Way of Life Literature


Publisher of Bible Study Materials

The Most Important Way of Life Materials
Republished December 29, 2016 (first published July 27, 2016)
David Cloud, Way of Life Literature, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061
Way of Life Literature is a Bible teaching ministry that aims especially to provide serious, practical Bible study/training material for sound churches.

Way of Life is not a ministry of reproof or warning. It is a Bible preaching/teaching ministry that has an element of reproof and warning, as every sound Bible teaching ministry will have.

“For the commandment
is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life” (Proverbs 6:23).

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” (2 Timothy 4:2).

“These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee” (Titus 2:15).

Following are the Way of Life materials that we consider the most important. Most of these are courses that are designed to be used in Bible Institutes, Sunday Schools, Home schooling, and for private education.

ADVANCED BIBLE STUDIES SERIES (ABSS). We don’t believe that you will find better quality, more truly life-changing Bible courses from any other source. There are 20 volumes totaling more than 5,000 pages (averaging 265 pages per book). These courses can be used in many settings, including private study, preaching, Sunday School, Bible institutes, and home schooling. Memory verses and review questions are included with each course. Tests and score sheets are available separately. One pastor said the books “are extremely helpful for any Christian, no matter where they are spiritually; the practical application is extremely helpful and edifying.” Following are the titles that are currently available:

ABSS - ACTS. ISBN 1-58318-083-4. The course covers one of the most important and exciting books in the Bible. It gives the Bible student an understanding of early church history and deals with important doctrines and practices such as the resurrection and second coming of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, repentance, inspiration, preaching, prophecy, baptism, church membership, the Lord’s supper, Christian charity, apostles, deacons, missionaries, pastors, bishops, ordination, church offerings, the nature of the church, prayer, holiness, martyrdom, and evangelism. The course refutes false doctrines that are prevalent today and clears up many controversial issues, such as Pentecostal tongues, healing, the difference between the baptism and filling of the Holy Spirit, the woman’s role in the ministry, baptismal regeneration, election, sign miracles, repentance, and modern church growth practices. The book of Acts is a church planting manual. The October 2014 edition is significantly enlarged and is accompanied by a CD containing 55 professional Bible maps. 246 pages, $19.95.

In this course we examine five reasons for holding to the KJV: (1) because of the doctrine of divine preservation, (2) because of the heretical theories of textual criticism supporting the Modern Greek Text, (3) because the modern texts and versions are a product of end-time apostasy, (4) because the King James Bible’s doctrine is superior, and (5) because its heritage is unmatched. The course concludes with an exciting study on the history of the English Bible from Wycliffe to the KJV. 415 pages. $19.95

ISBN 1-58318-080-X. This course deals with Roman Catholicism. Mormonism, Seventh-day Adventism, Jehovah’s Witness, the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement, and New Evangelicalism. 456 pages. $19.95

ISBN 1-58318-102-4. An in-depth study of Paul’s first Epistle to Corinth, one of the most important and practical books of the New Testament. This unique epistle contains the most complete biblical teaching in the New Testament on the following important subjects: Disunity in the church (1 Cor. 1-2), the divine inspiration of Scripture (1 Cor. 2:6-13), the judgment seat of Christ (1 Cor. 3), church discipline (1 Cor. 5), Marriage and Divorce (1 Cor. 7), the believer’s relationship with idols (1 Cor. 7, 10), the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11), spiritual gifts in general and tongues speaking in particular (1 Cor. 12-14), Christian love (1 Cor. 13), and the bodily resurrection (1 Cor. 15). 1 Corinthians should be viewed as a missionary manual in that it deals with a wide variety of doctrines and practices that arise in the context of church planting. 350 pages. $19.95

ISBN 1-58318-082-6. This course begins with the period between the Testaments, covers the book of Matthew, then deals with some of the unique aspects of Mark, Luke, and John. (enlarged for 2016) 300 pages.

ISBN 1-58318-086-9. This is a life-changing study of one of the world’s most amazing books. It also deals with the
geography and customs of Genesis and the location of each event is noted on one of the course’s six maps. 345 pages. $19.95

ISBN 1-58318-090-7. This course deals with the Bible, God, the Holy Spirit, Jesus, Man, Sin, Death, Salvation, Resurrection, Satan, Demons, Angels, Hell, and Heaven. The studies are practical and answer questions such as the following: How can we know that the Bible is the infallible Word of God? Can we be sure that Adam and Eve were real people? Was the flood of Noah’s day worldwide? How do we know that Jesus Christ is God? Why do some verses seem to say that Jesus is less than God the Father? Did Jesus make alcoholic wine or have long hair? Can the teaching of evolution be reconciled with the Bible? Does the Bible teach “soul sleep”? Can the Christian attain sinless perfection? Why does James say that faith plus works are necessary for salvation? What is the meaning of Bible words such as propitiation, repentance, redemption, justification, hope, mystery, impute, glory? Did Jesus die for all sinners or only for a select few? What does Romans 9:13 mean when it says that God hated Esau? Does eternal security mean that a Christian can live any way he pleases? What will the resurrection body be like? How can the Christian defeat Satan? What is Heaven like? Are the wicked annihilated in hell? 262 pages. $14.95

