New Books (Page 3)

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New Books–June 2015

Not a Chance: God, Science and the Revolt Against Reason (Expanded Edition), by R.C. Sproul and Keith Mathison. Can chance really be responsible for all we see in creation? Death by Dying: Life Is Meant to be Spent, by N.D. Wilson, author of Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl and son of Douglas Wilson. A portrait of faith, futility and the joy of this mortal life. Eric Metaxas says: “Our sad, dark and decaying culture needs more salt, light and joy from…

New Books–May 2015

Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism and other God Substitutes, by Nancy Pearcey, best-selling author of Total Truth and Saving Leonardo.In this book, her whole approach is based on Romans 1. Experiencing the New Birth: Studies in John 3, by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Reflections on the powerful story of Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus and what it means to be “born again”. God, Adam and You: Biblical Creation Defended and Applied, edited by Richard D. Phillips. What difference does Adam…

New Books–April 2015

The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus, by Dallas Willard. John Ortberg says: “Dallas Willard’s understanding of apologetics is revolutionary. It is at once more intellectually rigorous (and) more humble and more tied to character than anything I have seen on the subject. What he describes is what Jesus actually did. “ Amy Carmichael: Beauty for Ashes, by Iain H. Murray. A brand-new biography of Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) who was a missionary and author and…

New Books–March 2015

Complete New Book List March 2015 The Daring Mission of William Tyndale, Steven J. Lawson (Long Line of Godly Men series). In translating the Bible into English, for which he was martyred, he became the father of the English Reformation and of the modern English language (NOTE: this book is not to be confused with another Tyndale biography added to the library a few months ago). Kept for Jesus: What the New Testament Really Teaches About Assurance of Salvation and…

New Books–February 2015

The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan. Only the Bible has sold more copies than Pilgrim’s Progress. This newly published version includes a foreword by Leland Ryken, a preface by John Newton and a sketch of Bunyan’s life by John Piper. John Stott’s Right Hand: The Untold Story of Frances Whitehead, by Julia Cameron. John R.W. Stott (1921-2011) was a highly influential English Christian leader and Anglican cleric, prolific writer, and leader in the world-wide evangelical movement from his home parish…

New Books–January 2015

Eternal Perspectives: A Collection of Quotations on Heaven, the New Earth, and Life after Death, compiled by Randy Alcorn. A large (656 pages) collection of quotations from Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, Wesley, Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, and many more, compiled by the author of the best-selling book, Heaven. Hand in Hand: The Beauty of God’s Sovereignty and Meaningful Human Choices, by Randy Alcorn. If God is sovereign, how can I be free to choose? But if God is not sovereign, how can…

New Books–December 2014

Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist, by Karen Swallow Prior. Hannah (1745-1833) was a champion of literacy, an evangelical author of “cheap tracts” for England’s poor, an accomplished writer, and an opponent of the slave trade. Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God, by Tim Keller. Prayer is the only way we experience deep change—the reordering of our lives. It is the way we know God, the way we finally treat God as God. God Dwells…

New Books–November, 2014

The People, the Land, and the Future of Israel: Israel and the Jewish People in the Plan of God, edited by Darrell L. Bock and Mitch Glaser. A dispensational perspective on God’s plan for His chosen people Good News for Weary Women: Escaping the Bondage of To-Do Lists, Steps, and Bad Advice, by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick. A Lifelong Love, by Gary Thomas, author of the acclaimed Sacred Marriage. What if marriage is about more than just staying together? David Wilkerson:…

New Books–October 2014

Complete New Book List October, 2014 Why God Created the World: a Jonathan Edwards Adaptation, by Ben Stevens. From the mind of one of America’s greatest theologians, Jonathan Edwards, comes a classic work on why God created the universe and everything in it. Many of Christianity’s modern thinkers (including John Piper) consider it one of the most important books they’ve ever read. Explore these truths in this updated version paraphrased especially for today. Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the…

