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7 Books To Help You Understand the Times – Tim Challies

You do not need to be a particularly astute observer of society to understand that we have entered into a time of great transition and even great upheaval. A new worldview based around a very particular conception of social justice is quickly gaining traction. Traditional understandings of sex and gender are being overthrown. New words... Read more

A Dozen New and Notable Christian Books for August 2020 – Tim Challies

As summer turns to fall, and as we seem to creep incrementally back towards normalcy, the new books continue to pour in. I’ve sorted through the many (many!) books that have shown up at my doorstep over the past four weeks and have narrowed them down to this list of a dozen. For each one... Read more

Watch Jamie Foxx (Almost) Flawlessly List All the Books in the Old Testament | RELEVANT Magazine

Jamie Foxx is currently doing press rounds forProject Power, the latest entry in the “what if humans could unlock their full potential?” band of thrillers. But it looks like Foxx is unlocking his own potential just fine, given this Zoom interview with his co-star Joseph Gordon Levitt. JGL is running Foxx questions about his life... Read more

Why Study the Books of 13 John

This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series. Johns Last Days The Apostle John probably settled in Ephesus at the end of his life. He likely spent his final years among the Christians there, ministering to the new generation of Jesuss disciples. As the last surviving member of the twelve who had... Read more

On My Shelf: Life and Books with Christopher Ash

On My Shelfhelps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers. I asked Christopher Ashwriter-in-residence at Tyndale House, author of Married for God, Job: The Wisdom of the Cross, and many othersabout what’s on his bedside table, favorite fiction, favorite re-reads, and much more. What’sonyour coffee table and... Read more

10 New and Notable Christian Books for July 2020 – Tim Challies

Even in the heat of summer Christian publishers continue to bring us great new books! It has actually been quite a July for Christian readers with lots of notable books coming our way. Here are a few of the ones that stood out to me. Why Is My Teenager Feeling Like This?: A Guide for... Read more

5 Books to Read by Church Fathers

One of the questions I often get abouttheological retrievalis where to start. Lots of people see the value of reading ancient texts, but are unsure where to dive in. So I thought it might be useful to identify five classic texts from the church fathers that (1) are significant theologically and historically, (2) are relatively... Read more

Shipment of Bibles, books, food lands in Pakistan – Mission Network News

Pakistan (MNN) — Mission Cry just landed a shipment of Bibles and Christian books in Pakistan. Thats not unusual for their ministry – theyve sent crates and shipments all over the world – but food distribution is. Yet in the middle of a pandemic and its economic impact, thats exactly what theyre doing. We were... Read more

On My Shelf: Life and Books with Glenna Marshall

On My Shelfhelps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers. I asked Glenna Marshallauthor of Everyday Faithfulness: The Beauty of Ordinary Perseverance in a Demanding World (Crossway/TGC, 2020) and blogger at glennamarshall.comabout what’s on her nightstand, favorite fiction books, influential biographies, and more. What’s on your nightstand... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (WTS Books) – Tim Challies

This week the blog has been sponsored by Westminster Bookstore, and they are now offering a giveaway to the readers of this site. At the Westminster Bookstore, we are committed to distributing biblically faithful books to God’s people from Kindergarten to MDiv. In that spirit, we wanted to give away a bundle of our bestsellers... Read more

The Afterword: Conversations on Books, Reading, and the Church – Tim Challies

This week the blog is sponsored by Westminster Bookstore and they are introducing a New Web Series and Podcast. We launched The Afterword because we dont want our ministry to the readers of the Church to end with the delivery of a book. To that end, we hope these digital discussions will foster a culture... Read more

12 New and Notable Books for June 2020 – Tim Challies

Summer is often a time when new book releases slow their pace as publishers await the busy fall season with all its conferences and other opportunities to make a splash. But this year we’ve been treated to quite a lot of noteworthy June releases. Here are a few of the books that have showed up... Read more

Introducing TGC Kids Books!

I never had this routine as a child, but its one I relish as a father and my children now expect each evening: read-aloud storytime. Whether its rehearsing a Bible story, searching for Wimmelbook characters, or working through another Sandra Boynton whimsical tale, childrens books make indelible impressions on young minds. Thats why we at... Read more

We Get to Decide What the History Books Say About 2020 | RELEVANT Magazine

The crises we are currently facing were not only predictable but predicted. Americans of color have been crying out for centuries about systemic injustices in the economy and criminal justice, yet each week brings another challenging story to work through (this weekend, the killing of Rayshard Brooks). Healthcare experts have been sounding the alarm... Read more

5 Childrens Books on Racism and the Gospel

Over the past week, my inbox has been filled with people asking me for a way forward. In light of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, many are wondering, Where do I start? and, How can I faithfully prepare my child to see and treat all people with dignity rooted in... Read more