ISBN 978-1-58318-114-0. This commentary and Bible course deals with one of the most overlooked but practical books in the New Testament. The teaching of James is needed today as never before. It deals with such things as patience in trials, spiritual immaturity, true faith vs. nominal, the power and necessity of God’s Word, the evil of worldliness, the necessity of taming the tongue, and the imminent return of Christ. 154 pages. $9.95

ISBN 1-58318-090-7. This commentary and Bible course covers one of the most important and amazing books in the New Testament. Though there are unquestioningly many “things hard to be understood” in Hebrews, God has given us the key to unlock the problems. The proper interpretation of Hebrews depends upon understanding its two-fold theme: (1) Hebrews is a warning to Jews who had professed faith in Jesus to continue in that faith and thereby show that they were genuinely saved. (2) Toward this end Christ is shown to be superior to all things that unsaved Jews put their faith in. In Hebrews “we see Jesus” (Heb. 2:9) in a special way, particularly his high priesthood. The book opens the veil and invites us to gaze upon the throne in the holy of holies more clearly than any other N.T. book. In Hebrews we have a divinely-given interpretation of the Old Testament Tabernacle and Priesthood. Hebrews is also a very practical book. Scattered throughout are instructions on sanctification, backsliding, apostasy, Bible study, prayer, faith, chastisement, the ministry of exhortation, church attendance, church leadership, hospitality, and worship. 307 pages. $19.95

ISBN 1-58318-079-6. This course on church history begins with the apostolic churches and ends with the early 1800s. We see that sound churches have existed side-by-side with apostate ones through the centuries. The first section deals with the characteristics of apostolic churches. The next section covers “The Budding of Apostasy 100-700 A.D.” dealing with the development of the Roman Catholic Church, the church fathers, the progress of true churches in that period, and the persecutions by pagan emperors. The next sections cover the Roman Catholic Church 700-1500 A.D., the Waldenses, the Inquisition, the Bible in the Middle Ages, John Wycliffe and the Lollards, the Protestant Reformation, the Catholic Counter-Reformation, the Bibles of the Reformation, the Anabaptists, and Revival and Missions in the 1700s. The course has been improved, enlarged, and illustrated with a series of PowerPoints for 2016. 600 pages. Two volumes: $49.95

. ISBN 1-58318-077-X. This practical course on Bible study deals with requirements for effective Bible study, how to have an effective daily Bible study time, how to mark the Bible, and how to interpret the Bible. The last section deals with Bible difficulties. Fifth edition enlarged 2014, 221 pages. $14.95

. ISBN 978-1-58318-107-2. This powerful book has three great themes: The sovereignty of God, the age-old battle between God and Satan, and the age-old question of why the godly suffer and why God seems to hide his face in times of trouble. Job teaches the saints to praise the Lord and trust Him in the direst circumstances. This study not only contains lessons about God’s sovereignty and the suffering of the saints, but also on Satan, friendship, philosophy, science, prosperity and want, and many other things. We look at 10 scientifically-accurate statements made in this ancient book. 103 pages. $5.95

ISBN 1-58318-063-X. This practical study begins with the doctrine of the church. The next chapters deal with church leaders, church ordinances, church discipline, and church services. We answer such questions as these: Are there apostles today? Why does God have high standards for pastors? Are deacons rulers? Can a woman be a deacon? What is ordination? Who can partake of the Lord’s Supper? Should a church have a modern worship service? What is required for a church to be a proper New Testament assembly? What are the goals of church discipline? 114 pages. $5.95

ISBN 1-58318-081-8. This course gives an extensive survey of Old Testament history as well as the geography of the Bible. The 2015 edition is accompanied by a CD containing 55 professional Bible maps and pictures of the tabernacle and Herod’s Temple. The September 2014 edition of Old Testament History & Geography is much enlarged and improved. It is keyed with Bible Times & Ancient Kingdoms, which is a separate package consisting of a book and a DVD with 21 PowerPoint presentations featuring more than 3,300 slides. The presentations are packed with high quality color photos, drawings, historic recreations, and video clips gathered from the author’s extensive research and travels. 450 pages. $29.95

ISBN 1-58318-085-0. This course covers the epistles of 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus. It is especially effective for training pastors and church leaders, but it is also an important and practical course for church members in general. It deals with qualifications for pastors and deacons, the danger of false teaching, Bible prophecy, end-time apostasy, doctrine, discipleship, Christian living, law and grace, and many other topics. 305 pages. $19.95

. ISBN 978-1-58318-109-6. The theme of this powerful book is finding wisdom through the fear of God. It is one of the most practical books in the Bible. Youth is the best time to learn wisdom, and this is where Proverbs begins, but it is also a book for saints of all ages. The course contains four major sections: (1) an introduction to Proverbs, (2) a verse-by-verse study of Proverbs 1-9 and Proverbs 31, (3) studies of the major themes of Proverbs 10-30 (Anger, Child Discipline, Counsel, the Fool, Friendship, the Poor, Pride, the Sluggard, the Talebearer, the Tongue, and Wine), (4) and studies of many of the important individual proverbs. 308 pages. $19.95

