New Books–June 2014

New Books–June 2014

Complete New Book List

June, 2014

Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical and Balanced Perspective, by Brian Borgman and Rob Ventura. Exposes the fictions and superstitions surrounding this vital doctrine while at the same time reveals the unseen realities of this struggle.

If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life, by Alister McGrath. An invitation to sit down with McGrath and Lewis and think about some of the questions and dilemmas in life.

Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Lives of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C.S. Lewis, by John Piper (The Swans Are Not Silent series). A book about the relationship between poetic effort, on the one hand, and perceiving, relishing and portraying truth and beauty, on the other hand—especially the truth and beauty of God in Christ.

The Christ-Centered Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Classic Sermons for the Church Today, edited by Elizabeth Catherwood and Christopher Catherwood. Enduring sermons from one of the greatest preachers of all time (1899-1981), edited by his daughter and son-in-law.

Help for Women Under Stress: Preserving Your Sanity, by Randy and Nanci Alcorn. Struggling with stress? Don’t let it get the best of you.

HISTORICAL NON-FICTION: 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany, by Steven Pressman.Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary, the astonishing true story of how one American couple from Philadelphia, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, transported 50 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939 — the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States during a time when deep-seated anti-Semitism and isolationism gripped much of the country.

Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You, by John Ortberg. Don’t neglect your soul—the most important connection to God there is. For it is there that you will find your way out of the spiritual shallow-lands to true divine depth.

The Beauty of Broken: My Story, and Likely Yours Too, by Elisa Morgan. There is no such thing as the perfect family, but God enables us to find beauty and hope in the messiness of family life. The author shares her personal study of brokenness—from her family of origin to her family of creation.

She Did What She Could: Five Words of Jesus That Will Change Your Life, by Elisa Morgan. Based on Jesus’ words to Mary of Bethany in Mark 14:3-9.

The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography, by Alan Jacobs (Lives of Great Religious Books). Like the words of the KJV and Shakespeare, The Book of Common Prayer, has saturated English culture and letters since it came into being in 1549 under King Henry VIII. The chief maker of the book was Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury. Alan Jacobs tells the story of the book and its long-lasting influence.

Yawning at Tigers: You Can’t Tame God, So Stop Trying, by Drew Dyck. The author takes us past domesticated Christianity, into the wilds where God’s raw majesty, love, holiness and power become more real than we could ever imagine.

Know the Creeds and Councils and Know the Heretics, by Justin S. Holcomb (KNOW series). Two books in a new series on knowing church history; these two books help us to know the creeds and councils of the early church, and the heretics the church faced, and also emphasize their relevance to us today.

Dispatches from the Front: Stories of Gospel Advance in the World’s Difficult Places, by Tim Keesee. The bold faith and sacrificial bravery of God’s people across the globe in some of the world’s most perilous countries; from the creator of the acclaimed Dispatches from the Front DVD series.

Awakening Faith: Daily Devotions from the Early Church, compiled by James Stuart Bell with Patrick J. Kelly. Insight and passion from the Church Fathers.

The Wrong Jesus: Fact, Belief, Legend, Truth…Making Sense of What You’ve Heard, by Gregory Monette. In the face of so much misinformation and distortion about the historical Jesus, this book guides us through ancient historical sources, archaeology and recent discoveries that affirm our confidence.

Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World, by Andreas Kostenberger, Darrell Bock, and Josh Chatraw. Especially aimed at highschoolers and young adults, to provide well-reasoned answers to their often honest questions or to objections that they often hear.

EARLY CHURCH FATHERS SERIES: Basil of Caesarea: His Life and Impact, by Marvin Jones. Basil (329-379 AD) led the church to hold fast to the truth of Scripture in the face of Arianism and gave away his inheritance to provide for the destitute; Patrick of Ireland: His Life and Impact, by Michael A.G. Haykin. Patrick spent his youth as a slave in Ireland; he later escaped, but only to return to bring God’s Word to the very people who had enslaved him.

LEADERS IN ACTION SERIES: Brief biographies focusing on outstanding leadership abilities in various fields: Apostle of Liberty: The World-Changing Leadership of George Washington, by Stephen McDowell; Glory and Honor: The Musical and Artistic Legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach, by Gregory Wilbur; All Things for Good: The Steadfast Fidelity of Stonewall Jackson, by J. Stephen Wilkins; Then Darkness Fled: The Liberating Wisdom of Booker T. Washington, by Stephen Mansfield; A Divine Light: The Spiritual Leadership of Jonathan Edwards, by David Vaughan; A Place to Stand: The Word of God in the Life of Martin Luther, by Gene Edward Veith, Jr; A Heart Promptly Offered: The Revolutionary Leadership of John Calvin, by David W. Hall.

MOVIES ON DVD: The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, starring Anna Pacquin (true story of the Polish Christian who rescued over 2,500 Jewish children during the German occupation); Hidden in Silence (true story of a Christian teenager who hid 13 Jews in her attic during the Nazi occupation of Poland); Miracle at Midnight, starring Sam Waterston and Mia Farrow (true story of how a Danish family risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazi concentration camps).

ADULT FICTION: Undetected, by Dee Henderson; Fair Play, by Deeanne Gist.

CHILDRENS DVDs: God Made Animals (Baby Faith series for ages 0-24 months).

BOOKS ON CD: Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices, by Mosab Hassan Yousef. True account of the son of the leader of the terrorist group, Hamas, who became a double agent for Israel, and later a Christian; Same Kind of Different As Me, by Ron Hall and Denver Moore.


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