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CANON REVISITED
Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books
Michael Kruger

This study of the New Testament canon and its authority looks deeper than the traditional surveys of councils and creeds, mining the biblical text itself for direction in understanding what the original authors and audiences believed the canon to be. Canon Revisited distinguishes itself by placing a substantial focus on the theology of canon as the context within which the historical evidence is evaluated and assessed. In effect, this work successfully unites both the theology and the historical development of the canon, ultimately serving as a practical defense for the authority of the New Testament books.

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"This book fills a lacuna in evangelical scholarship. Rarely does academic specialization in canon studies converge with thorough commitment to biblical authority. In this work, close evaluation of the history of approaches to the canon is matched by a richly theological interpretation of what it means to call Scripture our æcanon.Æ Careful, accessible, and wise in his explorations, Michael Kruger has given us a gift that will keep on giving for generations to come." -Michael S. Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

"The Christian canon of Scripture is under fire now more than ever. Sadly, even as so much of this fire has been issuing from academic quarters, we are left with more smoke than light. Stepping into the gap with a fresh synthesis is Michael Kruger's Canon Revisited. Gracefully uniting theology and history, Kruger invokes the chief Reformed argument for canon and gives it fresh wings." -Nicholas Perrin, Franklin S. Dyrness Chair of Biblical Studies Associate Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College; author, Lost in Transmission? What We Can Know about the Words of Jesus



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THE GODLY HOME
Selected from A Christian Directory
RICHARD BAXTER, Edited by Randall Pedersen, Intro. by J.I. Packer

In twenty-first century America, at a time when the family structure is crumbling, divorce rates are at an all-time high, and respect for parents is diminishing, The Godly Home serves as a balm for those seeking God's plan for the family. With an introduction by J. I. Packer, this book includes topics for those passionate about families or those teaching on the characteristics of a godly family. Richard Baxter covers topics such as marriage, children, and family worship methodically and comprehensively through both hypothetical and real-life questions and concerns that arise in family dynamics. He uses arguments, objections, and frequent Scripture to help husbands, wives, and children to live godly lives.More than three centuries ago, Puritan church leader Baxter compiled a 1,143-page tome entitled Christian Directory, which included a section on family life. The Godly Home is the only stand-alone version of that section of Christian Directory. Editor Randall Pederson has updated the language and syntax to make this seventeenth-century collection of words one that will continue on for generations to come.



Endorsement: "The Puritans elevated the concept that our homes and families should be like little churches and godly enclaves more than anyone else in church history. They preached scores of sermons and wrote numerous books on how to live as Christian husbands, wives, and children. One of the most important among these books was written by Richard Baxter and has long been buried in miniscule print in his A Christian Directory. In The Godly Home, Randall Pederson has masterfully edited Baxter's tour de force on the duties of husbands, wives, children, and teenagers in building God-glorifying homes. Though a few items in this book may seem outdated, the vast majority of it provides solid, convicting, and instructive biblical advice. If every Christian family, by the Spirit's grace, conscientiously practiced the godly piety Baxter commends in this book, homes, churches, and nations would be truly transformed for good and we would see better days ahead." - Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

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ROMANS COMMENTARY
Righteousness from Heaven
R. Kent Hughes

Few Christians would dispute that the book of Romans is one of the most powerful and in?uential books ever written. After all, Paul's epistle has been the written force behind some of the most significant conversions of church history: St. Augustine was convicted of his sin after reading some verses from the thirteenth chapter; Martin Luther recovered the doctrine of salvation by faith from his study of Romans 1:17; John Wesley felt his heart 'strangely warmed' and transformed while listening to the reading of Luther's preface to the book of Romans; and John Bunyan was so inspired as he studied the great themes of Romans that he wrote the immortal Pilgrim's Progress. There is no doubt about the power of the book of Romans.



Pastor Kent Hughes invites us now to experience the same power that was exhibited in the lives of great Church leaders such as Augustine, Luther, Wesley, and so many others. The fundamental truths expressed in Paul's letter; the themes of justification by faith, abounding grace, and freedom from sin; come to life as we explore the book that has so challenged and nourished followers of Christ for centuries.

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FROM HEAVEN HE CAME AND SOUGHT HER
Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological and Pastoral Perspective
Edited by David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson

There is a palpable sense of confusion, and sometimes even embarrassment, with regard to so-called Limited Atonement today, pointing to the need for thoughtful engagement with this controversial doctrine. Incoprating contributions from a host of respected theologians, 'From Heaven He Came and Sought Her' stands as the first comprehennsive resource of Definite Atonement as it examines the issue from historical, biblical, theological and pastoral perspectives.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Sacred Theology and the Reading of the Divine Word: Mapping the Doctrine of Definite Atonement (David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson)

DEFINITE ATONEMENT IN CHURCH HISTORY

2. "We Trust in the Saving Blood" - Definite Atonement in the Ancient Church (Michael Haykin)

3. "Sufficient for All, Efficient for Some" - Definite Atonement in the Medieval Church (David Hogg)

4. Calvin, Indefinite Language, and Definite Atonement (Paul Helm)

5. Blaming Beza: The Development of Definite Atonement in the Reformed Tradition (Raymond Blacketer)

6. The Synod of Dort and Definite Atonement (Lee Gatiss)

7. "Controversy on Universal Grace": An Historical Survey of Moise Amyraut's 'Briief Traitte de la Predestination (Amar Djaballah)

