Books

Turnaround

Publish date: September 13, 2022

How do you save a sinking ship?

When Dr. Jason K. Allen arrived on the campus of Midwestern Seminary, it was in rough shape. The faculty, facilities, and the reputation of the school were all flailing. How did he lead this seminary to become the fastest growing and one of the largest seminaries in the world?

In this book, Dr. Allen shares the leadership principles he learned through the turnaround of Midwestern Seminary—principles you’ll be able to apply in whatever God has called you to lead.
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Spurgeon on the Priority of Prayer

Publish date: July 2021

The great London preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon had a lot to say during his four decades of ministry at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. And beyond his mighty voice, Spurgeon’s pen churned out countless words of biblical interpretation and Christian wisdom. These words can still encourage us today!

Volume 1 of the Spurgeon Speaks series collects Spurgeon’s reflections and meditations on the importance of prayer in the Christian life. He was known as a mighty man of prayer, and his insights will deepen your prayer life as well.

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Spurgeon on the Power of Scripture

Publish date: July 2021

The great London preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon had a lot to say during his four decades of ministry at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. And beyond his mighty voice, Spurgeon’s pen churned out countless words of biblical interpretation and Christian wisdom. These words can still encourage us today!

Volume 2 of the Spurgeon Speaks series focuses on the power of God’s Word. Nothing motivated Spurgeon more than proclaiming the holy Scriptures. His love for the Bible will encourage you as well.

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Succeeding at Seminary

Letters to My Students: Volume 2 On Pastoring

Publish date: June 2021

Few books have more influenced those called to gospel ministry than Charles Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students. The influence of this book, like the Prince of Preachers himself, reverberates to our present age.

Carrying forward this tradition is Jason Allen’s Letters to My StudentsLetters to My Students is a biblical, accessible guide for ministers and ministers-in-training. It brings both biblical and practical wisdom to bear on the minister’s three main responsibilities: preaching, leading, and shepherding the flock of God.

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Succeeding at Seminary

Succeeding at Seminary: 12 Keys to Getting the Most Out of Your Theological Education

Publish date: April 2021

Many seminarians finish their education with regrets and missed opportunities. They feel spiritually drained, they never connected with their professors or colleagues, they are plagued with a long list of “What Ifs?,” and worry they wasted this time. And many, as they enter the ministry, discover gaps in their education and are left thinking, If only my seminary had taught me that.

Seminary can offer the opportunities and education you need to flourish in ministry, but only if you are ready to make the most of it. With Succeeding at Seminary,you’ll get the guidance and encouragement you need to maximize your seminary opportunity and excel in your calling.

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Letter to My Students: Volume 1 On Preaching by Jason Allen

Letters to My Students: Volume 1 On Preaching

Publish date: July 2019

Few books have more influenced those called to gospel ministry than Charles Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students. This influence of this book, like the Prince of Preachers himself, reverberates to our present age.

Letters to My Students is a biblical, accessible guide for ministers and ministers-in-training. It brings both biblical and practical wisdom to bear on the minister’s three main responsibilities: preaching, leading, and shepherding the flock of God.

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SOLA: How the Five Solas Are Still Reforming the Church

SOLA: How the Five Solas Are Still Reforming the Church

Publish date: January 2019

Discover why the fundamentals of the Reformation still matter today. Why do people get so excited about a bunch of Latin phrases, that some guys in Europe came up with 500 years ago? Sure, those five Latin phrases have defined Protestantism for those 500 years, but why do they matter today? To my church? For my life? What’s the big deal about all these solas anyway?

Sola is a winsome, inspiring introduction to these five pillars of the Reformation, showing not just what they are but why they’re important for the Christian life today. Edited and compiled by Jason Allen, Sola will illuminate these core truths that have been reforming the church all along. And it may just get you excited about nerdy Latin phrases too.

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Being a Christian: How Jesus Redeems All of Life

Publish date: February 2018

What does it mean to be a Christian? The gospel of Jesus Christ is the best news in history, but we often live as though it has minimal impact on our lives. Being a Christian isn’t just about Sunday mornings, small groups, and studying the Bible. The good news is that Jesus redeems everything.

In the Bible, we read story after story of people meeting God and walking away completely changed. The same is true for Christians today. Being a Christian, by Dr. Jason Allen, shows how Jesus redeems all of life.

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Discerning Your Call to Ministry

Publish date: 2015

If you are considering the ministry, there are two mistakes you must avoid. The first is taking up a calling that isn’t yours. The second is neglecting one that is. Discerning Your Call to Ministry will help you know the difference. A tool for seminary students, pastors-in-training, and even current pastors, it serves to confirm or prompt deep thought about the calling to ministry through 10 probing questions.

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