Theology (Exegetical Historical Practical etc.)
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Christ And Creed$12.99Add to cart
From the Latin word credo, meaning ‘I believe’, creeds are statements of personal belief. They have been used throughout the history of the church to helpfully condense the fundamental beliefs of the Christian faith. They are a valuable in that they
– Summarize Christian truth
– Testify to what the Church has always believed
– Help us be precise in how we express truth
– Guard us against heresy and error
– Unify believers who share the same testimony
In Christ & Creed Nate Pickowicz helpfully examines the early major ecumenical creeds, providing historical context and highlighting the distinctives in the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Definition of Chalcedon and the Athanasian Creed. He shows how these statements are still invaluable for the church today. It also includes a glossary of terms and recommended further reading.
Power Of Revival$29.99Add to cart
Lloyd-Jones’s Reformed doctrine of Spirit baptism
The Welsh minister Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was one of the most influential preachers of the twentieth century. His preaching was grounded in his view on the baptism of the Holy Spirit, but his pneumatology is often seen as a departure from his Reformed heritage.
In The Power of Revival, Dongjin Park explores how Lloyd-Jones’s preaching was kindled by his distinctly Reformed view of Spirit baptism. By tracing Lloyd-Jones’s writings and sources, Park shows how Lloyd-Jones’s theology of Spirit baptism was less an embrace of charismatic and Pentecostal theology than a reappropriation of Puritan emphasis on experiential faith. Lloyd-Jones’s revivalistic urgency, fueled by the Spirit’s power to ignite preaching and holy living, found its spark in Calvinistic revivalism. The Power of Revival sheds light on Lloyd-Jones and Reformed theology and encourages readers to follow his example of relying on the Spirit.
Coming To Faith Through Dawkins$21.99Add to cart
Richard Dawkins = Christian evangelist?
Editors Denis Alexander and Alister McGrath gather other intelligent minds from around the world to share their startling commonality: Richard Dawkins and his fellow New Atheists were instrumental in their conversions to Christianity.
Despite a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, all are united in the fact that they were first enthusiasts for the claims and writings of the New Atheists. But each became disillusioned by the arguments and conclusions of Dawkins, causing them to look deeper and with more objectivity at religious faith. The fallacies of Christianity Dawkins warns of simply don’t exist.
Spending time in this fascinating and powerful book is like being invited to the most interesting dinner party you’ve ever attended. Listen as twelve men and women from five different countries across a variety of professions–philosophers, artists, historians, engineers, scientists, and more–explain their journeys from atheism to faith. In the end, you may come away having reached the same conclusion: authentic Christian faith is in fact more intellectually convincing and rational than New Atheism.
Beliefs Of The Catholic Church$23.99Add to cart
Mike Shreve has a heart for Catholics. He was raised Catholic, served as an altar boy, went to parochial school, and at a pivotal point, was on his way to the monastery when a close encounter with death and a miraculous, divine intervention altered his spiritual path dramatically. A few months prior, a personal encounter with Jesus had begun a process of awakening fresh understanding within him concerning correct doctrine and true biblical Christianity.
In this book, Mike Shreve examines 25 primary beliefs, practices, and traditions found in Catholicism that he once embraced wholeheartedly. Then he compares them to Bible-based concepts that have produced real spiritual freedom and wholeness in his life. His hope is to shine the light of truth so brightly that both Catholic and non-Catholic readers can experience all of God’s promises fulfilled in their lives.
Set Adrift : Deconstructing What You Believe Without Sinking Your Faith$19.99Add to cart
How to analyze and reevaluate your Christian beliefs and experiences in the church while keeping the core of your faith intact.
The number of Christians leaving the church today is significant. Many feel there is no place for them within the faith–they no longer feel at home in their church community or tradition. For various reasons, they are unsettled by the version of Christianity they’ve inherited.
Stripping away the nonessential aspects of Christianity, Sean McDowell and John Marriott will help you navigate the jarring questions and cultural challenges that lead many to walk away from the faith. You’ll come to recognize that there are other ways Christians throughout history have understood what faithfulness to Jesus looks like.
Each chapter provides practical advice on how to disassemble, rethink, and reassemble beliefs that are truly Christian and culturally and personally relevant. You’ll learn how you can continue to seek an authentic faith by:
*Establishing Jesus and his teachings as the foundation.
*Utilizing the creeds as boundary markers of what is essential.
*Seeing the entire Bible as a truthful revelation from God.
*Seeing Christianity as a historic and global tradition that encompasses diverse communities and viewpoints.
The authors of this book can personally identify with the process of disillusionment that many young believers go through. They wrote Set Adrift as people who had to navigate their own way back through the fog of deconstruction. They wrote it to offer their own personal suggestions for what to do when you’re not sure what to believe anymore.
Finding Assurance With Thomas Goodwin$18.99Add to cart
Glory in nothing but that you are in Christ
In Finding Assurance with Thomas Goodwin, Andrew S. Ballitch explores how deeply the doctrine of assurance of faith impacted Goodwin’s life and how Christians can learn from him today. Doubt is a common Christian experience, and assurance of faith is a universal Christian desire. The Puritans were acutely aware of this reality–none more than Thomas Goodwin (1600-1680). Goodwin wrestled with doubt for seven years after his conversion. When assurance came, it was with joy and confidence that Christ was for him personally. His confidence fueled a life of holiness, service, and perseverance. Ballitch highlights how Goodwin’s life informed his theology and vice versa, so that readers can experience for themselves the joys of assurance.
