Archive for June, 2013

June 11, 2013

Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World

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Author: John MacArthur

“With small congregations struggling to keep their doors open, and larger churches competing for their share of the unchurched market, many are looking to new techniques to draw bigger crowds.

In Ashamed of the Gospel, John MacArthur offers a biblical analysis of the user-friendly philosophy of ministry and church growth that is sweeping through many congregations.” (HT: Grace to You)

June 11, 2013

Apostasy from the Gospel

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Status: Available

Author: John Owen

Publisher: Banner of Truth Trust

Paperback, 184 pages

“Few subjects have received less attention from contemporary Christian writers than that of apostasy. The idea that professing Christians may prove not to be true Christians is, in many respects, too serious a prospect for our facile age. But, for John Owen, such avoidance of the issue was itself a pressing reason for writing on it at length and in great depth of spiritual analysis. His exposition is a masterpiece of penetration and discernment. Now, in this modernised abridgement of Owen’s work, Dr. R.J.K. Law makes its powerful teaching readily accessible to modern readers. Some will find its pages deeply soul-searching; others will be struck with the clarity of Owen’s insight; all will find a work which wounds in order to heal. John Owen was a leading Puritan pastor and theologian who served as a chaplain to Oliver Cromwell and later as Dean of Christ Church in the University of Oxford.” (HT: Banner of Truth Trust)

June 10, 2013

Age of Opportunity

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Author: Paul David Tripp

Paperback, 253 pages

“The teenage years often present difficulty for parents. As a person passes from childhood into adulthood, the transition can be tumultuous.

“But we should be shocked and saddened by the cultural cynicism toward these years. They are viewed as a chaotic period to be survived. Teenagers are portrayed as objects that need to be controlled and restrained. This view is wholly unbiblical.

“In Age of Opportunity, Paul David Tripp reveals what Scripture has to say about parenting. Instead of trying to control behavior, God gives us the opportunity to expose our child’s heart.

“You don’t have to fear this stage of life. Age of Opportunity will give you biblical wisdom and goals for walking alongside your child.

“Discover the exciting possibilities about parenting your teens.” (HT:Paul Tripp)