8. Atonement and the Covenant of Redemption: John Owen on the Nature of Christ's Satisfaction (Carl Trueman)

DEFINITE ATONEMENT IN THE BIBLE

9. "Because He Loved Your Forefathers": Election, Atonement and Intercession in the Pentateuch (Paul Williamson)

10. "Stricken for the Transgression of My People": The Atoning Work of Isaiah's Suffering Servant (J. Alec Motyer)

11. For the Glory of the Father and the Salvation of His People: Definite Atonement in the Synoptics and Johannine Literature (Matthew Harmon)

12. For Whom Did Christ Die? Particularism and Universalism in the Pauline Epistles (Jonathan Gibson)?

13. The Glorious, Indivisible, Trinitarian Work of Godin Christ: Definite Atonement in Paul's Theology of Salvation (Jonathan Gibson)

14. 'Problematic Texts' for Definite Atonement in the Pastoral and General Epistles (Thomas R. Schreiner)

III. DEFINITE ATONEMENT IN THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE?

15. Definite Atonement and the Divine Decree (Donald Macleod)?

16. The Triune God, Incarnation and Definite Atonement (Robert Letham)

17. The Definite Intent of Penal Substitutionary Atonement (Garry J. Williams)?

18. Punishment God Cannot Twice Inflict: The Double Payment Argument Redivivus (Garry J. Williams)?

19. The New Covenant Work of Christ: Priesthood, Atonement, and Intercession (Stephen J. Wellum)?

20. Jesus Christ the Man: Toward a Theology of Definite Atonement (Henri A. G. Blocher)?

IV. Definite Atonement in Pastoral Practice?

21. Slain for the World? The 'Uncomfortability' of the 'Unevangelized' for a Universal Atonement (Daniel Strange)

22. 'Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine? Definite Atonement and the Cure of Souls (Sinclair B. Ferguson)?

23. 'My Glory I Will Not Give to Another': Preaching the Fullness of Definite Atonement to the Glory of God (John Piper)

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THE HERESY OF ORTHODOXY
Andreas J. Kostenberger, Michael J. Kruger

In the 1930's world famous and renowned lexicographer Walter Bauer argued that Christian belief emerged out of myriad theologies that existed within the church during the Patristic era. Out of this context, he argued, Rome emerged as the theology with the most political favor and thus became the "true" or "orthodox" theology of the church. However, Bauer provided little evidence to substantiate his claims other than the theory upon which they were built. In fact, Bauer was refuted by many scholars when his theory was first translated into English. The evidence simply does not fit the theory Bauer propounded.

Nevertheless in our current pluralist culture, which assumes that those who have power unjustly establish hegemonies in their favor whenever possible, this theory is still being propagated by scholars like Bart Ehrman. Again, this theory states that Christian orthodoxy arose from within the context of many theologies that later fell prey to the centralized and dominant Roman Church.

In this book The Heresy of Orthodoxy prolific and leading NT scholar Andreas J. Kostenberger along with Michael J. Kruger argue to the contrary showing that Christian orthodoxy was established and adhered to in-at least-the first half of the second century. To do this Kostenberger and Kruger open two fronts, one historical and the other canonical. First, the authors establish historical situation of early Christianity and show, via historical sources, an early orthodoxy that geographically diverse. They also demonstrate the consistency of the biblical witness to this context in relationship to other historical documents. Finally, they also show the logical and historical impossibility of developed heresies prior to the 3rd century-even the largest and most widespread heresy, Gnosticism.

Moving onto Canon, Kostenberger and Kruger explain what modern scholarship, that does not put theories before evidence has routinely shown, namely that the NT books that later constituted the Canon were understood as authoritative revelation by a majority of the church before many of the other books of "alternative Christianities" were even written.

But Kostenberger and Kruger, even after making their arguments from the evidence, not theory, remain uncomfortable with the scholarship that supports the Bauer-Ehrman thesis. They contend, in polemical fashion, that Bart Ehrman is ignoring evidence that is not only strongly against him, but obvious to any person who does not have a cultural agenda that demands all perspectives are equal no matter how unequal the historical record in fact may be.

The Heresy of Orthodoxy is a much needed correction to the scholarship and popular writings of Bart Ehrman and his unsubstantiated attacks on the integrity of the NT canon, his manipulation of history, and his patent disdain for orthodox belief. It should be read widely by Christians who want the best scholarship, that being scholarship that allows the evidence to dictate the results of the inquiry, and who want to learn where they can go to find the primary sources.


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LOVING JESUS MORE
Philip Graham Ryken

Do you love Jesus more than your spouse? Your reputation? Your kids? Your health? Your job? Your money?

As Christians, we're called to love Jesus more than anyone or anything else. But do we really do this? Emphasizing that God's love for us is the source of our love for him, Phil Ryken challenges us to take Jesus's words seriously and think carefully about where our affections truly lie.

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1.Where Love Comes From

2.This I Know

3.With All We Have

4.What Makes Love Extravagant

5.What Love Does

6.Love's Greatest Test

7.When I DonÆt Love Jesus

8.Sight Unseen

9.Loving Jesus Perfectly


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ELEVEN GREAT TITLES BY PAUL D. TRIPP
PAUL DAVID TRIPP

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(1) SUFFERING: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense

Sometimes life doesn’t make sense. When death, illness, unemployment, or a difficult relationship challenges everything we thought we knew, we can feel utterly unprepared to cope. Best-selling author Paul David Tripp weaves together his personal story, years of counseling experience, and biblical insights to help us in the midst of suffering, identifying 6 traps to avoid—including doubt, discouragement, and denial—and 6 comforts to embrace—including God’s presence, God’s people, and God’s grace. Exploring a wide range of common experiences, this raw yet hope-filled book will empower readers to cling to God's promises when trials come and then move forward with the hope of the gospel.

