Chaos and Grace: Discovering the Liberating Work of the Holy Spirit (Baker, October 2011)
We work to control our time, our TVs, our weight, and even our faith lives. We strive for efficiency and quantifiable results. But all that control, we soon find out, is exhausting. Chaos and Grace offers readers freedom by reintroducing them to the mysterious work of the Holy Spirit–which often lies through chaos and crisis. Through Scripture he shows us that this problem is not unique to modern believers and helps us learn from the stories of God’s people through the ages as they gave up and gave in to the transforming work of the Holy Spirit.
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God Wins: Heaven, Hell, and Why the Good News is Better than Love Wins (Tyndale, July, 2011).
Rob Bell’s book, Love Wins, has generated a national conversation about ultimate issues, such as the nature of hell, heaven, and the ultimate destiny of humankind. Yet, the book has also created unnecessary confusion. God Wins is a response to the provocative questions Love Wins has raised. God Wins explores the important questions that are left unasked and the issues left uncharted. It shows how Love Wins is not enough—and that there is even better news for our world. Includes a group-discussion guide.
Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals (forthcoming)
Francis of Assisi and His World (IVPress)