Smooth Stones

So far, two reviews have come in for Smooth Stones: Bringing Down the Giant Questions of Apologetics, by Joe Coffey, this month’s book from Cruciform Press. Both reviews affirm our purpose in publishing the book: to give Christians a simple introduction to six key issues pertaining to the plausibility of Christian faith: Is there a God? Does science disprove God’s existence? Is the Bible authentic and true? Why is there evil and suffering? Aren’t all religions the same? Is Jesus …

But God…

Cruciform Press is a different kind of publishing company in that we release one book each month, always on the first day of the month. And not only that, but we invite people to subscribe to our books so each month you can automatically receive that new book. We think it’s a great model! Cruciform’s new book for May is titled But God: The Two Words at the Heart of the Gospel and it is written by Casey Lute. The …

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Cruciform: Living the Cross-Shaped Life

Every month, on the first day of the month, Cruciform Press releases a new book. And this month our book is Jimmy Davis’ Cruciform: Living the Cross-Shaped Life. Employing the symbols of the cruciform cathedral and the Celtic cross, the aim of this book is to cast a vision for the Cruciform Life, living as disciples of Jesus who are being shaped by the cross (gospel) into people and churches who share and show the cross (gospel) as they live …

The Organized Heart

Every month, on the first day of the month, Cruciform Press, the publishing company I co-founded, releases one new book (yes, just one). This month’s book is an interesting and unique one. It’s titled The Organized Heart and is written by Staci Eastin. Before I get to Staci’s book, here is something that may interest you: a Cruciform Press Sampler. It includes chapters from each of the six books we’ve published to date, which makes it a great way of …

Intentional Parenting

As you know by now, I am one of the co-founders of Cruciform Press, a publishing company that is seeking to give Christian publishing a bit of a “reboot.” Each month, on the first day of the month, we release a new book. And this month’s book is a good one. It is written by Tad Thompson and titled Intentional Parenting. Here is just a brief description: There are literally thousands of books available on how to live various aspects …

Reclaiming Adoption

Each month Cruciform Press releases 1 new book, and our book for January is one we are very excited about. Reclaiming Adoption brings together some of today’s best thinkers on the subject of adoption, people like Dan Cruver (of Together for Adoption), John Piper, Scotty Smith, Richard Phillips and Jason Kovacs. Here is a description of what you’ll find: One of the ambitious dreams that Reclaiming Adoption and its authors share with the Apostle Paul is that when Christians hear …

Servanthood As Worship

At the beginning of every month Cruciform Press releases one new book. Our book for December is Servanthood as Worship: The Privilege of Life in a Local Church by Nate Palmer. As someone who absolutely loves the local church, I’m really excited about this one. Here is a description: Browse a Christian book website or bookstore and notice all there is for leaders and would-be leaders. There are studies of leaders, keys to leadership, and tips on becoming a leader. …

Wrestling with an Angel

One of the most exciting parts of founding Cruciform Press is the ability it has given me to bring great books to print. And after co-founding the company the first person I got in touch with was Greg Lucas. I knew Greg as the author of an excellent blog–one that had drawn me in with its “lessons in the life of a father learned through the struggles of his disabled son.” The result of getting in touch with Greg is …

Protect The Dignity of Labor!

A few years ago there was a strike at a juvenile detention center that is near my house. The institution lies directly between my house and pretty much every place I ever drive to, so I had to go by it just about every time I set out. Every day the strikers would update a little sign to tell the world how many days they had been sitting outside, waiting for someone to meet their demands. That number ticked higher …

A La Carte (8/13)

What’s a Ligonier? – Chris Larson explains what a Ligonier is and why it was chosen as the name for the ministry. The Sharpie Pencil – I need one of these. The First Day of School – Someone sent me this article, one I can identify with. This year our youngest is going to be heading off to school along with her older brother and sister! How Do I Know God Exists? – D.A. Carson does a great job of …