Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Studies - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Religious Studies. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Complete Apocrypha: 2018 Edition with Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Studies - August 2021

THE NEW, LITERAL, EASY-TO-READ, DEFINITIVE COLLECTION OF CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHAL BOOKS: ***NOW WITH IMPROVED FONT SIZE, BOOK INTROS, AND BOOK HEADERS ON EVERY PAGE*** All 12 Christian apocryphal books + Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees + All of the apocryphal additions to Daniel, Esther, and Psalms—17 books in one The complete collection in a single, high-quality, 6" x 9" paperback, with book, chapter, page, and verse numbering Two-thirds as much material as the standard 66 books of The Holy Bible With The Complete Apocrypha you can discover what the world was like before Noah's Flood, who the Nephilim were, how Cain died, how Abraham was tutored in the knowledge of God by Noah's son Shem, what happened during the 400 "silent years", how the Prophet Daniel slayed a dragon, and the answers to countless other mysteries This is the only modern translation of the complete collection of deuterocanonical books known popularly as "The Apocrypha" that also includes Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees. Aside from Jasher, they were included as secondary works in the canon of Scripture for most of the Church's history. The Literal Standard Version (LSV) is a modern translation that stays true to the original manuscripts. This handsome 6" x 9" edition features a matte finish with thick, high-quality, cream-colored pages. By popular demand the font has been increased to 8.5-point Times New Roman font for elegance and easy reading (the font size found in many study Bibles). The Complete Apocrypha offers a staggering two-thirds as much material as the canonical 66 books of the Holy Bible. Additionally, the apocryphal versions of Esther and Daniel are included in their entirety. The Complete Apocrypha includes Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Maccabees, 1st and 2nd Esdras, Prayer of Manasses, Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher, Psalm 151, and all of the apocryphal additions to Daniel and Esther (including The Prayer of Azariah, Susanna, and Bel and the Dragon). This collection is published by Covenant Press, the publishing arm of the Covenant Christian Coalition.

  • Author: Covenant Press
  • Publisher: Covenant Press (July 31, 2018)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-0999892435
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.24 x 9 inches

                 

2. The Hiding Place


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Studies - August 2021

Corrie ten Boom was a woman admired the world over for her courage, her forgiveness, and her memorable faith. In World War II, she and her family risked their lives to help Jews escape the Nazis, and their reward was a trip to Hitler's concentration camps. But she survived and was released-as a result of a clerical error-and now shares the story of how faith triumphs over evil. For thirty-five years Corrie's dramatic life story, full of timeless virtues, has prepared readers to face their own futures with faith, relying on God's love to overcome, heal, and restore. Now releasing in a thirty-fifth anniversary edition for a new generation of readers, The Hiding Place tells the riveting story of how a middle-aged Dutch watchmaker became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's death camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century.

  • Author: Corrie Ten Boom
  • Publisher: Chosen Books; 35th Anniversary edition (January 1, 2006)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical
  • ISBN: 978-0800794057
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.62 x 8.5 inches

                 

3. The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Studies - August 2021

For over 50 years students, professors, clergy, and general readers have relied on The New Oxford Annotated Bible as an unparalleled authority in Study Bibles. This fifth edition of the Annotated remains the best way to study and understand the Bible at home or in the classroom. This thoroughly revised and substantially updated edition contains the best scholarship informed by recent discoveries and anchored in the solid Study Bible tradition. · Introductions and extensive annotations for each book by acknowledged experts in the field provide context and guidance. · Introductory essays on major groups of biblical writings - Pentateuch, Prophets, Gospels, and other sections - give readers an overview that guides more intensive study. · General essays on history, translation matters, different canons in use today, and issues of daily life in biblical times inform the reader of important aspects of biblical study. · Maps and diagrams within the text contextualize where events took place and how to understand them. · Color maps give readers the geographical orientation they need for understanding historical accounts throughout the Bible. · Timelines, parallel texts, weights and measures, calendars, and other helpful tables help navigate the biblical world. · An extensive glossary of technical terms demystifies the language of biblical scholarship. · An index to the study materials eases the way to the quick location of information. The New Oxford Annotated Bible , with twenty new essays and introductions and others--as well as annotations--fully revised, offers the reader flexibility for any learning style. Beginning with a specific passage or a significant concept, finding information for meditation, sermon preparation, or academic study is straightforward and intuitive. A volume that users will want to keep for continued reference, The New Oxford Annotated Bible continues the Oxford University Press tradition of providing excellence in scholarship for the general reader. Generations of users attest to its status as the best one-volume Bible reference tool for any home, library, or classroom.

