Way of Life Literature
Publisher of Bible Study Materials
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).
Way of Life Literature is part of a larger missionary ministry of gospel preaching and church planting in South Asia.
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. (Prices and items are subject to change without notice.)
21 STEPS TO A STRONGER CHURCH FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. ISBN 978-1-58318-284-0. In a time when the average Baptist church is getting steadily, shockingly weaker, moving farther down the contemporary path with each passing year, we are intent on moving in a much stronger direction, and we are thankful for the churches that we know of personally that are on the same path. We have no intention of following the crowd, and we are not afraid of being in the minority. The church we see in the New Testament is a church of born again disciples of Christ who are committed to serving Christ. This book has two major sections. First, Looking at a Stronger Church, which examines key Bible passages that provide the pattern for the church for the entire age. The pattern is not found in the church fathers, the Waldenses, the Lollards, the Anabaptists, the Lutherans, the Anglicans, the Reformed Presbyterianism, the Geneva Calvinists, the Brethren, Pentecostalism, Charismaticism, Fundamentalism, Evangelicalism, New Reformed Calvinism, denominational Baptists, or any of the streams of Independent Baptists. We examine the church as the pillar and ground of the truth of 1 Timothy 3:15; the spiritual house made of living stones of 1 Peter 2:4-5; the regenerate, faithful, growing church of Acts 2:36-42; the purifying church of 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; the turning, serving, watching church of 1 Thessalonians 1:8-10; the church that aims for perfecting every member of Colossians 1:25-28; the ministering body church of Ephesians 4:7-16; and the missionary church of Acts 13. The second section is 21 Steps toward a Stronger Church, which are as follows: The leaders must have spiritual revival; the leaders must be courageous; start with a biblical examination of the church; be ready to engage in a difficult battle; be patient; be confident of God’s help; pastors must be real leaders; pray for a ministry team; immerse the church in prayer; aim for a regenerate church membership focus on the real disciples; strengthen the church covenant; set up biblical standards for workers; immerse the church in Scripture; disciple all of the people; deal with sin; emphasize separation from the world;; emphasize Bible prophecy; double down on evangelism; have a strong vision for church planting and world missions; aim to incorporate all the biblical elements of a discipling church. 100 pages.
ADVANCED BIBLE STUDIES SERIES (ABSS). We don’t believe that you will find better quality, more life-changing, more practical Bible courses from any other source. There are currently 20 titles totaling nearly 7,000 pages (averaging 315 pages per book). Three of the courses (Four Gospels, History of the Churches, and Old Testament History and Geography) are accompanied by 50 PowerPoint presentations containing nearly 6,000 slides. Many of the photos and video clips were taken on location and in world-class museums by the author. The 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. 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.” Over the last few years, many of the courses have been taken to a much higher standard.
Following are the titles that are currently available:
ABSS - THE BIBLE VERSION ISSUE: A COURSE ON BIBLE TEXTS AND VERSIONS AND A DEFENSE OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE. 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. $26.95
ABSS - CHURCH DISCIPLINE. ISBN 978-1-58318-233-8. This course has three major segments: Discipline in Old Baptist Churches, The Disappearance of Discipline, and New Testament Church Discipline. It documents the strictness of church discipline in Baptist churches prior to the 20th century and describes the downfall in discipline since then, both in convention or denominational Baptist churches, such as Southern Baptist, and in Independent Baptist churches. The study on New Testament discipline is extensive and practical. It deals with the goals of church discipline, the right attitude of discipline, the patience and wisdom for discipline, the authority for discipline, the authority for discipline, discipline of interpersonal problems, discipline of disorderly conduct, discipline of public and grave offenses, exclusion and restoration, discipline of faith teachers, discipline of church leaders, inactive membership, and discipline and the Lord’s Supper. 50 pages
ABSS - DEFENSE OF THE FAITH. 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. $29.95
ABSS - EFFECTUAL PRAYER IN PERILOUS TIMES. Scheduled for late 2020 or early 2021.
ABSS - GIVE ATTENDANCE TO DOCTRINE. 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. $19.95
ABSS - HIGHLIGHTS IN 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, $22.95.
