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What Is a Healthy Church?
by Mark Dever
What is an ideal church, and how can you tell? How does it look different from other churches? More importantly, how does it act differently, especially in society? Many of us aren’t sure how to answer those questions, even though we probably have some preconceived idea. With this book, you don’t have to wonder any more. Author Mark Dever seeks to help believers recognize the key characteristics of a healthy church: expositional preaching, biblical theology, and a right understanding of the Gospel. Dever then calls us to develop those characteristics in our own churches. By following the example of New Testament authors and addressing church members from pastors to pew-sitters, Dever challenges all believers to do their part in maintaining the local church. What Is a Healthy Church? offers timeless truths and practical principles to help each of us fulfill our God-given roles in the body of Christ.
The C.S. Lewis Collection (30 vols.)
by C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald
C.S. Lewis, the beloved writer of such Christian classics as Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters, has come to Logos! Analyzing such wide ranging subjects as the idea of love in medieval literature or the reign of relativism among the post-Christian West, Lewis’ works have touched audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Beginning life as a student with a knack for storytelling, he went on to Oxford to study classical literature. Although an atheist, Lewis eventually embraced Christianity and began writing about the Christian faith.
Three Views on the Rapture
by Craig A. Blaising, Hultberg, Alan, Douglas J. Moo
The rapture is a contested doctrine among evangelicals. Scholars generally hold one of three perspectives on the timing of and circumstances surrounding the rapture, all of which are presented in Three Views on the Rapture. The recent prominence of a pre-wrath understanding of the rapture calls for a fresh examination of this important but contested Christian belief. Alan D. Hultberg explains the pre-wrath view; Craig Blaising defends the pre-Tribulation view; and Douglas Moo sets forth the post-Tribulation view. Each author provides a substantive explanation of his position, which is critiqued by the other two authors. A thorough introduction gives a historical overview of the doctrine of the rapture and its effects on the church.
The American Church History Series (13 vols.)
by Walker, Wilson, Newman, A.H., Tyler, B.B., . . .
Since the earliest explorers set foot on North American soil, myriad cultures and movements have shaped American Christianity. From sixteenth-century Spanish Catholics to New England Puritans and Wesleyan revivalists, the history of these diverse groups is the history of the American church. The American Church History Series tells the stories of denominations and Christian movements that have molded the national religious landscape.
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The Ten Most Misunderstood Words in the Bible
by Robert Wilkin
If you do not understand what God is saying, then you don’t believe what he is saying. To believe something requires that you first understand. There is a lot of confusion about certain words that occur in the Bible. This confusion isn’t merely among laypeople, but among pastors, missionaries, professors, evangelists, and parachurch workers as well.
9Marks Series (11 vols.)
by Michael Lawrence, Mike McKinley, Jonathan Leeman, . . .
This remarkable series is a must-read for Christians of all levels. Those who are young in the faith will be propelled forward in their spiritual growth with these accessible guides to important topics and significant doctrines. Mature Christians, students, and pastors will reach new depths in their understanding of Scripture and the Christian life with these succinct, yet profound volumes. This series organically weds theory and practice through clear explanation of key theological themes coupled with practical application in the church and from the pulpit.
40 Questions & Answers Series (4 vols.)
by Thomas Schreiner, Merkle, Benjamin L., Eckhard J. Schnabel, . . .
Featuring contributions from trusted Bible teachers like Thomas Schreiner, Eckhard Schnabel, and Robert Plummer, this series equips pastors to answer their congregants’ common questions with clear, biblically faithful answers. The authors speak clearly to those seeking concise, biblical, and applicable explanations of the end times, church government, and reading the Bible. Explore various views of the tribulation and millennium, investigate what the Bible says about how churches are organized and led, and learn about the basics of biblical interpretation and teaching.
An Introduction to the New Covenant
by Gary Gilley, David Gunn, Don Trest, . . .
In Jeremiah 31, God declares he will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. How we understand that covenant has tremendous importance for every area of theology. An Introduction to the New Covenant examines the covenant to discover who are the recipients of the promised blessings and concludes that the New Covenant is intended exclusively for Israel and Judah.
Building Healthy Churches Series (3 vols.)
by Jonathan Leeman, Robert Jamieson
Whether you’re a church member or leader, the Building Healthy Churches Series aims to help you play your part in actively building a church that displays God’s glory. Church discipline, membership, and doctrine are all integral to a healthy church. This collection includes accessible titles on all three subjects. Each concise volume includes both biblical information about its subject and practical applications for your church.
Getting the Gospel Wrong: The Evangelical Crisis No One Is Talking About, rev. ed.
by J. B. Hixson
In Getting the Gospel Wrong: The Evangelical Crisis No One Is Talking About, J. B. Hixson identifies a crisis in today’s evangelical church: a confusion of the gospel message due to postmodern influence. Hixson looks at popular beliefs and methods of evangelism, presents the reader with five erroneous themes common in gospel interpretation, and offers corrective suggestions. This revised edition of Getting the Gospel Wrong contains an additional chapter and relevant new material for all Christians seeking to clearly understand the gospel message.
