Author Interview with Timothy Shorey

This week’s author interview is with Tim Shorey. He is the author of Respect the Image: Reflecting Human Worth in How We Listen and Talk, which is releasing February 5th. Read a sample chapter of his book HERE.

  • Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a missionary and preacher’s kid who was wondrously rescued from spiritual rebellion in my mid-teen years. I was going in a seriously wrong direction when God got ahold of me and drew me to Christ at age 15. But that isn’t where God’s work in me began. As I rummage around in my memory files, I can go back to age 5, when I already aspired to be three things: I wanted to be a husband, a father, and a pastor. I’m sure that says something about how much I admired my father who was all three in faithfulness till death took him home.

But it turned out to be much more than a son’s admiring desire to be like his dad when he grows up; it was the early hint of a three-fold calling. As a simple matter of fact, I was a husband (to Gayline) at 19, a father at 20, and a pastor at 23. I’m now 61 so you can do the math and see that grace has been pretty amazing to me. It makes me think of words that I’m guessing most have heard somewhere before: “Through many dangers toils and snares, I have already come; ‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.”

Along the way the family has grown to six kids and 13 grand-kids—and a world of brothers and sisters in Jesus. Writing has become ministry and hobby to me—even as pastoral life continues. And as for rest and replenishment, food and walks and grand-kids and music and laughter and sushi and a very occasional round of golf are all consistent restoratives and interests of mine—so long as, at least 90% of the time, I get to do them with Gayline.

 

  • When did you first want to write a book?

In my twenties, but family and church didn’t leave enough left-over time to pursue it. So that made all those years of marriage and parenting and pastoring the prep time for writing; which I’m getting to do now. I think that’s called, “having your cake and eating it, too”.

 

  • Have you always enjoyed writing?

Yes I have; all the way back to junior high.

 

  • What inspired you to write this book, about this topic?

I’ve self-published a couple of smaller books that function mostly as testimonials and devotionals—and they were a pure joy to write. Inspired as they were by a spirit of worship and delight in Jesus, they were very personal offerings of praise to my Savior, by which more than a few seem to have been blessed.[1]

But my February 5, 2020-released P&R-published Respect the Image: Reflecting Human Worth in How We Listen and Talk is different. While still an offering of praise, it’s also a result of decades of life, ministry, and study.  And it’s born out of a longing ache that families and churches and classes and diverse ethnicities would lay down their weapons of warfare and form a mutually binding pact to take up and apply the Word of God and all it has to say about respect, love, careful listening, and a sanctified tongue.

I put the core of this teaching together over 20 years ago and have taught it in summer Bible camps, marriage retreats, churches; even in public schools. The burden to get it into writing has grown over the years, and has been ignited further by my recent experiences as a pastor of a very multi-cultured church in a polarized world; a context where listening and talking are being tested like never before—much to our delight! In short: people are far too precious to damage or abuse through the wretched communication sins we all too often commit. It is time for change.

 

  • What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?

Given that this is my first formally published work—and that it’s just being released—means that the critiques are still mostly to come; which produces, I must say, a bit of a vulnerable sensation. I do like to craft words, but have been warned not to do too much of it. Readers will have to decide whether or not it’s overboard in Respect the Image. On the other hand, I think that the best compliment I’ve heard—apart from comments of how the writing has blessed people and is pastorally helpful—is one I’ve received quite often; that my writing is winsome. I like that. I think that people who know me will know that I take life, the gospel, theology, Scriptural authority, and the glory of God very seriously; which is pretty clear in my book (I hope!). But along with that, I seriously hope that I take joy, grace, whimsy, light-hearted fun, and smiles seriously, too. Enough so that people can feel them though the words on the page, as well.

 

  • What is your favorite food?

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes swimming in butter, fresh green peas (swimming in the potatoes’ overflow butter), and a nice sized bowl of vanilla ice cream for dessert.

 

  • The Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia?

When I am reading for pleasure alone, The Lord of the Rings, which I happen to be reading for the fourth time right now. LOTRs stirs me to courage, endurance, and friendship; reminding me to seize the time I’m given to do the tasks I’m given. But if I am reading to children, The Chronicles of Narnia. Seeing the faces of kids as they go further up and further in to Narnia’s wonders is a sight to delight!

 

  • If you have a favorite book of the Bible, what is it and why?

I’m not sure about “favorite” but I love the book of Ecclesiastes. It has rescued my soul time and again when the seemingly random and endless sorrows of a broken world have threatened my faith. I thrill over its simple powerful message in the midst of all that is crazy and unexplained; a message simply stated: “Remember God. Do what he says. And enjoy life.” But hey; that may be focus for another book.


