An Encouragement to Share Christ with Confidence
Thabiti Anyabwile (Moody)
Former Muslim turned Baptist pastor Thabiti Anyabwile believes too many Christians feel they need a special technique for evangelizing Muslims, when what they really need is more confidence in the power of the gospel. Accordingly, Anyabwile first explains the basic gospel message, then turns to practical ways to witness effectively. He recounts his own story of conversion as well as numerous debates with other Muslims. The proposal relies on the Spirit working through Christian hospitality, Bible teaching, and our willingness to suffer persecution.
Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism
Kevin DeYoung (Moody)
Catechisms may be making a comeback, and Kevin DeYoung's new book demonstrates why. It is a collection of pastoral reflections on the Heidelberg Catechism. Working within the framework of guilt, grace, and gratitude, DeYoung takes readers on a journey through the basics of Christian theology in 52 weeks. It's like theology "from concentrate," only the truths here will make your heart soar. Not everyone will agree with all the affirmations of this catechism (and DeYoung doesn't either), but this book is an accessible introduction to the fundamental truths of Christianity.
God's Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions
Tim Chester (Crossway)
Chester leads readers to think about what they want to change and then examine their underlying motivations for such a change. Encouraging us to turn from certain desires to certain truths, he grounds lasting change in daily repentance as a response to the gospel of grace. Best of all, he incorporates individual change into the context of the church and insists that sanctification is a community project. Each chapter ends with a list of hard-hitting questions that lead us to practical application of biblical truth.
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