New Books (Page 6)

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New Books–July 2011

Complete New Book List July 2011 The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, by Alan Jacobs. Justin Taylor said, “I started reading Alan Jacobs’ latest…and I’m having trouble putting it down”. Trevor Logan said, “it seems a rare accomplishment that a book on the pleasures of reading could actually pull off being pleasurable itself. But Alan Jacobs’ newest book…does just that”. Jacobs teaches English at WheatonCollege. Did St. Paul Get Jesus Right? The Gospel According to Paul, by…

New Books–June 2011

Complete New Book List June 2011 Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? Who They Were and Why You Should Care, by C. John Collins. Throughout history, most Christians have believed Adam and Eve were real persons, of whom we are their descendents. But some Christians today have dismissed that historical consensus. Collins is an old-earth creationist, who has degrees from MIT and a doctorate in Hebrew linguistics. John MacArthur: Servant of the Word and Flock, by Iain H. Murray. Brand…

New Books–May 2011

Complete New Book List May 2011 Counterfeit Gospels: Rediscovering the Good News in a World of False Hope, by Trevin Wax. This book examines six common counterfeit gospels: therapeutic, judgmentless, moralist, quietist, activist, and churchless. Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church, by Michael A.G. Haykin. Truth Endures: Landmark Sermons from 40 Years of Unleashing God’s Truth One Verse at a Time, by John MacArthur. Collection of the “best of the best” messages from…

New Books–April 2011

Complete New Book List April 2011 The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism, edited by John J. Collins and Daniel C. Harlow. The first comprehensive reference work devoted exclusively to Second Temple Judaism (586BC-70AD). This was the Judaism into which Jesus was born. Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa and Asia, by Mark A. Noll with Carolyn Nystrom. Seventeen profiles of Christians from Africa and Asia give textured detail to the tapestry of global Christianity. Tempted and Tried: Temptation and…

New Books–March 2011

Complete New Book List March 2011 King’s Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus, by Timothy Keller. Newsweek Magazine has called Keller a “C.S. Lewis for the 21st century”. In this new book, Keller takes a fresh and insightful look at the life of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, to explain not only the way to eternal life, but also the history and purpose of the world. No Other Gospel: 31 Reasons from Galatians Why…

New Books–February 2011

Complete New Book List February, 2011 Gospel Clarity: Challenging the New Perspective on Paul, by William B. Barcley with Ligon Duncan. Without God, Without Creed: The Origins of Unbelief in America, by James Turner. Until the middle of the 19th century, atheism and agnosticism were viewed in western culture as bizarre aberrations. Shortly thereafter, unbelief emerged as a plausible alternative to the still dominant theism of Europe and America. How did this happen? Turner shows how it was due to…

New Books–January 2011

Complete New Book List January 2011 God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment: A Biblical Theology, by James M. Hamilton, Jr. A strong case for the centrality to biblical theology of what has been called the two-beat rhythm of biblical history: salvation through judgment. Hamilton finds this theme in every book of the Bible. God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution, by Thomas S. Kidd. A critique of mainstream interpretations of the American Revolution, revealing the central role…

New Books–December 2010

Complete New Book List December, 2010 Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, by Timothy Keller. Against stereotypes, Keller presents the Bible as a fundamental source for promoting justice and compassion for those in need, and explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace. Decision Points, by George W. Bush. The former president describes the decisions that shaped his presidency and his personal life. Things We Couldn’t Say: A Dramatic Account of Christian Resistance in Holland…

New Books–November 2010

Complete New Book List November 2010 For the Fame of God’s Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper, edited by Sam Storms and Justin Taylor. This book was assembled and presented as a surprise gift to John Piper. As Mark Noll says, it contains essays “seriously engaging the Scriptures to which Piper is committed, earnestly expounding the classic Calvinistic doctrines into which Piper has breathed such life, and zealously promoting the glory of God to which Piper has devoted his…

New Books–October 2010

Complete New Book List October, 2010 Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God, by John Piper, with Foreword by Mark Noll. Piper urges us to think, for the glory of God. With Calvin in the Theater of God: the Glory of God and Everyday Life, edited by John Piper and David Mathis. A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty, by Joni Eareckson Tada. Over four decades ago, a diving…

