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Gospel-Centered Publishing

A 75th Anniversary Letter from Crossway’s President Dear friends of Crossway, On this our 75th anniversary, I want to express my great appreciation to each of you for your friendship and partnership in the Crossway publishing ministry. But we especially want to give honor and glory to the Lord for all that he has accomplished over these last 75 years—through the publication of tens of millions of books, with 800 titles by 350 authors currently in print; through the global distribution of over 2 billion pieces of Christian literature; and through the 80 million-plus ESV Bibles distributed since 2001 via print and digital media. All of this has happened only through the gracious provision of the Lord—specifically through his provision of outstanding author and distribution partnerships with bookstores, retailers, online distributers, churches, and ministries around the globe. We are deeply grateful to each of you. The whole purpose of Crossway’s publishing program is summarized in our three-word purpose statement: “Gospel-Centered Publishing.” This is especially exemplified by the books being released in this 75th anniversary year—including new titles by John Piper, Max Lucado, Mark Dever, John MacArthur, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Paul Tripp, R. C. Sproul, J. I. Packer, Kent Hughes, Wayne Grudem, Matt Chandler, Voddie Baucham, Carolyn Mahaney, D. A. Carson, and Kevin DeYoung, to mention just a few. Thank you for looking through the following pages of this catalog, with the wealth of extraordinary books and authors that Crossway has been given the privilege to publish. Especially in this 75th anniversary year, we want to reaffirm the foundational principles that Crossway has always been committed to—the timeless truth of God’s Word; the application of the Bible to all of life; and our desire to honor the Lord and give him the glory in all we do. With our great appreciation for the opportunity to work with you—in the greatest calling and mission that we could ever ask or think, Your friend,

Lane T. Dennis, PhD Crossway President


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Paul E. Miller

A Loving Life In a World of Broken Relationships Having successfully helped readers develop a solid prayer life with the best-selling release of A Praying Life, author Paul Miller applies his expertise to an even more important issue—love. After all, love is what holds all things together, it’s what we’re looking for, it’s what we all need, and it’s what we must learn how to give. But loving people is hard. Our neighbors, friends, kids, spouses, and even our enemies require a relentless, self-giving demonstration of love that only God can produce within us. Taking his cues from the perseverance and faithfulness portrayed in the book of Ruth, Miller sheds light on a biblical portrait of love that is sure to give us hope and transform our souls. Here is the help we need to embrace relationship, endure rejection, cultivate community, and reach out to even the most unlovable as we discover the power to live a loving life. Dis t in c t ives

• From the author of A Praying Life, which has sold extremely well • Answers questions such as: What is love? Why do we shy away from it sometimes? How do we love others who don’t love us well in return? • Speaks to the universal longing and search for love, calling readers to a countercultural view of commitment • Corrects distortions of love that often leave us disappointed, discouraged, and dissatisfied, and offers principles for love that lasts • Uses the book of Ruth to deconstruct our modern views of love and replace them with a thoroughly biblical one rooted in the gospel • Explores key themes including love, gospel, community, lament, prayer, femininity, and masculinity

A Loving Life 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 160 pages 978-1-4335-3732-5, $12.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth (REL012120) Available January 31, 2014

Au d ien c e Christians wanting to better to love their friends, coworkers, family, and enemies; those dealing with rejection, divorce, or singleness; counselors E n do rsements for Au tho r’s Previo us Wo r k “A great book on prayer—biblical, practical, and readable. This book will help you generate a culture of prayer both in you and those around you.” Tim Keller, New York Times best-selling author, The Reason for God

“Miller exegetes our struggle in a way that is convicting, insight giving, and encouraging!” Paul David Tripp, author, Sex and Money

Paul E. Miller is executive director of seeJesus as well as the best-selling author of A Praying Life, among other works. With the help of his ministry staff, Miller creates and conducts interactive discipleship seminars throughout the world. He and his wife, Jill, live in the Philadelphia area and have six children as well as a growing number of grandchildren.

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David F. Wells

God in the Whirlwind How the Holy-love of God Reorients Our World Building on years of research and teaching, experienced author and theologian David Wells offers a remedy for evangelicalism’s superficial theology and weightless conception of God: a journey to discover the paradoxical nature of his holiness and love. We all struggle, at times, to hold that paradox together, commonly resulting in problems such as liberalism or legalism. Yet understanding how God’s holiness is inextricably bound to his love is what enables us to live between the two extremes and defines our life of service in this world. In the vein of classics such as Packer’s Knowing God, Wells’s biblical theology is written at an accessible level so that all readers can cultivate a balanced vision of the God who belongs in the center of it all. Dis t in c t ives

• Author’s previous books—No Place for Truth, God in the Wasteland, Losing Our Virtue, Above All Earthly Pow’rs, and The Courage to be Protestant—are widely known and discussed • Emphasizes the importance of integrating God’s love and holiness into our view of God’s character • Examines and offers positive solutions to two problems facing the modern church: the pressure to conform to cultural norms and the dangers of living in an age of constant distraction

God in the Whirlwind 6 x 9, Hardcover w/Jacket, 256 pages 978-1-4335-3131-6, $24.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Theology / General (REL067000)

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Au d ien c e Readers of classics such as Knowing God; pastors, professors and church leaders; college and high school students E n do rsements for Au tho r’s Previo us Wo r k “A stinging indictment of evangelicalism’s theological corruption.” Time Magazine

“During the last 15 years David Wells has cried out like a voice in the wilderness against the ills of modern evangelicalism.” Christianit y Today

David F. Wells (PhD, University of Manchester) is the Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In addition to serving as academic dean at Gordon-Conwell’s Charlotte campus, Wells has been a member of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, a distinguished lecturer at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, and the recipient of a major grant from the Pew Charitable Trust. The author of numerous articles and books, he has written extensively on postmodernism, culture, and the history of Christianity in America.

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“No Place for Truth was the bomb that exploded on the evangelical playground.” R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre

True Beauty From age-defying makeup to the latest diet fad, our culture continually tells women they need to have a flawless face and a supermodel figure. Exposing the lie of physical perfection for what it really is, True Beauty directs women to the truth of God’s Word, which proclaims an entirely different—and refreshingly liberating—standard for beauty. Carolyn Mahaney and her daughter Nicole Whitacre set forth a path to freedom from the false idols that society, the Devil, and the human heart have created. Drawing on years of experience as mothers, writers, and popular bloggers, Mahaney and Whitacre help ladies to exchange the temporary glamor of pop culture for the unfading beauty of godliness. Dis t in c t ives

• Authors have a large following as popular bloggers and writers • Uncovers society’s false standards and false promises with regard to beauty, turning to God’s Word for different perspectives regarding a woman’s true worth • Motivates women to seek a more lasting beauty through sustained reflection on God’s view of true beauty

Carolyn Mahaney is an author and speaker, and is the editor in chief of the popular blog girltalk. With over 30 years as a pastor’s wife in active ministry, Mahaney has spoken widely at outlets ranging from the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood to FamilyLife.

