In the course of our studies, a number of books have been recommended for further information or study.
- Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian in Community
Paperback May 26, 2009 by
In Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, renowned Christian minister, professor, and author of The Cost of Discipleship recounts his unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years in Germany. Giving practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups, Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.
- Sanctified Living: More than Grace and Forgiveness
Paperback – April 1, 2008 by Frank G. Honeycutt (Author)
Lutherans have a well-developed understanding of justification by grace through faith apart from works. It is the hallmark of their common history and the key doctrine by which the gospel stands or falls. All this is fine and good, Honeycutt maintains, but because of this emphasis upon grace and forgiveness, Lutherans tend to be a bit nervous with conversation about holy living, perhaps fearing that this treads too closely to works righteousness.
- The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
Paperback – January 1, 2015 by Gary Chapman (Author)
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?
- Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
Paperback – Animated, September 9, 2011 by
The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:
- Prepare for high-stakes situations
- Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
- Make it safe to talk about almost anything
- Be persuasive, not abrasive
Appealing to Scripture in Moral Debate: Five Hermeneutical Rules
Paperback – July 1, 2002 by
Arguing from scripture is one of the ways that Christians test their moral judgments. But are all methods of appealing to the Bible equally valid and effective? In this book Charles Cosgrove looks at the churchs long tradition of moral debate and analyzes five important hermeneutical rules that guide contemporary use of scripture in ethical argument.
After introducing the nature of moral arguments generally, Cosgrove devotes one chapter to each of the five rules of biblical interpretation that make ethical appeals to scripture persuasive. He sets forth each rule’s rationale, provides examples of its operation, and subjects it to critique.
Based not only on the work of biblical scholars and Christian ethicists but also on Cosgrove’s own experience with debates in classrooms, churches, and other Christian contexts, this volume is a valuable aid to readers who employ moral reasoning in real-life settings.