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90 Days in John 14-17, Romans & James Book Cover 90 Days in John 14-17, Romans & James
Timothy Keller & Sam Allberty
The Good Book Company
January 1, 2017
192

Timothy Keller and Sam Allberry sit alongside you as you open up the treasures of three enriching parts of God’s Word. These inspirational readings are presented in beautiful hardback format, complete with ribbon marker and space for journaling.

Carefully-crafted questions, insightful explanations and helpful prompts to apply the Scriptures to your life will take you to the heart of God's word and then push God's word deep into your heart.

These 90 devotionals in John 14-17, Romans and James, taken from the Explore Quarterly range, are a great way to start reading the Bible. If you already spend time each day in God’s word, this book will take you deeper in to the riches of Scripture, drawing you closer to the Lord and gaining fresh appreciation for His love for us in Christ.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on 90 Days in John 14-17, Romans & James by Timothy Keller & Sam Allberry.

“I look forward to working slowly through this book over a 90 day period so I can soak up all of these benefits and more. I couldn’t more highly recommend a 90-day daily devotional!”
Reviewer: Chrys Jones
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would personally recommend the Explore by the Book series and specially this volume to anyone looking for a resource to guide them in personal study. The guided but flexible format allows the resource to be tailored to everyone’s learning style and schedule.”
Reviewer: Zach Kendrick
Rating: 4 Stars

“Keller and Allberry do a great job in leading the reader through the pages of the Bible. This book is not meant to take the place of deep Bible study, but to give everyone a taste in reading and studying the Bible on a deeper level… I am looking forward to see more devotionals like this one.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“I do recommend this book for anyone desiring to study the Bible. Personally, my church is going through the book of Romans this year and I have found the section on Romans to be quite helpful for that. I am thankful for good tools like this that help you faithfully and correctly study the Bible.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 5 Stars

“Keller and Allberry say that obedience to God is a sign that we have genuinely been saved and that not all who profess to be Christians are actual Christians. I think that the two ideas run contrary to each other, at least in terms of the psychological effect that they can have on the believer. The first idea is comforting, the second, not so much. The tension is understandable, though, considering the different biblical texts with which Keller and Allberry are interacting, and the co-existing themes of grace and practical righteousness within the Bible.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend you grab a copy of 90 Days in John 14-17, Romans, James, or one of the other volumes in this series. You’ll be glad you did!”
Reviewer: Jeff Randleman
Rating: 5 Stars

“Great content. Great format. I really cannot think of any reason that these volumes should not be at the top of any Christians to-be-read list.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 4 Stars

“If your Bible study is done with the use of devotionals, you need this one. Brief and to the point…”
Reviewer: Bledi Valca
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a wonderful devotional and study book for anyone and especially for those newer to the Scriptures. The format helps in keeping one organized and the study method is very effective and enjoyable.”
Reviewer: Joanne Viola
Rating: 5 Stars

“I encourage you to get a copy of this, or any in the series… if you are needing a boost to your devotional life this is a good one because it forces you to get into the Bible for yourself. And when you get into the Bible for yourself the Word of God will do the work of God, conforming you to the image of Jesus.”
Reviewer: Ben Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is my first exposure to the Explore by the Book series but given the quality of this devotional it will be a series I explore further. If you’re looking for a devotional that will aid that will attract you to the word rather than distract you this should be at the top of your list.”
Reviewer: Steven Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is precisely the kind of devotional I like to start my day with.”
Reviewer: Mandy Johnson
Rating: 5 Stars

Explore by the Book is a wonderful concept that is best used with the hardback edition of the book and a physical copy of your Bible open.”
Reviewer: Bill Pence
Rating: 4 Stars

“As far as a devotional is concerned I think this is an excellent option. Structurally it stands out from most other devotionals in that it is hardbound and yet contains the blank ruled page for the reader to interact with the day’s text. It also stands out from many other devotionals in its doctrinal emphasis and pastoral application. I personally think this would be an excellent book to use as a family and would only require a quick “on the fly” simplification of a few words or a kid-friendly interpretation here and there for any younger children.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 4 Stars

