Why Psalm 23 Is Not About You: Reading Psalm 23 In Its Context
by Robert L. Cole
In this updated edition of Why Psalm 23 Is Not About You: Reading Psalm 23 in Its Context, Dr. Robert L. Cole reveals linguistic and thematic patterns in the Psalter that demonstrates a continuity of meaning from Psalm 1 through Psalm 24. Particular attention is given to the meaning of Psalm 23 and it’s surrounding Psalms. Fans of canonical studies and lovers of the Psalter will enjoy this quick, but thought provoking read.
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Walk Like A Man: A Path Toward Spiritual Maturity is a six-week devotional book for men. Field draws upon his ministry experience counseling and mentoring others to speak to the heart of men’s uncertainties about identity, leading, and serving others. This book is not simply for young Christians seeking to mature in their faith. Thigpen writes for people who have lived, suffered, and lost. Walk Like A Man pushes the reader to continue maturing spiritually despite setbacks. Thigpen speaks to people in broken circumstances and points them towards God’s desire to restore peace in the midst of trials.
Available now for purchase in our online store. Click on the title for more information and an excerpt.
The following titles in systematic, historical, or practical theology are forthcoming:
One Lord, One Faith by Matt Akers.
Jesus told his closest followers that people would know they were his disciples by their love for one another (John 13:35). Fellowship is among the many fruits that sprout from the sincere affection our Lord emphasized. Sadly, however, fellowship fails to reach its highest potential in some Christian circles. One such challenge that exists in the United States is the relative lack of unity between believers from different ethnocultural backgrounds. The book of Acts contains numerous accounts of Jewish, Samaritan, and Gentile Christians who learned to weave their lives together for the glory of Christ and for their mutual benefit, and we can learn much from these efforts. In One Lord, One Faith, Dr. Matt Akers will examine these vibrant narratives and will apply the lessons therein to twenty-first century Christians.
The Table that Unites by J. Rudder Jenkins.
In The Table that Unites: Combating a Divisive Culture, Dr. Rudder Rudder examines our increasingly polarized society as people entrench in divisive attitudes over religious, political, and social issues. Rudder reflects on a decade of conversations and relationships that have been impacted by the Gospel through one simple spiritual gift: hospitality. Sharing meals with people who differ from us builds connections that allow us to care about what they care about and for others to care about what we care about. Hosting people in your home allows for guards to be lowered, stories to be shared, laughter to unite, and entries to be passed. Join Rudder as he explores the possibility of overcoming the vitriolic tones of social media and click-bait news articles with shared meals and real human interaction.
Spiritual Cartography by Timothy Mathis.
In Spiritual Cartography, Dr. Timothy Mathis explores how you can develop a plan to grow in your relationship with Jesus and teach you how to help others grow in their relationship with Jesus. These plans, or maps, identify where you are right now spiritually and help you chart simple, attainable steps to grow spiritually.
People interested in personal discipleship plans or leading a group in spiritual formation would benefit from Mathis’s Spiritual Cartography.
The following titles in Biblical studies are forthcoming:
Why Psalm 23 is Not About You by Robert Cole
In this updated edition of Why Psalm 23 Is Not About You: Reading Psalm 23 in Its Context, Dr. Cole reveals linguistic and thematic patterns in the Psalter that demonstrates a continuity of meaning from Psalm 1 through Psalm 24. Particular attention is given to the meaning of Psalm 23 and it’s surrounding Psalms. Fans of canonical studies and lovers of the Psalter will enjoy this quick, but thought provoking read.
Reassessing Selah by Ashley E. Lyon.
Dr. Ashley Lyon’s new title offers an expanded examination of the term Selah.
Selah, an obscure term in the Psalter and Habakkuk, has commonly been the subject of discussion regarding its meaning and use. Many 19th century scholars have spent countless hours, and devoted many pages, to remove Selah from obscurity. Only now have we revealed a previously undiscovered clue in Selah’s use during the Second Temple period due to 20th century archaeological finds. The present work approaches each text with a “whole picture” perspective to examine each psalm and Selah occurrence in its immediate context. Many scholars believed that Selah was simply an instruction for the musical director, but new evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls suggests that it was a live term in the Second Temple period.
If you are interested in studies in the Psalm and Minor Prophets, theology and practice of worship, and studies in Hebrew you won’t want to miss Ashley’s new title.
Coming Winter 2020!