. ISBN 978-1-58318-108-9. The amazing book of Psalms is a devotional book, a prayer book, a song book, a praise book, and a poetry book. (And the King James Bible captures the exquisite poetry of the Psalms in peerless English.) This course contains an extensive introduction to the Psalms and then looks at ten major themes (the blessing of the righteous, the importance of the Word of God, the judgment of the ungodly, the afflictions of the saints, prophecy, God as protector and help, praise and worship, righteousness, God as great and holy, and imprecations). Finally there are expository studies on many of the individual psalms, including Psalm 1, 2, 12, 19, 22, 23, 37, 51, 72, 73, 90, 103, 119, 127, and 139. 275 pages. $14.95

. ISBN 1-58318-105-9. Revelation’s chief purpose is to exalt Jesus Christ and to challenge New Testament saints to be ready for Christ’s imminent return. This course is practical, comprehensive, exhilarating, and life changing. The student will learn how to interpret this book in a literal fashion that brings out the meaning of the most obscure sections. Revelation 19-22 is simply breathtaking, with its description of the Bride’s wedding and eternal dwelling place, and we have attempted to bring out the glory of this passage to the believer’s heart. In the preparation of this course the author has had opportunity to glean from the pages of many old out-of-print pre-tribulational studies as well as visit the sites of the seven churches of Revelation in Turkey. For use as a commentary on Revelation, we believe this course will prove to be one of the most important ones in your library. 465 pages. $19.95

ISBN 1-58318-084-2. This course covers the epistle of Romans, which is doubtless the most important doctrinal epistle. The book of Romans is first of all an orderly presentation of the gospel, answering the great question, “How can a man be righteous before God?” It covers the essential doctrines of salvation, sanctification, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, Christian living, prophecy, and much more. We cover almost every verse in Romans and deal with all of the difficult passages. 172 pages. $9.95

ISBN 1-58318-078-8. This thorough and practical course enables the student to understand and enjoy Bible prophecy. It deals with the interpretation of prophecy, dispensationalism, the covenants, the kingdom of God, the nations in prophecy, and Messianic prophecy. Large sections are devoted to “Prophecies Being Fulfilled Today” and “Great Prophetic Events of the Future.” New edition, rewritten and enlarged, September 2012. 298 pages. $14.95

ABSS TEST BOOKS with answers $4 per course.
COIL BINDINGS allow the books to be opened flat is $1 more than the standard paper binding. This is not the flat plastic spiral binding, but is the tight coil binding that is much more durable.
LARGE PRINT EDITIONS are printed in 8.5 x 11-inch format and the type size is between 13-14 points, which is larger than that of a giant print Bible. These editions are $2 more than the standard editions.
Large print and coil binding editions are printed on demand and require extra time for delivery.

ADVANCED BIBLE STUDIES SERIES DIGITAL LIBRARY. This library contains all 20 of the Advanced Bible Studies Series courses described above in PDF format, plus the test books, on one CD. The courses, averaging 265 pages each and totaling more than 5,000 pages, are Acts, Bible History and Geography, The Bible Version Issue, Defense of the Faith, First Corinthians, The Four Gospels, Genesis, Give Attendance to Doctrine, Hebrews, A History of the Churches from a Baptist Perspective, How to Study the Bible, James, Job, The New Testament Church, Pastoral Epistles, Proverbs, Psalms, Revelation, Romans, and Understanding Bible Prophecy. This format is perfect for Bible Institute and Sunday School or Home Schooling teachers or anyone else who might use this material in a classroom. They can also be used for personal study. Each pdf file contains a built-in, super fast search index, plus there is a global search feature that searches across all 20 books, returning results that take you straight to the “found” items. The ABSS Library works on PCs and Macs running Adobe Reader, and we suggest using the latest version of the Reader. Since the pdf page size is 8.5x11, we recommend using this product on a computer or an eReader with a larger screen (such as an iPad.) $149.95

BELIEVER’S BIBLE DICTIONARY. This volume, the product of forty years of study, is based upon the King James Bible and is written from a dispensational, Baptist perspective. The studies are thorough, practical, devotional, and designed to be used by preachers, teachers, and homeschoolers. The Believer’s Bible Dictionary is designed to be more affordable and transportable than the Way of Life Encyclopedia of the Bible & Christianity. We encourage every believer, young and old, to have his own Bible dictionary and to have it right beside his Bible as he studies, and we are convinced that this is one of the best Bible dictionaries available today. There are eight ways it can help you: (1) It can help you understand the Bible. The first requirement for understanding the Bible is to understand its words. (2) It can help you understand out-of-use words and phrases from the King James Bible, such as blood guiltiness, die the death, and superfluity of naughtiness. (3) It can help you to do topical studies. The student can study the full range of Bible doctrines by following the thousands of cross references from entry to entry. (4) It can help you to study issues relating to morality and practical Christian living, such as capital punishment, child training, cremation, and divorce. (5) It can help you to study Old Testament types of Christ, such as day of atonement, high priest, Melchizedek, passover, and tabernacle. (6) It can help you to find the meaning of Bible customs and ancient culture, such as agriculture, idolatry, military, money, music, and weights and measures. (7) It can help you to study Bible places and geography, such as Assyria, Babylon, Caesarea, Ephesus, and Jordan River. (8) It can help you in preaching and teaching. The doctrinal material in this dictionary is presented in a practical manner with outlines that can be used for teaching and preaching, in the pulpit, Sunday Schools, Bible Colleges and Institutes, home schools, family devotions, prisons and jails, nursing homes, etc. Missionary author Jack Moorman calls the dictionary “excellent” and says, “The entries show a ‘distilled spirituality.’” Second edition May 2015. 385 pages. $14.95

