New Books–January-February 2022

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” with God, which is certain, with “experiential communion” which can be disrupted by sin.   

Pointing to the Pasturelands: Reflections on Evangelicalism, Doctrine, and Culture, by J.I. Packer. A collection of Packer’s editorial columns and longer articles which appeared in Christianity Today magazine over several decades. Timeless insights from a man whose life was devoted to God and making him known. Carl Trueman calls them “delightful, devotional gems”.

Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College, by Michael J. Kruger. Kevin Young says he can’t imagine a college student, whether skeptic, doubter, Christian or struggler, who wouldn’t benefit from this book. In it, Kruger addresses common objections to the Christian faith. An excellent apologetics tool.

Why I Trust the Bible: Answers to Real Questions and Doubts People Have About the Bible, by William D. Mounce. A clear guide to help readers understand why they can trust the Bible based on the latest scholarship. Carefully addresses each question which has been raised about the trustworthiness of the Bible.

Trusting God in the Darkness: A Guide to Understanding the Book of Job, by Christopher Ash. The book of Job is about more than just Job’s intense personal suffering. It’s a story about God and his relationship to Christ and his people in their suffering. In this helpful guide, Ash helps us to explore the question: Where is God in the midst of suffering?

The Path Out of Loneliness: Finding and Fostering Connection to God, Ourselves, and One Another, by Dr. Mark Mayfield. The author says we have lost the art of connection and relationships and it’s killing us, as loneliness has reached epidemic proportions.

What About Evil? A Defense of God’s Sovereign Glory, by Scott Christensen. Deals with the question of why a good and omnipotent God would create a universe that includes evil. If you are troubled by this, or are struggling to explain the problem of evil to someone else, this may be the book for you. World Magazine’s Book of the Year in Accessible Theology.

You Are Not Your Own: Belonging to God in an Inhuman World, by Alan Noble. Our contemporary culture tells us you are your own and you belong to yourself. But the Christian gospel offers a strikingly different vision.

The Secular Creed: Engaging Five Contemporary Claims, by Rebecca McLaughlin. The author examines five popular cultural mantras, and answers each one with the truth and application of the gospel of Christ.

Why God Makes Sense in a World That Doesn’t: The Beauty of Christian Theism, by Gavin Ortlund. Defends the coherence, beauty, and power of the Christian story.

Being the Bad Guys, by Stephen McAlpine. How to live for Jesus in a world that says you shouldn’t. Have you noticed that recently Christian views aren’t merely seen as false but dangerous and in need of silencing?

God of All Things: Rediscovering the Sacred in an Everyday World, by Andrew Wilson, with Foreword by Jen Wilkin. The created world is a gallery of sketches, paintings, and portraits revealing our Maker and Savior.

The Joy of Hearing: A Theology of the Book of Revelation, by Thomas R. Schreiner (New Testament Theology series). In addition to his detailed commentary, Schreiner has now written a thorough overview of the theology of Revelation, a book which holds warnings and encouragements to help believers make sense of the world.

COMMENTARIES: Isaiah for You, by Tim Chester (God’s Word for You series). Not a detailed commentary, but a resource guide to the reading and study of Isaiah. Takes you section by section to the heart of Isaiah.

NEW SERIES ON CHILD REARING:  Mama Bear Apologetics:  Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies and Mama Bear Apologetics:  Guide to Sexuality, by Hillary Morgan Ferrer.

ADULT FICTION:  The Lady’s Mine, by Francine Rivers; Life Flight (Extreme Measures #1) by Lynette Eason; Acceptable Risk (Danger Never Sleeps #3), by Lynette Eason; A Stranger’s Game, by Colleen Coble; Relative Silence and Formula of Deception both by Carrie Stuart Parks.

DVDs: The Chosen, Season Two. The second season of the multi-season series. Amazing Love:  the Story of Hosea.   On a weekend camping trip led by their church youth group leader (Sean Astin), he takes to opportunity to tell the story of the prophet Hosea and his example of true commitment and unconditional love when some of the teens have an attitude problem. Also featuring Patty Duke.