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New and Notable Christian Books for November 2020 | Tim Challies

As we come into the final stretch of 2020, Christian publishers continue to release some very good books. In this article Ive compiled a selection of the ones that stood out to me as being especially noteworthy. Talking Back to Purity Culture: Rediscovering Faithful Christian Sexuality by Rachel Joy Welcher. I expect the coming years... Read more

Mission Cry sends Bibles and books to Albania – Mission Network News

Albania (MNN) — A container of Bibles and used books arrived in Albania, providing Christians with access to the Word of God and other faith-based books and resources. Mission Cry partners with a ministry in Amsterdam who approached them about sending resources to Albania, and Jason Woolford says they jumped at the chance. [The ministry]... Read more

On My Shelf: Life and Books with Wendy Alsup

On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers. I asked Wendy Alsupblogger at Practical Theology for Women and author of books such as Companions in Suffering: Comfort for Times of Loss and Loneliness and The Gospel-Centered Womanabout what’s on her nightstand, favorite fiction books,... Read more

Nigeria receives shipment of Bibles and Christian books – Mission Network News

Nigeria (MNN) — Nigerian Christians continue to suffer from persecution and problems related to the pandemic, but Mission Cry is offering those suffering a measure of peace and hope. The ministry has sent three containers of Bibles and Christian books to the country. Jason Woolford of Mission Cry explains that these materials are vital for... Read more

New and Notable Christians Books from October 2020 – Tim Challies

Though we are late enough in the year that we may be past prime book-release season, there are still some good titles coming our way. I sorted through the stacks that arrived at my door in October and settled on some that, for one reason or another, I consider especially noteworthy. To that end, here... Read more

Crossway+ Special: 40% Off Books for Parents and Families

An Exclusive Deal for Crossway+ Members Starting today and running through November 4, 2020, Crossway+ members receive 40% off the titles below, plus a free copy of Family Worship by Donald S. Whitney and free shipping in the contiguous US. To receive the free book, please follow these steps: Step 1: Make sure youre logged... Read more

Religious Terms Replaced or Removed from Christian Books to Avoid China’s Internet Censorship

Religious Terms Replaced or Removed from Christian Books to Avoid China's Internet Censorship Two government-sanctioned Christian organizations are seeking alternative ways to sell their religious books online due to censorship established by the Chinese Communist Party.According to ChinaAid, The Christian Council of China a human rights Christian group for Chinese citizens and the Committee of... Read more

10 Books of the Bible Christians Don’t Read Enough

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer Growing up, I always considered the Bible to be rather boring. Parts of it intrigued me as I learned the most popular stories: Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Ark. And then of course fast forward to the New testament where we learn that Jesus was born... Read more

On My Shelf: Life and Books with J. T. English

On My Shelfhelps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers. I interviewed J. T. Englishlead pastor of Storyline Fellowship in Arvada, Colorado, co-host of the Knowing Faith podcast, and author of Deep Discipleship: How the Church Can Make Whole Disciples of Jesusabout what’s on his nightstand, favorite... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (Baker Books) – Tim Challies

This week the blog has been sponsored by Baker Books. And today they are giving away several great book bundles! The typical pastor has, at most, one course on counseling, and usually it’s a course on individual counseling. Most pastors have never had a single course on how to do marriage and family counseling. Yet... Read more

Chinese Communist Party Imprisons Christian Bookseller, Destroys His ‘Illegal’ Christian Books

Chinese Communist Party Imprisons Christian Bookseller, Destroys His 'Illegal' Christian Books The Chinese Communist Party's crackdown on Christianity is continuing on in the region. This time, it is over selling books.Christian bookstore owner Chen Yu was fined almost 30,000 dollars for selling "illegal" books in China's Zhejiang provinces Taizhou city. The Christian books were imported... Read more

9 New and Notable Books for September 2020 – Tim Challies

The good books continue to roll in! As September turns to October I thought it would be good to provide a roundup of some of the best books to cross my desk over the past month (acknowledging that, in reality, I’m posting this a day late). As usual, I need to add the disclaimer that... Read more

Sale: Popular Books from Reformed Thinkers

Zondervan has discounted over 30 books and video studies from top Reformed thinkers. This week only, you can save 50 percent on books and video lectures or save up to 80 percent on ebooks. Theres something for everyone in this sale: groundbreaking theological works, like Michael Hortons recent books on justification classic articulations of Bible... Read more

Bringing the Church together around books

(Photo: Unsplash/Josh Felise)St Andrew's Bookshop has been serving the Church with quality Christian books since 1957 and while you could be forgiven for thinking that they're all about the sales, for managing director Steve Barnett, what's really exciting is seeing the Church reading together. With that in mind, St Andrew's Bookshop has just partnered with... Read more

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