Monthly Archives: September 2013

Come Visit Us at the Desiring God 2013 Fall Conference

Desiring God 2013 Fall Conference

If you’re heading to Minneapolis this weekend for the Desiring God 2013 Fall Conference, be sure to stop by the book area and pay us a visit. Here are a few of the titles you’ll want to pick up at special conference-only prices:

Preaching? Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching by Alec Motyer Living By Revealed Truth The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom NettlesA Neglected Grace Family Worship in the Christian HomeFive Points: Towards A Deeper Experience of God's Grace by John Piper

There will also be books available from Christian Focus 4 Kids, so you can take some great children’s books home for your family too. If you’re unable to attend the event, you can still watch the conference sessions via live stream: LINK.

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Tom Nettles Interviewed on The Confessing Baptist Podcast

Confessing Baptist Podcast Episode 25

Christian Focus author Tom Nettles was recently interviewed on The Confessing Baptist Podcast about his book  Living By Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. The interview is now available to stream or download via the links below:

 The Confessing Baptist Episode 25 | Download

About the Book:
Tom Nettles has spent more than 15 years working on this magisterial biography of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the famous 19th century preacher and writer. More than merely a biography it covers his life, ministry and also provides an in-depth survey of his theology.

About the Author:
Thomas J. Nettles is Professor of Historical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

Where to Buy:
Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom Nettles 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:

Living By Revealed Truth The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom Nettles Buy Now:

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E-Books On Sale Through 9/27/2013

The following e-books are on sale through September 27th:

The Dawkins Letters, Revised Edition by David Robertson Sale Price: $3.99/£2.59

From the Resurrection to His Return: Living Faithfully in the Last Days by D. A. Carson Sale Price: $2.99/£1.94

 Firm Foundations:  Over 200 examples of how to structure a sermon by Peter Grainger Sale Price: $3.99/£2.59

 

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Christian Focus Blogs Week in Review – September 21, 2013

Catch up on the blog posts you might have missed earlier in the week on the Christian Focus Booknotes and Christian Focus 4 Kids Blogs:

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Irene Howat’s Story-A-Month Club

Irene Howat's Story-A-Month Club

Christian Focus 4 Kids author Irene Howat recently launched her brand new Story-A-Month Club. If you have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or young friends, you can give them a monthly gift of interest and inspiration that will bear fruit in their lives for time and eternity.

David Livingstone - Opening AfricaOn the first day of every month for 12 months they will receive an e-mail from Irene telling them that their Story-a-Month pack is ready to be downloaded. Here’s what’s included:

  • a newly written account of the life of a Christian hero or heroine;
  • a sheet that tells that person’s life in pictures to be coloured;
  • a page of puzzles based on the life of the character of the month.
  • Puzzle answers will go out the following month.

You can download a sample pack here:  PDF

Learn more at www.story-a-month-club.org.uk.

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Christian Focus Across the Web – September 20, 2013

Christian Focus Across The Web - September 20, 2013

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

Tom Nettles on The Janet Mefferd Show – Be sure to listen to Tom Nettles’ recent interview on The Janet Mefferd Show talking about his book Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. You can listen to the archive of the interview here:

 Tom Nettles on The Janet Mefferd Show

Jason Helopoulos & Paul Reynolds on Knowing the Truth with Kevin Boling – Earlier this month Christian Focus Publications authors Jason Helopoulos and Paul Reynolds did back to back interviews on Knowing the Truth with Kevin Boling. If you could use some tips to improve family worship and Bible study in your home, then this interview will be worth your time. Listen here: LINK

New releases available for Kindle – Check out some of our new releases that are newly available for Kindle:

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Hear Tom Nettles Live on The Janet Mefferd Show – 9/19/2013 @ 4:00 PM ET

Tom NettlesChristian Focus author Tom Nettles will be interviewed live Thursday September 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM ET to discuss his book Living By Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon on The Janet Mefferd Show. You can listen to the live broadcast here: janetmefferd.com.

The archive of this interview is available to stream or download here:

 Tom Nettles on The Janet Mefferd Show

About the Book:
Tom Nettles has spent more than 15 years working on this magisterial biography of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the famous 19th century preacher and writer. More than merely a biography it covers his life, ministry and also provides an in-depth survey of his theology.

About the Author:
Thomas J. Nettles is Professor of Historical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

Where to Buy:
Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom Nettles 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:

Living By Revealed Truth The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom Nettles Buy Now:

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Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom Nettles

Living By Revealed Truth The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom NettlesTom Nettles has spent more than 15 years working on this magisterial biography of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the famous 19th century preacher and writer. More than merely a biography it covers his life, ministry and also provides an in-depth survey of his theology.

Table of Contents:

  1. Birth to New Birth
  2. Made for Gospel Ministry
  3. The Metropolitan Tabernacle
  4. Preaching the Whole Counsel
  5. Theological Method and Content
  6. Spurgeon’s Message of Christ’s Atoning Sacrifice
  7. The Challenge of Church Life and the Governance of Worship
  8. The Gospel is Evangelism
  9. Use of Evangelists
  10. Theological Foundations for a Benevolent Ministry
  11. Personal Theory and Preferences in the Production of Godly Literature
  12. Literature about Right, Wrong, and Truth
  13. Theology and Controversy
  14. Destroyed or be Destroyed
  15. The Downgrade Conflict
  16. Spurgeon and Baptists in America
  17. Sickness, Suffering, Depression
  18. Conduct in the Face of Death

Click here to read the Preface and Introduction: PDF

Tom NettlesAbout the Author:
Thomas J. Nettles is Professor of Historical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

Praise For Living by Revealed Truth:

“Charles Spurgeon is a mountain—a massive figure on the evangelical landscape. Tom Nettles now helps us to understand Charles Haddon Spurgeon as a man, a theologian, and one of the most influential pastors in church history. Nettles takes us into the heart of Charles Spurgeon’s conviction and his pastoral theology. This is a book that will encourage, educate, and bless its readers.
– R. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“Fresh and unique, this book will be enjoyable to laymen, profitable to pastors, and indispensable for scholars. Nettles’ volume now takes an honored place among the most valuable of all resources pertaining to the Prince of Preachers.
– Don Whitney, Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“Tom Nettles’ new biography of Charles Spurgeon will be the new standard for a long time.”
-John Piper, Founder DesiringGod.org, Chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary

Where to Buy:
Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom Nettles 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:

Living By Revealed Truth The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom Nettles Buy Now:

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Available For Review – Preaching? Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching by Alec Motyer

Preaching? Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching by Alec MotyerJoin us October 7-11, 2013 for the Preaching? Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching blog tour.

About the Book:
Like many things in life, the skill of good preaching is 95% perspiration and 5% inspiration. At its basic level he tells us that preparing a good sermon is like baking a cake. It requires the correct ingredients for each type of cake to be baked, likewise with preaching, know your subject and pull all the pieces together to make up the winning recipe. Preaching is a privilege accorded to few and the fruits thereof welcomed by many—let Alec Motyer help you reach out and make the best of the gifts God has given you.

Alec MotyerAbout the Author:
Dr Alec Motyer is a well-known Bible expositor and from an early age has had a love for studying God’s Word. He was formerly principal of Trinity College, Bristol.

Blog Tour Details:
The Preaching? Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching Book Review Blog Tour will run October 7-11, 2013. Participants must be willing to post a review of the book on their personal blog and at least one internet retailer of their choice such as Amazon.com.

A limited number of entries will be selected via the form below:

This book review blog tour is now full. Thank you for your interest.

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Christian Focus Across The Web – September 13, 2013

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

Mission Partner: Truth Ministries International – Stop by the CF4K blog and learn about one of our mission partners – Truth Ministries International.

A Pastoral Ministry Grand-Slam from Christian Focus Publications (By Timothy Raymond) – Head on over to the Credo Magazine blog and read Timothy Raymond’s recent article talking about why he’s recently added us to his “short list of trustworthy publishers.”

Richard Bewes’ titles now available for Kindle – The following Richard Bewes titles are now available for Kindle:

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