New Books (Page 8)

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New Books – March 2008

Assist Me to Proclaim: The Life and Hymns of Charles Wesley, by John R. Tyson. Charles Wesley (1707-1788), along with older brother John, co-founded Methodism. It was Charles, the “lyrical theologian”, who wrote 9,000 hymns and sacred poems. This biography connects his journey of faith to the two communities that shaped his life and faith—his family and the Methodist societies. The author’s judicious use of material from journals, letters, and sermons add color to the portrait. Inside Prince Caspian: A…

New Books – February 2008

The Promise and the Blessing: A Historical Survey of the Old and New Testaments , by Michael A. Harbin (ThD and ThM from DTS). In a single volume, this lavishly illustrated book reveals the big picture of salvation history. Arranged chronologically rather than canonically, it traces the flow of Israel’s history and shows how the New Testament proceeds out of the Old. Gives the grand narrative of the Bible, with beautiful full-color photos, as well as sidebars and brief “breakouts”…

New Books – January 2008

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, edited by G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson. An exploration of OT quotations, allusions and echoes occurring in each book of the NT from Matthew through Revelation, providing a profound witness to the unity of the Testaments in the mystery of Christ. Covers the entirety of the NT in a single volume, arranged in verse order, beginning with Matthew 1. In addition to the editors, other contributors include Craig Blomberg, Andreas…

New Books – December 2007

The Future of Justification: A Response to N.T. Wright, by John Piper. In responding to the so-called “New Perspective on Paul”, Piper presents a strong defense of the traditional Protestant view that justification is the heart of the gospel. The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World, edited by John Piper and Justin Taylor. Six contributors, including Piper, David Wells, and D.A. Carson, offer a practical, biblical vision of Christ’s supremacy and how to share that message and the gospel…

New Books – November 2007

Making a Meal of It: Rethinking the Theology of the Lord’s Supper, by Ben Witherington III. Explores the background, historical and scriptural origins, and the implications of the Lord’s Supper. After excavating the diverse ways in which Scripture and early Christian tradition speak about the Lord’s Supper, Witherington advocates that it is much more than either magic or mere symbolism, but primarily about who the people of God are and how they should live together Dethroning Jesus: Exposing Popular Culture’s…

New Books – October 2007

For Us and For Our Salvation: The Doctrine of Christ in the Early Church, by Stephen J. Nichols. The intriguing development of the doctrine of Christ over the early centuries of the church. John MacArthur says that “in a world where the biblical depiction of Christ is often distorted or denied, this book serves as a tremendous defense of orthodox Christian belief”. Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate, by Jerry Bridges. Have Christians become so preoccupied with the major…

New Books – September 2007

Contagious Holiness: Jesus’ Meals with Sinners, by Craig L. Blomberg (New Dimensions in Biblical Theology). One of humanity’s most basic and common practices—eating meals—was transformed by Jesus into a divine encounter. In sharing food and drink with his companions, he invited them to share in the grace of God. His redemptive mission was revealed in his eating with sinners, repentant and unrepentant alike. Blomberg traces out the historical and theologically-laden implications of table fellowship across the canon of scripture, and…

New Books – August 2007

John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace, by Jonathan Aitken. In this major new biography, Jonathan Aitken, a former member of Parliament who became a Christian while serving a prison term, readably tells the story of Newton, the slave ship captain who became a Christian, mentored William Wilberforce, and penned one of the most sung hymns of all time. 365 Days with Newton, edited by Marilyn Rouse. A unique collection of daily readings from the unpublished sermons and writings of…

New Books – July 2007

Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus, by Timothy Paul Jones. A spirited response to Bart Ehrman, a former evangelical but now radical New Testament critic and author of several best-selling books, such as Misquoting Jesus and Lost Christianities. The Dawkins Delusion: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine, by Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath. In his book, The God Delusion, world-renowned scientist Richard Dawkins writes: “If this book works as I intend,…

New Books – June 2007

Words to Live By: A Guide for the Merely Christian, by C.S. Lewis. Lewis had the ability to precisely define and explain key issues in the life of faith. This collection contains selections from his fiction, nonfiction, and letters arranged by subject matter, so that the reader can discover the wisdom of C.S. Lewis on confession, desire, friendship, joy, marriage, silence, truth, and more. The Evangelical Doctor: John Wycliffe and the Lollards, by Douglas C. Wood. Ignorance, superstition, priestcraft, and…

