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Resurrection FactThank you for your interest in reviewing The Resurrection Fact. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

As the team did with the book, Making the Case For Christianity (CPH), Drs. Bombaro and Francisco bring together a variety of contemporary Lutheran apologists to respond to a wide array of challenges to the heart of the Christian faith.

Each chapter addresses a specific argument from a popular, non-Christian author and offers a clear and concise rebuttal and argument for the resurrection.

The editors have found able representatives from the disciplines of biblical studies, history, philosophy, and the legal profession to write each chapter.

The book is accessible, written for a broad audience, and is ultimately designed to equip its readers for the apologetics task.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  NRP Books
  • ISBN:9781945500558
  • Page Count:  248 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  April 3-9, 2017
  • Available Formats: Paperback, Mobi, Epub
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing The Resurrection Fact. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Wittenberg vs Geneva: A Biblical Bout in Seven Rounds on the Doctrines that Divide Book Cover Wittenberg vs Geneva: A Biblical Bout in Seven Rounds on the Doctrines that Divide
Brian W. Thomas
New Reformation Publications
February 8, 2016
192

What are the differences between Lutherans and Calvinists, and do they really matter? In Wittenberg vs. Geneva, Brian Thomas provides a biblical defense of the key doctrines that have divided the Lutheran and Reformed traditions for nearly five centuries.

It is especially written to help those who may have an interest in the Lutheran church, but are concerned that her stance on doctrines like predestination or the sacraments may not have biblical support. To get to the heart of the matter, Pastor Thomas focuses solely upon those crucial scriptural texts that have led Lutheran and Reformed scholars down different paths to disparate conclusions as he spars with popular Calvinist theologians from the past    and the present.

Over the next couple of weeks, the Cross Focused Reviewers will be sharing their thoughts on Wittenberg vs Geneva: A Biblical Bout in Seven Rounds on the Doctrines that Divide by Brian W. Thomas (New Reformation Publications, 2016). Reviews will be added below as they become available.

Listen to an interview with Brian W. Thomas:

“I almost bailed on this book. I am glad I did not. I would encourage you to read it and read it to the end. You’ll be blessed and encouraged for doing so.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 4 Stars

“I haven’t read a book on Lutheran theology that was articulated so clearly and made the doctrines so easy to understand. Even more than that, Thomas did an outstanding job demonstrating the Lutheran commitment to scripture in defining their doctrine.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 4 Stars

“I would recommend this book to anyone who is trying to come to a solid biblical theology but is confused by the differences between Lutheranism and Calvinism.”
Reviewer: Alex Houston
Rating: 3 Stars

“I very much appreciated the irenic tone. Thomas gently explored the differences between the two doctrinal camps. The issues discussed were the extent of the atonement, double predestination, the salvific nature of baptism, the presence of the Lord in the Supper, and perseverance of the saints.”
Reviewer: Mark Lugg
Rating: 5 Stars

“I was eager to read Brian W. Thomas’ Wittenberg vs. Geneva because it identifies and tackles the differences between Lutheranism and Calvinism. Thomas writes from a Lutheran perspective, so he defends Lutheran positions while critiquing Calvinist positions.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 3 Stars

“For individuals looking to find the differences between these two faiths it is a very thorough book to make a good solid decision on. The author did an excellent job with the facts and arguments. The book is a quick read and I was able to get it read in just a few hours.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“Overall, this book presents good arguments, uses verses from the Bible to back up the arguments, and gives things to think about in new ways.”
Reviewer: Eva Scott
Rating: 4 Stars

“So are you firm in your reformed faith? Do you know how and why you should defend your reformed faith? If so, then maybe it’ll be a good time to give this book a read. You’ll begin to see how your understanding of the reformed faith can be challenged and hopefully that will spur you to be more careful to dig deeply in the word of God to examine if what you believe truly comes and is according to the word of God.”
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“For me, the greatest asset to this book is coming to have a better understanding of my Lutheran brothers and sisters in the faith. So, if you are not a Lutheran, read this book, and if you are a Lutheran, read this book and share it with someone who is not. I am better able to understand the Lutheran view thanks to this book.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 5 Stars

“I was pleased with the book and feel that it accomplished most of its intended purpose. Thank you Brian Thomas and NRP Books for this informative resource.”
Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand
Rating: 4 Stars

“…this is an encouraging book – if only because it tries to bring the two great wings of the Reformation back into conversation with each other. On many substantial issues of doctrine and life both Lutherans and the Reformed stand together in contrast to both Rome and much of the broader evangelical world. Perhaps this work can help believers from both traditions to work harder to understand what the other believes.”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 3 Stars

“If you are looking for a rollocking good rout of the reformed folk by a Lutheran heavyweight who doesn’t pull his punches, this may be the book for you.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 3 Stars

“A healthy, respectful discourse is great, and Thomas gracefully engages his audience. Despite some theological differences, I would rate this book 5/5 and recommend it to any Bible students interested in this subject.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 5 Stars

Wittenberg Vs Geneva by Brian W. ThomasThank you for your interest in reviewing Wittenberg Vs. Geneva. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

What are the differences between Lutherans and Calvinists, and do they really matter? In Wittenberg vs. Geneva, Brian Thomas provides a biblical defense of the key doctrines that have divided the Lutheran and Reformed traditions for nearly five centuries. It is especially written to help those who may have an interest in the Lutheran church, but are concerned that her stance on doctrines like predestination or the sacraments may not have biblical support. To get to the heart of the matter, Pastor Thomas focuses solely upon those crucial scriptural texts that have led Lutheran and Reformed scholars down different paths to disparate conclusions as he spars with popular Calvinist theologians from the past and the present.

You can listen to a recent interview with Brian about the new book here: Interview Link

About the Author:
Brian W. Thomas is a Lutheran pastor, writer, and speaker from the Pacific Northwest. He has had the privilege of serving churches in California and Washington, lecturing at the University of San Diego, and teaching the Bible all over the world. He is the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Kingston, Washington.

Connect with Brian:

Book Information:

  • Publisher: New Reformation Press

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  February 15-28, 2016
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only) & Ebook (.epub & .mobi)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Wittenberg Vs. Geneva. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

The Christian Life: Cross or Glory? Book Cover The Christian Life: Cross or Glory?
Steven A. hein
New Reformation Publications
June 18, 2015
Paperback
196

his book offers a radically different perspective from that of many best-selling authors concerning how the Christian should measure and evaluate travel along God’s path of righteousness. It will endeavor to persuade the reader that by feeding regularly on the Gospel in the Preached Word and The Supper, God promises to have His way with the Christian and He alone will accomplish all that is needed for life in Him to be complete. He is not waiting or requiring you to do anything first (during or after) to provide you with every blessing of the Gospel.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on The Christian Life: Cross or Glory? by Steven A. Hein.

“For the reader who simply wants a deeper understanding of how Lutherans think this book is a great resource. For those who desire to make sense of the Christian life (with all of its complexities) this book is invaluable.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 4 Stars

“I think it offers a nice (albeit different) perspective on sanctification–one needed in an age of much confusion.”
Reviewer: Daniel Pandolph
Rating: 4 Stars

“I found this book to be edifying and educational.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“I enjoyed this book. Hein writes in a way that it is easy for the average person to read and understand.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 4 Stars

“Hein’s book is a masterful presentation of Luther’s understanding of the life of the cross — the reality of the Christian life on earth.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler Jr.
Rating: 3 Stars

“If you already have an understanding of living the Christian life and want to grow deeper in your development then this may be the book for you to read. The author does have the experience and documentation to explain the Christian life.”
Reviewer: Melinda Dean
Rating: 3 Stars

“…recommended if interested in understanding this particular strain of Lutheran thought.”
Reviewer: Douglas Wallace
Rating: 3 Stars

“I encountered some important points to consider in my own faith…”
Reviewer: Joseph Westbrook
Rating: 3 Stars

“Which word best describes the Christian life in the here and now? Cross or glory? This is the question that Dr. Steven Hein is answering in this book.”
Reviewer: Ben Wilson
Rating: 3 Stars

“There are some very good thoughts and implications in this book, but chances are readers won’t agree with Hein on every stance. Yet, the book is worth exploring.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 3 Stars

“Dr. Hein is an engaging writer. I enjoyed perusing this book, especially because he based his arguments on Scripture.”
Reviewer: Steve Bricker
Rating: 5 Stars

“A great resource that is foundational, challenging, and engaging. I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 Stars

The Christian Life: Cross or Glory by Steven A. HeinThank you for your interest in reviewing The Christian Life. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

This book offers a radically different perspective from that of many best-selling authors concerning how the Christian should measure and evaluate travel along God’s path of righteousness. It will endeavor to persuade the reader that by feeding regularly on the Gospel in the Preached Word and The Supper, God promises to have His way with the Christian and He alone will accomplish all that is needed for life in Him to be complete. He is not waiting or requiring you to do anything first (during or after) to provide you with every blessing of the Gospel.

About The Author:
Dr. Steven A. Hein currently serves as Director of Concordia Institute for Christian Studies, an organization that offers auxiliary educational services to Lutheran congregations and church gatherings across the country. He also serves as associate pastor at Shepherd of the Springs Lutheran Church and affiliate professor of Theology and Ethics at Colorado Christian University. He previously served for over two decades as a professor of Theology at Concordia University, River Forest.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  New Reformation Publications
  • ISBN:  9781945500336
  • Page Count:  196

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: September 28 – October 11, 2015
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only), .mobi (Kindle), & .epub (Nook, Apple iBooks)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing The Christian Life. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.