True Beauty 5.25 x 8, Hardcover w/Jacket, 128 pages 978-1-4335-4034-9, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Women’s Issues (REL012130)

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Au d ien c e Women who struggle with body image issues; mothers with daughters; women’s ministry directors; youth and small group leaders; college and high school students E n do rsements for Car olyn M a h aney “Carolyn’s warm, practical, biblical, Godcentered approach offers the mature mentoring that women of every age yearn for at times.” John and Noël Piper, Desiring God Ministries

“Carolyn offers the kind of godly, seasoned counsel that is desperately needed by women today. She is practical, authentic, and biblically based.” Dennis and Barbara Rainey, Founders, FamilyLife Today

Nicole Whitacre is a wife, mother, and senior writer for girltalk. She coauthored Girl Talk and Shopping for Time with her mom, Carolyn.

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Feminine Appeal 978-1-4335-3414-0 $14.99

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Girl Talk 978-1-58134-510-0 $12.99

Shopping for Time 978-1-58134-913-9 $12.99

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Jared C. Wilson

The Storytelling God Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Parables The prodigal son. The good Samaritan. A treasure hidden in a field. Most of us have heard these parables before. Yet if these oft-repeated stories strike us as merely sweet, heartwarming, or sentimental, we can be sure we’ve misread them. Jesus’s parables are simultaneously working to conceal and to reveal profound spiritual truths about God, humanity, the world, and the future—and we must learn to plumb their depths. A careful reading of the biblical text reveals the surprising ways in which such seemingly simple stories rebuke, subvert, and sabotage our sinful habits, perspectives, and priorities. Discarding the notion that Jesus’s parables are nothing more than moralistic fables, Jared Wilson shows how each one is designed to drive us to Jesus in awe, need, faith, and worship.

The Storytelling God 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 192 pages 978-1-4335-3668-7, $14.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / General (REL012000)

Available February 28, 2014

Au d ien c e Anyone looking to better understand the message of Jesus’s parables; Bible study and small group leaders; educated laypersons

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• Offers fresh insights into Jesus’s familiar, yet often misunderstood, parables • Explains the biblical text in clear, easy-to-grasp language that engages the heart and the mind • Wilson explores New Testament parables such as the pearl of great price, the wise builder, the good steward, the lost coin, the prodigal son, the good Samaritan, the wedding feast, the sower and the soil, and the fig tree

E n do rsements for th e Aut ho r “Wilson labors to make us appreciate the greatness and grandeur of the gospel and its Christ. Again and again he succeeds.” J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College

“Wilson writes with power. That is, he is both reasonable and compelling.” Raymond C . Ortlund Jr., Pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville

Jared C. Wilson is the pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Middletown Springs, Vermont. He has written a number of popular books including The Pastor’s Justification, Your Jesus Is Too Safe, Gospel Wakefulness, and Gospel Deeps, as well as the curriculum Abide. Wilson blogs daily at “Gospel Driven Church,” hosted by the Gospel Coalition. Ot h er B o o k s by Jare d C . W i l s o n

Gospel Deeps 978-1-4335-2640-4 $15.99

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Gospel Wakefulness 978-1-4335-2636-7 $15.99

The Pastor’s Justification 978-1-4335-3664-9 $15.99

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Gloria Furman

Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms Moms are busy—and they are looking for methods to manage the madness. From grocery shopping to soccer practice, running a household is exhausting work, sometimes making it hard for mothers to experience joy in the midst of the craziness of life. As a pastor’s wife and mother of three, Gloria Furman encourages women to refocus and reorient their vision of motherhood in this thoughtful resource for frazzled moms. Showing them how to pursue a vibrant and ever-growing relationship with Christ—even when discouragement sets in and the dirty laundry is still waiting to be washed—this book recasts the monotony of everyday life, showing how moms can treasure Christ more deeply no matter how busy they are. Dis t in c t ives

• Helps moms experience joy in the seemingly mundane affairs of motherhood by refocusing their attention on the gospel • Blends rich theological reflection with real-life illustrations to create an engaging, deeply rooted resource designed for busy moms • Actively promoted internationally by the author • Comprised of short chapters that include Scripture readings

Gloria Furman is a wife, mother of three young children, doula, and blogger. In 2008 her family moved to the Middle East to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai where her husband, Dave, serves as the pastor. She is the author of Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home and blogs regularly at The Gospel Coalition and Domestic Kingdom.

Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full 5 x 7, Trade Paperback, 144 pages 978-1-4335-3888-9, $10.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Women’s Issues (REL012130)

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Au d ien c e Moms; housewives/homemakers; readers of Martha Peace and Beth Moore E n do rsements for Au tho r’s Previo us Wo r k “Gloria takes the glories of Christ’s life and opens our eyes to their realities in the seemingly mundane circumstances of our lives.” Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson, authors, Give Them Grace

“Gloria offers encouragement rooted in her personal experience and wisdom from saints who have weathered the storms centuries before us.” Lauren Chandler, singer; wife of best-selling author and pastor Matt Chandler

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Glimpses of Grace 978-1-4335-3605-2 $14.99

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Give Them Grace 978-1-4335-2009-9 $14.99

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Jessica Thompson

Exploring Grace Together 40 Devotionals for the Family Children need more than behavior modification—they need the gospel. But sometimes it’s hard to communicate the truth of God’s Word in a way that engages the hearts, minds, and affections of the little ones we love so much. Assisting parents with this high calling, Jessica Thompson, coauthor of the popular parenting book Give Them Grace, offers an alternative to merely telling kids what they must do to please God and be a “good Christian.” The book’s 40 short devotionals help parents point their children to the transformative grace of God through engaging stories, key memory verses, simple reflection questions, and suggestions for prayer that can be read together. Designed for families with children ages 6 to 10, this collection helps kids understand and experience the grace of God while bringing together the whole family.

