Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures

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Four Portraits, One Jesus: Audio Lectures Publisher's Summary

The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, Four Portraits, One Jesus: Audio Lectures includes high quality live-recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject, as well as relevant material from other sources.

To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential.

Four Portraits, One Jesus is a thorough yet accessible introduction to these documents and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus.

With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss illuminates these four books, first addressing their nature, origin, methods for study, and historical, religious, and cultural backgrounds. He then moves on to closer study of each narrative and its contribution to our understanding of Jesus, investigating things such as plot, characters, and theme. Finally, he pulls it all together with a detailed examination of what the Gospels teach about Jesus' ministry, message, death, and resurrection, with excursions into the quest for the historical Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels.

©2007 Mark L. Strauss (P)2016 Zondervan
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    • Four Portraits, One Jesus: Audio Lectures

    • A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels
    • By: Mark L. Strauss
    • Narrated by: Mark L. Strauss
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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    Four Portraits, One Jesus is a thorough yet accessible introduction to these documents and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Carolyn on 07-06-17

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    • Grasping God's Word: Audio Lectures

    • A Hands-on Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible
    • By: J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
    • Narrated by: J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Grasping God's Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to listeners who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. The third edition, revised based on feedback from professors, continues to serve anyone in their quest to gain a firm grasp on the rock of God's word. Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. Scott Duvall provide practical hands-on exercises to guide listeners through the interpretive process. 

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    • Feeding yourself is freeing yourself

    • By Jason centoni on 09-02-16

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    • A Survey of the Old Testament: Audio Lectures

    • By: Andrew E. Hill, John H. Walton
    • Narrated by: Andrew E. Hill, John H. Walton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
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    The purpose of studying the Old Testament is to understand God and his redemptive work more fully. However, this goal is complicated by the fact that it was transmitted through a very different language and culture from our own. A Survey of the Old Testament provides an indispensable guide for undergraduate students and other listeners by exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books.

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    • Pure Gold! Audible

    • By Gary G. Mckirchy on 03-29-16

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    • Organic Outreach

    • Audio Lectures
    • By: Kevin G. Harney
    • Narrated by: Kevin G. Harney
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
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    Organic Outreach: Audio Lectures will help you shape a personal approach to passing on the good news of Jesus in natural ways. This is not a system or a program. It's a collection of biblical practices that you can incorporate into your life starting today. You can begin right where God has placed you. You can share the love and message of Jesus in a way that fits exactly how God has wired you.

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    • Historical Theology

    • Audio Lectures
    • By: Gregg R. Allison
    • Narrated by: Gregg R. Allison
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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    In Historical Theology: Audio Lectures, Gregg Allison offers listeners the opportunity to study the historical development of theology by a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history one doctrine at a time. This approach allows listeners to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church, through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and into the modern period.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • more of a systematic theology

    • By Chris Wandor on 04-25-17

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    • Systematic Theology

    • Audio Lectures
    • By: Wayne Grudem
    • Narrated by: Wayne Grudem
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology - that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. This introduction to systematic theology has several distinctive features: a strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine and teaching; clear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimum; and a contemporary approach, treating subjects of special interest to the church today.

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    • Not a reading of the book

    • By Bo Cenzano on 02-13-17

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    • Understanding World Religions: Audio Lectures

    • An Interdisciplinary Approach
    • By: Irving Hexham
    • Narrated by: Irving Hexham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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    Understanding World Religions: Audio Lectures explores various religions under the broad categories of African Religions, the Yogic Traditions (including Buddhism), and the Abrahamic traditions. These lectures present religion as a complex and intriguing matrix of history, philosophy, culture, beliefs, and practices. With the understanding that a certain degree of objectivity and critique is inherent in the study of religion, Hexham guides listeners in responsible ways of carrying this out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good summary

    • By Rebecca S. on 07-03-17

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    • Moral Choices: Audio Lectures

    • An Introduction to Ethics
    • By: Scott Rae
    • Narrated by: Scott Rae
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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    Moral Choices: Audio Lectures is designed to help listeners develop a sound and current basis for making ethical decisions in today's complex postmodern culture. The lectures outline the distinctive elements of Christian ethics while avoiding undue dogmatism. They also introduce other ethical systems and their key historical proponents, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant. 

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    • The Message of the Prophets: Audio Lectures

    • A Survey of the Prophetic and Apocalyptic Books of the Old Testament
    • By: J. Daniel Hays
    • Narrated by: J. Daniel Hays
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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    The Message of the Prophets: Audio Lectures features 27 lessons, offering a scholarly yet student-friendly survey of the Old Testament prophetic literature that presents the message of each prophet in its historical and biblical context and then tracks that message through the New Testament to challenge listeners with what it means for them today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a wonderful overview!!!

    • By Jon on 05-07-18

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    • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation: Audio Lectures

    • A Complete Course for the Beginner
    • By: William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg, Robert L. Hubbard Jr.
    • Narrated by: William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg, Robert L. Hubbard Jr.
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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    Useful for formal students wanting additional instruction and for self-learners alike, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation: Audio Lectures by William Klein, Craig Blomberg, and Robert Hubbard provides an excellent, thorough primer on the discipline of biblical hermeneutics. 

