New and Noteworthy, August 2011
Jim McGuiggan. A Baptism Worth Talking About. Nashville, Tenn.: 21st Century Christian, 2010. 72 pages. $6.99.
Is baptism essential for salvation? Does baptism really change anything about our relationship with God?
A longtime preacher and teacher in Churches of Christ, McGuiggan challenges believers to examine what the Bible says about baptism by taking them on a fresh exploration of the topic. The book includes questions for reflection.
Shawn D. Anderson. Living Dangerously — Seven Keys to Intentional Discipleship. Eugene, Ore.: Wipf and Stock Publisher, 2010. 146 pages. $19.
Based on a nationwide study of the role disciples play in helping people come to Christ, Pepperdine University graduate Anderson identifies seven qualities of people effective in discipling. The volume is filled with graphics of the statistical data and stories of Anderson’s experiences in Alaska.