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
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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
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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
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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
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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. Hall & Peter 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
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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
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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.


 

NEW RELEASE — Common Grace and the Gospel by Cornelius Van Til and Edited by K. Scott Oliphint

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

272 pages | $17.99 | Paper­back

Sum­mary: What point of con­tact does the Chris­t­ian have with the world in order to bring the bib­li­cal mes­sage to the non­be­liever? How can the doc­trines of elec­tion and total deprav­ity be rec­on­ciled with the uni­ver­sal offer of the gospel and human respon­si­bil­ity? Does our Lord show favor to saint and sin­ner alike?

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.

About the Author and Editor:

Cor­nelius Van Til (1895–1987) was born in Groote­gast, the Nether­lands, and immi­grated with his fam­ily to Amer­ica in 1905. He attended Calvin Col­lege and Calvin Sem­i­nary before com­plet­ing his stud­ies at Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary and Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity with the ThM and PhD degrees. Drawn to the pas­torate, Van Til spent one year in the min­istry before tak­ing a leave of absence to teach apolo­get­ics at Prince­ton Sem­i­nary. When the sem­i­nary reor­ga­nized, he was per­suaded to join the fac­ulty of the newly founded West­min­ster The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary. He remained there as pro­fes­sor of apolo­get­ics until his retire­ment in 1975. Van Til wrote more than twenty books, in addi­tion to more than thirty syl­labi. Among his best-known titles are The Defense of the Faith, Chris­t­ian Apolo­get­ics, A Chris­t­ian The­ory of Knowl­edge, and An Intro­duc­tion to Sys­tem­atic The­ol­ogy.

K. Scott Oliphint (MAR, ThM, PhD, West­min­ster The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary) is pro­fes­sor of apolo­get­ics and sys­tem­atic the­ol­ogy at West­min­ster Sem­i­nary, Philadel­phia. He has writ­ten numer­ous jour­nal arti­cles in the field of apolo­get­ics, is author of The Bat­tle Belongs to the Lord, Rea­sons for Faith, Chris­tian­ity and the Role of Phi­los­o­phy, Should You Believe in God, and is edi­tor of The Defense of the Faith and Rev­e­la­tion and Rea­son.

What Others Are Saying About this Book:

Van Til’s account of the mat­ter has been con­tro­ver­sial, even among his dis­ci­ples. But there is much we can learn from him on this sub­ject, and any­one who wants to under­stand his apolo­getic and the­ol­ogy must engage his thought at this point. Scott Oliphint, who has edited other works of Van Til, has taken up the dif­fi­cult but wor­thy task of explain­ing Van Til’s thoughts on com­mon grace to twenty-first–century readers.”

John M. Frame, J. D. Trim­ble Chair of Sys­tem­atic The­ol­ogy and Phi­los­o­phy, Reformed The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, Florida

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NEW RELEASE — Parenting Is More than a Formula by Jim Newheiser

Par­ent­ing Is More than a For­mula by Jim Newheiser

64 pages | List Price: $6.99 | Mini-book (Trim size: 4 1/2 x 6 1/4)

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.

About the Author:

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Jim Newheiser is pas­tor of Grace Bible Church, Escon­dido; direc­tor of the Insti­tute for Bib­li­cal Coun­sel­ing and Dis­ci­ple­ship; lec­turer in prac­ti­cal the­ol­ogy at West­min­ster Sem­i­nary in Cal­i­for­nia; NANC fel­low; and a board mem­ber of FIRE. He is also the co-author of You Never Stop Being a Par­ent: Thriv­ing in Rela­tion­ship with Your Adult Chil­dren.

More than a Formula

What Others Say About This Book:

Jim Newheiser has given us a lit­tle gem of par­ent­ing wis­dom and grace in this book­let! Don’t be fooled by the size, because the con­tent is rich and rad­i­cal. Jim cuts through all the fog and hype of so much of the Chris­t­ian par­ent­ing mate­ri­als and . . . brings clar­ity to what we as par­ents can and should do.”

