Today is the release date for 4 new titles.


Pride and Humility at War: A Biblical Perspective by J. Lanier Burns

240 pages | $17.99 | SAMPLE CHAPTER


Is pride a necessary tool to achieve significance? Is humility a form of self-hatred? In contrast to the world, the Bible consistently presents humility as the supreme virtue, while pride is the underlying depravity behind specific sins. Pride and humility are at war . . . and humility, not pride, has the advantage.

Humility’s surprising essence is God-centeredness—living for the glory of God rather than self. On the basis of this biblical principle, Christ’s example, and the contemporary need, J. Lanier Burns argues for an unfamiliar connection between true significance and a humble dependence on the Lord.


“Professor Lanier Burns has come to our help in this splendid biblical-theological and pastoral-theological study. . . . He invites us to grow in grace with him—growing downward into the presence of God so that we will grow upward in likeness to Christ. This book is a love gift to the church and breathes the spirit of an author who comes to us saying, ‘The Lord Jesus has given me this to share with you.’ May the ‘loaves and fishes’ he brings here be blessed, broken, and multiplied in our lives!”

—Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary

“Dr. Lanier Burns, along with Dr. Howard Hendricks, has been one of the most sought-after professors at Dallas Theological Seminary. His integrity, his spiritual maturity, and his biblical insight make him more than qualified to pen Pride and Humility at War. . . . While his professional and academic credentials are without question, I would like to commend him to you as one who genuinely practices what he preaches—with humility.”

—Anne Graham Lotz, Author, The Daniel Prayer

“The early church fathers and the medieval scholastics regarded pride as the worst, most insidious of the seven deadly sins. Lanier Burns explains why—straightforwardly and with an eye to practicality that can disguise the profundity of his insight. . . . Not every book inculcates godliness of character into the reader who meditates on its thesis—but this is one such book.”

—R. Todd Mangum, Clemens Professor of Missional Theology, Biblical Theological Seminary

About the Author

J. Lanier Burns (ThM and ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Texas, Dallas) is senior research professor of theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. Since 1973, he has served as the president of the Asian Christian Academy in Bangalore, India.

For the Love of Discipline: When the Gospel Meets Tantrums and Time-Outs by Sara Wallace

160 pages | $12.99 | SAMPLE CHAPTER


NO PARENT ENJOYS DISCIPLINING . . . but we know it’s important, so we grit our teeth and make it happen!

. . . Right? Or can it be more than something we just “put up with”?

Sara Wallace, a mother of five, brings you a personal, frank account of her own journey with discipline—and introduces an entirely new way to look at it. Not as something we do to our children, but as something we do for them . . . not as a necessary evil, but as a beautiful privilege!

We can be glad when our children disobey while still in our care—they are showing us where they need to be strengthened and encouraged, giving us a chance to shape their hearts.

Would you like to feel equipped, and excited, to discipline? Here are practical tools, specific skills, a solid gospel foundation, and specific day-by-day things you can say and do to make disciplining your children intentional and consistent.


“I don’t know the last time I read such a refreshing, biblically balanced parenting book. . . . Sara Wallace navigates through both plain and tricky areas of child discipline. . . . I highly recommend this little treasure.”

—Paul Tautges, Author; Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Community Church, Mayfield Heights, Ohio; Founder, Counseling One Another

“Sara’s concepts combine personal experience with wonderfully practical tips, helping to guide parents in the godly task of loving our children in the way we discipline them.”

—Kristi James, Writer; Church-Planting Wife; Mother of Three

“Sara Wallace comes alongside you as a friend and fellow struggler, striving to honor God with gospel-saturated discipline.”

—Kevin Carson, Department Chair of Biblical Counseling, Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Springfield, Missouri

About the Author

Sara Wallace is author of the Bible study The Gospel-Centered Mom and has written articles for the Gospel Coalition and RELEVANT magazine. She and her husband have five sons.

Domestic Abuse: Help for the Sufferer by Darby Strickland

56 pages | $4.99 | SAMPLE PAGES


What characterizes your marriage? Marriage is a place for sacrificial giving—so a spouse who uses it to gain power and control is violating God’s design. If you are being oppressed, you are probably feeling isolated and alone . . . but you’re not alone.

Scripture has much to say about your experience, your safety, and God’s heart for you—he does not blame you for your suffering and does not tolerate oppression. In fact, he wants to rescue you.

Experienced family counselor Darby Strickland helps you to cut through confusion, speak out and find support, and then determine your next steps.

God knows the suffering and wounds of oppression, and he delights in redeeming and rescuing— especially his heartbroken children.

About the Series

Resources for Changing Lives provide book- and booklet-length counsel and guidance from a biblical perspective. Counselors including David Powlison, Paul David Tripp, and Ed Welch get to the heart of our struggles and help us understand the spiritual issues involved, guiding us to biblical truths and outcomes that honor God and teach us how to live.

Darby Strickland (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a counselor who teaches others, at CCEF and at churches, how to counsel abusive marriages and care for the abused.

Domestic Abuse: Recognize, Respond, Rescue by Darby Strickland

56 pages | $4.99 | SAMPLE PAGES


What hope is there when a loved one’s marriage is abusive?

One spouse seeking to control and dominate the other is a prevalent problem, and even Christian marriages are not safe from it. But how can counselors and concerned family and friends know how to approach it . . . or even recognize it?

Experienced Christian counselor Darby Strickland demonstrates how to recognize and uncover oppression, then uses Scripture to show what is truly happening in abusive marriages. She equips us to be wise and informed as we confront oppressors and advocate for the oppressed.

Learn to walk patiently with victims and guide abusers toward repentance, through concrete suggestions for reorienting the heart of the oppressor while comforting and protecting the oppressed.


Resources for Changing Lives provide book- and booklet-length counsel and guidance from a biblical perspective. Counselors including David Powlison, Paul David Tripp, and Ed Welch get to the heart of our struggles and help us understand the spiritual issues involved, guiding us to biblical truths and outcomes that honor God and teach us how to live.