May 2024 New Releases

New Books and Bibles

Below is a list of the new and notable resources releasing this month from Crossway. Titles include Fruitful edited by Megan Hill and Melissa B. Kruger and Loving Your Adult Children by Gaye B. Clark.

Fruitful: Cultivating a Spiritual Harvest That Won't Leave You Empty

Edited by Megan Hill, Melissa B. Kruger

Through the trusted voices of several female bestselling authors, editors, and Bible teachers, this 40-day devotional explores each of the 9 fruits of the Spirit found in Galatians 5. Every daily reading includes a related verse to ponder, a theologically rich reflection, additional Bible passages to read, and a prayer. This short format provides readers with an easy-to-use devotional resource, filled with substantial biblical counsel for harvesting God-given spiritual fruit.

“Everyone wants to be a better person. But how do we grow? Fruitful is an accessible and helpful walk through the fruit of the Spirit, reminding us that self-help won’t save us or grow us. Through rooting us in Scripture, guided prayers, reflection questions, and even fun recipes, we see that the slow plod of abiding in the vine is the path toward fruitful living.”
Courtney Reissig, author, Teach Me to Feel: Worshiping through the Psalms in Every Season of Life

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Loving Your Adult Children: The Heartache of Parenting and the Hope of the Gospel

Gaye B. Clark

With grace and empathy, author Gaye B. Clark comes alongside readers bearing the weight of parenthood. Encouraging readers to view themselves as image bearers of God first and parents second, Clark shifts readers’ focus to their relationship with Christ while showing how the relationship between parent and child can be a catalyst for understanding the gospel. Loving Your Adult Children examines the fruit of the Spirit in relation to parenting adult children, offers study questions for reflection, and shows how walking with God is the best next step for struggling parents.

“Our friend Gaye Clark has written a wise book on a weighty topic—long-term parental love. With engaging illustrations and biblical examples, Clark helps us care for our adult children more meaningfully. And even better, she helps us look to our Father God as we love our adult children. We—and they—are not alone in this journey.”
Ray and Jani Ortlund, President and Executive Vice President, Renewal Ministries

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What Does Depression Mean for My Faith?

Kathryn Butler, MD

What should Christians think about clinical depression? How can church leaders respond lovingly to those who face this dark, unsettling, and sometimes baffling dilemma? In What Does Depression Mean for My Faith? author and physician Kathryn Butler addresses common misconceptions about mental illness in the church. She offers grace, relief, and practical help to Christians who feel shame, and she equips church leaders with the tools they need to extend Christ’s love to the vulnerable.

“Kathryn Butler has provided the church with a treasure in What Does Depression Mean for My Faith? Combining her clinical training and her own lived experience of depression, she offers depressed Christians, their pastors, and fellow congregants invaluable help, steering a course through depression. This resource is indispensable for anyone navigating the theological questions that surround depression.”
Karen Mason, Director of Hamilton Counseling Program, Professor of Counseling and Psychology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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The Justice and Goodness of God: A Biblical Case for the Final Judgment

Thomas R. Schreiner

In his book The Justice and Goodness of God, theologian Thomas Schreiner offers a comprehensive, biblical analysis of eternal destruction. Explaining that “final judgment doesn’t contradict God’s goodness but verifies and displays it,” he examines themes of sin, death, and redemption in the New Testament and other passages of Scripture. With helpful personal and theological application, this brief guide helps readers see how God’s judgment is anchored in his holiness, justice, and righteousness. Readers will see that God’s judgment isn’t bad news but good news. Life doesn’t make sense without it, and salvation shines brighter against the backdrop of God’s judgment.

“​​This book on the final judgment of God reflects everything we have come to expect from the scholarship of Tom Schreiner—judicious exegesis, confessional fidelity, practical application, and clear writing. The topic is not an easy one to write on, but it is a necessary one lest we forget why the gospel of Jesus is indeed good news.”
Jonny Gibson, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary; coeditor, Ruined Sinners to Reclaim

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Reformed Systematic Theology, Volume 4: Church and Last Things

Thomas R. Schreiner

Written by Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley, each volume presents a comprehensive yet accessible study of the Reformed Christian faith that ministers to the whole person―head, heart, and hands. The final volume, Church and Last Things, unpacks important topics around ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church) and eschatology (the doctrine of last things), including the biblical significance of church membership, Jesus’s model for the church, and 7 practical lessons from Revelation. A set of all 4 Reformed Systematic Theology volumes is also available.

“Reformed Systematic Theology not only takes readers into the depths of our triune God, but also shows what these great truths have to do with the Christian life. No contemporary systematic theology will bring the reader to a greater understanding of how theology blossoms into doxology than this one.”
Matthew Barrett, Professor of Christian Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Simply Trinity and None Greater

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How Can I Grow in Hospitality?

Keri Folmar

This short book addresses common questions about hospitality while equipping Christians to serve God through Christlike care of others. It features tips for practicing hospitality at home, sharing the gospel with neighbors, and serving the church. By learning to welcome others into their lives, readers can extend God’s love to lost people as well as fellow believers.

“Sincere questions deserve thoughtful answers. If you’re not sure where to start in answering these questions, let this series serve as a diving board into the pool. These minibooks are winsomely to-the-point and great to read together with one friend or one hundred friends.”
Gloria Furman, author, Labor with Hope and Missional Motherhood

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What Is a Church?

Matthew Emadi

In this addition to the Church Questions series, Matthew Emadi clearly defines the local church, helping believers live out their God-ordained mission to assemble together as the body of Christ. Through Scripture and compelling stories, Emadi lays out 6 biblical characteristics of a church and demonstrates how Christians can faithfully represent God’s kingdom on earth.

“Where can we Christians find reliable answers to our common questions about life together at church—without having to plow through long, expensive books? The Church Questions booklets meet our need with answers that are biblical, thoughtful, and practical. For pastors, this series will prove a trustworthy resource for guiding church members toward deeper wisdom and stronger unity.”
Ray Ortlund, President, Renewal Ministries

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How Do I Get Started in Evangelism?

J. Mack Stiles

In this small yet practical guide, J. Mack Stiles defines proper evangelism and offers advice for communicating God’s truth clearly, biblically, and persuasively. Readers learn how to explain the gospel message, live the gospel, understand conversion, and more. This guide is easy to read and share, making it a great resource for churches and small groups.

“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

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ESV Spiral-Bound Journaling Bible, Five-Volume Set

The ESV Spiral-Bound Journaling Bible, Five-Volume Set was created from the ground up to facilitate in-depth note taking. Divided into 5 individual volumes—Pentateuch; Historical Books; Poetry; Prophets; and New Testament—this set features the complete ESV Bible text in an inviting, easy-to-read layout with generous space for notes. The spiral-bound format lays flat for comfortable reading and writing. Designed to encourage deeper interaction with Scripture, this journaling edition is ideal for recording prayers and reflections.

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