NEW RELEASE — Prone to Wander by Barbara Duguid and Wayne Duguid Houk

Prone to Wan­der: Prayers of Con­fes­sion and Celebration
by Bar­bara Duguid and Wayne Duguid Houk
edited by Iain M. Duguid

240 pages | $14.99 | Paper­back

Sum­mary: “We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.” But what are “those things”? Why do we con­fess them?

The pur­pose of con­fess­ing our sins is not sim­ply to remind us what great sin­ners we are, but rather to point us to the great Sav­ior we have. Inspired by the Puri­tan clas­sic The Val­ley of Vision, this book pro­vides spe­cific prayers of con­fes­sion in response to par­tic­u­lar Scrip­ture pas­sages. They are ideal for use in church or in per­sonal devotions.

These prayers thank God for Jesus’ per­fect right­eous­ness and sub­sti­tu­tion­ary atone­ment for our sins and ask for the help of the Spirit in pur­su­ing holi­ness. They close with a scrip­tural assur­ance of par­don in Christ for the sins of God’s peo­ple. Appen­dices include the hymns ref­er­enced in each prayer, as well as the ser­mon texts that accom­pa­nied these con­fes­sions as they were orig­i­nally used in wor­ship services.

About the Authors:

Bar­bara R. Duguid is a coun­selor and min­istry assis­tant at Christ Pres­by­ter­ian Church (ARP) in Grove City, Penn­syl­va­nia, where she crafts the weekly liturgy. She is a pastor’s wife and the mother of six chil­dren, and she holds an advanced cer­tifi­cate in bib­li­cal coun­sel­ing from the Chris­t­ian Coun­sel­ing and Edu­ca­tional Foun­da­tion in Glen­side, Pennsylvania.

Wayne Duguid Houk is the events direc­tor and con­fer­ence plan­ner at Chris­t­ian Coun­sel­ing and Edu­ca­tional Foun­da­tion in Glen­side, Pennsylvania.

 

Iain M. Duguid is pro­fes­sor of Old Tes­ta­ment at West­min­ster The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, Philadel­phia. He has writ­ten numer­ous works of bib­li­cal expo­si­tion, includ­ing Esther & Ruth and Daniel in the Reformed Expos­i­tory Com­men­tary series, Ezekiel in the NIV Appli­ca­tion Com­men­tary series, and Num­bers in the Preach­ing the Word series.

What Others Say About This Book:
I find it eas­ier to learn about God than to talk to him. These devo­tion­als and prayers assist me in doing both, with the added ben­e­fit that they inspire me to pray those prayers with others.”
Edward T. Welch, Fac­ulty Mem­ber, Chris­t­ian Coun­sel­ing and Edu­ca­tional Foundation

 

Duguid and Houk show how the heart long­ing for rec­on­cil­i­a­tion with God can find peace and beauty in bib­li­cal con­fes­sion. . . . help[ing] us to face the bit­ter to taste the sweet.”
Bryan Chapell, Senior Pas­tor, Grace Pres­by­ter­ian Church

 

This book has many virtues. One is its flex­i­bil­ity in being adapt­able to a range of sit­u­a­tions, includ­ing pub­lic wor­ship and pri­vate devo­tions. . . . I love its over­all aims and method.”
—Leland Ryken, Pro­fes­sor of Eng­lish, Wheaton College

 

 

NEW RELEASE — The Threefold Cord by Jeremiah W. Montgomery

The Three­fold Cord: The Dark Har­vest Tril­ogy, Book Three

by Jere­miah W. Montgomery

320 Pages | $14.99 | Paper­back | Series: The Dark Har­vest Tril­ogy, Book 3

Sum­mary: The Dark Faith is ris­ing again. . . . Will it bury the light?

The machi­na­tions of the Dark Faith ignite war through­out the lands of Aeld Gowan. Des­per­ate to mar­shal allies against the ris­ing foe, Moru­mus embarks on a secret mis­sion to the dis­tant bar­bar­ian peo­ples of the North. Sin­is­ter events force Oethur to risk every­thing for his queen and his crown. Will he find jus­tice? Mean­while, agony haunts Urien in the dun­geons of the Scar­let Bishop as she faces the loss of everything—even her brother. Will the Ring of Stars be bro­ken . . . or will the Red Order drag all of Aeld Gowan into the bosom of the Mother?

