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Finding Forgiveness: Discovering the Healing Power of the Gospel Book Cover Finding Forgiveness: Discovering the Healing Power of the Gospel
Stanley D. Gale
Reformation Heritage Books
November 25, 2016
120

Product Description

If you are a Christian, you have personally experienced the joy of sins forgiven and reconciliation with God. Forgiveness, writes Stanley Gale, “is a divine accomplishment to be savored and offered to others.” Forgiveness is the most basic of Christian graces, yet the topic raises many questions, including these:

  • Is it biblical to “forgive and forget”?
  • Why do we need to confess our sins if they are already forgiven?
  • How do we actually go about forgiving someone?
  • Does the Bible give a place to forgiving ourselves?
  • What does life look like after forgiveness?

In Finding Forgiveness, you will discover practical answers to these questions and many others. With pastoral warmth, the author will help you see how the awe of the gospel dawns anew for those who apply forgiveness and experience the healing of a burdened spirit or broken relationship.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Finding Forgiveness: Discovering the Healing Power of the Gospel by Stanley D. Gale (Reformation Heritage Books, 2016)

“This book stands out in how the author is able to draw out the principals of forgiveness clearly and concisely while also addressing important misconceptions that have crept into the church. This book would help anyone seeking to understand what biblical forgiveness is.”
Reviewer: Steve Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

Finding Forgiveness is a Christ centered, Gospel saturated, enduring call …the enduring call to love God and love others as He has loved us.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is one of those that packs a punch of gospel truth despite it not being a big one. Gale writes with clarity and as one who has experienced the forgiveness of God, which all in Christ have done so. I am delighted to recommend Finding Forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“For readers interested in studying the complicated subject of forgiveness, this book provides valuable insight, with the scriptures to back up the author’s writing.”
Reviewer: Becky Miller
Rating: 3 Stars

“I applaud Gale for the wrestling with issues that he does do in this book, as well as the helpful insights that he presents…”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“…a journey of awakening not only waking us up to the fact that it is imperative to forgive but shows us how to get on the right path to forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would recommend this book for anyone looking to understand biblical forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Anne Pendleton
Rating: 4 Stars

“Are you having difficulty with forgiveness? This book is a timely, helpful, uplifting and encouraging read.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 5 Stars

“…a book which not only teaches you what forgiveness is but also challenges you to actually live it out.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“…skillfully handles an important subject in a very understandable manner.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book to anyone who wants to better understand how the Gospel allows us to find forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Gregory Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

Finding Forgiveness helps the believer understand his/her own forgiveness rooted in the gospel and understand how and why we forgive others.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would recommend this book to anyone who may have a hard time forgiving themselves or others, and wants to be obedient to God in the process.”
Reviewer: Tom Meiers
Rating: 4 Stars

“I would recommend this to those that want to study and go in depth about forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Deb Stanhope
Rating: 4 Stars

“…a wonderful primer on forgiveness, how to understand it, and how to have it be a part of our Christians character. I recommended it to everyone who will read – there is too much confusion on the subject of forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 5 Stars

“A great book for anyone. Whether you think you’ve “conquered” forgiveness or not, I bet you’ll be surprised to learn some things you might still need to overcome.”
Reviewer: Sundi Jo Graham
Rating: 4 Stars

Finding Forgiveness would be an exceptional discipleship tool or even for a special emphasis Sunday School study resource.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Mcllwain
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found Gale’s writing to be clear, concise and overall a very helpful book on the topic of forgiveness. This is certainly a book that would be a great resource for pastors and others who give counsel to have readily available to give to people who are struggling with understanding biblical forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“…a good read. I have many highlights that have provoked some future sermons.”
Reviewer: Bledar Valca
Rating: 4 Stars

“I found this book to be first theological in nature, as it relates to God’s character and the manner in which He addresses people. But because God is love & love is an action, this book becomes practical in nature.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“Gale brings a writers eye and a Pastor’s heart to the subject and I’m confident that many will find his reflections on the subject of forgiveness to be of help.”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 4 Stars

Where to Buy:
Finding Forgiveness is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Finding Forgiveness by Stanley D. GaleThank you for your interest in reviewing Finding Forgiveness: Discovering the Healing Power of the Gospel by Stanley D. Gale. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

If you are a Christian, you have personally experienced the joy of sins forgiven and reconciliation with God. Forgiveness, writes Stanley Gale, “is a divine accomplishment to be savored and offered to others.” Forgiveness is the most basic of Christian graces, yet the topic raises many questions, including these:

  • Is it biblical to “forgive and forget”?
  • Why do we need to confess our sins if they are already forgiven?
  • How do we actually go about forgiving someone?
  • Does the Bible give a place to forgiving ourselves?
  • What does life look like after forgiveness?

In Finding Forgiveness, you will discover practical answers to these questions and many others. With pastoral warmth, the author will help you see how the awe of the gospel dawns anew for those who apply forgiveness and experience the healing of a burdened spirit or broken relationship.

Table of Contents:

Introduction
1. Forgiveness and the Gospel
2. Forgiveness as Kingdom Currency
3. Practicing Forgiveness
4. Authentic Forgiveness
What About Forgiving Ourselves?

Praise for Finding Forgiveness:

“Forgiveness is both a theological and a personal issue. We all have a sense of what it means to be forgiven and to forgive. But do we truly understand it? Finding forgiveness is an eternal matter! Stan Gale answers all those nagging, ‘yeah, but’ questions that are on so many minds when it comes to forgiveness. In doing so, he teaches a biblically rich understanding of forgiveness with pastoral care. This little book will prove to be time well spent for every reader.”
—Aimee Byrd, author of Theological Fitness and No Little Women

“Stan Gale’s Finding Forgiveness is beautifully written, eminently practical, richly biblical, and emotionally uplifting. It provides godly guidance and spiritual nurture for weary pastors, hurting believers, caring counselors, and troubled counselees. Here you’ll find grace in your struggle to forgive and be forgiven.”
—Peter Lillback, president and professor of historical theology and church history at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

Stanley GaleAbout the Author:  Stanley D. Gale (MEd, MDiv, DMin) has served Christ and congregation as a pastor for thirty years. He has authored books on prayer, spiritual warfare, the Christian life, evangelism, and biblical worldview (Ecclesiastes). His ministry website is www.CHOPministry.net.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Reformation Heritage Books
  • ISBN:  9781601785022
  • Page Count:  120 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  January 16-29, 2017
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only), .mobi ebook, .epub ebook
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Finding Forgiveness: Discovering the Healing Power of the Gospel by Stanley D. Gale. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition Book Cover Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition
Smart, Haykin & Clary, eds.
Reformation Heritage Books
February 19, 2016
280

When Jesus ascended to heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, He poured out His Holy Spirit at Pentecost. This significant historical and redemptive event was not the last time Christ poured out His Spirit in redemptive history. Mindful of these subsequent acts, Pentecostal Outpourings presents historical research on revivals in the Reformed tradition during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Investigating the British Isles, it observes the outpourings experienced among Welsh Calvinistic Methodists, Irish Dissenters, Calvinistic English Baptists, and Scottish Presbyterians. It then moves on to evaluate the revival instincts among Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Baptists, and the Dutch Reformed in America. May the knowledge of these outpourings of the Holy Spirit help us seek God earnestly to revive His Church once again.

The Cross Focused Reviewers weigh in on Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition by Smart, Haykin & Clary, eds. (Reformation Heritage Books, 2016).

“What makes this book even more interesting is the multiple flavours of Reformed views that bring out the beauty, the unique perspectives, and the many different ways the Holy Spirit works.”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating: 5 Stars

“[Pentecostal Outpourings] is packed with detailed and well-researched information, covering revivals in both the British Isles and America.”
Reviewer: H. Marshall
Rating: 5 Stars

“Church history is a very important subject to read and study with fellow Christians. This book gives you a good detailed history of different perspectives on revival as it relates to the reformed community.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found this book to be balanced because it focused on the truly Christ centered revivals. It discussed the time period and happenings that may have influenced these movements and even cautioned false revivals… a great book to help fill in those gaps of what I had previously learned. ”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book details exciting historical accounts of revivals. All you have to do is to look at today’s headlines to see that our nation desperately needs revival. But what is biblical revival? Is it a planned, man-centered event, such as “Revival – Saturday Night”? No, as one of the editors and contributors of this volume, Robert Smart writes, the intent of the book is to “Promote the knowledge of God, the gospel of Christ, and the great outpourings of the Spirit through a variety of Reformed authors reflecting and applying historical and biblical lessons for today’s Christian leader.””
Reviewer: Bill Pence
Rating: 5 Stars

“Pentecostal Outpourings will make a great addition to a high school homeschooling curriculum and can neatly work as a history or theology section in your child’s study. It is also appropriate for anyone who has an interest in the history of the Reformed tradition or revivalism. I can’t think of a better book on the subject to include in a church library and pastors will appreciate the congregation’s interest in revival without having to worry about the theology that typically undergirds other works on the subject.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 5 Stars

