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.
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
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
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
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
The Gospel for Muslims: An Encouragement to Share Christ With Confidence, by Thabiti Anyabwile
Deep Exegesis: The Mystery of Reading Scripture, by Peter J. Leithart
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
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
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!