Recent Additions to New Academic (2-13-17)

Reformation 500: How the Greatest Revival Since Pentecost Continues to Shape the World Today edited by Ray Van Neste and J. Michael Garrett (B&H Academic. 9781433684982. Paperback. $29.99)

Reformation 500 provides wise guidance for all who desire to explore the meaning, importance, and implications of this influential movement for serious Christian thinking as well as for faithful Christian living in our day. It is a joyful privilege to recommend this fine volume.” —David S. Dockery, president, Trinity International University


Exalting Jesus in Hebrews by R. Albert Mohler, Jr. (B&H Books. 9780805496475. Paperback. $14.99. SALE – $10.49)

Arriving in stores this week!

Exalting Jesus in Hebrews is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and 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.


101 Tips for Evangelism: Practical Ways to Enhance Your Witness by R. Larry 9781619708846 (Hendrickson. 9781619708846. Paperback. $14.95)

101 Tips for Evangelism is for every believer who has ever wondered how best to share the good news. Whether you need tips on how to get started, a guide to the gifts and talents that evangelism puts into practice, or even a reminder of the basic message and goal of evangelism, this book will be your guide. Even the most timid Christian will find encouragement to be a pure-hearted and well-prepared messenger for Christ. Built on a strong biblical foundation and brimming with hard-won wisdom, 101 Tips for Evangelism is a powerful companion to those desiring to speak the truth in love.


Is Justice Possible?: The Elusive Pursuit of What is Right by J. Paul Nyquist (Moody Publishers. 9780802414946. Paperback. $14.99)

“Paul Nyquist brings a biblical focus and discerning look at why justice matters and how we might work toward it.”—Ed Stetzer, Billy Graham Chair, Wheaton College
“… [Explains] why justice often eludes us in this life, but also how we must work to achieve it as best we can.”—Erwin W. Lutzer, pastor emeritus, The Moody Church, Chicago


The Simplest Way to Change the World: Biblical Hospitality as a Way of Life by Dustin Willis and Brandon Clements (Moody Publishers. 9780802414977. Paperback. $13.99)

“Hospitality gets a bad rap. It conjures up images of dinner parties and doilies. Dustin and Brandon blow that caricature up and replace it with a biblical picture of hospitality, one that will fire up your imagination and inspire you to act.”—J.D. Greear, pastor & best-selling author


Meet Martin Luther: A Sketch of the Reformer’s Life by Anthony Selvaggio (Reformation Heritage Books. 9781601785220. Paperback. $8.00)

“There is no better time to get to know Martin Luther—or to get to know him again—than the five-hundredth anniversary of the year he changed the world. As an introduction to his life, thought, and contributions, this work strikes just the right chord. Enjoy getting to know and coming to admire one of the towering figures of history!”—Tim Challies

Recent additions to New Academic

The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon Volume I: A Critical Edition of His Earliest Outlines and Sermons between 1851 and 1854 edited by Christian George (B&H Academic. 9781433686818. Hardback. $59.99. SALE – $29.99)

In 1857, Charles Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. For almost 160 years, these sermons have been lost to history. B&H Academic has started releasing a multi-volume set that includes full-color facsimiles, transcriptions, contextual and biographical introductions, and editorial annotations. Written for scholars, pastors, and students alike, The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon will add approximately 10% more material to Spurgeon’s body of literature and will constitute the first critical edition of any of Spurgeon’s works.


Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk by Michelle DeRusha (Baker Books. 9780801019104. Hardback. $19.99)

“Strip away the veneer of the differences between the Luthers’ marriage and the typical modern marriage of today, and what shines forth is a picture of what God has always intended marriage to be: an obedience to him and to each other that glorifies him and is a picture of Christ’s relationship to the church.”—From the foreword by Karen Swallow Prior, professor of English, Liberty University


Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win by John M. Perkins (Baker Books. 9780801007781. Hardback. $19.99)

A trailblazer in the civil rights movement, John M. Perkins led voter registration efforts in 1964, worked for school desegregation in 1967, and was jailed and tortured in 1970. He is no less zealous today as he sees a new generation of freedom fighters battling the same issues and the same systems he has spent his life working to correct.

Through his raw, personal stories spanning from the civil rights era to today, Perkins shows us that, though the fight is not over, there are many reasons to hope and to carry on the good work he and his contemporaries began more than a generation ago. He calls us to work for justice by living out God’s redemptive love in all of our relationships.

“There aren’t many people–other than Jesus and my wife–who I can say changed my life. John Perkins is one of them.”—from foreword by Randy Alcorn


Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth edited by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue (Crossway. 9781433545917. Hardback. $60.00)

“This new resource is a rich and compelling presentation of Christianity’s theological foundations, providing readers with an accessible but compelling systematization of biblical truth. As the last vestiges of Christian influence erode in the West, rich theological resources like Biblical Doctrine will edify and strengthen the church as it faces stiff opposition from the world.”—R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Basic Introduction to the New Testament by John Stott (Eerdmans. 9780802874696. Paperback. $16.00)

This trim new issue presents the text of the book’s 1994 edition, which bears the vintage Stott hallmarks—comprehensive knowledge of his subject, acute intellectual rigor, and powerful analysis—and was updated and expanded by Stephen Motyer at John Stott’s invitation.

