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Below is a list of books available, in formats such as html, MS Word, or pdf, that can be either read or downloaded free online.

Some of the authors are from various religious backgrounds, but their works are of interest from a textual or Bíblical standpoint. They are noted with an asterisk (*).

If you have a suggestion for an online book, please email us at forthrightmag fastmail fm .

An Analysis of Certain Features of Discourse in the NT Book of I Corinthians -- by Bruce Terry (1993).

A Brief Commentary on the Book of Mark -- by Carl W. Conrad* (2004). [No comments on 16:9-20.]

Catholicism Against Itself -- by O. C. Lambert, vol. I, abridged. (Star Bible, 1963.)

Evangelism Handbook of NT Christianity -- by Phil Sanders (Self-published). In PDF or MSWord format.

Introducing the Church of Christ -- by various authors (Star Bible, 1981).

Online Textual Commentary on the Greek Gospels -- by Wieland Willker* (Jan. 2004). [Deals with textual variations of the four gospels.]

Resurrection and Exaltation of Jesus Christ, The -- by Joel Stephen Williams. (World Literature Publications.)

Revelation Commentary -- by Manly Luscombe. (Self-published.)

Sermons on the Cross -- by Joel Stephen Williams. (World Literature Publications, 1987.)

Special Hermeneutics for Preachers -- by Dr. Phil Sanders. Course material for the Nashville School of Preaching and Biblical Studies. (You must register and then join the Forthright group -- this is not the email subscription.) MS and PDF formats available.

What is Christianity? -- by Joel Stephen Williams. (Kerygma Books, 1997.)

Why I am a Member of the Church of Christ -- by Bill Cantrell. Sunday school material, consulted Leroy Brownlow's book of similar name.

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Announcing new book: Redeeming the Time

It's not often we give notice of a new book, especially one we haven't read. But knowing the editors and many of the writers, we're sure you'll find this one profitable. Even though it's not for us, financially. Just a good tip.


Redeeming The Times Addressing Issues of the Church in the Present Age

Chapters & Authors:

Why Should we Teach the Word of God Today? Jeff A. Jenkins Inspiration & Inerrancy Dr. Kippy Myers When God is Silent Russell L. Dyer Tommy F. Haynes Jeff A. Jenkins Wrestling with our History Chuck Monan Law or Love? Greg Clark The Church – Cultural or Scriptural? Tommy F. Haynes From Faith to Faith Tim Pyles Is Ecumenism What Jesus Meant? Dr.Lindsey D.Warren Bart Warren Does the Church need to Change to Grow? Dale Jenkins Worship in our Time – Contemporary or Traditional? Russell L. Dyer Instrumental Music – Tradition or Scripture? Ron Williams The Role of Women in the Church Neal Pollard The Elder as a Spiritual Leader Dale Hartman The Influence of Entertainment… Steve Bailey Are the Fields Still White? David Deffenbaugh Can the Bible be Understood in our Time? Dr. Ralph Gilmore

“Admittedly I am old but I feel young today! I have been reading a most wonderful new book, ‘Redeeming the Times.’ It makes me know the future of the church is bright indeed as God lets it rest in the hand of capable, dedicated young men who solidly stand for the blessed truth of the Lord. As you read ‘Redeeming the Times’ you will glow with appreciation for what this new breed of scholarly thought is being presented to the public. It give assurance – the future is bright – God’s cause is blessed.” Jim Bill Mcinteer, President, Twenty-First Century Christian

Order from: Clarity Publications P.O. Box 23384 OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73123 Cost: $12.95

Pre-publication price (if order with payment is received during December): $10.95 (Books will be shipped by the second week of January, 2004) Shipping & Handling: $2.50 for first book plus $1.00 for each additional book All checks should be made payable to Clarity Publications For more information call (405) 720-9619 or write email jeff@northmac.org

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How to Make Sure That Your Judgment Is Flawless

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Do You Ever Feel Like Just a Name?

by Don Ruhl Read the Bible in a Year This morning read First Chronicles 1--3 Do You Ever Feel Like Just a Name? Think on the manner, in which the Book of First Chronicles begins, 1 Adam, Seth, Enosh (1 Chr. 1:1). In this way begins the longest genealogy in the Bible. The names continue to the end of the ninth chapter! Were these just names? Adam; who is he? You know there is more in the Bible than the mere mention of his name in ... more ...
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by Don Ruhl Read the Bible in a Year This evening read John 5:1--23 Jesus healed a man. Praise God! However, Jesus healed him on the Sabbath. Uh oh. Some people were ready to kill Jesus for this perceived violation of the Sabbath Law. 16 For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath (Joh. 5:16). Jesus did a good thing. Yet, people criticized Him severely for it. And they were not people ... more ...
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They Were His Servants

by Don Ruhl Read the Bible in a Year This morning read Second Kings 24 and 25 They Were His Servants As the writer of Second Kings explains whom the Lord sent against Judah, the writer said that this was 2 ...according to the word of the LORD which He had spoken by His servants the prophets (2 Kin. 24:2). Those great men we have honored for centuries were nothing more than servants of the Lord God. What does that make us? Do you do something ... more ...
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by Don Ruhl Read the Bible in a Year This evening read John 4:30--54 The disciples went into a town to buy food while Jesus remained out of the town. There He engaged a woman in conversation. When the disciples returned, here is what happened, 31 In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat." 32 But He said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know" (Joh. 4:31, 32). As you read the Gospel According to John, watch ... more ...
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Having a Tender Heart

by Don Ruhl Read the Bible in a Year This morning read Second Kings 22 and 23 Having a Tender Heart When Josiah heard the word of God for the first time, he tore his clothes, knowing of the wrath that was upon Jerusalem for the idolatry of his forefathers. Therefore, he sent messengers to a prophetess to inquire of the Lord. He did have a message for Josiah. God said through the prophetess, 19 "...because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before ... more ...
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