Recap of New Releases from October, November, & December

1. God’s Bat­tle by Sally Michael

Price: $16.99
Page Count: 128
Series: Mak­ing Him Known
Sub­ject: Youth Devotional
Paper­back | Color Illustrated
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!

 

2. Lit­er­a­ture by Clif­ford W. Foreman

Price: $4.99
Page Count: 48
Series: Faith­ful Learning
Sub­ject: Chris­t­ian Living
Book­let
Sum­mary: Chris­tians don’t always trust lit­er­a­ture, but God used it to reveal him­self. This explo­ration of lit­er­a­ture and its forms, using respected authors’ exam­ples, shows us its beauty and scrip­tural value.

 

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

Price: $14.99
Page Count: 192
Sub­ject: Chris­t­ian Living
Paper­back
Sum­mary: If Chris­tian­ity is true, why do many peo­ple seem to live moral, ful­fill­ing lives out­side the gospel? How do we evan­ge­lize peo­ple who seem more upright than we are? How should we respond to unbe­liev­ers’ con­tri­bu­tions to cul­ture and society?

 

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

Price: $12.99
Page Count: 176
Sub­ject: Chris­t­ian Living
Paper­back
Sum­mary: Tim Chester shows us how, through Christ, we can become great “pray-ers” when we know three key truths about God: the Father loves to hear us pray, the Son makes every prayer pleas­ing, and the Spirit helps us to pray. Prayer is like a child’s ask­ing her father for help—and that’s not beyond any of us.

 

5. Eccle­si­astes by Dou­glas Sean O’Donnell

Price: $22.99
Page Count: 272
Series: Reformed Expos­i­tory Commentary
Sub­ject: Bib­li­cal Stud­ies | Commentary
Hard­cover 
Sum­mary: Jesus Christ—the true embod­i­ment of wisdom—crushed the curse of death on the cross, brought hope through his res­ur­rec­tion, and will bring jus­tice at his return. Dou­glas O’Donnell shows that the only way that Eccle­si­astes is made clear is in light of the cru­ci­fied, risen, and return­ing Christ. Under­stand­ing this will lead us to grate­ful obe­di­ence, steady con­tent­ment, and sur­pris­ing joy.

 

6. 1 Peter by Daniel M. Doriani

Price: $24.99
Page Count: 288
Series: Reformed Expos­i­tory Commentary
Sub­ject: Bib­li­cal Stud­ies | Commentary
Hard­cover 
Sum­mary: Daniel Dori­ani explores how Peter presents both the effec­tive work of Jesus for us and his per­sonal work in us—and how this enables us to live faith­fully amidst trials.

 

7. God with Us: Explor­ing God’s Per­sonal Inter­ac­tions with His Peo­ple through­out the Bible by Glenn R. Kreider

Price: $14.99
Page Count: 240
Sub­ject: The­ol­ogy
Paper­back
Sum­mary: This explo­ration of God’s humil­ity in how he relates to his creation—not just in Christ, but through­out the Bible—helps us under­stand our own need for humil­ity and service.

 

8. Prince­ton Sem­i­nary (1812–1929): Its Lead­ers’ Lives and Works by Gary Stew­ard

Price: $15.99
Page Count: 336
Series: Guided Tour
Sub­ject: Church His­tory
Paper­back
Sum­mary: Many mod­ern philo­soph­i­cal ideas, and Chris­t­ian responses to them, were for­mu­lated at the time of “Old Prince­ton.” Gary Stew­ard intro­duces us to the great men of Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary from its found­ing to the early twen­ti­eth century—together with some of their most impor­tant writ­ings. While com­mem­o­rat­ing the legacy of Old Prince­ton, this book also places the sem­i­nary in its his­tor­i­cal and the­o­log­i­cal contexts.

