The Thistle

Library Acquisitions for March 2014

Professor Jimmy Agan’s new book, The Imitation of Christ in the Gospel of Luke: Growing in Christlike Love for God and Neighbor, arrived in the library in March. Several theses and dissertations produced by Covenant’s recent graduates were also processed into the collection—PDFs are available in the library catalog.
Overcoming cultural and systemic barriers: exploring how minority pastors overcome leadership challenges in majority culture congregations
Edward S. Koh
Thesis / Manuscript


Understanding the challenges facing urban congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland who are seeking to develop effective mission in their local community
John Coulter
Thesis / Manuscript


Cultivating a Christocentric worldview among the congregation through preaching
Stephen Leonard
Thesis / Manuscript


The portrayal of discipleship in Mark 8:34
Christine Gambrell
Thesis / Manuscript


Orchestrating change
Mark A. Hutton
Thesis / Manuscript


The Old Testament use of the Law: the oldest perspective of Paul
Mike Tolliver
Thesis / Manuscript


Self-care in ministers in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland: a critical incident study
David Allen
Thesis / Manuscript


An examination of faith in the Gospel of Matthew
James C. Abney
Thesis / Manuscript


Paraenesis in Peter’s speeches: an exegetical and theological analysis
Don Everts
Thesis / Manuscript


The dance between vulnerability and trust in pulpit leadership
Clay Smith
Thesis / Manuscript


Christ-centered motivations
Olan Stubbs
Thesis / Manuscript


How business leaders partner with other Christians for inter-cultural, inter-denominational, and transformational development in urban missions
Julian C. Russell
Thesis / Manuscript


Field sermons: a study in extemporaneous preaching effected without the regular tools of preparation and delivery
Robert Nicholas Burns, Jr.
Thesis / Manuscript


Engaging the lost in highly secular suburban settings
Steven M. Reese
Thesis / Manuscript


coverLeviticus: an introduction and commentaryGoogle Books Preview
Jay Sklar
E-Book


coverVisions of vocation: common grace for the common goodGoogle Books Preview
Steve Garber
E-Book


Handbook for biblical interpretation: an essential guide to methods, terms, and concepts
W. Randolph Tate
E-Book


coverThe roots of the Reformation: tradition, emergence and ruptureGoogle Books Preview
G. R. Evans
E-Book


coverScience, creation and the Bible: reconciling rival theories of originsGoogle Books Preview
Richard F. Carlson and Tremper Longman III
E-Book


coverOld Testament essentials: creation, conquest, exile, and returnGoogle Books Preview
Tremper Longman III
E-Book


Spiritual theology: a systematic study of the Christian life
Simon Chan
E-Book


coverThe IVP Bible background commentary: New TestamentGoogle Books Preview
Craig S. Keener
E-Book


The Greco-Roman world of the New Testament era: exploring the background of early Christianity
James S. Jeffers
E-Book


coverDeath before the fall: biblical literalism and the problem of animal sufferingGoogle Books Preview
Ronald E. Osborn; foreword by John H. Walton
E-Book


Acts
edited by Esther Chung-Kim and Todd R. Hains; general editor Timothy George; associate general editor, Scott M. Manetsch
E-Book


coverThe gospel of Matthew: God with usGoogle Books Preview
Matt Woodley
E-Book


coverClouds of witnesses: Christian voices from Africa and AsiaGoogle Books Preview
Mark A. Noll and Carolyn Nystrom
E-Book


Teaching the faith, forming the faithful: a biblical vision for education in the church
Gary A. Parrett and S. Steve Kang; foreword by J.I. Packer
E-Book


Where the nations meet: the church in a multicultural world
Stephen A. Rhodes
E-Book


Transforming discipleship: making disciples a few at a time
Greg Ogden
E-Book


Global mission handbook: a guide for crosscultural service
Steve Hoke & Bill Taylor
E-Book


coverHow do we know? an introduction to epistemologyGoogle Books Preview
James K. Dew Jr., Mark W. Foreman
E-Book


Acts
William S. Kurz, SJ
E-Book


Biblical preaching: the development and delivery of expository messages
Haddon W. Robinson
E-Book


Evangelical faith and the challenge of historical criticism
edited by Christopher M. Hays and Christopher B. Ansberry
E-Book


Philippians, Colossians, Philemon
Dennis Hamm, SJ; Peter S. Williamson and Mary Healy, general editors
E-Book


The gospel according to Daniel: a Christ-centered approach
Bryan Chapell
E-Book


Christians at the border: immigration, the church, and the Bible
M. Daniel Carroll R
E-Book


coverThe message of Jeremiah: against wind and tideGoogle Books Preview
Christopher J.H. Wright, International Ministries Director, Langham Partnership
E-Book


