NEW RELEASE – Theological Fitness by Aimee Byrd

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

192 pages | List Price: $12.99 | Paperback | SAMPLE CHAPTER

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.

About the Author:

Byrd, Aimee 2Aimee Byrd is just an ordinary mom of three who has also been a martial arts student, coffee shop owner, and Bible study teacher. Author of Housewife Theologian: How the Gospel Interrupts the Ordinary, she now blogs about theology and the Christian life and cohosts The Mortification of Spin podcast.

Aimee Byrd

What Others Say About This New Book:

“What a gem this book is—so full of encouragement and so honest and genuine. . . . Wonderfully practical and readable . . . grounded in good theology.”

—Thomas R. Schreiner, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“In this Scripture-saturated book we are rightly warned of the rigors as well as promised the rewards of holding fast to Christ when we feel the burn and want to give up.”

—Nancy Guthrie, Author, Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament

“Aimee Byrd is the very best kind of theological sensei. . . . She shows how to gain and maintain theological fitness—and how to find great enjoyment in the exercise.”

—Phil Johnson, Grace to You radio program

“Aimee drives the point home vividly in her distinctive, memorable, and popular style. Challenging yet enjoyable and valuable.”

—Fred G. Zaspel, Reformed Baptist Church, Franconia, Pennsylvania

“God has promised to persevere his own, yet Christians aren’t passive in the process. In fact, living the Christian life is a real workout. It’s a process that leads to what Aimee Byrd calls “theological fitness.” With deep insight, biblical soundness, and practical illustrations, Aimee shows readers how to “hold fast . . . without wavering” (Heb. 10:23) all the way to the end.”

Lydia Brownback, Author, Speaker, and Blogger

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NEW RELEASE – Walking with Jesus through His Word by Dennis E. Johnson

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

320 pages | List Price: $16.99 | Paperback | SAMPLE CHAPTER

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.

About the Author:

Johnson_DennisDennis E. Johnson (ThM, Westminster Theological Seminary; PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of practical theology at Westminster Seminary California. He is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, author of Triumph of the Lamb, Him We Proclaim, The Message of Acts in the History of Redemption, and Philippians in the Reformed Expository Commentary series and is contributor to numerous books and theological journals.

What Others Say About This New Book: 

Redemptive-historical hermeneutics has been a major topic among Reformed scholars. What it means is simply that every part of the Bible teaches Christ, and that the most important thing about every passage is what it teaches us about Christ. Many pastors interpret biblical texts this way in their sermons, but they don’t always explain to the congregation what they are doing. Dennis Johnson’s Walking with Jesus through His Word explains the concept well. Johnson shows us how we can read the Bible ourselves in a Christ-centered way, and how this approach enriches our understanding of the Word of God.”

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

“Experiencing Dennis Johnson’s instruction firsthand as a seminary student was an enormous privilege. But in this book he has poured his decades of research, teaching, and life into one volume that reignites our passion for Bible study. The Bible itself tells us how to read it. Professor Johnson not only believes this, but displays it on every page. For anyone wanting to see how the Bible fits together, this book is a treasure.”

Michael S. Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

“Dennis Johnson leads us by the hand along the desert road where the Ethiopian eunuch met Philip in the book of Acts, as he sought help in understanding the Bible’s message. Like Philip, Dr. Johnson focuses our gaze on the crucified, risen, and glorified Messiah, Jesus, as the central message of the Scriptures. In the process, he teaches us how to trace these biblical connections with greater skill, both for our own personal benefit and so that we can better teach others.”

Iain Duguid, Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary

“The invitation given by Dennis Johnson to walk through the whole Bible with Jesus is challenging and exciting. Anything written by Dr. Johnson is bound to be theologically sound and intellectually stimulating. This book is more than that. It comes from the heart of a man who has walked with Jesus in his personal life as well as in his study of the Scriptures. Dennis Johnson knows Jesus and knows how to help others to know him.”

—Rosemary Jensen, Founder and President, Rafiki Foundation

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

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

200 pages | List Price: $14.99 | Series: Guided Tour of Church History | Paperback

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.

About the Author:

James L. Schwenk (M.Div., Evangelical Seminary; M.Phil. and Ph.D., Drew University) is the lead pastor of Gingrichs Mennonite Church in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He has taught the history of Christianity at numerous schools, most recently at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, Pennsylvania, and Zaporozhye Bible College and Seminary in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. His research interests include J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Doctor Who.

What Others Say About This Book:

“Jim Schwenk, who is both historian and preacher, summons Whitefield’s own voice to speak clearly in an accessible, flowing, and appreciative biography of George Whitefield. Schwenk’s storytelling powers are on full display here, as are Whitefield’s dramatic personality, powerful oratory, and inspiring vision for a nation revived.”

