Archives for March 2014

Arrived on New Academic the Week of March 24, 2014

9781433673764 Preaching the Farewell Discourse: An Expository Walk-Through of John 13:31-17:26 by L. Scott Kellum (B&H Academic. 9781433673764. Paperback. $29.99)

L. Scott Kellum is associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.


9780801049071 Basil of Caesarea by Stephen M. Hildebrand (Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality Series. Baker Academic. 9780801049071. Paperback. $26.99)

Stephen M. Hildebrand is professor of theology and director of the theology graduate program at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio.


9780801039737 Who’s Afraid of Relativism? Community, Contingency, and Creaturehood by James K. A. Smith (The Church and Postmodern Culture Series. Baker Academic. 9780801039737. Paperback. $19.99)

“As is usually the case with Smith’s work, this book is both clear and constructive: he not only provides a clear account of the work of Wittgenstein, Rorty, and Brandom but also develops an account of why and how Christians should navigate the contingent character of our lives.” –Stanley Hauerwas


If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis by Alister McGrath (Tyndale. 9781414383781. Hardback. $17.99)

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9780310519591 How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus’ Divine Nature – A Response to Bart D. Ehrman by Michael F. Bird , Craig A. Evans , Simon Gathercole , Charles E. Hill , Chris Tilling (Zondervan. 9780310519591. Paperback. $16.99)

In his recent book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher From Galilee historian Bart Ehrman explores a claim that resides at the heart of the Christian faith — that Jesus of Nazareth was, and is, God. According to Ehrman, though, this is not what the earliest disciples believed, nor what Jesus claimed about himself. The first response book to this latest challenge to Christianity from Ehrman, How God Became Jesus features the work of five internationally recognized biblical scholars. While subjecting his claims to critical scrutiny, they offer a better, historically informed account of why the Galilean preacher from Nazareth came to be hailed as “the Lord Jesus Christ.” Namely, they contend, the exalted place of Jesus in belief and worship is clearly evident in the earliest Christian sources, shortly following his death, and was not simply the invention of the church centuries later.


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Arrived on New Academic the Week of March 17, 2014

9780805401288 1 Corinthians: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture by Mark Taylor (New American Commentary Series. B&H Publishing Group. 9780805401288. Hardback. $32.99)

Mark Taylor is professor of New Testament and associate dean for Master’s Programs at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.


Cover The Greatest Fight in the World: The Final Manifesto by C. H. Spurgeon (Christian Focus. 9781781913291. Paperback. $8.99)

Spurgeon gave The Greatest Fight in the World almost as a last word to impart to his followers in the faith his belief in the armoury of the Scripture, the armour of the church, and the strength that God gives us to fight.


9780226134444 Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert by John Drury (The University of Chicago Press. 9780226134444. Hardback. $35.00)

“Readers who are tempted into the book by its focus on the life will finish with something far richer than more conventional biographies offer. . . . It is hard to imagine a better book for anyone, general reader or seventeenth-century aficionado or teacher or student, newly embarking on Herbert.” Guardian

Arrived on New Academic the Week of March 10, 2014

  • The Good of Politics by James Skillen (Baker Academic. 9780801048814. Paperback. $22.99)
  • Can We Still Believe the Bible? by Craig Blomberg (Brazos Press. 9781587433214. Paperback. $19.99)
  • Jesus or Nothing by Dan DeWitt (Crossway. 9781433540462. Paperback. $10.99)
  • Calvin on the Christian Life by Michael Horton (Crossway. 9781433539565. Paperback. $19.99)
  • Hauerwas: A Very Critical Introduction by Nicholas M Healy (Eerdmans. 9780802825995. Paperback. $23)
  • Christian Political Witness edited by George Kalantzis (IVP Academic. 9780830840519. Paperback. $26)
  • Grand Central Question by Abdu H Murray (IVP Academic. 9780830836659. Paperback. $17)
  • Everyone’s a Theologian by R C Sproul (Ligonier. 9781567693652. Hardback. $19)
  • The Moody Bible Commentary edited by Rydelnik & Vanlaningham (Moody Publishers. 9780802428677. Hardback. $49.99)
  • Know Orphans by Rick Morton (New Hope Publishers. 9781596693999. Paperback. $14.99)

Arrived on New Academic the Week of March 3, 2014

9780310494225 What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done by Matt Perman (Zondervan. 9780310494225. Hardback. $19.99)

“The question isn’t ‘What do I want to do for God?’ but ‘What does God want me to do?’ For a believer, productivity is more than a set of skills. It requires a mindset and worldview. In this book, Matt Perman provides the framework for getting more done and making a bigger difference in your work.” – Mark Sanborn, New York Times bestselling author, The Fred Factor and You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader

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Preaching Magazine’s “Ten Books Every Pastor Should Read in 2014”

Each year, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, contributes an article to Preaching Magazine in which he reviews some of the best books of the previous year. This year’s article focuses specifically on “10 books that deserve any preacher’s careful attention in the next several months.” If you’re by the LifeWay Campus Store at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the coming weeks, be sure to check out these titles (most of them on sale for 40% OFF*).

Ten Books Every Preacher Should Read in 2014 (Preaching Magazine)

  1. John M. Frame, Systematic Theological: An Introduction to Christian Belief (P&R Publishing, 2013). Sale – $29.99*
  2. Tom Nettles, Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon (Mentor, 2013). Sale – $29.99*
  3. Michael J. Kruger, The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate (InterVarsity Press, 2013). Sale – $14.40*
  4. Thomas R. Schreiner, The King and His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments (Baker Academic, 2013). Sale – $26.99*
  5. John S. Feinberg, Can You Believe It’s True?: Christian Apologetics in a Modern and Postmodern Era (Crossway Books, 2013). Sale – $24.00*
  6. Douglas J. Moo, Galatians, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (Baker Academic, 2013). Sale – $26.99*
  7. Michael Horton, Pilgrim Theology: Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples (Zondervan, 2013). Sale – $20.99*
  8. John Elliot Gardiner, Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven (Knopf, 2013). $35.00.
  9. Daniel Brook, A History of Future Cities (W.W. Norton & Company, 2013). $27.95.
  10. Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Reading for Preachers: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists (Eerdmans, 2013). Sale – $8.40*

    *Reflects 40% off retail price. Sale price valid through 5-17-14 at the LifeWay Campus Store at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.