Monthly Archives: December 2012

Book Signing: Sarah Bubar – The Lighthouse (Queensbury, NY) 12/29/2012 11 AM – 1 PM EST

Sarah BubarIf you’ll be in the Queensbury, NY area this Saturday (12/29), be sure to stop by The Lighthouse. Sarah Bubar will be on hand from 11 AM to 1 PM to sign books and share the story behind her new book Radical Dating: When God Takes Over Your Love Life. Detailed information about the event is available on The Lighthouse Facebook page.

For more on Radical Dating, go here:  LINK.

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Terry Johnson interviewed on KevCast

Terry JohnsonChristian Focus author Terry Johnson recorded an interview last week with Kevin Thompson for the KevCast show on Blog Talk Radio talking about his Galatians volume in the Mentor Expository Commentary series. You can stream or download the interview here:   LINK

About the Book:

“What must I do to be saved?” This is the message that the book of Galatians seeks to answers. It tells us that there is a gospel message to preach even 2000 years on from when these words were first penned. It presents for us the truth of the gospel, unearthing the central message that righteousness can only be obtained through justification by faith. We are told in no uncertain terms that we cannot have this on our own merit. It considers the original context that there would have been questions as to what of the Jewish custom should be adopted if any as Gentiles joined the church. There were issues that could divide them but above all they needed to preach the gospel and to live lives that were bearing the fruit of God’s word in them. Terry L. Johnson skilfully exposits 22 chapters which look at the theological aspect of Galatians then 18 chapters looking at the practical outworking of the letter. It contains a wealth of material for helping us to live Christian lives; to walk by the Spirit. The Mentor Expository Series holds to an inerrant view of Scripture. They are thoroughly researched with helpful practical application. This is a resource for pastors and Bible teachers who want to draw on Christ-centered expository teaching and for the lay reader who wants to delve more deeply into the riches of the Word of God.

Where to Buy:

Galatians – A Mentor Expository Commentary Series is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

Galatians: A Mentor Expository Commentary by Terry Johnson Buy Now:

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Radical Dating by Diane Montgomery, Gabrielle Pickle, and Sarah Bubar

Radical Dating is a fun, comprehensive, Bible-based guide offering candid, relatable insight on guys, dating, singleness, purity, and true love. Most importantly, the authors point readers to the ultimate source of true love, Jesus Christ Himself and to deepen that relationship above all others. Here’s a bit of the story behind the book:

“This book began as a blog, which started as a far-fetched dream of seminary girls sitting around a table in a sushi restaurant trying to figure out how to use our years of intense Biblical training to help girls apply God’s Word to everyday life. After much prayer and some research, the website UnlockingFemininity.com was born! We use this writing ministry to provide girls with a resource on topics such as gender roles, relationships and applying Scripture to everyday life.

We are best friends. We’ve supported each other through graduations, mission trips, first jobs, and moving away. All three of us love sushi and have made ourselves positively sick on Diane’s homemade red velvet cupcakes. Even now that we have “grown up” and moved away from each other, somehow we still find time to talk, email and text…. way too often.”

Diane, Sarah, & GabrielleAbout the Authors:
Sarah Bubar, Gabrielle Pickle and Diane Montgomery – are best friends, study buddies, bridesmaids, and now ministry partners. They started the Unlocking Femininity blog to set the truth of Christ before women and girls in ways that connect with the female heart.

Praise for Radical Dating:

“These girls tell it like it is. They’ll challenge you to align the why, how, who, what and when of your love life with the truth of God’s Word. And nowadays … that’s a truly radical thing to do!”
-Mary A. Kassian ~ Author, Girls Gone Wise, Alberta, Canada.