Exploring Grace Together 5 x 7, Trade Paperback, 128 pages 978-1-4335-3691-5, $10.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Family (REL012030)

Available February 28, 2014

Au d ien c e Parents and grandparents; pastors and children’s ministry leaders; Sunday school teachers; Christian school teachers; children ages 6–10

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• Includes a foreword by the author’s mother, Elyse Fitzpatrick • A creative, gospel-centered, family devotional written for children ages 6 to 10 • Each of the 40 devotionals focus on a common childhood experience, from dealing with difficult siblings to struggling in school • Utilizes engaging stories, memory verses, reflection questions, and suggestions for prayer to help parents teach their kids about God’s love • Author cowrote the popular parenting book Give Them Grace

E n do rsement for Au th o r’s Previo us Wo r k “A lot of books talk about gospelcenteredness in theory; this book shows you how to apply it to one of life’s most important relationships.” J. D. Greear, Lead Pastor, The Summit Church, Durham, North Carolina

Jessica Thompson is a wife, mother of three, and a member of an Acts 29 church. She has been homeschooling her children for a number of years. Thompson also cowrote Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus with her mother, Elyse Fitzpatrick.

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Give Them Grace 978-1-4335-2009-9 $14.99

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Glimpses of Grace 978-1-4335-3605-2 $14.99

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Max Lucado; Illustrations by Sergio Martinez

The Children of the King This classic children’s book has been redesigned with a fresh look and continues to remind kids of God’s deep desire to spend time with them. Best-selling author Max Lucado helps children comprehend and cherish this incredible truth as he tells the story of a king who comes to adopt some children. All the kids are too busy trying to impress the king with their talents, except for one little girl who offers only her kind heart. Combining Lucado’s characteristic warmth with charming illustrations from award-winning artist Sergio Martinez, this heartwarming tale will entertain and encourage young readers by highlighting God’s tender love and affection toward all of his children. Dis t in c t ives

• Author has a proven track record of sales with many of his children’s books selling millions of copies • This classic children’s book has been redesigned with a fresh look • Illustrations by an award-winning artist • Easy-to-understand language allows children of all ages to listen and follow along

The Children of the King 9 x 10, Hardcover w/Jacket, 32 pages 978-1-4335-4091-2, $17.99 BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / General (JUV033000)

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Au d ien c e Young children and their parents; Christian school teachers; Sunday school teachers E n do rsements for M ax Lucad o “America’s Best Preacher.” Reader’s Digest

“America’s Pastor.” Christianit y Today

Max Lucado is a best-selling inspirational author and speaker and a minister of preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. His many books are read worldwide and have sold in the millions.

Sergio Martinez is an art director and illustrator who has illustrated world-renowned gift editions of several literary classics including Peter Pan, Pinocchio, and A Christmas Carol.

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The Boy and the Ocean 978-1-4335-3931-2 $17.99

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You Are Special 978-0-89107-931-6 $16.99

A Hat for Ivan 978-1-58134-414-1 $15.99

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John Piper

Filling up the Afflictions of Christ The Cost of Bringing the Gospel to the Nations in the Lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton [Paperback Edition] Jesus’s words in John 12 are sobering: Unless a grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it will bear little fruit. Throughout history, God’s strategy for reaching unreached peoples with the gospel has often included the suffering of his frontline heralds—the missionaries who made countless sacrifices to advance the kingdom of God. In the fifth volume of the popular The Swans Are Not Silent series, John Piper focuses on this flesh-and-blood reality of pain in the lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton. Paying dearly to translate the Word of God, mobilize missionaries around the world, and lead the hostile to Christ, their stories illustrate how God builds his kingdom through the suffering of his servants. Now available in paperback.

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John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for over 30 years as pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, and Bloodlines.

6 x 9, Trade Paperback, 128 pages 978-1-4335-3383-9, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christianity / History (REL015000)

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The Swans Are Not Silent Series Au d ien ce Readers of John Piper; missionaries and those considering missions; Christians interested in church history; pastors and church leaders; laypersons and students

Series Author: John Piper Each book in this series focuses on three renowned leaders from church history, offering a close look at the course of their individual lives and impact on our own spirituality today.

En dorsements for t he Aut hor “Like so many, I love Dr. Piper because he helps me to love the God of the Bible.” Mark Driscoll , Founding and Preaching Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle

“No one—in speaking, writing, or living— combines mind, heart, and faith more passionately than John Piper.” Daniel Taylor, Professor of English, Bethel University

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J. I. Packer

Finishing Our Course with Joy Guidance from God for Engaging with Our Aging Thinning hair, failing eyesight, and arthritic hands reveal the inescapable truth that we are only getting older. Instead of sitting back and taking it easy, however, renowned theologian and author J. I. Packer—now in his mid-80s—offers us a compelling vision for lifelong learning, purposeful planning, and running the race until the end despite the many challenges that come with aging. Packer’s pastoral words and personal examples encourage us to press on toward the upward call of God with endurance and grace—that we might finish our lives with joy and glorify Jesus no matter how old we are. Dis t in c t ives

• From the author of over 40 books, including the best-selling Knowing God—a modern Christian classic • Short and accessible encouragement for seniors, with large font for readability • Challenges worldly wisdom that encourages older Christians to relax, slow down, and amuse themselves in the final years of their lives • Written by an aging churchman overflowing with biblical counsel, pastoral wisdom, and practical experience related to growing older

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including Weakness Is the Way and the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer also served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

Finishing Our Course with Joy 5 x 7, Trade Paperback, 128 pages 978-1-4335-4106-3, $9.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth (REL012120) Available January 31, 2014

Au d ien c e Seniors; children of seniors; senior care centers and retirement communities; pastors and church leaders E n do rsements for th e Aut ho r Ot h er b o o k s by J . I . Pac k er

“Dr. Packer has the rare ability to deal with profound and basic spiritual truths in a practical and highly readable way.” Billy Graham, world-renowned evangelist

Weakness Is the Way 978-1-4335-3683-0 $14.99

God’s Plans for You 978-1-58134-290-1 $17.99

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“I often tell students that biblical ‘wisdom’ is the product of knowledge, time, and experience, all woven together by deep devotion to the living God. Dr. Packer gives us wisdom in this reflection.” Michael S. Beates, board member, Joni and Friends and the International Disability Center

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Michael Horton

Calvin on the Christian Life Glorifying and Enjoying God Forever John Calvin, a legendary figure within Christian history, had much to say about the Christian life. Offering modern readers a clear look into the practical nature of Calvin’s theology, Michael Horton dives into the Reformer’s prolific writings, drawing not only on his Institutes and biblical commentaries, but also from his lesser-known tracts, treatises, and letters. Writing so as to allow Calvin to speak for himself as much as possible, Horton paints a compelling and nuanced portrait of this great Reformer, shedding valuable light not only on his own personal struggles and weaknesses, but also on Calvin’s confident trust and unwavering joy in the sovereign grace of God. Dis t in c t ives

• Written as an accessible guide to the theology of a renowned Christian leader • Offers readers compelling insights into Calvin’s inner spiritual life, examining his personal strengths and weaknesses • Written by a popular author and leading theologian

Calvin on the Christian Life 6 x 9, Trade Paperback, 272 pages 978-1-4335-3956-5, $19.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / General

Michael Horton (PhD, University of Coventry and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford) is the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. He is the author of many popular and academic books, and is also the editor in chief of Modern Reformation magazine.

