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.
Beginning with the Old Testament Hebrew shalom and the New Testament Greek eirene, the meanings of 'peace' are traced and their relevance for today explored.
For the first time Kerygma is offering the entire Shalom study in a newly revised CDROM 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.
Finally, a section entitled, "Preparing to Lead Shalom Bible Study Groups" 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.
What do We Mean When We Say “Peace?”
What They Meant by Shalom in Israel
Wholeness, Health and Harmony: God’s Intention
God of Peace & God of War?
Division, Illness & Conflict: The World as We Know It
Good News from God!
Christ Brings Peace with God to the Believer
Christ Brings Peace with God to the Church
Blessed are the Peacemakers – Part 1
Blessed are the Peacemakers – Part 2
Christians As Peacemakers
Hope for Peace Part 1: Peace for Israel
Hope for Peace Part 2: Peace on Earth
What Good are Promises? The Importance of Hoping for Shalom