Friday, April 25, 2008

Elyse Fitzpatrick: Because He Loves Me

Elyse Fitzpatrick (one of the best gospel-centered writers for women today) has a new book out: Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life.

Check out the website for the book.

Mrs. Fitzpatrick also has a CD in conjunction with the book:
The CD is an over 50 minute collection of readings from scripture and inspirational writings read by Elyse Fitzpatrick combined with original music and new hymns written and performed by Steve and Vikki Cook (writers of Before The Throne of God Above, I Will Glory In My Redeemer, Great Are You Lord and more).
You can download (in PDF) the contents of the album (lyrics from the Cooks' song as well as all of the readings, Scripture, and references from Elyse Fitzpatrick).

Here are some endorsements for the book:
"Thank you Elyse. The gospel for yesterday but also for today and tomorrow. What you wrote is inspirational, and it overflows with practical application that pushes me to take the gospel into the otherwise private corners of my life. You said in the book, "This message will be the only message I'll ever have from now on." If that is the case, I am already in line for the next one."
—Edward T. Welch, Counselor and Faculty Member, Christian Counseling & Education Foundation

"Because He Loves Me will provide hope and a desperately needed supply of “spiritual oxygen” to many Christians who have lost sight of what they have and who they are in Christ and are struggling to live a life they can never live apart from him. We can never afford to move “past” the gospel message of the love of God through Christ."
—Nancy Leigh DeMoss; Author; Radio Host, Revive Our Hearts

"Elyse Fitzpatrick has given us a helpful, encouraging, and stimulating book that explores the practical impact of God's great love for his people in every aspect of Christian living. Her rich insights into God's revealed truth, when understood and applied, will certainly equip and inspire Christians to better fulfill their chief end of glorifying and enjoying him forever!"
—Carol J. Ruvolo, author of Grace to Stand Firm; Grace to Grow, and No Other Gospel: Finding True Freedom in the Message of Galatians

"The Spirit of God seems to be initiating a widespread recovery of the gospel and its implications. The centrality of the gospel in the ministry of the local church and the life of a Christian is being rediscovered, proclaimed, and enjoyed in place after place, person after person. Because He Loves Me is another—and welcome—indication that fresh gospel breezes are blowing. If you love the gospel of Jesus Christ, you’ll love what Elyse Fitzpatrick has written in this book. —Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

"Many Christian books focus our gaze on the difficult duties of the Christian life, leaving us either triumphant in self-righteous pride or burdened down with a backpack full of guilt. Elyse Fitzpatrick shows us how to lay down that burden of guilt at the cross and put to death that self-righteousness, not merely once but daily as we glory increasingly in the gospel. Here is profound and practical wisdom that will leave you equipped to face life and death with joyful confidence in God’s love for you in Jesus Christ." —Iain Duguid, Professor of Old Testament, Grove City College

"Elyse Fitzpatrick reminds us why the gospel is such good news—not only when we hear it for the first time, but even after a lifetime of familiarity with the message. This is a moving exposition of gospel truth showing how the doctrinal content of our faith is not merely dry, academic stuff, but wonderfully personal and practical truth. And the gospel message is not just the foundation of our new life in Christ but the bricks and mortar as well. It is therefore relevant not only at the start of our walk with Christ, but every day thereafter. That simple but crucial truth is all too often missed in the church today."
—Philip R. Johnson, Executive Director, Grace to You

"We believe our friend Elyse Fitzpatrick has written her magnum opus. This excellent book can be likened to John Piper’s Desiring God and C. J. Mahaney’s Living the Cross-Centered Life in the way it shines a refreshing light on the gospel and reminds us of its impact on our life and ministry. This book is amazingly practical while deeply theological. It is destined to become a classic!"
—Pastor Lance and Beth Quinn, The Bible Church of Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas