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IN S I D E:
Is Your Gospel Incomplete? 2
One Muslims Journey from Cairo to Christ 9
Saints Are People Too 10
Christianity Meets The Walking Dead 1 2
Understanding Whiteness 1 3
Small Group Resources from John Stott 26
John Walton Reframes Holy War Texts 28
A Lively Conversation with N. T. Wright 33
Changing from Islam
to Christianity would
mess up my life forever.

So begins this remarkable story


of how one Muslim man was
drawn to the Christian faith.
F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N S E E P A G E 9 .
CONTENTS

Formatio 2-8

IVP Books 9-25

IVP Praxis 19

IVP Connect 26-27

IVP Academic 28-39

Recent Releases 40-47

Bestselling Books 48-49

Bestselling Bible Studies 50

Bestselling Reference Books 51

How to Order 52

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AUGUST 20 1 7

IS THERE
MORE
TO T H E
G OSP E L
THAN WHAT
YOUVE
BEEN TOLD?

NEW SERIES
from James Bryan Smith,
B E S T S E L L I N G AU T H O R O F

The Good and


Beautiful God
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / SPIRITUAL GROWTH
192 pages, hardcover, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4636-8, $22.00, WPD

JA ME S BRYA N SM I T H is the director of the Apprentice


Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation at Friends University in
Wichita, Kansas. A founding member of Richard J. Fosters spiritual
renewal ministry, Renovar, Smith is an ordained United Methodist
Church minister and has served in various capacities in local churches.
J A M E S B RYA N S M I T H brings us a new series of spiritual
formation resources meant to help both individuals and groups
understand the magnificent story of Christ in their lives. This field-
tested material includes spiritual practices at the end of each chapter
and a group discussion guide.

U N COV E R T H E T R U E S TO RY O F B E AU T Y, G O O D N E S S , A N D T R U T H

T H AT W I L L S AT I S F Y T H E U LT I M AT E LO N G I N G S O F YO U R H E A R T.

The distinctive contribution of The Magnificent Story is its attentiveness to


the power of stories to destroy us, diminish us, and deprive us, or to free us,
redeem us, and empower us. Spiritual formation teachers have rarely known
the power of story, but none has it so central as James Bryan Smith. I consider


The Magnificent Story to be a long leap into the deep graces of spiritual
formation, not just for individuals but for small groups and churches.

S C O T M c K N I G H T

FA LL 2019

FALL 2 0 1 8 978-0-8308-4640-5, $22.00

C O M I N G S O O N in the S E R I E S
978-0-8308-4638-2, $22.00
JU NE 2 0 1 7

An FEATURES & BENEFITS


An Unhurried Leader

Helps leaders slow down and adopt a healthy

Unhurried
pace

Engage with each chapter through unhurried

Leader
leadership reflections

By the author of An Unhurried Life

CONTENTS
1. Becoming an 6. Unhurried Influence
T he L a stin g Frui t Unhurried Leader 7. How Grace Empowers
2. Leading from Leadership
of Da i ly In flue n ce Abundance 8. Unhurrying Our
3. Leading in His Thoughts
Presence 9. Prayer as Primary
4. Vision of God, Vision Influence
from God 10. Working with God
5. Questions That Acknowledgments
Unhurry Leaders
Notes
Fadling

Rich with practical examples of practices to support


this way of life and leadership, An Unhurried Leader
is a great guide for anyone who seeks to lead from a
place of overflow rather than deficit.

MINDY CALIGUIRE, founder, Soul Care


Alan Fadling Alan Fadling points the way out of hurried leadership
Author of An Unhurried Life that kills the souls of leaders. He reveals leadership
steeped in spiritual abundance and joy. This is not a how-
to book. This book lays out a path to becoming a better sort
of person, who is then naturally a better kind of leader.
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN CHURCH / LEADERSHIP
TODD HUNTER, author of Our Character at Work
192 pages, hardcover, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4634-4, $20.00, WPD

What does grace-paced leadership look like? paced leadership. To learn from him, we begin not with
leading but with following.
Spiritual mentor. Pastor. Executive director. Parent. Professor.
Spouse. We have many roles and relationships. In the In these pages, Alan Fadling unfolds what it means
midst of all we do, were tempted to frantically take control for leaders to let Jesus set the pace. Through biblical
of situations in hopes of making good things happen. illustrations, personal examples, and on-the-ground
leadership wisdom, this book will guide you into a
That kind of unholy hurry may make me look busy,
new view of kingdom leadership. Along the way, you
but too often it keeps me from actually being fruitful
just might find that the whole of your life has been
in the ways Jesus wants me to be, writes Alan Fadling,
transformed into a more livable and fruitful pace.
author of An Unhurried Life. Jesus modeled grace-

A L A N FA D L I N G (MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary) is president and founder of Unhurried


Living, Inc. in Mission Viejo, California. A certified spiritual director, he speaks and consults
internationally with organizations such as Saddleback Church, Cru, Halftime Institute,
Apprentice Institute, and Open Doors International. Alan is the award-winning author of An
Unhurried Life, honored with a Christianity Today Award of Merit in spirituality.

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FEATURES & BENEFITS Alice Fryling

Mirror
Author is an Enneagram expert who has been
teaching it for decades

Includes Scripture meditations on related


themes

for the
Offers a specifically Christian perspective

CONTENTS

S ou l
Introduction: The Puzzle 9. Biblical Truths
of Ourselves Reflected in the
1. What Is the Enneagram
Enneagram, and 10. Addicted to Ourselves
Where Did It Come 11. The Enneagram and
From? Transformation
2. The True Self and the 12. Continuing the
False Self Journey
3. The Triads of the Epilogue: Answering Alice
Enneagram
Acknowledgments
4. The Heart Triad: 2, 3, 4
Appendix 1: Using
5. The Head Triad: 5, 6, 7 the Enneagram in
Fryling

6. The Gut Triad: 8, 9, 1 Spiritual Direction


7. Looking for Your Appendix 2: Additional
Home Space Resources
8. Understanding Wings Notes
and the Arrows

Ive been waiting for this book! When I began


studying the Enneagram ten years ago, Alice Frylings
insights set some key themes of my understanding
of this enormously helpful tool in moving toward
transformation to Christlikeness. Thank you!
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / SPIRITUAL GROWTH
JAN JOHNSON, author of Meeting God in Scripture 180 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4632-0, $16.00, WPD

Who in the world am I? With Scripture meditations and questions for


reflection and discussion, Mirror for the Soul offers a
The Enneagram is like a mirror, reflecting dimensions
new perspective on our unique temperament so that
of ourselves that are sometimes hard to see. In this
we might know and extend Gods grace more fully.
helpful guide, spiritual director and Enneagram teacher
Knowledge of the Enneagram leads us into more
Alice Fryling offers an introduction to each number of
authentic self-awareness, richer relationships, and
the Enneagram and their respective triads. More than
deeper places in the soul where we can worship God
just helping us discern our number, this book relates
in truth and grace.
the Enneagram to our spiritual journey as a way to
identify our gifts as well as our blind spots.

A L I C E F RY L I N G is a spiritual director and the author of nine books, including Seeking God
Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction. She has been giving Enneagram workshops
for fifteen years, teaching participants how to use the Enneagram to know God and themselves
more deeply. She and her husband have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

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C h r i s W e b b
Author of Fire of the Word
W e b b

FEATURES & BENEFITS


Author has spent two decades developing his
ideas on kingdom spirituality

Each chapter includes daily Scripture reading and


reflection to go deeper into the themes

Author is the former president of Renovar USA


and an ordained Anglican priest
GoD-soAKeD LiFe

SELECTIONS FROM CONTENTS


Prologue Intimacy and
Separation
1. The Invitation
The Journey into God
God-Soaked Creation
5. God in Everyday Life
Broken People
God in All Things
Gods Delight
Learning to See
2. Living Well
Learning Attentiveness
A New Heart
6. Creating Community
Love in Everything
Love Without Borders
Soul Healing
The Great Commission
3. Honesty in
Relationship Learning Love in
Gentleness
The Truth Deep Within
7. The Politics of Love
Play-Actors
Disc ov e r ing a K i ng d o m s p i ri t uali ty Confessions
Against the Darkness
Glorious Possibilities
4. Close to the Fathers
Heart The Kingdom Today
Longing of the Heart Epilogue
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / SPIRITUAL GROWTH
192 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4626-9, $16.00, WHC

Gods presence permeates our lives and activities. His in the reality of Gods presence in our everyday lives.
song of delight reverberates throughout all he has Its an invitation into the community of Gods people,
created. As we open our ears to that song, we hear the into fearless honesty about our own weaknesses and
truth of the gospel spoken to our hearts: the kingdom of failures, into the daily experience of God through
God has come to us. silence, Scripture, and prayer, and into a new life of love
and service in the broken world around us.
Chris Webb, an Anglican priest and retreat house
director, wants us all to enter into that kingdom and Gods kingdom is not far away, a remote and future
experience its freedom. Written with verve, depth, promise. It is here, now.
and uncontainable joy, God-Soaked Life invites us to live

C H R I S W E B B is a Benedictine Anglican priest, author, and speaker. He helps run Launde Abbey
retreat house and serves as spirituality adviser to the Diocese of Leicester. Previously Chris
served as president of Renovar USA. He has ministered in a wide variety of churches in Wales
and the United Kingdom, and in a church for the homeless. He is author of The Fire of the Word.
Chris lives in Leicestershire, England, with his wife and four children.

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Jared Patr ick Boy d
FEATURES & BENEFITS

imaginative prayer
An experiential guide to help children

imaginative
connect with God through imaginative prayer

Six units of material (forty-two weeks)

Suited for elementary-age children through

prayer
early middle school

Filled with helpful prompts and questions for


conversation and discussion

Contemplative yet practical

CONTENTS
Imaginative Prayer Part 5: The Good News
Creedal Poem of God
Introduction Part 6: The Mission of
God
How to Use This Book
Review Week
Part 1: Gods Love
Epilogue
Part 2: Loving Others
Acknowledgments
Part 3: Forgiveness
Notes
Part 4: Jesus Is the King
Scripture Index
B oyd

Jareds book speaks to a deep need felt within the A YeArlong guide for Your
church and within the lives of parents to help our
C h i l d s s P i r i t uA l f o r m At i o n
children learn new and creative ways to engage with
what the Holy Spirit is doing in their lives and in the
world today. The result is a book that is practical and
reflective: a deep reflection on a way of approaching the
inner spiritual life of children.
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / FAMILY
BETH M. STOVELL, Vineyard Canada 304 pages, paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 978-0-8308-4625-2, $19.00, WPD

How do we help our kids connect with God? Gods love, loving others, forgiveness, Jesus as king, the
good news of God, and the mission of God. Each unit
Jared Patrick Boyd has discovered that childrens
has six sessions, providing a yearlong experience of
spiritual formation is rooted in the imagination.
spiritual formation for children ages five to thirteen.
When we lead our children through guided times of
imaginative prayer, they can experience a connection Through imaginative prayer you can help your child
with God that transcends mere Bible knowledge or connect with God. As you do so, you may find yourself
doctrinal content. connecting more closely with your child, and your
own formation as a parent will deepen into greater
This unique resource provides six units of weekly
awareness of Gods work in your lives.
guided imaginative prayer, themed around core topics:

JA R E D PAT R I C K B OY D is a pastor (Vineyard USA), spiritual director, and founder of The Order
of Sustainable Faith, a missional monastic order for the twenty-first century. He is the author
of Invitations & Commitments: A Rule of Life. He and his wife have four daughters and are planting
Franklinton Abbey, a new faith community on the west side of Columbus, Ohio.

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NOW IN PAPERBACK AU G UST 201 7
Willard

Dallas Willard ,
LI V I N G I N CHRI ST S PRESEN CE
LIVING IN CHRISTS PRESENCE

In these pages, Dallas Willard explores what it means to live well now in
LIVING IN light of Gods kingdom. He reflects on the power of the Trinity in our lives,
the meaning of knowledge, the importance of spiritual disciplines, and

C H R I S TS much more. Willard offers poignant thoughts about what it will be like to
transition into the very presence of Christ in heaven.
Now in paperback, this book is adapted from the talks given at the
PRESENCE February 2013 Dallas Willard Center Knowing Christ Today conference.
Each chapter is followed with an illuminating dialogue between Dallas
Willard and John Ortberg.
F I N A L W O R D S O N H E AV E N
AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / SPIRITUAL GROWTH
192 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4633-7, $17.00, W

DA L L AS W I L L A R D (19352013) was a professor in the School of Philosophy at the University


of Southern California in Los Angeles. A highly influential author and teacher, Willard was as
celebrated for his enduring writings on spiritual formation as he was for his scholarship. His
books include The Divine Conspiracy, The Spirit of the Disciplines, and Hearing God.

