Posts by CBC Library (Page 4)

Posts by CBC Library (Page 4)

America’s First War Against Muslim Terrorism–Book Review

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. I just finished reading this fascinating book. To pique your interest, let me ask two questions: When was America’s first war on Muslim terrorism? In the famous Marine Corps hymn, there is a line that says, “From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles, in the air, on land, and sea”. Do you know the…

New Books–November 2015

Complete New Book List November, 2015            Owen on the Christian Life: Living for the Glory of God in Christ, by Matthew Barrett and Michael A.G. Haykin.(Theologians on the Christian Life). The 17th century Puritan John Owen is widely regarded as one of the most influential of the English Puritans. As a pastor, he longed to see the glory of Christ take root in people’s lives. As a writer, he continues to encourage us to communion with God. His high view…

The Odd Couple of Bible Prophecy

Well, not really so odd if you have a basic understanding of the differences between the eschatological (end times) views. This email relates to a new book in the library, and the reason I called them the Odd Couple is that the authors hold to different end times perspectives, yet really not so very different.   This is not a book review, because I am in the process of reading the book. But in skimming it, I can see what they…

Sneak Peek–New Titles for Sunday October 11

Among the new titles being added to the CBC Library this Sunday are three that should be of particular interest to devotees of the Puritans and Puritan-style writings. Although J.I. Packer, while 89 years old, is too young to actually be a Puritan, he has long been noted for his devotion to, and promotion of, the Puritan writers. Among his books in the CBC library is A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life, which is a…

New Books–October 2015

Complete New Book List October, 2015 Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness, by Eric Metaxas, NY Times best-selling author of Bonhoeffer and Seven Men. A refreshing look at womanhood which focuses on the lives of Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Saint Maria of Paris, Corrie ten Boom, Rosa Parks, and Mother Teresa. Far Above Rubies: The Life of Bethan Lloyd-Jones, by Lynette G. Clark. New biography of the wife of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, whose life has often…

New Books–September 2015

Complete New Book List September, 2015            Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel, by Russell Moore. Russell urges us to keep Christianity strange! As the culture changes all around us, it is no longer possible to pretend we are a Moral Majority. That may be bad news for America, but it is good news for the church. As Christianity seems increasingly strange, and even subversive, to the culture, we have the opportunity to reclaim the freakishness of the gospel…

New Books–August 2015

Complete New Book List August, 2015 Hostile Environment: Understanding and Responding to Anti-Christian Bias, by George Yancey. Sociologist Yancey explores the phenomenon of Christianophobia, an intense animosity against Christians and the Christian faith. While the animosity does not typically rise to the violent levels of religious persecution in other parts of the world, Christians are often still treated in ways that perpetuate negative stereotypes and contribute to culture war acrimony. Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual…

New Books–July 2015

Complete New Book List July 2015   Baptists in America: A History, by Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins. The Puritans hounded the Baptists out of Massachusetts Bay Colony due to their rejection of infant baptism and state control of the church. Yet 400 years later, they have grown from a persecuted minority into America’s largest denomination and a culture-shaper on the American stage. HISTORICAL NON-FICTION: Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain’s Royal Family in the Darkest Days…

New Books–June 2015

Not a Chance: God, Science and the Revolt Against Reason (Expanded Edition), by R.C. Sproul and Keith Mathison. Can chance really be responsible for all we see in creation? Death by Dying: Life Is Meant to be Spent, by N.D. Wilson, author of Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl and son of Douglas Wilson. A portrait of faith, futility and the joy of this mortal life. Eric Metaxas says: “Our sad, dark and decaying culture needs more salt, light and joy from…

New Books–May 2015

Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism and other God Substitutes, by Nancy Pearcey, best-selling author of Total Truth and Saving Leonardo.In this book, her whole approach is based on Romans 1. Experiencing the New Birth: Studies in John 3, by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Reflections on the powerful story of Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus and what it means to be “born again”. God, Adam and You: Biblical Creation Defended and Applied, edited by Richard D. Phillips. What difference does Adam…

