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This collection of 120 brief meditations concentrates on savoring the supremacy of God in all of life. The Bible exhorts us to glorify God in whatever we do, “whether we eat or drink” (1 Corinthians 10:31). This implies that nothing is insignificant to God. But to think and do everything in a way that makes God supreme is radical living. These daily meditations encompass many topics—from intensely personal concerns to vital public and cultural issues—yet all are deeply rooted in the Scriptures. They are intended to help you place God fully at the center of every thought, every action, every choice, every love: at the center of all that you are and all that you do.
John Piper (1946– ) is a widely respected theologian and bestselling author who served as pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church for 33 years. He still serves as chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary.
Piper attended Wheaton College where he majored in literature and minored in philosophy. He completed his bachelor of divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he studied under Daniel Fuller. Piper received his doctorate in theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College.
In 1994, Piper founded Desiring God Ministries, which provides Piper’s sermons, articles, and information on titles he has authored. One of his bestsellers, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, prompted the name of the ministry.
Author: N.T. Wright
Publication Date: 2005
Simply Christian is essential reading for anyone who wants to consider the real fundamentals of Christianity or is intrigued by its claims about the place of justice, beauty and love in our daily lives. Written in a lively and accessible style, though rooted in solid scholarship, this book describes the exciting relevance of the Bible and the Christian story for the contemporary world.
It is laid out helpfully in three sections. The first opens with the frustrated longings of humanity for justice, spirituality, relationships and beauty: why are things like this, do they have to be so and can life be lived differently? Tom Wright then sets out the central Christian belief about God and his creation, and explores the biblical analysis of what’s wrong with the world. He explains God’s plan for its renewal, and the central importance of Jesus. In the final section, he explores what it means to follow Jesus, to be energized by the Holy Spirit and to advance God’s plan for our world.
This question brings up new angles on many other issues: the relation of Scripture, tradition and reason; the place of experience; the many-sided problems of the use and abuse of the Bible in relation to personal and public life. N.T. Wright’s contribution to this intense debate will bring fresh clarity to many puzzling questions.
The arguments are sophisticated, and Wright is a brilliant expositor of the Bible.
—The Times Literary Supplement
Simply Christian goes beyond C.S. Lewis’s great classic Mere Christianity. Simply Christian is simply crucial; his writing can transform one’s life. This will become a classic.
Nicholas Tom Wright, commonly known as N. T. Wright or Tom Wright, is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St. Andrews University. Previously, he was the bishop of Durham. He has researched, taught, and lectured on the New Testament at McGill, Oxford, and Cambridge Universities, and has been named by Christianity Today a top theologian. He is best known for his scholarly contributions to the historical study of Jesus and the New Perspective on Paul. His work interacts with the positions of James Dunn, E. P. Sanders, Marcus Borg, and Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Wright has written and lectured extensively around the world, authoring more than forty books and numerous articles in scholarly journals and popular periodicals. He is best known for his Christian Origins and the Question of God Series, of which three of the anticipated six volumes are finished.
The Unexpected Jesus
Author: R.C. Sproul
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Publication Date: 2005
Jesus evokes the widest polarization of opinion of any historical figure: devotion from some, vitriolic abuse by others and astonishing indifference from many. Today most people just don't know who he really was, or is. There are always people willing to put forth all sorts of interesting ideas regarding Jesus, his role and his identity with books like The Da Vinci Code and The God Delusion proposing that he was only a man. It seems everyone has an opinion whether it is based on fact or fiction.
Those for and against have often resorted to name-calling, and in the Bible Jesus was both called by, and gave himself, unusual names. Noted theologian R. C. Sproul seeks to enlighten us by investigating what those names actually mean. Then, extrapolating from there, Sproul determines what it was that Jesus set out to accomplish.
Dr. R. C. Sproul, is a respected teacher, theologian, pastor, and he is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries. He currently serves as the director of Serve International and as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford Florida. He can be heard teaching daily on the 'Renewing Your Mind' broadcast throughout sixty countries. He has a real heart for people to hear and live out the Word of God in their lives.
Sovereign Grace: Its Source, Its Nature, and Its Effects
Sovereign Grace: Its Source, Its Nature, and Its Effects is a collection of addresses by D. L. Moody focused on various aspects of the doctrine of grace. This volume also contains Moody’s Gospel Dialogues: “What It Is to be a Child of God”, “How to Become a Christian”, and “What It Is to be Converted”.
Dwight Lyman Moody (1837–1899) is considered one of the nineteenth century’s greatest evangelists. After moving to Chicago in 1856, Moody began a Sunday School class, the attendance of which quickly grew to over 1,500. This growth allowed Moody to form the Illinois Street Church.
As Moody traveled to preach in Great Britain, he began winning the esteem of many prominent evangelicals. For the next 20 years, Moody traveled the world, speaking, preaching, and finding time to write as well. In 1886, Moody established the Chicago Evangelization Society (later renamed the Moody Bible Institute) to educate and train Christian workers.
Condensed from R.A. Torrey’s How to Pray, this title is designed as a more accessible version that can be read in one sitting. Torrey’s classic text is a spiritual gem that has remained popular for over 100 years, celebrating the power of prayer. Beginning with the importance of prayer, Torrey’s practical guidebook covers the how, when, and most importantly, the why of praying. This version is an excellent devotional resource for any Christian library.
Reuben Archer Torrey (1856–1928) was an American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer. Torrey studied at Yale University, Yale Divinity School, Leipzig University, Erlangen University and received a doctorate degree from Wheaton College.
Soon after becoming a congregational minister, Torrey joined Dwight L. Moody in his evangelistic work in Chicago. Torrey became the superintendent of the Bible Institute of the Chicago Evangelization Society (now Moody Bible Institute).
He later became pastor of the Chicago Avenue Church (now the Moody Church). Torrey later served as a chaplain with the YMCA and dean of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola University).
P.T. Forsyth’s study of Christian perfection begins with a discussion on the sin of the regenerate, both personal and in Scripture. It then examines the nature of faith and redemption. “To be perfect is to be in Christ Jesus by faith. It is the right relation to God in Christ, not the complete achievement of Christian character.” Forsyth then examines what it means to be faithful: humility, patience, thankfulness, prayer, duty, love—all are needed in the Christian’s pursuit of “perfection.”
A golden book full of deep and suggestive teaching expressed in a style that charms attention and provokes thought.
—London Quarterly Review
Dr. Forsyth has a keen insight that takes him beneath superficial formulas. His discourses are exceedingly able and suggestive, and his style is incisive and cultured.
The thought is keen and incisive, the expression deft and luminous, and the general purport at once stimulating and edifying.
—Aberdeen Free Press
P. T. Forsyth (1848–1921) was born in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was educated at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Göttingen. He was an ordained Congregational minister, and he served in various churches before accepting the post as principal of Hackney College, London. He was also a member of the theological faculty of London University. In 1905, he was elected chairman of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. Forsyth’s prolific works continue to be reprinted today, and his ideas are largely thought to have anticipated, and mirrored, the neo-orthodox movement of Karl Barth and Emil Brunner.
The Imitation of Christ
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Translators: Aloysius Croft and Harold Bolton
Publisher: Logos Research Systems
Publication Date: 1996
What does it mean to be a Christian? According to Thomas à Kempis, the Christian must completely imitate the life and example of Jesus Christ. In this classic treasure of Christian instruction, Thomas à Kempis challenges the believer to look intently upon the life of Christ and live in the pattern He established. This spiritual manual begins with the proper outward expressions of faith, moving quickly to the instruction of the reader's spiritual formation. All the while insisting that true imitation of Christ can only occur when the heart and mind are united to Christ.
Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380–1471) was born in Kempen, Germany. In 1392, Thomas travelled with his brother to the Netherlands to attend school, and there he was introduced to the Brethren of the Common Life, followers of Gerard Groote's Modern Devotion movement. After finishing school, both he and his brother would devote their entire lives to the movement, joining the Mount St. Agnes monastery. Thomas' works evinced wide learning and deep biblical knowledge, and his work The Imitation of Christ is considered a classic in Christian literature.
The Gifts of the Child Christ and Other Tales by influential writer and thinker George MacDonald contains six stories: “The Gifts of the Child Christ,” “The History of Photogen and Nycteris,” “The Butcher’s Bills,” “Stephen Archer,” “Port in a Storm,” and “If I Had a Father.”
I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master; indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him. . . . I know hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continually close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself. Hence his Christ like union of tenderness and severity. Nowhere else outside the New Testament have I found terror and comfort so intertwined.
—C. S. Lewis, chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Cambridge University
George MacDonald (1824–1905) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and minister. Though he only achieved wide-spread fame posthumously, his work—especially his poignant fairy tales—was highly influential on many of the twentieth century’s most important writers, including Lewis Carroll, W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, E. Nesbit, Madeleine L’Engle, G. K. Chesterton, Oswald Chambers, and Elizabeth Yates. C. S. Lewis openly regarded MacDonald as his “master.” MacDonald was educated at Aberdeen and Highbury College. He was raised in the Congregationalist Church, but was uncomfortable with some Reformed doctrines, and he at times departed from Calvinist orthodoxy.