(2) AWE: Why It Matters for Everything We Think, Say, and Do

Humans are hardwired for awe. Our hearts are always captured by something—that’s how God made us. But sin threatens to distract us from the glory of our Creator. All too often, we stand in awe of everything but God.

Uncovering the lies we believe about all the earthly things that promise us peace, life, and contentment, Paul Tripp redirects our gaze to God’s awe-inducing glory—showing how such a vision has the potential to impact our every thought, word, and deed.

(3) NEW MORNING MERCIES: A Daily Gospel Devotional

365 Gospel-Centered Devotions for the Whole Year

Mornings can be tough. Sometimes, a hearty breakfast and strong cup of coffee just aren’t enough. Offering more than a rush of caffeine, best-selling author Paul David Tripp wants to energize you with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel.

Forget “behavior modification” or feel-good aphorisms. Tripp knows that what we really need is an encounter with the living God. Then we’ll be prepared to trust in God’s goodness, rely on his grace, and live for his glory each and every day.

(4) PARENTING: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family

Winner of the ECPA Book of the Year Award for Christian Living

What is your calling as a parent?

In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.

In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.

Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.

(5) WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage

Somehow, someway, every marriage becomes a struggle.

Everyone’s marriage morphs into something they didn’t intend it to be. At some point you need something sturdier than romance. You need something deeper than shared interests and mutual attraction. You need changed expectations, you need radical commitments, and, most importantly, you need grace.

(6) WHITER THAN SNOW: Meditations on Sin and Mercy from Psalm 51

What do you do when you've really blown it? Is sin really as dangerous and is grace really as powerful as the Bible says they are? Is there such a thing as a new beginning?

Sin and grace-these are the two themes of our lives. We all blow it and we all need to start over again. In Psalm 51, David tells his story of moral failure, personal awareness, grief, confession, repentance, commitment, and hope. And because David's story is every believer's story, Psalm 51 is every believer's psalm. It tells how we, as broken sinners, can be brutally honest with God and yet stand before him without fear.

Whiter Than Snow unpacks this powerful little psalm in fifty-two meditations, reminding readers that by God's grace there is mercy for every wrong and grace for every new beginning. Designed for busy believers, these brief and engaging meditations are made practical by the reflection questions that conclude each chapter.

(7) REDEEMING MONEY: How God Reveals and Reorients Our Hearts

Money. The thought of it can be overwhelming, and the pursuit of it can be addicting. Our society constantly promises us that money will provide what we want—success, comfort, peace, and happiness—leading our fickle hearts to trust money for things it was never intended to give us. Even if we think we know what the Bible says about money, there seems to be a gap between our theology and our everyday money struggles.

In this practical and hopeful book, best-selling author Paul David Tripp shows us how to view and interact with money in a God-honoring way. Through chapters that expose the depths of our heart struggles and our need for grace, this book offers a roadmap to find peace, generosity, and joy in the world that God created.

(8) SEX & MONEY: Pleasures That Leave You Empty and Grace That Satisfies

Pleasure.

We live in a world obsessed with finding it, passionate to enjoy it, and desperate to maintain it. Chief among such pleasures are sex and money—two pleasures unrivaled in their power to captivate our attention, demand our worship, and drive us to hide or to despair.

You don't have to look far to see that we are in big trouble in both areas. Many of us see the battle. We feel the strain of the war. And we are eager for freedom in a world gone mad.

Seasoned counselor and pastor Paul David Tripp pulls back the curtain on the lies that surround us and on the distortions we often overlook. As Tripp thoughtfully exposes the insanity of our culture, he also wisely speaks to our own tendencies to fall prey to sexual and financial idolatry.

Sex and Money ultimately directs us to God’s Word and the liberating power of the gospel, offering real-world advice, and giving us the guidance we need to find true joy and enduring satisfaction.

(9) SEX IN A BROKEN WORLD: How Christ Redeems What Sin Distorts

We live in a deeply broken world . . . but there is hope.

Sexuality is a fundamental part of what it means to be human—part of God’s beautiful design when he created all things. And yet, sex in our world today looks nothing like the way that God intended it to be. Sexual brokenness surrounds us and, in one way or another, affects us all.

This sexual brokenness reveals our deep need for redemption—something quick fixes, mere behavior modification, or a set of rules can’t provide. Honest and direct yet kind and caring, this book points us to the only place we can find help for sexual brokenness—the transforming grace of Jesus Christ. Only this grace offers hope for a life of freedom, purity, and joy as God intended.

(10) COME, LET US ADORE HIM: 31 Daily Advent Devotionals

This year, don't let Christmas sneak up on you again.

The wonder and awe of the Christmas season can easily get overshadowed by lights, tinsel, bows, and paper—not to mention last-minute trips to the mall and visits to the in-laws. In all the hustle and bustle, we often lose sight of what’s most important. This book of daily readings for the month of December by best-selling author Paul David Tripp will help you slow down, prepare your heart, and focus on what matters most: adoring our Savior, Jesus.