New Books–April 2015

The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus, by Dallas Willard. John Ortberg says: “Dallas Willard’s understanding of apologetics is revolutionary. It is at once more intellectually rigorous (and) more humble and more tied to character than anything I have seen on the subject. What he describes is what Jesus actually did. “ Amy Carmichael: Beauty for Ashes, by Iain H. Murray. A brand-new biography of Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) who was a missionary and author and…

New Books–March 2015

Complete New Book List March 2015 The Daring Mission of William Tyndale, Steven J. Lawson (Long Line of Godly Men series). In translating the Bible into English, for which he was martyred, he became the father of the English Reformation and of the modern English language (NOTE: this book is not to be confused with another Tyndale biography added to the library a few months ago). Kept for Jesus: What the New Testament Really Teaches About Assurance of Salvation and…

New Books–February 2015

The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan. Only the Bible has sold more copies than Pilgrim’s Progress. This newly published version includes a foreword by Leland Ryken, a preface by John Newton and a sketch of Bunyan’s life by John Piper. John Stott’s Right Hand: The Untold Story of Frances Whitehead, by Julia Cameron. John R.W. Stott (1921-2011) was a highly influential English Christian leader and Anglican cleric, prolific writer, and leader in the world-wide evangelical movement from his home parish…

New Books–January 2015

Eternal Perspectives: A Collection of Quotations on Heaven, the New Earth, and Life after Death, compiled by Randy Alcorn. A large (656 pages) collection of quotations from Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, Wesley, Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, and many more, compiled by the author of the best-selling book, Heaven. Hand in Hand: The Beauty of God’s Sovereignty and Meaningful Human Choices, by Randy Alcorn. If God is sovereign, how can I be free to choose? But if God is not sovereign, how can…

Revelation: A Shorter Commentary, by G.K. Beale

Book Review by Ron Maness January 26, 2015 I just completed perhaps the greatest commentary I have ever read, and below I have written a review of it. I realize the review is somewhat long, but even for those who will not want to undertake reading the book, I would recommend that you read the review, because it will give you an overview of the book of Revelation from a different perspective—in this case how an amillennial interpreter views the…

New Books–December 2014

Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist, by Karen Swallow Prior. Hannah (1745-1833) was a champion of literacy, an evangelical author of “cheap tracts” for England’s poor, an accomplished writer, and an opponent of the slave trade. Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God, by Tim Keller. Prayer is the only way we experience deep change—the reordering of our lives. It is the way we know God, the way we finally treat God as God. God Dwells…

New Books–November, 2014

The People, the Land, and the Future of Israel: Israel and the Jewish People in the Plan of God, edited by Darrell L. Bock and Mitch Glaser. A dispensational perspective on God’s plan for His chosen people Good News for Weary Women: Escaping the Bondage of To-Do Lists, Steps, and Bad Advice, by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick. A Lifelong Love, by Gary Thomas, author of the acclaimed Sacred Marriage. What if marriage is about more than just staying together? David Wilkerson:…

New Books–October 2014

Complete New Book List October, 2014 Why God Created the World: a Jonathan Edwards Adaptation, by Ben Stevens. From the mind of one of America’s greatest theologians, Jonathan Edwards, comes a classic work on why God created the universe and everything in it. Many of Christianity’s modern thinkers (including John Piper) consider it one of the most important books they’ve ever read. Explore these truths in this updated version paraphrased especially for today. Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the…

New Books–September 2014

Complete New Book List September, 2014 Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times, by Os Guinness. Some think the best days of the Christian faith are behind us. Is there hope for societal redemption and renewal? Guinness says yes. Truth in a Culture of Doubt: Engaging Skeptical Challenges to the Bible, by Andreas J. Kostenberger, Darrell L. Bock and Josh D. Chatraw. Demonstrates that belief in the Scriptures does not represent sacrifice of one’s intellect. Apologetics Beyond…

New Books–August 2014

Complete New Book List August, 2014 Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both our Hearts and our Minds, by Jen Wilkin. Offers a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture. Why Church History Matters: An Invitation to Love and Learn from our Past, by Robert F. Rea. Even many who admit that church history is important often are too intimidated or too busy to delve into it deeply. Rea…