Book lovers who attend 2021’s The Gospel Coalition National Conference and Women’s Conference—either in person or online—will be treated to steep discounts on books and resources from more than 20 different publishers. There will be featured areas for TGC speakers’ books, bestselling Bibles, Spanish titles, and gospel-centered resources for children and parents.
For ease, we’ve created two landing pages for each event, with a carefully curated list of books:
Before you hit the road, board a flight, or log in, we want to make you aware of several of these book deals. But whether or not you’ve registered for the events, we want to make these discounts available to all our readers.
Rebecca McLaughlin, The Secular Creed: Engaging Five Contemporary Claims (TGC, 2021)
$11.99 (25 percent off)
In this house we believe that:
Black Lives Matter
Love Is Love
Gay Rights Are Civil Rights
Women’s Rights Are Human Rights
Transgender Women Are Women
You may have seen signs with some of these messages in your neighborhood. They offer us an all-or-nothing package deal—in short, a secular creed.
In this provocative book, Rebecca McLaughlin helps us disentangle the beliefs Christians gladly affirm from those they cannot embrace, and invites us to talk with our neighbors about the things that matter most. Far from opposing love across difference, McLaughlin argues, Christianity is the original source and firmest foundation for true diversity, equality, and life-transforming love.
Trevin Wax, The Multi-Directional Leader: Responding Wisely to Challenges from Every Side (TGC, 2021)
$11.24 (25 percent off)
Today’s threats come from every direction. How can we faithfully respond?
Many church leaders assume the most dangerous threats to God’s people will emerge from one side of the field. But when they scan for attacks in only one direction, they leave Christians vulnerable to different dangers.
The church needs what Trevin Wax calls multi-directional leadership—leaders who combine dexterity and discipline. In short, leaders today must demonstrate faithful versatility. Wax applies multi-directional leadership to the most contentious issues facing churches right now.
Unity and truth can still triumph in a divided age.
Ivan Mesa (ed.), Before You Lose Your Faith: Deconstructing Doubt in the Church (TGC, 2021)
$12.74 (25 percent off)
Yet another social-media post announces departure from the Christian faith. The cause could be sex, race, politics, social justice, science, hell—or all of the above. For many, Christianity is becoming implausible, even impossible to believe.
While it might be tempting to leave the church in order to find answers, Before You Lose Your Faith argues that church should be the best place to deal with doubts. Featuring contributors such as Claude Atcho, Rachel Gilson, Jay Y. Kim, Brett McCracken, Karen Swallow Prior, Derek Rishmawy, and Jared C. Wilson, this book shows deconstructing need not end in unbelief. In fact, deconstructing can be the road toward reconstructing—building up a more mature, robust faith that grapples honestly with the deepest questions of life.
Dave Harvey, The Plurality Principle: How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Church Leadership Team (Crossway, 2021)
$12.58 (30 percent off)
Essential to every healthy church is a biblical model of leadership. In the New Testament, church leadership is built around a team of elders working together, each bringing his own unique skills and gifts to the cause of shepherding the flock God entrusted to them. However, in many churches today the principle of plurality in leadership is often misunderstood, mistakenly applied, or completely ignored.
Dave Harvey encourages church leaders to prioritize plurality for the surprising ways that it helps churches to flourish. This book not only builds a compelling case for churches to adopt and maintain biblical elder pluralities guided by solid leadership. It also supplies practical tools to help elders work together for transformation.
Jeff Robinson, Taming the Tongue: How the Gospel Transforms our Talk (TGC, 2021)
$9.74 (25 percent off)
It’s been estimated that the average human being utters between 10,000 and 20,000 words per day. Consider that fact in light of Solomon’s words in Proverbs 10:19: “When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent,” and you have 10,000 to 20,000 opportunities to sin. We are fallen people, and we utter fallen words. But we serve a communicating God. In Taming the Tongue: How the Gospel Transforms Our Talk, Jeff Robinson reminds us how in the gospel the Lord gives us a remedy for our troubled talk.
Melissa Kruger (ed.), Identity Theft: Reclaiming the Truth of Who We Are in Christ (TGC, 2018)
$7.99 (50 percent off)
Who am I? It’s a question we all ask ourselves at some point. Depending on the season, we focus our identity on our job performance, marital status, personality type, or social network, among other options. However, there’s a larger question to consider. Who does the Bible tell me I am in Christ?
From the wisdom and perspective of insightful authors—including Jen Wilkin, Hannah Anderson, Trillia Newbell, and Jen Pollock Michel—we’ll seek to answer this question.
Elliot Clark, Evangelism as Exiles: Life on Mission as Strangers in Our Own Land (TGC, 2019)
$8.44 (35 percent off)
Suffering and exclusion are normal in a believer’s life. At least they should be. This was certainly Jesus’s experience. And it’s the experience of countless Christians around the world today.
No matter your social location or set of experiences, the biblical letter of 1 Peter wants to redefine your expectations and reinvigorate your hope.
Drawing on years of ministry in a Muslim-majority nation, Elliot Clark guides us through Peter’s letter with striking insights for today. Whether we’re in positions of power or weakness, influence or marginalization, all of us are called to live and witness as exiles in a world that’s not our home. This is our job description. This is our mission. This is our opportunity.
A church in exile doesn’t have to be a church in retreat.
Melissa Kruger and Kristen Wetherell (eds.), 12 Faithful Women: Portraits of Steadfast Endurance (TGC, 2020)
$7.78 (40 percent off)
Trials have a way of changing us, for better or worse. They can humble us or harden us. They can make us run to God or away from him. Perhaps your trials have resulted in a closer walk with him, or maybe he seems far away. Often, God strengthens our faith through the witness of courageous Christians who’ve gone before us.
Be encouraged and challenged by these 12 portraits of faithful women who steadfastly endured many trials—including physical pain, persecution, infertility, loneliness, and oppression—and who, in their various sufferings, found Christ to be an all-sufficient Lord and Savior, steadfast, faithful, and true.