 

9. Covenants Made Sim­ple: Under­stand­ing God’s Unfold­ing Promises to His Peo­ple by Jonty Rhodes

Price: $12.99
Page Count: 192
Sub­ject: The­ol­ogy
Paper­back
Sum­mary: What do the var­i­ous covenants given through­out the Bible mean to us? Are they rel­e­vant to our lives? Jonty Rhodes shows us how covenants carry the Bible’s story from start to fin­ish and ulti­mately give root to the gospel of sal­va­tion by grace. Covenants mat­ter! Redis­cover the Bible’s uni­fied covenan­tal story and its unfold­ing mes­sage through­out Scripture.

 

10. Incon­spic­u­ous Prov­i­dence: The Gospel Accord­ing to Esther by Bryan R. Gregory

Price: $14.99
Page Count: 224
Series: Gospel Accord­ing to the Old Testament
Sub­ject: Bib­li­cal Studies
Paper­back
Sum­mary: Esther sur­prises us by never men­tion­ing God or his inter­ven­tion. Yet we our­selves are famil­iar with not expe­ri­enc­ing divine inter­ven­tion in our sec­u­lar world. Where is God in it all?

 

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NEW RELEASE — Inconspicuous Providence: The Gospel According to Esther by Bryan R. Gregory

Incon­spic­u­ous Prov­i­dence: The Gospel Accord­ing to Esther by Bryan R. Gregory

224 Pages | $14.99 | Paper­back | Series: Gospel Accord­ing to the Old Testament

Sum­mary: Esther often seems like an anomaly—a book of the Bible that never men­tions God or his direct inter­ven­tion. Yet the book feels clos­est to many Chris­tians’ own expe­ri­ence; few of us have expe­ri­enced divine inter­ven­tion, and our world seems just as sec­u­lar as Esther’s. We are tempted to ask, of her world and ours—where is God in all this? If he is real, why doesn’t he show himself?

Bryan Gre­gory shows us how Esther’s lit­er­ary tech­niques depict God’s “absent pres­ence” and “hid­den involve­ment,” encour­ag­ing us that while God appears unin­volved, he is at work under the sur­face to accom­plish his pur­poses and deliver his people—ultimately reveal­ing his hid­den pres­ence in Christ.

About the Author:

Gregory, Bryan

Bryan R. Gre­gory is Senior Pas­tor of Brook­dale Pres­by­ter­ian Church in St. Joseph, Mis­souri. He has pre­vi­ously served in youth, cam­pus, and pas­toral min­istries. He and his wife, Christy, have two sons.

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What Others Are Saying About this Book:

It is a bless­ing when schol­arly research results in deep insights for prac­ti­cal, every­day faith. Here you will find real, con­crete hope in Christ that calls you to faith and action and that speaks even to despair and life’s dark­est moments.” — Eliz­a­beth Groves, Lec­turer in Old Tes­ta­ment, West­min­ster The­o­log­i­cal Seminary

What Others Are Saying About this Series:

Writ­ten at a thought­ful but pop­u­lar level.” — D. A. Carson

Like manna in the desert.” Sin­clair Ferguson

A tremen­dous resource.” Tim Keller

An impor­tant series.” Philip Gra­ham Ryken

 

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NEW RELEASE — Princeton Seminary (1812–1929): Its Leaders’ Lives and Works by Gary Steward

Prince­ton Sem­i­nary (1812–1929): Its Lead­ers’ Lives and Works by Gary Stew­ard

336 Pages | $15.99 | Paper­back

Sum­mary: Many mod­ern philo­soph­i­cal ideas, and Chris­t­ian responses to them, were for­mu­lated at the time of “Old Prince­ton.” Gary Stew­ard intro­duces us to the great men of Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary from its found­ing to the early twen­ti­eth century—together with some of their most impor­tant writ­ings. While com­mem­o­rat­ing the legacy of Old Prince­ton, this book also places the sem­i­nary in its his­tor­i­cal and the­o­log­i­cal contexts.

