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Free Download: “Jeremiah” from the Gospel Transformation Bible

To help readers preview the Gospel Transformation Bible, we’ve made the complete book of Jeremiah available for free download. Respected Old Testament scholar Graeme Goldsworthy prepared the introduction and study notes for this important book.

For a sampling of other books of the Bible, download the full sampler.

As a reminder, there’s only one week left in the Gospel Transformation Bible pre-order sale – all editions 50% off. The sale runs through Labor Day, September 2, so be sure to order soon!

August 26, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,Gospel Transformation Bible,News | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 8:00 am | (4) Comments »

August’s New & Notable Books (Part 2)

To see other books released in August, check out August’s New & Notable Books (Part 1).

The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution
by Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus

http://images.gnpcb.org/products/9781433539114.jpgWe Can Beat Global Poverty

Economist Barry Asmus and theologian Wayne Grudem outline a robust proposal for winning the fight against debilitating and dehumanizing poverty around the world. Setting forth a comprehensive development plan that integrates the principles of a free market system with the Bible’s teachings on social ethics, this book offers a clear path for promoting economic prosperity and safeguarding a country’s long-term stability.

 “A top-flight economist and a renowned theologian have put together a bullet-proof antidote to poverty. It’s a tour de force.”
—Brian Wesbury, Former Chief Economist, Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress

Learn more | Read an excerpt | Buy now

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (3rd Edition)
by Mark Dever

 http://images.gnpcb.org/products/9781433539985.jpgIs Your Church Healthy?

Now in its third edition and featuring a new foreword by New York Times best-selling author David Platt, Mark Dever’s classic book is not an instruction manual for church growth. Rather, it’s a pastor’s recommendation for assessing the health of a church using nine crucial qualities often neglected by many congregations today. This newly revised edition includes fresh arguments, new illustrations, and updated appendices.

“If you are a Christian leader, be careful of the work you are now holding in your hand: it may change your life and ministry.”
—D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

 Learn more | Read an excerpt | Buy now

The Bookends of the Christian Life (Paperback Edition)
by Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington

http://images.gnpcb.org/products/9781433543180.jpgWhat Are You Leaning On?

Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington use the creative metaphor of “bookends” to help us fully embrace the two things that are absolutely crucial for staying steady in the Christian life: our justification in Christ and the transformative power of the Holy Spirit. Here is a guide to experiencing the peace, joy, and stability we all desire.

“Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington look at the Christian life through a wide-angle lens. A wise and powerful book, one I heartily recommend.”
—Tim Challies,
Christian blogger, Challies.com

Learn more | Read an excerpt | Buy now

Acts: Chapters 1-8 (6 volumes in 3)
by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

http://images.gnpcb.org/products/9781433540028.jpgExploring Acts with Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The book of Acts records some of the most important events in the New Testament. In this newly revised, three-volume collection of sermons, famed preacher Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains the message of the first eight chapters of Acts with clear language and pastoral warmth, helping us understand the basic truths that undergird genuine faith in Christ.

“One of the greatest preachers of the 20th century was Martyn Lloyd-Jones.”
—John Piper, founder, Desiring God ministries; award-winning author, Spectacular Sins

Learn more | Read an excerpt | Buy now

August 22, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,New / Notable,News | Author: Matt Tully @ 10:19 am | 0 Comments »

August’s New & Notable Books (Part 1)

To see other books released in August, check out August’s New & Notable Books (Part 2).

Wesley on the Christian Life: The Heart Renewed in Love
by Fred Sanders

From playing a crucial role in the Great Awakening to inspiring a renewal movement within the Church of England, John Wesley was one of the most important figures in church history. Offering an approachable introduction to his life and writings, Fred Sanders invites us to learn from Wesley’s reliance on the Spirit, passion for holiness, and zeal for the gospel in this winsome portrait of a truly extraordinary Christian leader.

“If the purpose of this series is to display the resources of the past for the present, then Wesley on the Christian Life is a home run.” – Michael Horton 

Learn more | Read an excerpt | Buy now


One with Christ: An Evangelical Theology of Salvation by Marcus Peter Johnson

Despite our love for the Bible, emphasis on the cross, and passion for evangelism, many of us neglect that which is central to the gospel. Looking to the Scriptures and church history, Marcus Johnson reveals the true riches of our salvation by reintroducing us to the foundation of our redemption—our mysterious union with the living Christ.