About the Author:

Jere­miah W. Mont­gomery is the pas­tor of Res­ur­rec­tion Pres­by­ter­ian Church (OPC) in State Col­lege, Penn­syl­va­nia, and has been a pipemaker, blog­ger, and essay­ist. He and his wife have four sons, all of whom love to read.

 

 

What Others Say About this Book:

No one does fan­tasy like Jere­miah Mont­gomery! He draws the reader into an engross­ing, believ­able world peo­pled by char­ac­ters we love—and love to hate. His sto­ries and char­ac­ters stay with me long after I’ve fin­ished the book. If you’re look­ing for a fan­tasy that’s pow­er­ful, mov­ing, and full of truth, look no fur­ther. This is the writer for you!”

— Karen Ball, Best­selling Author, The Break­ing Point and Shat­tered Justice

Finally a tril­ogy that deals with clash­ing world­views, true faith, and vig­i­lante monks all at the same time! Mont­gomery is to be com­mended for care­fully expos­ing the evils of syn­cretism and clearly draw­ing the line between good and evil. A fast-paced, mul­ti­fac­eted fan­tasy novel, The Three­fold Cord deliv­ers a fit­ting end to the Dark Har­vest trilogy.”

— Patrick Daly, Man­ager of Sales, Mar­ket­ing, and Oper­a­tions, Ban­ner of Truth

Dark Harvest Trilogy:

The Three­fold Cord is the last book in the Dark Har­vest Tril­ogy.

$14.99 | 368 pages | Sam­ple Chapter

$14.99 | 304 pages | Sam­ple Chapter

$14.99 | 320 pages

$41.99 | 3 books = 992 pages

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NEW RELEASE — Hidden in the Gospel by William P. Farley

Hid­den in the Gospel: Truths You For­get to Tell Your­self Every Day

by William P. Farley

128 Pages | $12.99 | Paper­back

Sum­mary: We live with our own thoughts 24/7. Often we are car­ried along by sin­ful think­ing instead of inten­tion­ally speak­ing truth to our­selves. How can we start chang­ing this? How can we live lives that are influ­enced by the gospel moment by moment?

William Far­ley argues that mature Chris­tians solve many spir­i­tual prob­lems in their lives by preach­ing the gospel to them­selves. The gospel is not one event but a story that began before time and stretches into eter­nity. Key moments in this story—such as Jesus’ incar­na­tion, death, res­ur­rec­tion, and ascension—teach us lessons that can be applied to life every sin­gle day. In this user-friendly book, Far­ley shows us how.

About the Author:

William P. Far­ley is the senior pas­tor of Grace Chris­t­ian Fel­low­ship, a non­de­nom­i­na­tional evan­gel­i­cal church in Spokane, Wash­ing­ton. This award-winning author’s writ­ing expe­ri­ence is exten­sive and diver­si­fied. He has pub­lished arti­cles in Dis­ci­ple­ship Jour­nal, Enrich­ment Jour­nal, and Focus on the Fam­ily Mag­a­zine. Bill and his wife, Judy, live in Spokane, Wash­ing­ton. Other books he has writ­ten include: Gospel-Powered Par­ent­ing: How the Gospel Shapes and Trans­forms Par­ent­ing, Gospel-Powered Humil­ity, and Out­ra­geous Mercy: Redis­cov­er­ing the Rad­i­cal Nature of the Cross.

What Others Say About this Book:

Pas­tors would have to engage in very lit­tle coun­sel­ing if Chris­tians would pri­or­i­tize what Bill Far­ley exhorts his read­ers to do. . . . [and this] would trans­form the lives of Chris­tians, their homes, and their churches.” —Don Whit­ney, The South­ern Bap­tist The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, Louisville, Kentucky

“This small gem of a book pro­vides a joy­ous gospel feast that begins with our elec­tion in Christ before the foun­da­tion of the world and ends with Christ’s new cre­ation. No small thoughts here! This is the recipe for big, expansive, and ever-expanding hearts.” —R. Kent Hughes, Col­lege Church, Wheaton, Illinois

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Recap of New Releases from July

1. Soci­ol­ogy by Matthew S. Vos

Price: $4.99
Page Count: 48
Series: Faith­ful Learning
Book­let

Sum­mary: Christ asks us to be in the world but not of it. Matthew Vos shows us how soci­ol­ogy strength­ens our under­stand­ing of the world’s issues and our rela­tion­ships within it.