ABSS - HIGHLIGHTS IN FIRST CORINTHIANS. 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. $22.95
ABSS - HIGHLIGHTS IN THE FOUR GOSPELS. ISBN 1-58318-082-6. New edition for August 2016. This course begins with the period between the Testaments, covers the book of Matthew in detail, then deals with some of the unique aspects of Mark, Luke, and John. The 2016 edition is a major enlargement and refinement of the course. The material has been greatly enlarged and completely revised throughout. Enlarged and major new studies include the Sermon on the Mount, Christ’s teaching in John 13-17, and the evidence for Christ’s resurrection. The review questions have been much expanded. The old maps have been replaced with improved ones. We have licensed Manna Bible Maps plus selected ones from other sources, including some of our own. The 2016 edition of The Four Gospels is accompanied by 28 PowerPoint presentations containing 1,500 slides with professional photos, graphics, and video clips. These deal with Bible culture (e.g., camel, fig tree, fishing, lamps, millstone, olive press, phylactery, pomegranate, pottery, scrolls, seals, synagogue, ancient tombs), Bible lands and geography, and Bible history. There are presentations on Christ’s ministry on the Sea of Galilee, Christ’s Passion Week, The Journey from Jerusalem to Jericho, Herod’s Temple and the Roman Era, and Israel’s geography. Included is a CD with the maps and PowerPoints used in the course. 299 pages. $24.95
ABSS - HIGHLIGHTS IN THE GENERAL EPISTLES. Scheduled for late 2020 or early 2021.
ABSS - HIGHLIGHTS IN HEBREWS. 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
ABSS - HIGHLIGHTS IN JAMES. 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
ABSS - HIGHLIGHTS IN JOB. 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. $8.95
ABSS - HIGHLIGHTS IN MINOR PROPHETS. Scheduled for late 2020 or early 2021.
ABSS - HIGHLIGHTS IN THE PASTORAL EPISTLES. Scheduled for late 2020 or early 2021.
ABSS - HIGHLIGHTS IN PROVERBS. 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
ABSS - HIGHLIGHTS IN PSALMS. 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. $18.95
ABSS - HIGHLIGHTS IN REVELATION. 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. $29.95
ABSS - HIGHLIGHTS IN ROMANS. 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. $12.95
ABSS - A HISTORY OF THE CHURCHES FROM A BAPTIST PERSPECTIVE. ISBN 1-58318-079-6. This enlightening course on church history begins with the apostolic churches and ends with the early 1800s. We show that sound churches have existed side-by-side with apostate ones through the centuries. The chapters are as follows: The Apostolic Churches, The Budding of Apostasy AD 100-700, The Rule of the Roman Catholic Church 700-1500, The Byzantine Empire and Greek Orthodoxy, Islam, The Waldenses, The Catholic 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 Awakenings and Missions 1700-1800. The November 2016 edition is much enlarged, completely revised, and is accompanied by 11 PowerPoint presentations with more than 1,100 slides and video clips, plus new maps and a new PDF book The Bible and Western Society. Two volumes totaling 757 pages $54.95
ABSS - HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE. This has been replaced with Understanding the Bible for Yourself.
ABSS - INTRODUCTION TO BIBLE GEOGRAPHY. Understanding Bible geography is foundational to effectual Bible study, and this fully-illustrated introduction is geared for beginning students and older ones. It covers Israel’s divinely-ordained location, an overview of the larger region as far west as the Strait of Gibraltar, the Fertile Crescent, Mesopotamia (Shinar), Egypt and the Nile, Israel’s mountains and rivers, the Negev, the Sea of Galilee and major sites pertaining to Jesus’ ministry, the Jordan River, the Dead Sea, Jericho, Dan, Beersheba, Bethel, the Philistine cities, Carmel, Sharon, Bashan, Gilead, Shiloh, Samaria, Ebal and Gerizim, Elah Valley (where David killed Goliath), Jerusalem, ancient highways, the division of the tribes, Sodom and Gomorrah, and the Jezreel Valley (plain of Megiddo), its history and future. The course consists of a PowerPoint presentation and a PDF. The PowerPoint covers the same material as the PDF, but it includes videos and photos that aren’t in the PDF and is intended especially for classroom use, though it can be used with profit by individual students. The abbreviated PDF edition is for students to use in classrooms and for private study and easy reference. As the teacher goes through the PowerPoints, the students can have all of the major parts of the study before them in the PDF (using a smartphone or tablet, etc.) or in a printout of the PDF. The downloads of both files are provided as part of the package.
ABSS - OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY. ISBN 1-58318-081-8. New edition 2014. This course gives an extensive survey of Old Testament history as well as the geography of the Bible. It is accompanied by a CD containing 55 professional Bible maps and illustrations of the tabernacle and Herod’s Temple. The 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. 419 pages. $34.95
ABSS - PASTORS, DEACONS, AND CHURCH MEMBERS. ISBN 978-1-58318-274-1. This course examines the office of the pastor, the office of a deacon, and the church member’s relationship to pastors. It deals with the pastor’s call, qualification, authority, support, ordination, and discipline. It contains an extensive and practical commentary on the standards of 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. It examines each major New Testament passage dealing with the relationship between pastors and church members. It looks at the extent of the pastor’s authority and the spiritual characteristics of his authority, as well as the responsibilities of church members. The book also deals extensively with the office of a deacon: his work, authority, qualification, appointment, and reward. This is an extremely practical book that can be studied with profit by every church member. It gives many tips for dealing with problems that typically arise in churches. 100 pages
ABSS - UNDERSTANDING BIBLE PROPHECY. 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 2018. 340 pages. $22.95
ABSS - UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE FOR YOURSELF. This new course for March 2020 replaces How to Study the Bible. It is expanded and much improved. It deals with choosing the right Bible, how to establish a habit of daily Bible study, rules of Bible interpretation, methods of study (a practical seven-fold plan for studying any Bible passage), using Bible study tools, using Bible commentaries, using Bible study software, and having a plan of lifelong study. There is an extensive list of suggested Bible study projects. The course is extremely practical. We explain exactly how to get started in Bible study and how to move forward step by step. It is a course for new Bible students as well as for old. 259 pages.