“Johnson has produced an excellent discussion of union with Christ. I am sure it will be consulted widely and contribute effectively to the church’s understanding of salvation.” – Robert Letham

Learn more | Read an excerpt | Buy now


Against the Gods: The Polemical Theology of the Old Testament by John D. Currid

Is the Old Testament a Pagan Book?

A respected Old Testament scholar and archaeologist refutes the claim that the Old Testament authors uncritically borrowed myths and ideas from their pagan neighbors, carefully comparing the biblical text to other ancient Near Eastern documents. Well-researched and thoughtfully nuanced, Currid helps us understand the relationship between the biblical worldview and that of Israel’s ancient contemporaries.

“This is a splendid introduction to the use that the Old Testament makes of the religious ideas of Israel’s ancient neighbors.”– Gordon Wenham

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 Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ (Redesign) by John Piper

Newly redesigned, this book responds to the problem of evil by clearly explaining what the Bible says about God’s rule over wickedness, your sin, and the sin of those who have hurt you. Looking at six terrible sins recorded in Scripture, this powerful volume shows how God’s sovereignty over all things—including the most horrific acts of evil in human history—is actually good news.

“I had to read this book twice. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to preach the same again.”– Matt Chandler

Learn more | Read an excerpt | Buy now



 Ephesians: The Mystery of the Body of Christ (ESV Edition) by R. Kent Hughes

A Practical Commentary on the Climax of Pauline Theology

In this accessible commentary on the book of Ephesians, Kent Hughes explains Paul’s teaching on key doctrines related to the Christian’s identity in Christ. Examining major themes such as believers’ full redemption, the indwelling power of the Spirit, and the beauty of God-given roles in the home and workplace, this volume is fully of practical guidance for enjoying true spiritual victory in your own life.

“The Preaching the Word commentary series is one of my favorites. No academic aloofness here, but down-to-earth, preacher-to-preacher meat for God’s people.” – Bryan Chapell

Learn more | Read an excerpt | Buy now

August 19, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,New / Notable,News | Author: Matt Tully @ 10:05 am | 0 Comments »

Interview with Dr. Bryan Chapell on the Gospel Transformation Bible

A tremendous amount of work has gone into creating the Gospel Transformation Bible. Particular care was given to the study content, prepared by a team of 50 contributors led by Dr. Dane Ortlund (Managing Editor) and Dr. Bryan Chapell (General Editor).

We recently filmed a 16-minute conversation between Dr. Ortlund and Dr. Chapell, two men with an incredible passion for this project. They discuss the Gospel Transformation Bible from a number of angles and we think you’ll find their discussion on the differences between the GTB and the ESV Study Bible (a common question we receive) particularly intriguing.

Watch here:


1:30–3:15 What is the big picture goal of the Gospel Transformation Bible?
3:16–6:37 What are the features of the GTB?
6:38–9:03 What are the differences between the Gospel Transformation Bible and the ESV Study Bible?
9:04–11:51 Who’s this Bible for?
11:52–16:18 As an example of the Bible’s content, how does the book of Daniel connect to Christ?

To learn more about the Gospel Transformation Bible, visit GospelTransformationBible.org.

To receive news and updates about this new release, including exclusive content and details on a pre-order sale, sign up for our Gospel Transformation Bible newsletter (we’ll keep your information private).

August 16, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,Gospel Transformation Bible,Interview,News,Video | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 11:59 am | 0 Comments »

Justin Taylor Appointed as Crossway’s Publisher for Books

 From a press release posted this morning:

As of August 15, Crossway is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Taylor to the position of Senior Vice President and Publisher for Books, held previously by Allan Fisher. Justin came to Crossway in 2006, serving most recently as Vice President for Book Publishing. Before coming to Crossway, Justin served as the Director of Theological and Educational Development at Desiring God. He received his Master of Arts degree in Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary, and he is currently working on a PhD at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Justin has co-edited numerous books and is well known through his daily blog, “Between Two Worlds,” which is widely recognized as one of the most influential Christian blogs.

“It is my delight,” Lane Dennis said, “to welcome Justin in his new role as Crossway’s Publisher for Books. Justin has already made a tremendous contribution to our publishing program, and he is highly qualified both theologically and personally to carry forward the Crossway mission and ministry in this new position.”

Read the full press release.


August 15, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Company Updates,News | Author: Crossway Staff @ 11:23 am | 1 Comment »