Holy Spirit : Our Perfect Helper$10.99Add to cart
A quick scan of the headlines, an unwelcome doctor’s report, or simply trying to live a faithful life is enough to know that both life’s challenges and its opportunities can be overwhelming. Some people turn to destructive habits for comfort while others obsessively pursue wealth and power for protection. Even Christ-followers can find themselves overwhelmed.
But there is real, tangible hope and help available.
The Holy Spirit is an intrinsic part of every believer’s faith – meaning the help you need is already part of your life. He is so much more than you know. Curious? Join Rev Dr Richard Gehman, a pastor to pastors, as he explains the person, work, and purpose of the third member of the divine Trinity. With The Holy Spirit, Our Perfect Helper you will:
*Learn who the Holy Spirit is and how he is part of every believer’s life.
*Explore biblical passages about the Holy Spirit and compare them with popular teachings.
*Grasp how the Holy Spirit provides the greatest comfort and helps you navigate life’s challenges.
*Discover why the Holy Spirit truly is your perfect Helper.
Losing Our Religion$29.00Add to cart
Former Southern Baptist pastor and Christianity Today editor-in-chief Russell Moore calls for repentance and renewal in American evangelicalism
American evangelical Christianity has lost its way. While the witness of the church before a watching world is diminished beyond recognition, congregations are torn apart over Donald Trump, Christian nationalism, racial injustice, sexual predation, disgraced leaders, and covered-up scandals. Left behind are millions of believers who counted on the church to be a place of belonging and hope. As greater and greater numbers of younger Americans bleed out from the church, even the most rooted evangelicals are wondering, “Can American Christianity survive?”
In Losing Our Religion, Russell Moore calls his fellow evangelical Christians to conversion over culture wars, to truth over tribalism, to the gospel over politics, to integrity over influence, and to renewal over nostalgia. With both prophetic honesty and pastoral love, Moore offers a word of counsel for how a new generation of disillusioned and exhausted believers can find a path forward after the crisis and confusion of the last several years. Believing the gospel is too important to leave it to hucksters and grifters, he shows how a Christian can avoid both cynicism and complicity in order to imagine a different, hopeful vision for the church.
The altar call of the old evangelical revivals was both a call to repentance and the offer of a new start. In the same way, this book invites unmoored and discouraged Christians to step out into an uncertain future, first by letting go of the kind of cultural, politicized, status quo Christianity that led us to this moment of reckoning. Only when we see how lost we are, we can find our way again. Only when we bury what’s dead can we experience life again. Only when we lose our religion can we be amazed by grace again.
You Are A Theologian$22.99Add to cart
Theology can be intimidating. Perhaps questions like these have kept you from engaging with it: “What is theology?” “Who does theology?” “What happens if I get something wrong?”
The goal of this book, and of theology, is knowing and loving God well. This is a lifelong journey, a never-ending pursuit, not for knowledge that puffs up but with God as the prize. Authors Jen Wilkin and J.T. English invite you to become more than a mere consumer of theology, but a contributor to the conversation about God.
You are a theologian.
You Are a Theologian addresses theological questions such as:
*Who is God? – The Doctrine of God
*What is God like? – The Attributes of God
*What is the Bible? – The Doctrine of Scripture
*Who are we? – The Doctrine of Humanity
*What went wrong? – The Doctrine of Sin
*What has God done? – The Doctrines of Christ, Salvation, and the Holy Spirit
*To whom do we belong? – The Doctrine of the Church
*How does the story end? – The Doctrine of Last Things
Apostles Creed$14.99Add to cart
We believe . . . an ancient creed is essential for today.
A. W. Tozer derived great personal satisfaction and help from the church creeds, and he used them as he preached and taught. This new book draws on four previously published essays and several articles that have never before been published in books.
Tozer brings the reader through the essential facets of the Christian faith through the Apostles’ Creed:
*God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit
*What it means that Jesus was Crucified, Resurrected, Ascended, and Returning
*How are we to understand The Communion of the Church, Forgiveness, and Eternity
Beginning with Why the Creeds are Still Important Today and ending with Connecting Our Creeds to Our Deeds, this book brings the reader into a rich experience of the Christian life. If you wish to study the classic truths of biblical doctrine and connect them to a vibrant spiritual life, join Tozer in a journey through The Apostles’ Creed.
Truth War : Discerning Truth From Error – Every Lie Has Truth As Its Starti$17.99Add to cart
Truth is a precious commodity that should be handled carefully, but today’s culture teaches otherwise in one form or another. Relativism claims that truth is always changing. Morality is by majority. If everyone says something is good, then it simply becomes good. Subjectivism suggests that something may be true for you, but not necessarily for me. Existentialism argues that the only truth is that which you can experience. Rationalism makes a god of logic, allowing the individual to decide what is true or untrue. Pragmatism forgets all about truth and simply searches for what works.
These and similar philosophies teach that there is no absolute truth relating to morality or doctrine, allowing for no defi nitive standards of belief or behavior. It is no surprise that secular society values pluralism and diversity higher than truth, but the same attitude has sadly infected an increasing segment of the church…As a result, many individual believers, churches, and denominations as a whole have forfeited biblical clarity in favor of moral and doctrinal error…
The temptation to embrace deception is great, and believers often accept it too much with too little discernment…Only as the church maintains a passionate love for truth and an intense hatred for error will it manifest its power in society. In 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 the apostle Paul issues an unmistakable call to discernment. This book by Dr. Marsha Rano addresses:
*The disastrous results of the indiff erence of the church in the face of the current trend toward moral, doctrinal, and political corruption
*The desperate need of the church to practice biblical discernment
*The practical lessons in cultivating discernment in the Christian life
*How to equip serious readers with a foundation for biblical discernment that will enable them to make careful distinctions in their thinking about truth.
