Recent Releases

AMG Publishers/Living Ink

Concise Church History, John Hunt, 2008, 644 pages, $17.99, hardcover. Hunt compiles an encyclopedic overview of church history into 8 sections, each dealing with a pivotal phase in the timeline and covering people, events, and developments which shaped and molded each era-for good or for bad. An excellent reference source for pastors and teachers, or for readers interested in a deeper understanding of their Christian heritage.

What Does Jesus Say About..., Cecil Price, 2008, 1,901 pages, $34.99, hardcover. Price has categorized many of the key words, concepts, and phrases that Jesus addressed during His earthly ministry. Nearly every word of Christ recorded in the Bible is indexed in this book, alphabetically in dictionary format. A valuable and innovative reference tool.

Harvest House

The Bare Bones Bible Bios, Jim George, 2008, 269 pages, $12.99, softcover. George brings to life 50 of the key individuals in the Bible, from Adam to Jude, through brief biographical sketches highlighting their achievements, character qualities, and the lessons they leave for today's Christians. Ideal for small group or Sunday school study.

Hendrickson Publishers

An Exploration of Christian Theology, Don Thorsen, 2008, 432 pages, $34.95, hardcover. Thorsen has put together a thorough overview of the basic tenets and arguments of theology in an accessible style designed to introduce youths, college students, and new believers to the foundations of Christian thought.

InterVarsity Press

The Decline of African American Theology: From Biblical Faith to Cultural Captivity, Thabiti M. Anyabwile, 2007, 224 pages, $20, softcover. Anyabwile examines the history of theology in the African American Church and what he sees as the cheapening of truth from generation to generation. A bold examination of contemporary culture.

Who Gets to Narrate the World?: Contending for the Christian Story in an Age of Rivals, Robert E. Webber, 2008, 144 pages, $15.00, softcover. In this last book of his career, Webber discusses the need to reclaim Christianity lost in a world of "cultural accommodation." Convinced that American evangelicals are facing the demise of their entire way of life and faith, Webber challenges his readers to rise up and engage both the external and internal difficulties confronting them today.

Love, the Ultimate Apologetic: the Heart of Christian Witness, Art Lindsley, 2008, 156 pages, $15.00, softcover. Art Lindsley explores the persuasive and illuminating power of Christlike love expressed in commitment, conscience, community, and courage. Such love, Lindsley shows us, does indeed bear ultimate witness to the living truth of Jesus Christ.

Kregel Publications

40 Questions About Elders and Deacons, Benjamin L. Merkle, 2008, 270 pages, $17.99, softcover. Organized around frequently asked questions, the book tackles the major questions that pastors, church leaders, and students ask about congregational church government. The discussion questions for each topic accommodate either personal or church-wide study.

Moody Press

Why We're Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be), Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck, 2008, 224 pages, $14.99, softcover. The emergent church movement is a strong voice in today's Christian community. For this reason, DeYoung and Kluck chose to diagnose the "emergent" movement from both a theological and an on-the-street perspective. They pull apart interviews, articles, books, and blogs, helping believers understand for themselves just what is going on in the church.

Regal

The Son Rises: Resurrecting the Resurrection, Robert L. Wise, 2008, 234 pages, $17.99, hardcover. Wise attempts to "resurrect the resurrection," reminding readers of the centrality of that singular Truth to the whole of Christianity. He contrasts this with the cultural expressions of Christianity, particularly those surrounding Easter.

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