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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Exploring the Word of God: Reading Through Galatians
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 19. Price: Free! Words: 17,410. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
Galatians, one of Paul's earliest letters, clearly states the gospel of salvation by grace without any need to keep the laws of Moses. But this does not mean that Paul does not care about how a Christian lives - he includes numerous instructions about it. Dr. Michael Morrison, Professor of New Testament at Grace Communion Seminary, explains how it all works together. Written for lay readers.
The Grace of God and the Wrath of God: Interviews With Steve McVey
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Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 23,580. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Soteriology
Steve McVey, founder of GraceWalk Ministries and author of numerous books, talks with us about the grace of God, the love of the Father, and the often-misunderstood topic of God's wrath.
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 7: Chapters 24–28
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 16. Price: Free! Words: 25,630. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Biography / New Testament
Paul Kroll completes his commentary on the book of Acts with an examination of the final chapters: from Paul's trial before Felix, to his arrival in Rome.
What Does the Bible Say About the Kingdom of God?
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Series: What Does the Bible Say About.... Price: Free! Words: 22,980. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament
Sometimes Jesus talked about the kingdom of God as if it were already here, and sometimes he talked as if it were far in the future. Which is it, and how does it affect life right now? Another way to approach the question is to observe that Jesus preached about the kingdom of God, but his disciples preached about Jesus. Why this difference in focus, and why does it matter for us today?
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 6: Chapters 19–23
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 28,500. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament
Paul Kroll continues his commentary on the book of Acts. This volume covers Paul's third missionary journey, centering on Ephesus, and his trip to Jerusalem and the circumstances that led to his being imprisoned by the Roman authorities.
Grace and Prayer in Pastoral Ministry: Interviews With David Torrance
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Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 21,180. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources
David Torrance, younger brother of Thomas and James Torrance, retired minister in the Church of Scotland, recounts experiences and lessons from pastoral ministry. He discusses the importance of the faith of Christ, of prayer, of grace and forgiveness.
The Purpose for Human Life: Learning to Be Like Jesus Christ
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Price: Free! Words: 19,870. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
What is human life for? Just to live a few years and then go into nothingness? Or is it to live forever? Even if we could live forever, would we want to live the way we are now, or do we want a better life? The Bible says that we were made in the image of God, and that Jesus is the image of God, and we are being made like him. We can't do it, but God can do it in us.
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 1: Introduction and Chapters 1–3
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 25,210. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
This is an introduction to the book of Acts, and a commentary on the first three chapters. About 22,000 words. By Paul Kroll, a journalist, and Michael D. Morrison, PhD, instructor in New Testament at Grace Communion Seminary.
The Proverbs 31 Woman and Other Biblical Women
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Price: Free! Words: 20,540. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Biography / General
Who can find a woman of such worth? The description given in Proverbs 31 is a composite - no one person has all these abilities - but all people can have the greatest virtue. This e-book also contains vignettes of Miriam, Deborah, Bathsheba, and women in the ministry of Jesus. Two articles address the question of what roles women may have in the church today.
Discipleship 101: Basic Christian Teachings
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Price: Free! Words: 27,140. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
This series of articles looks at the ten most basic teachings of Christianity: God, Jesus, Jesus' death, Jesus' resurrection, the Holy Spirit, salvation, Christian life, the church, the Bible, and prophecy. The book is an introduction to evangelical theology, written at an 8th grade level.
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 5: Chapters 15:36–18
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 14. Price: Free! Words: 21,830. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Biography / New Testament
Paul Kroll continues his research and analysis for Paul's second missionary journey.
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.
What Does the Bible Say About the Sabbath?
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Series: What Does the Bible Say About... · Old Testament Laws and Christians, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 24,280. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament
A systematic examination of each scripture about the Sabbath, with careful attention to what it says and what it does not say. Special attention is given to Genesis 1, the teachings of Jesus, and the practice of Paul. The book concludes with a summary chapter addressing the most common arguments. Conclusion: Christians are not required to observe the seventh-day Sabbath.
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 4: Chapters 12-15:35
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 13. Price: Free! Words: 32,830. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
Paul Kroll continues his commentary on the book of Acts, with research pulled in from some other author's commentaries. In this volume, we also include a lengthy study of the Decree of the Jerusalem Council, written by Michael D. Morrison, PhD. All materials were written in the mid 1990s and updated in 2012.
