New Books

New Books

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…

New Books–June 2022

CBC Library Complete New Book List June 2022 Tell Me the Stories of Jesus: The Explosive Power of Jesus’ Parables, by R. Albert Mohler. The stories Jesus told during his earthly ministry are packed with such memorable characters that they now permeate our culture’s popular imagination. But what if their familiarity has muted their powerful message, causing today’s readers to miss their ability to shock and transform? Every parable Jesus told contains judgment and grace, and Mohler unlocks the power…

New Books–May 2022

CBC Library Complete New Book List May 2022  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,…

New Books–March-April 2022

CBC Library Complete New Book List March-April 2022   Recovering the Lost Art of Reading: A Quest for the True, the Good, and the Beautiful, by Leland Ryken and Glenda Fay Mathes. With smartphones offering us endless information with the tap of a finger, reading has become a lost art and is in desperate need of recovery. This book explores the importance of reading in general as well as studying the Bible as literature.   Rembrandt Is in the Wind:…

New Books–January-February 2022

Complete New Book List January-February 2022   A Dozen Things God Did With Your Sin (And Three Things He’ll Never Do), by Sam Storms. Every believer occasionally struggles with doubt over their salvation. These feelings are more than discouraging; they underestimate Christ’s complete sacrifice for sin. To fight unrelenting guilt, believers need to meditate on every facet of Christ’s atonement. Clearly defining penal substitution, Sam Storms explains twelve things God does with believers’ sin and contrasts a Christian’s “eternal union”…

New Books–December 2021

Complete New Book List December 2021   In the Name of God: The Colliding Lives, Legends, and Legacies of J. Frank Norris and George W. Truett, by O.S. Hawkins. The story of two iconic figures who dominated the church culture of much of the first half of the 20th century, not only in Texas but in the whole of America. Norris of First Baptist Church in Ft. Worth and Truett of First Baptist Church in Dallas both lived lives of…

New Books–September 2021

Complete New Book List September 2021              Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners, by Dane C. Ortlund (Series: Union). Few question the call of the Bible to grow in godliness, but the answer to exactly how this happens is often elusive. In this book, Ortlund points believers to Christ, making the case that sanctification does not happen by doing more or becoming better, but by going deeper into the wondrous gospel truths that washed over them when they were…

New Books–June 2021

Complete New Book List June 2021   Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, by Dane Ortlund. D.A. Carson says this book “comes from the pen of someone who has not just profited from reading the Puritans, but who, more importantly, has read the Bible under their tutelage”. Carson says that while one book can never be enough to convey all of the glory of the character of Christ, this book unpacks something we often overlook:…

New Books—March 2020

                                                              Complete New Book List                                                                            March 2020  The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament, by G.K. Beale and Benjamin L. Gladd. The New Testament was not written within a vacuum. Rather, it stands in continuity with the Old Testament. Israel’s story is the church’s story. In The Story Retold, Beale and Gladd explore each New Testament book in light of the broad history of redemption, emphasizing the biblical-theological themes of each. Their distinctive approach encourages readers…

New Books—February 2020

                                                            Complete New Book List                                                                     February 2020  Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans, edited by Robert Elmer. A collection of carefully selected prayers by leading Puritans. For the Puritans, prayer was neither casual nor dull, but rather their prayers were passionate affairs, from earnestly pleading for mercy to joyful praise. Includes some selections by other devotional writers who were not technically Puritans but were Puritan-like in their writings and prayers. The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies About God…

New Books—January 2020

                                                       Complete New Book List                                                                  January 2020 ‘He Descended to the Dead’: An Evangelical Theology of Holy Saturday, by Matthew Y. Emerson. Where was Jesus in between his death on Friday and his resurrection on Sunday? The descent of Jesus to the dead has been a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith, as seen by its inclusion in the Apostles’ and Athanasian Creeds. But it has also been a subject of suspicion and scrutiny, especially from evangelicals. Led by…

