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Journey through the Storm

We celebrate Salim Munayer’s book Journey through the Storm, which tells the story of Musalaha and its role in healing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Salim (LeaderStudies; ScholarLeader of the Year) founded Musalaha thirty years ago to build bridges across communities in Palestine; this book includes essays, curricula, and interviews that challenge us to act on Christ’s

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Reading Ecclesiastes from Asia and Pasifika

Our March book is Reading Ecclesiastes from Asia and Pasifika, to which Tony Deik (LeaderStudies) from Palestine contributed the chapter, “Justice in Ecclesiastes.” His article seems especially appropriate in this season of Lent, as we reflect on Christ’s suffering and how it should shape our response to others’ suffering. The book is available for free

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Redefining Relationships in Romans

Redefining Relationships in Romans: A Socio-Historical and Political Reading by Zakali Shohe from India (LeaderStudies) helps readers understand how Paul defines relationships within the Imperial Roman context. It uses politics and history to illuminate Romans 12-13 and 15.

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The Kingdom of God in Africa

Wanjiru Gitau (LeaderStudies) and Mark Shaw just published The Kingdom of God in Africa: A History of African Christianity, which tells the story of African Christianity, complete with examples of key people, maps, and statistics. It is currently the only one-volume, up-to-date history of how Christ’s Kingdom has grown on the African continent.

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1 Enoch as Christian Scripture

How do Christians decide what belongs in the Bible? In our first book of the month, 1 Enoch as Christian Scripture: A Study in the Reception and Appropriation of 1 Enoch in Jude and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Canon, Bruk Ayele Asale, president of Mekane Yesus Seminary (VSI), describes what this can look like for

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Christianity in Northeast India

In his recent book, Christianity in Northeast India, Chongpongmeren Jamir (LeaderStudies) explores how Christianity has grown in Nagaland, which is 90% Christian. He discusses unity, important turning points in Indian church history, and how tribalism and ethnicity have influenced church growth. Chongpongmeren is Associate Professor of Christian History at South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian

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Vers Un Mariage Chrétien Stable

Jean Musavuli (LeaderStudies) from the Democratic Republic of Congo recently co-wrote Vers Un Mariage Chrétien Stable with his wife, Linda, at the request of couples they mentor. It answers questions about relational stability from an African perspective to help Christians build stronger marriages.

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An Introduction to Christian Leadership

Jean Musavuli (LeaderStudies) from the Democratic Republic of Congo says that most books about leadership are written by Westerners. He recently contributed a chapter about Moses and David to An Introduction to Leadership, written by African Christians for African Christians.

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Dependent, Independent, Interdependent?

If you want to continue to learn about the Church in Latin America, explore our second November book. By Martin Hartwig Eitzen (LeaderStudies; also supported by Langham) from Paraguay, Dependent, Independent, Interdependent? analyzes how Western missions have shaped Latin American churches and considers how Majority World and Western believers can partner with cultural sensitivity and

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Un Testimonio Visible: Cristologia, Liberacion y Participacion

If you’re curious about the development of theology in Latin America, read our first November book of the month, A Visible Witness: Christology, Liberation, and Participation by Jules A. Martinez-Olivieri (LeaderStudies; also supported by Langham) from Puerto Rico. Although we’ve featured the English edition of this book before, a new Spanish edition is now available.

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The Quran with Christian Commentary

Our second October book of the month is The Quran with Christian Commentary by Gordon Nickel. It offers an English translation of the Quran, notes discussing specific passages, and articles by experts, including one by Ayman S. Ibrahim (LeaderStudies) on violence in the Quran.

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Why the Church?

Our first October book of the month is Why the Church? A Contemporary Perspective on the Role of the Church in the Arab World. It includes articles in Arabic by Yohanna Katanacho (LeaderStudies; 2019 ScholarLeader of the Year), Salim Munayer (LeaderStudies; 2009 ScholarLeader of the Year), and Rula Mansour (Women’s PeerLeader Forum).

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Theology of Reconciliation in the Context of Church Relations: A Palestinian Christian Perspective in Dialogue with Miroslav Volf

Our second September book is Theology of Reconciliation in the Context of Church Relations: A Palestinian Christian Perspective in Dialogue with Miroslav Volf by Rula Mansour (Women’s PeerLeader Forum). By analyzing intra-church conflicts and splits in the Arab context, Rula crafts a Middle Eastern approach to Christian peacemaking. She encourages Christians around the world to

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Reading the Gospel of John through Palestinian Eyes

September’s first book-of-the-month is by Yohanna Katanacho (LeaderStudies; 2020 ScholarLeader of the Year). Reading the Gospel of John through Palestinian Eyes will guide you to understand Christ’s life from the point of view of someone close to His culture – with a particularly rich emphasis on Christ’s miracles in the Palestinian setting.

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