NEW RELEASE — What Is Resurrection? by Joel R. Beeke

What Is Res­ur­rec­tion? by Joel R. Beeke

32 Pages | $4.99 | Book­let | Series: Basics of the Faith

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.

About the Series: 

Basics of the Faith book­lets intro­duce read­ers to basic Reformed doc­trine and prac­tice. On issues of church gov­ern­ment and prac­tice they reflect that framework—otherwise they are suit­able for all church situations.

About the Author:

 

JOEL R. BEEKE is pres­i­dent and pro­fes­sor of sys­tem­atic the­ol­ogy and homilet­ics at Puri­tan Reformed The­o­log­i­cal Seminary.

 

 

What Others Are Saying About This Booklet:

A ter­rific resource for the church. Bib­li­cally clear, the­o­log­i­cally pen­e­trat­ing, and apolo­get­i­cally sharp, this book­let will ben­e­fit pas­tors and laypeo­ple alike. Armed with Beeke’s trade­mark pas­toral insight, What Is Res­ur­rec­tion? is sure to bring spir­i­tual bless­ing to those who enjoy this engag­ing read.” - Richard D. Phillips, Senior Min­is­ter, Sec­ond Pres­by­ter­ian Church, Greenville, South Carolina

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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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NEW RELEASE — An Invitation to Academic Studies by Jay D. Green

An Invi­ta­tion to Aca­d­e­mic Stud­ies by Jay D. Green

Pages: 40 | $4.99 | Book­let | Series: Faith­ful Learning

Sum­mary:

We were not wrong to learn the alpha­bet just because they say that the god Mer­cury was its patron, nor should we avoid jus­tice and virtue just because they ded­i­cated tem­ples to jus­tice and virtue. . . . A per­son who is a good and a true Chris­t­ian should real­ize that truth belongs to his Lord, wher­ever it is found.” ST. AUGUSTINE, On Chris­t­ian Doctrine

 

Chris­tians agree that our faith should inform and shape our learn­ing. But have we ever con­sid­ered the ways that aca­d­e­mic study could cul­ti­vate and nour­ish our faith? When Chris­t­ian edu­ca­tion ele­vates the­ol­ogy and phi­los­o­phy at the expense of other dis­ci­plines, we miss vital oppor­tu­ni­ties to explore how those dis­ci­plines can help us under­stand God’s kingdom.

Jay Green believes aca­d­e­mic study is some­thing to be not just endured, but embraced for its poten­tial in study­ing God’s world. He explores the church’s rela­tion­ship with the acad­emy, and dif­fer­ent approaches Chris­tians have pro­posed to it, before propos­ing an approach of his own to help us not ignore or flee from schol­arly study, but use it for God.

About the Series:

The Faith­ful Learn­ing series invites Chris­t­ian stu­dents to dive deeper into a mod­ern aca­d­e­mic dis­ci­pline. The authors, schol­ars in their fields, believe that aca­d­e­mic dis­ci­plines are good gifts from God that, when under­stood rightly, will give stu­dents the poten­tial to cul­ti­vate a deeper love for God and neighbor.

About the Author:

JAY D. GREEN (MA, Trin­ity Evan­gel­i­cal Divin­ity School; PhD, Kent State Uni­ver­sity) has been pro­fes­sor of his­tory at Covenant Col­lege in Look­out Moun­tain, Geor­gia, since 1998.

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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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NEW RELEASE — The Pagan Heart of Today’s Culture by Peter Jones

The Pagan Heart of Today’s Cul­ture by Peter Jones

48 Pages | $4.99 | Book­let | Chris­t­ian Answers to Hard Questions

 

Sum­mary: Although the three “Isms” of post­mod­ernism, poly­the­ism, and the ancient heresy of Gnos­ti­cism seem unre­lated, this book­let shows that all three are part of the ancient reli­gious world­view of Creator-denying “Oneism”—that seeks to impose sig­nif­i­cant ele­ments of a pagan civ­i­liza­tion on our once “Chris­t­ian” West­ern cul­ture. Peter Jones, a com­men­ta­tor on pagan influ­ences in our cul­ture, shows us what these three “-Isms” are, how they have mor­phed into new forms in mod­ern cul­ture, and what effects they are hav­ing. With a clearer under­stand­ing of the coher­ence of this oppos­ing spir­i­tual sys­tem, which comes in many forms, Chris­tians will be empow­ered to make a clear and fear­less dec­la­ra­tion of the supe­ri­or­ity of bib­li­cal “Twoism”—that God is utterly sep­a­rate from his creation—and pro­mote the gospel of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion with the per­sonal Cre­ator through the aton­ing blood of the only medi­a­tor, Jesus.

About the Series:

Writ­ten to equip and strengthen laypeo­ple in their defense of the faith, Chris­t­ian Answers to Hard Ques­tions chal­lenges con­tem­po­rary oppo­si­tion to Chris­tian­ity with con­cise, prac­ti­cal answers.

About the Author: 

PETER JONES (B.A., Uni­ver­sity of Wales; B.D., Gor­don Divin­ity School; Th.M., Har­vard Divin­ity School; Ph.D., Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary) is Scholar-in-residence at West­min­ster Sem­i­nary in Cal­i­for­nia and Direc­tor of truthXchange.

