Author: David Steele

Forensic Faith by J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace is an experienced cold-case detective and a committed follower of Jesus Christ. In his latest book, Forensic Faith, J. Warner Wallace brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. The book is apologetic in nature but is laced with evangelistic fervor. Several features mark Forensic Faith and make it a beneficial resource to beginning Christians and seasoned veterans. First, Wallace argues that Christians have a duty to be “Christian case makers.” That is, they must present a compelling case for the historicity and reliability of the Christian faith. Indeed, we must be “prepared to make a defense...

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Gospel-Centered Teaching

Gospel-Centered Teaching by Trevin Wax is a practical book that admonishes readers to put Jesus at the center of every lesson and sermon. Indeed, Spurgeon’s plea in the 19th century to preach the text and then “make a bee-line to the cross” is at the core of this work. The author adds, “Unless you understand the power of life transformation is in the gospel, you’ll run after anything and everything else trying to manufacture life change.” So we make it our aim to return again and again to Jesus and his gospel. Gospel-Centered Teaching is a powerful book that reminds readers...

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What is Bible Preaching?

Hermeneutics: The Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation One of the most penetrating series of imperatives that explode from the pages of Scripture is found in Paul’s letter to his young protégé, Timothy, “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching” (2nd Timothy 4:2, ESV). Preaching has fallen on hard times. There is an increasing intolerance for preaching in the church. Paul warns Timothy that the day is coming when people will grow impatient with preaching. They will resist the ministry that faithful preachers are called to...

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The Imperfect Disciple by Jared C Wilson

I have a large section of books in my library devoted to the topic of discipleship and Christian living. I also have a much smaller section of books dedicated to discipleship and Christian living – books that are actually worth reading and re-reading and focus on the life-transforming message of the gospel. These books emphasize the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. These books glory in the gospel. The books in the small section are written by men like Jonathan Edwards, John Owen, C.H. Spurgeon, John Calvin, John Piper, and — Jared C. Wilson. The Imperfect Disciple: Grace...

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Batting With the Bereans

One of the most exciting elements of spring is the beginning of baseball season. The outfield is mowed, the infield freshly groomed and the players make their way onto the field. Some players come prepared to play; others have managed to let the training program go by the wayside. Eventually, all the players get back in shape and are ready to go, come opening day. The Christian life, however, does not have the luxury of an off-season. Each day presents a new challenge. And each obstacle allows for Christians to be God-centered in word and deed. The Scriptures present...

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