Monthly Archives: April 2013

New Martyn Lloyd-Jones Titles Available From Christian Heritage

Not Against Flesh And Blood by Martyn Lloyd-JonesIn Not Against Flesh and Blood, Martyn Lloyd-Jones reminds us that the devil operates on a worldwide scale as well as upon individuals. He traces the confusion and chaos of present-day society to the destructive work of satan and states that in a day there is a renewed fascination with astrology, the occult, spiritism and ‘doctrines of devils’, to be aware of these evil powers to ensure that we are not defeated by them.

Praise for Not Against Flesh And Blood:

“This powerful volume, Not Against Flesh and Blood, is a prime example of the power and enduring relevance of The Doctor’s ministry. It is robustly biblical, thoroughly orthodox, spiritually urgent, and theologically sound. Beyond these qualities, the book stands out for its brave and timely consideration of spiritual warfare – one of the most timely concerns in the present hour of Christianity.”
R. Albert Mohler ~ President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

Plight of Man And the Power of God by Martyn Lloyd-JonesMartyn Lloyd-Jones’ preaching always had an emphasis on the desperate plight of man and the power of God to save. His preaching was crystal clear on the sovereignty of God in the salvation of sinners, a concept that does not sit comfortably in our day of pragmatism, programmes and self-help books. Nevertheless it remains at the core of what the world needs to hear. Based on Romans chapter 1, this wonderful book will help you understand what the gospel is. As we live in a world that seems to be spiralling out of control, you will want to hear this message again and again.

Praise for The Plight Of Man And The Power of God:

“What we have in these five expositions is the Gospel explained with great clarity and hope. Even today I used these timeless chapters with a non-Christian friend who is seeking to understand Christianity. I commend these messages to you.”
Mark Dever ~ Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC

Martyn Lloyd-JonesAbout the Author:
Born in Wales, Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a dairyman’s assistant, a political enthusiast, debater, and chief clinical assistant to Sir Thomas Harder, the King of England’s Physician. But at the age of 27 he gave up a most promising medical career to become a preacher. He had a far-reaching influential ministry at Westminster Chapel in London, England from 1938-1968. His published works have had an unprecedented circulation, selling in millions of copies.

Where to Buy:
Not Against Flesh and Blood and The Plight of Man and the Power of God are 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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E-Books on Sale Through 5/3/2013

The following e-books are on sale through May 3rd:

Touched By Greatness by Dorothy Patterson Faith On Trial by Martyn Lloyd-Jones The Goodnight Book by Richard Bewes
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Christian Focus Across the Web – April 26, 2013

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

Best Commentaries on Joshua – Tim Challies is blogging his way through some of the best commentaries available today. Earlier this week he recommended five commentaries on the Old Testament book of Joshua and we were very pleased to see Joshua: No Falling Words by Dale Ralph Davis from our Focus on the Bible series at the top of the list.

April Book Giveaways – There’s still time to enter the April book giveaways on the Christian Focus Booknotes and Christian Focus 4 Kids blogs. We’re giving away a copy of Kingdom Come: The Amillennial Alternative by Sam Storms (Mentor, 2013)  and Witness Men: True Stories of God at Work in Papua, Indonesia by Rebecca Davis (CF4K, 2013). You can find the giveaway pages here (Christian Focus Booknotes Blog) and here (CF4K Blog).

J. V. Fesko Interviewed on Author Talks with Shaun Tabatt – Don’t miss out on J. V. Fesko’s recent interview on Author Talks with Shaun Tabatt. The portion of the interview focusing on A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Growing in Holiness: Understanding Sanctification begins at 00:19:08.

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J. V. Fesko Interviewed on Author Talks with Shaun Tabatt

J. V. FeskoChristian Focus author J. V. Fesko was recently interviewed on Author Talks with Shaun Tabatt. The portion of the interview focusing on A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Growing in Holiness: Understanding Sanctification begins at 00:19:08. The interview is now available to stream or download via the links below:

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About the Book:
No true Christian wants to keep on sinning. Yet the battle seems unwinnable. For every slain opponent two more emerge from the shadows. And to make matters worse, an endless stream of pundits are on hand with conflicting combat tactics: ‘Try harder. Do more.’ ‘It’s a matter of mind over matter.’ ‘Imitate Christ. Ask, What would Jesus Do?’ ‘Take a break. Even if you yield to every known sin, you’re still a winner because Christ has forgiven everything.’

