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(1) THE REFORMED DOCTRINE OF PREDESTINATION by Loraine Boettner

One of the most thorough and convincing statements on predestination to have appeared in any language. The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination has been regarded as the authoritative work in this field. A contemporary classic.

"Not only a clear and cogent presentation of the Reformed Doctrine of Predestination but of all the great distinctive doctrines of the Reformed Faith. . . . The practical importance of Calvinism is stressed. The chapter on Calvinism in History will prove illuminating to many."—Christianity Today

"A book that will live for years as one of the most scholarly, helpful and interesting discussions of a difficult subject."—The Sunday School Times

"The mantle of Dr. Warfield, Calvinism's most distinguished expositor and defender of the last generations, seems to have fallen on Dr. Boettner's shoulders."—The Expositor

(2) THE CHRISTIAN ATTITUDE TOWARD WAR by Loraine Boettner

Sometimes we hear it said that all war is wrong-wrong for the defenders as well as for the aggressors-and that even when waged with sincere purpose of restraining evil, it tends to produce greater evils than those against which it is directed. It was in response to that view that Loraine Boettner wrote this compelling volume, first published in 1940. Now in an updated, third edition, Dr. Boettner brings biblical and historical data to bear upon issues of mounting concern, such as: What causes war; the relationship between military and police force; can there be a just war; the premises of pacifism; the consequences of war; the limits of obedience to the government; war as judgment on nations; nuclear weapons. Boettner's crisp analysis of these and other issues makes this book a valuable and enduring statement on the ever-crucial matters of war and peace.

(3) MERE CALVINISM: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CALVINISM? by Jim Orrick

There are so many misconceptions about Calvinism that it is safe to say that even most Christians do not truly know what it teaches. You may have grown up in a Reformed church, or you may have heard about Calvinism mostly in arguments. Either way, it may surprise you to know that this belief has huge, and very positive, implications for a believer’s daily life!

Jim Orrick clears up misinformation about Calvinism and explains its basic yet profound ideas and teachings—using the Bible as the basis for everything he says.

“Has characteristics that stand out beyond . . . other worthy expositions. . . . Reads like a good story, incorporating a literary artfulness that is rare in this subject matter.” —Thomas J. Nettles

(4) ASSURED BY GOD: Living in the Fullness of God's Grace, ed. by Buck Parsons (2nd edition w/ Study Questions)

"The key to fruitfulness...is to have a life that is founded solidly on the assurance of one's salvation in Christ. The unsure Christian is the Christian who lacks stability in his or her faith. The unsure Christian is tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine. The unsure Christian is easy prey for the assault of Satan, who does everything in his power to undermine the Christian's confidence of salvation in Christ. A Christian who lacks such confidence can easily become trapped in insecurity and may lack the boldness to venture out into the domain of a fallen world, armed with the whole armor of God...It is my prayer that those who read this volume will have those vacillating doubts that weaken their profession removed once and for all, so that they may be fully equipped to be fruit bearers in the vineyard of Christ."- R. C. Sproul, from the Foreword

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM

R.C. Sproul

Burk Parsons

Joel R. Beeke

Jerry Bridges

John MacArthur

Keith A. Mathison

Richard D. Phillips

Philip Graham Ryken

R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Sinclair B. Ferguson

(5) SALVATION BY GRACE: The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration by Matthew Barrett

In Salvation by Grace, Matthew Barrett comprehensively defends the doctrine of monergism (the teaching that regeneration is exclusively the work of God) primarily by looking at Scripture but also by examining Reformed theologians and confessions. Barrett also provides a helpful evaluation of both the Arminian position and contemporary attempts to chart a middle course between Calvinistic and Arminian systems.

“ ‘Salvation is of the Lord.’ All Christians would affirm this good news. Yet only monergism carries it through to the end, without equivocation. In this winsome and well-researched defense, Matthew Barrett clears away the brush—caricatures and distortions on both sides of the debate—to expose the wonder of God’s amazing grace.”—Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

“Matthew Barrett’s work on regeneration represents scholarship at its best. His book is exegetically convincing and theologically profound, with significant pastoral consequences.”—Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“Matthew Barrett lays out the historical, theological, and biblical material, and presents a compelling case for classic anti-Pelagian theology. Very helpful.”— Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

(6) SOLID GROUND: The Inerrant Word of God in an Errant World by Boice, Clowney, Dever, Duncan, Packer, Phillips, Ryken & Sproul

This is a book about the Book. Not just a book, but the Book—the Word of God written, the only infallible rule of truth and practice for our lives.