New Books–September 2014

Complete New Book List September, 2014 Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times, by Os Guinness. Some think the best days of the Christian faith are behind us. Is there hope for societal redemption and renewal? Guinness says yes. Truth in a Culture of Doubt: Engaging Skeptical Challenges to the Bible, by Andreas J. Kostenberger, Darrell L. Bock and Josh D. Chatraw. Demonstrates that belief in the Scriptures does not represent sacrifice of one’s intellect. Apologetics Beyond…

New Books–August 2014

Complete New Book List August, 2014 Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both our Hearts and our Minds, by Jen Wilkin. Offers a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture. Why Church History Matters: An Invitation to Love and Learn from our Past, by Robert F. Rea. Even many who admit that church history is important often are too intimidated or too busy to delve into it deeply. Rea…

New Books–July 2014

Complete New Book List July, 2014 Jesus or Nothing, by Dan DeWitt. Demonstrates there are only two worldviews in constant conflict: theism versus nihilism, and challenges readers to think carefully about the choice between Jesus or nothing by comparing the Christian worldview with the notion of a godless universe without meaning or significance. Discovering the Joy of a Clear Conscience, by Christopher Ash. Discovering the biblical teaching on the conscience. Is it possible to have a clear conscience without either…

New Books–June 2014

Complete New Book List June, 2014 Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical and Balanced Perspective, by Brian Borgman and Rob Ventura. Exposes the fictions and superstitions surrounding this vital doctrine while at the same time reveals the unseen realities of this struggle. If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life, by Alister McGrath. An invitation to sit down with McGrath and Lewis and think about some of the questions and dilemmas in…

New Books–May 2014

Complete New Book List May, 2014 Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me, by Kevin DeYoung. John McArthur says this is a “brilliant, succinct, yet thorough study of the authority and sufficiency of Scripture”. Calvin on the Christian Life: Glorifying and Enjoying God Forever, by Michael Horton (Theologians on the Christian Life). Offers fresh insights in John Calvin’s personal piety and practical theology by allowing Calvin…

New Books–April 2014

Complete New Book List April 2014 Encountering God Together: Leading Worship Services That Honor God, Minister to His People, and Build His Church, by David G. Peterson. Does Sunday morning leave you with a sense of awe? It should! The Gospel According to Daniel: A Christ-Centered Approach, by Bryan Chapell. Justin Taylor says “Chapell has been at the forefront of a resurgence in Christ-centered exposition, arguing that all of Scripture demonstrates the grace of God which culminates in the person…

New Books–March 2014

Complete New Book List March 2014 Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian’s Vocation, edited by John Fea, Jay Green and Eric Miller God’s Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian’s Fight for Freedom, by Bob Fu with Nancy French. The riveting account of a student leader of the Tiananmen Square protests who became a literal prisoner for Christ and then escapes to the West, which Eric Metaxas says is “impossible to put down”. The Final…

New Books–February 2014

Complete New Book List, February 2014 Preaching in Hitler’s Shadow: Sermons of Resistance in the Third Reich, edited by Dean G. Stroud. A collection of sermons preached by the Resistance during Hitler’s Germany, providing stirring examples of the courage of prophetic witness and the sheer power of the Word preached in persistent obedience and at enormous risk Like the OT prophets of old, their voice could not be stifled. Sermons included are by Bonhoeffer, Barth, Niemoller, and others. HISTORICAL NON-FICTION:…

New Books–January 2014

Complete New Book List January 2014 From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological and Pastoral Perspective, edited by David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson. The most comprehensive resource available today on definite (or limited) atonement, one of the five points of Calvinism. Contributors include John Piper, Alec Motyer, Thomas Schreiner, Sinclair Ferguson, Henri Blocher, and others, with Foreword by J.I. Packer. What is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Pattern, by…

New Books–December 2013

Complete New Book List December 2013 Mozart: A Life, by Paul Johnson. In this new biography, historian Paul Johnson explores Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life and times in rich detail, focusing particularly on the music. Johnson is the author of a number of acclaimed biographies, most recently Churchill. A Call to Resurgence: Will Christianity Have a Funeral or a Future? by Mark Driscoll. The author says that despite some outward signs, we are living in a post-Christian culture—a culture fundamentally at…