R E V I S E D E D I T I O N

REVISED EDITION O CTO B E R 201 7


Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage of a S O U L

of a

SOUL
C O N T E M P L AT I V E S P I R I T U A L I T Y
P I LG RI M AG E O F A SO U L
Activists often see contemplation as a luxury. But in Pilgrimage of a Soul,
FOR THE ACTIVE LIFE
we see that contemplation is essentialnot only to a life of sustained
commitment to the justice and righteousness of God, but also to the fully
human life that the Holy Spirit beckons each of us to.
Phileena Heuertz shows us that life is a journey that repeats itself as Christ
leads us deeper and deeper into our true selves and a truer knowledge of
Phileena Heuertz
Foreword by Shauna Niequist God. This revised edition includes extended practices with each chapter,
as well as questions for group discussion and individual reflection.

B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / SPIRITUAL GROWTH


208 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4635-1, $17.00, W

P H I L E E N A H E U E RT Z is a founding partner of Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism. For


nearly twenty years she and her husband, Chris, served with Word Made Flesh in more than
seventy countries, and she has led contemplative retreats for a number of faith communities,
including World Vision International and Compassion International.

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FEATURES & BENEFITS

From
A personal inside story of a Muslims journey
to Christ

CAiro
CONTENTS
Prologue 10. Christians in Egypt
1. A Kid in Cairo
2. Adolescence in an
11. Israel and the Muslims
12. Marriage and Family
From

to
C A i r o
Arab Family in Islam

C h r i sT
3. Encountering Christ 13. ChristianMuslim
4. A Frightened New Families
Christian 14. Egypt Now
5. In the United States 15. Muslim Converts
6. Ministry in the United
States
16. Current Ministry to
Epilogue

C h r i st
7. Arabs and the West Acknowledgments
Atall ah & Van Til

8. In Europe Discussion Questions


9. Misunderstandings in Notes
Europe

Your heart will be stirred as Abu recounts the journey How one MusliMs FaitH Journey
that he has been on, both prior to knowing Jesus
sHows tHe way For otHers
personally and then as a fully devoted follower of
Christ. . . . This book will cause you to consider your own
commitment to the cause of Christ.
DAVE GIBSON, Grace Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
A bu Ata l l a h
[Abu] and his dear wife have given themselves day and
K e n t A . Va n T i l
night to rescuing those who would like to assassinate
him. This very humble, grateful account of his story is so
real its difficult to put down.
B I SAC BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / RELIGIOUS
GREG LIVINGSTONE, founder, Frontiers 192 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4509-5, $16.00, WPD

If I were to become a Christian, it would mean not only themselves Christians. And a radically new life became
changing my religion but changing my whole identity possibleat great cost and risk, yet with great joy.
and bringing shame upon my family. . . . Changing from This is the remarkable story of how one Muslim man
Islam to Christianity would mess up my life forever. was drawn to the Christian faith, and how he later
So writes Abu Atallah, who grew up in Cairo as an became an ambassador for Christ ministering in the
ordinary Egyptian Muslim. He was deeply embedded in Muslim world. Shedding light on Islamic cultural
his family, religion, and country. For a time he was part dynamics, this narrative will help you discover how
of the Muslim Brotherhood. But he began to encounter the good news of Jesus transforms lives in Muslim
people who followed a different way, who called communities around the world.

A B U ATA L L A H is the founder and CEO of European K E N T A . VA N T I L


is lecturer in religion at
Training Centre and a pastor, professor, and missionary Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He is the
with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He founded the author of Less Than Two Dollars a Day and The
Arab American Friendship Center in Dearborn, Michigan, Moral Disciple.
and he has ministered in fifty-six countries.

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With wit, care, and deep lyricism, Karen helps us


to see that saintswho are also always sinners
are on our side. Where we are, theyve already
been. We get to meet their messy witness with
our own. One day at a time.

D AV I D D A R K ,
author of Lifes Too Short to Pretend Youre Not Religious

Sit down and pour yourself a glass of Karen


Wright Marshs Vintage Saints and Sinners.
At first sip, you are transported into delightful
stories of Christians past. As you drink more
deeply, Vintage Saints and Sinners engages diffi-
cult issues of faith, doubts and loves, wisdom,
and the practice of justice in the world. This is
a gracious book full of charming prose and
profound truths with just the right complexity of
spiritual insight for everyday life. Taste and see!

DIANA BUTLER BASS,


author of Grounded: Finding God in the World

B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE /


SPIRITUAL GROWTH

224 pages, hardcover, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches,


978-0-8308-4513-2, $20.00, W
T
he word saint conjures up images of super-
star Christians revered for their spectacular
acts and otherworldly piety. But when we
take a closer look at the lives of these spiri-
tual heavyweights, we learn that they also experienced
struggle, doubt, and heartache.
In fact, we learn that in many ways theyre not
all that different from you and me.
Narrating her own winding pilgrimage through
faith, Karen Marsh reveals surprising lessons in
everyday spirituality from these saintsfolks
who lived and breathed, failed and followed
God. Told with humor and vulnerability,
Vintage Saints and Sinners introduces us
afresh to twenty-five brothers and sisters
who challenge and inspire us with their
honest faith.

Using the included study guide, you can


join Karen on her journey with the likes
of Augustine, Brother Lawrence, and
Saint Francis, as well as Amanda Berry
Smith, Sren Kierkegaard, Dorothy
Day, Howard Thurman, Flannery
OConnor, and many more. Let their
lives and their wisdom be an invitation
to authentic life in Christ.

K A R E N W R I G H T M A R S H is executive director and cofounder of


Theological Horizons, a student-centered ministry that advances theological
scholarship at the intersection of faith, thought, and life. She lives at the Bon-
hoeffer House in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband, Charles Marsh,
and their three children.
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FEATURES & BENEFITS


DA N I E L L E S T R I C K L A N D Explores issues of faith and modern culture
in the hit television show The Walking Dead

Considers themes such as survival,


community, consumerism, social justice,
the resurrection life of Jesus, and more

Includes an episode discussion guide to


The Walking Dead

Danielle Strickland is one of the only people who could


get me to read a book about [zombies]. And here's why:
I try to read and listen to everything she has to say. She
is a shining light in a world full of darkness. And this
book is her invitation to love dead people back to life,
STRICKLAND

to detox from our addiction to violence, and to turn this


world around so that life rather than death captures our
imaginations.
SHANE CLAIBORNE, author and activist

Avoiding the pitfalls of sensationalism and over-


spiritualization, Danielles treatment of the messiness of
life, the consumptive nature of modern society, and the
hope of the Christian message as themes emerging from
this series is superb. It will make you want to watch The
U NAU T H O R I Z E D Walking Dead a second time so you can understand it
for the first time. This is the best spiritual analysis of a
television show or movie I know of.

B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / SOCIAL ISSUES KEN WYTSMA, founder of The Justice Conference, author of
112 pages, paperback, 5 x 7 inches, 978-0-8308-4389-3, $13.00, W The Myth of Equality and Create vs. Copy

The hit show The Walking Dead is set in a post- consumerism, social justice, and the resurrection life
apocalyptic world inhabited by mindless zombies. The of Jesus. After all, in the gospel God raises up a new
characters have one goal: survive at all costs. Could this humanitya humanity resuscitated and reanimated
TV show teach us something about the gospel? by the new life of the Holy Spirit.
Author and speaker Danielle Strickland didnt expect Fans of the show will resonate with the books exploration
to be drawn to a show about zombies, but she was of spiritual themes and can follow along with the episode
surprised by the spiritual themes it considers. In The discussion guide. And even if you havent yet encountered
Zombie Gospel, she explores the ways that The Walking The Walking Dead, you may be surprised to find another,
Dead can help us think about survival, community, greater story within the shows story.

DA N I E L L E ST R I C K L A N D serves the Salvation Army in Los Angeles as the western


territorial social justice secretary. Her books include Just Imagine, The Liberating Truth,
Boundless, and A Beautiful Mess. Originally from Canada, Danielle has spent over twenty
years serving the marginalized, and she is an ambassador for Stop the Traffik (a global
anti-human trafficking campaign) and Compassion International.

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White
FEATURES & BENEFITS

White
Helps readers learn about white identity

Author founded a diverse church in Chicago

Empowers white people as agents of racial


reconciliation

Daniel Hill sought me out as a mentor over two


decades ago, and it has been a joy to watch the progress
of him and his church. Now, in White Awake, he shares
lessons learned on his journey of following Jesus into
the ministry of reconciliation. . . . I would encourage
every Christian to read it. An honest look at what it means to be white
JOHN M. PERKINS, author, cofounder of the Christian
Community Development Association

"Daniel Hill has been my friend for almost two decades,


and with each passing year, I learn more from him and
admire him more. . . . This book is a wise and helpful
guide for all of us who want to learn more about both the
theology and practice of reconciliation in America today."
SHAUNA NIEQUIST, author of Present Over Perfect
Readers can trust Daniel Hill to tell them the truth
about racism and white supremacy. Hill does not use
these fraught issues to manipulate, but rather to help his
readers see more clearly. If Christians read and consider
this book carefully, it will help them. It helped me.
MICHAEL WEAR, author of Reclaiming Hope
DANIEL HILL
Foreword by Brenda Salter McNeil

C C
D A
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / SOCIAL ISSUES
192 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4393-0, $16.00, W

Author and pastor Daniel Hill will never forget the day Today he is an active participant in addressing and
he heard these words: confronting racial and systemic injustices. And in this
compelling and timely book, he shows you the seven
Daniel, you may be white, but dont let that lull you into
stages to expect on your own path to cultural awakening.
thinking you have no culture. White culture is very real. In
fact, when white culture comes in contact with other cultures, Its crucial to understand both personal and social
it almost always wins. So it would be a really good idea for realities in the areas of race, culture, and identity. This
you to learn about your culture. book will give you a new perspective on being white
and also empower you to be an agent of reconciliation
Confused and unsettled by this encounter, Daniel began
in our increasingly diverse and divided world.
a journey of understanding his own white identity.

DA N I E L H I L L is the founding and senior pastor of River City Community Church, a vibrant,
multiethnic church in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. He is the author of 10:10:
Life to the Fullest. Prior to starting River City, Daniel worked in the business world before
serving five years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church in the Chicago suburbs. He
is married to Elizabeth, and they are the proud parents of two children.

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GREGORY COLES
SINGLE, GAY,

FOREWORD BY WESLEY HILL FEATURES & BENEFITS


Compelling first-person narrative about
one mans experience with being gay and a
committed Christian

SINGLE
GAY
Addresses concerns from both the Christian
community and the LGBTQ community

CHRISTIAN
To say this book is important is a painful understatement.
CHRISTIAN

It is the candid, moving, intensely personal story of a gay


young man who wants to live his life under the authority
of King Jesus and who refuses to accept the comforting
answers proffered by different parts of the culture. . . . This
book needs to be thoughtfully read by straight people and
by gay people, by unbelievers and by Christians.
D. A. CARSON, president, The Gospel Coalition

Greg has written a book that is a delight to read because of


both the beauty of his writing and his main message: that our
good God made no mistakes in either making him the way
COLES

that he is or asking him to live life the way that he is.

A PERSONAL JOURNEY ED SHAW, author of Same-Sex Attraction and the Church

OF FAITH AND Greg Coles has poured himself out beautifully in this

SEXUAL IDENTITY transparent account of his life with Christ as a young


gay man. He asks whether the Bible leaves room for
monogamous same-sex relationships and agonizes over
how the church will treat singleness and sexual minorities.
His answers are not easy. Especially for him. . . . If you or
someone you love is a follower of Jesus who happens to be
gay, this is a must-read.

B I SAC RELIGION / SEXUALITY & GENDER STUDIES CAROLYN CARNEY, director of spiritual formation and prayer,
144 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4512-5, $15.00, WPD InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Gregory Coles shares his story with us: involuntary as my eye color. And to know that much
of the LGBTQ community will disagree with the way
Ill tell you about a boy in love with Jesus who, at the fateful
Ive chosen to interpret the call of Jesus, believing Ive
onset of puberty, realized his sexual attractions were
bought into a tragic, archaic ritual of self-hatred.
persistently and exclusively for other guys. Ill tell you how
I lay on my bed in the middle of the night and whispered But Ill tell you good things too, hopeful things, funny
the words Ive whispered a thousand times since: Im gay. things. Ill tell you what it felt like the first time someone
looked me and said, You are not a mistake. Ill tell you
Ill tell you what its like to know that much of my
that my life has never been more beautiful than when it
Christian family will forever consider me unnatural,
was most brokenhearted.
dangerous, because of something that feels as

G R EG O RY CO L E S is a contributor to Jim Hensons The Dark Crystal Author Quest, a collection


of short stories. As a missionary kid, Greg spent fifteen years in the Muslim neighborhoods
of Bandung, Indonesia. Today he is a PhD student, part-time English instructor at Penn
State University, and worship leader in his church.

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RecaptuRing the
FEATURES & BENEFITS
An engaging exploration of maintaining a
cynicism-free faith in a secular age

Offers thoughtful and helpful habits and


disciplines for readers after every chapter

Mike Cosper, one of the keenest gospel Christian analysts of


culture alive today, shows us in this book why our world has

Wonder
become so disenchanted and charts us back to the joy of awe.
RUSSELL MOORE, Southern Baptist Convention

Mike Cosper has a way of writing what we are all feeling


and experiencing, and he makes sense of it all. You will
understand that he knows our deepest questions and inmost
yearnings and creatively points to Jesus for all the answers.
RecaptuRing the
KYLE IDLEMAN, author of Not a Fan and Grace Is Greater

Reading [Cospers] book caused my heart to long for more Wonder


of Jesus, more rest in him, and more time with him. . . .
Find time to sit and read Cospers rich and practical book;
cosper

youll be glad you did.


