CrossReads Book Spotlight: The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

CrossReads Book Spotlight: The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

CrossReads Book Spotlight

The Reason for God

Belief in an Age of Skepticism

by Timothy Keller

The Reason for God

New York Times bestseller people can believe in—by “a pioneer of the new urban Christians” (Christianity Today) and the “C.S. Lewis for the 21st century” (Newsweek).

Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand their ground against the backlash to religion created by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics, he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.

Timothy Keller’s latest book, God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.

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CrossReads Short Takes: The Beheading of John & When Winter Is Past

CrossReads Short Takes: The Beheading of John & When Winter Is Past

CrossReads Short Takes

Te Beheading of John

by Jason E. Royle

The Beheading of John

The Beheading of John is an imaginary short story written from the perspective of John’s executioner. It is a brief, thought-provoking recreation of the events leading up to the beheading of John the Baptist.

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When Winter Is Past

by Janice Cole Hopkins

When Winter Is Past

 

Pennsylvania 1737

Stanton Klein’s father had given up on life after his wife died and left Stanton orphaned to live with his grandparents. He decided he would never love like that. He and his first wife had fared well together, but she’d died in childbirth. Now he’s decided to find another woman to marry. After all, a farmer needs a wife and sons. However, with the changes come important lessons and dangers that Stanton never imagined.

Beth Evans has taken care of her father, since he fell from a barn roof and can no longer walk. People, like Fiona, have always made fun of her, because she has a limp. When Stanton befriends her, she’s wary but also intrigued. Her father encourages her to give Stanton a chance, but how can she be sure this is what’s best?

All profits from the author’s books go to a scholarship fund for missionary children.

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: Voice of Truth

CrossReads Book Spotlight: Voice of Truth

CrossReads Book Spotlight

Voice of Truth

by Dana Pratola

Voice of Truth

Sophia Gallo is celebrated and adored by millions, but in her meteoric rise to fame, it might appear she’s forgotten the One Who gave her the gift that made possible her life of wealth and glory. She hasn’t forgotten. She’s reminded every day as she endeavors to hide a secret that could change everything and expose her as the freak and outcast she always thought herself to be.

Cade Fioretti has never backed down from finding the truth, and he’s not about to start now. It’s his job and his passion. Sophia is beautiful, talented, and the subject of his next book; but she’s hiding something. No matter what it takes, he’s going to dig it up, and in the process learn all there is to know about this woman who’s stolen his heart.

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CrossReads Short Takes: Grace, Hope, and Love & Esther: A Woman of Strength and Dignity

CrossReads Short Takes: Grace, Hope, and Love & Esther: A Woman of Strength and Dignity

CrossReads Short Takes

Grace Hope and Love:

My Daily Devotional

by Johnny Hunt

Grace, Hope, and Love

Grace, Hope, and Love is an inspirational weekly devotional that will encourage and instruct your heart in the ways of the Lord. Fifty-one Southern Baptist pastors and ministry leaders wrote these wise and insightful daily devotions on the timeless topics of the grace, hope, and love God offers His children. Reflect on each daily entry with Scripture passages, a devotion, and a prayer.

The eighth annual MyDaily® devotional, compiled by Johnny Hunt, will be an excellent addition to your daily quiet time as you seek to draw near to the Lord. The unique viewpoints of 51 respected church leaders, including Dr. James Merritt, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Dr. Grant Ethridge, Dr. Don Wilton, Dr. Ted Traylor, and Dr. Michael Cloer, offer you deep wisdom and insight into the heart of God toward His children.

Designed with an attractive, luxury package, Grace, Hope, and Love will be a beautiful gift as well as a top choice for those looking for a biblically solid and practical yearlong devotional.

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Esther: A Woman of Strength and Dignity

by Charles R. Swindoll

Esther

Everyone loves a transformation story. Rags to riches. Plain to beautiful. Weak to strong. Esther’s story is that, but it is much more. It is a thought-provoking study of God’s invisible hand writing silently and unseen across the pages of human history. Perhaps most of all, Esther’s story is the account of godly attributes like courage, dignity, wisdom, and strength?attributes that blocked an evil plot, overthrew an arrogant killer, and replaced terror with joy in thousands of Jewish homes.

Author Chuck Swindoll interweaves the ancient, real-life story with insight not only into the virtues of Queen Esther, but also into how the qualities that formed and empowered her can be ours. Esther is the second volume of Charles Swindoll’s best-selling series, which examines great lives from God’s Word and reveals the strengths and weaknesses that make God’s men and women both great . . . and human. Many of the most beloved biblical heroes were ordinary folks. Shepherds. Fishermen. Servants. Widows. Even harlots and petty thieves. One by one, they changed the course of history.

Swindoll explains that these men and women did not become great in their own strength but were empowered by God when they surrendered their lives to Him. To live such a life that God considers great is within the reach of everyone who submits to Him.

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: With Jesus

CrossReads Book Spotlight: With Jesus

CrossReads Book Spotlight

With Jesus

by Brian G. Hedges

With Jesus

Christianity is not a only a faith founded on facts, but also a deeply personal experience of God’s transforming grace in Christ. While our hope is rooted in history—the events of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and ascension—the Scriptures also teach that every believer is included in these events. From the manger to the cross, from the empty tomb to his glorious throne, Jesus acted for us. And the mystery and wonder of the gospel is that we are crucified, buried, raised, and seated with him. The story of Jesus rewrites our stories.

In With Jesus, pastor and author Brian G. Hedges takes us on a tour through Jesus’ life to show us how we can find our place in the story of Christ.

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