New Titles from Crossway, Part 9
Here are a few new titles from Crossway that you will not want to miss (descriptions from crossway.org):
Empowered Witness: Politics, Culture, and the Spiritual Mission of the Church, by Alan D. Strange
- The goal of the church should be simple—share the gospel to the ends of the earth. But in our highly politicized age, Christians can tend to place earthly political and social agendas over God’s spiritual mission of the church.
- In Empowered Witness, author Alan D. Strange examines the doctrine of the spirituality of the church, making a clear distinction between the functions of the church and other institutions. Strange argues that if the church continues to push political agendas, no institution will be focused solely on the Great Commission and the gospel will be lost entirely. This book calls readers to become aware of the church’s power and limits and shed light on moral issues in a way that doesn’t alter the deeply spiritual and gospel-centered mission of the church.
Crisis of Confidence: Reclaiming the Historic Faith in a Culture Consumed with Individualism and Identity, by Carl R. Trueman
- Historic statements of faith—such as the Heidelberg Catechism, the Apostles’ Creed, and the Westminster Confession of Faith—have helped the Christian church articulate and adhere to God’s truth for centuries. However, many modern evangelicals reject these historic documents and the practices of catechesis, proclaiming their commitment to “no creed but the Bible.” And yet, in today’s rapidly changing culture, ancient liturgical tradition is not only biblical—it’s essential.
- In Crisis of Confidence, Carl Trueman analyzes how creeds and confessions can help the Christian church navigate modern concerns, particularly around the fraught issue of identity. He contends that statements of faith promote humility, moral structure, and a godly view of personhood, helping believers maintain a strong foundation amid a culture in crisis. This is a revised edition of Trueman’s The Creedal Imperative, now with a new section on the rise of expressive individualism.
Buy the books
EMPOWERED WITNESS: POLITICS, CULTURE, AND THE SPIRITUAL MISSION OF THE CHURCH, by Alan D. Strange
CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE: RECLAIMING THE HISTORIC FAITH IN A CULTURE CONSUMED WITH INDIVIDUALISM AND IDENTITY, by Carl R. Trueman