Christ The Center$32.99Add to cart
Scripture is a beautiful mosaic of Christ.
The earliest Christians expressed their faith with creativity through symbols and summaries. In Christ the Center, Tomas Bokedal explores the relationship of the rule of faith, the nomina sacra, and numerical patterns with Scripture. The nomina sacra scribal reverence for divine names within Scripture displays remarkable intentionality and theological reflection. The nomina sacra in turn directed the emerging rule of faith. These scribal practices reveal early devotional and theological preoccupation and guided the text’s shape and interpretation in the early centuries after Christ.
Christ the Center showcases early Christian reverence for Scripture and especially for the One of whom Scripture speaks.
Being Gods Image$22.00Add to cart
What does it mean to be human? This timeless question proves critical as we seek to understand our purpose, identity, and significance. Amidst the many voices clamoring to shape our understanding of humanity, the Bible reveals important truths related to our human identity and vocation that are critical to the flourishing of all of creation.
Carmen Joy Imes seeks to recover the theologically rich message of the creation narratives starting in the book of Genesis as they illuminate what it means to be human. Every human being is created as God’s image. Imago Dei is our human identity, and God appointed humans to rule on God’s behalf. Being God’s Image explores the implications of this kinship relationship with God and considers what it means for our work, our gender relations, our care for creation, and our eternal destiny. The Bible invites us into a dramatically different quality of life: a beloved community in which we can know God and one another as we are truly known.
Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection or group study, as well as links to related video material through the BibleProject.
Ordinary Splendor : Living In God’s Creation$18.99Add to cart
The Christian life is grounded in God’s act of creation.
*How we pray
*How we relate to others
*How we worship
*How we rest
In Ordinary Splendor: Living in God’s Creation, Lydia Jaeger presents the doctrine of creation in all its practical necessity. She unfolds the majesty of God’s creative work and explores how it shapes and informs everything–from our relationships and the way we pray to how we think about human dignity.
Through her engagement with theologians, Greek mythology, philosophers, and other creation stories from the ancient Near East, Jaeger offers a rich reading of biblical creation passages that provides wisdom for our daily lives.
Theos Starter Pack$19.99Add to cart
Like an online starter pack meme, Theos Starter Pack: Toward a Recovery of Essential Christianity is designed to provoke a response.
The book includes twenty essays by a motley crew of Bible geeks who are all active in church ministry and teach at TheosU, an online, nondenominational Bible college.
The focus is on recovering the roots of Christianity–recovering the way we teach, recovering the Bible’s grand narrative, recovering Christian liberty, recovering apocalyptic, and much more.
Each writer “takes into consideration the ageless tradition of Christianity that has been handed down through the centuries, resisting the cultural soup and integrating timeless thinking into an approach that works for the present day,” explains Chris Palmer, TheosU dean. This book is a lifeline “to pull yourself out of the soup.”
You may laugh. You may run to your Bible. You may reach out to one of the writers to share a few choice words. But no matter what, these essayists hope you will be inspired and come away with rich theological insights.
Theos Starter Pack recovers beautiful elements of ancient Christianity that have been lost or shoved aside in modern society. It’s food for the souls of those who long for a return to the roots of our faith.
Defender Of The Faith$10.99Add to cart
The Coronation, a momentous occasion. Gold, velvet, rare stones all on display for the public, a representation of royalty and pride. Have you ever looked a little deeper into the imagery? During Charles’ coronation, the king is handed a pearl-studded sceptre, finished with a diamond-encrusted orb. What is the meaning of this? Three swords are carried before him-one of which is blunt, what does this represent?
Did you know special oil is poured onto his head in a private ceremony? Or, that the king wears six robes during the ceremony? What do the four crosses on the king’s crown represent?
In these short but fascinating chapters, you will learn ten interesting facts that will unravel a deeper insight into unspoken traditions of the coronation.
After Dispensationalism : Reading The Bible For The End Of The World$29.99Add to cart
What God wants his people to know about the end times.
Christians’ fixation on the end times is not new. While eschatological speculation has sometimes resulted in distraction or despair, Scripture does speak about the end. So what does God most want us to know and do with prophecy?
In After Dispensationalism, Brian P. Irwin and Tim Perry sympathetically yet critically sketch the history, beliefs, and concerns of dispensationalism. Though a minority view in the sweep of church history and tradition, dispensationalism is one of the most influential end-times systems today, and there is much to learn from it. And yet, sometimes it gets sidetracked by overlooking the prophets’ main concerns.
Irwin and Perry reexamine the key texts and show that Ezekiel, Daniel, and Revelation primarily give a word of hope to God’s people.
Biblical Trinity : Encountering The Father, Son, And Holy Spirit In Scriptu$22.99Add to cart
The Trinity is God as revealed in the Bible.
The Bible doesn’t give us a systematic statement of the doctrine of the Trinity. But that doesn’t mean the Trinity is not biblical.
In The Biblical Trinity: Encountering the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Scripture, Brandon D. Smith proclaims the Trinity from the Bible. The doctrine arises not from a handful of prooftexts but from the fullness of what the Bible says about God. Through short reflections on fifteen key New Testament passages in conversation with the Old Testament, Smith shows how God’s word reveals the Trinity. The book concludes with three rules for how to encounter the truth and beauty of our Triune God in all of Scripture.