(11) A SHELTER IN THE TIME OF STORM: Meditations on God and Trouble from Psalm 27

Fifty-two meditations on Psalm 27 instruct and encourage believers to worship God through the ups and downs of life.

Psalm 27 is a psalm of trouble and worship, of difficulty and beauty, of the evil of people against people, and of the mercy of God. Because of its honesty about life in this fallen world, Psalm 27 speaks into the life of every believer. At the same time it places joyful and self-sacrificing worship right next to the trouble that is the psalm's background theme. This juxtaposition makes Psalm 27 unique, interesting, practical, challenging, and encouraging.

A Shelter in the Time of Storm takes readers through this roller-coaster-ride of a psalm in fifty-two brief and engaging meditations. These meditations are designed to fill hearts with a patient hope that grows stronger as the trouble-spotted days go by. Reflection questions at the end of the chapter make these meditations thought-provoking and practical.

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THE FIRST DAYS OF JESUS: The Story of the Incarnation
Andreas Kostenberger & Alexander Stewart

The birth of Jesus stands as a pivotal moment in the history of the world, marking a dramatic turning point in God’s plan to redeem creation from sin and death. Much to the world’s surprise, redemption had arrived . . . in the form of a lowly baby.

Aimed at stirring your affections for Jesus, this meditative book will lead you on a step-by-step journey through the Gospels’ birth narratives, clearing away common misconceptions, making messianic connections, and setting the stage for Jesus’s later life and ministry.

PART ONE: VIRGIN-BORN MESSIAH (From Matthew's Gospel)

PART TWO: LIGHT OF THE NATIONS (From Luke's Gospel)

PART THREE: INCARNATE WORD (From John's Gospel)

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“This latest work on the incarnation and nativity is an excellent example of serious scholarship served up in a most readable manner. No birth in history had such prophetic preparation, which is a powerful, central theme in these pages that celebrate the start of the greatest life ever lived. This is a welcome antidote to the cheap sensationalism in recent books on Jesus that try to demolish every reason for regarding Christmas as ‘the most wonderful time of the year.’” -Paul L. Maier, Professor of Ancient History, Western Michigan University; author, In the Fullness of Time

“The First Days of Jesus is a revealing look at the earliest days of Jesus in Matthew, Luke, and John set against some of the skeptical takes on these passages. Add to this a taste of Jewish messianic expectation and you have a nice overview of the start of Jesus’s career and where it fits in God’s plan. Solid yet devotional, it is a great introduction to the first days of our Lord.” -Darrell L. Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement, The Hendricks Center, Dallas Theological Seminary

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PAUL DAVID TRIPP

This year, don't let Christmas sneak up on you again.

The wonder and awe of the Christmas season can easily get overshadowed by lights, tinsel, bows, and paper—not to mention last-minute trips to the mall and visits to the in-laws. In all the hustle and bustle, we often lose sight of what’s most important. This book of daily readings for the month of December by best-selling author Paul David Tripp will help you slow down, prepare your heart, and focus on what matters most: adoring our Savior, Jesus.

“It's not uncommon for me to hear friends and members of the church I pastor talk of how ‘Christmas snuck up on them.’ Paul David Tripp has written a fantastic Advent devotional for individuals or families, and it's the perfect solution for preparing our hearts and homes to celebrate what's really going on underneath the tinsel and the trees.” -Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network; author, The Mingling of Souls and The Explicit Gospel

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“In the chaos, inadequacies, and fears that all too often overshadow the Advent season, it is easy to forget that this day, above all other days, speaks of stillness, welcome, and assurance. It tells us that we have been, and are now, completely loved—no matter if we remember all the presents or if the lights on our tree won’t work. This devotional will help us remember the great love with which we have been loved. Read its pages, share it with your family. Enter into that manger scene. And breathe.” -Elyse Fitzpatrick, author, Give Them Grace

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The Truth of Romans 1 - 8
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"What is the long-term significance of Francis Schaeffer? I am sure that I shall not be at all wrong when I hail him as the one trult great Christian of my time." - J.I. Packer

"Schaeffer helped shape ther thinking of an entire generation of theologically-minded Christian young people." - R. Albert Mohler

AUGUSTINE. LUTHER. WESLEY.

Three great leaders of the churchall traced their spiritual awakenings to the book of Romans. To this day, Paul's letter continues to amaze and awaken those who seek to plumb its depths, including one of the most influential Christian thinkers of the twentieth century, Francis Schaeffer. Here we see Schaeffer's love for the Gospel and passion for the truth on full display. No one can read these pages and wonder how this man had suich a profound impact on the church in the latter half of the twentieth century.

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PRAYERS FOR PEOPLE UNDER PRESSURE
Jonathan Aitken

"Prayers for People under Pressure is for those in the thick of things, and both the selection of prayers and the accompanying reflections are brilliant. Jonathan Aitken's transparent, unassuming, down-to-earth, in-God's-presence style as he speaks of God and ourselves has huge force, taking us often to the edge of eternity. This is an anthology I shall treasure and use." - J. I. Packer

Jonathan Aitken's conversion occurred at a time when he was experiencing the pressures of political life, a public trial, pleading guilty to perjury, being divorced by his wife, going to prison, and returning to 'normal' life. Amid all the pressure of those years, he was discipled in such a way that he learned the discipline of daily prayer and kept extensive prayer journals. It is from these that he mined the material for this book.

