New and Noteworthy, November 2012
Roger Hillis. One Another Christianity: Restoring Life-Changing Relationships in the Church. Spring, Texas: Theatron Press, 2011. 136 pages, $12.
Written by an evangelist and teacher at a Church of Christ in Kentucky, this book details 12 ways Christians can serve one another, based on the Greek New Testament’s 58 references to that phrase. Appropriate for a study group or a sermon series, this easy read includes many practical applications.
Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God. New York: Dutton Adult, 2011. 288 pages, $25.95..
The bestselling author of “The Reason for God” teams up with his wife to discuss matrimony. Keller combines stories and experience from his own 37-year marriage, thousands of singles and the Bible to write a practical guide.
Cliff Graham. Covenant of War (Lion of War series). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2012. 352 pages, $14.99.
Based on the stories of King David’s mighty warriors of Israel from 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles, this novelization of biblical events is the follow-up to the bestselling “Day of War.”
The author is a former U.S. Army officer, so the battle scenes are brutally realistic in their historical accuracy.
Christine Dillon. Telling the Gospel Through Story: Evangelism That Keeps Hearers Wanting More. Nottingham, England: IVP Books, 2012. 224 pages, $15.
A church-planter in Taiwan, where less than 1 percent of the population is Christian, Dillon uses “storying” — adapting Bible lessons to story form in a coherent arc. With Platonic teaching methods of discussion and questioning, she argues that this method can be more effective than apologetics.