September’s New and Notable Books (Part 2)

To see other books released in September, check out September’s New & Notable Books (Part 1).

Acting the Miracle: God’s Work and Ours in the Mystery of Sanctification Edited by John Piper and David Mathis

Fighting Sin Is Hard! Thankfully, God promises to help us overcome evil and resist temptation through the mystery of our sanctification. This new book, edited by best-selling author John Piper and his trusted colleague, David Mathis, calls Christians to “act the miracle” God has already worked within us. With contributions from Kevin DeYoung, Ed Welch, Russell Moore, and Jarvis Williams, this practical volume will help you pursue godliness by the power of the Spirit.
“A great combination of theological insight and practical advice on one of the most important of all Christian doctrines.” —Douglas J. Moo, Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies, Wheaton College
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Delighting in the Law of the Lord: God’s Alternative to Legalism and Moralism By Jerram Barrs

Do You Love God’s Law?

Our culture tells us to do our own thing and follow our own rules—a message which often makes the Bible seem oppressively restrictive and hopelessly outdated! Looking at both the Old and New Testaments, professor Jerram Barrs shows us how God’s commands were intended to protect us from sin and direct us in godliness—resulting in healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives for all of God’s people.

“In his across-the-kitchen-table style, Barrs explains why we need to retrieve afresh one of God’s greatest gifts. Churches will love this resource!” —Nicholas Perrin, Dean, Wheaton College Graduate School

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On the Old Testament (New Trim Size) By Mark Driscoll

A Short Introduction to the Old Testament

Packed with big truth, this little book on the Old Testament can be read in roughly one hour. Mark Driscoll, one of America’s most influential pastors, answers the nine most common questions about the Old Testament—questions about authorship, what Jesus says about the Old Testament, how the Old Testament books were chosen as Scripture, and more—helping you understand and apply all of God’s Word, from beginning to end.

“These accessible books will encourage believers to see that theology is not an afterthought in the mission of God and the life of his church.” —Ed Stetzer, President, LifeWay Research; author, Subversive Kingdom

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On Church Leadership (New Trim Size) By Mark Driscoll

A Short Introduction to Church Leadership

Mark Driscoll knows something about church leadership. He founded Mars Hill Church in Seattle in 1996, and it is now one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most prolific church-planting churches in America. Writing out of his personal experience and biblical conviction, Driscoll examines six important areas of church leadership and answers 17 common questions about leadership and membership—helping you grow in your understanding of God’s design for the church.

“These books are well worth an hour of your time.” —Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor,

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Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon: The Fellowship of the Gospel and The Supremacy of Christ (2 volumes in 1 / ESV Edition) By R. Kent Hughes

An Accessible Commentary on Three Books of the Bible

This reader-friendly commentary reflects on a number of important themes in Paul’s letters to the Philippians, the Colossians, and to Philemon, utilizing memorable illustrations to clearly explain the meaning of the biblical text. Designed for pastors and laypersons alike, this insightful volume will help you apply God’s Word to your own life.

“For this outstanding series of expository commentaries, Hughes has assembled a team of unusually gifted scholar-preachers. The series will be widely used and much sought after.” —Eric J. Alexander, Retired Senior Minister, St. George’s-Tron Parish Church, Glasgow, Scotland

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