“All in all, this looks like a helpful tool for the believer who appreciates some guidance for times of private worship.”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 4 Stars

“This devotional is designed to cause the reader to deal with the text of scripture before dealing with the content added by the authors. They want to engage the reader with the words of God and in so doing, want to effect a change of heart as one sees the beauty and clarity of the revelation of God.”
Reviewer: Don Haflich
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book would make a great gift for someone you know who wants to study the Bible but doesn’t know how, or doesn’t have much time to sit and do a regular study. What a great tool!”
Reviewer: Alex Houston
Rating: 4 Stars

“Keller and Allberry go through the four chapters in John and Romans and James verse-by-verse highlighting important events and topics that will help you apply God’s Word to your life and situation.”
Reviewer: Jill Jones
Rating: 4 Stars

“Perhaps the greatest value of the book is the help it offers in thinking about how scripture should be understood and applied. The model employed might be applied to any Biblical text. In other words, the book helps one understand how to take the raw Biblical text and think about how it should look in one’s life.”
Reviewer: Mark Lugg
Rating: 5 Stars

“I love the Bible. The upper room discourses & Jesus’ high priestly prayer, the book of Romans and James, contain some of my go-to passages. If you are looking for a devotional or guided study to discover these sections of scripture, this is a good choice.”
Reviewer: James Matichuk
Rating: 4 Stars

“I would highly recommend this book and have already given a copy away to a newer believer and may be buying more. A great resource thank you!!!”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

Explore By The Book: 90 Days in John 14-17, Romans, and James will lead the reader into a great understanding of what God’s Word means and how it can be applied in life. What many devotionals lack, The Good Book company has produced in Explore By The Book. If you are a Christian who desires substance in their Bible reading, then pick up a copy of this volume.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book would be useful as a light, very basic introduction to those important portions of Scripture. Also format and production qualities are good.”
Reviewer: Douglas Wallace
Rating: 3 Stars

“Keller & Allberry do great work in exposition of each text to confirm proper biblical interpretation so that clear and whole application takes place in the reader’s life. This is another great resource to get you into God’s Word so that God’s Word gets into you.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
90 Days in John 14-17, Romans & James 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:

Buy Now:

90 Days in John 14-17, Romans & JamesThank you for your interest in reviewing 90 Days in John 14-17, Romans & James by Timothy Keller & Sam Allberry. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Timothy Keller and Sam Allberry sit alongside you as you open up the treasures of three enriching parts of God’s Word. These inspirational readings are presented in beautiful hardback format, complete with ribbon marker and space for journaling.

Carefully-crafted questions, insightful explanations and helpful prompts to apply the Scriptures to your life will take you to the heart of God’s word and then push God’s word deep into your heart.

These 90 devotionals in John 14-17, Romans and James, taken from the Explore Quarterly range, are a great way to start reading the Bible. If you already spend time each day in God’s word, this book will take you deeper in to the riches of Scripture, drawing you closer to the Lord and gaining fresh appreciation for His love for us in Christ.

About the Authors:

Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Virginia, for nine years before founding Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons.

Sam studied theology at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford and has served on staff at St Ebbe’s Church, Oxford, and St Mary’s, Maidenhead. He is now part of the team at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and also works as UK Editor for The Gospel Coalition. A popular conference speaker, Sam has written several books, including James For You, Is God Anti-Gay, and Lifted. Hobbies include reading, watching The West Wing and anything to do with South-East Asia.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  The Good Book Company
  • ISBN:  9781784981228
  • Page Count:  288 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  February 6-12, 2017
  • Available Formats:  Hardback (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 90 Days in John 14-17, Romans & James by Timothy Keller & Sam Allberry. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Why bother with church? Book Cover Why bother with church?
Questions Christians Ask
Sam Allberry
The Good book Company
March 1, 2016
96

The church has an image problem.

It is widely viewed in the world at large as being outdated, boring, irrelevant and filled with backbiting hypocrites.

How different that picture is to how the Bible talks about the new family that Jesus has gathered. It is a precious bride, a sparkling jewel, a lifeboat for forgiven sinners that is precious and holy; nurturing and warm; filled with truth, friendship and all embracing, forgiving love.

