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Tim Keller and Don Carson on Alec Motyer

Alec MotyerIt’s not every day that the The Gospel Coalition’s co-founders, Tim Keller and Don Carson, take the opportunity to offer a foreword and afterword for a slim, easily overlooked book on “loving the Old Testament.” While many today rightly esteem and look up to Keller and Carson for their biblical insight, ministry experience, and proven faithfulness, do you ever wonder whom these men look up to?

Alec Motyer, that’s who. The 90-year-old former principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England has served as both a pastor and a professor. Although much of his academic life has been devoted to the study of the Old Testament, particularly Isaiah, Motyer has aimed to bring his insights to the layperson through lecturing and writing, most notably serving as co-editor with John Stott of the The Bible Speaks Today series

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Where to Buy:
A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Loving The Old Testament 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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Philip Ryken – A New Heaven and the New Earth – TGC 2015 National Conference

Books by Philip Ryken:

Salvation By CrucifixionIn Salvation By Crucifixion, Ryken celebrates Easter with a thoughtful guidebook to understanding the cross. Seven answers to seven questions explain the why and the wherefore of the cross for a Biblical faith and a Christian life.

Praise For Salvation By Crucifixion:

“Perfect for a thoughtful person who wants to know Christ and discover what it means to trust in Him.”
-Colin S. Smith ~ Senior Pastor, The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, Arlington, Illinois & President of Unlocking the Bible

“Read this book slowly, prayerfully, meditatively, and let its amazing truths penetrate the depth of your soul.”
-Joel R. Beeke ~ President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Artful, but simple; compact, but loaded; sound, but fresh. This book is a jewel. Some passages sing. It well repays the time it takes to read it.”
-Mark Dever ~ Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church and President of, Washington, DC

14 Words From JesusThese inspirational readings probe Christ’s seven words from the cross and equally significant, seven words from the risen Lord, after his death. These words highlight the glory of Calvary, the heart of God and how wonderfully Jesus understood that his death and resurrection was to be effective in bringing into being atonement from sin for those seeking forgiveness.

Praise for 14 Words From Jesus:

“Boice and Ryken are both excellent preachers, but first and foremost they are writing as men who have themselves been transformed by the words of Jesus. Reading this book, his words will come to you freshly too and you cannot help but marvel at his saving and transforming work.”
-Adrian Reynolds, The Proclamation Trust & Associate Minister, East London Tabernacle Baptist Church

“It is a delight to me personally and a privilege for the Christian world generally to have these examples of their Biblical ministry made available by Christian Focus..”
-Eric Alexander, Conference speaker and formerly minister St George’s Tron, Glasgow for 20 years.

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