TRILLIA NEWBELL, author of Enjoy, Fear and Faith, and United T r a n s c e n d e n T Fa i T h i n

If you feel a little dry and disillusioned or need a refresher a disenchanTed World
on Gods invitation to know him more deeply through the
practice of the disciplines, this book would serve you well.
MATT CHANDLER, lead pastor, The Village Church Mike cosper

Recapturing the Wonder guides us toward a reenchanted


Christian faith in a way that is compelling, convicting, and,
well, enchanting. This is a book for our age.
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / SPIRITUAL GROWTH
KAREN SWALLOW PRIOR, author of Booked and Fierce Convictions 224 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4506-4, $17.00, WPD

When were young, its easy to believe in the Foster Wallace whose words and ideas reassured him
supernatural, the mysterious, the enchanted. But as that he was not alone. And he discovered ancient
we grow older, we learn to be more rational and more and modern disciplines that shape a Christian way
confident that reality is merely what we can see. Even as of life and awaken the possibility of living again in an
Christians who believe in the resurrection, we live as if enchanted world.
miracles and magic have been drained from the world. Exquisitely written with thoughtful practices woven
As Mike Cosper wrestled with his own disillusionment, throughout, this book will feed your soul and help you
he found writers, thinkers, and artists such as Hannah recapture the wonder of your Christian walk.
Arendt, Charles Taylor, James K. A. Smith, and David

M I K E CO S P E R is the executive director of Harbor Media, a nonprofit media company serving


Christians in a post-Christian world. He is the author of The Stories We Tell: How TV and Movies
Long for and Echo the Truth and Rhythms of Grace: How the Churchs Worship Tells the Story of the
Gospel. He previously served for sixteen years as a pastor at Sojourn Community Church in
Louisville, Kentucky. He lives in Louisville with his wife and their two daughters.

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FEATURES & BENEFITS


Practical, biblical advice for women on giving

Author shares real-life stories about people


from varied walks of life

Contains guidelines for choosing effective


and trustworthy organizations
When Women Give

As I work with women in the workplace, Im surprised


at the lack of understanding of financial tools available
to enable giving in a much bigger way than most
imagine. Not only does Kim provide giving guidance,
but she shares stories where God truly takes hearts
and opens them to never-thought-about possibilities
regarding generosity.

When Women Give DIANE PADDISON, founder of 4word, former global executive
team of two Fortune 500 companies

T he AdvenTure of A Generous Life When Women Give clarifies the impact of my role
as a professional and paints a very clear picture of the
K i n G

impact of my financial contributions. . . . I will conquer


my market share and live the great adventure! What if
women really grabbed ahold of this concept? Imagine
the advancement of Gods kingdom here on earth.
BRANDI McDONALD, executive managing director, Newmark
K i m K i n G Grubb Knight Frank

Fo r ewo r d by P et er G r eer When Women Give serves as a call to move beyond


our fearsthat we dont have enough, that our giving
cant make a difference, that by serving others well
damage ourselvesin order to embark on the great
adventure of a generous life.
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / STEWARDSHIP & GIVING
168 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4511-8, $16.00, WPD From the foreword by PETER GREER

Women are entrepreneurs, highly paid professionals, How much do I give?


and leaders in business. We are marrying later. Women How do I find good organizations that are efficient
are also likely to manage the family money. Many of us and effective?
have skills, time, and money to give. What are some of the common methods of giving?
When Kim King, a former corporate lawyer, began How do I find others to join me on this journey?
her own giving journey, she found herself short on
Filled with practical advice, When Women Give fosters
resources that would guide her along the way. Most of
growth in giving at every level. Kim shares openly from her
all, she was eager to root all of her decisions in a biblical
own story, both as a donor and nonprofit board member. If
framework. She faced many questions:
you want to be a wise steward, this book is for you.

KIM KING (JD, University of Alabama) is chair of the board of directors for Women Doing Well
Initiatives, Inc., a Christian nonprofit ministry providing education and tools for women to
facilitate generosity. For over thirty years she served as an attorney and manager for Exxon Mobil
Corporation, and she has served on the boards of organizations including Hope International,
the National Christian FoundationHouston, and the Womens Council of InterVarsity.

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Charlie Dawes

Dawes
FEATURES & BENEFITS Foreword by Mark Batterson
Offers readers an easy but profound way to
connect with God

Appeals to any Christian who has struggled

simple prayer
with prayer in their spiritual walk

Provides biblical models and examples that

si m pl e pra y e r
anyone can use

CONTENTS
Foreword by Mark 4. Simple Prayer of
l ea r ni ng to
Batterson Forgiveness
Introduction 5. Simple Prayer of Unity
1. What Is Simple 6. Simple Prayer of
Prayer? Restoration s p ea k to go d
2. Simple Prayer of the 7. Simple Words to Pray
Heart 8. Simple Prayer of
3. Simple Prayer of Faith Finding Your Way w i th ease
Notes

Charlie Dawes discovered a simple prayer in the deepest


pockets of the Christian tradition, and this led him to
look for other simple prayers throughout the Scriptures.
To read this book is to be challenged to go deeper with
God through the simplest of prayers.
SCOT McKNIGHT, Northern Seminary, author of The Jesus Creed
Charlie is an avid storytellerone whose readers
are delighted upon finding their own story and prayer
within his pages.
DONNA K. WALLACE, New York Timesbestselling author B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / PRAYER
224 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4481-4, $16.00, WPD

Sometimes our walk with God seems so difficult. We conversing with God by paring our words down to their
struggle to find the time to pray, the words to say, and most elemental level. By focusing our prayers, we can
the way to pray them. Are we making prayer more open up a new way of relating with God that we have
complicated than it needs to be? never before experienced.
Charlie Dawes is a pastor and professor who Simple prayer is far from simplistic. Instead, it will help
understands both the desires and the challenges of you connect with God at a heart level that cannot be
deepening our prayer lives. He has identified simple, mastered with words alone.
biblical prayers that will help you unlock the mystery of

C H A R L I E DAW E S (DMin, George Fox Evangelical Seminary) is associate vice president


for student development and assistant professor in practical ministries at Southeastern
University in Lakeland, Florida. He has served the church for over seventeen years as a
pastor and worship leader. He is married to Nicole, and they have three children.

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BETWEEN ONE FAITH AND ANOTHER

FEATURES & BENEFITS


A creative approach to exploring world
religions

Helps readers think through the plausibility


of each religion

Addresses the major religions, including

BETWEEN ONE FAITH


Buddhism, Hinduism, Zen, Confucianism,
Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Over 230,000 Peter Kreeft dialogue books sold

AND ANOTHER
CONTENTS
Introduction
1. What Is Religion? The Problem of Definition
2. Primitive Religions: The Sense of the Religious
3. Hinduism: The Claims of Mystical Experience
4. Buddhism: The Logic of Nirvana
5. Zen: The Transformation of Consciousness
6. Confucianism: The Structure of Social Success

PETER KREEFT
KREEFT

7. Taoism: The Power of Natures Way

Author of Between Heaven and Hell 8. Judaism: Human Culture or Divine Revelation?
9. Islam: Is Surrender Fundamentalism or the Heart of
Engaging Conversations on the Worlds Great Religions Religion?
10. Christianity: The Most Believed (and Most
Unbelievable) Claim Ever Made
11. Comparative Religions: Can Contradictories Both
Be True?
Postscript
B I SAC RELIGION / COMPARATIVE RELIGION
224 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4510-1, $17.00, WPD

How do we make sense of the worlds different religions? claims of each. Together they probe the plausibility
Talking about multiple religions can be contentious. Are of major religions, from Hinduism and Buddhism to
different faiths compatible somehow? And how can we Christianity and Islam. Along the way they explore how
know whether one religion is truer than another? religions might relate to each other and to what extent
exclusivism or inclusivism might make sense.
In this creative thought experiment, Peter Kreeft
invites us to encounter dialogues on the worlds great Kreeft gives us helpful tools for thinking fairly and
faiths. His characters Thomas Keptic and Bea Lever are critically about competing religious beliefs. If the
students in Professor Fessers course on world religions, religions are different kinds of music, do they together
and the three explore the content and distinctive make harmony or cacophony? Decide for yourself.

PETER KREEFT (PhD, Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College, where
he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries,
and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books,
including The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War, and Handbook of Christian
Apologetics (with Ronald Tacelli).

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Creative
Resources for
Whole-Church
Community

1/4 inches,
, 5 1/2 x 8
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s | 24 6.00
15 Session -4138-7, $1
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The brand-new Messy Church series


provides resources to help your church
bring together people of all ages
and stages of faith, allowing them to
experience a creative and fun-filled 3 Sessio
ns | 96 p
ages
Christian community. 978-0-8 , paperback, 8
308-413 1
9-4, $14 /4 x 8 1/4 inch
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With instructions for starting a program at


your church, Messy Church includes fifteen
sessions for use throughout the year. L U C Y M O O R E is the founder of
Messy Church, a rapidly growing ministry
Including three once-a-month sessions,
now in over twenty countries worldwide.
Messy Christmas offers prayers, games and
competitions, Christmas food crafts, and
many other ideas to experience joy during
the holidays. J A N E L E A D B E T T E R leads the
regional coordinators as part of her
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN MINISTRY / DISCIPLESHIP work on the Messy Church team.
SEPTEMB E R 201 7

An urgent invitation to Jesus


ME N D I N G

infectious vision for peacemaking. FEATURES & BENEFITS


MARK LABBERTON
Challenges all Christians to view the work of
seeking peace as an act of discipleship

Equips Christians to seek peace in


interpersonal relationships, communities,
and the world
TH E

Includes inspiring stories of modern-day


peacemakers
JON HUCKINS JER SWIGART
D I VI D E S

Suggests practices for engaging in the work


of peacemaking

M E N D I N G TH E D IVI D E S CONTENTS
Foreword by Lynne 5. See
Hybels
HUCKINS & SWIGART

6. Immerse
FOREWORD BY
1. Confused, Divided, 7. Contend
LY N N E H Y B E L S
and Paralyzed
8. Restore
C R E AT I V E 2. Speaking of Peace
9. Time to Begin
LOV E I N A 3. The Divine Pattern
Appendix 1: Building a
4. Everyday Road Map
CONFLICTED Conflict, Everyday
Peacemaking Appendix 2: A
WORLD Peacemaking Library

Jesus infectious peacemaking has taken hold of Jer


Swigart and Jon Huckins. . . . In a world of broken trust,
hostile prejudice, religious violence, and pervasive fear,
our world desperately needs Gods people to be humble,
courageous, and just peacemakers. The need for this
fruit of the Spirit could hardly be more urgent.
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / SOCIAL ISSUES
MARK LABBERTON, president, Fuller Theological Seminary
192 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4484-5, $16.00, W

Conflict, hatred, and injustice seem to be the norm because peacemaking is the mission of God, it should
rather than the exception in our world, our nation, our also be the vocation of his people. Peace is not merely
communities, our homes. The fractures run so deep that the absence of conflictit is when relationships once
were paralyzed by our hopelessness, writing off peace severed have been repaired and restored.
as a far-fetched option for the afterlife. Even if there was Using biblical and current-day illustrations of everyday
the possibility of peace, where would we begin? peacemakers, Mending the Divides equips disciples of
Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart invite us to move toward Jesus to seek the restoration of our relationships, our
conflict and brokenness, but not simply for the sake communities, and our world, offering practical steps to
of resolving tensions. They help us understand that engage in the kingdom-building work of waging peace.

JON HUCKINS is the cofounder of The Global J E R S W I GA RT is the cofounder of The


Immersion Project, a peacemaking training Global Immersion Project. He also teaches
organization. He is also on staff with theology, justice, and innovative leadership
Thresholds, and his books include Teaching at Kilns College in Bend, Oregon, and serves
Through the Art of Storytelling and Thin Places. on Bends Justice Commission.

