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Christianity Right this moment’s 2023 E-book Awards

When my alarm buzzes on the morning of an particularly busy day, I usually reply with an odd lack of urgency. A low rumble of dread builds as I ponder all of the chores, errands, or work duties that want finishing. However as a substitute of resolving to rise up and get cracking, I linger in mattress, almost paralyzed by the burden of duty. I do know what I have to do, however for some cause I can’t summon the willpower to do it.

One thing related performs out within the lives of many Christians, in accordance with Uche Anizor, a professor at Biola College’s Talbot College of Theology. They know they’re supposed to like God, research Scripture, and pursue a lifetime of holiness, however they’ll’t escape the clutches of religious indifference. In Overcoming Apathy: Gospel Hope for These Who Battle to Care, Anizor appeals to lukewarm believers, not with an accusing glare or a motivational speaker’s bullhorn, however with the compassion of somebody who has fought this battle himself.

It’s a worthy selection for CT’s E-book of the 12 months. Throughout the board, the judges who learn and evaluated it counseled Anizor for placing his finger on an issue that routinely flies beneath the radar, even because it sinks so a lot of God’s folks right into a religious quagmire.

Like Overcoming Apathy, all of our E-book Awards winners have the capability to awaken slumbering souls, whether or not they ring out with theological knowledge, literary magnificence, pastoral heat, or on a regular basis encouragement. Don’t sleep on any of them. —Matt Reynolds, CT books editor

Apologetics & Evangelism

The Air We Breathe: How We All Came to Believe in Freedom, Kindness, Progress, and Equality

Glen Scrivener | The Good E-book Firm

The Air We Breathe is a ebook for this second. Western society more and more seeks to interrupt free from its Christian moorings, but on the identical time it holds in excessive regard such values as equality, freedom, science, and compassion. Scrivener exhibits that these values (and extra) are in truth completely Christian. They seem self-evident to our Twenty first-century pondering, however they had been definitely not the norm within the historic world. Scrivener writes in an enticing and powerfully persuasive method, connecting with key cultural reference factors from the previous and current and mixing apologetic arguments with compelling appeals to believers and seekers alike. His ebook is trustworthy, eloquent, and at occasions stunning, however all within the curiosity of attending to the guts of the matter. —Sharon Dirckx, freelance speaker, creator, and adjunct lecturer on the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics

Award of Benefit

Is God a Vindictive Bully?: Reconciling Portrayals of God in the Old and New Testaments

Paul Copan | Baker Educational

Many Christians battle to know how a loving God might command a few of the issues he instructions, and this ebook is the most effective single quantity on the topic. Its scope is wonderful. Most of us are accustomed to what Copan calls “critics from with out,” particularly these, like Richard Dawkins, who argue that the God revealed within the Previous Testomony is evil. Copan forcefully solutions their costs. However the true problem at present comes from “critics from inside,” those that need to “unhitch” the Previous Testomony from the New, or worse, who marvel if the God of the Previous Testomony is completely different from the God of the New. Copan addresses questions on polygamy, “divine smitings,” international slaves, the Canaanite conquest, and far, rather more. His work is properly argued, discerning, and refreshing. —Clay Jones, chairman of the board of Ratio Christi


Why Believe?: A Reasoned Approach to Christianity

Neil Shenvi | Crossway

Logic and the Way of Jesus: Thinking Critically and Christianly

Travis Dickinson | B&H

Biblical Research

The Gospel and the Gospels: Christian Proclamation and Early Jesus Books

Simon Gathercole | Eerdmans

Individuals are shocked after they first hear there are different gospels moreover Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Why are these not in our Bibles? Numerous arguments have been proposed. One of many high New Testomony students on the earth, Simon Gathercole, brings all canonical and noncanonical gospels collectively and argues that the 4 canonical gospels share key theological parts that differentiate them: Jesus’ messiahship, his dying, his resurrection, and his achievement of the Previous Testomony. Whereas this ebook is geared towards students, it is a vital argument for differentiating the canonical gospels from all of the others. —Patrick Schreiner, affiliate professor of New Testomony and biblical theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Award of Benefit

