Author: Josh Davis

EP Study Commentary on Acts by Guy Prentiss Waters

Even though I am only a lay-leader, Bible commentaries hold a special place in my heart. I own a pretty substantial collection of commentaries in both hardback/paperback and also in digital formats (Kindle, Logos, and Olive Tree). Therefore, whenever I am given the chance to read through a new commentary, especially one that is from a solid publisher and written by a Reformed author, I jump at the chance to read through it and glean as much sound information from it as possible. The EP Study Commentary on Acts by Guy Prentiss Waters is a welcome addition to the...

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God’s Battle Plan for the Mind by David W. Saxton

God-honoring biblical meditation is on a downward trajectory as far as much of Western Christianity is concerned. The sad reality is that most born-again believers are satisfied with doing only their daily devotional, saying at least a five minute prayer (because anything less than 5 minutes means you don’t qualify as “spiritual enough” for that day), and then heading out to tackle whatever job, errand, and/or schooling which might be on their agenda for the rest of the day. To make matters worse, if you were to ask most Christians (especially in America) what it is that they read...

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Romans 8-16 For You by Timothy Keller

The book of Romans is a gold mine of theology, the depths of which no one has yet to plumb to its uttermost.  As Keller says on Location 38 (Kindle), “The book of Romans is the most sustained explanation of the heart of the gospel, and the most thrilling exploration of how that gospel goes to work in our hearts.” In Keller’s first book on Romans, he faithfully examined chapters 1-7, and provided his readers with a succinct, yet thought-provoking handling of topics such as justification by faith, union with Christ, the universality of man’s sinfulness, and salvation by Christ...

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Book Review – China’s Reforming Churches

The importance of missions cannot be understated. As born-again believers, our supreme desire is to glorify God in everything we say, think, and do, and when we realize there are myriads of people in this world who are currently not doing either of those things then that should motivate us to carry forth the gospel of Jesus Christ into all the world. Now, I don’t want to insinuate that all of us are called to the foreign mission field. However, like Paul Washer says, even if we aren’t called to personally go down into the well (the foreign mission field), then we are most definitely called to hold the rope for those that God is calling down into the well. In order to be a faithful servant of God who is “holding the rope” in a way that is honoring to God, we need to be as grounded as possible in the Word of God, and as educated as we can be on the various people groups we plan to have a part in reaching. In China’s Reforming Churches, Bruce P. Baugus, Christians everywhere are going to reap innumerable benefits from a historically accurate and Bible-centered account of evangelical Christianity in China. The world, but most especially the Western hemisphere, has been in desperate need of a book just like this one to properly educate us on exactly what...

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Book Review – China’s Reforming Churches

The importance of missions cannot be understated. As born-again believers, our supreme desire is to glorify God in everything we say, think, and do, and when we realize there are myriads of people in this world who are currently not doing either of those things then that should motivate us to carry forth the gospel of Jesus Christ into all the world.  Now, I don’t want to insinuate that all of us are called to the foreign mission field.  However, like Paul Washer says, even if we aren’t called to personally go down into the well (the foreign mission field), then we are most definitely called to hold the rope for those that God is calling down into the well. In order to be a faithful servant of God who is “holding the rope” in a way that is honoring to God, we need to be as grounded as possible in the Word of God, and as educated as we can be on the various people groups we plan to have a part in reaching.  In China’s Reforming Churches, Bruce P. Baugus, Christians everywhere are going to reap innumerable benefits from a historically accurate and Bible-centered account of evangelical Christianity in China. The world, but most especially the Western hemisphere, has been in desperate need of a book just like this one to properly educate us on exactly what...

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