Current Issues


todaysgospel1Today’s Gospel – Walter Chantry

Today’s Gospel, authentic or synthetic?? “Differences between much of today’s preaching and that of Jesus are not petty; they are enormous. The chief errors are not in emphasis or approach but in the heart of the Gospel message. Were there a deficiency in one of the areas mentioned in these pages, it would be serious. But to ignore all – the attributes of God, the holy law of God, repentance, a call to bow to the enthroned Christ – and to pervert the doctrine of assurance, is the most vital mistake.”






overloadsyndrome1Overload Syndrome – Richard Swenson, M.D.

Do you dread getting up and going to work? Are your relationships strained because of stress? Do you sometimes wish you could check into the hospital just to get some sleep? The Overload Syndrome Learning to Live Within Your Limits examines the nature of overloaded lives and teaches practical tools for managing overload in the most foundational areas. (NavPress)







margin1Margin (Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, And Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives) – Richard Swenson, M.D.

Are you maxed out? This book offers strategies for healthy living in four areas we all struggle with-emotional energy, physical energy, time, and finances-and will prepare you to live a balanced life. (NavPress)








howtolive1How to Live in a Dangerous World – Eichard Ellsworth

Our televisions and newspapers bombard us with dangers threatening our economy, our environment, our educational system and more, but the greatest dangers we face are spiritual ones. The dangers which worry us the most are often able to damage us only here and now, but mistaken beliefs can lead to eternal ruin. (Evangelical Press)







medicalethics1Medical Ethics – John Frame

Frame analyzes a wide range of biblical principles as they apply to the intricate problems and personal considerations in the field of medical treatment. (Presbyterian & Reformed)









whenpeoplearebig1When People Are Big And God Is Small (Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man) – Edward T. Welch

Overly concerned about what people think of you? Welch uncovers the spiritual dimension of people-pleasing and points the way through a true knowledge of God, ourselves, and others. (Presbyterian & Reformed)








steeringthroughchaos1Steering Through Chaos (Vice and Virtue in an Age of Moral Confusion) – Os Guinness

Alfred Adler said, “It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.” In spite of an unprecedented interest in ethics in our society (a recent survey showed more than 12,000 college-level courses being taught on ethics), we still find ourselves in the midst of great moral confusion. Why was the 20th century-the most knowledgeable, enlightened, and advanced century of all-also the darkest and most brutal? It is because there is a huge difference between knowing about good and becoming a good person. In this thoughtful, probing study, Os Guinness leads readers in an in-depth examination of the seven deadly vices and contrasts them with the beatitudes from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. (NavPress)



timefortruth1Time For Truth – Os Guinness

In our postmodern society, truth no longer exists in any objective or absolute sense. At best, truth is considered relative; at worst, a matter of human convention. But as Os Guinness points out in this important book, truth is a vital requirement for freedom and a good life. (Baker)








Whenwhenworldscollide1 Worlds Collide (Where is God?) – R.C. Sproul

In his latest book, R. C. Sproul discusses this very issue-the role of God when the ideas of men collide and wreak havoc. God has not abandoned His people, says Dr. Sproul, but while His hands pour out blessing upon blessing, they also bring calamity and darkness. Dr. Sproul’s analysis is challenging, but it is one that no Christian can afford to ignore. For it is only when we begin to understand the nature of God that we can ever hope to trust in His sovereignty during times of terror or sorrow. And it is only when we can trust in His sovereignty that we can say with Job, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust…” (Crossway)





terrorismjihadbible1Terrorism, Jihad, and the Bible – John MacArthur

September 11, 2001 saw the deadliest attack ever launched on American soil, leaving us asking questions such as: Why did God permit such a thing to happen? Was the attack a divine judgment or was it merely an atrocity perpetrated by the forces of evil? How can human beings be capable of such diabolical savagery in the name of religion? And what is the right course of action for our government to take? John MacArthur points us to the Bible for answers to these and many other questions arising out the recent atrocities. He educates readers to the roots of the conflict, linking the religious and political issues that underlie the current turmoil to the Old Testament. (W Publishing Group)




biblicalviewofselfesteem1The Biblical View of Self-Esteem – Jay E. Adams

The last 15 Years has seen the rise of a powerful and influential movement within the church. Easily identified by labels such as “self-image”, “self-esteem”, self-worth, and “self-love”, this movement has one common denominator – the emphasis on self. Regardless of religious persuasion, everyone seems to be fighting what they perceive to be a shared enemy: low self-esteem. Now well-known biblical counselor and noted author Jay Adams brings much-needed clarification to the area of self-esteem and offers the church and every believer a truly biblical view of self. (Harvest House)