“This is a marvelously concise, spiritually minded introduction that I highly commend.”—Mark Dever, Capitol Hill Baptist Church

“If I were returning to pastoral ministry in a local church, I would ensure that there were always copies available of John Stott’s Basic Introduction to the New Testament. And every time I started a series of expositions of any New Testament book, Stott’s Basic Introduction would be mentioned from the pulpit. Christians looking for introductory help in understanding the Bible simply cannot do better than to turn to this classic.”—D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


The Reformation Then and Now: 25 Years of Modern Reformation Articles Celebrating 500 Years of the Reformation edited by Eric Landry and Michael S. Horton (Hendrickson. 9781619708907. Hardback. $29.95)

“As the world notes the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses, this book is a real boon for those who value the Reformation heritage of modern Protestantism. Of course, not all who believe Martin Luther, John Calvin, and company carried out a much-needed service to the church will agree with everything that has appeared in Modern Reformation on relevant subjects. But all who read these articles carefully will be rewarded with deeper historical insight and sharper theological insight.”—Mark Noll


Christianity: The Biography: 2000 Years Of Global History by Ian J. Shaw (Zondervan. 9780310536284. Hardback. $24.99)

Christianity: The Biography” covers fascinating figures, movements and trends across two millennia without every getting bogged down or side-tracked. It is not only clear and accessible, but also inspiring and wise.”—Timothy Larsen, McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College

New Additions to New Academic (1-30-17)

Work and Our Labor in the Lord by James M. Hamilton Jr. (Short Studies in Biblical Theology Series. Crossway. 9781433549953. Paperback. $14.99)

“There is no shortage of quality books on the connection between faith and work. But James Hamilton’s Work and Our Labor in the Lord is in a class all its own: a thorough, yet concise, examination of the place of work in biblical theology. This is a must-read for all Christians.”—Joe Carter, Editor, The Gospel Coalition


Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit: Growing in Christlikeness by Christopher J. H. Wright (IVP Books. 9780830844982. Paperback. $16.00)

On the one hand, some very legalistic Christians stress the importance of keeping all the rules—that you must do this and never do that if you want to prove you are really a Christian. On the other hand, there are those who reject the whole idea of rules or traditions in the church and see the point of the Christian faith as setting us free from the institutionalized religious burden.

But Paul addresses these two competing views by showing us a far better way—a truly Christian way to live our lives. It is the way of the Spirit of God given to us through Christ: “Walk by the Spirit . . . led by the Spirit . . . live by the Spirit . . . keep in step with the Spirit.” That is the heart and soul of Christian living. It is the center and secret of what it means to be a person who belongs to Christ.

Pastor and scholar Christopher Wright invites us to live a life in step with the Spirit by cultivating the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.


Unfolded: The Story of God  (Leader Kit) by Eric Geiger (LifeWay. 9781430055068. DVD. $99.99)


Echoes of the Reformation: Five Truths That Shape the Christian Life (Leader Kit) by Kevin DeYoung, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., and Trevin Wax. Includes Bible Study by Brandon D. Smith (LifeWay. 9781430055334. DVD. $59.99)

Recent additions to New Academic

90 Days in John 14-17, Romans & James by Timothy Keller & Sam Allberry (The Good Book Company. 9781784981228. Hardback. $19.99)


90 Days in Genesis, Exodus, Psalms & Galatians: Explore by the Book with Calvin, Luther, Bullinger & Cranmer edited by Lee Gatiss (The Good Book Company. 9781784980863. Hardback. $19.99)

Let Calvin, Luther, Bullinger and Cranmer sit alongside you as you open up your Bible day by day. The writings of these Reformers have been edited, and in parts translated, by Dr Lee Gatiss. Each day includes helpful questions and prompts to apply the Reformers’ insights to your life and bring the Reformation to life in your own devotional walk with God.


Serving Local Schools: Bring Christ’s Compassion to the Core of Your Community by Chuck Bomar (Zondervan. 9780310671077. Paperback. $18.99)

Many schools today are facing budget crises’ and financial shortfalls or declining enrollment. School leaders and teachers are more open than ever before to partnering with parents, neighbors, and churches in a sustainable way. This book shares stories and examples of how schools and churches can work together for the common good of students and the community. You’ll gain a better understanding of the laws defining the line of separation between church and state, and you will learn how to best approach school leaders with creative ideas for working together. Serving Local Schools provides biblical support and practical resources to equip individuals and churches to meet the needs of local schools while faithfully witnessing to the good news found in Jesus Christ.

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