Essentially following the ACTS approach to prayer - Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication - Aitken also adds an element of contemplation: Our Relationship with God. His acronym, then, is ACTORS, and his collection of prayers and reflections is accordingly divided into five parts, all preceded by a narrative of his introduction to a life of prayer. "Since direct communication with God in prayer is surely the truest path for a spiritual journey," writes Aitken, "my prayer is that this small book may help others along that path."

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HOPE: The Best of Things
Joni Eareckson Tada

One thing has saved her: the heaven-sent hope found only in Christ.

If hope is scarce in your life, this special booklet will draw you - toward a fresh perspective on suffering, true scriptural encouragement, and this beloved author's hard-won insights about the goodness of God.

In her life's journey Joni has learned to meet suffering on GodÆs terms. She has learned that joy is for real. And most of all, she has learned that hope is the best of things when we give it a chance. This book powerfully communicates all these truths from someone who has lived them, so that you can live them too, no matter what youÆre going through.

JONI EARECKSON TADA is founder and CEO of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center, which ministers to thousands of disabled people and their families through programs of practical encouragement and spiritual help. She is also an artist and the author of numerous best-selling books such as Joni; Heaven: Your Real Home; and When God Weeps. This is her twelfth book with Crossway.

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SIX GREAT BOOKS BY NANCY GUTHRIE
NANCY GUTHRIE

EVEN BETTER THAN EDEN: Nine Ways the Bible's Story Changes Everything About Your Story

God’s Story Will End Better than It Began . . .

Experienced Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie traces 9 themes throughout the Bible, revealing how God’s plan for the new creation will be far more glorious than the original. But this new creation glory isn’t just reserved for the future. The hope of God’s plan for his people transforms everything about our lives today.

THE PROMISED ONE: Seeing Jesus in Genesis

After the resurrection, when Jesus used Scripture to explain who he was and why he came, where did he start? In the Old Testament. And this is where The Promised One begins to look for Christ, finding him in the people, promises, and patterns of the Old Testament scriptures.

With contagious passion and theological soundness, Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie shows how the book of Genesis points us to the person of Christ. Throughout ten weeks of guided personal study, relevant teaching, and thoughtful discussion questions, The Promised One will help you:

make new discoveries of Jesus as seen in the shadows of the Old Testament;

apply the gospel found in Genesis to issues such as shame, fear, and the desire for security and significance;

develop your longing for what is ahead when the world is once again made new.

Gain a fresh perspective on the book of Genesis, a broader understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of Scripture, and much more, when you join with Nancy on this incredible journey to see Jesus in the Old Testament!

THE LAMB OF GOD: Seeing Jesus in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy

Jesus's declaration that Moses wrote of him frames this study of four books of the Pentateuch—Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy—as we discover the many ways that Moses spoke about Christ. Seasoned Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie shows that the Bible's story from beginning to end is the story of the Lamb—the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

Over ten weeks of guided personal Bible study, relevant teaching, and group discussion, you will see the person and work of Christ:

in the person of Moses as a great deliverer, mediator, and prophet;

in the manna, the water from the rock, and the bronze serpent on the pole;

and in the priesthood, tabernacle, and sacrificial system.

Gain a fresh perspective on the story of Israel's deliverance and journey, a broader understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of Scripture, and much more, when you join with Nancy on this incredible journey to see Jesus in the Old Testament!

THE SON OF DAVID: Seeing Jesus in the Historical Books

What kind of king and what kind of kingdom are we asking for when we pray this prayer Jesus taught us to pray? A study of the Old Testament Historical Books—Joshua through Esther—enables us to see the kingdom of God not only as it once was, but also as it is now, and as it will be one day.

Over ten weeks of guided study, relevant teaching, and group discussion, seasoned Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie traces the history of the people of God from the time they entered the Promised Land through a series of failed kings, exile, and finally their return to await the true King. Readers will see Jesus as:

the greater Joshua who leads his people into rest;

the greater Boaz who has done all that is necessary to redeem;

the greater King who will sit on David’s throne forever;

the greater Restorer who is building his church from ruined stones.

Gain a fresh perspective on Israel’s history and God’s kingdom, a broader understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of Scripture, and much more when you join with Nancy on this incredible journey to see Jesus in the Old Testament!

THE WISDOM OF GOD: Seeing Jesus in the Psalms and Wisdom Books

Wouldn't you love to be wise and know the God who is Wisdom himself? This 10-week study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon mines the Wisdom Literature not only for wise principles for living, but also for the wise person these books point to through their drama, poetry, proverb, and song—Jesus.

Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie provides clear commentary and contemporary application of biblical truths found in the Wisdom Books regarding:

how God guides us

how we can make sense of our suffering and our dissatisfaction in life

how to deal with our uneven emotions, our need for security, and our longing to be loved

Gain a fresh perspective on the Wisdom Literature, a broader understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of Scripture, and much more, when you join with Guthrie on this incredible journey to see Jesus in the Old Testament!

THE WORD OF THE LORD: Seeing Jesus in the Prophets

In the Old Testament, God spoke to his people through prophets—men specially called to speak God’s Word to his people. The New Testament makes it clear that such prophets, whether chastising or comforting, testified to Israel’s final redemption and ultimate hope: Jesus the Messiah.