Sam Allberry understands the collision between these two views, and how, even as Christian believers, we can lose sight of how truly wonderful church is and should be, and what a privilege it is to be part of, and to serve.

In this brief accessible but thorough guide to church, Sam outlines what church is and why we need it. And how, when we have got it wrong, we can move closer to what a true church should be.

The Cross Focused Reviewers are sharing their thoughts on Why bother with church?: And other questions about why you need it and why it needs you (The Good Book Company, 2016).

“This is a simple book on what the church is and what it should be. Christians and non-Christians who have questions about the church will benefit from this book.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“Pastors should consider using this book for three purposes. First, we come across an increasing number of professing Christians who do not believe the church is worth the bother or view attendance with a “when I feel like it” attitude. Allberry provides winsome and convincing answers to such an attitude that you would do well to keep in your mind. Second, with modification this book could provide a basis for a good sermon series, which deals with a serious issue that is immediately practical. Third, it would be a great resource to give to new members or recent converts to explain the importance of church.”
Reviewer: Aaron Meservey
Rating: 5 Stars

“I assign a book report to my seniors every year. I let them choose a book to read, and every year my “Questions Christians Ask” books are always the first ones chosen. In fact there have been some fights over who gets them. So needless to say if you have a baby Christian who wants to know why church matters or a youth who is starting to feel like church is unnecessary, this book wold be a great addition to your library.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“Any Christian who reads this book should conclude with Allberry, “Why on earth would I not bother with the church?” (Allberry 95). Why Bother with Church? encourages the Christian why they should bother with church and informs them how to bother with the church. A biblically faithful, challenging book for all Christians.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 5 Stars

Why bother with church? is a brief but important introduction into the need for church, the goodness of church, and the nuts and bolts of church. If you struggle to see why or how church should fit into your life, or if you have some other confusions about why the Bible says certain things about church, you’ll find this book useful. This is also a great discipling tool, for the person who is reaching out to someone unchurched or dechurched, preparing us for the questions that are sure to come. ”
Reviewer: Zach Barnhart
Rating: 4 Stars

“The book is concise but very precise and rich. There is a lot of great doctrine of the church in this small book and the author also helps the reader see the practical applications…”
Reviewer: Kenneth Clayton
Rating: 5 Stars

“…this book was a delight to read. It is a great resource to go through with a friend who is questioning the church, but it is also a very refreshing read for the believer who deeply loves the church. Sam’s love for Christ and his bride is evident on every page. Hopefully, after reading it, Sam’s love for the church will become contagious. The book beautifully written. Read it. Share it. Discuss it.”
Reviewer: John Knox
Rating: 5 Stars

“I was extremely blessed by this book. Every Christian should read this book and be encouraged to press on in their devotion to God and His Church.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“Due to its friendly, sympathetic tone, its ability to point biblically to the need of church, and its thouroughness in explaining what constitutes a healthy church and church member, I recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Anne Pendleton
Rating: 4 Stars

“…if you are asking some of the questions answered in this book or are thinking about ditching the church you need to read this book. This book will also be helpful for new Christians. ”
Reviewer: Benjamin Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a wonderful little book to give someone who claims to be a Christian, but does not want to be part of the church. Lord willing, God will bless this work and draw His wandering sheep in and lead His sheep in faithfulness and obedience.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 5 Stars

“For the non-reader, or the person just beginning to consider this question, this is a great introductory resource. I would not recommend stopping with this book, but I would recommend starting with it. For what he intended to accomplish, Allberry did a great job.”
Reviewer: Zack Ford
Rating: 4 Stars

“[T]his book is a great primer on church, how it works, why people need it, and other related topics. It could be given out to new members, or to those who just need a little help when it comes to understanding the church.”
Reviewer: William Sipling
Rating: 4 Stars

Why bother with church? is an enjoyable and practical read. We will begin distributing it to those who attend our prospective members class as a way to set forth our expectation of them as members, and what should be their expectation as members of our leadership – biblically and therefore reasonably. I think you will find a use for it with your members as well.”
Reviewer: Todd Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a really helpful book to right people’s perspectives about Church.”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is highly informative but not boring. The information presented really explains the purpose & fine-lining of who the Church is & why it exists.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 4 Stars

