NEW RELEASE — You Can Pray by Tim Chester

You Can Pray: Find­ing Grace to Pray Every Day by Tim Chester

176 pages | $12.99 | Paper­back

Sum­mary: There are no good “pray-ers,” but there is one great pray-er — Jesus Christ. Tim Chester shows us how, through Christ, we can become great pray-ers when we know three key truths about God:

• God the Father loves to hear us pray

• God the Son makes every prayer pleas­ing to God

• God the Holy Spirit helps us as we pray

When these truths are in place, we dis­cover why prayer is easy, why prayer is dif­fi­cult, and the argu­ments and pri­or­i­ties of prayer. Prayer is a child’s ask­ing her father for help—and that’s not beyond any of us. Each chap­ter closes with a sam­ple prayer based on a bib­li­cal text.

About the Author:

Tim Chester is a church leader from Sheffield, Eng­land, the author of You Can Change, and the asso­ciate direc­tor of Porter­brook Seminary.

 

 

What Others Say About This Book:

I am so grate­ful for You Can Pray. It is gra­cious yet chal­leng­ing, acces­si­ble yet the­o­log­i­cally robust. If you’ve ever won­dered why we need to pray, or how to get bet­ter at it, this book will help you enor­mously.” — Pete Greig, Found­ing Cham­pion of the 24–7 Prayer movement

A very encour­ag­ing and enjoy­able read. It put a spring into my step and got me pray­ing more than I had been.”Sam All­berry, Author of Lifted and Connected

Enjoy­ment and prayer are words that are not nor­mally asso­ci­ated together, but after read­ing You Can Pray you will not be able to sep­a­rate them! . . . A must-read for any­one who wants to make prayer easy, bib­li­cal, and God-glorifying.” - Andrew Chard, Euro­pean Direc­tor for AIM International

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NEW RELEASE — The Problem of Good edited by D. Marion Clark

The Prob­lem of Good: When the World Seems Fine with­out God
edited by D. Mar­ion Clark

208 Pages | $14.99 | Paper­back

Sum­mary: The prob­lem of evil is one we’re all famil­iar with, but what about the prob­lem of good? If Chris­tian­ity is true, why do many peo­ple seem to live moral, ful­fill­ing lives out­side the gospel? Will their good deeds save them? Is the tra­di­tional view of hell really jus­ti­fied? And if it is, how do we evan­ge­lize peo­ple who seem more upright than we are? Can we legit­i­mately ben­e­fit from their con­tri­bu­tions to cul­ture and society?

Authors from a vari­ety of back­grounds tackle these ques­tions and oth­ers in a dis­cus­sion of God’s com­mon grace and its daily implications.

Con­trib­u­tors: D. Mar­ion Clark, Paul David Tripp, Steven J. Law­son, Ruth Naomi Floyd, John Leonard, Sean Michael Lucas, Gene Edward Veith, and David Skeel.

Includes dis­cus­sion questions.

About the Editor:

D. Mar­ion Clark (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary) served as exec­u­tive min­is­ter of Tenth Pres­by­ter­ian Church in Philadel­phia for six­teen years and has edited two pre­vi­ous books.

 

 

What Others Are Saying About This Book:

We strug­gle to explain why good things hap­pen to bad peo­ple. . . . Why do so many sin­ners . . . receive so many divine bless­ings? And why does God allow so many good things to hap­pen in the world through the actions of peo­ple who do not serve him, as well as through peo­ple who do? . . . Pas­tor Clark has ded­i­cated his life to explain­ing bib­li­cal truth in clear, prac­ti­cal ways and to solv­ing spir­i­tual prob­lems in the life of the church. He does all of that here, in The Prob­lem of Good. There is no other book like it.”

Philip Gra­ham Ryken, Pres­i­dent, Wheaton Col­lege, Wheaton, Illinois

 

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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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NEW RELEASE — Literature by Clifford W. Foreman

Lit­er­a­ture by Clif­ford W. Foreman

48 pages | $4.99 | Book­let | Series: Faith­ful Learning

Sum­mary: Some Chris­tians choose to study no lit­er­a­ture except for the Bible, fear­ing the allure of sin in sec­u­lar writ­ing. Yet the Bible itself is a lit­er­ary work; God knew we would best under­stand what he is like through the uni­ver­sal art forms of poetry and story—and so, for our­selves and those we wish to reach with the gospel, there is value in study­ing what lit­er­a­ture is and how it com­mu­ni­cates ideas.

Clif­ford Fore­man, a respected Eng­lish pro­fes­sor for over 25 years, takes us on an explo­ration of lit­er­a­ture and its var­i­ous forms, engag­ing the works of respected sec­u­lar authors to illus­trate each form and to show us the beauty and Scrip­tural poten­tial of an art­ful use of language.

About the Author:

Clif­ford W. Fore­man (MA, PhD, Boston Uni­ver­sity) is pro­fes­sor of Eng­lish and mod­er­a­tor of the fac­ulty at Covenant Col­lege in Look­out Moun­tain, Geor­gia, where he has taught since 1986.

 

 

Other Books in this Series:

1. Soci­ol­ogy by Matthew S. Vos
48 pages
Sum­mary: Christ asks us to be in the world but not of it. Matthew Vos shows us how soci­ol­ogy strength­ens our under­stand­ing of the world’s issues and our rela­tion­ships within it.
2. Phi­los­o­phy by James S. Spiegel
48 pages
Sum­mary: Does phi­los­o­phy have any value for our faith? James Spiegel insists that Chris­tians need phi­los­o­phy to dis­cern wrong ideas and shows us how it can enhance bib­li­cal faith and living.
3. An Invi­ta­tion to Aca­d­e­mic Stud­ies by Jay D. Green
40 pages
Sum­mary: Can aca­d­e­mic study cul­ti­vate and nour­ish our faith, as well as the other way around? Jay Green shows how to embrace aca­d­e­mic study for its poten­tial in study­ing God’s world.