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Disruptive Discipleship
The Power of Breaking Routine
FEATURES & BENEFITS to Kickstart Your Faith
Shows how intentional disruptive
experiences can revolutionize your
discipleship

Brings experiential learning to ministry


contexts

SELECT IONS FROM CONTENTS


Part One: Growing Appendix A: What
Restless Jesus Knew About
Part Two: Growing Deeper Experiential Education:
A Bible Study
Part Three: Growing Up
Appendix B: Design
Epilogue: A Caution for Templates for
Disciple Makers Disciple Makers
Small Group Study Guide: Additional Resources for
Disruptive Discipleship Disciple Makers
with Others

We secretly prefer to be stuck instead of doing the


Van Eman

necessary hard work before us. With courageous wit


and deeply personal insights, Sam Van Eman and his
Disruptive Discipleship guided me through how to
honestly identify my current path and forge a better way
to lasting spiritual growth.
RYAN KEITH, president, Forgotten Voices Sam Van Eman
Through great storytelling and practical examples, Sam
Van Emans Disruptive Discipleship shows us how we
might welcomeand even pursuethe disruptions of life
as a means to growing deeper in our faith, hope, and love.
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN MINISTRY / DISCIPLESHIP
CHRIS COOKE, executive director, PULSE 208 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4508-8, $16.00, WPD

Sometimes in the Christian life we get stuck. Something us space to consider new perspectives. And when we
seems off, and we dont know why. We feel like God is intentionally choose to pursue designed experiences,
far from our daily lives, we lose hope for the future, or we stretch our faith in new and unexpected ways.
we dont treat others in loving ways. What can we do? Filled with concrete examples of how ordinary people
Sam Van Eman has found that our spiritual lives need are shaped by disruptive experiences, this book provides
disruptive experiences, which can jolt and reorient us for a path to deeper faith on purpose. Jesus disrupted his
greater spiritual maturity. Out-of-the-ordinary activities disciples with invitations to get out of their boats, leave
such as a wilderness adventure or an international their nets, and follow him. Have courage, and discover
service trip can challenge our assumptions and give what those kinds of disruptions might look like for you.

SA M VA N E M A N is a resource specialist for the CCOs Experiential Designs team, where


he cocreates transformational experiences for college students, professionals, and
organizations. As a public speaker and facilitator, he has taught (and played) in barns and
board rooms, canyons, classrooms, and auditoriums. He is the author of On Earth as It Is in
Advertising? and lives with his wife and daughters in central Pennsylvania.

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FEATURES & BENEFITS


Depicts the experiences of a family who has lived
in impoverished neighborhoods for decades

Calls justice-seekers to move closer to issues


and communities they care about

In Jesus, God leaves all the comforts of heaven, puts on skin,


and moves into a broken worldborn a refugee, wandering
as a homeless rabbi, executed as a criminal. In this book,
Michelle Warren dares us to follow the suffering Christ by
leaning into the suffering of our world.
SHANE CLAIBORNE, author and activist

Michelle Warren takes us through her individual and


particular journey in a way that powerfully reveals the
core of the call to all of us, wherever we come from, to love
mercy and do justice.
ALEXIA SALVATIERRA, coauthor of Faith-Rooted Organizing

The Power of Proximity beckons us to join the pilgrimage


to walk alongside the vulnerablea pilgrimage that will
transform how we incarnate Christian faith.
M. DANIEL CARROLL R. (RODAS), author of Christians at the Border

The Power of Proximity urges us to overcome our fears and


courageously cross the deep dividing lines within our society.
F o r ewo rd b y NO EL CA STELLA NO S We are challenged not only to get close to those who are
hurting on the Jericho road, but to transform the whole road!
SHAWN CASSELBERRY, executive director, Mission Year

B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / SOCIAL ISSUES C C CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY


192 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4390-9, $16.00, WPD D A DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

We can see evidence of injustice all around us, whether are proximate to the pain of the poor. This makes all
in continuing incidents of racial inequality or in the difference in facing and overcoming injustice. When
the systemic forces that disenfranchise people and we build relationships where we live, we discover the
perpetuate poverty. Its important to be a voice for the complexities of standing with the vulnerable and the
voiceless any way we can, but in an age of hashtag and commitment needed for long-term change.
armchair activism, merely raising awareness about Proximity changes our perspective, compels our
injustice is not enough. response, and keeps us committed to the journey of
Michelle Warren knows what is needed. She and her pursuing justice for all. Move beyond awareness and
family have chosen to live in communities where they experience the power of proximity.

M I C H EL LE FERRIGNO WA RREN is the advocacy and policy engagement director for the Christian
Community Development Association. She is an immigration, education, and human service policy
specialist and is an adjunct faculty member at Denver Seminary. Michelle is a part of the national
Evangelical Immigration Table, helps consult for the National Immigration Forum, and is a founding
staff member of Open Door Ministries. She and her family live in an immigrant neighborhood in Denver.

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FEATURES & BENEFITS


Church resource for congregations and
leaders who want to invest in the economic
flourishing of their community

Offers biblical study, economic theory, and


practical advice

CONTENTS
Introduction 7. Wisdom and the
Modern Economy
1. Neighborly Love
8. Wise Generosity
2. Made to Flourish
9. The Poor Among Us
3. Human Fruitfulness
and Material Wealth 10. Economic Injustice
4. The Fruitfulness of 11. Rebuilding the Ruins
Faithfulness
12. Getting to Work
5. Love the
13. Hope for the World
Neighborhood
Notes
6. Economic Wisdom

Weve far too long avoided the work of thinking well


about economics, as though somehow that sphere is
detached from our spiritual life. Nelson shows us the
Bible talks about economics through and through;
its just that too many pastors havent been paying
sufficient attention. Nelson has given us an accessible
introductory textbook for understanding what makes
for flourishing people and communities.
AMY L. SHERMAN, author of Kingdom Calling: Vocational
Stewardship for the Common Good
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / STEWARDSHIP & GIVING
192 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4392-3, $16.00, WPD

What does the good news of Jesus mean for economics? advice, he presents a vision for church ministry that
works toward the flourishing of the local community,
Too often, Christian teaching and ministry have focused
beginning with its poorest and most marginalized
only on the gospels spiritual significance and ignored
members. Nelson resists oversimplification and pushes
its physical, real-world ramifications. But loving our
us toward more complex and nuanced understandings
neighbor well has direct economic implications, and in
of wealth and poverty. If we confess the gospel of Jesus,
our diverse and stratified society we need to grapple
he insists, we must contend anew with its implications
with them now more than ever.
for the well-being of our local communities. Together
Pastor Tom Nelson sets out to address this problem. we can grow in both compassion and capacity.
Marrying biblical study, economic theory, and practical

TO M N E L S O N (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is president of Made to Flourish, a network


that seeks to empower pastors to lead churches that produce human flourishing for the common good.
He has also served as senior pastor of Christ Community Church in Leawood, Kansas, for more than
twenty years. A council member for the Gospel Coalition, Tom is the author of Work Matters, Five Smooth
Stones, and Ekklesia.

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JULY
O CTO B2ER
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H su

REVISED AND EXPANDED


Albert Y. Hsu

G RI EV IN G A SU ICIDE
Gr ie v inG

Albert Y. Hsu wrestles with emotional and spiritual questions surrounding


suicide, ultimately pointing survivors to the God who offers comfort in
our grief and hope for the future. This revised edition now includes a
discussion guide for suicide survivor groups.
a

Gr ievin G a S ui ci de
S uicide

I scribbled notes and comments to myself on nearly every page of this revised and expanded
A loved ones search for edition, and I found Al Hsus compassionate and practical words even more beneficial than
comfort, answers,
before. . . . Grieving a Suicide is on my list of must-read books for survivors of suicide loss.
and hope
KAY WARREN, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California

B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / DEATH, GRIEF, BEREAVEMENT


200 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4493-7, $16.00, WIV

A L B E RT Y. H S U (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior editor for IVP Books at
InterVarsity Press, where he acquires and develops books in such areas as culture, discipleship,
church, ministry, and mission. He is the author of Singles at the Crossroads and The Suburban
Christian, and he has been a writer and columnist for Christianity Today.

Matthew S. Stanford
GRACE

Revised & Expanded REVISED AND EXPANDED SO EPTEMB


CTO B ER E201
R 201
5 7
for the
AFFLICTED

G R ACE FO R THE AF F L ICTED


Why has the church struggled in ministering to those with mental illnesses?

GRACE for the


As both a church leader and a professor of psychology and behavioral
sciences, Michael S. Stanford has seen far too many mentally ill brothers
and sisters damaged by well-meaning believers who respond to them out
of fear or misinformation rather than grace.
AFFL IC TED This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Grace for the Afflicted is
Stanford

A Clin ical an d Biblical


written to educate Christians about mental illness from both biblical and
P e r spective on Mental Illness
scientific perspectives and includes eight new chapters.

B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN MINISTRY / COUNSELING & RECOVERY


256 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4507-1, $20.00, W

M AT T H E W S . STA N FO R D holds a doctorate in behavioral neuroscience from Baylor University.


He is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center and Institute in Houston, Texas, and holds adjunct
faculty appointments at the Baylor College of Medicine and the department of psychology at
the University of Houston.

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Sire
J a m e S W. S i r e
J U LY 2 0 1 7 EXPANDED EDITION

Beginning
BEG IN N I N G W I T H G O D with

Beginning with G o d
God
Christianity begins with God and ends with God.
In this personal and easy-to-read book, James Sire offers a basic
introduction to the foundational truths held by Christians at all times and
in all places. The chapters are organized around a simple scheme: creation, a Basic introduction to
fall, redemption, new life in Christ, and glorification. In this expanded the Christian Faith

edition, Sire added a chapter on the person of Jesus.


With study questions for personal or group use, this is the ideal first book
for seekers and believers who want to understand the central teachings
of the Bible.
E x pa n d E d
Edition

B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / GENERAL


176 pages, paperback, 4 1/4 x 7 inches, 978-0-8308-4505-7, $12.00, WPD

JA M E S W. S I R E (PhD, University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is


a speaker and writer. His books and Bible studies include The Universe Next Door (a worldviews
textbook), Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Naming the Elephant, Learning to Pray
Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail, and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.

introver ts

AU G U ST 2 0 1 7 REVISED AND EXPANDED RE V I S E D A N D E X PA N D E D

introve r t s
in the c h u r ch
in the

INTROVE RTS I N T H E C H U RC H
church

Have you ever felt out of place as an introvert in an extroverted church


culture? Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture

With practical illustrations from church and parachurch contexts, Adam


McHugh offers ways for introverts to serve, lead, worship, and even
evangelize in ways consistent with their personalities.
This expanded edition has been revised throughout and includes new
McHugh

research on the neuroscience of introversion and material for parenting


and encouraging introverted youth.
Adam S. McHugh
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / PERSONAL GROWTH Foreword by Scot McKnight
240 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4391-6, $18.00, WPD

A DA M S . M c H U G H (ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary) is a Presbyterian minister and spiritual


director, and a regular contributor to Susan Cains Quiet Revolution website. He has served in
churches, as a hospice chaplain, and as a college campus minister. He is also the author of The
Listening Life, which won the 2017 Christianity Today Book Award for spiritual formation.

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RE A DI N G
R EAD I N G GALATIANS WITH JO HN STOT T
G A L AT I A N S Pauls letter to the Galatians is not only a defense of his authority as an apostle, but
with
also a celebration of the remarkable grace offered through Jesus Christ.
JOHN STOTT
John Stotts teachings from The Message of Galatians are offered here as brief
devotional readings suitable for daily use. Designed as a church resource for small
groups, this book includes nine weekly studies that take us passage by passage
through Galatians, allowing readers to enjoy the riches of Stotts writings in a new,
easy-to-use format.

B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / DEVOTIONAL


128 pages, paperback, 5 x 7 inches, 978-0-8308-3194-4, $12.00, W
JOHN STOTT READING THE BIBLE WITH JOHN STOTT SERIES
w i t h DA L E a n d S A N DY L A R S E N
AVAILABLE JULY 2017
9 W E E K S F O R I N D I V I D UA L S O R G RO U P S

R E A D I N G E P H E S I A N S w i t h J O H N S TOT T
R E A DI N G EP H ES I A N S W I TH J OH N STOT T
RE A D I N G
Pauls letter to the church in Ephesus is a concise yet comprehensive summary of
the good news and its implications. The entire letter is a magnificent combination EPHESIANS
with
of Christian doctrine and Christian dutyfaith and lifewritten that we might
JOHN STOTT
recognize the hope to which we are called.
In this volume, John Stotts teachings from The Message of Ephesians are offered as
brief devotional readings suitable for daily use. This small group resource includes
eleven weekly studies that take you passage by passage through Ephesians.

B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / DEVOTIONAL


128 pages, paperback, 5 x 7 inches, 978-0-8308-3195-1, $12.00, W
READING THE BIBLE WITH JOHN STOTT SERIES
JOHN STOTT
AVAILABLE JULY 2017
w i t h A N D R E W T. L E P E A U

1 1 W E E K S F O R I N D I V I D UA L S O R G RO U P S
R E A D I N G T I M OT H Y AND T I T U S w i t h J O H N S TOT T

R E A DI N G

R EAD I N G TI MOTHY A ND TITU S WITH JO HN STOT T


TIMOTHY
AND T I T U S We live in a land where truth is subjective, individualized, and culturally
with conditioned. That same troubling thinking had invaded the churches led by
JOHN STOTT Timothy and Titus, so Pauls pastoral letters to them focus on the objective and
universal truth revealed in Jesus.
John Stotts teachings from The Message of 1 Timothy & Titus and The Message of
2 Timothy are offered here as brief daily devotional readings, including thirteen
weekly studies that take you passage by passage through the pastoral letters.