On My Shelf: Life and Books with Jonathan Parnell

On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers. I asked Jonathan Parnelllead pastor of Cities Church in MinneapolisSt. Paul and author of Mercy for Today: A Daily Prayer from Psalm 51 and Never Settle for Normal: The Proven Path to Significance and Happinessabout what’s... Read more

Really Bad Reviews of Really Good Books – Tim Challies

One of the great benefits of the internet is the way it can give everyone an equal voice. Of course one of the great drawbacks of the internet (for there is no great technological advancement that doesnt come with both benefits and drawbacks) is the way it can give everyone an equal voice. Nowhere do... Read more

New and Notable Christian Books for May 2020 – Tim Challies

I am in the happy position of receiving endless numbers of Christian books. Every month or so I try to sort through them to identify the new books that seem most noteworthy and, therefore, may be of most interest to readers like you. Here is the selection for May 2020, including the publishers descriptions. (Note:... Read more

Of Reviewing Many Books There Is No End

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: Every year at The Gospel Coalition we review about 300 titles between our academic journal Themelios and our regular book reviews section. And the man behind that book reviews section is... Read more

TGC Editorial Staff: Books We Enjoyed in 2019

It shouldnt be surprising that we, the editorial staff at The Gospel Coalition, enjoy reading. While our team worked diligently to evaluate the Christian market for ourannual book awards, we also read an eclectic array of titles for professional development, historical awareness, encouragement, and just plain fun. As one of our team members recently reflected,... Read more

Most Important Books for Pastors from the 2010s

Pastors traffic in books. They love to read them, share them, recommend them, talk about them. As 2019 comes to a close, we asked several friends of TGCmany of whom are pastors and church leadersto look back over the past 10 years and point to the most helpful book for pastors that they’d widely commend.... Read more

Echoes of Holy Saturday in Old Testament Books

Holy Saturday is like the story of Joseph in prison in Genesis: what Jesuss brothers and the Gentile authorities meant for evil, God meant for good. Holy Saturday is like the crossing of the Red Sea in Exodus: Jesus goes before his people through the waters of death, leading them out of bondage and into... Read more

New and Notable Christian Books for April 2020 – Tim Challies

[ad_1] I am within the lucky place of receiving limitless numbers of Christian books. Each month or so I attempt to kind by means of them to determine the brand new books that appear most noteworthy and, due to this fact, could also be of most curiosity to readers such as you. Right here is... Read more

Free (or Discounted) Books to Learn in Quarantine

[ad_1] Quarantine doesnt essentially imply extra time to learn. If youre something like our household, you have got much less time, fewer shops for stir-crazy youngsters (and adults), and common exhaustion on the finish of every day. For mothers, juggling distant work and children, you may really feel such as you have 5 jobs. But,... Read more

12 Fiction Books That Will Form Your Theology | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Silence by Shusaku Endo Silence is likely one of the most formative and essentially the most harrowing novels I've ever learn. Tracing the historic story of underground Christians in Japan within the mid-17th century, Endo provides a stark have a look at the realities of following Christ below persecution, and the extraordinary psychological battle... Read more

New and Notable Christian Books for February 2020 – Tim Challies

[ad_1] Im within the pleased place of receiving limitless numbers of Christian books. Each month or so I attempt to type by way of them to establish the brand new books that appear most noteworthy and, due to this fact, could also be of most curiosity to readers such as you. Right here is the... Read more

Why Authors Need You To Pre-Order Their New Books – Tim Challies

[ad_1] If youve adopted Christian writers for any time, youve in all probability seen fairly just a few write a brand new e-book after which request not solely that you simply order their e-book, however that you simply pre-order it. In case you observe this Christian author, youve not too long ago seen me make... Read more

On My Shelf: Life and Books with John Starke

[ad_1] On My Shelfhelps you get to know varied writers via a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers. I requested John Starkepastor of preaching at Apostles Church, an everyday contributor to TGC, and the creator of The Risk of Prayer: Discovering Stillness with God in a Stressed Worldabout what’s on his nightstand, favourite fiction... Read more

New and Notable Christian Books for January 2020 – Tim Challies

[ad_1] Im within the joyful place of receiving infinite numbers of Christian books. Each month or so I attempt to kind by way of them to determine the brand new books that appear most noteworthy and, due to this fact, could also be of most curiosity to readers such as you. Right here is the... Read more

Level Youngsters to the Gospel By way of Nice Books

[ad_1] One morning, whereas strolling via Oxford, J. R. R. Tolkien described Christianity to C. S. Lewis because the true delusion. Christ, Tolkien defined, is the total revelation of God; all different nice tales merely echo that fact. Lewis later credited this dialogue with Tolkien as instrumental to his Christian conversion. A century later, the... Read more