Recent additions to New Academic

The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon Volume I: A Critical Edition of His Earliest Outlines and Sermons between 1851 and 1854 edited by Christian George (B&H Academic. 9781433686818. Hardback. $59.99. SALE – $29.99)

In 1857, Charles Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. For almost 160 years, these sermons have been lost to history. B&H Academic has started releasing a multi-volume set that includes full-color facsimiles, transcriptions, contextual and biographical introductions, and editorial annotations. Written for scholars, pastors, and students alike, The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon will add approximately 10% more material to Spurgeon’s body of literature and will constitute the first critical edition of any of Spurgeon’s works.

 

Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk by Michelle DeRusha (Baker Books. 9780801019104. Hardback. $19.99)

“Strip away the veneer of the differences between the Luthers’ marriage and the typical modern marriage of today, and what shines forth is a picture of what God has always intended marriage to be: an obedience to him and to each other that glorifies him and is a picture of Christ’s relationship to the church.”—From the foreword by Karen Swallow Prior, professor of English, Liberty University

 

Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win by John M. Perkins (Baker Books. 9780801007781. Hardback. $19.99)

A trailblazer in the civil rights movement, John M. Perkins led voter registration efforts in 1964, worked for school desegregation in 1967, and was jailed and tortured in 1970. He is no less zealous today as he sees a new generation of freedom fighters battling the same issues and the same systems he has spent his life working to correct.

Through his raw, personal stories spanning from the civil rights era to today, Perkins shows us that, though the fight is not over, there are many reasons to hope and to carry on the good work he and his contemporaries began more than a generation ago. He calls us to work for justice by living out God’s redemptive love in all of our relationships.

“There aren’t many people–other than Jesus and my wife–who I can say changed my life. John Perkins is one of them.”—from foreword by Randy Alcorn

 

Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth edited by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue (Crossway. 9781433545917. Hardback. $60.00)

“This new resource is a rich and compelling presentation of Christianity’s theological foundations, providing readers with an accessible but compelling systematization of biblical truth. As the last vestiges of Christian influence erode in the West, rich theological resources like Biblical Doctrine will edify and strengthen the church as it faces stiff opposition from the world.”—R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

Basic Introduction to the New Testament by John Stott (Eerdmans. 9780802874696. Paperback. $16.00)

This trim new issue presents the text of the book’s 1994 edition, which bears the vintage Stott hallmarks—comprehensive knowledge of his subject, acute intellectual rigor, and powerful analysis—and was updated and expanded by Stephen Motyer at John Stott’s invitation.

“This is a marvelously concise, spiritually minded introduction that I highly commend.”—Mark Dever, Capitol Hill Baptist Church

“If I were returning to pastoral ministry in a local church, I would ensure that there were always copies available of John Stott’s Basic Introduction to the New Testament. And every time I started a series of expositions of any New Testament book, Stott’s Basic Introduction would be mentioned from the pulpit. Christians looking for introductory help in understanding the Bible simply cannot do better than to turn to this classic.”—D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

 

The Reformation Then and Now: 25 Years of Modern Reformation Articles Celebrating 500 Years of the Reformation edited by Eric Landry and Michael S. Horton (Hendrickson. 9781619708907. Hardback. $29.95)

“As the world notes the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses, this book is a real boon for those who value the Reformation heritage of modern Protestantism. Of course, not all who believe Martin Luther, John Calvin, and company carried out a much-needed service to the church will agree with everything that has appeared in Modern Reformation on relevant subjects. But all who read these articles carefully will be rewarded with deeper historical insight and sharper theological insight.”—Mark Noll

 

Christianity: The Biography: 2000 Years Of Global History by Ian J. Shaw (Zondervan. 9780310536284. Hardback. $24.99)

Christianity: The Biography” covers fascinating figures, movements and trends across two millennia without every getting bogged down or side-tracked. It is not only clear and accessible, but also inspiring and wise.”—Timothy Larsen, McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College

New Additions to New Academic (1-30-17)

Work and Our Labor in the Lord by James M. Hamilton Jr. (Short Studies in Biblical Theology Series. Crossway. 9781433549953. Paperback. $14.99)

“There is no shortage of quality books on the connection between faith and work. But James Hamilton’s Work and Our Labor in the Lord is in a class all its own: a thorough, yet concise, examination of the place of work in biblical theology. This is a must-read for all Christians.”—Joe Carter, Editor, The Gospel Coalition

 

Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit: Growing in Christlikeness by Christopher J. H. Wright (IVP Books. 9780830844982. Paperback. $16.00)

On the one hand, some very legalistic Christians stress the importance of keeping all the rules—that you must do this and never do that if you want to prove you are really a Christian. On the other hand, there are those who reject the whole idea of rules or traditions in the church and see the point of the Christian faith as setting us free from the institutionalized religious burden.

But Paul addresses these two competing views by showing us a far better way—a truly Christian way to live our lives. It is the way of the Spirit of God given to us through Christ: “Walk by the Spirit . . . led by the Spirit . . . live by the Spirit . . . keep in step with the Spirit.” That is the heart and soul of Christian living. It is the center and secret of what it means to be a person who belongs to Christ.