Brad Bigney, Senior Pas­tor, Grace Fel­low­ship Church, Flo­rence, Kentucky

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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 — Joy beyond Agony by Jane Roach

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

304 pages | $12.99 | Paper­back

Sum­mary: A devo­tional com­men­tary ideal for small group dis­cus­sion and study. Jesus endured the cross in antic­i­pa­tion of the joy set before him: vic­tory over Satan, sin, and death, and union with his glo­ri­fied redeemed. Now he calls us to fol­low him with crosses of our own. What does this mean?

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 nar­ra­tive 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.

About the Author:

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Joy Beyond Agony

Jane Roach was Direc­tor of Train­ing for Bible Study Fel­low­ship for more than twenty-five years. She cur­rently teaches two Bible stud­ies, assists the Texas Hill Coun­try Bible Con­fer­ence, and directs women’s min­istries at her church.

Joy Beyond Agony

What Others Say About the Series:

This Bible study is thor­ough and doc­tri­nally sound, and it speaks to the sub­ject that is cen­tral in Chris­tian­ity but often ignored in churches and Chris­t­ian pub­li­ca­tions today: the cross of Jesus Christ. Jane Roach has taught the Bible for many years, and she has taught well. This book is no exception.”

— Rose­mary Jensen, Founder and Pres­i­dent, Rafiki Foundation

A won­der­ful tool to intro­duce the inquirer to the most impor­tant per­son in human his­tory. . . . I com­mend this study tool to any and all read­ers. It is well writ­ten, ped­a­gog­i­cally sound, the­o­log­i­cally insight­ful, prac­ti­cally rel­e­vant, and per­son­ally penetrating.”

— John Han­nah, Pro­fes­sor of His­tor­i­cal The­ol­ogy, Dal­las The­o­log­i­cal Seminary

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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 — A Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes Edited by David W. Hall

There is a new paper­back edi­tion avail­able of A The­o­log­i­cal Guide to Calvin’s Insti­tutes. By releas­ing this new edi­tion, we have been able to lower the list price by 36%, which makes the list price $22.99 com­pared to the hard­cover list price of $35.99.


A The­o­log­i­cal Guide to Calvin’s Insti­tutes edited by David W. Hall and Peter Lill­back

528 pages | List Price: $22.99 | Paper­back | Series: Calvin 500

Sum­mary: A The­o­log­i­cal Guide to Calvin’s Insti­tutes, edited by David W. Hall and Peter A. Lill­back, fills a gap in the lit­er­a­ture for Ref­or­ma­tion stud­ies. Twenty lead­ing Calvin schol­ars have con­tributed to a work that ably pro­vides a section-by-section com­men­tary on Calvin’s mag­num opus.

Cap­tur­ing both the best of elite schol­ar­ship, as well as exhibit­ing a firm under­stand­ing of and pas­sion for Calvin’s own work, these essays pro­vide defin­i­tive com­men­tary from elite Calvin schol­ars who seek to elu­ci­date his work and dis­play its abid­ing value.

This long-needed work serves as the nat­ural com­pan­ion to Calvin’s Insti­tutes of the Chris­t­ian Reli­gion for classes, stu­dents, pas­tors, and oth­ers for years to come.

About the Editors:

David W. Hall was senior pas­tor of Mid­way Pres­by­ter­ian Church in Pow­der Springs, Geor­gia, from 2003 to 2008. He founded the Kuyper Insti­tute and the Cen­ter for the Advance­ment of Paleo-Orthodoxy in Oak Ridge, Ten­nessee, in 1994.

Peter A. Lill­back is pres­i­dent and pro­fes­sor of his­tor­i­cal the­ol­ogy at West­min­ster The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary in Philadel­phia. He has also served in pas­toral min­istry for over thirty years. Dr. Lill­back has authored books and numer­ous arti­cles in the fields of the Ref­or­ma­tion and the post-Reformation era.

What Others Say About this Book:

A very valu­able vol­ume, which I com­mend with enthu­si­asm. For mak­ing Calvin known today as well as once he was, and in every age deserves to be, this really is a major step forward.”

J. I. Packer, Board of Gov­er­nors’ Pro­fes­sor, Regent Col­lege, Vancouver

Other Books in the Calvin 500 Series:

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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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