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Leap of Faith


The story of one couple’s faithfulness. . . . Bill and Nancie Carmichael. Leap of Faith: The Personal Story of Bob and Charlene Pagett, Founders of Assist International. 216p., $16.99, Deep River Books. Bob and Charlene Pagett’s story offers a … Continue reading

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The Qur’an and the Christian


Understanding the other “people of the Book,” while also understanding where those books—and even more importantly, their beliefs about Jesus—diverge. . . . Matthew Bennett. The Qur’an and the Christian: An In-Depth Look at Islam for Followers of Jesus. 256p., … Continue reading

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Preaching Life-Changing Sermons


And one for all you pastors (and other preachers) out there. . . . Jesse L. Nelson. Preaching Life-Changing Sermons: Six Steps to Developing and Delivering Biblical Messages. 144p., $16.99, Kregel Ministry. Being called to preach is a tremendous commission. … Continue reading

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40 Questions About Arminianism


So, as opposed to the books from the other side of the aisle (i.e., Calvinism) the last few months, here’s one about Arminianism, and its very equally Reformed roots. . . . J. Matthew Pinson. 40 Questions About Arminianism. 400p., … Continue reading

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Big Greek Idea: James


An in-depth look at one of the most practical books of the Bible. . . . Herbert W. Bateman IV and William C. Varner. James: An Exegetical Guide for Preaching and Teaching. Big Greek Idea series. 336p., $33.99, Kregel Academic. To … Continue reading

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Christian Coaching Excellence


Bringing your coaching and mentoring to the next level. . . . Robert E. Logan and Gary B. Reinecke. Christian Coaching Excellence: Pursuing the Journey of Ongoing Growth. 253p., $24.99, Logan Leadership. A must-have resource for advanced coach development! Backed by … Continue reading

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Finding Our Way


Finding biblical ways to deal with the modern world. . . . Tom Greener. Finding Our Way: How Ancient Practices Help Us Navigate through Stress, Anxiety, and Alienation. 158p., $12.99, self-published. The French philosopher famously declared, “the more things change, … Continue reading

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A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings & Funerals


It is what it says it is. . . . Aubrey Malphurs, Keith Willhite, and Dennis Hillman, eds. A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings & Funerals. Revised and updated edition. 456p., $23.99, Kregel Academic. Weddings and funerals are some of the … Continue reading

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Reprobation and God’s Sovereignty


Everything you wanted to know about probably the most controversial aspect of Calvinism but was afraid to ask. . . . Peter Sammons. Reprobation and God’s Sovereignty: Recovering a Biblical Doctrine. 320p.., $25.99, Kregel Academic. The doctrine of reprobation—that is, … Continue reading

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Kerux: Colossians/Philemon


Another day, another commentary :). . . . Adam Copenhaver and Jeffrey D. Arthurs. Colossians and Philemon: A Commentary for Biblical Preaching and Teaching. Kerux Commentaries. 368p., $30.99 (hardcover), Kregel Academic. Kerux Commentaries enable pastors and teachers to understand and effectively … Continue reading

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