“In Radical Dating, they grapple honestly, earnestly and winsomely with how young women can honor the Lord in their interactions with guys, and how bringing Him into those relationships-even into the disappointment of unfulfilled longings-can help cultivate Christ-like character.”
-Nancy Leigh DeMoss ~ Author, Revive Our Hearts radio host, Niles, Michigan

Where to Buy:
Radical Dating is available at any good  Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

Radical Dating: When God takes over your love life by Diane Montgomery, Gabrielle Pickle, & Sarah Bubar Buy Now:

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Pastor’s Ebook Sale – 12/27/2012 to 1/4/2013

Planting for the Gospel Planting for the Gospel by Graham Beynon
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Pastoring the Pastor by Tim Cooper & Kelvin Gardiner Pastoring the Pastor by Tim Cooper & Kelvin Gardiner
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The Work of the Pastor by William Still  The Work of the Pastor by William Still
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Lightkeepers Ten Boys & Ten Girls Series Ebook Sale 12/25 to 1/7

The Lightkeepers Ten Boys and Ten Girls series by Irene Howat is on sale for Kindle and Nook. Each book is available for $2.99 from 12/25/2012 through 1/7/2013. Ideal for any child, parent or grandparent who received a new e-reader for Christmas and is looking for a few good books to read.

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Lightkeepers – Ten Boys Series

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Merry Christmas

Mery Christmas!

(The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2001), Is 9:6.)

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Ebook Sale – December 20 – 27, 2012

The Purpose of God:  Ephesians by R.C. Sproul The Purpose of God: Ephesians by R. C. Sproul
Sale Price:  $2.99 / £1.91
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The Obedience Option The Obedience Option by David W. hegg
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Iron Sharpens Iron by Orland Saer Iron Sharpens Iron by Orland Saer
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Daily Readings: The Puritans by Randall J. Pederson (Editor)

Daily Readings - the Puritans - Edited by Randall PedersonIt’s almost 2013 and that means it’s time to choose your devotional reading for the new year. We recommend you take a look at Daily Readings: The Puritans, which is beautifully presented with entries drawn from 12 of the very best Puritan writers. As you draw daily from the wisdom of the Puritans, you will find renewed joy for your daily service. Before each month there is a brief introductory snapshot on the Puritan providing the readings for the month.

  • Richard Baxter – January
  • John Bunyan – February
  • Stephen Charnock – March
  • Jonathan Edwards – April
  • John Flavel – May
  • William Gurnall – June
  • William Guthrie – July
  • Thomas Manton – August
  • John Owen – September
  • Samuel Rutherford – October
  • Thomas Vincent – November
  • Thomas Watson – December

Read two sample devotions here:  LINK.

Where to Buy:
Daily Readings: The Puritans is available at any good  Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Christian Focus Booknotes Week in Review – December 15, 2012

Catch up on the blog posts you might have missed earlier in the week on the Christian Focus Booknotes Blog:

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Christian Focus Across the Web – December 14, 2012

Christian Focus Across the Web highlights important news and blog posts related to our books. This week’s highlights are below:

Rebels Rescued: A Student's Guide to Reformed Theology by Brian CosbyWrapping up the Rebels Rescued Blog Tour – Here are a few quotes from reviewers who participated in this week’s book review blog tour for Rebels Rescued by Brian Cosby:

“If you are looking for an introduction to reformed doctrine that is concise, yet thorough, you will likely find Brian Cosby’s book,Rebels Rescued, a helpful starting point.”
Elizabeth Hankins (www.hankinsfamily.com)

“I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I plan to use it with my own family. If you are a pastor, teacher, or parent; this book will help you communicate these precious truths.”
Cliff VanNostrand (vannostrand.wordpress.com)

“It’s a perfect basic primer for Reformed theology.”
Dave Marrandette (eyeonchristianity.blogspot.com)

Visit the Christian Focus 4 Kids blog to see links and excerpts for all of the reviews.

Persistently Preaching ChristShowing some love for the Anglicans – Earlier this week, Paul Levy shared some thoughts on Persistently Preaching Christ: Fifty Years of Bible Ministry in a Cambridge Church (Mentor, 2012). Here’s a bit of what Paul had to say:

“The Word has been preached and been applied to the congregation and it has done a remarkable work. I would want to commend this book to every minister.”

Paul’s full article is available on the Reformation 21 blog. Persistently Preaching Christ is currently available in the UK and will be available in the US January 2013.

Puritan Portraits by J. I. PackerTop 12 Books of 2012 – We were pleased that Puritan Portraits by J. I. Packer received an honorable mention in the biography, Puritans, and historical theology category of Tony Reinke’s Top 12 Books of 2012 posted on the Desiring God blog. Puritan Portraits is available worldwide, wherever good Christian books are sold.

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