BIBLE SEPARATION: ITS DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE. ISBN 978-1-58318-171-3. This is an extensive, practical study on Bible separation, both ecclesiastical (separation from doctrinal error and compromise) and moral (separation from the world). Separation is not the gospel and it is not the Great Commission: it is a wall of spiritual protection; but without it we will eventually give up the gospel and turn aside from the Great Commission. Separation is based on and is a reflection of God’s holy character. The book examines the major New Testament passages on the subject of separation and exposes such errors as “soft separatism,” “in non-essentials unity,” “preaching wherever I am invited,” and “cultural liberalism.” It deals with the necessity of issuing plain warnings, separation and the Internet, dangers in Christian bookstores and on Christian radio, the corrupting power of error and the danger of dabbling with it, true Christian unity, Romans 14, and “secondary separation,” The chapter titles are Separation from the World, Being a Friend of Sinners, 2 Timothy 2:15-26, Other Key Passages on Ecclesiastical Separation, Soft Separatism. 125 pages. $4.95

BIBLE TIMES AND ANCIENT KINGDOMS: TREASURES FROM ARCHAEOLOGY. ISBN 978-1-58318-121-8. (Enlarged edition for 2016) This is a package consisting of a book and a series of PowerPoint and Keynote (Apple) presentations which are a graphical edition of the book. The PowerPoints are packed with high quality color photos, drawings, historic recreations, and video clips. Bible Times and Ancient Kingdoms is a course on Bible geography, Bible culture, and Bible history and has a two-fold objective: to present apologetic evidence for the Bible and to give background material to help the student better understand the setting of Bible history. We cover this fascinating history from Genesis to the New Testament, dealing with the Table of the Nations in Genesis 10, the Tower of Babel, Ur of the Chaldees, Egypt, Baal worship, the Philistines, the Canaanites, David’s palace, Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Edom, the Nabateans, and the Spice Route, Ahab and Jezebel, the fall of the northern kingdom of Israel, the Assyrian empire, Hezekiah and his times, Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylon, the Medo-Persian empire, Herod the Great and his temple, Rome and her rule over Israel, Christ’s ministry on the Sea of Galilee, from Jericho to Jerusalem, Christ’s Passion Week, and Rome’s destruction of Jerusalem. Many of the archaeological discoveries from the past 200 years, which we relate in the course, are so fascinating and improbable that they read like a novel. It is easy to see God’s hand in this field, in spite of its prevailing skepticism. The course also deals with Bible culture, such as weights and measures, plant and animal life, Caesar’s coin, the widow’s mite, ancient scrolls and seals, phylacteries, synagogues, false messiahs, judgment in the gate, ancient shipping and commerce, cosmetics, fine linen, the widow’s mite, the pomegranate, mustard seed, idolatry, divination, tombs, the operation of ancient lamps, ancient war methods, millstones, pottery wheels, and olive presses. The course begins with an overview of Israel’s geography and a timeline of Bible history to give the student a framework for better understanding the material. Each section includes maps to help the student place the events in their proper location. The course is packed with important but little-known facts that illuminate Bible history and culture. The preparation for the book is extensive, the culmination of 40 years of Bible study, teaching, and research trips. In this context the author built a large personal library and collected information from major archaeological museums and locations in North America, England, Europe, Greece, Turkey, Jordan, and Israel. We guarantee that the student who completes the course will read the Bible with new eyes and fresh enthusiasm. 620 page book + DVD containing 50 PowerPoint presentations packed with about 5,500 high quality color photos, drawings, historic recreations, and video clips. $49.95

THE EFFECTUAL BIBLE STUDENT. This is a 12-hour series of video presentations plus an accompanying textbook containing a detailed outline to the course. It is our goal and passion to help God's people, including teenagers, become effectual Bible students. The course, which is the product of 40 years of Bible study and teaching, has life-changing potential. It has four major sections: (1) The spiritual requirements for effectual Bible study, (2) tips for daily Bible study, (3) principles of Bible interpretation, and (4) how to use Bible study tools. It also deals with using Bible study software on a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone. It is a package consisting of the videos of the course and the textbook with review questions for testing. The course notes can be used as a standalone tool by teachers to teach church classes and home schooling programs or can be used for self-study. The package can be purchased as a set of DVDs and textbook, or it can be downloaded for free from www.wayoflife.org. See the Bible Study section of the Articles Library using the button at the top of the Way of Life home page. 6 DVDs plus 70-page book. $29.95

