Arrived on New Academic the week of May 20, 2013

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Torn to Heal: God’s Good Purpose in Suffering by Mike Leake (Cruciform Press. 9781936760732. Paperback. $9.99)

“Suffering well is one of the primary ways we demonstrate to the world that our source of satisfaction is Christ alone. In Torn to Heal, Mike Leake provides a powerful reminder of God’s good purposes during painful circumstances. Read this book and prepare to be conformed into the image of the Christ who suffered on our behalf.” —Trevin Wax


9780802869852Christianophobia: A Faith Under Attack by Rupert Shortt (Eerdmans. 9780802869852. Hardback. $26.00)

"Impressive. . . . An excellent study of anti-Christian persecution around the world. . . . rich and informative." —Philip Jenkins


9780199827695_thumbBlessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel by Kate Bowler (Oxford University Press. 9780199827695. Hardback. $34.95)

"The ‘prosperity gospel’ is as much despised by its detractors as it is embraced by its millions of adherents. Yet until Kate Bowler’s Blessed, no one has attempted a balanced, informative, inquisitive survey. Her book is a metaphorical godsend for those with an outsider’s curiosity about one of the fastest growing religious movements in contemporary America and a literal one for those inside." — Mark A. Noll


9780199843497_thumbSacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution by James P. Byrd (Oxford University Press. 9780199843497. Hardback. $27.95)

"With its remarkable research and deft insights, Sacred Scripture, Sacred War represents a major breakthrough in the study of religion and the American Founding. Never before have we had such a systematic investigation of how the Patriots actually used the Bible. Anyone interested in the Revolution will have to contend with Byrd’s book." — Thomas Kidd


9781596382008_thumbPhilippians by Dennis E. Johnson (Reformed Expository Commentary Series. P&R. 9781596382008. Hardback. $29.99)

“Only rarely does one come across a work that so successfully blends scholarship with clarity of exposition and pastoral application. One quickly becomes aware that the author has done his homework and done it well, carefully examining the exegetical options and reaching thoughtful conclusions …This work can easily and with pleasure be read through in a few sittings. Anyone who does so will not be disappointed.” — Moises Silva

Two new Tim Keller titles coming in Fall 2013

9780525952459HWalking with God through Pain and Suffering by Timothy Keller. On Sale Date: October 1, 2013.

In the tradition C.S. Lewis’ classic The Problem of Pain, CBA and  New York Times-bestselling author Timothy Keller explores the question of pain and suffering, and why it plays such a prominent role in our world.

The culmination of two years of preparation and prayer, Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering offers Biblical insight and encouragement into the nature of pain and how God uses it to accomplish His purposes. Keller also explains how the God of the Bible hurt for us, and that He is the God who hurts with us too.

 

9780525954354Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions by Timothy Keller. On Sale Date: November 19, 2013.

Jesus Christ deeply affected those he spoke to directly, yet these encounters were not insular. Timothy Keller, pastor of New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times-bestselling author of The Reason for God, proves that we can benefit not only from the stories and teachings of Jesus, but from his acts and personal meetings. By exploring Jesus’s actions and his interactions with such varied individuals as a skeptical student, a Samaritan outcast, Mary Magdalene, and Satan himself, Timothy Keller proves that these long-ago acts and conversations can still have a profound affect on us today and help explain not only different aspects of Christianity, but the deep questions of life itself.

In Prodigal God, readers discovered the lavish love of God encountered by the Prodigal Son. In Encounters With Jesus, Tim Keller explores how the life and ministry of Christ directly impacted the first disciples, and how their encounters shape and inform our lives today.

Now on New Academic

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Torn to Heal: God’s Good Purpose in Suffering by Mike Leake (Cruciform Press. 9781936760732. Paperback. $9.99)

“Suffering well is one of the primary ways we demonstrate to the world that our source of satisfaction is Christ alone. In Torn to Heal, Mike Leake provides a powerful reminder of God’s good purposes during painful circumstances. Read this book and prepare to be conformed into the image of the Christ who suffered on our behalf.”

—Trevin Wax, Managing Editor of The Gospel Project

9780199827695Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel by Kate Bowler (Oxford University Press. 9780199827695. Hardback. $34.95)

“The ‘prosperity gospel’ is as much despised by its detractors as it is embraced by its millions of adherents. Yet until Kate Bowler’s Blessed, no one has attempted a balanced, informative, inquisitive survey. Her book is a metaphorical godsend for those with an outsider’s curiosity about one of the fastest growing religious movements in contemporary America and a literal one for those inside.” — Mark A. Noll

9780199843497Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution by James P. Byrd (Oxford University Press. 9780199843497. Hardback. $27.95)

“With its remarkable research and deft insights, Sacred Scripture, Sacred War represents a major breakthrough in the study of religion and the American Founding. Never before have we had such a systematic investigation of how the Patriots actually used the Bible. Anyone interested in the Revolution will have to contend with Byrd’s book.” — Thomas Kidd

Phil-JACKET.inddPhilippians by Dennis E. Johnson (Reformed Expository Commentary Series. P&R. 9781596382008. Hardback. $29.99)

“Only rarely does one come across a work that so successfully blends scholarship with clarity of exposition and pastoral application. One quickly becomes aware that the author has done his homework and done it well, carefully examining the exegetical options and reaching thoughtful conclusions …This work can easily and with pleasure be read through in a few sittings. Anyone who does so will not be disappointed.” — Moises Silva

