Category: Book Reviews

For You They Signed: The Spiritual Heritage of Those who Shaped our Nation

For You They Signed: The Spiritual Heritage of Those who shaped Our Nation by Marilyn Boyer is an outstanding resource on the about the fifty-six men who signed their names on a document known as the Declaration of Independence. This work at first may appear to be just a historical record; however Boyer does a terrific job incorporating family or group devotional character studies, illustrations, biographical summaries, insightful quotes and more. Being that I am a student and lover of history when I found out a book like Boyer’s existed I knew I wanted to get it. That I get to review a book as unique and easy to read as this one is a privilege and a true joy. I recommend this book for everyone. With the rising interest in America’s roots, I believe this book would serve anyone who is interested in the spiritual heritage of America and those who signed the Declaration of Independence. Whether you’re interested in history or not pick up Marilyn Boyer’s For You They Signed: The Spiritual Heritage of Those who Shaped our Nation, I believe you will be edified and learn about the history and heritage of the United States of America. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the New Leaf  Publishing Group  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a...

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Review Think The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

Dr. John Piper is Pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. His book Think The Life of the Mind and the Love of God is broken into eight sections which helps the reader to follow the line of thought and argument he is making. In the first section of his work, Dr. Piper seeks to clarify why he is writing this book. Some notable quotes we will help us to understand why he wrote this book. On page 15 he says, “Thinking is one of the most important ways that we put the fuel of knowledge on the fires of worship and service to the world.” On page 15 he writes, “The ultimate goal of life is that God be displayed as glorious because of all that he is and all that he has made and done- especially the grace he has show in the work of Christ. The way we glorify him is by knowing him truly, by treasuring him above all things, and by living in a way that shows he is our supreme treasure.” Dr. Piper states on page 30 that the point of this book is that “thinking is essential on the path to understanding, but understanding is a gift of God. That’s the point of this book.” He continues on page on page 30-31 with a story of Benjamin Warfield....

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Review of The Theology of B.B. Warfield

The Theology of B.B. Warfield: A Systematic Summary is written by Fred G. Zaspel Pastor at Reformed Baptist Church in Fraconia, Pennsylvania. When I first heard about this book from Dr. Zaspel, I was excited because it appeared that it would be a helpful introduction to Warfield’s life and theology. As I read the book, I was not disappointed at all- in fact I was quite impressed by the content and depth of Warfield thought. Dr. Zaspel is correct in stating that Warfield was a voluminous author. Throughout the book it becomes clear that the reputation Warfield has as a theologian is well-earned. In reading this book a few things stood out to me. First, Warfield loved the God of the Bible, and secondly his love for God motivated the work he did. Warfield’s obvious love for Scripture and for people challenged me. The goal of theology is not just to espouse what one knows but to help people. Warfield understand that theology should affect both the mind and the heart.  I recommend every Christian take the time to read this book by Dr. Zaspel and learn from Warfield. While you may not agree with everything Warfield said I believe you will be challenged to think through what you believe and why you believe it.  Dr. Zaspel has done a great service to the Church in this systematic summary...

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Book Review Seeds of Turmoil

Seeds of Turmoil: The Biblical roots of the inevitable Crisis in the Middle East is written by Bryan Wright the President of the Southern Baptist Convention and founding Pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. This book is broken into two parts. In part one Mr. Wright discusses the founders of the conflict. In this section he discusses Abraham, the Holy Land, Sarah and Hagar, Isaac and Ishmael, Isaac and Rebekah, Esau and Jacob, Jacob and the Birth of Israel, the state of Israel and neighboring Arab nations and Israel’s greatest threat today. In section two Mr. Wight discusses conflicting perspectives where he discusses the Jewish, Islamic and Christian perspective and concludes with some final thoughts on the issue that he sees in regards to this issue. The most helpful section in this book was the part on the Islamic perspective. In that chapter, Wright carefully explains the issue so as to educate believers about what Muslims believe. Overall this is a helpful book, and I believe many Christians will learn a great deal about why there is conflict in the Middle East. The book clearly achieves its purpose which is to educate its readers about the biblical roots of the crisis in the Middle East. Pick up a copy of this book, and I believe you too will learn a few things if...

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Review of The masculine mandate

The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men is written by Pastor Richard Phillips. His work is broken into two parts: Part one is about understand our mandate as men. In this section he discusses man in the Garden, man’s calling to work, man in the image of God and man as Shepherd-Lord. In part two, Pastor Phillips discusses living our mandate as men. In this section he teaches the about the role men have in marriage, raising and discipline children, having friendships with other men, the masculine mandate in the Church and being servants of the Lord. It has been some time since I’ve read a book specifically designed for men. This book is a first rate work and one I will recommend for men to read. As with his other books, Pastor Phillips grounds his argument in the Word of God and then seeks to explain the practical outworking of the teaching of Scripture. I recommend that every man read this book to learn more about what it means to be a man of God.   Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Reformation Trust book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255...

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