Arrived on New Academic the Week of July 18, 2016

Charts for Intermediate Greek Grammar and Syntax: A Quick Reference Guide to Going Deeper with New Testament Greek by Andreas J. Köstenberger, Benjamin L Merkle, and Robert L. Plummer (B&H Academic. 9781433649851. Laminated. $6.99)

The premier “cheat sheet” for Greek Syntax and Exegesis. Keyed to the best-selling Going Deeper with New Testament Greek (by Köstenberger, Merkle, and Plummer), this set of folding laminated pages covers all traditional syntactical categories (for example, uses of the genitive, rules about the Greek article, possible translations of the imperfect tense), as well as information about New Testament textual criticism, current summaries on Verbal Aspect debates, and steps on doing Greek word studies. Each syntactical category includes an example from the Greek New Testament (with Greek text quoted) and an accompanying English translation. The specific word or phrase in question is in bold font in both the Greek and English text. With these laminated sheets by your side, you will never waste time flipping through your intermediate grammar looking for that syntactical term or grammatical function you can’t quite remember.

 

Ephesians by Benjamin L. Merkle (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament Series. B&H Academic. 9781433676116. Paperback. $24.99)

“Ben Merkle’s commentary on Ephesians should be on the shelf of everyone who studies the Greek text of Ephesians. Three things stand out in this commentary. First, the structure of the text is nicely portrayed so that readers can see the flow of the argument. These structural layouts alone are worth the price of the book. Second, the book concisely and clearly sets forth the various grammatical options. Merkle fairly and wisely adjudicates among the various options. Third, Merkle’s commentary on the text captures well the theology in one of Paul’s most important letters.”—Thomas R. Schreiner

 

The Bride(zilla) of Christ: What to Do When God’s People Hurt God’s People by Ted Kluck & Ronnie Martin (Multnomah. 9781601428721. Paperback. $15.99)

“Rather than lamenting for a return to the early church through misplaced nostalgia, or recommending magic bullet solutions for the pain in the church, The Bride(zilla) of Christ offers insights into the true wounds of consumerism, individualism, and materialism with healing balm of a gracious gospel, community church, and winsome worldview. Ronnie Martin and Ted Kluck bring weighty matters of forgiveness, honesty, and unity in Christ to the forefront to help solve the crisis of church members wounding one another.”—Daniel Montgomery

 

A Clear and Simple Treatise on the Lord’s Supper by Theodore Beza. Translated by David C. Noe (Reformation Heritage Books. 9781601784674. Hardback. $40.00)

“This excellent volume of translated treatises of Theodore Beza provides a close look at important writings from Calvin’s successor in Geneva. The main piece is Beza’s defense of Calvin’s view of the Lord’s Supper, particularly on the presence of Christ in the Supper, in opposition to Joachim Westphal, who represented the Lutheran viewpoint. This was a crucial theological topic between Reformed and Lutheran communions. Here Beza’s powers are on full display as he makes the case for the validity of the view Calvin articulated and responded to other contested matters such as biblical hermeneutics, Christology, and worship. We owe a great debt to the superb work of David Noe, whose outstanding translation and notes unlock these works and give us a greater appreciation of Beza and a deeper understanding of key issues.”—Donald K. McKim

New titles from Baker Academic and Crossway

Cover ArtGetting to Know the Church Fathers, 2nd Edition: An Evangelical Introduction by Bryan M. Litfin (Baker Academic. 9780801097249. Paperback. $24.99)

This updated and revised edition adds chapters on Ephrem of Syria and Patrick of Ireland.

“After years of neglecting the fathers, evangelicals are waking up to the importance of the patristic era and the various significant authors who inhabited it.‎ And this new edition of Bryan Litfin’s book on this period of church history is an extremely lucid and reliable guide. A must read.”—Michael A. G. Haykin

 

Cover ArtThe Synoptic Problem: Four Views edited by Stanley E. Porter and Bryan R. Dyer (Baker Academic. 9780801097249. Paperback. $24.99)

“Multiple-views books on controversial biblical and theological topics have become quite popular and helpful, especially when each contributor responds to the others. This volume is particularly well done, and Porter and Dyer have enlisted outstanding representatives of each of the four most viable solutions to the Synoptic Problem. The editors also place each theory into the history of the discussion, so that students can consider this ‘one-stop shopping’ for scholarship on this important topic.”—Craig L. Blomberg

 

The Family Life of a Christian LeaderThe Family Life of a Christian Leader by Ajith Fernando (Crossway. 9781433552908. Paperback. $17.99)

“Family life is never easy. This book, from a wise, experienced sage, can help you, regardless of your family situation. It rings with biblical authority and practical counsel, helping equip you to be the husband, wife, father, or mother God is calling you to be.”—Russell D. Moore

 

Eight Women of FaithEight Women of Faith by Michael A. G. Haykin (Crossway. 9781433548925. Paperback. $14.99)

The Witness of Jane Grey, an Evangelical Queen – “Faith Only Justifieth”

Richard Baxter’s Testimony about Margaret Baxter – “Ruled by Her Prudent Love in Many Things”

Anne Dutton and Her Theological Works – “The Glory of God, and the Good of Souls”

Sarah Edwards and the Vision of God – “A Wonderful Sweetness”

Anne Steele and Her Hymns – “The Tuneful Tongue That Sung . . . Her Great Redeemer’s Praise”

Esther Edwards Burr on Friendship – “One of the Best Helps to Keep Up Religion in the Soul”

Ann Judson and the Missionary Enterprise – “Truth Compelled Us”

The Christian Faith of Jane Austen – “The Value of That Holy Religion”

Recent additions to New Academic

9780805497762_cvr_web Exalting Jesus in Ecclesiastes by Daniel Akin and Jonathan Akin (Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary Series. B&H Books. Paperback. 9780805497762. $14.99)

“A book on Ecclesiastes might seem strange since it teaches ‘of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness to the flesh,’ but the rich truths present in this book are imperative to our full formation as the people of God. The writers have wrung Jesus out of this book, and whether you are planning on preaching a series on Ecclesiastes or just using this to study the Word of God, your heart will be stirred and your mind informed.”—Matt Chandler

 

9780801097782 Jesus the God-Man: The Unity and Diversity of the Gospel Portrayals by Darrell Bock with Benjamin Simpson (Baker Academic. Paperback. 9780801097782. $19.99)

“In this book with Ben Simpson, Darrell Bock, one of evangelicalism’s leading historical Jesus scholars, takes the fruit of decades of technical scholarship on every major phase of Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection and offers it concisely at a very readable level. Particularly helpful is the view that the Synoptics present Jesus from the earth up, whereas John depicts him from heaven down. An excellent resource that deserves widespread use.”—Craig L. Blomberg

 

9780801097454 Sacramental Preaching: Sermons on the Hidden Presence of Christ by Hans Boersma (Baker Academic. Paperback. 9780801097454. $23.99)

“The growing body of literature on patristic exegesis and spiritual interpretation has reached a consensus: the modern modes of biblical interpretation, whether historical-critical or historical-grammatical, are inadequate. Which is to say, Sacramental Preaching is exactly what we need! Boersma’s performed exegesis in fourteen sermons allows us to think through the challenges of interpretation by way of hands-on immersion. This book will be warmly received by the growing cohort of theology students and pastors who want to transcend the inherent limitations of academic biblical studies.”—R.R. Reno

 

9780801049958 Why Study Religion?: Understanding Humanity’s Pursuit of the Divine by Terry Muck (Baker Academic. Paperback. 9780801049958. $19.99)

“One cannot understand our world today without appreciating the role of religion in global affairs. Drawing upon a rich background in teaching religious studies and interreligious engagement, Terry Muck offers wise, perceptive, and helpful guidance for studying religious traditions. This is a terrific treatment of a crucial subject.”—Harold Netland

 

9781587433849 Public Faith in Action: How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely, and Vote with Integrity by Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz (Baker Academic. Hardback. 9781587433849. $21.99)

“The world needs our active Christian faith more now, perhaps, than ever. Public Faith in Action provides a deeply thoughtful model for how we as Christians might work out our faith for the glory of God and the flourishing of communities and people. One needn’t agree with every application here in order to be instructed, challenged, and inspired by this call to commitment, conviction, and character as we strive to serve a suffering world faithfully and well.”.”—Karen Swallow Prior

 

9781781917664 Biblical Church Revitalization by Brian Croft (Christian Focus. Paperback. 9781781917664. $11.99)

“… outlines a simple, biblical guide for church revitalization that can benefit pastors in churches of any size, and lessons from his personal journey augment a thoroughly biblical approach to the task of church revitalization.”—Thom Rainer

 

Exodus for You Exodus for You by Tim Chester (Good Book Company. Hardback. 9781784980245. $24.99)

Without Exodus, we have an impoverished understanding of the nature of God, the achievement of the cross, the triumph of the resurrection and the identity of God’s people.

With his trademark Christ-centered clarity, Tim Chester walks readers through Exodus, making its great themes thrillingly clear to those new to the book, and unearthing wonderful new surprises for those familiar with it.

 

y648 It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies by Mary Eberstadt (HarperCollins. Hardback. 9780062454010. $25.99)

“Mary Eberstadt is one of America’s most vibrant and compelling thinkers. This book takes on the question of religious liberty, and does so without mincing words. The book will equip you to know what’s happening to America’s first freedom and will inspire you to act.”—Russell Moore

 

9780830844616 Rewriting Your Broken Story: The Power of an Eternal Perspective by Kenneth Boa (IVP Academic. Paperback. 9780830844616. $16.00)

“Søren Kierkegaard was right when he said that we have to define life backwards and then live it forwards. It is the arrival that defines the reason for the departure. It is right thinking about life that gives freedom its map. And as Ken Boa observes in this book, ‘an eternal perspective will inform us of something more (and better) than what we can see.’ Boa has provided a helpful and hopeful map to guide us through life’s journey. I know his words will encourage and challenge you.”—Ravi Zacharias

 

9780830840991 The Face of Forgiveness: A Pastoral Theology of Shame and Redemption by Philip Jamieson (IVP Academic. Paperback. 9780830840991. $20.00)

“In this fine little book, Jamieson offers a Christ-centered reframing of forgiveness that shows how shame exceeds guilt as humanity’s worst predicament before God and one another, and how the face of Christ provides the best therapeutic remedy. A good example of both pastoral theology and Christian psychology, the work strongly reflects a scripturally-driven agenda and the author’s Christian theological tradition, both of which shape how contemporary psychology is skillfully interpreted and appropriated, while noting its worldview biases and limitations. Highly recommended.”—Eric Johnson

 

9780825444210 The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah’s Flood Explain the Grand Canyon? edited by Carol Hill, Gregg Davidson, Tim Helble, and Wayne Ranney. (Kregel. Hardback. 9780825444210. $26.99)

“Can Bible-believing Christians also believe that the earth is billions of years old and that the Grand Canyon could not have been formed by Noah’s Flood? Yes, insist the eleven authors of this fascinating book. On page after page, professional geologists explain that “flood geology” omits essential facts and fails to explain massive amounts of evidence in the Grand Canon [sic] itself. This important book must be carefully considered by everyone involved in the debate about the age of the earth.”—Wayne Grudem

 

9780198718376 Woodrow Wilson: Ruling Elder, Spiritual President by Barry Hankins (Oxford University Press. Hardback. 9780198718376. $35.00)

When Woodrow Wilson was elected as a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in 1897, his preacher father allegedly remarked, “I would rather that he held that position than be president of the United States.” Fifteen years later he was both. Easily one of the most religious presidents in American history, almost all of Wilson’s policies and important speeches were infused with religious concepts. The son, grandson, and nephew of southern Presbyterian divines, with six consecutive generations of preachers on his mother’s side, Wilson viewed his political career as a sacred calling. As he remarked to a Democratic Party leader just before his inauguration in 1913, “God ordained that I should be the next president of the United States.”

As a scholar, Princeton University president, governor of New Jersey, then president, Wilson spent his entire career trying to further the cause of public righteousness. In 1905, he uttered his life’s credo: “There is a mighty task before us and it welds us together. It is to make the United States a mighty Christian nation and to Christianize the World.” Nonetheless, the 28th president was not principally a religious figure, and he didn’t fit comfortably in any religious camp, either in his own time or today. In Woodrow Wilson: Ruling Elder, Spiritual President, Barry Hankins tells the story of Wilson’s religion as he moved from the Calvinist orthodoxy of his youth to a progressive, spiritualized religion short on doctrine and long on morality.

 

9780190264796 Protestantism After 500 Years edited by Thomas Howard and Mark Noll (Oxford University Press. Hardback. 9780190264796. $35.00)

“Even if the Reformation cannot be praised or blamed for everything that has happened since, it is vital for understanding a great many things. The illuminating essays in this volume will provide both scholars and non-specialists with an excellent and balanced overview of how to understand the ongoing impact of Protestantism in helping to shape the modern world.”—George Marsden

 

9780567570734 Joel by Christopher Seitz (International Theological Commentary Series. T&T Clark. Hardback. 9780567570734. $94.00)

“Finally, a commentary series that places theology at the centre of academic interpretation. With his proven expertise, Christopher Seitz – am internationally renowned scholar in the tradition of Brevard S. Childs – is exactly the right person to begin this new series. His reading of Joel is done with good knowledge of both the power and limits of biblical criticism. Seitz revives the prophet Joel’s forgotten theological impact. An excellent piece of work, his interpretation brings to light once more the treasures of the Christian tradition of exegesis with impressive knowledge, which is greatly enhanced by his own theological observations.”—Hermann Spieckermann

Arrived on New Academic the Week of March 21, 2016

9781433680748God the Trinity: Biblical Portraits (B&H Academic. 9781433680748. Hardback. $29.99)

“Malcolm Yarnell’s contribution to the recent renaissance of trinitarian theology is most welcome…God the Trinity combines a Baptist commitment to biblical authority with literary sensibility, imagination, an openness to premodern patterns of interpretation, and a little art history to boot. What’s not to like?”–Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Click here to read an excerpt from this book.

 

9780801048494The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire by Alan Kreider (Baker Academic. 9780801048494. Paperback. $26.99)

“At a time when many scholars interpret the rise of Christianity in terms of power, Kreider provides a refreshing and warranted scenario of early Christian growth from the ‘inside.’ Although this approach is admittedly harder to document, the reader is invited to discover the slower and more subtle processes that have been neglected in arguments for the rapid rise of Christianity. Herein one will find a means to better balance the scholarly dialogues prevalent today.”–D. H. Williams

 

9781587433801You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K. A. Smith (Brazos Press. 9781587433801. Hardback. $19.99)

Following the publication of his influential work Desiring the Kingdom, Smith received numerous requests from pastors and leaders for a more accessible version of that book’s content. No mere abridgment, this new book draws on years of Smith’s popular presentations on the ideas in Desiring the Kingdom to offer a fresh, bottom-up rearticulation. The author creatively uses film, literature, and music illustrations to engage readers and includes new material on marriage, family, youth ministry, and faith and work. He also suggests individual and communal practices for shaping the Christian life.

 

97817849803751 Peter For You: Offering Real Joy on Our Journey through this World by Juan Sanchez (The Good Book Company. 9781784980375. Hardback. $22.99)

“Expositions that simultaneously expound a biblical text accurately and apply it to the target audience tellingly are rare. This is one of the rare ones. It is all the more important because through it Peter speaks to the Western church in the twenty-first century: God is preparing his people for the privilege of suffering service in the light of the grace that has been revealed in Christ Jesus and of the glory that is yet to come.”–D.A. Carson

 

k10688C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity: A Biography by George M. Marsden (Princeton University Press. 9780691153735. Hardback. $24.95)

“A significant contribution to Lewis scholarship. No one has surveyed the reception history of Mere Christianity as well as Marsden has done here, and given the enduring popularity and influence of the book, this is a task well worth doing.”–Alan Jacobs

Recently Arrived on New Academic

9781523374953 Jesus the Hero Family Devotional by David Prince (Ashland Avenue Baptist Church. Paperback. 9781523374953. $14.99)

Jesus is the Hero. The Hero of what? The Hero of the self-revelation of God in the Bible. The Hero of the created order. The Hero of world history. The Hero of redemptive history. The ultimate Hero of all things. Paul explains, “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent” (Col 1:16-18). Christ is the one in whom God will ultimately sum up the entire cosmos (Eph 1:10), and we are called to sum up all things in Christ right now (1 Cor 10:11; 2 Cor 1:20; Heb 9:26). Every text of Scripture is about Jesus because, in reality, everything is ultimately about Jesus. The Jesus the Hero Family Devotional is an attempt to help followers of Christ in the task of summing up all things in Christ right now.

 

9781433608186 That’s Easy for You to Say: Your Quick Guide to Pronouncing Biblical Names by W. Murray Severance (B&H Books. Paperback. 9781433608186. $14.99)

That’s Easy for You to Say includes the acceptable pronunciation of every proper name in every major English translation of the Bible. Guidelines are based on Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic speech and the most widely accepted modern English usage. You can hear the pronunciation of each word contained in That’s Easy for You to Say at mystudybible.com. In addition to helping you pronounce over 7000 words, That’s Easy for You to Say has a section that give the meaning of Bible names for which the meaning is known.With That’s Easy for You to Say you can approach your next sermon, devotion, or Bible Study with the confidence that you can pronounce all of the Bible names in the text with which you’re dealing.

 

9780801049767 The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective eds. Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica (Baker Academic. Paperback. 9780801049767. $22.99)

The “new perspective” on Paul, an approach that seeks to reinterpret the apostle Paul and his letters against the backdrop of first-century Judaism, has been criticized by some as not having value for ordinary Christians living ordinary lives. In this volume, world-renowned scholars explore the implications of the new perspective on Paul for the Christian life and church. James D. G. Dunn, N. T. Wright, Bruce Longenecker, Scot McKnight, and other leading New Testament scholars offer a response to this question: How does the apostle Paul understand the Christian life? The book makes a fresh contribution to the new perspective on Paul conversation and offers important new insights into the orientation of the Christian life.

 

9781433550430 Lessons From a Hospital Bed by John Piper (Crossway. Paperback. 9781433550430. $7.99)

Physical sickness affects more than just our bodies; it takes a toll on our emotional and spiritual health as well. In this honest book, best-selling author John Piper shares ten lessons he learned while in the hospital. Written to help those in the hospital focus their attention on God, his grace, and his plan—when such focus can be especially hard—this volume blends together personal narrative with biblical reflections to help readers rely on the God who stands ready to comfort and support his people. Whether it’s cultivating a sense of gratitude, resisting the temptation to watch television 24/7, or looking for ways to serve those around them, this book encourages those who are sick to fight for faith in the midst of their illness.

 

9780830851324 Karl Barth’s Infralapsarian Theology: Origins and Development, 1920-1953 by Shao Kai Tseng (IVP Academic. Paperback. 9780830851324. $39.00)

Theologians have long assumed that Karl Barth’s doctrine of election is supralapsarian. Challenging decades of scholarship, Shao Kai Tseng argues that despite Barth’s stated favor of supralapsarianism, his mature lapsarian theology is complex and dialectical, critically reappropriating both supra- and infralapsarian patterns of thinking. Barth can be described as basically infralapsarian because he sees the object of election as fallen humankind and understands the incarnation as God’s act of taking on human nature in its condition of fallenness. Tseng shows that most of Barth’s Reformed critics have not understood his doctrine of election accurately enough to recognize his affinity to infralapsarianism and, conversely, that most Barthians have not understood Reformed-orthodox formulations of election with sufficient accuracy in their disagreement with the tradition. Karl Barth’s Infralapsarian Theology offers a clear understanding of both the historic Lapsarian Controversy and Barth’s distinct form of lapsarianism, providing a charitable dialogue partner to aid mutual understanding between Barth and evangelicals.

 

9780830846092 A Spirituality of Listening: Living What We Hear by Keith R. Anderson (IVP Books. Paperback. 9780830846092. $16.00)

“Biblical spirituality . . . asserts that God is not done with the business of revelation and creation but instead continues to have something to say and something yet to be accomplished in the very culture that isn’t sure if God is done speaking.” So begins Keith Anderson as he invites us on a journey to relearn how to listen. “My claim is simple: spirituality is grounded in ordinary life experiences. We need to learn to listen to rhythms of life, narratives and creation.” Rather than settling for a one-sided relationship with God in which we speak but never hear back, we can learn to hear God as we go through our lives. The key is paying attention to the moments that make up our days. As we participate in the world around us, God speaks to us through creation, through the stories we tell, through our pain and as we follow God down unexpected pathways. Learning to listen doesn’t happen in ten easy steps. Instead it is a process of approaching the world with wonder and curiosity as we seek to make sense of what we hear. Hearing God speak takes time and practice, and Anderson offers reflective exercises at the end of each chapter to help us along the way. Listen―and step into a world alive with God’s presence.

 

9780830841226 Disaster Ministry Handbook by Jamie D. Aten and David M. Boan (IVP Books. Paperback. 9780830841226. $19.00)

When disasters happen, people turn to local churches as centers for response and assistance. When floods or tornadoes devastate an area, or when shootings and violence shock a community, knowing what to do can be the difference between calm and chaos, courage and fear, life and death. But few churches plan in advance for what they should do― until the storm hits. Don’t get caught unprepared. If a natural disaster or human tragedy strikes your community, your church can minister to the hurting. Jamie Aten and David Boan, codirectors of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute, provide a practical guide for disaster preparedness. Disaster ministry is a critically important work of the church, preparing for the unthinkable, providing relief to survivors, caring for the vulnerable and helping communities recover. Filled with resources for emergency planning and crisis management, this book provides best practices for local congregations. By taking action in advance, your church can help prevent harm and save lives during a disaster. The time to plan is now. Be prepared.

 

9780830844432 Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing by Andy Crouch (IVP Books. Hardback. 9780830844432. $20.00)

Flourishing people are strong and weak. Two common temptations lure us away from abundant living―withdrawing into safety or grasping for power. True flourishing, says Andy Crouch, travels down an unexpected path―being both strong and weak. We see this unlikely mixture in the best leaders―people who use their authority for the benefit of others, while also showing extraordinary willingness to face and embrace suffering. We see it in Jesus, who wielded tremendous power yet also exposed himself to hunger, ridicule, torture and death. Rather than being opposites, strength and weakness are actually meant to be combined in every human life and community. Only when they come together do we find the flourishing for which we were made. With the characteristic insight, memorable stories and hopeful realism he is known for, Andy Crouch shows us how to walk this path so that the image of God can shine through us. Not just for our own good, but for the sake of others. If you want to become the kind of person whose influence leads to healthy communities, someone with the strength to be compassionate and generous, this is the book for you. Regardless of your stage or role in life, whether or not you have a position of leadership, here is a way to love and risk so that we all, even the most vulnerable, can flourish.

 

9780802413482 Habits for Our Holiness: How the Spiritual Disciplines Grow Us Up, Draw Us Together and Send Us Out by Philip Nation (Moody Publishers. Paperback. 9780802413482. $14.99)

Most books on the spiritual disciplines follow the same pattern: introduce the discipline, prove it from Scripture, and give tips for how to do it. Habits for our Holiness does more than that: It connects the disciplines to all of life. By showing how the disciplines have their greatest power when practiced in community and on mission, Philip Nation gives Christians a bigger reason—and greater desire—to pursue spiritual disciplines. He also warns us of what happens when we neglect them. With plenty of examples, stories, and illustrations, Habits for our Holiness will inspire you to nourish your life with discipline, enjoy the fruit of godliness, and have a hand in building the church.

 

9781601784339 Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition eds. Robert Davis Smart, Michael Haykin, and Ian Hugh Clary (Reformation Heritage Books. Paperback. 9781601784339. $20.00)

When Jesus ascended to heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, He poured out His Holy Spirit at Pentecost. This significant historical and redemptive event was not the last time Christ poured out His Spirit in redemptive history. Mindful of these subsequent acts, Pentecostal Outpourings presents historical research on revivals in the Reformed tradition during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Investigating the British Isles, it observes the outpourings experienced among Welsh Calvinistic Methodists, Irish Dissenters, Calvinistic English Baptists, and Scottish Presbyterians. It then moves on to evaluate the revival instincts among Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Baptists, and the Dutch Reformed in America. May the knowledge of these outpourings of the Holy Spirit help us seek God earnestly to revive His Church once again.

 

9781910587430 God and Politics: Jesus’ Vision for Society, State, and Government by Mark Dever (10Publishing. Paperback. 9781910587430. $4.99)

In a society where religion is increasingly private, and faith is OK as long as it’s not shared, many would seek to keep God out of their politics. But is that right, and is it biblical?

This is an important topic to consider, not just for those working in government, but for all of us as we seek to be responsible citizens in a fallen world.

Mark Dever unpacks what the Bible has to say on this topic, and teaches how we can Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s without compromising on what we believe. We’ll see that our duty to God is comprehensive and that there isn’t an area of life that we can separate from His influence. This little book won’t take long to read, but its impact could last a lifetime.