Living Story series by Elizabeth Reynolds Turnage

Scripture calls us to learn and rehearse God’s story of grace, because doing so calls us to live a life of faith, hope, and love – the essence of worship.

These Living Story Bible studies aim to bring the transforming power of the gospel to bear on your life. As you interact with this material, we hope you will experience the freedom to live in God’s story of grace with deeper faith, greater hope, and more passionate love. The format is designed to take you into the grand narrative of Scripture, your story, and others’ stories by giving you opportunities to pray and live what you are studying. The following sections are found in each chapter to help you go deeper:

Engaging Scripture: Here you will focus on a passage or story from Scripture and answer questions for insight, reflection, and discussion. This draws us to worship God and follow Christ.

Theological Theme: This section discusses a theme that God consistently reveals through Scripture.

Entering Your Story: This section takes the passage and shifts the focus to what God is writing in your story. Here you will be given opportunities to wrte and tell your story.

Living Story: This section invites you to reflect on how you will live out the gospel in the topic being explored.

Praying Story: The final section offers an opportunity to write or say prayers regarding the story.

 

1. Learning God’s Story of Grace

ISBN: 978-1-59638-243-5

Released: 5/27/2011

Page Count: 128

Price: $12.99

Spiral

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An introduction to the grand story of Scripture. Learn how shalom, the ultimate peace was wrecked, restored, and will finally reign supreme—and how your own life story fits and finds meaning in it all.

 

2. Living God’s Story of Grace

ISBN: 978-1-59638-439-2

Released: 6/25/2012

Page Count: 144

Price: $12.99

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An encouraging, vital study of the redemption stories in Scripture. If you have already learned God’s story of grace, find out what it means to live in his story in faith and hope.

 

3. Loving in God’s Story of Grace

To be released: Spring 2014

 

 

 

Elizabeth Reynolds Turnage is the founder of Living Story LLC and Redeemed Hearts Ministry and shares her deep passion for God’s story of grace through conferences, curriculum-writing, and coaching.

Check out Elizabeth’s Living Story website:

http://www.livingstorygrace.com/our-story/elizabeth-turnage/

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Titles to be Released in November and December

Stay tuned for these new titles to come out in November and December. To learn more about a specific book, click on the title to be directed to our website.

What Is Regeneration?

Author: Matthew Barrett

Series: Basics of the Faith

To Be Released: November 2013

Pages: 32

Price: $4.99

Booklet

The Bible is clear that we cannot initiate our salvation; we are spiritually dead. Barrett explores the doctrine of regeneration to show us what truly happens when we are saved.

 

What Is Evangelism?

Author: George W. Robertson

Series: Basics of the Faith

To Be Released: November 2013

Pages: 32

Price: $4.99

Booklet

Is there one “right way” to evangelize? No! Robertson describes five authoritative approaches to evangelism, giving us flexibility as we winsomely present the good news that can answer any need.

 

By Faith, Not by Sight: Paul and the Order of Salvation

Author: Richard B. Gaffin Jr.

To Be Released: November 2013

Pages: 160

Price: $14.99

Paperback

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Summary: How does an individual receive salvation? Does Paul distinguish between salvation accomplished (historia salutis) and salvation applied (ordo salutis)? Gaffin argues that under both exists a deeper, more fundamental issue—our union with Christ.

 

Thy Word Is Still Truth: Essential Writings on the Doctrine of Scripture from the Reformation to Today

Editors: Peter A. Lillback and Richard B. Gaffin Jr.

To Be Released: November 2013

Pages: 1,440

Price: $59.99

Hardcover

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Summary: This is a new collection of Reformed thinkers’ writings, from the Reformation to today, on the inerrancy of Scripture. To these texts contemporary scholars add commentary reflecting the stance of Westminster Theological Seminary.

 

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief

Author: John M. Frame

Foreword by J. I. Packer

To Be Released: November 2013

Pages: 1,280

Price: $49.99

Hardcover

Summary: A biblical, clear, cogent, accessible, comprehensive, and practical summary of Christian belief by one of the most important and original American theologians of the last hundred years.

 

Jesus and His Enemies

Author: Paul Yeulett

To Be Released: November 2013

Pages: 304

Price: $12.99

Paperback

Summary: 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.

 

Antinomianism: Reformed Theology’s Unwelcome Guest?