THE FUTURE ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE. ISBN 978-1-58318-172-0. One of the many reasons why the Bible is the most amazing and exciting book on earth is its prophecies. The Bible unfolds the future in great detail, and The Future According to the Bible deals in depth with every major prophetic event, including the Rapture, the Judgment Seat of Christ, the Tribulation, the Antichrist, Gog and Magog, the Battle of Armageddon, the Two Witnesses, Christ’s Return, Muslim nations in prophecy, the Judgment of the Nations, the resurrection body, the conversion of Israel, the highway of the redeemed, Christ’s glorious kingdom, the Millennial Temple, the Great White Throne judgment, and the New Jerusalem. The first two chapters deal at length with the amazing prophecies that are being fulfilled today and with the church-age apostasy. Knowledge of these prophecies is essential for a proper understanding of the times and a proper Christian worldview today. The 130-page section on Christ’s kingdom describes the coming world kingdom in more detail than any book we are familiar with. Every major Messianic prophecy is examined. Prophecy is a powerful witness to the Bible’s divine inspiration, and it is a great motivator for holy Christian living. In this book we show that the Lord’s churches are outposts of the coming kingdom. The believer’s position in Christ’s earthly kingdom will be determined by his service in this present world (Revelation 2:26-27; 3:21). The book is based on forty years of intense Bible study plus firsthand research in Israel, Turkey, and Europe. 520 pages. $19.95

HOLINESS: PITFALLS, STRUGGLES, AND VICTORY. ISBN 978-1-58318-215-4. (new for 2016) This book deals with every aspect of Christian holiness or sanctification, both doctrinal and practical. It begins with the author’s experiences as a young Christian looking into Pentecostal, “entire sanctification,” and “deeper life” teachings (e.g., The Calvary Road and The Green Papers). The other major sections are “Principles of Holiness” and “The Path of Holiness.” The author emphasizes that there is no one “key” to holiness. The biblical way of holiness involves a multiplicity of things. Other lessons that are emphasized in the book include the importance of understanding position and practice, standing and walk, relationship and fellowship; the progressive character of holiness; an intimate walk with Christ; dying to self and living to Christ; abiding in Christ; patient continuance; the power of God’s Word and how to protect the seed of the Word in one’s life; knowing God’s will; confession of sin; separation from sin; living by faith; the armor of God; God’s chastisement; humility and servitude; and separation from false teaching. There is also a chapter “On Doubting Salvation.” The book can be used as a course for Sunday Schools, Bible Institutes, Home Schooling, and private study. Most major New Testament passages dealing with holiness are exegeted, including Matthew 11:28-30; John 15:1-17; Romans 4:17-21; 6:1-13; 8:9-23; 12:1-21; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 4:22-4; 5:18; 6:10-20; 2 Timothy 2:15-18; Hebrews 12:1-13; 2 Peter 1:3-11; 1 John 1:5 - 2:2. 175 pages

KEEPING THE KIDS: HOW TO KEEP THE CHILDREN FROM FALLING PREY TO THE WORLD. ISBN 978-1-58318-115-7. This book an extensive child training manual. It aims to help parents and churches raise children to be disciples of Jesus Christ and to avoid the pitfalls of the world, the flesh, and the devil. The book is a collaborative effort. It contains testimonies from hundreds of individuals who provided feedback to our questionnaires on this subject, as well as powerful ideas gleaned from interviews with pastors, missionaries, and church people who have raised godly children. The book is packed with practical suggestions and deals with many issues: Conversion, the husband-wife relationship, the necessity of permeating the home with Christian love, mothers as keepers at home, the father’s role as the spiritual head of the home, child discipline, separation from the pop culture, discipleship of youth, the grandparents’ role, effectual prayer and fasting. Chapter titles include the following: “Conversion,” “The Home: Consistent Christian Living and the Husband-Wife Relationship,” “Child Discipline,” “The Church,” “Unplugging from the Pop Culture,” “Discipleship,” “The Grandparents,” “Grace and the Power of Prayer.” One pastor wrote, “I have purchased extra copies of your book Keeping the Kids and distributed them to young parents. I find the information to be the most complete, Biblically sound information available and probably the best ever available.” 531 pages. $19.95

