Books of the Month

Suffering is Never for Nothing

Hard times come for all in life, with no real explanation. When we walk through suffering, it has the potential to devastate and destroy, or to be the gateway to gratitude and joy.
Elisabeth Elliot was no stranger to suffering. Her first husband, Jim, was murdered by the Waoroni people in Ecuador moments after he arrived in hopes of sharing the gospel. Her second husband was lost to cancer. Yet, it was in her deepest suffering that she learned the deepest lessons about God.
Why doesn’t God do something about suffering? He has, He did, He is, and He will.
Suffering and love are inexplicably linked, as God’s love for His people is evidenced in His sending Jesus to carry our sins, griefs, and sufferings on the cross, sacrificially taking what was not His on Himself so that we would not be required to carry it. He has walked the ultimate path of suffering, and He has won victory on our behalf.
This truth led Elisabeth to say, “Whatever is in the cup that God is offering to me, whether it be pain and sorrow and suffering and grief along with the many more joys, I’m willing to take it because I trust Him.”
Because suffering is never for nothing.

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Talking Points: Transgender

There’s been huge cultural change in the last few decades. Same-sex marriage would have been unthinkable 20 or 30 years ago. Now it’s almost universally accepted in the Western world. Now suddenly the issue of transgender is the next big social, cultural issue that has dominated the headlines.
Vaughan Roberts surveys the Christian worldview and seeks to apply these principles to the many complex questions surrounding gender identity. This short book gives an overview and a starting point for constructive discussion as we seek to live in a world with different values, and love, serve and relate to transgender people.
Talking Points is a series of short books designed to help Christians think, talk and relate to others with compassion, conviction and wisdom about today’s big issues.

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CCBC Recommended Reading by Topic

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Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp

The Storm-Tossed Family by Russel D. Moore

When Sinners Say “I Do”: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage by Dave Harvey


Can We Trust the Gospels? by Peter J. Williams


At the Throne of Grace by John Macarthur

Habits of Grace by David Mathis

12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by Tony Reinke

The Joy Project by Tony Reinke

Fundamentals of the Faith by John Macarthur

It Happens After Prayer by H.B. Charles Jr.


8 Women of Faith by Michael A.G. Haykin

Adorned by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth