Only One Way To Heaven?

Crossway Books has a ton of new books on the horizon. Start saving your money!

Only One Way?: Reaffirming the Exclusive Truth Claims of Christianity” with chapters by Richard D. Phillips (Editor), David F. Wells, Peter R. Jones, Philip Graham Ryken, J. Ligon Duncan, D. A. Carson. You can read it online here. Just scroll down a ways and you’ll find the chapter divisions.
Here’s a description: Six respected authors instruct and encourage readers on the validity of the Bible’s teaching that Jesus is the only way of salvation.

And Mark Dever has a new book coming out in June called, “What Is A Healthy Church?“.

Here’s a description:
What is an ideal church? While many Christians may never have considered that question, they probably have some preconceived idea of the perfect church in their minds. Yet they often have no clue what the ideal church looks like or how it works in our society.

Author Mark Dever reveals the key characteristics to a healthy church: expositional preaching, biblical theology, and a biblical understanding of the gospel. Dever then challenges believers to develop those characteristics in their churches. By following the example of New Testament authors and addressing both the pastors and members of churches, Dever challenges all Christians to do their part in maintaining the local church. What Is a Healthy Church? offers timeless truths and practical principles to help all members fulfill their God-given roles in the church.

Voddie Baucham also has a book coming out in June, “Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God.”

Here’s a description:
This bold book is an urgent call to parents–and the church–to return to biblical discipleship in and through the home.

J.I. Packer’s “Praying the Lord’s Prayer” is coming in June.
Praying is a problem for many people. Christians often go through the motions of prayer because it is expected of them, but they are often left wondering, “Did God hear me? Does he even care?”

In his book Praying the Lord’s Prayer, an excerpt from Growing in Christ, J. I. Packer presents a powerful truth: prayer is a natural activity between the Heavenly Father and his children. As Packer works through each phrase of Christ’s pattern of prayer, readers will begin to grasp the basic principles and guidelines of prayer. As readers apply the truths of this book to their prayer lives, they will experience intimate communication with God and will strengthen their own conversations with their Father in heaven.

Randy Alcorn and Ron DiCianni (Illustrator): “Tell Me About Heaven” Coming in June.
Ten-year-old Jake struggles to understand his grandma’s death. But as he spends two weeks at his grandfather’s home, he is able to receive answers to his questions about Heaven.

As Jake and Grandpa fish, watch the stars, and take long walks, Grandpa shares what the Bible says about the reality and beauty of Heaven. As Jake learns the truth about Heaven, he begins to better understand and accept his grandmother’s death.

As readers uncover the truths in the dialogue between Grandpa and Jake, they will better appreciate the home that awaits all who place their faith in Christ.

Sam Storms gives us, “Signs of the Spirit: An Interpretation of Jonathan Edwards’s “Religious Affections” in July.
Jonathan Edwards’s treatise Religious Affections is widely considered the most important and accurate analysis of religious experience ever written.

Unfortunately, many well-intentioned readers sit down with Religious Affections, only to give up in frustration over Edwards’s lofty style and complex argumentation.

For this reason Sam Storms, one of evangelicalism’s experts on Edwards, has attempted to bridge the gap between how Edwards said what he did in the eighteenth century and how he might say it today. In Signs of the Spirit he articulates the substance of Edwards’s arguments in a more understandable way. The point is not to “dumb down” Jonathan Edwards but to make his work accessible to a wider audience.

This volume will serve those both in and outside the academic realm as valuable preparation for, or as a companion guide to, a reading of Edwards’s Religious Affections.

Martin Lloyd-Jones’ study in Acts continues with, “Compelling Christianity” in July.
Acts 8 chronicles some of the highs and lows of the early church. While believers mourn the killing of Stephen and Saul ravages the church, the gospel is being proclaimed to the Samaritans, and many are coming to faith in Christ. In reading about these events we find many issues that lie at the heart of the gospel—the new birth, the work of the Holy Spirit, the purpose of Christ’s death, and more.

In Compelling Christianity, Martyn Lloyd-Jones continues his Studies in the Book of Acts with a look at these central issues. He shows readers that the most pressing problems of his time—such as the Vietnam War—as well as those of our time are addressed by the gospel message because it addresses humanity’s root problem, sin. It is a permanently relevant message that is just as compelling today as it was to the Samaritans and the Ethiopian eunuch who heard it—and believed it—two thousand years ago.


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