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Newcomers to the church community need tools to navigate
the Christian faith and a guide for connecting doctrine to real
life. In a world that’s increasingly relative, author Andrew Petiprin
helps readers discover unchanging truth based on God’s Word. Truth Matters: Knowing God and
Yourself shows how core tenets of the Christian
faith were affirmed over the centuries by faithful biblical
scholars. Petiprin helps readers flourish in their faith
by discovering the true answers to age-old questions like, “Who is
God?” and “Who am I?”
readers through many important doctrines of the Christian faith, Truth Matters supports
those doctrines with Scripture and shows how they were developed
carefully over the centuries by those who studied the Bible. As he engages
with great thinkers of Christian tradition, including C. S. Lewis, T.
S. Eliot and others, Petiprin guides readers to the true answers to
age-old questions like “Who is God?” and “Who am I?” .
the structure of traditional creeds, Truth Matters helps readers better
understand truths about themselves by understanding the truth about God
and his desire for a relationship with us. As readers learn more about
how doctrine was debated and decided, they will also see that Truth
never changes, and that the purpose of doctrine is to make Truth
clearer than before.
it champions the authentic teachings of the Christian faith, Truth Matters points
to doctrine, liturgy, and tradition as a way to discover not just the
truth about God, but to find God himself.
K. Petiprin is a priest of the
Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee. He was a Marshall Scholar at Magdalen
College, Oxford, and also holds degrees from the University of
Pittsburgh and Yale University. Andrew is author of Truth Matters: Knowing God and
Yourself, and is a regular contributor to the Living Church
magazine and other publications. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with
his wife, Amber, and their two children.
Releases September 3.
Most of us value humility . . . especially in other
people. But Jesus taught that humility is central to the Christian
life. Author Christopher
Hutchinson invites the church to follow Christ—both
individually and corporately—in this high calling.
systematic and comprehensive treatment of this core tenant of
Humility: Why the Way Up is Down is structured
around the three times Jesus addresses the topic in Scripture—how it is
found, embraced and applied. This insightful resource should be
required reading for all seminary students so they can understand the
pitfalls of leadership before they begin to pastor. Current pastors and
church leaders will find Hutchinson’s critiques and suggestions helpful
as they seek to create humble and healthy churches. Individuals who
have lost an appreciation for humility as a central Christian virtue
will be reminded of its value as the best way to grow closer to and
more like Jesus.
Christians create healthy churches, but in today’s world of celebrity
pastors and widening platforms, our churches are more than ever imitating
the prideful methodologies of our culture. Through his critiques,
Hutchinson also offers suggestions for how Christians can better
practice and promote humility in our time.
a fresh and updated application of humility to our day, Hutchinson
calls for a return to the path of humility as the one pilgrimage most
necessary for Christian faith and life. By showing humility in in all
its truth, beauty and goodness, it becomes a value worth seeking — if
never fully found — on this side of heaven.
Hutchinson is Senior Pastor of Grace
Covenant Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg, Virginia, and a graduate of
Duke University (A.B.), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
(M.Div). Prior to entering the ministry, Chris served in the U.S. Army,
including a combat tour during Operation Desert Storm. Chris and his
wife, Kirstan, have two grown daughters, one a collaborative pianist
studying in Arizona, and the other an artist studying in South
Carolina. Chris is the author of Rediscovering Humility: Why the Way Up is Down.
Released June 4.
Packed with biblical truth, A Bright Tomorrow: How to Face
the Future without Fear addresses anxiety
about an uncertain future by reminding readers of what they can be
certain of–God’s grace, his unshakeable promises, and the hope of
Mellinger helps readers remember their security in
Christ in the midst of parental fears, cultural decline, aging, death,
and facing the unknown.
future is scary, and Jared Mellinger knows we live in a world full of
daunting change, frightening uncertainties, and concerning
circumstances. Parenting fears, old age, death, and illness are just a
few of the common anxieties that weigh on the hearts and minds of most
of us at some point in our lives. If you’re a Christian who obsesses
over the future or ignores it for good reason, this book is for you.
Lasting comfort and peace are found in Christ, who has secured a place
for his people and offers a bright tomorrow based on the solid ground
of God’s promises.
Bright Tomorrow equips Christians with biblical
truths laid out in Scripture to face the future with confidence.
Readers will learn to face their fears and worries about the future by
living right now in view of the gospel of hope and the promise of life
life-changing book will lead Christians to grasp onto certain hope,
transforming the way they think about God, themselves, and the world
around them. True courage comes from knowing the end of the story, and
as Christians with forward-looking hope, we can be eternal optimists and
fight fear of the future through Jesus our champion, who gives us
victory over death.
Mellinger is the senior pastor at Covenant
Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, PA, where he lives in with his
wife Meghan and their six children. He is the author of Think Again: Relief from the
Burden of Introspection and A Bright Tomorrow: How to Face
the Future Without Fear.
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