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Weekly Ebook Specials: Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition Series

While it is hard to believe, the start of another academic year is upon us. To celebrate the great tradition of Christian thinking which continues in classrooms around the globe, we’ve discounted all published volumes in the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series.

This week, you can get the digital versions of each volume for $1.99 each.

More on the Series

The Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series is designed to provide an overview of the distinctive way the church has read the Bible, formulated doctrine, provided education, and engaged the culture. The study guides in this series will enable us to see afresh how the Christian faith shapes how we live, how we think, how we write books, how we govern society, and how we relate to one another in our churches and social structures. The richness of the Christian intellectual tradition provides guidance for the complex challenges that believers face in this world.

Praise for the Series

“An exciting project that will freshly introduce readers to the riches of historic Christian thought and practice.”
—Thomas Kidd, Department of History, Baylor University

“This new series is exactly what Christian higher education needs to shore up its intellectual foundations for the challenges of the coming decades.”
—Carl E. Zylstra, President, Dordt College

To learn more about each title, click on the covers below. The print deals are only available on Crossway.org; the ebook deals are also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshout, Christianbook.com, eChristian, ibooks (apple), Vyrso, or your participating independent bookstore’s site. Discounted prices available through 8/26/2013.*

This Week’s Specials:

The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking

The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking: A Student’s Guide

 By David S. Dockery & Timothy George

$9.99 $1.99

A reader-friendly guidebook that will equip Christian students to apply their faith and intellect in various academic fields. Illustrations, reflection questions, and resource suggestions make this book a timely tool for Christian students.

“…biblical, seasoned, experienced, trustworthy, and encouraging. It is a book to enjoy both in itself and as a welcome guide to much, much more.”
Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

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The Liberal Arts: A Student's Guide

The Liberal Arts: A Student’s Guide

By Gene C. Fant Jr.

$9.99 $1.99

Looks at the liberal arts through a gospel-oriented lens, laying out a vision that carefully prepares students to pursue their calling with grace and excellence.

“Attention! The liberal arts are for everyone, especially Christians. They introduce us to all the personal dimensions that encompass our lives from beginning to end. But how is this so since so much of the liberal arts seem foreign to us as Christians? Begin with this book and find the answer. Then live out a rich life of knowledge and appreciation of what makes every life worth living.”
James W. Sire, Author, The Universe Next Door and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics

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Philosophy: A Student's Guide

Philosophy: A Student’s Guide

By David K. Naugle

$9.99 $1.99

Purposed to help students engage contemporary challenges within the study of philosophy, professor and philosopher David Naugle offers an understanding of the basic issues, thinkers, and sub-disciplines therein.

“Dr. Naugle has done a first-rate job of covering a wide range of issues in a responsible way, while keeping the level of discourse at a truly introductory level.”
J. P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biola University; author, Love Your God with All Your Mind

“Dr. Naugle combines solid scholarship with a firm grasp of how a biblical worldview can help to reclaim a strong Christian intellectual tradition in these confusing—but exciting—times.”
Richard J. Mouw, President, Professor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary

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Political Thought: A Student's Guide

Political Thought: A Student’s Guide

By Hunter Baker

$9.99 $1.99

Award-winning professor Hunter Baker has written this guide to the essential issues inherent in politics as part of the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series, helping students find a solid footing in understanding basic political thought.

Political Thought is a wonderful introduction to the study of politics. Hunter Baker writes as a true teacher, offering not only rigor and clarity but also a personal touch.”
Francis J. Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies, Baylor University; author of Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice

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Literature: A Student's Guide

Literature: A Student’s Guide

By Louis Markos

$9.99 $1.99

A seasoned professor invites students into the great conversation of literature through the centuries and shows how the study of poetry draws us closer to God and his work in the world.