How can readers discover more about you and your work?


[1] Worship Worthy: Alliterative Adoration and 30/30 Hindsight: 30 Reflections on a 30-Year Headache


 

Daily Excerpt — Come to the Waters by James Montgomery Boice

 January 1

Good Creation

Genesis 1:1–26

And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:21

The value of creation, declared good by God, brings us to a natural conclusion: if God finds the universe good in its parts and as a whole, then we must find it good also. This does not mean that we will refuse to see that nature has been marred by sin. But even in its marred state, it has value, just as fallen man also has value.

First, we should be thankful for the world God has made and praise him for it. In some expressions of Christian thought only the soul has value. But this is not right, nor is it truly Christian. The Christian view is that God has made all that is and that the material world therefore has value and should be valued by us because of this origin.

Second, we should delight in creation. This is closely related to being thankful but is a step beyond it. It is a step that many Christians have never taken. Frequently, Christians look on nature only as one of the classic proofs of God’s existence. But instead of this, the Christian should really enjoy what he sees. He should appreciate its beauty. He should exult in creation even more than the non-Christian, because in the Christian’s case there is a corresponding knowledge of the God who stands behind it.

Third, we should demonstrate a responsibility toward nature, meaning that we should not destroy it simply for the sake of destroying it but rather should seek to elevate it to its fullest potential. Men and women together should seek to sanctify and cleanse the earth in order that it might be more as God created it, in anticipation of its ultimate redemption.

Finally, after he has contemplated nature and has come to value it, the Christian should turn once again to the God who made it and sustains it moment by moment and should learn to trust him. God cares for nature, in spite of its abuse through man’s sin. But if he cares for nature, then he also obviously cares for us and may be trusted to do so. This argument occurs in the midst of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount in which he draws our attention to God’s care of the birds (animal life) and lilies (plant life) and then asks, “Are you not of more value than they? . . . But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” (Matt. 6:26, 30).


This excerpt was taken from Come to the Waters: Daily Bible Devotions for Spiritual Refreshment by James Montgomery Boice.


31-Day Devotionals for Life

In the 31-Day Devotionals for Life series, biblical counselors and Bible teachers guide you through specific situations or struggles, applying God’s Word to your life in practical ways day after day. We currently have 11 available and will have 3 new books releasing in May.

 

Available Now

1. Addictive Habits: Changing for Good by David R. Dunham

$9.99 | 96 pages | SAMPLE CHAPTER

Addictions begin with a choice—but come to trap and define you. These daily devotionals refocus us on the God who can restructure lives and disentangle sinners from enslavement.

“God has given Dave a tremendous gift for writing succinctly and yet powerfully, and here he keeps the gospel and God’s grace at the center of one of the greatest epidemics in our land: addiction. . . . Dave’s book is biblical, practical, hopeful, and focused on our Savior. I highly recommend it.”

—Brad Bigney

“As he writes with the warmth of a pastor’s heart, Dunham’s keen expertise in the area of addictions shines through. Carefully balancing a myriad of factors that make up addiction, David plays the part of a wise friend and helper for those who need it most.”

—Jonathan Holmes

2. After an Affair: Pursuing Restoration by Michael Scott Gembola

$9.99 | 104 pages | SAMPLE CHAPTER

Counselor Michael Gembola offers daily guidance, reflection questions, and practical action steps for those who have repented of an affair and want to move closer to God and their spouses.

“Inviting and compelling. It is as if Michael is a good friend who knows you and knows exactly what you need. He will bring you into the meaningful words of God that give you direction, and he will set your pace so that you persevere with hope.”

—Ed Welch

“Written so that the person swirling in guilt, shame, and . . . family-altering decisions can know that God will meet them right where they are.”

—Brad Hambrick

Approximately one out of one people struggle with anger. Biblical counselor Robert Jones guides you through Scripture’s teaching—showing how to calm your heart, reconcile with others, and grow in grace.

“Every Christian needs to read this book and heed its counsel. . . . [It] is rich in both gospel and Scripture.”

—R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“This devotional gets right to the point. It [opens] Scripture passages that you might already know . . . so that you see more and are drawn right in.”

—Ed Welch, Counselor and Faculty Member, Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation; Author, When People Are Big and God Is Small

4. Anxiety: Knowing God’s Peace by Paul Tautges

$9.99 | 104 pages | SAMPLE CHAPTER

In anxiety, the suffering of body and soul are intertwined. Counselor Paul Tautges’s daily devotional readings, reflection questions, and practical application fuel the faith that strengthens inner security and peace. 

