Book Excerpt: Wisdom For Fools

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PROVERBS 3:5-6: The Well-Worn Proverb

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. NKJV

  Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.    KJV

O precious, simple proverb! How many have committed you to memory! How many have hung on to you when life has thrown its curve balls? Learned at a young age by many, this proverb has been a faithful guide for Christians throughout their lives. Let us ponder it again to gain something anew.

This proverb consists of two parts. The first part has to do with our trust (Prov. 3:5). To trust in the Lord with all your heart is the positive side of this truth; to not trust, or to not lean, on your own understanding expresses it negatively. Sometimes we are asked to trust in situations that do not make sense to us. Why would God give a married couple the desire to have children and then physically hinder them from having any? We don’t know. Why would God lead us along a career path, taking all the necessary steps to qualify for it, only to take away our health, preventing us from fulfilling the job He has prepared us for? Again, we don’t know. Again, why would God allow leading pastors and gifted teachers to be called away from a struggling assembly, or to be imprisoned or put to death at a time when their families and churches urgently need them? We are at a loss to explain it. But this is when Proverbs 3:5-6 becomes most precious to us.

The second part of this proverb has to do with our paths. If we acknowledge Him in all our ways, then He will direct us in all our paths. If you include Him in the dating and courtship process of your relationship, then He will direct you in the marital part. Conversely, if you leave Him out of the dating/courtship process, if you ignore His counsel and neglect to pray or to ask Him for His guidance, then your paths will not be smooth (as another translation puts it). On the contrary, your paths will be very bumpy and rough.

God never tries to hurt us but only to bless us. If we include Him in our decision making, taking His counsel into consideration first, if we lean not on our own understanding, trusting with all our heart like little children, then He will direct our paths and make them smooth.

~ From Shane Johnson’s Wisdom for Fools: 101 Proverbs to Live By, Chapter 6, pg. 28.

Wisdom for Fools 101 Proverbs to Live By

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Book Excerpt: Limiting Omnipotence Forward

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Thomas Newberry translates 1 Timothy 1:11 in his marginal notes this way “according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God…” The character of the gospel and the character of God cannot be separated. What is true of one is true of the other. It is precisely this theme that David Dunlap takes up with clarity and fullness.

There has been sloppy and dangerous thinking among popular evangelicals when it comes to the truth of the gospel and the character of our God. Relying heavily on some of the thinking of spiritual giants of the past, there has been a failure to compare what they said and what God said. The result has been we have moved to “another gospel” (Gal. 1:6). This “other” gospel has weakened our witness and robbed us of power.

We have lost the vision of the limitless nature of God’s grace and mercy, the boundless character of His love, the wideness of His invitation, His generosity, His unrestrained, even prodigal heart that throws open the doors of heaven to, as the old hymn put it, “that grand word ‘whosoever.’”

Quotations of popular modern day evangelicals together with worthies of the past are faithful. That is they are fair representations of what the author intended to say and no open-minded reader will be able to charge the writer with taking these out of context. David also freely acknowledges that many other things said and written by these well known men are faithful to the Scriptures. It is their errors and its implications he takes issue with.

Everyone interested in communicating the gospel will benefit from reading this book. Each chapter will require thinking. This is not a work for the careless. The abundance of Scripture references enables all of us to be “Bereans” in our reading. The author welcomes that. This will cure us from Limiting Omnipotence.

~ From the Forward by Brian Gunning (Pg. 11-12, Limiting Omnipotence) 

Limiting Omnipotence (Consequences of Calvinism) REVISED

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our_fathers_told_B-1786Our Fathers Have Told Us (September 2015) – Biography

By: S. Beck

Our Fathers Have Told Us focuses on the lives of two gospel pioneers, Mr. and Mrs. L. K. McIlwaine, who displayed, in over fifty years of labour in Nova Scotia, their love to sinners and to their Lord. There were many tears and suffering, hardship and trials, all of which were counted as nought in their consuming zeal to see souls saved. An imperative command drove the stalwart pioneers on, even at the cost of self-abnegation: sinners must hear the gospel of salvation through Christ Jesus the Lord.

