New Books–September 2021

New Books–September 2021

Complete New Book List

September 2021


           Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners, by Dane C. Ortlund (Series: Union). Few question the call of the Bible to grow in godliness, but the answer to exactly how this happens is often elusive. In this book, Ortlund points believers to Christ, making the case that sanctification does not happen by doing more or becoming better, but by going deeper into the wondrous gospel truths that washed over them when they were first united to him. Draws on wisdom from thoughout church history.

 Rejoice and Tremble: The Surprising Good News of the Fear of the Lord, by Michael Reeves (Series: Union). According to Joel Beeke, modern people often view the fear of God with disdainful suspicion, but Reeves shows us that godly fear is really nothing other than love for God as God.

Women Who Risk: Secret Agents for Jesus in the Muslim World, by Tom and Joann Doyle, with Greg Webster. The authors have seen first hand how when Jesus sets a Muslim woman free, she becomes an unstoppable force for God. Despite enormous risks to themselves and their families, these former Muslims who are now new followers of Jesus are influencing their husbands and children and bringing others to faith in Christ.

Brave by Faith: God-Sized Confidence in a Post-Christian World, by Alistair Begg. This isn’t the first time that God’s people have had to figure out how to live confidently and faithfully in a society that opposes God’s ways and God’s word. Alistair Begg takes us to the time of Daniel. His call is not so much to be like Daniel as to trust in Daniel’s God.

We Will Not Be Silenced, by Erwin W. Lutzer. Living out your convictions and responding courageously to our culture’s assault on Christianity. We need to gain a better understanding of nonbelievers’ legitimate hurts and concerns regarding issues like racism, sexism and poverty while identifying the toxic responses secular culture disguises as solutions.

The Magna Carta of Humanity: Sinai’s Revolutionary Faith and the Future of Freedom, by Os Guinness. In his final work on American freedom, the author argues that the deepest cause of the national division today is the conflict between the ideals of the American Revolution and those of the French Revolution and its heirs. Addressing today’s evils and appealing to the better angels of the American experiment, Guinness sets out the contours of the Sinai revolution that underlies the ordered freedom of American society.

Just Ask, by J.D. Greear. The joy of confident, bold, patient, relentless, shameless, dependent, grateful, powerful, expectant prayer.

Men and Women in the Church: A Short, Biblical, Practical Introduction, by Kevin DeYoung. Clarifies and applies the biblical texts that reveal this divinely inspired complementarity, showing how God made us to worship, serve, and obey him-in both life and ministry-as men and women.

Deep Discipleship: How the Church Can Make Whole Disciples of Jesus, by J. T English. Everyone is being discipled. The question is: what is discipling us? English equips churches to reclaim the responsibility of discipling people at any point on their journey.

It Will Cost You Everything: What It Takes to Follow Jesus, by Steven J. Lawson. Unpacks Luke 14:25-35 to show a Jesus who would not have been tolerated today. He was not politically correct and he certainly did not try to save people’s feelings. Lawson shows the unashamed honesty, passion, and urgency with which Jesus explains the life-long cost involved in choosing to follow him (previously published as The Cost).

What Is A Girl Worth?  My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics, by Rachael Denhollander.         Explicit Content.  The author is an attorney, advocate, and educator who was the first woman to speak publicly against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, one of the most prolific sexual abusers in recorded history.  As a result of her activism, more than 250 women came forward as survivors of Nassar’s abuse, leading to his life imprisonment.  In 2018 Rachael was Sports Illustrated Magazine’s Inspiration of the year.

COMMENTARIES: Daniel, by Joe M. Sprinkle (Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary); Hosea: A Discourse Analysis of the Hebrew Bible, by Jerry Hwang (Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament): Nehemiah: A Pastoral & Exegetical Commentary, by T.J. Betts;

DVDs: American Gospel: Christ Crucified, by Brandon Kimber. This is the sequel to the highly regarded full-length documentary, American Gospel: Christ Alone. This sequel argues that the message of “Christ crucified” has always been offensive, and in our culture it is common for preachers to soften the offense of the cross and the attributes of God that are displayed in the person and work of Jesus Christ. This DVD explores how the paths of post-modernism and progressive Christianity lead to a different gospel, and a god created in our own image.