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Free Download: A Sample from “Salvation Accomplished by the Son”

The very heart of Christ’s saving accomplishment is his death and resurrection.

—Robert A. Peterson

As you prepare for Easter, we’d like to help you reflect on Christ’s death and resurrection. Through the first week of April, we’re offering a free download of a significant portion of Robert Peterson’s Salvation Accomplished by the Son: the Work of Christ. In these chapters, Peterson explores Christ’s saving work and offers an in-depth look into Christ’s death and resurrection.

Dr. Chris Morgan, professor of theology and dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University, shares his experience reading Peterson’s work during the Easter season:

Salvation Accomplished by the Son

Not long ago I served as the theological reader for Robert’s Peterson’s Salvation Accomplished by the Son. It appeared to be another good book on an important topic, and it was. But it was much more.

Through Robert’s careful framing, unpacking, expounding, and applying of Christ’s saving work, Christ’s death and resurrection gripped me. Passages like Romans 4:25 and Revelation 3:14 came alive. And the significance of our Lord’s resurrection sunk in more deeply. Jesus’ resurrection brings justification, establishes peace with God, and inaugurates the new creation. I already knew and had been teaching and preaching these truths—but not enough and not with such precision.

Thankfully, I was reading the manuscript just weeks before Easter. Many insights into Christ’s death and resurrection not only found their way into me, but also in several sermons that month. Indeed, I specifically contacted Robert a few times that month to thank him for writing it and to let him know how helpful the book was in my preaching.

Download the sample chapters or learn more about the book.



March 28, 2013 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: Crossway Staff @ 8:33 am | 0 Comments »

Preaching the Word Now Available on ESVBible.org

In recent weeks Crossway’s web developers have made several improvements to ESVBible.org, including a significantly updated interface. One of the new features the site now offers is integration with Crossway’s Preaching the Word commentaries.

Preaching the Word is a popular commentary series written by skilled Bible teachers, with R. Kent Hughes as the General Editor, designed to help pastors and thoughtful Christians interact with the text through a combination of expository teaching and application.

On ESVBible.org, the PTW commentaries come in the form of web “apps” that integrate with other site features, including the ability to highlight and share Bible text, follow reading plans, and keep personal notes. Additionally, each web app comes with free access to the title’s ebook file (includes .epub, .mobi, and .pdf formats)—two resources for the price of one.

Currently available Preaching the Word web apps include 1 & 2 Peter and Jude, 2 Corinthians, Ecclesiastes, 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Revelation, Isaiah, Deuteronomy, Proverbs, and Philippians. More are added every month, and the entire series will eventually be available. Check here for the most up-to-date list.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to sign up for a free account on ESVBible.org. You can try any app, including Preaching the Word, free for 30 days.

Questions or feedback? Feel free to post to comments.


March 27, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Digital News,ESVBible.org,News | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 1:00 pm | 0 Comments »

Ebook Special: “50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die” for $0.99

In his book 50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, John Piper writes:

“When all is said and done, the most crucial question is: Why? Why did Jesus come to die?

“Not why in the sense of cause, but why in the sense of purpose. What did Christ achieve by his death? Why did he have to suffer so much? What great thing was happening on Calvary for the world?”

In preparation for Easter, we’ve discounted Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die. Today through Good Friday (March 27–29), buy the ebook for only $0.99 from any of our distribution partners (ChristianBook.com, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, echristian.com, participating independent stores, etc.).

In this brief video John Piper talks about the book:

Also on Sale:

Get the newly released ebook, Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead? for $4.99 or less (retail price $13.99). Download the ebook through any participating distribution partners (ChristianBook.com, Amazon, echristian.com, your local independent stores, etc.).

About the Book

How can a respected scientist believe in the resurrection?
Can I trust the Bible’s account that Jesus actually rose from the dead?
If the resurrection really occurred, of what importance is it to you and me?

Our ready embrace of the authority of science has left many doubting that Jesus’s resurrection was a verifiable, historical event. Yet Thomas Miller, an experienced scientist and well-respected surgeon, challenges the notion that modern medicine has disproved the possibility of the resurrection.

Through careful investigation of the evidence and evaluation of its reliability, Dr. Miller demonstrates that science and religion are not incompatible and makes a compelling case for the reality of the resurrection.

NOTE: ebook discounts will not be available on Crossway.org


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New Books in March

Crossway’s March releases include a children’s book, books on the life and work of Carl F. H. Henry and worship, and more:

 The Boy and the Ocean Cover The Boy and the Ocean by Max Lucado, illustrated by T. Lively Fluharty
Best-selling author Max Lucado helps young children grasp the unending love of God in this beautifully illustrated story of discovery and wonder in exploring the amazing world that God has made.
Why Cities Matter Cover Why Cities Matter: To God, the Culture, and the Church by Stephen T. Um and Justin Buzzard, foreword by Timothy J. Keller
“God is moving the human community into cities. How will the church respond to this need and opportunity? With fresh insight, a compelling vision, and biblical reflection, Stephen Um and Justin Buzzard provide resources and answers to how the church can respond to this need. I’m thankful for their thoughtful contribution to this important subject!”
—Mark Reynolds, Associate Director, Redeemer City to City
Recovering Classic Evangelicalism Cover Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F. H. Henry by Gregory Alan Thornbury
“The enduring influence of what Greg Thornbury wisely calls ‘classic evangelicalism’ is critical for the health and vitality of Christianity in America. He wisely looks to the greatest intellectual figure of twentieth century evangelicalism, Carl Henry, as a mentor and guide. At the same time, this is a radically current book, directed at the most crucial issues facing the evangelical movement today. This is an important work by a leading evangelical scholar. We can only hope that this book becomes widely influential.”
—R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
The Christian Homemaker's Handbook Cover The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook, Pat Ennis and Dorothy Kelley Patterson, eds.
“Characterized by distinctive, if not countercultural, ideas for our 21st century world, readers will discover in this new resource a most interesting collection of thoughtful essays on the important subjects of home and hospitality, as well as spiritual and personal health. The contributions found in this volume will be helpful for individuals, groups, and churches. This Handbook will be one that many will want to keep on hand.”
David and Lanese Dockery, President and First Lady, Union University
 Rhythms of Grace Cover Rhythms of Grace: How the Church’s Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel by Mike Cosper
“I know of no one more insightful on questions of worship than Mike Cosper, and I know of no one more gifted to articulate a Christ-focused, Kingdom-directed, Spirit-driven sense of what it means to worship in the presence of the triune God. Read this book and see if it does not drive you to re-pattern your worship to fit the full rejoicing, lamenting, raging force of the biblical adoration of the triune God.”
Russell D. Moore, Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Tempted and Tried


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Introducing Knowing the Bible: A New Study Guide Series

In April 2013 Crossway will be launching a new Bible study guide series called Knowing the Bible.  The series is edited by J. I. Packer and is designed to help readers better understand and apply God’s Word.

Each study includes:

  • Reflection Questions designed to help you engage the text at a deeper level
  • Gospel Glimpses highlighting the gospel of grace throughout the book
  • Whole-Bible Connections showing how a passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption culminating in Christ
  • Theological Soundings identifying how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture

The initial group of guides will be available April 2013 and will include GenesisIsaiahMarkJohnRomans, and James.

In the following video Dane Ortlund, Vice President for Bible Publishing at Crossway, introduces the series:

You can read what leaders are saying about the series, or download the full book of Mark for free. Learn more about the series at www.KnowingtheBibleSeries.org.

March 26, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,News,Video | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 8:00 am | (16) Comments »