By / Oct 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 6, 2020—Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, released his latest book today, “The Courage to Stand: Facing Your Fear Without Losing Your Soul,” published by B&H Publishing Group.

In “The Courage to Stand,” Moore calls readers to a Christ-empowered courage by pointing the way to real freedom from fear—the way of the cross. In the book, Moore defines the way of the cross as integrity through brokenness, community through loneliness, power through weakness and a future through irrelevance.

Throughout “The Courage to Stand,” Moore inspires readers to discover real freedom from fear by addressing issues such as: 

  • Courage and Crisis
  • Courage and Anxiety
  • Courage and Integrity
  • Courage and Justice
  • Courage and the Future

“The way of courage, as defined by the gospel, is not the pagan virtue of steeliness and fearlessness, much less our ambient culture’s picture of winning and displaying, or strength and swagger. The call to courage is terrifying because the call to courage is a call to be crucified,” Moore says.

During a time when people are experiencing angst about the future, Moore illuminates for readers in “The Courage to Stand” how fear is rooted in the idea that we might lose our belonging in whatever tribe in which we seek safety, or simply, that we might have to stand alone. He calls readers to a Christ-centered courage that equips us to face our fear and keep walking toward the voice that calls us homeward. 

About Russell Moore

Moore is the author of several books including The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home,” which was named Christianity Today’s 2019 Book of the Year. This prestigious award was also conferred upon Moore’s book, “Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel,” by Christianity Today in 2016. In addition to these titles, he has also written “Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches” and “Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ.”

The Wall Street Journal called Moore “vigorous, cheerful and fiercely articulate.” He was named in 2017 to Politico Magazine’s list of top fifty influence-makers in Washington and has been profiled by such publications as the Washington Post, the New Yorker and the Weekly Standard. A native Mississippian, Moore and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.

By / Nov 9

We hope you enjoyed the National Conference on The Cross Shaped Family last month.

Attending conferences like these is always essential in giving us the boost we need to live out the gospel in our families and wider communities. But whether you attended in person or watched from home, the momentum we gain from such events can only last so long, and that’s why we need quality, biblical resources to equip us for everyday life and the journey ahead.

The Good Book Company’s strategic partnership with the ERLC is designed to highlight such materials. Below are three new books that we believe are deserving of your attention. And, as an exclusive offer to you, we’re offering 30 percent off on these titles until the end of November. Just use the code ‘ERLC30’ at the checkout.

1. Gender: A Conversation Guide for Parents and Pastors

The world around us is changing quickly, and it’s difficult to keep up with the debates about some of life’s most fundamental issues, such as gender. Whether you are a parent, mentor, pastor, or friend, this book will help you speak clearly to children on this subject in a world spinning in confusion.

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2. The Dignity Revolution

As Christians, we want to make a difference in this world. We want to have an impact not only on our immediate family and community, but on wider social issues. We want to protect the vulnerable and engage with the issues that really matter. But how?

This book shows us how wonderful, liberating, and empowering it is to be made in God’s image. It will change how we see ourselves and other people.

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3. Real, The Surprising Secret to Deeper Relationships

Every woman longs for authentic friendships with others—but in a world of carefully-curated social media, most of us are merely keeping up appearances. Both online and offline, we're all prone to only presenting the best side of ourselves. Take a sneak peak at the first chapter here.

Watch Catherine Parks talk about why she needed to write a book like this.

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By / Jan 13

WASHINGTON, D.C, Jan. 13, 2016The book, Women on Life: A Call to Love the Unborn, Unloved, & Neglected, published by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Conventions Leland House Press, is now available for purchase in both print and eBook formats.

Women on Life features essays by female pro-life leaders to help Christians apply biblical, pro-life ethics to real-life situations.

The book is available for purchase in print on “Amazon”: and in Ebook format on most major online retailers, as well as

The 16 contributors to Women on Life include:

Trillia Newbell, Editor of Women on Life and Director for Community Outreach, ERLC

Betsy Childs Howard, Editor, The Gospel Coalition

Jackie Hill-Perry, Poet, Artist with Humble Beast Records

Kelly Rosati, Vice President of Community Outreach, Focus on the Family

Leland House Press is an initiative of the ERLC that exists to equip the local church about moral and ethical issues through the publication of books and ebooks.

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The Southern Baptist Convention is Americas largest Protestant denomination with more than 15.8 million members in over 46,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBCs ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.

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By / Mar 26

NASHVILLE, Tenn.The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention announced its plan today to publish the Gospel for Life book series through a partnership with B&H Publishing Group.

The Gospel for Life book series will feature issue-specific volumes from noted leaders that address hot-button ethical issues facing Christians in todays culture. The goal of the series is to produce gospel-centered resources that equip Christians and local churches to engage ethical issues with convictional kindness.

The announcement was made in conjunction with the start of the ERLCs 2015 Leadership Summit on The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation, March 26-27 in Nashville, Tenn.

ERLC President Russell Moore and ERLC Director of Policy Studies Andrew Walker will serve as editors for the series.

Commenting on the series, Moore said:

Our goal with this series is to help connect the agenda of the gospel to the complex questions of the day in a way that is accessible to and helpful for Christians and churches. I am thrilled to get to partner with this team of talented scholars and pastors to produce these volumes, and we pray the Lord would use them to equip the saints to face the tough questions of twenty-first century life from a kingdom perspective.

Devin Maddox, Christian Living and Leadership Publisher at B&H Publishing Group, also expressed enthusiasm about the book.

“The time has long past for churches to begin preparing to engage a rapidly changing culture. I couldn’t be more excited for B&H to partner with the ERLC in a shared mission to serve churches in this way.”

There will be a total of nine books released in the series. The first three books, tentatively scheduled to release in spring 2016, will focus on racial reconciliation, same-sex marriage and religious liberty.

Authors for the first round of books include:

R. Albert Mohler Jr.- President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

John Piper- Founder and Teacher,

J.D. Greear- Pastor, The Summit Church

Russell Moore- President, ERLC

Trillia Newbell- Director of Community Outreach, ERLC

Eric Mason- Founder and Pastor, Epiphany Fellowship

The books will be written in an accessible manner for laypersons in the church and will include discussion questions at the end of each chapter to be used for small group discussion.

The Southern Baptist Convention is Americas largest Protestant denomination with more than 15.8 million members in over 46,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBCs ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.

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