Archives for April 2014

New Academic for the week of April 21, 2014

9780805466744 Vines: My Life and Ministry by Jerry Vines (B&H Books. 9780805466744. Hardback. $24.99. On sale for $14.99 in the LifeWay Campus Stores through 5/31/14. Arriving in stores this week.)

In his autobiography, the pastor, Baptist statesman, and father tells his story that begins in Carrollton, GA, takes him to Jacksonville, FL, and whirls through the fiery controversies of the conservative resurgence. Readers gain perspective on some of a denomination’s pivotal moments through the eyes of one of its most influential figures, focusing on his life and ministry.


9780307269812 Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh (Knopf. 9780307269812. Hardback. $35.00)

“Marsh has unearthed enough archival material to keep generations of Bonhoeffer scholars occupied, but, more important, has used his knowledge to weave a mesmerizing tale about one of the giants of the twentieth century. I can’t remember when I have read a more compelling biography.”—Alan Jacobs


Truth Matters small-group resources by Andreas Köstenberger, Darrell Bock and 005647989 Josh Chatraw (LifeWay)

  • Leader Kit (9781430032533. $39.95) includes: student book, leader guide, trade book edition, WORDsearch Truth Matters digital library (disk)
  • Student Book (9781430032526. $11.95)
  • Leader Guide (9781430032519. $9.95)


Five New Releases from Moody Publishers

Moody Publishers New Releases (4-23-14)

  1. D. L. Moody – A Life: Innovator, Evangelist, World-Changer by Kevin Belmonte (Moody Publishers. 9780802412041. Hardback. $22.99)
  2. Christ in the Sabbath by Rich Robinson (Moody Publishers. 9780802411990. Paperback. $14.99)
  3. On Preaching: Personal & Pastoral Insights for the Preparation & Practice of Preaching by H.B. Charles, Jr. (Moody Publishers. 9780802411914. Paperback. $12.99)
  4.  Go Tell It: How – and Why – to Report God’s Stories in Words, Photos, and Videos by Jim Killam & Lincoln Brunner (Moody Publishers. 9780802411488. Paperback. $13.99)
  5. Is It My Fault? Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence by Justin S. Holcomb and Lindsey A. Holcomb (Moody Publishers. 9780802410245. Paperback. $14.99)


9781596388413 The Heart is the Target: Preaching Practical Application from Every Text by Murray Capill (P&R Publishing. 9781596388413. Paperback. $16.99)

Murray Capill helps all preachers who want to change lives to make their preaching wholly applicable, avoiding the pitfalls of tacked-on application. He takes preachers through the living application preaching process—moving the Word of God, via the life of the preacher, to the lives of the hearers—and gives them the tools to systematically explore the application potential of any text.


9781612915791 God Took Me by the Hand: A Story of God’s Unusual Providence by Jerry Bridges (NavPress. 9781612915791. Hardback. $15.99)

Jerry Bridges’ life is a remarkable story of God’s providence. From “a most unpromising beginning” as a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks he joined the Navy, went to college, became an engineer, joined The Navigators as a missionary and eventually became a best-selling author. In this book Jerry illustrates through his story—and then summarizes for the reader—seven key “spiritual lessons” that God has taught him through his 83 years.


9780310515098 Know the Creeds and Councils and Know the Heretics by Justin S. Holcomb (Zondervan. 9780310515098 and 9780310515074. Paperback. $12.99 each)

In these accessible guides, Justin Holcomb introduces readers to9780310515074 the church’s most important statements of faith (and to the major heresies in Christian history in the other volume) over the centuries and shows why these still matter today. Discussion questions make each volume useful for individual and group study alike.

Arrived on New Academic the Week of April 7, 2014

9780805464184 The Testing of God’s Sons by Gregory S. Smith (B&H Academic. 9780805464184. Hardback. $24.99)

The Testing of God’s Sons takes a look at the Old and New Testament times and the faithful, Adam, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Job, Israel and even Christ, who were tested for their faith. While often confused with the biblical idea of “temptation,” the biblical idea of testing stems from a metallurgical background and carries a unique covenantal function. Testing is at the center of how God responds to the rebellion of his people and reveals God’s primary concern for the faith of His saints.


9781433683923 Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive by Thom S. Rainer (B&H Books. 9781433683923. Hardback. $12.99)

No one wants to see a church die. And yet, far too many churches are dying. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Thom Rainer has helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and has autopsied those that have died. From this experience, he has discovered twelve consistent themes among those churches that have died. Yet, it’s not gloom and doom because from those twelve themes, lessons on how to keep your church alive have emerged.


4419 Justice Awakening: How You and Your Church Can Help End Human Trafficking by Eddie Byun (IVP Books. 9780830844197. Paperback. $13.00)

“Worldwide human trafficking is a modern form of slavery that negates justice and neighbor-love in the worst possible way. From Korea now comes a prophetic call to the church to move realistically to counter it. God give us ears to hear Eddie Byun’s word for our times.”—J. I. Packer


4420 Connecting with Muslims: A Guide to Communicating Effectively by Fouad Masri (IVP Books. 9780830844203. Paperback. $15.00)

“In Connecting with Muslims, Fouad Masri, an Arab Christian, gives us helpful and practical insights on how we can convey the love of Christ to them. This is not a book of strategies or tactics. It is a guide to what we should understand about Islam and how Christianity may be understood by Muslims, so that we can faithfully represent Jesus. Relying on biblical principles, he shows us how to engage in and maintain fruitful conversations that lift up Christ without causing offense or compromising the gospel.”—Winfried Corduan


9780199777952 The Age of Evangelicalism: America’s Born-Again Years by Steven P. Miller (Oxford University Press. 9780199777952. Hardback. $24.95)

The Age of Evangelicalism tells the captivating story of how born-again Christianity shaped the cultural and political climate in which millions of Americans came to terms with their times.


9781596389816 The Triune God edited by Ronald L. Kohl (P&R Publishing. 9781596389816. Paperback. $14.99)

This book dedicates equal space to examining the qualities and roles of each member of the Trinity, as we find them in the Bible, to help us grow in our knowledge and understanding. Contributors: Kevin DeYoung, D. A. Carson, Michael Horton, R. C. Sproul, Philip Ryken, Joel Beeke, Iain Duguid, Bryan Chapell, Hywel Jones and Richard Phillips.

Arrived on New Academic the Week of March 31, 2014

B&H New Releases (4-4-14)







  • The Underestimated Gospel edited by Jonathan Leeman. B&H Books. 9781433683909. $14.99.
  • Recovering Redemption by Matt Chandler. B&H Books. 9781433683886. $16.99.
  • The People of God by Trevor Joy & Spence Shelton. B&H Books. 9781433683701. $14.99.

Crossway New Releases (4-4-14)






  • Church Elders by Jeramie Rinne. Crossway. 9781433540875. $14.99.
  • The Gospel by Ray Ortlund. Crossway. 9781433540837. $14.99.
  • The Unadjusted Gospel . Crossway. 9781433531873. $17.99.

Moody Publishers New Releases (3-29-14)





  • Just Do Something (5th Anniversary Edition) by Kevin DeYoung. Moody Publishers. 9780802411594. $11.99.
  • The Christian Traveler’s Guide to the Holy Land by Charles Dyer. Moody Publishers. 9780802411624. $18.99.
  • The Moody Handbook of Theology (25th Anniversary Edition) by Paul Enns. Moody Publishers. 9780802411983. $44.99.
  • Acts of God by Bob Russell. Moody Publishers. 9780802411976. $14.99.

9780199367924 Godly Ambition (Paperback Edition) by Alister Chapman. Oxford University Press. 9780199367924. $24.95.

This is the first scholarly study of John Stott’s career. It draws extensively from Stott’s now inaccessible archive of personal papers.