Jesus and the Prodigal Son: Interviews With Ray S. Anderson
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Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Adult
In two interviews in the "You're Included" series, Ray Anderson talks about ministry, Jesus, Judas, and the prodigal son. In a third interview, Chris Kettler talks about the ministry of Dr. Anderson.
Exploring the Word of God: Lessons from the Gospel of Mark
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 42,210. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
Devotional thoughts from events in the life of Jesus Christ, reported in the first six chapters of Mark. Not necessarily what you learned in Sunday School. Plus an academic paper on Mark 11.
What Does the Bible Say About Women in Church Leadership?
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Series: What Does the Bible Say About.... Price: Free! Words: 68,110. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Women’s Issues
In 2004, Grace Communion International began a thorough examination of women in church leadership positions, such as pastors. A careful study was done in Scripture, with special attention to certain key NT texts. Both complementarian and egalitarian scholars sometimes push the evidence further than is warranted. With a cautious approach, we concluded that women may serve as pastors.
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 3: Acts Chapters 8–11
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 12. Price: Free! Words: 26,100. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
Paul Kroll continues his commentary with an examination of four more chapters, including the expansion of the church in Judea, Galilee and Samaria, the conversion of Paul, the Gospel goes to Gentiles, and the church expands to Syria. Most of the work for this commentary was done in 1994; biblical references were updated in 2012 and the text was edited by Michael Morrison, PhD.
Sharing in God’s Life: Interviews With C. Baxter Kruger
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Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 25,530. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
This book consists of five interviews with C. Baxter Kruger, founder and president of Perichoresis, Inc. In the first three interviews, Dr. Kruger was in a round-table discussion with his assistant, Steve Horn, and some personnel from Grace Communion International: Joseph Tkach, J. Michael Feazell, John McKenna, and Michael Morrison. In the last two interviews, it was just Drs. Kruger and Feazell.
Inspiration, Authority, and Reliability of Scripture
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Price: Free! Words: 28,400. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General
Can we trust the Bible? How was it inspired, preserved and collected? How are we to read it today as conveying a message for us today? How do we deal with literature that was written in a far different culture, with various literary styles?
Transformed by Truth: The Worldwide Church of God Rejects the Teachings of Founder Herbert W. Armstrong and Embraces Historic Christianity
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Price: Free! Words: 67,070. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Denominations
This is the story of how the Worldwide Church of God was transformed by biblical truth. For nearly 70 years the church, founded by Herbert W. Armstrong, preached a “different gospel.” Eight years after Armstrong died, the church renounced its unorthodox teachings and embraced historic Christianity. What happened? Joseph Tkach tells this remarkable account of the transforming power of the gospel.
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 2: Acts Chapters 4–7
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 11. Price: Free! Words: 25,520. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
A commentary on four chapters of Acts, from the Jerusalem ministry of Peter, to persecution, the selection of seven Hellenistic leaders, and the sermon and stoning of Stephen.
A Gracious God, in the Old Testament and the New: Interviews With John McKenna
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Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 20,050. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Old Testament
John E. McKenna explains that the God of the Old Testament is not some angry God, but is gracious and slow to anger. He is just like Jesus, who became human for our salvation, taking on our human weakness in order to heal it. Everyone is included in his work. Dr. McKenna teaches at Azusa Pacific University and Grace Communion Seminary.
The God Revealed in Jesus Christ: A Brief Introduction to Trinitarian Theology
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Price: Free! Words: 37,750. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Christology
There is no "angry God" hiding behind the back of Jesus Christ. Jesus came to reveal to us what God is like; God is like Jesus. He came to save us, not condemn us. He came to save all of us, not just some of us. He has reconciled the entire world to himself -- it's just that some people don't know it yet. This booklet explains why the doctrine of the Trinity is such good news for all humanity.
Youth Ministry Based on Real Relationships: Interviews With Andrew Root
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Series: You're Included. Price: Free! Words: 21,140. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Youth
In four interviews, Andrew Root discusses the importance of having real relationships with youth, rather than an agenda based on a specific outcome. "I will be your friend if you..." This is part of the You're Included series, published by Grace Communion International.
The Bible: A Guided Tour
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Price: Free! Words: 14,080. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General
A brief introduction to major sections of the Bible, with a summary chapter explaining the larger story that ties it all together.

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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
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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