Upcoming April and May Releases

Here is the list of our upcoming books that will be released in April and May.


APRIL

Give Them Truth: Teaching Eternal Truths to Young Minds by Starr Meade

224 pages | List Price: $14.99 | Paperback

Summary: How do you prepare your kids for life’s ups and downs? How do you push back the harmful messages of our culture? How do you help your kids get to know God?

Starr Meade encourages parents to impart a robust theology to their children, a firm knowledge of God that will prepare them for whatever life has in store. When we impart the eternal truths of Scripture to our children, we give them something to love and live by.

Like math and science, reading and grammar, piano lessons and soccer practice, God’s Word takes time to learn and understand. Where do parents and teachers begin? Here is a resource that will guide you and your children into the core doctrines of the Christian faith. Along the way, you will find that teaching your kids about God deepens your own understanding. It’s never to late to learn, so jump with them headfirst into the biblical and doctrinal knowledge they need.

The New Man: Becoming a Man After God’s Heart by Daniel M. Doriani

320 pages | List Price: $14.99 Paperback

Summary: Dan Doriani understands the challenges of being a man, and he knows you don’t need more man-made lists to excel as a husband, father, or leader. The new man in Christ is shaped by knowing God through his Word, because the way of a godly man is the way of his God.

With a focus on honing character rather than following techniques, Doriani seeks out the biblical pattern for masculinity that transcends culture. Discover how you can reflect God’s character in marriage, friendships, wealth, work, fitness, play, and more. You won’t find checklists for self-improvement (or three ways to grill a steak), but you will find clarity, insight, honesty, encouragement, and freedom in the Man who is ultimately our Savior, not just our example. You’ll even find ideas for games to play with your kids!

Each chapter includes questions for group study or discussion with spouses. This is a revised and expanded edition of The Life of a God-Made Man (Crossway, 2001).

Piety: The Heartbeat of Reformed Theology by Joel R. Beeke

40 pages | List Price: $4.99 | Booklet

Summary: When was the last time you thought about being pious? The word tends to make us think of having a “holier-than-thou” attitude. But this negative view strays far from piety’s beginnings. Joel Beeke reclaims the Reformers’ vision for an attractive piety rooted in the knowledge of God and our union with Christ. Focusing on both mind and soul, he offers practical ways to cultivate a vibrant piety, helping you grow in Christlikeness and in your reverence and love for God. Bring harmony between your doctrine and practice, and bring glory to God as he cultivates the fruit of the Spirit in your life.

The Heart of the Gospel: God’s Son Given for You by Sinclair B. Ferguson

24 pages | List Price: $4.99 | Booklet

Summary: How do we know that God always does what is best for us? Focusing on Romans 8:32, Sinclair Ferguson points us to the heavenly Father who refused to spare his own Son—and the Son who was obedient in atoning in our place for our sins. If this is who God is, we can confidently say he is for us.

No Adam, No Gospel: Adam and the History of Redemption
by Richard B. Gaffin Jr.

32 pages | List Price: $4.99 | Booklet

Summary: Doubts and denials swarm the biblical teaching that humans descend from an historical pair, Adam and Eve. Christians who entertain these doubts also claim they are compatible with Christian commitment. But is that possible? Richard Gaffin shows how these denials actually undermine the entire history of redemption taught in Scripture. With no Adam, there is no gospel.

MAY

George Whitefield: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought by James L. Schwenk

224 pages (estimate) | List Price: $14.99 | Paperback |
Series: Guided Tour of Church History

 

Summary: James L. Schwenk writes on the life of the most significant traveling preacher in North America’s Great Awakening and one of the most important in Britain’s eighteenth-century revival, George Whitefield. This is a concise biography on Whitefield’s life from his early childhood in Gloucester, England, to his conversion at Oxford University through the influence of Charles Wesley, to his many missionary travels throughout the American colonies, to his death in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Schwenk completes the picture with writings from original sources—including Whitefield’s friends and contemporaries such as John Wesley and Benjamin Franklin—and excerpts from Whitefield’s writings. Includes correspondence with John Wesley and three full-length sermons.

