In a world full of DVD extras, behind-the-scenes commentary, and social media, people are used to getting the story behind the story. Readers want to understand not just what happened but why. This historical novel of the man who washed his hands of the crucifixion does just that! Award-winning historian and best-selling author Paul L. Maier has created a compelling style of documentary fiction. He uses what is historically known of Pilate’s life and rise to power, adds in the known political climate of first-century Judea, and unveils the colorful, untold story that changed history for all time. He provides intriguing answers to questions such as: What really happened at that most famous of trials? Were the proceedings against Jesus legal? Did cowardice or necessity motivate Pilate’s judgment? What became of this successful Roman politician after his verdict? Filling in the details of Pilate’s early career in Rome, Maier captures the drama of imperial Rome under the all-powerful Tiberius Caesar, the plottings of his political allies and enemies, and his relationship with his beloved but ambitious wife, Procula. His great moment arrives as he exchanges the intrigues of Rome for the bewildering environment of Judea, navigating new and dangerous waters.
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White Chocolate Moments
After losing her parents, Arcineh Bryant liveswith her grandfather as a girl. But growing up without her family causes her tohold resentment toward the man who took her in. Years later, when she meets aman she thinks she may love, she doubts whether she can trust her own heart. A character–rich journey leads Arcineh back to hergrandfather’s home where there are surprises, questions, and for the first timein her life, an answer to “who will love me forever?” This compelling storyabout a woman’s hunger for acceptance and wholeness points the reader home to God’s love.
Talk of the Town (Welcome to Daily, Texas Book #1)
Between Hollywood glamour and small-town secrets, what is the truth? The show American Superstars is the hottest thing on television, but its associate producer, Mandalay Florentino, is worried. She’s just arrived in the tiny town of Daily, Texas, to arrange a surprise “reunion concert” for hometown finalist Amber Amberson. Only it turns out everyone in town seems to know the secret. And paparazzi are arriving. And word from Hollywood is that Amber has disappeared with a “bad boy” actor. Can anything go right in this tumbleweed town? Imagene Doll loves her town of Daily, Texas, but things are lonelier without her beloved husband. Life seems dull. At least until that fancy-dressed woman pulls into town, looking terrified and glamorous all at once. Soon life’s not the least bit boring as Imagene–and the rest of Daily–find themselves at the center of a media maelstrom…with a young girl’s future on the line.
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Florian’s Gate (Priceless Collection Book #1)
The Iron Curtain has been torn open, setting Poland on the road to democracy. But can true freedom come to those still bound by tragic memories of – Florian’s Gate. When Jeffrey Sinclair takes on the challenge of assisting in a high-priced London antique shop, he discovers that more than good salesmanship to wealthy customers is required. Alexander Kantor, his enigmatic relative and employer, has a reputation for acquiring priceless antiques under mysterious circumstances. As Jeffrey learns the business and becomes more deeply involved, he discovers that the source of the antiques is not the only secret Alexander has hidden.
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The Emancipation of Robert Sadler, The Powerful True Story of a Twentieth-Century Plantation Slave
Powerful True Story of a Twentieth-Century Plantation Slave. Over fifty years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Robert Sadler was sold into slavery at the age of five–by his own father. This is the no-holds-barred tale of those dark days, his quest for freedom, and the determination to serve others born out of his experience. It is a story of good triumphing over evil, of God’s grace, and of an extraordinary life of ministry. An updated edition of a classic title.
John A. Broadus: A Living Legacy (Studies in Baptist Life and Thought)
John A. Broadus (1827-1895) was a founding faculty member and the second president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He preached to Robert E. Lee’s army during the Civil War and later wrote the enduring classic, A Treatise on the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. A. T. Robertson called him “one of the finest fruits of modern Christianity.” Charles Spurgeon deemed him the “greatest of living preachers.” A. H. Newman described Broadus as “perhaps the greatest man the Baptists have produced.” Indeed, the legacy of Broadus lives on today, reflecting a model author, teacher, preacher, scholar, seminary leader, and denominational statesman. This timely new biography, a collection of ten independently contributed chapters that address his work from various angles, presents Broadus as a shining example of balance, careful thinking, and biblical faithfulness in a season when Southern Baptists are seeking to re-establish a new consensus and move forward in the twenty-first century.
Learning Evangelism from Jesus
Studying Jesus’ conversations with diverse people in his day, Jerram Barrs draws lessons and principles for attractively communicating the gospel to unbelievers in our day. Living in a culture that is opposed to Christianity tempts God’s people to conform, to retreat, to be silent. But Jesus showed the way to live faithfully before an unbelieving world. As the greatest evangelist, Jesus exemplified how to attract people to the gospel. He modeled how to initiate spiritual conversations full of grace and truth. Christian evangelism, then, both in theory and practice, must be shaped by his pattern.