1 The Mission of Today s Church: Baptist Leaders Look at Modern Faith Issues Edited by Stan Norman (Published by B&H Academic - ISBN ) * The Mission of Today s Church is a compelling collection of twelve essays from current Baptist leaders addressing three major questions: (1) What does it mean to be a Christian today on individual, group, and societal levels? (2) How can Southern Baptists best work together? (3) What is next for the Southern Baptist denomination? Those addressing these key topics in-depth include Stan Norman ( Together We Grow: Congregational Polity as a Form of Corporate Sanctification ), Ed Stetzer ( The Missional Nature of the Church ), and Daniel Akin ( Ten Mandates for Southern Baptists ). Among the many other contributors are Chad Brand, Charles Kelley, and Jim Richards. Stan Norman serves as associate professor of Theology and occupies the Cooperative Program chair for Southern Baptist Convention Studies at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. *From the publisher s catalog.
2 The Jesus Way: A Conversation on the Ways That Jesus Is the Way By Eugene H. Peterson (Published by Eerdmans - ISBN X) * A way of sacrifice. A way of failure. A way on the margins. A way of holiness. All of these ways prepared the way of the Lord that became incarnate and complete in Jesus. But somewhere along the line, have we lost the way? In The Jesus Way Eugene Peterson continues his stimulating conversation in spiritual theology, considering all the ways that Jesus is the Way compared to the distorted ways the American church today has chosen to follow. Arguing that the way Jesus leads and the way we follow are symbiotic, Peterson begins with a study of how the ways of those who came before Christ Abraham, Moses, David, Elijah, Isaiah of Jerusalem, and Isaiah of the Exile revealed and prepared the way of the Lord that became complete in Jesus. He then challenges the ways of the contemporary American church, showing in stark relief how what we have chosen to focus on consumerism, celebrity, charisma, and so forth obliterates what is unique in the Jesus way. Eugene H. Peterson, author of the best-selling contemporary translation of the Bible titled The Message, is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. *From the publisher's website.
3 Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation By Graeme Goldsworthy (Published by InterVarsity Press - ISBN ) * While there are many books on hermeneutics, Graeme Goldsworthy's perception is that evangelical contributions often do not give sufficient attention to the vital relationship between hermeneutics and theology, both systematic and biblical. In Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics, Goldsworthy moves beyond a reiteration of the usual arguments to concentrate on the theological questions of presuppositions, and the implications of the Christian gospel for hermeneutics. Part I examines the foundations and presuppositions of evangelical belief, particularly with regard to biblical interpretation. Part II offers a selective overview of important hermeneutical developments from the sub-apostolic age to the present, as a means of identifying some significant influences that have been alien to the gospel. Part III evaluates ways and means of reconstructing truly gospel-centered hermeneutics. Goldsworthy's aim throughout is to commend the much-neglected role of biblical theology in hermeneutical practice, with pastoral concern for the people of God as they read, interpret and seek to live by his written Word. Now retired, Goldsworthy was formerly lecturer in Old Testament, biblical theology and hermeneutics at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. *From the publisher's website.
4 The IVP Introduction to the Bible Edited by Philip S. Johnston (Published by InterVarsity Press - ISBN ) * Millions of Christians through the ages and across the world have treasured it as their most valued possession, often insisting that anyone can pick up the Bible and read and understand it for themselves. But many of the details remain fuzzy until we find out more about their historical or literary setting. The IVP Introduction to the Bible is intended to reduce the fuzziness, in two ways: First, by providing background information to the whole Bible and each testament, as well as the gap between the testaments. Second, by introducing all the main sections of the Bible and each biblical book in turn. This Bible introduction is written by an international and interdenominational team of evangelical scholars, among them Desmond Alexander, author of From Paradise to the Promised Land Tremper Longman III, author of How to Read the Psalms and How to Read Proverbs Howard Marshall, author of New Testament Theology Mark Strauss, author of Four Portraits, One Jesus Philip S. Johnston is Old Testament tutor and director of studies at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He has also taught at Belfast and St. Andrews. *From the publisher's website.
