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Books by John Hobbs

About the Author

Dr. John Hobbs is the nephew of A. G. Hobbs.  John’s father served as an elder along with two of his uncles.  John’s aunt is Lottie Beth Hobbs who has written several religious books.  John is a conservative Christian writer like his uncle A. G.  John believes that the Bible is the authoritative word of God (John 12:48; Rev. 20:12; Matt. 4:4; 1 Cor. 4:6).  Without apology John writes with a strong emphasis on Scripture.

Stand Fast – $14.95

Serious Problems Facing Churches of Christ

Stand Fast is designed to encourage brethren to stand fast and hold firmly to the truths of Christianity.  Paul wrote, “Stand fast in the faith” (1 Cor. 16:13).  He also said, “Stand fast, and hold the teachings which ye were taught, whether by word, or by epistle of ours” (2 Thess. 2:15).  The Churches of Christ are confronted today with very serious problems that must be met with Scripture.

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The chapters include:

1.  What the Church Needs Now!

2.  The Danger of Drifting

3. Biblical Illiteracy

4.  Shall We Divide Over the Versions?

5.  The New Face of the Church

6.  Church Cooperation and Orphan Homes

7.  The Husband of One Wife?

8.  Shortage of Preachers

9.  Women Preachers?

10. Self-Willed

11. Liberalism

12. Why People Quit and Leave the Church

13. The Battle Against Worldliness

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The chapters include:

1.  What the Church Needs Now!

2.  The Danger of Drifting

3. Biblical Illiteracy

4.  Shall We Divide Over the Versions?

5.  The New Face of the Church

6.  Church Cooperation and Orphan Homes

7.  The Husband of One Wife?

8.  Shortage of Preachers

9.  Women Preachers? 

10. Self-Willed

11. Liberalism

12. Why People Quit and Leave the Church

13. The Battle Against Worldliness

God Is The Real 9-1-1 – $14.95

Today in America if we have a serious problem, we call 9-1-1.

However, if we have a problem too big for the EMT’s, what do we do? We call on God Almighty!
Psalms 91:1 is the real 9-1-1.

Psalms 91:1 states, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”  The thrust of this passage and Psalm 91 is the security of the one who trusts in Jehovah God.

This book focuses on God’s nature, character, essence, attributes, and the protection and security He provides for His people. With questions at the end of each chapter, this book is designed for class study. 

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  1. The Problem of Human Suffering
  2. Lessons from the Book of Job
  3. The Importance of Patience
  4. God Chastises Those Whom He Loves
  5. Yield Not to Temptation
  6. Instructions from the Apostle Peter
  7. Why God Allows Suffering and Trials
  8. Does God Care about Our Suffering?
  9. Through Trials We Enter God’s Kingdom
  10. The Blessings and Benefits from Trials
  11. Sorrow Is Better Than Laughter
  12. The Importance of Wisdom
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  1. What Is Your Conception of God?
  2. The Names of God
  3. The Essence of God
  4. The Attributes of God
  5. The Trinity
  6. Access to God
  7. Lessons from Nehemiah 9
  8. Who Is Jehovah?
  9. Where Is Your Glory?
  10. The Fear of God
  11. God Chastises Those Whom He Loves
  12. God Our Father Runs
  13. God Is The Real 9-1-1

More Precious Than Gold – $14.95

The purpose of this book is to understand that the proving, trying, and testing of our faith is truly “more precious than gold that perisheth” (1 Pet. 1:7). Lottie Beth Hobbs wrote, “We should not pray for those experiences which make us comfortable but for those which make us strong, and there can be no strength without trial nor true wisdom without adverse experience.” The finest steel undergoes tremendous heat and pounding in order to be useful. It has been said, “The strongest oaks grow where the strongest winds blow,” and “The turbulence of the sea produces the best sailors.”

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  1. The Problem of Human Suffering
  2. Lessons from the Book of Job
  3. The Importance of Patience
  4. God Chastises Those Whom He Loves
  5. Yield Not to Temptation
  6. Instructions from the Apostle Peter
  7. Why God Allows Suffering and Trials
  8. Does God Care about Our Suffering?
  9. Through Trials We Enter God’s Kingdom
  10. The Blessings and Benefits from Trials
  11. Sorrow Is Better Than Laughter
  12. The Importance of Wisdom
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  1. The Problem of Human Suffering
  2. Lessons from the Book of Job
  3. The Importance of Patience
  4. God Chastises Those Whom He Loves
  5. Yield Not to Temptation
  6. Instructions from the Apostle Peter
  7. Why God Allows Suffering and Trials
  8. Does God Care about Our Suffering?
  9. Through Trials We Enter God’s Kingdom
  10. The Blessings and Benefits from Trials
  11. Sorrow Is Better Than Laughter
  12. The Importance of Wisdom

God’s Eternal Plan – $14.95

Basic Information Before Leaving Earth

Someone gave the Bible this acrostic: Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth. How true!  God’s word is not a musty historical record far removed from us. It includes you and me, being just as relevant as ever, portraying our origin, purpose, problems, privileges, duties, and eternal destiny.  This brief study is a bird’s-eye view of God’s redemptive plan from Genesis to Revelation.