Sadly that distinction is necessary, because there are many who question whether the Bible deserves to be called the Book, or whether it is just a book—a very special book, to be sure, but not the Book that perfectly illumines all things. And the more they chip away at the full confidence that believers must have in the trustworthiness of Scripture, the more they rob its Author of the glory that his Word displays and demands.

What's worse is that these attacks, more and more, are coming from those who claim to be believers themselves.

Here the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology explores the Author’s glory by unfolding the richness and perfection of the Bible. In essays collected from the best addresses on the subject, eight of the top pastor-scholars of the past thirty years share their insight and answers on:

J. I. Packer—On Knowing God: The Word and the World

J. Ligon Duncan III—The Sufficient Word of God

R. C. Sproul—The Truth of God

James M. Boice—Scripture Alone

Richard D. Phillips—God’s Mighty Word

Mark Dever—The Word in the Church

Philip Graham Ryken—The Accessible Word

Edmund P. Clowney—Preaching: The Means of Revival

Together they issue a clarion call for the church to return to its central, long-standing, and vital conviction that the Bible is the Book—the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God.

(7) PERSPECTIVES ON PENTECOST: New Testament Teaching on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit by Richard Gaffin

With exegetical depth, objectivity, and clarity Richard B. Gaffin examines prophecy and tongues and makes a case for the cessation of both gifts at the close of the apostolic era.

Pentecost is presented as integral to the once-for-all work of Christ and decisive for the life of the whole church. Dr. Gaffin's biblical-theological perspective is thorough: he defines all the spiritual gifts generally; he clarifies the nature of prophecy and tongues and the question of their continuance in the church today; and he indicates how these exegetical studies bear on contemporary interest in charismatic gifts.

'Perspectives on Pentecost' dispels the emotionalism and confusion now surrounding the charismatic movement. It is a reliable study for all Bible students and an especially helpful handbook for those either associated with the charismatic movement or who must deal with friends or family members involved in tongues-speaking experiences.

(8) THE HOLY SPIRIT: His Person & Ministry by Edwin H. Palmer

Because of the importance of the subject, its comparative neglect, and the lack of popular up-to-date scriptural study of the Holy Spirit with an emphasis beyond the Christian life, Edwin H. Palmer wrote The Holy Spirit more than forty years ago. The publisher is returning this important book to print so that a new generation may benefit from it.

"A fine, comprehensive modern study of the work of the Spirit. This fresh treatment takes up such questions as how the Spirit guides us." W.J. Grier

(9) THESE LAST DAYS: A Christian View of History ed. by Richard Phillips & Gabriel N.E. Fluher

Reformed Christians have often avoided the field of eschatology—but it was this doctrine of history that thrilled the first disciples. They realized that with the coming of the “last days” they had entered the time of the kingdom, and this understanding will strengthen our faith too.

Here the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology addresses this important topic and presents the following speakers’ insights on:

Sinclair Ferguson—The Christ of History

D. A. Carson—This Present Evil Age

Alistair Begg—The Age of the Spirit

Michael S. Horton—The Resurrection Hope

J. Ligon Duncan III—The Eternal Glory

D. A. Carson—Partakers of the Age to Come

Cornelis P. Venema—The Four Main Millennial Views

Richard D. Phillips—A Pastoral Guide to Life After Death

Jeffrey K. Jue—Evangelical Eschatology, American Style

Paul David Tripp—The Radical Implications of Eternity

(10) WHY JOHNNY CAN'T PREACH: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers by T. David Gordon

An analysis of shifts in dominant media forms and their effects on the sensibilities of the culture as a whole. Many of those shifts have profound, and unfortunate, effects on preaching.

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(7) PERSPECTIVES ON PENTECOST: New Testament Teaching on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit by Richard Gaffin
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(8) THE HOLY SPIRIT: His Person & Ministry by Edwin H. Palmer
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(9) THESE LAST DAYS: A Christian View of History ed. by Richard Phillips & Gabriel N.E. Fluher
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Together some of the most gifted communicators of God’s Word explain the Christian’s view on life, death, and the hereafter.

