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This week's newsletter features reviews on titles such as, Beyond The Modern Age by Bob Goudzwaard and Craig Bartholomew as well as, Leadership Directions From Moses by Olu Brown.

These reviews, together with write-ups on other interesting titles such as,  Day By Day With John Calvin by John Calvin talks about "Being each day with the wisdom and spiritual guidance of one of the world's most influential theologians, John Calvin. Arranged in 365 daily readings, Day by Day with John Calvin brings you the best of his teachings. Starting with a mini-sermon on "Jesus in the Flesh" for January 1 and ending December 31 with "Hiding Place" on Jonah, Calvin's teachings are potent and vivid daily reminders." Get a copy and find out more!

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THIS WEEK NEW TITLES

 

Title : Day By Day With John Calvin

Author : John Calvin

Category : Devotions

Format : Softcover

Price: $29.50*

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Arranged in 365 daily readings, Day by Day with John Calvin brings you the best of John Calvin's teachings. Each sermon vignette is a guide to the wisdom and courage of a man whose very life was a reflection of the beliefs he held.

John Calvin lived from 1509 to 1564 and was appointed to his first church position at age twelve. A father to the Reformation, Calvin challenged the hearts and minds of believers and helped transform the church by preaching the hard truth of God's word-the saving grace of salvation. Start your day with the truths that have shaped lives for centuries.

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Title : As Kingfishers Catch Fire

 

Author : Eugene Peterson

Category : Author

Format : Softcover

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'Sixty years ago I found myself distracted.' So begins the introduction to As Kingfishers Catch Fire. What follows is the record of the collaboration of pastor and congregation in acts of worship and a life together. What Eugene Peterson, for thirty years pastor of a Maryland church, discovered is that the pastor's life is much more than just the preaching. It is also made up of attending to the details in all the circumstances and relationships specific to a people and a place - prayers at a hospital bed, conversations with the elderly, small talk on a street corner.

This collection of spiritual writings presents Peterson's distinctive approach designed to communicate to his congregation, and the reader, 'the full counsel of God.' Seven sections containing seven teachings, each expertly crafted to stir the biblical imagination. In these teachings, Peterson walks the reader through Scripture to bring fresh insight to familiar names such as Moses, David, Isaiah, Solomon, Peter, Paul, and John of Patmos.

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Title :
Reformation Then & Now

Author :
Eric Landry / Michael Horton

Category : Theology

Format : Hardcover

Price: $44.00*

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To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, along with the 25th anniversary of Modern Reformation magazine, over forty articles have been compiled together into one book to offer readers a historical and spiritual walk through the Reformation.
 
The articles are organized into three sections: The cause, characters, and consequences of the Reformation.
 
Sample chapters include:
“The State of the Church Before the Reformation” by Alister McGrath
“The Shape of the Reformation” by Michael Allen
“Luther on the Freedom and Bondage of the Will” by R. Scott Clark
“Who Was Arminius?” by W. Robert Godfrey
“Predestination and Assurance in Reformed Theology” by Michael Horton
“Celebrating Calvin: Ten Ways Modern Culture Is Different Because of John Calvin” by David Hall
“The Journey to Geneva: Calvin and Karl Barth” by Peter D. Anders

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Title : God & The Problem of Evil - Five Views

 

Author :
Chad Meister / James Dew

Category : Theology

Format : Softcover

Price: $37.00*

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Evil abounds. And so do the attempts to understand God in the face of such evil. The problem of evil is a constant challenge to faith in God. How can we believe in a loving and powerful God given the existence of so much suffering in the world? Philosophers and theologians have addressed this problem countless times over the centuries. New explanations have been proposed in recent decades drawing on resources in Scripture, theology, philosophy, and science. God and the Problem of Evil stages a dialogue between the five key positions in the current debate:

  • Phillip Cary: A Classic View
  • William Lane Craig: A Molinist View
  • William Hasker: An Open Theist View
  • Thomas Jay Oord: An Essential Kenosis View
  • Stephen Wykstra: A Skeptical Theism View

According to the classic position, associated especially with the Augustinian tradition, God permits evil and suffering as part of the grand narrative of divine providence to bring about the redemption of creation. Molinism modifies the classic view by adding God's middle knowledge to the picture, in which God has knowledge of what creatures would do in all possible worlds. Open theism rejects the determinism of the classic view in favor of an account of God as a risk-taker who does not know for sure what the future holds. Essential kenosis goes further in providing a comprehensive theodicy by arguing that God cannot control creatures and thus cannot unilaterally prevent evil. Skeptical theism rejects the attempt to provide a theodicy and instead argues that, if God exists, we should not expect to understand God's purposes. Edited, with an introduction, by Chad Meister and James K. Dew Jr., God and the Problem of Evil hosts a generous and informative conversation on one of the most pressing issues in the Christian life.

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Title : Leadership Directions From Moses - On The Way To A Promised Land

Author : Olu Brown

Category : Leadership

Format : Softcover

Price: $22.00*

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Author Olu Brown shares principles from the story of Moses, to guide leaders through some of the most gut-wrenching situations they will face. Leadership Directions from Moses answers the question, ‘How can I remain effective in answering my own call, when people around me—some of whom are trusted friends and colleagues—will not (or cannot) stay on the journey we’ve set out to complete? How can I keep moving forward, when the path suddenly becomes so difficult?’ 
 
The book covers topics like how to help others leave gracefully, how not to be upended when others choose to leave, how to have difficult conversations, and how to find unexpected opportunity in the challenge of new vacancies. It is full of practical help, including examples from pastors and churches across the US. It is also filled with compassion and wisdom—a pastoral book for pastors facing this difficult, nuanced, and often-emotional topic.

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Title :
Beyond The Modern Age

 

Author : Bob Goudzwaard & Craig Bartholomew

Category :
Ethics & Philosophy

Format : Softcover

Price: $44.00*

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The modern age has produced global crises that modernity itself seems incapable of resolving?deregulated capitalism, consumerism, economic inequality, militarization, overworked laborers, environmental destruction, insufficient health care, and many other problems. The future of our world depends on moving beyond the modern age.

Bob Goudzwaard and Craig G. Bartholomew have spent decades listening to their students and reflecting on modern thought and society. In Beyond the Modern Age they explore the complexities and challenges of our time. Modernity is not one thing but many, encompassing multiple worldviews that contain both the source of our problems and the potential resources for transcending our present situation. Through an archaeological investigation and critique of four modern worldviews, Goudzwaard and Bartholomew demonstrate the need for new ways of thinking and living that overcome the relentless drive of progress. They find guidance in the work of René Girard on desire, Abraham Kuyper on pluralism and poverty, and Philip Rieff on culture and religion.

These and other thinkers point the way towards a solution to the crises that confront the world today. Beyond the Modern Age is a work of grand vision and profound insight. Goudzwaard and Bartholomew do not settle for simplistic analysis and easy answers but press for nuanced engagement with the ideologies and worldviews that shape the modern age. The problems we face today require an honest, interdisciplinary, and global dialogue. Beyond the Modern Age invites us to the table and points the way forward.

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