B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / DEVOTIONAL


128 pages, paperback, 5 x 7 inches, 978-0-8308-3196-8, $12.00, W
JOHN STOTT
READING THE BIBLE WITH JOHN STOTT SERIES
w i t h DA L E a n d S A N DY L A R S E N
AVAILABLE JULY 2017
1 3 W E E K S F O R I N D I V I D UA L S O R G RO U P S

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Phyllis J. le Peau
a n d a n d r e w T. l e P e a u
FEATURES & BENEFITS OF LIFEGUIDE
BIBLE STUDIES

G r a n d pa r e n t i n G
More than 120 titles available

Over fifteen million LifeGuides sold

Nine sessions include notes for group leaders

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approach and application questions
Loving Our Childrens Children

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Blessing 6. The Problem with
Genesis 48:1-20 Favoritism
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B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / FAMILY


64 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-3111-1, $9.00, WEU

Written by grandparents and expert Bible study For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have
authors Phyllis and Andrew T. Le Peau, this LifeGuide provided solid biblical content and raised thought-
Bible study explores the biblical framework for being a provoking questionsmaking for a one-of-a-kind Bible
godly grandparent. study experience for individuals and groups. This series
has more than 120 titles on Old and New Testament
In nine sessions, this study guides you in how to be a
books, character studies, and topical studies.
loving and caring presence in not only the lives of your
grandchildren, but also your adult children as they
parent.

A N D R E W T. L E P E AUis a writer and editor P H Y L L I S J . L E P E AU worked with


living in the Chicago area. He was the longtime InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for over
associate publisher for editorial at InterVarsity two decades and is the author of several
Press and is the coauthor of several Bible study Bible study guides. She and Andy have four
guides. children and thirteen grandchildren.

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E V E RYTHI N G YOU
KN OW A BO UT

H O LY WAR
I N THE BI BL E IS

WRONG.

B I SAC RELIGION / BIBLICAL STUDIES / OLD TESTAMENT


288 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-5184-3, $20.00, WPD

JOHN H. WALTON (PhD, Hebrew


Union College) is professor of Old
Testament at Wheaton College and
Graduate School. Some of his books
include The Lost World of Adam and
Eve, The Lost World of Scripture
with D. Brent Sandy, The Lost World
of Genesis One, Ancient Near East-
J. HARVEY WALTON (MA,
ern Thought and the Old Testament,
Wheaton College Graduate School)
and The IVP Bible Background Com-
is a researcher in biblical studies
mentary: Old Testament (with Victor
and has contributed to a variety
Matthews and Mark Chavalas).
of publications.
N E W LOST WO R L D BO O K
from J O H N WA LT O N

D o the so-called holy war texts of the Old Testament portray a divinely
inspired genocide? Did Israel slaughter Canaanites at Gods command?
Were the Canaanites punished for sinning against the covenanting God? How
are the Canaanites portrayed, and why?

These texts shock. And we turn the page. But have we rightly understood them? In The Lost World of
the Israelite Conquest, John Walton and J. Harvey Walton take us on an archeological dig, excavating
the layers of translation and interpretation that over time have encrusted these texts and our per-
ceptions. What happens when we take new approaches? When we weigh again their language and
rhetoric? And what happens when we backlight these texts with their ancient context?

The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest keenly recalibrates our perception and reframes our questions.
While not attempting to provide all the answers, it offers surprising new insights and clears the
ground for further understanding.

The conquest of Canaan is arguably the most intractable ethical problem in the Bible,
and to date no solution has garnered a consensus. These authors offer a genuinely fresh
approach to mitigate the difficulties. Deeply rooted in ancient Near Eastern mores and
reconsideration of key biblical words and texts, the arguments challenge many commonly
held ideas. While provocative at times, this book deserves careful consideration.

J O H N W. H I L B E R , Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

978-0-8308-2461-8, $18.00

OTHER
LOST WORLD BOOKS
978-0-8308-3704-5, $17.00
978-0-8308-4032-8, $25.00
O CTO B ER 201 7

STUDIES in
THEOLOGY
and theARTS
A S UBV ERSI V E G O SPEL
A SUBVERSIVE

Flannery OConnor and the Reimagining


of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth
A SUBVERSIVE The good news of Jesus Christ is a subversive gospel, and following Jesus

GOSPEL is a subversive act. These notions were embodied in the literary work of
American author Flannery OConnor, whose writing was deeply informed
GOSPEL

FLANNERY by both her Southern context and her Christian faith.


OCONNOR
AND THE Exploring OConnors theological aesthetic, Michael Bruner argues that
REIMAGINING
O F B E A U T Y, her fiction reveals what discipleship to Jesus Christ entails by subverting
GOODNESS,
AND TRUTH the traditional understandings of beauty, truth, and goodness.

B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIANITY / LITERATURE & THE ARTS


260 pages, paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 978-0-8308-5066-2, $30.00, W
STUDIES IN THEOLOGY AND THE ARTS

Michael Bruner
M I C H A E L B R U N E R (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate professor
of practical theology at Azusa Pacific University. He is a resident scholar at
the Huntington Library, an ordained minister in the PC(USA), and a recent
recipient of a Lilly Endowment in theology and the arts.

JU LY 2 01 7

I N ST ITU TION AL I N TEL L I G EN CE


INSTITUTIONAL How to Build an Effective Organization
INTELLIGENCE Institutions are essential to human flourishing. They give us an opportunity
to have an influence for the common good that far outlasts us. They are
the very means by which communities thrive, individual vocations are
fulfilled, and society is changed for the good.
HOW TO BUILD AN
EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION Focusing on the nonprofit sector, Gordon Smith unpacks the core of
institutional intelligence, showing team leaders, directors, executives,
board members, and employees how to work effectively within the
institutional character of their organizations.

GORDON T. SMITH
B I SAC BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / WORKPLACE CULTURE
Author of Courage and Calling 224 pages, hardcover, 6 x 9 inches, 978-0-8308-4485-2, $22.00, WIV

G O R D O N T. S M I T H is the president of Ambrose University and Seminary


in Calgary, Alberta, where he also serves as professor of systematic and
spiritual theology. He is the author of many books, including Courage and
Calling, Called to Be Saints, Spiritual Direction, and The Voice of Jesus.

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SELECTIONS FROM CONTENTS

O l d Ea rt h or Evo l u t io n a ry Creation?
1. Boundaries: What 7. Biological Evolution:
Views Define Your What Is It? Does It
Organization? Explain Lifes History?
2. Biblical Interpretation: 8. The Geological
What Is the Nature of Evidence: What Is
Biblical Authority? the Natural History of
3. The Original Couple: the Earth and the Origin Discussing Origins with
Reasons To Believe
What Is the Range of Life?
of Viable Positions 9. The Fossil Evidence:
Concerning Adam Who Were the Hominids? and Biologos
and Eve? 10. The Biological
4. Death, Predation, and Evidence: Does Genetics
Suffering: Is Natural Point to Common
Edited by
Evil Evil? Descent?
5. Divine Action: How 11. The Anthropological Kenneth Keathley,
Does God Interact with Evidence: How Are
the Natural World?
6. The Scientific
Humans Unique?
Conclusion: What Is the
Ol d E arth o r J. B. Stump, and
Joe Aguirre
Method: Methodological
Naturalism or Natural
Next Step?
E vol u tion ary
Cr eation ?
Theology

CONTRIBUTORS
Stump, and Aguirre
Keathley,

Ted Cabal Hugh Ross


James Dew Kenneth Samples
Darrel Falk Jeff Schloss
Deborah Haarsma Ralph Stearley
Loren Haarsma Robert Stewart
Kenneth Keathley J. B. Stump
John Laing John Walton
Steve Lemke Jeff Zweerink
B I SAC RELIGION / RELIGION & SCIENCE
Fuz Rana 256 pages, paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 978-0-8308-5292-5, $24.00, WPD

Does the Bible gives us a scientifically accurate account in science and faith, including biblical authority, the
of the process of creation? historicity of Adam and Eve, human genetics and
common descent, the problem of natural evil, and
Representatives of old earth creation (Reasons to
methodological naturalism.
Believe) and evolutionary creation (BioLogos) have been
in dialogue over the past decade to understand where Modeling charitable Christian dialogue, Old Earth or
they agree and disagree on key issues in science and Evolutionary Creation? invites readers to listen in as
theology. Moderated by Southern Baptist seminary Christian scholars weigh the evidence, explore the
professors, this discussion between Reasons to Believe options, and challenge each other on the questions of
and BioLogos touches on many of the pressing debates creation and evolution.

K E N N E T H K E AT H L E Y is director J . B . ( J I M ) S T U M P is J O E AG U I R R E
is editor
of the L. Russ Bush Center for senior editor at BioLogos in chief at Reasons to
Faith and Culture and professor and coeditor of How I Believe.
of theology at Southeastern Changed My Mind About
Baptist Theological Seminary. Evolution.

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A Week in
W i t h er ing to n

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Fa l l of
An imaginative retelling of the destruction of

the
Jerusalem in AD 70

Includes sidebar excursions into the lives of

J e ru s a l e m
slaves, life in Galilee, and events of the time

Historically grounded in archaeology and


historical sources

A LOOK INSIDE
Joanna awoke suddenly to the sound of a shofar
blowing, its long, piercing call cleaving the cool
morning air. Suddenly there were cries in the
street, a scrambling of sandaled feet, the grinding
roll of cart wheels on cobbled pavement along with
shouts of Fire! Fire! Joanna instinctively grabbed
some essentialsunleavened bread, dates, figs,
olives, a small flask of wineand thrust them in
her traveling satchel. Slipping on her best cloak,
she stepped out into the darkness and was nearly
overrun by a little ox cart rumbling toward the
Sheep Gate.

Whats happening? she shouted to a young man


running alongside the cart.

The Romans have breached the wall on the far


B en Wit h er ing to n iii side of the temple! Theyve set fires and poured
pitch over the wall from their siege towerright on
the Zealots. You must flee!

But where could she run? She tightened in fear,

B I SAC RELIGION / BIBLICAL STUDIES / HISTORY & CULTURE


breath shortened, hands clenched, flushed with
192 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-5173-7, $16.00, WPD perspiration. The shofar continued its piercing wail.

Its AD 70. And amid smoke, clamor, and terror, Jerusalem In this imaginative and entertaining narrative, New
is falling to the Romans, its temple being destroyed. As Testament scholar Ben Witherington leads us behind
Jews and Christians try to escape the city, we travel the veil of centuries to see and experience the historical
with some of them through an imagined week of flight and social realities of this epochal event. Allowing the
and faith. A scribe makes his way into Galilee in search light of what we do know to conjure possible events,
of records of Jesus life and teachings. A company of A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem is a fun and informative
women, responding to a prophecy, travels the route to a journey into the wrinkles and folds of a lost story.
new life in Pella. We see friends reunited, join a worship
gathering of Jesus-followers, and discover treasured
manuscripts.

B E N W I T H E R I N GTO N I I I (PhD, University of Durham) is Jean R. Amos Professor of New


Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. A prominent evangelical
scholar and worldwide speaker, he has written over forty books, including The Jesus Quest, The
Paul Quest, The Indelible Image, Women and the Genesis of Christianity, The Gospel Code, A Week in the
Life of Corinth, and commentaries on the entire New Testament.

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ExilE

exile
FEATURES & BENEFITS
Major essay and response by N. T. Wright

Includes essays by leading scholars in


Judaism and early Christianity A Conversation with
Takes the discussion of exile as a second-

A Conversation with

temple Jewish theme to a new level

Stimulating interaction on a key theme of


N . T. W r i g h T
New Testament interpretation

CONTRIBUTORS

N. t. Wri ght
Philip Alexander Jrn Kiefer

Hans Boersma Rob Kugler

Walter Scot McKnight


Brueggemann
Dorothy M. Peters
S. A. Cummins
Ephraim Radner
Timo Eskola
James M. Scott
Robert J. V.
Hiebert
Sc ot t

Edited by
In this volume, James Scott has assembled a wonderful
cast of scholars to prod, evaluate, critique, and engage
J am eS m. Sc ot t
Wrights thesis about exile in biblical theology, Jewish
literature, and as a theological idea in the New Testament.
Its the best exploration to date of what it meant for the
Jewish people, including the early church, to look forward
to the day when many will come from the east and west
to recline in the company of Abraham.
B I SAC RELIGION / BIBLICAL STUDIES / NEW TESTAMENT
MICHAEL F. BIRD, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia 336 pages, hardcover, 6 x 9 inches, 978-0-8308-5183-6, $40.00, W

Even though Israel had returned to its land, the majority This book engages a variety of scholars in conversation
of Jews of the second temple era regarded themselves with Wrights thesis. Following an introduction by
in exile under Roman rule and still awaiting their full James M. Scott, Wright clearly restates his thesis in a
restoration. It was this crisis of exile that reached its programmatic essay. Next come eleven essays from
resolution in the person and work of Jesus Christ. This, leading scholars interacting with Wrights thesis from
according to N. T. Wright, is the controlling narrative various perspectives: Hebrew Bible, Septuagint, early
that shaped the thinking of Jesus and Paul. Judaism, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the New Testament, and
theological perspectives. Finally, Wright offers a lively
While many find this a compelling key to understanding
response to his interlocutors.
the New Testament, critical responses also abound.

JA M E S M . S COT T (DTheol, University of Tbingen) is professor of religious studies at Trinity


Western University in British Columbia. He is the author of Paul and the Nations and Adoption as
Sons of God, and is a recognized expert on the topic of exile and restoration in Jewish and Christian
perspectives.