Over ten weeks of guided personal Bible study, relevant teaching, and group discussion, Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie will help you see the person and work of Christ in:

Hosea's willingness to redeem his unfaithful bride from slavery

Isaiah's divine King and suffering Servant, who will be punished for his people

Daniel's stone, not hewn by human hands, that will crush every human kingdom

Ezekiel’s vision of a city where we will enjoy Jesus’s presence forever

Gain a fresh perspective on the message of the Old Testament prophets, a broader understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of Scripture, and much more when you join Nancy on this incredible journey to see Jesus in the Old Testament!

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Lloyd-Jones, Packer, Motyer, Richard Baxter and Nancy Guthrie

A MERCIFUL AND FAITHFUL HIGH PRIEST: Studies in the Book of Hebrews by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The book of Hebrews was written to magnify the greatness of our Savior and the importance of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In nineteen sermons, late pastor Martyn Lloyd-Jones unfolds the riches and beauties of the gospel message found throughout this unique book of the Bible. Using examples and illustrations that remain relevant today, he seamlessly connects the truths found in the book of Hebrews to the whole scope of God’s Word as he exhorts us to hold fast to our salvation and live according to the truth of the gospel.

6 WAYS THE OLD TESTAMENT SPEAKS TODAY: An Interactive Guide by Alec Motyer

What does the Old Testament have to do with us today?

To many of us, the Old Testament can seem distant, foreign, and confusing, with difficult language and events disconnected from our present-day lives. But with a little guidance, it is quickly evident that the Old Testament still speaks today.

In this engaging book, late pastor-theologian Alec Motyer leads us to discover the everyday significance of six key themes that resonate throughout the Old Testament: history, religion, worship, prophecy, wisdom, and theology. Each chapter focuses on one theme, featuring a week’s worth of Scripture readings paired with accessible commentary on the biblical text. Clear, accessible, and warmly pastoral, this book will help you see what this collection of ancient texts from the past has to do with our day-to-day lives in the present.

WEAKNESS IS THE WAY: Life with Christ Our Strength by J.I. Packer

For Christians, weakness should be a way of life. Yet most of us try desperately to be sufficient on our own, and we resent our limitations and our needs.

Renowned theologian and Bible teacher J. I. Packer reflects on his experience of weakness—having been hit by a truck at a young age and now facing the realities of aging—in order to teach us the importance of embracing our own frailty, and also to help us look to Christ for strength, affirmation, and contentment. Find here a path from discouragement to freedom in light of our all-sufficient God.

DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter with Intro. by J.I. Packer and Notes by Michael Lundy

Practical wisdom for dealing with depression.

Depression—whether circumstantial and fleeting or persistent and long term—impacts most people at some point in their lives. Puritan pastor Richard Baxter spent most of his ministry caring for depressed and discouraged souls, and his timeless counsel still speaks to us today. In this book, psychiatrist Michael S. Lundy and theologian J. I. Packer present Baxter’s writings in order to comfort, instruct, and strengthen all who struggle with depression.

WHAT GRIEVING PEOPLE WISH YOU KNEW: About What Really Helps (and what really hurts) by Nancy Guthrie

We want to say or do something that helps our grieving friend. But what?

When someone we know is grieving, we want to help. But sometimes we stay away or stay silent, afraid that we will do or say the wrong thing, that we will hurt instead of help.

In this straightforward and practical book, Nancy Guthrie provides us with the insight we need to confidently interact with grieving people. Drawing upon the input of hundreds of grieving people, as well as her own experience of grief, Nancy offers specifics on what to say and what not to say, and what to do and what to avoid. Tackling touchy topics like talking about heaven, navigating interactions on social media, and more, this book will equip readers to support those who are grieving with wisdom and love.

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WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
Greg Gilbert with Foreword by D.A. Carson

"Greg Gilbert is one of the brightest and most faithful young men called to serve the church today. Here he offers us a penetrating, faithful, and fully biblical understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no greater need than to know the true gospel, to recognize the counterfeits, and to set loose a generation of gospel-centered Christians. This very important book arrives at just the right moment."

-R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Two realities make this a critically important book: the centrality of the gospel in all generations and the confusion about the gospel in our own generation. What Is the Gospel? provides a biblically faithful explanation of the gospel and equips Christians to discern deviations from that glorious message. How I wish I could place this book in the hands of every pastor and church member."

-C. J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries

"Greg Gilbert contends that the current evangelical understanding of the gospel is lost in a fog of confusion. He burns away that fog by shining fresh light on an old subject. Gilbert writes in a clear, concise, and colloquial style that will especially appeal to young adults. What Is the Gospel? will sharpen your thinking about the gospel, etching it more deeply on your heart so you can share the good news of Jesus Christ with boldness. It will leave you pondering the extent to which the gospel has impacted your own life. It will cause you to cry out with thankfulness to God for what Christ has accomplished."

-James MacDonald, Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel, Chicagoland Area; radio teacher, Walk in the Word

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THE WHOLE CHRIST: Legalism, Antinomianism & Gospel Assurance - Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters
SINCLAIR FERGUSON

Since the days of the early church, Christians have wrestled with the relationship between the law and gospel. If, as the apostle Paul says, salvation is by grace and the law cannot save, what relevance does the law have for Christians today?

By revisiting the 'Marrow Controversy' - a famous but largely forgotten eighteenth-century debate related to the proper relationship between God's grace and our works - Sinclair B. Ferguson sheds light on this central issue and why it still matters today. In doing so, he explains how our understanding of the relationship between law and gospel determines our approach to evangelism, our pursuit of sanctification, and even our understanding of Godáhimself.