Pentecostal Outpourings is a welcome and helpful corrective to much of what has been written about revival. Readable, yet scholarly, it provides a rational, biblical, and theologically sound understanding of how God has revived His church in the past, and how we might expect Him to work in the future.”
Reviewer: Jim Harrison
Rating: 5 Stars

“Through these historical studies Pentecostal Outpourings is making a theological case for revival. Though revivals are not normative for the church, they are the work of a sovereign God who answers prayers.”
Reviewer: Hoon Lee
Rating: 4 Stars

Pentecostal Outpourings would be a great book for the church history lover and an excellent companion to Iain Murray’s Revival and Revivalism. This book would also offer encouragement to church leaders and believers who are praying for revival in their midst. As God has clearly and powerfully moved in the past, perhaps He will be gracious enough to do so again in our lifetime?”
Reviewer: Persis Lorenti
Rating: 5 Stars

Pentecostal Outpourings is a real achievement and a very helpful resource, one that ought to be turned to again and again. Broad in scope, not shallow in depth, inspirational, honest and thoroughly biblical. A worthwhile addition to any reformed believer’s shelf.”
Reviewer: Ross Murphy
Rating: 5 Stars

Pentecostal Outpourings is a very helpful book for Reformed and conservative leaning Christians who are cautious about the modern day Pentecostal movement but who also want to study how God has moved in the past in revival.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 4 Stars

“It was encouraging to me as a reminder that God can and does move mightily in a society that seems apathetic or even hostile to the gospel. It moved me to pray for revival here and now, and any book that gets you doing that is a worthy read indeed.”
Reviewer: Andrew Wencl
Rating: 4 Stars

“Reading about our forefathers in the faith has encouraged me to pray for and seek revival along these lines… I hope that this book will encourage those like me who find themselves within the tradition to lead the efforts in seeking and promoting revival throughout the entire world, not just in our own churches but in all the churches who call upon Jesus Christ as the only Lord and Savior.”
Reviewer: Christopher Woznicki
Rating: 5 Stars

“In reading these histories, the reader is struck with the truth that God the Holy Spirit is Sovereign and moves as He sees fit, and the reader is struck with the truth that God answers the prayers of His people at are in accordance with His Will. May we be strong and passionate in praying for revival that glorifies God and builds His Kingdom as we proclaim the Gospel, and may God be pleased to grant revival in this day – for the joy of His people.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 5 Stars

“As a student of the history of revivals I hope this book finds many readers and that those who read it would have a burden to see God do again what He has done in the past and that is revive His church.”
Reviewer: Steven Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

“While Reformed believers have always rightly been wary of Revivalism (and the emotionalism it produces), God-honoring, biblical revival is something that should be close to all of our hearts. This book goes a long way towards helping us understand what that has looked like over the centuries; and it points us towards what it might look like in our own day.”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 5 Stars

“Pentecostal Outpourings gives me hope, since, as one discovers in this excellent survey of past revivals, significant spiritual decline typically does precede God-wrought revivals. We have the decline. Will revival follow?”
Reviewer: David M. Hodges
Rating: 5 Stars

“Evangelical Christians will come away from this work with a renewed longing for genuine revival, resulting in earnest prayer and renewed passion for faithful preaching and teaching of the Bible.”
Reviewer: Duncan Johnson
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

Pentecostal Outpourings Buy Now:

God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation by David W. SaxtonThank you for your interest in reviewing God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation by David W. Saxton. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

During the seventeenth century, English Puritan pastors often encouraged their congregations in the spiritual discipline of meditating on God and His Word. Today, however, much of evangelicalism is either ignorant of or turned off to the idea of meditation. In God’s Battle Plan for the Mind, pastor David Saxton seeks to convince God’s people of the absolute necessity for personal meditation and motivate them to begin this work themselves. But he has not done this alone. Rather, he has labored through numerous Puritan works in order to bring together the best of their insights on meditation. Standing on the shoulders of these giants, Saxton teaches us how to meditate on divine truth and gives valuable guidance about how to rightly pattern our thinking throughout the day. With the rich experiential theology of the Puritans, this book lays out a course for enjoying true meditation on God’s Word.

