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BOOKS by BARBARA ANN HILLMAN JONES
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Our Scandinavian Heritage (Now Available)
By: Barbara Ann Hillman Jones

ISBN13: 978-1-4691-9617-6 (Trade Paperback 6x9)
ISBN13: 978-1-4691-9618-3 (Trade Hardback 6x9)
ISBN13: 978-1-4691-9619-0 (Ebook)

Subject:
HISTORY - SCANDINAVIANS IN USA / Fascinating Vignettes BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General

Pages: 371
Book Format: Trade Book 6 x 9

Hardcover: $25.00 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $29.99

Paperback: $18.00 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $19.99

Description
Our Scandinavian Heritage is a collection of true stories by members and friends of the Norden Clubs, Jamestown, NY, stories of themselves and/or their ancestors –their adventures, customs, and the sacrifices they made to come to America, “a land where the streets were paved in gold,” as one young girl was told. Included is a history of the emigration from Scandinavia to America and to Jamestown, NY, in the late 1800s and early 1900s. We are pleased to permanently record these memories as part of history, particularly the Scandinavian influence in America.

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BOOKS by C. DAVID JONES
Author Biography

The Apostles of Jesus Christ
Thirteen Men Who Turned the World Upside-down

By: C. David Jones


ISBN13: 978-1-4500-7086-7 (eBook)

ISBN13: 978-1-4500-7084-3 (Trade Paperback 6x9)
ISBN13: 978-1-4500-7085-0 (Trade Hardback 6x9)

Subject:
INSPIRATIONAL / Religious
RELIGION / Christian Education

Pages: 374
Book Format: Trade Book 6x9

Hardcover: $23.99 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $29.99

Paperback: $15.99 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $19.99

 
Description
• This is the best book about the Apostles published in the past forty years! Not since Dr. Wm. Steuart McBirnie’s book about the Apostles was published back in 1973 has there been a book that has as thoroughly researched and documented the lives, ministries, traditions, legends and legacies contributed by the Apostles in establishing Christianity as a major world religion.

• Written in an easy-to-read yet scholarly genre that is reader-friendly.

• Its a great book for your Lenten Bible Study group or Sunday School Class!

• It provides new materials based upon historical research/analysis and an examination of the sociological, interpersonal and group dynamics of this amazing group of Jesus’ Apostles. 

• The Appendices include a unique Sociogram that graphically charts the inter-relationships within the Apostolic minyan.  A “minyan” is the number (12) of men required to form a Hebrew synagogue during the time of Jesus. Today that number is only ten adults either male or female. The itinerate Rabbi Jesus from Nazareth chose 12 men to form his own itinerate synagogue!

• Maps and a new Reader’s Guide offer additional resources for the reader. 

• A Leader’s Manual with a FREE DVD is also available for leaders of youth and adult Bible Study groups and church Sunday School classes. 
“Dr. C. David Jones has given us a marvelous and expansive piece of research work and writing in this book in which he tells the fascinating story of the original twelve men and then the thirteen man who joined them to form a very special minyan: their lives changed the world!” 
 —from the “Introduction” to the book by Dr. Maxie D. Dunnam, past-President and current Provost of Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky.
Cover illustration by: Tim Baron

The Apostles of Jesus Christ: Leader's Manual
Thirteen Men Who Turned the World Upside-down
By: C. David Jones


ISBN13: 978-1-4500-8805-3 (eBook)
ISBN13: 978-1-4500-8804-6 (Trade Paperback 6x9)


Subject:
SELF-HELP / General

Pages: 144
Book Format: Trade Book

Paperback: $15.99 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $19.99

Author Biography

Description
This LEADER’S MANUAL provides new materials and suggestions to assist Sunday School teachers and Bible Study leaders in successfully conducting six-week or thirteen-week courses of studies based upon the book. The Manual contains both the questions posed in the Reader’s Guide (Appendix C) of the book, and the Manual also gives the answers to those questions. The Manual also contains the Minyan Sociogram and maps of the Roman Empire and the Holy Land. A NEW DVD inside the back cover (or available directly through the author) includes a feature-length video “The Life and Legends of the Apostles,” together with the questions from the Reader’s Guide, the color Minyan Sociogram, the maps of the Roman Empire and the Holy Land. Cover illustration by: Tim Baron

Contents
This LEADER’S MANUAL is designed provides new materials and suggestions to assist Sunday School teachers and Bible Study leaders in successfully conducting six-week or thirteen-week courses of studies based upon the book THE APOSTLES OF JESUS CHRIST.  The Manual contains both the questions posed in the Reader’s Guide (Appendix C) of the textbook, and the Manual also gives the answers to those questions.  The Manual also contains the Minyan Sociogram and maps of the Roman Empire (circa AD 30) and the Holy Land – Palestine (circa AD 40)   A NEW DVD inside the back cover (or available directly through this website) includes a feature-length video “The Life and legends of the Apostles,” together with the questions from the Reader’s Guide, the full-color Minyan Sociogram, the full-color NIV maps of the Roman Empire and the Holy Land.  Cover illustration by Tim Baron.

