Shepherds’ Conference Books

One of the highlights of The Shepherd’s Conference is the yearly book giveaway. The “entry fee” for a publisher to come and set up a resources table is the requirement to give away a copy of one book to every conference attender. The total value of the books given away was about $150,000 (or $10,000 per publisher). To understand how many books are being bought on top of what are given away, realize that these publishers must then sell $10,000 worth of materials to break even. All of them wind up walking away with a pretty hefty profit margin. I learned pretty quickly this weekend that the most dangerous place to be in the world is between a pastor and a free book. Here’s the books that were given away by the publishers:

A House Divided: Elijah and the Kings of Israel by John MacArthur (OT Study Guide Series)

Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World by John MacArthur

Best of Jonathan Edwards’ Sermons (Audio CD by christianaudio)

End of an Era: The Rise and Fall of Solomon by John MacArthur (OT Study Guide Series)

Expository Listening by Ken Ramey

Finally in the Land: God Meets His People’s Needs by John MacArthur (OT Study Guide Series)

Get Outta My Face!: How to Reach Angry, Unmotivated Teens with Biblical Counsel by Rick Horne

MacArthur New Testament Commentary Series: James by John MacArthur

Mentor Commentary Series: Joel & Obediah by Irvin A. Busenitz

Philippians: An Expositional Commentary by James Montgomery Boice

Prophets, Priests, and Kings: The Lives of Samuel and Saul by John MacArthur (OT Study Guide Series)

Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Jehovah’s Witnesses by Ron Rhodes

The Big Three: Major Events that Changed History Forever by Dr. Henry Morris III

The Divorce Dilemma: God’s Last Word on Lasting Commitment by John MacArthur

The End of the Law: Mosaic Covenant in Pauline Theology by Jason C. Meyer

The Ministry by Charles Brown

The Prayer of the Lord by R.C. Sproul

The Restoration of a Sinner: David’s Heart Revealed by John MacArthur (OT Study Guide Series)

The Shepherd Leader: Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your Church by Timothy Z. Witmer

The Stone and the Glory: Lessons on the Temple Presence and the Glory of God by Greg Harris

This Little Church Had None: A Church in Search of the Truth by Gary E. Gilley with Jay Wegter

Understanding English Bible Translation: The Case for an Essentially Literal Approach by Leland Ryken

Word Filled Families by Dr. John S. Barnett

One book on this list that I’ve read recently is Get Outta My Face!. I’m hoping to post a book review of sorts about it in the next few days. It’s an excellent book and I’m glad it was placed in a lot of hands this weekend. In addition to these books, the gift given away by the conference was two $25 gift certificates to be used anywhere on the Grace campus. Which pretty much means more books. Here’s what I chose to purchase:

Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches by Russell Moore [see my book review here.]

All Things for Good by Thomas Watson (Puritan Paperbacks)

The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes (Puritan Paperbacks)

He Gave Us a Valley by Dr. Helen Roseveare (Part two of her autobiography. Part one can be found here.)

The Betrayal: A Novel on John Calvin by Douglas Bond

The Godly Man’s Picture by Thomas Watson (Puritan Paperbacks)

The Mortification of Sin by John Owen (Puritan Paperbacks)

Why Johnny Can’t Preach by T. David Gordon [see my book review here]


3 responses to “Shepherds’ Conference Books”

  1. christina says :

    Oh, my, Nate, that is a lot of books! Happy reading. It looks like some good stuff. Thanks for linking all these. I’m looking forward to the review. I haven’t read “Get outta My Face” yet, nor have I really had a need to, but it has seemed like a good one to recommend to people with angry teens.

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