NEW RELEASE – Systematic Theology by John Frame

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief –  by John M. Frame

Hardcover

Pages: 1,280

Price: $49.99

ISBN: 978-1-59638-217-6

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Summary: Systematic Theology is the culmination and creative synthesis of John Frame’s writing on, teaching about, and studying of the Word of God. This magisterial opus—at once biblical, clear, cogent, readable, accessible, and practical—summarizes the mature thought of one of the most important and original Reformed theologians of the last hundred years. It will enable you to see clearly how the Bible explains God’s great, sweeping plan for mankind.

About the Author:
John M. Frame (BD, Westminster Theological Seminary; AM and MPhil, Yale University; DD, Belhaven College) is professor of systematic theology and philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando campus. He previously taught theology and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and at Westminster Seminary California.
Frame’s other published works include The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God, The Doctrine of God, The Doctrine of the Christian Life, and The Doctrine of the Word of God in the Theology of Lordship series, as well as Apologetics to the Glory of GodContemporary Worship MusicCornelius Van Til: An Analysis of His Thought, Medical EthicsNo Other God: A Response to Open TheismSalvation Belongs to the Lord, and Worship in Spirit and Truth. He has one upcoming book, to be released in the spring of 2014: John Frame’s Selected Shorter Writings.

 

NEW RELEASE – By Faith, Not By Sight by Richard B. Gaffin Jr.

By Faith, Not by Sight: Paul and the Order of Salvation –  by Richard B. Gaffin Jr.

Page Count: 160

Price: $14.99

ISBN: 978-1-59638-443-9

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Summary: Proponents of the “New Perspective” on Paul generally reject or minimize the concept of an ordo salutis (“order of salvation”) in his writings. Building on the biblical-theological groundwork of the Reformed tradition, Richard B. Gaffin Jr. explores Paul’s understanding of how individuals receive salvation.

Even Peter acknowledged that Paul wrote some things that are hard to understand, yet the central elements of Paul’s teaching are clearly explained by Gaffin as he unfolds Paul’s focus on Christ’s death and resurrection and the essence of his ordo salutis.

“This is a very good book – one of the best books on soteriology I’ve read . . . Masterfully shows the centrality of union with Christ in his death and resurrection and the eschatological impact of those key gospel events on the believer’s salvation.” – Brian Hedges, Author of Christ Formed in You

Richard B. Gaffin Jr. (ThM and ThD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus, at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is also the author of Resurrection and Redemption: A Study in Paul’s Soteriology.

 

Resources for Changing Lives – Book Series

Resources for Changing Lives: A series published in cooperation with The Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) Glenside, PA.

Available in this series:

1. Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel

Author: Edward T. Welch
Released: 10/23/2001
Page Count: 320
Price: $16.99
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Summary: Will we worship ourselves and our own desires, or will we worship the true God? Scripture reveals addicts’ true condition: like guests at a banquet thrown by “the woman Folly,” they are already in the grave. (Proverbs 9:13-18) Can we not escape our addictions? Following Jesus, we have “immense hope that God can give power so that we are no longer mastered by the addiction.”

 

2. Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens

Author: Paul David Tripp
Released: 6/29/2001
Page Count: 296
Price: $14.99
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Summary: Paul Tripp uncovers the heart issues that affect parents and their teenage children during the often-chaotic adolescent years. With wit, wisdom, humility, and compassion, he shows parents how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication and learn and grow with their teens.

 

3. Blame It on the Brain?: Distinguishing Chemical Imbalances, Brain Disorders, and Disobedience

Author: Edward T. Welch
Released: 6/1/1998
Page Count: 208
Price: $12.99
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Summary: Viewing brain problems through the lens of Scripture, Welch distinguishes genuine brain disorders from disorders that may not be rooted in the brain. Understanding that distinction will enable pastors, counselors, families, and other concerned believers to know the extent of a person’s responsibility.

 

4. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change

Author: Paul David Tripp
Released: 10/22/2002
Page Count: 376
Price: $16.99
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Summary: Paul Tripp helps us discover where change is needed in our own lives and the lives of others. Following the example of Jesus, Tripp reveals how to get to know people at a deeper level, and how to lovingly speak truth to them without breaking fellowship.

 

5. Seeing With New Eyes: Counseling and the Human Condition Through the Lens of Scripture

Author: David Powlison
Released: 11/10/2003
Page Count: 288
Price: $14.99
Summary: A compilation of essays by a highly regarded biblical counselor. Some of these pieces exegete Scripture with a counseling perspective, while others recast specific “psychological” problems.

 

6. Step by Step: Divine Guidance for Ordinary Christians

Author: James C. Petty
Released: 6/1/1999
Page Count: 282
Price: $16.99
Summary: How can I know God’s will for my life? Sifting through confusion about divine guidance, promptings, “fleece,” and inner voices, Petty clearly illustrates how to make biblically wise decisions.