Personality And Worldview$32.99Add to cart
An Examination of Worldview, Worldvision, and the Soul by Dutch Reformed Theologian J. H. Bavinck, Translated into English for the First Time
Modern evangelicals differ on their concept of “worldview.” Many have varying definitions of it and some even consider it to be a wholly unhelpful term in understanding the world around them. This volume by Johan Herman Bavinck examines the relationship between the soul, each human’s unique personality, and worldview-acknowledging the importance of worldview while recognizing the dangers if worldviews are misapplied.
Personality and Worldview by J. H. Bavinck, nephew and student of Dutch Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck, creates a distinction between a worldvision (which all people have) and a worldview (which only few have in a mature and wise way). Profoundly influenced by the works of St. Augustine, Bavinck challenges readers to allow the gospel to reshape their worldviews and their personalities as they pursue godly wisdom. Translated into English for the first time by James Eglinton, Bavinck’s accessible prose, personal applications, and more will greatly serve pastors, students, and laypeople alike.
Bulwarks Of Unbelief$32.99Add to cart
How modernity creates atheists–and what the church must do about it.
Millions of people in the West identify as atheists. Christians often respond to this reality with proofs of God’s existence, as though rational arguments for atheism were the root cause of unbelief. In Bulwarks of Unbelief, Joseph Minich argues that a felt absence of God, as experienced by the modern individual, offers a better explanation for the rise in atheism. Recent technological and cultural shifts in the modern West have produced a perceived challenge to God’s existence. As modern technoculture reshapes our awareness of reality and belief in the invisible, it in turn amplifies God’s apparent silence. In this new context, atheism is a natural result. And absent of meaning from without, we have turned within.
Christians cannot escape this aspect of modern life. Minich argues that we must consciously and actively return to reality. If we reattune ourselves to God’s story, reintegrate the whole person, and reinhabit the world, faith can thrive in this age of unbelief.
Flash Theology : A Visual Guide To Knowing And Enjoying God More$19.99Add to cart
Many Christians either think theology is too complicated to understand or wonder if it even matters. Jenny Randle and Brayden Brookshier believe Christians are missing out if they leave theology to pastors and scholars. In this highly accessible book, Jenny and Brayden help readers:
*Understand theology through compelling visual aids.
*See the connection between God’s character and their own identities.
*Internalize truths about God’s heart for them.
*Find encouragement in life’s purpose through a greater understanding of who God is.
God invites every Christian to know and enjoy him forever. Through illustrations, Scripture, and approachable teaching, Flash Theology shares thirty-one bite-sized truths of Christianity in a way that inspires both gratitude and awe.
Nicene Creed : An Introduction$19.99Add to cart
Understand and celebrate what we believe
For centuries, the Nicene Creed has been central to the church’s confession. The Nicene Creed: An Introduction by Phillip Cary explores the Creed’s riches with simplicity and clarity. Cary explains the history of the Creed and walks through its meaning line by line. Far from being abstract or irrelevant, the words of the Creed carefully express what God has done in Christ and through the Spirit. The Nicene Creed gives us the gospel. It gives biblical Christians the words for what we already believe. And when we profess the Creed, we join the global church throughout history in declaring the name and work of the one God–Father, Son, and Spirit. Gain a fresh appreciation for the ancient confession with Phillip Cary’s help.
Thomas F Torrance And Evangelical Theology$29.99Add to cart
Thomas F. Torrance invites evangelicals to think more Christianly
Thomas F. Torrance and Evangelical Theology: A Critical Analysis brings Torrance into closer conversation with evangelical theology on a range of key theological topics.
*Thomas F. Torrance and the Evangelical Tradition (Thomas A. Noble)
*Torrance, The Tacit Dimension, and The Church Fathers (Jonathan Warren P. (Pagan))
*Torrance and the Doctrine of Scripture (Andrew T. B. McGowan)
*Revelation, Rationalism, and an Evangelical Impasse (Myk Habets)
*Theology and Science in Torrance (W. Ross Hastings)
*A Complexly Relational Account of the Imago Dei in Torrance’s Vision of Humanity (Marc Cortez)
*Barth, Torrance, and Evangelicals: Critiquing and Reinvigorating the Idea of a “Personal Relationship with Jesus” (Marty Folsom)
*Torrance and Atonement (Christopher Woznicki)
*Torrance and Christ’s Assumption of Fallen Human Nature: Toward Clarification and Closure (Jerome Van Kuiken)
*Torrance, Theosis, and Evangelical Reception (Myk Habets)
*Thinking and Acting in Christ: Torrance on Spiritual Formation (Geordie W. Ziegler)
*’Seeking Love, Justice and Freedom for All’ Using the Work of T.F. and J.B. Torrance to Address Domestic and Family Violence (Jenny Richards)
*Toward a Trinitarian Theology of Work (Peter K. W. McGhee)
*Torrance and Global Evangelicalism: Some Potential Generative Exchanges with Contemporary Indian Evangelical Theology (Stavan Narendra John)
Thomas Forsyth Torrance (1913-2007) was one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century, yet his work remains relatively neglected by evangelicals.
A diverse collection of contributors engage Torrance’s pioneering and provocative thought, deriving insights from theological loci such as Scripture, Christology, and atonement, as well as from broader topics like domestic violence and science. These stimulating essays reveal how Torrance can help evangelical theologians articulate richer and deeper theology.
