Recent Releases

Bethany House Publishers

Finding Ever After, Robert S. Paul with Donna K. Wallace, 2007, 252 pages, $18.99, hardcover. Paul, co-author of The DNA of Relationships, explores biblical masculinity and femininity within the context of those two expressions of the image of God coming together in marriage. An excellent resource for counseling couples.

Cook Communications Ministries

The Creator: Living Well in God's World, James M. Houston, 2007, 320 pages, $16.99, softcover. An interesting study of how the natural order is a reflection of God's character and how He influences us through creation with the goal of promoting a deeper understanding and vibrant worship of God.

The Disciple: Following the True Mentor, James M. Houston, 2007, 320 pages, $16.99, softcover. Houston responds to the dearth of true, mentoring friendships in today's society with an excellent work on the nature, purpose, and need for real discipleship.

InterVarsity Press

The Crucifixion of Ministry: Surrendering Our Ambitions to the Service of Christ, Andrew Purves, 2007, 150 pages, $15.00, softcover. Purves challenges pastors to look deeply at their ministry and realize that it is not theirs but God's. He encourages pastors to allow themselves to be used by God rather than attempt to do things for God. His simple argument is stated eloquently and most certainly bears repeating to an individualistic world.

Preventing Ministry Failure, Michael Todd Wilson and Brad Hoffman, 2007, 224 pages, $16.00, softcover. Wilson (a pastor) and Hoffman (a professional counselor) put together a personal guidebook for pastors and other caregivers to prepare them to withstand common pressures and to flourish in the ministry God has called them to.

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) Critical Questions series, Ravi Zacharias and Danielle DuRant, editors, 2007, 4 titles and the discussion guide, $28.00, softcover. This new apologetic study series-perfect for small groups or Sunday school classes-addresses four critical questions that non-believers ask (either implicitly or explicitly) of Christians: "Can I trust the Bible? What Is Truth? Is God Real? and Who was Jesus? Each question is covered in its own booklet, available individually for $7 each.

Jesus Without Religion, Rick James, 2007, 136 pages, $12.99, softcover. James attempts a thorough study of the person of Christ based solely on the Scriptures. His provocative title reflects his goal of keeping the account untainted from the various human usurpations of Jesus' name for their own purposes.

IVP Academic

Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal, Eric L. Johnson, 2007, 716 pages, $35.00, hardcover. Johnson presents a thorough inquiry into the study of the human mind from a Christian perspective. Designed as a textbook for therapy students, this would also be an excellent overview and reference for the seasoned counselor.

From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics, Louis Markos, 2007, 276 pages, $24.00, softcover. Markos introduces readers to the great narratives of classical mythology from a Christian perspective, and demonstrates how the characters, themes, and symbols within these myths both foreshadow and find their fulfillment in the story of Jesus Christ. He effectively shows the impact of God's plan even on those who did not know Him.

Kregel

Daddy's Girls: Discover the Wonder of the Father, Sue Edwards, 2007, 96 pages, $11.99, softcover. An inductive women's study guide of the Bible's portrayal of God as Father.

Proverbs: Ancient Wisdom for a Postmodern World, Sue Edwards, 2007, 96 pages, $11.99, softcover. An inductive study of the Book of Proverbs for women.

Kregel Academic & Professional

Eusebius: The Church History, Paul L. Maier, translator, 2007, 368 pages, $15.99, softcover. Maier has translated this work by the "father of church history" in clear and precise language for the modern audience. Eusebius' classic portrait of the first three centuries of Christian history follows the apostles, church fathers, emperors, bishops, heroes, confessors, heretics, and martyrs along the road of the church's spread through the known world.

Regal

Hope for a Hopeless Day, Jack W. Hayford, 2007, 128 pages, $6.99, softcover. An inspirational book that reminds those who are suffering to look to the cross and rediscover their true hope.

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