Archives for April 2013

Arrived on New Academic the week of April 22, 2013

Messages that Move: How to Give Bible Talks That Challenge and Inspire by Tim Hawkins (The Good Book Company. 9781908762375. Paperback. $16.99)

“I wish I’d read this book when I started preaching 25 years ago. It provides the reader with an extremely helpful methodology, with which to go about the overwhelming task of teaching the Bible to real people.” – Rico Tice, Evangelist and founder of Christianity Explored



Serving Without Sinking: How to Serve Christ and Keep Your Joy by John Hindley (The Good Book Company. 9781908762351. Paperback. $12.99)

Serving without Sinking is a remarkable book by church-planter and first-time author John Hindley. With a disarming personal honesty and devastating aplomb, he diagnoses the rotten motivations that so commonly fuel Christian life and service, and shows how Christians can serve Christ with joy instead of resentment, reluctance or burn-out. I’m not aware of another book that manages to combine so much insight with such sheer, fun readability. All in all, it makes for a uniquely useful book for any Christian who is weary, bruised, or proud.”
– Michael Reeves, Head of Theology, UCCF


9781908317735The Book of the Covenant: The Bible’s Unfolding Story of Relationship with God by B.N. Howard (The Good Book Company. 9781908317735. Paperback. $12.99)

“The author (Bernard to some, Nick to others), has done a brilliant job of presenting and applying here much of the seminal work of O. Palmer Robertson, whose book The Christ of the Covenants remains a key text for many theological students, but is indigestible to most at over 300 pages!” – Tim Thornborough, from the Preface


005558760The Gospel of Luke: From the Outside In – Member Book and Leader Kit by David Morlan and D.A. Carson (LifeWay. 9781415877951 / 9781415877821. $11.95 (Member Book) / $49.95 (Leader Kit)

Based on the concept and theme of The Gospel Coalition’s 2013 National Conference, The Gospel of Luke: From the Outside In offers a thorough look at the ministry of Jesus through the eyes of Luke and the careful interpretation of scholars David Morlan and D.A. Carson.

  • Small-group experience for 12 sessions
  • Teaching segments by D.A. Carson
  • Personal study segments
  • Leader Kit includes one Member Book and 2 DVDs

Arrived on New Academic the week of April 15, 2013

lg-9781781911327Kingdom Come: The Amillennial Alternative by Sam Storms (Christian Focus. 9781781911327. Hardback. $19.99)

Arriving in stores early next week.

The second coming of Christ is a matter of significant disagreement amongst Christians. Many hold to premillennialism: that Christ’s return will be followed by 1,000 years before the final judgment, a belief popularized in the popular Left Behind novels. However, premillennialism is not the only option for Christians. Sam Storms provides a biblical rationale for amillennialism, the belief that 1,000 years mentioned in the book of Revelation is symbolic with the emphasis being the King and his Kingdom.


se_265Saving Eutychus: How to Preach God’s Word and Keep People Awake by Gary Millar and Phil Campbell (Matthias Media. 9781922206251. Paperback. Sale price – $10.19)

Arriving in stores early next week.

“If I could, I would make this little book mandatory reading for seminarians everywhere, and then urge them to read it a couple more times during the course of their ministry. It avoids cutesy and manipulative suggestions, and makes its practical points while urging integrity, faithfulness, and imagination. Many books on preaching are published every year; this one is a “must.” —D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas (Thomas Nelson. 9781595554697. Hardback. $24.99)

Each of the seven men profiled—George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson—call the reader to a more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel in the world around us.


Other titles of interest that arrived on New Academic include:

  • How then Shall We Worship? by R.C. Sproul (David C. Cook. 9781434704245. Paperback. $14.99)
  • The God-Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life by Timothy R. Jennings, M.D. (IVP Books. 9780830834167. Paperback. $16.00)
  • Outreach and the Artist: Sharing the Gospel with the Arts by Constantine R. Campbell (Zondervan. 9780310494966. Paperback. $16.99)
  • DiscipleShift: Five Steps That Help Your Church to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples by Jim Putman, Bobby Harrington and Robert Coleman (Zondervan. 9780310492627. Paperback. $18.99)

Arrived on New Academic the week of April 8, 2013

9781433679728_cvr_webDoxology and Theology: How the Gospel Forms the Worship Leader edited by Matt Boswell (B&H. 9781433679728. Paperback. $14.99)

Contributions from eleven respected worship leaders around the country including Matt Papa (Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham), Aaron Keyes (Grace Church, Atlanta), Michael Bleecker (The Village Church, Dallas), and Zac Hicks (Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, Denver).


ManhoodRestored_CVR.inddManhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole by Eric Mason (B&H. 9781433679940. Paperback. $14.99)

“Eric Mason has served us well with this book. To give us
pragmatic steps alone would be insufficient and in the end
unhelpful. Our souls are broken. To put gas in a car that doesn’t run is an exercise in futility. Eric starts where we all must start, the power of the gospel to heal us and transform us  into what we were created for. He doesn’t stop there and ends  the book powerfully on what the gospel empowers us to do. Read this slowly and prayerfully. Its bold, fearless, Scripture saturated, truth-telling pages might just be used by the Spirit of God to take you into a new season of fulfillment and maturity in your understanding what it means to be a man.” Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church


IAmAChurchMember_R2.inddI Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference by Thom S. Rainer (B&H. 9781433679735. Hardback. $12.99. Sale – $7.99)

This book started a conversation about the attitudes and responsibilities of church members — rather than the functional and theological issues — that previous new member primers all but ignored. Thoughtfully expanded to book form, it begins to remedy the outbreak of inactive or barely committed church members, addressing without apology what is expected of those who join a body of believers. When a person’s attitude is consistently biblical and healthy, matters of giving, serving, and so forth will fall into place more naturally.


9781433535932Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith by Jon Bloom (Crossway. 9781433535932. Paperback. $12.99)

Trusting Jesus is hard. It requires following the unseen into an unknown, and believing Jesus’s words over and against the threats we see or the fears we feel. Through the imaginative retelling of 35 Bible stories, Not by Sight gives us glimpses of what it means to walk by faith and counsel for how to trust God’s promises more than our perceptions and to find rest in the faithfulness of God.


9781433538087The Scriptures Testify about Me: Jesus and the Gospel in the Old Testament edited by D. A. Carson (Crossway. 9781433538087. Paperback. $16.99)
  • Al Mohler — Studying the Scriptures and Finding Jesus
  • Tim Keller — Getting Out
  • Alistair Begg — From a Foreigner to King Jesus
  • James MacDonald — When You Don’t Know What to Do
  • Conrad Mbewe — The Righteous Branch
  • Matt Chandler — Youth
  • Mike Bullmore — God’s Great Heart of Love toward His Own
  • D. A. Carson — Getting Excited about Melchizedek

    9781433536397On the Grace of God by Justin S. Holcomb (Crossway. 9781433536397. Paperback. $9.99)

      “God’s amazing grace in Christ is ‘the power of God unto salvation,’ not only for the world but for the church and for life-long believers. Read this book and you’ll be washed with ‘wave upon wave’ of the best news you’ll ever hear.” —Michael S. Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

      9781433535895Sound Doctrine: How a Church Grows in the Love and Holiness of God by Bobby Jamieson (Crossway. 9781433535895. Hardback. $14.99)

      “Scripture is for sound doctrine, sound doctrine is for real life, and real life is for real church growth. So says Jamieson, and he hits the nail on the head brilliantly every time.” — J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College


      9781433534973Journey to Joy: The Psalms of Ascent by Josh Moody (Crossway. 9781433534973. Paperback. $14.99. Paperback)

      Embedded in the Bible is a little-known guidebook to the lasting joy we long for. The Psalms of Ascent—a set of 15 psalms that share honestly about the heights and the depths of life while celebrating the faithfulness of God.

      Helping us to engage and explore Psalms 120 – 134, pastor Josh Moody offers practical counsel, perceptive insights, and personal experience as a fellow pilgrim on the joy-filled journey to the father heart of God.


      9781433536496Sex and Money: Pleasures That Leave You Empty and Grace That Satisfies by Paul David Tripp (Crossway. 9781433536496. Hardback. $22.99)

      Seasoned counselor and pastor Paul David Tripp pulls back the curtain on the lies that surround us and on the distortions we often overlook. As Tripp thoughtfully exposes the insanity of our culture, he also wisely speaks to our own tendencies to fall prey to sexual and financial idolatry.

      Sex and Money ultimately directs us to God’s Word and the liberating power of the gospel, offering real-world advice, and giving us the guidance we need to find true joy and enduring satisfaction.


      3995Holy War in the Bible: Christian Morality and an Old Testament Problem edited by Heath A. Thomas, Jeremy Evans and Paul Copan (IVP Academic. 9780830839957. Paperback. $26.00)

      Contributors: Geth Allison, Reid Powell, Douglas S. Earl, Stephen Chapman, Heath Thomas, Alan Bandy, Timothy Gombis, David Lamb
      Douglas S. Earl, Daniel Heimbach, Paul Copan, Matthew Flannagan, Glen Stassen, Robert Stewart, Murray Rae, Stephen Williams, Jeremy Evans & Heath Thomas


      Other new titles of interest that arrived on New Academic include:

      • Ministry in the Digital Age: Strategies and Best Practices for a Post-Website World by David T. Bourgeois (IVP Praxis. 9780830856617. $15.00)
      • Story-Shaped Worship: Following Patterns from the Bible and History (IVP Academic. 9780830839643. Paperback. $20.00)
      • The God of the Gospel: Robert Jenson’s Trinitarian Theology by Scott R. Swain (IVP Academic. 9780830839049. Paperback. $30.00)
      • Virtuous Minds: Intellectual Character Development by Philip E. Dow (IVP Academic. 9780830827145. Paperback. $16.00)
      • Entrepreneurial Leadership: Finding Your Calling, Making a Difference by Richard J. Goossen and R. Paul Stevens (IVP Books. 9780830837731. Paperback. $18.00)
      • Bible Study: A Student’s Guide by Jon Nielson (P&R. 9781596386372. Paperback. $12.99)