About the Author:

Steward_Gary Gary Stew­ard is an adjunct fac­ulty mem­ber at Cal­i­for­nia Bap­tist Uni­ver­sity in River­side, Cal­i­for­nia, and at Lib­erty Uni­ver­sity in Lynch­burg, Vir­ginia. He served as pas­tor of Cal­vary Bap­tist Church in St. John’s, New­found­land, Canada, from 2004 to 2011, and is cur­rently pur­su­ing a Ph.D. in church his­tory and his­tor­i­cal the­ol­ogy at The South­ern Bap­tist The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

What Others Are Saying About This Book:

Bril­liantly res­ur­rects the the­olo­gians of Old Prince­ton for today’s lay­man. Cer­tainly, Steward’s engag­ing, acces­si­ble, and elo­quent work is the new go-to book for the reader unac­quainted with the giants of Old Prince­ton.” Matthew Bar­rett, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Chris­t­ian Stud­ies, Cal­i­for­nia Bap­tist Uni­ver­sity, River­side, California

The qual­ity and achieve­ment of Prince­ton Seminary’s lead­ers for its first hun­dred years was out­stand­ing, and Stew­ard tells their story well. Read­ing this book does the heart good.” J. I. Packer, Board of Gov­er­nors’ Pro­fes­sor of The­ol­ogy, Regent Col­lege, Van­cou­ver, British Columbia

Gary Stew­ard is to be com­mended for pro­vid­ing an intel­li­gent and edi­fy­ing intro­duc­tion to the the­ol­ogy and lead­ers of Old Prince­ton. . . .The tone is warm and bal­anced, the con­tent rich and acces­si­ble, the his­tor­i­cal work care­ful and illu­mi­nat­ing. I hope pas­tors, stu­dents, and any­one else inter­ested in good the­ol­ogy and heart­felt piety will ‘take a few classes’ at Old Prince­ton.” — Kevin DeY­oung, Senior Pas­tor, Uni­ver­sity Reformed Church (PCA), East Lans­ing, Michigan

 

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NEW RELEASE — Covenants Made Simple by Jonty Rhodes

Covenants Made Sim­ple: Under­stand­ing God’s Unfold­ing Promises to His Peo­ple by Jonty Rhodes

192 pages | $12.99 | Paper­back

Sum­mary: What do the var­i­ous covenants given through­out the Bible mean to us? Are they rel­e­vant to our lives? A rain­bow now and then may remind us of God’s promise to Noah, and we’ve mem­o­rized the part about the new covenant in Jesus’ blood at communion—but do we dig any deeper? Do we need to?

Jonty Rhodes guides us into an engag­ing study of covenant the­ol­ogy and why it mat­ters. With clar­ity and wit, he shows us how covenants carry the Bible’s story from start to fin­ish and ulti­mately give root to the gospel of sal­va­tion by grace. Begin­ning with Adam in the gar­den of Eden, and end­ing with Jesus, our risen Covenant King, Rhodes illu­mi­nates the good news of a promise-making, promise-keeping God.

Key top­ics include law and grace, union with Christ, bap­tism in the Spirit, pre­des­ti­na­tion, and water bap­tism. Redis­cover the Bible’s uni­fied covenan­tal story and its unfold­ing mes­sage through­out Scripture.

About the Author: 

Rhodes, Jonty Jonty Rhodes (BA, Not­ting­ham Uni­ver­sity; MTh, Oakhill The­o­log­i­cal Col­lege) is Min­is­ter of Christ Church Derby (Inter­na­tional Pres­by­ter­ian Church) in the United King­dom. In his spare time he enjoys watch­ing or play­ing a good game of cricket.

 

 

What Others Say About This Book:

I hope that this lit­tle book will help many to see the beauty of the bib­li­cal covenants and their rel­e­vance for God’s peo­ple today.”

