But what does scripture say?"That question has echoed through a thousand debates in the life of the worldwide church. All churches have officially endorsed strong statements about the centrality of scripture and its authority in their mission, life, doctrine, and discipline. But there is no agreement on what this might mean or how it might work in practice. Individuals and churches struggle with how to respond to issues such as war, homosexuality, and abortion, and especially how to interpret biblical passages that discuss these topics. These disagreements often serve to undermine our confidence in the authority of the Bible. Bishop and Bible scholar N.T. Wright delivers a new model for how to understand the place of scripture and God's authority in the midst of religious confusion. Wright gives new life to the old, tattered doctrine of the authority of scripture, delivering a fresh, helpful, and concise statement on how to read the Bible today, restoring scripture as a place to find God's voice. In this revised and expanded edition of the previously titled book The Last Word, Wright provides two case studies that delve into what it means to keep Sabbath and how Christians can defend marital monogamy. These studies offer not only bold biblical insights but also showcase Wright's new model for how to interpret scripture and restore its role as the church's main resource for teaching and guidance. Removing the baggage that the last 100 years of controversy and confusion have placed on this doctrine, Wright renews our confidence in the Bible and shows how it can once again serve as the living Word of God for our lives.
Japanese characters, called kanji, often intimidate potential students of the language with their complex and mysterious appearance. "Read Japanese Today" is a comprehensible and storylike approach to an often difficult language. Intended for people on the go, this book will teach you to recognize and read the 400 most commonly used Japanese kanji characters. Completely revised and expanded and featuring 25 percent more kanji than previous editions, "Read Japanese Today" is a fun way to demystify the beautiful language of Japan.
Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty-first-century life in the Western world. How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change? "How to Read the Bible in Changing Times" shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life-changing. It shows the reader how to determine the meaning of the text in its original contextidentify culturally relative featuresunderstand what the text teaches about God, his will, and his purposesapply the truths discovered to contemporary life situations It even shows readers how to discern God's will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.
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This book uses traditional reading teaching techniques (alliteration, rhyme, repetition, short sentences) to invite young children to read along with an adult. Eight short fairy tales fit on one spread and feature the characters and stories that children love best. With clear, color-coded typography and amusing illustrations, this collection is sure to entertain while encouraging reading skills and interaction with others. The fractured fairy tales include: The Three Little Bears, The Princess and the Pea, Billy Goat's Gruff, Cinderella, and more
Join the fun as 17 familiar nursery rhyme characters take starring roles in this latest addition to the New York Times bestselling series You Read to Me, I'll Read to You. Designed with budding readers in mind, each of the tales is set in three columns with color-coded type as a script for two voices to read separately and together. Whether it's Humpty Dumpty negotiating with a doctor to fix his cracked shell, Little Miss Muffet inviting the spider to share her curds and whey, or Old King Cole enjoying a feline fiddle recital, these tales with a twist will delight and amuse young readers.
Designed with budding readers in mind, this collection features eight fairy tales, each given a new twist and set in three columns and three colors as a script for two voices to read separately or together. Full color.
Read Pam Allyn's posts on the Penguin Blog The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives. In "What to Read When," award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections. Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children-taking into account a child's age, attention ability, gender, and interests- along with techniques for reading aloud effectively. But what sets this book apart is the extraordinary, annotated list of more than three hundred titles suitable for the pivotal moments in a child's life. With category themes ranging from friendship and journeys to thankfulness, separations, silliness, and spirituality, "What to Read When" is a one-of-a-kind guide to how parents can best inspire children through reading together. In addition, Pam Allyn includes an indispensable "Reader's Ladder" section, with recommendations for children at every stage from birth to age ten. With the author's warm and engaging voice throughout, discussion questions to encourage in-depth conversations, as well as advice on helping kids make the transition to independent reading, this book will help shape thoughtful, creative, and curious children, imparting a love of reading that will last a lifetime. These Penguin Young Reader's Books are referenced in "What to Read When'sylvia Jean: Drama Queen " by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Penguin Young Reader's Group: 2005)"Two Is For Twins," by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata (Penguin Young Readers: 2006)"Remember Grandma? " by Laura Langston (Penguin Group (USA): May 2004)"Soul Looks Back in Wonder"compiled by Tom Feelings
In an irresistible fourth You Read to Me collaboration, Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added spooky tales to their bestselling and award-winning series-and it's a scary lot of fun. You've never met witches, zombies, ghosts, or ghouls like these before
Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added Aesop's fables to their bestselling and award-winning series Rediscover familiar tales and find new favorites in this irresistible fifth You Read to Me collaboration. These stories of classic characters-from wise ants and kind mice to sly foxes and hungry wolves-are fables as you've never seen them before With clear, color-coded typography and clever illustrations, this book "in two voices" uses traditional reading teaching techniques-alliteration, rhyme, and repetition-to invite young children to read along with peers or with an adult.
