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Welcome to Crossway’s Summer/Fall 2011 Complete Book Catalog. The publishing vision of Crossway is founded on three essential elements: a passion for the gospel, a passion for God’s Word, and a passion for people. We are committed to publishing creative, compelling, and faithful books that align with this vision—books we believe will make a difference in people’s lives for Christ. Inside this catalog are books written and compiled by key leaders and teachers in the church—John Piper, R. C. Sproul, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Kevin DeYoung, Tullian Tchividjian, Nancy Guthrie, Voddie Baucham Jr., Larry Woiwode, June Hunt, and others. It is our joy to partner with these men and women, helping to extend their faithful ministry to readers like you around the world. We invite you to our website for further information on all our publications, and we welcome your call or e-mail if we can answer specific questions or help in any way.

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Gospel-Centered Publishing

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NEW THIS SEPTEMBER

JOHN PIPER

Bloodlines Race, Cross, and the Christian Piper examines the Scriptures with regard to race and racial sin. In every manifestation, the root of racial sin is an unbelieving heart resistant to the grace and mercy of God. The gospel of Jesus Christ, therefore, is the only hope for any meaningful racial solutions. John Piper brings the light of the gospel to bear on racial issues in this groundbreaking book. Bloodlines begins with Piper’s confession of his own sins and experience with racial tensions, along with how God has been transforming him and his church. He enables readers to grasp the reality and extent of racism, and then he demonstrates from Scripture how the light of the gospel penetrates the darkness of this pernicious sin. The book concludes with sections on what Jesus’s atoning death means for racial issues, interracial marriage, and prejudice. With great sensitivity and compassion, along with a careful reading of the Scriptures, Piper helps readers navigate the painful landscape of racial sin, showing that in the gospel we all have a common bloodline and that through the blood of Jesus, race and ethnicity become secondary for a common people of God.

JOHN PIPER is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. He has authored numerous books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, and Think.

Bloodlines 5.5 x 8.5, Hardcover w/Jacket, 256 pages 978-1-4335-2852-1, $19.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues (REL012110)

Available September 30, 2011

AU D I E N C E Piper readers; pastors, leaders, laypersons, and students

OT H ER BO O KS BY JO H N P I P ER

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KEVIN DEYOUNG AND GREG GILBERT

What Is the Mission of the Church? Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission Addressing mission, evangelism, and social justice, two pastors draw readers to the Bible’s teaching on some contentious matters. Social justice and mission are hot topics today; there’s a wonderful resurgence of motivated Christians passionate about spreading the gospel and caring for the needs of others. But in our zeal to share and serve, many are unclear on gospel and mission. What is the church’s unique priority as it engages the world? DeYoung and Gilbert write to help Christians “articulate and live out their views on the mission of the church in ways that are theologically faithful, exegetically careful, and personally sustainable.” Looking at the Bible’s teaching on evangelism, social justice, and shalom, they explore the what, why, and how of the church’s mission. From defining “mission,” to examining key passages on social justice and their application, to setting our efforts in the context of God’s rule, DeYoung and Gilbert bring a wise, studied perspective to the missional conversation. Readers will grow in their understanding of the mission of the church and gain a renewed sense of urgency for Jesus’ call to preach the Word and make disciples. What Is the Mission of the Church? 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 288 pages 978-1-4335-2690-9, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Missions

KEVIN DEYOUNG (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He is the coauthor of Why We Love the Church and other award-winning books.

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GREG GILBERT (MDiv, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of What Is the Gospel?

College students and those involved in outreach ministry and social action; pastors and parachurch ministry leaders; church planting networks R ELATED B OOKS

What Is the Gospel? 978-1-4335-1500-2 $12.99 PAGE 67

Don’t Call It a Comeback 978-1-4335-2169-0 $16.99 PAGE 42

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TULLIAN TCHIVIDJIAN

Jesus + Nothing = Everything A proclamation of Christ’s sufficiency that frees us from selfrighteousness and keeps us anchored through storms. Jesus + Nothing = Everything is the equation that Tullian Tchividjian took away from a year of great trial and turmoil. In this book he describes the bitter divisions that soured the beginning of his pastorate at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and the personal anchor that he found in the overwhelming power of the gospel. The book of Colossians forms the basis of Tchividjian’s call for Christians to rediscover the gospel and continually reorient their lives around Jesus. Tchividjian insists that many who assume they understand the gospel fail to actually apply its riches to their lives. He takes particular aim at self-righteousness, which emphasizes moral behavior while ignoring gospel indicatives. In contrast, Tchividjian delivers a strong grip of the gospel and the radical freedom and peace that are only then possible. This book delves into the profound theological truths of the gospel, yet the message is intensely practical—Tchividjian sounds the call for believers to lean hard on Christ in every area of every day.

TULLIAN TCHIVIDJIAN is pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the author of Surprised by Grace, Unfashionable, and Do I Know God?

Jesus + Nothing = Everything 5.25 x 8, Hardcover w/Jacket, 240 pages 978-1-4335-0778-6, $18.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth (REL012070) Available October 31, 2011

AU D I E N C E Those interested in applying the gospel; pastors; people preaching or studying Colossians

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Surprised by Grace 978-1-4335-0775-5 $18.99

God Is the Gospel 978-1-58134-751-7 $17.99

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JOHN PIPER AND DAVID MATHIS, GEN. EDS.

Thinking. Loving. Doing. A Call to Glorify God with Heart and Mind This compilation challenges us to love God and others with heart and mind and hands. The Christian life is more than thinking—but not less. And it’s more than feeling—but not less. It’s more than doing as well—but never less. Healthy followers of Jesus engage their minds, hearts, and hands in glorifying him. This volume, built on the 2010 Desiring God National Conference and John Piper’s recent book Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God argues that thinking and the affections of the heart are inseparable. Our emotions fuel our thoughts for God. Likewise, hard thinking about God leads to deeper joy in our relationship with him. And both, in turn, help us focus outward as we express a greater love for others. Contributions by Rick Warren, Francis Chan, John Piper, R. Albert Mohler Jr., R. C. Sproul, and Thabiti Anyabwile bring a wealth of perspective and experience in calling for readers to love God and others with heart and mind and hands.

