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New Books in May

Below are our new releases for May. With books from J. I. Packer, Jerram Barrs, Gloria Furman, Alistair Begg & Sinclair Ferguson, Andy Farmer, Kent Hughes, and John MacArthur, we have a feeling you’ll find some good titles to add to your summer reading list. Enjoy!

Weakness is the Way Cover Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength
by J. I. Packer

“If you, like me, struggle with discouragement over your weaknesses, you need to read this book. We all long to be admired for our strengths, yet we all find ourselves, ‘beset with weakness’ (Heb. 5:2). Does this mean we’re stuck living with discouragement? No! There is an escape to joyful freedom. Dr. Packer knows the way. Walking us through 2 Corinthians, he shows it to us so that we, like Paul, can ‘boast all the more gladly of [our] weaknesses.’”
—Jon Bloom, President, Desiring God Ministries; author, Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith

Name above All Names Cover Name above All Names
by Alistair Begg & Sinclair B. Ferguson

“As Christians, we find it easy to talk about God’s work in our communities and around the world. It’s easy to describe our growth in Christ and what we are learning from him. But how many of us simply delight in talking about Jesus? The art of contemplating the loveliness of Christ—and infusing those admirations into everyday conversation—is a dying discipline. But in Name above All Names, my friends Alistair Begg and Sinclair Ferguson invite us to meditate afresh on our wonderful savior and all that makes him beautiful and praiseworthy. I highly recommend this remarkable volume!”
—Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Glimpses of Grace Cover Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home
by Gloria Furman

“This is sustaining grace, this is the desired haven: to know his steadfast love that saves and keeps us. Glimpses of Grace is not a how-to. It is a true friend’s invitation to see and know the Lord’s steadfast love displayed in every wave, big and small. Gloria offers encouragement rooted in her personal experience and wisdom from saints who have weathered the storms decades and even centuries before us. May you catch glimpses of his steadfast love and find an anchor for your soul.”
—Lauren Chandler, writer; speaker; singer; wife of Matt Chandler, The Village Church, Flower Mound, Texas

Echoes of Eden Cover Echoes of Eden: Reflections on Christianity, Literature, and the Arts
by Jerram Barrs

Echoes of Eden is the most accessible, readable, and yet theologically robust work on Christianity and the arts that you will be able to find. It is biblical, theologically sound, filled with examples, and edifying. It anticipates and answers well all the most common questions that evangelical people ask about the arts. I highly recommend it.”
—Timothy J. Keller, Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City; author, The Reason for God

Real Peace Cover Real Peace: What We Long for and Where to Find It
by Andy Farmer

“There are many books I can recommend on finding peace with God. There are far fewer I can recommend on experiencing the peace of God. Real Peace is a book I highly recommend for real people facing real trouble in a really messed up world. It paints gospel-centered portraits, explaining how to apply John 16:33 in the midst of our struggles with stress, anxiety, grief, depression, and conflict. Reading Real Peace pointed me not to a system, but to a person—The Prince of Peace.”
—Bob Kellemen, Executive Director, The Biblical Counseling Coalition; author, Anxiety: Anatomy and Cure

The Glory of Heaven Cover The Glory of Heaven: The Truth about Heaven, Angels, and Eternal Life (Second Edition)
by John MacArthur

“John MacArthur cuts through the sentimentality that often accompanies so-called visits to heaven by taking us back to the Scriptures, the only reliable guide when investigating our eternal home. In the process, John teaches us much needed lessons in biblical discernment. Read it and share this book with a friend.”
—Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor, The Moody Church, Chicago, IL

Romans: Righteousness from Heave Cover Romans: Righteousness from Heaven (ESV Edition)
by R. Kent Hughes

This commentary on Romans, redesigned with a new cover and updated ESV Bible references, explores justification by faith, freedom from sin, substitutionary atonement, and God’s adoption of sinners. Part of the popular Preaching the Word series.

May 15, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,Books,New Releases,News & Announcements | Author: Lindsay Tully @ 8:58 am | 0 Comments »

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


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.

Learn More | Preview an Excerpt | Watch the Video

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 »

Video: J.I. Packer on Weakness

For Christians, weakness should be a way of life. Yet most of us try desperately to be sufficient on our own, and we resent our limitations and our needs. 

In the following video, J.I. Packer, renowned theologian and author of the forthcoming Weakness is the Wayreflects on his experience of weakness, having been hit by a bread truck as a child and now facing the realities of aging.

What church leaders are saying about Weakness is the Way

“Escape to joyful freedom. Dr. Packer knows the way. He shows it to us so that we, like Paul, can ‘boast all the more gladly of [our] weaknesses.’”
Jon Bloom, President, Desiring God Ministries
“Weakness Is the Way emboldens those beset with weaknesses by means of the truth that our human frailty becomes real spiritual strength in and through Christ alone.”
Gloria Furman, author, Glimpses of Grace
“Our culture sells us self-reliance. God says, ‘Rely on me!’ Dr. Packer leads us on this path, and I, for one, am grateful for his wise guidance.”
Michael S. Beates, Dean of Students, The Geneva School
“A penetrating interpretation of Scripture, this book is filled with examples from Packer’s own life and much else.”
Eckhard J. Schnabel, Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

About the Author

J. I. PACKER (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of over 40 books, including the classic bestseller Knowing God.

April 15, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,Death & Dying,Discipleship,News & Announcements,Social Issues,Video | Author: Ted Cockle @ 9:30 am | 1 Comment »