Do you like your mind all jumpy?Do you like your skin all bumpy?If you do, then take a lookAt the stories in this book Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley's award-winning picture book featuring scary stories is now available in an affordable paperback edition - just in time for Halloween With clear, color-coded type and clever illustrations, this fourth You Read to Me, I'll Read to You book uses traditional teaching techniques to invite young children to read along with the text. With special appeal to School & Library Markets, this new edition is the second paperback in the series, the first of which was a New York Times bestseller.
Here's a book with something new - you read to me I'll read to you We'll read each page to one another - you'll read one side, I the other. A unique book 'in two voices' that uses traditional reading teaching techniques (alliteration, rhyme, repetition, short sentences) to invite young children to read along with an adult. Each of the twelve short stories fit on one spread and features childlike themes - family, friendship, pets and seasons. With clear, color-coded typography and amusing illustrations, this collection is sure to entertain.
Here's a book With something new - You read to me I'll read to you We'll read each page To one another - You'll read one side, I the other. But who will read - Now guess this riddle - When the words are In the middle? The answer's easy Plain as pie We'll read together, You and I.
These earring posts have a flat surface for attaching beads, findings and more! The flat surface is perfect for creating vintage style earrings by gluing on flat back cabochons. Quality: 1/10 Silver-filled, which means that the outer 10% of each item is .925 silver. These items have a brass core. The silver is mechanically bonded to the brass. The result is much thicker than silver plating. This process make the head pins much less expensive than solid sterling silver, and the difference in quality is impossible to see with the naked eye. Unlike silver plate, which can wear off quite quickly, silver filled will keep its beauty through years of daily wear. Just use the same precautions you would with real silver jewelry - don't expose to harsh chemicals, and when not in use, store in a dry, airtight bag or container. Measurements: 6mm diameter flat surface. Post is 11mm long and 20 gauge thick. Post includes groove to hold earring back securely in place. (Backs not included) Quantity: 10 Posts (5 Pairs)
Docrafts-Simply Gorjuss Postbound Album. A Great Start To Your Scrapbook Projects! This Package Contains One 8X8 Inch Postbound Fabric Cover Album With Ten 8X8 Inch Page Protectors And Extension Posts. Imported.
Docrafts-Simply Gorjuss Postbound Album. A great start to your scrapbook projects! This package contains one 12x12 inch postbound fabric cover album with ten 12x12 inch page protectors and extension posts. Imported.
Docrafts-Simply Gorjuss Postbound Album. A Great Start To Your Scrapbook Projects! This Package Contains One 12X12 Inch Postbound Fabric Cover Album With Ten 12X12 Inch Page Protectors And Extension Posts. Imported.
A treasury of fifty sensational read-aloud pieces for young adults. From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass to Maniac Magee, sci-fi to op-ed, "Casey at the Bat" to a moving true story about the reunion of two Holocaust survivors, this wonderfully diverse collection of excerpts from newspapers, magazines, and books has been created by Jim Trelease especially to turn young people on to the many pleasures of reading. Here are thought-provoking columns from Mike Royko and Pete Hamill; excerpts from classics like To Kill a Mockingbird and "Rikki-tikki-tavi"; autobiographical sketches by Maya Angelou, Moss Hart, and others, highlighting the importance of reading in their lives; and much more. With selections representing many different cultures, genres, writing styles, and interests, Read All About It is a wonderful introduction to the riches of literature and to a lifetime of reading.
These classic looking decorative lamp posts are accented with a wreathLamps are lit with warm white LED lightsBattery door located on bottom of postsconvenient on/off button located on bottom of baseEach post requires 2 "AAA" batteries (not included)Each post features a 3.0v adapter port for added convenience(3.0v-150ma adapter not included)Dimensions: 19"HMaterial(s): plasticPack of 12 - Sets of 4 - total of 48