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EN GA GEM EN T S
M I SSI OL OGI CA L

EVELYNE REISACHER FEATURES & BENEFITS


Includes contributions by leading scholars of
Islam and world Christianity

Features Philip Jenkins, Nimi Wariboko,


Cathy Hine, and Martin Accad

SELECTIONS FROM CONTENTS


Part I: Regional 6. The Islamic
Perspectives Punishment for
DY N A M I C S O F 1. Mission in a World Blasphemy: Diversity
in Sources and Societies
Gone Wild and
MUSLIM WORLDS Violent: Challenging
the Monochromatic
(Gordon Nickel)
7. Sharia in a Globalized
View of Islam from a World: Historical
Silent Majority Position Overview, Regional
(Martin Accad) Contrasts, and the
2. The Western Frontier: Challenge of Pluralism
Regional, Theological, and Euro-Islam and the (David L. Johnston)
Remaking of Global Faith Part III: Missiological
Missiological Perspectives
(Philip Jenkins) Assessments
3. Christian-Muslim 8. Diversity and Change
Relations and Ethos in Contemporary
of State Formation Muslim Societies and
in West Africa (Nimi New Emphases in
Wariboko) Missional Approaches
4. Islam in South (John Jay Travis)
Asia: Dynamics of 9. Peacemaking
Contemporary Muslim Initiatives Among
Societies in Hyderabad Muslims (Rick Love)
Deccan (David 10. Defining Islam and
Emmanuel Singh) Muslim Societies in
Part II: Thematic Analyses Missiological Discourse
5. Negotiating from the (Evelyne A. Reisacher)
Margins: Womens Voices
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN MINISTRY / MISSIONS (Re)Imagining Islam
304 pages, paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 978-0-8308-5101-0, $32.00, WPD (Cathy Hine)

Christians in the West have many questions about the with changes motivated as much by Islamic agency from
identity of Islam and Muslim societies. Due in part to within as by forces impinging from without.
misleading media reports and a lack of interreligious Bringing together leading missiologists, theologians, and
dialogue, a majority of Western Christians view Islam as historians from the 2016 Missiology Lectures at Fuller
more prone to violence, compounded by news of violent Theological Seminarys School of Intercultural Studies,
conflicts involving Muslim communities worldwide. this volume presents a nuanced account of contemporary
The reality is that global Islam is a complex and diverse Muslim societies. Here is a fresh look at how Islams
phenomenon, not a monolithic one. An already very changing dynamics and the current religious and social
diverse Islam across the world stage is fluid and dynamic, climates shape Christian engagement with Muslims.

E V E LY N E R E I SAC H E R (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate professor of Islamic studies


and intercultural relations at Fuller Theological Seminary. She spent over a decade in leadership
in the Paris-based Christian organization LAmi, facilitating relationships between churches
and North African immigrants and training Christian leaders and church members around the
world. She is the general editor of Toward Respectful Understanding and Witness among Muslims.

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G RE GO RY E . GANSS LE
FEATURES & BENEFITS

OUR DEEPEST DESIRES


Considers the shared human aspirations
of relationships, goodness, beauty, and
freedom in light of Christianity

Argues for the veracity of the Christian


narrative over a naturalistic story
How the Christian Story
Fulfills Human Aspirations
In this brilliantly written book, Gregory Ganssle
shows how the Christian story makes sense of our
deepest longingsfor love, beauty, truth, goodness, and
freedom. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is
interested in finding a story that is both true to the way
things are and true to the way things ought to be.
PAUL M. GOULD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ganssle finds in the wisdom of the Christian tradition
O U R
compelling support for his vision of how to get and stay
on the right track in life. Believers and nonbelievers alike

D E E P E S T
GANSSLE

have much to gain from his warm and wise engagement


with the question. Only a great teacher could have
written a book like this.
ANTHONY KRONMAN, Yale University
Nonbelievers dont just think Christianity is wrong,

D E S I R E S
they find it distasteful. This calls for an apologetic that
appeals not only to the head but also to the heart. . . . With
both clarity and grace, Our Deepest Desires points to
how the Christian story offers more explanatory power
than its chief rivals.
JOSHUA D. CHATRAW, executive director, Center for
Apologetics and Cultural Engagement, Liberty University B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY / APOLOGETICS
160 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-5182-9, $16.00, WPD

As human beings, we are created with desires. and explained in the light of the Christian story. With
grace and insight, Ganssle explains how the good
We all long for meaningful relationships, lives that
news of Jesus Christ makes sense ofand fulfillsour
reflect goodness, engagements with beauty, and the
deepest desires. It is only in the particular claims of the
freedom to pursue our lives with integrity. But where
Christian faith, he argues, that our universal human
can our restless hearts find fulfillment for these
aspirations can find fulfillment and our restless hearts
universal longings?
will be at peace.
Philosopher and apologist Greg Ganssle argues that our
widely shared human aspirations are best understood

G R EG O RY E . GA N S S L E
(PhD, Syracuse) is professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology at
Biola University. He is the author of several books, including A Reasonable God: Engaging the New
Face of Atheism and Thinking About God, and he is the editor of God and Time.

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In search of ancIent roots

I N SEARCH OF AN CIEN T ROOTS


The Christian Past and the Evangelical Identity Crisis
K e n n e t h J . S t e wa r t

Perceiving a disconnect between their Protestant tradition and ancient


In search
Christianity, some evangelicals have abandoned Protestantism for
of
traditions that appear more rooted in the early church.
ancIent
In Search of Ancient Roots examines this phenomenon and places it within
roots
a wider historical context. Arguing for the rich Protestant connections to
early Christianity, Ken Stewart surveys five centuries of church history
t h e C h r i S t i a n Pa S t
and claims a place for evangelicals at the ecumenical table.
and the e va n g e l i C a l
identity CriSiS
S t e wa r t

B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIANITY / HISTORY


304 pages, hardcover, 6 x 9 inches, 978-0-8308-5172-0, $30.00, WIV

K E N N E T H J . ST E WA RT
is professor of theological studies at Covenant
College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. His books include Restoring the
Reformation, The Emergence of Evangelicalism, and Ten Myths About Calvinism.

JU LY 2 01 7

I N T RODU CTION TO POL ITI CAL SCIEN CE


A Christian Perspective
F r e d Va n G e e s t We are political beings and our lives are shaped by political institutions.
Introduction to

Christians thus have good reason to be informed about political science as


Introduction to
they seek to be ambassadors for Christ in a diverse society.

Political In this introductory textbook, Fred Van Geest presents a balanced Christian
perspective on political science. Written for students with or without
prior knowledge about political life, this textbook provides a nonpartisan

Science introduction to the key concepts, institutions, and policies that shape
politics today.
Va n G e e s t

a Christian PersPeCtiVe B I SAC POLITICAL SCIENCE / POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES


320 pages, casebound, 7 x 10 inches, 978-0-8308-5180-5, $40.00, WPD

F R E D VA N G E E S T is professor of political science at Bethel University in


St. Paul, Minnesota. He has served as an instructor and curriculum
developer for Crossroad Bible Institute, a discipleship and advocacy
ministry for prisoners and their families.

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CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW
AN IN TRO D UCTI O N TO C H RI ST I A N WO R L DV I EW

AN INTRODUCTION TO
Pursuing Gods Perspective in a Pluralistic World AN INTRODUCTION TO

Why do worldviews matter? What characterizes a Christian worldview? CHRISTIAN


How can we analyze and describe a worldview? What are the most WORLDVIEW
common secular and religious worldviews?
Part of being a thoughtful Christian means being able to understand and
express the Christian worldview as well as developing an awareness of the
PURSUING GODS
variety of worldviews. Well organized, clearly written, and featuring aids PERSPECTIVE

for learning, this is the essential text for either the classroom or self-study. IN A
PLURALISTIC WORLD

Anderson Tawa J. Anderson,


W. Michael Clark
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY / APOLOGETICS
Clark and David K. Naugle

384 pages, casebound, 6 x 9 inches, 978-0-8308-5123-2, $35.00, WIV Naugle

TAWA J . A N D E R S O N is W. M I C H A E L C L A R K DAV I D K . N AU G L E is
assistant professor of is a law clerk and has chair and professor of
philosophy at Oklahoma taught at Oklahoma philosophy at Dallas
Baptist University. Baptist University. Baptist University.

S E PT E M B ER 20 1 7
Now in Paperback

Robert H. Ste i n
JESUS

JE SUS THE M E SS I A H
A Survey of the Life of Christ
the

In this accessible introduction to Jesus Christ, Robert Stein draws together


Messiah

the results of a career of research and writing on Jesus and the Gospels. Now
in paperback, this classic textbook treats every episode in the life of Jesus
with historical care and attention to its significance for understanding the
life and ministry of Jesus.
Clearly written, ably argued, and geared to the needs of students, Jesus the
Messiah will give probing minds a sure grounding in the life and ministry JESUS
of Jesus.
the
Messiah
S te i n

B I SAC RELIGION / BIBLICAL STUDIES / JESUS, THE GOSPELS & ACTS


290 pages, paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 978-0-8308-5185-0, $27.00, WIV
A Survey of the Life of Christ
R O B E RT H . S T E I N is senior professor emeritus of New Testament
interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville,
Kentucky. He is the author of several books, including A Basic Guide to
Interpreting the Bible and The Method and Message of Jesus Teachings.

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Revised Edition

Tyndale New Testament


Commentaries
4
TNTC J OH N
Among the Gospels, Johns is unique. It has a structure with long conversations
and extended debates, and much of its content is not found elsewhere. Jesus
relationship to the Father and his teaching on the Holy Spirit are given special
John prominence. Ultimately, faith in Jesus is at the centerwith signs highlighted to
provoke faith and stories of those who responded to Jesus as examples of faith.
In this replacement Tyndale commentary, Colin Kruse ably reveals how the Fourth
Gospel weaves its themes of belief and unbelief into its rich Christology.

B I SAC RELIGION / BIBLICAL COMMENTARY / NEW TESTAMENT

Colin G. Kruse 480 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-4294-0, $26.00, WIV
T Y N DA L E N E W T E S TA M E N T C O M M E N TA R I E S
AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

Living Wisely
LIVING
LI V I N G W I S ELY W ITH T H E CH URCH FAT H ER S WISELY
Early Christians lived in a culture not unlike our ownin love with empire, WITH THE
infatuated with sex, and tolerant of all gods, but hostile to the One. Christopher
Hall takes us back to that time, conversing with Christian leaders around CHURCH

Church Fathers
the ancient Mediterranean world and exploring how this cloud of witnesses
challenges us to live ethical lives as Christ-followers.
FATHERS

CHRISTOPHER
B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY / ETHICS
A. H A L L
276 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 978-0-8308-5188-1, $24.00, W
HALL

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2017

EXOD US
In this Apollos Old Testament Commentary volume, Desmond Alexander grapples
with the complexities of the carefully constructed literary collage of Exodus.
Recounting the greatest event of divine salvation in the Old Testament, the story
of Exodus illustrates an all-important paradigm for understanding the nature
and goal of divine salvation, anticipating an even greater exodus that will come
through Jesus Christ.

B I SAC RELIGION / BIBLICAL COMMENTARY / OLD TESTAMENT


708 pages, hardcover, 6 x 9 inches, 978-0-8308-2502-8, $45.00, WIV
A P O L L O S O L D T E S TA M E N T C O M M E N TA RY S E R I E S
AVAILABLE JULY 2017

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2nd Edition

PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS
for a C H R I S T I A N W O R L D V I E W
PHILOSOPHICAL
PH I LO S OP H I CA L FOUN DAT I ON S FOR A CH R I STIAN WO RLDVIEW
This comprehensive and award-winning orientation to Christian philosophical FOUNDATIONS
foundations is now updated and expanded in a second edition, including enhanced for a CHRISTIAN
arguments, updated bibliographies, and new chapters on atonement and the
mind-body problem. WORLDVIEW
This textbook from J. P. Moreland and William Lane Craig, two leaders in the field,
is the keystone in any library of Christian philosophy.
J . P. M O R E L A N D AND

WILLIAM LANE CRAIG

B I SAC

MORELAND
RELIGION / PHILOSOPHY

AND C R A I G
708 pages, casebound, 7 x 10 inches, 978-0-8308-5187-4, $60.00, WPD
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2017 2ND EDITION

Second Edition

SECOND EDITION
FA M I LY TH E R A P I E S

FAM I LY T H ER A P IES
A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal
Mark A. Yarhouse and James N. Sells survey the major approaches to family
therapy and treat, within a Christian framework, significant psychotherapeutic
issues. Fully updated and revised, this second edition is an indispensable resource
SECOND
EDITION
FAMILY THE RA P I E S for those in the mental health professions, including counselors, psychologists,
A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal family therapists, social workers, and pastors.
Yarhouse and Sells

B I SAC RELIGION / CHRISTIAN MINISTRY / COUNSELING & RECOVERY


512 pages, casebound, 6 x 9 inches, 978-0-8308-2854-8, $45.00, W
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2017

Mark A. Yarhouse
James N. Sells

Now in Paperback

I N T EG R AT I V E P SYC H OT H ER APY
Integrative
Toward a Comprehensive Christian Approach
Psychotherapy
Mark McMinn and Clark Campbell present an integrative model of psychotherapy TOWA R D A C O M PR E H E N S I V E
C H R I ST I AN APPROAC H
that is grounded in Christian biblical teaching and in a critical and constructive
engagement with contemporary psychology. Now in paperback, this foundational
work integrates behavioral, cognitive, and interpersonal models of therapy within
a Christian theological framework.

