8 New and Notable Books for October

As you know by now, I like to keep an eye on new Christian books as they are released. And once a month or so I like to make you aware of some of the ones I consider particularly notable for whatever reason. So to that end, here are eight new and notable books for October 2019. Giving Is the Good Life: The Unexpected Path to Purpose and Joy by Randy Alcorn. “Wouldn’t it be great if we could do …

10+ New and Notable Books for September

As I’m sure you know, I like to keep on top of new Christian book releases. Most of them show up in my mailbox at one time or another, and I always try to take the big pile and sort it down to a much smaller pile. What remains are my new and notable books. Here’s a collection for September, 2019. Friend-ish: Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion by Kelly Needham. “Bible teacher Kelly Needham debunks our world’s …

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The Power Over Christian Publishing We’ve Given To Amazon

A few days from now, or maybe a few months, or even a year, Amazon will pull a book from its site. One day it will be there available for purchase with all the rest, and the next it will be gone. One day people will be able to order it and have it shipped to their homes, and the next day it will have ceased to exist, at least as far as Amazon is concerned. This will inevitably be …

7 New and Notable Books for July

July isn’t always prime time for book releases, but in this case, it has done okay for itself. Here are some of the new and notable Christian books for July, 2019. In each case, I’ve provided the publisher’s editorial description. Disciplines of a Godly Man (Updated Edition) by R. Kent Hughes. This is a new, updated edition of a modern day classic. “No man will get anywhere in life without discipline—and growth in godliness is no exception. Seasoned pastor R. …

10 New and Notable Books for May

It’s that time again! I couldn’t possibly read or review every good book (not to mention every bad book) that finds its way into my mailbox. However, I do like to look them all over and let my readers know about some of the new ones that are most noteworthy. So here are the new and notable books that appeared in my mailbox over the last month or so. In each case, I’ve included the publisher’s description to give you …

10 New and Notable Books for April

I’m in the happy but overwhelming position of receiving copies of many, if not most, of the new Christian books. Every month or so I like to reduce the great big pile to a much smaller pile of just the most notable new releases. Here are 10 of them for April with the publisher’s description and sometimes a personal comment as well. The Gospel-Driven Church: Uniting Church Growth Dreams with the Metrics of Grace by Jared Wilson. I’m reading this …

New and Notable Books for March

It’s that time again! I couldn’t possibly read or review every good book (not to mention every bad book) that finds its way into my mailbox. However, I do like to look them all over and let my readers know about some of the new ones that are most notable. So here are the new and notable books that appeared in my mailbox over the last month or so. In each case, I’ve included the publisher’s description to give you …

Biographies for People Who Have Never Read a Biography

In recent weeks I’ve encountered a number of people who have never read a biography. While there’s no law commanding the reading of biographies, there are certainly many good reasons to make them a regular part of a reading diet. Today I want to offer just a few suggestions and recommendations for people who are approaching biography for the first time, or for the first time in a long while. Three Tips I’ll begin with a few suggestions for getting …

What Are The ESV Scripture Journals All About?

You’ve probably seen something recently about the ESV Scripture Journals. According to the publisher, they “pair the entirety of individual books of the New Testament with lightly lined blank pages opposite each page of the biblical text, allowing readers to take extended notes or record insights and prayers directly beside corresponding passages of Scripture. Individual volumes feature one book of Scripture in a thin and portable format—great for personal Bible reading and reflection, small-group study, or taking notes through a …

New and Notable Books for February

I get a lot of books in the mail and once a month or so like to sit down and tell you about some of the especially notable ones. So here they are: the new and notable books for February. Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ by Abigail Dodds Why I Love the Apostle Paul: 30 Reasons by John Piper Sola: How the Five Solas Are Still Reforming the Church by Jason K. Allen Mere Calvinism by Jim …