“There is so much I love about this little book, and I give it a hearty double-thumbs-up!”

—Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder/CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

“Paul Tautges, a respected pastor and counselor, has the experience and gospel focus to help the anxiety sufferer.”

—Tedd Tripp, Pastor; Author; Conference Speaker

5. Assurance: Resting in God’s Salvation by William P. Smith

$9.99 | 96 pages | SAMPLE CHAPTER 

Does God truly love you? Are you really saved? These daily devotionals draw on the promises of God’s Word that assure you of his gracious love and care.

“If you’re holding this book because you struggle with whether you are right with God . . . you will find solid, biblical help in these pages.”

—Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean of the School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Author, How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian?

“Each daily reading offers fresh perspective, unshackling insights, and biblical wisdom that focuses the mind and fortifies the soul. . . . Take a month and allow Assurance to enrich your faith in God.”

—Dave Harvey, Teaching Pastor, Summit Church, Naples, Florida; Author, When Sinners Say “I Do”: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage

6. Contentment: Seeing God’s Goodness by Megan Hill

$9.99 | 96 pages | SAMPLE CHAPTER 

The world pressures us to fulfill our desires—but God tells us to master them through contentment. This practical daily devotional helps us cultivate thankfulness in situations that fuel discontent.

“Contentment is a cultivated fruit, learned through study and practice. These daily readings refocus our attention off of ourselves . . . and onto the goodness and faithfulness of our God. It’s a needed and helpful book, and I highly recommend it.”

—Melissa Kruger

“Megan Hill comes to the rescue with a practical daily devotional full of how-to’s and why-to’s [and], more importantly . . . the ‘who’ of a daily relationship with Jesus Christ.”

—David Murray

7. Doubt: Trusting God’s Promises by Elyse Fitzpatrick

$9.99 | 96 pages | SAMPLE CHAPTER

Are you discouraged by doubt? Elyse Fitzpatrick submits evidences for belief and God’s promises to those with little faith. Gain encouragement through her takeaway truths and invitations for personal reflection.

 “Whether you consider yourself to be strong in faith or are floundering in your doubts, please read this book and gaze at the face of Christ as he is revealed in God’s Word. Elyse’s counsel is clear and compassionate, because God’s Word is clear and compassionate.”

—Gloria Furman

“Nobody who I know writes with more gospel sanity, spunk, and savvy than my friend Elyse Fitzpatrick. This little gem on doubt only confirms that conviction.”

—Scotty Smith

$9.99 | 96 pages | SAMPLE CHAPTER

Does the approval of others have too much power over your life? Freedom is possible! Pastor Schlegel’s scriptural meditations, reflection questions, and action steps gradually unfold the biblical solution.

“If you fear others, this book can serve as a GPS that God will use to get you out of that person-fearing country, with Zach as a wonderful guide . . . a man who seems to know the Bible as well as he knows his own heart. Profit your soul with this book.”

—Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; President, 9Marks

“Pastor Zach Schlegel has done us all a great favor by writing this book about fear and how to deal with it. His insights are biblical, and his counsel is practical. . . . A book like this . . . would have made me much more effective in my home and in the church.”

—Warren W. Wiersbe, Author, Be Series Bible Commentaries; Former Pastor, Moody Church, Chicago

9. Grief: Walking with Jesus by Robert W. Kellemen

$9.99 | 88 pages | SAMPLE CHAPTER

The Bible assures us it is normal to hurt—but possible to hope. This devotional helps you be honest with your grief, find comfort, and even bring comfort to others.

“Grief can become suffocating. You long for a friend to help you connect God’s Word with your overwhelming feelings of loss. Bob Kellemen is that friend, skillfully helping readers to rise above their anguish in his remarkable new book. . . . As one who understands loss, I highly recommend it!”

—Joni Eareckson Tada

“This warm devotional is helpful and encouraging. . . . Take a walk through the earthly journey of Jesus and listen to his gracious, redirecting words of hope and comfort.”

—Paul Tautges

10. Money: Seeking God’s Wisdom by Jim Newheiser

$9.99 | 96 pages | SAMPLE CHAPTER

Do you have money trouble? Biblical counselor Jim Newheiser reorients your heart to worship God rather than wealth and presents the wisdom of Scripture on financial and work-related topics.

“A timely gift for those who seek to live biblically in a culture that is saturated with the pitfalls of materialism.”

—T. Dale Johnson, Executive Director, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors; Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

“This devotional points to solid biblical wisdom that will ground readers who feel tossed about by waves of financial woe.”

—Curtis Solomon, Director, The Biblical Counseling Coalition

11. Pornography: Fighting for Purity by Deepak Reju

$9.99 | 96 pages | SAMPLE CHAPTER

Are you caught in the “voluntary slavery” of pornography addiction? While books and monitoring software may have failed you, Deepak offers a more effective weapon: a greater love for Christ.

“Deepak Reju . . . walks alongside you throughout the month . . . [and] provides you with the necessary insight and practical application to break pornography’s hold, helping you to better glorify God in your daily living.”

—Kevin Carson

“Plainspoken, searching, practical, humble, and hopeful—this could be just what you’ve been looking for in your struggle for something better than fantasy.

—Mark Dever


Coming in May 2020

— Chronic Illness: Walking by Faith by Esther Smith

Biblical counselor Esther Smith shows how the gospel enables people with illness to release guilt and shame, balance work and rest, and get through difficult days, drawing closer to God.

— Engagement: Preparing for Marriage by Mike McKinley

How will God’s gospel love be displayed as you get ready for marriage? Take a month to prepare your heart using thoughtful devotional readings, reflection questions, and practical action points. 

— Marriage Conflict: Talking as Teammates by Steve Hoppe

In thirty-one daily readings, biblical counselor Steve Hoppe presents a whole new way of communicating with your spouse, starting with the heart before moving into the practical dos and don’ts.


 

The Story: The Bible’s Grand Narrative of Redemption, One Year Daily Devotional by Jon Nielson

The Story: The Bible’s Grand Narrative of Redemption, One Year Daily Devotional by Jon Nielson

Have you ever tried reading through the entire Bible, only to bail partway through a huge list of names or a chapter on infectious skin diseases?

The sixty-six books of the Bible may seem pretty different from each other, but they actually tell one story—a story with one Author, one Hero, and one key plotline. (And yes, sometimes skin diseases do play an important part!)

This yearlong, daily study of God’s Word, written for teens and young adults guides you through five acts of his grand story of redemption. Although you won’t read every chapter in the Bible, daily Scripture and devotional readings will equip you to understand the unity and development of God’s story and to grow in your personal discipline of Bible study and prayer.

Read a daily excerpt below:

DAY 365

1 Corinthians 15:1–4

Yesterday, we remembered the first gospel promise of the Bible—the one spoken by God to Adam and Eve after their sinful rebellion against his Word. Today, you read a passage that summarizes the substance of the gospel, which was promised long before. It is, really, the gospel explained. So if someone asks you at some point, “What is the gospel?” you can take him or her to this passage. How does this passage explain the gospel to us?

First, it tells us that the gospel is about Jesus’ sacrificial death. As Paul begins reminding the Corinthians about the gospel—the things “of first importance”— he begins with this: “that Christ died for our sins” (15:3). We need to remember this! Any description of the gospel that does not include Jesus’ death for our sins hasn’t done the job. The gospel tells us how Jesus’ death dealt finally with the sin of God’s people—a sacrificial death for sin. Above all, this is what the cross of Jesus accomplishes; Jesus makes atonement for the sins of all God’s true people, who will repent of sin and trust in him as Savior and Lord.

Second, this passage tells us that the gospel is about Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. His death on the cross paid the price for our sins, but it was his resurrection that conquered death forever for all his people. The gospel is about Jesus’ death and his resurrection from the dead. Jesus doesn’t stay dead; his resurrection is God’s proof that his work on the cross was acceptable and effective for lost sinners. Christians serve and follow a risen Savior and Lord; their hope for eternal life is anchored in his resurrection!

Finally, this passage tells us that the gospel is also anchored in God’s Word. Did you notice the phrase that is repeated after each part of Paul’s gospel summary? It’s the phrase “in accordance with the Scriptures.” Paul wants to be clear—everything about the gospel is in line with God’s Word and all his promises to his people. Christ’s death for sin and his resurrection from the dead fulfill God’s Word—including that first gospel promise in the garden of Eden!

Today, thank God for this gospel! Thank him for the good news that Jesus died for your sin and rose from the dead to secure your resurrection and eternal life. Ask God to help you hold on to this gospel with all your strength. It is of first importance!


 

Special Sale

Now is the time to stock up on gifts for the upcoming holidays. Grab these great books at great prices while you can!


Theology

Anointed with the Spirit and Power: The Holy Spirit’s Empowering Presence by JOHN D. HARVEY

Traces the theme of Holy Spirit empowerment from Genesis to Revelation, giving special attention to the Spirit’s involvement in the life, ministry, and mission of Jesus Christ.

