Recent additions to New Academic

97815018248457 Days to Change Your Life: Find Focus Through Intentional Living by Josh Moody (Abingdon Press. 9781501824845. Paperback. $16.99)

“We forget so easily who we are as Christians and what we are called to do. Moody reminds us afresh what it means to be a follower of Jesus. In a profound and yet simple way we are addressed anew by Jesus Christ himself as Moody unpacks the call to discipleship.”Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

9780830851560From Bubble to Bridge: Educating Christians for a Multifaith World by Marion H. Larson and Sara L. H. Shady (IVP Academic. 9780830851560. Paperback. $19.00)

From Bubble to Bridge arrives just in time. When fear and mistrust have grown in our national politics, we need to develop our understandings of each other in Christian love. Through these personal, thoughtful, and well-written essays, Larson and Shady have given us just what we need to grow our ethic of love across religious boundaries.”—Brian Howell, professor of anthropology, Wheaton College

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voices-from-the-past-volume-2Voices From The Past: Puritan Devotional Readings, Volume 2 edited by Richard Rushing (Banner of Truth. 9781848717275. Hardback. $28.00)

Richard Rushing has compiled a further 365 daily devotional readings to take you through the year with the Puritans. Building on Voices from the Past (volume 1), Voices From the Past 2 is an additional treasury of wisdom from such authors as Stephen Charnock, Thomas Manton, David Clarkson, Thomas Brooks, John Bunyan, and Jonathan Edwards, and others. Rushing has painstakingly selected these readings from their sources, some of which are still widely available in print, others of which are more scarce.

 

8623A Well of Wonder: Vol. 1 – Essays on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings by Clyde Kilby, edited by Loren Wilkinson and Keith Call (Paraclete Press. 9781612618623. Hardback. $28.99)

Clyde S. Kilby is best known as an early, long, and effective champion of works of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and other member of the Inklings that have now fascinated readers for decades. The essays in this volume, first published over fifty years ago, offer brilliant introductions to the themes of myth, theology, reason, and imagination that run through the works of fiction and prose from this renowned group of literary companions.

This first of two volumes introduces Christians to the reflections of Dr. Clyde Kilby, late professor of English at Wheaton College. In the mid-1960s he founded the Marion C. Wade Center, eventually housing the writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, Charles Williams, George MacDonald, and Owen Barfield. Not only does Kilby write lovingly and knowingly about the Inklings and related authors (Volume I), but also his interaction with their work prompted him to think deeply about Christian aesthetics (Volume II). Kilby knew Lewis and Tolkien and offers charming anecdotes regarding his friendship with them and the development of the Wade Center.

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9781629953311Beyond the Ninety-Five Theses: Martin Luther’s Life, Thought, and Lasting Legacy by Stephen J. Nichols (P&R Publishing. 9781629953311. Paperback. $16.99)

“As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, may we not only appreciate the profound ways God used Martin Luther, but may we learn from him. Dr. Nichols gives us a front-row seat on Luther’s life. As we watch, may we have the same boldness and the same lifelong commitment to the gospel.”—R.C. Sproul, Founder, Ligonier Ministries

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Last Week’s New Academic Arrivals

9781433690396The Gospel & Abortion edited by Russell Moore and Andrew Walker (The Gospel in Life Series. B&H Books. 9781433690396. Hardback. $12.99)

Abortion has been a divisive issue in American culture since the sexual revolution. Yet the Bible is an unapologetic defender of human dignity. Moreover, Christians have always cared for the unborn, the orphan, and the least among us. The time is now for this generation to reaffirm what believers have always believed: everybody is created in the image of God.

 

9781433690327The Gospel & Adoption edited by Russell Moore and Andrew Walker (The Gospel in Life Series. B&H Books. 9781433690327. Hardback. $12.99)

The evangelical adoption movement is but one strand in a long cord of Christian care for orphans. While adoption trends have fluctuated over time in different contexts, the Bible has not changed its position. The gospel is decidedly pro-adoption and on the side of the orphan. Yet many obstacles stand in the way of the Christian’s mission to provide care to the least of these.

 

9781433690433The Gospel & Marriage edited by Russell Moore and Andrew Walker (The Gospel in Life Series. B&H Books. 9781433690433. Hardback. $12.99)

While the culture has never been more confused about the definition of what marriage is, those who are married have never been more hopeless about how marriage should be lived. The times have never been more crucial for digging deeper, past the definition of marriage to the structure of marriage, the blessings of marriage, and the opportunity for living out the image of the gospel that’s embodied within marriage.

 

9780805496536Exalting Jesus in Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk by Eric Redmond, Bill Curtis, and Ken Fentress (Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary Series. B&H Books. 9780805496536. Paperback. $14.99)

This series affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. It’s presented as sermons, divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy-reading, practical and friendly commentary.

