New Books–April 2012

New Books–April 2012

Complete New Book List

April 2012

The Founders’ Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk By Losing It, by Larry P Arnn. Today the integrity and unity of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are under attack by the progressive political movement. As a result their influence has been diminished and their meaning obscured.

Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Scripture, edited by James K. Hoffmeier and Dennis R. Magaray. Essays written by an international team of scholars affirming the historic, Christian view of Holy Scripture.

Called to Controversy: The Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus, by Ruth Rosen.

Magnify the Lord: Luke 1:46-55, by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Meditations on the Incarnation.

Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Anglicanism, edited by Robert Plummer. Explores the theological migrations taking place within the church today from one faith tradition to another. Four recent converts to one of the faith traditions named in the title describe their new faith traditions and their journey to them, followed by a response from a representative of the faith tradition they left. For example, Francis Beckwith describes his conversion from Evangelicalism to Catholicism, with a response from Gregg Allison, while Chris Castaldo describes his conversion from Catholicism to Evangelicalism, with a response by Brad Gregory. The other two faith traditions examined are Eastern Orthodoxy (Wilbur Ellsworth, with response by Craig Blaising) and Anglicanism (Lyle Dorsett, with response by Robert A. Peterson).

I, Charles Darwin: Being the Journal of His Visitation to Earth in the Year 2009, by Nickell John Romjue. An imaginary account of Darwin returning to earth and being faced with the dire results of scientific naturalism having eroded belief in the Creator God of history, which was replaced by a belief in existence as an accident of blind nature in a meaningless universe.

The Gospel as Center: Renewing Our Faith and Reforming Our Ministry Practices, edited by D.A. Carson and Timothy Keller. The Gospel Coalition is a movement dedicated to a Scripture-based reformation of ministry practices and the centrality of the gospel, and its members stand united under the conviction that what holds us together is worth fighting for. In addition to the editors, contributors to this volume include Philip Graham Ryken, Kevin DeYoung, Thabiti Anyabwile, Sam Storms, J. Ligon Duncan, and others.

Heroes and Monsters: An Honest Look at the Struggle Within All of Us, by Josh James Riebock. According to the publisher’s description: “If you are grappling with life’s inconsistencies and trials, if you’re searching for an encounter with something real, if you’re craving a story that is just a little bit odd, then this book is a fresh and exhilarating perspective on the uneven nature of life and the equally uneven people who inhabit it”.

The Four: A Survey of the Gospels, by Peter J. Leithart. A very unique survey of the Gospels, which begins with a chapter on “The New Covenant” which lays out Israel’s history up through John the Baptist, including the prophetic accounts in the book of Daniel. When it gets to the Gospels, Leithart emphasizes their themes and types, and explains the OT prophecies that intertwine with these apostolic books.

Warfield on the Christian Life: Living in the Light of the Gospel, by Fred G. Zaspel (Theologians on the Christian Life). First in a new series on the views of prominent Christian theologians on living the Christian life. Princeton theologian Warfield is know as one of America’s leading theologians, second only to Jonathan Edwards.

The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution, by James Hannam. As a physicist and historian of science, Hannam dispels some long-lived myths, and shows how the so-called “Dark
Ages” weren’t so dark at all. In fact, without the scholarship of the Middle Ages, modern science simply would not exist. In contradiction to popular wisdom, the Middle Ages were a time of one intellectual triumph after another and the Church played an important part. The starting point for all natural philosophy was that nature had been created by God, and nature followed the rules that God had ordained for it. And because God was consistent and not capricious, experience and observation would be rewarded.

Francis Schaeffer: A Mind and Heart for God, edited by Bruce A. Little. Essays on his impact and his relevance for today.

The Reformers and Puritans as Spiritual Mentors, by Michael A.G. Haykin (The Christian Mentor, Volume 2). Examines lives from the past as examples for today of living the gospel. Reformers studied are Tyndale, Cranmer and Calvin. Puritans studied include Cromwell, Baxter, Owen and Bunyan.

God Is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology, by Gerald Bray. A comprehensive systematic theology centered around the theme of God’s love alongside each major doctrine.

The Dawkins Deficiency: Why Evolution is not the Greatest Show on Earth, by Wayne Talbot. In response to Richard Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution.

Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great’s Empire, by Robin Waterfield. When Alexander the Great died in 323 BC, his empire was divided up among his four generals, and this began the Age of the Wars of the Succession to Alexander the Great, which had a tremendous impact on Israel. This period with its conflicts is prophesiedm in detail in Daniel 9. This book is an historical account of those Wars of the Succession.

God and the Cosmos: Divine Activity in Space, Time and History, by Harry Lee Poe and Jimmy H. Davis. A theologian and a chemist explore how the God of the Bible and the physical universe interact, and demonstrate how the universe, including human history itself, is constituted to allow for divine interaction with it.

Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty, by John M. Barry. Williams (1603-1683) was an English Puritan clergyman who immigrated to Massachusetts in 1630, where his views on religious toleration and church-state separation eventually resulted in persecution and exile. He then founded Rhode Island as well as the first Baptist church in America.

Protestants: The Birth of a Revolution, by Steven Ozment. Who were the first men and women who abandoned the Church of Rome and became the world’s first Protestants? Harvard historian Ozment does not present us with remote, dusty figures of history, but rather with the shoemakers and housewives, students and politicians who were the first followers of Martin Luther. Ozment sees in Protestantism the historic assertion of key Western values—social reform, individual religious conviction, hard work, and the rejection of corruption, hypocrisy and empty ritual.

Voting as a Christian: The Economic and Foreign Policy Issues, by Wayne Grudem. Highlights such issues as energy, global warming, immigration, and more.

Christ’s Prophetic Plans: A Futuristic Premillennial Primer, edited by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue. Dispensational perspective on the rapture, Israel and the different millennial views.

Unmasking the Antichrist, by Ron Rhodes. Dispelling the myths, and discovering what the Bible actually teaches.

God’s Grand Design: The Theological Vision of Jonathan Edwards, by Sean Michael Lucas. Edwards produced a comprehensive theology of the Christian life that started with God’s glory and ended with all creation returning to that glory. This insightful overview explores both redemption history and the application of God’s redemptive work in the individual, enabling us to read the story of our salvation as part of the bigger story of God’s redemption.

Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, Revised and Expanded Edition, by Michael Horton. This classic introduction to Reformed theology and the concept of grace is not only expanded, but includes two DVDs with over four hours of video, twenty minutes for each chapter.

Life in Christ: Studies in 1 John, by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (the original 5 volumes in one).

Life’s Biggest Questions: What the Bible Says About the Things That Matter Most, by Erik Thoennes.

COMMENTARIES: A Commentary on the Psalms, Volume 1 (1-41), by Allen P Ross (Kregel Exegetical Library); The Message of Kings, by John W. Olley (Bible Speaks Today)

ADULT FICTION: Echoes of Titantic, by Mindy Starns Clark and John Campbell Clark; Downfall, by Terri Blackstock (Intervention #3); Gone to Ground, by Brandilyn Collins;


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