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Calvinist/Reformed Christians; anyone interested in Calvin or Calvinism; church history buffs; seminarians; pastors and church leaders; educated laypersons

There is wisdom in the past twenty centuries of the church, wisdom for living the Christian life. This series provides accessible introductions to the great teachers on the Christian life so that readers may gain wisdom from the past for life in the present.

En dorsements for Aut hor ’s Previou s Wo r k “A remarkable work. Horton’s approach is fresh and critically needed.” R. C . Sproul , President, Ligonier Ministries

“Horton’s awareness of modern theological and philosophical currents combines with his articulate commitment to historical orthodoxy to make this one of the most significant voices.” Bryan Chapell , Senior Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA), Peoria, Illinois

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Kevin DeYoung

The Hole in Our Holiness Filling the Gap between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness [Paperback Edition] The “hole in our holiness” is that evangelicals don’t look particularly holy. In fact, there seems to be a greater focus on either personal depravity or moral liberalism rather than on the pursuit of holiness. Looking to right the balances, Kevin DeYoung presents an awardwinning, popular-level book on sanctification and union with Christ, helping readers to see what matters most—being like Jesus. He shows how one can be like Christ in being joined to Christ. The market is ready for DeYoung’s timely word, ready to avoid legalism and ambivalence, and they are ready for someone to articulate the inextricable relationship between grace and holiness. Now available in paperback. Dis t in c t ives

• Winner of the Award of Merit in the 2013 Christianity Today Book Award competition in the category of Spirituality, as well as other honors and recognitions • Written by a successful author with a proven sales record, speaking circuit, and blog following, who is also recognized as one of today’s most influential evangelical pastors • Connects and explains the concepts of union with Christ and personal holiness on a popular level • Includes study questions for each chapter • Now available in paperback The Hole in Our Holiness Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He blogs regularly at the Gospel Coalition and is the author of several popular books, including Just Do Something, Why We Love the Church, and Crazy Busy.

5.25 x 8, Trade Paperback, 160 pages 978-1-4335-4135-3, $14.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth (REL012120) Available January 31, 2014

Au d ien c e Christians desiring to pursue personal holiness; readers of R.C. Sproul and Jerry Bridges

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E n do rsements “This book is vintage DeYoung—ruthlessly biblical.” John Piper, founder, Desiring God Ministries

Crazy Busy 978-1-4335-3338-9 $11.99

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

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What Is the Mission of the Church? 978-1-4335-2690-9 $15.99

“DeYoung is one of my favorite writers, and this book demonstrates why. I repeatedly said ‘Yes!’ as I turned these pages. I’m convinced that Christ-followers desperately need to read, discuss, and live out this timely, God-exalting message!” Randy Alcorn, founder and director, Eternal Perspective Ministries

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James N. Anderson

What’s Your Worldview? An Interactive Approach to Life’s Big Questions How do you view the world? It’s likely that many of us, or those we know and love, haven’t thought systematically and thoroughly about this fundamental question, even though what we believe is arguably the most important thing about us. In this interactive book, readers are invited to discover and explore their own worldviews through a series of yes-or-no questions that uncover and explain various belief systems. Written for Christians and skeptics alike, this innovative apologetics resource encourages readers to reflect on some of the most important philosophical and theological questions a person can ask, guiding them toward intellectually satisfying answers and opening them up for further discussion. Dis t in c t ives

• A new, innovative, and creative approach to apologetics • Written in an interactive, “choose your own adventure” style designed to engage and guide the reader in answering life’s biggest questions • Includes 21 yes-or-no question sections (helping uncover one’s worldview), 21 worldview sections (offering a brief summary of each specific worldview), and a section answering questions about the book and offering recommendations for further reading • Worldviews examined include Christianity, Deism, Islam, Judaism, Mysticism, Nihilism, Pantheism, Pluralism, Unitarianism, and more What’s Your Worldview? 5.25 x 7.75, Trade Paperback, 112 pages 978-1-4335-3892-6, $10.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth (REL012120) Available January 31, 2014

Au d ien ce Anyone interested in worldviews, apologetics, or evangelism; skeptics; pastors and church leaders; small-group leaders; educated laypersons; college and high school students

James N. Anderson (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is associate professor of theology and philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, and an ordained minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Before studying philosophy, he completed his doctoral work in computer simulation. Anderson is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion, and the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

En dorsements “A delightfully innovative apologetic. I know of nothing like it—the most creative apologetic book in many years.” John Frame , Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary

“This book is fantastic. It’s a brilliant idea to do an apologetics book this way. There is really nothing like it out there.” Michael J. Kruger, Professor and Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary

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C. Michael Patton

Now That I’m a Christian What It Means to Follow Jesus How do we help our friends who have just become Christians or are young in the faith? In this concise and accessible book, Mike Patton unpacks the basics of the Christian faith, helping new believers think rightly about God and live fully for God as they begin their new life in Christ. In ten easy-to-read chapters, Patton introduces readers to the foundational teachings and life-giving practices of Christianity—from the doctrine of the Trinity to reading and understanding the Bible. Designed for individual use or small group discussion, this handbook on the Christian faith has the potential to become the go-to guide for new believers wanting to follow Jesus with their heads and their hands. Dis t in c t ives

• Designed to be the new go-to book for new or young believers • Simply and succinctly introduces new believers to the fundamentals of the Christian faith, focusing on both key teaching and practices • Examines topics such as the Trinity, Jesus Christ, faith, the Bible, prayer, the church, and suffering • Includes group discussion questions at the end of each chapter

C. Michael Patton (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is president of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries. In addition to serving under Chuck Swindoll for six years at Stonebriar Community Church, he is a fellow at the Credo House of Theology in Edmond, Oklahoma, developer of The Theology Program, and host of the popular podcast Theology Unplugged.