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. Coil binding editions are printed on demand and require extra time for delivery.
BAPTIST MUSIC WARS. ISBN 978-1-58318-179-9. This book is a warning about the transformational power of Contemporary Christian Music to transport Bible-believing Baptists into the sphere of the end-time one-world “church.” The author is a musician, preacher, and writer who lived the rock & roll “hippy” lifestyle before conversion and has researched this issue for 40 years. We don’t believe that good Christian music stopped being written when Fanny Crosby died or that rhythm is wrong or that drums and guitars are inherently evil. We believe, rather, that Contemporary Christian Music is a powerful bridge to a very dangerous spiritual and doctrinal world. The book begins by documenting the radical change in thinking that has occurred among independent Baptists. Whereas just a few years ago the overwhelming consensus was that CCM was wrong and dangerous, the consensus now has formed around the position that CCM can be used in moderation, that it is OK to “adapt” it to a more traditional sacred sound and presentation technique. The more “conservative” contemporary worship artists such as the Gettys are considered safe and their music is sung widely in churches and included in new hymnals published by independent Baptists. The driving force behind this change is the example set by prominent leaders, churches, and schools, which we identify in this volume. The heart of the book is the section giving eight reasons for rejecting Contemporary Christian Music (it is built on the lie that music is neutral, it is worldly, it is ecumenical, it is charismatic, it is experienced-oriented, it is permeated with false christs, it is infiltrated with homosexuality, and it weakens the Biblicist stance of a church) and the section answering 39 major arguments that are used in defense of CCM. We deal with the popular argument that since we have selectively used hymns by Protestants we should also be able to selectively use those by contemporary hymn writers. There are also chapters on the history of CCM and the author’s experience of living the rock & roll lifestyle before conversion and how the Lord dealt with him about music in the early months of his Christian life. The book is accompanied by a DVD containing two video presentations: The Transformational Power of Contemporary Praise Music and The Foreign Spirit of Contemporary Worship Music. 285 pages. $14.95
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 2020) Bible Times and Ancient Kingdoms is a training course on Bible geography, Bible culture, Bible history, and Bible archaeology, which 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. It is a package consisting of a book and a series of PowerPoint 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 & Ancient Kingdoms covers the fascinating historical world of the Bible 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, the Greek Empire, Herod the Great and his temple, The Roman Empire 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 fig, pomegranate, olive, sycomore, cedar, oak, carob, myrtle, terebinth, tamarisk, juniper, acacia, mustard seed, idolatry, camel, coney, Syrian bear, Asiatic lion, wild ass, wild goat (ibex), partridge, divination, tombs, the operation of ancient lamps, ancient war methods, ancient fishing techniques, millstones, pottery wheels, wine presses, olive presses. 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 47 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. “David Cloud’s Bible Times and Ancient Kingdoms is a masterful work and will help the Bible students connect the dots between Bible texts and Biblical culture, geography, and background” (Bill Hardecker, Baptist Bible Study Bulletin, 2019). “Our Sunday School class has been studying Bible Times and Ancient Kingdoms. What a Great Blessing. We all LOVED IT!” 650-page book + DVD containing 26 PowerPoint presentations packed with 5,600 high quality color photos, drawings, historic recreations, and video clips. The 2020 edition has a major new study on the Greek Empire, major expansions of the studies on the Roman Empire, ancient Egypt, new studies on Bible animals, and Bible trees, plus other expansions and improvements. There is also new information and editing throughout the book and PowerPoints. $49.95
DIRECTORY OF CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP MUSIC. ISBN 978-1-58318-131-7. This directory contains information on influential contemporary worship musicians who are creating the music that is being used ever more frequently by fundamentalist and very conservative evangelical churches. All of these musicians are radically ecumenical and the vast majority are charismatic in theology. To our knowledge, not one of them takes a clear stand against end-time apostasy. All are enemies of a separatist Biblicist stance. Contemporary worship music is a dangerous bridge both to the world and to the “broader church” with all of its ancient and end-time heresies, and the Directory of Contemporary Praise Musicians contains more documentation of this than has ever before been gathered into one volume, to our knowledge. The Directory documents the history of contemporary praise music from its inception in the Jesus People movement and its intimate association with the charismatic movement in general as well as its most radical aspect, the “latter rain apostolic miracle revival,” in particular. (See, for example, the following reports in the Directory: “Calvary Chapel,” “Lindell Cooley,” “Tim Hughes,” “Integrity Music,” “Kevin Prosch,” “David Ruis,” “Michael W. Smith,” “John Talbot,” and “John Wimber.”) The documentation contained in the Directory proves that Contemporary Christian Music is a jungle of end-time apostasy and that it is led by “another spirit” (2 Cor. 11:4). The music itself feeds the charismatic-ecumenical mystical experience. The sensual pulsing, skipping, tripping, body-jerking syncopated dance rhythms, the electronic modulation, the reverb and echo and feedback, the unresolving chord sequences, the pounding drums, the sensual vocal styles, the dramatic rise and fall of the sound level, and the repetition create an atmosphere in which charismatic seekers experience an emotional high, are hypnotized to receive an unscriptural message, and are prepared for “signs and wonders” phenomena. Whatever is operating in the charismatic-ecumenical movement, it is definitely “another spirit” (2 Corinthians 11:4) when tested Scripturally, and contemporary praise music is that spirit’s vehicle. 600 pages. $19.95 (The book is also available as a free eBook from the Way of Life web site.)
THE DISCIPLING CHURCH: THE CHURCH THAT WILL STAND UNTIL CHRIST COMES. ISBN 978-1-58318-227-7. New for March 2017. This church manual aims to establish churches on a solid biblical foundation of a regenerate church membership, one mind in doctrine and practice, serious discipleship, thorough-going discipline, and a large vision for world evangelism. We examine the New Testament pattern of a discipling church, and we trace the history of Baptist churches over the past 200 years to document the apostasy from the biblical pattern to a mixed multitude philosophy. We also document the history of “sinner’s prayer” evangelism which has affected the reality of a regenerate church membership. The book deals with biblical salvation with evidence, care in receiving church members, the church’s first love for Christ, the right kind of church leaders, the right kind of preaching, training church members to be real Bible students, the many facets of church discipline, building strong families, youth ministry, training preachers, charity, reproof, educating the church for spiritual protection, maintaining standards for workers, the church’s prayer life, the church’s separation, spiritual revival, the church’s music, and many other things. There is a chapter on moving from a mixed multitude church to a discipling church. The last chapter documents some of the cultural factors that have weakened churches over the past 100 years, including theological liberalism, the public school system, materialism and working mothers, the rock & roll culture, pop psychology, the feminist movement, New Evangelicalism, television, and the Internet. There is also a list of recommended materials for a discipling church. Dr. Don Jasmin, editor of The Fundamentalist Digest, says, “The book The Discipling Church is well named. It is loaded with Scriptural exposition, Scriptural explanation, and Scriptural edification. This spiritually rich volume covers almost every phase of a genuine Biblically discipling church. Every pastor should procure this spiritually enriching treasury, one which a preacher will readily consult for valuable assistance and counsel in seeking to maintain a Scripturally balanced N.T. ministry.” 550 pages. The Discipline Church is available for reading and downloading as a free eBook and for purchase in a print edition, from www.wayoflife.org. $19.95
FAITH VS. THE MODERN BIBLE VERSIONS: A 10-FOLD DEFENSE OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE. ISBN 1-58318-087-7. To our knowledge, this book is the most comprehensive one on this topic in print. It contains information that has not appeared in any other book defending the King James Bible and breaks new ground in several areas -- such as the importance of the ancient separatist Bible translations in the defense of 1 John 5:7, an exposition of the doctrine of Bible preservation from 43 passages of Scripture, documentation of the corruption of evangelical scholarship over the past 50 years and of the apostasy that produced modern textual criticism in the 19th century, to name a few. Dr. David Sorenson, author of Touch Not the Unclean Thing and Understanding the Bible Commentary, said: “I have read about 95%+ of your Faith vs. Modern Versions book. What a masterpiece!! I am so impressed with it. It is probably the finest book I have read on the issue. I have also just finished reading your new book on the Bible Version Hall of Shame--EXCELLENT!! What a wealth of history and information.” 775 pages. $39.95
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
THE HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF FUNDAMENTALISM AND FUNDAMENTAL BAPTISTS. ISBN 978-1-58318-272-7 book 978-1-58318-273-4 Ebook. The chief purpose of this book is to understand the past so that we can properly evaluate the present and be stronger for the future. It has been said that those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past are destined to repeat them. God has given His people the right and responsibility to “prove all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Th. 5:21), and that is what we want to do. We aren’t critical-minded; we are biblical provers. Our chief goal is not to find things that are wrong, but to find things that are good to which we can hold fast for the glory of God. This book contains an extensive history of Fundamentalism in general and of fundamental Baptists in particular. It is packed with fascinating biographical sketches. The book is not only for education in church history, it is an extensive Bible course on the gospel, the church, biblical inspiration, Bible prophecy, holiness, prayer, Bible study, preaching, hymnology, Christian unity, Christian education, defense of the faith, biblical separation, evangelism, child training, the life of faith, theological liberalism, ecumenism, New Evangelicalism, and many other things. FIRST, WE COVER INTERDENOMINATIONAL FUNDAMENTALISM (the Bible conference movement, the Bible prophecy movement, the Bible study movement, hymn singing, Fanny Crosby, Philip Bliss, D.L. Moody, Ira Sankey, R.A. Torrey, Harry Ironside, Wheaton College, fundamentalist Presbyterians, Westminster Seminary, Carl McIntire, Bible Presbyterian Church, America Council of Christian