8 Hours or Less: Writing Faithful Sermons Faster by Ryan Huguley (Moody Publishers. 9780802415080. Paperback. $12.99)
This book shows preachers how to write the same sermons they’ve been writing, but in half the time. Author Ryan Huguley reveals:
The biggest time-wasters in sermon prep / The five marks of a faithful sermon / A day-by-day plan for writing sermons / Tips for preparing your mind, heart, and notes for preaching / Common pitfalls in ending a sermon
Word-Centered Church: How Scripture Brings Life and Growth to God’s People by Jonathan Leeman (Moody Publishers. 9780802415592. Paperback. $13.99)
Theological and practical, Word-Centered Church focuses on how the church hears, responds to, discusses, implements, and is transformed by Scripture. It’s not about high-octane production, superstar personalities, or postmodern entreaties, but stuff that is really old, really good, and really powerful. Word-Centered Church is the ministry-model book that churches need, because it advances the model God designed. For anyone who wants to grow or help others grow, Word-Centered Church is indispensable.
Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science edited by Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L Reese and Michael Strauss (Zondervan. 9780310496052. Hardback. $59.99)
Entries for over 450 key terms, theories, individuals, debates, and more will help you think through some of today’s most challenging topics, including climate change, evolution, bioethics, and much more
Essays from over 140 leading international scholars, including Francis Beckwith, Michael Behe, Darrell Bock, William Lane Craig, Hugh Ross, Craig Keener, Davis Young, John Walton, and many more
Multiple–view essays on controversial topics allow you to understand and compare viewpoints
Learn about flesh-and-blood figures who have shaped the interaction of science and religion: Augustine, Aquinas, Bacon, Darwin, and Stephen Hawking are just the beginning
Full cross-reference system, and entries include references and recommendations for further reading
Grace Alone—Salvation as a Gift of God: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters by Carl Trueman (Zondervan. 9780310515760. Paperback. $21.99)
In Grace Alone, scholar and pastor Carl Trueman looks at the historical and biblical roots of the doctrine that salvation is by grace alone, a free gift unmerited by human effort or works. He examines the development of this theme in the early church through the Reformation of the Protestant confessions that still shape the church in the present day. Trueman also explores the biblical means of receiving God’s grace through the fellowship of believers, the sacraments, and through the Word of God, highlighting the urgency in which we need to recover this doctrine in the face of today’s challenges.
Christ Alone—The Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters by Stephen Wellum (Zondervan. 9780310515746. Paperback. $24.99)
In Christ Alone, Stephen Wellum considers Christ’s singular uniqueness and significance biblically, historically, and today, in our pluralistic and postmodern age. He examines the historical roots of the doctrine, especially in the Reformation era, and then shows how the uniqueness of Christ has come under specific attack today. Then, he walks us through the storyline of Scripture, from Christ’s unique identity and work as prophet, priest, and king, to the application of his work to believers and our covenantal union with him to show that apart from Christ there is no salvation. Wellum shows that we must recover a robust biblical and theological doctrine of Christ’s person and work in the face of today’s challenges and explains why a fresh appraisal of the Reformation understanding of Christ alone is needed today.