  • Author: Michael Coogan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 5th edition (April 1, 2018)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-0190276089
  • Dimensions: 9 x 1.9 x 6.7 inches

                 

4. God's Creative Power for Healing


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Studies - August 2021

God's Word is life and healing to you. The Bible promises God's children perfect health, so you don't have to be sick another day of your life. As a Christian, you have all of God's authority to change your world with your words. And when you speak the Word of God, it is just as if God is speaking. God's Creative Power of Healing by Charles Capps is the perfect resource to equip you with teaching and healing scriptures in order to receive your promised healing. This pocket-sized book contains concise teaching on the principles of healing, as well as a thorough list of Bible promises regarding your health and healing. This book is an excellent gift, or perfect to keep in your car, wallet, or pocket. Let the scriptures in this book be the medicine you need to walk in complete health and wholeness.

  • Author: Charles Capps
  • Publisher: Harrison House Inc; 44610th edition (August 27, 2009)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-0982032008
  • Dimensions: 3.75 x 0.25 x 5.75 inches

                 

5. Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Studies - August 2021

Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator.   Christianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity.   A unique apologetic that speaks to readers’ intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.

  • Author: J. Warner Wallace
  • Publisher: David C Cook; 1st edition (January 1, 2013)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Humanities
  • ISBN: 978-1434704696
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.72 x 9 inches

                 



6. Prayers That Bring Healing: Overcome Sickness, Pain, and Disease. God's Healing is for You! (Prayers for Spiritual Battle)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Studies - August 2021

In his new book Prayers That Bring Healing , John Eckhardt wants you to know that no matter what your sickness, no matter who you are, it is God’s will for you to live a full, healthy, disease-free life. When Jesus came to a town preaching the coming of the kingdom of God, not only did He heal everyone who came to Him but he also healed “all manner of sickness.” This means that there is no sickness, disease, or infirmity God can’t or won’t heal. When the doctors tell you that you have an incurable disease, know that it is not incurable for Jesus. There is nothing too hard for God. In this book you will discover twelve ways healing takes place. They include: •Healing through the laying on of hands (Luke 4:40) •Healing through deliverance (Matt 8:16) •Healing through breaking curses (Gal. 3:13 •Healing through anointing oil (Mark 6:1) •Healing through faith (Mark 11:23) Healing through prayer (Matt 21:22)

  • Author: John Eckhardt
  • Publisher: Charisma House; 1st edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Humanities
  • ISBN: 978-1616380045
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.29 x 7 inches

                 

7. Catholic High School Entrance Exams: COOP * HSPT * TACHS (Kaplan Test Prep)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Studies - August 2021

Kaplan's Catholic High School Entrance Exams provides expert advice for students, practical tips for parents, and a lot of practice. Our guide gives eighth graders essential review and expert strategies to help them face the test with confidence and achieve a high score on their entrance exam. Kaplan is so certain that Catholic High School Entrance Exams offers all the guidance you need to excel that we guarantee it: After studying with our book, you'll score higher on the entrance exams—or you'll get your money back . Essential Practice and Review 6 full-length practice tests—2 for each exam commonly administered—the Cooperative Entrance Examination (COOP), the High School Placement Test (HSPT), and Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS) 3 diagnostic quizzes— 1 for each exam—with targeted feedback to help you set up a focused study plan Targeted review of key concepts and material, and strategies for how to approach the test Up-to-date exam information so there are no surprises on Test Day Expert Guidance Tips for parents on how to help your child maintain realistic expectations while studying for the exam Kaplan's expert psychometricians make sure our practice questions and study materials are true to the test. We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for almost 80 years, and more than 95% of our students get into their top-choice schools. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.