Churches, Free Presbyterians, Ian Paisley, Youth For Christ, Old Fashioned Revival Hour, The Fundamentals, Independent Fundamental Churches of America (IFCA), Keswick, Plymouth Brethren, Grace Brethren, Fundamental Evangelistic Association, Ohio Bible Fellowship, Dallas Theological Seminary, Bob Jones University, Bob Jones Sr., William and John Ashbrook, Carleton Helgerson, C.I. Scofield, M.H. Reynolds Sr.). NEXT WE COVER “THE EVANGELIST/REVIVALIST MOVEMENT” of the last half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. We look at the lives and ministries of 16 prominent evangelists to provide a window into those times. These are D.L. Moody, Sam Jones, B.F. Mills, J. Wilbur Chapman, R.A. Torrey, Billy Sunday, Gipsy Smith, Uncle Bud Robinson, Burke Culpepper, Lewis Sperry Chafer, W.B. Riley, Mordecai Ham, Bob Jones, Sr., John R. Rice, Hyman Appelman, and Monroe Parker. NEXT WE LOOK AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE OF LONDON, ENGLAND, which was one of the first Baptist separatist churches. We look at this prominent church under the ministry of Charles Spurgeon, as well as after Spurgeon up to the 21st century. NEXT WE COVER THE FUNDAMENTAL BAPTISTS OF THE NORTH (American Baptist Convention liberalism, Fundamentalist Fellowship, W.B. Riley, John Straton, Baptist Bible Union, Conservative Baptist Fellowship, Minnesota Baptist Convention, Richard Clearwaters, B. Myron Cedarholm, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Fundamental Baptist Fellowship, G. Archer and Arno Weniger, Chester Tulga, Union of Regular Baptist Churches, T.T. Shields, Wilson Ewin, Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada, General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC), Robert Ketcham, Ernest Pickering, Oliver W. Van Osdel, David Otis Fuller). NEXT WE CONSIDER THE HISTORY OF THE FUNDAMENTAL BAPTISTS OF THE SOUTH (J. Frank Norris, Louis Entzminger, World Baptist Fellowship, Baptist Bible Fellowship International, Baptist Bible College, G.B. Vick, John R. Rice, Sword of the Lord, Southwide Baptist Fellowship, Lee Roberson, Highland Park Baptist Church and Tennessee Temple, Mark Cambron, Bruce Lackey, Jack Hyles). THE NEXT SECTION IS “WHERE ARE FUNDAMENTAL BAPTISTS TODAY?” Here we examine the widespread weakening among fundamental Baptist churches, as well as giving examples of churches that are standing. THE FINAL SECTION IS “NEW TESTAMENT CHURCHES IN THE LAST DAYS,” which is a study of Scriptures dealing with the last hours of the church age and the promises of God for churches in these times. In light of the promises of God’s Word, we can have strong New Testament churches today, in the last hours of the age, in the midst of end-time apostasy. In fact, we are convinced that we can have better churches than have existed in our lifetime, or even the lifetimes of our parents and grandparents, if we will take the Word of God seriously and make it, truly, our sole and final authority, and throw away our dependence on tradition. Building on the good heritage that we have been given, we can have churches that are better than the old denominational churches before liberalism, better than the old non-denominational fundamentalist churches, better than the typical fundamental Baptist churches. They won’t be larger, but they will be better. We can have less wood, hay, and stubble, and more gold, silver, and precious stones. “I really love this book. It's fantastic. Thank you for writing it” (Kelly Whiting, lawyer). “Amazing array of history and insights. There is much to learn in these pages, and I appreciate how you include many of your personal findings from your conversations, correspondences, surveys. May God bless you for taking on Fundamentalism: exposing its weakness, even though we rejoice where we can as far the movement is concerned. I pray that pastors give you a genuine hearing with this book. For the future sake of the churches, they are the ones who need this more than anybody. That, and aspiring young men who desire the work of the ministry” (Missionary Bill Hardecker). “Very interesting and helpful. You have done a great deal of research thereon. You are to be commended. I learned a lot” (David Sorenson). “It is very well written. A good balance of focusing on the good as well as the errors concerning preachers of the past” (Bob Kirkland). 600 pages
JEWS IN FIGHTER JETS: ISRAEL PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE. ISBN 978-1-58318-2402-0. (This title is a major enlargement of Israel: Past, Present, and Future, which was published in 2010.) Jews in Fighter Jews covers the past 2,500 years of the history of the most important and amazing nation on earth, the only nation directly created by God and called by God “my people,” the nation to whom “were committed the oracles of God” and “of whom, as concerning the flesh Christ came” (Romans 3:2; 9:5). The author has been studying Israel for nearly 45 years and has visited Israel multiple times, traveling from the Red Sea to Mt. Hermon. For starters, I have traveled the entire length of the Jordan River, taken a boat entirely around the Sea of Galilee, observed the Plain of Megiddo from a hot air balloon, and gone to many places where tourists never go. I’ve