BOOK HIGHLIGHT — Does Grace Grow Best in Winter? by Ligon Duncan

Does Grace Grow Best in Winter? by Ligon Duncan with J. Nicholas Reid

96 pages | $9.99 | Paperback


Few things trouble our hearts and minds like suffering. “Why is this happening? Why me? How can I get through this? Can I get through this?”

God says we can, but he says more. Suffering is not merely to be endured. It comes into our lives for good reasons. Suffering affords seasons for growth in ways we would not grow otherwise.

This book prepares believers for hardship when it comes their way. Learning some of the purposes for suffering, how it connects us with our Lord and his people, and what God’s Word says to us in the midst of our pain will enable us to glorify him in the most troubling times.

The wealth of Scripture in this readable book, its focus on the passion and sympathy of Jesus, and thoughtful study questions for reflection or group discussion will help to transform not only our outlook on suffering, but our lives.


“If you are presently suffering, this book is for you. And if you are not, this book is still for youin preparation for the trials that will undoubtedly come. Regardless of your current circumstances, Does Grace Grow Best in Winter? will help you perceive God’s purpose in suffering, receive God’s grace in trials, and draw near to our great High Priest, who suffered the unimaginable horrors of the cross for us.”

C. J. Mahaney

About The Author

Ligon Duncan (MDiv, Furman University; MA, Covenant Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Edinburgh) is chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary. Previously he was the senior minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi. He also served as president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals from 2004–12.


Author Highlight — W. Robert Godfrey

W. Robert Godfrey (PhD, Stanford University) is Professor Emeritus of Church History at Westminster Seminary California. He is the author of a number of books, numerous articles, and has been a speaker at many conferences, including the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and Ligonier Ministries.

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1. An Unexpected Journey: Discovering Reformed Christianity

154 pages | $12.99

W. Robert Godfrey has written this personal story of how he came to Reformed Christianity to show the “value and vitality” of Calvinism in an individual’s life.

Godfrey’s journey started when as a teenager he first heard of Calvinism. Sharing his heart and his sense of humor, he describes his first experience with a Reformed congregation, his introduction to God’s inspired Word, and his discovery of biblical worship.

Along his journey, Godfrey learned that “God is always present with me. Whether I go to the highest heavens or the deepest sea or travel to a distant point on the earth, God is as fully present there as anywhere else.”

“For those puzzled by the ongoing grip of Calvinism on many serious believers, Godfrey’s journey from an Alameda, California, high school swimming pool to the biblical truth we call Calvinism will be an eye-opener . . . and possibly a turning point in their own lives.”

—Joel Nederhood

“Although written in autobiographical form, this book is really about God. Regardless of one’s theological background, any believer can read with great edification this hymn to God’s grace in Christ from one whom many of us have been privileged to know as a mentor, example, churchman, and friend.”

—Michael S. Horton

2. Reformation Sketches: Insights into Luther, Calvin, and the Confession

168 pages | $12.99

“The sketches in this book strive to show that the Reformation remains vitally important for Christians today,” writes W. Robert Godfrey. “Reformers and preachers of the sixteenth century were the best educated, most godly, and most faithful group of leaders the church has ever seen. In a remarkable way they combined commitment, learning, and orthodoxy. We need to continue to learn from them.”

In Reformation Sketches, Martin Luther and John Calvin receive most of Godfrey’s attention, but he also treats Philip Melanchthon, Peter Martyr Vermigli, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort.

“A wonderfully written history of the Great Reformation. With the care of a scholar and the insights of professional maturity, Godfrey takes us on a journey into our heritage.”

—John D. Hannah

“Godfrey is a wise and engaging historian of the Reformation. His sketches provide a compelling introduction to the Reformers, showing the relevance of their lives and thought for Christians today.”

—Philip Graham Ryken

“Edifying history at its best—a thorough grasp of cultural and political circumstances influencing the church, a keen understanding of the doctrinal issues at stake, and a deep concern for the ongoing reformation of the contemporary church.”

—Darryl G. Hart

3. God’s Pattern for Creation: A Covenantal Reading of Genesis 1

136 pages | $10.99

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

Beginnings are important. If we want to understand the Bible as a whole, it is vital to understand what it teaches about creation.