Ferguson shows us that the antidote to the poison of legalism on the one hand and antinomianism on the other is one and the same: the life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ, in whom we are simultaneously justified by faith, freed for good works, and assured ofásalvation.

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"This book has three things I'm very interested in: eighteenth-century Scottish church history, doctrinal clarity on the gospel, and learning from Sinclair Ferguson. As fascinating as this work is as a piece of historical analysis, it is even more important as a careful biblical and theological guide to the always-relevant controversies surrounding legalism, antinomianism, and assurance. I'm thankful Ferguson has put his scholarly mind and pastoral heart to work on such an important topic." - Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan

"This book could not come at a better time or from a better source. Sinclair Ferguson brings to life a very important controversy from the past to shed light on contemporary debates. But 'The Whole Christ' is more than a deeply informed survey of the Marrow Controversy. It is the highest-quality pastoral wisdom and doctrinal reflection on the most central issue in any age." - Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California; author,áCore Christianity: Finding Yourself in God's Story

TABLE OF CONTENTS

How a Marrow Grew

Grace in the Gospel

Preparation, Distortion, Poison

Danger! Legalism

The Order of Grace

Suspicious Symptoms

Faces of Antinomianism

Causes and Cures

The Marrow of Assurance

How Assurance of Christ becomes Assurance of Salvation

'Hindrances Strew All the Way'

Conclusion

Appendix: Thomas Boston on Faith

Sinclair B. Fergusoná(PhD, University of Aberdeen)áis professor of systematic theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas, and the former senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia,áSouth Carolina.áHe is the author of several books, the most recent being By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me. Sinclair and his wife, Dorothy, have four grown children.

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THE GRACE OF REPENTANCE
Sinclair Ferguson

About The Grace of Repentance

Out of the Protestant Reformation came several important doctrines, including a renewed understanding of repentance. Instead of viewing repentance as a one-time confession, the reformers began to teach what the Bible teaches; that it is both radical and perpetual.

In this redesigned, concise volume Sinclair Ferguson examines how the Bible defines repentance and how the doctrine has fared in today's evangelical churches. He finds many sorely lacking in proper theological understanding: "Once again we need to proclaim the full-orbed doctrine of repentance within an evangelical world that has begun to manifest symptoms of the same medieval sickness." This reversion to a kind of medieval theology includes the viewing of repentance as an isolated, emotional event.

Ferguson combats this trend by pointing us toward repentance in the Bible. As we embrace continual confession and turning from sin, we will find our spiritual walk transformed and our fellowship with Christ renewed. This is an important book for every Christian who wants the grace of repentance to regain rightful prominence in evangelical churches, and in their own lives as well.

Sinclair B. Ferguson is the senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and professor of systematic theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas. He is the author of several books, the most recent being In Christ Alone: Reflections on the Heart of the Gospel, and Westminster Directory of Public Worship (co-authored with Mark Dever). Sinclair and his wife, Dorothy, have four grown children.

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NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES
Thoughtful and Worshipful Reflections on the Identity and Ministry of Jesus
Sinclair Ferguson and Alistair Begg

Jesus Christ has been given the name above all names, the highest seat of honor, the right to reign and rule. Yet the busyness of our lives and the diversions of this world often distract us from knowing the most important person we could ever know. Perhaps we need some help to see Jesus afresh.

In this thoughtful study and worshipful reflection, two influential pastors draw on decades of pastoral experience in order to guide us through the whole sweep of Scripture and examine seven key qualities of Jesus's identity and ministry:

-Jesus as the True Prophet

-Jesus as the Great High Priest

-Jesus as the Conquering King

-Jesus as the Seed of the Woman

-Jesus as the Son of Man

-Jesus as the Suffering Servant

-Jesus as the Lamb on the Throne

'Name above All Names' helps us to see and meditate on the incomparable character of Christ; a spiritual exercise that enables us to readily respond to the exhortations of Scripture, to focus our gaze upon the King of kings, and to better understand just how great Jesus really is.

"No biblical or theological subject captivates my heart and stimulates my mind more than the glory of Christ. One day every knee with bow at the mention of His name. If you want to understand why (and have your won heart humbled, filled with gratitude, and aroused to worship), nourish your soul with this simple yet profound overview of who Jesus is and what He has accomplished." - John MacArthur, Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California

"As Christians, we find it easy to talk about God's work in our communities and around the world. It's easy to describe our growth in Christ and what we are learning from him. But how many of us simply delight in talking about Jesus? The art of contemplating the loveliness of Christ; and infusing those admirations into everyday conversation; is a dying discipline. But in 'Name above All Names', my friends Alistair Begg and Sinclair Ferguson invite us to meditate afresh on our wonderful savior and all that makes him beautiful and praiseworthy. I highly recommend this remarkable volume!" - Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Sinclair B. Ferguson is the senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and professor of systematic theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas. He is the author of several books, the most recent being By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me. Sinclair and his wife, Dorothy, have four grown children.

Alistair Begg served two churches in his native Scotland before answering the call in 1983 to become senior pastor at Parkside Church in suburban Cleveland, OH. A graduate of the London School of Theology, he has written several books and is heard daily on the national radio program Truth For Life.

