New Books – September 2005

New Books – September 2005

The All-Sufficient God: Sermons on Isaiah 40, by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. It has been said that while others preached love, Lloyd-Jones preached God. And these mighty sermons from Isaiah 40 bear that out, as they show that the God of the Bible is not only the great Creator and Judge but the Father of all mercies and the God of all comfort.

Facing Terror
, by Carrie McDonnall with Kristin Billerbeck. The true story of how an American couple paid the ultimate price for their love for the Muslim people. Together Carrie and David provided humanitarian aid in Iraq until the March 2004 attack that claimed David’s life and left Carrie fighting for her own.

Lost in the Amazon
, by Stephen Kirkpatrick as told to Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick. An inaccurate map and some bad decisions led to a desperate battle for survival in the remote Amazon rain forest on the part of a wildlife photographer and four companions. A true story of faith and fortitude.

Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed
, by Jonathan Aitken, who was the first biographer given complete access to Colson’s private archives and personal papers.

Is Jesus the Only Savior? By James R. Edwards. Faces head-on the question of whether or not Jesus is indeed the sole savior of the world. Tracing the currents of modernity from the Enlightenment to the Jesus Seminar, Edwards contends that the assumptions of the most skeptical historical-Jesus scholars are not more intellectually defensible than the claims of faith. He then assembles extensive support to show that Jesus considered himself the unique and saving mission of God to the world.

Lies That Go Unchallenged in Popular Culture, by Charles Colson. How can we understand and respond to worldviews that appear to embrace acceptance, tolerance, and peace but in fact threaten to drown out the truth about our society? Colson examines seven lies that affect our contemporary society, and he brings clarity to various events and trends over the past decade.

Gripped by the Greatness of God
, by James MacDonald. The author tackles powerful passages from the OT book of Isaiah to inspire us to be gripped by the greatness of God.

Between Pacifism and Jihad: Just War and Christian Tradition
, by J. Daryl Charles. As he reviews and updates the traditional just-war teaching of the church, the author reconsiders the use of force to maintain or establish justice, and shows how love for a neighbor can warrant the just use of force.

Jonathan Edwards: America’s Evangelical
, by Philip F. Gura. Described as a “brilliant, concise, and authoritative account of the life and mind of Jonathan Edwards”, and “at once scholarly and accessible”.

The Heavenly Man
, by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway. The true story of how God took a young half-starved boy from a poor village in China and used him mightily to preach the gospel despite horrific opposition. Brother Yun is one of China’s house church leaders, who despite his relative youth, has suffered prolonged torture and imprisonment for his faith.

Back to Jerusalem: Three Chinese House Church Leaders Share Their Vision to Complete the Great Commission, by Paul Hattaway, Brother Yun, Peter Xu Yongze, and Enoch Wang. Could China become one of the foremost missionary-sending countries in the 21st century? These three house church leaders, who between them have spent 40 years in prison for their faith, explain their vision.

A Patriot’s History of the United States: From Columbus’s Great Discovery to the War on Terror
, by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen. A comprehensive history that puts the focus back on America’s overwhelmingly positive contributions to civilization. The authors are history professors at the Univ. of Dayton and the Univ. of Washington, Tacoma, respectively.

The Relic Quest
, by Robert Cornuke. The true story of one man’s pursuit of the lost Ark of the Covenant.

Renewed by the Word: The Bible and Christian Revival Since the Reformation, by J. N. Morris. The author says that to understand why the churches in America and Britain are as they are today, we must review the history of revival. And this means understanding not only what the church is and where it is going, but the very nature of what it means to believe.

I Still Believe: How Listening to Christianity’s Critics Strengthens Faith, by Kurt Bruner.

The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham
, by Harold Myra and Marshall Shelley. Offers 21 essential leadership principles for today’s leaders in the church , government, or business.

The Prodigal Brother: Making Peace with Your Parents, Your Past, and the
Wayward One in Your Family, by Sue Thompson.

Voices of the Faithful
, by Beth Moore. Daily devotional calendar consisting of inspiring true accounts of extreme sacrifice on the part of fellow believers from around the world.

Can a Smart Person Believe in God?
by Michael Guillen. The author, a former ABC News science correspondent and a theoretical physicist, explores the relationship between faith and reason.

Brokenness: The Heart God Revives
, by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. Your brokenness may be the very thing God uses.

Christ Our Mediator
, by C.J. Mahaney. The author implores us to see Christ’s death not from our point of view, but from God’s.

Taste and See
, by John Piper. An expanded edition of the popular devotional, A Godward Life, Book 2.

The Beliefnet Guide to Evangelical Christianity
, by Wendy Murray Zoa.

The Wages of Spin: Critical Writings on Historic and Contemporary Evangelicalism, by Carl R. Trueman. The author is a Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, who has been called “one of contemporary evangelicalism’s most dynamic young theologians.” In this collection of essays, his goal is to provoke us into having an opinion on things that matter.

Aslan’s Call: Finding Our Way to Narnia, by Mark Eddy Smith. Focuses on The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, and shows us how—in the fanciful world of Narnia—we can discover the truest reality. In the children who travel to Narnia we find ourselves, and in Aslan we find Christ.

Exodus: Why Americans Are Fleeing Liberal Churches for Conservative
Christianity, by Dave Shiflett. The author says that in startling numbers, Americans are leaving liberal Christian denominations for churches that ask them for sexual restraint, a hefty commitment of time, and rock-solid belief in demanding theological tenets. Why is this happening in a secular-minded age? The author toured America to ask that question.

Life at Work: Marketplace Success of People of Faith,
by John C. Maxwell, Stephen R. Graves, and Thomas G. Addington. Carrying your Sunday-morning faith into your Monday-morning workplace. The authors reconnect the worlds of faith and work by identifying the basic tools that all followers of Jesus should carry with them on the job: calling, service, character, and skill.

he Intimate Mystery: Creating Strength and Beauty in Your Marriage, by Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman, III. The authors say that contrary to what the popular media tells us, marriage is about more than personal happiness—it is about spiritual growth. And the book of Genesis provides a matrix for understanding that intimate mystery in light of three commands—leave, weave, and cleave.

The Fulfilled Family: God’s Design for Your Home
, by John MacArthur. Sandpaper People, by Mary Southerland. Dealing with the ones who rub you the wrong way.

On Being a Missionary
, by Thomas Hale. This book was written for everyone who has in interest in missions, from the praying and giving supporter to the missionary on or heading to the field. The author and his wife Cynthia, who have served as medical missionaries to Nepal since 1970, deal with the problems, struggles, and failures that missionaries often face.

Send Me! Your Journey to the Nations
, by Steve Hoke and Bill Taylor. A guide for those who want to be missionaries.

, by Shusaku Endo. This is a novel about a 17th century Portuguese priest in Japan at the height of the fearful persecution of the small Christian community. A harrowing account of men of faith in a faith-denying situation. The author is Japan’s foremost novelist, and this work is considered his masterpiece.

Hebrews, by Erik M. Heen and Philip D.W. Krey (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture); Handbook on the Pentateuch, Second Edition, by Victor P. Hamilton.

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Harry the Wolf and Buster the Kangaroo, by Daniela De Luca, illustrator (It’s A Wild Life, Buddy, ages 5+); The Mission and The Trinity, by Joey Allen (Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers; God-centered theology for ages 4-7).

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