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Further Up and Further In by Nicolas Alford

Far too many Christians are living with an underestimated or misapplied gospel. The result is a frustrated life of inconsistent discipleship, careening from legalism to license. The solution is not to pull back and play it safe; the solution is to go Further Up and Further In. This book takes believers on a voyage through the simple yet profound implications of the everlasting gospel for the everyday life of faith. Want to be more encouraged than you ever thought possible? Take up and read.

Nicolas Alford (Pastor, King’s Cross Church, Kirkland, WA) has taken the essence of Marrow and distilled it for modern believers in a fresh, easy-to-read, and pastoral form.


“Phrases such as ‘Christ-centered’ and ‘gospel-centered’ can be easily emptied of content and twisted to mean anything. But, as Nicolas Alford shows us with passionate biblical logic, Christ revealed in the gospel really is the heart and soul of Christianity. Alford calls the church to cling to her Head in a manner that is biblical, doctrinal, Trinitarian, commandment-keeping, and full of hope in the kingdom of God.”

–Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“There is nothing better calculated to enhance one’s sense of peace and spiritual growth than a regular feasting on the unsearchable riches of Christ. That is what Nicolas Alford urges upon us in this book. In its 12 chapters, the author shows us the gospel from various angles, like the sparkling light emitted through a perfectly cut diamond. Read this book for yourself and commend it to others. The church can only get richer through it.”

–Dr. Conrad Mbewe, Pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church and founding Chancellor of the African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia

“Most professing Christians today entertain a rather truncated view of the gospel. As a result, they don’t thrive; they just survive. Nick Alford aims to remedy this deficiency in Further Up and Further In. He demonstrates that the gospel isn’t just one part of the Bible’s story; it is the story. It’s not just the door into life; it’s the path for all of life. Writing in a style that’s vivid, engaging, and practical, Nick will help you reach new heights and make new inroads into a deeper understanding and application of the gospel’s life-changing power. Do you want to grow in grace? Read this book. I highly recommend it!”

–Dr. Robert Gonzales Jr., Dean, Reformed Baptist Seminary

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Our Past Work

Lemuel Haynes:

The Black Puritan

Olaudah Equiano:

The Interesting Man

John Wycliffe: The Morning Star of the Reformation

John Huss:

The Goose

Martin Luther:

The Iron Pen

Olaudah Equiano:

The Interesting Man

In Praise of Old Guys:

Pastoral Mentorship, Humility, and the Dangers of Youth

He Gave Them Judges:

Jesus in the Book of Judges

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Check it Out

A New Exposition of the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689

The Marrow of Modern Divinity

The Whole Christ

The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification

A New Testament Biblical Theology

God’s Way of Holiness

The Pilgrims Progress

A Puritan Theology

Institutes of the Christian Religion

The Valley of Vision

The Mystery of the Trinity

A Pastor’s Sketches

The Bruised Reed

Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

The Mortification of Sin

The Holiness of God RC Sproul

Thoughts for Young Men

The Sovereignty of God

To the Golden Shore

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

The Temple and the Church’s Mission

From the Finger of God

Spurgeon V. Hyper-Calvinism

Britannica Great Books of the Western World