新書介紹: 釋經釋出火

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“經主要的目的是轉化生命及改變生命,讓這轉化生命的火,藉著聖靈的工作,改造人的心靈深處,無論在苦難、失敗、時代議題、人倫關係及個人生命層面,都能帶來徹底的生命改變。”

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新書介紹: 喜樂流放者

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“頂尖流放者的後現代求生指南,喜愛冒險的你,千萬不能錯過! 對多數忙碌的現代人而言,出門旅行好像是件麻煩事。無論是最初的時間規畫、地點安排,中間的工作告假、確定旅伴,還是最後的整理行李、安頓家庭,這些都是勞心勞力的大工程。日積月累下來,我們逐漸不再期待自己能釋出更多的時間、更大的空間,來計畫踏上旅程的那一天。

很多時候,我們的信仰生命會不會也落入了這種光景?在社會、文化綜合而來的壓力之下,已經懶得再多想些什麼,勉強維持著表面的基督徒生活,內心卻愈來愈空虛。對於生命意義的追尋、信仰價值的探究,只能偶爾暗自嘆息,最終選擇留在原地。

有鑑於此,本書作者侯士庭要挑戰我們,大膽放下一切,跟著他踏上一場「喜樂流放者」的旅程。這趟旅程會經過捨己的高山、跨越超現實主義的荊棘,一層一層撥開文化社會裡的迷霧,從當代思潮裡「去人性化」的幽谷走出來,最終成為一個真真正正有思想、有情感的人。

你還在等什麼?快點關掉身旁的電視機、放下手中的平板電腦,翻開這本書,喜樂的流放就在眼前!”

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新書介紹: 創造文化

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“「成為文化的創造者」,這是上帝對每一個人的呼召。

 提到文化,一般人往往會認為要像梵谷燃燒生命作畫,像披頭四創作經典流行音樂,才是在創造文化。但可曾想過,歐姆蛋、高速公路、每天吃的晚餐、使用的語言,其實也都是文化的一部分?透過這些日常生活的「平凡」事物,我們一次一次地參與在文化創造當中,形塑著世界的樣貌。
現任《今日基督教雜誌》編輯柯羅奇,本著媒體人對社會與生活的深入觀察,以及多年的研究思考,他發現:每個人都可以是文化創造者,其實正是聖經一再述說的故事。從創世記開始,上帝就是一位「文化總監」,為人們勾勒出「文化生活」白皮書;整本舊約,是以色列人執行「文化工程」的全紀錄;到了新約,祂更差派自己的愛子耶穌,親自示範什麼是「文化創造」,挑戰當時最具權威的聖殿文化,以實際行動重組社會階層的文化界線,最後更透過復活所代表的盼望文化,勝過羅馬政權所代表的暴力文化。
便是這些聖經故事,為我們指出了一條文化創造之路。原來,上帝呼召人們來追隨祂,最終的目的,是希望在這世界建立屬祂的文化。我們每一個人都擁有創造文化的潛能,端看自己是否願意為主所用。
就讓《創造文化》打開你我的視野,在這個充斥著物質文化、消費文化、商業文化的世界中,看見另類國度文化的可能性,與一群志同道合者,帶著愛與盼望在文化中耕耘和創造,為世界帶來更多的祝福。”

 

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新書介紹: 簡明神學

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“本書作者巴刻認為,神學是為讚美神與操練敬虔用的,所以神學表達之路,是引人注意神的同在。最佳的神學是能使人感受到活在神的注目之下,並且歌頌祂的榮耀。巴刻將這永久的要理以簡明的篇幅表達出來,幫助讀者更容易掌握神學之道。”

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Free eBook: Calvin on the Christian Life

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Crossway is offering Michael Horton’s Calvin on the Christian Life for free eBook download in exchange for a survey; you can access it here.

“John Calvin, a man adored by some and maligned by others, stands as a legendary figure in Christian history. In Calvin on the Christian Life, professor Michael Horton offers us fresh insights into the Reformer’s personal piety and practical theology by allowing Calvin to speak in his own words.

Drawing not only from his Institutes and biblical commentaries, but also from lesser-known tracts, treatises, and letters, this book will deepen your understanding of Calvin’s theology and ministry by exploring the heart of his spiritual life: confident trust and unwavering joy in the sovereign grace of God.”

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Free eBook: What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me?

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For a limited time, you can download David Platt’s What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me? here.

“You may think you are a Christian—but are you sure? Jesus’ call to follow him is more than an invitation to pray a prayer. It is a summons to lose your life and find new life and ultimate joy in him. In David Platt’s book Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live he asks the question, “What did Jesus really mean when he said, ‘Follow me’?” What if we really listened to Jesus’ words and heard what he is saying? When people truly engage with Jesus’ personal invitation to follow him, everything changes, for he is worthy of all our trust and affections.

What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me? builds on the message of Follow Me to motivate readers to experience our grand purpose: to exalt the glory of God by spreading Christ’s gospel—to make disciples who are making disciples. This booklet is a great resource to share with others to discuss crucial faith questions in a personal and grace-filled manner and engage others to be disciple-makers in obedience to Jesus. Ideal for small groups or personal and mass evangelism.”

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Free eBook: Heaven

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For a limited time, you can download Randy Alcorn’s Heaven: Biblical Answers to Common Questions here.

“This pocket-sized 64-page booklet provides 18 easy-to-understand questions and answers adapted from Randy Alcorn’s bestselling book Heaven. Great for evangelism, this handy little booklet makes a great gift for non-believers!”

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New Book: Serving Without Sinking

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“Many of us are serving, and feel like we’re sinking. We feel joyless, weary and burdened.

John Hindley shows how Jesus was telling the truth when he offered people an “easy yoke”—a way of serving him that is joyful and liberating. He explains why serving is so often joyless—and how our identity in Christ changes everything.

If you are serving, but sometimes feel as though you’re sinking… you need this book!

If you know someone who has burn out, or is heading in that direction… they need this book too.

Serving with sinking
• Is written in a personal, warm, gospel-hearted style.
• Encourages readers to see not only how they serve, but WHY they serve
• Points Christians away from themselves and back to Jesus
• Frees people from the burdens of joyless, duty-based serving”

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New Book: Delighting in the Trinity

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“Why is God love? Because God is a Trinity.

Why can we be saved? Because God is a Trinity.

How are we able to live the Christian life? Through the Trinity.

In this lively book, we find an introduction to Christianity and the Christian life that is from start to finish rooted in our triune God—Father, Son and Spirit. Not only do we understand the person and work of Christ through the Trinity, but also prayer, the church and every aspect of our faith. With wit and clarity, Reeves draws from church history down to the present referencing a wide range of notable teachers and preachers. Here is a rich and enjoyable portrayal of the basic beliefs of Christianity that opens up the profound and life-changing truths of our faith.”

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