Shalom shines biblical light on the issues and unsettled mood of our times. Today, more than ever, we cry out for Shalom. See what the Bible says. Old Testament scholar Donald E. Gowan unravels the multiple biblical threads of this eternal quest in this masterful exploration of the Hebrew concept "Shalom" and the Greek "eirene". Peacemaking is a central concern of the church and the world today.
Kerygma is offering the entire Shalom study in a CD-Rom format. Each information-packed session is appended with Guidelines for Study, including:
Background from the Author
Questions for Reflection
Issues for Further Study
"For Groups" offers exercises for interactive group exploration of key biblical texts and issues.
"Preparing to Lead" provides additional guidance for using all the available resources to craft lively group sessions.
In all, these sections are intended to assist you in gaining the maximum benefit from the study whether you use it individually or with a group. Also, we hope pastors will find a valuable resource for preaching in the material presented by Dr. Gowan.