Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Releases: July 14, 2009

The Jesus You Can't Ignore
John MacArthur
Thomas Nelson, July 2009
Meek and mild. Politically correct. A great teacher. These are the popular depictions of Jesus. But they aren't the complete picture. Maybe because it's uncomfortable, or maybe because it's inconvenient, Christians and non-Christians alike are overlooking the fierceness of the Savior, His passionate mission to make the Gospel clear and bring people into the Kingdom of God. A mission that required he sometimes raise his voice and sometimes raise a whip. In the much-needed message in The Jesus You Can't Ignore, renowned Bible teacher and best-selling author John MacArthur reintroduces the compelling and often unsettling passion of Jesus' ministry. MacArthur points to the picture of the real Jesus the world is so eager to gloss over. And he calls readers to emulate Jesus' commitment to further the kingdom by confronting lies and protecting the truth of God.

Jesus: Why the World is Still Fascinated by Him
Tim LaHaye
Oasis Audio, July 2009
Jesus. Love Him or hate Him, He’s everywhere. On our T-shirts, bumper stickers, and even the covers of leading news magazines, year after year. We see Him on the silver screen, in the headline crawl on the TV news, and on the homemade signs held up at ball games. Hotly debated, He remains the most conspicuous figure of all time, even twenty centuries after His inglorious death. Best-selling author Tim LaHaye and coauthor David Minasian look back through history and peer into the prophetic future to show us why the world’s “Jesus fascination” should come as no surprise; every generation since Christ has grappled with the question: Who was He? What does He mean to us here, today? After reading about Jesus’ life, legacy, and pervasive influence, you may find yourself connecting the dots of your own spiritual journey and answering the timeless question that came from the lips of Jesus Himself: Who do you say that I am?

Drops Like Stars
Rob Bell
Zondervan, July 2009
We plot. We plan. We assume things are going to go a certain way. And when they don’t, we find ourselves in a new place—a place we haven’t been before, a place we never would have imagined on our own. It is the difficult and the unexpected, and maybe even the tragic, that opens us up and frees us to see things in new ways. Many of the most significant moments in our lives come not because it all went right but because it all fell apart. Suffering does that. It hurts, but it also creates. This book is an exploration of the complex relationship between suffering and creativity, driven by the belief that there is art in the agony.

Jordin Sparks
Jive Records, July 2009
2009 sophomore album from the American Idol winner. Battlefield takes her to another level and introduces us to a more mature voice surrounded by pure pop perfection. She has collaborated with an impressive list of producers on this album including Dr. Luke & T-Pain on 'Watch You Go' and Harvey Mason Jr. of the Underdogs on 'Don't Let It Go To Your Head'. Jordin also co-wrote several of the tracks on the album, including 'Was I The Only One' and 'Faith'.

Leave This Town
RCA, July 2009
Daughtry achieved global success with its self-titled debut, the biggest selling artist release of the past two years. The band's Grammy-nominated, quadruple-platinum debut garnered multiple American Music Awards, World Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards. Daughtry spent most of the last two years on the road, performing to sold-out arenas, but is now back with the follow-up to the its massive debut. Leave This Town will be available on July 14, 2009, and was produced by Howard Benson.

Fireproof Soundtrack
Various Artists
Reunion Records, July 2009
Experience the stirring soundtrack to the hit film Fireproof! This blend of score and song features tracks from John Waller, Third Day, and Casting Crowns as well as orchestral compositions from the film by Mark Willard. This sixteen track companion also includes the Fireproof remix of Waller's hit single "While I'm Waiting," with poignant movie clips interspersed throughout the song.

Best Night of Our Lives
Everyday Sunday
EMI, June 2009
Everyday Sunday's anticipated fourth studio release is jam-packed with big rock anthems and bold lyrical proclamations. Best Night of Our Lives includes the hit single title track plus "Breathing For Me," "Where I Ended," and more.

The Real Thing
Pure NRG
Curb Records, July 2009
Introducing brand new music from pureNRG! The high-flying trio is back at it again, after completing their 2nd year on the 36 city Winter Jam Tour, performing for over 300,000 people across the country. Chock-full of the fun, upbeat songs kids and parents know and love, The Real Thing will have kids groovin' all the way back to school with songs like "Radio", "The Real Thing" and "Can You Handle It". Plus, The Real Thing includes 3 bonus sing-a-long tracks so kids can take center stage at home or in the car singing three pureNRG fan favorites- "Footloose", "Here We Go Again" and "Radio"!

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