Gloria Furman's Bookshelf

Books . Movies . Music . More
Gloria Furman's Bookshelf
Gloria Furman's Bookshelf
Books . Movies . Music . More

Gloria Furman

Book Editor

My Essentials

My all-time favorite books, movies and music
The Son of God and the New Creation (Short Studies in Biblical Theology)
The Son of God and the New Creation (Short Studies in Biblical Theology)
by Graeme Goldsworthy
WHY I LIKE IT
I wish I had this book years ago when I first started talking with people about their objections to calling Jesus the Son of God. I don't know if Goldsworthy set out to address these particular objections, but he does so implicitly and with skill. What he does do explicitly in this book is throw back the curtain on the grand plan of God (as he usually does), and trace the theme of Jesus and the new creation from before time began to after the cosmos is recreated. This would be an outstanding book to read together with a skeptical friend, or someone else who wants to grow in their understanding of God's grand plan.
Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God
Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God
by J. I. Packer
WHY I LIKE IT
When I was given a copy of this little pink-covered book in college, I had no idea the impact it would have on my life. I haven't come across any other resource on the same subject that can top the simplicity and enthusiasm of Packer as he explains the connection between our activity in evangelism and God's sovereign will.
From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology
From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology
by T. Desmond Alexander
WHY I LIKE IT
This book is the right size and the right price for people who have a great desire to learn more about biblical theology, but don't have a great lot of time. Alexander does an excellent job helping the reader see how the dots are all connected in the big story. Great for reading together-- you could read a page at a time with a friend and have multiple conversations about it.
Dispatches from the Front: Stories of Gospel Advance in the World's Difficult Places
Dispatches from the Front: Stories of Gospel Advance in the World's Difficult Places
by Tim Keesee
WHY I LIKE IT
If you've seen the "Dispatches from the Front" DVDs, you'll be elated to hear that there are more stories written in this book. Perspective-shaping, prayer-fueling, and hope-inspiring. Keesee has recorded these powerful accounts of what God is doing in the world- and they're in places where you might not expect. We have children in elementary school and even they like to pick up this book and read a story at a time.
The Rare Jewel Of Christian Contentment
The Rare Jewel Of Christian Contentment
by Jeremiah Burroughs
WHY I LIKE IT
Contentment issues - we all have them. Here is the kind of gold you can expect in this book about the rare jewel of contentment: "Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God's wise and fatherly disposal in every condition."
God Dwells Among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the Earth
God Dwells Among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the Earth
by G. K. Beale,Mitchell Kim
WHY I LIKE IT
This is like a condensed version of Beale's exceptionally useful volume on the temple and the church. But it's better than a condensed version. If you read "The Temple in the Church's Mission" and wished you could stop for further reflection and ponder some related questions, then here is the answer. This book is full of practical application and many questions that are worth considering as a small group and/or family.