Pastor and scholar Christopher Wright invites us to live a life in step with the Spirit by cultivating the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

 

Unfolded: The Story of God  (Leader Kit) by Eric Geiger (LifeWay. 9781430055068. DVD. $99.99)

 

Echoes of the Reformation: Five Truths That Shape the Christian Life (Leader Kit) by Kevin DeYoung, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., and Trevin Wax. Includes Bible Study by Brandon D. Smith (LifeWay. 9781430055334. DVD. $59.99)

Recent additions to New Academic

90 Days in John 14-17, Romans & James by Timothy Keller & Sam Allberry (The Good Book Company. 9781784981228. Hardback. $19.99)

 

90 Days in Genesis, Exodus, Psalms & Galatians: Explore by the Book with Calvin, Luther, Bullinger & Cranmer edited by Lee Gatiss (The Good Book Company. 9781784980863. Hardback. $19.99)

Let Calvin, Luther, Bullinger and Cranmer sit alongside you as you open up your Bible day by day. The writings of these Reformers have been edited, and in parts translated, by Dr Lee Gatiss. Each day includes helpful questions and prompts to apply the Reformers’ insights to your life and bring the Reformation to life in your own devotional walk with God.

 

Serving Local Schools: Bring Christ’s Compassion to the Core of Your Community by Chuck Bomar (Zondervan. 9780310671077. Paperback. $18.99)

Many schools today are facing budget crises’ and financial shortfalls or declining enrollment. School leaders and teachers are more open than ever before to partnering with parents, neighbors, and churches in a sustainable way. This book shares stories and examples of how schools and churches can work together for the common good of students and the community. You’ll gain a better understanding of the laws defining the line of separation between church and state, and you will learn how to best approach school leaders with creative ideas for working together. Serving Local Schools provides biblical support and practical resources to equip individuals and churches to meet the needs of local schools while faithfully witnessing to the good news found in Jesus Christ.

Recent additions to New Academic

97815018248457 Days to Change Your Life: Find Focus Through Intentional Living by Josh Moody (Abingdon Press. 9781501824845. Paperback. $16.99)

“We forget so easily who we are as Christians and what we are called to do. Moody reminds us afresh what it means to be a follower of Jesus. In a profound and yet simple way we are addressed anew by Jesus Christ himself as Moody unpacks the call to discipleship.”Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

9780830851560From Bubble to Bridge: Educating Christians for a Multifaith World by Marion H. Larson and Sara L. H. Shady (IVP Academic. 9780830851560. Paperback. $19.00)

From Bubble to Bridge arrives just in time. When fear and mistrust have grown in our national politics, we need to develop our understandings of each other in Christian love. Through these personal, thoughtful, and well-written essays, Larson and Shady have given us just what we need to grow our ethic of love across religious boundaries.”—Brian Howell, professor of anthropology, Wheaton College

Recently Arrived on New Academic

voices-from-the-past-volume-2Voices From The Past: Puritan Devotional Readings, Volume 2 edited by Richard Rushing (Banner of Truth. 9781848717275. Hardback. $28.00)

Richard Rushing has compiled a further 365 daily devotional readings to take you through the year with the Puritans. Building on Voices from the Past (volume 1), Voices From the Past 2 is an additional treasury of wisdom from such authors as Stephen Charnock, Thomas Manton, David Clarkson, Thomas Brooks, John Bunyan, and Jonathan Edwards, and others. Rushing has painstakingly selected these readings from their sources, some of which are still widely available in print, others of which are more scarce.

 

8623A Well of Wonder: Vol. 1 – Essays on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings by Clyde Kilby, edited by Loren Wilkinson and Keith Call (Paraclete Press. 9781612618623. Hardback. $28.99)

Clyde S. Kilby is best known as an early, long, and effective champion of works of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and other member of the Inklings that have now fascinated readers for decades. The essays in this volume, first published over fifty years ago, offer brilliant introductions to the themes of myth, theology, reason, and imagination that run through the works of fiction and prose from this renowned group of literary companions.

This first of two volumes introduces Christians to the reflections of Dr. Clyde Kilby, late professor of English at Wheaton College. In the mid-1960s he founded the Marion C. Wade Center, eventually housing the writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, Charles Williams, George MacDonald, and Owen Barfield. Not only does Kilby write lovingly and knowingly about the Inklings and related authors (Volume I), but also his interaction with their work prompted him to think deeply about Christian aesthetics (Volume II). Kilby knew Lewis and Tolkien and offers charming anecdotes regarding his friendship with them and the development of the Wade Center.

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9781629953311Beyond the Ninety-Five Theses: Martin Luther’s Life, Thought, and Lasting Legacy by Stephen J. Nichols (P&R Publishing. 9781629953311. Paperback. $16.99)

“As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, may we not only appreciate the profound ways God used Martin Luther, but may we learn from him. Dr. Nichols gives us a front-row seat on Luther’s life. As we watch, may we have the same boldness and the same lifelong commitment to the gospel.”—R.C. Sproul, Founder, Ligonier Ministries

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