Arrived on New Academic the Week of July 7, 2014

9780801018343 Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage by Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet (Thoughtful Response Series. Baker Books. 9780801018343. Paperback. $9.99)

“Spectacular! This is the book on same-sex marriage that we’ve all been waiting for. A clear, winsome and engaging treatment of one of the most important topics of our time.”—Eric Metaxas


9780764211287 The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible: Understanding the Big Picture Book-by-Book by William H. Marty and Boyd Seevers (Bethany House. 9780764211287. Paperback. $12.99)

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9781451474695 From Despair to Faith: The Spirituality of Søren Kierkegaard by Christopher B. Barnett (Fortress Press. 9781451474695. Paperback. $39.00)

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9780800699895 Jürgen Moltmann: Collected Readings edited by Margaret Kohl (Fortress Press. 9780800699895. Paperback. $34.00)

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9781909559134 Can I Really Trust the Bible? and Other Questions about Scripture, Truth and How God Speaks by Barry Cooper (The Good Book Company. 9781909559134. Paperback. $7.99)

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9781499500561 Firefall 2.0: How God Has Shaped History Through Revivals by Alvin L. Reid (Createspace. 9781499500561. Paperback. $15.99)

The God of Scripture and history actively works among His people today. This history of revival demonstrates the movement of God from the Old Testament to recent times. Students of revival, people hungry to grow spiritually, pastors and church planters, missionaries and laity will be stirred to pray for a fresh movement of God as they read the stories of God’s divine work in the past.


9781842278253 Covenant and Creation, Revised Edition by William J. Dumbrell (Paternoster. 9781842278253. Paperback. $19.99)

This study analyses the different divine covenants of the Old Testament and argues that they are closely related. The successive covenants, from Noah to David, are seen to express the divine purpose for humanity from the creation onwards. William Dumbrell interacts extensively with attempts to explain the significance of concepts such as the gift of the land, victory, rest and the divine presence. This extraordinary book also throws light upon the Christian use of the Old Testament categories. This second, revised edition brings the subject right up to date.


CASCADE_Template Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed: Black Holes, Love, and a Journey In and Out of Calvinism by Austin Fischer (Wipf & Stock Publishers. 9781625641519. Paperback. $16.00)

Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed fills a gap in contemporary literature about Calvinism. Here is a young, dynamic, evangelical pastor, well-educated theologically, who discovered the fatal flaws in Calvinism and reluctantly shook it off. This is his story, including his well-articulated reasons for that transformation. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, especially to people interested in the ‘new Calvinism’ and why a biblically committed young Christian might bid it adieu.”—Roger E. Olson

Arrived on New Academic the Week of June 30, 2014

9781451469370The Historical Character of Jesus: Canonical Insights from Outside the Gospels by David M. Allen (Fortress Press. 9781451469370. Paperback. $29.00

“Historical Jesus studies are in tension today, and their dizzying array of methods on a spectrum—from ‘believe your reconstructions’ to ‘there is no consensus’ to ‘caution, caution, caution’—have led a number of scholars to enter the fray from a different location. David Allen has turned the ‘remembered Jesus’ inside out to suggest that the historical character of Christ takes on a kaleidoscope of options and theologies. In this book, historical Jesus studies learn to become Christology.”—Scot McKnight

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9780989167130 Bible Revival: Recommitting Ourselves to One Book by Kenneth Berding (Weaver Book Company. 9780989167130. Paperback. $12.99)

Bible Revival is at once an accessible and soul-searching read. Kenneth Berding is prophetic and characteristically pastoral in his approach to difficult and sometimes personal questions. Early on, he identifies what he calls a “famine of hearing the words of the Lord.” He goes on to present clear, scripturally grounded strategies for finding nourishment in the famine. You cannot help but be challenged by this book, and if you receive Dr. Berding’s admonitions and advice, you will find yourself reevaluating the place of Scripture in your life.”—Barry H. Corey

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Arrived on New Academic the Week of June 23, 2014

9781451470321 The Future of the Word: An Eschatology of Reading by Tiffany Eberle Kriner (Fortress Press. 9781451470321. Paperback. $39.00)

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9781451482782 Augustine’s Theology of Preaching by Peter T. Sanlon (Fortress Press. 9781451482782. Paperback. $24.00)

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Six New Titles from IVP Academic

IVP Academic New Releases (6-23-14)

Christ Crucified: Understanding the Atonement by Donald Maccleod (IVP Academic. 9780830840618. Paperback. $22.00)

Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations: Global Awakenings in Theology and Praxis by L. Daniel Hawk (IVP Academic. 9780830840533. Paperback. $30.00)

Faith and Reason: Three Views by Steve Wilkens (IVP Academic. 9780830840403. Paperback. $25.00)

Suffering and the Search for Meaning: Contemporary Responses to the Problem of Pain by Richard Rice (IVP Academic. 9780830840373. Paperback. $18.00)

Why Church History Matters: An Invitation to Love and Learn from Our Past by Robert F. Rea (IVP Academic. 9780830828197. Paperback. $20.00)

Introduction to Biblical Ethics: Walking in the Way of Wisdom by Robertson McQuilkin (IVP Academic. 9780830828180. Paperback. $45.00)

Arrived on New Academic the Week of June 16, 2014

The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity by Barnabas Piper (David C. Cook. 9780781410359. Paperback. $12.99)

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9780878086269 Expect Great Things: Mission Quotes that Inform and Inspire edited by Marvin J. Newell (William Carey Library. 9780878086269. Paperback. $24.99)

Expect Great Things is the most comprehensive collection of mission quotes, contemporary and classical, ever compiled in one book. Here you will find over 700 of the best mission quotes ever uttered by Great Commission Christians—250 different authors from Adoniram Judson to John Piper, from J. Hudson Taylor to David Platt.


9780310517825 How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, 4th edition by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart (Zondervan. 9780310517825. Paperback. $18.99)

This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include:

  • Updated language for better readability
  • Scripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph, helping you read the Bible as you would read any book—without the numbers
  • A new authors’ preface
  • Redesigned and updated diagrams
  • Updated list of recommended commentaries and resources

Arrived on New Academic the Week of June 9, 2014

4043 The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul’s Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World by Paul Copan and Kenneth D. Litwak (IVP Academic. 9780830840434. Paperback. $18.00)

Seeking to embolden the church’s witness in today’s society, philosopher Paul Copan and New Testament scholar Kenneth Litwak show how Paul’s speech to the Athenians (found in Acts 17) provides a practical model for Christians today.


Christianity on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Christian Faith by W. Mark Lanier (IVP Books. 9780830836673. Paperback. $16.00)

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9781612915869 Why God Created the World, A Jonathan Edwards Adaptation by Ben Stevens (NavPress. 9781612915869. Paperback. $13.99)

Ben Stevens’ remarkable new adaptation brings Edwards’ powerful arguments to life in fresh, contemporary language. In addition, thought-provoking questions for discussion or reflection invite readers to engage with the concepts and begin to apply them.


9781615216178 Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Revised and Updated by Donald S. Whitney (NavPress. 9781615216178. Paperback. $15.99)

Updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions of Bible Study and prayer, including methods for praying through and meditating on Scripture.


9781624053221 C.S. Lewis & Mere Christianity: The Crisis That Created a Classic by Paul McCusker (Tyndale. 9781624053221. Paperback. $14.99)

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