Gospel According to Science Fiction

Gospel According to Science Fiction
$18.00

In this thorough and engaging book, Gabriel McKee explores the inherent theological nature of science fiction, using illustrations from television shows, literature, and films. Science fiction, he believes, helps us understand not only who we are but who we will become. McKee organizes his chapters around theological themes, using illustrations from authors such as Isaac Asimov and H. G. Wells, television shows such as Star Trek and The Twilight Zone, and films such as The Matrix and Star Wars. With its extensive bibliography and index, this is a book that all serious science fiction fans--not just those with a theological interest--will appreciate.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664229016
Publication Date: 
2007-01-01

Gospel According to the Simpsons: Bigger and Possibly Even Better! Edition

Gospel According to the Simpsons: Bigger and Possibly Even Better! Edition
$18.00
How did The Simpsons, one of the most popular television shows in history go from being attacked by many religious leaders for its lack of family values to being called one of the most theologically relevant programs in prime time?
ISBN/SKU: 
9780664232658
Publication Date: 
2011-04-06

Holy Clues: The Gospel According to Sherlock Holmes

Holy Clues: The Gospel According to Sherlock Holmes
$15.00
If God is the greatest mystery of them all, then why not, in pursuit of God, consult the greatest detective of them all? In this imaginative and surprisingly profound book, Stephen Kendrick reveals Sherlock Holmes as spiritual guide.

Drawing on the teachings of Christianity, Buddhism, and Judaism--as well as a host of thinkers as varied as Albert Einstein, Gandhi, and Vincent van Gogh--Kendrick explores the stories of Sherlock Holmes and finds remarkably prescient religious insights. He shows us the link between careful observation of clues and the Buddhist concept of "Bare Attention." He illuminates the parallel between the great sleuth's pursuit of justice and God's actions on the scene of the first murder, when Cain slew Abel. And in the detective's open, engaged mind, Kendrick finds a model for uniting the principles of science with a sincere spiritual quest. The result is a book of inspiration for the modern, skeptical searcher--and an entertaining work that sheds new light on the methods of the world's greatest detective.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780375703386
Publication Date: 
2000-07-11

Holy Superheroes!: Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Film (Revised, Expanded)

Holy Superheroes!: Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Film (Revised, Expanded)
$20.00

Spider-Man. Batman. The X-Men. The Fantastic Four. Comic books and the characters they have spawned have become twenty-first-century mythology. Greg Garrett helps us see the profound depth that can be found in the glossy, fast-paced, and often violent world of comics, graphic novels, and the films they inspire. Holy Superheroes! provides extensive discussions of some of our most beloved comic heroes and concludes with an appendix of twenty-five comics and graphic novels for discussion of spirituality and comics.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664231910
Publication Date: 
2008-01-31
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Mockingbird Parables: Transforming Lives Through the Power of Story

Mockingbird Parables: Transforming Lives Through the Power of Story
$14.99
The Mockingbird Parables takes readers on an inspiring and engaging journey through Harper Lee’s beloved 1960 literary masterpiece, introducing each character through the lens of faith. The enigmatic Boo Radley as an allegorical representation of God, “the divine, mysterious neighbor” who watches over, protects, and longs to know his children personally. The hero, Atticus Finch, as a model of faith, integrity, and even parenting. The main character, Scout Finch, and what she might teach us about the role of women in church and society.
The Mockingbird Parables compels us to ask the often-ignored questions: Do we truly love our neighbors? Are we building community? Are we influencing society for the better? By illuminating the parallels between Christian faith and Lee’s masterpiece, The Mockingbird Parables reaffirms the magnitude of a novel perhaps more relevant today than ever before.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781414348346
Publication Date: 
2010-08-04

Parables of Dr Suess

Parables of Dr Suess
$17.00

This breezy and engaging book will delight the Dr. Seuss fan in all of us. Robert Short looks at spirituality in the stories of children's book author and illustrator Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, arguing that Geisel was "a first-class Christian thinker." The book explores Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and others.

