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Dale Ralph Davis

DALE RALPH DAVIS has a rare gift of expounding the Old Testament Scriptures in a way that you feel transported back in time. He is Minister in Residence, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that he was pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.

JOSHUA - No Falling Words, This exposition is rooted first in a thorough analysis of the Hebrew text, employing helpful insights from archaeology and linguistics, and second in the major theological and literary themes discovered in each section. Finally the author brings the fragments together in an expository treatment 'that is not ashamed to stoop to the level of application.'

JUDGES - Such a Great Salvation, The Church has a problem with Judges, it is so earthy, puzzling, primitive and violent - so much so that the Church can barely stomach it. It falls under the category 'embarrassing scripture'. Such an attitude is, of course, wrong so Ralph Davis here makes Judges digestible by analysing the major literary and theological themes discovered in each section, providing a 'theocentric' exposition.

FIRST SAMUEL - Looking on the Heart, Davis brings cultural and historical colour to the task of interpretation and adds a pastor's heart for personal application. You will find a point of contact with the lives of Samuel, Saul, Jonathan and David as Davis answers the question 'What does God seek when he looks on the heart?' Davis presents simple exposition of the literary and theological character of the text in a bright and fascinating way.

SECOND SAMUEL - Out of Every Adversity, Davis brings cultural and historical colour to the task of interpreting one of the most studied parts of the Bible. The lessons in 2 Samuel from the life of Israel, and David in particular, have obvious modern parallels. Davis writes with a pastor's heart AND the incisive brain of a respected theologian specialising in the Old Testament texts.

FIRST KINGS - The Wisdom And the Folly, 1 Kings is a continuation of a narrative of the history of Israel which begins in 1 Samuel and continues through into 1 & 2 Kings.

While we so often struggle with the events and issues of the book of 1st Kings, Ralph Davis helps us to see how it we can apply to the contemporary settings of the 21st century. As usual Ralph Davis uses pastoral application and laces it with his own sense of humour. He is noted for tackling scholarship head on.

SECOND KINGS - The Power and the Fury, 2 Kings provides a fast-paced narrative of insight into the history of Israel under its monarchy. This book is a continuation of the narrative begun in 1 Samuel, and continued through 2 Samuel and 1 Kings. Ralph finishes it off with a captivating and rewarding journey through 2 Kings.

PSALMS 1 - 12 -- The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life, In the opening pages of the Psalms, believers discover foundational truth for right living-and great delight-as children of God. Trusted theologian Dale Ralph Davis leads readers through a careful study of Psalms 1-12 with clear application for daily life.

PSALMS 13 - 24 -- Slogging Along in the Paths of Righteousness, Dale Ralph Davis plunges right into the middle of King David's hard times with a study that is resonant for our lives. King David's faith brought him through the muddy parts of life. Will we find that depression is our final response to a hard path? Will faith carry us across? Find the encouragement that Psalms 13-24 hold for the Scripture-filled life.

DEREK THOMAS has said, "Dale Ralph Davis is among the finest expositors of the Old Testament alive today. His style is unique and his content infectious. A pastor at heart, his insights are always governed by an absolute loyalty to the text, a belief that the Bible was written for today as much as yesterday, and a desire to encourage his readers to fall in love with Scripture and to trust it."

JOSHUA - No Falling Words
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JUDGES - Such a Great Salvation
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FIRST SAMUEL - Looking on the Heart
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SECOND SAMUEL - Out of Every Adversity
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FIRST KINGS - The Wisdom And the Folly
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SECOND KINGS - The Power and the Fury
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PSALMS 1 - 12 -- The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life
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PSALMS 13 - 24 -- Slogging Along in the Paths of Righteousness
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The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Tom Nettles

Tom Nettles has written this biography of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the famous 19th century preacher and writer. It covers his life, ministry and also his theology. He draws on material from The Sword and Trowel, the magazine of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, where C H Spurgeon ministered.

"Charles Spurgeon is a mountain - a massive figure on the evangelical landscape. Tom Nettles now helps us to understand Charles Haddon Spurgeon as a man, a theologian, and one of the most influential pastors in church history. Nettles takes us into the heart of Charles Spurgeon's conviction and his pastoral theology. This is a book that will encourage, educate, and bless its readers." - R. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

"While numerous biographies of Spurgeon have been published over the decades, Spurgeon's thought normally receives short shrift from his biographers. This is why this new biography is so important. By focusing on Spurgeon's memoirs and published articles, Tom Nettles has filled an important gap in scholarship related to Spurgeon with this exhaustive intellectual biography of the Prince of Preachers. Many pastors and other casual readers will be encouraged by Spurgeon's commitment to a high view of Scripture and historic Baptist orthodoxy from a Reformed perspective. Scholars will be forced to reckon with Spurgeon the theologian as they pursue their own studies of the famed Victorian pastor." - Nathan A. Finn, Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Baptist Studies, The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina

"What Nettles makes plain is that for Spurgeon, all theology is pastoral theology. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It should be widely distributed by all who love the gospel of God's grace that Spurgeon preached. Every pastor, ministerial student and those who work to train men for the ministry should carefully learn from the life and labors of Charles Haddon Spurgeon as Tom Nettles elucidates them. Nearly everyone who knows of Spurgeon admires him for his great accomplishments. Nettles helps us understand the theological underpinnings of those accomplishments. In doing so, the author, like his subject, has served the church well." - Tom Ascol, Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Florida

"Readers are inspired to holiness of life, faithfulness in Christ's service, and perseverance in godliness by the moving account of this great Victorian evangelist who held and maintained through his preaching and pastoral ministry endeavors the great truths generally known as 'the doctrines of grace.' " - C. Berry Driver Jr., Dean of Libraries, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

"Nettles presents the ministerial brilliance of the 'Prince of Preachers,' whose pastoral labors transcend generations down to this present hour. Revered by many as the greatest preacher since the apostle Paul, readers will be encouraged and edified by this engaging account of Spurgeon's life and ministry." - Steven J. Lawson, Senior Pastor, Christ Fellowship Baptist Church, Mobile, Alabama

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Calling the Church to a New Christian Activism
John Barber

"Here is a book which ties together the two great commands of God: the Cultural Mandate and the Great Commission. A practical guidebook for Christians of all persuasions." - D. James Kennedy Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Florida.

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Complete in Three Volumes
Tom Nettles

The nature of Baptist identity has come to a place of critical importance in Baptist studies. What exactly constitutes a Baptist? Tom Nettles seeks to answer this fascinating question through examining the lives of some of the most high profile and influential Baptists in history.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky has a library loaded with Baptist materials including a rich archival collection, which Tom found indispensable for this book.

Nettles establishes a clearly identifiable profile of Baptists. He looks at many influential spokesmen for Baptist lives who embraced the bible as an unerring divine revelation. From John Spilsbury to William Carey we are taken on an enlightening journey through the origin and expansion of the Baptist Church. Tom Nettles has produced a book that is wonderfully informative and, through its profiles of God honouring historical figures, should serve us encouragement to all Christians today.

Tom Nettles has produced a book that is wonderfully informative and, through its profiles of God honouring historical figures, should serve us encouragement to all Christians Today.


VOLUME ONE: Beginnings in Britain
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VOLUME TWO: Beginnings in America
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VOLUME THREE: The Modern Era
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