Bethlehem’s Redeemer: Seeing Jesus in Ruth by Daniel Palmer
In Bethlehem’s Redeemer: Seeing Jesus in Ruth, Daniel creates a Bible study for small groups or individual study that emphasizes the Messianic and salvific content contained in Ruth. Within the introduction, Daniel offers a practical, theologically-minded hermeneutic for his readers to trace and emulate his method as he deploys it through the text of Ruth.
Coming Fall 2020!
Isaiah 7:14 – Why Matthew Was Right by Robert Cole.
The Torah’s Infants: Abortion and the Status of the Unborn in the Pentateuch by Robert Cole
The Dead Mentors Library
The Dead Mentors Library offers biographies of figures from Church History, modern accounts of significant events from Church History, and popular editions of classic Christian works with commentary for modern people. Read about the turbulent life of Athanasius of Alexandria and then read his opus On the Incarnation with “so what” commentary to challenge the way you think about God, Christ, salvation, daily life as a Christian, discipleship, and the end times.
The best mentors are dead mentors. Dead mentors never miss coffee or let you down. You know all their faults right up front.
If you want a guide through major figures in church history or enjoy a biography that “tells the story,” then the Dead Mentors Library is for you.
Ambrose of Milan: A Biography by Coleman Ford
On the Duties of the Clergy by Ambrose of Milan (Dead Mentors Commentary on the Church Fathers). Edited by Coleman Ford.
Athanasius of Alexandria: The Nicene Lion by John M. Lewis.
Athanasius of Alexandria stood for Christ against emperors, heretics, and constant exiles. This biography of Athanasius demonstrates the political intrigue surrounding the plots against Athanasius as he sought to serve the people of his Egyptian church and maintain the purity of faith for the whole of the Church.
On the Incarnation by Athanasius of Alexandria (Dead Mentors Commentary on the Church Fathers). Edited by John M. Lewis.
Athanasius of Alexandria’s opus, On the Incarnation, is presented in a popular reader’s format with modern commentary that points out how modern Christians should be challenged and impacted by Athanasius’ teaching on Christ.
Augustine of Hippo: A Biography by Coleman Ford
Confessions by Augustine (Dead Mentors Commentary on the Church Fathers). Edited by Coleman Ford.
Balthasar Hubmaier: A Biography by Michael J. Whitlock
Erasmus: Dying in the Land of Moab by Daniel Blake Hulsey.
Erasmus of Rotterdam wanted to both reform the Church and maintain unity. In the polarized times of the Protestant Reformation, Erasmus was initially courted by both sides. In a tragic turn, he was eventually abandoned by the major authority figures among the Protestants and the Roman Catholics. He serves as a warning to those who try to hold the middle between two extreme sides. He is also a beacon as Erasmus’ story champions the need for nuance in theology and politics for all who seek peace and unity.
Menno Simons: A Biography by Michael J. Whitlock
We are looking for new authors to contribute to this series. Please look at our submission guidelines and contact us if you are interested. We are particularly interested in works dealing with the following figures:
Cyril of Alexandria
Gregory of Nazianzus
Ignatius and Polycarp
Regarding Bible Study Series
The Regarding Bible Study series offers 8-Lesson Bible Studies that walk small groups through whole books of the Bible.
The Regarding Bible Study series investigates the theological meaning of the Scriptures by seeking what the passage reveals about God’s character, essence, actions, and desires. Each lesson challenges participants to think how Christians should respond to what is being revealed about God and then helps participants apply this response in specific ways to their life.
The Regarding Bible study series expects people to encounter God through the Scriptures and be transformed by these encounters. Encountering God allows us to emulate God’s character, see the world from God’s perspective, and love what God loves. The Regarding Bible Study series seeks to guide participants into a maturing faith by balancing theological content with real life application for today.
Larger books of the Bible are treated in multiple volumes to give your small groups the flexibility to take a break from long studies or to charge on all year long.
Regarding Amos by Dennis Mack.
Regarding Ezekiel by Mario Melendez.
Regarding Colossians by John M. Lewis.
Regarding Galatians by Daniel Blake Hulsey.
Regarding Genesis 1-11 by Graham Michael.
Regarding Habakkuk by Mario Melendez.
Regarding Judges by Matt Akers.
Regarding 1 Corinthians by Brady Collier.
Regarding 2 Timothy by Graham Michael.
The Regarding Bible Study Series has additional titles forthcoming on . . .