Free eBook: Life in the Wild

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For the month of September, The Good Book Company is offering a free download of Life in the Wild by Dan DeWitt; you can access it here.

“We see Jesus, we believe in Jesus and we wait for Jesus, yet still we suffer. This book offers real and rugged answers in life’s dark places. Discover how to live with hope in a fallen, messed- up, “wild” world, and be encouraged.

Walking through Genesis 3, Dan DeWitt shows us how we can look at this world realistically but without despairing, as we wait for God to keep his promise to bring us out of the wild and into his new creation. It’s the contrast between Eden, where everything reflects God’s perfection, and exile, where everything is spoiled by sin. The book helps us survive living in exile – Life in the Wild – until “the glorious day when God will welcome us home, out of the wild”.

This book holds dark and light in balance. It shows how we are living with the effects of the fall (we are messed-up people living in a messed-up place) – but God’s promise, made in Eden, serves as a beacon of light to guide our steps in this fallen world.”

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新書介紹: 改變生命的基督徒教育

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“基督徒教育應當有全盤的基督徒教育策略,包括:全齡教育、主日學教育、特別事工教育、及職前教育四大體系。本書採取概論的方式,以改變生命為中心思想,專門探討成人部分,研討如何使教會信徒因聖經知識而得到生命的改變及成長;並由關心個人的成長,進而建立基督化家庭,以致能使教會的基督徒教育落實。”

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新書介紹: 基督和祂的教會

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“『教會』是一個重要的真理,卻為許多信徒所忽略。主明言,祂要把祂的教會建造在磐石上,陰間的權柄也不能勝過(參太十六18)。聖靈也啟示予主的僕人保羅,使之曉得這歷世歷代隱藏在神裡面的奧秘。本書領我們回到神永遠的心意裡,它正確的闡明了教會的真理,教會在神永遠旨意裡的地位。

教會是基督的身體、是羔羊的妻……,我們的主今天正等候著祂的教會的長大成人,正等候著要來迎娶這新婦,如此我們豈能忽略和逃避成長的責任呢?我們如果持定元首,聯於基督,必要顯出活石的實際,被建造成為靈宮,且催促基督的再來,叫神永遠的旨意早得成全。”

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新書介紹: 領導學大檢閱

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“論到領導學與做領袖,人人皆趨之若鶩,但真正嚴謹地從歷史和基督徒傳統的角度,去首先建立視野和認知框架的著作有幾多呢?「職場神學」作家班克斯伙同前福樂神學院De Pree領袖中心主管,協助人從眾多領導學「定律」和「天書」中抽身,學術性地檢視整個課題和社會現象。本書原出於美國福音派學術尖端品牌Baker Academic的「單挑文化」(engaging culture)系列,實力有相當保證。亦承蒙美國基督教領導學教父Max De Pree老先生賜序。書末備有英文參考書目,頗為詳盡有用。”

 

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Free eBook: Titus For You

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For August, The Good Book Company is offering a free download of Titus For You by Tim Chester; you can access it here.

“Join Tim Chester for the latest in the groundbreaking, bestselling God’s Word For You book. Titus For You will help you get to grips with this short, powerful letter, showing how it transforms our hearts and lives today.

Tim Chester’s renowned gifts for making the complex clear, the truth applied and the gospel shine brightly mean this book will take you to the pages of the Bible to engage your mind and stir your heart.

Written for people of every age and stage, from new believers to pastors and teachers, this flexible resource is for you to:

• READ: As a guide to this wonderful letter, exciting and equipping you to live out the truth in your life.
• FEED: As a daily devotional to help you grow in Christ as you read and meditate on this portion of God’s word.
• LEAD: As notes to aid you in explaining, illustrating and applying Titus as you preach or lead a Bible study.

Whoever you are, and however you use it, this is… Titus For You”

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新書介紹: 軟弱中的力量

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“當生命面對難關、甚至落在死蔭幽谷,你會想讓聖經裡的哪一卷書陪你度過?約伯記為擱淺的日子帶來曙光;孤單等待時刻,神以詩篇撫平失落與哀傷。

但是,令人跌破眼鏡的是,本書作者唐慕華竟在聖經的最後一卷書──啟示錄,發現軟弱中的喜樂與盼望。啟示錄給人的刻板印象,不外乎怪異的末日預言和徵象,加上現代各種穿鑿附會的末日推測,帶來的盡是惶惶不安。然而,唐慕華卻發現,使徒約翰寫作啟示錄的時代,邪惡勢力彷彿海嘯般席捲而來,眾教會正遭逢極大的逼迫,處於軟弱無力之中。上帝之所以啟示約翰寫作這封書信,目的就是希望藉由各種驚天動地的意象,幫助幾乎走投無路的教會與信徒打開視野,重拾「基督至終掌權」的盼望。

貼著約翰的寫作脈動與技巧,唐慕華熱切地為處於困境與軟弱的人書寫,因為她自己也長年受限於身體殘障和慢性疾病,明白啟示錄的信息如何讓她一次又一次在軟弱中得力。本書不只是註釋書,也不僅只是靈修作品,而是兩者兼備,提供神學洞見與實用例證,指引你進入基督的同在,看見寶座上的羔羊。

夜闌人靜時分,當你撫心自問,赫然自覺是何等軟弱之人,請不要懼怕,也無須掩藏,且讓來自啟示錄的喜樂與盼望,成為你軟弱中的力量。最能明白基督掌權的基督徒,就是被迫在軟弱中生活的人。他們在受苦中學到的功課,是這個能力至上、成功掛帥的文化所忽略的。他們給予我們最大的服事,就是教導我們有關「軟弱」的神學——這是在強調「得勝」的福音中經常失落的。”

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新書介紹: 聖召出聖徒

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“本書書名「聖召出聖徒」,意指門徒源於神聖召命,套用作者的說法是:「基督徒因召命而受造,因召命而得生命,因召命而活得更美。」神的聖召,就是門徒訓練的根據、動力和起點。

本書是一套完整的門徒訓練教材。作者是神學院老師,他在自身教會擔任傳道時,曾有數年使用這套教材推行門訓,成果可觀。因此,這絕非紙上談兵之作,而是具有實戰效果、可付諸實行的方案。整套課程有四大單元,共42課,著重由內而外的靈命培育,務使信徒修讀後,能達至內外兼修,既有強健的靈命基礎,也能掌握傳福音、講見證、帶查經及做家訪等實際事奉技巧。”

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Free Audiobook: Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

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For the month of July, Christian Audio is offering a free download of John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners; you can access it here.

” In Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, John Bunyan recounts his inner thoughts as he grappled with his faith. Bunyan takes us through the struggle of his own sin and how grace led him from a conflicted conscience to a powerful preacher of the gospel.  Modern readers will find encouragement in Bunyan’s remedies for his own troubled conscience, as well as hope that God has used so greatly a man who struggled so deeply.”

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