New Books–July 2022

New Books–July 2022

CBC Library

Complete New Book List

July 2022

 Truth on Fire: Gazing at God Until Your Heart Sings, by Adam Ramsey. An invitation to embrace God in all his fullness. To think about God more deeply so that you enjoy him more intensely. To behold him in such a way that your daily experience is transformed. To let God’s truth set your heart on fire.

Jesus Through the Eyes of Women: How the First Female Disciples Help Us to Know and Love the Lord, by Rebecca McLaughlin. Jesus’s treatment of women was revolutionary. That’s why they flocked to him. This book explores the life-changing accounts of women who met the Lord. By entering the stories of the named and unnamed women in the Gospels, we get a unique lens to see Jesus as these women did and marvel at how he loved them in return.

Seven Things I Wish Christians Knew About the Bible, by Michael F. Bird.  A short and readable introduction to the Bible that helps Christians understand seven important “things” about this unique book.  It presents a clear and compelling evangelical account of the Bible’s inspiration, significance, and relevance.  (Note:  read with discretion.  Some may not agree with some of his conclusions.)

The Religion of American Greatness:  What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism, by Paul D. Miller, with Foreward by David French.  Long before it featured dramatically in the 2016 presidential election, Christian nationalism had sunk deep roots in the United States.  From America’s beginning, Christians have often merged their religious faith with national identity.  But what is Christian nationalism?  How is it different from patriotism?  Is it an honest quirk, or something more threatening?

Another Gospel?  A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity, by Alisa Childers, with Foreward by Lee Strobel.  Describes the journey Alisa, a Christian musician, took over several years as she wrestled with questions, raised by a progressive pastor who called himself a hopeful agnostic, that struck at the core of her Christian faith.

He is Not Ashamed:  The Staggering Love of Christ for His People, by Erik Raymond.  Examines several stories of flawed people in the Bible to show that Jesus’s heart is bent toward – not repelled by – those who are marginalized, feel apart from God, or struggle with sin.

A Non-Anxious Presence:  How a Changing and Complex World Will Create a Remnant of Renewed Christian Leaders, by Mark Sayers.  For much of recent history flourishing seems to be the natural outcome of vision, planning, and execution.  However, crisis is a great revealer, uncovering the weaknesses in our supposedly solid strategies and bringing to light myths and idols we didn’t know we had.  The history of the church tells us that crisis always precedes renewal, and the posture of the church and its leaders can bring about a culture changed by Christ.

“Here Are Your Gods”:  Faithful Discipleship in Idolatrous Times, by Christopher J. H. Wright. Combines a biblical study of idolatry with practical discipleship and considers us to consider connections between Old Testament patterns and today’s culture. He invites us to join God in the battle against idolatry as part of God’s ongoing mission to be known and worshiped by all peoples.

COMMENTARIES:  Walking the Ancient Paths:  A Commentary on Jeremiah, by Walter C. Kaiser with Tiberius Rata.

PURITAN PAPERBACKS SERIES:  The Glorious Feast of the Gospel, by Richard Sibbes. More than anything else, Sibbes (1577-1635) was a great preacher. In this new publication in the series, he takes as his text Isaiah 26:6-9 in order to display Christ’s gracious invitation and royal entertainment of believers.

ADULT FICTION: Enemies and Allies:  An Unforgettable Journey Inside the Fast-Moving & Immensely Turbulent Modern Middle East, by Joel C. Rosenberg.

CHILDRENS BOOKS ages 4-8:  The Storm that Stopped, by Alison Mitchell, illustrated by Catalina Echeverri; The God Contest, by Carl Laferton, illustrated by Catalina Echeverri.  The true story of Elijah, Jesus, & the Greatest Victory; The Boy from the House of Bread, by Andrew Wilson, illustrated by Arief Putra.