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    • Good but basic and limited

    • By Mike on 12-09-18

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    • Genesis 1-25: Audio Lectures

    • Lessons on History, Meaning, and Application
    • By: Tremper Longman III
    • Narrated by: Tremper Longman III
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
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    Genesis 1-25: Audio Lectures features top Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III teaching through the book of Genesis. Based on Longman's Genesis commentary in The Story of God Bible Commentary series, these lessons offer a clear and compelling introduction to the entire book of Genesis, guiding listeners in creatively and faithfully living out its message in their own contexts. Longman's story-centric approach is ideal for formal and informal students alike and for everyone who wants to better understand Genesis in today's world.

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    • Genesis 26-50: Audio Lectures

    • Lessons on History, Meaning, and Application
    • By: Tremper Longman III
    • Narrated by: Tremper Longman III
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
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    Genesis 26-50: Audio Lectures features top Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III teaching through the book of Genesis in 47 engaging and challenging lessons. Based on Longman's Genesis commentary in The Story of God Bible Commentary series, these lessons offer a clear and compelling introduction to the entire book of Genesis, guiding viewers in creatively and faithfully living out its message in their own contexts.

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    • A Theology of Biblical Counseling: Audio Lectures

    • The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry
    • By: Heath Lambert
    • Narrated by: Heath Lambert
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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    In A Theology of Biblical Counseling: Audio Lectures Heath Lambert unpacks the core convictions that underlie sound counseling and gives practical wisdom for our counseling practices today. These audio lectures show how biblical counseling is rooted in the Scriptures while illustrating the real challenges counselors face today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great overview of the history and true focus on Biblical Counseling

    • By Steven radford on 12-17-17

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    • Church History, Volume Two: Audio Lectures

    • From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day
    • By: John D. Woodbridge, Frank A. James III
    • Narrated by: John D. Woodbridge, Frank A. James III
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Church History, Volume Two: Audio Lectures features and offers a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed from Reformation times to the present. It did so not in a vacuum, but in a setting of times, cultures, and events that both influenced and were influenced by the church. These lectures help explore the integral link between the history of the world and that of the church.

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    • Organic Outreach for Churches: Audio Lectures

    • By: Kevin G. Harney
    • Narrated by: Kevin G. Harney
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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    The Organic Outreach for Churches: Audio Lectures provides direction for local congregations to weave evangelism into the fabric of the church. Commitment to the Great Commission is not simply about sending money and praying for missions or holding occasional events to reach out (although these things are good). Organic outreach happens when evangelistic vision and action become the domain of every ministry and the commitment of every person in the congregation.

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    • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: Audio Lectures

    • A Former Muslim Shares the Evidence That Led Him from Islam to Christianity
    • By: Nabeel Qureshi
    • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
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    Building on the powerful story and arguments he shared in Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, author Nabeel Qureshi takes viewers deeper into apologetics and evangelism among Muslims with this complete audio lecture course. In eight sessions of about 30 minutes each, he explores Muslim culture, the most common Muslim objections to Christianity, and the core doctrines upon which Islam stands or falls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thoughtful, informative, approachable

    • By SweetAsPi on 07-01-18

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    • A Survey of the New Testament: Audio Lectures

    • By: Robert H. Gundry
    • Narrated by: Robert H. Gundry
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
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    A Survey of the New Testament: Audio Lectures accompanies Robert Gundry's now-classic survey of the New Testament, a mainstay for college and graduate courses around the world, having been used by thousands of professors and students. Unlike most New Testament surveys, these textbook and audio sessions lead students to actually study the Bible. Each chapter is introduced by an overview lesson followed by a handful of short sessions on key topics.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative, wrong focus

    • By Thomas Choy on 01-10-18

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    • Galatians 4-6: Audio Lectures

    • By: Thomas R. Schreiner
    • Narrated by: Thomas R. Schreiner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
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    Galatians 4-6: Audio Lectures features top New Testament scholar Thomas R. Schreiner teaching through Galatians 4-6 in these engaging and challenging lessons. Based on Schreiner's Galatians commentary in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, these lessons help bring the meaning of one of Paul's great letters into the 21st century. As he works his way through Galatians 4-6 passage-by-passage, Schreiner enables listeners to better understand the literary elements of Galatians.

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    • Letters to the Church: Audio Lectures

    • By: Karen H. Jobes
    • Narrated by: Karen H. Jobes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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    Letters to the Church: Audio Lectures introduces the cultural and theological background of Hebrews and the general epistles (James through Jude). These letters, by respected New Testament scholar Karen H. Jobes, cover the historical background for each book focusing on authorship, genre, date, and content, as well as an exploration of the major themes in each book.

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    • Church History, Volume One: Audio Lectures

    • From Christ to the Pre-Reformation
    • By: Everett Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Everett Ferguson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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    Church History, Volume One: Audio Lectures features 24 lessons and offers a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed from the days of Jesus to the years prior to the Reformation. The church did so not in a vacuum but in a setting of times, cultures, and events that both influenced and were influenced by it. These lectures help explore the integral link between the history of the world and that of the church.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lectures following the book

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-10-18

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