#017-2, paperback, $14.99, SALE $3.00

Christic Baptism and Patristic Baptism: An Inquiry into the Meaning of the Word as Determined by the Usage of the Holy Scriptures and Patristic Writings by JAMES W. DALE

An inquiry into the meaning of ‘baptizo’ in the holy Scriptures and patristic writings.

#234-0, paperback, $19.99, SALE $3.00

Johannic Baptism: An Inquiry into the Meaning of the Word as Determined by the Usage of the Holy Scriptures by JAMES W. DALE

An inquiry into the meaning of ‘baptizo’ in the Holy Scriptures.

#232-6, paperback, $19.99, SALE $3.00

John Frame’s Selected Shorter Writings, Vol. 1 by JOHN M. FRAME

A collection of short, pointed essays from John Frame stating some of his teachings in theological method, apologetics, and the Christian life. Includes an introduction to his signature concept of “perspectivalism.”

#731-7, paperback, $16.99, SALE $4.00

John Frame’s Selected Shorter Writings, Volume 3 by JOHN FRAME

Frame’s short, pointed essays give insights into battles within the Reformed camp, clarify theological concepts, and introduce some of his main ideas in theological method, apologetics, and the Christian life.

#189-8, paperback, $22.99, SALE $4.00

Kingdoms Apart: Engaging the Two Kingdoms Perspective by RYAN C. MCILHENNY

This project focuses on the two competing positions rooted in the Reformed tradition: neo-Calvinism, a nineteenth-century school of thought associated with the Calvinist polymath Abraham Kuyper, and the Two Kingdoms perspective.

#435-4, paperback, $24.99, SALE $4.00

Life Everlasting: The Unfolding Story of Heaven by DAN C. BARBER & ROBERT A. PETERSON

Life Everlasting is about heaven—our final salvation. In looking forward to our participation in the new heavens and new earth, we often seek information in the wrong places, so what does the Bible actually say?

#165-0, paperback, $17.99, SALE $3.00

The Nearness of God: His Presence with His People by J. LANIER BURNS

Christianity is unique because of the intimate nature of the relationship between God and his people. Develops the Christ-centeredness throughout Scripture by keynoting the Son’s incarnation in John’s gospel.

#056-1, paperback, $17.99, SALE $3.00

Waiting for the Land: The Story Line of the Pentateuch by ARIE C. LEDER

Leder demonstrates how the Israelites’ waiting for their Promised Land should reshape our reading of the Pentateuch as a coherent and progressive story and should aff ect our waiting for heaven.

#196-1, paperback, $17.99, SALE $3.00 


Apologetics

Come, Let Us Reason Together: The Unity of Jews and Gentiles in the Church by BARUCH MAOZ

Baruch Maoz offers a better way to retain Jewish cultural identity without losing fellowship with other Christians.

#406-4, paperback, $19.99, SALE $4.00

Consider the Lilies: A Plea for Creational Theology by T. M. MOORE

An artful introduction to creational theology, the discovery and celebration of God’s glory through what he has made. Helps us to develop skills for doing theology with the world around us.

#716-1, paperback, $16.99, SALE $2.00

God the Real Superpower: Rethinking Our Role in Missions by J. NELSON JENNINGS

Jennings analyzes our multifaceted assumptions about missions, suggesting constructive perspectives of God, ourselves, and others.

#023-3, paperback, $21.99, SALE $2.00

Keep Going: Overcoming Doubts about Your Faith by NEIL MARTIN

Keep Going offers practical help to Christians struggling with their beliefs. It deals frankly, thoroughly, sympathetically, and biblically with questions about assurance, judgment, biblical authenticity, and the existence of God.

#087-5, paperback, $16.99, SALE $3.00 


Christian Living

Discovering the Joy of a Clear Conscience by CHRISTOPHER ASH

Ash examines what the conscience is, what a guilty conscience tells us, the choice our conscience presents us, and the conscience’s role as a guide, to offer us the pure joy of a clear conscience day after day.

#703-4, paperback, $12.99, SALE $2.00

Domesticated Jesus by HARRY L. KRAUS JR.

We all “domesticate” Jesus by letting him into our lives only until we feel threatened. Kraus provides a hard-hitting look at this atrocity, challenging us to see Jesus as the treasure he truly is.

#185-8, paperback, $11.99, SALE $2.00

Fools Rush In Where Monkeys Fear to Tread: Taking Aim at Everyone by CARL R. TRUEMAN

A collection of the best of Carl Trueman’s articles on church and culture. This is a compelling, challenging, and sometimes uproarious look at how the world and the church intersect.

