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Theologians on the Christian Life Series
Charles Spurgeon, widely hailed as the “Prince of Preachers,” is well known for his powerful preaching, gifted mind, and compelling personality. Over the course of nearly four decades at London’s famous New Park Street Chapel and Metropolitan Tabernacle, Spurgeon preached and penned words that continue to resonate with God’s people today.
Organized around the main beliefs that undergirded his ministry—the centrality of Christ, the importance of the new birth, the indwelling of the Spirit, and the necessity of the Bible—this introduction to Spurgeon’s life and thought will challenge readers to live their lives for the glory of God.
Calvin on the Christian Life: Glorifying and Enjoying God ForeverMichael HortonCrossway / 2014 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:
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John Calvin, a man adored by some and maligned by others, stands as a legendary figure in Christian history. In Calvin on the Christian Life, professor Michael Horton offers us fresh insights into the Reformer's personal piety and practical theology by allowing Calvin to speak in his own words.
Drawing not only from his Institutes and biblical commentaries, but also from lesser-known tracts, treatises, and letters, this book will deepen your understanding of Calvin's theology and ministry by exploring the heart of his spiritual life: confident trust and unwavering joy in the sovereign grace of God.
Martin Luther's historical significance can hardly be overstated. Known as the father of the Protestant Reformation, few figures have had a greater impact on Western Christianity. In Luther on the Christian Life, historian Carl Trueman introduces readers to the lively Reformer, taking them on a tour of his historical context, theological system, and approach to the Christian life. Whether exploring Luther's theology of protest, ever-present sense of humor, or misunderstood view of sanctification, this book will help modern readers go deeper in their spiritual walk by learning from one of the great teachers of the faith.
Packer on the Christian Life: Knowing God in Christ, Walking by the SpiritSam Storms, Stephen J. Nichols, Justin TaylorCrossway / 2015 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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J. I. Packer is widely recognized as a pillar of 20th-century evangelicalism and has had a profound impact on millions of Christians living today. Even in his late eighties, Packer exerts an enormous influence on pastors and laypeople around the world through his many books, articles, and recorded lectures - works that overflow with spiritual wisdom related to the Christian life.
In Packer on the Christian Life, well-known pastor Sam Storms explores Packer's legacy and profound insights into prayer, Bible study, the sovereignty of God, the Christian's fight against sin, and more, offering readers the chance to learn from a true evangelical titan.
Owen on the Christian Life: Living for the Glory of God in ChristMatthew Barrett, Michael HaykinCrossway / 2015 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:
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John Owen is widely regarded as one of the most influential English Puritans. As a pastor, he longed to see the glory of Christ take root in people's lives. As a writer, he continues to encourage us toward discipline and communion with God. His high view of God and deep theological convictions flowed naturally into practical application and a zeal for personal holiness.
In Owen on the Christian Life, Barrett and Haykin guide us through the seventeenth-century theologian's life and doctrine, giving us a glimpse into the majestic vision that served as the foundation for his approach to the Christian life - the glory of God in Christ.
John Newton is famous for his legendary hymn "Amazing Grace." Many have celebrated his dramatic conversion from a life in the slave trade to his eventual work to end it. But often overlooked are Newton's forty years as a pastor ministering to parishioners and friends unsettled by the trials, doubts, and fears of life.
Newton is perhaps the greatest pastoral letter writer in the history of the church. He took up his pen day after day to help others fix their eyes on Christ, which, he writes, is the underlying battle of the Christian life. Through a careful study of scores of letters, Tony Reinke brings together Newton's brilliant vision of the Christian life in one accessible place.
Augustine on the Christian Life: Transformed by the Power of GodGerald Bray, Stephen J. Nichols, Justin TaylorCrossway / 2015 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Augustine is widely considered to be the most influential theologian in church history after the apostle Paul. Dramatically converted from a life of licentiousness to one of wholehearted devotion to Christ, the humble North African pastor quickly established himself as a leading figure within the ancient church.
