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Brothers, We Are Not Professionals

 By: John Piper
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Should a church be run like a business? Piper says no. In this provocative critique, he takes aim at the widely held managerial/therapeutic model of ministry---warning that Christlike traits such as childlikeness, tenderheartedness, and dedication to prayer clash with the secular "professionalism" we mistakenly seek to emulate. Sure to spark lively debate! 304 pages, softcover from B&H.

Desiring God
 By: John Piper
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"Scripture reveals that the great business of life is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever.  In this paradigm-shattering work, John Piper reveals that the debate between duty and delight doesn't truly exist:  Delight is our duty.  Join him as he unveils stunning, life-impacting truths you saw in the Bible but never dared to believe" (Back Cover).

Hard to Believe
 By: John MacArthur
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"Hard to Believe is an uncompromising rebuttal against the user-friendly, 'Christian' consumer mindset so prevalent in the church. John presents an exclusive gospel, a message that is foolishness to the world and offensive in today’s society. You will learn what the exclusivity of the gospel means, and why it is so important to present the truth accurately."

He is Not Silent
 By: Albert Mohler
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Is contemporary preaching suffering from an infatuation with technology, a focus on felt needs, an absence of the gospel? Mohler thinks preaching has fallen on hard times! Join him as he examines the public exposition of the Bible and explains why the church can't survive without it. A commanding exhortation and an encouragement to pulpit ministers. 298 pages, hardcover from Moody.

Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography
 By: Iain Murray
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Shepheding a Child's Heart
 By: Ted Tripp
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“With the plethora of material on parenting and the family, it is surprising—and distressing—to see how few books are genuinely biblical. Here is a refreshing exception. Tedd Tripp offers solid, trustworthy, biblical help for parents. If you are looking for the right perspective and practical help, you won't find a more excellent guide.” —John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church.


The Holiness of God
 By: R.C. Sproul
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"Sproul demonstrates that encountering God's holy presence is a terrifying experience. He argues that this struggle is nonetheless necessary because it is the only way to cure our propensity to trust in ourselves and our own righteousness for salvation."