Thinking. Loving. Doing. 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 160 pages 978-1-4335-2651-0, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / General

JOHN PIPER is pastor of preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. His co-edited books include Sex and the Supremacy of Christ and With Calvin in the Theater of God.

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DAVID MATHIS is executive pastoral assistant to John Piper and the co-editor of With Calvin in the Theater of God.

AU DIENCE Piper fans; college students and young adults; pastors and lay leaders

R ELATED B OOKS

Think 978-1-4335-2318-2 $15.99 PAGE 63

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With Calvin in the Theater of God 978-1-4335-1412-8 $15.99

The Power of Words and the Wonder of God 978-1-4335-1049-6 $15.99

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NEW THIS OCTOBER

JARED C. WILSON

Gospel Wakefulness (Foreword by Ray Ortlund) This call to awaken to the gospel will provoke Christians from numb faith into passionate and joyous ministry. We may know the gospel. We may believe it—even proclaim it. But we also may assume the gospel and become lethargic. In this book Jared Wilson seeks to answer the central question: how do we experience and present the gospel in a fresh, nonroutine way in order to prevent ourselves and others from becoming numb? His answer may be surprising: “by routinely presenting the unchanging gospel in a way that does justice to its earth-shaking announcement.” We don’t excite and awaken people to the glorious truths of the gospel by spicing up our worship services or through cutting-edge, dramatic rhetoric, but by passionately and faithfully proclaiming the same truths we have already been given in Scripture. Wilson’s book will stir churches to live out the power of the gospel with a fervent, genuine zeal. After an explanation of the term “gospel wakefulness,” Wilson unpacks implications for worship, hyper-spirituality, godly habits, and sanctification, as well as other aspects of church life. Pastors, church leaders, and all in ministry, especially those who are tired or discouraged, will be uplifted, emboldened, and empowered by this book.

JARED C. WILSON is the pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Middletown Springs, Vermont, and the author of the book Your Jesus Is Too Safe and the curriculum Abide, as well as a number of articles and short stories.

Gospel Wakefulness 6 x 9, Trade Paperback, 224 pages 978-1-4335-2636-7, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth (REL012120) Available October 31, 2011

AU D I E N C E Pastors, church leaders, and all in ministry, especially those who are tired or discouraged

R E L ATED BO O K

When I Don’t Desire God 978-1-58134-652-7 $13.99 PAGE 67

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NEW THIS SEPTEMBER

TONY REINKE

Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (Foreword by C. J. Mahaney) A call for Christians to reclaim the priority, privilege, and practice of reading. As Christians we are identified as people of the Word—submitted to the authority of God’s written Word, called to center our lives on it and not on the image-driven world that vies for our gaze. But how do we build such lives, and what do they look like? Tony Reinke’s answer is that we are to be readers of the Word of God and of the many other books that reflect God’s truth, goodness, and beauty in the world. In Lit!, Reinke lays out a theology of reading built around the gospel, developed from Scripture, and corroborated by church history. He offers guidance for exercising discernment in what we read, and practical advice on how to read regularly and well. Reinke also explains how to foster a culture of reading in our churches and homes. The book stresses that we may find truth, help, insight, or beauty in many different forms of literature, from theology to fiction to fantasy to business. Reinke reminds us that God is the author of all knowledge, and we read every book under his illumination.

Lit! 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 224 pages 978-1-4335-2226-0, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts (REL013000) Available September 30, 2011

TONY REINKE is a former journalist now serving as a theological researcher, writer, and blogger. He lives in Maryland with his wife and three children.

AU DIENCE Young Christians who don’t take time to read

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In the Beginning Was the Word 978-1-4335-0179-1 $25.00

The Power of Words and the Wonder of God 978-1-4335-1049-6 $15.99

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VODDIE BAUCHAM JR.

Family Shepherds Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes The author of Family Driven Faith trains Christian men to model God’s truth and pass it on from generation to generation. God has mandated the transfer of his truth from one generation to the next. Because this transfer takes place primarily in the home, Voddie Baucham Jr. seeks to guide men in faithfully shepherding their families. Derived from Baucham’s monthly meetings with men in his church, Family Shepherds calls men to accountability for their God-given responsibilities as husbands and fathers. This book will inspire them to live better, love better, and lead better so that their families will thrive in every way. Baucham’s clear style and practical approach will help men protect their marriage, raise kingdom-minded children, value the synergy between church and home, and navigate difficult family dynamics. It will inspire them to carefully evaluate and live out their role in all areas of life. Family Shepherds is a book that every father needs and that every church will want as a resource for training the men in their congregations.

VODDIE BAUCHAM JR. (DMin, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as the preaching pastor of Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. He is also a sought-after preacher, conference speaker, and lecturer. He has written three books, including Family Driven Faith and What He Must Be.

Family Shepherds 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 192 pages 978-1-4335-2369-4, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Men’s Issues (REL012060)

Available September 30, 2011

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Disciplines of a Godly Family 978-1-58134-941-2 $15.99

God, Marriage, and Family 978-1-4335-0364-1 $22.99

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NEW THIS JUNE

MIKE MCKINLEY

Am I Really a Christian? Series: IXMarks McKinley challenges nominal Christians to take a deeper look at themselves. Jesus divided the world into two groups—those who follow him and those who don’t. But what happens when someone thinks he or she is a Christian, but isn’t? With his witty, engaging style, Mike McKinley takes readers on a journey of what it means to be a Christian. He asserts that “manipulative evangelism techniques and a poor understanding of the gospel have resulted in an abundance of professing Christians who have no idea what it means to follow Christ.” Each chapter title begins with “You’re not a Christian [if/when/ just because you] . . .” As he surveys what it means to be Christian, McKinley offers criteria for evaluating one’s standing before God. Readers are guided through a series of challenges to reflect, repent, remember, and report to another person. Am I Really a Christian? ends with chapters on salvation and the local church. This unique book is written for nominal or new Christians and can be used in personal or small-group study.

Am I Really a Christian? 5.25 x 8.25, Trade Paperback, 160 pages 978-1-4335-2576-6, $12.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth (REL012070) Available June 30, 2011

MIKE MCKINLEY (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) served on the pastoral staff of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC, and in 2005 he was called to revitalize Guilford Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. He is the author of Church Planting Is for Wimps.