—Anthony L. Blair, President and Professor of the History of Christianity, Evangelical Seminary

“George Whitefield’s effective ministry reached tens of thousands of people. James Schwenk’s admirable book on Whitefield. . . . offers a compact description of Whitefield’s life, carefully chosen excerpts from his writings, and a brief bibliography of sources by and about Whitefield. An important introduction to the man and his ministry.”

—Charles Yrigoyan Jr., Author, Wesley: Holiness of Heart and Life

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

NEW RELEASE – The New Man by Dan Doriani

The New Man: Becoming a Man After God’s Heart by Dan Doriani 

280 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).

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. Some of his books include: Putting the Truth to Work, The Sermon on the Mount, Getting the Message, and James, Matthew (2-Volume Set)1 Peter, and The Incarnation in the Gospels in the Reformed Expository Commentary series.

What Others Say About This Book:

“An accessible, biblical, and inspiring vision for manhood. I recommend it to Christian men everywhere.”

Darrin Patrick, Author of The Dude’s Guide to Manhood and The Dude’s Guide to Marriage

“Dan is a proven thinker and leader. . . . He has somewhat miraculously managed to peel away the popular, overly-sensitive-to-public-opinion reinterpretation of what it means to be a man, while at the same time remained sensitive to the cultural moment in which believers must actually live out their faith. No small feat!”

Patrick Morley, Founder of Man in the Mirror

“Dan Doriani’s book will be a feast for your heart and life to your soul. It will bring you purpose and meaning and offer a freedom that can be experienced and realized only with a heart poised toward God. The New Man will equip men to lead courageously and to leave a godly legacy for generations to come!”

Shawn Brower, Author of We Became Men and The Huddle

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

NEW RELEASES from Joel R. Beeke, Sinclair B. Ferguson, and Richard B. Gaffin Jr.

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.

About the Author: 

Beeke_Joel Joel R. Beeke is President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics. He is a pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregations in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has written Overcoming the World: Grace to Win the Daily Battle, What Is Resurrection?, and is a contributor in The Triune God, God, Adam, and You: Biblical Creation Defended and Applied, and Assured by God: Living in the Fullness of God’s Grace.

What Others Say About This Booklet:

“A summary of piety that is both biblically rich and theologically precise, written by one whose life consistently demonstrates it.”

Derek W. H. Thomas, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta


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

24 pages | List Price: $4.99 | Booklet

Summary: How can we truly know that God always does what is best for us? Focusing on Romans 8:32, Sinclair Ferguson reminds us what lies at the heart of the gospel. In the atonement, we behold the Father who refused to spare his own Son—and the Son who was obedient in being delivered up on our behalf. If this is the kind of God we have, and if this is what he has already shown us of himself, then we can confidently say he is for us.

About the Author:

Ferguson Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson is professor of systematic theology at Redeemer Seminary and dean of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Ligonier Academy. He is the editor of John Owen: The Man and His Theology, as well as a contributor for These Last Days: A Christian View of History, Atonement, and Assured By God: Living in the Fullness of God’s Grace.

What Others Say About This Booklet:

“Sinclair Ferguson reaches deep into the Scriptures to disclose the love of the triune God for fallen sinners. This is a wonderful elixir for the soul and should not be missed.”

J. V. Fesko, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Westminster Seminary California

“This is a book that I will give to non-Christian friends as well as seasoned believers. The Heart of the Gospel not only informs, but transforms, as it proclaims Christ in his saving office.”

Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Theology, Westminster Seminary California


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

32 pages | List Price: $4.99 | Booklet

Summary: Doubts and denials swarm the biblical teaching that humans descend from an original pair, Adam and Eve. Some even claim that these doubts are compatible with Christian commitment. But is that possible? Richard Gaffin shows how these denials undermine the entire history of redemption taught in Scripture. When we remove Adam and Eve from history, we are left with no redemptive history. Gaffin reminds us that, with no Adam there is no gospel.

About the Author:

Gaffin_Richard_B Richard B. Gaffin Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is the author of By Faith, Not by Sight: Paul and the Order of SalvationResurrection and Redemption: A study in Paul’s SoteriologyPerspectives on Pentecost: New Testament Teaching on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and is the editor of Thy Word Is Still Truth: Essential Writings on the Doctrine of Scripture from the Reformation to TodayRedemptive History and the New Testament ScripturesRedemptive History & Biblical Interpretation: The Shorter Writings of Geerhardus Vos, and Adam in the New Testament: Mere Teaching Model or First Historical Man?.

What Others Say About This Booklet:

“In Scripture, who we were in Adam is decisive for who we are now as human beings made in the image of God, and who we shall become as redeemed believers in Christ. Dick Gaffin draws out the serious theological implications that necessarily flow from the denial of a historic Adam as the primordial ancestor of humanity.”

Iain M. Duguid, Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia


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