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Weekly Ebook Deals from J.I. Packer

Best-selling author J. I. Packer is one of the most influential teachers of our day. Over his lifetime of ministry, Packer has faithfully served the Church by calling it back to orthodoxy and a grounded, clear-headed faith.

In honor of Dr. Packer’s newest release, Weakness is the Way (watch the video), we’ve discounted the digital format of several of his books (and some he’s edited) which call Christians to know and live their orthodox faith.

Our prayers echo those of Dr. Packer himself,

That God may use this material (1) to ground thoughtful Christians more firmly and clearheadedly in their faith, (2) to stir them out of the sluggishness into which theological and spiritual undernourishment has brought so many of us, and (3) to help us all take to heart the marching orders given us by our Lord and his apostles—who charge us first to be and then to make disciples everywhere, starting from where we are.” (Preface, Taking God Seriously).

To learn more about each book, click on the covers below to find them at Crossway.org. You will also find the ebooks at their reduced prices on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshout, Christianbook.com, eChristian, Vyrso, or your participating independent bookstore’s site. Discounted prices available through 5/20/2013.*

Featured New Release

Weakness is the Way

Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength

By J. I. Packer

$14.99

J. I. Packer helps Christians to embrace weakness as he shares about his own struggles in this book of meditations on 2 Corinthians. Ultimately, Packer directs us to the ultimate source of strength and power: Christ himself.

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Discounted eBooks:

Taking God Seriously

Taking God Seriously: Vital Things We Need to Know

By J. I. Packer

$11.99 $5.99

Packer’s book disciples us in mere Christianity and grounds us more clear-headedly in our faith so that we can explain it to skeptics and maintain an ecumenical church that upholds orthodox beliefs.

James KTB

James: A 12-Week Study

By Greg Gilbert, General Editor J. I. Packer

$6.99 $2.99

Through clear exposition and application questions, Gilbert helps us rightly understand the book of James, which was written to fortify the connection between genuine faith and heartfelt obedience. Part of the Knowing the Bible series.

Growing in Christ

Growing in Christ

By J. I. Packer

$13.99 $3.99

Growing in Christ explains just that—how to grow in Christ. As this book shows, we mature spiritually by carefully learning and thoughtfully living the essentials of the Christian faith that are too often taken for granted or overlooked in our daily lives.

A Passion for Faithfulness

A Passion for Faithfulness: Wisdom From the Book of Nehemiah

By J. I. Packer

$13.99 $4.99

The prophet Nehemiah testified to all that God had to restore the people of Israel and his own faith. He also provided a model of renewal for Christians today, which this exploration of the Old Testament book examines.

Affirming the Apostles Creed

Affirming the Apostles Creed

By J. I. Packer

$8.99 $2.99

The Apostles’ Creed, the oldest and most beautifully succinct summary of Christian beliefs, is also a deeply personal profession of faith. Noted theologian J. I. Packer examines the meaning and implications of each phrase of this great creed, providing insightful material for personal and group study and devotional use.

Happy reading!

*Note: Some discounts may be unavailable outside the United States due to international rights agreements.

May 14, 2013 | Posted in: Books,Church and Ministry,Digital,Discipleship,Publishing,Spiritual Growth,The Christian Mind | Author: Ted Cockle @ 1:47 pm | 0 Comments »

More with Dr. Gregory Thornbury, Including Insight into His Friendship with Carl Henry

In March, Crossway had the privilege of publishing Dr. Gregory Thornbury’s most recent work, Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F. H. HenryAfter discussing his book with John Wilson (video here), Dr. Thornbury answered some additional questions about his relationship with Carl Henry and other topics of relevance for evangelicals today.

Below are the questions we asked and the video of Dr. Thornbury’s engaging responses (2–4 minutes each).

Why was it important to write a book about Carl Henry now?

 

How did your friendship with Dr. Henry come about?

 

What is classic evangelicalism?

 

How did Henry influence evangelicalism?

 

Why do some have a negative view of Dr. Henry?

 

What can we learn from the legacy of Carl Henry?

Learn more about Recovering Classic Evangelicalism at Crossway.org or download a PDF excerpt.

Greg Thornbury discusses “Recovering Classic Evangelicalism” with John Wilson

Watch as John Wilson (Books and Culture) interviews Dr. Gregory Thornbury, author of Recovering Classic Evangelicalism (March 2013).

From the Back Cover

Using the life and work of Carl F. H. Henry as a key to evangelicalism’s past and a cipher for its future, this book provides crucial insights for a renewed vision of the church’s place in modern society and charts a refreshing course toward unity under the banner of  “classic evangelicalism.”

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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.

 

 

Video: Francis Schaeffer on the Christian Life

The latest installment in the “Theologians on the Christian Life” series is now available. Francis Schaeffer on the Christian Life is Dr. William Edgar’s first hand reflection on the life and ministry of Francis Schaeffer.

Watch and listen as series editors, Justin Taylor and Steve Nichols, discuss Dr. Edgar’s first visit to L’abri and his resulting relationship with Schaeffer.

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