B I SAC PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHOTHERAPY / COUNSELING


405 pages, paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 978-0-8308-5176-8, $36.00, W
AVAILABLE JANUARY 2017 Mark R. McMinn
Clark D. Campbell
and

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1 CORINTHIANS CHRISTIAN ETHICS


This volume of the Reformation Steve Wilkens edits a conversation
Commentary on Scripture, edited between four major approaches
by Scott Manetsch, provides Refor- to contemporary ethics in the
mation-era biblical commentary Christian tradition: virtue, divine
on Pauls first letter to the church command, natural law, and pro-
in Corinth. Drawing on Lutheran, phetic. This accessible introduc-
Reformed, Anglican, Radical, and tion includes contributions by
Roman Catholic resources, it Brad Kallenberg, John Hare, Claire
reveals the richness of early Peterson, and Peter Heltzel.
modern biblical exegesis for the 224 pages, paperback,
renewal of the church today. 978-0-8308-4023-6,
lxii + 508 pages, hardcover, $21.00 / IVP ACADEMIC
978-0-8308-2972-9,
$50.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

BECOMING CURIOUS COLORING OUR GRATITUDE


A little curiosity is essential to Gratitude is the path to a more
growth. In this engaging and joy-filled life. This collection of
interactive book, pastor and beautiful and intricately ren-
spiritual director Casey Tygrett dered coloring pages includes
explores the benefits of a healthy new content by Adele Ahlberg
curiosity in our spiritual lives. Calhoun to guide you deeper into
When we make curiosity a a sense of gratitude. As you color,
spiritual practice, we open up to take the opportunity to notice
new ways of knowing God and the gifts around you and then
knowing ourselves as well. Come reflect, wonder, pray, and practice
and discover the power of asking thankfulness.
questions. 72 pages, paperback,
viii + 200 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-4630-6,
978-0-8308-4627-6, $15.00 / FORMATIO
$16.00 / FORMATIO

BEYOND THE MODERN AGE COLORING THE PSALMS


Modernity, according to Bob The Psalms provide inspiration
Goudzwaard and Craig Bar- and reflection for each of the
tholomew, is not a single ideology beautiful designs in this imagi-
but rather a tension between four native coloring book. Enjoy the
worldviews. In conversation with creativity and freedom of adding
students from around the world color to intricate patterns while
and drawing upon a variety of you explore brief spiritual prac-
sources and disciplines, the au- tices adapted from Adele Ahlberg
thors propose ways to transcend Calhouns beloved resource
modernity and address global Spiritual Disciplines Handbook.
crises. 72 pages, paperback,
320 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-4629-0,
978-0-8308-5151-5, $15.00 / FORMATIO
$30.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

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COMMENTARIES ON THE THE DECALOGUE


TWELVE PROPHETS David L. Baker gives us a rare and
This addition to the Ancient valuable study of the Decalogue,
Christian Texts series offers the or Ten Commandments, within its
first complete English translation biblical and ancient Near Eastern
of Jeromes Commentaries on the setting. In addition to an informa-
Twelve Prophets. Edited by Thomas tive discussion of introductory
Scheck, this second volume gives and background issues, he gives
readers access to what scholars each commandment focused
consider to be Jeromes greatest attention, offering expert com-
achievement. mentary as well as considering its
368 pages, hardcover, meaning for today
978-0-8308-2917-0, xviii + 222 pages, paperback,
$60.00 / IVP ACADEMIC 978-0-8308-5169-0,
$20.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE DISRUPTION OF


THE CHURCH EVANGELICALISM
The church and the contemporary This is the first comprehensive
art world often find themselves in account of the evangelical tradi-
an uneasy relationship in which tion across the English-speaking
misunderstanding and mistrust world from the beginning of the
abound. Drawn from the 2015 1900s to the 1940s. Examining
biennial CIVA conference, these re- primary sources and covering a
flections from theologians, pastors, range of key topics, issues, trends,
and practicing artists imagine the events, and figures from the era,
possibility of a renewed and mutu- Geoffrey Treloar illustrates the
ally fruitful relationship between differing responses of evangelicals
contemporary art and the church. to the demands of a critical and
280 pages, paperback, transitional period.
978-0-8308-5065-5, 335 pages, hardcover,
$30.00 / IVP ACADEMIC 978-0-8308-2584-4,
$35.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

CULTURE CARE EMBODIED HOPE


We all have a responsibility to care Kelly M. Kapic meditates on how
for culture. Artist Makoto Fujimura our sufferingparticularly our
issues a call to cultural steward- physical sufferingrelates to the
ship, in which we feed our cultures Christian faith.This is not a theo-
soul with beauty, creativity, and dicy or a book of easy answers. It is
generosity. This is a book for artists an invitation to reshape our under-
and all creative catalysts who standing of suffering into the
understand how much the culture image of Jesus. What we discover
we all share affects human is that in Christ and through his
thriving today and shapes the church God displays his deep love
generations to come. and provision for his people.
160 pages, paperback, 192 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-4503-3, 978-0-8308-5179-9,
$17.00 / IVP BOOKS $18.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

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EVANGELICAL, SACRAMENTAL & GOD AND THE PROBLEM OF EVIL


PENTACOSTAL The problem of evil has produced
many responses and elicited
Christians tend to divide into
vigorous debate. In this multiview
three camps: evangelical, sac-
book, five philosophical theolo-
ramental, and pentecostal. But
gians discuss and defend different
must we choose between them?
solutions to this ancient problem:
Drawing on the New Testament,
Phillip Cary on the classic view,
Christian history, and years of
William Lane Craig on Molinism,
experience in Christian ministry,
William Hasker on open theism,
Gordon T. Smith argues that the
Thomas Jay Oord on essential
church not only can be all three,
kenosis, and Stephen Wykstra on
but in fact must be all three in
skeptical theism.
order to truly be the church.
272 pages, paperback,
160 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-4024-3,
978-0-8308-5160-7,
$25.00 / IVP ACADEMIC
$17.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

EXPLORATIONS IN ASIAN THE GOD CONVERSATION


CHRISTIANITY (REVISED AND EXPANDED)
Asia is the birthplace of Christian- It is difficult to explain to others
ity, yet the history of Asian Christi- what we believe and why. When
anity has long been a difficult one. our arguments fail to persuade
Scott W. Sunquist is an expert on them, what then? J. P. Moreland
the history of the Christian faith in and Tim Muehlhoff say that the
Asia, and these essays cover Asian best way to win over others is with
Christianity in broad perspective, a good story. In this expanded edi-
with topics such as the history of tion of their classic book, the au-
Christian mission and missionary thors give practical coaching and
practice in Asia, theological educa- illustrations to help us communi-
tion, and global migration. cate our faith more effectively.
336 pages, paperback, 192 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-5100-3, 978-0-8308-4486-9,
$45.00 / IVP ACADEMIC $16.00 / IVP BOOKS

GOD & SOUL CARE THE GOD-SHAPED BRAIN


Christianity, at its heart, is a ther-
apeutic faith. In this companion (EXPANDED EDITION)
to Foundations for Soul Care, Eric What you believe about God actu-
L. Johnson presents a system- ally changes your brain. Psychia-
atic account of Christianity as trist Tim Jennings unveils how our
divine therapy. A groundbreaking brains and bodies thrive when we
achievement in the integration have a healthy understanding of
of theology and psychology, this who God is. This expanded edition
is an indispensable resource for now includes a study guide to help
students, scholars, pastors, and you discover how neuroscience
clinicians. and Scripture come together to
bring healing and transformation
592 pages, hardcover,
to our lives.
978-0-8308-5159-1,
$45.00 / IVP ACADEMIC 297 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-4495-1,
$17.00 / IVP BOOKS

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INTERPRETING OLD TESTAMENT KNOWING GOD


WISDOM LITERATURE THROUGH THE YEAR
Expert contributors survey recent Here is a daily guide through
developments in the field of Old one of the most treasured books
Testament wisdom literature, ex- of Christian spirituality: J. I.
amining key themes in Proverbs, Packers Knowing God. Each day
Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, youll read Scripture and a brief
Ruth, and some psalms, and in passage about the glory and joy
the broader Old Testament narra- of being in relationship with God.
tive from Joshua to Esther. These An idea at the end of each days
practical essays consider the reading will help you to respond
importance of studying wisdom to God in prayer and reflection.
literature today and the place of 328 pages, paperback,
wisdom in biblical theology. 978-0-8308-4492-0,
xvi + 232 pages, paperback, $16.00 / IVP BOOKS
978-0-8308-5178-2,
$30.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

KEEPING PLACE A LITTLE BOOK FOR NEW BIBLE


Home is our most fundamen- SCHOLARS
tal human longing. Jen Pollock Many young Bible scholars are
Michel connects that desire with passionate for the Scriptures. But
the story of the Bible, revealing a is passion enough? Randolph Rich-
homemaking God with wide arms ards and Joseph Dodson encourage
of welcomeand a church com- students of the Bible with wisdom
missioned with this same work. from years of experience. Full of
Keeping Place offers hope to the warmth, humor, and an infectious
wanderer, help to the stranded, love for Scripture, this book invites
and a new vision of what it means a new generation of young scholars
to live today longing for our eter- to dig into the complex, captivating
nal home. world of the Bible.
220 pages, paperback, 126 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-4490-6, 978-0-8308-5170-6,
$16.00 / IVP BOOKS $9.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

KEEPING PLACE DVD MARK


Home is our most fundamental This Tyndale New Testament com-
human longing. This five-session mentary on the Gospel of Mark
DVD study from Jen Pollock from Eckhard Schnabel seeks to
Michel connects that desire with help todays Christian disciples
the story of the Bible, revealing a communicate the significance of
homemaking God with wide arms Jesus and the transforming power
of welcome. Keeping Place offers of the good news. This volume
hope to the wanderer, help to the will be useful for preachers, Bible
stranded, and a new vision of what teachers, and nonspecialists alike.
it means to live today longing for 448 pages, paperback,
our eternal home. 978-0-8308-4292-6,
5 studies, DVD, $26.00 / IVP ACADEMIC
978-0-8308-4502-6,
$20.00 / IVP BOOKS

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MORE THAN ENCHANTING PARADOXOLOGY


(EXPANDED) Many of us have big questions
Jo Saxton knows what can hap- about God that the Christian faith
pen in the church and the world seems to leave unanswered. But
when women are empowered and what if that tension is exactly
released to maximize their gifted- where faith comes alive? Para-
ness. Find encouragement, inspira- doxology boldly claims that the
tion, and strength to break through paradoxes that seem to undermine
the barriers that are keeping you belief are actually the heart of our
from exerting your full influence vibrant faith, and it is only by our
for God and his kingdom. If you continual wrestling with them that
want to embrace your influence, God is most clearly revealed.
this book is for you. xii + 308 pages, paperback,
206 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-4504-0,
978-0-8308-4331-2, $17.00 / IVP BOOKS
$16.00 / IVP BOOKS

MOVIES ARE PRAYERS THE PATH OF CHRISTIANITY


Movies do more than tell a good John Anthony McGuckin, a world-
story. Filmspotting co-host Josh renowned expert on ancient
Larsen brings a critics unique Christianity, has synthesized a life-
perspective to how movies can act time of work to produce the most
as prayersexpressing lament, comprehensive and accessible
praise, joy, confession, and more. history of the first millennium of
When words fail, the perfect film the Christian church. This readable
might be just what you need to account explores the history in
jump-start your conversations chronological order and then
with the Almighty. examines the same period
thematically, looking at issues
208 pages, paperback,
such as women, war, and the Bible.
978-0-8308-4478-4,
$16.00 / IVP BOOKS 1280 pages, hardcover,
978-0-8308-4098-4,
$65.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

,
THE MYTH OF EQUALITY THE PEOPLE S BOOK
Is privilege real or imagined? The Bible played a vital role in
Ken Wytsma, founder of the the lives, theology, and practice of
Justice Conference, unpacks what the Protestant Reformers. These
we need to know to be grounded essays from the 2016 Whea-
in conversations about todays ton Theology Conference bring
race-related issues. And he helps together the reflections of church
us come to a deeper understand- historians and theologians on the
ing of both the origins of these nature of the Bible as the peoples
issues and the reconciling role we book, considering themes such
are called to play as ministers of as access to Scripture, the Bibles
the gospel. role in worship, and theological
208 pages, casebound, interpretation.
978-0-8308-4482-1, 250 pages, paperback,
$18.00 / IVP BOOKS 978-0-8308-5163-8,
$25.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

