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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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 — 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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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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