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Christ in All of Scripture – Hosea 11:8-9


Hosea 11:8-9

How can I give you up, O Ephraim?
How can I hand you over, O Israel?
How can I make you like Admah?
How can I treat you like Zeboiim?
My heart recoils within me;
my compassion grows warm and tender.
I will not execute my burning anger;
I will not again destroy Ephraim;
for I am God and not a man,
the Holy One in your midst,
and I will not come in wrath.

This passage is one of the most moving statements in the Bible portraying the Lord’s love for his people. With deeply emotive language, God declares that he simply cannot forsake his people. What can he do but love them! They are his. His “compassion grows warm and tender” (v. 8). Such unfailing love is the only explanation for why, centuries after Hosea’s prophecy, God would send his own Son to vindicate his justice while securing sinful people as his own beloved (John 3:16).

This series of posts pairs a brief passage of Scripture with associated study notes drawn from the Gospel Transformation Bible. For more information about the Gospel Transformation Bible, please visit GospelTransformationBible.org.


December 9, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Biblical Studies,ESV,Gospel Transformation Bible,GTB,Life & Doctrine,Old Testament | Author: Lizzy Jeffers @ 8:00 am | 0 Comments »

Last Chance for 40% or More Off Everything on Crossway.org!

Today is the last day of our Crossway Impact Cyber Monday sale. As a reminder, we’re offering everything on Crossway.org at a 40% discount, with 60–70% off select books and Bibles.

The sale is exclusively for Crossway Impact members, but signing up for Impact is quick and easy.

Place your order today to take advantage of some great deals and make a ministry impact!

December 5, 2013 | Posted in: Books,Crossway Impact,Editions,ESV,Special Sales | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 7:00 am | 0 Comments »

Crossway Impact Cyber Monday Sale – 40% or More Off Everything on Crossway.org

Today through Thursday (Dec 5) everything on Crossway.org is 40% off. Additionally, we’re featuring select books and Bibles at 60–70% off (listed below).

As we noted last week, this special Cyber Monday sale is available exclusively to Crossway Impact members. If you’re not already an Impact member, signing up is quick and easy, and offers other great benefits for life.

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Books – 60% off

Crazy Busy

Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem

By Kevin DeYoung

I’m too busy. We’ve all heard it, we’ve all said it. Sometimes being busy seems like the theme of our lives. Yet this frenetic pace poses a serious threat to our physical, social, and even spiritual well-being. With his usual warmth, humor, and honesty, best-selling author Kevin DeYoung deftly attacks the “crazy busy” epidemic and offers up the restful cure we’ve all been too busy to find.



Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors

Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors: Reading an Old Story in a New Way

By Voddie Baucham Jr.

Joseph and the coat of many colors is a classic story, but what if we’ve missed the real story behind the story? Voddie Baucham Jr. reveals how the story of Joseph is a key moment in the storyline of the Bible. Demonstrating God’s unwavering commitment to his people, Joseph’s life fits into God’s original plan to save the world through a promised Messiah: Jesus Christ.



What is the Meaning of Sex?

What is the Meaning of Sex?

By Denny Burk

This book clearly explains the truth about sex and winsomely responds to society’s evolving views on human sexuality and gender. From marriage to birth control, homosexuality to singleness, What is the Meaning of Sex? sets forth a distinctly Christian perspective, equipping the reader to engage our confused culture with a God-glorifying vision of human sexuality.



Found in Him

Found in Him: The Joy of the Incarnation and Our Union with Christ

By Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

Everyone, Christians included, knows what it’s like to feel isolated and alone. The good news is that we aren’t alone, and the gospel tells us why: Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth to be forever united with his people—to be one of us. The Incarnation changes everything for the Christian. Writing with everyday readers in mind, Elyse Fitzpatrick fleshes out the practical implications of our union with Christ.



The Poverty of Nations

The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution

By Barry Asmus and Wayne Grudem

Economist Barry Asmus and theologian Wayne Grudem have teamed up to outline a robust proposal for fighting poverty on a national level. These two experts believe the solution lies in 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.



When I Don't Desire God

When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy

By John Piper

We all want to experience liberating, love-producing, risk-taking satisfaction in God. But the reality is that we often struggle to find, and hold onto, true and lasting joy. So we face a crucial question: What should I do when I don’t desire God? John Piper aims to help us find joy in Jesus that is so deep and so strong that it frees us from bondage to comfort and security, and impels us to live merciful and missional lives.




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Literary Study Bible

ESV Literary Study Bible

Combining thousands of insightful notes with the complete ESV Bible text, the ESV Literary Study Bible helps readers understand God’s Word more fully, in all its richness and beauty. It highlights the Bible’s story lines, complex characters, historical settings, literary genres, motifs, theological themes, imagery, and important terms, making the Bible come alive with greater clarity and impact.

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The Four Holy Gospels

ESV The Four Holy Gospels

The Four Holy Gospels is an exquisitely designed and produced edition of the four canonical Gospels in the English Standard Version, published in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Version (KJV) Bible in 1611. The artist commissioned for the project is Makoto Fujimura, a devout Christian, and one of the most highly-regarded artists of the twenty-first century.

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Compact Bible

ESV Compact Bible

The ESV Compact Bible combines classic portability and improved readability. This Bible will be a favorite of anyone who likes to take God’s Word wherever they go: from daily commuters to faithful students, world travelers to busy moms.

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Journaling Bible

ESV Journaling Bible

The one-and-only Journaling Bible provides the perfect way for you to keep a journal of your spiritual life right inside the Bible that you read and study each day. With covers and formats that look like the finest journals, the Journaling Bible features 2-inch ruled margins for writing observations, reflections, prayers, praises, notes, and journal entries. This unique Bible makes a great gift and lasting keepsake for anyone who values God’s Word.

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Large Print Bible

ESV Large Print Bible

The ESV Large Print Bible features generous 12.75-point type, clear black letter text, and ample margins for easier reading and reference. A true large print edition, it includes an extensive concordance, introductions that summarize the themes and messages of each Bible book, and helpful full-color maps. Readers of all ages will find it ideal for daily reading and studying.

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UBS Greek New Testament

UBS Greek New Testament

This reader’s edition of the UBS Greek New Testament is an essential resource for those who regularly work with the New Testament in its original language, as well as students and others learning Greek. Containing the complete UBS4 Greek New Testament text from the United Bible Society, this edition features a clean layout with the Greek text above notes on every page. These notes include parsings of difficult verb forms as well as translations of Greek words occurring 30 times or less in the New Testament. The UBS Greek New Testament will serve as a lasting resource for all seeking to study the New Testament in its original language.

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Thinline Bible

ESV Thinline Bible

The top-selling ESV Thinline Bible is ideal for use at home and on-the-go. At less than 1″ thick and available in multiple designs, there is a perfect ESV Thinline Bible for everyone.

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December 2, 2013 | Posted in: Books,ESV,Special Sales | Author: Lizzy Jeffers @ 8:00 am | (2) Comments »

Christ in All of Scripture – Jeremiah 9:23-24


Jeremiah 9:23-24

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Can a Christian boast? Clearly Jeremiah rejected the worldly boasting of the “wise” men, the rich, and the powerful. There is only one basis for boasting, and that is to boast in knowing the Lord. Even this might sound like pretentious pride. But in the context of God’s grace it is not a boasting in oneself but in the Lord. So Paul, without in any way condoning pride (Romans 3:27-28), quotes Jeremiah and encourages the Christian to boast in the Lord (1 Cor. 1:30-31).

How can this be? It is because God provides our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption—ultimately in Christ. The boasting that Jeremiah urges as a consequence of one’s knowledge of the Lord (and not one’s own qualities) anticipates the gospel. Our union with Christ by faith is the basis for any merit that we have before God, as what characterizes Christ’s perfect humanity becomes ours—imputed to us by his grace. We have the confidence and comfort of knowing that our acceptance by God is perfect, since it is based on Christ’s perfect acceptance by the Father (Rom. 3:21–26; Eph. 2:5–6). God would have to turn his back on his own Son, to turn his back on those who are united to his Son.

This series of posts pairs a brief passage of Scripture with associated study notes drawn from the Gospel Transformation Bible. For more information about the Gospel Transformation Bible, please visit GospelTransformationBible.org.


Coming Soon – Crossway Impact Cyber Monday Sale

On Monday, December 2, we’ll be launching our annual Crossway.org storewide Cyber Monday sale. The sale will run through Thursday, December 5, and will feature everything on Crossway.org at 40% off. Additionally, select books and Bibles will be featured at 60–70% off.

Please note: this sale is only available to Crossway Impact members. But don’t worry – signing up is easy and gives you access to a number of exclusive benefits.

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November 27, 2013 | Posted in: Books,Crossway Impact,Digital,ESV,Special Sales | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 10:09 am | (4) Comments »