W. Robert Godfrey has written this study with thoughtful Christians in mind. He carefully examines the text, knowing that the Bible is a covenantal record that is always focused on God and his relationship to his people.

“W. Robert Godfrey understands how to read Scripture texts. In the midst of present confusion regarding Genesis 1, he writes with a clear and proper focus. Genesis 1, according to him, is covenantal and literary and it is for us! I will be giving out many copies of this book.”

Bryan D. Estelle

“Godfrey gives us an interpretation of Genesis 1 that is clear, concise, and compelling. In this wonderful book he teaches us the practical theology contained in Genesis 1, as well as sound principles for interpreting the rest of Scripture. I heartily recommend God’s Pattern for Creation.”

Mark Futato

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BOOK HIGHLIGHT – Humility: The Forgotten Virtue by Wayne A. Mack

Humility: The Forgotten Virtue by Wayne A. Mack

$10.99 | 184 pages | Paperback


Most sins turn us away from God, but pride is a direct attack upon God. It lifts our hearts above him and against him. Pride seeks to dethrone God and enthrone itself. How can Christians fight against this sin and develop genuine humility?

In this helpful book, Wayne Mack guides readers through Scripture and shows us how we can take steps to develop humility and diminish the destructive pride in our lives. Readers will find here a resource that is practical, well illustrated, and relevant to their lives.


“It’s always with confidence and joy that I recommend Wayne Mack’s books. He’s so thorough and so thoroughly biblical that, when you read them, you know that you’ve just spent valuable time with our Lord and his powerful Word.”

—Elyse Fitzpatrick

“Sometimes a book reads you while you are reading it. This is that kind of book. It has eyes!”

—Jim Elliff

“Wayne and Joshua Mack do an excellent job of diagnosing the cancer of pride and provide inspired biblical treatment. With the scalpel of Scripture they carefully do surgery on the reader’s soul. Drawing wisdom from biblical examples and great preachers of the past, they offer practical instruction for extracting pride and replacing it with its glorious counterpart—humility.”

—Jack Hughes

The Author

Wayne A. Mack is professor of biblical counseling at Strengthening Ministries Training Institute and director of Association of Certified Biblical Counselors—Africa. He has written over twenty-five books, including Preparing for Marriage God’s Way.


Two New Releases Today!


  1. Catching Foxes: A Gospel-Guided Journey to Marriage by John Henderson

$16.99 | 296 pages | Sample ChapterKindle: $9.99 | iTunes: $9.99

“Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards . . .” Song of Solomon 2:15

Why are foxes on the cover of this premarital guide? Because every marriage has “foxes” lurking inside it! We all have idols and selfish appetites—and, like the foxes in Solomon’s vineyard, they can cause untold destruction and heartache. In fact, how seriously a couple takes their own foxes will influence whether their marriage blooms and glorifies God, or is a shallow and pale imitation of the real thing.

In this workbook for both individuals and groups, biblical counselor John Henderson stimulates meaningful conversation and prayer between engaged couples. The book’s interactive format provides couples with a foundation for understanding what marriage is really about, becoming a godly husband or wife, and understanding conflict and resolving it biblically.

Sit down together, ask a married couple to come alongside you, and get ready to chase the foxes out of your relationship.

“Self-centered views of compatibility, relational chemistry, and personal needs are too often the focus of preparation and counseling for marriage. Catching Foxes provides a Christ-focused, gospel-saturated alternative.”

—Lee Lewis, Pastor of Biblical Soul Care, Radiant Church, Austin, Texas

“Finally a premarital book that cuts the fluff. . . . Brilliantly laid out, Catching Foxes provides couples the opportunity to engage with each other and mentors in honest conversation about vital topics.”

—Eliza Huie, Counselor, Life Counseling Center

Catching Foxes is one of our go-to resources in all our pre-marriage counseling. . . . [This] interactive study guide provides couples with many opportunities to discover each other, learn relevant biblical truth, and build a rich foundation for their new life together.”

—Kevin Carson, Pastor, Sonrise Baptist Church, Ozark, Missouri

2. Only One Way: Christian Witness in an Age of Inclusion edited by Richard D. Phillips & Michael L. Johnson

$14.99 | 168 pages | Kindle: $9.99 | iTunes: $9.99


In our increasingly rootless culture, many people prefer questions over answers, hazy spirituality over concrete belief, and pluralism over the ultimate truth. Even some believers express this uncertainty—hesitant to assert that the gospel of Christ is the only true Good News.