New Books–September 2010

Complete New Book List September 2010 Christ Among the Dragons: Finding Our Way Through Cultural Challenges, by James Emery White. Finding our way through uncharted territory as we stray from core ideas and differ on key issues. Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning, by Nancy Pearcey. Chesterton said the danger when men stop believing in God is not that they’ll believe in nothing, but that they will believe in anything. Pearcey shows…

New Books–August 2010

Complete New Book List August 2010 The Apostles’ Doctrine of the Atonement, by George Smeaton. This and its companion volume, Christ’s Doctrine of the Atonement, comprise a classic work which deals with each passage in the NT on the subject of Christ’s work, Christ’s Doctrine focusing on the Gospels, and The Apostles’s Doctrine focusing on the rest of the NT. . First published in 1870. Combines biblical exegesis, doctrinal exposition, and spiritual meditation. A Day’s March Nearer Home: Autobiography of…

New Books–July 2010

Complete New Book List July, 2010 Theodore Roosevelt’s History of the United States: His Own Words, Selected and Arranged by Daniel Ruddy, by Theodore Roosevelt. Through skillful editing from Roosevelt’s voluminous writings, Ruddy provides readers with Roosevelt’s unique view of American history from the Revolution to the beginnings of the 20th century. An astute historical observer, Roosevelt was a “hanging judge” who did not hesitate to render harsh verdicts about leaders and events from America’s past. Highly recommended by Al…

New Books–June 2010

Complete New Book List June, 2010 Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wrong, by Mary A. Kassian. Insights from Proverbs on the differences between a saucy, seductive Wild Thing and a smart, biblically savvy Wise Thing. Susan Hunt says this book is a “much needed message regarding the ethics of biblical womanhood”. 66 Love Letters: A Conversation with God that Invites You Into His Story, by Dr. Larry Crabb. A fresh, relational look at Scripture, book by book. Presented…

New Books–May 2010

Complete New Book List May 2010 Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, by Eric Metaxas. A major new biography of the brilliant German theologian who was one of the first to speak out against Hitler. He became a double agent, and was later imprisoned and eventually hanged at the age of 39 for his involvement in a plot to assassinate Hitler. Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe, by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears. John Frame says there is much here to aid…

New Books–April, 2010

Complete New Book List April 2010 After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters, by N.T. Wright. Reviewer Timothy George calls this an “engaging summons to the moral life’, one that moves between the reigning paradigms of “follow the heart” or “keep the rules”. Wright says the Bible calls for a revolution—a transformation of character that takes us beyond our earthly pursuit of money, sex, and power into a virtuous state of living that allows us to reflect God and live…

New Books–March 2010

Complete New Book List March 2010 Churchill, by Paul Johnson. Biography of the one of most important men of the 20th century, and one of the most complex and fascinating personalities of history. Churchill was a soldier, parliamentarian, prime minister, orator, painter, writer, husband and leader. His leadership of England in World War II in firm opposition to Hitler made a critical difference in the war. Although not written as a Christian book, this book is highly recommended by Al…

New Books–February 2010

Complete New Book List February 2010 A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God, by John Piper. Ruth and Boaz were risk-takers—a younger, immigrant, peasant widow and a middle-aged, Jewish landowner, walking along the precipice of social exclusion with absolute integrity. And what an unexpected outcome, affecting all generations to follow. Their story of sexual intrigue and racial alliance plays out uncannily under the invisible hand of God. And in their hazardous acts of faithfulness, the…

New Books–January 2010

Complete New Book List January 2010 Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, but Nobody Wants to Die, by David Crowder and Mike Hogan. Crowder is pastor of music and arts at UniversityBaptistChurch in Waco, and founder of The David Crowder Band, a Christian rock band. Hogan is a band member. This book features thoughts on the nature of the soul and of death, on kingdom reality as both now and hereafter, and on bluegrass music. The authors say that “right…

New Books–December 2009

Complete New Book List December, 2009 A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters: the Word, the Christ, the Son of God, by Andreas J. Kostenberger (Biblical Theology of the NT series). An exhaustive theology of John’s Gospel and letters, which also provides a detailed study of major themes and relates them to the Synoptic Gospels and other NT books. The Meaning of the Pentateuch: Revelation, Composition, and Interpretation, by John H. Sailhamer. According to John Piper, this is not a…