Free eBook: Justified by Faith Alone

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In loving memory of R.C. Sproul, Crossway is offering a free eBook download of Justified by Faith Alone in exchange for a comment on Sproul’s impact on your life; you can access it here.

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New Book: What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?

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“In this timely book, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung challenges each of us—the skeptic and the seeker, the certain and the confused—to take a humble look at God’s Word regarding the issue of homosexuality.

After examining key biblical passages in both the Old and New Testaments and the Bible’s overarching teaching regarding sexuality, DeYoung responds to popular objections raised by Christians and non-Christians alike, making this an indispensable resource for thinking through one of the most pressing issues of our day.”

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New Book: The Cost of Discipleship

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“One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus

What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between “cheap grace” and “costly grace.” “Cheap grace,” Bonhoeffer wrote, “is the grace we bestow on ourselves…grace without discipleship….Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know….It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life.”

The Cost of Discipleship is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the Gospel, and imbued with the spirit of Christian humanism and a creative sense of civic duty.”

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New Book: You Are What You Love

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“You are what you love. But you might not love what you think.

In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He explains that worship is the “imagination station” that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and his kingdom. This is why the church and worshiping in a local community of believers should be the hub and heart of Christian formation and discipleship.

Following the publication of his influential work Desiring the Kingdom, Smith received numerous requests from pastors and leaders for a more accessible version of that book’s content. No mere abridgment, this new book draws on years of Smith’s popular presentations on the ideas in Desiring the Kingdom to offer a fresh, bottom-up rearticulation. The author creatively uses film, literature, and music illustrations to engage readers and includes new material on marriage, family, youth ministry, and faith and work. He also suggests individual and communal practices for shaping the Christian life”

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新書介紹: 作祂的僕人

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“保羅對哥林多教會的愛,對真理的執著,對自己近乎無盡的嚴求,於各樣的事上,都表明自己是神的僕人,在在令我們驚奇憧憬,而且不禁自問:若主今晚要接我們回天家,我們是否也能像保羅一樣坦然。

在本書中,楊牧谷牧師以其細膩的筆觸,透過哥林多後書的詮釋,引導我們進入保羅的內心,來看他的信仰脈絡,也讓今天任何一個要「作祂的僕人」的我們,得以學效。

本書的導言介紹哥林多後書的背景和詮釋問題,每一章先點明經文的背景及撮要,然後是經文的逐節分析和解釋,最後是現代意義,把聖經的信息落實在當今的世代中,讓我們思想應把持甚麼態度,才能作合神心意的僕人。”

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New Book: A Woman’s Wisdom

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“Advice books are no short-lived trend, even though much of the advice parading as ‘wisdom’ proves shallow in the long run. What we need is biblical wisdom, and even more than that we need hearts set on the One who governs all our practicalities. The book of Proverbs unlocks the key to both, helping us to face very real challenges such as:

  • handling our freedom, independence, and material resources wisely
  • keeping ourselves sexually pure
  • practicing biblical femininity in a world that scorns us for it
  • sustaining God-glorifying marriages
  • elevating biblical priorities ahead of day-to-day pressures

Exploring the timeless counsel in the book of Proverbs, A Woman’s Wisdom teaches us to know the very Author of wisdom and to apply his relevant, how-to riches.”

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