Author: Mark Jones

To Be Released: November 2013

Pages: 176

Price: $17.99

Paperback

Summary: Antinomianism has a long and complicated history, but help is here! This book is the first to examine antinomian theology from a historical, exegetical, and systematic perspective—with a key emphasis on Christology.

 

The Doctrines of Grace: Student Edition

Author: Shane Lems

To Be Released: November 2013

Pages: 128

Price: $10.99

Paperback

Summary: A guide for young teens explaining in twelve lessons the biblical and historical basis of TULIP (Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace, Perseverance of the saints). Includes application, discussion questions, and class resources.

 

Recovering Eden: The Gospel According to Ecclesiastes

Author: Zack Eswine

Series: Gospel According to the Old Testament

To Be Released: November 2013

Pages: 224

Price: $14.99

Paperback

Summary: Ecclesiastes shows a frank, unafraid familiarity with transparency, beauty, and ugliness. Eswine’s study helps us address these topics boldly ourselves and grounds them in the person and work of Jesus.

 

From Bondage to Liberty: The Gospel According to Moses

Author: Anthony T. Selvaggio

Series: Gospel According to the Old Testament

To Be Released: November 2013

Pages: 208

Price: $14.99

Paperback

Summary: In Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, Moses is not just God’s chosen leader of the Jews but also a precursor of the future Messiah, Jesus. Anthony Selvaggio focuses upon the redemptive-historical aspects of Moses’ life.

 

1 & 2 Samuel: Rise of the Lord’s Anointed

Author: Kay Gabrysch

Series: Tapestry

To Be Released: December 2013

Pages: 400

Price: $14.99

Paperback

Summary: 1&2 Samuel, where the word “messiah” first appears, was originally one volume. Through weekly tailored and “big picture” questions, Kay Gabrysch trains us to become confident readers of scriptural narrative.

 

A Theology of Matthew: Jesus Revealed as Deliverer, King, and Incarnate Creator      (cover not yet ready)

Author: Charles L. Quarles

Series: Explorations in Biblical Theology

To Be Released: November 2013

Pages: 240

Price: $17.99

Paperback

Summary: An explanation of the primary theological themes of Matthew’s gospel—and how they connect to the rest of the Bible.

 

 

Chosen Daughters series

The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God’s grace accomplish extraordinary things.

1. Wings Like a Dove: The Courage of Queen Jeanne d’Albret

Destined for a Crown, Daring for the Truth, Dauntless in Adversity

Author: Christine Farenhorst

Released: 5/1/2006

Pages: 208

Price: $11.99

Jeanne d’Albret, born in 1528, is the only daughter of the King and Queen of Navarre. Standing with her beloved Huguenots, Jeanne steps onto the battlefield of history during the tumultuous years of the Reformation (1517–1559). As deadly political events swirl around her tiny kingdom of Navarre, Jeanne is forced to choose: Will she hide the fleeing Huguenots under the very nose of Catherine de Medicis’s henchmen or save her own life?

 

2. Dr. Oma: The Healing Wisdom of Countess Juliana Von Stolberg

Gifted Herbalist, Mender of Hearts, Champion of Freedom

Author: Ethel Herr

Released: 6/30/2006

Pages: 208

Price: $11.99

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Juliana Von Stolberg is an herbalist and the mother of William of Orange. Her granddaughter, Maria, tells the story of this remarkable woman who believes people should not be martyred for their beliefs.

 

3. Against the Tide: The Valor of Margaret Wilson

Bold for the Faith, Brave in Peril, Beautiful in Surrender

Author: Hope Irvin Marston

Released: 7/2/2007

Pages: 220

Price: $11.99

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Seventeenth-century Scotland is a place for cruel intolerance for the Covenanters, a people bound together by their loyal faith. A young, earnest Covenanter, Margaret Wilson finds her pledged loyalty to Christ and his covenant in opposition to King Charles II’s demand or her absolute obedience. Will Margaret choose to defy the authorities? Or will devotion to her family, love for her sweetheart, and hopes for future happiness rule her heart?

