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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Resources for Gospel-Centered Living

When Nathan Finn reiterated what Tom Ascol has been saying for years (namely that the Southern Baptist Convention's greatest problem and encroaching danger is the loss of the gospel), I began to think about how to reorient ourselves so that we can be dialed into the message and person of Jesus Christ. The first step is to treasure the gospel and preach it to myself on a regular basis. One of the ways I try to do this is by reading books and articles, as well as listening to sermons related to the gospel. During the past week, I have compiled some resources that have greatly helped me in my pursuit to live a gospel-centered life and I want to recommend them to you. Of course, this list is incomplete. However, I will be updating this post on a regular basis as new media, books, and articles become available. In the meantime, I will provide this post on my sidebar under the "my stuff" section. If you have any resources that I can add to this list which you believe would help us believe, live, and treasure the gospel of Jesus Christ, please pass it on. May the God of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ cause our hearts to behold His glory in the face of His Son, and allow us to affectionately live out our lives "in a manner worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ." The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing Author: C.J. Mahaney Publisher: Multnomah Publishing Date: October 1, 2002 Pages: 96 Format: Hardcover ISBN: 1-5905-20459 Retail Price: $9.99 Living the Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing Author: C.J. Mahaney Publisher: Multnomah Publishing Date: January 19, 2006 Pages: 176 Format: Hardcover ISBN: 1-5905-25787 Retail Price: $12.99 Christ Our Mediator: Finding Passion at the Cross Author: C.J. Mahaney Publisher: Multnomah Publishing Date: September 21, 2004 Pages: 96 Format: Hardcover ISBN: 1-5905-23644 Retail Price: $9.99 This Great Salvation: Unmerited Favor, Unmatched Joy Author: C.J. Mahaney and Robin Boisvert Publisher: Sovereign Grace Ministries Publishing Date: September 1993 Pages: 95 Format: Paperback ISBN: 1-8810-39013 Retail Price: $8.99 The Discipline of Grace: God's Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness Author: Jerry Bridges Publisher: NavPress Publishing Date: May 5, 2006 Pages: 256 Format: Softcover ISBN: 1-5768-39893 Retail Price: $13.99 The Gospel for Real Life (w/ Study Guide) Author: Jerry Bridges Publisher: NavPress Publishing Date: October 2003 Pages: 208 Format: Paperback ISBN: 1-5768-35073 Retail Price: $11.99 God Is the Gospel: Meditations on God's Love as the Gift of Himself Author: John Piper Publisher: Crossway Publishing Date: September 8, 2005 Pages: 192 Format: Hardcover ISBN: 1-5813-47510 Retail Price: $17.99 Don't Waste Your Life Author: John Piper Publisher: Crossway Publishing Date: May 16, 2003 Pages: 192 Format: Softcover ISBN: 1-5813-44988 Retail Price: $13.99 The Great Work of the Gospel: How We Experience God's Grace Author: John Ensor Publisher: Crossway Publishing Date: May 8, 2006 Pages: 192 Format: Paperback ISBN: 1-5813-47731 Retail Price: $14.99 Gospel Conversation Author: Jeremiah Burroughs Publisher: Soli Deo Gloria Publishing Date: September 1997 Pages: 305 Format: Hardcover ISBN: 1-8776-11913 Retail Price: $n/a The Cross of Christ Author: John R.W. Stott Publisher: InterVarsity Publishing Date: September 30, 2006 Pages: 380 Format: Hardcover ISBN: 0-8308-3320X Retail Price: $25.00 The Gospel According to Jesus Author: John MacArthur Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Date: March 18, 1994 Pages: 304 Format: Paperback ISBN: 0-310-394910 Retail Price: $14.99 The Gospel According to the Apostles Author: John MacArthur Publisher: Nelson Publishing Date: March 8, 2005 Pages: 272 Format: Softcover ISBN: 0-7852-71805 Retail Price: $13.99 Hard to Believe: The High Cost and Infinite Value of Following Jesus Author: John MacArthur Publisher: Nelson Publishing Date: November 13, 2003 Pages: 240 Format: Hardcover ISBN: 0-7852-63454 Retail Price: $22.99 The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction Author: Sinclair B. Ferguson Publisher: Banner of Truth Publishing Date: December 1996 Pages: 240 Format: Paperback ISBN: 0-8515-15169 Retail Price: $9.99 Saved by Grace Author: Anthony A. Hoekema Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Date: October 1994 Pages: 290 Format: Paperback ISBN: 0-8028-08573 Retail Price: $22.00 The Message of Salvation: By God's Grace, for God's Glory Author: Phillip G. Ryken Publisher: InterVarsity Publishing Date: December 1996 Pages: 314 Format: Paperback ISBN: 0-8308-24049 Retail Price: $17.00 Saving Grace Author: John Cheeseman Publisher: Banner of Truth Publishing Date: March 2000 Pages: 136 Format: Paperback ISBN: 0-8515-17722 Retail Price: $7.99 Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel to the Whole Person by Whole People Author: Will Metzger Publisher: InterVarsity Publishing Date: November 2002 Pages: 216 Format: Paperback ISBN: 0-8308-23220 Retail Price: $15.00 Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace?: Rediscovering the Doctrines that Shook the World Author: James Montgomery Boice Publisher: Crossway Publishing Date: February 7, 2001 Pages: 224 Format: Hardcover ISBN: 1-5813-42373 Retail Price: $17.99 The Glory of God's Grace Author: James Montgomery Boice Publisher: Kregel Publishing Date: March 30, 1999 Pages: 296 Format: Paperback ISBN: 0-8254-20725 Retail Price: $13.99 The Soulwinner Author: Charles Spurgeon Publisher: Whitaker Publishing Date: October 2001 Pages: 302 Format: Paperback ISBN: 0-8836-87097 Retail Price: $12.99 Getting the Gospel Right: The Tie That Binds Evangelicals Together Author: R.C. Sproul Publisher: Baker Publishing Date: September 1999 Pages: 207 Format: Hardcover ISBN: 0-8010-11884 Retail Price: $22.99 Grace Walk: What You've Always Wanted in the Christian Life . . . Author: Steve McVey Publisher: Harvest House Publishing Date: May 1, 2005 Pages: 192 Format: Paperback ISBN: 0-7369-16393 Retail Price: $11.99 Grace Rules: Living in the Kingdom of God Where Author: Steve McVey Publisher: Harvest House Publishing Date: July 1, 1998 Pages: 208 Format: Paperback ISBN: 1-5650-78977 Retail Price: $11.99 The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel Author: Mark Dever and Paul Alexander Publisher: Crossway Publishing Date: September 9, 2005 Pages: 224 Format: Paperback ISBN: 1-5813-47383 Retail Price: $14.99 Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God Author: J. I. Packer Publisher: InterVarsity Publishing Date: November 1991 Pages: 126 Format: Paperback ISBN: 0-8308-1339X Retail Price: $12.00 The Gospel Worthy of All Acception, or, The Duty to Believe in Jesus Christ Author: Andrew Fuller Publisher: Sovereign Grace Publishers Publishing Date: 1961 Pages: 288 Format: n/a ISBN: n/a Retail Price: $n/a Part 1 & 2 available here An Inquiry into the Obligations of Christians, to Use of Means for the Conversion of the Heathens: In which the Religious State of the Different Nations of the World, the Success of Former Undertakings, and the Practicability of further Undertakings, Are Considered Author: William Carey Publisher: n/a Publishing Date: n/a Pages: n/a Format: n/a ISBN: n/a Retail Price: $n/a Available Here ************* Multimedia (From Monergism.com and other places)

