Similar authors to follow
See more recommendations
About Pierce Taylor Hibbs
Customers Also Bought Items By
A revolutionary approach to anxiety! A 12-year anxiety veteran offers wisdom, encouragement, and resources for anxious Christians.
Do you struggle with anxiety or know someone who does? Award-winning Christian author Pierce Taylor Hibbs shows that we've been approaching our anxiety the wrong way. It's not a terror to avoid but a tool in God's hands. The author draws on his own experience in living with an anxiety disorder for over 12 years to present descriptions, theological discussion, and concrete resources for fellow anxiety sufferers. In Struck Down but Not Destroyed, you will learn how to . . .
- Be confident in the spiritual purpose for your anxiety and suffering;
- Inspect your own habits and behaviors in light of Scripture;
- Accept your anxiety as a spiritual tool in the hands of God.
It's time for us to focus on the spiritual purposes God has for our anxiety. It's time for us to revel in the amazing truth that the best part of being struck down is realizing that we will never be destroyed, not with God on our side.
- "I just read the introduction and was blown away."
- "This is a must read for those who deal with anxiety themselves, those who have someone they love who suffer with anxiety or for those in ministry. This book gives hope."
- "Whether you are worried, weary, or whittled down, Hibbs shows the reader how God stewards your anxiety for His glory and your good."
- "I am constantly amazed at how this theologian is able to make me understand our relationship with God in new and fresh ways."
- "If you struggle with anxiety or know someone who does, please read this book. I foresee, as a pastor, sharing this book with those I counsel and reading it as a prayer prompt to pray for those who do struggle in this area."
"I loved this short book by Pierce Taylor Hibbs on finding God in the ordinary. It is Scriptural, wise, and beautifully written. Reformed theologians are not supposed to write natural theologies, but the Bible itself says that God is clearly revealed in the creation, and that means not only in the big things like the skies and the mountains, but also in small things, like my morning cup of coffee. This book will help you to see God everywhere, for that is where he is."
--John M. Frame, author of Nature's Case for God
"This book is a tremendous stimulus to seeing the world as God would have us see it, and interacting with the world as God would have us interact. It helps us by showing what was always there, God's presence in the ordinary. Creative, illuminating, and godly."
--Vern S. Poythress, author of Knowing and the Trinity
"The meditations upon life's commonplaces that Pierce Taylor Hibbs has crafted in this remarkable volume are Dillard-like in their penetrating observations of creation, and Hopkins-like in their 'Glory be to God for dappled things' celebration of the Creator's work. And more, because Hibbs' meditations are grounded in a robust, polychrome doctrine of the Holy Trinity, they help us to see the work of the three-personed God in all of life--the extraordinary ordinary of our own lives."
--R. Kent Hughes, author of Disciplines of a Godly Man
"In this precious volume Pierce Hibbs has done what few can achieve. These pages credibly combine the eye of a keen observer of the world around with statements about God's nature and purposes. Putting it that way sounds a bit grandiose, for the book is both playful and lyrical, at times overflowing into poetry. . . . Interspersed are Hibbs's insights into language, which is his great specialty. This is a book I would give to many people, believers or not, as it would introduce them to our God, whom they would meet in the ordinary."
--William Edgar, author of Created and Creating
"Pierce has a contagious, child-like sense of wonder in the everyday moments and opportunities so many of us miss, leading to theological and worshipful reflection of God and all his glory. Read this book devotionally to regain your sense of awe and connect it to your sense of God's presence in the world he created."
--Aimee Byrd, author of Theological Fitness
Pierce Taylor Hibbs serves as the Associate Director of the Theological English department at Westminster Theology Seminary. He is the author of The Trinity, Language, and Human Behavior (2018) and The Speaking Trinity & His Worded World (2019). He writes regularly at piercetaylorhibbs.com.
As you navigate the rapids of life, here are 15 stepping stones to keep your heart above water.
The author of the groundbreaking book Struck Down but Not Destroyed: Living Faithfully with Anxiety returns in the first of this series of devotionals to inspire hope and deliver healing. Fifteen biblical meditations lead readers from panic to peace by drawing them into the presence of God. If you want to read words that shape your heart and bring you solace, you can't afford to miss this. Start reading and and watch your anxious soul settle into divine truth.
What Readers Are Saying?
- "Adversity is something we are all, globally, facing right now, and this author's words help us see how God is working through it to feed us, grow us, and reveal his presence to us."
- "The saints of old saw whatever their lot in life to be Providence's way to mold you into the image of Christ. Hibbs does this with a modern use of language and a poetic flare that inspires you to breath deeply the fresh air he offers."
- "Whether the issue is a struggle against common garden-variety uneasiness, a battle against lung-crushing anxiety, or anything in between, these meditations help the reader to draw nearer to Christ and find peace in the midst of the storm."
- "15 Devotional chapters, that although are short, are FULL of treasures that will last long into your life."
- "This book is a much needed reminder that God WILL ultimately use anxiety for your good. An incredibly important reminder each day, but maybe more so in current times of added anxiety."
- "Read this, especially if you need something honest but not overly complicated, to help you through restless seasons."
Vern Poythress, one of today’s leading Reformed theologians, has made many vital contributions to evangelical scholarship—particularly a vision to glorify Christ as Lord over all areas of human life in order to redeem all realms of human thought.
In honor of his many years of faithful thinking and writing, twenty evangelical scholars have come together to produce a set of essays on topics of importance throughout his ministry: biblical exegesis, the doctrine of the Trinity, worldview, history, and ethics.Table of Contents: Part 1: Sons of Yeshua 1. Redeeming Science: A Father-Son Tale (Ransom Poythress) 2. The Grace and Gift of Differentness (Justin Poythress) Part 2: Exegesis 3. The New Testament Background of εκκλη ία Revisited Yet Again (G. K. Beale) 4. The Divine Choice between the Offerings of Cain and Abel (In Whan Kim) 5. Reading the Lord’s Prayer Christologically (Brandon D. Crowe) 6. Psalms Applied to Both Christ and Christians: Psalms 8, 22, 34, 118 and Romans 15:3 // Psalm 69:9 (Robert J. Cara) 7. What Kind of Prophecy Continues? Defining the Differences between the Continuationism and Cessationism (Iain M. Duguid) 8. Christocentrism and Christotelism: The Spirit, Redemptive History, and the Gospel (Lane G. Tipton) 9. What “Symphony of Sighs”? Reflections on the Eschatological Future of the Creation (Richard B. Gaffin Jr.) Part 3: Doctrine of the Trinity 10. The Trinity and Monotheism: Christianity and Islam in the Theology of Cornelius Van Til (Camden M. Bucey) 11. Language and the Trinity: A Meeting Place for the Global Church (Pierce Taylor Hibbs) 12. Jonathan Edwards and God’s Involvement in Creation: An Examination of “Miscellanies,” no. 1263 (Jeffrey C. Waddington) Part 4: Worldview 13. Redeeming the Seminary by Redeeming Its Worldview (Peter A. Lillback) 14. Presuppositionalism and Perspectivalism (John M. Frame) 15. The Death of Tragedy: Reflections upon a Tragic Aspect of This Present Age (Carl R. Trueman) 16. Beholding the Glory of Jesus: How a Christ-Centered Perspective Restores in Us the Splendor of God’s Image (Brian Courtney Wood) Part 5: History 17. Christian Missions in China: A Reformed Perspective (Luke P. Y. Lu) 18. Historiography: Redeeming History (Diane Poythress) Part 6: Ethics 19. Christians Never Have to Choose the “Lesser Sin” (Wayne Grudem) 20. Perspectives on the Kingdom of God in Romans 14:17 (John J. Hughes)
"Hibbs has given us an excellent book to present in accessible form the biblical basis for the centrality of language in God's communion with us, in God's creation and providence, and in human living. The book combines biblical exposition, practical examples, and clear, winsome writing. There is nothing like it on the subject of language!"
--Vern S. Poythress, author, In the Beginning Was the Word: Language--A God-Centered Approach
"The last century has witnessed a major preoccupation with language among philosophers. Theologians, too, have tried often to understand the language of God--his word. . . . Hibbs stresses the centrality of language to reality and to human life, and he persuasively expounds his view that language is communion behavior. This thesis has huge importance, and therefore I hope that the book finds many readers."
--John M. Frame, author, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief
"What a bracing theology Pierce Taylor Hibbs has given those of us who have been called to preach the word! Those who read and meditate on The Speaking Trinity and His Worded World will find their knowledge of God and his word expanded and elevated. Preachers will find their hearts on fire to preach God's holy word."
--R. Kent Hughes, author, Disciplines of a Godly Man
"This extraordinary book brings together themes from linguistics, biblical theology, and apologetics, arguing that human language derives from the communion behavior of the divine Trinity. . . . No one is more qualified to accomplish this task than Pierce Hibbs. His years of experience both as a theologian and a language instructor bear fruit in this profoundly edifying study. Accessible to the specialist and the non-specialist alike, the book bristles with insights. It has the makings of a classic."
--William Edgar, author, Created and Creating
"In a post-postmodern age that despairs of language, meaning, and truth, Pierce Hibbs's reminder that language--communicative and expressive behavior--is ultimately rooted in the triune God comes as a welcome Christian relief. Of particular importance is the claim that language is always personal and covenantal, oriented to communion, and that God is a speaking, communicative being. Anyone interested in God and language will profit from this book."
--Kevin J. Vanhoozer, author, Is There a Meaning in This Text?
Pierce Taylor Hibbs serves as the Associate Director of the Theological English department at Westminster Theological Seminary.
Longtime CCEF faculty member, Winston Smith, recently completed a chaplaincy internship at a local hospital. His article “Hospital Visitation: Become a Companion in the Wilderness” is one of the fruits of that experience. Numerous conversations with patients and their families shaped his thoughts about how to speak helpfully to people who suddenly find themselves in a difficult and often frightening situation.
In “The Dreaded S-Word: Submission and Our Proud Hearts,” Robyn Huck dispels a common misconception about the biblical doctrine of submission. Submission is not primarily about marriage or gender, but about how we relate to God. And our essential submission—whether we are male or female, whether married or single—is a basic and comprehensive aspect of what it means to be a Christian.
We have all experienced the stirrings of anxiety, and many of us have experienced full-fledged panic.This essay from Pierce Hibbs reminds us that no matter how alone we feel, no matter how dangerous the world seems, we are always surrounded by the creation that expresses the personal presence of God. “Panic and the Personal God” will give you new ways to find comfort when panic assails you or someone you are seeking to help.
This article is centered on the reality that humans are embodied souls. The body is never described in Scripture in moral terms; instead, it is either strong or weak. Its weaknesses can make our lives complicated, difficult and painful, but we can spiritually grow even when the body is compromised. In “Spiritual Growth in the Face of Psychiatric Disorders,” Ed Welch shows what growth in Christ looks like for three people with serious troubles that include a physically-based weakness.
Logotherapy was born out of Viktor Frankl’s experience in a World War II concentration camp. It has interesting touch points with Christian faith, because it is neither a pragmatic strategy to alleviate unpleasant symptoms, nor an exploration of personal history to find answers to personal problems. Instead, the goal of logotherapy is to help people find meaning in their lives amid life’s great difficulties. It continues to resonate with people in times of suffering, including talkshow host Jimmy Fallon. In “Man’s Search for Meaning: Viktor Frankl’s Psychotherapy,” Kris Hemphill weighs logotherapy’s strengths and weaknesses in light of biblical faith.
Our Counselor’s Toolbox features a new “More Than a Proof Text” article by Todd Stryd titled “When inner voices condemn, Chist speaks a better word.” Using Hebrews 12:24, Stryd shares how he uses this verse to help someone who, like all of us at different points, hears the accusing and condemning voice of sin. He explains what it means that Jesus’ blood speaks “a better word” about who we are.
Our issue closes with Wesley Tubel’s book review of Bonhoeffer’s Seminary Vision: A Case for Costly Discipleship and Life Together by Paul R. House. How are people best prepared for a life in ministry to others? Drawing from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s major works, House persuasively argues for several changes in seminary training that emphasize the role of face-to-face community and discipleship. Tubel agrees with the vision, but offers an alternate view on the constructive role that distance education can play.