Just thought I’d mention a few books here that might be of interest to our NACC friends and others.
One of the main speakers for NACC, Francis Chan has a new book out that will be interest to many, I’m sure…
The new book, Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity and the Things We’ve Made Up (co-written with Preston Sprinkle), is described by Publisher’s Weekly as a refutation of “the Christian universalism that purportedly pervaded Love Wins, Rob Bell’s book on hell published earlier this year.” Well, I’m not sure that we’ll be reviewing it here, but might be of interest to some of our evangelical readers. [ Buy Now: ChristianBook.com ]
Also possibly of interest to our NACC friends is Tim Cooper‘s new book Awestruck: Life-Changing Encounters with Jesus (Wipf and Stock 2011). Cooper is pastor of Momentum Christian Church in Lexington, KY, a new church plant there. Awestruck is a collection of sermon-like stories that help us re-think what it means to follow Jesus. [ Buy now: Amazon.com ]
And finally, I am starting to read Alan Hirsch‘s newest book The Faith of Leap: Embracing a Theology of Risk, Adventure and Courage (co-written with Michael Frost). As a member of an urban church that has seen countless people sucked into the “adventure” of urban living only to pull out several months or years later, I’ll admit to being a bit skeptical — risk and adventure, it seems, can only take us so far; what do we do when the adventure dies down and we’re left with painful realities of day-to-day life? BUT, I really appreciate Hirsch’s work and look forward to seeing where he goes with this book. Watch for my review in the near future. [ Buy now: ChristianBook.com ]