Here are some books I’ve been sent recently. I don’t have time for full reviews, but I’m happy to spread the word.
Emma Scrivener, A New Name: Grace and Healing for Anorexia, IVP
This is both the story of Emma’s struggle with anorexia and a look at the hope that the gospel brings. My editor at IVP, Eleanor Trotter, says it is written in some of the best prose she has ever edited (thanks!). See Mark Meynell’s review here.
Marcus Honeysett, Fruitful Leaders: How to Make, Grow, Love and Keep Them, IVP
Marcus is director of Living Leadership, a good friend and a partner of Porterbrook Seminary. Here’s a distillation of all his thinking on developing and caring for leaders. If you’re a church leader then this book is designed to help you nurture new leaders.
Neil Cole, Church Transfusion: Changing your Church Organically from the Inside Out, Jossey-Bass
This book is essentially Organic Church for established churches. It’s about how to transition a church to a more organic approach. Cole’s experience and passion make him well worth reading (even if there is sometimes a lack of theological depth).
Chris Sinkinson, Confident Christianity: Conversations that Lead to the Cross, IVP
I enjoyed meeting Chris at the Keswick Convention this year. This book is a distillation of his thinking on apologetics.
Dai Hankey, The Hard Corps: Combat Training for the Man of God, The Good Book Company
Dai is doing some great work in the Welsh valleys. I don’t think he pitched this book at old fogeys like me, but I’m happy to commend it! Here’ s the video version …
Martin Lloyd-Jones, Preaching and Preachers, Zondervan
A 40th anniversary edition with essays from Bryan Chapell, Mark Dever, Kevin de Young, Ligon Duncan, Tim Keller and John Piper. It always takes me a moment to work out who people are taking about when they refer to ‘David Martyn Lloyd-Jones’. Among UK evangelicals he is always just known as ‘The Doctor’.