“Uniting us to Christ through the faith-creating gospel, the Holy Spirit simultaneously unites us to Christ’s body. Robert Sherman integrates topics that too often float apart, especially personal salvation, the work of the Spirit, and the nature and mission of the church. Deeply rooted in Scripture and the wisdom of Christian interpretation, this exploration is also wonderfully accessible. This is a welcome contribution to the ecumenical conversation, but it is more than that; it is a personally enriching and edifying meditation on what it means to belong to the people of the Triune God.”—Michael Horton
Some of the greatest artists have taken their inspiration from their faith. Now you can discover the stories behind seventy-five masterpieces of art, literature, music, and film–and the artists who created them. From the Roman catacombs to Rembrandt, from Bach to U2, from John Bunyan to Frederick Buechner, author and historian Terry Glaspey unveils the absorbing true stories behind these masterpieces and shares the faith-filled details you might have missed.
“Gerald Bray accomplishes an improbable task with this remarkable book on Augustine’s view of the Christian life. Bray surveys the voluminous and brilliant contributions from the bishop of Hippo and presents them in a readable and understandable manner.”—David S. Dockery
“Now more than ever, Christians need to know how to defend the truth of God’s Word in the midst of an increasingly hostile world. In this book for Christians and non-Christians alike, Gilbert sets forth compelling arguments in support of the trustworthiness of the Bible—equipping believers with an important tool for engaging a skeptical world.”—Josh McDowell
“Without a doubt, this is now the definitive, most up-to-date biography of J. I. Packer, and it deserves high praise. With the sensitivity, wisdom, and sheer humanity that a fine biographer needs, Leland Ryken allows us to see the life, mind, and heart of this quiet but highly influential man. Traversing the notoriously complex and hazardous terrain of UK and US evangelicalism with impressive sure-footedness, Ryken not only helps us understand the man and his context, but ourselves as evangelicals.”—Michael Reeves
In this comprehensive and systematic volume, renowned literary expert Leland Ryken introduces readers to the specific themes, patterns, and techniques used by the biblical authors. A companion to Ryken’s A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible, this practical guidebook will equip you to interpret each book of the Bible through the lens of its literary forms and features—helping you faithfully read, understand, and teach the Bible with greater insight.
“I still remember the first time I was in awe of God. It came after years of attending churches and calling myself ‘Christian.’ It was a major turning point in my life. It is an awe of God that inspires my major life decisions as well as my daily actions. Thank you, Paul, for getting beyond symptoms and getting at the heart of the matter. This book is brilliant, and I wish every believer would read it carefully. We live in a crazy time. We need books like this to help lay healthy foundations for our lives, so that we don’t spend our days overreacting to unpredictable events.”—Francis Chan
“It’s fitting that a book called The Story of Everything would weave together things like the cosmos and pets, Augustine and Plato, football and Ecclesiastes. In a truly accessible way, Jared Wilson helps us see that there is indeed something that links all this and more together.”—Michael Kelley
“The work of a master theologian, these magnificent essays are a joy to read. They combine judicious balance, practical relevance, and theological wisdom. . . . A superb collection that amply repays study.”—Anthony C. Thiselton
“On Easter Sunday 2015, Gardner C. Taylor left this world for a better one. But his long and productive life casts a long shadow, and his extraordinary pulpit work merits the kind of close analysis Alcántara offers in this book. Taylor emerges here as a paradigmatic ‘crossover’ preacher, prescient and prophetic, a watchman on the wall with a word from the Lord for his time and for ours.”—Timothy George
“When scouting textbooks, I worry that students will read the textbook instead of the Bible. Not this book! John Goldingay wants ‘to help you study Scripture for yourself,’ and he does this deftly with the enthusiasm of a master teacher, the knowledge of a first-rate scholar and the faith of a dedicated Christian. This handbook is accessible, readable, insightful, faithful—and enjoyable. Don’t let a day go by without delving into the Old Testament with this book close at hand.”—Jack Levison
“After a quarter century, Lesslie Newbigin’s testimony to ‘the gospel in a pluralist society’ still feels strikingly relevant, penetrating in its analysis and winsome in its pastoral encouragement of Christian discipleship and witness. Such is the testimony of the authors of this volume, who rehearse, interpret, receive and build upon Newbigin’s missional wisdom. They have done us the great service of calling us to do likewise!”—George R. Hunsberger
“A rich presentation of C.S. Lewis’ place in the literary and academic culture of Oxford and Cambridge, with fresh, exciting views on his space trilogy, Narnia, apologetics, and his standing as a moral philosopher. A must for serious students of this writer, whose importance increases with every decade.”—Philip Zaleski
“A very impressive achievement. Sweeney provides fresh understanding and appreciative insight into Edwards’ enchanted world of Scripture. Edwards saw all of reality as infused with spiritual meaning. So God’s special revelation in Scripture was not only the perspicuous key to everything else, it was also packed with countless cryptic spiritual connotations.”—George Marsden
“Tell me how you keep score,” former GE CEO Jack Welch said, “and I will tell you how to win.” Not everything is easily measurable, but too many in the church have overly spiritualized discipleship to the point that measuring is not attempted at best or denigrated at worst. In this helpful book, Robby Gallaty offers the church cogent, clarifying tools for the journey of disciple-making.”—Alvin Reid