New Books–March 2011

New Books–March 2011

Complete New Book List

March 2011

King’s Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus, by Timothy Keller. Newsweek Magazine has called Keller a “C.S. Lewis for the 21st century”. In this new book, Keller takes a fresh and insightful look at the life of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, to explain not only the way to eternal life, but also the history and purpose of the world.

No Other Gospel: 31 Reasons from Galatians Why Justification by Faith Alone is the Only Gospel, by Josh Moody. Takes us verse-by-verse through Paul’s letter to the Galatians and, as D.A. Carson says, “strongly and powerfully articulates the gospel of grace that has proved transforming in many generations of preachers from Luther to Wesley and beyond”.

The Resurrected Servant in Isaiah, by John D. Barry. An exegesis of the Servant passage of Isaiah 52:13-53:12, which proclaims an individual Servant who offers his life as a sin offering and is raised from the dead. There is a special focus on 53:10-12 as showing that the Servant will be resurrected. Bruce Waltke says that this book “will be my first port of call when studying this great text”.

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go: Facing Death with Courageous Confidence in God, edited by Nancy Guthrie. A collection of 22 short meditations from Luther, Piper, Jonathan Edwards, Tim Keller, Lloyd-Jones, Spurgeon, and others.

Jesus in the Present Tense: The I AM Statements of Christ, by Warren Wiersbe. A study of Jesus’ great “I AM” statements in the Gospel of John.

Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life and Impact of G.K. Chesterton, by Kevin Belmonte. Chesterton (1874-1936) addressed the world through the written word. Known for his Christian apologetic works, he was equally versed in poetry, novels, literary criticism, and journalism. And he addressed politics, culture and religion with a towering intellect and soaring wit.

Zondervan Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, edited by John A. Beck. A tool to help you grasp the meaning of unfamiliar biblical images, including photos and maps.

The Writings of John: A Survey of the Gospel, Epistles, and Apocalypse, by C. Marvin Pate. Addresses the writings of John in their logical division: the gospel of John, the Johannine epistles and Revelation, with introductions, theological context, sidebars, color photos, and charts. Includes an explanation of how the church has interpreted Revelation over the years.

What Women Tell Me: Finding Freedom from the Secrets We Keep, by Anita Lustrea. The author is co-host of Moody Radio’s Midday Connection, in which women share their struggles and victories.

The Cause Within You: Finding the One Great Thing You Were Created To Do In This World, by Matthew Barnett with George Barna. When he relinquished his dreams of personal success, he found that God was calling him to serve the poor and the powerless. He founded the DreamCenter in Los Angeles, a beacon of hope for homeless families, addicts, teen runaways, the abused, and others whose lives are filled with brokenness.

The Virtues of Capitalism: A Moral Case for Free Markets, by Austin Hill and Scott Rae.

The Wisdom of Pixar: An Animated Look at Virtue, by Robert Velarde. The author says the animated movies produced by Pixar (Toy Story, Up, Finding Nemo, Wall-E) are not just great, but they are good. He unpacks the movies and show how “they display the best of classic Christian virtues”, and resonate with us because of their moral character.

The Amazing John Wesley: An Unusual Look at an Uncommon Life, by H. Newton Malony. Looks at some of the lesser known aspects of Wesley’s life, such as how the movement he started had the effect of saving England from the ravages of the French Revolution.

What’s It Like to be Married to Me? by Linda Dillow. The author challenges you to ask dangerous questions, in seeking to be the kind of wife God wants you to be.

The Shelter of God’s Promises, by Sheila Walsh. A search of Scripture to see what God has promised us, what God’s promises mean, and how encounters with Christ are the eternal fulfillment of His unrelenting commitment to us.

The Amazing John Wesley: An Unusual Look at an Uncommon Life, by H. Newton Malony.

Alexander the Great and His Empire: A Short Introduction, by Pierre Briant, translated by Amelie Kuhrt. Rather than a straight biographical approach, this classic history is less of an analysis of Alexander himself, and more of his record as an empire-builder, as he conquered the Persian empire, from the Mediterranean to Central Asia.

Alexander the Great, by Philip Freeman. A compact biography by an author whose stated purpose was “to write a biography of Alexander that is first and foremost a story”, and reviewer Tom Holland of the Wall Street Journal said that he “splendidly” succeeded. Another reviewer calls this a “well-written, chronological narrative that allows Alexander’s remarkable career and achievements to speak for themselves”. Navigating Your Perfect Storm, by Bob Wenz. Reflections, insights, and illustrations for those who want to follow Jesus in a turbulent world.

Eternal God: A Study of God Without Time, by Paul Helm.Swimming against the tide of contemporary philosophical orthodoxy, Helm presents a strong defense of the concept of a timeless God.

Redemption: Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry, by Mike Wilkerson. The author is on the pastoral staff of Mark Driscoll’s MarsHillChurch in Seattle, heads their Redemption Group ministry, and is passionate about gospel-based counseling. This book combines the imagery and narratives of the Exodus, with real-life vignettes.

Papias and the Mysterious Menorah: The Third Art West Adventure, by Ben Witherington III and Ann Witherington. An archaeological thriller by a famed NT theologian and his wife. A novel which interweaves the puzzles of the past with the complexities of the Middle East today.

John: A Novel, by Niall Williams. A fictional account of the Apostle John, a frail old man living in exile on the island of Patmos.

ADULT FICTION: Judgment Day, by Wanda L. Dyson; The Lightkeeper’s Bride, by Colleen Coble (Mercy Falls); Sharpshooter in Petticoats, by Mary Connealy (Sophie’s Daughters); The Crossing, by Gilbert Morris (The Last Cavaliers #1);

Embers of Love & Hearts Aglow, by Tracie Peterson (Striking a Match #1-2); Vicious Cycle, by Terri Blackstock (Intervention #2); The Bridge of Peace, by Cindy Woodsmall (Ada’s House #2); Don’t Look Back, by Lynette Eason (Women of Justice #2)


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