Archive for February 23, 2016

Feb 23

Go to Clarus. Get Five Free Books.

2016 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Clarus 16

Each year at Clarus we are joined by a number of excellent Christian book publishers in our conference bookstore. Several of these publishers gift our attendees with free resources. Follow the links to read more about this year’s giveaway books and register here for the conference if you haven’t already.

From B&H PublishingMinistry in the New Marriage Culture, by Jeff Iorg

Same-sex marriage is here. So what do pastors and church leaders do now?Churches are now faced with ministry dilemmas unknown to any previous generation. Hoping the problem goes away isn’t a reasonable strategy. Christians must answer difficult questions about ministering both to couples in same-sex marriages and all the people impacted by those unions. Jeff Iorg, a seminary president and experienced pastor, has assembled some of the leading voices on a range of topics from children’s ministry to preaching to legal issues in the new marriage culture. Readers will be equipped, perhaps for the first time, with practical answers to some of these complex questions. — From the Description

From Crossway Books: The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived, an E-Book by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Justin Taylor

You may be wondering what can be done to make Christ’s last week come alive in ways it hasn’t before. It would help to understand the historical background and cultural script a little better, but you don’t want a big book. It would help, too, if your authors were trustworthy, knowledgeable evangelical scholars who could write clearly for laypeople. Look no further—this is the book for you! — Craig L. Blomberg

From The Good Book CompanyIs God anti-gay? And Other Questions About Homosexuality, the Bible and Same-Sex Attraction, by Sam Allberry

The gospel is good news, for homosexuals too. The gospel doesn’t define us by our temptations but by the righteousness of Christ. This book sets forth the biblical case. The author captures perfectly the gospel’s call to repentance and offer of mercy. Read this book and consider how God is calling you to love, in word and in deed, all of those around you. — Russell Moore

From Kress Biblical Resources: Upsetting the World: Following Paul’s Example of Frontline Evangelism, by John Crotts

The apostle Paul’s message, methodology, and ministry strategy are the keys to fruitful evangelism and healthy church life. This fresh, insightful analysis of Paul’s ministry in Greece is a superb study, showing why Paul was such a great leader, an effective church planter, a persuasive preacher, an outstanding pastor, and a remarkable pioneer missionary. No matter what ministry God has called you to, you will find this book a wonderful help and encouragement. — John MacArthur

From Moody PublishersDisappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience, by Mark Sayers

Few authors can weave together history, theology, sociology, missiology, and cultural observation in a manner that not only makes sense but is compelling and accessible. But Mark Sayers can. Drawing on an incredible breadth of sources he creates a tapestry narrative of how the church got to where it is today from where it all began in the book of Acts. He shows that the battles the church is fighting today against cultural lies are not new battles, but rather current ones against old heresies wearing new faces. He uses scholarship as a foundation, but writes with a light touch and a rare gift for description. Writing for “normal” readers – non academics and non theologians – while describing complex ideas is difficult, but Sayers does it remarkably. — Barnabas Piper

In addition, Crossway Books is giving away 10 copies of the newly released, ESV Men’s Devotional Bible