The Herman David (Bill) Gano Story, 9780985618148
This is a brief but compelling story of a true hero for freedom. His name and his story must be preserved, so that others will know the high cost of keeping our country safe. Because some of Bill Gano's experiences were so painful, just the highlights of what he went through are included in this book. The fascinating story of a man who believed God, was committed to his family, and served his country.
Truth in the Flesh, Introducing Apologetics to the Local Church, by John G. Hartung, ISBN 9780985618117
How do you bring someone who is really smart to Christ? You know; the person that accuses you of leaving your brain in the car when you go to worship. Someone who believes - “Science seems to have the money in the bank that overrules any plausibility of theism.” Yet, this same really smart person may also believe their “being is meant for something rather than nothing.”
The agnostic’s prayer is “Dear God, if there is a God, save my soul, if I have a soul. To a born again believer the agnostic’s prayer may seem foolish but WHAT IF it opens our agnostic’s mind? John’s book is not easy apologetics. It is written to grab our aforementioned really smart thinker with insightful arguments.
Truth in the Flesh is an apologist’s textbook, written by an adjunct philosophy teacher, intimate with defending the claims of Christianity. It will serve you well to read the book. It will serve you better to apply it.
John G. Hartung has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Belhaven University, an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS, and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Mississippi. He is currently an adjunct instructor in philosophy at Le Moyne College and worships and serves with Trinity Fellowship Church (CCCC).
A Westminster Catechism, by Martin Murphy, ISBN 9780983244196
Systematic theology for laymen in the form of a catechism is the format of this book. It is properly titled, A Westminster Catechism. It is a search for divine truth and theological integrity. More importantly, it is an explanation of the Christian faith.
John Calvin said, "When Divine Truth is avowedly attacked, we must not tolerate the adulteration of one single iota of it. It is certainly not a trivial matter to see God's light extinguished by the devil's darkness; and besides, this matter is of greater moment than many suppose. Nor is it true, as they allege, that he who does not acquiesce in the errors of others, shows deadly hate by dissenting from them." Calvin's principle argument is as true today as it has been throughout the history of the church. Calvin was far more ambitious than we might anticipate in the church today. Theological integrity is as important today as it was five centuries ago.
Theological integrity may be summarized by a belief system that works out consistently based on the Word of God. If your creedal statement is the result of your understanding of the “full counsel of God” then your theological integrity will be demonstrated in human experience. It was theological integrity that brought Jesus to the point of a deadly confrontation with the right winged conservative religious leaders of his day. This book is a summary of Christian doctrine based on the doctrine of the full counsel of God.
Red Rover, by Mark A. McAllister, Interlocking Arms Around the World to Fulfill Jesus' Prayer, ISBN 9780985618100
Red Rover is a childhood game of interlocking arms to capture those on the opposing side. The author of Red Rover likens the game to the unity of the global Church to spread the Gospel to the world according to Jesus’s prayer captured in John 17:23. In this book, the author invites you to join him in his faith journey with Jesus Christ. You’ll begin the journey with the author’s testimony; you’ll experience his struggles with telling the world about Christ and learn about useful methods to overcome those fears; you’ll finish the journey with his life in the foreign mission field. In addition, the author invites you to wrestle with theologians about various topics such as salvation through Christ, the historical institutionalization of the Church, and the strategic roles of the individual and the global Church to spread the Gospel.