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BEYOND THE 95 THESES: Martin Luther's Life, Thought and Lasting Legacy
STEPHEN J NICHOLS

Does your knowledge of Martin Luther's writings start and end with the hymn 'A Mighty Fortress Is Our God'?

As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation he put into motion, we discover a Martin Luther who was one of history's most colorful and influential figures. His story is well known, but his powerful writing is often unfamiliar to us.á

This illustrated introductory guide to Luther's life, theology, and works introduces and summarizes his major writings, such asáThe Bondage of the WilláandáOn the Councils and the Church, and includes, with annotations, the completeáNinety-Five Theses. Stephen Nichols also gives encouragement and guidance for studying Luther's ethical writings, 'table talk,' hymns, and sermons. Includes a select guide for further reading.

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Table of Contents:

Part One: Luther, a Life

1. The Early Years: 1483-1521

2. The Later Years: 1522-1546

Part Two: Luther, the Reformer

3. The Meat of the Nut: Understanding Luther's Theology

4. Silent No More: The Three Treatises

5. The Centerpiece of the Reformation: The Bondage of the Will

6. This Is My Body: Confession Concerning Christ's Supper

7. Plagues, Princes, and Peasants: Ethical Writings

Part Three: Luther, the Pastor

8. The Next Generation: The Small Catechism

9. Dinner with Luther: 'Table Talk'

10. A New Song Begun: The Hymns

11. The Marks of a True Church: On the Councils and the Church

12. The Reluctant Pastor: The Sermons

Part Four: Luther's Ninety-Five Theses

13. The Annotated Ninety-Five Theses: Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences

A Brief Guide to Book by and about Martin Lutherá

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'As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, may we not only appreciate the profound ways God used Martin Luther, but may we learn from him. Dr. Nichols gives us a front-row seat on Luther's life. As we watch, may we have the same boldness and the same lifelong commitment to the gospel.'á- R.C. Sproul,áFounder, Ligonier Ministries

'A marvelous mixture of biography, history, theology, and anecdote. If you don't feel the heartbeat of the Reformation in these pages, check your pulse!'á- Sinclair Ferguson,áCoauthor,áChurch History 101

'Rarely do we find the rich combination of theological precision and historical passion so accessibly written as we do here in Dr. Nichols' entertaining treatment of Martin Luther. A marvelous introduction.'á- Derek W. H. Thomas,áProfessor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta

Author: Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries.

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EVANGELICAL ETHICS: Issues Facing the Church Today by John Jefferson Davis

For three decades, Evangelical Ethics has been regarded as one of the best treatments of contemporary ethical problems facing Christians. John Jefferson Davis brings mature biblical thought to issues such as homosexuality, genetics, abortion, euthanasia, war and peace, the environment, divorce, and remarriage.

This fourth edition includes a new chapter on the history and legacy of slavery in the United States. Other chapters have been revised and updated.

BEYOND THE 95 THESES: Martin Luther's Life, Thought and Legacy by Stephen J. Nichols

Does your knowledge of Martin Luther's writings start and end with the hymn 'A Mighty Fortress Is Our God'?

As we have celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation he put into motion, we discover a Martin Luther who was one of history's most colorful and influential figures. His story is well known, but his powerful writing is often unfamiliar to us.

This illustrated introductory guide to Luther's life, theology, and works introduces and summarizes his major writings, such as 'The Bondage of the Will' and 'On the Councils and the Church', and includes, with annotations, the complete 'Ninety-Five Theses.' Stephen Nichols also gives encouragement and guidance for studying Luther's ethical writings, 'table talk,' hymns, and sermons. Includes a select guide for further reading.

ISLAM AND THE CROSS: Selections from the Apostle to Islam by Samuel Zwemer

THE TEACHING OF THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS by Geerhardus Vos

OUR ANCIENT FOE: Satan's History, Activity & Ultimate Demise by Kent Hughes, Tom Nettles, Derek Thomas, Sinclair Ferguson

BLACK & REFORMED: Seeing God's Sovereignty in the African-American Christian Experience by Anthony Carter

SINGING AND MAKING MUSIC: Issues in Church Music Today by Paul S. Jones



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(1) JUSTIFICATION: A Classic Treatment of The Centerpiece of the Reformation by Francis Turretin (1623-1687)

Does faith alone justify? This and nine other questions are answered in this classic, seventeenth-century analysis of the doctrine of justification.