 

2. Time Travel to the Old Tes­ta­ment: An Essen­tial Com­pan­ion for the Chris­t­ian Explorer by Chris Sink­in­son

Price: $12.99
Page Count: 208
Paper­back
Table of Contents

Sum­mary: A wide-ranging, lively intro­duc­tion to the Old Testament’s sto­ry­telling tech­niques, laws, peo­ple, beliefs, and geog­ra­phy that puts puz­zling details in their his­tor­i­cal context—deepening our under­stand­ing and appreciation.

 

3. Phi­los­o­phy by James S. Spiegel

Price: $4.99
Page Count: 48
Series: Faith­ful Learning
Book­let

Sum­mary: Does phi­los­o­phy have any value for our faith? James Spiegel insists that Chris­tians need phi­los­o­phy to dis­cern wrong ideas and shows us how it can enhance bib­li­cal faith and living.

 

4. The Pagan Heart of Today’s Cul­ture by Peter Jones

Price: $4.99
Page Count: 48
Series: Chris­t­ian Answers to Hard Questions
Book­let

Sum­mary: What con­nects post­mod­ernism, poly­the­ism, and Gnos­ti­cism? Peter Jones uncov­ers the ancient reli­gious world­view they have in com­mon, which today seeks to impose sig­nif­i­cant ele­ments of a pagan cul­ture on West­ern civilization.

 

5. On the Brink: Grace for the Burned-Out Pas­tor by Clay Werner

Price: $12.99
Page Count: 144
Paper­back

Sum­mary: As we learn from Christ’s cru­ci­fix­ion, lov­ing sin­ners hurts—really hurts. Yet God gives strength. Here pas­tors and church lead­ers will redis­cover the gospel’s soul-sustaining com­fort amid min­istry challenges.

 

6. An Invi­ta­tion to Aca­d­e­mic Stud­ies by Jay D. Green

Price: $4.99
Page Count: 40
Series: Faith­ful Learning
Book­let

Sum­mary: Can aca­d­e­mic study cul­ti­vate and nour­ish our faith, as well as the other way around? Jay Green shows how to embrace aca­d­e­mic study for its poten­tial in study­ing God’s world.

 

7. What Is Res­ur­rec­tion? by Joel R. Beeke

Price: $4.99
Page Count: 32
Series: Basics of the Faith
Book­let

Sum­mary: Do you long for heaven? Bib­li­cal Chris­tian­ity is not fueled by a vague belief in the after­life. Just as Christ rose from the dead, all who are united to him in faith will be raised bod­ily to enjoy eter­nal reward. But what does this mean? How will the dead be raised? When will this take place? Joel Beeke unpacks these ques­tions to reveal the multi-faceted hope of our final res­ur­rec­tion, a hope that trans­forms the way we live and allows us to face death with con­fi­dence. See afresh the sig­nif­i­cance of Christ’s ris­ing from the dead, and renew your joy in his coming.

8. John (2 Vol­ume Set) by Richard D. Phillips

Price: $59.99
Page Count: 1,488 (2 Volumes)
Series: Reformed Expos­i­tory Commentary
Case­bound: 2 Vol­ume Set

Sum­mary: Prac­ti­cal, devo­tional, and expo­si­tional, these two vol­umes exam­ine the apos­tle John’s focus on sal­va­tion through faith in Jesus, Christ’s deity, and the church’s wit­ness. Use­ful for pas­tors or group leaders.

 

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NEW RELEASE — John: 2-Volume Set by Richard D. Phillips

John (2 Vol­ume Set) by Richard D. Phillips

1,488 Pages | $59.99Case­bound | Series: Reformed Expos­i­tory Commentary

Sum­mary: Prac­ti­cal, devo­tional, and expo­si­tional, these two vol­umes exam­ine the apos­tle John’s focus on sal­va­tion through faith in Jesus, Christ’s deity, and the church’s wit­ness. Use­ful for pas­tors or group leaders.