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The Apostles of Jesus Christ: Collector's Sacred Art Edition
Thirteen Men Who Turned the World Upside-down

By: C. David Jones


ISBN13: 978-1-4500-7085-0 (Trade Hardback)
ISBN13: 978-1-4500-7084-3 (Trade Paperback)
ISBN13: 978-1-4500-7086-7 (Ebook)


Subject:

RELIGION / Bible / Biography / New Testament
RELIGION / Bible / The Apostles of Jesus Christ
RELIGION / Bible / New Testament

Pages: 44
Book Format: Trade Book 8.5 x 11

Hardcover: $25.59 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $31.99

Paperback: $17.59 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $21.99

Author Biography

Description
THE COLLECTOR’S SACRED ART EDITION -- THE APOSTLES OF JESUS CHRIST – Thirteen Men Who Turned the World Upside-down by Dr. C. David Jones with Tim Baron features the full-color reproductions of the paintings of the books’ artist/illustrator Tim Baron accompanied by a page of text describing the scene and/or the portraits of each of the Apostles. Because these paintings by Tim Baron are authentic representations of the actual places and events they depict they are unique and offer a worthy addition to the collection of Christian art. This volume makes a beautiful and worthy book for the coffee table in your home or office and is an excellent gift to give to friends and family.

Contents
Each painting is accompanied by a page of descriptive text about the scene and/or the portraits of John the Baptist, Jesus Christ, and the Apostles.  The book also contains a full-color reproduction of the cover art The Last Supper, which depicts the moment when Jesus instituted the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist – the Lord’s Supper – Holy Communion.

Painting #1, page 6, depicts an ancient Galilean fishing boat anchored off the shore of Capernaum.
Painting #2, page 9, identifies each of the Apostles seated around the Seder dinner table in Upper Room.
Painting #3, page 10, depicts the handsome, rugged prophet John the Baptist by the Jordan River.
Painting #4, page 12, a portrait of Jesus Christ, is based upon forensic evidence from the Shroud of Turin.
Paintings #5 through #17, pages 14 to 39, are portraits of the thirteen Apostles.
Painting #18, page 40, is the cover illustration by Tim Baron of Jesus instituting the Holy Eucharist.
Painting #19, page 42, is of the Resurrected Jesus Christ on the first Easter morning standing outside the open tomb in the garden of Joseph of Arimathea near Mt. Calvary, indentified by the British General Gordon as the actual historic sites of the crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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The Apostles of Jesus Christ: DVD
Thirteen Men Who Turned the World Upside-down
Produced by: Phalanx Associates, Inc.


Subject:

RELIGION / Holy Bible / Biography
CHRISTIANITY /  New Testament / The Apostles
THE APOSTLES / New Testament / Bible  Study

The DVD is a companion to the LEADER’S MANUAL – it is a superb teaching tool to assist Bible Study leaders and Sunday School teachers in planning and presenting a series of lessons using the textbook. The DVD contains a feature-length bonus section “The Life and Legends of the Apostles” used by permission from the producers of the two documentary films about the Apostles Twelve Ordinary Men and Miraculous Mission.

DVD: $15.95 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $19.95

Special Combination Packages (available only from the author)

  1.  FREE DVD with the purchase of the Leader’s Manual

  2. Hardcover Collector’s Sacred Art Edition and The Apostles of Jesus Christ DVD: $30.59
  3. Hardcover The Apostles of Jesus Christ and The Apostles of Jesus Christ DVD: $33.99
  4. Softcover The Apostles of Jesus Christ, Leader’s Manual (with free DVD)
    and Softcover Collector’s Edition 
    ($81.92 value): $46.50
  5. Hardcover The Apostles of Jesus Christ, Leader’s Manual (with free DVD)
    and Hardcover Collector’s Sacred Art Edition ($101.92 value):
    $61.50


Twelve Ordinary Men: DVD
Produced by: Grizzly Adams Productions, Inc.