The Design and Origin of Man: Evidence for Special Creation and Over-Design
by Stuart Burgess
Author and design expert Stuart Burgess explains similarities and differences between humans and apes, describes the unique characteristics and beauty of human beings, marshalls archaeological and fossil evidence in favor of intelligent design, and underscores the importance and relevance of the origins debate. This updated edition includes full color illustrations, ample diagrams and charts, and a fully-revised text.
Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons
by Thabiti M. Anyabwile
Every church leader knows the qualifications for elders and deacons that are spelled out in the Bible, but actually finding other leaders who fulfill the biblical qualifications can be difficult. Thabiti Anyabwile writes from his expertise as a pastor and elder, showing how to identify and reproduce legitimate leaders and willing servants throughout the ranks of the local church. Balancing thoughtful analysis of pertinent passages with thorough application for practical use in a contemporary context, Anyabwile answers the questions, “Who should we look for to lead and serve in the church?” and “What should they do to fulfill their calling?”
Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views
by Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Robert L. Saucy, Storms, Samuel, . . .
Are the gifts of tongues, prophecy, and healing for today? No, say cessationists. Yes, say Pentecostal and Third Wave Christians. Maybe, say a large sector of open-but-cautious evangelicals. Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? takes you to the heart of the charismatic controversy. It provides an impartial format for comparing the four main lines of thinking: cessationist, open-but-cautious, third wave, and Pentecostal/charismatic. The authors present their positions in an interactive setting that allows for critique, clarification, and defense. This thought-provoking book will help Christians on every side of the miraculous gifts debate to better understand their own position and the positions of others.
Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond
by Craig A. Blaising, Kenneth L. Gentry Jr., Robert B. Strimple
Are these the last days? Could Jesus return at any time to establish a thousand-year reign on earth? What is the nature of Christ’s millennial kingdom referred to in the book of Revelation? What must happen before Jesus returns, and what part does the church play? Three predominant views held by evangelicals seek to answer these and related questions: premillennial, postmillennial, and amillennial. This book gives each view a forum for presentation, critique, and defense. Besides each contributor’s personal perspective, various interpretations of the different positions are discussed in the essays. Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond lets you compare and contrast three important eschatological viewpoints to gain a better understanding of how Christianity’s great hope, the return of Jesus, is understood by the church.
Erasing Hell: What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We Made Up
by Francis Chan, Preston Sprinkle
How could a loving God send people to hell? Will people have a chance after they die to believe in Jesus and go to heaven? In this groundbreaking new book, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle take on the topic of hell and our eternal destiny, with a sense of humility and a deep respect for the inspired Word of God. They will address questions such as “Will everyone be saved?” and “Does God get what he wants in the end?” as well as reviewing in depth, everything Jesus said about hell.
Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy
by Albert Mohler, Peter Enns, Michael F. Bird, . . .
The inerrancy of the Bible is a current and often contentious topic among evangelicals. Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy represents a timely contribution by showcasing the spectrum of evangelical positions on inerrancy, facilitating understanding of these perspectives, particularly where and why they diverge. Each essay in this volume considers the present context and the viability and relevance for the contemporary evangelical Christian witness and whether and to what extent Scripture teaches its own inerrancy. Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy serves not only as a single-volume resource for surveying the current debate, but also as a catalyst for understanding and advancing the conversation.
Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience
by Peter Leithart
Because the Triune God created the world, creation bears the signs of its creator. Influential Christian thinker Peter Leithart explores the pattern of mutual indwelling that characterizes creation at every level. Traces of the Trinity appear in myriad ways in everyday life, from our relations with the world and our relationships with others to sexuality, time, language, music, ethics, and logic. Leithart presents the Trinity as the Christian theory of everything, and his model not only changes how we see the world—it places profound demands on the way we live together in community.
Convergence: Spiritual Journeys of a Charismatic Calvinist
by Sam Storms
Convergence addresses the chasm that often appears between evangelical groups—the tension between adherence to the Word or the Spirit, the mind or affection, principle or passion. With the power of Scripture and the evidence from his own life experiences, author Sam Storms seeks to heal the breach between these false dichotomies, bringing together the written Word and theological reflection with the evangelistic zeal of the charismatic experience.
Sam Storms’ Historical Studies (2 vols.)
by Sam Storms
Why should we study the history of what the church has believed? What value does it bring us today? Sam Storms’ Historical Studies collection answers these questions and more, increasing your understanding of historical theology. Storms draws from personal experience and biblical insights to help you understand Christianity’s historical and biblical background.
Understanding Spiritual Warfare: Four Views
by James K. Beilby, Paul R. Eddy
Understanding Spiritual Warfare offers four positions on the subject in dialogical fashion—all authors present their views and then respond to each of the other views. Each contributor interacts with the following questions: What is the nature of Satan and the demonic? What role does spiritual warfare serve in the Bible and how central is it to the biblical narrative? How should Christians conceive of and practice spiritual warfare? Can individual human beings be “demonized,” and if so, how does this happen and how is it to be dealt with? Can a Christian be demonized? And do “territorial spirits” exist? If so, are we called directly to engage them in “strategic level” spiritual warfare?