Living Together In Unity With Dietrich Bonhoeffer$16.99Add to cart
The church needs community that is deep and real. In Living Together in Unity with Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Nicholas J. Abraham reclaims Bonhoeffer’s vision for Christian community. By exploring Bonhoeffer’s life and writings, Abraham identifies the foundations for community and how we can build upon them. Truly Christian fellowship is through Jesus and in Jesus. It is created by Jesus and maintained by the Spirit. Unity does not come through trending techniques or correct opinions, but through love, forgiveness, and God’s word. Bonhoeffer provides a thoughtful and timely vision for life together in Christ.
On Theology : Explorations And Controversies$29.99Add to cart
Reflections from a prolific and seasoned theologian
John Frame is remarkable for his ability to pair profound thought with lucid prose. On Theology: Explorations and Controversies gathers eighty concise reflections on wide-ranging matters of theology, philosophy, and ethics, divided into eight parts:
*The Thomist Controversy
*Essays from Lexham Survey of Theology
*Essays from The Gospel Coalition’s Concise Theology
*Philosophy and Apologetics
*Ethics and Politics
Whether considering age-old questions or current debates, Frame evokes deep thinking about Christian theology in a style that is accessible and engaging.
Divine Love Theory$22.99Add to cart
What if the loving relationships of the Trinity are the ultimate, objective source for living morally?
Adam Lloyd Johnson injects a fresh yet eternal reality into the thriving debate over the basis of moral absolutes. While postmodernism’s moral relativism once temporarily disrupted the footing of classic moral theories like natural law and divine command, many nontheistic philosophers assert that morality must rest on something real and objective. Divine Love Theory proposes a grounding for morality not only in the creator God but as revealed in the Christian Scriptures–Father, Son, and Spirit eternally loving one another.
Johnson contends that the Trinity provides a remarkably convincing foundation for making moral judgments. One leading atheistic proposal, godless normative realism, finds many deficiencies in theistic and Christian theories, yet Johnson shows how godless normative realism is susceptible to similar errors. He then demonstrates how the loving relationships of the Trinity as outlined in historic Christian theology resolve many of the weakest points in both theistic and atheistic moral theories.
Come Lord Jesus$29.99Add to cart
Bestselling Author John Piper Examines End-Times Theology and Scripture’s Command to Love the Second Coming of Christ
Many people are curious about the second coming of Christ–what it will be like, when it will happen, and what signs will come first. In his latest book, Come, Lord Jesus, John Piper addresses all these issues, but stresses that those who love the second coming of Christ will receive a crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:6-8).
Piper examines key biblical texts around the second coming while encouraging readers toward a Spirit-awakened affection for Jesus’s return. He also explores important questions such as, Could Jesus come at any moment, or must certain events happen first?; What does it mean to “Watch, for you know neither the day nor the hour”?; and What should we be doing when he comes? With a special focus on the teachings of Jesus, Paul, and Peter, Come, Lord Jesus portrays not only the glory of the revealed Savior, but also the glorification of the resurrected saints.
*Essential, Christ-Exalting Eschatology: Piper guides Christians to examine whether they long for the appearing of Christ, and what this event will mean for Christians, non-Christians, and for Christ himself
*Careful Exegesis: Piper pays close and precise attention to the words of Scripture, especially with a view to showing how Jesus and Paul were of one mind about the second coming
*Practical: The final 5 chapters are devoted to how Christians should live in this age between the first and second appearing of Christ
*Written by Bestselling Author John Piper: Author of Don’t Waste Your Life, Desiring God, and Providence
NeoCalvinism : A Theological Introduction$36.99Add to cart
Discover the rich theology of Neo-Calvinism.
Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck sparked a theological tradition in the Netherlands that came to be known as Neo-Calvinism. While studies in Neo-Calvinism have focused primarily on its political and philosophical insights, its theology has received less attention.
In Neo-Calvinism: A Theological Introduction, Cory C. Brock and N. Gray Sutanto present the unique dogmatic contributions of the tradition. Each chapter focuses on a distinct theological aspect, such as revelation, creation, salvation, and ecclesiology. Neo-Calvinism produced rich theological work that yields promise for contemporary dogmatics. This book invites readers into this rich theological trajectory.
What Every Christian Should Know$26.99Add to cart
We live in a time when believing in anything or nothing is considered equally “truthful.” Many people don’t identify with a specific religion, preferring to think of themselves as “spiritual” to avoid seeming intolerant of other beliefs. This has led to some squishy ideas about right and wrong, as well as false teachings infiltrating our churches.
More than ever, we must stand firm on the clear teaching of God’s Word. In What Every Christian Should Know, Dr. Robert Jeffress equips you to understand ten core doctrines of Christianity so you can be confident that your faith is built on solid ground and stand strong against false teaching. Each chapter illuminates a core belief of the Christian faith, such as God’s Word, the Trinity, angels and demons, sin, salvation, future things, and more.
Nothing is more hopeful and beneficial in our trying times than good theology. With vivid illustrations, clear explanations, and practical applications for believers today, this book will help you ground your faith in capital T truth.
Counterfeit Kingdom : The Dangers Of New Revelation, New Prophets, And New$17.99Add to cart
Is there a new reformation happening in the church? It depends on who you ask.
The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is a popular and fast-growing new movement of Christians who emphasize signs and wonders, and teach that God is giving new revelation through new apostles and prophets. But is this biblical Christianity?
In Test the Spirits, apologists and NAR experts Holly Pivec and Doug Geivett show how the NAR’s key tenets distort the gospel, twist the Scriptures, are influenced by New Age practices, and lead faithful Christians to shipwreck their faith. They also offer practical suggestions for readers who are already influenced by the NAR, who are curious about it, or who have friends or family members who have been swept up by the movement.