THE MOBILE PHONE AND THE CHRISTIAN HOME AND CHURCH. ISBN 978-1-58318-198-0. (new for 2015) Many Christian homes and churches are losing a frightful percentage of their young people to the world. This practical and far-reaching youth discipleship course deals with the parent’s part, the church’s part, and the youth’s part in discipling young people. It covers salvation, child discipline, the Christian home environment that produces disciples, reaching the child’s heart, Bible study techniques, how to protect young people from dangers associated with the Internet and smartphones, how to use apologetics, and many other things. The section on building a wall of protection deals with such things as having a basic home phone that teens can use under parental oversight, using filters and accountability software, controlling passwords and apps, the power of pornography, the dangers of Facebook and video games, avoiding conversation with members of the opposite sex, and monitoring the young person’s attitude. The course explains how the church and the home can work together in youth discipleship. It describes the characteristic of a church that produces youth disciples, such as having qualified leaders, officers, and teachers, maintaining biblical standards for workers, being careful about salvation, being uncompromising about separation from the world, building godly homes, discipline, prayer, and vision. It deals with how to train young people to be effective Bible students and how to involve them in the church’s ministry. Finally, the course deals with eleven biblical principles of spiritual protection that young people must build into their own lives. These are living to please the Lord, living by the law of the Spirit, practicing humility, pursuing Christian growth, pursuing edification and ministry, pursuing honesty, practicing vigilance and separation, pursuing pure speech, redeeming the time, pursuing temperance, and obeying and honoring one’s parents. The Youth Discipleship Library, which can be purchased from Way of Life Literature, contains the associated training materials that we describe in this course. 200 pages. $12.95 in print (available as a free eBook from www.wayoflife.org)

MUSIC FOR GOOD OR EVIL. This video series, which is packed with photos, video and audio clips, has eight segments. I. Biblical Principles of Good Christian Music. II. Why We Reject Contemporary Christian Music. It is worldly, addictive, ecumenical, charismatic, shallow and man-centered, opposed to preaching, experience-oriented, and it weakens the strong biblicist stance of a church. III. The Sound of Contemporary Christian Music. In this section we give the believer simple tools that he can use to discern the difference between sensual and sacred music. We deal with syncopated dance styles, sensual vocal styles, relativistic styles, and overly soft styles that do not fit the message. IV. The Transformational Power of Contemporary Worship Music. We show why CCM is able to transform a “traditional” Bible-believing church into a New Evangelical contemporary one. Its transformational power resides in its enticing philosophy of “liberty” and in its sensual, addictive music. We use video and audio to illustrate the sound of contemporary worship. V. Southern Gospel. We deal with the history of Southern Gospel, its character, its influence, and the role of the Gaithers in its renaissance. This section is packed with audio, video, and photos. VI. Marks of Good Song Leading. There is a great need for proper training of song leaders today, and in this segment we deal with the following eight principles: Leadership, preparation, edification, spirituality, spiritual discernment, wisdom in song selection, diversity. One thing we emphasize is the need to sing worship songs that turn the people’s focus directly to God. We give dozens of examples of worship songs that are found in standard hymnals used by Bible-believing churches, but typically these are not sung properly as “unto God.” VII. Questions Answered on Contemporary Christian Music. We answer 15 of the most common questions on this subject, such as the following: Is rhythm wrong? Isn’t this issue just a matter of different taste? Isn’t the sincerity of the musicians the important thing? Isn’t some CCM acceptable? Didn’t Luther and the Wesleys use tavern music? What is the difference between using contemporary worship hymns and using old Protestant hymns? VIII. The Foreign Spirit of Contemporary Worship Music. This presentation documents the frightful spiritual compromise, heresy, and apostasy that permeate the field of contemporary praise. Through extensive documentation, it proves that contemporary worship music is controlled by “another spirit” (2 Cor. 11:4). It is the spirit of charismaticism, the spirit of the “latter rain,” the spirit of Roman Catholicism and the one-world “church,” the spirit of the world that is condemned by 1 John 2:16, the spirit of homosexuality, and the spirit of the false god of The Shack. The presentation looks carefully at the origin of contemporary worship in the Jesus Movement of the 1970s, examining the lives and testimonies of some of the most influential people. 5 DVDs. $29.95

ONE-YEAR DISCIPLESHIP COURSE, ISBN 978-1-58318-117-1. This powerful course features 52 lessons in Christian living. It can be broken into sections and used as a new converts’ course, a discipleship course, a Sunday School series, a Home Schooling or Bible Institute course, or for preaching outlines. The lessons are thorough and practical. There is an extensive memory verse program built into the course, and each lesson features carefully designed review questions. Following are some of the lesson titles: Repentance, Faith, the Gospel, Baptism, Eternal Security, Position and Practice, the Law and Grace, Christian Growth and Spiritual Victory, Prayer, the Armor of God, the Church, the Bible, the Bible’s Proof, Daily Bible Study, Key Principles of Bible Interpretation, Foundational Bible Words, Knowing God’s Will, Making Wise Decisions, Christ’s Great Commission, Suffering in the Christian Life, The Judgment Seat of Christ, Separation - Moral, Separation - Doctrinal, Tests of Entertainment, Fasting, Miracles, a Biblical Testing Mindset, Tongues Speaking, the Rapture, How to Be Wise with Your Money, the Believer and Drinking, Abortion, Evolution, and Dressing for the Lord. Many pastors and teachers have told us that this is their favorite discipleship course. 8.5X11, coated cover, spiral-bound. 221 pages. $19.95

