Preaching the Cross

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Crossway Books will release a new book next month “Preaching the Cross” — with contributors Mark Dever, J. Ligon Duncan, Al Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, John MacArthur, John Piper, and R.C. Sproul. Here’s a description:

“Proclaiming the gospel is without a doubt the most important task of pastoral ministry, yet often other seemingly urgent activities can obscure it. From time to time all pastors and preachers need a fresh reminder of the primacy of the gospel.

Preaching the Cross does just this. It is a call to preaching the gospel as the center of pastoral ministry. This volume showcases an unprecedented combination of pastors representing a variety of evangelical traditions. Though they may differ on some secondary points of church practice, they all enthusiastically celebrate the centrality of the cross of Christ.”

Here’s info on the contributors, if you even need it!–

Mark Dever is Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and Executive Director for 9Marks Ministries. Dr. Dever has contributed to several books on church health and church leadership, and is a visiting professor at both Beeson Divinity School and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

J. Ligon Duncan is Senior Minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi, Chairman of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of America.

R. Albert Mohler, Jr., is president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky and host of the Albert Mohler radio program and blog.

C. J. Mahaney leads Sovereign Grace Ministries, a growing family of local churches in several countries. He serves on the boards of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation and the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

John MacArthur is the pastor of Grace Community Church in California and president of The Master’s College and Seminary, as well as a best-selling author. He can be heard on the “Grace to You” radio program, which broadcasts daily around the world on nearly 2,000 stations in English and Spanish.

ECPA Gold Medallion winner John Piper is senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and the head of Desiring God. He has written numerous books on topics that include personal holiness, missions and historical figures.

R. C. Sproul is the founder and principal teacher of Ligonier Ministries, which provides Christian laity with materials on theology, history, Bible study, apologetics, and ethics. He is also a noted author and visiting professor at several seminaries and Minister of Preaching and Teaching at Saint Andrews Chapel.

Release date: April 20th.

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