September's New and Notable Books (Part 1)

To see other books released in September, check out September’s New & Notable Books (Part 2).

Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung“I’m too busy!”

We’ve all heard it. We’ve all said it. All too often, the chaos of constant busyness gets the best of us. That’s why award-winning author and pastor Kevin DeYoung addresses this universal problem head on in his newest book—not with the typical arsenal of time management tips, but rather with the tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots. Highly practical and super short, Crazy Busy will help you put an end to “busyness as usual.”

“You can’t afford to miss what Kevin DeYoung says here in Crazy Busy.” —Rick Warren, #1 New York Times best-selling author, The Purpose Driven Life

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Kingdom, Come! by Phil Ryken Are You Hoping In?

In this world of pain, regret, and brokenness, we often wonder about the future. Yet Christians have a secure hope: Jesus is coming back! Ryken encourages us to live each day longing for Christ’s return and anticipating the coming of his kingdom. Full of engaging anecdotes, contemporary illustrations, and insightful reflections on Scripture, this book will help you trust in God’s promises with confidence and joy.

“Ryken reminds us that the best is yet to come for those who love Jesus. A powerfully encouraging book!” —Janet Parshall, Host and Executive Producer, In the Market with Janet Parshall

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Fallen: A Theology of Sin edited by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson the Doctrine of Sin Afresh

From marital infidelity to global war, the world is obviously broken. In the latest addition to the Theology in Community series, Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson have assembled an interdisciplinary team of evangelical scholars to explore the biblical doctrine of sin from a variety of angles, offering readers a comprehensive overview of this oft-neglected doctrine. Contributors include D. A. Carson, Paul House, Robert Yarbrough, and Doug Moo.

“These essays provide a very thorough mapping of sin’s ugly reality. Rarely do we meet such realism as we find here.” —J. I. Packer, Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College

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Does God Desire All to Be Saved? by John Piper Election

If God is sovereign in election, the question must be raised: Does God desire all to be saved? Drawing explicitly from the Bible, pastor John Piper argues that God’s choice to redeem some and not others is completely compatible with his genuine desire that all people would come to know him. Aiming to encourage passionate worship and energetic mission—not intellectual pride—this short book will help you thoughtfully engage with this debated issue.

“No one combines mind, heart, and faith more passionately than John Piper.” —Daniel Taylor, professor, Bethel University

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Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It (Paperback Edition) by Jerry B. Jenkins Guidance for Protecting Your Marriage

Can you really safeguard your marriage against lust, adultery, and divorce? “Yes!” says relationship expert Jerry Jenkins, despite the barrages of tempting images and opportunities thrust before you every day. His practical, biblical, real-life advice on how to plant hedges around your marriage—tailored to your personal situation—will set you on the path to victory today.

"Hard-hitting, realistic, and passionate, this book provides motivation for married couples to stay intimately close!" —Kevin Leman, author, Sheet Music

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The Finished Work of Christ: The Truth of Romans 1-8 (Paperback Edition) by Francis A. Schaeffer Landmark Commentary on the Book of Romans

For over two-thousand years, the book of Romans has consistently fascinated and amazed all who have sought to plumb its depths, including one of the most influential Christian thinkers of the 20th century—Francis Schaeffer. In this penetrating commentary on the first eight chapters of Romans, Schaeffer expounds on a number of foundational Christian doctrines, offering us vital insights into the Apostle Paul’s message and an arresting perspective on our own times.

"Schaeffer shaped the thinking of an entire generation of theologically-minded Christian young people.” —R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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