With 2021 behind us and the new year ahead, it’s a great time to look forward to some of our most exciting new releases in 2022. All five of these books are coming in the first half of the year, so you’ll be able to enjoy them sooner rather than later!
Release Date: February 2, 2022
Join FatCat, the friendly feline, as he learns the traditional text of the Apostles’ Creed—the earliest summary of the apostles’ teaching. Enjoy vibrantly illustrated scenes of Jesus’s life and search for FatCat on every page! Young readers and families will read a line from the creed along with a simple reflection to tuck into their hearts.
“This book will delight children (and adults)”
―Tish Harrison Warren, mother and priest
“Simple, delightful, and orthodox”
—Carl Trueman, dad and teacher
Release Date: February 9, 2022
On Charity & Justice is the final volume in the Abraham Kuyper Collected Work in Public Theology, the culmination of nearly a decade of work.
The practical outworking of Kuyper’s doctrine of common grace demanded a commitment to seeking Christ’s glory in every sphere of human life. Christians are called to witness to the lordship of Christ through sacrificial service, not domination, and such service calls us to seek charity and justice for all people. In this anthology of articles and reflections, Kuyper articulates a social Christian approach to politics, resulting in a distinct perspective on property, human dignity, democracy, and justice.
On social justice, poverty, labor, civil liberties, democracy, the place of the family, and much more, Kuyper is repeatedly a fresh and arresting read, even when we must depart from his specific analyses and prescriptions.
—Jonathan Chaplin, director, Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics; member of the divinity faculty, University of Cambridge
Release Date: March 30, 2022
Evangelicals have a complex relationship with environmentalism. Some lament the church’s apparent disinterest in humanity’s negative impact upon the earth. Others denounce environmentalism as a distraction from the church’s mission. In the face of polarization over the issue, how should evangelicals steward creation well? Stewards of the Earth collects five decades of articles from Christianity Today that display the diversity and development of evangelical perspectives on creation care.
This poignant edited volume complete with a powerful introduction by Evangelical luminary Loren Wilkinson is hands-down one of the best one-stop-shop volumes on Evangelical thinking about creation care over the last few decades. The fruit of this volume will grow for a time to come.
—A.J. Swoboda, assistant professor of Bible, theology, and World Christianity at Bushnell University; author of After Doubt
Release Date: April 6, 2022
Many Christian women and men carry heavy burdens. Much teaching on gender relations, roles, and rules binds the conscience beyond what Scripture actually teaches. Gender has become a battleground for power. But God created men and women not to compete for glory but to cooperate for his glory.
In Jesus and Gender, Elyse Fitzpatrick and Eric Schumacher paint a new vision for gender—Christ’s gentle and lowly heart. Drawing from Scripture and experience, Fitzpatrick and Schumacher show how Jesus’s example speaks to all areas of our lives as men and women, including vocation, marriage, parenting, friendships, and relating to each other as sisters and brothers in Christ.
If you only ever read one book about God’s intention for female and male relationships, read this one.
—Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women
Release Date: April 27, 2022
For many Western Christians, the experience of suffering and persecution is remote. For Chinese Christians, on the other hand, persecution is a regular aspect of the Christian life. If a Christian from the West was transported to a Chinese house church, the topic of suffering would be ever-present in preaching and conversation. With decades of persecution under government oppression and a rich theology of suffering, the Chinese house church movement has much to contribute theologically to the global church.
In Faith in the Wilderness, editors Hannah Nation and Simon Liu pull together the insights of the Chinese Church for the West. These sermonic letters from Chinese Christians pull back the curtain on the pastoral heart and hope behind the house church’s remarkable faithfulness, awakening readers to the reality of the gospel—the ground of our hope—in the midst of darkness.
Let us learn from the witness of our Chinese brothers and sisters so that we can stand fast all the better as we face trials wherever we live.
—Tim Keller, from the foreword
These five books are all scheduled to arrive before this summer. The second half of the year promises even more exciting titles, including the next volume in the Christian Essentials series, the next FatCat book, two volumes in the Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary, and much more!