Arrived on New Academic the week of May 13, 2013

6292-000104Melissa: A Father’s Lessons from a Daughter’s Suicide by Frank Page with Lawrence Kimbrough (B&H Books. 9781433679100. Paperback. $14.99)

"When I picked this book up I simply could not put it down. So many emotions ran through me as I read it I struggle even now to find the right words to describe them. Grief. Sadness. Despair. Tragedy. Heartbroken. Thankful. Blessed. Wisdom. Perseverance. Hope! Yes, there is hope on the other side of suicide and it is found in Christ and the rock solid promises of His Word. This was a painful book for my friend Frank Page to write. But, it is a book that will minister to thousands of souls who have walked the dark path of death to find there is light and life on the other side. This book is brutal in it’s honesty. That is why it is so powerful. Thank you my friend for opening up your heart. Melissa’s death is not in vain."

—Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

9781433536830Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength by J. I. Packer (Crossway. 9781433536830. Hardback. $14.99)

“Dr. Packer has written a wonderful book about 2 Corinthians that illuminates the varied and various connections between the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Christian life; the power of the gospel and the weakness of the Christian; faith and money; and the present and the future. The exposition that this Christian statesman presents is informed first of all by a penetrating interpretation of the text of Scripture and a consistent theological and Christocentric focus, but also by examples from his own rich life and much else, ranging from C. S. Lewis to cartoons and films. Every Christian should read this book.”

—Eckhard J. Schnabel, Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

 

9780802869210Self, World, and Time: Volume 1: Ethics as Theology: An Induction by Oliver O’Donovan (Eerdmans. 9780802869210. Paperback. $25.00)

"Writing with a clarity that comes from a lifetime of reflection, Oliver O’Donovan here gives us an account of practical reason that shows why and how ethics is at the beginning, middle, and end of a theological work. I suspect this book is destined to become a classic because few authors are as capable as O’Donovan in combining wisdom and erudition. We are in his debt."

—Stanley Hauerwas, Duke Divinity School

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Leading SBC voices on Frank Page’s new book

6292-000104Here’s what some SBC leaders had to say about Frank Page’s newest book, Melissa: A Father’s Lessons from a Daughter’s Suicide.

"When I picked this book up I simply could not put it down. So many emotions ran through me as I read it I struggle even now to find the right words to describe them. Grief. Sadness. Despair. Tragedy. Heartbroken. Thankful. Blessed. Wisdom. Perseverance. Hope! Yes, there is hope on the other side of suicide and it is found in Christ and the rock solid promises of His Word. This was a painful book for my friend Frank Page to write. But, it is a book that will minister to thousands of souls who have walked the dark path of death to find there is light and life on the other side. This book is brutal in it’s honesty. That is why it is so powerful. Thank you my friend for opening up your heart. Melissa’s death is not in vain."

Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Stunning.  Heart-wrenching.  Gospel-centered.  Breathtaking.  I am struggling to articulate exactly what I want to say about this book.  Frank Page raises a troubled child.  He goes through the heartbreak of numerous issues with her. Then, when her life seemed to be on the mend, she learns she has cancer.  Ultimately and tragically, even after the battle with cancer is won, she takes her life.  As a father, I cannot begin to imagine the pain Frank and his wife, Dayle, are experiencing.  As a reader, I know that I have seen God’s grace and love poured out abundantly through this book.  Simply stated, this book is one of the most powerful I’ve ever read.”

Thom S. Rainer, President and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources

“Never again will I see Frank Page the same way. Never again will I see anyone the same way.  Melissa opens the heart of a leader to the love, pain, hope, despair, joy, sorrow, and ultimate peace that God in His providence allows.  He invites us all in to this very tender place.  He does not hide the most personal reflections and feelings. And he does it for our sakes. You will weep.  You will smile.  You will thank God for His peace.  And you will keep this book on hand to give to those who must walk a similarly lonely road. Thank you Frank Page for capturing your sorrow for our edification.”

Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Painful . . . Poignant . . . Penetrating . . . Powerful. These words, along with a host of other moving and emotional descriptors continually came to mind as I was turning the pages in this transparent portrayal of the struggles faced by Frank Page and his family following the suicide of his adult daughter, Melissa. Anything but a simplistic "how to" manual for dealing with grief and loss, Frank Page walks us through the reality of his struggles in an authentic manner that allows the readers to experience with him the hurts that accompany such a traumatic interruption in one’s life and family. The, book, however is not just the telling of a personal story. Rather, it is a pastoral and fatherly reflection, grounded in the love and mercy of God as revealed in Holy Scripture, intended to provide guidance for families and individuals who have walked down the paths of sorrow that the author himself has walked. Even beyond this valuable contribution, the book offers helpful and wise counsel in a tender, compassionate, and hopeful way for those struggling with doubt, depression, disillusionment and thoughts of suicide. I am truly grateful for Frank Page’s courageous efforts to write this powerful book. Without a doubt, this work was hard for him to write . . . and, at times, it is a hard book to read. Yet, it is a book that needed to be written and, moreover, a book that needs to be read.”

David S. Dockery, President, Union University

“From the heart of a Christian father comes a most remarkable and unforgettable account of the life of his daughter and the reality of suicide. We are all in debt to Frank Page for sharing his generous, grieving, and deeply convictional heart as he tells this story and helps us all to give thanks for the gift of life, even as we seek to celebrate and cherish this gift – and especially the gift of our children.

R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary