AMG Publishers/Living Ink
How Is Christianity Different from Other Religions, John Ankerberg and Dillon Burroughs, 2008, 98 pages, $7.99, softcover. Part of the Contenders Bible Study Series, this booklet is designed to help small groups, Sunday school classes, and individuals make sense of the religious smorgasbord of today and establish the uniqueness and truth of Christ's claims.
Prayer: the Timeless Secret of High Impact Leaders, Dave Earley, 2008, 181 pages, $12.99, softcover. Earley examines the lives of spiritual leaders to determine the common denominator of their lives-prayer. He encourages pastors and other leaders to seek the dynamic connection with God that is the source of leadership, and provides practical guidelines for the development of such a prayer life.
Dinner with the Skeptics: Defending God in a World that Makes no Sense, Jeff Vines, 2008, 155 pages, $12.99, softcover. Vines tells the story of a conversation with unbelievers and, in the process, addresses several different objections to the faith with a creative and conversational style.
Ministering to Your Minister, Daniel Overdorf, 2008, 102 pages, $8.99, softcover. A practical resource designed to help congregations understand the demands of the pastorate and to equip them to be an encouragement and help to ministers.
Concordia Publishing House
Christ Have Mercy: How to Put Your Faith in Action, Matthew C. Harrison, 2008, 270 pages, $14.99, softcover. James tells us that faith without works is dead. In this book, Harrison delves into the life of Christ to show churches how to be Christ to the world around them through compassionate care, social involvement, and evangelism. While written from a Lutheran perspective, it is applicable to all Evangelicals.
Grace Upon Grace: Spirituality for Today, John W. Kleinig, 2008, 287 pages, $14.99, softcover. While Christianity is a strongly rational faith, it has a strong component of mystery (especially surrounding the incarnation of Christ and our communion with God through prayer.) Kleinig explores these mysteries in order to help believers grow in understanding of God's sovereignty and grace.
David C. Cook Communications
God Built: Shaped by God in the Bad and Good of Life, Steve Farrar, 2008, 256 pages, $21.99, softcover. Through his study of the life of Joseph, Farrar explores the defining spiritual process that makes men of God and equips men for the journey into the Lord's service.
Aqua Church 2.0: Piloting Your Church in Today's Fluid Culture, Leonard Sweet, 2008, 256 pages, $14.99, softcover. In this reprint of his 1999 book, Sweet urges pastors to be proactive and flexible in ministry without compromising the Truth. Through creative nautical metaphors, he provides a practical guide to ministry in the postmodern era.
Good News for Those Trying Harder, Alan Kraft, 2008, 208 pages, $13.99, softcover. Kraft challenges believers to return to the truth of the gospel, lay their burdens on Christ, and allow Him to live through them, rather than attempting to be holy in their own power. He wants to tell people, as he puts it, that "only quitters win this race."
Approaching God: Accepting the Invitation to Stand in the Presence of God, Steve Brown, 2008, 304 pages, $14.99, softcover. Brown explores the depths of prayer in effort to understand what it means to be in the presence of God. He addresses many questions and concerns that believers and nonbelievers may have about prayer and God's answers.
Keep Going: Overcoming Doubts About Your Faith, Neil Martin, 2008, 269 pages, $16.99, softcover. Martin reassures struggling believers of the veracity of their faith through spiritual, scriptural, and empirical arguments. He shares from his own experience of struggling and rediscovering God's grace.