New Books–December 2019

                                                           Complete New Book List                                                                    December 2019 Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom, by G.K. Beale (Short Studies in Biblical Theology). The Bible is full of ironic situations in which God overturns the world’s wisdom by doing the opposite of what is expected. In this book biblical scholar G.K. Beale explores God’s pattern of divine irony in both judgment and salvation, finding its greatest expression in Jesus’s triumph over death through death on the cross. Unpacking…

New Books—November 2019

                                                              Complete New Book List                                                                      November 2019 Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals, by Gavin Ortlund. Evangelicalism is not commonly known for mining the rich theological heritage handed down from previous generations. Instead, it tends to follow what can sometimes look like a “me and my Bible” approach to theology. But lately there has been a restlessness among evangelicals—an aching for theological rootedness that has led some to abandon Protestantism altogether. This book aims to set forth a vision for how…

New Books–October 2019

                                                        Complete New Book List                                                                 October, 2019 Safe and Sound: Standing Firm in Spiritual Battles, by David Powlison. David Powlison was a well-known counselor, author, teacher and executive director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation. Before he passed away in June 2019 from a terminal illness, he finished writing this–his final book. Nancy Guthrie calls it a “short Scripture-saturated book” which provides clear teaching on what spiritual warfare really is and strategies for helping people in the midst…

New Books–September 2019

                                                           Complete New Book List                                                                  September, 2019  Unlikely Converts: Improbable Stories of Faith and What They Teach Us About Evangelism, by Randy Newman. We’ve all met people who don’t seem approachable with the idea of the saving grace of the cross. But what if they are exactly the ones who teach us the most about evangelism. This book shares surprising stories of faith that testify to the unstoppable power of the gospel. David Mathis of Desiring God says…

New Books—August 2019

                                                              Complete New Book List                                                                        August, 2019  One Faithful Life: A Harmony of the Life and Writings of the Apostle Paul, by John MacArthur. Weaves together the apostle Paul’s epistles to the early church against the background of the Gospels and the dramatic story of Paul’s life as told in the book of Acts. Includes not only the biblical text, but verse-by-verse explanations and section introductions and commentary. The result is a complete harmony and chronological study of Paul’s…

New Books–July 2019

                                                   Complete New Book List                                                                July, 2019  Pray Big: Learn to Pray Like an Apostle, by Alistair Begg. The author wants us to stop settling for praying “be with so and so” prayers (since Jesus has already promised he would “be with” us) to the end of the age—so for that to be the sum of our prayers is a waste. Rather he wants us to look at the prayers of Paul and Nehemiah and others in the Bible,…

New Books–June 2019

                                                            Complete New Book List                                                                          June, 2019              Christ Has Set Us Free: Preaching and Teaching Galatians, edited by D.A. Carson and Jeff Robinson, Sr. How can a sinful human stand before a holy God—a question that stands at the heart of the gospel. In this book, nine seasoned Bible teachers walk through the entirety of Galatians, chapter by chapter. Contributors include Tom Schreiner, John Piper, D.A. Carson, Sinclair Ferguson, Timothy Keller, and others.             Seek First: How the…

New Books—May 2019

                                                       Complete New Book List                                                                      May, 2019 The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits, by R. Albert Mohler, Jr., with Foreword by John MacArthur. Summarizes the theology carried along by each phrase or clause of the creed. Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion, by Rebecca McLaughlin. Probes some of the trickiest cultural challenges to Christianity of our day and clearly demonstrates the breadth and richness of a Christian response. Maturity: Growing…

New Books–April 2019

                                                    Complete New Book List                                                                 April, 2019  None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God, by Matthew Barrett, Foreword by Fred Sanders. Tim Challies calls this a book which doesn’t attempt to solve God or neatly package him, but “grapples with his immensity, his transcendence, and his incomprehensibility”. Jared Wilson says “perhaps not since R.C. Sproul has there been a treatment with such careful devotion and accessibility”. This marks the renewal of an interest in classical theism, and Steven Wellum…