Praise for God’s Battle Plan for the Mind:

“The popular conception of meditation has become so badly misshapen by mysticism, New Age influences, and Eastern religious notions that some otherwise sound Christians today seem to recoil from any mention of meditation as a necessary spiritual exercise. But nothing is more vital or more beneficial for understanding the truth and growing in sanctification than quiet, careful, focused reflection on the words and the meaning of Scripture. That’s what the word meditation means in the Bible. No less than six times in Psalm 119 alone, the psalmist says ‘I will meditate’ on the precepts, promises, and principles of God’s Word. The Puritans had much to say about biblical meditation and the important role it plays in a sanctified thought life. Dave Saxton has written an extremely helpful and encouraging digest of some of the best Puritan teaching on the subject. You need to get a copy, read it, put its principles into practice, and ‘be transformed by the renewal of your mind.’”
—John MacArthur, pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California, and president of the Master’s College and Seminary

About David W. Saxton:
David W. Saxton is senior pastor of Hardingville Bible Church in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

Book Information:

  • Reformation Heritage Books
  • ISBN:  9781601783714
  • Page Count: 160

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: March 2-8, 2015, 2015
  • Available Formats: Paperback (Continental US Only), .mobi eBook (Kindle), & .epub eBook (Nook, Apple iBooks)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation by David W. Saxton. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Discovering Delight: 31 Meditations on Loving God's Law Book Cover Discovering Delight: 31 Meditations on Loving God's Law
Glenda Mathes
Reformation Heritage Books
160

Does the concept of loving law sound strange to you—like two things that just don’t go together? Christians today often don’t want to read about law because they would rather revel in gospel and grace. Yet the Bible clearly links law with love, a connection we see in Psalm 119. In these insightful meditations, author Glenda Mathes sheds light on this “long psalm that often gets short shrift.” A closer look at Psalm 119, in particular, and several other psalms and Old and New Testament passages encourages readers to discover the delight of God’s written Word and rejoice in loving His law.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Discovering Delight: 31 Meditations on Loving God’s Law (Reformation Heritage Books, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“As I read this book, I found myself challenged and encouraged in the faith, to love Jesus and His Word more.”
Reviewer: Brian Mann
Rating: 5 Stars

“As I was reading this book, I felt I was sitting at the feet of a wise teacher, one with a deep love for God.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 3 Stars

Discovering Delight stresses the importance of God’s Word in the life of a Christian; therefore, I highly recommend it for all Christians.”
Reviewer: Beth Saathoff
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book would make a great devotional for starting off 2015.”
Reviewer: Victoria Ireland
Rating: 4 Stars

I recommend this book for Christians as a one-month devotional, to spend one month really getting into the Word of God, meditating on His Word day or night. This book could also be utilized as a group or individual quiet time material by every church that wants to their congregation to learn or cultivate a habit of meditation on scripture.”
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you desire a way to spend your daily devotions in a unique way, this book is a nice avenue to take.”
Reviewer: Cheryl Hart
Rating: 3 Stars

“I encourage you to read each chapter carefully and dwell on each portion,”
Reviewer: Val Belley
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a perfect daily devotional book geared towards helping us see God’s law for what it is and teaching us to love it and ultimately Him more.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book will remain near my reading chair for help in frequent feasting upon and delighting in God’s law.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is the ideal book for starting the day with because it leads the reader into God’s Word.”
Reviewer: Kaye Chalwell
Rating: 4 Stars

“a devotional I recommend for those who desire to deepen their love and delight of the Lord, His Law and His Word.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 4 Stars

“You may read the devotionals in the morning, but the words will resonate with you throughout the day.”
Reviewer: Hal Marshall
Rating: 5 Stars

“A book that has small suggestions packed with good, sound Biblical advice! Looking forward to reading many more from this author!”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“The devotional covers 30 days of scripture reading of Psalms and commentary ending with questions for reflection. You will not only be challenged with the questions, you will be encouraged of the simplicity of the Gospel.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 Stars

“Reading this devotional will renew a passion for Scripture and a desire to be obedient to Jesus”
Reviewer: Mike Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“Discovering Delight is the perfect book for anyone looking for a short 10 minute devotional read for their day that will leave thoughts lingering through the rest of the day.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating:  4 Stars

“I recommend this book to a wide readership.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Tomes
Rating: 5 Stars

“These “31” books are brief but bold in the line of devotionals. Glenda Mathes knocks this one out of the park!”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“Those who read the book will discover a lot to delight in.”
Reviewer: Michael Hansen
Rating: 3 Stars

“If you enjoy devotionals, but wish they went further in depth, this is the kind of volume for you.”
Reviewer: Allen Mickle
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a nice easy to read devotional.”
Reviewer: Deon Vannostrand
Rating: 5 Stars

“there is a lot of meat which is packed into the small reading… I really enjoyed this book and would certainly recommend it to others.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 4 Stars

“Each devotional section is quite short, so it is easy to complete during the day, but there is a lot of substance which is packed into the small reading.”
Reviewer:  Karen Lyons
Rating:  4 Stars