Books Published by GBF Staff and GBF Press

 

Christian Living Beyond BeliefChristian Living Beyond Belief | Cliff McManis - In this book, Pastor McManis provides Christian readers with the essentials of Christian discipleship. Topics include stewardship, serving, worship, study, evangelism, church membership and much more. This book is suited for both the new Christian and the seasoned saint.
Biblical ApologeticsBiblical Apologetics: Advancing and Defending the Christian Faith | Cliff McManis - Is the practice of apologetics reserved for academic philosophers, or can the everyday Christian successfully and accurately defend the faith? With detailed attention to contemporary approaches to Christian apologetics and a close study of Scripture, McManis demonstrates that the task of defending the faith is for all Christians, not just scholars.
A Biblical View of TrialsA Biblical View of Trials | Cliff McManis - We live in a fallen world, and our lives are often beset with physical suffering, emotional difficulty, relational problems, and financial uncertainty. As Christians, our trouble in this world may even increase because of our relationship with Jesus Christ. In this volume, Cliff McManis applies over 20 years of pastoral experience and careful study of Scripture to help us persevere through trials in a way that glorifies God and is best for us. 
Reformation FaithChapter 3: "A Prison House of Riches: Calvin's Theology of the Human Body" in Exegesis and Theology in the Protestant Reformation" | Derek Brown - This book is a collection of essays that examine the biblical methodogies and distinct theologies of the Reformers. Included are chapters on Zwingli's view of Divine Providence, Luther and Calvin's understanding of Isaiah 53, reflections on Calvin's preaching practices, and much more.
Rescued by GraceRescued by Grace: Current Evidence that God Still Saves Sinners | Edited by Cliff McManis and Derek Brown - The Bible says Jesus came into the world to "seek and save the lost." Rescued By Grace is a compendium of modern day testimonies told by those who were lost but have now been found, saved and changed forever by Jesus and His gospel. This book also explains from Scripture who Jesus is using His very own words.
Faith Gift of God CoverFaith: The Gift of God | Cliff McManis - What does an unbeliever need to be saved? Do Christians need to use complex philosophical arguments when sharing the gospel with their friends, neighbors, and co-workers? In this concise volume, Cliff McManis argues that Christians should focus their energy on explaining and proclaiming the gospel, for it is the word about Christ that produces faith in the heart. This little book will help free Christians to confidently share the gospel with those around them.
How We Got the BibleChapter 1: "What's So Special About the Bible" in How We Got the Bible by Timothy Paul Jones | Derek Brown - Have you ever wondered who wrote the books in the Bible and how they ended up together? In this book, dive into the fascinating account of the most amazing and best-preserved book the world has ever seen. Dr. Timothy Paul Jones gives easy-to-understand answers to popular questions on the Bible s reliability and accuracy.
How to Pray for Your Pastor (Brown)How to Pray for Your Pastor | Derek Brown - Do you pray for your pastor? Perhaps a better question: Do you know how to pray for your pastor? In this book, Derek Brown helps you understand your pastor's qualifications, responsibilities, and unique pressures so that you might pray effectively for those who shepherd your soul. 
What the Bible Says About Gray Areas | Cliff MGray AreascManis - How do we make godly decisions on issues that are not specifically addressed in the Bible? Questions about holidays, entertainment, even the specifics of church life can often burden Christians because they seem to preclude clear, straightforward answers. Drawing from Romans 14, Cliff McManis helps us navigate these tough questions by providing us with the principles necessary to make decisions on the "gray areas" of life.
The Problem of EvilThe Problem of Evil | Cliff McManis - How can we reconcile the goodness and power of God with the existence of moral and natural evil? How does the ordinary, everyday Christian approach this issue? With sharp exegesis and a careful examination of several popular approaches to this issue, Dr. McManis takes us deep into Scripture where we find clear answers for why evil exists and what God has done to solve the problem of evil once and for all. 
Biblically Driven ChurchThe Biblically-Driven Church: How Jesus Builds His Body | Cliff McManis - What is the purpose of the church? What qualifies someone to be a leader in the church? What is true church growth? In this work, Cliff McManis brings together over 20 years of pastoral experience, biblical study, and thorough research in order to answer the most basic questions concerning the nature of the Church and her mission.
What the Bible Says About Government - Front CoverWhat the Bible Says About Government | Cliff McManis - Ever since the Church's inception 2000 years ago, Christians have wrestled with how to think about, relate to, and submit to the government. Answers to these important questions have ranged across a broad spectrum, with Christians often disagreeing with each other in significant ways. In this book, Cliff McManis looks to Scripture to help us think clearly about issues related to government, politics, and the Christian's involvement in both.
God's Glorious StoryGod's Glorious Story: The Truth of What it's All About | Colin Eakin - God has written a story. Ponder that thought for a moment. That is a startling statement. The God of the universe, the only one true God, has written a story, a comprehensive narrative of what has been, what is, and what will be. And not only has God written a story, but he wrote it to be read and understood by the highest form of his creation, his magnum opus--humans. 
God Defines and Defends Marriage | Cliff McManisGod Defines and Defends MarriageIn June 2015 in case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 5-4 decision that marriage between same-sex couples is a right guaranteed by the Constitution. By placing this recent judicial ruling in its historical-political context and examining it in light of Scripture, Dr. Cliff McManis helps Christians respond to their nation and their neighbor with Christlike conviction and compassion.
Manhood FRONT coverStrong and Courageous: The Character and Calling of Mature Manhood | Derek Brown - Manhood has fallen on hard times. More than ever it appears that men are ignorant of what true masculinity entails. Perhaps most discouraging is that this ignorance characterizes many men in the Church of Christ. Writing from several years of experience in discipleship and pastoral ministry, Derek Brown seeks to help Christian men understand their calling, find hope in the gospel, and grow in godly masculinity. 
Protecting the FlockProtecting the Flock: The Priority of Church Membership | Cliff McManis – Is church membership a biblical concept? If so, what are the benefits of church membership? Should I become a member of a local congregation? In his latest installment in the Big Truth little book® series, Cliff McManis applies over twenty-five years of study and pastoral ministry experience to answering these important questions. You will be encouraged to consider membership for the first time or to renew your appreciation for the essential role the local church plays in your walk with Christ.
Apologetics by the BookApologetics by the Book | Cliff McManis – For years Christian apologetics has suffered from an identity problem. What constitutes the practice of apologetics? How should engage unbelieving arguments? Should we separate apologetics and evangelism? Examine the latest books on the topic of apologetics and you will find a vast and irreconcilable array of answers to these questions. By rooting his discussion first and foremost in Scripture while examining the most popular apologetic approaches and arguments, Cliff McManis demonstrates that the practice of apologetics are not the prerogative of a few scholars, but the privilege of every Christian.