Taking Stock and Stacking Up

About a month ago, all of our offices moved at the church. With a move to my first “real” office (as in, it’s not also doubling as a storage closet), I inherited two really nice but HUGE bookshelves. Before I left on our current two-week trip (which ends tomorrow), the shelves looked woefully understocked.

Not so after the Together for the Gospel Conference!

One of the biggest emphases for this conference is equipping pastors and other church leaders with resources for personal study and edification, so they hand out a ton of books. Here is a list of all the new books I’ve got to add to my library! Each picture is linked to the publisher as a way of saying thank you for the generous donations (and in case you’d like to purchase any of them).

Band of Bloggers Gathering

Before the T4G conference got started, I attended a luncheon featuring a panel discussion with five prominent Christian bloggers. Each attendee was given several free books, with the intention being that we will publish reviews of these books and encourage our readers to purchase them.

Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals, by Trevin Wax
My review of this book

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream, by David Platt
My review of this book

Your Jesus is Too Safe: Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel Good Savior, by Jared C. Wilson

When the Church Was a Family: Recognizing Jesus’ Vision for Authentic Christian Community, by Joseph H. Hellerman

Welcome to a Reformed Church: A Guide for Pilgrims, by Daniel R. Hyde

Entrusted With the Gospel: Paul’s Theology in the Pastoral Epistles, edited by Andreas Köstenberger and Terry Wilder

The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism, by Kevin DeYoung
My review of this book

Reaching and Teaching: A Call to Great Commission Obedience, by M. David Sills

Abide: Practicing Kingdom Rhythms in a Consumer Culture, by Jared C. Wilson

A Habitual Sight of Him: The Christ-Centered Piety of Thomas Goodwin, by Joel Beeke and Mark Jones

Stray Recollections, Short Articles, and Public Orations of James P. Boyce, by Thomas J. Nettles

A Call to Prayer, by J.C. Ryle

The Pastor’s Primer, by O.S. Hawkins

Origen, by Joseph W. Trigg

George Müller: Delighted in God, by Roger Steer

T4G Day One

Here are the books I picked up for free during the first day of the conference. Some of these were distributed to every attendee, and others I managed to come by through other means.

The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything, by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne
My review of this book

Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology, by the T4G speakers

The Church and the Surprising Offense of God’s Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline, by Jonathan Leeman

It Is Well: Expositions on Substitutionary Atonement, by Mark Dever and Michael Lawrence

The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation, by Michael Reeves

He Is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World, by R. Albert Mohler

Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World, edited by C.J. Mahaney
My review of this book

The Holiness of God, by R.C. Sproul

Helping Children to Understand the Gospel

ESV Study Bible — That’s right… Crossway gave away 7,000 of these!

T4G Day Two

More books on the second day!

The Disappearance of God: Dangerous Beliefs in the New Spiritual Openness, by R. Albert Mohler

Finally Alive, by John Piper

The Plight of Man and the Power of God, by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus, by D.A. Carson

What Is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
My review of this book

The Gospel for Muslims: An Encouragement to Share Christ With Confidence, by Thabiti Anyabwile

Dug Down Deep: Discovering What I Believe and What It Means, by Joshua Harris
My review of this book

Deep Exegesis: The Mystery of Reading Scripture, by Peter J. Leithart

The Jesus You Can’t Ignore: What You Must Learn From the Bold Confrontations of Christ, by John MacArthur

Jonathan Edwards on True Christianity, by Owen Strachan and Doug Sweeney

T4G Day 3

The final day of the conference was short, so not so many giveaways… which just left more room in the backpack for the books I bought on sale!

Fear Not! Death and the Afterlife from a Christian Perspective, by Ligon Duncan

The Priority of Preaching, by Cristopher Ash

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, by J.I. Packer

Marks of the Messenger: Knowing, Living, and Speaking the Gospel, by J. Mack Stiles

Book Purchases

The T4G Conference also included a very large bookstore with some steep discounts. All of the books on display (over 1500!) were specially chosen and commended to all by the conference speakers. I picked up a few new books I’ve had my eye on for a while, as well as a few classics that I’ve been meaning to read for a long time. Thanks to the discount pricing, I essentially got a whole lot of books for roughly the price of the two commentaries alone, had I paid their retail price. Not bad!

John: The St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary, by R.C. Sproul

Romans: The St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary, by R.C. Sproul

Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion, by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck

The Gospel-Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World, by Michael Horton

Shepherding a Child’s Heart, by Tedd Tripp

Perspectives on Christian Worship: Five Views, edited by J. Matthew Pinson

How to Study the Bible, by John MacArthur

John Calvin and His Passion for the Glory of God, by John Piper

Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce, by John Piper
My review of this book

The Bondage of the Will, by Martin Luther

Redemption Accomplished and Applied, by John Murray

Christianity and Liberalism, by J. Gresham Machen

Well, that’s the round-up! I’d like to thank again all of the book publishers who made this possible by making these books available to us. Please visit and support these publishers and distributers!

Reformation Trust Publishing

Moody Publishers

One comment on “Taking Stock and Stacking Up

  1. Brandon Skaggs says:

    What a blessing those will be. I wish I could have attended the conference this year.

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