One of the privileges of working at PRTS is the weekly arrival of new books to supplement our library of 70,000+ books. I shared some new selections last week, and here are some more of note.
Inclusion in the library does not necessarily mean endorsement of contents. We often have to buy books to help students with specialist theses and also to train students to think critically. Also note that new to the library does not mean a new book on the market.
“Going beyond simply offering a quick fix or new technique, The Emotionally Healthy Leader gets to the core, beneath-the-surface issues of uniquely Christian leadership. This book is more than a book you will read; it is a resource you will come back to over and over again.”
Longing for Home by J. Stephen Yuille
“In Longing for Home, Stephen Yuille directs our attention to the help God has given us in the Psalms of Ascent. In this collection of Psalms 120-134, we walk with our brothers and sisters through life’s many ups and downs on our way to Zion, the city of God.”
One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics by Bruce Ashford and Chris Pappalardo
“When it comes to politics, Christians today seem lost and confused. Many Christians desire to relate their faith to politics but simply don’t know how. This book exists to equip the reader to apply Christianity to politics with both grace and truth, with both boldness and humility.”
James MacGregor: Preacher, Theologian and Defender of the Faith by John W Keddie
This one is a bit hard to find right now, newly published this month. This is a biography James MacGregor (1829-1894), 19th century Presbyterian minister and theological professor. He was a minister in the Free Church of Scotland and a defender of orthodox evangelical views.
Judicial Warfare: Christian Reconstruction and Its Blueprints For Dominion by Greg Loren Durand
“The stated goal of the Reconstructionists is to ‘apply the Word of God to all areas of life.’ However, despite its wide influence and acceptance within Calvinistic circles, the theology of the movement departs significantly from the historic Reformed faith on the subject of Old Testament law, merges the Covenant of Works with the Covenant of Grace, and dangerously undermines the Gospel itself.”
Theology without Borders: An Introduction to Global Conversations by William A. Dyrness and Oscar García-Johnson
“A valuable and catalytic resource for the pursuit and practice of a deeply faithful Christianity in a world of great cultural diversity.” –Vincent Bacote, Wheaton College
“…this book attempts to recover a largely unexamined part of Bonhoeffer’s life, exploring his philosophy and practice of theological education in his original context. It then builds on this foundation to address the drift toward increasingly impersonal educational models in our own day, affirming the value of personal, face-to-face seminary education for the health of pastors and churches.”
Although this is a controversial book, largely for its adoption of the “gay Christian” vocabulary (which I reject), there is much helpful material on how to help believers who struggle with same sex desire. ”
God’s Glory Alone–The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life by David VanDrunen
“In God’s Glory Alone—The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life, renowned scholar David VanDrunen looks at the historical and biblical roots of the idea that all glory belongs to God alone. He examines the development of this theme in the Reformation, in subsequent Reformed theology and confessions, and in contemporary theologians who continue to be inspired by the conviction that all glory belongs to God.”
Christ or Chaos by Dan DeWitt
“…Dan DeWitt helps college-aged readers wrestle with the implications of an atheistic worldview through the fictional story of a student named Zach. Addressing the tensions skeptics often face when taking atheism to its logical end, this book poses a significant question: “Can atheism really explain the world in which we live?”