Press Release for “Ephesians”

EPHESIANS

The View from the Mishkan

by David Negley

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Publication Date: March 2014

Trade Paperback; 108 pages; ISBN: 9781493162215
Trade Hardback; 108 pages; ISBN: 9781493162222
e-book; ISBN: 9781493162239

What it means to be
“One New Man”

New book explores the role of Gentiles in the Messianic Jewish community

 

Germantown, Maryland – David Negley has been an Elder at a Messianic synagogue for nearly 25 years. During this time, he has observed the growing debate within the Messianic Jewish community over the role of Gentiles who join the community. In his new book, he highlights key concepts relevant to this topic, based on the contents of Rabbi Paul’s letter to the “EPHESIANS”.

The letter to the Ephesian believers is largely misunderstood these days. While everyone loves Ephesians 2:8 and 9, few are aware of the far-reaching implications to be found in the context surrounding that pair of verses. Ephesians is about kingdoms, community and warfare. It is about the culmination of the Messianic Kingdom and the blending of Jews and Gentiles into one new community in a unity never before dreamed of by either.

This little letter is almost a chapter-for-chapter exposition of Isaiah 55-59. The parallels are fascinating, and carry great significance when considering the meaning conveyed by Rabbi Sha’ul (AKA Paul the Apostle). Readers won’t want to miss out on this study, with its insightful approach to the Scriptures!

“EPHESIANS” can serve as an excellent tool for personal study, devotional reading, or group discussion. It contains well-researched material, but is written in a style that is easily accessible to all readers, young and old. Regardless of age or experience, this work will open the reader’s eyes to new ideas that will make a tremendous impact on his or her life.

Relevant and eye-opening, “EPHESIANS” is a must-read for everyone interested in the message of the Bible—Jews and Gentiles, Christians and Messianics, congregational leaders and “just plain members”. At the core of this book lies a call for unity among followers of Messiah Yeshua, regardless of ethnic background.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.Xlibris.com, www.amazon.com or directly contact the Mishkan David through the contact page.

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x 7879.

For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

David Negley obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies at Washington Bible College in Lanham, MD, where he studied between 1985 and 2001. From 1985 to 2007, he served on the Elder board at Emmanuel Messianic Jewish Congregation in Columbia, MD. For 10 years, he directed the education program at Emmanuel, where his duties included the creation of a program for training Jews and Gentiles on how to integrate together into a common community.

4 thoughts on “Press Release for “Ephesians”

  1. David, were Bernie and Vivian Rubenstein ever a part of your fellowship, because I know they lived in Columbia. I haven’t seen them since I left MD in 1981 at Beth Messiah.

    1. They did visit Emmanuel once in awhile. They were very close to the Rubins–Barry and Steffi. For as long as I’ve known them, Bernie has been afflicted with some sort of ailment that restricts him to a wheelchair. It was progressive, getting increasingly worse with time. I haven’t seen either of them in a very long time. I think Bernie may have passed away, but I can’t say for sure.

  2. I am glad you got to know them. Bernie was so much fun, and used to call me, Claire-shein, which means, “pretty Claire :)”

    Bernie had MS, and would have times of remission and times when it got worse, but I understood he got much sicker after I left.

    Is the other blog also yours?

    1. I am glad you got to know them. Bernie was so much fun, and used to call me, Claire-shein, which means, “pretty Claire :)”

      Bernie had MS, and would have times of remission and times when it got worse, but I understood he got much sicker after I left.

      Yep, Bernie was brilliant. I wish I had had the opportunity to know him before he ran downhill. He was a wonderful linguist, singer, and yes, had a great sense of humor. Viv is still around, vivacious as ever (pun intended).

      Is the other blog also yours?

      A friend of mine is starting his own blog, and we are coordinating some cross-posting.

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