Mr. and Mrs. McIlwaine lived a life of single purpose. With sincerity and humility, they simply trusted God and sought to introduce Him to others. The great, reverential fear they held of God implied little fear of man; fiath in a faithful God implied lack of dependence upon others. Consequently, they lived life to the full, in joyful abandonment to the will of God. They felt the dearness of fellowship with Him, the contentment of being in His will, the thrill of seeing His hand, the blessing of feeling His presence. Caring not for the temporal things of earth, seeking to lose their life in the work of the gospel, they found the life that is worth living. In addition to carrying out a contented and purposeful existence on earth, they stored up eternal treasure to be enjoyed throughout eternity.

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Praise_Songs_B-5532Praise Songs of Israel (September 2015) – Devotional

By: Albert E. Horton

O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth” Psalm 8:1a

The Psalms are actually poems, written by Hebrew poets many generations ago. There is a great deal of poetry in the Old Testament.

As we study such Psalms we gain some idea of the greatness and glory of our God. May the study of the Psalms help us as we go on meditating on these wonderful “Praise Songs!” May the Lord enable us all to be for His praise and for His pleasure! What a privilege is ours—to be enabled by Him to give Him pleasure! No creature of His could be given greater privilege!

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unless_you_repent_B-1070Unless You Repent (New Reprint) (August 2015) – Christian Living

By: H.A. Ironside

“It is especially timely that this book should be reprinted at this time. It deals with issues that are the subject of some misinformation and misunderstanding.Ironside’s clear and gracious handling of the much misunderstood doctrine of repentance comes as a breath of fresh air, dispelling the fog.” ~William MacDonald

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It’s possible that mothers have the most difficult job there is. Mother’s Day gives us all the opportunity to pause and express gratitude to our mothers for all that they have done for us. Whether this means buying a gift, making a special meal or just spending some quality with our mothers this May, let us honour them (Eph. 6:2).

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NLT Everyday Matters Bible for Women

Today’s Christian woman is so busy handling the challenges of day-to-day life that spending time in the Word can easily become yet another ‘should’ buried in that growing list of daily ‘musts.’ The Everyday Matters Bible for Women is designed to help women develop spiritual practices that will make their lives richer, not harder. It offers practical encouragement and tools to renew, reinvigorate and restore meaning to everyday life.

NKJV Woman’s Study Bible

The Woman’s Study Bible is a priceless treasure, poignantly revealing the Word of God to a woman’s heart. With special notes and features appealing to women’s interests, highlighting women throughout Scripture, and capturing the unique ways Christ cared for women, this Bible truly speaks to a woman’s heart. 

Lessons Jesus Taught Me in Spring
By: Kathie Renaud

It is Kathie’s deep desire that women of all ages will read about her journey and take from it some of the lessons – without having to suffer the same consequences – because then her story will have been richly worth the telling.

Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study of Women
By: Ann Spangler & Jean E. Syswerda

Women of the Bible in Scripture focuses on the lives of fifty-two women in Scripture whose stories often mirror our own. The devotional offers five elements: inspiration, application, Bible study, Bible promises, and prayer. Each week focuses on one woman’s life with five days of reading and reflection. 

His Word in My Heart
By: Janet Pope

Speaking from practical experience, Janet Pope shares how her life was changed by the process of thinking and meditating on specific truths learned by memorizing Scripture. This book is a must-read for those who hunger for God and want to learn how to discipline their minds and trade their thoughts…for His.

O My Soul: A Biblical Exploration of Soul-Talk
By: Marilyn McClurg

Over a period of four or five years, I collected an astounding list of Bible passages about soul-talk and began to understand that when my soul is blessing God, I cannot be complaining. However, I cannot bless the Lord until I cast down thoughts that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God.” ~author

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Victory Over the Darkness
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Easter Materials from GFP

For the believer in Jesus Christ, Easter is a time of remembrance and celebration. In many ways it is even more meaningful than Christmas for it reminds us of the great sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour and His resurrection. The message of the gospel is closer than ever to our hearts at this time of the year.