interviewed Netafim engineers and Biobee representatives, toured banana, mango, and dairy farms, visited many of the kibbutzim and a great number of Israel’s museums. Israel is still in apostasy today, but her conversion is on the horizon. When I visit Israel, I feel as if the whole place is vibrating, as it were, in the anticipation of the fulfillment of prophecy. The stage is set! The book is divided into three major sections: Israel Past: 2,500 Years of Fulfilled Prophecy. This section covers the Assyrian captivity, the Babylonian captivity, the Syrian wars (the Maccabees), the Jewish-Roman wars (AD 70 and 135), the Emperor Hadrian’s role in attempting to eradicate Israel, Roman coins depicting Bible prophecies, the 2000-year Diaspora, including Hitler’s Final Solution (including his little-known plan to destroy the Jews in Palestine), Synagogues, the Talmud, and Kabbalah. Israel Present: The Modern State of Israel. This section covers the amazing Ezekiel 37 prophecy of Israel’s return to the land in a spiritually-dead condition in preparation for the fulfillment of the last seven years of Daniel’s 70 Weeks. We cover the little known prayer movement of the 19th century that focused on the return of Israel to her land, the Zionist movement, the early kibbutzim, the Balfour Declaration, the fall of Palestine to Britain, the British Mandate, the Haganah, the founding of the state of Israel, the War of Independence, the Six-day War, the War of Attrition, the Yom Kippur War, the intifadas, Israel’s modern military, national development, technological prowess. We deal with intriguing and little-known things such as Britain’s Jewish Brigade, the Alayon Institute, Aliyah Bet, the Davidka, the 11 Points, Israel’s “theft” of naval boats from Cherbourg, Talpoit, Yamas, Operation Opera, Operation Mole Cricket 19, Operation Nickel Grass, Israel’s invention of drip irrigation, her massive desalinization plants using homegrown technology, and her missiles and fighter jets. Israel Future: A Prophetic View. This section covers false Messiahs, the Antichrist, the Third Temple, Jerusalem as a burdensome stone, the 144,000 Jewish evangelists, the Two Witnesses, the battle of Armageddon, the conversion of Israel, the New Covenant,, the Millennial Temple, and Christ’s glorious kingdom. Jews in Fighter Jets is a package consisting of a book and a series of PowerPoint presentations to illustrate the material. It is designed to be studied privately or to be used as a training course for Sunday School, Home Schooling, Bible Institute, and any similar setting. It can be used as a stand-alone Bible course or as a supplement to other courses and studies. Basically, the PowerPoint presentations are a graphical edition of the book. The 16 presentations are packed with more than 2,650 high quality color photos, drawings, historic recreations, and video clips. A majority were taken on location in Israel and other countries and in museums. 590 page book plus DVD containing 16 PowerPoint presentations. $29.95
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)
NEW EVANGELICALISM: ITS HISTORY, CHARACTERISTICS, AND FRUIT (BOOK). ISBN 1-58318-100-8. Third edition August 2017. Few subjects are more important for fundamentalist churches than this. Church members are confronted with New Evangelical philosophy on every hand, including through nationally-syndicated radio personalities, the local bookstore, and Internet blogs. To be ignorant of the insidious and pervasive nature of New Evangelicalism is to be unprepared to identify and resist it, yet, large numbers of Bible-believing Christians know little or nothing about it. Hosea 4:6 warns, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” Large numbers of formerly “fundamentalist” churches have capitulated to an New Evangelical philosophy in the past 15 years. This book documents THE HISTORY AND SPREAD of New Evangelicalism since the 1950s and describes THE PRINCIPLES of New Evangelicalism in a practical manner so that church members can understand what it is. These principles include the following: New Evangelicalism is characterized by a repudiation of separation, by a love for positivism, by a repudiation of the more negative aspects of biblical Christianity, by a judge-not philosophy, by a dislike of doctrinal controversy, by exalting love and unity above doctrine, by a desire for intellectual respectability, by pride of scholarship, by an attitude of anti-fundamentalism, by the division of biblical truth into categories of essential and non-essential, and by a general mood of softness and tolerance, of a desire for a less strict Christianity, and of a weariness with theological fighting. The book also describes THE APOSTATE FRUIT OF NEW EVANGELICALISM, which is admitted even by some of its own leaders. Its apostasy is seen in the questioning of biblical infallibility, in its ecumenicalism, in a dramatic downgrade in Christian morality and embracing of the world, and in its tolerance of heretics. The third edition, August 2017, includes an extensive set of review questions as a teaching tool. I have used this book and the review questions to prepare people for membership in our church when they are coming from a weak background. 190 pages. $9.95
