New Books, September 2013

New Books, September 2013

Complete New Book List

September, 2013

Silent Witnesses: Lessons on Theology, Life and the Church from Christians of the Past, by Garry J. Williams. Tells the story of a selection of figures from the Christian past, witnesses whose lips have now fallen silent, but who yet speak through their writings and the stirring stories of their lives. The witnesses include Augustine, Tyndale, Jonathan Edwards, Owen, Calvin, Anne Bradstreet, Luther, Nicholas Ridley, the Council of Chalcedon, and others.

Discovering the City of Sodom: The Fascinating, True Account of the Discovery of the Old Testament’s Most Infamous City, by Dr. Steven Collins and Dr. Latayne C. Scott.

Judges for You, by Timothy Keller. Keller says the book of Judges “has only one hero—God. As we read this account of how He works in history, it comes alive. Judges is not an easy read, but living in the times we do, it is an essential one”.

The Popular Handbook of Achaeology and the Bible, by Norman Geisler and Joseph M. Holden. Discoveries that confirm the reliability of Scripture.

The C.S. Lewis Bible, by C.S. Lewis and Harper Collins. The complete text of the NRSV, interspersed with over 600 selections from the writings of C.S. Lewis. J.I. Packer says this is “studded with hundreds of insightful gems from Bible student Lewis”, making “this brilliantly executed version of the NRSV truly unique”. Eugene Peterson says we “are going to relish having Lewis, who knew how to read his Bible, as our companion in our reading”.

HISTORICAL NON-FICTION: A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II, by Adam Makos. German fighter pilot Franz Stigler showed mercy to a stricken American bomber piloted by Charlie Brown over German skies during WWII; the encounter haunted both men until after the war when they went on a search for each other; recommended by Al Mohler; Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II, by Mitchell Zuckoff. Daring search and rescue mission for three planes lost in frozen Greenland during WWII; Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, by Allen C. Guelzo. The story of the most famous, and perhaps most determinative, battle of the Civil War; recommended by Al Mohler.

Mere Christianity: Discussion and Study Guide for the Book by C.S. Lewis, by Joseph McRae Mellichamp.A helpful guide to the study and teaching of the most influential Christian book of the 20thcentury.

BOOKS BY KATIE HOFFMAN, DALLAS RESIDENT AND SPEAKER FOR 2014 CBC WOMEN’S RETREAT: When a Mother Follows Christ and The Joy of Living for Jesus.

Matthew Henry: His Life and Influence, by Allan Harman. A new biography on Matthew Henry (1662-1714), whose Bible commentaries continue to be highly-valued by preachers and Bible users today. However, most are unaware of who this great Puritan pastor was and how he lived. Harman offers insights into Henry’s great accomplishments in spite of ill health and intense family sorrows.

The Son of David: Seeing Jesus in the Historical Books, by Nancy Guthrie (Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament). Jesus said “your kingdom come”. A study of the OT historical books (Joshua thru Esther) enables us to see the kingdom of God not only as it once was, but also as it is now, and as it will be one day.

America’s Blessings: How Religion Benefits Everyone, Including Atheists, by Rodney Stark. Distinguished researcher Rodney Stark, who teaches at Baylor University, sets out to debunk some of the myths and misunderstandings in recent debates between atheists and religious believers. Beginning with a historical overview, he uses facts and solid research to demonstrate the beneficial aspects of America’s religious underpinnings, and arrives at some surprising conclusions.

The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, by Mary Rowlandson (with related documents). A captivity account written by a Puritan woman who was in captivity among Indians during Metacom’s War in southeastern New England (1675-1676), and her later release. First published in 1682.

Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of our Faith, by K. Scott Olilphint. A distinctly Reformed approach to apologetics, following in the footsteps of Cornelius Van Til. Al Mohler says: “In a day marked by shallow thinking, Oliphint offers an arsenal of apologetic insight”.

Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables: Volume 1: True and False Christians (On the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins); Volume II: Divine Husbandman (On the Parable of the Sower and the Seed); Volume III: Fish Out of Their Element (On the Parable of the Net), edited by Kenneth P. Minkema and Adriaan C. Neele.

The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, edited and introduced by Isabel Best.

The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social and Historical Contexts, edited by Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald.

Words for Readers and Writers: Spirit-Pooled Dialogues, by Larry Woiwode. The critically acclaimed author explores the mysterious potential of words in these essays on the process and significance of reading and writing.

The Big Story: How the Bible Makes Sense Out of Life, by Justin Buzzard.

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE OT SERIES: Love Divine and Unfailing: The Gospel According to Hosea, by Michael P.V. Barrett; Crying Out for Vindication: The Gospel According to Job, by David R. Jackson; Living in the Light of Inextinguishable Hope: The Gospel According to Joseph, by Iain M. Duguid and Matthew P. Harmon; After God’s Own Heart: The Gospel According to David, by Mark J. Boda.

COMMENTARIES: Galatians: Gospel-Rooted Living, by Todd Wilson (Preaching the Word); Galatians, by J.V. Fesko and First Corinthians, by Kim Riddlebarger (Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament); A new Reformed commentary series; Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary: 1&2 Timothy and Titus, by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida.

AUDIOs: Feed My Sheep: A Practical Guide to Daily Family Bible Time, by Steve Maxwell.

CHRISTIAN BIOGRAPHIES FOR YOUNG READERS: Anselm of Canterbury, by Simonetta Carr. Lavishly illustrated story of Alselm (1033-1109), who as Archbishop of Canterbury authored significant writings on why God became man, and the relationship between faith and reason.


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