Headship, Submission, and the Bible: Gender Roles in the Home, Jack Cottrell, 2008, 314 pages, $24.99, softcover. In an age when biblical understanding of marriage and husband/wife roles has sunk to extreme lows in society, Cottrell's book provides a much-needed voice for truth. With thorough research, he examines the Bible's key texts on marriage in their context and delves into external sources to show that the Greek & Hebrew words used to define responsibility in the home do mean what they have been traditionally held to mean.
Galatians: Walking in God's Grace, Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz, 2008, 149 pages, $7.99, softcover. Bickel and Jantz explore the riches of God's grace (and the futility of legalism) in this study of Galatians. Part of the "Christianity 101" series, the book is part commentary, part study guide. Ideal for individual or group study.
James: Working out Your Faith, Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz, 2008, 157 pages, $7.99, softcover. Another installment of the "Christianity 101" series. Bickel and Jantz explore the ways in which faith is borne out in our words and deeds.
The God Who Cares and Knows You, Kay Arthur and Pete DeLacy, 2008, 159 pages, $7.99, softcover. This 13-week devotional, part of the "New Inductive Study Series," is a very accessible guide to John's Gospel in the best tradition of Precept Ministries. Ideal for use in Sunday school or for small group study.
Living at the Next Level, B. Courtney McBath, 2008, 224 pages, $19.99, hardcover. McBath tackles the pervasive cultural idea that real life always exists at the "next level"-just around the next corner, after the next promotion, the perfect relationship, etc., and always just out of reach. The real "next level," he contends, is to put aside ourselves and live in true relationship with God.
Intelligent Design 101: Leading Experts Explain the Key Issues, H. Wayne House, editor, 2008, 304 pages, $16.99, softcover. This compilation of works by eight leading thinkers in the Intelligent Design (ID) movement (including Phillip Johnson, Michael J. Behe, and J. P. Moreland) brings to light the increasing acceptance of ID and articulates some of its key points from scientific and philosophical approaches.
Living Ink Books
The Believer's Guide to Legal Issues, Stephen Bloom, 2008, 184 pages, $10.99, softcover. Bloom approaches today's legal system from a biblical standpoint, offering a system of courtroom ethics focused on restoring relationships, valuing integrity, and promoting peace. Written to be accessible to all believers, this should be a helpful resource as our society is ever more embroiled in legal battles between citizens.
P & R Publishing
The Heart of Prayer: What Jesus Teaches Us, Jerram Barrs, 2008, 251 pages, $14.99, softcover. Barrs encourages readers to honestly assess their prayer lives and to focus on God in prayer rather than on "making a good impression." He utilizes the teaching and example of Christ to remind Christians to whom we pray and how we ought to approach Him.
Fathers and Sons: Stand Fast in the Way of Truth, Douglas Bond, 2008, 331 pages, $14.99, softcover. The first of two books designed to help fathers and their sons grow together in wisdom and to provide a foundation for a lifelong pursuit of God. Bond emphasizes the responsibility of men in life and family and prepares young men to face the dangers ahead of them. Ideal for individuals or youth group study.
No Atheists in Foxholes, Patrick McLaughlin, 2008, 248 pages $19.99, hardcover. McLaughlin assembles his experiences and prayers from e-mails, private notes, and personal conversations that express his life as a Navy chaplain-including three years as chaplain at Camp David and two deployments to Iraq.