What used to be on the fringes of the church is now mainstream, and many are being influenced by it unaware. This book is a wake-up call.
Tolkien Dogmatics : Theology Through Mythology With The Maker Of Middle-Ear$26.99Add to cart
Theology through mythology
J. R. R. Tolkien was many things: English Catholic, father and husband, survivor of two world wars, Oxford professor, and author. But he was also a theologian. Tolkien’s writings exhibit a coherent theology of God and his works, but Tolkien did not present his views with systematic arguments. Rather, he expressed theology through story.
In Tolkien Dogmatics, Austin M. Freeman inspects Tolkien’s entire corpus–The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and beyond–as a window into his theology. In his stories, lectures, and letters, Tolkien creatively and carefully engaged with his Christian faith. Tolkien Dogmatics is a comprehensive manual of Tolkien’s theological thought arranged in traditional systematic theology categories, with sections on God, revelation, creation, evil, Christ and salvation, the church, and last things. Through Tolkien’s imagination, we reencounter our faith.
Bond Between Souls$29.99Add to cart
Augustine’s theology of friendship
The discovery of Augustine’s letters in the mid-twentieth century provided a watershed moment for understanding the bishop of Hippo. The letters of Augustine offer a window into his life. They showcase a theologian on the run, working through difficult pastoral issues. They also show another side of Augustine: the theologian as friend.
In A Bond between Souls: Friendship in the Letters of Augustine, Coleman M. Ford examines Augustine’s understanding of friendship. For Augustine, friendship is the overflow of love and is essential for building Christlike virtue. Friendship differs by context and relationship but is fundamentally rooted in the reality that, in Christ, friendship with God has been restored. In this sense, friendship is fundamentally a spiritual exercise.
With original research rooting Augustine’s letter-writing, theology, and understanding of friendship in antiquity, A Bond between Souls helps readers to understand this doctor of the church in a deeper way.
Good And True Story$19.99Add to cart
Young adults today want authentic answers to their soul-deep questions about God. They want meaningful ways to communicate those answers to others. Most of all, they want to know that they are living a life that matters.
In A Good and True Story, philosopher, apologist, and international speaker Paul Gould leads readers on an engaging journey through eleven clues that suggest Christianity is not only true but satisfies our deepest longings. This creative foray into the foundations of Christian truth explores the universe, morality, happiness, pain, beauty, and more for readers looking for culturally informed apologetics.
Ideal for college-age and twentysomething readers, small group leaders, and anyone interested in the intersection of faith, philosophy, and culture, A Good and True Story reminds readers that their search for identity and purpose is a gift from a loving and purposeful God.
Is God Really Sovereign$4.99Add to cart
A Short Introduction to the Sovereignty of God for the Christian Life
God’s sovereignty is difficult for most people to wrap their minds around even when they’re not going through difficult times; the topic raises many questions about salvation, evangelism, sin, and suffering. But when difficult circumstances arise, many believers ask, “Is God really in control?”
In this addition to the Church Questions series, pastor Conrad Mbewe explains the Bible’s teaching on God’s sovereignty and addresses the common questions that it raises. He shows how it affects one’s outlook on salvation, suffering, prayer, and worship in the Christian life. This short and accessible work is ideal for anyone currently struggling with the sovereignty of God or for new Christians wanting to learn more about God’s sovereignty.
*Part of the Church Questions Series: Developed to give biblical insight into common questions
*Global Perspective: Written by Zambian author and pastor Conrad Mbewe
*Useful for Seekers: Accessible for those new to faith or looking to learn more
On Earth As In Heaven$34.99Add to cart
The heavenly city of God resurrects the cities of men.
On Earth as in Heaven calls the church to embrace her identity and mission as one shaped by biblical theology and liturgy. The world grows increasingly polarized and politicized, but the church’s commission remains unchanged. Christians carry out Jesus’s mission by being the church. To change the world, the church needs only to be what she is–the bride of Christ–and to do what she does–teach, preach, sing, pray, break bread. Cultural and political mission and individual witness and service all spring from the church’s liturgical life. As the church proclaims God’s word and practices vibrant liturgy, she is God’s heavenly city, shining as a light to the world.
Is Hell Real$4.99Add to cart
Dane Ortlund Explains That Hell Is Indeed Real, but Hope Comes through Jesus Christ
When individuals talk about an afterlife, they often talk about heaven and avoid any mention of hell. The idea of hell is uncomfortable and most people prefer to not discuss it. Given this reality, our society lacks an understanding of what hell is, why it exists, and how people can avoid it.
Pastor Dane Ortlund has written this Church Questions booklet to educate readers on the reality of hell and the hope found in Jesus Christ. Using a variety of biblical passages, Ortlund explains that God is just, righteous, and deals perfectly with humanity. In light of God’s holiness and our sin, we fall woefully short of heaven. Humanity deserves hell, but heaven is offered to believers through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
*Written by Dane Ortlund: Author of Gentle and Lowly (500,000+ copies in print)
*Useful for Seekers: Accessible for those new to faith or looking to learn more
*Part of the Church Questions Series: Developed to give biblical insight into common questions
Christian Theology : Biblical, Historical, And Systematic$59.99Add to cart
The church has been entrusted with God’s revelation-and to steward the word of truth, we must confess the Bible’s teaching with clarity and conviction. Adam Harwood’s Christian Theology is both biblically faithful and historically informed, providing a fresh synthesis of the essential doctrines of the faith. Writing from a Free Will Baptist perspective, Harwood brings fresh insights that many systematic theologies lack.