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  1. The Problem of Human Suffering
  2. Lessons from the Book of Job
  3. The Importance of Patience
  4. God Chastises Those Whom He Loves
  5. Yield Not to Temptation
  6. Instructions from the Apostle Peter
  7. Why God Allows Suffering and Trials
  8. Does God Care about Our Suffering?
  9. Through Trials We Enter God’s Kingdom
  10. The Blessings and Benefits from Trials
  11. Sorrow Is Better Than Laughter
  12. The Importance of Wisdom
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  1. The Beginning
  2. The Crimson Thread Through the Bible
  3. The Two-Fold Promise
  4. Jesus in Prophecy
  5. Is the Law of Moses Binding Today?
  6. The Messianic Kingdom in Prophecy
  7. Contacting Christ’s Redeeming Blood
  8. The New Testament Church
  9. The Joys of a New Life
  10. Unity-Apostasy-Reformation-Restoration
  11. The Afterlife
  12. The Motivating Power for Christians
  13. Premillennialism?

Christian Ethics – $14.95

If the life of Jesus is not our pattern, the death of Jesus will not be our pardon

Christian Ethics is “the study of standards of conduct and moral judgment from a Christian perspective.” It is clearly evident that ethics is an integral part of the biblical revelation. The dominant ethical appeal in the Bible is for the people of God to be like Him (Lev. 19:2; 1 Peter 1:15-16). The New Testament teaches Christians are to follow the steps of Jesus (1 Pet. 2:21) and walk as He walked (1 John 2:6). Christians are “to walk worthily” of the Lord (Eph. 4:1; Col. 1:10;1 Thess. 2:12).

This book deals with important spiritual concepts that are relevant to our contemporary times. Admittedly, the topics selected were determined by the personal choice of the author.

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  1. The Problem of Human Suffering
  2. Lessons from the Book of Job
  3. The Importance of Patience
  4. God Chastises Those Whom He Loves
  5. Yield Not to Temptation
  6. Instructions from the Apostle Peter
  7. Why God Allows Suffering and Trials
  8. Does God Care about Our Suffering?
  9. Through Trials We Enter God’s Kingdom
  10. The Blessings and Benefits from Trials
  11. Sorrow Is Better Than Laughter
  12. The Importance of Wisdom
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This book is designed for class study.

Some chapter titles include:

  • Authority in Morals/Ethics
  • Holiness
  • Sexual Ethics
  • Homosexuality
  • Abortion
  • Speech
  • Gambling
  • Social Drinking
  • Euthanasia
  • Attendance
  • Immodest Apparel
  • Self-Discipline
  • Discipleship

Christian Ethics – 2       $14.95

Be Ye Imitators of God

Christian Ethics-2 is a continuation from the author’s first book, Christian Ethics. Christian Ethics-2  is “the study of standards of conduct and moral judgment from a Christian perspective.”  Admittedly, the chapters selected were by the personal choice of the author. 

This book is designed for Bible class study with questions given at the end of each chapter.

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  1. The Problem of Human Suffering
  2. Lessons from the Book of Job
  3. The Importance of Patience
  4. God Chastises Those Whom He Loves
  5. Yield Not to Temptation
  6. Instructions from the Apostle Peter
  7. Why God Allows Suffering and Trials
  8. Does God Care about Our Suffering?
  9. Through Trials We Enter God’s Kingdom
  10. The Blessings and Benefits from Trials
  11. Sorrow Is Better Than Laughter
  12. The Importance of Wisdom
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  1. The Basis for Biblical Ethics
  2. Be Ye Imitators of God
  3. The Golden Rule
  4. Situation Ethics
  5. Gratitude
  6. Money
  7. Poverty of Spirit
  8. Blessed Are They That Mourn
  9. Honor Thy Father and Mother
  10. Blessed Are the Meek
  11. The Modern Dance
  12. The Christian Graces
  13. The Wise Man and Foolish Man

Christian Evidences – $14.95

The Truth of Christianity Verified By Factual Evidence

The book Christian Evidences is designed to promote belief in the existence of God, the Bible as the word of God, and Jesus as deity! It is imperative that we teach every member the fundamental truths of Christianity so they can face opposition from the unbeliever (1 Peter 3:15). This book will strengthen the faith of every Christian and give facts that verify the truth of Christianity. The book is designed for class study. Questions are given at the end of each chapter that focuses on the material.

