Arrived on New Academic the Week of April 7, 2014

9780805464184 The Testing of God’s Sons by Gregory S. Smith (B&H Academic. 9780805464184. Hardback. $24.99)

The Testing of God’s Sons takes a look at the Old and New Testament times and the faithful, Adam, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Job, Israel and even Christ, who were tested for their faith. While often confused with the biblical idea of “temptation,” the biblical idea of testing stems from a metallurgical background and carries a unique covenantal function. Testing is at the center of how God responds to the rebellion of his people and reveals God’s primary concern for the faith of His saints.


9781433683923 Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive by Thom S. Rainer (B&H Books. 9781433683923. Hardback. $12.99)

No one wants to see a church die. And yet, far too many churches are dying. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Thom Rainer has helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and has autopsied those that have died. From this experience, he has discovered twelve consistent themes among those churches that have died. Yet, it’s not gloom and doom because from those twelve themes, lessons on how to keep your church alive have emerged.


4419 Justice Awakening: How You and Your Church Can Help End Human Trafficking by Eddie Byun (IVP Books. 9780830844197. Paperback. $13.00)

“Worldwide human trafficking is a modern form of slavery that negates justice and neighbor-love in the worst possible way. From Korea now comes a prophetic call to the church to move realistically to counter it. God give us ears to hear Eddie Byun’s word for our times.”—J. I. Packer


4420 Connecting with Muslims: A Guide to Communicating Effectively by Fouad Masri (IVP Books. 9780830844203. Paperback. $15.00)

“In Connecting with Muslims, Fouad Masri, an Arab Christian, gives us helpful and practical insights on how we can convey the love of Christ to them. This is not a book of strategies or tactics. It is a guide to what we should understand about Islam and how Christianity may be understood by Muslims, so that we can faithfully represent Jesus. Relying on biblical principles, he shows us how to engage in and maintain fruitful conversations that lift up Christ without causing offense or compromising the gospel.”—Winfried Corduan


9780199777952 The Age of Evangelicalism: America’s Born-Again Years by Steven P. Miller (Oxford University Press. 9780199777952. Hardback. $24.95)

The Age of Evangelicalism tells the captivating story of how born-again Christianity shaped the cultural and political climate in which millions of Americans came to terms with their times.


9781596389816 The Triune God edited by Ronald L. Kohl (P&R Publishing. 9781596389816. Paperback. $14.99)

This book dedicates equal space to examining the qualities and roles of each member of the Trinity, as we find them in the Bible, to help us grow in our knowledge and understanding. Contributors: Kevin DeYoung, D. A. Carson, Michael Horton, R. C. Sproul, Philip Ryken, Joel Beeke, Iain Duguid, Bryan Chapell, Hywel Jones and Richard Phillips.

Arrived on New Academic the Week of March 31, 2014

B&H New Releases (4-4-14)







  • The Underestimated Gospel edited by Jonathan Leeman. B&H Books. 9781433683909. $14.99.
  • Recovering Redemption by Matt Chandler. B&H Books. 9781433683886. $16.99.
  • The People of God by Trevor Joy & Spence Shelton. B&H Books. 9781433683701. $14.99.

Crossway New Releases (4-4-14)






  • Church Elders by Jeramie Rinne. Crossway. 9781433540875. $14.99.
  • The Gospel by Ray Ortlund. Crossway. 9781433540837. $14.99.
  • The Unadjusted Gospel . Crossway. 9781433531873. $17.99.

Moody Publishers New Releases (3-29-14)





  • Just Do Something (5th Anniversary Edition) by Kevin DeYoung. Moody Publishers. 9780802411594. $11.99.
  • The Christian Traveler’s Guide to the Holy Land by Charles Dyer. Moody Publishers. 9780802411624. $18.99.
  • The Moody Handbook of Theology (25th Anniversary Edition) by Paul Enns. Moody Publishers. 9780802411983. $44.99.
  • Acts of God by Bob Russell. Moody Publishers. 9780802411976. $14.99.

9780199367924 Godly Ambition (Paperback Edition) by Alister Chapman. Oxford University Press. 9780199367924. $24.95.

This is the first scholarly study of John Stott’s career. It draws extensively from Stott’s now inaccessible archive of personal papers.

