New Books in the Church Library | May 2021
Google the phrase “you are what you_____”, and you’ll find answers such as eat, love, think, and repeatedly do. While those can be true, I would like to add another: you are what you read! For the Christian, there is no book more important than the Bible. It alone is God’s holy, inerrant, and powerful Word. Beyond reading and meditating on Scripture, thoughtfully reading biblically-solid literature is another way the Lord uses to mature us spiritually (in reality, it is the spiritual gift of teaching in printed form). Here are some of the recent additions to the church library. Good reading!
• Isaac Adams, Training: How Do I Grow as A Christian?
• Richard Baukham and Trevor Hart, At the Cross: Meditations On People Who Were There
• Darrell Bock and Mitch Glaser, Messiah in the Passover
• Barry Corey, Love Kindness: Discover the Power of a Forgotten Christian Virtue
• Richard Exley, Witness the Passion: Discover the Hope, Embrace the Power, Experience the Grace: Through Eyewitness Accounts of Those Who Were There
• Heather Holleman and Ashley Holleman, Sent: Living a Life That Invites Others to See Jesus
• Bobby Jamieson, Sound Doctrine: How a Church Grows in the Love and Holiness of God
• Andreas Köstenberger and Justin Taylor, The Final Days of Jesus: The most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived
• Jonathan Leeman, Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus
(This is a book Pastor Jay recommended from his preaching series on 1 Corinthians)
• Erwin Lutzer, Cries from The Cross: A Journey into the Heart of Jesus
• Erwin Lutzer, Slandering Jesus: Six Lies People Tell About the Man Who Said He was God
• John MacArthur, One Perfect Life: The Complete Story of the Lord Jesus
• John MacArthur, Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ
• Andrew Mathieson, Bible: Can We Trust It?
• Mike McKinley, Believe: What Should I Know?
• Rebecca McLaughlin, Confronting Christianity
[This book “explores 12 questions that keep many of us from faith in Christ…(upon further exploration, these) potential roadblocks to faith become signposts. Jesus becomes not a relic from the ancient world, but our modern world’s best hope.”]
• Ray Ortlund, Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel
[The author “traces marriage throughout Scripture…laying out a transcendent vision of marriage that dignifies our own imperfect unions as a display of the gospel.”]
• John Piper, Providence
[This is the author’s most recent work—weighing in at a hefty 700+ pages! Piper says that providence is “God’s purposeful sovereignty…and it’s goal is the Christ-exalting glorification of God through the gladness of a redeemed people in a new world.”]
• Derek Prime, A Good Old Age: An A to Z of Loving and Following the Lord Jesus in Later Years [you’ll hear more about this book later in May—stay tuned!]
• Carl Trueman, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self
[CLICK HERE to read Pastor Jay’s blog on this book]
• Ellen Vaughn, Becoming Elisabeth Elliot
[the authorized biography of Elisabeth’s earlier years]