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We are pleased to partner with the incomparable Hearts & Minds Books, featuring recommendations and reviews by Byron Borger. Whatever your vocation, interests, or studies, you will learn how the Gospel applies to all of life at Hearts & Minds. We are pleased to offer a sampling of great selections here and on Sunday morning that explore the mission, vision, and values of New City Church in greater detail.

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The True Story of the Whole World
The True Story of the Whole World
Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen
Have you wondered how the Bible hangs together, or how to make sense of it all? The Bible isn’t a set of separate books: it’s a compelling drama that unfolds from beginning to end. This book unfolds Scripture in six “acts”–from the establishment of God’s kingdom to the “return of the King.” The authors clearly show God working in the world and in the lives of people to establish the great kingdom that has been God’s plan from the beginning. Learn how God’s story continues in our lives here and now, and how to discover our meaning and place in it. Learn more…
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The Reason For God
The Reason For God
Timothy Keller
Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics and non-believers bring to religion. Using literature, philosophy, anthropology, pop culture, and intellectual reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand against the backlash toward religion spawned by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God. Learn more…
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Mere Christianity
Mere Christianity
C.S. Lewis
One of the most important Christian books of the 20th century, C.S. Lewis’s classic, Mere Christianity, is now available in a beautiful keepsake edition 60 years after its original publication. A timeless and thought-provoking spiritual work from the author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters—one of the leading Christian writers and thinkers of our age—this beautifully illustrated anniversary edition includes a new foreword and fascinating background information on the story behind the book, and remains fresh and relevant for the modern reader. Learn more…
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Kingdom Calling
Kingdom Calling
Amy Sherman
Amy Sherman, director of the Center on Faith in Communities and scholar of vocational stewardship, uses the as a springboard to explore how, through our faith-formed calling, we announce the kingdom of God to our everyday world. But cultural trends toward privatism and materialism threaten to dis-integrate our faith and our work. And the church, in ways large and small, has itself capitulated to those trends, while simultaneously elevating the “special calling” of professional ministry and neglecting the vocational formation of laypeople. In the process, we have, in ways large and small, subverted our kingdom mandate. Learn more…
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Public Faith
A Public Faith
Miraslov Volf
Debates rage today about the role of religions in public life. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, various religions come to inhabit the same space. But how do they live together, especially when each wants to shape the public realm according to the dictates of its own sacred texts and traditions? How does the Christian faith relate in the religious pluralism of contemporary public life? Learn more…
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Theology As Big As The City
A Theology As Big As The City
Ray Bakke
As we look at the world-class cities around our planet, we face five new urban realities: a crack cocaine epidemic, assault weapons, massive numbers of homeless children, HIV/AIDS and (in the U.S.) what magazine has called `the browning of America.’ The needs of the urban population are greater than ever. . . . As our cities swell with immigrants, I’m reminded that Jesus was born in a borrowed barn in Asia and became an African refugee in Egypt, so the Christmas story is about an international migrant. Furthermore, a whole village full of baby boys died for Jesus before he had the opportunity to die for them on the cross. Surely this Jesus understands the pain of children who die for the sins of adults in our cities. Learn more…
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Center Church
Center Church
Timothy Keller
Today many pastors are struggling to adapt to a post-Christian culture without abandoning orthodox theology. In Center Church, Timothy Keller offers challenging insights and provocative questions based on over twenty years of ministry in New York City. This book outlines a theological vision for ministry – applying classic doctrines to our time and place – organized around three core commitments: (1) Gospel-centered: The gospel of grace in Jesus Christ changes everything, from our hearts to our community to the world. It completely reshapes the content, tone and strategy of all that we do; (2) City-centered: With a positive approach toward our culture, we learn to affirm that cities are wonderful, strategic and underserved places for gospel ministry; (3) Movement-centered: Instead of building our own tribe, we seek the prosperity and peace of our community as we are led by the Holy Spirit. Learn more…
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Work Matters
Work Matters
Tom Nelson
Work. For some this word represents drudgery and the mundane. For others work is an idol to be served. If you find yourself anywhere on the spectrum from workaholic to weekend warrior, it’s time to bridge the gap between Sunday worship and Monday work. Learn more…
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Generous Justice
Generous Justice
Timothy Keller
It is commonly thought in secular society that the Bible is one of the greatest hindrances to doing justice. Isn’t it full of regressive views? Didn’t it condone slavery? Why look to the Bible for guidance on how to have a more just society? But Timothy Keller challenges these preconceived beliefs and presents the Bible as a fundamental source for promoting justice and compassion for those in need. In Generous Justice, he explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice. This book offers readers a new understanding of modern justice and human rights that will resonate with both the faithful and the skeptical. Learn more…
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For All God's Worth
For All God’s Worth
N. T. Wright
All Christians worship God, but many do not fully understand what “worship” means. This insightful book by N.T. Wright explores both the meaning and the results of worship. Learn more…
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The Monkey And The Fish
The Monkey And The Fish
Dave Gibbons
Our world is marked by unprecedented degrees of multiculturalism, ethnic diversity, social shifts, international collaboration, and technology-driven changes. The changes are profound, especially when you consider the unchecked decline in the influence, size, and social standing of the church. There is an undercurrent of anxiety in the evangelical world, and a hunger for something new. We need fresh, creative counterintuitive ways of doing ministry and church and leading it in the 21st century. We need to adapt. Learn more…
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Creation Regained
Creation Regained
Al Wolters
In this brief and straightforward examination of Christians’ basic beliefs, Albert M. Wolters spells out the structure of a reformational worldview and its significance for those who seek to follow the Scriptures. Learn more…
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You Lost Me
You Lost Me
David Kinnaman
Close to 60 percent of young people who went to church as teens drop out after high school. Now the bestselling author of unChristian trains his researcher’s eye on these young believers. Where Kinnaman’s first book unChristian showed the world what outsiders aged 16-29 think of Christianity, You Lost Me shows why younger Christians aged 16-29 are leaving the church and rethinking their faith. Learn more…
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The Next Christians
The Next Christians
Gabe Lyons
Turn on a cable news show or pick up any news magazine, and you get the impression that Christian America is on its last leg. The once dominant faith is now facing rapidly declining church attendance, waning political influence, and an abysmal public perception. More than 76% of Americans self-identify as Christians, but many today are ashamed to carry the label. Learn more…
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