New Books–October 2010

New Books–October 2010

Complete New Book List

October, 2010

Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God, by John Piper, with Foreword by Mark Noll. Piper urges us to think, for the glory of God.

With Calvin in the Theater of God: the Glory of God and Everyday Life, edited by John Piper and David Mathis.

A Place

of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty, by Joni Eareckson Tada. Over four decades ago, a diving accident left Joni a quadriplegic. But today she faces a new battle: chronic, unrelenting pain. J.I. Packer says “this wonderfully wise book about being and not being healed is vintage Joni—a true spiritual gem”.

Lee: Virtue in Action, by John Perry (The Generals). New biography of Robert E. Lee, confederate general, God-fearing Christian, and virtuous warrior who endured withering opposition and sacrificed all to stand for Constitutional freedoms.

Defence of the Truth: Contending for the Faith Yesterday and Today, by Michael Haykin. The need to contend for the faith against heresy is as great today as it was in the early church. Each chapter presents an incident in which an ancient Christian leader engaged in apologetics, from Iranaeus and Augustine to Patrick of Ireland.

The Soul of C.S. Lewis: A Meditative Journey Through 26 of His Best-Loved Writings, written and edited by Wayne Martindale, Jerry Root, and Linda Washington. Drawing from 26 of Lewis’s works—both fiction and non-fiction—this collection encourages reflection on his key spiritual themes.

Choosing to See: A Journey of Struggle and Hope, by Mary Beth Chapman and Ellen Vaughn. The wife of Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman unveils her struggle to allow God to write the story of her life, both the happy chapters and the tragic ones. The struggle was especially difficult after the death of their adopted Chinese daughter Maria in a tragic accident in their own front driveway.

A Visual Guide to Gospel Events: Fascinating Insights Into Where They Happened and Why, by James C. Martin, John A. Beck, and David G. Hansen. Covers the life and ministry of Jesus, including over 350 full color photos and maps.

Politics According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture, by Wayne Grudem.

J.I Packer says this is “conservative and hard-hitting both biblically and culturally”.

Sinners in the Hands of a Good God: Reconciling Divine Judgment and Mercy, by David Clotfelter. Iain Murray calls this “one of the most winsome, discerning, and compelling presentations of the seriousness of sin and the grace of God…among the few potentially life changing books…to believe it and live a careless Christian life should be an impossibility”.

The Suffering Letters of C.H. Spurgeon, with annotations by Hannah Wyncoll. A remarkable collection of letters, written from a suffering pastor to his congregation. Includes several classic sermonettes written during sickness, and 16 pages of color pictures of original letters.

Heaven on Earth: The Temple in Biblical Theology, edited by T. Desmond Alexander and Simon Gathercole. From the Garden of Eden in Genesis, to the new creation in Revelation, the Bible abounds with references and allusions to the Temple, underlining its significance as an institution and a concept.

Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites…and Other Lies You Have Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths From the Secular and Christian Media, by Bradley R.E. Wright, PhD.

Unwrapping the Pharaohs: How Egyptian Archaeology Confirms the Biblical Timeline, by John Ashton and David Down (includes DVD). A journey through the pyramids and temples of Egypt; complete with over 300 beautiful full-color photographs.

The Church Awakening: An Urgent Call for Renewal, by Charles R. Swindoll. A call for the church of Jesus to see how far we have drifted.

The Undistracted Widow: Living for God After Losing Your Husband, by Carol W. Cornish. For the widow searching through her grief for God.

A Place for Truth: Leading Thinkers Explore Life’s Hardest Questions, edited by Dallas Willard. Highlights from The Veritas Forum, with contributors including Os Guinness, Tim Keller, Alister McGrath, Hugh Ross, N.T. Wright, John Warwick Montgomery, et al. Issues explored include faith and science, social justice, meaning and humanity, the exclusivity of truth, and others. Since its founding in 1992, the Veritas Forum has provided a place for the university world to explore the deepest questions of truth and life.

Church Planter: the Man, the Message, the Mission, by Darrin Patrick, with a foreword by Mark Driscoll. Tim Keller calls this a “great new book on church planting that balances the personal spiritual issues with the theological, cultural, and technical”. Al Mohler says it will be “welcomed by all who celebrate the renaissance of church planting in this generation”.

Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference, by Max Lucado.

World War One: A Short History, by Norman Stone. An outstanding historian has accomplished an incredible task: a history of World War I in only 200 pages. Highly recommended by Al Mohler.

Translating the Bible: From William Tyndale to King James, by Gerald Bray. What motivated the men who gave us our Bible in English? Bray says clues can be found in the prefaces published with each new edition. This book contains a collection of the prefaces to the main translations of the Bible into English between 1525 and 1611. The author says readers can hardly fail to be challenged by the spiritual concerns of the translators.

COMMENTARIES/BIBLICAL STUDIES: Ezra-Nehemiah, Esther, by Gary V. Smith (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary); The Temple in the Gospel of Mark: A Study in Its Narrative Role, by Timothy C. Gray; 1-2 Chronicles, by Mark J. Boda (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary); Jonah and Micah, by Richard D. Phillips (Reformed Expository Commentary).

ADULT FICTION: Nursing a Grudge, by Chris Well, and Missing Mabel, by Nancy Mehl (Hometown Mysteries); The Sheriff’s Surrender and The Gunsmith’s Gallantry, by Susan Page Davis (Ladies’ Shooting Club #1-2); Her Daughter’s Dream, by Francine Rivers.

ADULT/FAMILY DVDs: Flight and Spike, by Dr. Jobe Martin and Dan Breeding (Creation Proclaims #2); KJV: The Making of the King James Bible, by Vision Video; Does the Bible Misquote Jesus: A Formal Debate Between Dr. Bart Ehrman and Dr. James White on the Reliability of the Text of the New Testament, by Drs. White and Ehrman; The Debate Over the Age of the Earth, by Dr. Danny Faulkner and Dr. Hugh Ross (old earth vs young earth creationism).

CHILDRENS BOOKS: The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village, and Halfway Herbert, by Francis Chan (best-selling author of Crazy Love); The Bible for Young Children, by Marie-Helene Delval (ages 4-8).


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