Grace Communion International

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We are a Christian denomination with more than 47,000 members, worshiping in about 900 congregations in almost 100 nations and territories. We began in 1934 and our main office is in southern California. In the United States, we are members of the National Association of Evangelicals and similar organizations in other nations.

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How Should We Read the Book of Genesis? Interviews With Dennis Gordon
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Price: Free! Words: 22,030. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament
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Dennis Gordon, with a PhD in zoology and an ordained minister, comments on how we should read the book of Genesis. He offers a constructive way to think about issues of creation and evolution, as well as a Christian's responsibility toward the world God has created.
The Gospel — It’s Not Fair! And Other Essays About the Gospel
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Price: Free! Words: 27,550. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Evangelism
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God isn't fair, and that's a good thing, says Joseph Tkach, president of Grace Communion International. If we received what was "fair," we would not like the results! But God gives us grace instead, and that changes everything. It is good news for us, and it changes our life for the good.
The Kingdom of God
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Price: Free! Words: 18,370. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Ecclesiology
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Jesus preached about the kingdom of God, but what is it? Building on the work of George Ladd and Thomas Torrance, Gary Deddo describes the kingdom as existing now, as well as being a future reality; we now live with a partial realization of the future. What does this mean for the church and the way we interact with those who are not in the church?
What Does the Bible Say About the Holy Spirit?
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Price: Free! Words: 44,530. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Pneumatology
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Many Christians find it easy to "picture" the Father and the Son. But the Holy Spirit is a puzzle, a question mark, not able to be put into a picture. What does the Bible say about the person and work of the Holy Spirit? In part 2, we consider the related question of speaking in tongues. Many Christians say that this is the sign of the Holy Spirit. Should all Christians seek this sign?
The Gospel Is Better Than Most People Think It Is
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Price: Free! Words: 48,450. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Evangelism
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For many people, the gospel has strings attached: you can be saved by grace, but after that you have to work really hard. But the true gospel is that Christ died for all sins: past, present, and future. Does this mean that you can sin all you want? Yes. You always have, and always will. But God wants to save you from your sins, and he is really good at what he does - for you and for everyone else.
Good News for Ordinary People: What Was the Message of Jesus Christ?
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Price: Free! Words: 31,360. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
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Almost 2,000 years ago, a Jewish carpenter began to preach. He was popular with some people, but he made others angry. Officials said he was a threat to national security, and they arranged for his death. His only weapon was his message. The crowds liked it, but “good” people didn’t. He said it was about love—so why did anyone hate it? What was the message that got Jesus killed? Do we need it now?

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The God Revealed in Jesus Christ: An Introduction to Trinitarian Theology
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Price: Free! Words: 83,030. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
In this collection of articles, we present an outline of Trinitarian theology. It begins with Jesus Christ. As God in the flesh, he reveals to us what God is; he teaches us that the Father is in character just like Jesus. Other doctrines flow from that point. Jesus reveals that there was, even before time began, love between the Father and the Son, and we created for the purpose of sharing in it!
The Gospel: From the Bible to the World Today
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Price: Free! Words: 228,950. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Evangelism
In part 1 of this collection of articles, GCI authors look at the biblical evidence for what the gospel is. In part 2, we present articles encouraging people to accept the gospel. Part 3 addresses the question of What next? Once we have accepted the gospel, then what do we do? In part 4, we look at biblical examples of how the gospel is shared, and in part 5, we how the gospel may be shared today.
Living and Sharing the Gospel
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Price: Free! Words: 28,960. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Evangelism
In this collection of articles, authors from Grace Communion International discuss how the gospel was shared in the past, and how we share it now.
Sharing Your Faith: Good News for Everyone
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Price: Free! Words: 13,440. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Evangelism
In this series of articles, we show how a Christian might share the faith with other people - with those who do not go to church, and with those who do - using friendship, compassion, and helpfulness. One article addresses the new age, another the perspective of postmodernism and relativism.
What Is Christianity?
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Price: Free! Words: 24,070. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
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This e-book contains several articles about introductory aspects of Christianity: what is the goal, how do we get started, what is faith, the Holy Spirit, prayer and baptism. A series of articles at the end describes how to lead a series of introductory studies for new believers.
The Gospel: Your Invitation to the Kingdom
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Price: Free! Words: 25,990. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
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Good news! Jesus announced the kingdom of God. But this is good news only if we can be part of it. More good news! You are invited to be part of it. Jesus has opened the gate - in fact, he is the gate. We can enter God's domain through his Son, Jesus Christ. It is a gift of God, not something that we can work for or earn. Some people scoff, but Jesus and his apostles announced it as a fact.
Christians and Old Testament Laws
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Series: Old Testament Laws and Christians, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 237,300. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General
This book compiles in one document the contents of several smaller e-books: What Does the Bible Say About the Old and New Covenants?, Should Christians Keep Old Testament Laws?, Should Christians Keep the Annual Festivals God Gave the Ancient Israelites?, Which Old Testament Laws Apply to Christians Today?, What Does the Bible Say About the Sabbath?, and The Christian Sabbath: Divine Rest.
Should Christians Keep Old Testament Laws?
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Series: Old Testament Laws and Christians, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 36,320. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Rituals & Practice / General
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Some Christians feel that they should keep Old Testament laws such as the seventh-day Sabbath and avoiding "unclean" meats. The articles in this e-book address that, beginning with the point that yes, Christians should obey God -- but are the Old Testament laws the laws that we should obey? The example of circumcision shows that God-given laws can be obsolete or kept in the spirit, not literally.
Sabbath and Sunday in History: Research Papers by Michael D. Morrison, Thomas C. Hanson, and Ralph G. Orr
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Series: Old Testament Laws and Christians, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 34,410. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
The church was originally composed of religiously observant Jews, and they kept the seventh-day Sabbath. However, within 100 years, almost all churches were meeting on Sundays. How did this change come about? These papers explore the evidence and offer hypotheses. In the 17th century, some Christians in England began observing the seventh-day Sabbath. How did that reversal come about?
Exploring the Word of God: Introduction to the Gospels
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 21,940. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
This e-book contains articles that are about all four of the Gospels - not specifically about Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John, but about topics that span all of the canonical accounts of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We cover historical accuracy, doctrinal content, and significance for our own day.
Trinitarian Conversations Volume 2: Interviews With 15 Theologians
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Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 230,980. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
Grace Communion International sponsors a video program called "You're Included," in which we interview various theologians about the practical aspects of Trinitarian theology. These interviews are transcribed and many are available in e-books. In this volume, we compile the conversations we've had with 15 theologians, in 53 interviews.
Trinitarian Conversations: Interviews With Ten Theologians
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Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 233,650. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
Grace Communion International sponsors a video program called "You're Included," in which we interview various theologians about the practical aspects of Trinitarian theology. These interviews are transcribed and many are available in e-books. In this volume, we compile the conversations we've had with ten theologians, in 50 interviews. Volume 1 in a series of 2.
What Does the Bible Say About Wine and Alcohol Abuse?
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Series: What Does the Bible Say About.... Price: Free! Words: 20,950. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Social Issues
Many religious people believe that the Bible forbids any use of alcoholic beverages. But this is a distortion of the Bible and of ancient history. Although the Bible does not forbid alcohol, it does mention the abuse of alcohol. It is a serious social problem, and this series of articles addresses alcoholism, how it is treated, how we can avoid it, and the special needs of women.

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