Archives for July 2013

What’s new on New Academic

9780801036439Christian Theology, 3rd Edition by Millard J. Erickson (Baker Academic. 9780801036439. Hardback. $49.99)

“For many years I have known and honored Millard Erickson. What a consummate joy to see this third edition of his widely influential Christian Theology. The incomparable mix of a work of serious theological reflection yet such readability that a biblically literate layperson can grasp its message makes the volume special. It will be extensively used at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.” —Paige Patterson

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9780801039621The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts edited by Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald (Baker Academic. 9780801039621. Hardback. $49.99)

“Green and McDonald have designed a work comprising numerous topics essential for engaging the historical context of the New Testament and earliest Christianity, and they have assembled a good team of experienced and emergent scholars, who give concise and informed discussions of these topics. The result is a valuable volume, especially for students and general readers but also for scholars who want to catch up on any of the topics included.” —Larry W. Hurtado


9780801039560Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood: A Practical Theology for College and Young Adult Ministry by David P. Setran and Chris A. Kiesling (Baker Academic. 9780801039560. Paperback. $21.99)

“In this book, Setran and Kiesling set the agenda for Christian ministry with emerging adults. Cutting through the fog of confusion and fear that surrounds this life stage, the authors convincingly and sympathetically explain why so many emerging adults struggle to grow into spiritually mature followers of Jesus. The authors offer wise, theologically grounded advice that can help emerging adulthood become a season of spiritual opportunity rather than a decade of life in which discipleship is on hold. Parents, pastors, counselors, campus ministers, college professors, and all those who care about the spiritual lives of emerging adults need to read this book.” —Thomas E. Bergler

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9781587433351A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis by Devin Brown (Brazos Press. 9781587433351. Paperback. $14.99)

“This book has the essential quality of a biography–it’s reliable.” —Walter Hooper

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9781908762313Is God anti-gay? And other questions about homosexuality, the Bible and same-sex attraction (The Good Book Company. 9781908762313. Paperback. $7.99)

“The gospel is good news, for homosexuals too. The gospel doesn’t define us by our temptations but by the righteousness of Christ. This book sets forth the biblical case. The author captures perfectly the gospel’s call to repentance and offer of mercy. Read this book and consider how God is calling you to love, in word and in deed, all of those around you.” —Russell D. Moore


2822Transformative Encounters: The Intervention of God in Christian Counseling and Pastoral Care edited by David W. Appleby and George Ohlschlager (IVP Academic. 9780830828227. Paperback. $26.00)

Contributors: Robin Caccese — Myke Williams Dorsey — Aubrey L. Gartner — Chelsea L. Greer — Julie Harren Hamilton — Philip J. Henry — Jan Paul Hook — Joshua N. Hook — David J. Jennings II — Eric L. Johnson — Paula Johnston — Lydia C. W. Kim-van Daalen — Mark R. Laaser — Yin Lin — Werner May — Arlys Norcross McDonald — Herman Riffel — Mark Sandford — Douglas Schoeninger — J. Mark Shadoan — Ed Smith — Siang-Yang Tan — Leslie Vernick — Terry Wardle — Charles L. Zeiders — Catherine Hart Weber — Julie Wegryn — Edward T. Welch — Everett L. Worthington Jr.


9780849920097Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent by N. D. Wilson (Thomas Nelson. 9780849920097. Hardback. $19.99)

“Our sad, dark and decaying culture needs more salt, light and joy from such authors as N.D. Wilson. He reminds me of a young Chesterton.” —Eric Metaxas

Arrived on New Academic the week of July 22, 2013

9781433537035Good News to the Poor: Social Involvement and the Gospel by Tim Chester (Crossway. 9781433537035. Paperback. $15.99)

Good News to the Poor is good news for readers thinking through the relationship of evangelism to social action. Tim Chester rightly emphasizes the centrality of the gospel as he compares dependency-creating welfare with dignity-embracing development.” —Marvin Olasky


9781433528170Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith by K. Scott Oliphint (Crossway. 9781433528170. Paperback. $19.99)

“K. Scott Oliphint has done a service for the church in wonderfully translating the venerable Van Tillian apologetic approach into more accessible categories. By laying out the principles and practice of covenantal apologetics, Oliphint moves beyond mere description to the actual practice of apologetics in the contemporary world…” —Stephen J. Wellum


9781433536649The Pastor’s Justification: Applying the Work of Christ in Your Life and Ministry by Jared C. Wilson (Crossway. 9781433536649. Paperback. $15.99)

“It ought to go without saying that pastors who preach the gospel need the gospel desperately themselves—but it doesn’t. In The Pastor’s Justification, Jared Wilson boldly reminds ministers where their true measure of success and fulfillment is found. This book will help shepherd shepherds back to the confidence and humility found only in Jesus.” —Ed Stetzer