The Book of Jeremiah

John Goldingay | Eerdmans

Whereas it’s troublesome to get excited a few Bible commentary as of late, Goldingay’s quantity is a treasure trove of explorations into the textual content, traditions, and theology of the E-book of Jeremiah. As a contemporary commentary, this quantity interacts with an infinite quantity of current analysis and divulges Goldingay’s years of Previous Testomony scholarship. Indubitably, The E-book of Jeremiah will probably be a brand new customary reference for all researching and instructing the message of the Weeping Prophet. —William R. Osborne, affiliate professor of biblical and theological research at Faculty of the Ozarks


The Samaritan Woman’s Story: Reconsidering John 4 After #ChurchToo

Caryn A. Reeder | IVP Educational

The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary

David F. Ford | Baker Educational

Bible & Devotional

Heaven and Nature Sing: 25 Advent Reflections to Bring Joy to the World

Hannah Anderson | B&H

Written with artistic eloquence, this ebook invitations readers to pause and replicate on the hope, religion, pleasure, and love communicated via the approaching of our Savior. Anderson makes use of peculiar, on a regular basis moments as a lens via which to achieve perception into components of the Creation story we frequently overlook. Whereas every devotional runs only some pages, all are filled with knowledge. In a time when Christmas tends to be tainted by commercialism, Heaven and Nature Sing is a breath of contemporary air. —Elizabeth Woodson, creator and Bible trainer

Award of Benefit

Literarily: How Understanding Bible Genres Transforms Bible Study

Kristie Anyabwile | Moody

Gaining instruments to know the Bible can really feel like getting your prescription glasses up to date: Belongings you didn’t notice you had been lacking all of the sudden emerge to your pleasure. That’s what occurs when one makes use of the methods Anyabwile recommends on this ebook. Her accessible writing is a useful place to begin for understanding the assorted types of writing we discover within the Scriptures, and her heat and passionate tone reminds us that our objective isn’t just information, however transformation beneath the Phrase. —Taylor Turkington, creator and director of BibleEquipping


Scribes and Scripture: The Amazing Story of How We Got the Bible

John D. Meade and Peter J. Gurry | Crossway

Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Ryan Whitaker Smith and Dan Wilt | Brazos Press


A World of Praise

Deborah Lock | Eerdmans

There’s magnificence on this ebook, not solely in its charming footage, however in its affection for the locations and folks that span God’s world. It makes us marvel on the earthly house God has created for us and lengthy for the day Jesus returns to make all of it flawlessly, sparklingly his. This ebook has a song-like high quality. It’s a carol to the Lord of all of the earth. Learn it alongside a psalm that sings of how the world bursts with the Creator’s glory. Or learn it alongside the prophets, who stare upon distant lands with the excellent news that the Savior is coming to revive all magnificence and be the delight of all nations. —Jack Klumpenhower, creator of Present Them Jesus: Instructing the Gospel to Children

Award of Benefit

How to Fight Racism Young Reader’s Edition: A Guide to Standing Up for Racial Justice

Jemar Tisby | Zonderkidz

The right way to Combat Racism provides a difficult overview of the historical past of racism within the US, opening the eyes of younger folks to the inequalities and segregation present at present. With sensible recommendation and provoking tales, Tisby empowers kids to have interaction with the truth of racism and alter issues for the longer term. It’s nice to see a ebook encouraging younger folks to hunt out relationships throughout racial divides, armed with the humility of Christ’s instance and the reality that every one individuals are made in God’s picture. —Steph Williams, kids’s author, illustrator, and graphic designer


Bare Tree and Little Wind: A Story for Holy Week

Mitali Perkins | WaterBrook

Fly High: Understanding Grief with God’s Help

Michelle Medlock Adams and Janet Okay. Johnson | Finish Recreation Press

Younger Adults

Who Am I and Why Do I Matter?

