Battlefields and Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from World War II, Larkin Spivey, 2009, 480 pages, $16.99, softcover. A daily devotional collection of 365 stories from World War II depicting the faith and courage of individual soldiers, sailors, civilians, and national leaders, as well as God's providential hand during many pivotal events of the war.
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Hope Amidst Ruin: A Literary and Theological Analysis of Ezra, A. Philip Brown, II., 2009, 232 pages, $22.95, softcover. Brown thoroughly fleshes out the truths of Ezra from different perspectives to enable pastors to teach their churches about the goodness and holiness of God through this challenging and inspiring text.
Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Reneweing Your Passion, Wayne Cordeiro, 2009, 224 pages, $19.99, hardcover. Cordeiro, a pastor, writes about his experience with burning out from trying to accomplish ministry on his own, rather than in God's strength. He challenges pastors to break down walls in their lives, lead with integrity, and take care of themselves spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
Rethinking Retirement: Finishing Life for the Glory of Christ, John Piper, 2009, 32 pages, $5.99, softcover. In this booklet, John Piper challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of retirement and live out their golden years with a far greater purpose in mind. He exposes the ideal of retirement as a series of poor options that ignore the scriptural call to elders to mentor and lead younger believers in the faith.
A Primer on Christian Worship, William A. Dyrness, 2009, 164 pages, $18.00, softcover. Dyrness explores the history and practices of worship in the Church from theological and practical perspectives to encourage pastors to help their congregations worship the holy God through every aspect of their lives.
Commentary on the Whole Bible, Matthew Henry, 2009, 2,000 pages, $39.95, hardcover. From Genesis to Revelation, Matthew Henry successfully combines practical application, devotional insight, and scholarship on the entire Bible. Perfect for all readers of the Bible who want a convenient, comprehensive commentary. Now, this classic volume has been re-typset and features a slimmer and handier trim size-the only complete and unabridged one-volume edition of Matthew Henry's famous work to date.
Living the Lord's Prayer: The Way of the Disciple, Albert Haase, 2009, 240 pages, $18.00, softcover. Christ's model for prayer speaks volumes about who God is, who we are, and how we relate to Him and honor His name. Haase delves into the text of the Lord's Prayer in attempt to give a picture of our life with God, fleshing out a model for holiness and worship.
A Christian Guide to the Qur'an: Building Bridges in Muslim Evangelism, Raouf and Carol Ghattas, 2009, 448 pages, $24.99, softcover. In order to understand and minister to Muslims, Christians must first understand the Qur'an. The authors draw on their years of experience working in Muslim cultures to create a guide for Christians that explains the central messages of the Qur'an in simple terms and illustrates how knowledge of Islam's sacred text can aid evangelism.
Fundamentals of the Faith: 12 Lessons to Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ, Introduction by John MacArthur, 2009, 112 Pages, $9.99, softcover. The 13-week study guide used by MacArthur's Grace Community Church to blend basic biblical truths with personal obedience and service. The topics range from "God: His Character and Attributes" to "The Church: Fellowship and Worship", and are ideal for discipling new believers to realize what it means to believe in Jesus.
Believing God: 12 Biblical Promises Christians Struggle to Accept, R.C. Sproul, Jr., 2009, 135 pages, $18.00, hardcover. Sproul, Jr. contends that Evangelical believers' familiarity with the promises of Scripture has reduced them from awe-inspiring truths to platitudes that garner little attention. In Believing God, he calls Christians to recapture the childlike faith in and biblical understanding of God's blessings and fully embrace His purposes for our lives.
Ezekiel: God's Prophet and His Puzzling Book, Preston A. Taylor, 2009, 282 pages, $16.99, softcover. Taylor presents a succinct and accessible exposition of Ezekiel. The book is not so much a theological treatise as an attempt to break down the weighty message of the prophet's book for study by individuals, Sunday schools, or small groups.
Ten Stupid Things that Keep Churches from Growing, Geoff Surratt, 2009, 208 pages, $18.99, hardcover. Surratt shares from his and other pastors' experiences some of the pitfalls of church ministry that keep otherwise healthy, scripturally sound churches from blossoming. The book lands somewhere between a "how-to" and a memoir, but should provide helpful insight for pastors.