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Weekly Specials – 4/21/14

Crossway’s weekly specials are available to members of Crossway Impact. You can also find this week’s featured resources with participating online retailers such as AmazonBarnes & NobleBookshoutChristianbook.comeChristianiBooks (Apple)Vyrso (at each individual retailer’s discretion). Discounted prices available through 4/27/14.


Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Thabiti M. Anyabwile, J. Ligon Duncan

E-book: $2.99 $0.99

Pastors Thabiti Anyabwile and J. Ligon Duncan have teamed up to outline the Bible’s basic teaching about baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Speaking from different traditions, they bring perspective to the discussion while both observing that baptism and the Lord’s Supper should be fundamentally understood as pointing to something greater.

This new booklet from the Gospel Coalition will bring clarity for those wanting to understand the importance of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Buy: E-book

 

Thinking. Loving. Doing.: A Call to Glorify God with Heart and Mind

Edited by John Piper, David Mathis; Contributions by Thabiti M. Anyabwile, Francis Chan, R. Albert Mohler Jr., R. C. Sproul, Rick Warren

E-book: $12.99 $2.99

This volume, built on the 2010 Desiring God National Conference, argues that thinking and the affections of the heart are inseparable. Our emotions fuel our thoughts for God. Likewise, hard thinking about God leads to deeper joy in our relationship with him. And both, in turn, help us focus outward as we express a greater love for others.

“I found this book to be a fascinating, challenging, insightful, practical, and surprisingly personal discussion of how Christians can grow in both knowledge and love.”
Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary

Buy: E-book

 

On the Old Testament

Mark Driscoll

E-book: $7.99 $0.99

Who wrote the Old Testament? How were the Old Testament books chosen as Scripture? Find answers to these questions and more in this concise book. Part of the Re:Lit: A Book You’ll Actually Read series.

“Mark has a gift of taking weighty ideas and expressing them in clear and lively language.”
Bruce A. Ware, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Buy: E-book

 

On the New Testament

Mark Driscoll

E-book: $7.99 $0.99

Who wrote the New Testament? Is it reliable? Why so many translations? Find answers to these questions and more in this concise book. Part of the Re:Lit: A Book You’ll Actually Read series.

“These books are well worth an hour of your time.”
Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor, LifeChurch.tv; author, WEIRD: Because Normal Isn’t Working

Buy: E-book

 

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The Final Days of Jesus: Sunday, April 5, AD 33

Final_Days_header08In this week’s video series, well-known New Testament scholars explore the background and significance of the history-shaping events that occurred during Jesus’s last week on earth. Designed as a supplement to The Final Days of Jesus, our prayer is that these videos will help deepen your understanding and experience of Holy Week.



The Final Days of Jesus: Resurrection Sunday
from Crossway on Vimeo.

 

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Previous Videos:


The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived
Andreas J. Köstenberger and Justin Taylor, with Alexander Stewart

Combining a chronological arrangement of the biblical text with insightful commentary, this book serves as a day-by-day guide to Jesus’s final week on earth, complete with a quick-reference glossary and color maps.

Free Downloads:
Excerpt / Study Guide / 40-Day Reading Guide

 

April 20, 2014 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Biblical Studies,Books,Jesus Christ,Life & Doctrine,New Testament,The Gospel,Theology,Video | Author: Matt Tully @ 8:30 am | 0 Comments »

The Final Days of Jesus: Saturday, April 4, AD 33

Final_Days_header07In this week’s video series, well-known New Testament scholars explore the background and significance of the history-shaping events that occurred during Jesus’s last week on earth. Designed as a supplement to The Final Days of Jesus, our prayer is that these videos will help deepen your understanding and experience of Holy Week.



The Final Days of Jesus: Saturday
from Crossway on Vimeo.

 

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Previous Videos:


The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived
Andreas J. Köstenberger and Justin Taylor, with Alexander Stewart

Combining a chronological arrangement of the biblical text with insightful commentary, this book serves as a day-by-day guide to Jesus’s final week on earth, complete with a quick-reference glossary and color maps.

Free Downloads:
Excerpt / Study Guide / 40-Day Reading Guide

 

April 19, 2014 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Biblical Studies,Books,Jesus Christ,Life & Doctrine,New Testament,The Gospel,Theology,Video | Author: Matt Tully @ 8:30 am | 0 Comments »

The Final Days of Jesus: Friday, April 3, AD 33

Final_Days_header06In this week’s video series, well-known New Testament scholars explore the background and significance of the history-shaping events that occurred during Jesus’s last week on earth. Designed as a supplement to The Final Days of Jesus, our prayer is that these videos will help deepen your understanding and experience of Holy Week.



The Final Days of Jesus: Friday
from Crossway on Vimeo.

 

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Previous Videos:


The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived
Andreas J. Köstenberger and Justin Taylor, with Alexander Stewart

Combining a chronological arrangement of the biblical text with insightful commentary, this book serves as a day-by-day guide to Jesus’s final week on earth, complete with a quick-reference glossary and color maps.