Chris Morphew | The Good E-book Firm

Within the newest installment in his Massive Questions collection, Morphew asks—and solutions—what are maybe the first questions adolescents wrestle with: Who am I? Why do I matter? Relatable and accessible, the ebook by no means talks right down to its younger readers. Moderately, their considerations are taken critically, whether or not becoming in with pals, grappling with social media, or just questioning if they are often themselves with out social repercussions. Morphew takes readers again to Scripture, providing examples from the Bible and loads of reminders that we’re made in God’s picture, that now we have price primarily based on that straightforward reality, and that we’re referred to as to observe Christ. Even higher, he presents the hope of the gospel, in order that previous errors don’t outline present self-worth or the longer term. —Betsy Farquhar, managing editor and employees author at Redeemed Reader

Award of Benefit

The Dragon and the Stone (The Dream Keeper Saga, Book 1)

Kathryn Butler | Crossway

With nods to Narnia and The Neverending Story, Butler has crafted a portal fantasy journey with attraction and knowledge for middle-grade readers. After encountering a dragon slurping chili in her kitchen one afternoon, predominant character Lily McKinley is led by the creature into the Realm, a brand new dimension the place goals stay and the nightmarish Shrouds threaten at each flip. It’s a timeless method, and Butler captures the high-stakes quest with a assured information of her personal world, in addition to humor and a really participating voice. —Glenn McCarty, creator of the Tumbleweed Thompson collection


You’re the Worst Person in the World: Why It’s the Best News Ever that You Don’t Have It Together, You Aren’t Enough, and You Can’t Fix It on Your Own

Scarlet Hiltibidal | B&H

Your New Playlist: The Student’s Guide to Tapping into the Superpower of Mindset

Jon Acuff | Baker

Christian Dwelling & Religious Formation

Overcoming Apathy: Gospel Hope for Those Who Struggle to Care

Uche Anizor | Crossway

One of many extra stunning temptations I’ve skilled in recent times isn’t towards overt or egregious sin, however towards numb inaction. In a postpandemic world the place politics are polarized and the information cycle always yells, “Hearth!”, many followers of Christ are too overwhelmed to care. We’re paralyzed and not sure methods to maintain all of the sorrows in our hearts. Anizor graciously meets Christians of their apathy, serving to readers uncover the origin of their very own numbness and providing gospel-rooted causes for renewed ardour. He challenges us to like deeper, with a Christlike affection that throws off apathy and propels us to motion. —Emily Jensen, cofounder and content material director of Risen Motherhood

(Learn CT’s interview with Uche Anizor.)

Award of Benefit

Jesus and Gender: Living as Sisters and Brothers in Christ

Elyse Fitzpatrick and Eric Schumacher | Lexham Press

Jesus and Gender is an extremely well timed ebook. There may be a lot debate in evangelical circles surrounding the roles of women and men within the church, with complementarianism and egalitarianism the 2 widespread classes. However Fitzpatrick and Schumacher sort out the topic with contemporary language, calling us to be “Christic” women and men who search to “cooperate collectively for [God’s] glory” somewhat than “compete for glory amongst themselves.” —Vance Pitman, president of Ship Community and founding pastor of Hope Church Las Vegas

(Learn CT’s review of Jesus and Gender.)


Good and Beautiful and Kind: Becoming Whole in a Fractured World

Wealthy Villodas | WaterBrook

(Learn an excerpt from Good and Lovely and Variety.)

How to Inhabit Time: Understanding the Past, Facing the Future, Living Faithfully Now

James Okay. A. Smith | Brazos Press

Church & Pastoral Management

The Flourishing Pastor: Recovering the Lost Art of Shepherd Leadership

Tom Nelson | InterVarsity Press

With out trying to be novel or imposing unreasonable expectations, Nelson units out to get better what he considers the misplaced artwork, amongst pastors, of shepherd management. Refreshingly, he doesn’t come off as superior or the lone knowledgeable within the subject. He admits errors in his private stroll, ministry habits, and pastoral labors. I discovered loads of pastoral encouragement, practices to ponder, and workable habits for shepherd management. —Phil Newton, director of pastoral care and mentoring for the Pillar Community

Award of Benefit (TIE)