What is the Gospel? And How Does it Shape our Lives? by Tim Keller with .pdf study guides and vision papers

The Gospel by Tim Keller Tim Keller "The Gospel" Sermons 1. Who is Jesus? 2. Lord of the Wine 3. Born of the Gospel Tim Keller on "Preaching the Gospel" Tim Keller on Desiring God Conference: "The Sufficiency of Christ and the Gospel in the Postmodern World" How the Gospel Came to Paul by Phil Johnson Good News Dr. Mark Dever (Streaming Audio) Basic Christianity: Justification Romans 3 Dr. Mark Dever (Streaming Audio) The Essence of the Gospel by Joel Beeke The Gospel Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V by HeartCry Missionary

Blogs: Together for the Gospel (Mark, Al, Lig, C.J.) Gospel Driven Life (Mark Lauterbach) Eucatastrophe (Dan Cruver) Articles: T4G Statement of Faith The Gospel of Jesus Christ: An Evangelical Celebration Paul Adams 13-part commentary of TGJC:AEC
Introduction: History and Significance The Provision of the Gospel, Part II
The Nature of the Gospel The Triumph of the Gospel, Part I
The Supposition of the Gospel The Triumph of the Gospel, Part II
The Span of the Gospel The Application of the Gospel, Part I
The Selectivity of the Gospel The Application of the Gospel, Part II
The Person of the Gospel The Application of the Gospel, Part III
The Provision of the Gospel, Part I
Tim Keller on "Advancing the Gospel into the 21st Century" Part I: Church Multiplying Part II: Gospel-Centered Part III: Context Sensitive Part IV: City-Focused Strategy Tim Keller on "The Gospel: Key to Change" (vision paper) Tim Keller on "The Centrality of the Gospel" MORE TO COME . . . CHECK BACK LATER!

4 Comments:

Blogger Kim from Hiraeth said...

What a great list! I am happy to say that I, too, have read many on your list and the ones I have read have informed my faith in substantial ways.

Thank you for doing this. I'm going to add several of your recommendations to my "need to read" list.

12/21/2006 06:55:00 AM

 
Blogger ann_in_grace said...

Impressive list.
Thank you.

12/21/2006 07:01:00 AM

 
Blogger Timmy said...

Ladies,

Thank you. I have a couple more that I thought of this morning after posting which I will add shortly.

I am glad that you are finding books here as future reads. Of all the books on the reading docket in our lives, we definitely need a healthy diet of gospel-saturated truth if we are going to be the people of God. I am not where I want to be on this, but I hope many of us will join together in the pursuit of building our lives on the glorious gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

tnb

12/21/2006 12:36:00 PM

 
Blogger Nathan White said...

"Putting Amazing back in Grace", by Michael Horton, is definitely worthy of this already great list. Thanks for putting it together.

SDG

12/23/2006 11:33:00 AM

 

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