#405-7, paperback, $14.99, SALE $3.00

Gospel-Powered Humility by WILLIAM P. FARLEY

Humility, while essential for conversion and sanctification, may be the least emphasized virtue. Farley shows how ours is a humbling gospel, stressing the need for a ministry that promotes humility.

#240-4, paperback, $12.99, SALE $2.00 

Grace Works! (And Ways We Think It Doesn’t) by DOUGLAS BOND

When the church downplays the gospel, it breeds its own assassins: moralists who yawn at the notion of free grace in Christ alone. Sounding the alarm, Bond offers encouragement and biblical solutions.

#743-0, paperback, $12.99, SALE $4.00

I Will Be Your God: How God’s Covenant Enriches Our Lives by T. M. MOORE

Provides a clear, compelling look at God’s covenant and encourages a more covenantal outlook and lifestyle on the part of Christian men and women.

#558-7, paperback, $13.99, SALE $3.00

Prayer PathWay: Journeying in a Life of Prayer by KATHI LAMBRIDES WESTLUND

Do you lack a personal prayer routine? Structured around the mnemonic PRAYERS, Westlund’s guide uses eternal biblical truth, timeless wisdom from sages, and practical tools to inspire you to succeed.

#242-0, hardcover, $22.99, SALE $5.00

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

These essays tackle questions raised by God’s common grace: Do moral non-Christians really need the gospel? How do we respond to impressive non-Christian contributions to culture and society?

#870-3, paperback, $14.99, SALE $5.00

Small Things, Big Things: Inspiring Stories of Everyday Grace by MICHAEL A. MILTON

Milton takes you on a journey through experiences, events, relationships, and private recollections—all pursuing the goal of finding God’s grace at work in everyday life.

#145-2, paperback, $12.99, SALE $3.00

Songs in the Night: How God Transforms Our Pain to Praise by MICHAEL A. MILTON

A warm, pastoral, and personal guide to seeking the God of all comfort in the midst of our pain. Learn how painful experiences can bring us hope, togetherness, and salvation.

#221-3, paperback, $14.99, SALE $3.00

Teaching for a Change: A Transformational Approach to Education by NORMAN DE JONG

Reveals the need for a more biblical, Christian philosophy of education in a country that has become secular. A look at the basic truths that should mold our educational endeavors.

#176-3, paperback, $14.99, SALE $3.00

What My Golden Retriever Taught Me about God by RHONDA MCRAE

Does God care about his creatures? Does he care about you? Sadie, a golden retriever, gives us a hint in this beautiful story of dog and master.

#163-6, hardcover, $11.99, SALE $2.00

Where Is God in All of This?: Finding God’s Purpose in Our Suffering by DEBORAH HOWARD

Take a biblical look at the ways God uses suffering to mold us into who he intends us to be. Shows us how to see suff ering through a spiritual lens.

#124-7, paperback, $9.99, SALE $2.00


Church Ministry

Divided We Fall: Overcoming a History of Christian Disunity by LUDER G. WHITLOCK JR.

Whitlock explores God’s desire for Christian unity—a true ecumenism. He overviews the history of Christianity, particularly its schisms and agreements, and points us toward the necessity of God-honoring fellowship.

#192-6, paperback, $14.99, SALE $4.00

Finding a Vision for Your Church: Assembly Required by MICHAEL A. MILTON

Tested, biblical ideas to get everyone in the church involved in helping the congregation to grow. Each chapter develops an awareness, provides questions for review, and includes prayers by elders and ministers.

#438-5, paperback, $14.99, SALE $2.00 

God’s Lyrics: Rediscovering Worship through Old Testament Songs by DOUGLAS SEAN O’DONNELL

O’Donnell examines the significance of Old Testament songs and shows, through the person and work of Jesus Christ, how the lyrics of God’s Word apply to congregational singing today.

#172-8, paperback, $15.99, SALE $4.00 

Let the Earth Hear His Voice: Strategies for Overcoming Bottlenecks in Preaching God’s Word by GREG R. SCHARF

Preachers speak for God. Do they do so faithfully and clearly? Scharf gives diagnoses, strategies, and exercises for overcoming eight common bottlenecks that (humanly speaking) can clog a sermon’s message.

#042-6, paperback, $17.99, SALE $3.00 

On the Brink: Grace for the Burned-Out Pastor by CLAY WERNER

Pastors and church leaders, are you physically exhausted and mentally and spiritually spent? Are you ready to throw in the towel and sit on the sidelines?

#898-7, paperback, $12.99, SALE $2.00

Our Creed: For Every Culture and for Every Generation by MARK G. JOHNSTON

Presents the Apostles’ Creed in a fresh and appealing manner that speaks to our postmodern culture. The perfect tool for membership classes, small groups, and Sunday school.