“Louis Markos not only possesses the wisdom of C. S. Lewis but also Lewis’s uncanny ability to put complex ideas into a succinct and simple language that is accessible to everyone.”
Joseph Pearce, Writer in Residence and Associate Professor of Literature, Ave Maria University; author, Through Shakespeare’s Eyes and Literary Converts

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August 20, 2013 | Posted in: Arts & Literature,Ethics,Weekly Ebook Specials | Author: Ted Cockle @ 11:20 am | 0 Comments »

Free Study Guide for Begg & Ferguson’s Name above All Names

Name Above All Names Study Guide CoverWe’re pleased to share with you this study guide companion to Name Above All Names by Alistair Begg and Sinclair Ferguson, put together by our friends at Truth for Life.

Containing seven sessions to help you study the Bible’s multi-faceted portrayal of Christ’s identity and ministry, this study guide can be used for small groups or personal reflection alongside Name Above All Names. Each session includes four parts:

  1. Getting Started – a quote from the book with an introductory question
  2. Key Scriptures – key Bible verses referenced in the chapter
  3. Going Deeper – questions to help you process the main ideas of the chapter
  4. Giving Praise – a poem, hymn, or verse that can be committed to memory and incorporated in worship.

The opening words of Name above All Names summarize the impetus behind this book and study guide which we commend to you:

Jesus Christ has been given the name above all names. The names
assigned to him begin in Genesis and end in Revelation. Taken together
they express the incomparable character of Jesus Christ our Savior and
Lord. Reflecting on them better prepares us to respond to the exhortations
of Scripture, to focus our gaze upon him, and to meditate on how great he is.

Download the Study Guide

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Weekly Ebook Specials: For the Pastor

In his new book, The Pastor’s Justification, Jared Wilson points out a common struggle of pastors:

The pastoral fraternity is an interesting one. We are a motley bunch of fools. Different personalities and tribes, different methodologies and styles, not to mention denominations and traditions and, of course, theologies. But there is something both lay elders and career elders have in common, something I’ve seen in the thirty-year senior pastor of a southern megachurch as well as the bivocational shepherd of a little, rural New England parish, the laid-back fauxhawked church planter and the fancy mousse-haried charismatic, and in nearly every pastor in between: a profound sense of insecurity for which the only antidote is the gospel.

This week’s ebook specials were picked especially for the pastors and church leaders out there. Each of these books points to the security found in Christ with practical, gospel-centered wisdom from your co-laborers.

To learn more about each title, click on the covers below to find them at Crossway.org. You’ll also find the ebooks at their reduced prices on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshout, Christianbook.com, eChristian, ibooks (apple), Vyrso, or your participating independent bookstore’s site. Discounted prices available through 7/29/2013.*

Featured New Release:

The Pastor's Justification

The Pastor’s Justification: Applying the Work of Christ in Your Life and Ministry

By Jared C. Wilson, Foreword by Mike Ayers

Neither a how-to manual nor an academic treatise on pastoral ministry, this book of biblical exposition, pastoral confession, and gospel exultation directs pastors to their only justification: the finished work of Christ.

Learn more | Preview an excerpt | Buy now

This Week’s Ebook Specials:

Dangerous Calling

Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry

By Paul David Tripp

$15.99 $3.99

Recognizing the widespread struggles facing pastors today, Tripp exposes and exhorts the cultures that train and support our church leaders so that they can lead well and our churches can be healthy.

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Faithmapping: A Gospel Atlas for Your Spiritual Journey

By Daniel Montgomery, Mike Cosper

$12.99 $2.99

Helps Christians cultivate unity within the church by articulating a holistic view of the Christian life—the whole gospel for the whole church to the whole world.

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Gospel-Centered Discipleship

Gospel-Centered Discipleship

By Jonathan K. Dodson, Foreword by Matt Chandler

$9.99 $2.99

Experienced discipler and church leader, Jonathan Dodson, redresses defective forms of discipleship and offers a practical model for creating a reproducible, gospel-centered alternative.

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Sensing Jesus

Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry as a Human Being

By Zack Eswine

$15.99 $2.99

Presenting sound pastoral theology couched in autobiographical musings and emotive prose, this book offers a fresh and biblically faithful approach to the care of souls, including your own.

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Preaching Christ in All of Scripture

Preaching Christ in All of Scripture

By Edmund P. Clowney

$14.99 $2.99

Clowney lays the theoretical foundation for preaching Christ in the whole Bible and offers up practical tips for preparing such a sermon. Book also contains many of the author’s own sermons as examples to draw from.

