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Crossway Beloved Believers Collection (6 vols.)
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Crossway Beloved Believers Collection (6 vols.)

by 5 authors

Crossway 2015–2016

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Gathering Interest

Overview

In the course of church history, God has used particular men and women to advance his Kingdom in specific ways. This collection highlights the faithfulness and insight of many familiar Christians from the last two millennia. From Augustine, to Martyn Lloyd-Jones and J. I. Packer, authors highlight the lives and work of these imitable believers. Gain an appreciation for the life of God lived out through these influential examples of the Christian faith.

With Logos Bible Software, these valuable volumes are enhanced by cutting-edge research tools. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Powerful topical searches help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Tablet and mobile apps let you take the discussion with you. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Focuses on a variety of Christians throughout church history
  • Contains books by John Piper and Leland Ryken
  • Filled with encouragements for believers to grow in Christ-likeness by following those who finished well

Product Details

  • Title: Crossway Beloved Believers Collection (6 vols.)
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 1,088
  • Christian Group: Evangelical
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Topic: Church History

Individual Titles

A Camaraderie of Confidence: The Fruit of Unfailing Faith in the Lives of Charles Spurgeon, George Müller, and Hudson Taylor

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 128

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In his seventh book in the Swans Are Not Silent series, John Piper explores the lives of Charles Spurgeon, George Müller, and Hudson Taylor. All three men were known for extraordinary faith in God and untiring service to others. Each of them continues to motivate and inspire God’s people today.

Rooted in their nineteenth-century British context, these three giants encouraged one another in their ministries—Spurgeon in the church, Müller in orphan care, and Taylor in world missions. Even through intense adversity, their lives displayed a shared confidence in the power of God and a common love for his glory and goodness.

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; This Momentary Marriage; A Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 64

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Although he never went abroad, Andrew Fuller was a zealous promoter of world missions, influencing countless missionaries, such as William Carey, and championing the importance of sound doctrine for the perseverance and fruitfulness of world evangelism. In this short biography, John Piper puts Fuller’s movement-inspiring life and theology on display, calling all Christians to devote themselves to knowing, guarding, and spreading the true gospel—even to the very ends of the earth.

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; This Momentary Marriage; A Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

Augustine's Confessions

  • Author: Leland Ryken
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 80

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In this short guidebook, popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken takes you through an example of the greatest literature in history while answering your questions along the way.

This volume guides readers through Augustine’s classic spiritual autobiography, the Confessions, exploring the book’s historical context, key themes, and overarching message. This book:

  • Includes an introduction to the author and work
  • Explains the cultural context
  • Incorporates published criticism
  • Defines key literary terms
  • Contains discussion questions at the end of each unit of the text
  • Lists resources for further study
  • Evaluates the classic text from a Christian worldview

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for nearly 50 years. He has authored or edited over fifty books, including The Word of God in English and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society's annual meetings and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible.

Essential Evangelicalism: The Enduring Influence of Carl F. H. Henry

  • Author: Matthew J. Hall and Owen Strachen
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 224

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In an age that is increasingly conflicted about evangelical identity and theological truth, Christians need a foundation for navigating the shifting culture. Although forgotten by some, twentieth-century theologian Carl F. H. Henry stands as one of the most influential leaders of modern evangelicalism. In this collection of essays written by leading theologians, readers will discover the extraordinary legacy that Henry left behind—a legacy desperately needed in our world today. Highlighting Henry’s unshakable confidence in the truth of God’s Word, these essays demonstrate how a renewed commitment to theology will lead to a greater love for God and others.

Matthew J. Hall (PhD, University of Kentucky) serves as vice president of academic services and assistant professor of church history at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also a research fellow for the Research Institute of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Owen Strachan (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of Christian theology and director of the Theological and Cultural Engagement at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones: His Life and Relevance for the 21st Century

  • Author: Christopher Catherwood
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 160

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Martyn Lloyd-Jones impacted countless Christians in his own day with his passionate preaching and a resolute commitment to the Bible as God’s Word. But the principles upon which he built his life and teaching remain as relevant today as they were during his lifetime. Written by his eldest grandson, this biography reveals the heart of Lloyd-Jones’s ministry and explores how the physician-turned-preacher integrated belief with practice, in the hope that his legacy will inspire a new generation of believers to boldly cherish and declare the great things of God.

Christopher Catherwood (PhD, University of East Anglia) is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and member of both Churchill and St. Edmund's Colleges at Cambridge University. He was a fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2010 and medalist in 2014. Christopher lives in a village near Cambridge with his wife, Paulette.

J. I. Packer: An Evangelical Life

  • Author: Leland Ryken
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 432

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Over the last sixty years, J. I. Packer has exerted a steady and remarkable influence on evangelicalism. In this biography, well-known scholar Leland Ryken acquaints us with Packer’s life, heart, and mind, tracing the outworking of God’s sovereign plan through his childhood, intellectual pursuits, and professional life. Filled with personal anecdotes and little-known facts, this appreciative volume sheds light on the key themes that have given shape to Packer’s life and thought, highlighting his enduring significance for Christians today.

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for nearly 50 years. He has authored or edited over fifty books, including The Word of God in English and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society's annual meetings and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible.