Archives for May 2014

Arrived on New Academic the Week of May 19, 2014

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9781433678752 Introduction to Global Missions by Zane Pratt, M. David Stills and Jeff K. Walters (B&H Academic. 9781433678752. Hardback. $34.99)

“This is evangelical missiology at its best—contemporary and creative but tied securely to the Word of God.”—David J. Hesselgrave

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9781433681530 Fulfilled: The Refreshing Alternative to the Half-Empty Life by Joey Lankford (B&H Books. 9781433681530. Paperback. $14.99)

Fulfilled is one family’s daring plunge into freedom, not by running away from it all, but by running directly into total surrender to God. Joey Lankford and his family found that in order to gain it all, you have to be willing to lose it all; in order to really live, first you have to die. There’s still a life that’s both full and fulfilling, a life spent in wild pursuit of God.


Three new titles from Baker Publishing GroupBaker Books (Three New Titles) 5-20-14 Vertical:

How to Talk So People Will Listen, Revised and Expanded Edition by Steve  Brown (9780801016486. Paperback. $13.99). Click here to read a sample.


60 People Who Shaped the Church: Learning from Sinners, Saints, Rogues, and Heroes by Alton Gansky (9780801015397. Paperback. $17.99)


The Rise of the Nones: Understanding and Reaching the Religiously Unaffiliated by James Emery White (9780801016233. Paperback. $15.99). Click here to read a sample.



9781433513121 Job: The Wisdom of the Cross by Christopher Ash (Preaching the Word Commentary Series. Crossway. 9781433513121. Hardback. $37.99)

“If like me, you have shied away from the book of Job, daunted by its structure and length, do not despair, help has arrived! Christopher Ash has performed a noble service by ‘bashing his head’ against the text and providing us with such a lucid, wonderfully helpful commentary. It is both mind-stretching and heart-warming as it reminds us that like the rest of the Bible, Job is ultimately a book about Jesus.”—Alistair Begg


9780802868091 The Psalms as Christian Lament: A Historical Commentary by Bruce K. Waltke, James M. Houston and Erika Moore (Eerdmans. 9780802868091. Paperback. $28.00)

“Often neglected, the lament psalms are some of the most pastorally valuable parts of Scripture. This great commentary on ten of these psalms unpacks their riches by drawing on the interpretations of early Church Fathers and leading Reformers and coupling their insights with a detailed modern exegesis of the Hebrew text. Students of the psalms, preachers, and worship leaders will find this a splendid resource.”—Gordon Wenham


Two new releases from IVP Academic:IVP New Releases (5-22-14)

Organizational Leadership: Foundations and Practices for Christians edited by  Jack Burns, John R. Shoup and Donald C. Simmons, Jr. (9780830840502. Paperback. $25.00)

“What I love most about this book is its weaving of Scripture, devotion to Jesus Christ, leadership history and theory, and grounded experience. Its authors provide a marvelous resource that can be read both as a primer and as an advanced study in leadership that is biblically responsible, developmentally accessible, academically engaging and practically valuable.”—Mark Labberton

Grassroots Asian Theology: Thinking the Faith from the Ground Up by Simon Chan (9780830840489. Paperback. $22.00)

“This book offers thought-provoking assessments of foundational Christian doctrines from close engagement with Asian circumstances and Asian Christian teachers …Much of the future of Christian theology worldwide is outlined in this helpful study.”—Mark A. Noll


Moody Publishers New Releases (5-23-14) Three new releases from Moody Publishers:

A Field Guide for Everyday Mission: 30 Days and 101 Ways to Demonstrate the Gospel by Ben Connelly and Bob Roberts (9780802412003. Paperback. $14.99)

The Person Called You: Why You’re Here, Why You Matter & What You Should Do With Your Life by William Hendricks (9780802412010. Paperback. $15.99)

Next Up: 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make by Jonathan Pearson (9780802811716. Paperback. $13.99)


9780310516743 The Crucified King: Atonement and Kingdom in Biblical and Systematic Theology by Jeremy R. Treat (Zondervan. 9780310516743. Paperback. $26.99)

“[Treat’s] arguments are deeply and widely informed, the conclusions range from provocative to elating.”from the foreword by Michael S. Horton

Arrived on New Academic the week of May 12, 2014

9781433682131 Theology for the Church (Revised Edition) edited by Daniel L. Akin (B&H Academic. 9781433682131. Hardback. $54.99)

Included in this revision are new chapters on theological method from a missional perspective (Bruce Ashford and Keith Whitfield) and theology of creation, providence, and Sabbath that engages current research in science and philosophy (Chad Owen Brand). Chapters on special revelation (David Dockery) and human nature (John Hammett) have also been updated.

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B&H CCE New Releases (5-14-14)


The newest volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary Series from B&H Reference.


  • Exalting Jesus in Mark by Daniel L. Akin (9780805496857. Paperback. $12.99)
  • Exalting Jesus in Ezra and Nehemiah by James M. Hamilton, Jr. (9780805496741. Paperback. $12.99)
  • Exalting Jesus in Exodus by Tony Merida (9780805497441. Paperback. $12.99)

“The Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. We purpose to exalt Jesus from every book of the Bible. In doing this, we are not commending wild allegory or fanciful typology. We must be constrained to the meaning intended by the divine Author Himself, the Holy Spirit of God. However, we also believe that the Bible has a Messianic focus, and the authors in this series will exalt Christ from all of their texts.”—Series Editors


Crossway New Releases (5-12-14)

The Unfinished Church: God’s Broken and Redeemed Work-in-Progress by Rob Bentz (Crossway. 9781433540066. Paperback. $14.99)

To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision and Legacy by Michael A.G. Haykin and C. Jeffrey Robinson, Sr. (Crossway. 9781433523540. Paperback. $15.99)

Dispatches from the Front: Stories of Gospel Advance in the World’s Difficult Places by Tim Keesee (Crossway. 9781433540691. Paperback. $14.99)

Here Is Our God: God’s Revelation of Himself in Scripture edited by Kathleen Nielson and D.A. Carson (Crossway. 9781433539671. Paperback. $16.99) 


9781118901106.pdf View From the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World by D. Michael Lindsay with M. G. Hager (Wiley. 9781118901106. Hardback. $28.00)

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Arrived on New Academic the week of May 5, 2014

9780805494532 The Illustrated Life Of Paul by Charles L. Quarles (B&H Academic. 9780805494532. Paperback. $29.99)

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9781781912942 Big God: How to Approach Suffering, Spread the Gospel, Make Decisions and Pray in the Light of a God Who Really Is In the Driving Seat of the World by Orlando Saer (Christian Focus. 9781781912942. Paperback. $11.99)

“If God has seemed absent, He might start appearing for you in surprising places if you take on board Saer’s words here. Accurate, biblical, clear, short, serious and practical… thinking meets life.” Mark Dever


9780062105097 The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade by Philip Jenkins (HarperOne. 9780062105097. Hardback. $29.99)

The Great and Holy War offers the first look at how religion created and prolonged the First World War. At the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, historian Philip Jenkins reveals the powerful religious dimensions of this modern-day crusade, a period that marked a traumatic crisis for Western civilization, with effects that echoed throughout the rest of the twentieth century.


4039 The Theology of the Book of Isaiah by John E. Goldingay (IVP Academic. 9780830840397. Paperback. $18.00)

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4038 In Search of Moral Knowledge: Overcoming the Fact-Value Dichotomy by R. Scott Smith (IVP Academic. 9780830840380. Paperback. $35.00)

“Scott Smith has produced a powerful new tool for Christian moral apologetics … I will use this book with my students and urge others do the same.”—Daniel Heimbach


9780825442728 Elders in the Life of the Church: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership by Phil A. Newton and Matt Schmucker (Kregel Academic. 9780825442728. Paperback. $16.99)

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Arrived on New Academic the Week of April 28, 2014

4113 Discovering Your Leadership Style: The Power of Chemistry, Strategy and Spirituality by David T. Olson (IVP Praxis. 9780830841134. Paperback. $16.00)

“Dave Olson has demonstrated leadership on many different levels and places in the church. . . . As a personal beneficiary of many of the principles outlined in this book, I highly recommend it for the ongoing development of pastors and church leaders.”—Soong-Chan Rah


9780802410146 United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity by Trillia J. Newbell (Moody Publishers. 9780802410146. Paperback. $12.99)

“Read this book. Share it with your friends. Pray this vision becomes a reality to the glory of God.”—H.B. Charles, Jr.



show_them_jesus Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids by Jack Klumpenhower (New Growth Press. 9781939946393. Paperback. $17.99)

• How-to-guide for teachers: Presents a simple framework and practical examples from 30 years in the classroom

• Written for laypeople: Introduces a philosophy of Christ-centered teaching through real-life stories and examples

• Written by a layperson: As a vocational news reporter with 30 years of experience in teaching, Jack helps teachers identify and communicate the heart of the gospel

• Complements existing materials: Helps teachers build a gospel focus into any existing materials