AU DIENCE Nominal believers; Christians questioning their salvation; pastors and counselors; small groups

OTHER B OOKS IN THIS SER IES

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church 978-1-58134-631-2 $15.99 PAGE 55

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Church Planting Is for Wimps 978-1-4335-1497-5 $10.99 PAGE 39

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KEVIN DEYOUNG

Why Our Church Switched to the ESV DeYoung shares seven reasons why he encouraged his church to switch Bible translations to the ESV. A few years into his current pastoral role, Kevin DeYoung was faced with a church that needed to replace its well-worn pew Bibles. DeYoung wrote to his congregation, outlining seven reasons why he preferred the English Standard Version® (ESV®) and was proposing its adoption. Among his top reasons for switching to the ESV, DeYoung noted its essentially literal translation philosophy, avoidance of over- and undertranslation, consistency in translating important Greek and Hebrew words, and retention of important literary features. DeYoung’s letter has been newly edited and put into booklet form. Sold individually or in packs of ten, Why Our Church Switched to the ESV is an excellent tool for pastors or lay leaders seeking to learn more about the English Standard Version.

KEVIN DEYOUNG (MDiv, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He is the author of a number of books, including Why We Love the Church and Just Do Something, as well as the editor of Don’t Call It a Comeback.

Why Our Church Switched to the ESV 5 x 7, Saddle Stitch, 32 pages 978-1-4335-2744-9, $3.99 978-1-4335-2979-5, $25.00 (10-pack) BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources (REL074000) Available July 31, 2011

AU D I E N C E Pastors and church staff considering a pew Bible change R E L ATED BO O KS

Understanding English Bible Translation 978-1-4335-0279-8 $12.99

Choosing a Bible 978-1-58134-730-2 $3.99

Translating Truth 978-1-58134-755-5 $15.99

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NEW THIS JULY

LARRY WOIWODE

Words Made Fresh Essays on Literature and Culture A collection of essays reflecting on the words and places— cultural, spiritual, and literary—that shape us in the image of the incarnate God. Larry Woiwode frames this new collection of essays in the language of the incarnation, the event that shows “how a metaphor of words could contain the lineaments and inner workings of a human being.” The essays that follow do just that. Through the medium of literary analysis, cultural reflection, and personal memory, they trace Woiwode’s work and thought as well as that of the vivid human beings he depicts. These essays, all revised and reworked since their original publication, include reflections on Scripture translation, the place of religion in education, how John Updike’s work reflects the theology of Søren Kierkegaard and Karl Barth, and the difference between the news as delivered by CNN and Bob Dylan. Woiwode ranges over these and other topics with deliberate thoughtfulness—a Christian engaged with the wounds and gifts of the world. He also does so with the care of a writer for whom “the Word is home.” The shape of that Word sets the pattern for what he has written here, not “a set of rules to regulate social behavior,” but “an ordering of stories . . . with glimpses into character.”

Words Made Fresh 5.5 x 8.5, Hardcover w/Jacket, 192 pages 978-1-4335-2740-1, $24.99 BISAC: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture (SOC022000)

Available July 31, 2011

LARRY WOIWODE is the recipient of numerous literary honors for his novels, short stories, essays, memoirs, and poetry. His work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Books & Culture, and The Atlantic. He is the Poet Laureate of North Dakota and is Writer in Residence at Jamestown College.

AU DIENCE Larry Woiwode fans; students of literature; Christian college literature professors and students; students of culture

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LARRY WOIWODE

The Invention of Lefse A Christmas Story This story opens a window on a bare Norwegian Christmas where small, unlooked-for blessings bring new hope and beauty to the life of a struggling family. “Mette Iversdatter’s window was a porthole on the winter sky.” With this spare, vivid image, Larry Woiwode brings us into the simple and anxious rhythms of life for a Norwegian farm girl in the first decade of the twentieth century. Christmas Eve falls in the midst of deprivation as Mette’s family prepares to journey to her grandparents’ farm for Christmas. When her father fails to bag a big deer on the journey, they arrive, like everyone else, almost empty-handed. Yet despite frustration and disappointment, this extended family combines their meager resources to create an unexpected marvel of a meal that transforms the family’s Christmas. Sharply observed and crisply written, Woiwode’s story throbs with truths known to human hearts in any century. He carefully renders the hesitant hopes of a child, the aching disappointments and steady perseverance of her elders, and the surprise of beauty and joy. That prayers may yet be answered—that the provision may be greater even than the promise—is a truth for Christmas and for always. Beautifully illustrated.

LARRY WOIWODE is the recipient of numerous literary honors for his novels, short stories, essays, memoirs, and poetry. His work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Books & Culture, and The Atlantic. He is the Poet Laureate of North Dakota and is Writer in Residence at Jamestown College.

The Invention of Lefse 5.5 x 7.5, Hardcover w/Jacket, 64 pages 978-1-4335-2736-4, $12.99 BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent (JUV017010) Available September 30, 2011

AU D I E N C E Larry Woiwode fans; people looking for a heartwarming Christmas story; Christmas-gift buyers

R E L ATED BO O K

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JOHN PIPER; ILLUSTRATED BY GLENN HARRINGTON

The Innkeeper (Redesign) John Piper’s classic poem about the innkeeper who provided the stable for Jesus’s birth has been redesigned. Only two weeks from his crucifixion, Jesus has stopped in Bethlehem. He has returned to visit someone important—the innkeeper who made a place for Mary and Joseph the night he was born. But his greater purpose in coming is to pay a debt. What did it cost to house the Son of God? John Piper shares a tale of what might have been through the storypoem of an innkeeper whose life was forever altered by the arrival of the Son of God. Ponder the sacrifice that was made that night, celebrate Jesus’s birth and the power of his resurrection, and encounter the hope his life gives you for today and for eternity. This imaginative story has been redesigned and makes a great gift for families.

The Innkeeper (Redesign) 6 x 9, Hardcover w/Jacket, 48 pages 978-1-4335-3025-8, $16.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts (REL013000) Available August 31, 2011

AU DIENCE People looking for a meaningful Christmas book to read to their family or to give as a gift to friends and neighbors

JOHN PIPER is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has authored several illustrated poetry books, including The Misery of Job and the Mercy of God, Ruth, and The Prodigal’s Sister. GLENN HARRINGTON is an internationally recognized artist whose paintings have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, International Artists Magazine, and American Art Collector. His work has been featured on over 500 book covers.

