June 25, 2007

SNEAK PEAK: #3: "Love Rules: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century"

Ever had a baby decide to be born a little before that scheduled due date? Well, just five minutes ago, I got the word that this new title is on route to the Banner of Truth U.S. warehouse here in Carlisle! I'll post the details below so you can be the first to see it. Then I'll head over to http://www.banneroftruth.org/ to add it to our home page and get the details in our ordering system so you can get a copy for yourself.
I still have three more soon-to-be-released titles to introduce you to before they arrive! I'll be posting details of those as this week unfolds. Remember, you can click on the label below to see all of the Sneak Peaks for Summer '07. Grace & peace. Steve.

Love Rules: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century
Various Authors
ISBN-13 #978-0-85151-9579 \ 128 pages
Paperback \ $12.00 (U.S.)

Q. Why write a book on the law?
A. Because of the gospel.
When Jesus began his ministry the first sermon he preached issued the following command: ‘Repent and believe in the gospel’ (Mark 1:15). But of what were people to repent? Is there a clear moral standard in the Bible that reveals the holiness of God, the sinfulness of man, and the purity of new life in Christ? Yes, there is.
The place of the moral law in relation to the gospel has become one of the most controversial issues for the evangelical church today. The end result is that less than 1% of church members can list the ten commandments. It is sadly true that some preach the law without the gospel. Some preach neither the law nor the gospel. However, no matter how hard many try, you cannot genuinely preach the gospel without the law. It is hoped that this small volume may be used of God in awakening zeal for his glory, encouraging faithful preaching, promoting wise living, and initiating true revival.


John Dekker said...

This is great news!

I don't know who thought up the title, but it's delightfully ambiguous. It can mean three things: as a noun and a verb (it is love which rules), as a verb and a noun (we ought to love rules), or as two nouns (the rules of love). ;)

But I'm sure the third was the one intended. :)

Steve Burlew said...

Yeah, you're right, John. I forwarded your comment over to our Editor in Edinburgh, to make sure that he saw it. If I find out more from him as to how this title came about, or its' "true" meaning, I'll let you know!