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America’s Four Gods, What We Say About God–& What That Says About Us

You will want to read this book, including the actual study set forth in the book.We could be talking about God in several different ways thus not communicating clearly and not building an understanding of who he says he is and not understanding the person or people with whom we are speaking.

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Ten Myths About Calvinism, Recovering the Breadth of the Reformed Tradition

This bookshould be in the hands of every reformed pastor and teacher, especially those identifying themselves as Calvinists. This is a very important and timely book.The author reminds us that Calvinism is a complex system and within that system there is diversity.

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The Next Christians, How a New Generation is Restoring the Faith

The Next Christians is a book that church leaders and teachers ought to read. Whether or not you share Gabe Lyons’ cultural analysis and optimism regarding the future of Christianity, this book will help you understand what is happening, especially among the rising generation.It is a power packed easy read.

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Justification, Being Made Right With God

In light of thebook The New Perspectives of Paul, if you would like to read a briefer treatise on the topic and better understand the doctrine of justification and how it impacts our Christian life then Justification, Being Made Right With God is the book to read.

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The Good News We Almost Forgot, Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism

Having focused on making kingdom disciples in our ministry at CEP, DeYoung’s explanation of Lord’s Day 48 regarding the meaning of the petition in the Lord’s Prayer, “your kingdom come…” reminds us of what discipleship is all about.

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A Faith of Their Own, Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America’s Adolescents

Christian Smith concluded that while contrary to popular opinion that young people were turned off to religion, they were actually quite religious; however he described their religion as “moralistic therapeutic deism.”The authors, in pursuing their research, underscore the importance of listening to and then responding to the teenagers’ thoughts about religion.

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Gospel Clarity, Challenging The New Perspective On Paul

Not only do the authors do an outstanding job of explaining the weaknesses and errors of Wright’s thinking on Paul, known as the new perspectives, the doctrine of justification by faith is presented in a clear and challenging manner. Read this book!Study this book! Discuss in your church and small groups.

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CEP Interviews Philip Yancey about his new book–What Good is God?

The follow is an interview with Philip Yancey, New York Times best selling author. His recent book, What Good is God? In Search of a Faith That Matters, (Faith Words, 2010, 287 pages) sets the stage for the interview. Yancey is the author of numerous books that CEP recommends including: Disappointment with God, Where is God When It Hurts, Finding God in Unexpected Places are among the list of challenging, helpful, and available books.

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25 Basic Bible Studies Including Two Contents, Two Realities

This is a little book (booklet) that church leaders and Christians in general should read often or at least periodically.The church, and especially Christian education’s assignment is to disciple people with the truth of sound doctrine. That has never been truer than this present time.

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Almost Christian, What The Faith of our Teenagers is Telling The American Church

This materialis compiled fromthe largest study to date on the American teenager from 13-17 years of age.They have much to say especially about money, sex, and family relationships. Teenagers share four things: a personal story about God, a deep connection to a community of faith, a sense of purpose, and a sense of hope about the future.