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
THE PENTECOSTAL-CHARISMATIC MOVEMENTS: THE HISTORY AND THE ERROR. ISBN 1-58318-099-0. The 6th edition of this book, August 2019, is enlarged and revised throughout and is accompanied by a new series of eight PowerPoint presentations with 1,400 slides. The entire course can now be taught via the PowerPoints. The Pentecostal movement, with its offshoot the charismatic movement, is one of the major building blocks of the end-time, one-world “church.” The author was led to Christ by a Pentecostal in 1973 and has researched the movement ever since. He has built a large library on the subject, interviewed Pentecostal leaders, attended conferences with media credentials, and visited prominent churches and sites pertaining to the movement’s history in many parts of the world. The course deals with the history of Pentecostalism beginning at the turn of the 20th century, the Latter Rain Covenant, major Pentecostal healing evangelists, Sharon Schools and the New Order of the Latter Rain, Manifest Sons of God, the Charismatic movement, the Word-Faith movement, the Roman Catholic Charismatic Renewal, the new Pentecostal prophets, the Third Wave, recent Pentecostal “revivals” such as Pensacola and Lakeland, and prominent Pentecostal and charismatic scandals. There is also a section on the charismatic influence on Contemporary Christian Music. The course deals extensively with the theological errors of the Pentecostal-charismatic movements (exalting experience over Scripture, emphasis on the miraculous, the continuation of Messianic and apostolic miracles and sign gifts, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, baptism of fire, tongues speaking, physical healing guaranteed in the atonement, spirit slaying, spirit drunkenness, visions of Jesus, journeys to heaven, women preachers, and the ecumenical doctrine. The final section of the book answers the question: “Why are people deluded by Pentecostal-Charismatic error?” The book is 487 pages. It is accompanied by a DVD with eight PowerPoint Presentations featuring 1,400 slides. There are many photos taken firsthand at historic locations (such as John Dowie’s Zion City and Frank Sandford’s Shiloh community), Pentecostal-Charismatic conferences attended with media credentials (such as New Orleans ’87 and Indianapolis ’90), and churches we have visited for research purposes. Also included are video clips of Pentecostal-Charismatic experiences such as spirit slaying, holy laughter, and spirit drunkenness. $29.95
THE SATANIC ATTACK ON SACRED MUSIC. The video series consists of about 17 hours of teaching and is packed with photos, graphics, audio and video clips. One previewer commented, “The series is broad and deep with serious factual analysis according to properly interpreted Scripture.” We deal with Emotions and the Music Issue; The Spiritual Environment of the Music Issue: The Church and the Home; Bible Principles of Music; Music’s Role in the Great Changes among Fundamental Baptists; Contemporary Music as a Bridge to Dangerous Waters; Bob Jones, Majesty Music, New Reformed Calvinism, and the Gettys; The Language of Music Styles; Lancaster’s Role in the Downgrade of Fundamental Baptist Churches; A Plea to Southern Gospel Music Fans; Congregational Singing and the CCM Issue; and The Music Issue in a Nutshell. We study the Bible’s most important teachings on the issue of music. We look at the amazing changes that are happening among fundamental Baptists and the role of contemporary music in these changes. We learn about the dangers represented by Contemporary Christian Music: the Pentecostal/charismatic movement, the ecumenical movement, theological liberalism, New Evangelicalism, the Emerging Church, modern Bible versions, contemplative prayer, cultural liberalism, the encyclopedic view of the Bible, the New Reformed Calvinism, the Jesus People movement, theistic evolution, homosexual Christianity, the downgrade in hell, secular rock, Getty-Townend Music, Matt Maher the Roman Catholic apostle of unity, Hillsong, Rick Warren, Robert Webber, William Young and the Shack, C.S. Lewis, Chuck Swindoll’s heretical doctrine of grace. We show why that knowing about these movements and people is very important to your life, home, and church. We show that these things are not “out there” somewhere; they are a very near danger. We document the change in music standard at Bob Jones University and Majesty Music. We consider the soft style of Christian music vs. the more militant style. We learn how to discern the elements of the world sound of contemporary music. We learn how to discern soft rock. We learn how that chords are used in contemporary music to create an unresolving sound and “feel.” We examine why contemporary music always transforms churches. We consider why using CCM is different than using traditional Protestant hymns. We show that conservative evangelicals are not safe partners. We show that the Southern Baptist Convention is more corrupt than ever. We examine the great changes in Southern Gospel today. We consider why we should be concerned about “little” changes in music. We show that trying to deal with the music issue alone won’t work well; it won’t save the church from apostasy. Unless we have spiritual churches and spiritual homes, the battle is already lost. And we look at the role of good congregational singing in protecting a church from CCM. The course also includes a PDF book that contains the entire text. The Satanic Attack on Sacred Music: the video series and the book (255 pages) are available for FREE VIEWING and downloading at