 

4. A Cup of Cold Water: The Compassion of Nurse Edith Cavell

Cheerful in Duty, Courageous in Danger, Compassionate in Service

Author: Christine Farenhorst

Released: 9/30/2007

Pages: 224

Price: $11.99

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“The secret password is yorc,” the princess whispered. Edith longed for her girlhood in England, when her secrets had been kept safe by her dog Reddie. But now in God’s timing, Edith is director of a nursing school in Belgium. Caught in the turmoil of World War I, Edith finds herself surrounded by enemy spies. As a nurse protected by the Red Cross, will Edith turn her back on the Allied soldiers who desperately need her help?

 

5. Weight of a Flame: The Passion of Olympia Morata

Psalm – Singer, Passionate Teacher, Pilgrim Adventurer

Author: Simonetta Carr

Released: 11/4/2011

Pages: 224

Price: $11.99

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Olympia Morata (1526-1555) is her father’s finest student and a girl far ahead of her time. A quick tongue and a ready pen are her mind’s tools to record her vivid thoughts, poetry, songs, and opinions. Appointed tutor to Duchess Renee’s children, Olympia looks forward to a bright future – when suddenly, evil rumors threaten to turn her world upside down. In the midst of it all a young doctor comes courting. Will their love survive the danger waiting on the other side of the Alps?

 

Guided Tour series

The Guided Tour Series are biographical “tours” of the lives and thought of famous historical figures. These accounts encumber­ their life, writings, and contributions to society and the Christian faith.

1. Jonathan Edwards: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought

Author: Stephen J. Nichols

Released: 10/12/2001

Pages: 248

Price: $14.99

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Summary: Jonathan Edwards, a leader in the Great Awakening during the eighteenth century, still has much to teach the church. Evangelicals are rediscovering him through the efforts of several authors (John Gerstner, Iain Murray, Harry Stout, and others) and publishers (Banner of Truth, Soli Deo Gloria, and Crossway). Stephen Nichols offers Jonathan Edwards “as an introduction, a gateway into the vast and rewarding life, thought, and writings of Jonathan Edwards.” This book is for anyone who wants to read Edwards with a little help.

 

2. Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought

Author: Stephen J. Nichols

Released: 11/20/2002

Pages: 240

Price: $13.99

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Summary: An introductory guide to the life and works of reformer Martin Luther. His major works are introduced and summarized. Also discussed are his pastoral writings. Protestants of all stripes have long read at least a few of Martin Luther’s works, but 21st-century readers need guidance and encouragement. Stephen Nichols’ Martin Luther provides both. After an exciting overview of Luther’s life and theology, Nichols orients the reader to some of the Reformer’s major works: The Bondage of the Will, The Three Treatises, The Small Catechism, and On the Councils and the Church. Luther’s ethical writings, “table talk,” hymns, and sermons also receive due attention. “A Select Guide to Books by and about Luther” concludes this volume, which displays more than 20 illustrations.

 

3. J. Gresham Machen: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought

Author: Stephen J. Nichols

Released: 9/3/2004

Pages: 256

Price: $13.99

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Summary: An introductory guide to the life and works of J. Gresham Machen. His major works are introduced and summarized. Also discussed are his pastoral writings. This is the third book in Stephen Nichols’s popular “guided-tour” series and includes 24 illustrations.

 

4. Anne Bradstreet: A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Puritan Poet

Author: Heidi L. Nichols

Released: 1/25/2006

Pages: 216

Price: $13.99

Summary: Anne Bradstreet (1612-1669) was America’s first published poet. She lived in England and the Colonies during a remarkable historic period marked by civil and religious strife and political upheaval. Bradstreet’s life and work challenge stereotypes of Puritans, revealing her vibrant intellectualism and her outspoken love for her husband.

 

5. Pages from Church History: A Guided Tour of Christian Classics

Author: Stephen J. Nichols

Released: 11/13/2006

Pages: 336

Price: $15.99

SummaryPages from Church History introduces readers to major Christian classics and the people who wrote them. This book includes the entire sweep of church history through classics by Polycarp, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Kempis, Luther, Calvin, Bunyan, Edwards, the Wesleys, Carey, and Bonhoeffer.

 

6. Katherine Parr: A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Reformation Queen

Author: Brandon G. Withrow

Released: 4/27/2009

Pages: 192

Price: $13.99

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Summary: This book examines the life of an important, but often forgotten, Protestant Reformer. Katherine Parr, one of only a handful of women to publish in a hundred-year period in England, dared to push Henry VIII toward the Reformation, nearly losing her head as a result. This volume is a guided tour of her life, her contributions to the Reformation, and her writings. Including the full text of her two books as well as select letter, Katherine Parr presents both an intimate portrait of a woman struggling to make a difference, and a reintroduction of a classic text to the contemporary church.