New Books – May 2007

The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South, by Philip Jenkins. As Christianity’s center of gravity moves southward, Africa may soon be home to the world’s largest Christian populations. Jenkins takes a close look at Christianity in the global South, and notes that it is first and foremost a biblical faith. Four Portraits, One Jesus: An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels, by Mark Strauss. A thorough yet accessible introduction to the Gospels and their subject,…

New Books – April 2007

AD 33: The Year That Changed the World, by Colin Duriez. In AD 33, an obscure religious leader died a criminal’s death in a distant outpost of the Roman empire. Yet this was an event with world-changing consequences. Looking back, we can see how from the perspective of world history it was dominated by two people—a Roman and a Jew. The Roman was the Emperor Tiberius, and the Jew was Jesus, who was put to death by one of Tiberius’…

New Books – March 2007

Battling Unbelief: Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure, by John Piper. Only the power of God’s superior promises in the gospel can emancipate our hearts from servitude to the shallow promises and fleeting pleasures of sin. Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce, by John Piper. Against great obstacles Wilberforce (1759-1833), an evangelical Christian and a member of Britain’s parliament, fought for the abolition of the African slave trade and against slavery itself until they were both illegal in the…

New Books – February 2007

When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God—and Joy, by John Piper. Even the most faithful, focused Christians can encounter periods of depression and spiritual darkness when joy seems to stay just out of reach. It can happen because of sin, satanic assault, distressing circumstances, or heredity and other physical causes. John Piper gives insight into the physical side of depression and spiritual darkness, what it means to wait on the Lord in…

New Books – January 2007

The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made, by Mark Dever. In this collection of sermons, Dever preaches through the entire OT one book at a time, with a Christological focus and careful Christian application of the Old Testament. Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony, by Richard Bauckham. As N.T. Wright says: “The question of whether the Gospels are based on eyewitness accounts has long been controversial. Now Richard Bauckham, in a characteristic tour de force, draws…

New Books – December 2006

The Road to Unafraid: How the Army’s Top Ranger Faced Fear and Found Courage Through “Blackhawk Down” and Beyond, by Captain Jeff Struecker with Dean Merrill. Struecker was one of those involved in the 1993 battle in the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia when a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter was shot down in the middle of the city, leading to an 18-hour suicide mission through the streets of Mogadishu to rescue the band of downed soldiers. The story of that rescue…

New Books – November 2006

What Jesus Demands from the World, by John Piper. As Sinclair Ferguson notes, “scholars, popularists, and now even novelists are falling over each other today in a blind passion to discover an alternative Jesus to the One so magnificently portrayed in the Biblical Gospels”. In stark contrast, Piper offers careful reflections on the authoritative commands of Jesus, in recognition that He has authority over everyone regardless of their religion, culture, nationality, gender, race, or sexuality. Judas and the Gospel of…

New Books – October 2006

Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?, by Philip Yancey, author of What’s So Amazing About Grace? Does prayer work? More personally, does it work the way we think it should? What can we really expect from prayer? Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat—the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect—of our relationship with God. A Conversation with Jonathan Edwards, by W. Gary Crampton. A clear and concise introduction to the thought of Jonathan Edwards in an enjoyable conversational format.…

New Books – September 2006

John Wyclif: Myth and Reality, by G.R. Evans. Wyclif (1329-1384) and his associates were the first to translate the entire Bible from Latin into English, and he has been called the “Morning Star of the Reformation”. Yet his legacy has long been clouded by myth and controversies. J.I. Packer says that “though Wyclif was hardly the hero Protestant hagiology has made him to be, his opposition to papal autocracy and transubstantiation, followed by his rejection from the Oxford establishment, started…

New Books – August 2006

Free Grace and Dying Love: Morning Devotions by Susannah Spurgeon. While much is known about Susannah’s famous husband, Charles Spurgeon, comparatively little is known about the woman who supported the great preacher through the many years of his long and fruitful ministry at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. This book will help to address that situation, first through 24 daily meditations on selected texts of scripture. Second, this edition also contains The Life of Susannah Spurgeon, by Charles Ray, a…