SEEKER’S BIBLE STUDY. This is an evangelistic Bible study. It begins with a study of the gospel in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, dealing with the Bible, Christ, sin, Jesus’ atoning death, Jesus’ burial and bodily resurrection. This is followed by practical studies on repentance and faith. The last section answers the question, “When Is Jesus Coming?” There are review questions for each section. The Seeker’s Bible Study is designed especially to be used as a multi-week, one-on-one course. In our church, we assign a qualified believer to go through the course with every willing visitor. The teacher is instructed to try to grow the class by involving family, neighbor’s, and friends of the original student. The Seeker’s Bible Study is available as a free download at https://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/seekers_bible_study.php. The teacher’s notes can be found in the file “Seeker’s Bible Study - Teacher’s Notes” at the same page.
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
SPIRITUAL SAFETY IN THE FACEBOOK AGE. ISBN 978-1-58318-260-4 BOOK, 978-1-58318-261-1 EBK. This comprehensive book on social media dangers and protections is particularly geared for use as a Bible course in homes and churches. Chapters are Spiritual Safety Requires Understanding the Times, Spiritual Victory Requires Understanding Social Media Dangers, Spiritual Safety Requires a Heart Seeking God’s Will, Spiritual Safety Requires Building the Right Kind of Churches and Homes, Spiritual Safety Requires the Right Mindset, Spiritual Safety Requires Practical Steps for Protection, Church Smartphone Accountability Program, Beware of Video Games, and Recommended Materials for Youth Discipleship. In Spiritual Safety in the Facebook Age, we look at social media in general, with special focus on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, YouTube, Tumblr, Google, and Kik. The first chapter examines the age of apostasy, the age of the Great Commission, the age of scoffing and rebellion, the age of music, the sexualized age, the age of advertising, the age of global commerce, the age of celebrity, the internet age, the age of the smartphone, and the age of social media. The second chapter documents 14 major dangers of social media, including evil communications, the worldview of the media owners, tracking, addiction, self-promotion, stalking, slander, immorality, heresy, time wasting, and ecumenism. The chapter on practical steps gives suggestions for individuals, parents, and churches. This new book builds on two previous titles: Keeping the Kids: How to Keep the Children from Falling Prey to the World and The Mobile Phone and the Christian Home and Church. 285 pages
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 COMMENTARY SERIES. This series is designed in a unique format to be used as verse-by-verse commentaries, as teaching courses, and for expository preaching. The commentaries are thorough, serious, broad, insightful, and practical, with an emphasis on application to the Christian life and ministry. Context is honored; words are defined; figures of speech are explained; difficulties are tackled. The commentaries are backed by 45 years of intense Bible study and are packed with historical backgrounds and archaeological studies based on the author’s personal research, which is reflected in books such as the Way of Life Encyclopedia of the Bible & Christianity, Bible Times & Ancient Kingdoms, and Jews in Fighter Jets: Israel Past, Present, and Future. The interpretation is from a literal, dispensational perspective. The basis is the King James Bible and its underlying original language texts. The King James Bible is explained and illuminated but not criticized. The church is given priority as the pillar and ground of the truth and the headquarters for world evangelism. There is no hint of modernism or influence from compromised evangelicalism. The user will find no reference to or dependence upon men such as Origen, Jerome, Augustine, C.S. Lewis, Eberhard Nestle, or Bruce Metzger. For examples of the format and methodology of the commentary series, see the online samples from Isaiah 35 and 53; Jeremiah 23; and Daniel 2 - https://www.wayoflife.org/publications/commentaries/
“David Cloud has rung the bell squarely again with the newly published commentary books on Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the Minor Prophets. These commentaries are chocked full of vital informative truths, Biblically sound doctrine and prophetic insights that are written in easy-to-understand language. The Fundamentalist Digest editor highly commends these books. Purchasers and pursuers will be great beneficiaries” (Don Jasmin).
Minor Prophets $19.95
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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