We have 3 new releases today.

June_3 2018 releases

1. Why Can’t We Be Friends?: Avoidance Is Not Purity by Aimee Byrd

248 pages | $14.99 | SAMPLE CHAPTER

The church stands firm against culture on many issues of sexuality . . . but misses this one!

Society says we are merely sexual beings and should embrace this, and in the church we use this same view as an excuse to distrust and avoid each other! We shy away from healthy friendship, and even our siblingship in Christ, in the name of purity and reputation . . . but is this what we are called to do?

Aimee Byrd reminds us that the way to stand against culture is not by allowing it to drive us apart—it is by seeking the brother-and-sister closeness we are privileged to have as Christians. Here is a plan for true, godly friendship between the sexes that embraces the family we truly are in Christ and serves as the exact witness the watching world needs.


“If we will be siblings in the kingdom, it’s time we accepted our future for the sake of our present. This is the best book I have seen on this subject.”

—Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Chair of New Testament, Northern Seminary, Lisle, Illinois

“I can’t think of a more countercultural message . . . than a church marked by men and women who trade the fear of adultery for the freedom of appropriate sibling friendships. . . . Aimee shows us this better way.”

—Jen Wilkin, Bible Teacher; Author of Women of the Word and None Like Him

“Aimee Byrd’s plea for a recovery of [coed] friendships in the church . . . is timely. A provocative but irenic breath of fresh air on a contentious topic. . . . Highly recommended.”

—Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College

Also endorsed by: Simonetta Carr, Dan DeWitt, Michael R. Emlet, Jasmine Holmes, Kelly M. Kapic, and Dave Myers.

About The Author

Aimee 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, she now blogs about theology and the Christian life and cohosts The Mortification of Spin podcast.

 2. The Trinity, Language, and Human Behavior: A Reformed Exposition of the Language Theory of Kenneth L. Pike by Pierce Taylor Hibbs

256 pages | $39.99Reformed Academic Dissertations

Hibbs explores the Trinitarian structure of Kenneth Pike’s language theory from a Reformed perspective and illustrates how language theory and theology are closely related—how various facets of language are analogically linked to relations between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


“In this brilliant and lucid account, Pierce Hibbs invites us to rediscover . . . the ultimate source of all language in the divine Trinity. Fresh, compelling, it is required reading for anyone wishing to navigate the challenging field of linguistics and make Christian sense of it.”

—William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary

“Pike’s system emphasizes threefold distinctions: particle, wave, field; contrast, variation, distribution. . . . Hibbs . . . sets it forth in a rigorous, technical, but very clear way. I have profited much from his formulations. This book will sharpen and encourage our thinking about the Trinity, the Word of God, and the centrality of language in a Christian understanding of the world.”

—John M. Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando

“In brief, Hibbs argues that Pike paints a picture of language that analogically reflects the triune God, who upholds all things by the word of his power. The writing is crisp and clean, the content is full, and the case is made. Read, reflect, and rejoice!”

—Carlton Wynne, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary

About The Author

Pierce Taylor Hibbs (MAR, ThM, Westminster Theological Seminary) is associate director for theological curriculum and instruction in the Theological English Department at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has written several articles on the doctrine of the Trinity and the language theory of Kenneth Pike in the Westminster Theological Journal and has written on related topics in the Journal of Biblical Counseling, Themelios, VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center, Modern Reformation, and Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought. He is also a contributor to Reformed Forum, Place for Truth, and Reformation 21. He, his wife, and their two children reside in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.

3. A Development, Not a Departure: The Lacunae in the Debate of the Doctrine of the Trinity and Gender Roles by Hongyi Yang

384 pages | $39.99Reformed Academic Dissertations

This dissertation examines the missing elements in the current debate about the doctrine of the Trinity where it relates to gender roles. Yang provides biblical solutions for evaluating the arguments of this debate, as well as its relevant issues and significance.


“Once an atheist and feminist, Hongyi Yang has researched with depth, weighs all sides, raises legitimate concerns for all, and knows where to take the reader without overstating her reasoned complementarian case. Her arguments help reset the direction for evangelical conversation and greater maturity.”

—J. Scott Horrell, Professor of Theological Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

“A truly impressive analysis of recent debates about the eternal submission of the Son to the Father in the Trinity. Her work is carefully reasoned, remarkably insightful, and comprehensive in scope. Where she pointed out shortcomings in my own writings on this topic, I found her evaluations to be thoughtful and useful. I am happy to give this book a strong commendation.”

—Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary

“A vehement debate has arisen in evangelical circles on the eternal hypostatic relations, prompting accusations of heresy. With incisive analysis, Dr. Yang carefully probes weaknesses—of historical, theological, and exegetical kinds—on all sides. . . . A book that cannot be ignored.”

—Robert Letham, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Union School of Theology

“The subject is complex and controversial, but we can be thankful for Yang’s clarity and research. Yang recognizes that she has not written the last word on this subject, but . . . I am grateful for this fine study and expect that it will be often cited in future discussions.”

—Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

About The Author

Hongyi Yang (M.A., Beijing Normal University; M.S., University of North Texas; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is director of the Mandarin Translation Project for MTS Program and assistant professor of theology in women’s studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.