New Books–October 2012

New Books–October 2012

Complete New Book List

October 2012

Churches, Revolutions and Empires, 1789-1914, by Ian J. Shaw. This period of history was a time of momentous and often violent change religiously, socially, politically, and economically in the western world, and was the crucible in which the modern world was born. In addition, the shape of Christianity as a modern world faith began to emerge. Mark Noll calls this book “clear, comprehensive and well-informed” about the history of western churches.

God and Charles Dickens: Recovering the Christian Voice of a Classic Author, by Gary L. Colledge. Illuminates how foundational Dickens’ Christian faith and practice was to his work and his life.

One Nation Without God? The Battle for Christianity in an Age of Unbelief, by David Aikman. Thomas Kidd says Aikman “deftly assesses America’s religious heritage, and the possible consequences should Americans turn away from that heritage.”

Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism, by R.C. Sproul. Offers proof that shows how wide the divide remains on some of the key issues.

Who Was This Man? By John Ortberg. The unpredictable impact of the inescapable Jesus, showing how Jesus’ influence has swept over history, bringing his inspiration to areas of culture such as art, science, government, medicine and education.

HISTORICAL NON-FICTION: Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War, by Tony Horwitz (the story of abolitionist John Brown’s bloody raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859 which helped propel America toward civil war); The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century, by Scott Miller ( in 1901, as America tallied its gains from an unprecedented territorial expansion, an assassin’s bullet shattered the nation’s confidence, as President McKinley was murdered by an anarchist); Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, by Erik Larson (the electrifying story of the 1900 Galveston storm, America’s deadliest natural disaster, in which at least 6,000—but perhaps as may as 10,000—lost their lives; told from the perspective of the meteorologist who witnessed the event); Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, by S. C. Gwynne (story of Cynthia Ann Parker, a 9-year old pioneer girl kidnapped by the Comanches in 1836, and whose mixed-blood son Quanah Parker became a powerful Comanche warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas panhandle made him a legend).

The Life of God in the Soul of the Church: The Root and Fruit of Spiritual Fellowship, by Thabiti Anyabwile (9Marks). Repositions our thinking about spiritual fellowship. Contends that union with Christ is not individualistic, but is discerned in the soul of the local church, and this vision of spiritual fellowship is not centered on external activities but on our shared life in Christ.

Christian Marriage, by D.M. Lloyd-Jones. 11 sermons from his series on Ephesians.

Men on Sunday: How Faith Guides the Players, Coaches, and Wives of the NFL, by Curtis Eichelberger.

Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City, by Timothy Keller. Challenging insights from over 20 years of ministry in NYC. Ministering in a post-Christian culture without abandoning orthodox theology.

Gospel Treason: Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols, by Brad Bigney. Is it harder for you to change and grow as a Christian than it should be, and do you wonder what is holding you back? Have you ever considered that it might be idolatry?

Deep Exegesis: The Mystery of Reading Scripture, by Peter J. Leithart. Builds up a way of exploring the depths of meaning to be found in the scriptural text.

COMMENTARIES: Revelation, by Paige Patterson (NAC; dispensational).

JUVENILE BIOGRAPHIES: Lady Jane Grey, by Simonetta Carr (Christian Biographies for Young Readers). She ruled England for less than two weeks and was executed for treason at the age of 17, and she refused to renounce the gospel when to do so would have spared her life. Lavishly illustrated.

NEW ADULT/FAMILY DVDs: Must the Sun Set on the West, by Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi (an Indian explores the soul of Western civilization); A Lamp in the Dark: The Untold History of the Bible; The Doctrines of Grace in John, by Dr. Steven J. Lawson; Truth Prevails: The Undying Faith of Jan Hus, from the Christian History Institute; Herod’s Temple: The Temple Jesus Knew; Perpetua: Early Church Martyr, by Dr. Rex Butler (in the early 3rd century AD in North Africa, a young Christian mother and her companions faced the ultimate test of faith); Solomon’s Temple (an extraordinary journey thru the temple promised to David, completed by Solomon); Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction, from the Christian History Institute; John Bunyan: The Journey of a Pilgrim, presented by John Pestell; Robber of the Streets: The Prayerful Life of George Muller, presented by Russell Boulter; William Tyndale: Man with a Mission, by Dr. David Daniell.

R.C. SPROUL DVDs: God Alone: The Source of our Faith (the “Sola’s” of Reformed theology); Chosen by God (the precious truths of election and God’s sovereignty in redemption).

“THE BIBLE STORIES” SERIES—BIBLICAL DRAMAS ON DVD: The Story of David, starring Timothy Bottoms; The Story of Esther, starring F. Murray Abraham; The Story of Jacob and Joseph, starring Keith Mitchell and Tony Lo Bianco.

OTHER BIBLICAL DRAMAS ON DVD: Road to Emmaus, starring Bruce Marchiano; Apostle Peter and the Last Supper, starring Bruce Marchiano and Robert Loggia.

REPLACEMENT DVDs: Visit the library for numerous biblical dramas and other videos previously in VHS which have been replaced by DVDs, including 5 volumes in The Bible Collection drama series; Reformation Overview; Matthew (The Visual Bible); Acts (The Visual Bible); Faith Lessons, by Ray Vander Laan, vols 1-12 (filmed on location in the holy land); Peter and Paul, starring Anthony Hopkins; The Tabernacle; From Christ to Constantine: The Trial and Testimony of the Early Church; History of Christianity, with Timothy George; God’s Outlaw: The Story of William Tyndale; St. John in Exile, starring Dean Jones; and many others.

BIBLICAL TRUTHS FOR CHILDREN BY R.C. SPROUL ON DVDs: The Lightlings (animated allegory capturing the essence of the biblical story of redemption); The Prince’s Poison Cup (animated allegory about Jesus’ willingness to drink the terrible cup of the Father’s wrath for the benefit of others).

JUVENILE NON-FICTION: Inside the Reformation: The Times That Changed the World, compiled by Mark Sengele. Lavishly illustrated.

ADULT FICTION: When a Heart Stops, by Lynette Eason (Deadly Reunions #2); You Don’t Know Me, by Susan May Warren (Deep Haven #4).


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