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"Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault On Mind, Morals & Meaning" by Nancy Pearcey

posted Mar 14, 2019, 6:18 PM by Fccea Webmaster

Saving LeonardoAnything by Pearcey is worth reading and this is no exception. It is a thorough analysis of the philosophical and cultural history that has led us to the secular society that has developed all around us. It also shows how to engage with the culture in an understanding and engaging manner. 

"God Is the Gospel" by John Piper

posted Mar 1, 2019, 12:35 PM by Fccea Webmaster   [ updated Mar 1, 2019, 12:38 PM ]

God Is the Gospel Publisher: Crossway BooksThe thesis of this book is that salvation most fully consists not of God's blessings -- even the blessing of eternal life -- but of God Himself.  In scripture after scripture, Piper shows that it is God Himself who is the object of salvation -- not merely His blessings.  This book will help you develop a great appreciation for and desire for God Himself.

"The Intolerance of Tolerance" by D. A. Carson

posted Feb 16, 2019, 2:55 PM by Fccea Webmaster

The Intolerance of ToleranceThis book argues and demonstrates that “tolerance” has been subtly redefined in our culture, now requiring not just acceptance of someone else’s debatable idea – but belief in the relative truth of that idea, even if it is diametrically opposed to what one believes. Thus, whether we actually believe it or not, we are asked to believe that 5-year-olds are sufficiently mature to determine their gender identity. To disagree is to be “intolerant.” But the process does not work the other way. Those insisting on morally questionable positions are not viewed as intolerant for failing to accept moral absolutes. Carson rightly identifies that our society has experienced an abdication of truth claims in favor of moral relativism with potentially devastating effects. 

"Bringing Up Girls" by James Dobson

posted Jan 30, 2019, 1:05 PM by Fccea Webmaster

Bringing Up Girls: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of WomenThis is a must read for anyone with a daughter of any age. Loaded with statistics, studies, anecdotes, common sense and biblical content – it is a wealth of helpful information. Everything is covered from the physical attributes of various stages of growth, to promoting emotional and spiritual well-being, to hard cases of abuse, to how to deal with the positives and negatives of technology and social media and much more. Excellent resource for parents.

"Your Eternal Reward: Triumph and Tears at the Judgment Seat of Christ" by Erwin W. Lutzer

posted Jan 11, 2019, 7:13 AM by Fccea Webmaster

Your Eternal Reward: Triumph and Tears at the Judgment Seat of ChristIf you ever wondered what comes next for the believer after we leave this life, this book will be a great help. The reward of believers is little touched upon, so this is a welcome treatment of what should be greatly motivating to all of us. Lutzer has done us all a great favor by organizing the various references in Scripture to his important subject. 

"John Knox: Fearless Faith" by Steven J. Lawson

posted Nov 26, 2018, 3:27 PM by Fccea Webmaster

John Knox: Fearless FaithThis is an excellent, small, readable book that captures both the major facts and spirit of the great Scottish Reformer, John Knox. His life was driven by a driving faith in a great God, and it inspires that same faith in all of us. Knox’s fearless faithfulness in the face of constant opposition presents all of us with a challenge in the face of so much less to fear. 

"Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ" by John Piper

posted Nov 26, 2018, 3:23 PM by Fccea Webmaster

Filling up the Afflictions of Christ (Paperback Edition): The Cost of Bringing the Gospel to the Nations in the Lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John PatonThis book consists of three small but informative and inspiring biographies -- John Paton, Adoniram Judson and William Tyndale.  The price of following Christ in bringing His Word to the unreached is often very costly -- but always worth it.  These will challenge and move you to greater commitment.

"Thriving At College" by Alex Chediak

posted Nov 13, 2018, 6:12 AM by Fccea Webmaster

Thriving at College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, and Get Ready for the Real World!Excellent and comprehensive book on how not to waste college years. Chediak is a professor at California Baptist College in Riverside, CA, so he has credibility. The book covers many subjects including common mistakes, dating relationships, time management, how to study, and many more. Excellent resource for parents and students.

"God's Devil: The Incredible Story of How Satan's Rebellion Serves God's Purposes" by Erwin W. Lutzer

posted Nov 2, 2018, 12:17 PM by Fccea Webmaster   [ updated Nov 2, 2018, 12:19 PM ]

God's Devil: The Incredible Story of How Satan's Rebellion Serves God's PurposesThis fine book shows, from the Bible, how Satan’s bid for independence actually resulted in his becoming more than ever the servant of God – not willingly, but comprehensively. This will help you understand the Devil’s past, his purposes, his power and the limitations of that power, and his future – all in the context of God’s overriding authority. 

"The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Westernn Civilization" by Vishal Mangalwadi

posted Nov 2, 2018, 12:12 PM by Fccea Webmaster

The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western CivilizationThis is a fascinating book by a man born in India, educated in the West and now living again in India showing how the advances of Western Civilization in virtually every area of endeavor (philosophy, literature, science, technology, medicine, etc.) can be traced directly to the Bible. He demonstrates that the East did not lack for intelligence or opportunity, but the biblical worldview is responsible for the world we cherish. Lengthy, but fascinating study.

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