Arrived on New Academic the week of April 29, 2013

9781433534935Tough Topics: Biblical Answers to 25 Challenging Questions by Sam Storms (Crossway. 9781433534935. Paperback. $19.99)

“Sam Storms, is a leader whom has the Lord has wonderfully gifted not only to answer the tough questions, but also to provide an accessible resource for Christian leaders to be better prepared to engage skeptics and church members who wrestle with these issues rather than to rebuff them and discount their difficulties.”
—Gregg R. Allison, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


9780802864666Encountering Jesus, Encountering Scripture: Reading the Bible Critically in Faith by David Crump (Eerdmans. 9780802864666. Paperback. $20.00)

Encountering Jesus, Encountering Scripture is part bombshell, part pastoral epistle. . . . Both Kierkegaard and Crump have a way of chopping a path through all the brush of hermeneutical debates and academic wrangling about historical criticism to remind us of a simple but still disconcerting truth — that the point of Scripture is to encounter Jesus. . . . Students and other interpreters need to read this book to be reminded that what’s at stake in biblical studies is an encounter with the Lover of our souls.” — from the foreword, James K. A. Smith


9780802869302Renewing the Evangelical Mission edited by Richard Lints (Eerdmans. 9780802869302. Paperback. $34.00)

Contributors: Os Guinness, Michael S. Horton, Richard Lints, Bruce McCormack, Mark Noll, J. I. Packer, Gary Parrett, Rodney Peterson, Cornelius Plantinga, Tite Tienou, Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Adonis Vidu,  Miroslav Volf.

“Projecting from earlier work by David Wells, Mark Noll, and Cornelius Plantinga, this important collection of essays attempts to prescribe the way forward for the disparate movement called evangelicalism. This is not the sort of book that marshals a wide swath of readers to agree with everything it says; rather, it is so consistently stimulating and provocative that no reader will agree with everything and all readers will come away with horizons enlarged and understanding deepened. Ignore this book and you will be impoverished; wrestle with it and you will be enriched.” —D. A. Carson. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


9780802840547Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective by Francis Watson (Eerdmans. 9780802840547. Paperback. $48.00)

“A wonderfully wide-ranging book, full of learning and insight. One of the most significant books on the gospels in the last hundred years, this work will undoubtedly shake up the current study of the gospels.” —Simon Gathercole, University of Cambridge


9780802410566The Surprising Grace of Disappointment: Finding Hope when God Seems to Fail Us by John Koessler (Moody Publishers. 9780802410566. Paperback. $13.99)

‘”The Surprising Grace of Disappointment is both challenging and comforting. Koessler steers us toward an expectant faith that really believes that God’s ways are not our ways, and that this is a good thing.” —Joe Thorn, lead pastor, Redeemer Fellowship, St. Charles, IL


9780802407139Privilege the Text! A Theological Hermeneutic for Preaching by Abraham Kuruvilla (Moody Publishers. 9780802407139. Paperback. $35.99)

“Finally, a book on the hermeneutics of preaching from the Old Testament that takes the biblical texts seriously. Responding to many approaches that pay lip service to authorial intent in Old Testament texts but then quickly impose typological and Christocentric meanings on them, Kuruvilla asks seriously what biblical authors were doing with their words. … This is the best book on preaching on the Old Testament to come out in a long time.”—Daniel I. Block, Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College

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