Book Releases I’m Anticipating in 2020

New year, new books! There are so many great titles coming out in 2020. Here are a selection of the upcoming nonfiction releases that I’m most excited about. Many of them are from people whose writing I love, whether through previous books or their blogs. I hope you’ll find something worth buying.

What book releases are you excited for this year? I’d love to find more titles to add to my list.

February

Fight Your Fears: Trusting God’s Character and Promises When You Are Afraid by Kristen Wetherell

“We all have fears, and many of us struggle with very real anxiety caused by our fears….Kristen Wetherell is in the fight with you, day-by-day making strides in this battle. In Fight Your Fears she carefully explores and unpacks ten of God’s great and precious promises, equipping you with truth and practical tools to help you overcome the fears and anxious thoughts that rob you of your joy.”

Preorder: Amazon (US)

March

Epic: An Around-the-World Journey through Christian History by Tim Challies

“Through thirty-three carefully selected objects, author and pastor Tim Challies introduces readers to the history of Christianity in a unique and creative way. It’s a story that tells us what God is accomplishing in this world, whether through princes or peasants, triumph or trial. Each of these objects offers us a tangible link between the present and the past, between the Christians of the twenty-first century and the Christians who lived and died in centuries past.”

Preorder: Amazon (US)

Why does God care who I sleep with? by Sam Allberry

“Christians are increasingly seen as outdated, restrictive and judgmental when it comes to sex before marriage, cohabitation and homosexuality. In fact for many people, this issue is one of the biggest barriers for them considering Christianity. Sam Allberry, author of many books including Is God Anti-gay sets out God’s good design for the expression of human sexuality, showing that God himself is love and that only he can satisfy our deepest desires.”

Preorder: Reformers Bookshop (AU/NZ) / Amazon (US)

With All Your Heart: Living Joyfully through Allegiance to King Jesus by Christine Hoover

“Our hearts are made for unswaying allegiance to a king and a kingdom, a concept that Jesus talked about more than any other. Yet every day, the false kings of anxiety, approval, comfort, image, escape, power, accumulations, self-sufficiency, supremacy, and shame plot to reign over our hearts instead…If you want to find freedom from the forces vying for your heart, let Christine Hoover equip you for the fight.”

Preorder: Amazon (US)

Enough about Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self by Jen Oshman

“Women today feel a constant pressure to improve themselves and just never feel like they’re “enough.” They live their daily lives disheartened, disillusioned, and disappointed. That’s because joy doesn’t come from a new self-improvement strategy; it comes from rooting their identity in who God says they are and what he has done on their behalf. This book calls women to look away from themselves in order to find the abundant life God offers them—contrasting the cultural emphasis on personal improvement and empowerment with what the Scriptures say about a life rooted, built up, and established in the gospel.”

Preorder: Amazon (US)

April

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund

“Christians know that God loves them, but can easily feel that he is perpetually disappointed and frustrated, maybe even close to giving up on them. As a result, they focus a lot—and rightly so—on what Jesus has done to appease God’s wrath for sin. But how does Jesus Christ actually feel about his people amid all their sins and failures? This book draws us to Matthew 11, where Jesus describes himself as “gentle and lowly in heart,” longing for his people to find rest in him. The gospel flows from God’s deepest heart for his people, a heart of tender love for the sinful and suffering.”

Preorder: Amazon (US)

May

A Place to Belong: Learning to Love the Local Church by Megan Hill

“Christians know church is important, but sometimes it doesn’t seem worth it. An eclectic assortment of people with differing personalities, political views, and parenting styles can make for awkward interactions and difficult connections…But the Bible says God’s people ought to be bound together. It uses words like belovedbrothers and sisterssaints, and fellow laborers to describe their mutual relationship in the church…With rich theology, practical direction, and study questions for group use, Hill encourages and equips both first-time visitors and regular members to delight in being a part of the local church―no matter how messy and ordinary it seems today.”

Preorder: Amazon (US)

June

Everyday Faithfulness: The Beauty of Ordinary Perseverance in a Demanding World by Glenna Marshall

“What does the Christian life look like when life is unpredictable, hard, or just plain ordinary? We live in an instant-gratification world, where results are quickly measured and words like discipline and perseverance evoke thoughts of legalism or asceticism. But Everyday Faithfulness explores what daily perseverance in Christ looks like during various seasons when spiritual growth seems especially difficult. Working through the unique challenges that come with seasons of waiting, caretaking, suffering, worry, spiritual dryness, and more, this book delves into practical ways to build habits into everyday life that will aid in spiritual growth throughout a lifetime. Each chapter closes with a real-life example of a woman whose life of regular, everyday faithfulness will encourage readers to remain steadfast in theirs.”

Preorder: Amazon (US)

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