a work of textual research, Henry's Commentary gives the result of a critical account of the original as of his time, with practical application. It was and still is considered sensible and stylish, a commentary for devotional purposes.
A classic action thriller of the adventures of explorers exploring an immense unexplored castle and region and its hauntings and legends as they hunt for treasure that has been buried away for centuries, with no precise proof of its existence even after scanning its interior with the most advanced equipment, while hauntings, murders, murder hunts, and televised investigations occur all about them! Explorers, paranormal investigators, scientists, military, archeologists, and treasure seekers explore there in a greater degree than has ever been done before as they become fanatical with getting their hands on the lost treasure and what is behind the haunting!
Word and Object
Author: Duncan Scott
A super 250+ page index of Quire's Word and Object published in 1960. Great for research or fun. Hundreds of phrases are included.
Author: Jack Lehman
The poet, William Stafford, says in You Reading This, Be Ready: “What can anyone give you greater than now / starting here, right in this room, when you turn around?” Are you waiting for time to show you some better thoughts? What do you want to remember better than this?This interval you are now spending reading and thinking about what you read, keep it for life. Keep it for life.Starting here, starting now!
Darcy Sweet would like to think that she is just an ordinary woman, happy in her life running the Sweet Read bookstore. But she isn't ordinary. She has a connection to the other side that seems to draw her into mysterious situations more often than not. Add to the mix the antics of a rather naughty, slightly psychic cat and the eccentric ghost of her great-aunt Millie, and you have a recipe for anything but the ordinary. When Darcy's neighbor is murdered she is drawn into the mystery against her will when she finds the body. She tries to leave the investigation to the police, one of which is her sister, but an overheard conversation and a small nudge from the other side has her investigating the murder. The stakes are raised when the murderer strikes again. Who was killing the people in her life? Things are complicated even more by her building attraction to her sister's new cop partner, who makes it clear he does not appreciate Darcy's interference in the investigation. Sparks fly between the two of them as they get further into the mystery surrounding the deaths. With a town full of suspects how will Darcy work out who the murderer is? None of the pieces to the puzzle fit. Things become more complicated and dangerous as Darcy's own life is threatened. Will she survive to see justice served?
When a prominent doctor in Oxford is murdered, two detectives must determine who is the killer.
My Favorite Recipes
Author: Annabel Karmel
Publisher: Dk Pub
A collection of simple, healthy recipes children can make that the whole family will enjoy, including main meals, snacks, and desserts.