New Book: Because He Loves Me

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“Simply speaking, love changes people. Christians, then, by definition, should exhibit the greatest transformation of all because, rightly understood and cherished, God’s love makes them increasingly more like the One who has lavished his love on them.

This truth is meant to tell believers who they are, their purpose and destiny, and how to faithfully persevere in their struggles against all opposition. But sometimes people lose sight of this. Because He Loves Me restores that vision, reminding Christians of their true identity as beloved children of God-adopted by the Father, espoused to the Son, and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Christianity is not a self-improvement program but a transferring of identity and growth, accomplished in history through Christ and in our daily lives through his Spirit. This book explores and celebrates these truths in an unforgettable way. Study questions and invitations for deeper discovery conclude each chapter.”

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新書介紹: 基督榮耀的新婦

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“本書的構思是來自華德凱瑟教授所著『解經神學探討』一書所強調的書信體(句法—神學解經法)!經由上下文分析,字面分析,神學分析,到講道式分析,最後形成講章之架構大綱,加上解釋、例證、見證、故事及應用,完成每篇講章,適合牧長、傳道人使用。”

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新書介紹: 認識耶穌的十堂課

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“在一世紀的耶路撒冷,零星的革命行動一直不曾斷歇,從滿懷拯救美夢到又一個革命分子被撲滅,猶太人也分裂為不同群體──爭奪律法解釋權的撒督該人和法利賽人,隨時準備以武力脫離羅馬政府的奮銳黨人,脫離猶太社會自組修道社群的愛色尼派等。無疑地,耶穌不屬於其中任何一派。

身處二十一世紀的我們,有兩千年的時光可以來肯定耶穌是神這件事,但一世紀的猶太人沒有整理成卷的福音書,只有不到三年,甚至短短的三天,就得相信耶穌是神這件事。從一個看似與一般人無異的人,到底他說了什麼、做了什麼,能夠帶出如此大的震撼力,讓人們從他的言行和面容間,看見神的樣貌,相信他就是神?

這不只挑戰著一世紀的猶太人,也挑戰著二十一世紀的你我!
你,相信嗎?”

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Free Audiobook: Compelling Interest

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Christian Audio is offering a free audiobook for a limited time only titled Compelling Interest by Roger Resler; you can download the book here.

Is a fetus a person?

Is “pro-choice” really a neutral position?

For 40 years since the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, the abortion debate has been highly charged and politicized. Questions like these—and passionate but widely varying answers—have become the common language of the public dialogue on this issue. Yet behind the scenes of this historic case are other intriguing questions:

·       How did the Supreme Court come to be involved in the abortion debate?
·       Was language manipulated to affect the outcome?
·       What was the moral basis underlying the decision?

In Compelling Interest, author Roger Resler draws on original sources, including the actual transcripts for oral arguments, the majority and minority opinions, and comments by the lawyers and others involved to take a careful look at the real story behind the historic Roe v. Wade decision.

Resler includes conversations with experts, including sociology professor Dr. William Brennan, the late Dr. Mildred Jefferson and Dr. Carolyn Gerster who co-founded the National Right to Life Committee, prolific author and speaker Randy Alcorn, bioethics professor Dr. Gerard Magill, perinatologist Dr. James Thorp, and photojournalist Michael Clancy.

This carefully researched book speaks with a thought-provoking, balanced voice that stands out from the usual partisan rhetoric on the topic.”

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Free eBook: Adoption

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Crossway is offering Russell Moore’s Adoption: What Joseph of Nazareth Can Teach Us about This Countercultural Choice for free until August 18th; you can download it here.

“Joseph of Nazareth was a good and honorable man. The adoptive father of Jesus, he stood by his wife and raised her son—even when it appeared that she had betrayed him. Such is the love of adoption. But this love stands in stark contrast to what we see in our world today: on-demand abortion, unreported abuse, and widespread neglect.

Adapted from Russell Moore’s influential book Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches, this short volume calls Christians to seriously consider adoption for their own families and thus take a stand for children—born and unborn.”

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New Book: Glimpses of Grace

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“Sometimes life feels a lot like a burden—day-in and day-out its the same chores and tasks, challenges and discouragements, anxieties and responsibilities. Dust bunnies show up on the stairwell, social commitments clutter the calendar, and our families demand daily attention and care. At times, just catching our breath seems like an impossible feat. So where is God in all of this? Does he care about the way we unload the dishwasher or balance the budget? Do the little things like changing diapers or cooking meals make a difference? And how can we use our spheres of influence for God’s glory and our joy? Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a working woman splitting time between the office and home, Gloria Furman—writer, pastor’s wife, cross-cultural worker, and mom—encourages us to see the reality of God’s grace in all of life, especially those areas that often appear to be boring and unimportant. Using personal examples and insightful stories, her richly theological reflections help us experience the gospel’s extraordinary power to transform our ordinary lives.”

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August Tabletalk Magazine

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Ligonier Ministries is offering the August edition of its Tabletalk magazine for free as a digital download; you can download it here.

“This issue of Tabletalk considers persecution. Jesus warned us, “If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.” Christians have endured suffering throughout history. Yet Jesus told us to “take heart” for He has “overcome the world.” This issue ofTabletalk will explain what persecution is, how Christians have experienced persecution, what it looks like around the world, and what the future holds for believers. The issue will thereby give readers a good grasp of what the Bible means by persecution and how we should respond to it.

Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with, Tom Ascol, George Grant, Dave Furman, Owen Strachan, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul Jr., Kevin Struyk, Barnabas Piper, Kelly Kapic, and Dan Iverson.”

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Free Audiobook: The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

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For the month of August, Rosaria Butterfield’s The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert is available for free download.

“Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department’s curriculum.

Then, in her late 30’s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down–the idea that Christianity, a religion she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was. That idea seemed to fly in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a train wreck at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could.”

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