Short writes in the introduction, "When I first became acquainted with his books and was struck by the many parallels I saw between his work and what is said in the Bible and by Christian faith, I considered these similarities to be merely 'happy accidents.' Today I still see these parallels as 'happy, ' but I'm now convinced that they are not merely 'accidents.'"

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664230470
Publication Date: 
2008-01-01

Redemption of Scrooge

Redemption of Scrooge
$14.99

Is redemption possible for Ebenezer Scrooge? Pastor and author Matt Rawle believes so as he discovers the teachings of Jesus in the words of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Rawle dives deep into the dark, sad, greedy world of Scrooge and discovers a man in dire need of a second chance. Along with Scrooge, we meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and in the process learn about living with and for others in a world blessed by Jesus. Rediscover and reinvigorate your Christian faith this Advent and Christmas season and look at this familiar classic through the lens of faith.

Chapters include:

  1. Bah! Humbug!
  2. The Remembrance of Christmas Past
  3. The Life of Christmas Present
  4. The Hope of Christmas Future
ISBN/SKU: 
9781501823077
Publication Date: 
2016-09-06
Author: 
Publisher: 

Redemption of Scrooge DVD

Redemption of Scrooge DVD
$39.99

Is redemption possible for Ebenezer Scrooge? Pastor and author Matt Rawle believes so as he discovers the teachings of Jesus in the words of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Rawle dives deep into the dark, sad, greedy world of Scrooge and discovers a man in dire need of a second chance. Along with Scrooge, we meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and in the process learn about living with and for others in a world blessed by Jesus. Rediscover and reinvigorate your Christian faith this Advent and Christmas season and look at this familiar classic through the lens of faith.

The DVD contains four video segments of 8-10 minutes each, to go with the four book chapters. For use during the group sessions, these videos feature Matt Rawle teaching in his friendly, casual, appealing style. All video sessions are closed captioned.

Sessions include:

  1. Bah! Humbug!
  2. The Remembrance of Christmas Past
  3. The Life of Christmas Present
  4. The Hope of Christmas Future
ISBN/SKU: 
9781501823114
Publication Date: 
2016-09-06
Author: 
Publisher: 

Redemption of Scrooge Leader Guide

Redemption of Scrooge Leader Guide
$12.99

Is redemption possible for Ebenezer Scrooge? Pastor and author Matt Rawle believes so as he discovers the teachings of Jesus in the words of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Rawle dives deep into the dark, sad, greedy world of Scrooge and discovers a man in dire need of a second chance. Along with Scrooge, we meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and in the process learn about living with and for others in a world blessed by Jesus. Rediscover and reinvigorate your Christian faith this Advent and Christmas season and look at this familiar classic through the lens of faith.

The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the 4-week study for Advent, making use of the book and videos. Guide includes session plans and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options.

Sessions include:

  1. Bah! Humbug!
  2. The Remembrance of Christmas Past
  3. The Life of Christmas Present
  4. The Hope of Christmas Future
ISBN/SKU: 
9781501823091
Publication Date: 
2016-09-06
Author: 
Publisher: 

Redemption of Scrooge Worship Resource Flash Drive

Redemption of Scrooge Worship Resource Flash Drive
$34.99

Is redemption possible for Ebenezer Scrooge? Pastor and author Matt Rawle believes so as he discovers the teachings of Jesus in the words of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Rawle dives deep into the dark, sad, greedy world of Scrooge and discovers a man in dire need of a second chance. Along with Scrooge, we meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and in the process learn about living with and for others in a world blessed by Jesus. Rediscover and reinvigorate your Christian faith this Advent and Christmas season and look at this familiar classic through the lens of faith.

