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Watchtower Online Library 2017

Holy Bible
by Zondervan

Give a Gift that Lasts with the NIV Premium Gift Bible.

The NIV Premium Gift Bible is the perfect gift for graduations, confirmations, and other special events. With a durable LeathersoftTM cover, thick pages, and easy-to-read text, this quality Bible is a gift that will be treasured for many years. This edition has been set in the exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface, increasing readability without sacrificing portability. Expertly designed specifically to be used for the New International Version (NIV) text, Comfort Print offers an easier reading experience that complements the most widely read modern-English Bible translation.

Features:

  • Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV)
  • Words of Jesus in red
  • Ribbon marker
  • Presentation page
  • Bible dictionary
  • Leathersoft cover lays flat when open
  • Exclusive NIV Zondervan Comfort Print® typeface
  • 7.7-point print size

Holy Bible
by Zondervan

A quality, easy-to-read Bible at an affordable price is within your reach with the NIV Holy Bible, Soft Touch Edition. Expertly designed for the New International Version (NIV) text, Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface delivers a smooth reading experience that complements the most widely read contemporary-English Bible translation.

Features:

  • The full text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV)
  • Reading plan
  • Plan of salvation
  • Flush cut softcover with foil stamping
  • Stained page edges
  • Exclusive NIV Zondervan Comfort Print® typeface
  • 7.7-point print size

Holy Bible
by Zondervan

A quality, easy-to-read Bible at an affordable price is within your reach with the NIV Holy Bible, Soft Touch Edition. Expertly designed for the New International Version (NIV) text, Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface delivers a smooth reading experience that complements the most widely read contemporary-English Bible translation.

Features:

  • The full text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV)
  • Reading plan
  • Plan of salvation
  • Flush cut soft cover with foil stamping
  • Stained page edges
  • Exclusive NIV Zondervan Comfort Print® typeface
  • 7.7-point print size

Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Jehovah’s Witnesses
by Ron Rhodes

Christians have great news to offer Jehovah’s Witnesses. In this revised and updated version of the top-selling Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Jehovah’s Witnesses (more than 90,000 copies sold), author and Bible expert Ron Rhodes helps readers delve into the Bible and use practical tools to share God’s truths with those who come calling.

  • Convenient side-by-side comparisons of the New World Translation and the Bible, along with answers to each doctrinal error espoused by the Witnesses
  • Point-by-point lists of the favorite tactics and arguments used by the Witnesses—along with effective, biblical responses to each
  • Questions you can ask to challenge the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ confidence in the Watchtower Society

With easy-to-understand helps, concise information, direct comparisons of beliefs, and a compassionate presentation, this resource from Ron Rhodes is ideal for personal and church libraries and for any reader who wants to confidently share the gospel.


The Square and the Tower
by Niall Ferguson

The instant New York Times bestseller.

A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we’re living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networks.

“Captivating and compelling.” —The New York Times

“Niall Ferguson has again written a brilliant book…In 400 pages you will have restocked your mind. Do it.” —The Wall Street Journal

The Square and the Tower, in addition to being provocative history, may prove to be a bellwether work of the Internet Age.” —Christian Science Monitor

Most history is hierarchical: it’s about emperors, presidents, prime ministers and field marshals. It’s about states, armies and corporations. It’s about orders from on high. Even history “from below” is often about trade unions and workers’ parties. But what if that’s simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change?

The 21st century has been hailed as the Age of Networks. However, in The Square and the Tower, Niall Ferguson argues that networks have always been with us, from the structure of the brain to the food chain, from the family tree to freemasonry. Throughout history, hierarchies housed in high towers have claimed to rule, but often real power has resided in the networks in the town square below. For it is networks that tend to innovate. And it is through networks that revolutionary ideas can contagiously spread. Just because conspiracy theorists like to fantasize about such networks doesn’t mean they are not real.

From the cults of ancient Rome to the dynasties of the Renaissance, from the founding fathers to Facebook, The Square and the Tower tells the story of the rise, fall and rise of networks, and shows how network theory–concepts such as clustering, degrees of separation, weak ties, contagions and phase transitions–can transform our understanding of both the past and the present.

Just as The Ascent of Money put Wall Street into historical perspective, so The Square and the Tower does the same for Silicon Valley. And it offers a bold prediction about which hierarchies will withstand this latest wave of network disruption–and which will be toppled.


The Book of Hosea
by T. W. Crafer

Originally published in 1923 for use in schools, this book contains the Revised Version text of the Book of Hosea with critical annotations by T. W. Crafer, then Professor of Theology and Dean of Queen’s College, London. Crafer’s introduction supplies a history of the period and an overview of the use of Hosea in the New Testament. This volume will be of value to anyone with an interest in the Hebrew Bible or the history of education.

Just Around Midnight
by Jack Hamilton

By the time Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet a mere ten years earlier, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley had stood among the most influential rock and roll performers. Why did rock and roll become “white”? Just around Midnight reveals the interplay of popular music and racial thought that was responsible for this shift within the music industry and in the minds of fans.

Rooted in rhythm-and-blues pioneered by black musicians, 1950s rock and roll was racially inclusive and attracted listeners and performers across the color line. In the 1960s, however, rock and roll gave way to rock: a new musical ideal regarded as more serious, more artistic–and the province of white musicians. Decoding the racial discourses that have distorted standard histories of rock music, Jack Hamilton underscores how ideas of “authenticity” have blinded us to rock’s inextricably interracial artistic enterprise.

According to the standard storyline, the authentic white musician was guided by an individual creative vision, whereas black musicians were deemed authentic only when they stayed true to black tradition. Serious rock became white because only white musicians could be original without being accused of betraying their race. Juxtaposing Sam Cooke and Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones, and many others, Hamilton challenges the racial categories that oversimplified the sixties revolution and provides a deeper appreciation of the twists and turns that kept the music alive.