Four Views on Hell
by Hayes, Zachary J., Clark Pinnock, John Walvoord
Most contemporary Christians acknowledge the doctrine of hell, but they’d rather not think about how God punishes the wicked. Four Views on Hell meets this subject head-on with different views on what Scriptures says. Is hell to be understood literally as a place of eternal smoke and flames? Or are such images simply metaphors for a real but different form of punishment? Is there such a thing as “conditional immortality,” in which God annihilates the souls of the wicked rather than punishing them endlessly? Is there a purgatory, and if so, how does it fit into the picture? This volume allows the reader to see the four views on hell—literal, metaphorical, conditional, and purgatorial—in interaction with each other. Each view in turn is presented, critiqued, and defended. This evenhanded approach is ideal for comparing and contrasting views in order to form a personal conclusion about one of Christianity’s key doctrines.
All You Want to Know About Hell: Three Christian Views of God's Final Solution to the Problem of Sin
by Steve Gregg
Widely varying views of hell have been formulated throughout history. In this book, Steve Gregg explains three views: the “traditional” view that hell is a place of everlasting torment, the view that sinners are annihilated and cease to exist, and the view that sinners come to repentance and are restored to God. All You Want to Know About Hell explains and critiques the three views on hell, presenting all the biblical arguments for and against each view. Greeg does not espouse any one view, but presents the evidence for each for readers to decide for themselves.
Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit
by Francis Chan, Danae Yankoski
Could it be that we’ve forgotten the One who distinguishes us from every religion and cult in the world? Through scriptural support and compelling narrative, breakthrough author Francis Chan reminds us of the Holy Spirit as the Bible describes him. He reminds us that we were not created and saved merely to survive our time on earth. Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit and are reaping the disastrous results. It’s time for the beloved church of Jesus Christ to reverse the trend of neglect. Let’s pursue the Spirit-filled life of effectiveness God desires and we desire.
The Knowledge of the Holy (audio)
by A. W. Tozer
What is the nature of God? How can we recapture a real sense of God’s majesty and truly live in the Spirit? This beloved book, a modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion, addresses these and other vital questions, showing us how we can rejuvenate our prayer life, meditate more reverently, understand God more deeply, and experience God’s presence in our daily lives.
The New Covenant Ministry of the Holy Spirit
by Larry Pettegrew
The Bible describes the Holy Spirit as helper, comforter, counselor, and the one who empowers Christian living. In The New Covenant Ministry of the Holy Spirit, Larry Pettegrew explains how the Holy Spirit’s role in the lives of Christians is at the heart of one of the church’s most difficult and controversial issues. Pettegrew argues that the The day of Pentecost changed the Holy Spirit’s role, but identifying how that role changed is a difficult task. The biblical data is puzzling and readers often confuse the Bible’s teaching on the Holy Spirit by isolating individual verses and elevating personal experience over sound biblical doctrine. The New Covenant Ministry of the Holy Spirit provides thorough exegesis in order to build an accurate and meaningful biblical theology of the Holy Spirit. Pettegrew also addresses personal spirituality, discussing the filling, fruit, and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
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Select Works of Robert H. Mounce (6 vols.)
by Robert H. Mounce
This selection of some of Robert Mounce’s best works combines his world-class scholarship with down-to-earth application—perfect for any Christian who wants to apply the truth of Scripture to everyday life.
Four Views on the Historical Adam
by Lamoureux, Denis O., John H. Walton, C. John Collins, . . .
As a part of the Zondervan Counterpoints series, Four Views on the Historical Adam clearly outlines four views on Adam as presented by top-notch evangelical scholars of each view. You will come away with a better understanding of the key biblical and theological issues at stake and of the implications of Adam for contemporary Christian witness and church life.
Answers to Common Questions Collection (4 vols.)
by Timothy J. Demy, H. Wayne House, Thomas Ice
Christians want to base their beliefs on what the Bible teaches, but few know where to find answers to questions on important topics like heaven and hell, the end times, and angels and demons. Almost everyone has some ideas about these issues—but not all are biblical. The Answers to Common Questions series offers concise, thorough answers to big questions about what the Bible teaches. Written in question-and-answer format for easy reading, these user-friendly reference books provide brief summaries of important biblical doctrines so Christians can confidently and honestly discuss their beliefs with family, friends, and neighbors.
What in the World Is God Doing? The Essentials of Global Missions
by C. Gordon Olson, Don Fanning
In What in the World Is God Doing, C. Gordon Olson examines the state of world Christian missions through five dimensions: the biblical, the historical, the contextual, the regional, and the functional. Olson seeks to create “world Christians” that are aware of God’s vision for his kingdom. His text is designed for those who might not have extensive knowledge of cultures, geography, or theology, but still provides a substantive scholarly introduction to missiology.
Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism
by Kevin T. Bauder, Albert Mohler, John G. Stackhouse Jr., . . .
Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism compares and contrasts four distinct positions on the current fundamentalist-evangelical spectrum in light of the history of American fundamentalism and evangelicalism.
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