In the Bible we find a more coherent and realistic approach to growing in holiness. Victory over sin does not come to the spiritual sluggard. Effort is essential. Even so, self-transformation is not possible. ‘Sanctification is by faith alone in Christ alone.’ The gospel is not just for day one of the Christian life; it’s for the whole journey.

How do we grow in holiness? We grow through the word of God and prayer and sacraments. This book will help us find the benefits of growing in Christ for which there is no substitute.

About the Author:
J. V. Fesko graduated from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, UK, with an earned Ph.D. in theology. Dr. Fesko’s interests include systematic theology, applied soteriology (union with Christ, justification and sanctification, and the ordo salutis), sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Reformed dogmatics, as well as the integration of biblical and systematic theology. He was the pastor of Geneva Orthodox Presbyterian church from 1998 to 2009. He is now presently the Academic Dean and Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California. He is also an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

Where to Buy:
A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Growing in Holiness: Understanding Sanctification by J. V. Fesko 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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April Book Giveaway – Kingdom Come by Sam Storms


**If you are unable to see the contest widget in your RSS Reader or e-mail client, click here to view this post on the Christian Focus Booknotes Blog.

Terms and Conditions:
The giveaway is limited to residents of the continental United States and the United Kingdom.

Praise for Kingdom Come:

“Storms marshals exegetical and theological arguments in defense of his view in this wide-ranging work. Even those who remain unconvinced will need to reckon with the powerful case made for an amillennial reading. The author calls us afresh to be Bereans who are summoned to search the scriptures to see if these things are so.”
-Thomas R. Schreiner ~ James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“There is something in here to challenge and to encourage all of us, no matter our persuasion. I pray this book will help others in the same way it has helped me.”
-Justin Taylor ~ author and blogger, “Between Two Worlds”, Wheaton, Illinois

“This is a remarkable book which will surely become the standard bearer for Amillennialism for years to come.”
Kevin DeYoung ~ Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church. East Lansing, Michigan

“Sam Storms’ book, Kingdom Come: the Amillennial Alternative, is a substantial work on the viability of the Amillennial perspective on eschatology, including that of the Book of Revelation…..Even those who may disagree with Storms’ Amillennial approach will definitely benefit from his book.”
-G. K. Beale ~ Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kingdom Come by Sam StormsAbout the Book:
The second coming of Christ is a matter of sharp disagreement amongst Christians. Many hold to premillennialism: that Christ’s return will be followed by 1,000 years before the final judgement, a belief popularised in the popular Left Behind novels. However, premillennialism is not the only option for Christians. In this important new book, Sam Storms provides a biblical rationale for amillennialism; the belief that 1,000 years mentioned in the book of Revelation is symbolic with the emphasis being the King and his Kingdom.

Sam StormsAbout the Author:
Sam is the Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the President of Enjoying God Ministries (www.samstorms.com). He and his wife Ann have been married for 41 years and are the parents of two grown daughters and have four grandchildren.

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Christian Focus Across the Web – April 19, 2013

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

J. V. Fesko reviews A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Baptism – Head on over to the Reformation 21 blog and check out J. V. Fesko’s review of A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Baptism: The Water that Unites by Robert Letham. Here’s a bit of what John had to say:

“This book offers an entry point to the doctrine of baptism and is suitable for beginners, but the endnotes and the bibliography offer bread-crumb trails for those who want to dive deeper, if you pardon the pun, into the doctrinal waters of baptism.”

You can read the full review at reformation21.org.

66 Books, One Story Now Available for Kindle & Nook – We’re excited to announce that 66 Books, One Story: A Family Guide to Every Book of the Bible by Paul Raynolds is now available for Kindle and Nook. Order yours today at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

Melissa Kruger Talks About the Secret to Contentment – Melissa Kruger, author of The Envy of Eve, made a special appearance earlier this week on the 700 Club Interactive.

If you can’t see the video in your feed reader or e-mail client, you can view it directly here:  LINK.

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Today in Church History – April 18, 1521

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It was on this day in 1521 that Martin Luther offered the following response to the Archbishop of Trier at the Diet of Worms:

“Unless I am convinced by Scripture or by clear reasoning that I am in error – for popes and councils have often erred and contradicted themselves – I cannot recant, for I am subject to the Scriptures I have quoted; my conscience is captive to the Word of God. It is unsafe and dangerous to do anything against ones conscience. Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise. So help me God. Amen.”

After the conclusion of the Diet, Luther was taken into hiding by Prince Frederick and spent an extended period of time at Wartburg Castle, where he began work on his German translation of the Bible.

Martin Luther Books Available From Christian Focus Publications:

Martin Luther: The Man who started the Reformation by Thomas Lindsay Martin Luther: What Should I Do? by Catherine Mackenzie Martin Luther's TabletalkLuther and His Katie

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See Melissa Kruger on the 700 Club Interactive – 4/17/2013 at 9:30 AM EDT

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Melissa Kruger, author of The Envy of Eve will make an appearance on the 700 Club Interactive. You can watch the broadcast on ABC Family – 4/17/2013 at 9:30 AM EDT. The archive of this interview is now available below:

About the Book:
What’s truly at the heart of our desires? The Envy of Eve guides readers to understand how desires grow into covetousness and what happens when this sin takes power in our hearts. Covetousness chokes out the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, allowing discontentment to bloom. The key to overcoming is to get to the root of our problem: unbelief-a mistrust of God’s sovereignty and goodness. An ideal resource for deeper study or group discussion.

About the Author:
Melissa is a North Carolina native and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, where she studied math and education, as well as met her husband, Mike. She currently works part-time as the Women’s Ministry Coordinator for Uptown Church, acting as a liaison between the women’s prayer team, program team and staff team. She enjoys meeting with women, studying the Bible, running with friends, reading, and spending her days raising her three children, Emma, John, and Kate.

Where to Buy:
The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World 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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Melissa Kruger Interview on Christ the Center

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Many thanks to Camden Bucey and David Filson for featuring Christian Focus author Melissa Kruger as a special guest on the 4/12/2013 episode of Christ the Center. In this episode they discuss Melissa’s book The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World. This episode is available for download here:  LINK.

About the Book:
What’s truly at the heart of our desires? The Envy of Eve guides readers to understand how desires grow into covetousness and what happens when this sin takes power in our hearts. Covetousness chokes out the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, allowing discontentment to bloom. The key to overcoming is to get to the root of our problem: unbelief-a mistrust of God’s sovereignty and goodness. An ideal resource for deeper study or group discussion.

About the Author:
Melissa is a North Carolina native and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, where she studied math and education, as well as met her husband, Mike. She currently works part-time as the Women’s Ministry Coordinator for Uptown Church, acting as a liaison between the women’s prayer team, program team and staff team. She enjoys meeting with women, studying the Bible, running with friends, reading, and spending her days raising her three children, Emma, John, and Kate.

Where to Buy:
The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World 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 Across the Web – April 12, 2013

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

Review:  Nate Saint: Operation Auca – This week Danika Cooley posted a review of Nate Saint: Operation Auca on her Thinking Kids Blog. Here’s a bit of what she had to say:

“Nancy Drummond’s new biography of Nate Saint is a rare emotional gem… It’s the story of how our humble service in His name can continue generations after we have joined Jesus after our lives here are done. I highly recommend Nate Saint: Operation Auca by Nancy Drummond.  Bravo, Nancy.”

Danika’s full review can be found at thinkingkids.wordpress.com.

Does Your Church Have Room to Sing of Lament? – Justin Taylor shares an excerpt from Carl Trueman’s The Wages of Spin, exploring the question, “What Can Miserable Christians Sing?” Be sure to check it out at Justin’s Between Two Worlds blog.

Eric C. Redmond on The Ascension by Chester and Woodrow – Many thanks to Eric C. Redmond for his mention of The Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God by Tim Chester and Jonny Woodrow on his blog (A Man from Issachar). Here’s Eric’s endorsement in full:

“Tim Chester and Jonny Woodrow pull back the curtains of the true temple to disclose the glories of the ongoing work of the Savior on our behalf. They powerfully reveal the Ascension as fulfillment of what all of Redemptive History foreshadows—that the Lord’s own will enter his presence only through the work of the one who can go up into the very clouds of God Almighty.  Along the way the seasoned churchmen teach us how to read the two Testaments with great Biblical-theological insight. Meditation upon this exposition of Christ’s “going up” will strengthen all aspects of our private and corporate worship, prayer, evangelism, of public kingdom living and of Gospel preaching. Chester and Woodrow have given us a gift that will lift our eyes from this temporal horizon to the steppes of eternal joys of our High Priest in heaven.”

The Ascension is currently available in the UK and will release in the US, May 2013.

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