New Books (Page 2)

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New Books–February 2017

                                                   Complete New Book List                                                       February, 2017  Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality, by Wesley Hill. As a celibate gay Christian, who is also a theology professor, Hill gives us a glimpse of what it looks like to wrestle firsthand with God’s “no” to same-sex sexual intimacy. He advocates neither unqualified “healing” for those who struggle, nor accommodation to temptation, but rather faithfulness in the midst of brokenness. A Passion for the Impossible: The Life of…

New Books–January 2017

                                                       Complete New Book List                                                            January, 2017  Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich, by Richard Weikart. Shows that Hitler was neither a Christian, an atheist, nor an occultist. Rather, he marshals convincing evidence that Hitler was a pantheist who embraced brutal, Darwinian religion of nature. Give Me This Mountain, by Dr. Helen Roseveare. Autobiography of the well known missionary doctor and author who worked in the Belgian Congo, and who spent 5 months as a…

New Books–December 2016

                                                    Complete New Book List                                                          December, 2016  An Anomalous Jew: Paul among Jews, Greeks and Romans, by Michael F. Bird. Bird argues that Paul did not cease to be a Jew when he became a Christian, but his previous Jewish convictions were shaken to the core and transformed. He remained a Jew, but became an anomaly to his Jewish contemporaries. Paul is seen as a maverick apostle, an inimitable thinker, and an anomalous Jew. Saving My Assassin: A Memoir,…

New Books–November 2016

                                                            Complete New Book List                                                                 November, 2016                        Gospel Women: Studies of the Named Women in the Gospels, by Richard Bauckham. Bauckham is an outstanding NT scholar who applies his encyclopedic knowledge of Judaism and its offshoot, early Jewish Christianity, to the subject of the named women in the Gospels. The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites and Divides Catholics and Protestants After 500 Years, by Gregg Allison and Chris Castaldo. Is the Protestant Reformation finished? There are still a number…

New Books—October 2016

                                                          Complete New Book List                                                               October, 2016            Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical, by Timothy Keller. Newsweek magazine refers to Keller as “a C.S. Lewis for the 21st century”. He has had an incredibly effective ministry in the heart of NYC. This is his newest. No God But One: Allah or Jesus? by Nabeel Qureshi. A former Muslim investigates the evidence for Islam and Christianity. Both Islam and Christianity teach that there is only one God,…

New Books–September 2016

                                                 Complete New Book List                                                      September, 2016  “Free Grace Theology”: 5 Ways It Diminishes the Gospel, by Wayne Grudem. Must the gospel message include a call for people to repent of their sins? Is evidence of a changed life an important indication of whether a person is truly born again? To both questions, Free Grace Theology says no. But in this book, Grudem shows why the Bible says yes to both. This book is endorsed by John MacArthur, J.I.…

New Books–August 2016

Complete New Book List August, 2016  Theological Fitness: Why We Need a Fighting Faith, Aimee Byrd. A book for Christians who want to hold fast to their faith without wavering, even in the trials of ordinary life. Aimee unpacks our call to perseverance in the book of Hebrews and explores the great metaphor that physical fitness lends to theology. Aimee is an ordinary mom of three, who blogs about theology at The Mortification of Spin website. What Christians Ought to…

New Books–July 2016

Complete New Book List July, 2016  J.C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone, by Iain H. Murray. The life of Ryle has only to be heard about once to be remembered, His 84 years (1816-1900) included remarkable contrasts—-the promise of a fortune, then the poverty of a bankrupt; a Suffolk County country pastor, then bishop of the leading seaport of the British Empire; from the successful youth at Eton and Oxford who did not pray or read his Bible until age…

New Books–June 2016

                                                         Complete New Book List                                                                    June, 2016  A Camaraderie of Confidence: The Fruit of Unfailing Faith in the Lives of Charles Spurgeon, George Muller, and Hudson Taylor, by John Piper (series: The Swans Are Not Silent). Most people don’t realize that Spurgeon, Muller and Taylor were contemporaries who knew and loved each other. For all their differences, they were profoundly evangelical in their emphases on Scripture, the atoning work of Christ, the new birth and the importance of mission.…

New Books–May 2016

                                                 Complete New Book List                                                          May, 2016  A Peculiar Glory: How the Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Complete Truthfulness, by John Piper. The glory of God is shining through the Bible. Never has the church been in greater need of recognizing that Scripture is self-attesting. They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run From ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East, by Mindy Belz. Leon Morris: One Man’s Fight for Love and Truth, by Neil Bach. Biography of Leon…

New Books–April 2016

                                                             Complete New Book List                                                                        April, 2016            . Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines, by David Mathis. In his Foreword to the book, John Piper says: “This book is about grace-empowered habits, and Spirit-empowered disciplines…the means God has given for drinking at the fountain of life…if you have never read a book on ‘habits of grace’ or ‘spiritual disciplines’, start with this one…if you are a veteran lover of the river of God, but for some…

New Books–March 2016

                                                              Complete New Book List                                                                       March, 2016 The Jesus We Missed: The Surprising Truth About the Humanity of Christ, by Patrick Henry Reardon. Russell Moore, who did the Foreword, says: “This book…is the best treatment of the humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ that I’ve ever encountered. Patrick Reardon is one of the most Bible-saturated, Christ-intoxicated writers and preachers I have ever met, and I believe this is his finest work.” This book is stunning in its insight, and…

New Books–February 2016

                                                          Complete New Book List                                                                  February, 2016            The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance—Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters, by Sinclair B. Ferguson, Foreword by Tim Keller. Derek Thomas says: “This is one of the most important and definitive books I have read in over four decades”. How a book written in the 17th century provoked the Marrow Controversy in the 18th century, and how that debate relates to gospel preaching today, and the perennial issue of the…

New Books–January 2016

                                                                  Complete New Book List                                                                            January 2016             God’s Glory Alone–The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life: What the Reformers Taught… and Why It Still Matters, by David VanDrunen (The Five Solas series). Second in the series on the five solas of the Protestant Reformation. The author first examines how the doctrine of God’s glory developed in Reformed theology and confessions, and then turns to the beginning with the pillar of cloud revealed to Israel, and culminating in Christ’s…

New Books–December 2015

                                                            Complete New Book List                                                                 December, 2015              We Cannot be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong, by R. Albert Mohler, Jr. Why it is our duty to speak out in defense of biblical and natural-law principles of sexual morality and marriage. D.A. Carson says “it is simply not possible to simultaneously remain silent and faithful to the Lord Jesus”, while John MacArthur says this book shows the…

New Books–November 2015

Complete New Book List November, 2015            Owen on the Christian Life: Living for the Glory of God in Christ, by Matthew Barrett and Michael A.G. Haykin.(Theologians on the Christian Life). The 17th century Puritan John Owen is widely regarded as one of the most influential of the English Puritans. As a pastor, he longed to see the glory of Christ take root in people’s lives. As a writer, he continues to encourage us to communion with God. His high view…

New Books–October 2015

Complete New Book List October, 2015 Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness, by Eric Metaxas, NY Times best-selling author of Bonhoeffer and Seven Men. A refreshing look at womanhood which focuses on the lives of Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Saint Maria of Paris, Corrie ten Boom, Rosa Parks, and Mother Teresa. Far Above Rubies: The Life of Bethan Lloyd-Jones, by Lynette G. Clark. New biography of the wife of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, whose life has often…

New Books–September 2015

Complete New Book List September, 2015            Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel, by Russell Moore. Russell urges us to keep Christianity strange! As the culture changes all around us, it is no longer possible to pretend we are a Moral Majority. That may be bad news for America, but it is good news for the church. As Christianity seems increasingly strange, and even subversive, to the culture, we have the opportunity to reclaim the freakishness of the gospel…

New Books–August 2015

Complete New Book List August, 2015 Hostile Environment: Understanding and Responding to Anti-Christian Bias, by George Yancey. Sociologist Yancey explores the phenomenon of Christianophobia, an intense animosity against Christians and the Christian faith. While the animosity does not typically rise to the violent levels of religious persecution in other parts of the world, Christians are often still treated in ways that perpetuate negative stereotypes and contribute to culture war acrimony. Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual…

New Books–July 2015

Complete New Book List July 2015   Baptists in America: A History, by Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins. The Puritans hounded the Baptists out of Massachusetts Bay Colony due to their rejection of infant baptism and state control of the church. Yet 400 years later, they have grown from a persecuted minority into America’s largest denomination and a culture-shaper on the American stage. HISTORICAL NON-FICTION: Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain’s Royal Family in the Darkest Days…