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December 2019 New Books

We added lots of books to our collection in December! Below are some of the titles we added. Some books may be linked to reviews. Books linked to Review of Biblical Literature require a Society of Biblical Literature membership to see the full review, but you can read a brief description with the link provided.

  • Becoming an Ordinary Mystic: Spirituality for the Rest of Us by Albert Haase (2019)
  • Belonging and Becoming: Creating a Thriving Family Culture by Mark and Lisa Scandrette (2016)
  • Bible Matters: Making Sense of Scripture by Tim Chester (2017)
  • Birthing Hope: Giving Fear to the Light by Rachel Marie Stone (2018)
  • Breaking the Huddle: How Your Community Can Grow Its Witness by Don Everts, Doug Schaupp, and Val Gordon (2016)
  • Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods by Jonathan Brooks (2018)
  • The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction by Justin Whitmel Earley (2019)
  • Contemplation and Counseling: An Integrative Model for Practitioners by P. Gregg Blanton (2019)
  • Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit: Growing in Christlikeness by Christopher J. H. Wright (2017)
  • Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life by Makoto Fujimura (2017)
  • Disruptive Discipleship: The Power of Breaking Routine to Kickstart Your Faith by Sam Van Eman (2017)
  • Divine Impassibility: Four Views of God’s Emotions and Suffering edited by Robert J. Matz and A. Chadwich Thornhill (2019)
  • Doing Theology with the Reformers by Gerald L. Bray (2019)
  • The Economics of Neighborly Love: Investing in Your Community’s Compassion and Capacity by Tom Nelson (2017)
  • Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry by Tara Beth Leach (2017)
  • Ephesians (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries) by Darrell L. Bock (2019)
  • Evangelical Theologies of Liberation and Justice edited by Mae Elise Cannon and Andrea Smith (2019)
  • Finding Favor: God’s Blessings Beyond Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Brian Jones (2018)
  • The Gift of Wonder: Creative Practices for Delighting in God by Christine Aroney-Sine (2019)
  • The God Conversation: Using Stories and Illustrations to Explain Your Faith (Revised and Expanded Edition) by J. P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff (2017)
  • Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope (2nd Edition) by Albert Y. Hsu (2017)
  • Hermanas: Deepening Our Identity and Growing Our Influence by Natalia Kohn Rivera, Noemi Vega Quiñones, and Kristy Garza Robinson (2019)
  • How Neighborhoods Make Us Sick: Restoring Health and Wellness to Our Communities by Veronica Squires and Breanna Lathrop (2019)
  • How Reason Can Lead to God: A Philosopher’s Bridge to Faith by Joshua Rasmussen (2019)
  • Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts (Revised and Expanded) by Steve Turner (2017)
  • Inexpressible: Hesed and the Mystery of God’s Lovingkindness by Michael Card (2018)
  • The Influence of Ezekiel in the Fourth Gospel: Intertextuality and Interpretation by William G. Fowler and Michael Strickland (2018)
  • John the Theologian & His Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to Theology by John Behr (2019)
  • Knowing Scripture (Expanded Edition) by R. C. Sproul (2016)
  • The Last Things: Contours of Christian Theology by David A. Höhne (2019)
  • Life in the Presence of God: Practices for Living in Light of Eternity by Kenneth Boa (2017)
  • A Life of Listening: Discerning God’s Voice and Discovering Our Own by Leighton Ford (2019)
  • Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious by David Dark (2016)
  • Lift Up Your Heads: Nonverbal Communication and Related Body Imagery in the Bible by John A. Davies (2018)
  • The Liturgy of Creation: Understanding Calendars in Old Testament Context by Michael LeFebvre (2019)
  • Living Gently in a Violent World: The Prophetic Witness of Weakness (Expanded Edition) by Stanley Hauerwas and Jean Vanier (2018)
  • Mary, Mother of Martyrs: How Motherhood Became Self-Sacrifice in Early Christianity by Kathleen Gallagher Elkins (2018)
  • The Messiah Comes to Middle Earth: Images of Christ’s Threefold Office in the Lord of the Rings by Philip Ryken (2017)
  • The Minority Experience: Navigating Emotional and Organizational Realities by Adrian Pei (2018)
  • Movies Are Prayers: How Films Voice Our Deepest Longings by Josh Larsen (2017)
  • The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird (2019)
  • Offer Yourselves to God: Vocation, Work, and Ministry in Paul’s Epistles by Gordon D. Fee (2019)
  • Paradoxology: Why Christianity Was Never Meant to Be Simple by Krish Kandiah (2017)
  • Pastoral Rule for Today: Reviving an Ancient Practice by John P. Burgess, Jerry Andrews, and Joseph D. Small (2019)
  • Political Visions & Illusions: A Survey and Christian Critique of Contemporary Ideologies (2nd Edition) by David T. Koyzis (2019)
  • Praying for Your Missionary: How Prayers from Home Can Reach the Nations by Eddie Byun (2018)
  • The Power of Proximity: Moving Beyond Awareness to Action by Michelle Ferrigno Warren (2017)
  • The Power of the 72: Ordinary Disciples in Extraordinary Evangelism by John Teter (2017)
  • Race & Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation by David P. Leong (2017)
  • Raise Your Voice: Why We stay Silent and How to Speak Up by Kathy Khang (2018)
  • Rational Faith: A Philosopher’s Defense of Christianity by Stephen T. Davis (2016)
  • Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores by Dominique DuBois Gilliard (2018)
  • Romans 1-8 (Reformation Commentary on Scripture) by Gwenfair Walters Adams (2019)
  • Seasoned Speech: Rhetoric in the Life of the Church by James E. Beitler III (2019)
  • Serving God in Today’s Cities by Patrick Johnstone (2018)
  • Shades of Light: A Novel (with Study Guide) by Sharon Garlough Brown (2019)
  • Simple Prayer: Learning to Speak to God with Ease by Charlie Dawes (2017)
  • The Spirit of Methodism: From the Wesleys to a Global Communion by Jeffrey W. Barbeau (2019)
  • Still Evangelical: Insiders Reconsider Political, Social, and Theological Meaning edited by Mark Labberton (2018)
  • Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of “And” in an Either-Or World by Jen Pollock Michel (2019)
  • Taking It to the Streets: Lessons from a Life of Urban Ministry by Harry Louis Williams II (2019)
  • Theologygrams: Theology Explained in Diagrams by Rich Wyld (2017)
  • Understanding Your Teen: Shaping Their Character, Facing Their Realities by Jim Burns (2017)
  • The Victory of the Cross: Salvation in Eastern Orthodoxy by James R. Payton Jr. (2019)
  • The Violence of the Lamb: Martyrs as Agents of Divine Judgement in the Book of Revelation (Library of New Testament Studies #586) by Paul Middleton (2018)
  • A Week in the Life of a Slave by John Byron (2019)
  • Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate (Revised and Expanded/2nd Edition) by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang (2018)
  • When Changing Nothing Changes Everything: The Power of Reframing Your Life by Laurie Polich Short (2017)
  • When Women Give: The Adventure of a Generous Life by Kim King (2017)
  • White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White by Daniel Hill (2017)
  • The Winding Path of Transformation: Finding Yourself Between Glory and Humility by Jeffrey Tacklind (2019)
  • Women in God’s Mission: Accepting the Invitation to Serve and Lead by Mary T. Lederleitner (2018)
  • Why Church?: A Basic Introduction by Scott W. Sunquist (2019)