Yet this bold assertion is exactly the witness that our world needs. Here seven notable pastor-scholars expose the limitations of postmodernism and remind us of our reasons for confidence. Are you prepared to take a stand alongside them?

  • David F. Wells — One Among Many
  • Albert Mohler — One Gospel

  • Peter R. Jones — One God

  • Richard D. Phillips — One Savior
  • Philip G. Ryken — One Truth
  • D. A. Carson
— One Way
  • J. Ligon Duncan III — One People

Each year, the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology presents speakers and subjects to strengthen the church’s faith. This carefully edited selection concentrates on Christianity’s unified, exclusive claims.

“The Christian gospel is unintelligible apart from the uniqueness of Christ. . . . Here are seven scholars and pastors boldly upholding the only kind of Christianity worthy of the name.”

—Sinclair B. Ferguson, Ligonier Ministries

“Only one way? At a time when many evangelicals don’t seem so sure, these writers help us to confidently answer yes!”

—Michael S. Horton, Westminster Seminary California

“God’s people will know where to turn as the Lord tears down strongholds and redirects the world to the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”

—Burk Parsons, Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Florida


Table of Contents — Knowing and the Trinity by Vern S. Poythress

Here is the Table of Contents for Knowing and the Trinity: How Perspectives in Human Knowledge Imitate the Trinity by Vern S. Poythress

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List of Illustrations   xi

Foreword by Sinclair B. Ferguson   xvii

Introduction: Reflections of the Trinity   xxi

Part 1: What Are Perspectives?   1

1. The Mystery of Perspectives   3

2. Spatial Perspectives   11

3. Personal Perspectives   15

4. Thematic Perspectives   24

5. Commonalities in Perspectives   37

Part 2: The Trinity   41

6. Basic Biblical Teaching about the Trinity   43

7. Coinherence   52

8. Analogies for Relations in the Trinity   63

9. Comparing Analogies for the Trinity   79

10. Knowledge of the Trinity   93

Part 3: Perspectives from the Trinity   107

11. Perspectives on Reflections   109

12. Perspectives from Trinitarian Analogies   129

13. Perspectives on Ethics   142

14. Perspectives on Lordship   152

15. Perspectives on Office   163

Part 4: Classifying Perspectives   169

16. A Triad for Revelation   171

17. Trinitarian Classification of Perspectives   179

Part 5: Applying Perspectives to Theological Questions   191

18. Transcendence and Immanence   193

19. Attributes of God as Perspectives   197

20. God’s Acting in Time and Space   201

21. God’s Creating   205

22. A Mystery of Indwelling   213

23. The Third-Man Argument   217

24. The Generation of the Son   222

25. The Procession of the Holy Spirit   227

26. Classes, and the Problem of the One and the Many   236

27. Human Responsibility   247

28. Conceptual Growth   251

Part 6: The Nature of Perspectives   259

29. Distinctives of Perspectival Reasoning   261

30. Perspectival Knowledge in the Trinity   270

31. Personal Perspectives and Thematic Perspectives   275

32. Attributes of God and Perspectives on God   282

33. Classical Perspectives concerning God   286

34. Perspectival Context for Attributes of God   293

35. Challenges to Theological Reasoning   299

Part 7: Deriving Theology   305

36. Expanded Classification of Perspectives   307

37. Three Persons and Triads   315

38. Deriving Attributes of God   332

39. Deriving Perspectives   338

Conclusion   349

Appendix A: Further Organization of Perspectives   351

Appendix B: Covenantal Reflections   359

Appendix C: Patterns of Growth   368

Appendix D: Views for Theorizing   374

Appendix E: Triads of Metaperspectives   382

Appendix F: Perspectives for Language Theory   388

Appendix G: Three Dimensions of Space   399

Appendix H: Three Dimensions of Time   403

Appendix I: Order within a Triad   406

Appendix J: A Triad for Coinherence   416

Glossary 421 Bibliography   439

Index of Scripture   445

Index of Subjects and Names   449