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New and Noteworthy: November 2007

Charles B. Hodge Jr. The Agony & Glory of the Cross. Searcy, Ark.: Resource Publications, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-9760327-7-9; 159 pages; $5.95.
Hodge takes up topics related to Jesus’ death on the cross. Hodge insists, “You do not understand Jesus until you understand the cross.” While the volume looks at the events of Jesus’ last week and the statements made from the cross, Hodge seeks to stress the theological implications of what Jesus accomplished.
Hodge lives in Texas with his wife, Helen.
John W. Daniels III and Daniel S. Yearick. Four Marks of the Healthy Ministry Professional. Joplin, Mo.: College Press Publishing, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-89900-926-1; 111 pages; $8.99.
Are you a minister who has lost energy, lost direction and lost contact with God? These two authors show ministry leaders how to take care of themselves. They are disturbed by the reality “that the success of those in ministry often comes at the expense of the person God created them to be.” The authors are friends who live in Waynesville, N.C.
Jonathan Aitken. John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-58134-848-4, 400 pages; $21.99.
Newton wrote the hymn “Amazing Grace” and profoundly influenced abolitionist William Wilberforce, who was portrayed in the movie “Amazing Grace.” Aitken draws on the hymn writer’s diaries and correspondence to tell the story of Newton’s life.
A former member of the British Parliament, Aitken is president of Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
Glenn Pemberton. When God Calls: Will You Trust Me Now? Nashville, Tenn.: 21st Century Christian, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-89098-366-9; 146 pages; $10.99.
Christians often wonder, “What does God want me to do?” Helping people find answers to that question is the goal of this book. The author treats the calls of 11 men and women in Scripture, sorting out what was unique and pointing to what is helpful for contemporary Christians. Pemberton is a Bible professor at Abilene Christian University in Texas.

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