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  1. The Problem of Human Suffering
  2. Lessons from the Book of Job
  3. The Importance of Patience
  4. God Chastises Those Whom He Loves
  5. Yield Not to Temptation
  6. Instructions from the Apostle Peter
  7. Why God Allows Suffering and Trials
  8. Does God Care about Our Suffering?
  9. Through Trials We Enter God’s Kingdom
  10. The Blessings and Benefits from Trials
  11. Sorrow Is Better Than Laughter
  12. The Importance of Wisdom
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This book is designed for class study.

Some chapter titles include:

  • One’s Attitude Will Determine One’s Eternal Destiny
  • The Need and Purpose to Study
  • Christian Evidences
  • The Existence of God
  • The Problem of Human Suffering
  • The Uniqueness of the Bible
  • The Historical Accuracy of the Bible
  • Fulfilled Prophecy
  • The Historical Jesus
  • The Resurrection of Jesus
  • Proof for the Resurrection of Jesus (2 chapters)
  • The Deity of Jesus (2 chapters)

Ask For The Old Paths – $14.95

A Call for God’s People to Return to God’s Word

Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way; and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls: but they said, We will not walk therein.” Today, Christians must come to God in reverent, humble obedience and ask for the right way.

This book is a call for Churches of Christ to follow the truth in God’s word. We should not be led by what appeals to people or what seems invigorating. We have “change-agents” in our brotherhood that want to change the worship and theology of the Church. They say if we don’t change, we will die. But, should we be led by the directives of God Almighty or these “change-agents?”

Dr. John Hobbs believes in the authoritative word of God (John 12:48; Rev. 20:12; Rom. 2:2). He firmly rejects the designs of those who want to allow false doctrine and ungodly practices come into the Church of Christ.. Dr. Hobbs answers these “change-agents” with Scripture, history, and insights from wise men. Solomon said, “Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise” (Prov. 13:20). We must “ask for the old paths, where is the good way; and walk therein.” If we do, God will bless us and we will find rest for our souls!

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  1. The Problem of Human Suffering
  2. Lessons from the Book of Job
  3. The Importance of Patience
  4. God Chastises Those Whom He Loves
  5. Yield Not to Temptation
  6. Instructions from the Apostle Peter
  7. Why God Allows Suffering and Trials
  8. Does God Care about Our Suffering?
  9. Through Trials We Enter God’s Kingdom
  10. The Blessings and Benefits from Trials
  11. Sorrow Is Better Than Laughter
  12. The Importance of Wisdom
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This book is designed for class study.

Some chapter titles include:

  • Must the Church Change to Grow?
  • Examining Ourselves
  • Returning to God?
  • The Pattern of the New Testament
  • Restoring the New Testament Church
  • Acceptable Worship to God
  • Instrumental Music?
  • The New Testament Teaching on Baptism
  • The Churches of Christ Were Right After All
  • Is the Church of Christ a Cult?

The Word Was God – $14.95

A Deeper Look into the Nature, Character and Teaching of Jesus

Tom Gaumer, a highly respected minister in the Churches of Christ, wrote, “Your recent book, The Word Was God, is an outstanding contribution to the understanding of the life and teachings of Jesus, our Savior.  It is obvious that your book is a culmination of many years of study and thought about Jesus.  I have eighteen volumes on Christ in my library, but I have nothing better, more organized and helpful than yours.”

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  1. The Problem of Human Suffering
  2. Lessons from the Book of Job
  3. The Importance of Patience
  4. God Chastises Those Whom He Loves
  5. Yield Not to Temptation
  6. Instructions from the Apostle Peter
  7. Why God Allows Suffering and Trials
  8. Does God Care about Our Suffering?
  9. Through Trials We Enter God’s Kingdom
  10. The Blessings and Benefits from Trials
  11. Sorrow Is Better Than Laughter
  12. The Importance of Wisdom
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  1. Is the Jesus of History the Christ of Faith?
  2. Why Believe in Jesus?
  3. Jesus in Prophecy
  4. The Deity of Jesus
  5. The Birth of Jesus
  6. The Early Life of Jesus
  7. The Baptism and Temptations of Jesus
  8. The Sermon on the Mount
  9. The Teachings of Jesus #1
  10. The Teachings of Jesus #2
  11. The Death of Jesus
  12. Jesus on Marriage and Divorce

Searching for Biblical Truth – $14.95

“I am reading your book Searching for Biblical Truth and I must commend you on its thorough teaching.  The logical progression of thought backed by a plentiful supply of Scripture text is not to be found by anything that’s currently in print.  Truly a masterpiece.” One person said, “Chapter nine is worth the price of the book.”

