New Books–September 2012

New Books–September 2012

Complete New Book List

September, 2012

Who Am I? Identity in Christ, by Jerry Bridges. Addressing the Christian’s true identity in Christ, Jerry Bridges unpacks Scripture to give eight clear, simple answers. A great resource not only to ground new believers, but to remind all of us what God has made us through faith in Jesus.

The Hole in our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness, by Kevin DeYoung. What does it mean to be holy? Why should we care? And how can we change? Nancy Guthrie says this book goes way past “try harder” and “believe better”.

The Teavangelicals: The Inside Story of How the Evangelicals and the Tea Party Are Taking Back America, by David Brody. How people of faith are making a monumental difference within the conservative Tea Party movement.

HISTORICAL NON-FICTION: Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic, by Joe Jackson (re-tells the story of Charles Lindbergh, who won the race to be the first to fly across the Atlantic, and also those nice and not-so-nice guys who finished last; recommended by Al Mohler); Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind of the Lindbergh Kidnapping, by Robert Zorn (Bruno Hauptman was executed as the lone perpetrator of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s baby in 1932; however, Zorn presents a very compelling case that identifies two German immigrants as Bruno’s accomplices, beginning with Zorn’s father’s remembrance of his neighbor’s curious meeting with a man named Bruno shortly before the kidnapping; a captivating and convincing theory bolstered by strong evidence); Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy, by Paul Thomas Murphy (from a hunchbacked dwarf to a paranoid poet assassin, a fascinating history of Victorian England as seen through the numerous assassination attempts on Queen Victoria);

Twelve Unlikely Heroes: How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You, by John MacArthur.

The Juvenilization of American Christianity, by Thomas E. Bergler. A fascinating exploration of the places where Christianity and youth culture have intersected. The author questions our means, methods and message, and helps us see what is really happening in our youth ministries and churches.

Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection, by Edward T. Welch. Shame controls far too many of us, but the author says the Bible is about shame from start to finish, and he shows how through Jesus you are covered, adopted, cleansed and healed.

A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future, by Os Guinness. The founders believed America could be free forever. Abraham Lincoln said that as a nation of freemen, “we must live through all time, or die by suicide”. But Guinness says it is not enough for freedom to be won; it must be sustained. And contemporary views of freedom are unsustainable because they undermine the conditions necessary for freedom to thrive. He urges us to reconsider the audacity of sustainable freedom, and what it would take to restore it.

Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith, by Michael Reeves. Why is God love? Why can we be saved? How are we able to live the Christian life? There is one answer to all three questions: Because God is a Trinity.

The Last Enemy: Preparing to Win the Fight of Your Life, by Michael E. Wittmer. Gain insights from powerful stories and biblical truths as the author helps you explore your emotions and reactions, the pain imposed by the enemy, and Jesus’ triumph over sin and death.

Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, by G.K. Beale. An exploration of the OT quotations, allusions and echoes occurring in the unity of the Testaments in the mystery of Christ (this is a much more manageably sized distillation of the concepts in Beale’s earlier magnum opus on this subject).

Charity and It’s Fruits: Living in the Light of God’s Love, by Jonathan Edwards, edited by Kyle Strobel. This is an updated, unabridged version of Jonathan Edwards’s classic exposition of 1 Corinthians 13, with a detailed intro and 150 explanatory notes addressing difficult concepts.

Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace, by Michael S. Beates, with a Foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada.

Three Free Sins: God’s Not Mad at You, by Steve Brown. The reason we’re so bad is that we are trying so hard to be good. While we can never lead a blameless life, we can relax in knowing that we are completely forgiven.

Kingdom Through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants, by Peter J. Gentry and Stephen J. Wellum. Thomas Schreiner says the authors offer a third way between covenant theology and dispensationalsim, arguing that both of these theological systems are not informed sufficiently by biblical theology.

What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care? Answers to the Big Questions of Life, by Edward T. Welch. Tired of trying to win approval and escape rejection? Welch exposes people-pleasing for what it is (particularly suitable for teenagers and young adults).

The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy, by Timothy Keller.

EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches, by Dave Ramsey. Everything you ever wanted to know about building and growing a business—but didn’t know who to ask.

The Church: The Gospel Made Visible, by Mark Dever (9Marks).

Evangellyfish, by Douglas Wilson. A satirical novel which paints a vivid and painful picture of evangelical boomchurch leadership. Mark Galli, Senior Managing Editor of Christianity Today said, “What satire? Reading this made me squirm”, while Tim Challies called it “scathing…insightful…hilarious”. (caution: contains adult themes).

COMMENTARIES: Job, by John H. Walton (NIV Application Commentary); Deuteronomy, by Daniel I. Block (NIV Application Commentary); Job, by Tremper Longman III (Baker Commentary on the OT Wisdom and Psalms).

ADULT FICTION: Over the Edge, by Mary Connealy (Kincaid Brides #3); Lethal Legacy, by Irene Hannon (Guardians of Justice #3).

CHILDREN’S DVDs: Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure, by Max Lucado (Max Lucado’s Hermie & Friends); The Penniless Princess: God’s Little Girl (Veggie Tales); God Speaks! Isaiah, Jeremiah & the Prophets (Buck Denver Asks: What’s In the Bible Vol 9).


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