5 Preaching with Variety: How to Recreate the Dynamics of Biblical Genres By Jeffrey D. Arthurs (Published by Kregel - ISBN ) * Since the 1980s much attention has been given in the study of homiletics to the significance of genre. How one communicates is significant, not just what one communicates. By examining the literary and rhetorical dynamics of six biblical genres (psalm, narrative, proverb, parables, epistle, and apocalypse), professor Jeffrey Arthurs reveals how pastors can preach in a way that employs these forms and gives practical help for preaching with creativity and variety while still adhering rigorously to the message of the text. Dr. Arthurs begins by examining the cultural need for variety and demonstrates how the Bible uses a breadth of genres to communicate its message. Then he suggests concrete ways to incorporate these genres into sermons in fresh and dynamic ways. Each chapter is divided in two, with the first part devoted to how the text communicates and what the text does, and the second section to Try this practical suggestions and examples for capturing the text s dynamics in sermons. Each chapter ends with a quick checklist for preachers to consider when preaching from each of the six genres. Jeffrey D. Arthurs is associate professor of preaching and communication and dean of the chapel at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, S. Hamilton, Mass. *From the publisher's catalog.
6 Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews Edited by Herbert W. Bateman (Published by Kregel - ISBN ) * Delivering stern warnings and positive encouragement, the five warning passages in Hebrews (2:1 4; 3:7 4:13; 5:11 6:12; 10:19 39; 12:14 29) challenge honest interpreters as they force readers to address the issue of assurance and the doctrine of eternal security. Is there no hope of salvation for believers that fall away or reject God s grace? Using the popular four-views format, this volume explores the meaning of the five warning passages to the original readers and us today. The four scholars presenting their views have previously written on Hebrews and bring the fruit of their study to bear in this volume. The views and contributors include the following: Classical Arminian View: Grant R. Osborne Classical Reformed View: Buist M. Fanning Wesleyan Arminian View: Gareth L. Cockerill Moderate Reformed View: Randall C. Gleason After each contributor presents and defends his position, it is critiqued by the other three contributors. George H. Guthrie, professor and chair of Christian Studies at Union University, concludes the book with some personal observations and raises some pointed questions about the warning passages for further investigation. Herbert W. Bateman IV is professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute. *From the publisher's catalog.
7 The Divided States of America: What Liberals AND Conservatives Are Missing in the God-and-Country Shouting Match! By Richard Land (Published by Thomas Nelson - ISBN ) * According to Dr. Richard Land, both sides of America s culture wars are getting it wrong. God has much more to do with America than the Liberal Left would have us believe. But the Conservative Right missed the mark too when they merge God and America, tacitly (or not-so-tacitly) assuming God is on our side. In an arena where political balance has come to mean people from opposite ends of the ideological spectrum screaming at one another on a talk-show panel, Dr. Land seeks common ground. In answer to the hot air of extremist rhetoric, he offers cool reason, historical context, and constructive ideas for the future. In this provocative book, Dr. Land unearths surprising insights as he probes questions such as: what liberals AND conservatives are both missing, and why; what a healthy role of religion in American life would look like; why ALL of us need the separation of church and state; whether this country has a special role to play in the world; and why this all matters to believers and non-believers. Richard Land serves as president of the Southern Baptist Conventions Ethic s & Religious Liberty Commission. *From the back cover of the book.
8 ALL TITLES BELOW ARE NOW AVAILABLE EITHER IN YOUR LOCAL LIFEWAY CAMPUS STORE OR BY SPECIAL ORDER. Mark (IVP New Testament Commentary Series - ISBN Hardback) by Ronald J. Kernaghan. The Blackwell Companion to Protestantism (Blackwell Publishing - ISBN Paperback) edited by Alister E. McGrath and Darren C. Marks. The Epistles of John (Evangelical Press - ISBN Paperback) by Joel Beeke. The Complete Gathered Gold (Evangelical Press - ISBN Hardback) edited by John Blanchard. A Cloud of Witnesses: Calvinistic Baptists in the 18th Century (Evangelical Press - ISBN Paperback) by Michael Haykin. Give Him No Rest: A Call to Prayer for Revival (Evangelical Press - ISBN Paperback) by Erroll Hulse. Baptism & Church Membership (Evangelical Press - ISBN Booklet) by Bill James. Because the Time is Near: John MacArthur Explains the Book of Revelation (Moody Publishers - ISBN Paperback) by John F. MacArthur.
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