New Books–June 2022

New Books–June 2022

CBC Library

Complete New Book List

June 2022

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus: The Explosive Power of Jesus’ Parables, by R. Albert Mohler. The stories Jesus told during his earthly ministry are packed with such memorable characters that they now permeate our culture’s popular imagination. But what if their familiarity has muted their powerful message, causing today’s readers to miss their ability to shock and transform? Every parable Jesus told contains judgment and grace, and Mohler unlocks the power of Jesus’ parables for readers today

Thomas Jefferson: A Biography of Spirit and Flesh, by Thomas S. Kidd. A revelatory new biography focusing on Jefferson’s ethical and spiritual life. He was arguably the most brilliant and inspiring political writer in American history, but the ethical realities of his personal life and political career did not live up to his soaring rhetoric. Among the tensions that defined his moral life were democracy versus slavery and his veneration of Jesus versus skepticism about Christianity.

Humbled: Welcoming the Uncomfortable Work of God, by David Mathis. How do I humble myself? This concise study of Scripture’s humble-self language uncovers two surprising lessons about the pursuit of humility in the Christian—both what we cannot do and what we can.

Typology–Understanding the Bible’s Promise-Shaped Patterns, by James M. Hamilton, Jr. Shows how patterns and parallels build throughout the Bible and ultimately point to Christ. Demonstrates how the scriptural story of redemption is anchored in God’s promises of the Messiah.

Blank Canvas:  The Amazing Story of a Woman who Awoke from a Coma to a Life She Couldn’t Remember, by Marcy Gregg (sister-in-law to CBCer Donna Gregg).  When patient Marcy Gregg awoke, 13 years had vanished from her memory. She was 30 years old; she thought she was still 17. She didn’t recognize her husband, her 3 children, or her friends. Terrified & confused, Marcy did the only thing she could think of – she faked it. A remarkable story of a woman who lost herself, tried to fight her way back on her own, but who found unexpected beauty in hope, faith, & second chances.

The Air We Breathe: How We All Came to Believe in Freedom, Kindness, Progress, and Equality, by Glen Scrivener. Scans history and the Bible to provide a  brilliant summary of why the moral vision of the West is still fundamentally shaped by the Christian revolution. He further demonstrates what we all stand to lose with the continuing erosion of Christian values in our culture.

The Lord’s Prayer: Learning from Jesus on What, Why, and How to Pray, by Kevin DeYoung (series: Foundational Tools for Our Faith). Examines Christ’s model prayer word for word and provides a deeper understanding of its meaning and how it works in the lives of God’s people.

A Still and Quiet Mind: Twelve Strategies for Changing Unwanted Thoughts, by Esther Smith. Are you distracted by racing or anxious thoughts? Distressed by intrusive or irrational thoughts? Struggling with sinful or untrue thoughts? You may feel trapped in your own head, but God and his Word have given you many different ways to find freedom. This book provides powerful strategies targeted to different thought patterns.

Gospel Shaped Marriage: Grace for Sinners to Love Like Saints, by Chad and Emily Van Dixhoorn, with a Foreword by Alistair Begg. Whether you are preparing for marriage, are newly married, or have been married for years, you are likely aware that your sinful nature affects all aspects of your marriage. But how often do you think about your status as a saint, equipped through God’s power to create a healthy, loving marriage? In this new book, the authors reinforce how Christ calls and enables you to love your spouse, drawing from Scripture and the writings of Puritan minister William Gouge, Augustine, and others.

Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure, by Alistair Begg. This is a new printing of a 1997 book by popular author, pastor, and speaker Begg. What makes love last a lifetime? What is the secret of those couples who stay the course, and don’t just bear through marriage but actually love it? Begg says there is no secret. They follow God’s revealed design, and in this book he unfolds the design, first laying theological foundations and then building levels of application.

ADULT FICTION: Unyielding Hope, by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan (When Hope Calls #1). 87 year old Janette Oke has written a new book with her daughter – a companion story to the Hallmark TV Series When Hope Calls; Dead End, by Nancy Mehl (Kaely Quinn Profiler #3); Long Way Home, by Lynn Austin.