New Books–May 2012

New Books–May 2012

Complete New Book List

May 2012

Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, by Ross Douthat. The author, who is the youngest ever op-ed columnist for the New York Times, gives a provocative account of orthodox Christianity’s decline, and a critique of today’s ascendant heresies.

The Band That Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic, by Steve Turner. The story of the band that kept playing “Nearer My God to Thee” in an effort to keep the passengers calm, as the Titanic slipped deeper and deeper into the Atlantic Ocean.

Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed, by Jonathan Aitken. From Watergate felon to founder of Prison Fellowship and prominent Christian leader. Colson died on April 21, 2012.

A Woman’s Wisdom: How the Book of Proverbs Speaks to Everything, by Lydia Brownback.

Girls Uncovered: New Research on What America’s Sexual Culture Does to Young Women, by Joe S. McIlhaney and Freda McKissic Bush.

God Loves Broken People (and Those Who Pretend They’re Not), by Sheila Walsh. How personal brokenness can open doors of intimacy with Jesus Christ.

Ten Who Changed the World, Daniel L. Akin. Brief biographies of ten missionaries who made a difference.

A Week in the Life of Corinth, by Ben Witherington III. A fictional story of the social and cultural context of Paul’s ministry.

The Secret Life of a Fool: One Man’s Raw Journey From Shame to Grace, by Andrew Palau. The son of international evangelist Luis Palau tells of his years of rebellion and reckless living until the shame of his life collided with God’s relentless grace. Andrew is now an evangelist in his own right.

Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence, by Craig A. Evans. A world-renowned scholar explores the archaeological evidence about the historical Jesus and his world.

Twelve What Abouts: Answering Common Objections Concerning God’s Sovereignty in Election, by John Samson.The author went from being a convinced Arminian to a grace loving, Christ-honoring Calvinist. In this book, he answers the twelve most commonly raised objections to Divine Election.

You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church, and Rethinking Faith, by David Kinnaman with Aly Hawkins.

The Explicit Gospel, by Matt Chandler with Jared Wilson. Matt Chandler is the lead pastor of The Village Church, a multi-campus church in Dallas, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and has successfully undergone treatment. This book is a call to true Christianity, to know the gospel explicitly, and to unite the church on the amazing grounds of the good news of Jesus.

Hungry for God: Hearing God’s Voice in the Ordinary and the Everyday, by Margaret Feinberg.

Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey, by Margaret Feinberg. The spiritual adventure of moving from just reading the Bible to entering stories that can be touched, tasted, heard, seen, smelled and savored, and thereby discovering the beauty and wonder of Scripture all over again.

Choose Joy Because Happiness Isn’t Enough, by Kay Warren.

Family Vocation: God’s Calling in Marriage, Parenting and Childhood, by Gene Edward Veith, Jr. and Mary J. Moerbe. What does it mean to be called as a husband, a wife, a parent, or a child? And how does the grace of the gospel impact how we carry out these particular callings?

Socrates in the City: Conversations on “Life, God and Other Small Topics”, edited by Eric Metaxas. Metaxas, author of the best-selling biography on Bonhoeffer, created a forum encouraging busy and successful professionals to think about the bigger questions in life. This collection of essays was first presented to standing-room-only crowds in New York City. Contributors included Charles Colson, Os Guinness, N.T. Wright, Dr. Francis Collins, Peter Kreeft, and others.

Life After Death: A New Approach to the Last Things, by Anthony C. Thiselton. Writing in the wake of a near-fatal stroke, eminent theologian Thiselton addresses a universally significant topic: death and what comes next. This is a distinctive study of the “the last things”, comprehensively exploring questions about individual death, the intermediate state, the return of Christ and resurrection of the dead, hell, the final state of the redeemed, and more.

Everything the Bible Says About Angels and Demons, compiled by Robert O. Newman.

Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross, and Why It Matters, by Thomas H. McCall. How did the Father kill His Son, and what happened to the Trinity on the cross?

Fools Rush In Where Monkeys Fear to Tread: Taking Aim at Everyone, by Carl R. Trueman. A pithy collection of the best of Trueman’s articles on culture and the church. A challenging and sometimes uproarious look at how the world and the church intersect. Trueman is Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

Isaiah by the Day: A New Devotional Translation, by Alec Motyer.

Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics, edited by Paul Copan and William Lane Craig. Contributors include Craig Keener, J.P. Moreland, and Gary Habermas.

Luther and the Stories of God: Biblical Narratives as a Foundation for Christian Living, by Robert Kolb. How Martin Luther used biblical narrative to understand Christian life and to admonish, uplift and direct his readers and listeners.

How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels, by N.T. Wright.

Gospel-Centered Discipleship, by Jonathan K Dodson.

Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families, by Douglas Wilson. An excursion into our cultural chasm of absentee fatherhood; real life examples with leading-edge research.

40 Questions About the End Times, by Eckhard Schnabel.

The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus, by Brennan Manning.

Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path to God, by Brennan Manning.

Restless Soul: Meditations from the Road, by Henri Nouwen.

NEW FROM 9MARKS: Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus, and Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus, both titles by Jonathan Leeman.

COMMENTARIES: The Gospel of John: A Commentary, by Frederick Dale Bruner; Proverbs: Wisdom That Works, by Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr. (Preaching the Word).

ADULT/FAMILY DVDs: Four Views of the End Times, by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones (explains the different perspectives of historic pre-mill, amill, dispensational pre-mill and post-mill).

ADULT FICTION: Corinthian Leather: the Fourth Art West Advanture, by Ben Witherington III and Ann Witherington (fiction, with biblical archaeologist Art West; the author is a prolific theologian); The Chase, by DiAnn Mills (Crime Scene: Houston); Loving, by Karen Kingsbury (Bailey Flanigan #4); Heather Song, by Michael Phillips (sequel to Angel Harp); Courageous, by Randy Alcorn; Relentless Pursuit, by Kathy Herman (Secrets of Roux River Bayou #3).


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