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Weekly Recap, February 8, 2020

This week pay particular attention to my summary of Ben Shapiro’s Brainwashed. Although he is not a Christian, his work is particularly relevant for worldview and cultural analysis.

Bethlehem Conference for Pastors Best Sellers

Bethlehem Conference for Pastors Best Sellers   Do we have the wrong map for the Christian life? Life's inconveniences, disappointments, and trials can leave us confused, cynical, and eventually bitter. But the apostle Paul traces out the path of dying…

February New and Noteworthy Sale: STRUCK DOWN BUT NOT DESTROYED: LIVING FAITHFULLY WITH ANXIETY, by Pierce Taylor Hibbs

February New and Noteworthy Sale   We all struggle with anxiety at various points in life, some of us more than others. In fact, some 40 million Americans are treated for anxiety disorders each year. Anxiety is a real and…

Book Notice: ANXIETY: KNOWING GOD’S PEACE, by Paul Tautges

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance Fred Zaspel   We have featured some of Paul Tautges’s works here before, and we are glad to give a positive heads up concerning his newest title – this time aimed…

“I read Witmer’s book in one sitting. I found it that engaging and helpful. This is practical theology at its best: applying biblical principles to contemporary pastoral needs.” Kevin DeYoung

Book Sale at WTS Books   Leaders in the church are called to be shepherds, not a board of directors. This requires involvement in a personal shepherding ministry among the people. The Shepherd Leader unpacks the four primary ministries of…

Weekly Recap, February 1, 2020

This week take special notice of Kristin Stiles’ review of two new titles in the Good News for Little Hearts series. Whether you have young children or not, chances are likely that you know someone who does. These books are…

“A book to keep near, especially when you don’t know how to pray.”

"A book to keep near, especially when you don't know how to pray."   That prayer is most likely to pierce heaven which first pierces one's own heart." For the Puritans, prayer was neither casual nor dull. Their prayers were…

Book Notice: WALKING THE ANCIENT PATHS: A COMMENTARY ON JEREMIAH, by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. with Tiberius Rata

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance Fred G. Zaspel   Walter Kaiser is something of a legend in Old Testament studies, and his major new commentary on the prophecy of Jeremiah must receive notice. A lifetime of…

Weekly Recap, January 25, 2020

This week we offer four very important posts related to theology, Systematic and Historical. Note especially my summary of John Calvin’s recently translated work on the will. Calvin further unpacks his view in a very forceful yet important way.

“The first book I would give to new Christians.” –Schreiner

“The first book I would give to new Christians.” –Schreiner [embed]https://youtu.be/QFeg_otWYnU[/embed] Whether you are a new Christian, or have been for a while and feel in need of a refresher, or have been around church for years but things have…

Book Notice: MODELS OF PREMILLENNIALISM, by Sung Wook Chung and David Mathewson

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance Fred G. Zaspel   I was happy to come across this much-needed book that surveys the various forms of premillennialism – Historic Premillennialism, Classical Dispensational Premillennialism, Progressive Dispensationalism, and Historic Premillennialism…

“The best book on Christian marriage that I have ever read.”

"The best book on Christian marriage that I have ever read."   Lasting marriages are built one defining moment at a time. The moment of blame. The moment of weakness. When your spouse suffers. When dreams disappoint. When the kids…

Weekly Recap, January 18, 2020

This week take special note of our summary of Michael Reeves’ book Delighting in the Trinity. This is a short but important volume on the Christian faith.

50% Off New Sproul Book Plus Free Tabletalk Subscription

50% Off Plus Free Tabletalk Subscription   The Westminster Confession of Faith is one of the most precise and comprehensive statements of biblical Christianity, and it is treasured by believers around the world. Dr. R.C. Sproul has called it one…

50% off The ESV Bible with Creeds and Confessions

50% off The ESV Bible with Creeds and Confessions   Creeds and confessions have been used throughout Christian history to summarize the Bible's teaching, distilling the key truths of Scripture into concise and succinct propositions. The ESV Bible with Creeds and…

Book Notice: A HEARER OF GOD’S WORD: TEN WAYS TO LISTEN TO SERMONS BETTER, by Brian G. Najapfour

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance Fred G. Zaspel   I have long had sympathy for Christians who complain that they are not profiting from their pastor’s preaching. I am of course aware that some people are…

WTS Books’ Staff Favorite Reads of the Year and Decade

WTS Books' Staff Favorite Reads of the Year and Decade   Editor's Note: staff at places like WTS Books read a lot and often. When they make lists like these, it is wise to read through them carefully to have…