Free Downloads:
Excerpt / Study Guide / 40-Day Reading Guide

 

April 18, 2014 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Biblical Studies,Books,Jesus Christ,Life & Doctrine,New Testament,The Gospel,Theology,Video | Author: Matt Tully @ 8:30 am | 0 Comments »

April’s New & Notable Books


Taking God At His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me
Kevin DeYoung

Is the Bible reliable, authoritative, and necessary? DeYoung tackles these questions and more as he builds a compelling case for trusting, using, and relying on Scripture as the Word of God for all of life.

“My love for God’s Word is sweeter as a result of reading this book. For these reasons, I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
David Platt, Senior Pastor, The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham, Alabama; author, Radical

Learn More | Excerpt | Study Guide | Buy Now


Jesus or Nothing
Dan DeWitt (Foreword by Russell D. Moore)

Responding to the “pop” atheism trend, DeWitt challenges high school and college students to seriously consider the implications of an atheistic worldview while setting forth a compelling case for Christianity.

“Any thinking person will benefit from reading this important new book.”
R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Learn More | Excerpt | Buy Now


The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ
Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. (Foreword by J. I. Packer)

This book helps us experience the power of the gospel and see the beauty it creates as we allow God to transform our beliefs, perspectives, and practices. Part of the 9Marks Building Healthy Churches series.

“With both realism and hope, Ray Ortlund tells us how that grace can thrive among us—even as broken as we are—so that Christ’s glory will radiate from us.”
Bryan Chapell, President Emeritus, Covenant Theological Seminary; Senior Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois

Learn More | Excerpt | Buy Now


Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God’s Word Today
David R. Helm

Expository preaching is crucial for the health and vitality of the church. Offering step-by-step guidance for preachers, Helm outlines what must be believed and accomplished to become a faithful expositor of God’s Word. Part of the 9Marks Building Healthy Churches series.

“David Helm has written the most helpful, concise, and useful book on expository preaching I have ever read.”
Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network

Learn More | Excerpt | Buy Now

 


Church Elders: How to Shepherd God’s People Like Jesus
Jeramie Rinne

Emphasizing purposeful ministry over project management, this book outlines a clear and concise “job description” for elders, helping church leaders to shepherd their congregations well. Part of the 9Marks Building Healthy Churches series.

“Jeramie Rinne unpacks what the Bible has to say about the identity and activity of the local church elder with a freshness and clarity that is profoundly helpful.”
Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Cleveland, Ohio

Learn More | Excerpt | Buy Now

 


Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus
J. Mack Stiles (Foreword by David Platt)

Warning against the temptation to uncritically embrace the latest evangelistic fad, this book will help churches cultivate a culture of evangelism within the context of community. Part of the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series.

“This book is rich in practical implications, not despite its incessant focus on Jesus and the gospel, but precisely because of such focus. It deserves to be read, pondered, and implemented.”
D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Learn More | Excerpt | Buy Now


The Tides of Life: Learning to Lead and Serve as You Navigate the Currents of Life
C. William Pollard (Foreword by Billy Graham)

Written by a highly successful CEO with decades of real-world experience in corporate America, this book shares tips and principles for leading well and pleasing God both personally and professionally.

“This book is vintage Bill Pollard—full of intellectual challenge and ideas, affirming a strong faith yet not dogmatic, based on a lifetime of integrating faith and business while practicing servant leadership. A must for anyone in business.”
Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International

Learn More | Excerpt | Buy Now


The Christ-Centered Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Classic Sermons for the Church Today
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Edited by Elizabeth Catherwood and Christopher Catherwood)

This carefully selected collection of sermons acquaints readers with the life and ministry of famed preacher Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, explaining each message’s historical context and relevance for the church today.

“Martyn Lloyd-Jones was one of the greatest preachers of the 20th century.”
John Piper, founder, desiringGod.org; award-winning author, Spectacular Sins

Learn More | Excerpt | Buy Now


Art and Music: A Student’s Guide
Paul Munson and Joshua Farris Drake

Created to help students better understand and evaluate art and music, this accessible guide introduces readers to the study of aesthetics in artistic expression. Part of the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series

“This incredibly thought-provoking book illustrates the relationship between art, music, and spirituality. I enthusiastically recommend this book.”
Manfred Honeck, Music Director, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Learn More | Excerpt | Buy Now


Chance and the Sovereignty of God: A God-Centered Approach to Probability and Random Events
Vern S. Poythress

Helping Christians trust God in the midst of an unpredictable world, this comprehensive resource introduces readers to a well-reasoned approach to studying chance and probability, exploring implications for the fields of math and science.

“Learned and astute, this book on chance and probability demonstrates an absolute reliance on the authority of God’s Word. This is the only way that nothing can be left to chance.”
Douglas Wilson, Senior Fellow of Theology, New St. Andrews College; Pastor, Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho

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The Unadjusted Gospel
Mark Dever, J. Ligon Duncan, R. Albert Mohler Jr., and C. J. Mahaney

Responding to the perennial temptation to “tame” the message about Jesus, eight prominent church leaders, including John Piper, John MacArthur, Al Mohler, and R. C. Sproul, challenge Christians to hold fast to the faith by emphasizing the importance of maintaining a pure and unadulterated view of the gospel.

The contributors to this volume draw on their extensive ministry experience to offer us a thoughtful plea for safeguarding the message of the gospel in the midst of our pluralistic world.

Learn More | Excerpt | Buy Now

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