The Gospel & Parenting by Russell D Moore and Andrew T Walker (Gospel for
Life Series. B&H Books. Hardcover. 9781433690440. $12.99)
The Gospel & Pornography by Russell D Moore and Andrew T Walker (Gospel for Life Series. B&H Books. Hardcover. 9781433690457. $12.99)
The Gospel & Work by Russell D Moore and Andrew T Walker (Gospel for Life Series. B&H Books. Hardcover. 9781433690488. $12.99)
The Gospel for Life series gives every believer a biblically-saturated understanding of the most urgent issues facing our culture today, because the gospel is for all of life.
1, 2, 3 John: Redemption’s Certainty by John D Hannah (Focus on the Bible Series. Christian Focus Publications. Paperback. 9781781917718. $15.99)
“I am delighted to recommend this commentary on the Johannine epistles. It is beloved message from the beloved disciple expounded by a beloved professor. Highly recommended.”—Denny Burk, Professor of Biblical Studies, Boyce College, Louisville, Kentucky
Death in Adam, Life in Christ: The Doctrine of Imputation by J V Fesko (Christian Focus Publications. Paperback. 9781781919088. $19.99)
“Conversations over imputation are rarely informed by the history of interpretation. Fesko introduces us to seminal figures in this development and no engagement with original sin or justification should overlook his careful spade work.”—Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, California
The Cost: What It Takes to Follow Jesus by Steven J Lawson (Christian Focus Publications. Paperback. 9781781919552. $9.99)
“Christ’s own summons to discipleship is impossible to harmonize with the laid-back, seeker-sensitive, superficial religion practiced by so many people today who claim to be followers of Christ. Dr. Lawson’s exposition of Luke 14:25-35 distills the vital message and presents it in a robust and penetrating way.”—John MacArthur, President, The Master’s University and Seminary and Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California
War – Why Did Life Just Get Harder? by Mez McConnell (9Marks Series. Christian Focus Publications. Paperback. 9781781917114. $8.99)
All too often, our heads can feel like they are caught in a dark, lonely battle between what we want to do and what we know we should. God feels distant and we feel dirty. The second book in the First Steps of Discipleship series tackles the fundamental, day-to-day difficulties experienced by every Christian, and looks at the question War: Why Did Life Just Get Harder?
Voices: Who Am I Listening To? by Andy Prime (9Marks Series. Christian Focus Publications. Paperback. 9781781919125. $8.99)
“Voices captures the inner dialogue in our heads and hearts that distract and deceive us, seeking to lure us away from Jesus. It winsomely offers life and freedom from Proverbs, helping us to see how God’s wise voice is warning and inviting us to come to him, where true joy and everlasting love are experienced.”—Robert K. Cheong, Pastor of Care and Counseling, Sojourn Community Church, Louisville, Kentucky
Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary edited by Matthew Barrett (Crossway Books. Hardcover. 9781433543289. $45.00)
“Matthew Barrett is certainly to be congratulated on bringing together this outstanding group of top-tier theologians and Reformation scholars to produce this wonderful resource. Not only are readers given a masterful survey of historical theology illuminating the key reformational themes of the sixteenth century, but also we are provided thoughtful and insightful guidance to wrestle with the important theological issues facing the church in the twenty-first century. I am delighted to recommend this comprehensive work.”—David S. Dockery, President, Trinity International University
Coming Home: Essays on the New Heaven and New Earth edited by D. A. Carson and Jeff Robinson (Crossway Books. Paperback. 9781433553974. $18.99)
In Coming Home, a team of eight leading Bible teachers offers us a vision of the new heaven and new earth that doesn’t just impact our view of the future—it also has the potential to change how we live today. These eight essays will stir up within us a longing for our future home as we eagerly await Jesus’s glorious return.
Alive in Him: How Being Embraced by the Love of Christ Changes Everything by Gloria Furman (Crossway Books. Paperback. 9781433549779. $16.99)
“Some expositions are careful, line-by-line, evenhanded explanations of the biblical text. This exposition is exuberant, irrepressible, and intoxicating. Its strength is that its author, Gloria Furman, has tasted for herself the bliss of being loved by God, and she wants her readers to drink deeply from the same fountain.”—D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Cofounder, The Gospel Coalition
Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture by David Murray (Crossway Books. Paperback. 9781433555183. $14.99)
“This is so timely. After you read it, you will sleep better, for starters. Then you will be taken to the meeting place of essential theology and the details of all things related to our stressed lives, where David offers wisdom on every page. The book is perfect for men’s groups.”—Ed Welch, counselor; faculty member, the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
Chasing Contentment: Trusting God in a Discontented Age by Erik Raymond (Crossway Books. Paperback. 9781433553660. $14.99)
“Just about every day, I wake up and read Erik Raymond’s insights on pastoral ministry, discipleship, and everyday living as a Christian. He always challenges me to love Jesus as I trust in the sufficiency of his work on the cross. As someone who struggles with contentment, I need his wise counsel to walk with Christ in freedom and joy.”—Collin Hansen, Editorial Director, The Gospel Coalition
The Decalogue: Living as the People of God by David L Baker (IVP Academic. Paperback. 9780830851690. $20.00)
“I grew up in a generation of children required to memorize and recite the Ten Commandments by heart. They set the shape of accepted Christian ethics. Later, I visited many churches with the Ten Commandments inscribed on the walls but lacking the vital context of the opening affirmation of God’s redeeming grace: ‘I am the LORD your God who brought you up out of the house of bondage’—law without gospel. David Baker’s timely book challenges us to reconsider the foundational place of the Decalogue in Christian personal and public ethics. But he is also careful to note the context—both the biblical context of God’s people’s obedience as a grateful response to saving grace, and the surrounding context of ancient Near Eastern cultures and laws, for helpful comparison and contrast. The result is a richly rewarding textbook, surveying the field of biblical scholarship comprehensively but with a light touch, drawing together many threads in wider biblical theology, and reflecting on the relevance of the Ten Commandments in contemporary church and society.”—Christopher J. H. Wright, international ministries director, Langham Partnership
The Essential Trinity: New Testament Foundations and Practical Relevance edited by Brandon D Crowe and Carl R Trueman (P & R Publishing. Paperback. 9781629952987. $19.99)
“Today there are many books on the market dealing with the doctrine of the Trinity. This is my favorite. It is a clear presentation, discussion, and application of the historic doctrine by people who believe it and have studied it deeply. The essays have kept close to their source, the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. . . . I do not agree with every detail of every essay; they do enter into some controversial areas. But the reader will learn even from that controversy to engage the Scriptures with more thought and devotion.”—John M. Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
The Essentials of Christian Thought: Seeing Reality Through the Biblical Story by Roger E Olson (Zondervan. Paperback. 9780310521556. $18.99)
In The Essentials of Christian Thought, eminent theologian and church historian Roger Olson outlines the basic perspective on the world that all Christians, regardless of the place and time in which they are born, have historically held. This underlying metaphysic accords with all orthodox theologies, whether Calvinist or Arminian, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, or Protestant, but it separates Christianity from other religious and secular perspectives. It is, quite simply, the essential requirement of a Christian view of the world.