Subject:

RELIGION / Holy Bible / Biography
CHRISTIANITY /  New Testament / The Apostles
THE APOSTLES / New Testament / Bible Study

DVD: $15.95 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $19.95
 

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The Twelve Apostles of Christ: A handful of common men: a fisherman, a tax collector, a political zealot – all incredibly ordinary. Under Christ’s guidance, these hopeless humans became a force that forever changed the world.

Discover how Christ’s teachings of His Disciples can enrich your own life, and those around you.

Description

“The Extraordinary Journey that Changed the World…Forever! Twelve men—touched by God in a way no one else had previously experienced. In their quest to spread the Gospel message, they would witness unimaginable miracles and endure unspeakable cruelty. Yet despite overwhelming forces aligned against them, they would change the course of history in a single lifetime.

Who were these amazing men? How did they accomplish such a miraculous feat of spreading the Good News? And what secrets do the stories of their lives reveal that everyone needs to know?

Twelve Ordinary Men features interviews with leading scholars, exciting recreations, and authentic footage in an investigation that dares to look beyond the peaceful image of saints in stained-glass windows to reveal the true and stirring stories of Jesus’ closest followers. The message of Twelve Ordinary Men is clear… If Christ can accomplish His purposes through the lives of common men like these, just imagine what He has in store for you!

Exclusive DVD Bonus Features:

•    Bonus Interviews
•    The Differences between an Apostle and a Disciple
•    Life and Legends of the Apostles
•    Examination of the Crucifixion
•    History of the Birth of Christianity
•    Church-wide Bible Study for Pre-Teens, High Schoolers, and Adults
•    PowerPoint Church Presentation with Handouts
•    Pastor's Sermon Outline and Listener's Notes

Approximately 120 minutes including bonus features.”

The DVD 12 ORDINARY MEN is designed for Christian audiences and is the one preferred by the author for use with the Leader’s Manual – THE APOSTLES OF JESUS CHRIST – Thirteen Men Who Turned the World Upside-down.  This DVD is recommended as a teaching resource to be used by Pastors, Sunday School teachers and Bible Study group leaders in conjunction with The Leader’s Manual in leading youth and adult groups in the study of lives, ministry and legends of the Apostles.

It is one of the two feature-length documentary films in which the author C. David Jones appears as one of the New Testament scholars who tell about the Apostles.  The other film THE MIRACULOUS MISSION is designed primarily for non-Christian audiences who may be interested in learning more about Jesus Christ and his apostles.

These documentary films were produced by Grizzly Adams Productions, Inc., and both films incorporate in their bonus sections a segment “The Life and Legends of the Apostles” which is used by permission of the Grizzly Adams Productions, Inc. in the DVD THE APOSTLES OF JESUS CHRIST produced by Shadow Play Films, Inc. as a companion teaching video resource to be used with the book’s The Leaders’ Manual.



The Miraculous Mission: DVD
Produced by: Grizzly Adams Productions, Inc.


Subject:

RELIGION / Holy Bible / Biography
CHRISTIANITY /  New Testament / The Apostles
THE APOSTLES / New Testament / Bible Study


DVD: $15.95
(Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $19.95
 
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Description
“There is no other story like it on earth. Twelve ordinary men... one extraordinary journey that changed the course of human history—forever! This exciting docudrama presents the story of the Twelve Apostles as you've never seen it. Using 21st century technology, faith and science collide in an investigation so compelling it dares to offer answers to questions that have lingered for thousands of years. Was the success of their mission a miracle or a fluke? Can modern science shed light on the ancient biblical story of Jesus' resurrection and reveal the truth or fiction behind it? And...with the world's greatest superpower wielding its full force against them, how did twelve ordinary men with a simple message of hope change the entire world?” – Grizzly Adams Productions, Inc.

Exclusive Special Features (You won't see on TV!)

• Full Length Interviews
• What's the difference between an Apostle and a Disciple?
• Life and Legends of the Apostles
• Examination of the Crucifixion
• The Birth of the Christian Church
• Spanish Subtitles

Approximately 120 Minutes including bonus features

This DVD is recommended as a teaching resource to be used by Pastors, Sunday School teachers and Bible Study group leaders in conjunction with The Leader’s Manual in leading youth and adult groups in the study of THE APOSTLES OF JESUS CHRIST – Thirteen Men Who Turned the World Upside-down.

The DVD THE MIRACULOUS MISSION is one of the two feature-length documentary films in which the author C. David Jones appears as one of the New Testament scholars who tell about the Apostles. This film is designed primarily for non-Christian audiences who may be interested in learning more about Jesus Christ and his apostles. The other film, TWELVE ORDINARY MEN is designed more for Christian audiences and is the one preferred by the author for use with the Leader’s Manual.