 

7. War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles

Author: Paul David Tripp
Released: 1/1/2000
Page Count: 256
Price: $14.99
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Summary: An important and biblical book about our words and our God. Few of us really think about the power, the blessing, the gift, the effect, and the danger of our words. This book will make you think before you speak. Best of all, it will make you think of him before you speak.

 

8. When People Are Big and God Is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man

Author: Edward T. Welch Released: 6/1/1997 Page Count: 256 Price: $15.99
Summary: “Need people less. Love people more. That’s the author’s challenge. . . . He’s talking about a tendency to hold other people in awe, to be controlled and mastered by them, to depend on them for what God alone can give. . . . [Welch] proposes an antidote: the fear of God . . . the believer’s response to God’s power, majesty, and not least his mercy.” —Dallas Morning News

Along with these 8 books, the Resources for Changing Lives series includes 27 booklets, which you can read about by clicking HERE.

 

NEW RELEASE – Thy Word Is Still Truth

THY WORD IS STILL TRUTH: Essential Writings on the Doctrine of Scripture from the Reformation to Today – edited by Peter A. Lillback & Richard B. Gaffin Jr.

Price: $59.99 | Pages: 1440 | ISBN: 9781596384477 | Binding: Hardcover with Dust-Jacket

This new collection of Reformed thinkers’ writings from the Reformation to today brings together key documents on the inerrancy of Scripture in one readable volume.

One of the hallmarks of Westminster Theological Seminary since its beginning in 1929 has been a high view of Scripture that reflects the historic Reformed theological and confessional tradition. Thy Word Is Still Truth confirms that Westminster still holds this high view.

The book’s title builds on the important influence of E. J. Young’s classic book on inerrancy, Thy Word is Truth. This current anthology unapologetically borrows that title, emphasizing an abiding commitment to the entire truthfulness of the Holy Scriptures as well as a deep indebtedness to Reformed thinkers from the past to the present.

In addition to including all the major confessions and catechisms, Thy Word Is Still Truth includes seminal articles on the doctrine of Scripture from the following authors:

Oswald T. Allis, William Ames, Herman Bavinck, Louis Berkhof, Henry Bullinger, John Calvin, Edmund P. Clowney, William Cunningham, Raymond B. Dillard, Jonathan Edwards, Sinclair B. Ferguson, John M. Frame, Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Louis Gaussen, Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg, Archibald Alexander Hodge, Charles Hodge, John Knox, Peter A. Lillback, Martin Luther, J. Gresham Machen, Adolphe Monod, John Murray, John Owen, Vern S. Poythress, Moisés Silva, Charles H. Spurgeon, Ned B. Stonehouse, Francis Turretin, Zacharias Ursinus, Cornelius Van Til, Geerhardus Vos, Bruce K. Waltke, Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield, Robert Dick Wilson, John Witherspoon, Edward J. Young, and Ulrich Zwingli.

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“This excellent volume is a much-needed resource. It stands as a bulwark against every form of the question ‘Did God really say?’ The excerpts and essays drawn from Martin Luther to the present represent an immense reservoir of diverse reflections—from Reformed confessions to the advent of contemporary biblical theology. . . . Its strength is not its coverage of the last half century but its ample demonstration that today’s Reformed Christians find themselves, on this subject, within a heritage rich in theological reflection and powerful synthesis. To lose sight of this heritage or to stand aloof from it is to impoverish our souls and to distance ourselves from the God who ‘looks’ to those who are contrite and humble in spirit and who tremble at his Word.” —D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois

“We have needed this book for a long time. In Thy Word Is Still Truth, Peter Lillback and Richard Gaffin have drawn together the comprehensive witness of the church on behalf of the total truthfulness and inerrancy of Scripture. No serious reader can doubt the case for inerrancy made so consistently and clearly in these pages, and no serious defender of Scripture can be without this vital volume that amounts to the most massive arsenal of documentation for the inerrancy of Scripture ever assembled in a single book.” —R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“A massive array of extracts from major writers over five centuries, demonstrating both the breadth, strength, clarity, humility, and rootedness of international Reformed bibliology according to its historic confessional self-understanding, and also the insightful energy with which Westminster’s own scholars have labored to vindicate the Reformed position as catholic Christian truth. The book excels as a resource for study and a witness to Westminster’s integrity.” —J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

EDITORS

PETER A. LILLBACK (B.A., Cedarville College; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is Professor of Historical Theology and President at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is the author of many books and articles, including the best-selling George Washington’s Sacred Fire.

 

RICHARD B. GAFFIN JR. (B.A., Calvin College; B.D., Th.M., and Th.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is also the author of Resurrection and Redemption: A Study in Paul’s Soteriology, Perspectives on Pentecost, and a new book to be released in November 2013 By Faith, Not by Sight 2d. Ed.