Personal Jesus: How Popular Music Shapes Our Souls by Clive Marsh and Vaughan S. Roberts (Baker Academic. 9780801039096. $22.99)
"Personal Jesus is one of the best theological treatments of pop culture I have ever read.” Brett McCracken, author of Hipster Christianity
Clive Marsh is senior lecturer and director of learning and teaching at the Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester, in Leicester, England. Vaughan S. Roberts is vicar of Collegiate Church of St. Mary in Warwick, England, and an active writer on topics of religion and contemporary culture.
Risen: 50 Reasons Why the Resurrection Changed Everything by Steven D. Mathewson (Baker Books. 9780801015144. $10.99)
“These reflections will deepen your faith in the God who still performs miracles…" Collin Hansen, editorial director, The Gospel Coalition
Steven D. Mathewson is senior pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of Libertyville, Illinois. He is an adjunct faculty member at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Moody Bible Institute.
Romans by C. Marvin Pate (Baker Books. 9780801092213. $39.99)
"Few commentaries help the reader move beyond study to thoughtful application, and fewer still move beyond application to teaching. That’s why I am thrilled with the Teach the Text Commentary Series from Baker. Pastors and teachers are going to love this series. I highly recommend it."
–George H. Guthrie, Union University, Jackson, TN
C. Marvin Pate is chair of the department of Christian theology, Elma Cobb Professor of Christian Theology at Ouachita Baptist University, and pastor of DeGray Baptist Church.
Passion: How Christ’s Final Day Changes Your Every Day by Mike McKinley (The Good Book Company. 9781908762580. $12.99)
“The cross stands tall at the center of the gospel. Understanding this deeply, Mike writes with an earthy, pastoral voice as he relates the drama of Jesus’ crucifixion. Thoroughly rooted in the beauty of the gospel, Passion draws us back again and again to reflect on these timeworn truths.”
—Daniel Montgomery, Lead Pastor of Sojourn Community Church
God and Evil: The Case for God in a World Filled with Pain edited by Chad Meister and James K. Dew, Jr. (IVP Academic. 9780830837847. $20.00)
With additional chapters addressing "issues in dialogue" such as hell and human origins, and a now-famous debate between evangelical philosopher William Lane Craig and atheist philosopher Michael Tooley, God and Evil provides critical engagement with recent arguments against faith and offers grounds for renewed confidence in the God who is "acquainted with grief."
Chad Meister is professor of philosophy at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. James K. Dew Jr. is associate professor of the history of ideas and philosophy and dean of the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Here are some other titles that might be of interest. If your local LifeWay Campus Store doesn’t have a copy on the shelve, they’ll be glad to order you a copy.
Of Games and God: A Christian Exploration of Video Games by Kevin Schut (Brazos Press. 9781587433252. $16.99)
What is Marriage? Man and Woman, A Defense by Sherif Girgis, Robert P. George and Ryan T. Anderson (Encounter Books. 1594036829. $15.99)
Christianity and World Religions: An Introduction to the World’s Major Faiths by Derek Cooper (P&R Publishing. 9781596384460. $19.99)