New Books–May 2015

New Books–May 2015

Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism and other God Substitutes, by Nancy Pearcey, best-selling author of Total Truth and Saving Leonardo.In this book, her whole approach is based on Romans 1.

Experiencing the New Birth: Studies in John 3, by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Reflections on the powerful story of Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus and what it means to be “born again”.

God, Adam and You: Biblical Creation Defended and Applied, edited by Richard D. Phillips. What difference does Adam make? Contributors include Kevin DeYoung, Carl Trueman, Derek W.H. Thomas, and others.

Praying with Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation, by D.A. Carson. Second edition of a classic originally published in 1992, with a new title. Gives an exposition of every prayer Paul prayed in his epistles.

NEW NOVEL: The Light Between the Oceans: A Novel, by M.L.Stedman. After four harrowing and traumatic years in the trenches of World War 1, Tom Sherbourne sought only isolation and peace and found it by taking a job as a lightkeeper on a remote island off the SW coast of his native Australia. On shore leave, he met Isabel, fell in love and got married. After two miscarriages and a stillbirth, they found a rowboat washed up on shore with a dead man and a crying baby. Isabel saw this as God’s answer to her prayers and, against his better judgment, Isabel eventually talked Tom into not reporting the death and keeping the baby as their own. This is a heart-rending story of bad choices made by good people, of rationalizations for seemingly right reasons, and the unintended hurt caused to others when two years later they find the baby’s mother is alive and still mourning. Can they undo what they created? Soon to be a major motion picture by Spielberg’s Dreamworks.

HISTORICAL NON-FICTION: Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott. Led by daredevil pilot Doolittle, this raid occurred 4 months after Pearl Harbor, and was one of the most daring operations in military history.

NEW BIBLICAL FICTION: Shadow of the Mountain: Exodus, by Cliff Graham (Shadow of the Mountain #1). A new series by the author of the Lion of War series about David’s mighty men). This new series focuses on the exodus, wanderings and conquest. Volume 1 is on Caleb.

God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation, by David W. Saxton. During the 17th century, English Puritan pastors often encouraged their congregation in the spiritual discipline of meditating on God and His Word. Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism, by John C. Lennox. Lennox is a Professor of Mathematics at Oxford. He is known for his previous apologetics books dealing with religion and science, such as Seven Days That Divide the World. This study of Daniel is his first biblical work, and he views Daniel as an excellent book for today as we too face the challenge of faithful witness in a pluralistic world hostile to our faith.

How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History’s Greatest Poem, by Rod Dreher. Dreher tells of how during a time of personal crisis, he read The Divine Comedy, Dante’s 700-year old poem, which showed him the mistakes he had made and launched him on a life-changing spiritual and intellectual journey.

Heaven Not Our Home, but the Renovated Earth the Eternal Abode of Redeemed Saints, by Elliot Stock. A facsimile of a classic work published in 1878. The author anticipated a subject which has become quite prominent in our own day, i.e. the new heavens and new earth.

From Creation to New Creation: Biblical Theology and Exegesis: Essays in Honor of G.K. Beale, edited by Daniel M. Gurtner and Benjamin L. Gladd. Beale is renowned for his studies that explore how the writers of the NT used the OT in their letters, Gospels, and apocalypse. He is especially known for his concept of how Eden as a garden temple is carried over into the new heavens and new earth. Contributors to this volume include D.A.Carson, Richard Bauckham, Douglas Moo, David Wells, and others.

Unbreakable: What the Son of God Said About the Word of God, by Andrew Wilson.

The Quest for the Historical Adam: Genesis, Hermeneutics, and Human Origins, by William VanDoodewaard, with Forword by R. Albert Mohler, Jr. Comprehensive and detailed documentation of the views of Adam throughout church history, with particular attention to recent controversies. While he is convinced of the literal creation of humanity, he allows alternate views to speak in their own words.

Mindscape: What to Think About Instead of Worrying, by Timothy Z. Witmer, A practical plan for changing your mental landscape and your life. Sinclair Ferguson calls it a “must-read, must-share” book.

Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood: An 11-Week Devotional Bible Study, by Melissa B. Kruger.

Why We Pray, by William Philip.

You and Me Forever: Marriage in the Light of Eternity, by Francis Chan and Lisa Chan. Jesus was right: the way to have a great marriage is not by focusing on the marriage, but by focusing on God.

Killjoys: The Seven Deadly Sins, edited by Marshall Segal. Contributors include John Piper, Tony Reinke, and others.

New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional, by Paul David Tripp.

The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption, by Matt Chandler with Jared C. Wilson. This book is based on the Song of Solomon. Matt Chandler is pastor of the multicampus Villlage Church in Dallas, and recently survived surgery for brain cancer.

COMMENTARIES: Matthew, by Jeannine K. Brown (Teach the Text series); Daniel for You, by David Helm; The Gospel According to Luke, by James R. Edwards (Pillar NT Commentary); 2 Corinthians, by George H. Guthrie (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the NT)

ADULT/FAMILY DVD’s: Logic on Fire: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, from Media Gratiae. Brand new feature length film with additional 3 hours of special features.

ADULT FICTION: King Raven: The Complete Trilogy: Hood, Scarlett and Tuck, by Stephen R. Lawhead; Three books in the Southern Crimes Series, by Lisa Harris.


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