Category: Church History

God’s Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith And Life

To the Christian, seeking God’s glory is not optional but mandatory. Few groups of Christians articulated a vision of God’s glory alone better than the Reformers and following them the Puritans. Today we live in a world where people are seeking their own glory through a variety of mediums such as sports and entertainment to name just a few. Christians today need to have a biblical understanding of God’s glory so they will know and serve Him in all of life. This is why I’m thankful for the new book God’s Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart Of Christian Faith...

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Faith Alone The Doctrine of Justification: What the Reformers Taught… and Why It Still Matters

Few issues are as important to a right understanding of the gospel as justification. The recovery of this doctrine as we’ll learn in this review is critical to biblical ministry. This is why I’m thankful for Faith Alone The Doctrine of Justification: What the Reformers Taught… and Why It Still Matters by Dr. Thomas Schreiner. This book has three parts. In part one, the author gives a tour de force throughout church history on the doctrine of sola fide. Chapter one looks at sola fide in the earthly church. Chapters two and three look at Martin Luther and John...

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Baptist Foundations & The Baptist Story (B&H)

“This is an antipolity age.” So begins Mark Dever and Jonathan Leehman in their co-edited book Baptist Foundations: Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age (B&H, 2015). Though short of exhaustive, this is an extensive presentation of polity from a Baptist perspective. This hardback is written to be used as a textbook, though it can easily be used in other settings. Whether antipolity or not, why is polity important? “The difference between a local church and a group of Christians is nothing more or less than polity. To argue for polity is to argue for the existence of the local...

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A History of Christianity by Joseph Early Jr.

“Of making many books there is no end.” (Ecc. 12:12) With all of the writing that goes on there is one area of writing that will always be with us – the writing of history. People have a fascination with history. History books connect us to the past and its people, places, things, and ideas, some of which we were directly a part of but much of which we were never part of. Every discipline in the history of mankind has books written on its history. While reading history connects us to the past it also awakens us to a...

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The Daring Mission of William Tyndale

William Tyndale is a figure many Christians likely have never heard of. His influence is felt the world over today through his translation work on the Bible. The sixteenth century English Reformer William Tyndale was an author, theologian, and linguistic genius who longed to give his English countrymen the Scriptures in their own language. Part of the excellent Long Line of Godly Men Profile series, Dr. Lawson has written another excellent biography called The Daring Mission of William Tyndale. England during the 16th century was in spiritual darkness. The Reformation caught fire on the European Continent, while the people...

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