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PREACHING IN THE NEW THE SEVEN DEADLY VIRTUES


TESTAMENT Faith. Love. Family. Power. Success.
Is preaching mandated in the Goodness. Generosity. Could these
post-apostolic context, and if so, virtues ever become stumbling
how does it relate to the preach- blocks to your Christian walk?
ing of the Old Testament prophets Todd Outcalt explores the fine
and of Jesus and his apostles? line between virtues and vices,
In this NSBT volume, Jonathan uncovering ways our flawed priori-
Griffiths seeks answers to these ties can masquerade as healthy
questions in the New Testament, religious goals and showing us
surveying the Scripture and set- how to reorient ourselves toward
ting his exegetical findings within truly virtuous living.
the context of biblical theology. 160 pages, paperback,
153 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-4476-0,
978-0-8308-2643-8, $16.00 / IVP BOOKS
$22.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

RESTORING THE SOUL OF SEVEN LETTERS TO


THE UNIVERSITY SEVEN CHURCHES
Has the American university lost What if Jesus wrote a letter to
its soul? Christian universities your church? This eight-session
must reimagine excellence in a LifeGuide Bible Study helps us
time of exile, placing the liberat- engage with the words of Jesus
ing arts before the liberal arts and in the seven letters to the seven
focusing on the worship, love, and churches in Revelation. Study-
knowledge of God as central to ing this Scripture with a group or
academia. This pioneering work individually allows us to ask some
charts the history of the university hard questionsof ourselves, of
and casts an inspiring vision for our leaders, and of the Lord.
the future of higher education. 64 pages, paperback,
xii + 388 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3070-1,
978-0-8308-5161-4, $9.00 / IVP CONNECT
$40.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

THE SELF-AWARE LEADER THE SOUND OF


Youve studied everything you A MILLION DREAMS
think you need to know before What does a dream sound like?
entering a career in ministry. But In these pages Suanne Camfield
how well do you know yourself? writes of the varied dreams that
Serving as a pastor is tough, but she has pursued over the course
it can be fulfilling and rewarding of her life. With captivating and
if you take the time to examine eloquent stories and concepts, she
both your gifts and vulnerabilities. guides us through what it feels
The church needs leaders who like to have a stirring deep inside
have the clear-eyed courage to of us and how God guides and
pursue the hard journey of self- shapes us through that sense of
examination. calling.
184 pages, paperback, 175 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-4480-7, 978-0-8308-4329-9,
$16.00 / IVP PRAXIS $16.00 / IVP BOOKS

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SPIRITUALITY FOR THE SENT TO ALTER YOUR WORLD


While spiritual formation focuses God is altering history, birthing
on the inner life of the Christian, the new creation all around us,
the missional church discus- and we have been invited to join
sion focuses on ones life in the God in that task. With ground-
world. Nathan A. Finn and Keith breaking ideas and practical il-
S. Whitfield bring together leading lustrations from around the globe,
evangelical voices to cast a new missional leaders Michael Frost
vision for a missional spiritual- and Christiana Rice introduce the
ity that fosters spiritual maturity metaphor of a midwife to depict
while also fueling Christian evan- us as Gods birthing attendants,
gelism, cultural engagement, and partnering in Gods restorative
the pursuit of justice. mission.
x + 243 pages, paperback, 224 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-5157-7, 978-0-8308-4137-0,
$30.00 / IVP ACADEMIC $17.00 / IVP PRAXIS

STRUCK TO THE CROSS


What happens when you come With the expertise of a veteran
face-to-face with your mortality? biblical scholar and the wisdom
As Russ Ramsey faced the pos- of a seasoned pastor, Christo-
sibility of death, he grappled with pher Wright skillfully guides us
fear, anger, depression, and loss, on Jesus journey from the Last
and yet he experienced grace that Supper to the cross. Through the
filled him with a hope and hunger lens of the Old Testament, Wright
for the life to come. This pro- navigates the Gospel accounts of
foundly eloquent memoir reveals the events of Jesus last, pivotal
that in the midst of pain, we can days, inviting us to meditate on
see glimpses of eternity. their significance for us.
176 pages, paperback, 142 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-4494-4, 978-0-8308-4499-9,
$16.00 / IVP BOOKS $16.00 / IVP BOOKS

THEOLOGIES OF THE AMERICAN TRANSCENDING MISSION


REVIVALISTS Is the language of mission clearly
Robert Caldwell traces the evident across the broad reaches
fascinating story of American of time? Or has the modern mis-
revival theologies during the sionary enterprise distorted our
Great Awakenings, examining the view of the past? Michael Stroope
particular convictions under- investigates how the modern
lying these conversions to faith. church has come to understand,
Caldwell offers a reconsideration speak of, and engage in the global
of the theologies of important expansion of Christianity, offering
figures and movements, giving a hopeful way forward in this
fresh insight into what it meant pressing conversation.
to become a Christian during this xviii + 459 pages, paperback,
age in Americas religious history. 978-0-8308-5167-6,
x + 246 pages, hardcover, $40.00 / IVP ACADEMIC
978-0-8308-5164-5,
$35.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

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WHEN CHANGING NOTHING


CHANGES EVERYTHING
Laurie Short offers a simple but
revolutionary idea: your perspec-
tive has the power to transform
your life. With the help of four
different lenses, Laurie shows how
you can reframe whatever comes
your way and embrace both the
good and the bad, recognizing that
every detail of your life is fully in
Gods sovereign hands.
171 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-4479-1,
$16.00 / IVP BOOKS

WINSOME PERSUASION
The task of bearing faithful witness
to Jesus in our post-Christian so-
ciety is complicated. What should
our interactions with the dominant
cultural ethos look like? How might
we be both persuasive and civil?
Integrating communications and
theology, this model for cultural
engagement offers a compelling
vision of public engagement that is
both shrewd and gracious.
219 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-5177-5,
$22.00 / IVP ACADEMIC

WORSHIP IN THE WAY OF


THE CROSS
Worship leader and biblical
scholar John Frederick unpacks
a cruciform theology of worship,
where worshipers and worship
leaders alike can come to embody
the other-centered humility of
Christ. With a mix of biblical ex-
position and practical insights, he
helps us discover how in worship
we can empty ourselves for the
transformation of others.
208 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-4488-3,
$18.00 / IVP BOOKS

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978-0-8308-3554-6, 978-0-8308-4412-8, 978-0-8308-3533-1, 978-0-8308-3799-1, 978-0-8308-3422-8,


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41 42 43 44 45

978-0-8308-3320-7, 978-0-8308-3755-7, 978-0-8308-2461-8, 978-0-8308-4623-8, 978-0-8308-3704-5,


$28.00, IVP BOOKS $22.00, IVP BOOKS $18.00, IVP ACADEMIC $16.00, FORMATIO $17.00, IVP ACADEMIC

46 47 48 49 50

978-0-8308-2577-6, 978-0-8308-4620-7, 978-0-8308-2859-3, 978-0-8308-3416-7, 978-0-8308-3361-0,


$26.00, IVP ACADEMIC $9.00, FORMATIO $20.00, IVP ACADEMIC $16.00, IVP BOOKS $18.00, IVP PRAXIS

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1 2 3 4 5

978-0-8308-1087-1, 978-0-8308-3044-2, 978-0-8308-3036-7, 978-0-8308-3037-4, 978-0-8308-3018-3,


$19.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT

6 7 8 9 10

978-0-8308-3008-4, 978-0-8308-3006-0, 978-0-8308-3077-0, 978-0-8308-2165-5, 978-0-8308-3058-9,


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11 12 13 14 15

978-0-8308-3034-3, 978-0-8308-3026-8, 978-0-8308-3007-7, 978-0-8308-3089-3, 978-0-8308-3147-0,


$9.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT

16 17 18 19 20

978-0-8308-3053-4, 978-0-8308-3064-0, 978-0-8308-3031-2, 978-0-8308-2162-4, 978-0-8308-2186-0,


$9.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT $10.00, IVP CONNECT

21 22 23 24 25

978-0-8308-3029-9, 978-0-8308-1649-1, 978-0-8308-3012-1, 978-0-8308-3017-6, 978-0-8308-3013-8,


$9.00, IVP CONNECT $8.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT $9.00, IVP CONNECT

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1 2 3 4 5

978-0-8308-2478-6, 978-0-8308-1419-0, 978-0-8308-1449-7, 978-0-8308-1246-2, 978-0-8308-2456-4,


$35.00, IVP ACADEMIC $40.00, IVP ACADEMIC $10.00, IVP ACADEMIC $20.00, IVP ACADEMIC $60.00, IVP ACADEMIC

6 7 8 9 10

978-0-8308-2937-8, 978-0-8308-2955-2, 978-0-8308-1438-1, 978-0-8308-1778-8, 978-0-8308-1442-8,


$20.00, IVP ACADEMIC $50.00, IVP ACADEMIC $55.00, IVP ACADEMIC $60.00, IVP ACADEMIC $50.00, IVP ACADEMIC

11 12 13 14 15

978-0-8308-2702-2, 978-0-8308-2971-2, 978-0-8308-1593-7, 978-0-8308-2705-3, 978-0-8308-1784-9,


$10.00, IVP ACADEMIC $50.00, IVP ACADEMIC $35.00, IVP ACADEMIC $10.00, IVP ACADEMIC $60.00, IVP ACADEMIC

16 17 18 19 20

978-0-8308-4236-0, 978-0-8308-4285-8, 978-0-8308-1783-2, 978-0-8308-1781-8, 978-0-8308-1439-8,


$21.00, IVP ACADEMIC $24.00, IVP ACADEMIC $60.00, IVP ACADEMIC $60.00, IVP ACADEMIC $45.00, IVP ACADEMIC

21 22 23 24 25

978-0-8308-4201-8, 978-0-8308-1451-0, 978-0-8308-2916-3, 978-0-8308-1467-1, 978-0-8308-1464-0,


$20.00, IVP ACADEMIC $55.00, IVP ACADEMIC $60.00, IVP ACADEMIC $10.00, IVP ACADEMIC $10.00, IVP ACADEMIC

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InterVarsity Press Sales Team Directory


Represented to the Christian book trade by InterVarsity Press Sales Management Team
the Noble Marketing Group
Justin Paul Lawrence, Director of Sales
Lane Davis, 850.284.6070, LDavis7641@aol.com
Marsha Barnish, Assistant Director of Sales
(AL, DE, DC, FL, GA, LA, MD, S. MS, NC, SC, E. TN, VA, WV)
Marty Schoenleber, eCommerce and Sales Analytics Manager
Ryan Garrett, 417.894.3914, ryanjgarrett@gmail.com
(AR, IA, S. IL, KS, MO, N. MS, ND, NE, OK, SD, W. & C. TN) Rob McKenzie, Sales Representative for Trade, Academic, and Special Markets

Jerry Gortmaker, 616.262.9423, grtmkr1@aol.com Bill Cochran, Sales Coordinator


(N. IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, OH, WI)
Kathryn Chapek, Special Markets Sales Representative
Alan Read, 626.590.6950, alanread@earthlink.net
Josiah Daniels, Academic and Library Markets Sales Representative
(AZ, CA, NM)

David Terry, 510.813.9854, dmterry@aol.com InterVarsity Press Subsidiary Rights


(CO, CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, PA, NJ, NV, RI, VT, WY)
Ellen Hsu, Rights Manager
Ted H. Terry, 206.954.5660, teddyhugh@aol.com
(AK, HI, ID, MT, OR, TX, UT, WA)

Regional Telesales Account Manager


Mat Smith, 866.418.4530, 866.418.4532 fax, msmith279@aol.com

CONTACT US
Phone: Order Department: 800.843.9487 (opt. 1) For Customers in the For South African Customers
Customer Service: 800.843.9487 (opt. 2) United Kingdom
Fax: 630.734.4350 Christian Art Distributors
Email: order@ivpress.com 20 Smuts Avenue
IVP/USA is represented to the UK Vereeniging 1930
customerservice@ivpress.com trade by SPCK. To order:
publicity@ivpress.com South Africa
international@ivpress.com Toll Free Tel: 0800 003 399/400/401/401
Booksellers should contact: Toll Free Fax: 0800 003 403
translations@ivpress.com Macmillan Distribution (MDL) Email: sales@christianart.co.za
Brunel Road
General Offices & Distribution Center Basingstoke
International Customers
RG21 6XS
P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1426 Phone: 08450 705656 InterVarsity Press may not hold world sales
430 Plaza Drive, Westmont, IL 60559-1234 Fax: 01256 812558 and distribution rights for all titles listed
Email: orders@macmillan.co.uk in this catalog. International customers
should refer to the current InterVarsity
SAN 2027089 Individuals should contact: Press Complete Title List to determine the
Phone: 01256 302699 availability of titles before placing an order.
Email: direct@macmillan.co.uk Or email us at international@ivpress.com
for more information.
ivpbooksellers.com For Canadian Customers
Support. Service. Sales.
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For the latest InterVarsity Press sales and trade 55 Woodslee Ave.
news as well as downloadable resources, visit Paris, Ontario N3L3E5
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chapters, and reviews.

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N E W S M A L L G RO U P R E S O U RC E S from

J O H N S TOT T

No one I have known has loved, preached, taught, and lived the Bible any more
than John Stott. . . . This new series will give us daily help in just such living.
M A R K L A B B E R T O N, president, Fuller Seminary

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