New Books–August 2011

New Books–August 2011

Complete New Book List

August, 2011

King Solomon: The Temptations of Money, Sex, and Power, by Philip Graham Ryken. King Solomon had it all—fame, wealth, power, and wisdom. And yet, tragically, he threw it all away for the love of money, the pleasures of sex, and the powers of an earthly kingdom.

The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis, by Nancy Guthrie (Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament #1). A 10-week Bible study; the first in a new series.

Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith, by Matthew Lee Anderson. Does your body really matter? We are flesh and blood, but it’s easy to forget this, living as if your mind and soul are all that mattered. The author says that recent generations of Christians have been shaped by the culture around us in this regard, and he shows how we can push back. Justin Taylor says “many of us will think differently—and more biblically—about the body as a result of this very fine work”.

Licensed to Kill: A Field Manual for Mortifying Sin, by Brian C. Hedges. Fighting the sin that so easily entangles us and robs us of our freedom, by fleeing to the finished work of Christ every day.

The British Josiah: Edward VI, the Most Godly King of England, by N.A. Woychuk. Son of King Henry VIII, Edward became King of England at the age of nine. He was a sickly child, and only lived for six years, but he had a deep love of Scripture, and he used those six years to set the roots of Reformation deep into the soil of England. He was referred to as the British Josiah, and was one of the main reasons England became a staunchly Protestant nation.

The Obedience Option: Because God Knows What’s Good for Us, by David W. Hegg. Do you find life a constant battle between what you know you should do and what you end up doing? The author directs us toward the book of Ephesians to discover an “overwhelming faith”—a life dominating conviction that what God has for us through obedience is vastly better than anything the world has to offer.

Touched by Greatness: Women in the Life of Moses, by Dorothy Kelley Patterson. The author is Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft Worth, where her husband Paige is President.

The Fight of our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam, by William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn.

Early Christian Thinkers: The Lives and Legacies of Twelve Key Figures, edited by Paul Foster. In an era of dynamic change and danger, a path was forged by the early church in its first three centuries.

The Privilege of Persecution: And Other Things the Global Church Knows That We Don’t, by Dr. Carl A. Moeller and David W. Hegg, with Craig Hodgkins. For millions of Christians around the world, following Christ can be painful—even deadly. Yet the church continues to thrive in the most difficult places. What can we learn from these oppressed believers

The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament, by Eugene H. Merrill, Mark E. Rooker, and Michael A. Grisanti.

God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist, and Racist?, by David T. Lamb. Faces up to all the questions that most often trouble people about God as He is portrayed in the Old Testament, and assembles an overall portrait that gives credence to our understanding of God in both the OT and the NT.

Athanasius, by Peter J. Leithart. In the face of overwhelming defection from orthodoxy in the early church, Athanasius stood firm in defense of the incarnation and the deity of Christ in a sometimes single-handed struggle.

Don’t Make Me Count to Three: A Mom’s Look at Heart-Oriented Discipline, by Ginger Plowman.

Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches, by Rachel Jankovic. As she wrote this book, the author had three children in diapers.

Resonant Witness: Conversations Between Music and Theology, edited by Jeremy S. Begbie and Steven R. Guthrie. A wide, harmonious chorus of voices from across the musical and theological spectrum to show that music and theology can learn much from each other, and that the majesty and power of both are profoundly amplified when they do.

Out of Mormonism: A Woman’s True Story, by Judy Robertson.

J.R.R. Tolkien, by Mark Horne (Christian Encounters series). A brief biography of the literary giant and author of The Lord of the Rings.

Just the Way I Am: God’s Good Design in Disability, by Krista Horning. Through photographs of children with disabilities, Bible verses, and her own story, Krista Horning tells of a wise and sovereign God who turns all things for good, even disability. The author ministers at John Piper’s BethlehemBaptistChurch, and this book is published by Desiring God Ministries.

American Grace: How Religion Divides Us and Unites Us, by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell. How and why religion matters so much in American civic and private life.

A Gracious and Compassionate God: Mission, Salvation and Spirituality in the Book of Jonah, by Daniel C. Timmer (New Studies in Biblical Theology).

Unseen Realities: Heaven, Hell, Angels and Demons, by R.C. Sproul.

Understanding Jesus: Cultural Insights into the Words and Deeds of Christ, by Joe Amaral. The author uses his knowledge of first century Jewish life to present Jesus in His original cultural context.

Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working, by Craig Groeschel. Aims to motivate you to abandon the “normal” path and to become “just plain weird” for God.

Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus, by Kyle Idleman. Craig Groeschel says: “Jesus never asked us to sit on the sidelines and cheer for his cause”.

Beside Still Waters: Words of Comfort for the Soul, by C. H. Spurgeon, edited by Roy H. Clarke, updated in today’s language. Comfort and hope in times of distress, from the timeless words and writings of Spurgeon.

T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution, by Steve Smith with Ying Kai. The story behind the world’s fastest growing Church Planting Movement.

ADULT AND YOUNG ADULT BIOGRAPHIES: Luther-The Graphic Novel: Echoes of the Hammer, by Susan K. Leigh. The biography of Martin Luther in graphic novel style.

CHILDRENS BOOKS: The Beginning Reader’s Bible, by Tama Fortner, illustrated by Marijke ten Cate.

ADULT FICTION: John’s Story: The Last Eyewitness, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (The Jesus Chronicles #1); No Safe Haven, by Kimberley and Kayla R. Woodhouse; Crossroads Center #1-2, by Vicki Hinze; Water’s Edge, by Robert Whitlow; Out of Control, by Mary Connealy (The Kincaid Brides #1); The Last Cavaliers #2, by Gilbert Morris; Southern Discomfort #3, by Tamara Leigh; Women of Justice #3, by Lynette Eason.


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