Walking with Jesus through His Word: Discovering Christ in All the Scriptures
by Dennis E. Johnson

320 pages (estimate) | List Price: $16.99 | Paperback

Summary: What connects the whole Bible into one purposeful story?

Dennis Johnson takes readers of the Bible on a journey of discovery through the Old and New Testaments, pointing out a network of trails in the text. These are recurring themes that link different parts of the Bible to Jesus the Christ, the fulfiller of God’s promises and redeemer of God’s people.

Dennis emphasizes how each biblical passage must be read in its close and canonical contexts, revealing the Bible’s identity as a book about a relationship—the covenant between God and his people. This helps us to see Christ and his mission as a pattern that emerges naturally throughout the tapestry of Scripture.

God embedded in Israel’s history events, individuals, institutions, and offices that foreshadowed Christ, his saving work, and his church. Those landmarks point the way to Jesus, who reveals the Father, reconciles us by his sacrifice, and rules us by his Word and Spirit.

Hammer of the Huguenots by Douglas Bond

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240 pages (estimate) | List Price: $11.99 | Paperback | Series: Heroes & History

Summary: Philippe, an orphan shipwright apprentice in sixteenth-century France, is perplexed by the intense religious conflict raging about him. While his friends Maurice and Sophie cling to the good news proclaimed by the church Reformers, Philippe has not yet been persuaded to abandon the teachings of the state church in which he was raised. The gospel sounds liberating at times, but can he risk believing when persecution and bloodshed inevitably follow? As Huguenot communities are massacred and full-scale warfare breaks over France, Philippe must decide once and for all where his loyalties lie. The choices he and his friends make in these violent times may cost them everything.

Theological Fitness: Why We Need a Fighting Faith by Aimee Byrd

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192 pages (estimate) | List Price: $12.99 | Paperback

Summary: Your spiritual life should be a battle! The writer of Hebrews tells us to “hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering” (10:23 ESV). What (and whom) do we need to meet this challenge? How does simply “holding fast” turn into such a workout of faith? Author and blogger Aimee Byrd invites us to join her in some “theological fitness” training as she unpacks our call to perseverance and explores the great metaphor that physical fitness lends to theology. Learn about the “fighting grace” God has given us, and discover how we are equipped to live lives of obedience even amidst the suffering and irritations of ordinary life.

The Flow of the Psalms: Discovering Their Structure and Theology
by O. Palmer Robertson

304 pages (estimate) | List Price: $21.99 | Paperback

Summary: For centuries the book of Psalms has been read as a random collection of individual poems with no discernible pattern of intentional arrangement.  Augustine referred to the organization of the psalms as a “mighty mystery”. Recent Old Testament studies insist that each psalm is not to be interpreted in view of its position in the overall book or by the psalms that border it. Yet O. Palmer Robertson shows that there is a clear redemptive-historical progression that develops throughout the five books of the psalms. In addition, structural elements such as the placement of acrostic psalms, strategic couplings of a Messianic psalm with a Torah psalm, and the grouping of psalms by topics indicate an intentional structuring. The uncovering of these various elements enables the lover of the psalms to get a grasp on the whole of the Psalter along with a fuller appreciation of each individual psalm.

Making Him Known Series

In P&R’s Making Him Known series, Sally Michael guides parents and their young children through the basics of the Bible, exploring even complex theological topics in easy-to-understand, kid-friendly language. At the end of each ready-made lesson, Michael includes additional questions for reflection and family activities that will help children to remember what they have learned. These full-color, illustrated books are the perfect devotional tools for families with young children.


1. God’s Names by Sally Michael

120 pages | Direct Price: $16.99 $13.00 | Released: 2011

Summary: This is a full-color guide for parents to teach their early elementary children about God’s character, as it is revealed in 24 names in the Bible. Each chapter ends with a personal application and activities.

2. God’s Promise by Sally Michael

128 pages | Direct Price: $16.99 $13.00 | Released: 2012

Summary: Parents can help their early elementary children trust in God’s promises revealed throughout the Bible with this full-color, illustrated guide that includes personal application and suggestions for activities.

