Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern by Jason B. Hood (IVP Academic. 9780830827107. Paperback. $22.00)
"Jason Hood, in this well-written and well-crafted volume, has presented readers with a powerful and persuasive call to reconsider what it truly means for Christians to be imitators of God in Christ. Hood calls for the church to recover the important and oft-neglected scriptural teaching regarding the historical practice of imitation in order to bring about authentic Christ-centered discipleship and cross-shaped sanctification. In doing so, he winsomely points his readers toward renewal, faithfulness, Christlikeness and godliness, not as a grueling duty, but as a delightful destiny. I am hopeful for and enthusiastic about Hood’s proposal and pray that it receives the wide readership and response it deserves."
—David S. Dockery, president, Union University
Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture and Computer Technology by Derek C. Schuurman (IVP Academic. 9780830827138. Paperback. $18.00)
"Schuurman’s book is a rare jewel: rare because it is unusual to find genuinely helpful and insightful material on a Christian approach to computer science, a jewel because the author combines impeccable credentials as an engineer with wide reading in history, theology and philosophy to produce a readable and insightful treatment of the topic. I recommend it highly."
—Al Wolters, Redeemer University College
Formed for the Glory of God: Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards by Kyle Strobel (IVP Books. 9780830856534. Paperback. $16.00)
"We sometimes imagine that spiritual formation–the Spirit’s work of conforming us to the image of God’s Son–is something accomplished on our own. But in reality, God has graciously given us the gift of teachers and the community of saints. These wise guides can lead us and help us, through their teaching and example, pointing us to Christ. We could not ask for a more profound guide than the great theologian Jonathan Edwards. In these pages his gifted interpreter Kyle Strobel shows us a better way–a way less traveled–for how to live the Christian life bound to the Son in love. A feast awaits all those with eyes to see."
—Justin Taylor, managing editor, ESV Study Bible