What Others Are Saying About This Booklet:

The Pagan Heart of Today’s Cul­ture mer­its the atten­tion of every min­is­ter, teacher, par­ent, and stu­dent.” —Sin­clair B. Fer­gu­son, Pro­fes­sor of Sys­tem­atic The­ol­ogy, Redeemer Sem­i­nary, Dallas

Bit by bit, the details come into focus, and the reader per­ceives the true threat of these move­ments and the urgency of faith in the true gospel of Jesus Christ.” —John M. Frame, Pro­fes­sor of Sys­tem­atic The­ol­ogy and Phi­los­o­phy, Reformed The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, Orlando

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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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NEW RELEASE — On the Brink by Clay Werner

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

Pages: 144 | $12.99 | Paperback

Sum­mary: As we learn from Christ’s cru­ci­fix­ion, any deci­sion to sac­ri­fi­cially love sin­ners is going to hurt—really hurt. And our own sin makes things even messier. Pas­tors and church lead­ers know both sides of this well. In fact, many pas­tors leave the min­istry after only five years, and one study found that 1,400 pas­tors leave the min­istry each month “due to stress, dis­il­lu­sion­ment, or forced termination.”

Why is this? Min­istry has many unique chal­lenges. When the pain, frus­tra­tion, and exhaus­tion of min­istry build up in a pastor’s heart, it’s easy for him to lose sight of the incred­i­ble gifts given to him in Jesus Christ: hope and res­ur­rec­tion power that will strengthen him to carry on. Acknowl­edg­ing the unique chal­lenges of min­istry, Pas­tor Clay Werner helps us reopen our eyes to the gospel’s soul-sustaining and heart-renewing com­fort for church leaders.

About the Author: 

CLAY WERNER (MDIV, WESTMINSTER SEMINARY CALIFORNIA) is senior pas­tor at Lex­ing­ton Pres­by­ter­ian Church (PCA) in Lex­ing­ton, South Car­olina, where he lives with his wife, Liz, and their five children.

 

 

What Others Are Saying About this Book:

Life infus­ing, heart enflam­ing, and min­istry anchor­ing.” - Joe Noven­son, Senior Pas­tor, Look­out Moun­tain Pres­by­ter­ian Church

Real­is­tic, gospel-grounded, grace-saturated encour­age­ment for embat­tled and weary pas­tors. . . . The anti­dote to the temp­ta­tion to drop out of the shepherd’s costly call­ing is not renewal of our own teeth-gritted res­o­lu­tion, but a fuller view of the panorama of Jesus and his costly love for me.” Den­nis E. John­son, PhD, Pro­fes­sor of Prac­ti­cal The­ol­ogy, West­min­ster Sem­i­nary California

I com­mend this won­der­ful book to the many wounded war­riors in Gospel min­istry I meet every day—clergy and laity.” Michael A. Mil­ton, PhD, Fourth Pres­i­dent & Chan­cel­lor, Reformed The­o­log­i­cal Seminary

A pow­er­ful real­ity check for those just enter­ing the min­istry as well as a valu­able source of encour­age­ment to those who are strug­gling in the trenches after many years of ser­vice.” Iain M. Duguid, Pro­fes­sor of Old Testament, Westminster The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, Philadelphia

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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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NEW RELEASE — Philosophy by James S. Spiegel

Phi­los­o­phy by James S. Spiegel

48 Pages | $4.99 | Book­let | Series: Faith­ful Learning

Sum­mary:

Under­stand­ing is the reward of faith. There­fore, seek not to under­stand that you may ST. AUGUSTINE, Hom­i­lies on the Gospel of John believe, but believe that you may understand.”

 

Chris­tians often doubt whether study­ing phi­los­o­phy has any value for our faith or is worth the dan­ger of being used wrongly. After all, doesn’t the apos­tle Paul say, “See to it that no one takes you cap­tive through hol­low and decep­tive philosophy”?

Yet James Spiegel insists that rig­or­ous philo­soph­i­cal study is actu­ally cru­cial for fol­low­ing Paul’s coun­sel, for only when we under­stand phi­los­o­phy well can we dis­cern when its ideas are decep­tive. After explor­ing the his­tor­i­cal con­text of phi­los­o­phy, he applies Chris­t­ian inquiry to its main sub­ject areas, explain­ing basic con­cepts and terms for those new to the sub­ject. And in addi­tion to new­com­ers, sea­soned philoso­phers will also see how phi­los­o­phy can enhance bib­li­cal faith and living.

About the Series:

The Faith­ful Learn­ing series invites Chris­t­ian stu­dents to dive deeper into a mod­ern aca­d­e­mic dis­ci­pline. The authors, schol­ars in their fields, believe that aca­d­e­mic dis­ci­plines are good gifts from God that, when under­stood rightly, will give stu­dents the poten­tial to cul­ti­vate a deeper love for God and neighbor.

About the Author:

JAMES S. SPIEGEL (MA, Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Mis­sis­sippi; PhD, Michi­gan State Uni­ver­sity) is pro­fes­sor of phi­los­o­phy and reli­gion at Tay­lor Uni­ver­sity in Upland, Indiana.

 

 

 

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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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