God is great, God is good: why believing in God is reasonable and responsible
edited by William Lane Craig & Chad Meister
E-Book


coverTen myths about Calvinism: recovering the breadth of the Reformed traditionGoogle Books Preview
Kenneth J. Stewart
E-Book


coverThe shaping of an effective leader: eight formative principles of leadershipGoogle Books Preview
Gayle D. Beebe
E-Book


coverA commentary on the PsalmsGoogle Books Preview
Allen P. Ross
Book


coverOld Testament wisdom: an introduction
James L. Crenshaw
Book

 


coverHow we got the New Testament: text, transmission, translation
Stanley E. Porter
Book

 


coverPaul and the miraculous: a historical reconstruction
Graham H. Twelftree
Book

 


coverThe genre of Acts and collected biographyGoogle Books Preview
Sean A. Adams
Book


coverGod’s judgments: interpreting history and the Christian faithGoogle Books Preview
Steven J. Keillor
Book


coverEthics mattersGoogle Books Preview
Peter and Charlotte Vardy
Book


Ethics of the great religions: with some account of their origins, scriptures & practices
E. Royston Pike; Illus. by art plates in colour and black-and-white and line drawings by E. C. Mansell
Book


coverGod mattersGoogle Books Preview
Peter Vardy, Charlotte Vardy
Book


coverFestal letters 13-30Google Books Preview
St. Cyril of Alexandria; translated by Philip R. Amidon; edited with notes by John J. O’Keefe
Book


coverChurch postil
edited by Benjamin T.G. Mayes and James L. Langebartels
Book

 


coverChristianophobia
Rupert Shortt
Book

 


coverEvangelical faith and the challenge of historical criticism
edited by Christopher M. Hays and Christopher B. Ansberry
Book

 


Che 4-hoe 2013 Saebyŏk kido mokhoeja kukche k’ŏnp’ŏrŏnsŭ = 4th 2013 Early Morning Prayer International Conference for Pastors
Book


coverAn introduction to Pentecostalism: global charismatic ChristianityGoogle Books Preview
Allan Heaton Anderson
Book


coverJazz notes: nonreligious thoughts on Christian spirituality
Donald Miller
Book

 


The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English translation. Deuteronomy
English translation by Carmel McCarthy; text prepared by George A. Kiraz, Joseph Bali
Book


The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English translation. Luke
English translation by Jeff W. Childers; text prepared by George A. Kiraz
Book


New Testament abstracts
Book


Old Testament abstracts
Book


coverLuke. 2: a commentary on the Gospel of Luke 9:51-19:27
François Bovon; translation by Donald S. Deer; edited by Helmut Koester
Book

 


coverNelson’s new illustrated Bible commentary
Earl D. Radmacher, general editor; Ronald B. Allen, Old Testament editor; H. Wayne House, New Testament editor
Book


coverLeviticus: an introduction and commentary
Jay Sklar
Book

 


coverThe death of Scripture and the rise of biblical studies
Michael C. Legaspi
Book

 


coverIn the eyes of God: a metaphorical approach to biblical anthropomorphic languageGoogle Books Preview
Brian C. Howell
Book


coverGenesis 1-4: a linguistic, literary, and theological commentary
C. John Collins
Book

 


coverA commentary on Judges and RuthGoogle Books Preview
Robert B. Chisholm, Jr.
Book


Prophet on the run: devotional commentary on the Book of Jonah
Baruch Maoz
Book


Psalm 63: a study of its imagery and theology in the context of the psalter
Zbigniew Zieba
Book


coverQoheleth: the ironic wink
James L. Crenshaw
Book

 


coverBeyond the River Chebar: studies in kingship and eschatology in the book of EzekielGoogle Books Preview
Daniel I. Block
Book


coverFrom the depths of despair to the promise of presence: a rhetorical reading of the book of Joel
Joel Barker
Book

 


The Zondervan parallel New Testament in Greek and English
Book


The Sea of Galilee and its fishermen in the New Testament
Mendel Nun
Book


coverBy faith, not by sight: Paul and the order of salvation
Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.
Book

 


coverLiberation theology for armchair theologiansGoogle Books Preview
Miguel De La Torre; illustrations by Ron Hill
Book


coverWhat in the world is God doing? re-imaging Spirit and power
Lee E. Snook
Book

 


coverA study in the concept of transcendence in contemporary German theology
Loránt Hegedüs
Book

 


Spurgeon’s sermons on sovereignty
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Book


coverThe suffering and victorious Christ: toward a more compassionate Christology
Richard J. Mouw and Douglas A. Sweeney
Book

 


coverThe story of Jesus in history and faith
Lee Martin McDonald
Book

 


coverThe imitation of Christ in the gospel of Luke: growing in Christlike love for God and neighbor
C.D. Jimmy Agan III
Book

 


coverJesus and his enemies
Paul Yeulett
Book

 


coverWaiting at the foot of the cross: toward a theology of hope for todayGoogle Books Preview
Pamela R. McCarroll; foreword by Douglas John Hall
Book


coverMaster plan of evangelismGoogle Books Preview
Robert E. Coleman; foreword by Billy Graham; introduction by Paul S. Rees
Book


coverCreation: a witness to the wonder of God
Mark D. Futato
Book

 


coverHealing myth: a critique of the modern healing movementGoogle Books Preview
J. Keir Howard
Book


