New Books–October 2018

New Books–October 2018

                                              Complete New Book List

                                                      October, 2018 

On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life Through Great Books, by Karen Swallow Prior. Encountering virtue in a guided tour through the works of great literature.

Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, Wife of Charles H. Spurgeon, by Ray Rhodes, Jr, Foreword by R. Albert Mohler, Jr. New and definitive biography, which is meticulously researched and yet told with the craft of a storyteller.

In the Year of Our Lord: Reflections on Twenty Centuries of Church History, by Sinclair B. Ferguson. With a chapter on each of 20 centuries, Ferguson gives believers a sense of their place in God’s ongoing kingdom through encouraging stories and songs of God’s dealings with his people.

Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope, by Matthew McCullough. Tom Schreiner says this “meditation on death is haunting, profound, and stirring, reminding us of our identity and our destiny apart from Jesus Christ”. A welcome conversation in a culture that doesn’t know how to think about mortality.

HISTORICAL NON-FICTION: Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History, by David M. Brown and Michael Wereschagin. Using recollections of survivors, witnesses, and journalists, this book tells the story of the 1937 gas explosion at the high school in New London, TX, in which a modern 2-story structure disintegrated into a pile of rubble, killing over 300 students and teachers and injuring hundreds more. The book’s storyline is gripping, and reads like a novel. The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War, by Ben Macintyre. Thrilling true story of Oleg Gordievsky, who was the Russian KGB’s top man in London, but for years was working as a double agent on behalf of British intelligence, until he was betrayed and had to be smuggled out of the Soviet Union.

Therefore I Have Hope: 12 Truths That Comfort, Sustain, and Redeem in Tragedy, by Cameron Cole. After the death of their 3-year old son, Cameron and his wife found themselves clinging to Christ thru 12 theological truths.

The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home, by Russell Moore. Family is difficult, because family—every family—is an echo of the gospel. Family can be a source of human joy, or family can break our hearts. Because this social arrangement has so much power over us, the only safe harbor for a storm-tossed family is a nail-scarred home.

Reforming Joy: A Conversation Between Paul, the Reformers, and the Church Today, by Tim Chester. Structured around the letter to the Galatians, this article focuses on a neglected fruit of the Spirit—joy, and how the doctrines of the Reformation contributed to its recovery.

Even Better Than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything About Your Story, by Nancy Guthrie. Traces 9 themes throughout the Bible, revealing how God’s plan for the new creation will be far more glorious than the original, and how that hope transforms our lives today.

Enjoying God: Experience the Power of Love of God in Everyday Life, by Tim Chester. A 21st century version of John Owen’s classic Communion with God. Rather than knowing more about God, this book focuses on knowing God more.

Made for Friendship: The Relationship That Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys, by Drew Hunter.

Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time, by Christian Hoover. Opening our eyes during difficult seasons to the wonder and beauty God creates.

Finding Favour in the Sight of God: A Theology of Wisdom Literature, by Richard P. Belcher, Jr. (New Studies in Biblical Theology #46). At a time when biblical wisdom is needed more than ever, this book focuses on the theology and message of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes.

Making All Things New: Restoring Joy to the Sexually Broken, by David Powlinson. Hope for the sexually immoral and the sexually victimized. Recommended by Russell Moore and Rosaria Butterfield.

Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was and Who God Has Always Been, by Jackie Hill Perry. Former lesbian Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. At age 19, God broke in and turned her heart toward him right in her own bedroom.

Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes Church, by John Onwuchekwa (9Marks). On the role of corporate prayer in the church.

The Apostle Paul: A Life of Paul, by John Pollock. Revised edition of the 1969 classic on the life of Paul, from his conversion, thru his missionary years, to his death.

ESV Expository Commentary. The first volumes released in the new multi-volume commentary (Volume VII: Daniel-Malachi and Volume XII: Hebrews-Revelation (including Dennis Johnson on Hebrews, Sam Storms on 1 Peter, and Tom Schreiner on Revelation).

COMMENTARIES: Psalms, Volume 2, by W. Dennis Tucker, Jr. and Jamie A. Grant (NIV Application Commentary); The Letter to the Galatians, by David deSilva (NICNT).

MOVIES ON DVD: Driving Miss Daisy, starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy (rated PG); The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock (rated PG-13); I Can Only Imagine (inspiring true story behind the beloved hit song), starring Dennis Quaid and Trace Adkins; The Trip to Bountiful, starring Geraldine Page (rated PG).

CHILDREN’S BOOKS BY LEE STROBEL: The Case for Grace for Kids; The Case for Christ for Kids; The Case for Miracles for Kids.

OTHER CHILDREN’S BOOKS: The Growing Reader Phonics Bible, by Joy MacKenzie, illustrated by Jill Newton. A Bible that can help your child love to read, with phonics based Bible stories. Each story features one of the 44 phonics sounds.

CHILDREN’S DVDs: The Growing Reader Phonics Bible/The Growing Reader Book of Prayers, by Joy MacKenzie.