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King in His Beauty, The: The Piety of Samuel Rutherford

King in His Beauty, The: The Piety of Samuel Rutherford

by Matthew Vogan

“The King in His Beauty” introduces readers to the life and writings of Samuel Rutherford (1600–1661). Matthew Vogan’s biographical introduction traces the significant events of this Scottish theologian’s life and guides readers through his writings, focusing on his distinctive insight into Christian experience. In forty-three excerpts drawn from R… Read more…

The Foundation of Communion with God

The Foundation of Communion with God

by Ryan McGraw

"“The Foundation of Communion with God” introduces readers to the Trinitarian piety of John Owen (1616–1683). Ryan McGraw’s introduction to Owen sketches the major events of this important theologian’s life and shows how his circumstances shaped his thought on the themes of the Trinity and public worship. The second part of the book presents fo… Read more…

A Scribe Well-Trained: Archibald Alexander and the Life of Piety

A Scribe Well-Trained: Archibald Alexander and the Life of Piety

by James M. Garretson

“A Scribe Well-Trained” acquaints us with the life and writings of Princeton Theological Seminary’s founding professor, Archibald Alexander (1772–1851). In the opening biographical sketch, James M. Garretson introduces us to the things that influenced Alexander and how he sought to cultivate godliness in himself, the men he trained, and people to who… Read more…

An Able and Faithful Ministry: Samuel Miller and the Pastoral Office

An Able and Faithful Ministry: Samuel Miller and the Pastoral Office

by James M. Garretson

Samuel Miller (1769–1850) played an integral part in founding Princeton Theological Seminary, which became one of the most influential training grounds for Presbyterian ministers in the nineteenth century. While Miller is most commonly remembered for his writings on church office, he also played a significant role instructing students and shaping their the… Read more…

An All-Surpassing Fellowship

An All-Surpassing Fellowship

by David P. Beaty

In An All-Surpassing Fellowship, David P. Beaty introduces us to the spiritual life of Robert Murray M‘Cheyne. After giving an overview of the life of this remarkable Scottish pastor, Beaty analyzes M‘Cheyne’s study of the Bible, prayer life, pursuit of holiness, eternal perspective, and dependence on the Holy Spirit to see the rich contribution they m… Read more…

Strangers and Neighbors

Strangers and Neighbors

by Maria Poggi Johnson

The compelling, insightful, and challenging memoir of a Christian woman's exploration of her faith while living in community with strictly Orthodox Jews. As Maria Johnson explains: "I knew that Christianity is rooted deep in Judaism, but living in daily contact with a vital and vibrant Jewish life has been fascinating and transforming. I am and will … Read more…

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No Place to Hide
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No Place to Hide

by W. Lee Warren, Henry Arnold, Henry Arnold, Chip Arnold and Chip Arnold

A War Zone of the SoulDr. W. Lee Warren’s life as a neurosurgeon in a trauma center began to unravel long before he shipped off to serve the Air Force in Iraq in 2004. When he traded a comfortable if demanding practice in San Antonio, Texas, for a ride on a C-130 into the combat zone, he was already reeling from months of personal struggle.At the 332nd… Read more…

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Bonhoeffer Study Guide

Bonhoeffer Study Guide

by Eric Metaxas

In this four-session video-based small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas will help you discover the major themes of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s writing and speaking and how he not only helped transform an entire faith community in Germany during World War II, but how his beliefs c… Read more…

Answering the Call

Answering the Call

by Ken Gire

Revere life, and give yours away for the sake of serving others. As a young man, Albert Schweitzer seemed destined for greatness. His immense talent and fortitude propelled him to a place as one of Europe’s most renowned philosophers, theologians, and musicians in the early twentieth century. Yet Schweitzer shocked his contemporaries by forsaking worldly s… Read more…

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When I Wished upon a Star

When I Wished upon a Star

by Brandon Lane Phillips and Jeremy James Miller

Growing up as a patient with congenital heart disease, Brandon Lane Phillips often felt alone. He knew no one else who had his heart condition and believed no one understood his condition.  Brandon believed he would die young. Like many congenital heart patients, he wondered if he would have a long life. It is only natural to question one’s mortal… Read more…

Why I Stayed

Why I Stayed

by Gayle Haggard and Angela Elwell Hunt

On November 2, 2006, Gayle Haggard’s life changed forever. That was the day that her husband, Ted Haggard, founder of the 14,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs and the President of the NAE, confessed to her the truth. In Why I Stayed, Gayle walks us through the choices she made in her darkest hours. On the day and in the months ahead, everythin… Read more…

Joseph

Joseph

by Charles R. Swindoll and Charles Swindoll

No family today is more dysfunctional than Joseph's. No one faces greated temptation than Potiphar's wife offered Joseph. No faith is challenged more severely than was Joseph's on death row. Yet Joseph stood firm, exemplifying what is possible when ordinary people maintain their connections with God. Like an epic novel filled with intrigue, tensi… Read more…

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