3. God’s Providence by Sally Michael

128 pages | Direct Price: $16.99 $13.00 | Released: 2013

Summary: In this full-color guide to how God’s providence works in the world, parents can stimulate a lively discussion with early elementary children about resting in God’s sovereign care. Each chapter includes personal application and activities.

4. God’s Wisdom by Sally Michael

128 pages | Direct Price: $16.99 $13.00 | Released: 2014

Summary: Sally Michael helps parents and children discover the joys of wisdom and discern the destruction of foolishness in this full-color, illustrated book that includes application questions and activity suggestions.

5. God’s Battle by Sally Michael

128 pages | Direct Price: $16.99 $13.00 | Released: 2014

Summary: Sally Michael equips parents to teach their children about the fight of faith. In this full-color, illustrated “battle plan,” she introduces children to the state of their hearts and to the many spiritual battlegrounds within us and without. She encourages children to be fighters, giving them a biblical battle strategy to depend on God, resist the enemy, and stand strong!

6. God’s Word by Sally Michael

128 pages | Direct Price: $16.99 $13.00 | Released: 2015

Summary: This full-color illustrated primer teaches children what the Bible is, what it says, and why we can trust God’s true, powerful Word. In easy-to-understand language, children will learn important theological concepts like the authority, inspiration, infallibility, and inerrancy of Scripture. Each chapter includes discussion questions and family-friendly activities, making this book an excellent devotional for parents of young children.

Upcoming Books in This Series:

7. God’s Gospel by Jill Nelson

To be released: Fall 2015

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Our mis­sion is to serve Christ and his church by pro­duc­ing clear, engag­ing, fresh, and insight­ful appli­ca­tions of Reformed theology.

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Recap of New Releases from January & February

Here is a recap of the 7 new releases from January & February.


1. God’s Word by Sally Michael
128 pages
List Price: $16.99
Series: Making Him Known
Subject: Children Non-Fiction
Paperback | Fully Illustrated
SAMPLE CHAPTER

Summary: This full-color illustrated primer teaches children what the Bible is, what it says, and why we can trust God’s true, powerful Word. In easy-to-understand language, children will learn important theological concepts like the authority, inspiration, infallibility, and inerrancy of Scripture. Each chapter includes discussion questions and family-friendly activities, making this book an excellent devotional for parents of young children.

2. Beginnings: Understanding How We Experience the New Birth by Stephen Smallman
208 pages
List Price: $12.99
Subject: Christian Living
Paperback
SAMPLE CHAPTER

Summary: Every true Christian has a story to tell of God’s reviving work. Here Smallman studies numerous conversion stories, both biblical and contemporary, showing how the Holy Spirit’s work can be traced in the spiritual birth of new believers. In light of John 3, he gives practical instruction on how we can serve as “spiritual midwives” to others—assisting in their new birth.

3. Living in the Gap Between Promise and Reality, Second Edition: The Gospel According to Abraham by Iain M. Duguid
208 pages
List Price: $14.99
Series: Gospel According to the Old Testament
Subject: Bible Study / Old Testament
Paperback
SAMPLE CHAPTER

Summary: God made Abraham glorious promises, but the patriarch still spent years living in a gap between their fulfillment and his day-to-day reality. We can often relate to him. Working through the Genesis account, Iain Duguid shows how Abraham, in both his faith and failure, points to Jesus and the gospel, providing an example and a profound encouragement for us today.

4. John Frame’s Selected Shorter Writings, Volume 2 by John M. Frame
416 pages
List Price: $16.99
Subject: Theology
Paperback
SAMPLE CHAPTER

Summary: Twenty-six pointed essays summarize some of Frame’s central ideas about Scripture, theological education, apologetics, ethics, and the church. The book begins with “Inerrancy: A Place to Live,” one of Frame’s shortest and clearest presentations of this central aspect of the doctrine of Scripture. Other essays include “Why Theology Needs Philosophy”—a precursor to Frame’s epic History of Western Philosophy and Theology.

