New Books–November 2011

New Books–November 2011

Complete New Book List

November, 2011

A Life of Gospel Peace: A Biography of Jeremiah Burroughs, by Phillip L. Simpson. Tim Challies says, “a man whose books are known and treasured almost four centuries after his death is a man worth getting to know”. The writings of Burroughs (1599-1646) are considered some of the most readable and engaging Puritan works available. At turns during his life, he was a persecuted Christian, a wise pastor, a Bible commentator, a Reformed theologian, a Christ-exalting preacher, an author of over 40 publications, and participant in the Westminster Assembly.

Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job: How the Oldest Book in the Bible Answers Today’s Scientific Questions, by Hugh Ross. The author writes from an old-earth creationist perspective.

Perspectives on our Struggle with Sin: Three Views of Romans 7, edited by Terry L. Wilder. The views presented are the Retrospective View (pre-Christian past), the Flesh Without the Spirit (Christians after conversion), the Voice of the Law (neither past nor present, but human beings confronted with the Law).

Jesus + Nothing = Everything, by Tullian Tchividjian. Tells how he himself discovered the power of the gospel during the most difficult of times.

Nearing Home: Life, Faith and Finishing Well, by Billy Graham.

Gospel: Recovering the Power That Made Christianity Revolutionary, by J.D. Greear, with Foreword by Timothy Keller.

Portraits of a Radical Disciple: Recollections of John Stott’s Life and Ministry, edited by Christopher J.H. Wright. Recollections from 35 contributors.

Comparing the Qur’an and the Bible: What They Really Say About Jesus, Jihad, and More, by Rick Richter.

Thinking. Loving. Doing: A Call to Glorify God with Heart and Mind, edited by John Piper and David Mathis. Contributors include Rick Warren, Francis Chan, R.C. Sproul, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., and Thabiti Anyabwile.

Bloodlines: Race, Cross and the Christian, by John Piper. Piper argues that the only solution to racial tensions powerful enough to bring about reconciliation is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Wit of Martin Luther, by Eric W. Gritsch.

Gunning For God: Why the New Atheists Are Missing the Target, by John C. Lennox.

What God Thinks When We Fail: Finding Grace and True Success, by Steven C. Roy.

The Power to Save: A History of the Gospel in China, by Bob Davey. The emergence of what is by now the largest evangelical community of believers in the world.

Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter, by Jennifer Grant.

Reasons for Our Hope: An Introduction to Christian Apologetics, by H. Wayne House and Dennis W. Jowers.

Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books, by Tony Reinke. J.I. Packer says, “if you need help to read books as both a discipline and delight, then this book is for you.” Includes chapters on reading with resolve, tips for reading nonfiction books, seven benefits of reading non-Christian books, six priorities that decide what I do (or do not) read, etc.

Out of the Shadows: Nine Short Inspiring Biographies, by Faith Cook. Short and diverse biographies of some lesser known saints.

Preaching and Teaching the Last Things: Old Testament Eschatology for the Life of the Church, by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. Kaiser supports the premillennial position, and provides preachers, teachers, and Bible students with guidance for teaching 15 key OT eschatological passages.

The Doctrine and Practice of Holiness, by Erroll Hulse. Writes from a Reformed perspective.

I Never Thought I’d See the Day! Culture at the Crossroads, by David Jeremiah. Highlights the decline in Western culture, especially America, and calls on believers to reverse the spiral.

Health, Wealth and Happiness: Has the Prosperity Gospel Overshadowed the Gospel of Jesus Christ? by David W. Jones and Russell S. Woodbridge.

Justification: Five Views, edited by James K. Beilby and Paul Rhodes Eddy. The five views presented are Traditional Reformed (Michael S. Horton), Progressive Reformed (Michael F. Bird), New Perspective (James D.G. Dunn), Deification or Theosis, and Roman Catholic.

Community: Taking Your Small Group Off Life Support, by Brad House, with a foreword by Mark Driscoll. House is a pastor at MarsHillChurch in Seattle.

Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament: Manuscript, Patristic and Apocryphal Evidence, edited by Daniel B. Wallace.

CALVINISM PRO AND CON: For Calvinism, by Michael Horton, and Against Calvinism, by Roger E. Olson.

APOLOGETICS DVDs: God on Trial: A Debate on the Existence of God (Christopher Hitchens vs Dinesh D’Souza), from The Fixed Point Foundation; The God Delusion Debate (Richard Dawkins vs John Lennox), from The Fixed Point Foundation; Can Atheism Save Europe? (Christopher Hitchens vs John Lennox), from The Fixed Point Foundation; Does God Exist? (Chrisopher Hitchens vs William Lane Craig), from La Mirada Films and BiolaUniversity; Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl, by N.D. Wilson (profound and amusing meditations on creation, existence, and God; N.D. Wilson is the son of well-known author/theologian Doug Wilson).

COMMENTARIES: Galatians, Ephesians, edited by Gerald L. Bray (Reformation Commentary on Scripture: New Testament: 10). A new series bringing the insights of Reformation-era commentators and thinkers to the contemporary church; Exodus: An Exegetical Commentary, by Victor P. Hamilton; Deuteronomy, by Edward J. Woods (Tyndale OT Commentaries).

ADULT FICTION: To Have and to Hold, by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller (Bridal Veil Island #1); Shadow in Serenity, by Terri Blackstock; Love and the Line, by Deeanne Gist.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS: The Barber Who Wanted to Pray, by R.C. Sproul ( in this illustrated children’s book, Martin Luther’s barber asks him how to pray).


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