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Am I Called?

Am I Called?: The Summons to Pastoral Ministry

 By Dave Harvey, Foreword by Matt Chandler

$9.99 $1.99

Sharing from his wealth of personal experience and illustrating from history, Harvey explores biblical principles and revealing questions to help prospective pastors discern their calling.

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Coming Up Next Week: Books by Tim Chester

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July 23, 2013 | Posted in: Leadership,Preaching and Teaching,Weekly Ebook Specials | Author: Ted Cockle @ 8:15 am | 0 Comments »

Interview: K. Scott Oliphint, Author of “Covenantal Apologetics,” Interviewed by Justin Taylor

In what Dr. Albert Mohler calls “an arsenal of apologetic insight”, Covenantal Apologetics (July 2013) offers an introduction to Reformed apologetics, explores foundational principles, and gives guidance for talking with unbelievers.

Learn more about Oliphant’s “principles and practice in defense of our faith” in this extended interview with Justin Taylor:

Watch video on vimeo.com

Video Time-stamp Index:

0:00 Why write an introduction to covenantal apologetics?
3:42 What are common missteps in evangelical approaches to apologetics?
7:31 What situations (if any) necessitate going on the offensive against unbelief?
12:52 What is the role of persuasion and argument in covenantal apologetics?
21:29 How can covenantal apologetics fight doubt within the hearts of Christians themselves?
24:41 Why did you include sample dialogues in the book, and how do you see these being helpful?
33:06 Closing Comments

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Weekly Ebook Specials: Books by K. Scott Oliphint

This week we’re featuring titles written or edited by K. Scott Oliphint, professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary and author of Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith (new this month).

To learn more about each title, click on the covers below to find them at Crossway.org. You’ll also find the ebooks at their reduced prices on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshout, Christianbook.com, eChristian, ibooks (apple), Vyrso, or your participating independent bookstore’s site. Discounted prices available through 7/15/2013.*

Featured New Release:

Covenantal Apologetics

Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith

By K. Scott Oliphint


With the rise of unbelief—from skeptics to adherents of other religions—knowing how to defend the Christian faith has never been more important. This introduction to Reformed apologetics explores foundational principles and offers practical guidance for talking with unbelievers.

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This Week’s Ebook Specials:

Christian Apologetics Past and Present

Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader (Volume 1, To 1500)

Edited by K. Scott Oliphint and William Edgar

$26.99 $3.99

An unprecedented anthology of apologetics texts with selections from the first century AD through the Middle Ages. Includes introductory material and explanatory notes. Among the featured apologists are Aristides, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Origen, Athanasius, Augustine, Anselm, and Thomas Aquinas.

Christian Apologetics Past and Present - Vol. 2

Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader (Volume 2, From 1500)

Edited by K. Scott Oliphint and William Edgar

$38.99 $3.99

Volume 2 of a substantial anthology covers Christian apologetics from the Reformation (AD 1500) through the present. Includes excerpts from twenty-six apologists, along with introductions to each and reflection questions.

God with Us

God with Us: Divine Condescension and the Attributes of God

By K. Scott Oliphint

$17.99 $2.99

A study of the character of God and the way he relates to creation, both of which are uniquely revealed and explained in Christ. Helps Christians think biblically about the nature of the triune God and relationship with him.

Things that Cannot Be Shaken

Things That Cannot Be Shaken: Holding Fast to Your Faith in a Relativistic World

By K. Scott Oliphint and Rod Mays

$9.99 $1.99

The current cultural climate does not encourage or equip Christians to remain tethered to the truth, but this book will. The authors focus on those “things that cannot be shaken” (Heb. 12:27)—specifically providing biblical responses to the concerns that Christians frequently encounter in the dorm room, the classroom, and the workplace.


Coming Up Next Week: Defining, Defending, and Living out the Gospel

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July 9, 2013 | Posted in: Apologetics,Books,Digital,Publishing,Theology,Weekly Ebook Specials | Author: Ted Cockle @ 11:26 am | 0 Comments »