With readable prose, suggestions for further study, and discussion questions, Christian Theology will equip students and pastors to clarify and articulate what they believe and why.
Faith In The New Testament$49.99Add to cart
A classic study now available in English
First appearing in 1885, Schlatter’s Der Glaube im Neuen Testament ( Faith in the New Testament) is a thorough analysis of the concept of faith. Taking into account Old Testament, rabbinic, and key first-century writings, Schlatter provides an exhaustive study on the meaning and implications of faith in the New Testament. It is a philological masterpiece, making its translation into English a great contribution to New Testament theological studies. This fresh translation retains the substance and style of his original work, giving a new audience direct access to Schlatter’s work. Schlatter’s rigorous thought remains invaluable today.
Justification By The Word$39.99Add to cart
God’s Word creates what he commands
In Justification by the Word, Jack D. Kilcrease reintroduces Martin Luther’s key doctrine. Though a linchpin of the Reformation, Luther’s view of justification is often misunderstood. For Luther, justification is an expression of God’s creative Word. To understand Luther on justification, one must grasp his doctrine of the Word. The same God who declared let there be light–and it was so–also declares your sins are forgiven. Justification is an objective reality. It is achieved in Christ’s resurrection and received through an encounter with the risen Christ in Word and sacrament. Justification turns us outward, away from our own unsteady feelings and limited understanding, to look to Christ. And the church must preach justification, lest we so easily forfeit the joy of the gospel.
Justification by the Word inspires readers to reencounter the radical doctrine of justification by faith alone.
Quest To Save The Old Testament$29.99Add to cart
Enlightenment attempts to save the Old Testament
Pastors and scholars today lament the Old Testament’s neglect in the West. But this is nothing new. In the eighteenth century, natural philosopher John Hutchinson witnessed the Old Testament becoming devalued as Scripture. And in his mind, the blame lay with Isaac Newton.
In The Quest to Save the Old Testament, David Ney traces the battle over Scripture during the Enlightenment period. For Hutchinson, critical scholarship’s enchantment with the naturalism of Newton undermined the study of the Old Testament. As cultural forces reshaped biblical interpretation, Hutchinson spawned a movement that sought, above all, to reclaim the Old Testament as Christian Scripture. Hutchinson’s followers sought to be shaped by Scripture, not culture. Rejecting the Newtonian degradation of history, they offered a compelling figural defense of the Old Testament’s doctrinal and moral significance. The Old Testament is the voice of Providence. It is the means of discerning God’s hand at work both in nature and in history.
The Quest to Save the Old Testament is a timely retelling of fateful and faithful attempts to “save” the Old Testament.
Reformed Dogmatics In Dialogue$29.99Add to cart
Two Reformed giants in conversation
Jonathan Edwards and Karl Barth are widely considered to be the greatest North American and Swiss theologians, respectively. Though situated in vastly different contexts and separated by nearly two hundred years, they shared intriguing similarities. Both employed exegesis, theology, and philosophy with ease. Both reasoned with unique quality, depth, and timelessness. Both resisted liberal shifts of their day while remaining creative thinkers. And both were Reformed without uncritically assuming the tradition.
Edited by Uche Anizor and Kyle Strobel, ReformedDogmatics in Dialogue engages Edwards and Barth for constructive dogmatics. Each chapter brings these theologians into conversation on classic theological categories, such as the doctrine of God, atonement, and ecclesiology, as well as topics of particular interest to both, such as aesthetics and philosophy. As with all great theologians, Edwards and Barth continue to illuminate Christian doctrine. Readers will appreciate their rigor of thought and devotion to Christ.
Virtuous Persuasion : A Theology Of Christian Mission$29.99Add to cart
Christians should make disciples as disciples.
Christians who are engaged in missions regularly face ethical challenges. But the approaches and standards of modern missions often further complicate, rather than alleviate, matters. Modern missiology debates what actions constitute mission work, how to measure growth, and the difference between persuasion and coercion. In Virtuous Persuasion, Michael Niebauer casts a holistic vision for Christian mission that is rooted in theological ethics and moral philosophy. Niebauer proposes a theology of mission grounded in virtue. Becoming a skilled missionary is more about following Christ than mastering techniques. Christian mission is best understood as specific activities that develop virtue in its practitioners and move them toward their ultimate goal of partaking in the glory of God. With Virtuous Persuasion, you can rethink the essence of Jesus’s Great Commission and how we seek to fulfill it.
Suffering Not Power$26.99Add to cart
Overturning a popular view of the atonement
Was Christ’s death a victory over death or a substitution for sin? Many today follow Gustav Aulen’s Christus Victor view, which portrays Christ’s death as primarily a ransom paid to the powers of evil and which, according to Aulen, reflected the beliefs of the early church. Aulen held that this ransom theory view dominated until Anselm reframed atonement as satisfaction and the Reformers reframed it as penal substitution.
In Suffering, Not Power, Benjamin Wheaton challenges this common narrative that Christ’s work of atonement was reframed by Anselm, showing that sacrificial and substitutionary language was common well before Anselm’s Cur Deus Homo. Wheaton displays this through a careful analysis of three medieval theologians whose writings on the atonement are commonly overlooked: Caesarius of Arles, Haimo of Auxerre, and Dante Alighieri. These figures come from different times and contexts and wrote in different genres, but each spoke of Christ’s death as a sacrifice of expiation and propitiation made by God to God.
Let history speak for itself, read the evidence, and reconsider the church’s belief in Christ’s substitutionary death for sinners.
