New Books–August/September 2022

New Books–August/September 2022

CBC Library

Complete New Book List

August-September 2022

 Piercing Leviathan: God’s Defeat of Evil in the Book of Job, by Eric Ortlund. Argues that Behemoth and Leviathan of chapters 40-41, traditionally interpreted as a hippopotamus and crocodile, are better understood as symbols of cosmic chaos and evil, and that a supernatural interpretation fits better with the book and its original context, promising that God will one day destroy the evil loose in his creation.

Seasons of Sorrow: the Pain of Loss and Comfort of God, by Tim Challies. On November 3, 2020, popular blogger and author Tim Challies and his wife Aileen received the shocking news that their son Nick had died. A 20-year old student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Nick had been participating in a school activity on campus with his fiancée, sister, and friends when he fell unconscious to the ground. Neither students nor a passing doctor were able to revive him. In this book, Tim shares real-time reflections from his first year of grief, season by season.

Church History, by Simonetta Carr. A fresh, beautifully illustrated account of the entirety of church history in only 250 pages, written from a Reformed perspective. Rosaria Butterfield calls it a “majestic and powerful book which will become a staple in Christian homes and Christian schools for years to come”. This amazing work, which also explores key theological issues of the various periods, will engage readers of all ages, from adults to young readers of 9 years and over.

Oneness Embraced: Reconciliation, the Kingdom, and How We Are Stronger Together by Tony Evans.  It’s so hard to find agreement—much less real harmony—in our polarized society. Can there be a way forward? He’s convinced that the gospel provides a way for Christians to find oneness despite the things that divide us. In the Word of God, we find a kingdom-based approach to matters of history, culture, the church, and social justice.

Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World by Gregg R. Allison.  With Scripture as his guide, theologian Gregg Allison presents a holistic theology of the human body from conception through eternity to equip us to address pressing contemporary issues related to our bodies, including how we express our sexuality, whether gender is inherent or constructed, the meaning of suffering, body image, end of life questions, and how to live as whole people in a fractured world.

Count It All Joy: the Ridiculous Paradox of Suffering by John Perkins. We think of suffering as the worst of all evils. Our culture tells us to avoid it at all costs. But can suffering produce growth in us when we learn to endure it . . . then value it . . . then allow God to redeem it?

Confronting Jesus: 9 Encounters with the Hero of the Gospels, by Rebecca McLaughlin. In this follow-up to her bestselling Confronting Christianity, McLaughlin uses the Gospels to examine nine roles fulfilled by Christ: first century Jewish man, Son of God, King of the Jews, Healer, Teacher, Lover of sinners, suffering Servant, perfect Sacrifice, and universal Lord. Great for evangelism or apologetics.

What God Has to Say About Our Bodies: How the Gospel Is Good News for Our Physical Selves by Sam Allberry. All of us are fearfully and wonderfully made, and should regard our physicality as a gift. He offers biblical guidance for living, including understanding gender, sexuality, and identity; dealing with aging, illness, and death; and considering the physical future hope that we have in Christ.

Introduction to Medieval Theology by Rik Van Nieuwenhove (2nd edition). Medieval theology was radically theocentric, Trinitarian, Scriptural, and sacramental, yet it also operated with a rich notion of human understanding. Their different perspective does not antiquate their thought; on the contrary, it makes them profoundly challenging and enriching for theology today. This survey introduces readers to key theologians and themes of the period.

A Burning in My Bones: the Authorized Biography of Eugene H. Peterson, Translator of The Message, by Winn Collier.

Unlikely Fighter, by Greg Stier. Greg Stier was raised in a family of bodybuilding, tobacco-chewing, fist-fighting thugs. He never knew his biological father because his mom had met his dad at a party; she got pregnant, and he left town. Though his mom almost aborted him, in a last-minute twist, Greg’s life was spared for so much more.  This is a memoir of violence and mayhem―and how God can transform everything.

Social Sanity in an Insta World, edited by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra. Contributors include Jen Wilkin, Melissa Kruger, and more. Social media can be both a delight and a disaster for women who want to love God and love neighbor. Polls indicate Americans spend more than two hours a day scrolling, posting, and liking. How can we navigate this area of our lives with grace and discernment? Nine authors explore social media’s potential and pitfalls, along with biblical principles.

How to Really Love Your Child (revised & updated) and How to Really Love Your Teen (revised & updated), by D. Ross Campbell, MD.  New editions of the 1977 & 1981 publications of the acclaimed bestsellers – now located in CBC Library in 248.845/Cam.

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU Series (Commentaries/Study Guides): 1 Corinthians for You, by Andrew Wilson; Hebrews for You, by Michael J. Kruger; 2 Peter and Jude for You, by Miguel Nunez; Mark for You, by Jason Meyer.

COMMENTARIESJohn Through Old Testament Eyes, by Karen H. Jobes; Mark Through Old Testament Eyes, by Andrew T. Le Peau.