Arrived on New Academic the Week of March 24, 2014

9781433673764 Preaching the Farewell Discourse: An Expository Walk-Through of John 13:31-17:26 by L. Scott Kellum (B&H Academic. 9781433673764. Paperback. $29.99)

L. Scott Kellum is associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.


9780801049071 Basil of Caesarea by Stephen M. Hildebrand (Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality Series. Baker Academic. 9780801049071. Paperback. $26.99)

Stephen M. Hildebrand is professor of theology and director of the theology graduate program at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio.


9780801039737 Who’s Afraid of Relativism? Community, Contingency, and Creaturehood by James K. A. Smith (The Church and Postmodern Culture Series. Baker Academic. 9780801039737. Paperback. $19.99)

“As is usually the case with Smith’s work, this book is both clear and constructive: he not only provides a clear account of the work of Wittgenstein, Rorty, and Brandom but also develops an account of why and how Christians should navigate the contingent character of our lives.” –Stanley Hauerwas


If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis by Alister McGrath (Tyndale. 9781414383781. Hardback. $17.99)

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9780310519591 How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus’ Divine Nature – A Response to Bart D. Ehrman by Michael F. Bird , Craig A. Evans , Simon Gathercole , Charles E. Hill , Chris Tilling (Zondervan. 9780310519591. Paperback. $16.99)

In his recent book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher From Galilee historian Bart Ehrman explores a claim that resides at the heart of the Christian faith — that Jesus of Nazareth was, and is, God. According to Ehrman, though, this is not what the earliest disciples believed, nor what Jesus claimed about himself. The first response book to this latest challenge to Christianity from Ehrman, How God Became Jesus features the work of five internationally recognized biblical scholars. While subjecting his claims to critical scrutiny, they offer a better, historically informed account of why the Galilean preacher from Nazareth came to be hailed as “the Lord Jesus Christ.” Namely, they contend, the exalted place of Jesus in belief and worship is clearly evident in the earliest Christian sources, shortly following his death, and was not simply the invention of the church centuries later.


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Arrived on New Academic the Week of March 17, 2014

9780805401288 1 Corinthians: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture by Mark Taylor (New American Commentary Series. B&H Publishing Group. 9780805401288. Hardback. $32.99)

Mark Taylor is professor of New Testament and associate dean for Master’s Programs at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.


Cover The Greatest Fight in the World: The Final Manifesto by C. H. Spurgeon (Christian Focus. 9781781913291. Paperback. $8.99)

Spurgeon gave The Greatest Fight in the World almost as a last word to impart to his followers in the faith his belief in the armoury of the Scripture, the armour of the church, and the strength that God gives us to fight.


9780226134444 Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert by John Drury (The University of Chicago Press. 9780226134444. Hardback. $35.00)

“Readers who are tempted into the book by its focus on the life will finish with something far richer than more conventional biographies offer. . . . It is hard to imagine a better book for anyone, general reader or seventeenth-century aficionado or teacher or student, newly embarking on Herbert.” Guardian

Arrived on New Academic the Week of March 10, 2014

  • The Good of Politics by James Skillen (Baker Academic. 9780801048814. Paperback. $22.99)
  • Can We Still Believe the Bible? by Craig Blomberg (Brazos Press. 9781587433214. Paperback. $19.99)
  • Jesus or Nothing by Dan DeWitt (Crossway. 9781433540462. Paperback. $10.99)
  • Calvin on the Christian Life by Michael Horton (Crossway. 9781433539565. Paperback. $19.99)
  • Hauerwas: A Very Critical Introduction by Nicholas M Healy (Eerdmans. 9780802825995. Paperback. $23)
  • Christian Political Witness edited by George Kalantzis (IVP Academic. 9780830840519. Paperback. $26)
  • Grand Central Question by Abdu H Murray (IVP Academic. 9780830836659. Paperback. $17)
  • Everyone’s a Theologian by R C Sproul (Ligonier. 9781567693652. Hardback. $19)
  • The Moody Bible Commentary edited by Rydelnik & Vanlaningham (Moody Publishers. 9780802428677. Hardback. $49.99)
  • Know Orphans by Rick Morton (New Hope Publishers. 9781596693999. Paperback. $14.99)