Gospel Folio Press carries a number of books and materials appropriate for this season:

The Triumph Trilogy by Neil Fraser introduces readers to three foundational truths of Christianity:

The Grandeur of Golgotha
The Glory of His Rising
The Gladness of His Return

The Story of the Cross is a 2014 reprint by F. A. Perigo which considers the significance and triumph of the Cross. The author follows various characters who met with Jesus leading up to His crucifixion and reflects on their attitudes toward Him.

The View from Mount Calvary surveys the entire Bible to show how many books and subjects point forward to the death of the Lord Jesus at Calvary. John Phillips has given readers a valuable tool for deepening one’s appreciation of the finished work of Christ.

Seven Words of Love is a Bible study on the last words of our Lord while on the cross from Dr. Malcolm White. Jesus’ last words are significant; they reveal His humanity as well as His love and compassion for those He came to save. 

The Six Miracles of Calvary is a DVD filmed on location in Israel. It captures the Easter story by looking historically and reflectively at the remarkable events surrounding the death and resurrection of Christ.

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Sunday School materials for children this Easter

Gospel Folio Press carries a number of children’s materials ideal for sharing the Easter story with your Sunday School class or home school group in an age appropriate manner.

The What’s in the Bible? DVD series provides a journey through the Bible you and your kids won’t want to miss! This new series from Phil Vischer, the creator of VeggieTales, teaches the Bible as one big, redemptive story.

Volume 10 of the series examines the life of Jesus as presented in the Gospels, including His death and resurrection. A perfect Easter teaching tool for children.

The Easter Story: Activity Book is available for two age groups: 
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Both books offer crossword puzzles, mazes and Scriptures to help kids learn about God’s love for us as demonstrated by Jesus. Reproducible.

The Lamb: Picture Book with CD presents the gospel message in a clear and simple way, dealing with sin and death in a sensitive yet straightforward manner. Illustrated and accompanied by a CD narrating the text, this hardcover book is appropriate for children ages 5 and up.

DVD also available.

Jesus is Alive: The Amazing Story is an illustrated story of the resurrection of Jesus suitable for pre-school children. 

Part of the timeless Bible Wise series from Carine MacKenzie.

What the Bible Teaches Commentary Series

What the Bible Teaches is a series of commentaries published with a view to opening up the Bible in a clear, concise manner. The contributors are well-known Bible expositors who have ministered the Word around the English-speaking world. The style is both expository and practical. This series has been published by John Ritchie in the UK and is stocked by Gospel Folio Press for sale in North America.

Old Testament volumes (list still being added to as volumes are completed):

 WTBT Genesis
 WTBT Exodus
 WTBT Leviticus & Deuteronomy
 WTBT Numbers
 WTBT Joshua, Judges & Ruth
 WTBT 1 & 2 Samuel (New 2014)
 WTBT 1 & 2 Chronicles (2013)
 WTBT Ezra, Nehemiah & Esther
 WTBT Psalms
 WTBT Proverbs & Ecclesiastes
 WTBT Song of Solomon & Isaiah
 WTBT Jeremiah & Lamentations
 WTBT Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah & Micah
 WTBT Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah & Malachi

New Testament volumes (complete list):

 WTBT: Volume 1 (Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians & Philemon)
 WTBT: Volume 2 (Matthew & Mark)
 WTBT: Volume 3 (1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus)
 WTBT: Volume 4 (1 & 2 Corinthians)
 WTBT: Volume 5 (1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude)
 WTBT: Volume 6 (John)
 WTBT: Volume 7 (Luke)
 WTBT: Volume 8 (Hebrews)
 WTBT: Volume 9 (Acts & James)
 WTBT: Volume 10 (Revelation)
 WTBT: Volume 11 (Romans)