These documentary films were produced by Grizzly Adams Productions, Inc., and both films incorporate in their bonus sections a segment “The Life and Legends of the Apostles” which is used by permission of the Grizzly Adams Productions, Inc. in the DVD THE APOSTLES OF JESUS CHRIST produced by Shadow Play Films, Inc. as a companion teaching video resource to be used with the book’s The Leaders’ Manual.



David's Mighty Men
A Tribute to 21st Century Christian Laymen
By: C. David Jones


ISBN13: 978-1-4415-2645-8 (Trade Paperback 6x9)
ISBN13: 978-1-4415-5278-5 (Trade Hardback 6x9)


Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
RELIGION / General

Pages: 245
Book Format: Trade Book 6 x 9

Hardcover: $24.59 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $29.99

Paperback: $15.99
(Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $19.99

Author Biography

Description
This book is a tribute to modern-day laymen around the world. It recognizes them as being to their pastor or priest as King David’s Might Men were to him. King David of Israel was surrounded by a magnificent corps of extraordinarily strong, courageous, unflinchingly brave and self-sacrificing men who were his confidants, his personal bodyguard, and comrades-at-arms. They were the special elite corps of fearless warriors whose devotion to their king placed his welfare and that of his kingdom above their own personal safety – every one of these champions would gladly have sacrificed his own life to honor, advance and protect the life of their king. The annals of Holy Scripture single them out by the accolade that marks them as David’s Mighty Men.

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The Minyan
A Small Cadre of Men Who Turned the World Upside-Down

By: C. David Jones


ISBN13: 978-1-4134-1595-7 (Trade Paperback)
ISBN13: 978-1-4134-1596-4 (Trade Hardback)


Subject:
RELIGION / Bible / Biography / New Testament
RELIGION / Bible / Stories / New Testament
RELIGION / Bible / Study / New Testament

Pages: 361 (Fully Documented)
Book Format: Trade Book 5.5 x 8

Hardcover: $23.99 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $29.99

Paperback: $16.99 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $19.54

Author Biography

Description
THE MINYAN
 
by Dr. C. David Jones is an account of the lives, ministry and legends of each of the thirteen Apostles who were members of the Minyan of Jesus Christ. The book provides new materials including: a unique sociogram diagramming the sociodynamics within the Apostolic minyan; a fascinating description of the Apostle Jude Lebbaeus Thaddaeus suggesting the probability that he was in fact the boy with the loaves and fishes at the feeding of the 5,000 by Jesus; and many other interesting accounts of the lives of the various Apostles. Included in the Appendices of the book are maps of the Holy Land and the Roman Empire circa AD 33. The book is carefully researched and fully documented by extensive endnotes and a bibliography, and it is suitable for use in local church Sunday School Classes and Bible study groups and also in college and seminary religious study courses.

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The Pastoral Mentor
A manual for seminarians, pastoral “mentors, congregations and professors engaged in theological field education and pastoral theology studies
By: C. David Jones


ISBN: 0-931894-05-01 (Trade Hardback 5 ¾ x 8 ½)


Subject:

Counseling / Psychology / Theological Field Education
Counseling / Mentoring / Pastoral Theology

Pages : 328
Book Format : Hardcover Trade Book 5 ¾ x 8 ½

Paperback: $23.99

Author Biography

Description

“Here you have everything you needed to know about theological field education but didn’t know who to ask. We can be grateful to C. David Jones. He has done us a great favor, and done it thoroughly, clearly and well. Seminary students and professors, supervising pastors and directors of field education will quickly recognize this book as a description of the state of the art ...and more.

“Dr. Jones persuasively places new emphasis on the crucially important relationship between the seminarian or lay leader and the pastor who stands close by as a guide and friend as steps are taken toward spiritual and professional maturity in ministry. Naming that guide and friend mentor Is a significant contribution. Read on!” --from the “Introduction” by Dr. Nicholas B. Van Dyck, Dean, Princeton Theological Seminary

Part I examines the Theological Foundations of the role of the Pastoral Mentor in fields of pastoral theology, the practicum in “field education” and the specific and formative role of the “Pastoral Mentor. The author traces the Historical Roots of The Pastoral Mentor; he proposes a Theological Model for the Pastoral Mentor; and explores A Philosophy of Mentoring. Part II develops Pedagogical Principles of Mentoring; views Mentoring as a “Ministry”; discusses the “Interrelationships Between the Pastoral Mentor and the Trainees; the relationship between the Pastoral Mentor and the seminary, the Local Congregation, and the Denomination. PART III offers Procedural Guidelines for “Translating Theory Into Practice” and “Tools of the Practice.” The book is carefully documented, is indexed for easy reference, and has an extensive bibliography. It is an excellent textbook for use in seminary departments in field education and pastoral practicum internships and residency studies.

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If purchased in Indiana add 7% State Sales Tax (no sales tax on out-of-state purchases)

In the continental United States: $3.49 per shipment plus $0.99 per each additional copy. Books are shipped U.S. Post Office book-rate. Expedited service is available for an additional fee; for expedited rates please call: 1-260-485-7549. For quantities over 10 contact the author for special pricing and for shipping discount. For International shipping rates please order through the publisher Xlibris at: 1-888-795-4274.

To purchase books through the author at discounted prices and shipping rates and special combination packages please contact the author at PHALANX ASSOCIATES, INC., 8207 Legacy Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46835-1052 or phone 260-485-7549. For additional discounts on purchases of ten copies or more please contact the author at the above address or phone or via e-mail at Dr.C.DavidJones@PhalanxAssociatesInc.com.


BOOKS by BARBARA ANN HILLMAN JONES
Author Biography

Cameos
Taking Time to Smell the Roses

By:
Barbara Ann Hillman Jones


ISBN13: 978-1-4535-2299-8 (Trade Paperback 6x9)
ISBN13: 978-1-4535-2300-1 (Trade Hardback 6x9)

Subject:
INSPIRATIONAL / Fascinating Vignettes / General
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General

Pages: 201
Book Format: Trade Book 6 x 9

Hardcover: $23.99 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $29.99

Paperback: $15.99 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $19.99

Description
Cameos are “brief writings that bring into delicate or sharp focus the character of a specific person, place, or event.” In her latest book, Barbara Ann Hillman Jones does just that from her own personal experiences. Her cameos are real – she writes about real people, real places, and real happenings. Many of them are centered around her Swedish heritage and of growing up in the predominantly Swedish community of Jamestown, New York. Barbara’s cameos are inspiring and uplifting, and her hope is that the book will bring happy memories and warm feelings to each reader.

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Recollections of a Jamestown Swede
By: Barbara Ann Hillman Jones


ISBN13: 978-1-4415-4082-9 (Trade Paperback 6x9)
ISBN13: 978-1-4415-4878-8 (Trade Hardback 6x9)


Subject:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General HISTORY / General

Pages: 207
Book Format: Trade Book 6 x 9

Hardcover: $23.99 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $29.99

Paperback: $15.99 (Author's Discount Price) Publisher's Retail Price: $19.99

Description
Barbara Ann Hillman Jones relates many charming recollections that will create for her readers a word portrait of a Swedish American family and community during the late 19th and 20th centuries. The author sketches the family history of Swedish immigrants who settled in Chautauqua County and contributed to building the city of Jamestown, New York, famous for its superb quality furniture and other manufacturing and for giving to America such personalities as comedienne Lucille ball. In anecdotes and vignettes the author gives a delightful glimpse into the lives of family, neighbors, friends and associates who share common Swedish roots and culture.

 

Culinary Treasures
From the Tuline Family Kitchens
By: Barbara Ann Hillman Jones


ISBN13: 978-0-615-15782-5 (Trade Hardback 6x9)


Subject:
RECIPES / SCANDINAVIAN / ETHNIC / AMERICAN

Pages: 207
Book Format: Trade Book 6 x 9

Hardcover: $12.00
Out of Print

Description
A Collection of over three hundred “Favorite Recipes” from the Kitchens of the Tuline Family and Friends. Many of these delicious recipes are truly “culinary treasures” brought over from Scandinavia.  In addition to the recipes from the kitchen of Grandmother Esther Tuline and her three daughters, the Collection also includes recipes contributed by sixty-one friends of the family representing a wide variety of other ethnic and American “culinary treasures.”

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Shipping & Handling

If purchased in Indiana add 7% State Sales Tax (no sales tax on out-of-state purchases)

In the continental United States: $3.49 per shipment plus $0.99 per each additional copy. Books are shipped U.S. Post Office book-rate. Expedited service is available for an additional fee; for expedited rates please call: 1-260-485-7549. For quantities over 10 contact the author for special pricing and for shipping discount. For International shipping rates please order through the publisher Xlibris at: 1-888-795-4274.

To purchase books through the author at discounted prices and shipping rates and special combination packages please contact the author at PHALANX ASSOCIATES, INC., 8207 Legacy Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46835-1052 or phone 260-485-7549. For additional discounts on purchases of ten copies or more please contact the author at the above address or phone or via e-mail at Dr.C.DavidJones@PhalanxAssociatesInc.com.