History Of The Devil Ancient And Modern$24.99Add to cart
The History of the Devil is a classic historical and religious book universally considered one of Daniel Defoe’s greatest works of non-fiction. The book was first published in 1726 and made an immediate impact on English literature, society and the ecclesiastical community in the early 18th century and continues to enrich humanity as a faithful source of historical and biblical truth and wisdom.
The History of the Devil cleverly unfolds the actions, devices, and evil nature of Satan and his host of devils against God and mankind throughout the history of the world. Defoe divides the book into two parts: Ancient, or the time from before the creation of the universe to the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ; and Modern, or from the time of Christ and establishment of the Christian Church to the present day. His style is one that uniquely blends serious biblical principles and history with lighter satirical narrative, especially when dealing with mankind’s many false presuppositions about the Devil, and clearly delineates when each, or both, is applicable to the subject of discussion.
Klaas Schilder Reader$49.99Add to cart
Recovering a forgotten theologian.
Klaas Schilder (1890-1952) was a prominent Dutch Reformed theologian in the early twentieth century, first as a pastor and then as a professor. While his fame spread to North America in the 1940s, he is mostly forgotten today. In Schilder Reader: The Essential Theological Writings, readers will rediscover this important Dutch theologian.
Working in the tradition of Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck, Schilder applies Dutch Neo–Calvinism to the twentieth century. This includes secularism, the rise and influence of Karl Barth, opposition to Nazism, and the relation between the church and society. Schilder Reader contextualizes his work and furthers the neo–Calvinist tradition.
Hollywood Heroes : How Your Favorite Movies Reveal God$16.99Add to cart
Seven fictional stories–Captain America, Iron Man, Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Batman, and Wonder Woman–point us to the ultimate hero, Jesus Christ.
Think about it. What if Batman knew your name and wanted to be friends with you? What if you were the one that Tony Stark died to save? What if it was you that Luke Skywalker would stop at nothing to redeem? Hollywood Heroes will awaken you to these questions and help you to see a God who stops at nothing to redeem you. And it will strengthen you to invite others into conversations of faith and life in Jesus.
Fictional stories about heroes help us realize that there is evil to fight, souls to be won, and growth to be achieved. It helps us recognize–regardless of religious or cultural beliefs–that sacrificing your life for another’s is a powerful and beautiful display of love.
Fictional heroes help us to reconsider what is tangibly in front of us through the lens of story rather than simply as just another day in our ordinary lives. Appealing straight to the heart, the stories bypass artificial barriers that we would normally block them with because our worldview has been threatened.
When we examine out-of-this-world qualities like idealism, genius, a willingness to sacrifice, discipline, loyalty, humility, courage, wisdom, focus, power, and love, we discover that Jesus practices them perfectly.
What Is Saving Faith$34.99Add to cart
John Piper Argues That Faith in Christ Is Not Saving unless It Includes the Affectional Dimension of Treasuring Christ
What happens in the heart when it experiences real saving faith? John Piper argues that faith in Christ is not saving unless it includes what he calls “the affectional dimension of treasuring Christ”. Nor is God glorified as he ought to be unless he is treasured in being trusted. Saving faith in Jesus Christ welcomes him forever as our supreme and inexhaustible pleasure.
What Is Saving Faith? explains that a Savior who is treasured for his all-satisfying worth is more glorified than a Savior who is only trusted for his all-forgiving competence. In this way, saving faith reaches its God-appointed goal: the perfections of Christ glorified by our being satisfied in him forever.
Written by Best-Selling Author and Pastor John Piper: Explores a critical and misunderstood element of the Christian faith, urging believers to ask the unsettling question, Do I have saving faith?
Theologically Robust: Studies respected theologians’ work regarding salvation, including John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Henry Scougal, John Owen, Wayne Grudem, and J. I. Packer
Accessible: Written for students, nominal or thoughtful Christians, and church leaders of all levels, as well as anyone interested in the nature of faith and the essential relationship between faith and feeling
Practical Religion : Essential Biblical Truths For Daily Christian Living$24.99Add to cart
Practical Religion, by J. C. Ryle (1816-1900), was first published in 1878 and is renowned as a theological and apologetic Christian “classic”-esteemed for its clear, profound and penetrating narrative on the practice of genuine Christian living. Within its pages, Ryle masterfully unfolds practical biblical truths in a series of treatises, or “papers” as he calls them, each written to address a critical aspect of where personal faith in Christ and the practice of that faith in holy living unite and are essential for Christian growth and effective discipleship.
Ryle exposes hypocrisy and nominalism in religion, or “Churchianity” as he calls it, which was as systemic in his day as it is today. His poignant narrative appeals to the evangelical Church as well as to individuals who profess to be Christians-a call to self-examination in all things, and a return to sound Biblical truths seriously and practically applied in every aspect of life.
Ryle’s powerful, engaging style penetrates the heart and challenges the mind of its readers and is not for the faint of heart. Ryle’s design is to stir the hearts and minds of those who genuinely and humbly seek a deeper abiding, surrendered life in Christ. No wonder his equally renowned contemporary English minister, Charles Spurgeon, considered Ryle “An evangelical champion. One of the bravest and best of men.” J.I. Packer calls Practical Religion, “The manual for the practice of Christianity.”
J. C. (John Charles) Ryle was the first Bishop of Liverpool, England, and one of the most influential evangelical ministers and writers of the nineteenth century. He was renowned for his rare ability to bring the riches of Biblical truth, plainly and powerfully, to the hearts of his hearers and readers.
Practical Religion will enrich the believer’s walk with Christ and provide the Church with much needed insight for preaching and living genuine Christianity, now and in every generation!