Looking for some books to add to your spring reading list? Take a look at Crossway’s new April releases. From preaching Christ from the Old Testament to being a part of what God is doing in cities today, from fasting to fiction, we hope you find something that peaks your interest and bolsters your faith.
|Tough Topics: Biblical Answers to 25 Challenging Questions by Sam Storms
“Some questions about God and the Bible intrigue us. Others get completely under our skin and frustrate us. The chances are good that if a question is bothering you, you are not the first to ask it! Sam Storms draws on all his pastoral experience in this helpful book as he honestly answers questions some people like to avoid.”
|The Scriptures Testify about Me: Jesus and the Gospel in the Old Testament, D. A. Carson, ed.
Eight prominent evangelical pastors and scholars team up to demonstrate what it looks like to faithfully preach Christ from a variety of Old Testament texts. Part of The Gospel Coalition series.
|Sex and Money: Pleasures That Leave You Empty and Grace That Satisfies by Paul David Tripp
“I’ve come to count on Paul Tripp’s books being biblical, Christ-centered, deep, engaging, and well-written. Sex and Money is no exception. Its insights into our cultural idolatries and God’s transforming grace are priceless.”
|Christ + City: Why the Greatest Need of the City Is the Greatest News of All by Jon M. Dennis
“Thoroughly biblical in its scope and treatment, Jon Dennis has gifted the people of God with a manifesto that will inspire the reader to be a part of what God is doing in cities. Incredibly timely, astoundingly pertinent, and convincingly prophetic, this is a book you will want to come back to over and over again.”
|A Hunger for God: Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer by John Piper, foreword by David Platt, Francis Chan
John Piper invites readers to turn from the dulling effects of food and other appetites to the all-satisfying glory of God through fasting and prayer. Redesigned with a new foreword by David Platt and Francis Chan.
|Journey to Joy: The Psalms of Ascent by Josh Moody
“John Calvin called the book of Psalms a ‘mirror of the soul.’ The psalmists want us to pray these poems as our own prayer to God. They thus help us articulate our heart to God and they minister to us by drawing us close to him. Josh Moody does a masterful job of leading us through the psalms of ascent in a way that touches and transforms our life.”
|Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith by Jon Bloom, foreword by John Piper
“To live by faith is no small thing. Jon Bloom’s Not By Sight provides brief readings—one per day would be ideal—to help us rethink our lives in the light of Christ’s faithfulness. The audacity of this book is that it simply but thoughtfully takes Christ at his word. How rare, how powerful.”
|On the Grace of God by Justin S. Holcomb
“God’s amazing grace in Christ is ‘the power of God unto salvation,’ not only for the world but for the church and for life-long believers. Read this book and you’ll be washed with ‘wave upon wave’ of the best news you’ll ever hear.”
|Words for Readers and Writers: Spirit-Pooled Dialogues by Larry Woiwode“Few writers can match Larry Woiwode for craft and care. Sentence by beautiful sentence he traces the lineaments of thought, feeling, and experience. He inhabits the roles that life has given him, as writer and critic, father and husband, and Christian, with a constant difficult grace. I admire his writing deeply; it is always gratifying to be in its presence.”
—Alan Jacobs, Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English, Wheaton College
|Sound Doctrine: How a Church Grows in the Love and Holiness of God by Bobby Jamieson
“Scripture is for sound doctrine, sound doctrine is for real life, and real life is for real church growth. So says Jamieson, and he hits the nail on the head brilliantly every time.”
|The Sermon on the Mount: The Message of the Kingdom (ESV Edition) by R. Kent Hughes
This commentary on the Sermon on the Mount, redesigned with a fresh look and updated ESV Bible references, explores the profound truths and challenging instructions contained in Jesus’s most famous sermon. Part of the Preaching the Word series.
|Past Darkness by Laurel Woiwode
“Beautifully haunting, sublime yet profound, Laurel Woiwode’s debut novel is the truest of romances: the romance between the individual soul and the Father’s persistent love and healing.”