Jan 10, 2011

What to Expect from Reformation Trust in 2011

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Reformation Trust Publishing, the book-publishing arm of Ligonier Ministries, plans to release ten books in 2011, including new titles in several established series and books by writers both familiar and new to Reformation Trust readers.

In February, Reformation Trust will publish a new edition of Dr. R.C. Sproul’s classic children’s tale The Priest with Dirty Clothes. This book helps children grasp the important theological concept of imputation, which is central to the doctrine of justification by faith alone. This edition includes new illustrations and a new “For the Parents” section to help moms and dads take their children to a deeper understanding of the biblical truth behind the story.

Also in February, watch for Pillars of Grace: AD 100­–1564 by Dr. Steven J. Lawson, the second volume in his Long Line of Godly Men series. In the first volume, Foundations of Grace, Dr. Lawson traced the teaching of the doctrines of grace throughout the Bible. In Pillars, he explores the development of these doctrines through church history, from Clement of Rome in the first century to John Calvin in the sixteenth.

How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home, by Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas, will be released in April. This book walks readers through Romans 8, which Dr. Thomas calls “the best chapter in the Bible,” to explore some of the many ways in which the gospel impacts the lives of Christians.

In May, Reformation Trust will release the next volume in the Long Line of Godly Men Profiles series, for which Dr. Lawson serves as series editor and for which he has written profiles on John Calvin and Jonathan Edwards. In The Mighty Weakness of John Knox, author Douglas Bond demonstrates that the Scottish Reformer overcame physical frailty and timidity to accomplish great things for the kingdom of God by trusting Christ to work through him.

Three new entries in Dr. Sproul’s Crucial Questions booklet series are planned for summer releases. With these new titles—What Can I Do with My Guilt?, What Is the Trinity? and What Is Baptism?—this series of compact treatments of important theological and biblical topics will grow to eleven.

In the fall, look for Mark, the next release in the St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary Series by Dr. Sproul. Previous volumes in the series, which is jointly published by Reformation Trust and Crossway Books, have covered Romans, John, Acts, and 1 & 2 Peter. These commentaries provide helpful overviews of the major themes of the biblical books.

Reformation Trust is very pleased to be publishing a rare title by esteemed Scottish pastor Dr. Eric Alexander. This still-untitled volume, scheduled for release in October, includes meditations on the death of Christ, the work of the Spirit, and the Christian life.

Finally, also in October, Reformation Trust will release Dr. Sproul’s still-untitled look at the ongoing importance of the Reformation in light of contemporary suggestions that Protestantism should consider rapprochement with the Roman Catholic Church.

For more on forthcoming Reformation Trust titles, and to view all the titles in the Reformation Trust lineup, please visit ReformationTrust.com.