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Summer Reading List

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by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

Habits of Grace book coverHABITS OF GRACE

BY DAVID MATHIS

This book by David Mathis, executive editor of desiringGod.org and pastor at Cities Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, is used as part of Cedarville’s The Bible and the Gospel course, which is part of the Bible minor.

Readers are reminded of three familiar and very crucial practices to growing in faith: learning to listen to God’s voice by reading the Bible, speaking with God in prayer, and joining with God’s people as the church. These regular habits are graces from God to help Christians grow in their knowledge and enjoyment of Him.

Purchase your copy at cedarville.edu/habitsofgrace.

Introduction to Biblical Theology book coverINVITATION TO BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

BY JEREMY KIMBLE AND CHED SPELLMAN

Jeremy Kimble, Associate Professor of Theology, and Ched Spellman, Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, hope that readers of their Invitation to Biblical Theology will gain a richer understanding of what each book in the Bible teaches about God. Biblical theology most often focuses on the way biblical writers compose their own books and develop theological themes in relation to other biblical texts. Because of this, biblical theology serves as a complement to other disciplines like systematic theology, which emphasizes the logical coherence of the Scripture's teaching. This book focuses on the shape of the Bible as a whole by describing the grand storyline of Scripture and highlighting its central themes.

Purchase your copy at cedarville.edu/invitationtobiblicaltheology.

Rooted book coverROOTED: THEOLOGY FOR GROWING CHRISTIANS

BY BRANDON SMITH AND J.A. MEDDERS

Rooted: Theology for Growing Christians is a book of theology that can aid anyone, including those without professional theological training, into a deep, life-changing knowledge of God. Readers will be treated to a thorough and easily accessible treatment of crucial theological subjects such as the Trinity, Scripture, redemption in Christ, and eternity. This book by Brandon Smith, Assistant Professor of Theology and New Testament at Cedarville, and J.A. Medders, writer, Bible teacher, and the host of The Acts 29 Podcast, is a good choice for an individual or small-group study.

Purchase your copy at cedarville.edu/rooted.

The Message of Wisdom book coverTHE MESSAGE OF WISDOM: LEARNING AND LIVING THE WAY OF THE LORD

BY DAN ESTES ’74

Dan Estes ’74, Distinguished Professor of Old Testament, explores the theme of wisdom throughout the entire Bible, including familiar wisdom books such as Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes, but also in the Law, the history of Israel, prophecy, and the Psalms. The ultimate expression of God’s wisdom is found in Jesus Christ. He is the master teacher of wisdom and the source of all wisdom, who challenges believers to live by God’s wisdom rather than by the folly of human wisdom. This book challenges readers to learn God’s wisdom, to live God’s wisdom, and to love God’s wisdom.

 

Why God? book coverWHY GOD?: BIG ANSWERS ABOUT GOD AND WHY WE BELIEVE IN HIM

BY DAN DEWITT

Inspired by his desire to make apologetics accessible for his own kids, Dan DeWitt, Director of Cedarville’s Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity and Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Apologetics, wrote Why God? Big Answers About God and Why We Believe in Him. DeWitt wrote this children’s book to help parents engage the harder questions that kids have about faith, and in so doing, assist adults in their own spiritual growth. Why God? explains complex truths in ways that the whole family can engage and discuss.

Purchase your copy at cedarville.edu/whygod.

Life in the Wild book coverLIFE IN THE WILD: FIGHTING FOR FAITH IN A FALLEN WORLD

BY DAN DEWITT

Life in the Wild, written by Dan DeWitt, Director of Cedarville’s Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity and Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Apologetics, examines seven clear consequences of the fall that are stated in Genesis 3. These outcomes include spiritual separation from God, physical death, environmental turmoil, gender dysphoria, and moral confusion. In this book, DeWitt wants readers to know that the Bible takes the matter of pain and suffering seriously and offers counsel for how to address this topic in their own lives and answer with kindness and truth the doubts of family and friends.

Purchase your copy at cedarville.edu/lifeinthewild