In Augustine on the Christian Life, historian Gerald Bray explores the rich spirituality of this extraordinary man, examining his historical context, approach to the Christian life, and work as a preacher and teacher of God's Word. Drawing on Augustine's many writings - including his classic spiritual autobiography, the Confessions - Bray demonstrates Augustine's enduring relevance for Christians today.
Bavinck on the Christian Life: Following Jesus in Faithful ServiceJohn BoltCrossway / 2015 / Trade Paperback$12.49 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Herman Bavinck looms large as one of the nineteenth century's greatest Christian thinkers, contributing much to modern Reformed theology. Yet, despite his theological prowess, Bavinck was first and foremost concerned with being "a worthy follower of Jesus." In this book, John Bolt - editor of the English edition of Bavinck's four-volume masterpiece, Reformed Dogmatics - brings the great Dutch theologian's life and work to bear on following Jesus in the twenty-first century, helping us see the direct connection between robust theology, practical holiness, and personal joy.
Edwards on the Christian Life: Alive to the Beauty of GodDane C. Ortlund, George M. Marsden, Stephen J. NicholsCrossway / 2014 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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Jonathan Edwards is widely hailed as the greatest theologian in American history. In Edwards on the Christian Life, Dane Ortlund invites us to explore the great eighteenth-century pastor's central passion: God's resplendent beauty.
Whether reflecting on the nature of love, the preeminence of Scripture, or the glory of the natural world, the concept of beauty stood at the heart of Edwards's theology and permeated his portrait of the Christian life.
Clear and engaging, this accessible volume will inspire you to embrace Edwards's magnificent vision of what it means to be a Christian: enjoying and reflecting of the beauty of God in all things.
Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life: From the Cross, for the WorldStephen J. NicholsCrossway / 2013 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:3 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer died a martyr's death at the age of 39 but remains one of the most influential and challenging theologians of our time. His writings teach us the value of cross-centered theology, and his courageous actions against the Nazi regime compel us to consider the cost of discipleship. From Bonhoeffer we learn that the Christian life is lived both alone and together, and that there is a stark difference between cheap and costly grace.
In Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life Stephen Nichols guides us through the words and deeds of this humble yet heroic pastor, whose example shows us that the Christian's life flows from the cross, for the world.
Wesley on the Christian Life: The Heart Renewed in LoveFred SandersCrossway / 2013 / Trade Paperback$14.99 Retail:
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An inside look at the life and work of one of Christianity's greatest revivalists. After providing a brief biographical sketch of Wesley, Sanders goes on to explore the central truths of his faith and theology---from prevenient grace to Christian perfection---and offers a Wesleyan approach to living a balanced life as a believer in today's world. 304 pages, softcover from Crossway.
Warfield on the Christian Life: Living Life in the Light of the GospelFred G. ZaspelCrossway / 2014 / Trade Paperback$12.99 Retail:
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B. B. Warfield is well known as one of America's leading theologians, perhaps second only to Jonathan Edwards. But until now the character of his own Christian experience and his understanding of the Christian life have remained unexplored. Fred Zaspel unpacks these for us here, and what we find is that Warfield's profound theological mind is matched only by his passionate heart for Christ. From Warfield we learn truly what it is to live in light of the gospel. Now in a new redesigned cover.
Schaeffer on the Christian Life: Countercultural SpiritualityWilliam Edgar, Stephen J. Nichols, Justin TaylorCrossway / 2013 / Trade Paperback$11.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Francis Schaeffer was one of the most influential apologists of the twentieth century. Through his speaking, writing, and filmmaking, Schaeffer successfully transformed the way people thought of the Christian faith, from a rather private kind of piety to a worldview that addresses every sphere of life. Schaeffer on the Christian Life written by William Edgar--a man converted from agnosticism within days of meeting Schaeffer--is the first book devoted to exploring the heart and soul of Schaeffer's approach to the Christian life, and will help readers strive after the same kind of marriage of thought and life, of orthodoxy and love.