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Read It! - December 2017

Thom S. Rainer, I Will: Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused Christian Nashville: BH Pub-lishing Group, 2015, 198 pp. $10.48 "I want hymns in the worship service." "I want sermons that are practical and tug on my emotional apron strings." "I want a slick youth program." "I want the worship team to dress up." "I want a quarterly business meeting." "I want, I want, I want...

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Read It! - November 2017

Greg Gilbert,Favor: Finding Life at the Center of God's Affection(Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2017, 172 pp. $9.47 The prosperity gospel has been a powerful force within the ranks of evangelicalism for some time. This God-dishonoring approach to the Christian life misinterprets Scripture and misrepresents the gospel. Tragically, many people are led astray by the idea that...

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Read It! - October 2017

Welch, Edward T, A Small Book About a Big Problem, Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2017, 186 pp. $17.99 Edward Welch has become somewhat of a household name in recent years, especially in circles that welcome biblical counseling. Dr. Welch's new book, A Small Book About a Big Problem is written for everyday people who experience everyday problems. In this short and powerf...

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Read It! - September 2017

Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey, Steal Away Home, Nashville: BH Publishing Group, 2017, 294 pp. $14.60 Church history is filled with stories of courage, adventure, adversity, and persecution. From the exile of Athanasius, the martyrdom of John Rogers and William Tyndale, or Luther's trial at Worms, these stories are well-known and we are quick pass them along to the next gen...

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Read It! - June 2017

Tony Reinke, 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2017, 224 pp. $11.51 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You is the title of Tony Reinke's latest book. Anyone who owns a smartphone understands the power and productivity of such a device. But along with these gains come several shortcomings that Reinke addresses in his book. After initially reviewin...

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Read It! - April 2017

Joe Thorn, The Heart of the Church, Chicago: Moody Press, 2017, 108 pp. $11.95 The Heart of the Church is the first in a series of three, which were all recently released. The first book guides readers through three parts - the history of the gospel, the doctrine of the gospel, and the God of the gospel. Part 1: The History of the Gospel The author anchors some of ...

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Read It! - May 2017

The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together...

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Read It! - August 2017

Randy Alcorn. Happiness. Carol Stream: Tyndale House Publishers, 2015. 480 pp. $18.95 Randy Alcorn is an author who consistently places strong, biblical challenges before his readers. His newest work, Happiness, is no exception. Part 1: Our Compelling Quest for Happiness Alcorn lays the groundwork here by making the biblical case for happiness. He confronts the typic...

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Read It! - July 2017

R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God, Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, 1985, 219 pp. $10.79 The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul is a tremendous book that ought to be read by every Christian. The author contends the subject of God's holiness is one of the most important issues for believers to wrestle with. How one understands the character of God affects everything in life...

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Read It! - March 2017

A theological tour de force. A magnum opus. A breath-taking panorama that leaves the reader in awe. These are only a few descriptions of Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue. The book is arranged as one might expect, according to the various branches of systematic theology. A comprehensive glossary is included which...

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