The Pastor’s Bookshelf: Why Reading Matters for Ministry

Austin Carty | Eerdmans

As a lifelong reader, I’ve seen the worth and richness that come from studying extensively and deeply. A pastor whose thoughts and coronary heart are fashioned by deep engagement with books can perceive and talk capital-T fact extra clearly, creatively, and insightfully. By giving pastors permission to incorporate studying as a part of their common schedules, Carty presents the present of slowing right down to assume deeply and the chance for timeless religious themes to take root of their hearts. This can be a recipe for higher knowledge, empathy, and love—qualities that in flip profit the folks God has referred to as them to shepherd. —Kelley Mathews, creator and editor

Reorganized Religion: The Reshaping of the American Church and Why It Matters

Bob Smietana | Worthy

Smietana helps church leaders face the sobering actuality of the spiritual panorama wherein they serve. Drawing on statistics and real-life tales, he demonstrates the waning affect of organized faith in many individuals’s lives. Alongside footage of church buildings in decline, nevertheless, he exhibits us church buildings which have turned the nook towards development and relevance of their communities. And he reminds us of the optimistic contributions church buildings make in American life and the damaging impression our tradition will expertise as they do not want or stop to exist. —Michael Duduit, dean of Clamp Divinity College and govt editor of Preaching journal


On Earth as in Heaven: Theopolis Fundamentals

Peter J. Leithart | Lexham

Tradition & the Arts

Christian Poetry in America Since 1940: An Anthology

Edited by Micah Mattix and Sally Thomas | Iron Pen

I used to be very impressed with this anthology, which has an in depth and considerate introduction, useful introductions to every poet, just a few well-placed and applicable footnotes, and amazingly good poems: difficult, numerous, and unsentimental. There’s a nice stability between well-known and lesser-known poets, denominational backgrounds, and formal and free-verse poetry. A colleague of mine, who teaches on Christianity and literature, advised me he has by no means encountered a useful resource like this and that he would discover it very helpful for his class. —Eleanor Nickel, English professor and program director at Fresno Pacific College

Award of Benefit

The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary Saints

Jessica Hooten Wilson | Brazos Press

Wilson deftly plows the fertile subject of literature, marvel, and the Christian thoughts. The ebook reads as each journal and love letter to her personal previous and her ardour for literature. Her chapters brim with wonderment and awe, and I loved the sensation of longing to learn the books she celebrates. Within the palms of one other creator, this ebook might have felt tutorial and stuffy. However Wilson’s prose is elegant and clear whereas retaining the heat of a voice inviting you to return sit by the hearth and take heed to a narrative. —John Hendrix, illustrator and youngsters’s creator

(Learn an excerpt from The Scandal of Holiness.)


A Supreme Love: The Music of Jazz and the Hope of the Gospel

William Edgar | IVP Educational

(Learn CT’s review of A Supreme Love.)

Reading Black Books: How African American Literature Can Make Our Faith More Whole and Just

Claude Atcho | Brazos Press

(Learn CT’s interview with Claude Atcho.)


Count the Nights by Stars

Michelle Shocklee | Tyndale

On this dual-timeline novel, Shocklee tackles difficult matters like immigration, discrimination, and human trafficking with grace and hope, and her vivid use of historic element provides intrigue to the story. Her writing is easy and interesting, and I discovered myself pulled into the storylines of each time intervals, which hardly ever occurs with books of this type. The way in which this ebook opens hearts and minds to the trauma skilled by victims of human trafficking is really commendable. —Christina Suzann Nelson, creator of What Occurs Subsequent , Formed by the Waves , and different novels

Award of Benefit

The Book of Susan

Melanie Hutsell | Paraclete

My response to this ebook is perhaps biased by the truth that I watched the spouse of an in depth buddy endure the anguish of being recognized with bipolar dysfunction after the start of their first baby, an expertise that shattered their marriage. The E-book of Susan stirred recollections of that point, reminding me how very important it’s to embrace compassion and tenderness towards these struggling the ravages of this sickness. Hutsell’s writing is uncooked, actual, and delightful. Whereas taking us inside a journey few can actually perceive, she guides readers into the truth that every one of us are flawed, bruised, and damaged. Inside that admission, there may be hope and the possibility for therapeutic. —James L. Rubart, novelist {and professional} marketer