Series Edi­tors: Richard D. Phillips & Philip Gra­ham Ryken

Tes­ta­ment Edi­tors: Iain M. Duguid, Old Tes­ta­ment & Daniel Dori­ani, New Testament

What Others Are Saying About this Book:

Richard Phillips’ expo­si­tion of John explains the text clearly, but it also sings, mar­vels, and gets its hands dirty in real life illus­tra­tions. What a ter­rific com­bi­na­tion of bib­li­cal exe­ge­sis, doc­trine rooted in the Ref­or­ma­tion, and prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion! This is a great ser­mon com­men­tary for pas­tors and an extremely help­ful book for all other Chris­tians who desire to grow in their love for the one who said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life.’”

- Joel R. Beeke, Pres­i­dent, Puri­tan Reformed The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rick Phillips’ two vol­umes will become con­stant friends and ‘go-to’ com­pan­ions for those charged with the daunt­ing task of preach­ing the depths of the fourth Gospel. The whole of Phillips’ work main­tains an unwa­ver­ing focus on the apos­tle John’s grand pur­pose of lead­ing his read­ers to believe that ‘Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God’ — so that each expo­si­tion is gospel-rich. . . . The fact that these expo­si­tions have been deliv­ered in the liv­ing con­text of the church gives them a depth and piquancy that many of the stan­dard com­men­taries lack. Those who preach the Word will also find these vol­umes full of fresh insights and homilet­i­cal inspi­ra­tion – good friends indeed.”

- R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pas­tor Emer­i­tus, Col­lege Church, Wheaton, Illinois

Although com­men­taries on the Gospel of John abound, far too few of them com­bine care­ful schol­ar­ship, deep the­o­log­i­cal reflec­tion, and a pas­toral heart.  Thank­fully, this com­men­tary by Rick Phillips is one of those few.  Clearly born out of many years of preach­ing and teach­ing, this com­men­tary is a must-read for modern-day pas­tors who not only want to under­stand the text but also want to apply it to the lives of those in their congregation.”

- Michael J. Kruger, Pres­i­dent and Pro­fes­sor of New Tes­ta­ment, Reformed The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, Char­lotte, North Carolina

About the Author:

Richard D. Phillips (MDiv, West­min­ster The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary) is the senior min­is­ter of Sec­ond Pres­by­ter­ian Church of Greenville, South Car­olina. He is a coun­cil mem­ber of the Alliance of Con­fess­ing Evan­gel­i­cals, chair­man of the Philadel­phia Con­fer­ence on Reformed The­ol­ogy, and coed­i­tor of the Reformed Expos­i­tory Com­men­tary series.

 

Reformed Expository Commentary Series:
  • Old Tes­ta­ment:
1 Samuel by Richard D. Phillips
1 Kings by Philip Gra­ham Ryken
Esther & Ruth by Iain M. Duguid
Daniel by Iain M. Duguid
Jonah & Micah by Richard D. Phillips
Zechariah by Richard D. Phillips

 

  • New Tes­ta­ment:
Matthew (2 Vol­ume Set) by Daniel M. Doriani
Luke (2 Vol­ume Set) by Philip Gra­ham Ryken
John (2 Vol­ume Set) by Richard D. Phillips
Acts by Derek W. H. Thomas
Gala­tians by Philip Gra­ham Ryken
Eph­esians by Bryan Chapell
Philip­pi­ans by Den­nis E. Johnson
1 Tim­o­thy by Philip Gra­ham Ryken
Hebrews by Richard D. Phillips
James by Daniel M. Doriani

 

  • Sub­ject Specific:
The Incar­na­tion in the Gospels by Daniel Dori­ani/ Philip Gra­ham Ryken/ Richard D. Phillips

 

  • Upcom­ing:
Eccle­si­astes by Dou­glas Sean O’Donnell (Octo­ber 2014)
1 Peter by Daniel M. Dori­ani (Novem­ber 2014)

 

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Our mis­sion is to serve Christ and his church by pro­duc­ing clear, engag­ing, fresh, and insight­ful appli­ca­tions of Reformed theology.

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