Systematics For the Glory of God
by Jonathan Bayes
In this first volume of a systematic trilogy, the reader is confronted with the gracious character of God and the glorious being of God in Trinity. The wonderful revelation of God in and through his Word and creative acts are then examined, followed by the immutable sovereign decrees of God and God's wisdom through providence. To help with our understanding of biblical truth, Dr. Bayes has examined the formation of doctrine from the early church creeds, such as the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed, to modern creeds and confessions. Each chapter closes with an emphasis on pastoral application, reinforcing the fact that theology is meant to practically equip the believer for both life and worship.
Exploring C.H. Spurgeon’s Key to Ministerial Success
by Bob Penhearow
Using Charles Haddon Spurgeon as a model, this book looks at how the personal spirituality and piety of a pastor is tied to his success and faithfulness in ministry. A Puritan and Calvinistic Baptist heritage served to mold Spurgeon's life and the development of his ministry. The pivotal influence of the writings of John Bunyan, John Gill and Andrew Fuller are examined in detail. Spurgeon's faithful and intimate walk with God undergirded his preaching, teaching and writing ministries.
Head, Heart, Hands: Life Transforming Apologetics
by Steven West
A Christian's entire life should proclaim and defend the reality of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This book demonstrates that the Christian faith is rationally sufficient (head), emotionally and morally satisfying (heart) and that the seed of the gospel generates practical acts of loving service in the world (hands). The best defense of the Christian faith is one that engages every area of life and every component of our human nature. Everything is transformed by the truth and power of Jesus, and this book helps Christians see how their renewed minds, cleansed hearts and sanctified hands are all necessary in the defense of their faith.
The Righteous Will Flourish: Living Christian Ethics
by Steven West & Danielle Gignac
Challenging ethical decisions face believers every day across the world. If Christians are to make solid ethical decisions in life, what is the basis on which they are to make them? This introduction to Christian ethics begins by establishing the biblical, theological and philosophical foundations on which an ethical life can be built. With the basis of a Christian worldview and a solid ethical framework, Christians are able to make coherent moral decisions.
The Glory of Christ in the Old Testament: Volume 1: Genesis to Esther
by Gareth Crossley
The Old Testament can be difficult to understand and is often neglected today.
We may find it confusing, harsh, full of rules, laws and prophecies, strange events or just plain difficult to navigate. We want to get on to the "good stuff" in the New Testament! But Jesus himself stressed the importance of the Old Testament--and it is in studying the Old Testament that we understand his person and work more fully.
The entire Bible is God's message about his Son, our Saviour--the whole Bible finds meaning in him. If we are to be gripped by the unfolding historical drama of the Old Testament, thrilled by the evidences of the providence and purpose of God or enthralled by the developing picture of the promised Messiah, we need to first understand the flow of Old Testament narrative and how it fits into God's redemptive purposes. Author Gareth Crossley encourages the people of God with an Old Testament survey that focuses on this thread. The patriarchs, the nation of Israel, the kings and prophets, the widow and the poor, all have great purposes in God's unfolding plan of salvation.
In its history, poetry and prophecies, the Old Testament is a glorious message of hope--of looking forward, of seeing God move in both ordinary and miraculous ways as he shows himself to be a gracious and promise-keeping God--and whose Son comes to bring salvation to sinners everywhere and in every age!