#448-4, paperback, $11.99, SALE $3.00

The Prayer of Jehoshaphat: Seeing beyond Life’s Storms by STANLEY D. GALE

Develops King Jehoshaphat’s prayer in 2 Chronicles 20 to give us focus, stability, strength, courage, and direction in times of great distress.

#062-2, paperback, $12.99, SALE $2.00 

Sermons That Shaped America: Reformed Preaching from 1630 to 2001 edited by WILLIAM S. BARKER & SAMUEL T. LOGAN JR.

An anthology of 18 sermons preached in American pulpits between 1630 and 2001 from Cotton to Keller. These sermons possess historical signifi cance and spiritual power.

#003-2, paperback, $19.99, SALE $5.00

Should We Leave Our Churches?: A Biblical Response to Harold Camping by J. LIGON DUNCAN III & MARK R. TALBOT

A concise critique of the view that the institutional church, guilty of apostasy, should disband, ceasing its clerical ministries and its administration of the sacraments.

#788-8, paperback, $5.99, SALE $2.00

What Is Your Church’s Personality?: Discovering and Developing the Ministry Style of Your Church by PHILIP D. DOUGLASS

Th is book examines how churches differ in their size, structure, and purpose, but they also differ in ministry style. They differ in the same way that two people do.

#022-6, paperback, $19.99, SALE $2.00


Youth

God’s Servant Job: A Poem with a Promise by DOUGLAS BOND

God’s Servant Job tells the story of God’s faithful servant Job in verse. This beautifully illustrated book explains foundational theology for younger children as it points to a glorious Redeemer.

#734-8, paperback, $9.99, SALE $2.00

The Great Escape: 40 Faith-Building Lessons from History by CHRISTINE FARENHORST

Educational devotionals based on historical people and events, with insightful questions at the end of each. They encourage families to talk about what God has done in their lives and in the lives of historical Christians.

#729-1, paperback, $9.99, SALE $2.00

The Huddle: Becoming a Champion for Life by SHAWN BROWER

The Huddle comprehensively prepares and equips high-school and college-level athletes to be successful on the field and, using the metaphor of a team huddle, in their relationships and all of life.

#668-6, paperback, $14.99, SALE $2.00


Biblical Reference

The Imitation of Christ in the Gospel of Luke: Growing in Christlike Love for God and Neighbor by C. D. “JIMMY” AGAN III

Using Luke’s Gospel, Jimmy Agan demonstrates that we can—and must—follow Christ’s example if we embrace him as savior, and anchors this teaching to a sound, Reformed, biblical interpretation.

#216-9, paperback, $17.99, SALE $3.00

Jesus and His Enemies by PAUL YEULETT

Paul Yeulett examines the opposition Jesus encountered—demonic, political, religious, emotional, physical, and spiritual—and helps us understand why it faced him and continues to face us today.

#832-1, paperback, $12.99, SALE $3.00


Bible Study

Living Story Series by ELIZABETH REYNOLDS TURNAGE

A meaningful and encouraging study of God’s grand story of grace helps you to see where your own story fits. Engaging questions allow you to apply not only the study, but the entire story itself, to your own life. Unique sections help you to engage Scripture and live out the gospel in your own story.

Learning God’s Story of Grace, Vol. 1

#243-5, spiral, $12.99, SALE $2.00

Living God’s Story of Grace, Vol. 2

#439-2, spiral, $12.99, SALE $2.00

Loving in God’s Story of Grace, Vol. 3

#847-5, spiral, $12.99, SALE $2.00

Psalms of Promise: Celebrating the Majesty and Faithfulness of God, 2nd Ed. by E. CALVIN BEISNER

In this devotional exposition of nineteen select psalms. Beisner explores what the Psalms tell us about the character of God and his relationship with his people—his covenant of grace.

#107-7, paperback, $10.99, SALE $2.00

Treasures of Faith: Living Boldly in View of God’s Promises by CHUCK & SHARON BETTERS

Chuck and Sharon Betters have learned to let go of attachments to this life and, in faith, serve God in a broken world.

#096-4, paperback, $12.99, SALE $3.00

Leader’s Guide (Treasures of Faith)

#094-0, paperback, $11.99, SALE $2.00


Ethics

Prodigal Press: Confronting the Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media, Revised and Updated by MARVIN OLASKY & WARREN COLE SMITH

This book reveals how the American news media shifted from a Christian worldview to secular humanism, radically altering what the media covers and how it is reported.

#597-9, paperback, $17.99, SALE $3.00

Redeeming Pop Culture: A Kingdom Approach by T. M. MOORE

Helps us understand popular culture, which confronts and challenges us daily. Fosters an appreciation of this phenomenon without compromising our calling to seek first the kingdom of God.

#576-1, paperback, $11.99, SALE $2.00


Reformed Traditions

B. B. Warfield: Essays on His Life and Thought edited by GARY L. W. JOHNSON

A multicontributor work with chapters covering Warfi eld’s life, his view of biblical inspiration, relations to Machen and the fundamentalists, his supposed rationalism, racial attitudes, and the Briggs trial.

#037-0, paperback, $19.99, SALE $4.00

The Piety of John Calvin edited by FORD LEWIS BATTLES

An anthology that promotes “a warm personal grasp” of Calvin. Collectively shows the Christian life as Calvin understood it by including his prayers, poetry, prose, and music for his psalms.

#059-9, paperback, $19.99, SALE $4.00

Dictionary of the Presbyterian & Reformed Tradition in America by D. G. HART

Over 375 entries cover the ideas, events, people, movements, practices, institutions, and denominations that have made up this tradition from the earliest days to now.

#021-9, paperback, $16.99, SALE $4.00

The Essential Trinity: New Testament Foundations and Practical Relevance edited by BRANDON D. CROWE and CARL R. TRUEMAN

With a special focus on the New Testament corpus, The Essential Trinity explores this vital doctrine and shows how it leads to useful, practical application in life and ministry.

#298-7, paperback, $19.99, SALE $4.00

Eyes to See, Ears to Hear: Essays in Memory of J. Alan Groves by PETER ENNS, DOUGLAS J. GREEN, & MICHAEL B. KELLY

J. Alan Groves was a pioneer of modern biblical studies who used computers to analyze the Hebrew Old Testament. Th ese articles have been collected to honor his work.

#122-3, paperback, $24.99, SALE $3.00

A Faith Once Delivered: Essays in Honor of Dr. Wayne R. Spear edited by ANTHONY T. SELVAGGIO

Covers theological topics at the core of the Westminster Confession’s theology, such as justification, adoption, the kingship of Christ, the doctrine of Scripture, covenant theology, the atonement, and Christian liberty.

#020-2, paperback, $22.99, SALE $3.00 

For the World: Essays in Honor of Richard L. Pratt Jr. edited by JUSTIN S. HOLCOMB & GLENN LUCKE

This volume in honor of Richard broadly covers his lifelong themes of biblical studies, theological studies, hermeneutics, the kingdom of God, ministry training, missions, evangelism, and biblical education for the world.

#728-7, paperback, $17.99, SALE $4.00

George Whitefield: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought by JAMES L. SCHWENK

A concise overview of the life and writings of preacher and missionary George Whitefield. Includes excerpts from Whitefield’s personal correspondence with John Wesley as well as three full-length sermons.

#521-4, paperback, $14.99, SALE $3.00

The Hope Fulfilled: Essays in Honor of O. Palmer Robertson edited by ROBERT L. PENNY

Does the gospel of Christ have a future in our increasingly secular world? J. Gresham Machen pondered that question in the writings that comprise this thought-provoking booklet.

#115-5, paperback, $29.99, SALE $2.00 

Letters from the Front: J. Gresham Machen’s Correspondence from World War I transcribed and edited by BARRY WAUGH

In World War I, J. Gresham Machen left his teaching position to work with the YMCA behind the trenches. Read transcriptions of his correspondence with family.

#479-8, paperback, $24.99, SALE $5.00

Letters of Geerhardus Vos edited by JAMES T. DENNISON JR.

Geerhardus Vos was a pioneer in biblical theology. Dennison, a well-known Vos scholar, collects for the first time all of Vos’s extant letters, many written to such luminaries as Abraham Kuyper, Herman Bavinck, B. B. Warfield, and J. Gresham Machen.

#187-9, hardcover, $29.99, SALE $5.00

“Right Reason” and the Princeton Mind: An Unorthodox Proposal by PAUL K. HELSETH

Examination of the Old Princetonians’ writings, showing what Alexander, Hodge, Warfield, and others actually believed regarding the power of reason.

#143-8, paperback, $21.99, SALE $2.00 

Speaking the Truth in Love: The Theology of John M. Frame edited by JOHN J. HUGHES

A festschrift honoring Frame’s career in seminary teaching that analyzes his work in the fields of theology, apologetics, ethics, worship, the church, and others.

#164-3, hardcover, $59.99, SALE $10.00


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