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FALLEN
A Theology of Sin
Edited by Christopher Morgan & Robert Peterson

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From marital infidelity to global war, the world is obviously broken, leaving people desperate to find an explanation for our universal sin problem. In the latest addition to the "Theology in Community" series, Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson have assembled an interdisciplinary team of evangelical thinkers to explore the biblical doctrine of sin from a variety of angles. Among other contributors, popular scholar D. A. Carson discusses the contemporary significance of sin; seasoned professor Paul House details sin in the Old Testament law, prophets, and writings; and New Testament expert Douglas Moo explores sin from Paul's vantage point. This team of top-notch scholars offers modern readers a comprehensive overview of this oft-neglected, biblical theme so that readers might learn to live better in a sinful world.

Contents:

1.Sin's Contemporary Significance (D. A. Carson)

2.Sin in the Law (Paul R. House)

3.Sin in the Former and Latter Prophets and the Writings (Paul R. House)

4.Sin in the Gospels, Acts, and Hebrews to Revelation (Robert W. Yarbrough)

5.Sin in Paul (Douglas J. Moo)

6.Sin in the Biblical Story (Christopher W. Morgan)

7.Sin in Historical Theology (Gerald Bray)

8.A Theology of Sin for Today (John W. Mahony)

9.Satan, Sin, and Evil (Sydney H. T. Page)

10.Sin and Temptation (David B. Calhoun)

11.Repentance That Sings (Bryan Chapell)

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DELIGHTING IN THE LAW OF THE LORD
God's Alternative to Legalism and Moralism
Jerram Barrs

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God's people have neglected God's law.

We are steeped in a culture in which people hate being told how to live and idolize uninhibited "freedom." What's more, many Christians seem to think the law only leads to legalism and therefore doesn't have a role to play in the Christian life. Yet, regardless of what society or even fellow believers say, we need guidance to truly honor God in everything we think, say, and do.

Professor Jerram Barrs helps us recognize and articulate the immense importance of God's commands for godly living as he clears away unbiblical ideas that have crept into our thinking. Looking to the teachings of Jesus, this book will lead you to delight in the eternal beauty and life-changing significance of God's perfect law.

"Jerram expounds the true nature and purpose of GodÆs law from the Psalms, which extol GodÆs law in light of the Bible story of creation and redemption, and he draws primarily on the Gospels for stories to illustrate how this perspective on GodÆs law works out in practice. All will find this book challenging and helpful, but I recommend it especially to those engaged in communication of the truth that is in Jesus, particularly preachers, Bible study groups, parents, and Christian schools." - David Clyde Jones, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology and Ethics, Covenant Theological Seminary; author, Biblical Christian Ethics

"Jerram Barrs gently but decisively charts a course that falls into neither the ditch of meaningless moral relativism, on the one side, nor the choking grip of Christian legalism, on the other. He convincingly shows the biblical importance of the law as an essential guide to Christian discipleship, service, and happiness, both personally and within the larger realities of the church and society. This catechesis of the way of the Lord should be in every ministry toolbox and is an absolute must-read by every Christian who wants to find greater integrity of life and deeper relationship with Christ, our fellow human beings, and GodÆs good creation." - Michael Williams, Professor of Systematic Theology, Covenant Theological Seminary

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THE GOSPEL COMES WITH A HOUSE KEY: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World
Rosaria Butterfield

The word “hospitality” can often create various levels of anxiety because of the perfect images of fashionably dressed hosts and impeccable homes that media and culture bombard us with. Yet, Rosaria Butterfield, in The Gospel Comes with a House Key, casts a far more reassuring and ordinary vision for what hospitality should actually look like. Using engaging stories from her own experiences of being on the receiving end of radically ordinary hospitality, Butterfield shows how one’s simple, but authentic, welcome can become a bridge for the gospel to reach the lost friends and neighbors in your life. This type of hospitality views our homes as God’s tools where authentic love and grace can be seen in action, revealing what true Christian faith looks like.

"One of the hallmarks of the people of God is supposed to be hospitality. But in an age of commuter churches, towns disemboweled by shopping malls, and lives that are overscheduled and full of ceaseless activity, hospitality is something which, like true friendship, is at a premium. In this book, Rosaria Butterfield makes a bold case for putting hospitality back into the essential rhythm of the church’s daily life. She sets the bar very high—and there is plenty of room here for disagreement on some of the proposals and details—but the basic case, that church is to be a community marked by hospitality, is powerfully presented and persuasively argued." -Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College

"This book isn’t for those who want to live the comfortable Christian life. Rosaria proves there is no such thing. She has a unique way of blending personal story and theological teaching that challenges the reader to engage in areas of both agreement and disagreement. I was sharpened well in both cases." -Aimee Byrd, author, 'Why Can't We Be Friends?' and 'No Little Women'

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Priceless: The Merit of Hospitality

The Jesus Paradox: The Vitality of Hospitality

Our Post-Christian World: The Kindness of Hospitality

God Never Gets the Address Wrong: The Providence of Hospitality

The Gospel Comes with a House Key: The Seal of Hospitality

Judas in the Church: The Borderland of Hospitality

Giving up the Ghosts: The Lamentation of Hospitality

The Daily Grind: The Basics of Hospitality

Blessed Are the Merciful: The Hope of Hospitality

Walking the Emmaus Road: The Future of Hospitality

Conclusion: Feeding the Five Thousand: The Nuts and Bolts and Beans and Rice

Acknowledgments

Notes

Recommended Reading

General Index

Scripture Index

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