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New & Notable Books

I am in the unique and enjoyable position of receiving copies of most of the latest and greatest Christian books and I like to provide regular roundups of some of the best and brightest of the bunch. Here are some of the notable books that I’ve received in the past week or two.

Lifted by Sam Allberry – “The resurrection is far more than a mere event. It isn’t just for Easter; it has overwhelmingly implications for our lives every day. The resurrection gives us real assurance of forgiveness and salvation, power to live new and transformed lives, and hope for life after death.” (Learn more and shop at Amazon or Westminster Books)

Christ-Centered Biblical Theology by Graeme Goldsworthy – “For fifty years Graeme Goldsworthy has been refining his understanding of biblical theology through his experiences as a student, pastor and teacher. In this valuable complement to his Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics, Goldsworthy defends and refines the rationale for his approach, drawing especially on the work of Australian biblical scholar Donald Robinson.” (Learn more and shop at Amazon or Westminster Books)

True Woman 101 by Mary A. Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss – “Bible teachers Mary A. Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss share the key fundamentals of biblical womanhood in this eight week study. Each week includes five daily individual lessons leading to a group time of sharing and digging deeper into God’s Word…. Visit TrueWoman101.com to view the videos and download additional study resources.” (Learn more and shop at Amazon)

Church Discipline by Jonathan Leeman – “Here is a contemporary and concise how-to guide that provides a theological framework for understanding and implementing disciplinary measures in the local church, along with several examples of real-life situations. Drawing on both Matthew 18 and 1 Corinthians 5, this brief hardback helps leaders face the endless variety of circumstances and sins for which no exact scriptural case study exists, sins which don’t show up on any list and need a healthy framework to be corrected appropriately in love.” (Learn more and shop at Amazon or Westminster Books)

RetroChristianity by Michael Svigel – “RetroChristianity challenges us to think critically and constructively about those who have come before us and how that informs our current beliefs, values, and practices. This book will adjust our attitudes about evangelicalism, and will lead us along a time-tested path toward a brighter future.”(Learn more and shop at Amazon or Westminster Books)

Shame Interrupted by Ed Welch – “We know what shame feels like. The way out, however, is harder to find. Time doesn’t help, neither does confession, because shame is just as often from what others do to you as it is from what you have done. But the Bible is about shame from start to finish, and, if we are willing, God’s beautiful words break through.” (Learn more and shop at Amazon or Westminster Books)

If God Then What by Andrew Wilson – “People encounter truth by sharing stories and asking questions. Andrew Wilson asks nine big questions about truth, origins and redemption, and wonders aloud about the possible answers, representing a new fresh way of communicating the gospel.” (Learn more and shop at Amazon)

Warfield on the Christian Life by Fred Zaspel, et al. – “B. B. Warfield is well-known as one of America’s leading theologians, perhaps second only to Jonathan Edwards. But until now the character of his own Christian experience and his understanding of the Christian life have remained unexplored. Fred Zaspel unpacks these for us here, and what we find is that Warfield’s profound theological mind is matched only by his passionate heart for Christ. From Warfield we learn truly what it is to live in light of the gospel.” (Learn more and shop at Amazon or Westminster Books)