New Books–October 2011

New Books–October 2011

Complete New Book List

October 2011

Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero, by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory. A true account of survival in the WorldTradeCenter tragedy of September 11, through the eyes of a blind man and his beloved guide dog. On the 78th floor, in the midst of horror and confusion all around, Michael chose to trust Roselle’s judgment and not to panic. They were a team.

The Cross and the Towers (DVD). During the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the September 11 nightmare a symbol of hope arose amidst the rubble –steel beams had been welded by the heat into a cross. This DVD provides first hand accounts of the impact of that symbol of hope.

What Is the Mission of the Church? Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission, by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert.

Through My Eyes, by Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker. Autobiography of Tim Tebow, Heisman trophy winner, quarterback of the national champion Florida Gators, and currently with the Denver Broncos. An outstanding football player who has also been the subject of controversy because of his outspoken Christian witness.

Growing Up Colt: A Father, a Son, a Life in Football, by Colt McCoy and Brad McCoy, with Mike Yorkey. Autobiography of the outstanding University of Texas quarterback, now QB with the Cleveland Browns, who is a Christ-centered young man, committed to living with integrity and bringing glory to God. Co-written with his football coach father, Brad.

Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger. This is a novel, and was Amazon’s book of the year in 2001. John Piper says: “I fear saying something trite…there’s faith in it, but not like your usual faith. More strange, like the Bible..Yes, this is a recommendation”. Also highly recommended by Andrew Peterson.

God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway? by John C. Lennox. A response to Stephen Hawking’s The Grand Design, in which Hawking claims that it was the laws of physics that brought the universe into being, rather than God.

Why People Don’t Believe: Confronting Seven Challenges to Christian Faith, by Paul Chamberlain. An accessible analysis of the arguments of the New Atheists, exposing their philosophical weaknesses and flawed assumptions.

The Sky Is Not Falling: Living Fearlessly in These Turbulent Times, by Charles Colson.

The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited, by Scot McKnight. The author says much of what Christians claim to be the gospel is not what Jesus and the apostles preached. McKnight shares some similarities with N.T. Wright. Sure to be widely discussed and debated. This book should be read with discernment.

Revolutions in Worldview: Understanding the Flow of Western Thought, edited by W. Andrew Hoffecker. J. I Packer calls this a “survey of Western thought about God and the world from Greeks and Hebrews to the exotically furnished vagaries of our own time”, which is a “major achievement”. Ligon Duncan says it is “written from a standpoint that emphasizes the majesty and lordship of God, and his sovereignty in his redemptive purposes”.

Pillars of Grace: A.D. 100-1564, by Steven J. Lawson (A Long Line of Godly Men, vol 2). In volume 1, Lawson traced the doctrines of grace through the biblical books. In this 2nd volume, he begins a survey of church history, demonstrating that the doctrines of grace are not a recent innovation, but the consistent teaching of those who have led the church from the beginning, from the church fathers (Clement of Rome) to the reformers (Calvin).

I Am My Sister’s Keeper: Reaching Out to Wounded Women, by Denise George.

Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, by Carl R. Trueman. Examines the origins of contemporary Reformed theology in the Reformation world of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. And then describes the major challenges faced by today’s evangelical church.

Retrieving Nicaea: The Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine, by Khaled Anatolios. A theological study of the development of the doctrine of the Trinity and the impact of the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, focusing especially on the Trinitarian perspectives of three major theologians: Athanasius, Gregory of Nyssa, and Augustine.

One or Two: Seeing a World of Difference: Romans 1 for the Twenty-first Century, by Peter Jones. The author says there are only two religions: worship of the creation (what he calls One-ism, and which amounts to paganism) or worship of the Creator (Two-ism).

Truth Considered and Applied, by Stewart E. Kelly. Examines the leading theories of truth in relation to postmodernism, history, and the Christian faith.

When Life is Changed Forever: By the Death of Someone Near, by Rick Taylor.

Battlefields and Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq and Afghanistan, by Jane Hampton Cook, Jocelyn Green and John Croushorn.

Battlefields and Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the Vietnam War, by Larkin Spivey.

Faith Deployed—Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives, by Jocelyn Green.

Radical Islam: What You Need to Know, by Jim Denison. Why do radical Muslims hate us? Was Bin Laden’s death just? What are the spiritual implications of the War on Terror?

COMMENTARIES: 1 & 2 Samuel for Everyone, 1 & 2 Kings for Everyone, by John Goldingay (OT for Everyone).

ADULT FICTION: Deliver Us From Evil, Fear No Evil, and In the Shadow of Evil by Robin Caroll; Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, by Jill Eileen Smith (Wives of King David #1-3).

ADULT/FAMILY DVDs: How Should We Then Live? Dr. Francis Schaeffer’s epic on the rise and decline of Western thought and culture, now in DVD format.

CHILDRENS BOOKS: The Dragon and the Garden, by N.D. Wilson (story of Adam and Eve and the Fall; The Old Stories series); In the Time of Noah, by N.D. Wilson (The Old Stories series).


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