Book Stories

Mohler contributes to book about the doctrine of hell, releases July 25

Josh Hayes — July 24, 2011

To contemporary culture, the idea of human beings suffering eternal torment is not only met with intellectual skepticism but moral revulsion. Beyond that, for one to suggest that a deceased individual’s fate may be that of never-ceasing fire and brimstone is absolutely taboo. For this reason, editors Christopher W. Morgan…

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SBTS NYC Giveaway

emily griffin — July 26, 2010

Your summer reading opportunities have just significantly improved. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s New York City extension center is hosting a book giveaway through the social media site Twitter. Starting today and continuing through Aug.18, SBTS NYC will be accepting entries for the giveaways – which will be held every…

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Nettles named as finalist for Christian biography award

emily griffin — February 24, 2010

P&R Publishing announced in February that Thomas J. Nettles, author of “James Petigru Boyce: A Southern Baptist Statesman” and professor of Historical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2010 John Pollock Award for Christian Biography. The John Pollock Award…

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Christians must hear God in the 10 Commandments, Mohler says in new book

Jeff Robinson — September 10, 2009

How should Christians respond to the 10 Commandments? Christians should seek to obey them and be thankful that God has spoken to His people so clearly, R. Albert Mohler Jr. argues in his new book, “Words from the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the 10 Commandments” (Moody). The…

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Local pastor hopes to call younger generation of pastors to visit the sick

Jeff Robinson — September 9, 2009

It seemed almost natural for Brian Croft to write a book on ministering to the sick, but it took some encouragement from his pastoral interns. Croft, who has served as senior pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville for the past six years, is the son of a medical doctor…

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New history of SBTS chronicles institution’s comeback story

Jeff Robinson — June 17, 2009

In late 1879, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was as good as dead. A post-Civil War financial panic left the school’s donor base unable—and in some cases unwilling—to fulfill pledges to fund the fledgling institution’s endowment. To prop up the school, founding President James Petigru Boyce had bled dry his…

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New biography explores life and theology of Southern’s founding president

Jeff Robinson — June 10, 2009

Tom Nettles has written, co-written or edited nearly a dozen books on Baptist history. But he wanted to quit in the middle of his latest book, a recently-released biography of James Petigru Boyce, founding president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Buoyed by encouragement from a friend and a deep…

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New book by Mohler unmasks false spirituality in culture and church

Jeff Robinson — May 13, 2009

Is God disappearing from American culture and the church? The omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God of Scripture certainly cannot be vanquished by mankind, but in his new book “The Disappearance of God: Dangerous Beliefs in the New Spiritual Openness” (Multnomah), Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. shows how God is…

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Journal celebrates SBTS sesquicentennial

David Roach — May 7, 2009

By God’s grace The Southern Baptist Theology has maintained both orthodox theology and missionary passion for 150 years, according to essayists in the latest edition of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. Six writers, all on faculty at Southern, unpack the seminary’s history and cast a vision for its future…

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Adopted for Life: New book by Moore paints adoption as picture of the Gospel

Jeff Robinson — May 4, 2009

What does the adoption of children have to do with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the local church? Everything, Russell D. Moore asserts in a new book, “Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Children Families & Churches.” (Crossway) Several years ago, Moore and wife Maria adopted two…

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