The Gospel of Matthew: The King is Coming, Edward Hindson and James Borland with general editor Mal Couch, 2007, 251 pages, $19.99, hardcover. The authors present a concise overview of Matthew that highlights the book's theme of Christ as King. With that focus in mind, they illustrate the sovereignty and righteousness of Christ and point to our need to submit and follow Him.
Reese Chronological Encyclopedia of Christian Biographies, Ed Reese, 2007, 1,500 pages, $34.99, hardcover. Reese, editor of the Reese Chronological Bible has again put forth tremendous effort to create an unprecedented resource for the church. The Encyclopedia has over 5,000 articles about past heroes of the faith from the 1st through the 21st century, all organized in order of the date of their death. Each entry contains a brief synopsis of the person's life, accomplishments, and impact upon the faith. This is a monumental achievement and a priceless reference.
The Ministry of the Missional Church: a Community Led by the Spirit, Craig Van Gelder, 2007, 204 pages $16.99, softcover. Van Gelder sees it as a problem when a church begins to think that it exists for itself: "Congregations are created by the Spirit, and their existence is for the purpose of engaging the world in bringing God's redemptive work in Christ to bear on every dimension of life...."
Beacon Hill Press
Silent God: Finding Him When You Can't Hear His Voice, Joseph Bentz, 2007, 183 pages, $14.99 softcover. Is it possible to "Be still, and know" that God is God in our busy, noisy, cluttered culture? In Silent God, Bentz explores practical and valuable ways of getting the distractions in our lives under control and reaching a state of spiritual sanity.
The Divine Mentor: Growing Your Faith as You Sit at the Feet of the Savior, Wayne Corderio, 2007, 220 pages, $19.99, hardcover. Corderio guides readers to discover how to enjoy a dynamic, vital, and intimate relationship with God as they learn to hear Him speak daily through His Word.
Preaching Christ from Genesis: Foundations for Expository Sermons, Sidney Greidanus, 2007, 501 pages, $30.00, softcover. Greidanus presents this solid, practical overview of the 23 narratives in the Book of Genesis with an eye toward developing in-depth sermons that point to the message of Christ. Also contains helpful appendixes offering sermon models and steps for extracting sermons from the text.
Why I Still Believe the Gospel, Clarence Boomsma, 2007, 118 pages, $12.00, softcover. Longtime pastor Boomsma offers a theologically stirring and very personal apologetic for the reality of the Resurrection and the Truth of the faith.
The Everlasting Man, G. K. Chesterton, 2007, 262 pages, $14.95, softcover. A high-quality reprint of the apologetic classic that was influential in bringing C. S. Lewis (among others) to Christ. Chesterton brilliantly illustrates the superiority of Christianity among the world's religions based on one very striking fact-the Incarnation of Christ.
The Ten-Second Prayer Principle: Praying Powerfully as You Go, Mark Littleton, 2007, 224 pages, $13.99, softcover. Littleton provides sixteen ways that everyone can use to rejuvenate their prayer life, reconnect with God's promises, and discover the time to pray in their walk of faith. Designed to help individuals rise above the daily time crunch and rediscover the power of prayer.
Dynamic Diversity: Bridging Class, Age, Race and Gender in the Church, Bruce Milne, 2007, 192 pages, $17.00, softcover. Milne presents a biblical model where the diversities of gender, generation, ethnicity, color, and socioeconomic status present exciting and challenging opportunities to demonstrate oneness in the church and confound the world around us.
The God Conversation: Using Stories and Illustrations to Explain Your Faith, J. P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff, 2007, 144 pages, $13.00, softcover. The authors offer stories and illustrations from everyday life to help Christians find the words to express the Truth to those around them.
Praying the Psalms of Jesus, James W. Sire, 2007, 240 pages, $16.00, softcover. In the Gospels we see Jesus quoting many psalms to express Himself to the Father. In this new book, prolific writer James W. Sire explores how the psalms that Jesus would have known so well relate closely to His mission and can lead us on a journey into deeper knowledge of the mind and heart of God.
The War on Terror: How Should Christians Respond? Nick Solly Megoran, 2007, 180 pages, $15.00, softcover. Through vivid illustrations and global examples of Christian courage under fire, Megoran offers a vision for how we can be the church in the midst of wartime-not giving in to fear or despair, but extending God's message of love and reconciliation.
The Way Is Made By Walking, Arthur Paul Boers, 2007, 219 pages, $15.00, softcover. The author describes his rediscovery of the discipline of pilgrimage and the spiritual insight he gained from a 500-mile walk along the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. A thoughtful examination of the things that clutter our walk with God and the freedom that He calls us to.
iVocab Biblical Hebrew and Greek Flashcards, David M. Hoffeditz and J. Michael Thigpen, 2007, $32.99 each, software. New software package enables tech-savvy students of God's Word to see and hear the original words of the Scriptures on a computer or MP3 player (iPod or other). Ideal for learning proper pronunciation of words in the original languages as you build your Greek and Hebrew vocabulary.
Living Ink Books
Dissing God: The Myth of Religious Neutrality in a Secular Progressive Culture, Wallace Auser, 2007, 146 pages, $14.99, softcover. Auser presents a compelling case to prove that no legal system, political party, or government can truly be religiously neutral in today's secular progressive culture. He wants to equip Christians to hold their own in a public dialogue as they base their arguments upon the faith.
Battlefields and Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War, Jane Hampton Cook, 2007, 503 pages, $16.99, softcover. This second installment of the Battlefields and Blessings Series recounts, in devotional format, accounts of faith under fire in the war for American independence.
Conversations: The Message Bible with its Translator, Eugene H. Peterson, 2007, 2,016 pages, $39.99, hardback. A reprint of the original Message Bible translation with the addition of expansive notes, reflections, and study questions from Peterson.
Building Faith at Home, Mark A. Holmen, 2007, 203 pages, $17.99, hardcover. Holmen urges pastors to make nurturing families a priority in their churches. Instead of encouraging parents to drop off their kids for faith building at church, he contends that pastors need to partner with parents to equip them for faith building at home.
15 Characteristics of Effective Pastors, Kevin W. Mannoia and Larry Walkemeyer, 2007, 235 pages, $19.99, hardcover. The authors bring together 9 ministry experts to discuss what makes a pastor truly effective and illuminate 15 essential character qualities that help enable ministry.
Be a People Person: Effective Leadership through Effective Relationship, John C. Maxwell, 2007, 192 pages, $16.99, softcover. Maxwell offers practical guidelines for building leadership by treating people with grace and courtesy and dealing effectively with those who criticize and tear down.
Be All You Can Be, John C. Maxwell, 2007, 224 pages, $16.99, hardcover. Maxwell encourages believers to discover and unlock their God-given potential for service.
Ready to Give an Answer, Rick Deighton, 2007, 176 pages, $13.99, softcover. A bi-vocational missionary, Deighton presents a handbook for apologetics, outlining and addressing common objections to the faith. He reminds believers, however, that really being "ready to give an answer" depends not on our knowledge but on our closeness to Christ through prayer.