Vern Poythress has written a new book on biblical interpretation Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God and it is currently available free here.
“Every time we read the Bible, we’re reading in the presence of God. How should this incredible truth shape how we read?
Moving quickly from principle to practice, Vern Poythress helps us rethink how we interpret the Bible by showing us the implications of entering into God’s presence as we study. This handbook outlines distinct steps for practicing faithful biblical interpretation by focusing on our fellowship with the God who speaks to us through his Word.”
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What do we mean when we say that we “go to church every week”? Tony Payne’s How to Walk Into Church is available for free download here.
“If you’ve been a churchgoer for more than just a few Sundays, walking into church probably doesn’t seem like it deserves its own ‘how to’ manual. Right? In fact, it most likely seems like a pretty straightforward and trivial weekly activity.
But things are rarely as simple as they seem, and how you walk into church reveals a great deal about what you think church is, what it’s for, and what you think you’re doing there.
In How to Walk into Church, Tony Payne helps us think biblically about church. Along with giving plenty of other practical advice, he suggests a way to walk into church that beautifully expresses what church is and why you’re there – a way that every Christian can master.
If you go to church, this Brief Book is for you.”
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For those who want to learn more about prayer, Warren Wiersbe’s On Earth as It is in Heaven is available for free download today here.
“Just as babies slowly learn to communicate in more and more complex ways, so the new believer should move from simply crying out to God to a developed prayer life. The basic elements of prayer found in the Lord’s Prayer are a helpful guide to Christians hoping to enrich their prayers. In On Earth as It Is in Heaven, beloved teacher and writer Warren W. Wiersbe explains and applies the elements of the Lord’s Prayer to everyday prayer so readers get excited about maturing in their personal prayer ministries. Any reader wanting to experience a more satisfying and effective prayer life will cherish this thoughtful book.”
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You can download a free eBook copy of Loneliness: Trusting God for a Way Out by Elmer Towns for free here.
“You were created for relationship, and yet, loneliness can creep into your life like an illness, unwelcome and lingering. Maybe you are facing a period of loneliness right now. You may even feel like you are in a pit of despair with no way out.
You are not unusual. Everyone faces loneliness at one time or another, but it is how you deal with your troubled heart that determines your emotional and spiritual health. Whether the loneliness you are experiencing is a result of pain inflicted by others, the death of someone close to you, wrong choices you have made, or from some other storm in your life, God knows your sorrow. God has a ladder.
In Loneliness: Trusting God for a Way Out, Dr. Elmer Towns will lead you through the process of overcoming your heartache and finding healing in God’s presence. In this book, you will learn:
- How to properly interpret loneliness
- How God can use loneliness to strengthen your faith
- The difference between loneliness and solitude
- How to develop a healthy core understanding of relationships
. . . and more
No matter what the underlying cause of your loneliness, or how deep the pit, God will provide the ladder you need . . . to climb your way out.”
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“The question of why God would allow pain and suffering in the world has vexed believers and nonbelievers forever. Timothy Keller, whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers, takes on this enduring issue and shows that there is meaning and reason behind pain and suffering, making a forceful and groundbreaking case that this essential part of the human experience can truly be overcome only by understanding our relationship with God.
As the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, Timothy Keller is known for his unique insights into religion and culture. Keller’s series of books has guided countless readers in their spiritual journeys. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering uses biblical wisdom and personal stories of overcoming adversity to bring a much-needed, fresh viewpoint to this important issue.”
Come borrow this book at our Library!
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For the month of October, Christian Audio is offering The Poverty of Nations by Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus for free; you can download it here.
“The whole world has a stake in the war against poverty and leaders across the globe are looking for a permanent solution. That’s why economist Barry Asmus and theologian Wayne Grudem have teamed up to outline a robust proposal for fighting poverty on a national level. Speaking to the importance of personal freedom, the rule of law, private property, moral virtue, and education, this book offers a clear path for promoting economic prosperity and safeguarding a country’s long-term stability—a sustainable solution for a world looking for the way forward.”
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Credo Magazine has published the latest edition of its online magazine titled “Doctrine Matters” which you can view here. Contributors of this issue include Leland Ryken, Raymond Perron, and J.V. Fesko.
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Dan Phillip’s The World-Tilting Gospel is available for free download here.
“A cure to worldly vertigo. The first generation of Christians turned the world upside down. But the church today is being turned upside down by the world. Why? And why aren’t we-with all our social medias and high-tech gadgets-more effectively producing Christ-centered, Gospel-liberated, biblically-instructed, world-tilting believers?
In The World-Tilting Gospel, popular blogger Dan Phillips lays out four reasons why the first believers had more impact on their culture than today’s church has on contemporary society. Using a whole-Bible approach to the Gospel, Phillips shows who we really are, what kind of world we are really living in, who God really is, and what difference the Gospel really makes in our everyday lives. Drawing from decades of studying the Bible’s Hebrew and Greek texts, Dan Phillips offers a conversational and engaging challenge to embrace a biblical worldview-and hang on tight.”
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The 2016 Ligonier Fall Conference with the theme “The Dawn of the Reformation” was held last week and the conference messages are now available for streaming here.
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