Summer is in full swing, but we’re already looking forward to the fall when a number of new Lexham Press titles are scheduled to release. We just recently finished putting together our Fall 2017 Academic Catalog where you’ll find all of our exciting forthcoming titles. Today, we wanted to highlight three books that are coming soon—and all three are available for pre-order right now.
Theology is an often tricky subject to study. It becomes especially challenging when the religious tradition seems sound at first glance. Higher life theology—also known as Keswick theology—offers a quick fix for our everyday struggle with sin. It teaches that there are two categories of Christians: those who are merely saved and those who have really surrendered to Christ—or those who have Jesus as their Savior alone and those who have him as their Master as well. If Christians can simply “let go and let God” they can be free of struggling with sin and brought to that higher level of spiritual life. What could be wrong with that?
A lot, it turns out. In No Quick Fix, a shorter and more accessible version of his book Let Go and Let God?, Andy Naselli critiques higher life theology from a biblical perspective. He shows that it leads not to freedom, but to frustration, because it promises something it has no power to deliver. Along the way, he tells the story of where higher life theology came from, describes its characteristics, and compares it to what the Bible really says about how we overcome sin and become more like Christ.
In Living Well, you’ll find a blueprint for how to build a life according to God’s wisdom—helping us live well both in our earthly lives as well as strengthening our covenant relationship with the God who gave us Proverbs as a guide. Allan Moseley walks with readers through specific topics—money, relationships, work, and more—examining what Proverbs has to say and translating it into practical advice for our daily lives.
Following the advice in Proverbs will help you live counterculturally—but it’s also crucial for living well in the eyes of God.
“This book is vintage Allan Moseley! It is biblical, clear, practical, and witty. It perfectly represents the genre of Proverbs. The Proverbs were intended for real life. Moseley masterfully puts this on full display in this very fine work.”
—Dr. Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
The modern church is plagued by a pastoral identity crisis. For too many pastors, the lies they’re tempted to believe have to do with their identity: that God has called them to lead a movement, that they must sacrifice their home life for their ministry life, or that their image as holy is more important than their actual pursuit of holiness.
In Lies Pastors Believe, pastor and professor Dayton Hartman takes aim at these and other lies he has faced in his own ministry and seen other pastors struggle with. With a winsome and engaging style, Hartman shows current and future pastors why these lies are so tempting, the damage they can do, and how they can be resisted by believing and applying the truth of the gospel.
“Dayton Hartman shows great maturity in the way he addresses some of the lies that church leaders are tempted to believe whilst wooing our hearts with the compelling beauty of Christ. Read and enjoy. I’m certain you’ll be refreshed, challenged, and encouraged in your work for the Lord.”
—Steve Timmis, CEO of Acts 29
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These three book are all available for pre-order. See these and all the other forthcoming books from Lexham Press in our Fall 2017 Academic Catalog.