New and Noteworthy: September 2009
Jerry Seright. Righteousness and Life from Grace: The Gospel of Christ in Romans. Enumclaw, Wash.: Wine Press Publishing, 2009. 80 pages. $11.99.
Seright, a missionary in Brazil, provides concise commentary on the King James text of Romans 1-6. The volume maintains a focus on the core gospel and sees these six chapters as summarizing the scope of biblical revelation. The book includes seven glossaries of key terms.
Jason Jackson. Stronger Than Ever: Heavenly Advice for Earthly Life. Stockton, Calif.: Christian Courier Publications, 2008. 235 pages. $16.95.
Jackson, associate editor of The Christian Courier, offers 13 chapters on Christian living. Nine chapters Stronger than ever: heavenly adviinclude anonymous testimonials from those who have been through dark experiences in life but emerged from the darkness as stronger Christians.
Pamela Kay Norwood. Sweet Inspirations for the Soul. Philadelphia: Xlibris Corp., 2008. 50 pages. $15.99.
Pencil sketches by the author’s 14-year-old daughter accompany 20 thoughts of encouragement and Scripture. The book is suitable for mother/daughter ministries, women’s ministries or devotionals. Norwood worships with the Moore Avenue Church of Christ in Anniston, Ala.
Don Umphrey. Seeking Spiritual Clarity: The Murky Perspective of Evil. Dallas: Quarry Press, 2009. 195 pages. $14.
Based on the author’s own recovery from alcoholism, Umphrey explores how Satan’s temptations affect spiritual living. Each chapter concludes with questions for self-examination and small-group discussion. This work would be especially well-suited for, but not limited to, faith-based recovery groups.