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New Books – March 2009

Living Water: Studies in John 4, by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Fifty never-before-published sermons by Lloyd-Jones on the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:10-30. You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can’t Make Him Think, by Ray Comfort. Answers to questions from angry skeptics. Shows how atheism isn’t just a mind game; it is intellectual suicide. Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again, by John Piper. Piper rescues the term “born again” from its contemporary status…

New Books – February 2009

The God I Don’t Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith, by Christopher J.H. Wright. If we are honest, we have to admit there are many things we don’t understand about God. We don’t have the final answers to the deep problems of life, and there are areas of mystery in our Christian faith. Wright encourages us to face up to the limitations of our understanding and learn to be able to say with the psalmist: “But that’s all right.…

New Books – January 2009

John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine and Doxology, edited by Burk Parsons. A team of leading Reformed scholars and pastors paint a magnificent portrait of John Calvin, faithfully depicting the life and teaching of the Genevan Reformer who gave direction to the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. Contributors include Michael Horton, John MacArthur, Sinclair Ferguson, Jay Adams, Thabiti Anyabwile, Joel Beeke, Jerry Bridges, et al. Facing Your Final Job Review: The Judgment Seat of Christ, Salvation, and Eternal…

New Books – December 2008

The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith, by Timothy Keller. Taking his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity, Keller uncovers the essential message of Jesus, locked inside his most familiar parable. Within that parable, Jesus reveals God’s prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. Living for God’s Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism, by Joel R. Beeke. Traces the roots of Calvinism and sets forth its doctrinal distinctives, then explores how Calvinists live out their beliefs…

New Books – November 2008

Suffering and the Goodness of God, edited by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson (Theology in Community series). Biblical, theological, philosophical, and ethical engagement with the problem of suffering and evil. Contributors include Walter Kaiser, John Frame, John Feinberg, and others. Death By Love: Letters from the Cross, by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears. In this book, the authors show how the benefits that flow from Jesus Christ’s atoning work on the cross apply to specific real-life challenges and…

New Books – October 2008

Spectacular Sins: and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ, by John Piper. When it comes to holocausts or other horrors, many assume that God has his hands tied and his back to the wall. But Piper paints a different picture from Scripture. Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World, edited by C.J. Mahaney. Addresses the issues that prompt that subtle, silent slide away from God that each of us is prone to take. Sarah: How a Hockey…

New Books – September 2008

The Surprising Work of God: Harold John Ockenga, Billy Graham, and the Rebirth of Evangelicalism, by Garth M. Rosell. The story of how America’s mid-twentieth-century spiritual awakening became a worldwide Christian movement. Looks through the window of the life, ministry, and writings of Ockenga (co-founder of Fuller Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the National Association of Evangelicals and Christianity Today magazine) and Billy Graham. The Christian in an Age of Terror: Selected Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones 1941-1950, edited by Dr.…

New Books – August 2008

Francis Schaeffer: An Authentic Life, by Colin Duriez. Schaeffer (1912-1984) was an amazing man—intellectually brilliant and set on truth. This new biography draws on specifically collected oral history to fully portray the person, work, and teaching of one of the most important figures in modern Christianity. What is a Healthy Church Member, by Thabiti M. Anyabwile. A focus on the individual church member. D.A. Carson says: “Some books are so simple they are hardly worth skimming; others are so complex…

New Books – July 2008

Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes: Essays and Analysis, edited by David W. Hall and Peter A. Lillback (Calvin 500 Series). This volume is a contribution to the celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of Calvin’s birth, and is made up of a section-by-section analysis of John Calvin’s magnum opus by twenty leading Calvin scholars. J.I. Packer says, “for making Calvin known today as well as once he was, and in every age deserves to be, this really is a major step…

New Books – June 2008

A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A.W. Tozer, by Lyle Dorsett. The impact of Tozer on the kingdom of God is immeasurable. His sermons touched thousands, and his books, including the Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy, reached millions and continue to sell. Yet few really knew this quiet, intensely private, deeply spiritual man. In this new biography, Dorsett digs deeply into Tozer’s childhood, spiritual conversion, family life, and ministry. He doesn’t hide the flaws,…

New Books – May 2008

Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey with the New Calvinists, by Collin Hansen. A voyage of discovery about how our restless youth, weary of churches that seek to entertain rather then teach, are discovering anew the doctrines of grace. The author visits BethlehemBaptistChurch in Minneapolis (John Piper), MarsHillChurch in Seattle (Mark Driscoll), Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville(Al Mohler), and other places where this movement is growing. The Delusion of Disbelief: Why the New Atheism is a Threat to Your Life,…

New Books – April 2008

A Tale of Two Sons: The Inside Story of a Father, His Sons, and a Shocking Murder, by John MacArthur. The parable of the prodigal sons stands out as a crucial lesson about rebellion, repentance and unfathomable grace. But MacArthur says there is a part of this story that often goes untold, and which we need to hear. He invites us to hear the parable as it was originally intended. The Hope of Glory: 100 Daily Meditations on Colossians, by…

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…