Free eBook: Gospel-Centered Family

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The Good Book Company is offering Tim Chester’s Gospel-Centered Family for free; you can download it here.

“Numerous books set out to help Christian parents in the challenging mission of raising their children well—so what’s different about this one? Well, the answer’s in the title! It’s not about how the gospel fits into Christian family life, but how family life should fit into the gospel—God’s greatest purpose for this universe, achieved in Christ.

Many books aim to raise up competent, balanced parents and well-trained, well-rounded children. But Tim Chester and Ed Moll focus on families growing God-knowing, Christ-confessing, grace-receiving, servant-hearted, mission-minded believers—adults and children together.

Christian families should be about…
– not just making good citizens but also church planters, missionaries, reformers, servants and evangelists;
– not just learning about God but also showing him to others;
– not just controlling behavior but also changing the heart;
– not just parents and children, but being an integral part of the wider church family.

In twelve concise chapters, Gospel-Centered Family takes us through the major Bible principles for family life, challenging us to give up our ‘respectable’ middle-class idols, and to become the distinctively different people that God, through his gospel, calls us to be.”

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新書介紹: 啟示錄導論

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“本書是作者按著「聖經導論叢書」一貫的原則,專為華人信徒寫成的聖經研究原著。全書從啟示錄的作者、結構、文學特徵出發,就末世論、基督論、三一論等神學議題加以解說,並論及研究啟示錄時必會碰上的釋經問題,幫助信徒進一步了解這卷從神而來的啟示。”

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新書介紹: 70X 變焦讀新約

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“本書沿用前作《70x變焦讀舊約》的格式及進路,化身為70倍(70x)光學變焦相機,讓你讀經時,擁有:

– 超廣角宏觀視野──鳥瞰聖經全景,明白新約各經卷的分類、經卷之間的關係,甚至新舊約經文的對應;

– 遠攝特寫功能──可把新約世界渺遠難辨的事物,瞬間拉到你面前,讓你仔細認識每卷經文中的人物事和義理,包括經卷的作者、主題、歷史背景、分段結構及神學信息。

最特別的是,講解每卷書的末尾,都設有「生命對焦」欄目,讓讀者在增進知識、讀通讀透聖經之餘,也得著靈命造就。所提出的反思問題,既配合經卷內容,也切中當代教會信仰的流弊,發人深省,非一般聖經精覽書可比。”

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新書介紹: 突破服事倦怠

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“服事可以不Burn Out,戰勝倦怠感,讓事奉力覺醒!

– 晚上想睡覺睡不著、白天黑眼圈去不掉
– 這裡痛、那裏怪,但看醫生也看不出所以然
– 常常覺得累,常常喊無聊,凡事提不起勁
– 成績低落,工作效率十分慘淡
– 不只星期一blue,每天都blue

各位牧師、傳道、輔導、小組長、同工等福音戰士們,請注意。
常為著事工疲於奔命的你,有以上症狀嗎?
如果有的話……小心,你已逐漸陷入「倦怠」狀態,
支持你繼續事奉、戰鬥的生命值正在削弱,
建議即刻前往缺血戰士療養區,接受輸血!

就像貧血是種常見卻容易被忽略的健康警訊,
「服事倦怠」的現象也常被輕忽。
教牧同工總是像為人輸血一樣,毫無保留地付出時間、生命力與活力;
應該要適時停下來檢視生命值,與生命泉源重新連結,補回流失的心血。

為了幫助教牧同工正視服事上的「貧血狀況」,
擁有19年牧會經驗以及專業諮商背景的約翰.山弗得,
結合心理學、神學、靈修學、教牧學及豐富的實務經驗,
詳細剖析教牧同工面臨的困難,並傳授實用而富有創意的方式,
幫助我們正面處理各種倦怠問題。

牧養事工面對的問題很多,但最重要的焦點總是「人」
――無論他人或自己的,都值得好好放回耶穌面前,再度檢視。
想要找回熱血的自己嗎?打破靈命迷思,勇於承認需要,
前往耶穌早已設立好的教牧捐血站,讓為你注入新鮮活力!”

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新書介紹: 使徒行傳與保羅書信要領

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“本書分為兩大部分。首部分是使徒行傳的導論,介紹該書的作者、寫作目的、結構等課題和一些閱讀須知,並將內容扼要解說,及綜合論述幾個中心主題,使讀者更能掌握全書的脈絡和神學信息。第二部分則介保羅的13封書信。先對保羅書信作整體介紹,再配合使徒行傳所提供的歷史背景,按書信的成書時序和獨特處境來闡述它們的內容和主題,並就這些主題帶出它們的現代信息。”

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新書介紹: 一針見血的福音

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“本書是作者集合多年豐富的牧會及帶領福音性研經小組經驗,十多年來不斷修改書中內容以適切慕道朋友的需要。因此這書的研經課程不獨適合未信者,對於在佈道會、個人佈道、三元倍進佈道等信主之信徒,亦有很大幫助。”

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新書介紹: 風起雲湧的初代教會

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“「聖經書卷析讀」是「聖經通識叢書」的進深課程,以「聖經要領」為基礎,進深分析每本聖經書卷的內容和信息。各冊的內容既反映個別學者對學術研究的嚴謹,亦嘗試深入淺出地解釋每卷書的每一段經文。本層次的對象是信主已有一段日子,對聖經有基本認識的基督徒,適合主日學和查經班使用。本叢書另備有配套參考讀物及網上答問資源。”

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Free eBook: Counsel from the Cross

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Crossway is offering a free eBook download of Counsel from the Cross by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dennis Johnson in exchange for a brief survey; you can access it here.

“Demonstrates the “why” and the “how” of consistently biblical, gospel-centric counseling, whether in the pastor’s study or over coffee with a friend.

With the evermore apparent failure of modern psychotherapies and a discomfort with pharmacological strategies, many churches are reaffirming the sufficiency and power of the Scriptures to change lives.

To aid churches in ministering to broken and hurting people, the authors of Counsel from the Cross present a counseling model based on Scripture, powered by the work of the Wonderful Counselor, Jesus Christ. Through careful exegesis and helpful case studies, they demonstrate the “why” and the “how” of consistently biblical, gospel-centered counseling.

The authors’ combined backgrounds-one, a woman trained in biblical counseling and the other, a male professor of practical theology-bring balance to this work, making it relevant for those who counsel as part of pastoral ministry and for those involved in friendship mentoring or discipleship.”

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