Now That I’m a Christian 5.25 x 7.75, Trade Paperback, 176 pages 978-1-4335-3804-9, $11.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Discipleship (REL023000)

Available February 28, 2014

Au d ien c e New believers; friends of new believers; evangelism and outreach pastors; Bible study and small group leaders E n do rsements for Au tho r’s Previo us Wo r k R e l at e d B o o k s

“The Theology Program [created by Patton] is the best thing I have seen to date and recommend it with great excitement.” J. P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology

“The teaching method [of Patton’s Theology Program] is superb—the best thing I’ve ever seen for laymen in this area.” Am I Really a Christian? 978-1-4335-2576-6 $12.99

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

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John M. Frame , Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary

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NEW th is January

David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell

How to Stay Christian in Seminary Seminary is dangerous. Really dangerous. The hard truth is that many seminarians enter pastoral ministry feeling drained, disillusioned, and dissatisfied. But the problem isn’t with the faculty or the material. Rather, the most perilous danger to the soul of the pastor-in-training is the sin residing deep within his own heart. Drawing on their years of pastoral ministry and seminary experience, David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell take a refreshingly honest look at this oft-neglected—yet all too common—experience, offering real-world advice for students eager to survive seminary with their faith intact. In seven short but challenging chapters, the authors remind readers of the foundational role of the gospel in the life of ministry, equipping them with the keys to grow in their faith while making the most of their education. Dis t in c t ives

• Includes a foreword by John Piper—popular pastor and best-selling author • Designed to encourage, challenge, and equip seminary and Bible college students to thrive during their theological education • Topics addressed include the glory of God, the grace of God in Christ, Bible reading and prayer, the importance of study, the priority of family, and the supremacy of Jesus • Benefits from additional promotion by Desiring God • Short length of book is ideal for busy students How to Stay Christian in Seminary 5 x 7, Trade Paperback, 64 pages 978-1-4335-4030-1, $7.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth (REL012120) Available January 31, 2014

Au d ien ce Seminary and Bible college students; those considering seminary; pastors and church leaders; seminary and Bible college professors En dorsement “How to Stay Christian in Seminary should be placed in the hands of every first-year seminarian. It will provide a much needed balance as they navigate the beautiful but treacherous waters of a seminary education. I plan to use this powerful little book with great profit for my students in the years ahead.”

David Mathis (MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando) is executive editor at desiringGod.org and an elder at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minnesota. His seminary experience includes Reformed Theological Seminary and the Bethlehem Institute (part of Bethlehem College and Seminary), where he serves as an adjunct professor. Jonathan Parnell is almost finished with seminary and spent the last nine years of his life studying on seminary campuses in North Carolina and Minnesota. He serves as a content strategist at desiringGod.org and works as the content editor for fighterverses.com.

Daniel Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Greg Forster

Joy for the World How Christianity Lost Its Cultural Influence and Can Begin Rebuilding It Many of us recognize the declining influence of the church today. And while we may be interested in doing something to reverse the trend, few of us realize we are part of the problem. Greg Forster comes to our aid by first laying out the historical factors that have contributed to the church’s loss of influence in our society today. He then explores the significance of foundational practices such as preaching, worship, and discipleship—showing how the Holy Spirit uses them to produce joy in us that changes our churches, families, offices, and communities. Dis t in c t ives :

• Best-selling author Tim Keller writes the foreword and serves as series editor, alongside the Gospel Coalition’s editorial director, Collin Hansen • Answers the question: How can the church begin the process of rebuilding its influence? • Offers practical steps for infusing joy into the three major aspects of social life: family, work, and community • Divided into three distinct parts: the history of the church’s lack of influence; the importance of doctrine, worship, and stewardship; the practical impact on sex, family, work, and the community

Greg Forster (PhD, Yale University) is a program director at the Kern Family Foundation and a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. Forster is the author of numerous articles and six books, including The Joy of Calvinism.

Joy for the World 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 272 pages 978-1-4335-3800-1, $17.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues (REL012110)

Available February 28, 2014

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C ultural R enewal S eries

Series Editors: Timothy J. Keller and Collin Hansen

Coming August 2014

This series keeps Christians informed about current affairs and equips them to respond with wisdom and faithfulness. An exercise in public theology, these books seek to shape key conversations for the common good, bringing biblical and theological insight to bear on the headlines and issues of our day.

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Urban and suburban Christians; readers of Tim Keller; missions/evangelism pastors; college pastors and ministry leaders; Bible study and small group leaders; college students En do rsemen t fo r Au th o r’ s Previo us Wor k “A refreshing, clearly written, thoughtprovoking, truly enjoyable book that will help overcome many misconceptions and deepen people’s faith and joy.” Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Bible and Theology, Phoenix Seminary

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Andreas J. Köstenberger and Justin Taylor with Alexander Stewart

The Final Days of Jesus The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ stands as the most important event in human history. The Gospel writers understood this, devoting a proportionally large amount of space to Jesus’s arrest, trial, crucifixion, and empty tomb. But how do the four Gospel accounts fit together? What really happened and what does it all mean? Combining a chronological arrangement of the biblical text with insightful commentary from Andreas J. Köstenberger, one of evangelicalism’s brightest scholars, along with Justin Taylor, a well-known leader and blogger, this book offers readers a day-by-day guide to Jesus’s final week on earth. Complete with a handy, quick-reference glossary and numerous maps illustrating key biblical locations, The Final Days of Jesus will help readers understand the geography, timeline, and background of Jesus’s final days while serving as a devotional guide for meditating on the most important week in human history. Dis t in c t ives

The Final Days of Jesus 5.5 x 8.5, Trade Paperback, 192 pages 978-1-4335-3510-9, $17.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Theology / General

• Serves as a day-by-day guide to Jesus’s final days on earth, pairing the entire Scriptural text with insightful commentary by highly respected New Testament scholar Andreas Köstenberger and wellknown evangelical leader Justin Taylor • Presents all of the biblical text on Jesus’s final week continuously and in chronological order • Includes a quick-reference glossary and color maps illustrating biblical locations, adapted from the award-winning ESV Study Bible • Designed for use by individuals, families, and small groups alike

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Au d ien ce Anyone looking to better understand Jesus’s final week on earth; pastors and church leaders; Bible study and small group leaders; seminary students

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Andreas J. Köstenberger (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior research professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Justin Taylor (PhD candidate, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is vice president of book publishing and an associate publisher at Crossway. He blogs at Between Two Worlds—hosted by the Gospel Coalition.

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James M. Hamilton Jr.

What Is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns Is the Bible just a random collection of old stories, or is there something more going on within the pages of Scripture? Is it possible that the ancient books of the Old and New Testaments are part of a single, unified story, begun long ago but extending into our world today? In this introduction to biblical theology, professor James Hamilton orients Bible readers afresh to the overarching story line of Scripture, helping Christians read and interpret the Bible as the biblical writers intended and as the early Christians read it. Examining Scripture’s key symbols, patterns, and themes, Hamilton helps readers truly grasp—and be transformed by—the theology of redemption contained in God’s Word. Dis t in c t ives

• Helps readers see and understand the big story of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation • Concisely orients readers to the worldview of the biblical writers, helping Christians read and interpret the Bible from their perspective • Answers key questions about the biblical text related to metanarrative, key characters, context, plot, and modern-day implications

James M. Hamilton Jr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of biblical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment and numerous articles and essays.

