Prayer Power: 30 Days to a Stronger Connection with God, Peter Lundell, 2009, 228 pages, $12.99, softcover. Lundell delves into the personal nature of prayer and encourages readers to recognize their hunger for connection with God and dig deeper into their prayer life. Can be used as a month-long devotional or simply read through.
Beacon Hill Press
Learning to Invest; Managing Your Money; Living Debt Free, Matt Schoenfeld, 2008, 95 pages each, $6.99 each, softcover. In these three booklets, Schoenfeld (a Christian financial coach) lays out simple solutions to help readers steward their resources effectively. He seeks to help individuals master their money instead of allowing it to master them.
The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon, Douglas J. Moo, 2008, 480 pages, $44.00, hardcover. Part of the very in-depth Pillar New Testament Commentary series, Moo's exposition of these two epistles is thoroughly grounded in the original Greek text, but strives to bring the Word to life for readers through contemporary application.
The Word of Life: A Theology of John's Gospel, Craig R. Koester, 2008, 214 pages, $21.00, softcover. Koester explores the major theological dimensions of the book of John, including God, His word, Christ's crucifixion and resurrection, and discipleship, through a careful focus on the biblical text.
Lord, Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 Days, Kay Arthur, 2008, 169 pages, $11.99, softcover. Arthur summarizes, in study-guide format, the principles of inductive Bible study, key words, and application that Precept Ministries has been teaching for decades. An excellent resource for young Christians or new believers to get them started on one of the most important aspects of their walk: being fed from God's Word.
The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament, Sandra L. Richter, 2008, 260 pages, $24.00, softcover. Richter, an Old Testament professor, puts together an orderly overview of Old Testament history and theology with a focus on the story of God's redemption of mankind.
The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards, Steven J. Lawson, 2008, 200 pages, $16.00, hardcover. In this profile, Lawson seeks to show how Edwards, the eminent 18th century preacher and theologian, sought to live the Christian life with unique focus and commitment. The author considers Edwards through the lens of the 70 resolutions he set for himself as a teenager.
The Genesis Principle of Leadership: Claiming and Cultivating Your Created Capacity, Richard D. Allen, 2008, 234 pages, $14.99. Allen, a professor of management at a prominent Evangelical college, proposes that authentic leadership for the Church and the world as a whole flows from how God has created and designed us to reflect His image. He contends that only one who holds a biblical understanding of personhood can be an effective leader.
I Could Sing of Your Love Forever: The Stories behind 100 of the World's Most Popular Worship Songs, Lindsay Terry, 2008, 266 pages, $19.99, softcover. Terry, author of Stories Behind Popular Songs and Hymns and regular contributor to Pulpit Helps via the "Story Behind the Song" column, has interviewed dozens of songwriters and provided the background for many of the best-loved praise songs sung in churches around the world.
Deliberate Simplicity: How the Church Does More by Doing Less, David Browning, 2009, 208 pages, $16.99, softcover. Browning seeks to steer churches away from the "bigger is better" model of megachurches and toward a living, productive church where members are participants in mission rather than consumers. Part of the Leadership Network Innovation Series.
James (Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), Craig L. Blomberg, Mariam J. Kamell, 263 pages, $24.99, hardcover. Part of Zondervan's commentary series geared toward pastors and Bible teacher. Blomberg and Kamell focus on three key themes of James: 1) trials and temptations, 2) wisdom and speech with a view toward obedience, and 3) wealth and poverty with the attitude of single-mindedness (James' challenge against duplicity) tying them together