This Worship Resources Flash Drive provides ideas and tools for use in worship and in your congregation during a churchwide study of The Redemption of Scrooge. Resources include promotional videos, worship countdowns, sermon outlines, posters, social media images, presentation slides, and more helps to incorporate the theme into the worship service.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781501823206
Publication Date: 
2016-09-06
Author: 
Publisher: 

Redemption of Scrooge Youth Study Book

Redemption of Scrooge Youth Study Book
$9.99

Is redemption possible for Ebenezer Scrooge? Pastor and author Matt Rawle believes so as he discovers the teachings of Jesus in the words of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Rawle dives deep into the dark, sad, greedy world of Scrooge and discovers a man in dire need of a second chance. Along with Scrooge, we meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and in the process learn about living with and for others in a world blessed by Jesus. Rediscover and reinvigorate your Christian faith this Advent and Christmas season and look at this familiar classic through the lens of faith.

The Youth Study Book interprets Scrooge, his struggles, and his redemption in a way that youth can relate to and understand, using humor, down-to-earth discussion, and examples from contemporary culture. For young people grades 6-12. Includes leader helps with discussion questions and can be used with the adult-level DVD.

Sessions include:

  1. Bah! Humbug!
  2. The Remembrance of Christmas Past
  3. The Life of Christmas Present
  4. The Hope of Christmas Future
ISBN/SKU: 
9781501823169
Publication Date: 
2016-09-06
Author: 
Publisher: 

Short Meditations on the Bible and Peanuts

Short Meditations on the Bible and Peanuts
$18.00

Robert L. Short, author of the best-selling The Gospel According to Peanuts, presents a book of biblical meditations on everyday life. Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Woodstock, and friends consider their religious beliefs, and the resulting cartoons offer some delightful insights into life. Short seizes the opportunity to explore these insights one step further, to help us laugh at our own foibles and learn from our own collisions with reality.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664251529
Publication Date: 
2010-04-21

Undead: Revived, Resuscitated, and Reborn

Undead: Revived, Resuscitated, and Reborn
$15.99
"Life isn't defined by extreme fear or faith but rather a quest to be fully alive during the simple blandness of routine days." ~ Clay Morgan 

Have you ever felt like something was MISSING? What if I told you that miracles really do happen? 

Ancient historical traditions and biblical narratives record multiple incidents of the undead, and the New Testament records seven separate cases of dead people returning to life through the power of God. UNDEAD: Revived, Resuscitated, and Reborn features a unique story-telling style, humor, loads of delicious pop culture references, and insight into our shared experiences to hunt down an answer to a question as old as time: What does it mean to be truly alive? 

Could our cultural fascination with the undead have something to do with deeper, spiritual longings and a nagging sense of eternity stuck in our hearts?

Many of us move through life just like those fictitious monsters. We shamble around all lifeless like zombies or make like vampires and suck the life out of those around us. Fortunately, we don't have to stay that way. We can come back to life. The undead can get Undead. 

This book will inspire you to live the full live you were made to enjoy. It's time to get up out of your coffin. It's time to wake up & rise up. It's time to get Undead.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781426753459
Publication Date: 
2012-09-01

Wisdom of Pixar: An Animated Look at Virtue

Wisdom of Pixar: An Animated Look at Virtue
$15.00
Kids and adults alike love Pixar's movies. We come out of the theater not just entertained or amused, but inspired. Everybody agrees: Pixar makes fun, clean, terrific movies. But what makes these movies so appealing is not merely amazing CGI animation, clever humor or fantastic imagination. These movies are not just great. Pixar's movies are good. Robert Velarde unpacks the movies of Pixar and shows how they display the best of classic Christian virtues. Pixar's films resonate with us because of their moral character. Their virtuous themes of hope and courage, friendship and love connect with our deepest human longings. Whether we identify with the plight of a lost fish or the adventures of toys, bugs or cars, Pixar's characters help us build our own character, with the kind of virtue that we want for ourselves and those around us. Insightfully exploring each of Pixar's movies, this book is a friendly companion for fans, parents and church leaders. Discover how the imagination of Pixar can awaken in you a Christian vision for a moral life and a better society.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780830832972
Publication Date: 
2010-06-02
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