What Is Biblical Theology? 5.25 x 8, Trade Paperback, 128 pages 978-1-4335-3771-4, $12.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Theology / General (REL067000)

Available November 30, 2013

Au d ien c e Bible readers; Christian college and seminary professors; college students and seminarians; pastors and church leaders; educated laypersons R e l at e d B o o k s

E n do rsements for Au tho r’s Previo us Wo r k “I was riveted. Never do I sit down and read sixty pages of ANY book that I get in the mail. But I could not stop reading and could not stop rejoicing over [Hamilton’s book].” John Piper, founder, Desiring God Ministries

God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment 978-1-58134-976-4 $40.00

Kingdom through Covenant 978-1-4335-1464-7 $45.00

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“Hamilton’s work represents biblical theology at its best.” Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson, editors

From Heaven He Came and Sought Her Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective Definite atonement is undoubtedly one of the most controversial tenets in the Reformed faith and has spurred many heated discussions. Is it possible, however, that biases and misinformation have obscured the doctrine’s true merit? With contributions from many respected theologians this rigorous defense of definite atonement examines the doctrine from historical, biblical, theological, and pastoral perspectives, offering well-reasoned and winsome arguments with theological conviction and scholarly rigor. Dis t in c t ives

• Foreword by J. I. Packer • The most comprehensive and definitive work to date on definite atonement • Contributors include well-known scholars such as Paul Helm, Carl Trueman, Thomas Schreiner, Robert Letham, Michael Haykin, Stephen Wellum, Henri Blocher, Sinclair Ferguson, and John Piper • Engages opposing viewpoints on the atonement such as the Arminian and Amyraldian positions From Heaven He Came and Sought Her 6 x 9, Printed Caseside, 768 pages 978-1-4335-1276-6, $50.00 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Theology / Soteriology (REL067100) Available November 30, 2013

Au d ien ce College and seminary students; pastors, professors, and church leaders; fans of T4G, TGC, Desiring God, and 9Marks; those interested in Calvinism, church history, and/or historical theology

David Gibson (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is minister of Trinity Church in Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a widely published author of articles and books such as Rich: The Reality of Encountering Jesus and Reading the Decree: Exegesis, Election and Christology in Calvin and Barth. Jonathan Gibson (PhD Candidate, Cambridge University) has studied theology at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, and is author of historical and biblical articles in Themelios and Journal of Biblical Literature.

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It Is Well 978-1-4335-1476-0 $17.99

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Does God Desire All to Be Saved? 978-1-4335-3719-6 $9.99

Salvation Accomplished by the Son 978-1-4335-0760-1 $40.00

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C. Ben Mitchell

Ethics and Moral Reasoning A Student’s Guide Gay marriage. Embryonic stem cell research. Abortion. Such generation-defining issues loom large in our society and demand a thoughtful response. Helping Christians to interact with our morally confused world, Ben Mitchell challenges the relativism so rampant in the West today. In addition to examining the history of ethical reflection from Moses to Immanuel Kant, Mitchell also incorporates the voices of current Christian ethicists such as Stanley Hauerwas and N. T. Wright, proposing a holistic approach to ethics—one based on biblical principles, historical views, today’s leaders, and Christian virtues. Dis t in c t ives :

• Engages with influential Christian ethicists such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Sam Wells, Stanley Hauerwas, and N. T. Wright • Reviews the history of ethical reflection in the West, examining the influence of Aristotle, early Jewish writers, Patristic sources, and Enlightenment thinkers • Includes reflection questions and a list of resources for further study

C. Ben Mitchell (PhD, University of Tennessee) holds the Graves Chair of Moral Philosophy at Union University in Tennessee, and serves as the editor of Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and has contributed to a number of books.

Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition Series

Ethics and Moral Reasoning 5.25 x 7.75, Trade Paperback, 128 pages 978-1-4335-3767-7, $11.99 BISAC: PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy (PHI005000)

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Series Editor: David S. Dockery Advocating for vigorous Christian thinking and a commitment to the integration of faith and scholarship, these reader-friendly guidebooks equip Christian students to apply their faith and intellect in various academic fields.

Anyone interested in pressing ethical questions such as gay marriage and abortion; high school and college students at both secular and Christian universities; parents; school administrators and faculty; pastors and church leaders En do rsemen ts for th e Series “This series promises to provide students with an important key to unlock the treasure store of the Christian tradition.” Gerald Bray, Research Professor, Beeson Divinity School

“This series meets a significant need, not only for students but also for ministers and academics.” Robert B. Sloan Jr., President, Houston Baptist University

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NEW th is Feb ruary

Leland Ryken

Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress We hear about the classics and assume they’re great, but many of us are too intimidated to read them on our own. Crossway’s Christian Guides to the Classics series is designed to help readers enjoy the greatest literature in history with the aid of a gifted teacher to answer questions along the way. This latest volume leads readers through Bunyan’s Christian allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress. This classic is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, having been translated into more than 200 languages and never out of print. Overflowing with theological insight regarding the nature of faith, the reality of temptation, and the glory of salvation, this timeless literary gem remains essential reading for all Christians.

Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress 5.25 x 8.25, Trade Paperback, 96 pages 978-1-4335-3463-8, $5.99 BISAC: LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh (LIT004120) Available February 28, 2014

C hristian G uides to the C lassics series S eries Series Author: Leland Ryken

Au d ien ce Readers of Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress; seminary, college, and high school students; those interested in the classics

Authored by an English literature scholar with over 40 years of experience teaching the material, these guides situate each work in its cultural context, incorporate published criticism, include brief bibliographies for further study, and successfully evaluate the classic text from a Christian worldview through analytic commentary.

En dorsements for t he aut hor “Ryken offers much wisdom on what it takes to sustain and nurture a life of the mind that will promote the goals of Christ’s kingdom.” Richard J. Mouw, President, Fuller Theological Seminary

“With dignity, warmth, and great dedication, Dr. Ryken has invested himself in the intellectual and spiritual development of others.” K aren A . Longman, Program Director, Doctoral Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University

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NEW this March

Leland Ryken

Dickens’s Great Expectations In this helpful guide, popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken explores the writer’s cultural context, incorporates published criticism, includes brief bibliographies for further study, and successfully evaluates the classic text from a Christian worldview through analytic commentary. Ryken takes readers through Dickens’s quintessential coming-of-age novel, Great Expectations, examining perennial themes such as love, justice, and heroism. Standing as the preeminent example of Dickens’s unrivaled ability to conjure realistic characters and palpable settings, here is a classic worth reading.

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for over 43 years. He has authored or edited over three dozen books, including The Word of God in English and The Complete Literary Guide to the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible.