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  1. The Problem of Human Suffering
  2. Lessons from the Book of Job
  3. The Importance of Patience
  4. God Chastises Those Whom He Loves
  5. Yield Not to Temptation
  6. Instructions from the Apostle Peter
  7. Why God Allows Suffering and Trials
  8. Does God Care about Our Suffering?
  9. Through Trials We Enter God’s Kingdom
  10. The Blessings and Benefits from Trials
  11. Sorrow Is Better Than Laughter
  12. The Importance of Wisdom
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  1. Having a Faith That Will Take One to Heaven
  2. “He That Turneth Away His Ear from Hearing the Law”
  3. The Way That Leads unto Eternal Life
  4. The Rich Man and Lazarus
  5. Repentance – Is it Necessary To Go to Heaven?
  6. Wherefore We Faint Not
  7. The Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53
  8. Satan’s Tactics
  9. Sitting at the Feet of Baptist Scholars
  10. A Study of John 3:5
  11. A Study of John 3:16
  12. A Study of Acts 16:31
  13. Calling on the Name of the Lord

Seeking Spiritual Strength – $14.95

Betty Grant, a preacher’s wife from Abilene, Texas wrote about the book Seeking Spiritual Strength.  She said, “I really enjoyed your book and appreciate all the study and research you put into it.  It is rich!  As a Bible class study, it is good not only for adults, but it is very useful for high school and college Bible classes.”

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  1. The Problem of Human Suffering
  2. Lessons from the Book of Job
  3. The Importance of Patience
  4. God Chastises Those Whom He Loves
  5. Yield Not to Temptation
  6. Instructions from the Apostle Peter
  7. Why God Allows Suffering and Trials
  8. Does God Care about Our Suffering?
  9. Through Trials We Enter God’s Kingdom
  10. The Blessings and Benefits from Trials
  11. Sorrow Is Better Than Laughter
  12. The Importance of Wisdom
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  1. The Power and Privilege of Prayer
  2. “Lean Not Upon Thine Own Understanding”
  3. Wisdom or Foolishness–The Choice is Ours
  4. Dealing with Temptation and Sin
  5. “Keep They Heart with All Diligence”
  6. Sex–A Biblical View
  7. The Search for Life’s Purpose
  8. The Problem of Human Suffering
  9. Are We a Blessing or a Blot?
  10. April 14, 1912–A Night to Remember
  11. A Time to Stand
  12. Know The Book
  13. “They Loved Not Their Life Even Unto Death”

Building Our Most Holy Faith – $14.95

Lynn Dudley, a member of the church in San Angelo, commented on the book Building Our Most Holy Faith.  She said, “I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for writing Building Our Most Holy Faith, which we studied in our Ladies Bible Class last year.  I believe we all enjoyed the depths into which you took us in this study.  I want you to know that in a very personal way this study helped me immeasurably.  Hope you continue to produce such helpful study guides of the Bible.”

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  1. The Problem of Human Suffering
  2. Lessons from the Book of Job
  3. The Importance of Patience
  4. God Chastises Those Whom He Loves
  5. Yield Not to Temptation
  6. Instructions from the Apostle Peter
  7. Why God Allows Suffering and Trials
  8. Does God Care about Our Suffering?
  9. Through Trials We Enter God’s Kingdom
  10. The Blessings and Benefits from Trials
  11. Sorrow Is Better Than Laughter
  12. The Importance of Wisdom
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  1. Judah’s Abandoned Faith
  2. Great Faith—Little Faith
  3. “Wait for Jehovah”
  4. The Sin Which Easily Besets Us
  5. The True Source of Strength
  6. Hezekiah—A Man of Great Faith
  7. When Duties Become Desires
  8. “Without Holiness No Man Shall See the Lord”
  9. Things Impossible—Things Possible
  10. The Jesus of the New Testament
  11. There Will be a Payday—Someday!
  12. A Faith That Looks into Eternity
  13. Are Miracles Needed Today To Produce Faith?

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