5. A Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes, Paperback Edition: Essays and Analysis edited by David W. HallPeter A. Lillback
528 pages
List Price: $22.99
Series: Calvin 500
Subject: Reformed Traditions
Paperback

Summary: A definitive, section-by-section commentary that will serve as a natural companion to Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion for classes, students, pastors, and others for years to come.

6. Joy beyond Agony: Embracing the Cross of Christ, A Twelve-Lesson Bible Study by Jane Roach
296 pages
List Price: $12.99
Subject: Christian Living
Paperback
SAMPLE CHAPTER

Summary: A devotional commentary ideal for small group discussion and study. Each of the twelve lessons in this volume explores one aspect of Jesus’ cross through Bible study, application questions, commentary, testimonies, and hymns. Our familiarity with the crucifixion can cause us to miss its deep teaching. Learn what the cross shows us about our Savior and the paradoxes of Christian living, and discover the hope and joy it gives us as we face life’s struggles and uncertainties.

7. Parenting Is More Than a Formula by Jim Newheiser
80 pages
List Price: $6.99
Subject: Parenting
Paperback | Mini-Book
SAMPLE CHAPTER

Summary: Jim Newheiser provides insight into the many competing parenting formulas that vie for parents’ attention. He teaches parents how to discern their value and critique them against God’s Word, explains why they often fail and what truly determines how children turn out, and encourages parents with the only parenting plan we can trust: the gospel, which is bigger than any formula.


Our mis­sion is to serve Christ and his church by pro­duc­ing clear, engag­ing, fresh, and insight­ful appli­ca­tions of Reformed theology.


 

2015 New Releases – January through March Titles


Here are our upcoming releases from January – March 2015.


1. God’s Word by Sally Michael

Released January 8th | 128 Pages | $16.99 | Paperback | Color Illustrated | Series: Making Him Known

Summary: This full-color illustrated primer teaches children what the Bible is, what it says, and why we can trust God’s true, powerful Word. In easy-to-understand language, children will learn important theological concepts like the authority, inspiration, infallibility, and inerrancy of Scripture. Each chapter includes discussion questions and family-friendly activities, making this book an excellent devotional for parents of young children.


2. Beginnings: Understanding How We Experience the New Birth by Stephen Smallman

January Release | 208 Pages | $12.99 | Paperback

Summary: Every true Christian has a story to tell of God’s reviving work. Here Smallman studies numerous conversion stories, both biblical and contemporary, showing how the Holy Spirit’s work can be traced in the spiritual birth of new believers. In light of John 3, he gives practical instruction on how we can serve as “spiritual midwives” to others—assisting in their new birth.


3. Living in the Gap Between Promise and Reality: The Gospel According to Abraham, Second Edition by Iain M. Duguid

{Cover not yet finalized}

February Release | 208 Pages | $14.99 | Paperback | Series: Gospel According to the Old Testament

Summary: God made Abraham glorious promises, but the patriarch still spent years living in a gap between their fulfillment and his day-to-day reality. We can often relate to him. Working through the Genesis account, Iain Duguid shows how Abraham, in both his faith and failure, points to Jesus and the gospel, providing an example and a profound encouragement for us today.


4. Parenting Is More than a Formula by Jim Newheiser

February Release | 64 pages | $6.99 | Mini-book

Summary: Jim Newheiser provides insight into the many competing parenting formulas that vie for parents’ attention. He teaches parents how to discern their value and critique them against God’s Word, explains why they often fail and what truly determines how children turn out, and encourages parents with the only parenting plan we can trust: the gospel, which is bigger than any formula.


5. John Frame’s Selected Shorter Writings, Volume 2 by John M. Frame

February Release | 384 Pages (est.) | $16.99 | Paperback

Summary: Twenty-six pointed essays summarize some of Frame’s central ideas about Scripture, theological education, apologetics, ethics, and the church. The book begins with “Inerrancy: A Place to Live,” one of Frame’s shortest and clearest presentations of this central aspect of the doctrine of Scripture. Other essays include “Why Theology Needs Philosophy”—a precursor to Frame’s epic History of Western Philosophy and Theology.


6. Joy beyond Agony: Embracing the Cross of Christ, A Twelve-Lesson Bible Study by Jane Roach

{Cover not yet finalized}

February Release | 192 Pages (est.) | $12.99 | Paperback

Summary: A devotional commentary ideal for small group discussion and study. Each of the twelve lessons in this volume explores one aspect of Jesus’ cross through Bible study, application questions, commentary, testimonies, and hymns. Our familiarity with the crucifixion can cause us to miss its deep teaching. Learn what the cross shows us about our Savior and the paradoxes of Christian living, and discover the hope and joy it gives us as we face life’s struggles and uncertainties.


7. Common Grace and the Gospel, Second Edition by Cornelius Van Til, edited by K. Scott Oliphint

March Release | 272 Pages (est.) | $17.99 | Paperback

Summary: Restoring the full text of the original 1972 work, this collection of annotated essays addresses questions on common grace and its relevance to the gospel. A pioneer in presuppositional apologetics, Cornelius Van Til sets forth a Christian philosophy of history; examines the views of Abraham Kuyper, Herman Hoeksema, and others in the debate over common grace; and replies to criticism.


8. A Journey to Wholeness: The Gospel According to Naaman’s Slave Girl by Mark Belz

March Release | 208 Pages (est.) | $14.99 | Paperback | Series: Gospel According to the Old Testament

Summary: The story of Naaman, a Syrian general, and his Jewish slave girl shows how her simple testimony helped to reconcile Naaman to God. Mark Belz examines this incident in 2 Kings 5—focusing on biblical reconciliation in its salvation sense and its secondary sense of reconciliation between different races, rich and poor, Jew and Gentile, and the powerful and the weak.


9. God, Adam, and You: Biblical Creation Defended and Applied edited by Richard D. Phillips

{Cover not yet finalized}

March Release | 256 Pages | $14.99 | Paperback

Summary: Questioning the truth of Genesis 1–3 puts more than just Adam in jeopardy—the repercussions are enormous. Noted pastor-scholars Joel R. Beeke, Kevin DeYoung, Liam Goligher, Richard D. Phillips, Derek W. H. Thomas, and Carl R. Trueman argue for the inerrancy and infallibility of Scripture, unpacking the implications of Genesis 1–3 for human nature, original sin, the gospel, God’s intent for human sexuality, redemption, and more.

NEW RELEASE – God’s Word by Sally Michael

God’s Word by Sally Michael

128 Pages | $16.99 | Paperback | Color Illustrated |

Series: Making Him Known

Summary: This full-color illustrated primer teaches children what the Bible is, what it says, and why we can trust God’s true, powerful Word. In easy-to-understand language, children will learn important theological concepts like the authority, inspiration, infallibility, and inerrancy of Scripture. Each chapter includes discussion questions and family-friendly activities, making this book an excellent devotional for parents of young children.

About the Author:

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Sally Michael is the co-founder and publishing consultant of Children Desiring God, and she developed their widely used Sunday school curriculum for young people. She is also an author and a speaker, and she served as Minister for Children at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for sixteen years.

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What Others Say About This Book:

“Sally Michael has written an easy-to-read devotional book that will help parents teach their children about the properties of Scripture. God’s Word shouldn’t be intimidating. A proper knowledge of the Bible gives us hope, helps us to identify false teaching, increases our gratitude and trust in God, and results in his Word becoming more precious to us.”    — Aimee Byrd, author of Housewife Theologian

Other Books in the Making Him Known Series:

God’s Names | 120 pages | Released 2011

God’s Promise | 128 pages | Released 2012

God’s Providence | 128 pages | Released 2013

God’s Wisdom | 128 pages | Released 2014

God’s Battle | 128 pages | Released 2014

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Our mis­sion is to serve Christ and his church by pro­duc­ing clear, engag­ing, fresh, and insight­ful appli­ca­tions of Reformed theology.

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