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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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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To The Ends Of The Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision And Legacy

Throughout the years the idea has been advanced that Calvinism is against evangelism and missionary efforts. This statement is not only not true it has no bearing throughout the history of Reformed thought and practice. Calvinist missionaries and evangelists have gone all over the world to advance the cause of the gospel. Consider Charles Spurgeon who is one of the most well-known preachers in church history. He was a Reformed Baptist and proclaimed the gospel in season and out of season, including calling men and women to repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Or consider Jonathan Edwards...

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Edwards on the Christian Life: Alive to the Beauty of God (Theologians on the Christian Life)

Jonathan Edwards is rightly considered the greatest American born theologian and philosopher. His thought has had a massive impact not only on my own thinking but on the lives of many people. In his new book Edwards on the Christian Life Alive To The Beauty of God Dane Ortlund writes to help readers understand Edwards central passion—God’s beauty. Edwards on the Christian Life is thirteen chapters. Each chapter takes a particular topic and shows how it relates to Edwards view of the Christian life. To this end Ortlund looks at Edwards on beauty, the new birth, love, joy, gentleness,...

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