Francis Turretin (1623-1687) was pastor of the church of Geneva for nearly forty years and was professor of theology.

(2) THE DEFENSE OF THE FAITH: 4th edition by Cornelius Van Til with Scott Oliphant

“This work has a cumulatively delightful effect in exposing the pretensions of human autonomy and the grandeur of God's sovereign grace. In his careful, thorough, and sympathetic notes, Professor Oliphint has done us all a tremendous service: turning down the frustration and turning up the delight!” -Michael Horton

(3) LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE: The History of a Puritan Idea by L. John Van Til

Hardly a day passes in which we don't hear a news story involving freedom of expression or freedom of religion. The meaning of the First Amendment is as hotly debated as ever, and often the central issue is liberty of conscience. What limits, if any, should there be on actions flowing from personal convictions? And who should set those limits? Is the conscience answerable to the state? to a national church? to God alone?

In this volume the author traces the development of liberty of conscience from the English Puritan William Perkins to the First Amendment two hundred years later. He gives special attention to Perkins himself, Roger Williams, the Westminster Assembly, the colonial charters, and state and federal constitutions. In so doing the author shows how liberty of conscience became a fundamental idea in the American mind and why it remains such an important issue today.

(4) HERMAN BAVINCK: Pastor, Churchman, Statesman, and Theologian by Ron Gleason

Highlighting the breadth of Herman Bavinck's experience in theology and politics, Ronald N. Gleason offers the English-speaking world a vivid picture of the Dutch theologian's life. Gleason, a leading authority on Bavinck's life and ideas, brings to light Bavinck's rich family heritage and contends that his family background played a crucial role in the development of the man who wrote the magisterial Reformed Dogmatics.

This is a thought-provoking portrait of an influential man whose "vigorous and winsome integrated Calvinism," as Roger Nicole describes it in the Introduction, continues to influence scholars and pastors today.

"This is a superb, even definitive biography, introducing the reader to one of the greatest thinkers in the life of the Church." —David F. Wells

"It is surprising that we've waited so long for a thorough and well-written account of the life and work of such a towering Reformed theologian, but it was well worth the wait!" —Michael Horton

"Gleason's contribution in these pages is nothing short of astounding. This is more than a biography; it is a theological and cultural analysis that aids us in grasping the significant contours of the past century. A magnificent achievement." —Derek W. H. Thomas

(5) THE GENESIS FLOOD: The Biblical Record and its Scientific Implications by John Whitcomb & Henry Morris

THIS IS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (OVER 500 PAGES)

Now, fifty years, forty-nine printings, and 300,000 copies after the initial publication of The Genesis Flood, P&R Publishing has produced a fiftieth anniversary edition of this modern classic.

"The Genesis Flood is as timely, thought-provoking, and helpful as ever. A tour de force and a must-read resource for pastors, teachers, scientists, and anyone who is troubled by the conflict between the biblical account of creation and the ever-changing claims of modern evolutionary theory.” —John MacArthur

"The publishing of The Genesis Flood fifty years ago is the recognized birthdate of a movement blessed by God, and this classic work is also now recognized as a monumental milestone in the fight against compromise in the church and for biblical inerrancy in general during our skeptical modern era." —Ken Ham

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WHY JOHNNY CAN'T PREACH
David Gordon

Description: T. David Gordon has identified a problem, one that affects us all and needs fixing. Our preaching is just not communicating properly anymore. Fortunately, Gordon not only explains the causes of this failure but also shows us how to make things better.

"No, it's not just you. There's a lot of disappointing preaching today and it's not entirely due to departures from sound principles. It's also affected by the media culture in which we live. While there are helpful studies of popular culture and important books on proper biblical interpretation and theology, this book does both. I couldn't help but wince as I recognized myself in Gordon's descriptions, but he writes so clearly and convincingly that I couldn't help but be grateful." --Michael Horton, Westminster Seminary California

"An insightful diagnosis of a serious problem in the life of the church. For this we should be grateful as we should for the way out of the crisis to which this book ably points." --David F. Wells, Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor Of Historical and Systematic Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

About the Author

T. David Gordon has been Professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College since 1999. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for 14 years and Pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church (Nashua, NH) for 9 years.


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