Absolute Music

Jonathan Geltner | Slant

The Baxters

Karen Kingsbury | Atria Books

Historical past & Biography

An Odd Cross to Bear: A Biography of Ruth Bell Graham

Anne Blue Wills | Eerdmans

That is historic biography at its best. Wills has a profound empathy for Ruth Graham, born of meticulous analysis and the insights of gifted scholarship. Graham was a critic of second-wave feminism, and but, as Wills exhibits, she additionally “devised her personal ethic of Christian womanhood, characterised by ‘adjusting’ to” her well-known evangelist husband. This idea of “adjustment” turns into a central thread of the ebook, not solely clarifying how Graham negotiated her personal womanhood but additionally illuminating the complicated relationship between evangelical womanhood and feminism. Each transferring and charming, An Odd Cross to Bear would be the customary work on Ruth Graham in her personal proper, in addition to important studying for anybody wishing to higher perceive Billy Graham, Ruth Graham, and their motion. —Sarah Irving-Stonebraker, affiliate professor of historical past and Western civilization at Australian Catholic College

Award of Benefit

Denmark Vesey’s Bible: The Thwarted Revolt That Put Slavery and Scripture on Trial

Jeremy Schipper | Princeton College Press

Schipper’s ebook presents a concise however complete take a look at how the Bible was litigated by enslaved folks and white slaveholders earlier than, throughout, and after Denmark Vesey’s deliberate Nineteenth-century slave rebel. It was widespread, in early American historical past, for debates on morality and criminality to contain dueling interpretations of Scripture, and Schipper illustrates how biblical language was co-opted by whites not solely to strengthen slavery within the summary but additionally to help white authorized responses to Vesey and his coconspirators. —Miles Smith IV, assistant professor of historical past at Hillsdale Faculty

(Learn CT’s overview of Denmark Vesey’s Bible.)


A History of Contemporary Praise & Worship: Understanding the Ideas That Reshaped the Protestant Church

Lester Ruth and Lim Swee Hong | Baker Educational

Cotton Mather’s Spanish Lessons: A Story of Language, Race, and Belonging in the Early Americas

Kirsten Silva Gruesz | Harvard College Press

Marriage & Household

Teach Your Children Well: A Step-by-Step Guide for Family Discipleship

Sarah Cowan Johnson | InterVarsity Press

No mother and father can assure their kids will stroll in faithfulness to Christ. Our kids’s everlasting souls are firstly within the palms of God. However God, in his sovereign design, has not solely given mother and father kids, however given kids mother and father. Johnson encourages and challenges mother and father with the decision to be the first disciplers of their kids. She presents sensible assist supported by expertise, analysis, and Scripture alike. —Curtis Solomon, assistant professor of biblical counseling at Boyce Faculty

Award of Benefit

Habits of the Household: Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms

Justin Whitmel Earley | Zondervan

There isn’t a scarcity of parenting books in the marketplace, however Earley manages to interrupt via the noise and supply a well timed (and timeless) enchantment to the facility of liturgy throughout the house. The family rhythms and practices he advocates are neither onerous nor ridiculous, however easy methods for fogeys to lovingly disciple their kids via the facility of behavior. Earley’s humor and trustworthy vulnerability shine via, and the reader has a way of attending to know his pretty household on every web page. I’ll be returning to this ebook with pleasure for a lot of seasons. —Jonathan Holmes, founder and govt director of Fieldstone Counseling


It Takes More Than Love: A Christian Guide to Navigating the Complexities of Cross-Cultural Adoption