Carl R. True­man, Paul Wool­ley Pro­fes­sor of Church His­tory, West­min­ster The­o­log­i­cal Seminary

With all sorts of pro­pos­als about the ‘big idea’ of Scrip­ture float­ing about, Jonty Rhodes does us the favour of point­ing to the Bible’s own answer to that ques­tion. . . . Jonty’s work is clear-headed and heart-warming, sat­is­fy­ingly bib­li­cal and Christ-exalting. I warmly com­mend it.”

— Liam Goligher, Senior Min­is­ter, Tenth Pres­by­ter­ian Church, Philadelphia

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2 NEW RELEASES in the REC Series: Ecclesiastes by Douglas Sean O’Donnell & 1 Peter by Daniel M. Doriani

Eccle­si­astes by Dou­glas Sean O’Donnell

272 pages | $22.99 | Hard­cover | Series: Reformed Expos­i­tory Commentary

Sum­mary: Dou­glas O’Donnell shows, in this redemptive-historical, bib­li­cal, prac­ti­cal, and expo­si­tional com­men­tary, that Eccle­si­astes answers two key ques­tions that worry every­body in the depths of their minds. The first is “What does man gain from all the toil at which he toils under the sun?”—the answer being “noth­ing.” The sec­ond fol­lows: “In light of such vanity—the fact that our work and knowl­edge and plea­sures and pos­ses­sions are ulti­mately made futile by death—how then should we live this tem­po­rary life under the sun?” The answer is sur­pris­ingly sim­ple: we are to aban­don human illu­sions of self-importance, put aside all pre­tense of pride, and embrace divine wis­dom. “The Preacher” of Eccle­si­astes says that this is “the end of the mat­ter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his com­mand­ments, for this is the whole duty of man” (12:13). O’Donnell explains how these two key ideas inform the text of Eccle­si­astes and the prac­ti­cal instruc­tion that flows from them.

About the Author:

ODonnell_DouglasDou­glas Sean O’Donnell (MA, Trin­ity Evan­gel­i­cal Divi­sion School; MA, Wheaton Col­lege Grad­u­ate School) is the Senior Pas­tor of New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illi­nois. He is also the author of God’s Lyrics: Redis­cov­er­ing Wor­ship through Old Tes­ta­ment Songs.

 

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1 Peter by Daniel M. Doriani

288 pages | $24.99 | Hard­cover | Series: Reformed Expos­i­tory Commentary

Sum­mary: Many Chris­tians around the world today face severe per­se­cu­tion, while oth­ers daily feel the weight of cul­tural pres­sure against them. The apos­tle Peter speaks to this as he reminds us that Chris­tians are aliens and exiles in an often-hostile empire. Yet we are simul­ta­ne­ously the cho­sen of God, equipped by Jesus’ works for us and in us to live faith­fully in our dual identity.

In this expo­si­tion of 1 Peter, Daniel Dori­ani explains how the work of Christ enables Chris­tians to live with hope, joy, and faith­ful­ness in a pagan world. He also explores Peter’s empha­sis on the kind of life that pleases God — a life that includes respect for author­i­ties, just or unjust; godly behav­ior as a wife, hus­band, or elder; and, by God’s grace, good deeds, courage, and a firm stand in the face of trials.

About the Author:

Doriani_DanDaniel M. Dori­ani is vice pres­i­dent of strate­gic aca­d­e­mic projects and pro­fes­sor of the­ol­ogy at Covenant The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary. Pre­vi­ously he was senior pas­tor of Cen­tral Pres­by­ter­ian Church in Clay­ton, Missouri.

 

 

The Reformed Expository Commentary Series:

As are all the books in the Reformed Expos­i­tory Com­men­tary series, these expo­si­tions are acces­si­ble to both pas­tors and lay read­ers. Each vol­ume in the series pro­vides expo­si­tion that gives care­ful atten­tion to the bib­li­cal text, is doc­tri­nally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemp­tive his­tory, and applies the Bible to our con­tem­po­rary setting.

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