“This little book is practical and pastoral. You will understand that the reason you find church boring “has to do with the mindset with which we arrive week by week.” So instead of coming to get something out for yourself, try to think how you can serve others.”
Reviewer: Emmanuel Durand
Rating: 5 Stars

“The book basically serves as a primer to those who may not be familiar with church or those who are unsatisfied with broken churches and are interested to see God’s original design for this institution of his own creation. This would make a great discipleship tool for new believers or new visitors to your church.”
Reviewer: Kevin Thompson
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book has the strength of being exactly what you’d expect from Sam Allberry, who is a thoughtful, gospel-focused, clearly-communicating evangelical Anglican clergyman… it will be useful for student groups and for every other situation where you don’t want to assume or force a position. Or where a way of looking at things is so well established that you want the essentials addressed clearly.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book begins with the question, “Why bother with church?” and ends with the question “Why on earth would I not bother with church?” It’s aim is to get us excited about church if we aren’t already… Does he succeed? Largely, yes.”
Reviewer: Mike Knox
Rating: 4 Stars

“The book is much more than a prod to attend church. In a brief but effective way it covers most questions that people might have about the church. It is truly an introduction to the church. I highly recommend this stellar volume.”
Reviewer: Mark Lugg
Rating: 5 Stars

“Why Bother With Church? by Sam Allberry is a handy little book that provides a simple yet compelling defense of the local church. I think it would be a helpful gift to young adults who are disillusioned with the church they grew up with, giving them several reasons to stick with it.”
Reviewer: Brandon Schmidt
Rating: 5 Stars

“I appreciate the Christ centered approach that the author takes on this touchy topic. This book is mercifully short making it a quick read and an excellent give away to someone struggling with this issue. Thank you Sam Allberry and The Good Book Company for this helpful tool.”
Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a book that I would hand to churchgoers and non-churchgoers alike. It is brief and biblical, practical and pastoral, and is an invaluable resource for our current cultural climate.”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is obviously meant to be a primer on the subject, and in that respect, I feel that it has excelled. It is also part of a larger series, as indicated by the cover art, and I am curious to see how the other topics are handled.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
Why bother with church? 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:

Why bother with church? by Sam Allberry Buy Now:

Why bother with church? by Sam AllberryThank you for your interest in reviewing Why bother with church?. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

The church has an image problem.

It is widely viewed in the world at large as being outdated, boring, irrelevant and filled with backbiting hypocrites.

How different that picture is to how the Bible talks about the new family that Jesus has gathered. It is a precious bride, a sparkling jewel, a lifeboat for forgiven sinners that is precious and holy; nurturing and warm; filled with truth, friendship and all embracing, forgiving love.

Sam Allberry understands the collision between these two views, and how, even as Christian believers, we can lose sight of how truly wonderful church is and should be, and what a privilege it is to be part of, and to serve.

In this brief accessible but thorough guide to church, Sam outlines what church is and why we need it. And how, when we have got it wrong, we can move closer to what a true church should be.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • 1. Foundations: how to consider church
  • 2. Life changing: how to attend church
  • 3. Running: how to organize church
  • 4. Imperfect: how to survive church
  • 5. Wonderful: how to love church
  • Conclusion

Sam Allberry

Sam Allberry

About the Author:
Sam studied theology at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford and has served on staff at St Ebbe’s Church, Oxford, and St Mary’s, Maidenhead. He is now part of the team at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and also works as UK Editor for The Gospel Coalition. A popular conference speaker, Sam has written several books, including James For You, Is God Anti-Gay, and Lifted. Hobbies include reading, watching The West Wing and anything to do with South-East Asia.

Connect with Sam:

Book Information:

  • Publisher: The Good Book Company
  • ISBN: 9781909559141
  • Page Count: 96

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  April 18 – 24, 2016
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only), .mobi ebook (Kindle), and .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 Why bother with church?. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.