Old Guy Kindle Deals: Lloyd-Jones, Owen, Historical Theology, and More

29 Oct

Preaching and Preachers
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Kindle Price: $3.99

‘Some may object to my dogmatic assertions; but I do not apologize for them. Every preacher should believe strongly in his own method; and if I cannot persuade all of the rightness of mine, I can at least stimulate them to think and to consider other possibilities. I can say quite honestly that I would not cross the road to listen to myself preaching, and the preachers whom I have enjoyed most have been very different indeed in their method and style. But my business is not to describe them but to state what I believe to be right, however imperfectly I have put my own precepts into practice. I can only hope that the result will be of some help, and especially to young preachers called to this greatest of all tasks, and especially in these sad and evil times. With many others I pray that ‘The Lord of the harvest may thrust forth’ many mighty preachers to proclaim ‘the unsearchable riches of Christ!”

Historical Theology
Gregg Allison
Kindle Price: $5.99

Most historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs chronologically, discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology according to their historical appearance. And while this may be good history, it can make for confusing theology, with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies. In Historical Theology, Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology according to a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history of Christian doctrine one theological element at a time. Such an approach allows readers to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church, through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and into the modern period. The text includes a generous mix of primary source material as well, citing the words of Cyprian, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Barth, and others. Allison references the most accessible editions of these notable theologians’ work so that readers can continue their study of historical theology through Christian history’s most important contributors. Historical Theology is a superb resource for those familiar with Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology or interested in understanding the development of Christian theology.

A God-Sized Vision
Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir
Colin Hansen & John Woodbridge
Kindle Price: $3.99

Can God stir revival by his Holy Spirit, even in our culture today? Do we really believe he can? In a day of diminished expectations, A God-Sized Vision: Revival Accounts That Stretch and Stir recounts global examples of prior revivals, beginning with the Reformation and the Great Awakenings. It continues with the Welsh and Azusa Street revivals and those that occurred simultaneously in Asia, followed by the East Africa Revival of the 1930s. More recent revivals in North America that instigated parachurch or evangelistic ministries like those of Billy Graham and the revivals in China, particularly in Henan Province over the last forty years, give further evidence of church renewal. These stories enlarge our hearts, expand our minds, and empower our witness to the power of God at work in human history. Christians with a deep evangelistic commitment who realize that there is more to church growth than field-tested techniques will expand their vision by remembering God’s vision, as it has been revealed throughout history. Hansen and Woodbridge mine these stories of renewal to suggest how to get ready for revival today.

Lectures to My Students
Charles Spurgeon
Kindle Price: $.99

“My college lectures are colloquial, familiar, full of anecdote, and often humorous they are purposely made so, to suit the occasion. At the end of the week I meet the students, and find them weary . . . and only in a condition to receive something which will attract and secure their attention, and fire their hearts.” Though best remembered as the most popular preacher of the Victorian era, C. H. Spurgeon was also founder and president of the Pastors College in London. He supervised the training of over 800 students, presided at an annual conference for ministers, and, on Friday afternoons, delivered regular lectures on every aspect of pulpit ministry.

The Atonement
In It’s Relation to the Covenant, The Priesthood, the Intercession of Our Lord
Hugh Martin
Kindle Price: $.99

Hugh Martin (1822-1885) modestly begins this work by acknowledging that it is not a systematic treatment of the Atonement. Whilst this is true, his approach provides answers to all the key questions regarding the necessity, extent, and nature of the Atonement. As the subtitle suggests he insists that a clear biblical view can only be arrived at when it is seen in the context of the eternal Covenant of Grace, Christ’s role as both Offering and Offerer, the ongoing work of His Intercession, and how our sin is imputed to Christ and His righteousness to His people. The Atonement is always under attack and this volume provides a framework against which erroneous views may be measured and rejected. Since modern denials simply repackage the same false ideas that Martin combated in his day, the arguments he advances remain relevant and necessary.

The Glory of Christ
John Owen
Kindle Price: $.99

The Glory of Christ is a book designed to declare part of the
glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is revealed in the Scripture and proposed as
the central object of our faith, love, delight, and admiration. The knowledge of
Christ and His glory, John Owen says, is to be preferred above all other wisdom,
understanding, and knowledge. Why is it to be preferred? Why should we become engaged
in a study of the glory of Christ? The author answers the question well when he
writes, “For if our future blessedness shall consist in being where He is and beholding
His glory, what better preparation can there be for it than a constant previous
contemplation of that glory as revealed in the gospel, that by a view of it we may
be gradually transformed into the same glory?

One Response to “Old Guy Kindle Deals: Lloyd-Jones, Owen, Historical Theology, and More”

  1. mydelightandmycounsellors October 29, 2013 at 11:13 am #

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