The great exchange: justification by faith alone in the light of recent research
Philip H. Eveson
Book


coverJustification and the gospel: understanding the contexts and controversies
R. Michael Allen
Book

 


coverCan you believe it’s true? Christian apologetics in a modern and postmodern era
John S. Feinberg
Book

 


coverAntinomianism: Reformed theology’s unwelcome guest?
Mark Jones
Book

 


Easter
general editor: Robert B. Kruschwitz
Book


coverLife in His body: a simple guide to active cell life
David L. Finnell
Book

 


coverFriendship at the margins: discovering mutuality in service and mission
Christopher L. Heuertz, Christine D. Pohl
Book

 


coverLeading the followers by following the leader: a a radical look at radical leadership
Dennis L. Gorton with Tom Allen
Book

 


coverChristian education and the search for meaning
Jim Wilhoit
Book

 


coverTransforming culture: a challenge for Christian missionGoogle Books Preview
Sherwood Lingenfelter
Book


coverServing as senders
Neal Pirolo
Book

 


The greatest century of missions
Peter Hammond
Book


coverTotal abandon
Gary Witherall with Elizabeth Cody Newenhuyse
Book

 


coverImprisoned in Iran: love’s victory over fear
Dan Baumann
Book

 


coverA reluctant missionary
Margaret Hayes
Book

 


A forgotten revival: recollections of the great Revivals of East Anglia and North East Scotland of 1921
Stanley C Griffin
Book


coverThe strange new word of the Gospel: re-evangelizing in the postmodern world
edited by Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson
Book

 


coverFalling short? the Alpha Course examined
Chris Hand
Book

 


coverThe gospel ministry
Thomas Foxcroft; with a preface by Benjamin Wadsworth; edited by Don Kistler
Book

 


coverA labor of love: Puritan pastoral priorities
J. Stephen Yuille
Book

 


coverEthical dilemmas in church leadership: case studies in biblical decision making
Michael R. Milco
Book

 


Curriculum foundations, experiences and outcomes: a participatory case study in theological education
Samuel F. Rowen
Thesis / Manuscript


coverSermon treks: trailways to creative preachingGoogle Books Preview
Ronald J. Allen
Book


coverShould we use someone else’s sermon? preaching in a cut-and-paste world
Scott M. Gibson
Book

 


coverFolly, grace, and power: the mysterious act of preaching
John Koessler; foreword by Bryan Chapell
Book

 


coverReading for preaching: the preacher in conversation with storytellers, biographers, poets, and journalistsGoogle Books Preview
Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
Book


coverTeenagers matter: making student ministry a priority in the church
Mark Cannister
Book

 


The Bible: 50 new ways it can change your life: finding the Bible’s solutions to life’s problems
Christopher D. Hudson, editor
Book


coverThe religious nature and biblical nurture of God’s children: a guide for parents and teachers
Jack Fennema
Book

 


coverYou asked: your questions, God’s answers
William Edgar
Book

 


coverThe call: finding and fulfilling the central purpose of your life
Os Guinness
Book

 


coverThe great commandment principle
David Ferguson
Book

 


coverGod’s light on dark clouds
Theodore L. Cuyler
Book

 


From grief to glory: spiritual journeys of mourning parents
James W. Bruce, III
Book


coverApproaching the end: eschatological reflections on church, politics, and lifeGoogle Books Preview
Stanley Hauerwas
Book


coverErnest Kevan: leader in twentieth century British evangelicalism
Paul E. Brown
Book

 


coverFrom faith to faith: John Wesley’s covenant theology and the way of salvationGoogle Books Preview
Stanley J. Rodes, with a foreword by T. A. Noble
Book


Minutes of the Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America
Book


coverSamuel Rutherford and his friends
Faith Cook
Book

 


coverServing God and country: United States military chaplains in World War II
Lyle W. Dorsett
Book

 


coverSir Walter Raleigh: the Stanhope essay, 1897
John Buchan
Book

 


coverNext time I fall in love: how to handle sex, intimacy, and feelings in dating relationshipsGoogle Books Preview
Chap Clark
Book


coverHappily ever after? coping with the pains of divorce
Martin Holdt
Book

 


coverApplied social research: a tool for the human servicesGoogle Books Preview
Duane R. Monette, Thomas J. Sullivan, Cornell R. DeJong, Timothy P. Hilton
Book


Bridging the theory/practice divide in theological education
Charles William Davidson
Thesis / Manuscript


coverReading French: a guide for students of religion and theology
K. Janet Ritch
Book

 


coverThe function of the tautological infinitive in classical biblical Hebrew
Yoo-Ki Kim
Book

 


coverJohnny Cornflakes: a story about loving the unloved
Denise George
Book

 


coverOut of the shadows: understanding sexual addictionGoogle Books Preview
Patrick Carnes
Book