Brittany Salmon | Moody

The Race-Wise Family: Ten Postures to Becoming Households of Healing and Hope

Helen Lee and Michelle Ami Reyes | WaterBrook

Missions & World Church

No Shortcut to Success: A Manifesto for Modern Missions

Matt Rhodes | Crossway

This quantity gives a radical appraisal of strategies in American missionary circles which have gained huge reputation as a result of they promise an enormous harvest of recent converts within the shortest doable time, with minimal effort or preparation from the missionaries themselves. For Rhodes, the enchantment of those “silver-bullet” formulation displays a “distaste for professionalism” and the abandonment of the painstaking coaching related to earlier Western missionary heroes like William Carey and Adoniram Judson. His evaluation is cautious however devastating. He weighs in on faulty obsessions with statistics, disparagement of conventional missionary strategies, false or deceptive representations of success, and distorted (or faulty) biblical understandings of mission work. Many of the ebook, nevertheless, is devoted to creating an brisk case for the missionary vocation as a occupation, with the Pauline phrase “ambassadors for Christ” as a centerpiece. —Jehu J. Hanciles, director of the World Christianity program at Candler College of Theology and creator of Migration and the Making of World Christianity

Award of Benefit

Faith in the Wilderness: Words of Exhortation from the Chinese Church

Edited by Hannah Nation and Simon Liu | Lexham

The Chinese language church has lengthy been a mannequin of methods to chi ku (eat bitterness) whereas nonetheless strolling faithfully with God. This ebook affirms that within the face of persistent persecution and struggling, the Chinese language church, broadly talking, continues to forge forward in spreading the gospel all through China and past. The private reflections gathered right here will humble readers and, hopefully, broaden their understanding of the worldwide church. There may be a lot to be taught from the Chinese language church, and Religion within the Wilderness presents an excellent place to start out. —Jamie Sanchez, affiliate professor of intercultural research at Biola College


The Realities of Money and Missions: Global Challenges and Case Studies

Edited by Jonathan J. Bonk, Michael G. DiStefano, J. Nelson Jennings, Jinbong kim, and Jae hoon lee | William Carey Publishing

Virtuous Persuasion: A Theology of Christian Mission

Michael Niebauer | Lexham

Politics & Public Life

Beyond Racial Division: A Unifying Alternative to Colorblindness and Antiracism

George Yancey | InterVarsity Press

Yancey proposes a compelling different to our present racial stalemate that—dare I say it?—truly provides me hope. As an alternative of touting colorblindness or antiracism, Yancey asks us to think about how we strategy this concern as a substitute of specializing in a desired final result. Makes an attempt to string the needle between two extremes so usually get the worst of each or just fail spectacularly. They name it the mushy center for a cause. However Yancey is just not mushy. Quite the opposite, he writes clearly and persuasively, and he advances an argument that’s internally coherent and backed by social science. Lastly, Yancey writes movingly about his personal experiences, demonstrating that he, like all of us, has a lot to be taught. —James E. Bruce, professor of philosophy at John Brown College

(Learn CT’s review of Past Racial Division.)

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Untrustworthy: The Knowledge Crisis Breaking Our Brains, Polluting Our Politics, and Corrupting Christian Community

Bonnie Kristian | Brazos Press

There’s a discernment disaster in pulpits and pews throughout the nation: We have now misplaced the flexibility to call fact. In a local weather the place conspiracy theories and half-truths abound, Kristian writes with piercing perception into the epistemological disaster going through the church and the broader society. She examines the problems which have introduced us to this state of affairs and presents sensible counsel for navigating our present media and knowledge envi-

ronment. —Kathryn Freeman, author, speaker, and cohost of the podcast Melanated Religion

(Learn CT’s review of Untrustworthy.)


What Are Christians For?: Life Together at the End of the World

Jake Meador | InterVarsity Press

(Learn CT’s review of What Are Christians For?.)

Uncommon Unity: Wisdom for the Church in an Age of Division

Richard Lints | Lexham

(Learn CT’s review of Unusual Unity.)

Theology (well-liked)

You’re Only Human: How Your Limits Reflect God’s Design and Why That’s Good News

Kelly M. Kapic | Brazos Press

Some theology books supply in-depth remedies of a specific doctrine. Others search to function guides for learning theology. You’re Solely Human might sound rather more sensible than both of those, because it calls us to simply accept the constraints of being human pretty much as good presents from God. However Kapic manages to convey unimaginable depth of doctrinal perception and instructing for such a supposedly “sensible” ebook. From the character of the Incarnation and the correct understanding of Mary to our union with Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit, Kapic covers huge theological floor with element and nuance, all whereas conserving the dialogue alive and intimately linked to our personal lives. Every chapter could possibly be a ebook in itself. —Emily G. Wenneborg, Pascal Research Middle director and assistant professor at Urbana Theological Seminary

(Learn CT’s interview with Kelly Kapic.)

