New Books and Bibles
Below is a list of the new and notable resources releasing from Crossway this month. Titles include Growing Together: Taking Mentoring beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests by Melissa B. Kruger, Stott on the Christian Life: Between Two Worlds by Tim Chester, and the Greek Scripture Journal, New Testament Set.
Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up
With easy-to-understand language and engaging images, this book shows children ages 3–7 the freedom that comes through confessing sin rather than trying to cover it up. During naptime, Arlo colors on his bedroom wall and then tries desperately to hide his disobedience from his mother. His efforts fail, but he discovers relief that comes when he finally confesses his sin. In the end, children will learn along with Arlo that although we cannot hide our sin from God, confession opens the door to mercy and reconciliation.
“Real. Relatable. Restorative. I look forward to reading this book to my kids and savoring the conversations that follow. What a wonderful opportunity to talk to kids about God’s amazing grace!”
—Emily Jensen, coauthor, Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments; Cofounder and Content Director, Risen Motherhood
Stott on the Christian Life: Between Two Worlds
Known for his clear and precise speaking and writing, John Stott, a 20th-century pastor-theologian, shaped evangelicalism’s contemporary understanding of Christianity. This book explores key themes related to the Christian life, such as the development of the mind, expository preaching, balance in the Christian life, and “double listening,” illuminating his enduring influence on the church, evangelism, and missions today. Painting a full picture of the marvelously faithful preacher, this book will encourage a new generation of evangelical Christians to benefit from Stott’s life and teaching.
“Fifty years ago, I became a Christian through reading John Stott’s Basic Christianity. Since then, Stott’s books and sermons have been my closest companions. If we could be allowed but one mentor to grow us into Christlikeness, John Stott would be at the top of my list. I am so very grateful to Tim Chester for summarizing Stott’s theological contributions in a manner that is exceptionally well done. Reading this book was a profoundly moving experience.”
—Derek W. H. Thomas, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina; author, Let’s Study Revelation and Let’s Study Galatians
Everyday Faithfulness: The Beauty of Ordinary Perseverance in a Demanding World
What does Christian faithfulness look like when life feels unpredictable, hard, or just plain ordinary? We want to follow Jesus, but it’s easy to become more focused on our present situation than on a long view of faithfulness. Working through the unique challenges that come with seasons of waiting, caretaking, suffering, worry, spiritual dryness, and more, Everyday Faithfulness delves into practical ways to build habits into everyday life that will aid in spiritual growth throughout a lifetime.
“Glenna Marshall comes alongside readers with personal testimony, biblical truth, warm encouragement, and an occasional, well-placed elbow when we need it most. Whether you’ve been a Christian for days or decades, this book will equip you to persevere and, in the process, find joy.”
—Megan Hill, author, Praying Together and A Place to Belong; Editor, The Gospel Coalition
Growing Together: Taking Mentoring beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests
Women in all seasons of life can feel alone, longing for encouragement, guidance, and wisdom from someone who has been there before. They would value the wealth of knowledge and wisdom from other women’s experiences, but often these women don’t feel equipped to offer help. Melissa Kruger offers a springboard for mentoring discussions between mature believers and newer Christians, setting the biblical basis for mentoring from Titus 2 before outlining 11 lessons that guide their time together. Each lesson focuses on a topic such as God’s word, prayer, contentment, temptation, and church, with activities for before, during, and after the mentoring session. Women will grow closer to the Lord as they use these lessons to walk through life together.
“For many of us, the idea of having a mentor is appealing, and the suggestion of being a mentor is intimidating. Through this book, Melissa Kruger helps both the mentor and the mentee know where to start, what to cover, and how to make it work so that the mentoring relationship is a source of joy and growth for everyone involved.”
—Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher; author, Even Better than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything about Your Story
What If I Don’t Feel Like Going to Church?
The most important time to be at church is when you don’t feel like it.
Feelings are complicated and fickle, yet they often reveal what you really want or think. When you don’t feel like going to church, something much deeper may be going on that must be addressed by God’s Spirit, through his word. Gunner Gundersen diagnoses the human heart and offers biblical insight on the importance of being involved in the local church—even when you don’t feel like it.
“Christians are pressed by very real questions. How does Scripture structure a church, order worship, organize ministry, and define biblical leadership? Those are just examples of the questions that are answered clearly, carefully, and winsomely in this new series from 9Marks. I am so thankful for this ministry and for its incredibly healthy and hopeful influence in so many faithful churches. I eagerly commend this series.”
—R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Greek Scripture Journal, New Testament Set, Paperback
The Greek Scripture Journal: New Testament Set contains the text of The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge with added space for notes in the margins and between each line, offering a unique way to interact with the New Testament in its original language. This 19-volume set features thin, portable notebooks each containing one or more books of the New Testament and is great for college or seminary students learning Greek, pastors preparing for sermons, or anyone interested in taking notes alongside passages in the original Greek.
ESV Pocket Bible
The ESV Pocket Bible is the smallest complete ESV Bible ever published, made with durable materials and meant to fit easily in your backpack, bag, purse, or car. Printed on specialized ultrathin Bible paper, this edition is only one inch thick, with a double-column typesetting that is highly readable. The ESV Pocket Bible allows readers to carry the complete Bible with them at all times, ready for quick reference, memorization, daily reading, or study on the go.