Friday, September 19, 2008

Three New Gospel-centered Books

It's not every day that three books land on my desk at the same exact time, each of them begging to be read!

A couple of days ago that happened. Here are the three books, each of which looks excellent!

Spectacular Sins
And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

by John Piper

Free sample materials online:

Table of Contents, Introduction & Chapter 1

"The weighty truths about the sovereign wisdom and power of God unpacked in these pages created in me an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and ultimate safety. To be reminded of his might over everything is priceless, and I don't think I'll ever be able to preach the same again."
--Matt Chandler

Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World
Edited by C.J. Mahaney

Free sample materials online:

Table of Contents, Foreword by John Piper, & Chapter 1

"This book is biblically grounded and Christ-centered, full of grace and truth. Every chapter raises the bar of Christian living without falling into legalism. One of the most timely and much-needed books I've read in years. I highly recommend it."
--Randy Alcorn

Death by Love:
Letters from the Cross
by Mark Driscoll and Garry Breshears

Free sample materials online:

Contents, Preface, & Introduction

"With Death by Love, we see the maturing of a young pastor (who stepped on a lot of toes early on) into a significant pastor/theologian able to communicate the power of the gospel in powerfully effective ways. If you've written off Mark Driscoll in the past, you owe it to him and your walk in Christ to give this stunning new book a chance. He presents the value of the cross of Christ clearly and definitively. Better yet, the pastoral letter in each chapter may be some of the best examples of sensitive, Bible-centered, gospel-saturated counsel in print since Thomas Brooks' and John Owens' quills were laid to rest."
--Mark Traphagen