A PORTRAIT OF CHRIST: THE TABERNACLE, THE PRIESTHOOD, AND THE OFFERINGS. ISBN 978-1-58318-178-2. (new for 2014) This book is an extensive study on the Old Testament tabernacle and its priestly system, which has been called “God’s masterpiece of typology.” Whereas the record of the creation of the universe takes up two chapters of the Bible and the fall of man takes up one chapter, the tabernacle, with its priesthood and offerings, takes up 50 chapters. It is obvious that God has many important lessons for us in this portion of His Word. Speaking personally, nothing has helped me better understand the Triune God and the salvation that He has purchased for man, and I believe that I can guarantee that the reader will be taken to new heights in his understanding of these things. Everything about the tabernacle points to Jesus Christ: the design, the materials, the colors, the court walls and pillars, the door into the court, the sacrificial altar, the laver, the tabernacle tent itself with its boards and curtains and silver sockets, the tabernacle gate, and veil before the holy of holies, the candlestick, the table of shewbread, the incense altar, the ark of the covenant, the high priest, and the offerings. All is Christ. The tabernacle system offers brilliant, unforgettable lessons on Christ’s person, offices and work: His eternal Sonship, His sinless manhood, His anointing, His atonement, His resurrection glory, His work as the life and sustainer and light of creation, His eternal high priesthood and intercession, and His kingdom. In addition to the studies on every aspect of the tabernacle, A Portrait of Christ features studies on the high priest, the Levitical priests, the five offerings of Leviticus, the day of atonement, the ransom money, the red heifer, the cherubims, strange fire, the golden calf, leprosy, the Nazarite vow, the pillar of cloud and pillar of fire, and the transportation of the tabernacle through the wilderness. The tabernacle is very practical in its teaching, as it also depicts believer priests carrying Christ through this world (1 Pet. 2:5, 9). Like the Israelites in the wilderness, believers today are on a pilgrimage through a foreign land on the way to our eternal home (1 Pet. 2:11). Dr. Don Jasmin, editor of the Fundamentalist Digest says, “This new book on the Tabernacle constitutes the 21st-century classic treatise of this rich theme.” A reader said, “Thank you very much for the book ‘A Portrait of Christ.’ I finished to study the book some time ago. Your belief that you can guarantee that the reader will be taken to new heights in understanding of ‘tabernacle and its priestly system’ is correct. The study brought me just rich blessings to better understanding and knowledge of the Lord and to my better Christian walk with Him in daily life.” 420 pages. $19.95.

SOWING AND REAPING: A COURSE IN EVANGELISM. ISBN 978-1-58318-169-0. This course is unique in several ways. It is unique in its approach. While it is practical and down-to-earth, it does not present a formulaic approach to soul winning, recognizing that individuals have to be dealt with as individuals. The course does not include any sort of psychological manipulation techniques. It does not neglect repentance in soul winning, carefully explaining the biblical definition of repentance and the place of repentance in personal evangelism. It explains how to use the law of God to plow the soil of the human heart so that the gospel can find good ground. The course is unique in its objective. The objective of biblical soul winning is not to get people to “pray a sinner’s prayer”; the objective is to see people soundly converted to Christ. This course trains the soul winner to pursue genuine conversions as opposed to mere “decisions.” The course is also unique in its breadth. It covers a wide variety of situations, including how to deal with Hindus and with skeptics and how to use apologetics or evidences in evangelism. There is a memory course consisting of 111 select verses and links to a large number of resources that can be used in evangelism, many of them free. The course is suitable for teens and adults and for use in Sunday School, Youth Ministries, Preaching, and private study. OUTLINE: The Message of Evangelism, Repentance and Evangelism, God’s Law and Evangelism, The Reason for Evangelism, The Authority for Evangelism, The Power for Evangelism, The Attitude in Evangelism, The Technique of Evangelism, Using Tracts in Evangelism, Dealing with Skeptics. 104 pages, 8x11, spiral bound. $9.95

THINGS HARD TO BE UNDERSTOOD: A HANDBOOK OF BIBLICAL DIFFICULTIES. ISBN 1-58318-002-8. This volume deals with a variety of biblical difficulties. Find the answer to the seeming contradictions in the Bible. Meet the challenge of false teachers who misuse biblical passages to prove their doctrine. Find out the meaning of difficult passages that are oftentimes overlooked in the Bible commentaries. Be confirmed in your confidence in the inerrancy and perfection of the Scriptures and be able to refute the skeptics. Learn the meaning of difficult expressions such as “the unpardonable sin.” A major objective of this volume is to protect God’s people from the false teachers that abound in these last days. For example, we examine verses misused by Seventh-day Adventists, Roman Catholics, Pentecostals, and others to support their heresies. We deal with things such as the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, cremation, head coverings, did Jesus die on Friday, God’s repentance, healing in the atonement, losing one’s salvation, sinless perfectionism, soul sleep, and the Trinity. Jerry Huffman, editor of Calvary Contender, testified: “You don’t have to agree with everything to greatly benefit from this helpful book.” In researching and writing this book, the author consulted roughly 500 volumes, old and new, that deal with biblical difficulties and the various other subjects addressed in Things Hard to Be Understood. This one volume, therefore, represents the essence of a sizable library. Sixth edition Feb. 2014, enlarged and completely revised, 441 pages. $19.95