OTHER B OOKS BY JOHN PIPER

Ruth 978-1-4335-1495-1 $21.99

Velvet Steel 978-1-4335-1131-8 $14.99

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R. C. SPROUL; PAINTINGS BY T. LIVELY FLUHARTY

The Barber Who Wanted to Pray R. C. Sproul’s beautifully illustrated story about Martin Luther’s barber will teach children how to pray. This imaginative tale from R. C. Sproul, based on a true story, begins one evening with Mr. McFarland leading family devotions. When his daughter asks him how she should pray, Mr. McFarland shares a 500-year-old story about a barber and his famous customer. Master Peter is a barber well-known to all in his village. One day, when Martin Luther the Reformer walks into his shop, the barber musters up the courage to ask the outlawed monk how to pray. Luther responds by writing a letter to the barber. The barber’s life and many others are changed as they encounter a model for prayer by using the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and the Apostles’ Creed. Sproul’s beautifully illustrated story will delight children and help them learn to pray according to the Bible. The full text of the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and the Apostles’ Creed, along with a brief biography of Martin Luther, will make this a treasured book to be returned to time after time.

R. C. SPROUL is the founder and president of Ligonier Ministries and serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida. His other illustrated books include The Prince’s Poison Cup and The Lightlings. T. LIVELY FLUHARTY is an accomplished illustrator whose artwork has appeared in numerous publications, including Fool Moon Rising, which he co-wrote with his wife, Kristi.

The Barber Who Wanted to Pray 9 x 10, Hardcover w/Jacket, 40 pages 978-1-4335-2703-6, $17.99 BISAC: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religion / Biblical Stories (JNF049040) Available September 30, 2011

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Fool Moon Rising 978-1-4335-0682-6 $14.99

Church History ABCs 978-1-4335-1472-2 $15.99

Mighty Acts of God 978-1-4335-0604-8 $24.99

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JUNE HUNT

Caring for a Loved One with Cancer A cancer survivor herself, Hunt offers practical ideas for family and friends as they journey with a loved one who has been diagnosed with a serious illness. Virtually all of us have a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with cancer. But do we really know how to help? Reflecting on her own journey with cancer, June Hunt offers “practical, yet overlooked ideas” to help caregivers walk through the journey with those they love. Caring for a Loved One with Cancer begins with the first doctor’s visit and moves through nearly fifty short, single-topic chapters with practical application. These include offering to communicate progress and needs, keeping a record of remembrances, making a chart for medication, fixing food that helps with healing, and others. Additional chapters cover tips for helping children through confusion, dealing with issues related to cancer treatment, discovering important “don’ts,” and what cancer cannot do. Specifically written for those caring for loved ones battling cancer, this book can also be used by those coming alongside anyone suffering from a debilitating illness.

Caring for a Loved One with Cancer 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 96 pages 978-1-4335-2707-4, $10.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Death, Grief, Bereavement (REL012010) Available September 30, 2011

JUNE HUNT is CEO/founder of Hope for the Heart Ministries, a worldwide biblical counseling ministry. A top-selling speaker and teacher, she is also author of numerous books and devotionals, including Hope for Your Heart.

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NANCY GUTHRIE

The Promised One Seeing Jesus in Genesis (10-week Bible study) Series: Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament This first volume in the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible study series guides women through a Christ-centered study of Genesis. The Promised One provides a fresh look at the book of Genesis, leading readers in discovering how its stories, symbols, people, and promises point to Christ. Over ten weeks of study, participants will see Christ as the agent of creation, the offspring who will crush the head of the serpent, the ark of salvation, the source of the righteousness credited to Abraham, the substitutionary sacrifice provided by God, the Savior to whom the whole world must come for life, and much more. Each weekly lesson includes questions for personal study, a contemporary teaching chapter that emphasizes how the passage fits into the bigger story of redemptive history, a brief section on how the passage uniquely points to what is yet to come at the consummation of Christ’s kingdom, and a leader’s guide for group discussion.

NANCY GUTHRIE teaches at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and at conferences around the country. She is the author of numerous books including The One Year Book of Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament and Hoping for Something Better: Refusing to Settle for Life as Usual, a study of Hebrews. She is also the editor of Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross, Be Still My Soul, and others.

The Promised One 6 x 9, Trade Paperback, 256 pages 978-1-4335-2625-1, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides (REL006700) Available July 31, 2011

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ERIK THOENNES

Life’s Biggest Questions What the Bible Says about the Things That Matter Most This excellent crash course on Christianity for believers and seekers alike tackles fifteen difficult life questions. If we were to compile the biggest questions pertaining to Christianity, we would face some daunting submissions: Does God exist? What is God like? How will it all end? In this accessible book Erik Thoennes—a preaching pastor and theology professor—asks and answers fifteen of the most important questions we can ask about God, the Bible, Jesus, and the church. Readers will find his answers clear, helpful, and above all, biblical. Life’s Biggest Questions is a great resource for new Christians and for those looking for concise ways to answer difficult questions. Each chapter concludes with a Scripture verse for meditation and memorization, questions for application and discussion, and suggestions for further study.

Life’s Biggest Questions 5.25 x 8, Trade Paperback, 160 pages 978-1-4335-2671-8, $12.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth (REL012070) Available July 31, 2011

ERIK THOENNES (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of theology at Biola University and a pastor at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada, California. He is the author of Godly Jealousy and numerous articles.

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LARRY J. WATERS AND ROY B. ZUCK, EDS.

