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Shepherd’s Conference (VII)

The Shepherd’s Conference is infamous for being the conference that gives away the most and the best stuff. Every year each attendee walks away with a good pile of books and one big-ticket item. Last year I got in trouble for not posting an exhaustive list of the books and I thought I had best remedy that this year. So here is the list of books we got.

  • What Jesus Demands from the World by John Piper
  • The MacArthur New Testament Commentary by John MacArthur (a compact, one-volume N.T. commentary)
  • Because the Time is Near by John MacArthur (a concise and reader-friendly version of his commentary on Revelation)
  • The Second Coming by John MacArthur
  • Acts by James Boice
  • A Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry
  • Life in the Body of Christ by Curtis C. Thomas
  • For the Sake of His Name by David M. Doran
  • Foundations of Grace by Steve Lawson
  • Assured by God edited by Burk Parsons
  • Meet the Puritans by Joel R. Beeke and Randall J. Pederson

Also included was a DVD entitled “Why We Believe the Bible is True” by John MacArthur

This year’s big-ticket item was a very snazzy fountain pen which you can see here.

In previous years, the books have been piled on tables and the attendees have gone from table to table grabbing the books. Since this can become problematic (you do not want to stand between pastors and free books) the conference folk had the books pre-packaged and ready to go this year.

It is probably worth mentioning that two books have been released specifically on time for this conference. The first of these is Steve Lawson’s The Expository Genius of John Calvin. This is the first in a series of books that will be associated with Lawson’s Long Line of Godly Men series. This subset of books will be known as “Long Line of Godly Men Profile” titles. The other book is John MacArthur’s The Truth War. This is a book that deals specifically with the emerging church and its fundamental denial of the truth. Amazon is not yet showing that it is available, but I suspect it will be there in the next few days.

And finally, here is a picture I nabbed from the conference photographer. I bumped into Steve Lawson (not literally) after I served at the Scholar’s Desk and he needed to go for a stroll before he preached that afternoon, so he and I and Nathan Busenitz (and Lawson’s daughter) walked around the campus for a few minutes. I just thought it was a neat photograph. It looks like I am keeping Lawson at rapt attention. I think, though, that I was merely correcting assisting his pronunciation of the word “Huguenot” (and was pleased to hear that he got it right two of the three times I heard him use it during a seminar this afternoon).


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