AN UNSHAKEABLE FAITH: A CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS COURSE. ISBN 978-1-58318-119-5. We are pleased to announce the 2015 edition of our major apologetics teaching package which was first published in 2011. The evolution section in particular is much improved through research I have done over the past two years and by teaching the course. The new evolution section is entitled “Evolution and Science,” and there are 660 new slides in that section alone. The course is built upon 40 years of serious Bible study and apologetics writing. Research was done in the author’s personal 6,000-volume library plus major museums and other locations in America, England, Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. The majority of the photos in the PowerPoint slides were taken on location with Nikon D700 and D800 prosumer digital SLR cameras. Many others were licensed from professional photographers. The package consists of an apologetics course entitled AN UNSHAKEABLE FAITH (both print and eBook editions) plus an extensive series of Powerpoint/Keynote presentations. (Keynote is the Apple version of Powerpoint.) The 3,500 PowerPoint slides deal with archaeology, evolution/creation science, and the prophecies pertaining to Israel’s history. The material in the 425-page course is extensive, and the teacher can decide whether to use all of it or to select only a portion of it for his particular class and situation. It can be adapted to any age group from teen up and can be divided into segments for any length of study, from one month to a year. After each section there are review questions to help the students focus on the most important points. The course can be used for private study as well as for a classroom setting. It can also be used as a reference manual. Most questions that arise in the context of evolution, creation science, archaeology, Christ’s resurrection, proofs for the Bible’s divine inspiration, etc., can be answered from this book. Sections include The Bible’s Nature, The Bible’s Proof, The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Bible’s Difficulties, Historical Evidence for Jesus, Evidence for Christ’s Resurrection, Archaeological Treasures Confirming the Bible, A History of Evolution, Evolution and Science, Icons of Creation, Noah’s Ark and the Global Flood. The course was reviewed by pastors, youth pastors, and men with advanced degrees in the sciences. Shem Dharampaul, M.D., radiologist, said, “This is an excellent resource for every Bible Student and the slide presentations are excellent! The material is pertinent to the young and the mature in the faith and is effective for equipping all Christians. The course content is neither too shallow nor too deep and is engaging and absorbing. I went through some of the slide presentations with my twelve year old son and sixteen year old daughter, and they found them fascinating.” David Stone, Ph.D. in physics, said, “I believe you have hit the right level for introducing this material to young people. You have done your usual thorough job in research. Outstanding pics, diagrams, reasoned arguments. The section on birdsong is worth the price of the course all by itself! There is a woeful lack of education on this subject in the IFB churches.” The course is printed on 8.5x11-inch stock with coated color cover and is spiral-bound so it can be laid flat. The package consisting of the 425-page book and 27 PowerPoint/Keynote presentations featuring 3,500 slides is $69.95.

WAY OF LIFE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BIBLE & CHRISTIANITY - PRINT EDITION. ISBN 1-58318-005-2. This hardcover Bible encyclopedia contains 640 pages (8.5x11) of information, over 6,000 entries, and over 7,000 cross-references. A product of 40 years of Bible study and research, it is a complete dictionary of biblical terminology and features many other areas of research not often covered in such volumes, including Bible Versions, Denominations, Cults, Christian Movements, Typology, the Church, Social issues and practical Christian living, Bible Prophecy, and Old English Terminology. It does not correct the Authorized Version of the Bible, nor does it undermine the fundamental Baptist’s doctrines and practices as many study tools do. The 5th edition (October 2008) contains new entries, extensive additions to existing entries, and a complete rewriting of the major articles. Many preachers have told us that apart from Strong’s Concordance, the Way of Life Bible Encyclopedia is their favorite study tool. A missionary told us that if he could save only one study book out of his library, it would be our Bible encyclopedia. An evangelist in South Dakota wrote: “If I were going to the mission field and could carry only three books, they would be the Strong’s concordance, a hymnal, and the Way of Life Bible Encyclopedia.” Missionary author Jack Moorman says: “The encyclopedia is excellent. The entries show a ‘distilled spirituality.’” Recently a preacher in Zimbabwe said, “If my shack catches on fire, I will grab my passport, my Bible and my Way of Life Encyclopedia, and run out!” Fifth edition 2008, 640 pages. $29.95

WAY OF LIFE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BIBLE & CHRISTIANITY - DIGITAL EDITION. The Way of Life Encyclopedia of the Bible is available for instant download in PDF, Kindle (Mobi), and PUB formats from the Way of Life web site’s online bookstore.

WAY OF LIFE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BIBLE & CHRISTIANITY - SWORDSEARCHER EDITION. The Way of Life Encyclopedia plus our commentary Things Hard to Be Understood are available in modules for Swordsearcher. The CD-ROM containing the Way of Life Encyclopedia and Things Hard to Be Understood in Swordsearcher format is $30. Please note that the Way of Life modules require Swordsearcher version 4.2 and above. The Way of Life books require a CD-ROM installation of Swordsearcher; they will not work with the free download from the Swordsearcher web site.

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