Why, O God? Suffering and Disability in the Bible and the Church (Foreword by Randy Alcorn) Uniquely combines a firsthand theological perspective on suffering with real-world application to guide the body of Christ in ministering to the millions who suffer with disabilities. With two in seven American families affected by a disability, the body of Christ has a great opportunity for ministry. This new anthology uniquely points the way—training churches, caregivers, pastors, and counselors to compassionately respond. The book’s contributors—ranging from Joni Eareckson Tada and others living with disabilities, to seminary professors, ministry leaders, and medical professionals—do more than offer a biblical perspective on suffering and disability; they draw from very personal experiences to explore Christians’ responsibility toward those who suffer. The volume addresses various disabilities and age-related challenges, end-of-life issues, global suffering, and other concerns—all the while reminding readers that as they seek to help the hurting, they will be ministered to in return. This unprecedented work, which includes a foreword by Randy Alcorn, belongs in the hands of every Christian worker and caring individual who is seeking a real-world, biblical perspective on suffering. LARRY J. WATERS (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is associate professor of Bible exposition and also teaches in the missions department at Dallas Theological Seminary. ROY B. ZUCK (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is senior professor emeritus of Bible exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Why, O God? 6 x 9, Trade Paperback, 288 pages 978-1-4335-2580-3, $22.00 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery (REL050000) Available July 31, 2011

AU D I E N C E Students of college/seminary courses on suffering; pastoral staff; Christian medical personnel and counselors; friends and family members of people who are suffering

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KENNETH BERDING

Walking in the Spirit Leads readers on a journey through Romans 8, teaching them how to live in the power of the Holy Spirit. Walking in the Spirit is an expedition into what the Bible teaches about life in the Holy Spirit. Kenneth Berding uses the apostle Paul and his words in Romans 8 to model what it looks like to live miraculously set free by the Spirit. Written at an accessible level, Berding speaks to a wide audience as he seeks to connect readers to the life of the Spirit. His practical guide covers a variety of topics as he uses Romans 8 to show readers how to set their minds on the things of the Spirit, put to death the deeds of the body, be led by the Spirit, know the fatherhood of God, and hope and pray in the Spirit. Berding applies the Bible to life through many of his own personal experiences, helping readers make connections to their own spiritual journeys. Discussion questions for each chapter facilitate personal reflection and small-group study.

Walking in the Spirit 5.25 x 7.75, Trade Paperback, 160 pages 978-1-4335-2410-3, $12.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth (REL012120) Available August 31, 2011

KENNETH BERDING (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is associate professor of New Testament at Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology, where he has taught since 2002. He has authored or edited five books, including What Are Spiritual Gifts? and Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament.

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TOM NELSON

Work Matters Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work Helps readers live out a theology of work in the ebb and flow of everyday life. Work. For some this word represents drudgery and the mundane. For others work is an idol to be served. In either case, a biblical understanding of work as godly activity and a means of spiritual formation is lost. Striking a balance between theological depth and practical counsel, Work Matters engages the theological basis of God’s plan for everyday work. Tom Nelson explains how the fall has impacted vocation, how God’s redemption touches every sphere of our lives, including our work, and how what we do now is connected to what we will do forever. As Nelson connects Sunday worship to Monday morning, he gives readers practical tools for understanding their own gifts, so that they may better live in accord with God’s design for work.

TOM NELSON (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) has served as senior pastor of Christ Community Church in Leawood, Kansas, for more than twenty years. He is a member of Together for the Gospel and the author of Five Smooth Stones and Ekklesia.

Work Matters 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 192 pages 978-1-4335-2667-1, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / General (REL012000)

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BRAD HOUSE

Community Taking Your Small Group off Life Support (Foreword by Mark Driscoll) Series: Re:Lit This guide for church leaders brings wisdom and practical insight into growing a gospel-centered small-group ministry. Brad House calls on churches to wake up to the possibilities for lifetransforming, gospel ministry through small groups. In recent years Mars Hill Church, based in Seattle, has experienced the rich blessings that exist within healthy community groups. In Community, House provides a resource for other churches to experience these blessings. House examines healthy, gospel-centered small groups in three sections. In the first, he lays a foundation for the need and purpose of small-group community. He then presents a big-picture “health plan� for small groups. The book ends with a practical section detailing ways churches can move forward to missional small groups that bless each other, the church, and their communities. With wisdom and candor, House helps churches think carefully about the state of their own small groups and, where necessary, take steps toward a healthier, gospel-centered community. Pastors and church leaders, as well as small groups, will find this guide to be a catalyst in their growth and development. Community 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 224 pages 978-1-4335-2306-9, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Discipleship (REL023000)

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BRAD HOUSE is a pastor at Mars Hill Church, based in Seattle, where he oversees community groups for the multi-campus church. He has been involved in community groups at Mars Hill since 2003. He and his wife, Jill, have three children.

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BILL CLEM

Disciple Getting Your Identity from Jesus (Foreword by Mark Driscoll) Series: Re:Lit This guide looks at the essential elements of discipleship while encouraging readers to think and journal through Scripture. Christians are disciples of Christ. Since our entire identity is defined by Christ, we would do well to think carefully about what it means to be a disciple. Bill Clem, an elder at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, looks closely at the characteristics of discipleship. Originally written as a text for the Resurgence Training Program (Re:Train), Disciple grounds our identity as disciples in the storyline of the Bible. Careful not to be overly prescriptive, Clem instead uses Scripture and real-life stories to illustrate the essential elements of Christian discipleship. He does so by looking at characteristics and distortions of image, worship, community, and mission. He finishes with a practical chapter on weekly planning and a chapter on the multiplication of disciples. Each chapter ends with an assignment in which Clem encourages readers to journal through Scripture passages built around a particular theme. Both veteran and new followers of Jesus will benefit from this comprehensive look at what it means to be a disciple.

BILL CLEM is a pastor for Ballard Campus of Mars Hill Church, based out of Seattle, and is on the global campus network team spearheading spiritual formation.

Disciple 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 224 pages 978-1-4335-2349-6, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Discipleship (REL023000)

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Church Planter 978-1-4335-1576-7 $15.99

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PHILIP GRAHAM RYKEN

King Solomon The Temptations of Money, Sex, and Power A study of the life of Solomon—from his triumphs to his tragic failures—that teaches readers how to live wisely. Though the world’s wisest king, Solomon’s heart was led astray by temptations of wealth, sex, and power. We face the same dangers today, though the temptations may be different in degree and detail. Philip Ryken writes, “In witnessing Solomon’s moral triumphs and sinful failures, we learn how to live more wisely. By the grace of God, we may avoid a tragic downfall of our own and learn how to use money, sex, and power for the glory of God.” Tracing Solomon’s life from coronation to burial—and from godly devotion to self-serving excess—Ryken shows readers how to avoid similar downfalls and seek God’s glory amid earthly temptations. These thirteen chapters are pastoral, rich in application, and biblically faithful. This overview of Solomon’s life also includes a study guide, making it a great resource for both personal and group use.

