Arrived on New Academic the week of February 25, 2013

Classical Christian Doctrine: Introducing the Essentials of the Ancient Faith by Ronald E. Heine (Baker Academic. 9780801048739. Paperback. $21.99)

This clear and concise text helps readers grasp the doctrines of the Christian faith9781441240477 considered basic from the earliest days of Christianity. Ronald Heine primarily uses the classical Christian doctrines of the Nicene Creed to guide students into the essentials of the faith.

This broadly ecumenical work will interest students of church history or theology as well as adult Christian education classes in church settings. Sidebars identify major personalities and concepts, and each chapter concludes with discussion questions and suggestions for further reading.

"Contemporary Protestants greatly benefit from discovering how much our faith can be traced back to the wisdom of the ancient church. In Ronald Heine’s fine introduction to central Christian doctrines, he unpacks the true ‘catholicity’ (universality) and ‘classical’ nature of our faith, inviting us not only to recognize our debt to the past but also to grow in our theological understanding in the present."

Kelly M. Kapic, professor of theological studies, Covenant College

Ronald E. Heine is professor of Bible and Christian ministry at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Oregon.

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Two new counseling resources from Harvest House:

    9780736951456_centered_283x424 Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling: Changing Lives with God’s Changeless Truth edited by James MacDonald, Bob Kellemen & Stephen Viars (9780736951456. Hardback. $29.99)

    “In this massively important new book…leading figures in the biblical counseling movement set forth a wealth of wisdom. We have needed this book for a long time.”

    - R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

     

    9780736949262_centered_283x424Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face edited by John Street (9780736949262. Paperback. $19.99)

    This is an exciting new resource on how to counsel men about the difficulties they  face. Written by The Master’s Seminary’s faculty members, it is an accessible, practical volume that will equip both trained professionals and lay people to provide solidly biblical help for men who are struggling with a variety of major life issues.

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    Joy and Tears: The Emotional Life of the Christian by Gerald Peterman (Moody Publishers. 9780802405883. Paperback. $14.99)

    9780802405883 This book presents a biblical and practical look at the emotions of Christians, building on the concept that most contemporary Christians have misconceptions about why we have emotions and how we should handle them.

    Trusting God doesn’t mean being consistently tranquil or subdued.  Truth is, such a view makes life flat and two dimensional. We often forget that emotions are a gift; to fear them or stow them away would be to deny a huge part of what makes us human. This book explores the significance of the gift and the benefits of living a robust life of thought, action, and feeling. Illuminating the emotional life of Christ and his followers, Dr. Gerald Peterman asks:

  • If I’m forgiven, why do I feel guilt and shame?
  • What about anger? What if I’m angry with God?
  • What is the place of sadness in the Christian life?
  • Is love only an action?

Gerald Peterman is professor of New Testament studies and chair of the Bible department at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL.

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    Here are two other new releases that might be of interest:

    HER06BH_200x1000 The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther by Steven Lawson   (Reformation Trust. 9781567693218. Hardback. $16.00)9780307731579

    Sent: How One Ordinary Family Traded the American Dream for God’s Greater Purpose by Hilary Alan (WaterBrook Multnomah. Paperback. $14.99)

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