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 Steve 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. One of the special features of this book is that it illustrates its principles by the life, terminal cancer and death of a young Christian husband and father. Andrew Rozalowsky was a very intelligent young man who was training to be a New Testament scholar. He was married to a wonderful woman and they had two beautiful young sons. As his cancer took its toll, Andrew demonstrated the power and persuasiveness of a hope that is in Christ alone. Andrew's story is woven throughout the arguments of this book, serving as a practical illustration that the truth and power of the gospel is enough for both life and death.