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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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NEW RELEASE — God’s Battle by Sally Michael

God’s Bat­tle by Sally Michael

128 pages | $16.99 | Paper­back | Fully Illus­trated | Series: Mak­ing Him Known

Sum­mary: Par­ents work hard to pro­tect their chil­dren from dan­ger. But are we help­ing to guard them in the spir­i­tual bat­tle that already rages around them?

Whether he con­sciously takes sides or not, every per­son is in the mid­dle of spir­i­tual war­fare. None of us can choose to sit on the sidelines—and even our chil­dren are not exempt! So rather than try­ing to shield them from the very real war around them, why not equip them, as early as pos­si­ble, to take an active role and fight back?

Sally Michael pro­vides the frame­work for par­ents to train their chil­dren in the fight of faith. In this full-color, illus­trated “bat­tle plan,” she uses the gospel mes­sage to intro­duce chil­dren to the state of their hearts, then awak­ens them to the many bat­tle­grounds that sur­round us—both from our own sin­ful hearts and from the enemy’s attacks. She then encour­ages chil­dren to be fight­ers, giv­ing them a bib­li­cal bat­tle strat­egy to depend on God, resist the enemy, and stand strong!

About the Author:

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.

 

Other Books in This Series:

  

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

 

God’s Promise
128 Pages
SAMPLE CHAPTER
Sum­mary: You have prob­a­bly seen your children’s eyes light up at receiv­ing a present. How excited would they be to get a present directly from God? God already has a present to offer your chil­dren. And you can be the one who helps them dis­cover it!

 

God’s Prov­i­dence
128 Pages
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.

 

God’s Wis­dom
128 Pages
SAMPLE CHAPTER
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.

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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 August & September

1. Hid­den in the Gospel: Truths You For­get to Tell Your­self Every Day
by William P. Farley

Price: $12.99
Page Count: 128
Spir­i­tual Growth & Guidance
Paper­back
Sum­mary: We live with our own thoughts 24/7. Often we are car­ried along by sin­ful think­ing instead of inten­tion­ally speak­ing truth to our­selves. How can we start chang­ing this? How can we live lives that are influ­enced by the gospel moment by moment?
William Far­ley argues that mature Chris­tians solve many spir­i­tual prob­lems in their lives by preach­ing the gospel to them­selves. The gospel is not one event but a story that began before time and stretches into eter­nity. Key moments in this story—such as Jesus’ incar­na­tion, death, res­ur­rec­tion, and ascension—teach us lessons that can be applied to life every sin­gle day. In this user-friendly book, Far­ley shows us how.

 

2. The Three­fold Cord, The Dark Har­vest Tril­ogy, Book 3
by Jere­miah W. Montgomery

Price: $14.99
Page Count: 320
Series: The Dark Har­vest Trilogy
Fic­tion / Fantasy
Paper­back
Sum­mary: The Dark Faith is ris­ing again. . . . Will it bury the light?
The machi­na­tions of the Dark Faith ignite war through­out the lands of Aeld Gowan. Des­per­ate to mar­shal allies against the ris­ing foe, Moru­mus embarks on a secret mis­sion to the dis­tant bar­bar­ian peo­ples of the North. Sin­is­ter events force Oethur to risk every­thing for his queen and his crown. Will he find jus­tice? Mean­while, agony haunts Urien in the dun­geons of the Scar­let Bishop as she faces the loss of everything—even her brother. Will the Ring of Stars be bro­ken . . . or will the Red Order drag all of Aeld Gowan into the bosom of the Mother?

 

3. Prone to Wan­der: Prayers of Con­fes­sion and Celebration
by Bar­bara R. Duguid & Wayne Duguid Houk, edited by Iain M. Duguid
Price: $14.99
Pages: 240
Chris­t­ian Life / Prayer
Paper­back
Sum­mary: Inspired by the clas­sic The Val­ley of Vision, this book pro­vides spe­cific prayers of con­fes­sion in response to Scrip­ture pas­sages. Ideal for use in church ser­vices or per­sonal devo­tions, these prayers thank God for Jesus’ right­eous­ness and aton­ing death and ask for the Spirit’s help in pur­su­ing holiness—closing with an assur­ance of par­don in Christ for the spe­cific sins of God’s peo­ple. Appen­dices include a list of hymns ref­er­enced, as well as the ser­mon texts that orig­i­nally accom­pa­nied them.

 

4. Jesus Is Most Special
by Sally Michael

Price: $9.99
Pages: 24
Chil­dren / Non-fiction
Hard­cover
Fully Illus­trated
Sum­mary: Sally Michael helps par­ents to share the story of Jesus’ birth with young chil­dren, plac­ing it in the larger bib­li­cal con­text of what comes before and after it. This book’s large, full-color illus­trated pages and sug­ges­tions for accom­pa­ny­ing songs and visu­als help chil­dren to learn the story by heart, and it fur­ther moti­vates chil­dren to teach the story to others.

 

5. Keep­ing Your Cool: A Teen’s Sur­vival Guide
by Lou Pri­olo

Price: $12.99
Page Count: 256
Youth / Counseling
Paper­back
Sum­mary: You prob­a­bly know plenty about argu­ing with your parents—but did you know that this isn’t just because you are a teenager? It’s because of anger, which every­one strug­gles with—and which you can con­trol! This prac­ti­cal, bib­li­cal approach to mas­ter­ing sin­ful anger devel­ops bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion with your par­ents and includes prac­ti­cal tools, such as jour­nal­ing exer­cises and dis­cus­sion points.

 

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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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