 

9781848717077The Puritans Day By Day edited by H.J. Horn (Banner of Truth. 9781848717077. Hardback. $23.00)

Here in The Puritans Day By Day, this unique selection from a wide range of reading, we have a noble army of memorable sayings. They have been drawn mainly out of the writings of the Puritans, men who excelled in their power of deep insight into both the word of God and the human heart, and who also had the rare gift of quaint and distinctive expression. The compiler of these ‘pearls of wisdom’ has traveled extensively through a wide range of devotional literature, and has provided us with a year’s supply of wise sayings that are as fresh and new as they are piquant and tender.

 

9780830851522Created and Creating: A Biblical Theology of Culture by William Edgar (IVP Academic. 9780830851522. Paperback. $24.00)

“Anything from the pen of Bill Edgar is profitable to read, but this subject is in Bill’s wheelhouse. An important book on a topic that, for Western Christians, has never been so crucial.”—Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City

 

9780310491491The Triune God by Fred Sanders (New Studies in Dogmatics Series. Zondervan. 9780310491491. $24.99)

“Here a leading scholar of the doctrine of the Trinity offers helpful insights that will repay careful study. Even better, he leads us to a more profound doxology.”—Thomas H. McCall, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Two Titles from New Academic

9780310243601John by Edward W. Klink III (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary New Testament Series. 9780310243601. Hardback. $49.99)

This series is designed for those who know biblical languages. It is written primarily for the pastor and Bible teacher, not for the scholar. That is, the aim is not to review and offer a critique of every possible interpretation that has ever been given to a passage, but to exegete each passage of Scripture succinctly in its grammatical and historical context. Each passage is interpreted in the light of its biblical setting, with a view to grammatical detail, literary context, flow of biblical argument, and historical setting. While the focus will not be on application, it is expected that the authors will offer suggestions as to the direction in which application can flow.

 

9780190264260Why Are There Differences in the Gospels? What We Can Learn from Ancient Biography by Michael R. Licona (Oxford University Press. 9780190264260. Hardback. $35.00)

“Anyone who has looked at a synopsis of the Gospels will have wondered why the accounts of the same events in different Gospels vary. Michael Licona breaks new ground by arguing that the writers used the same compositional devices as the biographer Plutarch employed when he reworked the same material in more than one of his biographies. This is an illuminating fresh approach to understanding how the Gospel writers used their sources.”—Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies, University of St. Andrews

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9781433692048Enduring Truth: Restoring Sound Theology and Relevance to African American Preaching by Aaron E. Lavender (B&H Academic. 9781433692048. Paperback. $24.99)

Enduring Truth is a powerful and passionate call for African Americans to re-institute sound theological preaching to the pulpit. Christ is exalted at the turn of every page and Lavender’s steadfastness to the Bible’s authority will keep the reader grounded in the truth and thesis of the work. The discussion questions are good for personal reflection and small group discussions. I would recommend Enduring Truth for any pastor seeking personal growth or a resource for pastoral training programs. In addition, it’s a great book for faculty teaching a preaching course.”—Kevin Jones, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Boyce College

 

9780801037146The Old Testament: A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction by Richard S. Hess (Baker Academic. 9780801037146. Hardback. $49.99)

“In this new volume, Hess has produced a truly outstanding introduction to the Old Testament. It provides a thoroughgoing, scholarly presentation of all the books of the Hebrew Bible yet at the same time is accessible for students with its well-structured, articulate text. Moreover, the excellent selection and placement of illustrative materials provides a wonderful undergirding that rightly serves the reader in the learning experience.”—K. Lawson Younger Jr., professor of Old Testament, Semitic languages, and ancient Near Eastern history, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

 

005793149The Insanity of God DVD (LifeWay. 9781462745623. DVD. $14.99)

The Insanity of God is the true story of missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken. After the death of their son, this ordinary couple journeys into the depths of the persecuted church, asking the question – IS JESUS WORTH IT?

How does faith survive, let alone flourish in the places of the world that are overcome with the darkness of sin, despair and hopelessness? Join the Ripkens as they tell the story of being taught by believers in persecution “how to follow Jesus, how to love Jesus, and how to walk with Him day by day even when it doesn’t make sense.”

 

9780310526445Evolution: Scripture And Nature Say Yes by Denis Lamoureux (Zondervan. 9780310526445. Paperback. $16.99)

  • Topics in this book include:
  • A biblical model of intelligent design in nature based on Psalm 19 and Romans 1.
  • Examination of the ancient science in Scripture, such as a flat earth and 3-tier universe.
  • Comparison of different Christian views on origins—young earth creation, progressive creation (old earth creation), and evolutionary creation.
  • Criticisms of the atheistic interpretation of evolution held by Richard Dawkins and his belief that intelligent design is merely an illusion.
  • Galileo’s peaceful relationship between Scripture and nature, including his view that “the intention of the Holy Spirit [in the Bible] is to teach us how one goes to heaven, and not how heaven goes.”
  • Darwin’s religious beliefs and evidence of the impact that intelligent design had on him throughout his life, along with his claim, “It seems to me absurd to doubt that a man may be an ardent Theist [personal God] and an evolutionist.”