King Solomon 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 288 pages 978-1-4335-2154-6, $16.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Men’s Issues (REL012060)

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PHILIP GRAHAM RYKEN (PhD, Oxford University), president of Wheaton College, was formerly senior minister of Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church. He has written and edited more than thirty books, including expositional commentaries on Exodus, Ecclesiastes, and Jeremiah.

AU DIENCE Small group leaders, lay people who teach the Bible, pastors, and anyone who enjoys good Bible stories but doesn’t always know how to connect them to the Christian life

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PENELOPE WILCOCK

The Hardest Thing to Do Series: The Hawk and the Dove This latest in Wilcock’s The Hawk and the Dove series takes readers into the world of a fourteenth-century monastery struggling to forgive an old enemy seeking refuge. The first of three sequels to the celebrated The Hawk and the Dove trilogy takes place one year after the end of the third book, in the early fourteenth century. A peaceful monastery is enjoying its new abbot, who is taking the place of Father Peregrine, when an old enemy arrives seeking refuge. Reluctantly taking in Prior William, the upended community must address old fears and bitterness while warily seeking reconciliation. But can they really trust Prior William? In her fourth book in the series, Penelope Wilcock wrestles with the difficulties of forgiveness and the cautions of building trust. Taking the form of journal entries, her story will delight the imaginations of readers captivated by a time and place far distant from our current world. Her timeless themes, however, will challenge our prejudices today as we, along with her characters, are forced to ask ourselves, “What is the hardest thing to do?”

PENELOPE WILCOCK is a full-time author living in Hastings, Sussex, on the southeast coast of England. Her blog, Kindred of the Quiet Way, is about a simple and spiritual Christian lifestyle. Her other books in The Hawk and the Dove series are The Hawk and the Dove, The Wounds of God, and The Long Fall.

The Hardest Thing to Do 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 224 pages 978-1-4335-2655-8, $12.99 BISAC: FICTION / Historical (FIC014000) Available July 31, 2011

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THE GOSPEL COALITION BOOKLETS These Gospel Coalition booklets are edited by D. A. Carson and Tim Keller and are designed to offer thoughtful explanations of the ministry’s Confessional Statement. They are helpful as concise treatments of core evangelical doctrines. The coalition is an evangelical movement dedicated to a Scripture-based reformation of ministry practices.

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Justification

THABITI ANYABWILE AND J. LIGON DUNCAN

PHILIP GRAHAM RYKEN

Pastors Thabiti Anyabwile and J. Ligon Duncan have teamed up to outline the Bible’s basic teaching about baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Speaking from different traditions, they bring perspective to the discussion while both observing that baptism and the Lord’s Supper should be fundamentally understood as pointing to something greater. Anyabwile is senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Duncan is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi.

To be justified through Christ means we are covered in his righteousness and God no longer looks on us as guilty sinners. In this joyous action there is a depth of meaning and theology, and Philip Ryken directs us to the Bible’s rich teaching on the subject. He begins with our need for justification as found in the opening chapters of Romans and examines the source of justification, the basis for justification, and the place of imputation in justification. Ryken is president of Wheaton College.

Christ’s Redemption

Sin and the Fall

SANDY WILLSON

REDDIT ANDREWS III

What makes the Christian message distinctly Christian? Pastor Sandy Willson demonstrates that Christianity is most fundamentally about Christ’s redemption. Willson traces the life of Christ, noting his humility before the cross and his exaltation after his death. As our representative and substitute, Christ restores us to fellowship with God. Willson is senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee.

Nothing is more important in understanding the human condition than to recognize the presence of sin in the world. Reddit Andrews lays out the Bible’s teaching on sin and the fall. He notes that we were not always this way, and that sin is something foreign to God’s original design for creation. By defining sin and exploring its effects, Andrews shows readers that sin is absolutely pervasive, is completely universal, and leads to death. Andrews is senior pastor of Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, California.

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The Gospel and Scripture MIKE BULLMORE How is the gospel related to all of the Bible, not just the first four books of the New Testament? Mike Bullmore brings clarity to the relationship between the gospel and all of Scripture. He begins by laying a theological foundation for understanding the gospel and the nature of God’s Word. He then outlines principles for seeing Christ in Scripture and discusses helpful strategies for reading and interpreting the Bible properly. Bullmore is senior pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 5.5 x 8.5, Saddle Stitch, 32 pages 978-1-4335-2788-3, $3.99

Christ’s Redemption 5.5 x 8.5, Saddle Stitch, 32 pages 978-1-4335-2792-0, $3.99

Justification 5.5 x 8.5, Saddle Stitch, 32 pages 978-1-4335-2800-2, $3.99

Sin and the Fall

The Kingdom of God STEPHEN UM Stephen Um explores how the Bible uses the term “kingdom of God” and discusses its relevance and meaning for today. He offers a brief biblical theology of God’s kingship. Christian identity and community are ultimately tied to the kingdom of God, and Um details the implications the kingdom has for Christians. This booklet is a helpful overview of a central theological theme of the Bible. Um is senior pastor of CityLife church in Boston, Massachusetts.

Previously Published Can We Know the Truth?

5.5 x 8.5, Saddle Stitch, 16 pages 978-1-4335-2808-8, $2.99

The Gospel and Scripture 5.5 x 8.5, Saddle Stitch, 24 pages 978-1-4335-2796-8, $3.99

The Kingdom of God 5.5 x 8.5, Saddle Stitch, 32 pages 978-1-4335-2804-0, $3.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources (REL074000) Available August 31, 2011

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RICHARD D. PHILLIPS

The Church: God’s New People TIMOTHY SAVAGE

Creation ANDREW M. DAVIS

Gospel-Centered Ministry D. A. CARSON, TIMOTHY KELLER

The Holy Spirit KEVIN L. DEYOUNG

The Plan COLIN S. SMITH

The Restoration of All Things SAM STORMS

What Is the Gospel? BRYAN CHAPELL

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DOUGLAS SEAN O’DONNELL

The Beginning and End of Wisdom Preaching Christ from the First and Last Chapters of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job (Foreword by Sidney Greidanus) These explications show how the gospel shines out in the first and last chapters of the Old Testament Wisdom Literature. Sidney Greidanus, in the book’s foreword, describes Old Testament wisdom literature as “one of the more difficult genres to interpret and preach.” Yet the numerous proverbs and sayings meet us in everyday life. Pastor Douglas O’Donnell writes, “Just as every book of the Old Testament adds light to our understanding of Jesus, so the revelation of God in the person of Christ enlightens our understanding of the Old Testament.” Not only do the wisdom books teach us about Jesus Christ, but we understand the books better in light of the revelation of God’s Son. O’Donnell opens up the genre of wisdom literature through six chapters that look at how the gospel shines through Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job. He specifically centers on the first and last chapters of each book, noting how the texts illustrate “the wisdom of God in the sufferings of our Savior.” Pastors, church leaders, and students of Scripture will find this thoughtful volume demonstrative of seeing the gospel in the Wisdom Literature. The Beginning and End of Wisdom 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 240 pages 978-1-4335-2334-2, $17.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources (REL074000) Available August 31, 2011

DOUGLAS SEAN O’DONNELL (MAs, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Wheaton College) is senior pastor of New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is the author of God’s Lyrics: Rediscovering Worship Through Old Testament Songs.

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ANDREAS J. KÖSTENBERGER

Excellence The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue A scholar calls those in ministry and the academy to excellence in the Christian virtues. We are called to excellence in all aspects of our lives and activities, and not least in our character. Andreas Köstenberger summons all Christians, and especially aspiring pastors, scholars, and teachers, to a life of virtue lived out in excellence. Köstenberger moves through Christian virtues chapter by chapter, outlining the Bible’s teaching and showing how Christ-dependent excellence in each area will have a profound impact on one’s ministry and scholarship. Virtues covered include grace, courage, integrity, creativity, eloquence, humility, diligence, and service. This unique book is an important character check for all Christians engaged in teaching and ministry, and especially for those in training. Köstenberger’s thoughtful volume will be a valuable touchstone for readers, for one’s character is a critical matter in both scholarship and ministry.

ANDREAS J. KÖSTENBERGER (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of New Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a prolific author, and a distinguished scholar. His many books include God, Marriage, and Family and The Heresy of Orthodoxy.

Excellence 6 x 9, Trade Paperback, 272 pages 978-1-58134-910-8, $17.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth (REL012120) Available October 31, 2011

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SEAN MICHAEL LUCAS

God’s Grand Design The Theological Vision of Jonathan Edwards This theological overview of Jonathan Edwards’s teaching centers on God’s accomplished redemption and its personal implications for believers. Jonathan Edwards was a preacher, pastor, revivalist, and theologian. This volume unpacks his magnificent theological vision, which starts with God’s glory and ends with all creation returning that glory. Sean Michael Lucas has converted his years of teaching on Edwards into this valuable work, which places Edwards’s vision in an accessible, two-part framework. Part one focuses on Edwards’s understanding of redemption history—God’s cosmic, grand work from eternity past to eternity future, where all things are united in Christ. Part two examines Edwards’s perspective on “redemption applied”—how that gracious, divine work unfolds in space and time to personally transform individuals, stirring their affections, illuminating their minds, and moving their wills to form new habits and practices. This overview of Edwards’s theology will prove to be a thought-provoking, encouraging guide to contemporary believers at every stage of their spiritual journey.

God’s Grand Design 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 224 pages 978-1-4335-1445-6, $17.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth (REL012070) Available October 31, 2011

SEAN MICHAEL LUCAS (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is senior minister at First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and the author of three books. He previously taught at Covenant Theological Seminary for five years, serving as chief academic officer and associate professor of church history.

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WILLIAM EDGAR AND K. SCOTT OLIPHINT, EDS.

Christian Apologetics Past and Present A Primary Source Reader (Volume 2, From 1500) Rich with primary sources, volume 2 of this anthology covers Christian apologetics from the Reformation (ad 1500) through the present. Amid a revival of apologetics, “few things could be more useful than an acquaintance with how Christian faith was defended down through the ages,” say the editors in their introduction to this two-part anthology. “Access to both historical and contemporary texts gives us fresh insight into how our fathers in the faith responded to the questions facing them.” Volume 2 in this one-of-a-kind resource takes a sweeping look at apologetics from the Reformation to the present. Readings from twenty-six apologists, including Martin Luther, John Calvin, Blaise Pascal, Jonathan Edwards, Søren Kierkegaard, Francis Schaeffer, Alvin Plantinga, and William Lane Craig, are included. With editorial commentary and questions for reflection, Christian Apologetics Past and Present will prove a valuable text for students as well as a unique resource for those interested in defending the faith.

WILLIAM EDGAR (DTheol, University of Geneva) is professor of apologetics and chairman of the faculty at Westminster Theological Seminary. K. SCOTT OLIPHINT (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary.

Christian Apologetics Past and Present (Volume 2, From 1500) 6 x 9, Printed Caseside, 736 pages 978-1-58134-907-8, $55.00 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Theology / Apologetics (REL067030) Available September 30, 2011

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Christian Apologetics Past and Present Vol. 1 978-1-58134-906-1 $39.00

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STEPHEN J. NICHOLS

Welcome to the Story Reading, Loving, and Living God’s Word Guides Christians in reading the Bible in a way that deepens their love for God and fuels their desire to see God’s Word lived out in all of life. Stephen Nichols wants to help readers experience the Bible more fully. He writes: “We have been given a book that is unlike any other book in human history, a book that transcends all human wisdom, insight, and expertise. We have been given the Word of God, the words of eternal life. And we, all of us, are invited to take up and read these words.” Welcome to the Story teaches believers not only how to read the Bible, but how to read it in such a way that it permeates their lives—reading, loving, and living God’s Word. Discussion includes an explanation of the four “chapters” of the biblical narrative—creation, fall, redemption, and restoration—guidelines on how to interpret Scripture, why we’re to love God’s Word, and how we’re to live and proclaim the story in word, deed, and mission. This practical guide to reading the Bible is a great resource for young and new believers and those wanting to get more out of God’s Word.

