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
We 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
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (3rd Edition) by Mark Dever
Is 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
The Bookends of the Christian Life (Paperback Edition) by Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington
What 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
Acts: Chapters 1-8 (6 volumes in 3) by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Exploring 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