9781433505751Galatians: Gospel-rooted Living by Todd A. Wilson (Crossway. 9781433505751. Hardback. $29.99)

“Todd Wilson’s exposition of Galatians is both Biblically grounded and theologically rich. But it doesn’t stop there. Wilson powerfully and astutely applies the message of Galatians to contemporary life. Galatians isn’t left on the shelf; the Word addresses us as those who are tempted to walk according to the flesh, and we are reminded of what it means to be led by the Holy Spirit.” —Thomas R. Schreiner


9780199755431Debating Christian Theism edited by J. P. Moreland, Khaldoun A. Sweis, and Chad V. Meister (Oxford University Press. 9780199755431. Paperback. $35.00)

Click here to see the Table of Contents.Reformation Heritage New Releases (July 2013)


Three new titles from Reformation Heritage Books, including The Gospel Call & True Conversion by Paul Washer (9781601782366. Paperback. $20.00).

“Being a Christian is not just a matter of ‘making a decision for Jesus’ or ‘turning over a new leaf.’  It is a miracle of grace in which a sinner is brought by God’s power from death to life.  In The Gospel Call and True Conversion, Paul Washer brilliantly and clearly helps the reader understand that truth, carefully opening the Scriptures and explaining how the power of the gospel ought to impact our lives as Christians. A much-needed, pastoral, and challenging book!” —Greg Gilbert

Three great resources for pastors

Through August 3, 2013, these great pastoral resources are only $5 each in your local LifeWay Christian Stores!
Click here or here to read samples from Mark Dever’s The Church: The Gospel Made Visible and/or watch the trailers below for more info the other two resources.


Chandler - Dever - Piper ($5 July 2013)



Arrived on New Academic the week of July 8, 2013

9781433677069Disciple Making Is … How to Live the Great Commission with Passion and Confidence by Dave Earley and Rod Dempsey (B&H Academic. 9781433677069. Paperback. $24.99)

“A careful analysis of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and what it means to make disciples for Jesus. I recommend you read, study, and apply the biblical principles of Disciple Making Is.” –Ed Stetzer, president, LifeWay Research.


TellingGodsStory_CVR_Redesign.inddTelling God’s Story: The Biblical Narrative from Beginning to End, 2nd edition by Terry Carter and Preben Vang (B&H Academic. 9781433680007. Hardback. $39.99)

“Here is a welcome resource, significantly improved from its first edition, both for the church and for our culture.” –Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary


9780805495904Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida (Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary Series. B&H Publishing. 9780805495904. Paperback. $12.99)

Projected contributors to the series include notable authors such as Russell D. Moore, Al Mohler, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, Mark Dever, and others.

Click here to read a sample from this book.

Arrived on New Academic the week of July 1, 2013

9780764210846The 40 Most Influential Christians . . . Who Shaped What We Believe Today by Daryl Aaron (Bethany House. 9780764210846. Paperback. $14.99)

“A highly readable, factually accurate, and attractively presented synopsis of the life and contribution of the major shapers of the Christian faith… It is simply an informative and beneficial delight to read.” John D. Hannah, Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary


9780802406521The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith by Matthew Anderson (Moody Publishers. 9780802406521. Paperback. $13.99)

“Doubt has become very popular in the last few years. Many times though, doubt never takes the doubter anywhere for answers. Matthew shows us how to question well and actually let our doubts take us to God.” Darrin Patrick, lead pastor of The Journey St. Louis


1418550744Pressure Points: Twelve Global Issues Shaping the Face of the Church by J.D. Payne (Thomas Nelson. 9781418550745. Paperback. $19.99)

“…I am deeply thankful for this book. I don’t know another person who pays more attention to global trends and spends more time considering how they affect the local church than J.D. Payne. He is a scholar and a friend, a fellow pastor and a trusted co-laborer. The issues he addresses in this book are massive in scope, yet he frames each of them with confidence in the majesty of the merciful God who knows all things, ordains all things, and will eventually use all things to achieve His ultimate purpose.” David Platt


047067279XThe Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis by Alister E. McGrath (Wiley-Blackwell. 9780470672792. Paperback. $32.95)

“Thoughtful and thought-provoking, these essays expertly help to situate the intellectual world of C.S. Lewis in its broader context. McGrath knows Lewis’ corpus in detail and casts a friendly though not unquestioning eye over areas of his work which have hitherto received surprisingly little attention. He connects Lewis to currents and schools of thought that have a refreshing and enlarging effect upon our understanding of the man. The figure who emerges from this examination is a more interesting and important theological thinker that captured in any previous comparable study.” —Michael Ward, Oxford University


9780310490333Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment with contributions by Robert N. Wilkin, James D. G. Dunn, Michael P. Barber and Thomas R. Schreiner (Zondervan. 9780310490333. Paperback. $17.99)

Click here to read a sample from this book.