Recent Acquisitions

 RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE TCCTC LIBRARY

The Imperfect Pastor: Discovering Joy in our Limitations through a Daily Apprenticeship with Jesus
by Zack Eswine
BV4011.3.E89 2015
“This is simply the best book on pastoral ministry I have ever read.” — Ken Shigematsu

Christianity: Opium or Truth?
by David Gooding and John Lennox
BT1102.G663 2014
Gooding and Lennox address crucial issues that can make it difficult for thoughtful people to accept the Christian message. They answer those questions and show that clear thinking is not in conflict with personal faith in Jesus Christ.

Exalting Jesus in Mark
by Daniel L. Akin
BS2585.3.A35 2014
“It is academic enough to address scholarly issues in Mark’s Gospel, yet practical enough to benefit every preacher and teacher of God’s Word.” — Jason K. Allen

The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent
by Erwin W. Lutzer with Steve Miller
BV2625.L88 2013
This sensitive, responsible, and highly informative must-read will not only equip you to better relate to your Muslim friends, neighbors, and coworkers, but will also encourage you with the reminder that ultimately, the enduring truth of the cross will prevail.

The Daniel Hoax
by J. C. W. (Joan) West
BS1555.5.W47 2014
“There is a good deal of gentle satire in The Daniel Hoax, understandably so, since it answers self-inflating sceptics who think the book of Daniel really was a hoax from the start . . . . But the core of West’s book is serious historical argument, with theological implications, and it will be a pity if its stylistic fun keeps readers from appreciating its sober and constructive reasoning.” — J. I. Packer

Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together
by Mark Driscoll
BV4596.M3D75 2012
“Stunningly honest and vulnerable, Real Marriage is like a personal counseling session with a couple you cannot surprise, you cannot shock into silence, who will respond to every question with wisdom, humility, and realism.”

I Stand Amazed in the Presence: Life Based on a Christian Worldview
by Freddy Davis
BV4501.3.D38 2017
“I Stand Amazed in the Presence not only helps you understand the foundation of a truly biblical worldview, but also gives you practical guidance about how to make it a reality in your own life.”

The Insanity of Obedience: Walking with Jesus in Tough Places
by Nik Ripken with Barry Stricker
BR1601.3.R56 2014
“Ripken brings decades of ministry experience in some of the most persecuted areas of the world to bear on our understanding of faith in Jesus.”

The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected
by Nik Ripken with Gregg Lewis
BT768.R56 2013
“How does faith survive, let alone flourish in the places of life that are overcome with the darkness of sin, despair, and hopelessness? Join Nik as he tells the story of being taught by believers in persecution ‘how to follow Jesus, how to love Jesus, and how to walk with Him day by day’.”

Redemption: God’s Magnificent Plan from the Foundation of the World
by Martha Lucia
BT775.L83 2015
“Redemption equips you with practical teachings and applications for becoming an empowered Saint of God. . . . Martha’s powerful prayers and strategies are ‘battle-tested’ for launching warfare and gaining victory!”

Pick Me Ups: Christian Inspiration for Ever Day Living
by Mark Schulz
BV4811.S38 2015
“In the frenetic world we live in it behooves us to take time to be grounded. Mark Schulz’s Pick-Me-Ups provide just what we need. Insightful, approachable and spirit filled inspiration that keeps us on course and focused on the hope that comes from the Cross and the Empty Tomb.”  — Dr. Viji George, President, Concordia College, Bronsville, NY

This is My Story
by Darlene Maisano
BV2626.4.N35 2014
An engaging life testimony that ends with nuggets of wisdom.

Abolition: Overcoming the Christian Establishment on Education
by Kevin R. Novak
BR516.N6 2016
“Abolition is an idea whose time has come. The civil government’s days of dictating what ideas our children are exposed to, are numbered.”

Preparing for Battle: Developing the Lifestyle of a Victorious Prayer Warrior
by Kimberly R. Johnson
BV4509.5.J646 2013
“You will learn your rights and responsibilities as a soldier in the Army of the Lord, all while developing an unshakable relationship with the Lord of the Angel Armies that will empower you to withstand life’s challenges.”

Experience the Living Christ! Learning to Live in the Presence of God
by Norman Mears
BV4501.3.M437 2015
“Here you’ll find godly guidance and gentle admonition with in-depth examinations of supporting Scripture from all corners of the Bible, written in an easy-to-read and wonderfully engaging style.”

Confronting Jezebel: Discerning and Defeating the Spirit of Control
by Steve Sampson
BV4597.53.C52S26 2012
“With clarity and authority, Sampson exposes the signs of a Jezebel spirit, its strategies of destruction and how you can bring it under the control of the Holy Spirit.”

Grounded: Finding God in the World; A Spiritual Revolution
by Diana Butler Bass
BT103.B38 2015
“An absolutely gorgeously written book about real faith in the real world.” — James Martin

Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel
by Kate Bowler
BR1643.5.B68 2013
Blessed provides a thorough and nuanced account of the phenomenon, as it skillfully examines varying attitudes toward prosperity which emerged across racial, regional, and denominational lines. This is a grand contribution to the field of American religious history.” — Jonathan L. Walton

Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity
by James D. Tabor
BS2653.T33 2012
“A fresh, imaginative and insightful treatment of the original years of the Christian faith. It is not as we have been taught through the centuries. It is infinitely more complex and infinitely more exciting.” — John Shelby Spong

It’s Not Conformation: Confirmation Sermons from the Front Lines of Post-Christendom Youth Ministry
by John W. Vest
BV4211.V47 2015
“The confirmation sermons collected here reveal a growing awareness of our post_Christendom cultural situation and what it means to work with young people in this shifting context. This is a snapshot of practical theology at work . . .”

Finding Our Balance: Repositioning Mainstream Protestantism
by Ronald P. Byars
BR121.3.B93 2015
“Here is an important argument for the much-needed authority of nuances orthodoxy, for the recovery of word and sacrament at the heart of the life of our churches, for bath, book, meal, and attentiveness to the poor as the unobscured central agenda of our Sunday meetings. If you are thinking about the identity and faithfulness of your own congregation, take and read!” — Gordon W. Lathrop

 

 

 

 

 

 

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