Complete New Book List
Faithfully Different: Regaining Biblical Clarity in a Secular Culture, by Natasha Crain. In an increasingly secular society, those who have a biblical worldview are now a shrinking minority facing pressures to change and even abandon our beliefs. But these challenges also present opportunities to stand strong for Christ and reveal his light to those hurt by the darkness of our day.
What Is Saving Faith? Reflections on Receiving Christ as a Treasure, by John Piper. This new book is likely to be controversial. Though careful not to add any works requirements to justification by faith alone, Piper explains the affections that he says will characterize genuine saving faith.
What Are Christians For? Life Together At the End of the World, by Jake Meador. What does a Christian political witness look like in our day? Uninterested in the cultural wars that have so often characterized American Christianity, Alistair Roberts says Meador gives “a provocative and unsettling Christian critique of modernity” and an orthodox vision for Christian life, thought and community. Tim Keller says the contemporary church needs this book.
Gospel People: A Call for Evangelical Integrity, by Michael Reeves. A challenge for evangelicals to take a fresh look at the foundation that is already laid, which is Jesus Christ as he is revealed in Scripture and build together on that foundation for the glory of God. In a time of moral confusion, political polarization, and doctrinal apathy, Reeves gives the church a clear picture of Christian orthodoxy.
The Great Quest: Invitation to an Examined Life and a Sure Path to Meaning, by Os Guinness. Humans cannot live without meaning any more than we can live without breathing or eating. Guinness invites us to examine our lives and join the great quest for meaning and a life well lived.
Tethered to the Cross: The Life and Preaching of C.H. Spurgeon, by Thomas Breimaier. As the author examines Spurgeon’s life and preaching, he traces the development of his thought and approach to biblical interpretation, arguing that Spurgeon viewed the entire Bible through the lens of the cross of Christ. This method led to him interpreting texts in a consistent fashion, employing cross-centered language aimed at the conversion of unbelievers.
Lessons from the Upper Room: The Heart of the Savior, by Sinclair B. Ferguson. In John 13-17, on the evening before Jesus’s death, he shared his heart with his disciples and his deepest desires for his people in what is known as the Farewell Discourse.
Every Moment Holy, Vol. I, and Every Moment Holy, Vol. II: Death, Grief and Hope, by Douglas Kaine McElvey. Liturgies for everyday occasions and situations in life, reminding us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose and eternal hopes. Volume II focuses on seasons of dying and grieving and is very helpful for those grieving over the loss of a loved one. These two volumes were purchased for the library on the strong recommendation of Scott Cunningham as “rich resources for devotional times”.
ADULT FICTION: Relative Justice, by Robert Whitlow; Point of Danger (Triple Threat Series), by Irene Hannon; Forgiving Paris (Baxter Family Series), by Karen Kingsbury.
CHILDREN’S BOOKS: Brown Is Beautiful, by Kerissa G. Poss, an early childhood educator and the daughter of CBC’s own Gurlene and Emmanuel Georges.
CDs: Chuck Swindoll’s Paws & Tales: Biblical Wisdom for Kids. Season One: 29 Episodes, grouped into 4 individual units for checkout.
DVDs: C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert, featuring Max MacLean as C.S. Lewis in the one-man theatre play; and The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S Lewis – a brand-new movie starring the same Max MacLean – both of which follow Lewis from early childhood and later to Oxford where friends like J.R.R. Tolkien challenged his unbelief.