Arrived on New Academic the Week of August 17, 2015

9781433684104 The Professor’s Puzzle: Teaching in Christian Academics by Michael S. Lawson (B&H Academic. Hardback. 9781433684104. $34.99)

Drawing from years of experience training young faculty members, professor Michael S. Lawson gathers together the best of educational research and practices, leavened with the yeast of Christian theology, so that readers are equipped to put the “teaching puzzle” together. Ideal for aspiring professors in Christian higher education, as well as all who enter the teaching profession, so they may learn artful teaching and careful administration.


9780801048593 Jesus the Priest by Nicholas Perrin (Baker Academic. Paperback. 9780801048593. $29.99)

Following his critically acclaimed book Jesus the Temple, Nicholas Perrin here offers an insightful theological contribution to Jesus studies that synthesizes the best in traditional/conservative and liberal reconstructions of Jesus’s life and teaching. Some view Jesus as an eschatological prophet (conservative tradition) while others view him as a teacher of wisdom (liberal tradition). Perrin identifies the priesthood of Jesus as a mediating understanding that sheds crucial light on the kingdom of God. By viewing Jesus as priest, we understand that the central aim of God’s kingdom is not the salvation of individual souls or the creation of a better society but rather the establishment of authentic worship.


9780801039768 The Gospel According to Heretics: Discovering Orthodoxy Through Early Christological Conflicts by David E. Wilhite (Baker Academic. Paperback. 9780801039768. $22.99)

“The providential role of the heretics in ancient Christianity was to challenge the worshiping community to return to the classic doctrinal consensus on scriptural teaching. The task is to mark boundaries to teachings that are other than the right teaching according to the best minds of the church. David Wilhite has made these boundaries much clearer, enabling readers today to better grasp the Word of God the Father incarnate in the Son by the power of the Spirit.”—Thomas C. Oden


9781451497045 The Honeycomb Scroll: Philipp Melanchthon at the Dawn of the Reformation by Gregory B. Graybill (Fortress Press. Paperback. 9781451497045. $44.00)

“Gregory Graybill has written a fine, vivid, scholarly yet readable biography of Philipp Melanchthon, which fills a large gap in recent English language writing on the Reformation. This is an ideal place to start to get to know a man whose influence on Reformation Europe was huge.”—Graham Tomlin


9781451462692 The Annotated Luther, Volume 1: The Roots of Reform edited by Timothy J. Wengert (Fortress Press. Hardback. 9781451462692. $39.00)

Volume 1 of The Annotated Luther series contains writings that defined the roots of reform set in motion by Martin Luther, beginning with the Ninety-Five Theses (1517) through The Freedom of a Christian (1520). Included are treatises, letters, and sermons written from 1517 to 1520, which set the framework for key themes in all of Luther’s later works. Also included are documents that reveal Luther’s earliest confrontations with Rome and his defense of views and perspectives that led to his excommunication by Leo X in 1520.


4271 cvr final CC.indd Understanding Prophecy: A Biblical-Theological Approach by Alan S. Bandy (Kregel Academic. Paperback. 9780825442711. $21.99)

“Rooted in a careful treatment of all the relevant prophetic texts and with a keen awareness to the development of redemptive history, Bandy and Merkle have given us what may be the standard text on biblical prophecy for years to come.”—Sam Storms


9781909919051 What Makes Us Human? And Other Questions About God, Jesus and Human Identity by Mark Meynell (The Good Book Company. Paperback. 9781909919051. $7.99)

This concise and engaging book compares our modern confusion about humanity with God’s liberating and positive view revealed to us in the Bible. And it points us to the perfect man, Jesus Christ, as the measure of what it means to be truly human.


