New and Noteworthy, February 2012
Jennifer Grant. Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter. Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson. 224 pages, $15.99.
Former journalist Grant offers the story of how she and her husband adopted a Guatemalan daughter after having three biological children. This heartfelt, humorous book looks to be a good resource for families considering or touched by adoption.
Tim Chester. A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table. Wheaton Ill.: Crossway Books. 144 pages, $14.99.
A shared meal should be much more than a social occasion or church fellowship, says Chester, a missiology teacher. In this book, he explores this important, often-overlooked act of service: how Jesus ate with tax collectors and sinners, and how churches and families can offer grace to unbelievers by eating together.
Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson. Rumors of God: Experience the Kind of Faith You’ve Only Heard About. Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson. 108 pages, $15.99.
These authors, both Australians who have become leaders of large churches stateside, contend that many Christians have heard about God all their lives, but have yet to experience all that he has to offer. In this revitalizing read, they cover the rumors of grace, hope, commitment and community.