Dickens’s Great Expectations

Series Distinctives

• Short (96 pages), engaging, and explanatory, Ryken comments on each major unit in the original text • Includes an introduction to the author and work, discussion questions at the end of each section, and an appendix with literary terms and definitions • Unlike its competitors Cliffs Notes and SparkNotes, this series is written by a literary expert with 40 years experience, is typeset in a visually appealing and inviting way, and is unique in its Christian worldview

5.25 x 8.25, Trade Paperback, 96 pages 978-1-4335-3459-1, $5.99 BISAC: LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh (LIT004120) Available March 31, 2014

Au d ien c e Readers of Charles Dickens; seminary, college, and high school students; those interested in the classics En do rsemen ts for th e Series “Ryken is a warm and welcoming guide to the classics of Western literature. The books in this series distill complex works into engaging and relevant commentaries.” Andrew Logemann, Chair, Department of English, Gordon College

“Reading these books along with the masterpieces they accompany is a literary education in itself.” Gene Edward Veith Jr., Provost, Professor of Literature, Patrick Henry College

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NEW th is Feb ruary

David Jackman

Joshua People of God’s Purpose Following closely on the heels of the Exodus story, the book of Joshua recounts the mighty acts of God as he fulfills his promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is, quite profoundly, a testimony to God’s faithfulness. Written by a pastor to aid pastors in their preaching, and for their churches in their reading, this accessible commentary guides readers through the history of Joshua’s rise to power in Israel and God’s leading of his people into their promised “rest” in the land of Canaan. With warmth and wisdom, David Jackman ultimately points readers to the true hero of Israel’s story: God himself.

David Jackman (PhD, Trinity College) is a renowned Christian speaker and author. In addition to serving as a visiting lecturer at London’s Oak Hill Theological College, he is also a former president of the Proclamation Trust, a ministry dedicated to encouraging and equipping Bible teachers around the world.

Joshua 6 x 9, Hardcover w/Jacket, 256 pages 978-1-4335-1197-4, $29.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Biblical Commentary / Old Testament (REL006060) Available February 28, 2014

P reaching T he Word series Series Editor: R. Kent Hughes

Au d ien ce Preachers and teachers; seminary and college students; Bible study and small group leaders; serious Bible readers

Noted for its steadfast commitment to biblical authority, clear exposition of Scripture, and readability, this series is widely accessible for both new and seasoned pastors, as well as men and women hungering to read the Bible in a fresh way.

En dorsements for t he Series “For this outstanding series of expository commentaries, Kent Hughes has assembled a team of unusually gifted scholarpreachers. The series will be widely used and much sought after.” Eric J. Alexander, Retired Senior Minister, St. George’s-Tron Parish Church, Glasgow, Scotland

“No academic aloofness here, but down-toearth, preacher-to-preacher meat for God’s people.” Bryan Chapell , Senior Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA), Peoria, Illinois

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Douglas Sean O’Donnell

Matthew All Authority in Heaven and on Earth Jesus is King. Standing as a central theme of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus’s kingly authority has profound implications for how we live in the world and interact with those around us. In this reader-friendly commentary, seasoned pastor Doug O’Donnell leads us through the first book of the New Testament, highlighting key themes and offering helpful illustrations for preaching. Drawing on years of pastoral experience, O’Donnell shows how Matthew’s various emphases—including Jesus’s messianic titles, fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, teaching on the kingdom of heaven, and present and future role as judge—all relate to Christ’s kingship. Designed to help pastors faithfully preach God’s Word, this commentary ultimately highlights Matthew’s call to all people to worship and obey Jesus, our humble King and gracious Savior.

Douglas Sean O’Donnell (MAs, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Wheaton College) is senior pastor of New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois, and the author of three books. In addition to serving as an instructor for the Charles Simeon Trust, O’Donnell is a member of the North American Patristics Society, the U.S. Board of the Irish Bible Institute, Fellowship for Theological Training, and the Evangelical Theological Society. Matthew 6 x 9, Hardcover w/Jacket, 1088 pages 978-1-4335-0365-8, $54.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Biblical Commentary / New Testament (REL006070) Available November 30, 2013

S eries Dis t in c t ives

• Time-tested and award-winning, this series of biblical commentaries has assisted thousands of pastors, church leaders, and laypersons in their study of God’s Word • Drawing on years of pastoral ministry experience, each author offers readers a unique combination of nuanced pastoral insights, careful biblical exegesis, and relevant practical application • Series is edited by pastor R. Kent Hughes, author of the best-selling Disciplines of a Godly Man • Each volume contains engaging anecdotes and illustrations to help pastors with sermon preparation

Au d ien c e Preachers and teachers; seminary and college students; Bible study and small group leaders; serious Bible readers En do rsemen ts for th e Series “The single best resource for faithful biblical exposition available today!” Timothy George , Dean, Samford University, Beeson Divinity School

“This series fills an enormous vacuum that exists between the practical needs of the pastor/teacher and the critical exegetical depth of most commentaries.” Walter C . K aiser Jr., President Emeritus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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Now Available

Jonathan Aitken

John Newton From Disgrace to Amazing Grace [Paperback Edition] Most Christians know John Newton as the slave ship captain who famously converted to Christ on the high seas and then penned one of the greatest hymns of the faith: “Amazing Grace.” Less well-known is Newton’s significance in his own day as an evangelical icon, great preacher and theologian, and important influence on abolitionist William Wilberforce. In this fascinating biography, Jonathan Aitken explores many facets of Newton’s eventful life story, helping readers better understand his remarkable conversion and passionate fight to end the slave trade. The first modern account to draw on Newton’s unpublished diaries and correspondence, this colorful and historically significant portrait provides fresh insights into the life and legacy of one of the most important Christians of the 18th century. Now available in paperback. Dis t in c t ives

• Foreword by best-selling author Philip Yancey • The first biography to draw on Newton’s unpublished diaries and correspondence • Establishes Newton in his historical context, helping readers understand his importance as a hymn writer and influential abolitionist

John Newton 6 x 9, Trade Paperback, 400 pages 978-1-4335-4181-0, $19.99 BISAC: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious (BIO018000) Now Available

Au d ien ce Christians interested in slavery and abolitionism; history buffs; worship pastors; church leaders; educated laypersons En dorsements

Jonathan Aitken is a well-known British author and former politician. He was a member of Parliament for 23 years, serving in the Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and also as Minister of State for Defense. His political career ended when he pleaded guilty to charges of perjury as a result of having told a lie while under oath in a civil libel lawsuit. During an eighteen-month prison stay, he converted to Christ, eventually becoming president of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a director of Prison Fellowship International, and executive director of The Trinity Forum in Europe. He is the author of twelve books, including the award-winning Nixon: A Life and

Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed.