  • Author: Kaplan Test Prep
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; Seventh edition (May 24, 2016)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Humanities
  • ISBN: 978-1506203393
  • Dimensions: 10.88 x 8 x 1.4 inches

                 

8. The Sealed Portion - The Final Testament of Jesus Christ


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Studies - August 2021

The Sealed Portion-Another Testament of Jesus Christ is the second part of the Book of Mormon, which millions of people throughout the world accept as the word of God along with the Bible. Joseph Smith, Jr. (1830), the founder of the Mormon faith, claimed to have received gold plates from an angel of God named Moroni. When he received the plates, Smith relates that 2/3 of them were sealed. The angel Moroni commanded him not to break the seals, but to translate only the portion of the plates that was unsealed. It was prophesied that the sealed portion of the plates would one day be given to the people of the world. Using two stones called the Urim and Thummim, Joseph Smith translated the unsealed portion. Before returning the plates to the angel Moroni, Joseph showed them to several others. These men gave their personal testimony as witnesses to the existence of the plates and to the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Claiming to have received the same instructions to translate the sealed portion of the gold plates, an obscure man, once an active member of the LDS faith, who goes only by the name of Christopher, has published the remaining sealed portion. Though others have made similar claims before him, none has ever testified that he received the Urim and Thummim that was prepared by God to translate the plates, and none has made claim that he has received the exact same gold plates that were in Joseph Smith's possession-except for Christopher. This book is a result of that translation. The Sealed Portion-The Final Testament of Jesus Christ, written by Moroni, relates the vision seen by the Brother of Jared. Within the pages, the entire history of mankind is covered. It begins with the kingdom where the spirits of the children of men were first created, and continues through until the end of the millennium, when the earth will be restored to a state similar to the garden of Eden, and the planets will be prepared as the degrees of glory in the kingdom of God. The most accurate and precise account ever given of the life of Christ is contained within the pages, including his early years with his family, his youth, baptism, marriages, mission, and death. Moroni explains the atonement, the LDS temple endowment, and some of the hidden symbolism of the book of Revelation. He recounts the prophets Ubaid, Zarathustra, Antioch, Socrates, Sythipian, Mohammad, and Joseph Smith, Jr., among others. The histories of the Egyptians, Hittites, Babylonians, Romans, and Americans are also covered. Also given is the in-depth and beautiful description of Jesus' intercessory prayer among the Nephites and the Lamanites on the American continent. Along with the translation of the sealed portion, the first part of the gold plates that was translated by Joseph Smith, Jr. and subsequently lost by his scribe, Martin Harris, is also included in this extraordinary work. This part is known as the Book of Lehi (the lost 116-page manuscript). The full text of Joseph Smith's reported First Vision, in which he claims to have been visited by God the Father and Jesus Christ, is also included in the book. The reader is lead from blindness into the light as he or she discovers the truths written within these pages.

  • Author: Christopher Marc Nemelka
  • Genre: History, World

                 

9. Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams 2021


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Studies - August 2021

Peterson’s® Master the™ Catholic High School Entrance Exams 2021 is the comprehensive test-prep book for scoring high on Catholic high school entrance exams. This guide covers all test formats, test scoring, subject review, and types of questions for the most popular parochial school placement tests―the High School Placement Test (HSPT®) and the New York City Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS). Step-by-step coaching for each type of question on the exams and numerous test-taking strategies allow students to feel confident in their abilities when test day arrives. Targeted reviews and up-to-date test information makes Peterson’s Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams the ideal study guide for students looking to get into parochial school. 10 full-length practice tests―4 in the book and 1 online EACH for the HSPT® and TACHS―ALL with detailed answer explanations Diagnostic test for each exam to help determine strengths and weaknesses OVER 3,100 practice questions to help you earn your best possible score on the HSPT®, TACHS, SSAT, ISEE, CHSEE, and more. Bonus word list plus a list of synonyms and antonyms to help boost your test-prep confidence on the language arts sections of the exams. Expert test-prep strategies and thorough review of the verbal, math, reasoning, and quantitative sections Easy-to-use self-evaluation tools to track progress and set a timetable for study

  • Author: Peterson's
  • Publisher: Peterson's; 25th edition (April 28, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Humanities
  • ISBN: 978-0768944013
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 2.3 x 10.9 inches

                 

10. Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Studies - August 2021

Drawing on cutting-edge research on adult attachment--and providing an innovative roadmap for clinical practice--Susan M. Johnson argues that psychotherapy is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection. The primary developer of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples, Johnson now extends her attachment-based approach to individuals and families. The volume shows how EFT aligns perfectly with attachment theory as it provides proven techniques for treating anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Each modality (individual, couple, and family therapy) is covered in paired chapters that respectively introduce key concepts and present an in-depth case example. Special features include instructive end-of-chapter exercises and reflection questions.

  • Author: Susan M. Johnson
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1462538249
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.94 x 9 inches