 

7. Thomas Manton: A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Puritan Pastor

Author: Derek Cooper

Released: 11/9/2011

Pages: 240

Price: $14.99

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Summary: Thomas Manton (1620 – 1677) was an influential Puritan preacher and an important figure in English society. Cooper writes engagingly about this pivotal figure and provides an introduction to the movement known as Puritanism within its historical, social, and political contexts.

 

 

Upcoming titles in this series:

  • A Guided Tour Through the Life and Thought of George Whitefield
  • Old Princeton: A Guided Tour of Its Leading Men and Their Writings

 

Explorations in Biblical Theology

The Explorations in Biblical Theology series addresses the needs for quality literature that attracts believing readers to good theology and builds them up in their faith. Each title in the series combines solid content with accessibility and readability – a valuable addition to the library of any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or pastor.

Series Editor: Robert A. Peterson

Election and Free Will: God’s Gracious Choice and Our Responsibility by Robert A. Peterson

Released: 10/5/2007 | Pages: 224 | Price: $17.99

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Summary: Traces Scripture’s teaching on election through the Bible and explains biblically the doctrine of free will. It tackles objections to predestination and concludes with applications of this neglected biblical teaching.

 

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

Released: 11/7/2008 | Pages: 240 | Price: $14.99

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Summary: 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.

 

The Nearness of God: His Presence with His People by J. Lanier Burns

Released: 10/1/2009 | Pages: 272 | Price: $17.99

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

 

Our Secure Salvation: Preservation and Apostasy by Robert A. Peterson

Released: 11/1/2009 | Pages: 256 | Price: $14.99

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Summary:This is a fresh restatement of the case for the preservation of the saints, especially valuable in light of the insecurity of much of postmodern life.

 

The Elder: Today’s Ministry Rooted in All of Scripture by Cornelis Van Dam

Released: 11/1/2009 | Pages: 304 | Price: $17.99

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Summary: A biblical look at the office of elder from its beginnings in the Old Testament. This office blesses God’s church today if understood and enacted according to a biblical pattern.

 

A Theology of James: Wisdom for God’s People by Christopher W. Morgan

Released: 11/1/2010 | Pages: 240 | Price: $17.99

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Summary:Arguing that it is theology applied, Morgan lays out a biblical theology of the epistle of James that connects its particulars to the big picture of the Bible.

 

Wisdom Christology: How Jesus Becomes God’s Wisdom for Us by Daniel Ebert IV

Released: 5/20/2011 | Pages: 240 | Price: $17.99

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Summary: Christology functioned as wisdom in the early church. A study of selected New Testament texts reveals this apostolic pattern and equips Christians to follow Jesus, the wisdom of God.

 

A Theology of Mark: The Dynamic between Christology and Authentic Discipleship by Hans F. Bayer

Released: 4/13/2012 | Pages: 240 | Price: $17.99

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Summary: Hans Bayer explores the dynamic relationship between Jesus and his disciples in Mark’s gospel—showing how Jesus radically transforms them from self-dependent to God-dependent, beginning with their hearts.

 

Life Everlasting: The Unfolding Story of Heaven by Dan C. Barber and Robert A. Peterson

Released: 7/23/2012 | Pages: 256 | Price: $17.99

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Summary: 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?

 

Justification by Grace through Faith: Finding Freedom from Legalism, Lawlessness, Pride, and Despair by Brian Vickers

Released: 4/15/2013 | Pages: 240 | Price: $17.99

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Summary: This book defends the doctrine of monergism (the teaching that regeneration is exclusively the work of God) by demonstrating its strong biblical support and also examining Reformed theologians and confessions.

 

Upcoming Book in Series

A Theology of Matthew: Jesus Revealed as Deliverer, King, and Incarnate Creator by Charles L. Quarles

To be released: 11/15/2013 | Pages: 240 | Price: $17.99

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Series Editor: Robert A. Peterson is professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated with his BS from Philadelphia Biblical University, received his MDiv from Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, and obtained his PhD from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.