“Master biographer Jonathan Aitken is in fine form, and his book, like its subject, must be rated spectacular.” J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College

“This is a book to read, ponder, and read again.” Mark A . Noll , Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

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NEW this F ebruary

Tullian Tchividjian

Surprised by Grace God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels [Paperback Edition] A wicked city, a rebellious prophet, and one really big fish. Most people are familiar with the story of Jonah. Unfortunately, the Sunday school version we remember from childhood often misses the narrative’s true emphasis: the totally unexpected and utterly shocking love of God. In this fresh retelling of Jonah, Tullian Tchividjian highlights the reality of God’s surprising grace, exploring how a careful re-reading of this incredible book informs the way Christians should view and interact with those around them. Drawing from the powerful imagery within the biblical narrative itself, this book recaptures the shocking effect Jonah’s story undoubtedly had on the people who first heard it—the same shock that’s desperately needed today among those who claim to know God’s heart. Now available in paperback. Dis t in c t ives

• Author is a popular pastor, blogger, and conference speaker • Unpacks the story of Jonah for a contemporary audience with clarity and passion • Explores the implications of God’s surprising grace for how Christians are called to interact with those around them • Now available in paperback

Tullian Tchividjian (MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary) is pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a contributing editor to Leadership Journal, and a visiting professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books including the popular title Jesus + Nothing = Everything.

Surprised by Grace 5.25 x 8, Trade Paperback, 208 pages 978-1-4335-4136-0, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Living / General (REL006120)

Available February 28, 2014

Au d ien c e Christians looking for books on grace; Bible study and small group leaders; those wanting to study Jonah; Sunday school teachers and church leaders; young adults A n ot h er b o o k by T u l l ian Tc h ivi djian

E n do rsements “A well-written, exegetically careful, pastorally sensitive journey through a familiar yet surprising book.” Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan

Jesus + Nothing = Everything 978-1-4335-0778-6 $18.99

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“I was both convicted and encouraged by this book and highly recommend it to every Christian.” Jerry Bridges, author, The Pursuit of Holiness

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NEW th is March

Mark Driscoll

On the New Testament [Redesign] Packed with big truth, this little book on the New Testament can be read in roughly one hour. Mark Driscoll, one of America’s most influential pastors, answers the nine most common questions about the New Testament—questions about authorship, different translations, the reliability of the Scriptures, and more—and gives an overview of the various kinds of New Testament literature. Two appendices include a comprehensive list of further resources and a checklist for reading through the entire New Testament. Thorough, inexpensive, and accessible, this book will help readers understand and apply all of God’s Word, from beginning to end.

On the New Testament 5 x 7, Trade Paperback, 96 pages 978-1-4335-3990-9, $9.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Biblical Studies / New Testament (REL006220) Available March 31, 2014

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Series Author: Mark Driscoll Produced in partnership with the Resurgence, this line of short, accessible books give concise answers to common questions. The average reader can tackle these titles in roughly one hour, giving them a time-saving overview of a biblical concept.

“Simply and superbly written! Mark Driscoll has given us tools that can be placed in the hands of a skeptic or seeker, a new believer or mature saint.” Daniel L . Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Serious, informed, reverent, but not technical discussions of great themes.” D. A . Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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On Who Is God? [Redesign] Mankind has always asked the question: Who is God? Addressing this age-old query, this little book explores the existence and character of God and can be read in roughly one hour. Mark Driscoll, one of America’s most influential pastors, tackles five of the most controversial issues relating to God over which various religions and philosophies collide: the knowledge of God, perspectives on God, the nature of God, the incarnation of God, and the worship of God. Two appendices include a list of free online resources for further study on the existence and nature of God, and a recommended reading list covering nearly every conceivable issue related to rightly understanding who God is and what he is like.

Mark Driscoll (MA, Western Seminary) is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, one of the fastestgrowing churches in America. He is the founder of the Acts 29 church planting network and the Resurgence Missional Theology Cooperative, and has been recognized as the eighth most influential pastor in America by The Church Report. Driscoll is the author of several books, including Vintage Jesus, Doctrine, and Real Marriage. On Who Is God? 5 x 7, Trade Paperback, 128 pages 978-1-4335-3986-2, $9.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Biblical Studies / General (REL006000)

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Readers of Mark Driscoll, the Resurgence, and the Acts 29 church planting network; church leaders; college and high school students; skeptics or seekers E n do rsements for th e Series “These accessible books will encourage believers to see that theology is not an afterthought in the mission of God and the life of his church.” Ed Stetzer, President, LifeWay Research

“These books are well worth an hour of your time.” Craig Groeschel , Senior Pastor, LifeChurch.tv

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N ow Avai l a b l e

Martyn Lloyd-Jones; Edited by Robert Backhouse

Walking with God Day by Day 365 Daily Devotional Selections [Paperback Edition] Jesus called his disciples to love God with both their hearts and their minds, not one or the other. In this powerful, 365-day devotional, famed preacher and beloved pastor Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones offers wise counsel and lasting encouragement for obeying Scripture’s greatest commandment. Each daily Bible reading includes Lloyd-Jones’s insightful commentary on the particular passage, concluding with a spiritually enriching thought for reflection and application throughout the day. Additionally, each month focuses on a great doctrine of the faith such as the love of God, the cross of Christ, or the kingdom of God—helping Christians grow in their understanding of God, love for God, and obedience to God, each and every day. Now available in paperback. Dis t in c t ives

• Each Scripture reading is paired with an insightful excerpt from the writings of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones • Devotionals grouped by month according to foundational biblical themes such as the work of the Spirit, the love of God, the cross of Christ, the kingdom of God, and new life in Christ • Includes a Scripture index • Now available in paperback with a redesigned cover Walking with God Day by Day 4.625 x 7, Trade Paperback, 400 pages 978-1-4335-4182-7, $15.99 BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Devotional (REL012020)

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Au d ien ce Readers of Martyn Lloyd-Jones; anyone interested in an accessible yet robust daily devotional; pastors and church leaders; seminary and college students; educated laypersons En dorsements for t he Aut hor

Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world. Robert Backhouse is an ordained Anglican minister who has traveled the world to promote the advancement of Christian literature. For the last fifteen years he has been editing, compiling, and writing books on the Bible and Christian classics for children, students, and ministers.

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“One of the greatest preachers of the 20th century.” John Piper, founder, Desiring God ministries

“Lloyd-Jones was without question the finest biblical expositor of the 20th century. In fact, when the final chapter of church history is written, I believe the Doctor will stand as one of the greatest preachers of all time.”

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The Children of the King Max Lucado Coming February 2014

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Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ John Piper Coming January 2014

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On the New Testament Mark Driscoll Coming March 2014

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