Vol 7 No. 7 Books and Authors

Dear Folks,


It is with a sense of joy and trepidation that I embark on today’s newsletter; a sense of joy because there are some incredibly unusual and gifted authors in our midst.  This family of churches has produced gifted authors and the themes that they have been willing and able to write on are truly broad and impressive.  You will find in the list that follows insightful.  The list includes a popular history by Norman Archer, a book on brief pastoral conversations by Roy Bell, as well as the very well received work by Mark Buchanan and one of the more recent additions to the publishing world, on the topic of community by Tim Dickau.  Stan Grenz’s work has stood the test of time because so much of his scholarship was outside time, rooted in the Word of God.  Jonathan Wilson continues to be a much sought after gifted writer and speaker in the larger theological and contemporary world and I would be utterly remiss to fail to mention that Bruce Milne’s Know the Truth is the best selling single theological work in the world.

So, if this newsletter and topic brings me joy, why do I have some trepidation?  It is the caution and concern that comes from the notion that I will have missed someone and will need to do a catch up letter so to encourage all who have done this great work that they might continue to do so.  I am thankful to Ceal Mclean for her diligence in finding much of this material and accept that any errors of omission are my responsibility.  Many of these books are available from the Calgary CBWC office in their Resource Centre.  To know more about the resource centre please call Kim at 403-228-9559 or email office@cbwc.ca. Soon after you receive this newsletter, you will also be able to access the resource centre through our CBWC website (a notice will go out with that announcement in the next week or so).  While some of the books are not in our resource centre presently, we are making an effort to place all of them there in the next year.

One outstanding book that is missing from this list, out of print, and hard to get a hold of is the self published book, Pioneering in Western Canada: A Story of Baptists by C.C. McLaurin.  It is one of the best popular history books that I have read and certainly one of the better books I’ve read over the last year.

Please remember that this is God’s story and work through these people; the honour belongs to Him and not to them.  This is what each author would have you know.


In Christ,





Here is the list:


  1. Donald O. Anderson

“Not by Might nor by Power . . .” The Story of Carey Hall 1960 – 2005, Vancouver: Board of Administration, Carey Hall, 2006

Committed to Continuing . . . A History of Olivet Baptist Church, New Westminster BC, 1878-2003, New Westminster: Olivet Baptist Church Council, 2003

  1. Norman Archer

David, When Only God’s Grace Will Do, Christian Herald, 1982 Republished G.R. Welch 1984

Expect a Difference, G.R. Welch, 1985

Tales of Old Victoria, Mountainside, 2007

More Tales of Old Victoria, Mountainside, 2009

  1. Paul Beckingham 

Walking Towards Hope:  Experiencing Grace in a Time of Brokenness, Castle Quay Books, 2005

Hot Apple Cider, edited by N.J. Lindquist and Wendy Elaine Nelles. Paul is one of many authors featured in this book. That’s Life Publications, 2008

  1. Roy Bell

Betrayal of Trust: Confronting and Preventing Clergy Sexual Misconduct; With Stanley Grenz, Baker Books, 2001

Biblical Models of Handling Conflict, Welch, 1987

The Five-Minute Conversation, Regent College, 2003

  1. Mark Buchanan 

Hidden in Plain Sight:  The Secret of More, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2007

The Holy Wild:  Trusting in the Character of God, Multnomah Books, 2003

The Rest of God:  Restoring Your Soul By Restoring Sabbath,   Thomas Nelson Publisher, 2006

Spiritual Rhythm: Being with Jesus Every Season of Your Soul, Zondervan, 2010.

Things Unseen:  Living Eternity in Your Heart, Multnomah Books, 2002

Your God is Too Safe, Multnomah Books, 2001

  1. Rob Des Cotes

Fan The Flame: Meditations For Spiritual Direction, Clements Publishing, 2006

Higher Than I: Meditations For Spiritual Direction, Clements Publishing, 2007

Ultreia: Meditations for Spiritual Direction, Clements Publishing, 2010

  1. Tim Dickau

Plunging into the Kingdom Way, Wipf & Stock, 2010

  1. Byron Elsey

Angels from Hell:  A Community Approach to Preventing Crime and Healing Criminals, Booksurge LLC, 2009

  1. Stanley Grenz,

AIDS: Ministry in the Midst of an Epidemic With Wendell W. Hoffman,Baker Publishing Group, 1990

A Primer on Post-Modernism, Eerdmans, 1996

Betrayal of Trust: Confronting and Preventing Clergy Sexual Misconduct With Roy Bell, Baker Books, 2001

Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context  With John R. Franke,Westminster Knox Press, 2005

Created for Community: Connecting Christian Belief With Christian Living, Victor Books, 1996

Isaac Backus, Puritan and Baptist: His Place in History, His Thought and Their Implications for Modern Baptist Theology, Mercer University Press, 1983

Perspectives on Theology in the Contemporary World: Essays in Honor of Bernard Ramm, National Association of Baptist Professors, 1991

Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms with David Guretzki and Cherith Fee Nordling, Intervarsity, 2006


Prayer: The Cry for the Kingdom, Hendrickson, 1990; Eerdmans revised edition 2005


Reason for Hope: The Systematic Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg, Eerdmans, second revised edition 2005

Rediscovering the Triune God, Augsburg Fortress Press, 2004

Renewing the Center: Evangelical Theology in a Post-Theological Era, Baker Book House, 2000

Revisioning Evangelical Theology, Intervarsity, 2007

Sexual Ethics: An Evangelical Perspective, Westminster Knox Press, 1997

The Baptist Congregation, Regent College Publishing, 1985

The Moral Quest: Foundations of Christian Ethics, Intervarsity, 1997

The Millennial Maze, Intervarsity, 2006

The Named God and The Question of Being: A Trinitarian Theo-Ontology, Westminster Knox Press, 2005

The Social God and the Relational Self: A Trinitarian Theology Of The Imago Dei, Westminster Knox Press, 2001

Theology for the Community of God, Eerdmans, 2000

20Th-Century Theology: God and the World In a Transitional Age with Roger E. Olson, Intervarsity, 2006


Welcoming But Not Affirming: An Evangelical Response To Homosexuality, Westminster Knox, 2000

What Christians Really Believe & Why, Westminster Knox Press, 1984

Who Needs Theology? An Invitation To The Study Of God with Roger E. Olson, Intervarsity 2006


Women and the Future of the Family with Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen and Mardi Keyes, Baker Book House, 2000


  1. Darrell Johnson

Discipleship on the Edge: An Expository Journey Through the Book of Revelation, Regent College, 2004

Experiencing the Trinity, Regent College, 2004

Fifty-Seven Words That Change the World: A Journey Through the Lord’s Prayer, Regent College, 2005

It is Finished, Regent College, 2000

The Glory of Preaching, Intervarsity, 2009

  1. Bruce Milne

Dynamic Diversity: Bridging Class, Age, Race and Gender in the Church, Inter-Varsity Press, 2007.

Grace and Global Justice: The Socio-Political Mission of the Church in an Age of Globalization, Christian Focus, 2006

Know the Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief, Inter-Varsity Press: 3rd edition, 2009.

The Book of Acts: ‘Witnesses to the Ends of the Earth’, Christian Focus: 2010

The End of the World,  Kingsway Press, 1979.

The Message of Heaven and Hell: Grace and Destiny, Inter-Varsity Press, 2006

The Message of John: Here is Your King! Inter-Varsity Press, 1993

We Belong TogetherThe Meaning of Fellowship, Inter-Varsity Press, 1978

  1. Mark McKim

Christian Theology for a Secular Society: Singing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land, Wipf & Stock, 2008

Emil Brunner:  A Biography, Scarecrow Press, 1996

  1. Dieter Mulitze

Pills for the Soul? How Medication Falls Short of Christ’s Healing of the Emotions, Sovereign World Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008. Originally published as The Great Reduction: From Healing Souls to Fixing Brains, Essence Publishing, Belleville, 2005.

The Great Omission:  Resolving Critical Issues for the Ministry of Healing and Deliverance, Essence Publishing, Belleville, 2001.

The Great Substitution: Human Effort or Jesus to Heal and Restore the Soul? Essence Publishing, Belleville, 2003

  1. Gary Nelson

Future Faith Churches, Co-Authored with Don Posterski, Woodlake Books, 1997

Borderland Churches:  A Congregation’s Introduction to Missional Living, Chalice Press, 2008

  1. Benno Przybylski, PhD

Righteousness in Matthew and His World of Thought, Cambridge University Press, 1980, reprinted 2004.

Time:  Friend or Foe? Faith, Hope and Love: Doorways Into A Mature Christian Life. Burlington:
Welch, 1986.

  1. Carson Pue

    Mentoring Leaders:  Wisdom for Developing Character, Calling and Competency, Baker Books, 2005


  1. Dr. Jonathan Wilson


A Christian Critique of American Culture:  An Essay in Practical Theology with Julian N. Hartt & David H. Kelsey, Wipf and Stock, 2006.


A Primer for Christian Doctrine, Eerdmans, 2005.

God So Loved the World:  A Christology for Disciples 

Gospel Virtues: Practicing Faith, Hope, and Love in Uncertain Times, Wipf and Stock, 2004

Grace Upon Grace, Edited by L. Gregory Jones, Robert K. Johnston and Jonathan R. Wilson, Abingdon, 1999

Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World: Lessons for the Church from MacIntyre’s “After Virtue to a New Monasticism“, Morehouse, 2010

Reflections on Grace, by Thomas A. Langford (Author), Philip A. Rolnick (Editor), Jonathan R. Wilson (Editor) Cascade Books, 2009

Theology as Cultural Critique: The Achievement of Julian Hartt, Mercer University Press, 1997

Why Church Matters: Worship, Ministry, and Mission in Practice, Brazos, 2006

  1. Martha Zimmerman

Celebrating Biblical Feasts:  In Your Home or Church, Originally published in 1981 as: Celebrate the Feasts of the Old Testament in Your Own Home or Church, Baker Publishing, 1981; republished 2004

Celebrating the Christian Year, Baker Publishing, 1993

Should I Keep my Baby? Baker Publishing, 1997