Thursday, December 16, 2010

New Releases

One Life
Scot McKnight
Zondervan, December 2010
What is the 'Christian life' all about? Studying the Bible, attending church, cultivating a prayer life, witnessing to others---those are all good. But is that really what Jesus has in mind? The answer, says Scot McKnight in One.Life, lies in Jesus' words, 'Follow me.' What does it look like to follow Jesus, and how will doing so change the way we live our life---our, our, our, our, our about our life. One.Life will open your eyes to the full, compelling immensity of what it means to be a Christian. 'Jesus offers to us a kingdom dream that transforms us to the very core of our being,' says Scot McKnight. 'His vision is so big we are called to give our entire life to it. His vision is so big it swallows up our dreams.' Discover exactly what Jesus meant when he announced the arrival of God's kingdom. Equipping you with a new understanding of that kingdom's radical nature, One.Life shares profound, challenging, and practical insights on how to demonstrate its reality in your life. In many ways, what The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer challenged Christians to do in earlier generations, One.Life will do for a new generation. One.Life will call you beyond the flatlands of religiosity toward a kingdom vision that will shape everything you do.

Narnia/Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie tie-in
C. S. Lewis
Harper Collins, November 2010
Set sail for adventure with C.S. Lewis's classic faith-affirming tales! Featuring breathtaking cover art from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie and the original interior illustrations by Pauline Baynes, these editions will launch your kids into a world where dragons awaken, stars walk the earth, and the Christlike lion, Aslan, reigns!

Remember to Live
EMI, December 2010
Just a year after the release of their full-length Memento Mori, Flyleaf show off their softer side with the EP Remember to Live. The album serves as a bit of an odds-and-ends collection, featuring remixed versions of "Justice & Mercy" and "Arise," as well as a handful of reworked songs from Flyleaf's formative years. Stripped down and gentle, these early songs give fans a glimpse of the soft core that lives at the heart of the band's driving sound, peeling back the layers of slick production and heavy guitars to reveal the emotional foundation that the band is built up from. While this may not be absolutely essential for the casual fan, Flyleaf diehards will definitely be interested to hear what the band was like before it came storming onto the scene with the heaviness of songs like "I'm So Sick," and should be able to appreciate the more tender sound that's offered on Remember to Live. ~ Gregory Heaney

O (Disambiguation)
Tooth & Nail, November 2010
Christian metal's biggest crossover band is back with another impressive set of angular, emotive, heavy rock and metal originals. Ø (Disambiguation) includes eleven new songs from the Florida-based outfit, including "In Division," "Driftwood," "Who Will Guard the Guardians," and more.

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