Welcome to the Story 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 176 pages 978-1-4335-2230-7, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth (REL012070) Available July 31, 2011 AUDIENCE: Christians interested in getting a better handle on reading the Bible

STEPHEN J. NICHOLS (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School. His books include The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World and Ancient Word, Changing Worlds: The Doctrine of Scripture in a Modern Age.

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MARK DRISCOLL AND GERRY BRESHEARS

Doctrine What Christians Should Believe (Paperback Edition) Series: Re:Lit:Vintage Jesus In this new paperback edition, Driscoll and Breshears teach thirteen essential doctrines of the Christian faith. In Doctrine, Driscoll and Breshears teach thirteen essential elements of the Christian faith. This comprehensive yet accessible overview of basic doctrine will help Christians clarify and articulate their beliefs in accordance with the Bible. Now available in paperback.

MARK DRISCOLL is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church based out of Seattle. He is the founder of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network and the founder of the Resurgence. GERRY BRESHEARS is professor of theology and chairman of the division of biblical and theological studies at Western Seminary.

Doctrine (Paperback Edition) 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 464 pages 978-1-4335-2757-9, $17.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Theology (REL102000) Available September 30, 2011 AUDIENCE: Christian leaders, pastor-theologians, and younger emerging-type Christians; Driscoll fans

GENE EDWARD VEITH JR.

God at Work Your Vocation in All of Life (Redesign) This newly redesigned book helps readers see God at work in their life callings. Your vocation is not just about paying the bills. Gene Veith sees vocation as central to the Christian life. In his redesigned book, Veith does not focus on what careers we should select, but on what God is doing in and through our callings—even within the home. He guides readers in discovering God’s purpose and calling in those ordinary areas by providing them with a spiritual framework for thinking about and acting in each sphere. In each task God has given us—in our workplaces and families, our churches and society—God himself is at work.

GENE EDWARD VEITH JR. is provost and professor of literature at Patrick Henry College and the author of several noted books on Christianity and culture, including Postmodern Times and Christianity and the Arts.

God at Work (Redesign) 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 176 pages 978-1-4335-2447-9, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / General (REL012000)

Available August 31, 2011 AUDIENCE: Those looking to discover God’s purpose and calling

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NEW THIS APRIL AND AUGUST

VODDIE BAUCHAM JR.

Family Driven Faith Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God (Paperback Edition) Voddie Baucham’s guide for nurturing a godly family is now available in paperback with added study questions. Voddie Baucham shows that God has not left us alone in raising godly children. In his Word he has given us timeless precepts and principles for multi-generational faithfulness. Baucham’s celebrated guide for godly, healthy families is now available in paperback, with study questions added. Parents will find this a critical resource for the spiritual nourishment and protection of the next generation.

Family Driven Faith (Paperback Edition) 6 x 9, Trade Paperback, 224 pages 978-1-4335-2812-5, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Family

VODDIE BAUCHAM JR. (DMin, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a pastor, professor, conference speaker, and Bible teacher. He is the author of The Ever Loving Truth and What He Must Be.

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Available April 30, 2011 AUDIENCE: Parents looking for tools to train their children in a post-Christian, anti-family society

R. C. SPROUL

When Worlds Collide Where Is God When Terror Strikes? (Paperback Edition) Sproul’s redesigned book explains the sovereignty of God over disaster and acts of terrorism. Where is God in instances of terror and man-wrought disaster? R. C. Sproul discusses this very issue—the presence of God when ideological differences turn violent. While God is sovereign over blessings, he is also sovereign over acts of terror. Sproul’s analysis is challenging, but it is one that no Christian can afford to ignore. Only when we begin to understand the nature of God can we find peace and trust in times of terror and sorrow.

When Worlds Collide (Redesign) 5 x 7, Trade Paperback, 96 pages 978-1-4335-2753-1, $9.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / General

R. C. SPROUL is the founder and president of Ligonier Ministries and serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida. He has written over sixty books.

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Available August 31, 2011 AUDIENCE: R. C. Sproul fans; thoughtful Christians

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ELYSE M. FITZPATRICK

Comforts from the Cross Celebrating the Gospel a Day at a Time (Redesign) Fitzpatrick’s redesigned devotional book provides busy women with daily reminders of how the gospel connects to their daily lives. Comforts from the Cross provides bite-sized readings to remind women of their place in Christ and of his love in the midst of their busy lives. These five-minute celebrations of the gospel relieve readers of legalistic condemnation and empower them for joyful obedience. Great for gift-giving or personal encouragement, Fitzpatrick’s book will help busy women grasp the comforts of the gospel message. Now redesigned. ELYSE M. FITZPATRICK is a retreat and conference speaker, head of Women Helping Women Ministries, and a member of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. She has authored nearly a dozen books, including Because He Loves Me.

Comforts from the Cross (Redesign) 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 152 pages 978-1-4335-2821-7, $14.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Devotional (REL012020)

Available March 31, 2011 AUDIENCE: Christian women who want the gospel to have its intended effect on their daily lives

BRYAN CHAPELL

Holiness by Grace Delighting in the Joy That Is Our Strength (Redesign) This redesigned edition explores the relationship between holiness and grace. “Be holy, for I am holy.” Without Christ we would hear this command and shudder. How can God expect us to be holy as he is? In this redesigned edition of his book, preacher and teacher Bryan Chapell puts good works and obedience in proper perspective. He traces the relationship between holiness and grace in three parts, outlining the principles of grace, the practices of faith, and the motives of love. This book will challenge readers to discover the gracious source of joy and strength they will need for a lifelong pursuit of holiness.

BRYAN CHAPELL is president and professor of practical theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Chapell is also the author of numerous books, including Christ-Centered Preaching.

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Holiness by Grace (Redesign) 6 x 9, Trade Paperback, 272 pages 978-1-4335-2442-4, $17.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth (REL012070) Available September 30, 2011 AUDIENCE: Thoughtful Christians

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Crossway's Summer/Fall 2011 Book Catalog  

Crossway's Summer/Fall 2011 Book Catalog

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