Award of Benefit

The Thrill of Orthodoxy: Rediscovering the Adventure of Christian Faith

Trevin Wax | InterVarsity Press

This ebook presents a well-written, accessible, and winsome apologetic for recapturing and embracing the orthodox and historic Christian religion within the fashionable world. The church desperately must learn and heed books like this. I plan on utilizing this ebook within the context of my native congregation. Very good! —Anthony Selvaggio, senior pastor of Rochester Christian Reformed Church

(Learn CT’s review of The Thrill of Orthodoxy.)


Fruitful Theology: How the Life of the Mind Leads to the Life of the Soul

Ronni Kurtz | B&H

Reading Theology Wisely: A Practical Introduction

Kent Eilers | Eerdmans

Theology (tutorial)

Jesus and the God of Classical Theism: Biblical Christology in Light of the Doctrine of God

Steven J. Duby | Baker Educational

On this erudite and substantial quantity, Duby examines New Testomony Christology and the way it pertains to the doctrines of so-called classical theism. It is a vital work, particularly at a second in evangelical theology, and in Christian theology extra broadly, when modern theologians are rediscovering and reappraising the wealthy assets of the Christian previous. Duby interacts with a variety of sources: historic philosophers, church fathers, medieval medical doctors, Reformers, and post-Reformation scholastics, in addition to fashionable theologians and biblical exegetes. However most spectacular is Duby’s deep engagement with the textual content of Scripture itself, which he treats with exegetical care and theological earnestness. —Luke Stamps, professor of biblical and theological research at Oklahoma Baptist College

Award of Benefit

Trinitarian Dogmatics: Exploring the Grammar of the Christian Doctrine of God

D. Glenn Butner Jr. | Baker Educational

This ebook helpfully lays out the panorama of Trinitarian dogmatics. Butner does a advantageous job at presenting the foremost points and punctiliously defining the perimeters of orthodoxy from the vantage factors of Scripture, historical past, and philosophy. He’s refreshingly reserved, too, on many troublesome points on which orthodox theologians have traditionally differed. In that sense, whereas Butner is evident, persuasive, and convictional, he’s additionally modest in his goals. I predict this ebook will turn out to be customary within the classroom for a very long time. The actually curious reader won’t stroll away empty-handed. —Samuel G. Parkison, assistant professor of theological research at Gulf Theological Seminary within the United Arab Emirates

(Learn CT’s review of Trinitarian Dogmatics.)


Justification by the Word: Restoring Sola Fida

Jack D. Kilcrease | Lexham Press

God in Eternity and Time: A New Case for Human Freedom

Robert E. Picirilli | B&H

E-book of the 12 months

Overcoming Apathy: Gospel Hope for Those Who Struggle to Care

Uche Anizor | Crossway

“Meh” often is the spirit of the age wherein we stay, however it’s greater than mere indifference—it’s a religious illness that infects believers, church buildings, and cultures alike. Even when we really feel like our lives are never-ending episodes of Seinfeld, that well-known “present about nothing,” Anizor calls us from our religious slumber to get up and care once more. —Douglas Estes, affiliate professor of biblical research and sensible theology at Tabor Faculty

Overcoming Apathy addresses a difficulty that feels fairly prevalent within the American church, even when we hardly discuss it. Anizor succeeds in taking a obscure, considerably hard-to-define concern and turning it right into a readable, immensely sensible ebook. The true drawback, as he observes, is just not that believers care too little however that we care in regards to the incorrect issues, whereas usually displaying indifference towards God and issues of the Spirit. I plan on recommending this ebook to fellow church members. It was refreshing and convicting. —Andrea Burke, ladies’s ministry director and host of the Good Sufficient podcast

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