9781498222778 Hermeneutics as Epistemology by William C. Roach (Wipf & Stock Publishers. Paperback. 9781498222778. $35.00)

“The decisive way to counter error in biblical understanding is to outflank it at the level of its own arbitrary first principles, and to set biblically based first principles in their place. Dr. Roach shows us very fully how Carl Henry did this, by setting current hermeneutical fashions in the corrective frame of an Augustinian, Bible-based, cognitive-propositional account of how God reveals, and how we receive, his word of truth. As Henry was masterful in doing this on the grand scale, so Roach is masterful in vindicating Henry against those who would critique or ignore him. This is a very valuable piece of work.”—J. I. Packer


Of interest to parents, pastors, church staff members, and more….

标准5 Model (1)The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung (Crossway. 9781433542442. Hardback. $17.99)

Through September 26, 2015, this new children’s book is on sale for $14.39 in all LifeWay Christian Stores.

In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung—a best-selling author and father of six—leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ’s death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth.

With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible’s core message—how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden—will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God’s promises are even bigger and better than we think.

Here’s a sample from this book:

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Arrived on New Academic the Week of August 10, 2015

9780801049675 Youth Ministry in the 21st Century: Five Views edited by Chap Clark (Baker Academic. 9780801049675. Paperback. $21.99)

View One: Greg Stier The Gospel Advancing View of Ministry / View Two: Brian Cosby The Reformed View of Youth Ministry / View Three: Chap Clark The Adoption View of Youth Ministry / View Four: Fernando Arzola The Ecclesial View of Youth Ministry / View Five: Ron Hunter The D6 View of Youth Ministry

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9780801006494 The Original Jesus: Trading the Myths We Create for the Savior Who Is by Daniel Darling (Baker Books. 9780801006494. Paperback. $13.99)

“If you have questions, or even frustrations, about the person of Jesus Christ–this book is for you. It cuts through our society’s confusing and contradictory opinions about Jesus to find the glorious, wonderful reality of him spread throughout the pages of Scripture.”—Jim Daly

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9781433540745 Bavinck on the Christian Life: Following Jesus in Faithful Service by John Bolt (Crossway. 9781433540745. Paperback. $19.99)

“Never before have I read such a fine and stimulating overview of Herman Bavinck’s life and theology. John Bolt shows clearly why the study of Bavinck is growing worldwide and why this theology is a great help for today’s Christians. Bavinck and Bolt are a great team!” —Herman Selderhuis

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9781433541919 God’s Kingdom Through God’s Covenants: A Concise Biblical Theology by Peter J. Gentry and Stephen J. Wellum (Crossway. 9781433541919. Paperback. $19.99)

In this abridgement of the groundbreaking book Kingdom through Covenant, a biblical scholar and a theologian offer readers an accessible overview of the overarching structure of the Bible. Tracing the significance of the concept of “covenant” through both the Old and New Testaments, this book charts a middle way between covenant theology and dispensationalism—exploring the covenantal framework undergirding the history of redemption.

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9781433545047 Unshaken: Real Faith in Our Faithful God by Crawford W. Loritts Jr (Crossway. 9781433545047. Paperback. $14.99)

“In the Bible, faith is essential to salvation, and no less essential to our lifelong pilgrimage. Here, Crawford Loritts does not so much define faith as provide sketches of the way biblical faith operates. In highly practical terms, he describes how faith engenders obedience, endurance, and an ability to live in the light of the new heaven and the new earth. Faith fires mission; it develops trust and courage. And all such faith is grounded in confidence in what God has already done in Christ Jesus. If faith is for you ephemeral and practically useless, you need this book.”—D. A. Carson

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9781433547034 A Christian Guide to the Classics by Leland Ryken (Crossway. 9781433547034. Paperback. $9.99)

Table of Contents

  1. Misconceptions about the Classics
  2. What Is a Classic?
  3. Why We Should Read the Classics
  4. The Greatest Classic: The Bible
  5. How Not to Read a Classic
  6. How to Read a Classic
  7. Christian Classics, Part 1
  8. Christian Classics, Part 2
  9. Secular Classics
  10. Where to Find the Classics

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Writers to Read: Nine Names That Belong on Your Bookshelf

    by Douglas Wilson (Crossway. 9781433545832. Paperback. $16.99)

“Douglas Wilson has a legendary track record of helping reintroduce his audience to the great Christian intellectual tradition. In Writers to Read, we find Wilson at his best: curating the authors who have inspired him and who he believes will galvanize the next generation with theological conviction and imagination. Highly recommended.”—Gregory Alan Thornbury

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J. Gresham Machen by Sean M. Lucas (Bitesize Biography Series. EP Books. 9781783970575. Paperback. $10.99)

“In the battle against vital doctrinal declension in the early 20th century, Gresham Machen played a very significant role in defending classic Christian orthodoxy. But it is a role few are acquainted with since biographies of him have been scarce and hard to obtain. This new study of his life is therefore welcome indeed. Highly recommended.”—Michael Haykin


9781508511403 To the Edge: Reflections on Kingdom Leadership, Mission, and Innovation by J. D. Payne (9781508511403. Paperback. $16.00)

In this inspiring and motivating book, pastor and missiologist J. D. Payne shares a collection of his thoughts related to leadership, mission, and innovation. Biblically and missiologically grounded, To the Edge will challenge you to think differently about your mission and God’s world in light of the four billion people who remain without Christ.



Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom by Ryan T. Anderson (Regnery Publishing. 9781621574514. Paperback. $16.99)

“Novelist Walker Percy said of the abortion rights movement a generation ago: ‘You may get your way. But you’re going to be told what you’re doing.’ And ever since Roe v Wade, prolifers have been telling abortionists that abortion stops a beating heart. When it comes to the question of marriage and family, Ryan Anderson is a Walker Percy for a new day. Anderson is the brightest intellectual star in the pro-marriage movement. He seeks to persuade and provoke with reason, logic, and honesty. This book will equip to bear witness to ancient convictions in a strange new world.”—Russell D. Moore


9780310519317 Oversee God’s People: Shepherding the Flock Through Administration and Delegation by Brian Croft & Bryce Butler (Zondervan. 9780310519317. Paperback. $12.99)

Pray for the Flock: Ministering God’s Grace Through Intercession9780310519379 by Brian Croft & Ryan Fullerton (Zondervan. 9780310519379. Paperback. $12.99)

The Practical Shepherding series of guides provides pastors and ministry leaders with practical help to do the work of pastoral ministry in a local church. In Oversee God’s People, experienced pastors Brian Croft and Bryce Butler unpack what the Bible teaches about administration and the importance of delegation in leadership. In Pray for the Flock, pastors Brian Croft and Ryan Fullerton provide biblical encouragement, practical advice, and helpful suggestions that will help busy pastors effectively pray for their people and care for their church through the ministry of intercession.


9780310520641 My Final Word: Holding Tight to the Issues That Matter Most by Charles W. Colson (Zondervan. 9780310520641. Hardback. $19.99)

In My Final Word, longtime Colson coauthor Anne Morse has selected and arranged pieces Colson wrote mostly during the last decade of his life, spotlighting what he saw as key topics of ongoing importance for Christian cultural engagement. Some of these issues include: crime and punishment, natural law, Islam, same-sex marriage, the persecution of Christians, and more.


Of interest to parents, pastors, church staff members, and more….

标准5 Model (1) The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung (Crossway. 9781433542442. Hardback. $17.99)

Through September 26, 2015, this new children’s book is on sale for $7.99 (no minimum or maximum quantities) in all LifeWay Christian Stores.

In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung—a best-selling author and father of six—leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ’s death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth.

With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible’s core message—how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden—will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God’s promises are even bigger and better than we think.

Here’s a sample from this book:

Added to New Academic the Week of August 3, 2015

9780830840793 The Love of God: A Canonical Model by John C. Peckham (IVP Academic. 9780830840793. Paperback. $32.00)

In The Love of God, John Peckham offers a comprehensive canonical interpretation of divine love in dialogue with, and at times in contrast to, both classical and process theism. God’s love, he argues, is freely willed, evaluative, emotional and reciprocal, given before but not without conditions. According to Peckham’s reading of Scripture, the God who loves the world is both perfect and passible, both self-sufficient and desirous of reciprocal relationships with each person, so that “whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”


9780830844302 Changing World, Unchanging Mission: Responding to Global Challenges by M. David Sills (IVP Books. 9780380844302. Paperback. $17.00)

“Does a changing world necessitate a changed mission? No! Quite the opposite. It necessitates changes in missions but not a changed mission. Our changing world stands in desperate need of an unchanging mission—changing missions but not changing mission! This book should be required reading for every short-term missionary and for every aspiring career missionary as well. It is also recommended reading for all who support them with money and prayer.”—David J. Hesselgrave


9780802412911 Evidence for the Rapture: A Biblical Case for Pretribulationism edited by John F Hart (Moody Publishers. 9780802412911. Paperback. $19.99)

Introduction: (John F. Hart) / The Day of the Lord and the Rapture by Dr. Craig Blaising / The Rapture and the Biblical Teaching of Imminency by Dr. Robert L. Thomas / Jesus and the Rapture: Matthew 24 by John F. Hart / Jesus and the Rapture: John 14 by Dr. George Gunn / Paul and the Rapture: 1 Corinthians 15 by Dr. Michael Vanlaningham / Paul and the Rapture: 1 Thess. 4-5 by Dr. Kevin D. Zuber / Paul and the Rapture: 2 Thess. 2 by Dr. Nathan Holsteen / John and the Rapture: Revelation 2-3 by Dr. Andy Woods / John Nelson Darby and the Pretribulation Rapture Argument in Revelation 12:5 by Dr. Michael Svigel / Israel: Why the Church Must Be Raptured Before the Tribulation by Dr. Michael Rydelnik


9780802413321 Life in Community: Joining Together to Display the Gospel by Dustin Willis (Moody Publishers. 9780802413321. Paperback. $13.99)

”I am grateful for this book, for it provides us this picture of the church that we desperately need to see in our day. Taken straight from Scripture, then buttressed with poignant illustrations and practical application, these pages drip with the depth of community that Christ has designed for His church.”—David Platt

Arrived on New Academic the Week of July 27, 2015

9781433673757 The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement by Anthony L. Chute, Nathan A. Finn and Michael A. G. Haykin (B&H Academic. 9781433673757. Hardback. $49.99)

“This is the Baptist history textbook I have been waiting for since I studied the subject in seminary. It actually makes the subject interesting! This work has been long overdue.”—Daniel L. Akin

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9781433687471 Unleashed: Being Conformed to the Image of Christ by Eric Mason (B&H Books. 9781433687471. Paperback. $16.99)

You’re a Christian, now what?

God not only saved you from something, but for something. Pastor Eric Mason is passionate about helping Christians unleash the transformative power of God in their lives as they learn to be faithful disciples of Jesus. Being conformed to the image of Christ is a lifelong journey for every Christian.


9780801096129 Gospel of Glory: Major Themes in Johannine Theology by Richard Bauckham (Baker Academic. 9780801096129. Paperback. $24.99)

“We can be grateful that Professor Bauckham has chosen to devote his considerable talents to an exploration of selected themes in Johannine theology. While not aiming to be comprehensive, this volume makes a significant contribution to the study of John’s theological thought. No one interested in Johannine theology can afford to ignore this important collection of essays.”—Andreas J. Kӧstenberger

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9780801097713 The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision by Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan (Baker Academic. 9780801097713. Hardback. $19.99)

“Preachers today must present biblical truth to people who are more and more resistant to it. The skillful preacher must understand something of the history of ideas and the baseline cultural narratives of our day in order even to be comprehensible to them. Not only that, but preachers in our cities must often speak to people from several diverse world cultures all at once. I’ve come to the conclusion that ministers need more robust theological education and training than they did when I came into the ministry forty years ago. This book is an important, ringing call for working pastors and preachers to exercise a higher level of theologically informed leadership in our churches.”—Tim Keller

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9781451490305 The Cross Before Constantine: The Early Life of a Christian Symbol by Bruce W. Longenecker (Fortress Press. 9781451490305. Paperback. $39.00)

“It has long been thought that the Christians only began to use the symbol of the cross when Constantine made it his imperial sign. In Bruce Longenecker’s careful and wonderfully detailed survey, this is shown up as a modern myth. Though there is no uniform pattern, the cross was known and used as a Christian symbol from at least the 70s of the first century. This is revisionist historiography at its best.”—N. T. Wright


9781633420977 Longing for Home: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent by J. Stephen Yuille (Shepherd Press. 9781633420977. Paperback. $14.95)

“There is a psalm for every experience in life, for every sigh of the soul. No other section of the Book of Psalms demonstrates those deep emotions better than the “Psalms of Ascent.” In Longing for Home Stephen Yuille guides us on a journey through this collection of psalms and shows how these ancient texts express the sighs of believers in Christ who are longing for their heavenly home.”—Donald S. Whitney

Arrived on New Academic the Week of July 20, 2015

9781433538179 Building on the Foundations of Evangelical Theology: Essays in Honor of John S. Feinberg edited by Gregg Allison & Stephen Wellum (Crossway Books. Hardback. 9781433538179. $40.00)

John Feinberg is one of the premier evangelical scholars of the last thirty years. His work has influenced countless pastors, scholars, ethicists, and theologians. This anthology stands as a testament to Feinberg’s enduring legacy and theological acumen.

Click here to see the full list of contributors and a sample from the book.


005727826 Onward: Engaging The Culture Without Losing The Gospel, Bible Study Kit by Russell Moore (LifeWay. DVD. 9781430040347. $89.99.) *Member book (9781430040330) available for $12.99

As the culture changes all around us, it is no longer possible for Christians to pretend that we are a moral majority. That may be bad news for America, but it can be good news for the church. Nominal Christianity isn’t working anymore. What’s needed now, in shifting times, is neither a doubling-down on the status quo nor a retreat into isolation. Instead, we need a church that speaks to social and political issues with a bigger vision in mind: that of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As Christianity seems increasingly strange—and even subversive—to our culture, we have the opportunity to embrace the distinctiveness of the Christian faith and to be marginalized for the sake of the gospel.

Onward Bible Study Kit includes an Onward Bible Study Book, two DVDs with a promotional video and six 13- to 15-minute teaching sessions led by author Russell Moore, and a trade book.


9781400206643 The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World by Owen Strachan (Thomas Nelson. Hardback. 9781400206643. $22.99)

Chuck Colson’s life reveals that there is no division between truth and love, between embracing biblical guidance and loving one’s neighbor. The Colson Way uses Colson’s legacy and wisdom to show Christians a way of living a public faith with conviction and generosity toward all.

“A praiseworthy intellectual achievement and a gift to the Christian community.”—Robert P. George


9780310517955 Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism edited by Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich and Jason Maston (Zondervan. Paperback. 9780310517955. $19.99)

In this non-technical collection of short essays, beginning and intermediate students are given a chance to see firsthand what makes Paul a distinctive thinker in relation to his Jewish contemporaries. Following the narrative progression of Romans, each chapter pairs a major unit of the letter with one or more thematically related Jewish text, introduces and explores the theological nuances of the comparative text, and shows how these ideas illuminate our understanding of the book of Romans.


9780310515951 Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament by Constantine R. Campbell (Zondervan. Paperback. 9780310515951. $34.99)

Advances in the Study of Greek examines issues of interest in the current world of Greek scholarship and their impact on understanding the New Testament; it provides an accessible introduction for students, pastors, professors, and commentators to understand these issues in this period of paradigm shift.


9780310515241 Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send by J. D. Greear (Zondervan. Hardback. 9780310515241. $19.99)

“Wow! I just finished reading Gaining By Losing. I rarely finish a book and fee like it took my breath away. This book by J.D. Greear is nothing short of incredible. It’s just that powerful.”—Thom S. Rainer