Category: Book Reviews

Glory in the Ordinary: Why Your Work in the Home Matters to God

I worked full-time most of my summers in college, and I loved it. I loved everything about my job and the feeling of coming home to rest, going out to eat with friends, or heading out for an evening run after a long day of work.  I changed jobs during the months of engagement to my husband. I didn’t love this job like the seemingly, perfect job I had before it, but I thought the hours would be more fitting. My new job allowed me to come in early and leave by 3:00 most days. This sounds like the...

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Work and Our Labor in the Lord (James M. Hamilton Jr.)

Studies show that the average human works 10.3 years in a lifetime. Imagine taking the next decade to work, never clocking out. That’s how much time you’ll spend at the office, making sales, making sandwiches, digging holes, checking on patients, or whatever you spend your hours a week working on. Work is simply a major component of who we are. Even those who don’t work feel their identity wrapped up in their not working. Anyone who has worked knows that work brings a combination of joys and sorrows, life-giving blessings and life-taking struggles. And most importantly, the Bible has...

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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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The Triune God (New Studies in Dogmatics) by Fred Sanders

Fred Sanders is a professor of Theology at the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University in La Mirada, California. Fred Sanders has another book on the Trinity called The Deep Things of God. Summary In the opening of The Triune God, Fred Sanders lays out his argument for this book on pages 19-24. He aims to help Christians have a biblical understanding of the Triune God so as to help readers worship God properly.  To this end, in the opening chapter of The Triune God, Sanders asserts that theology should lead to praise. Right theology leads to good practice....

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How Does Sanctification Work? by David Powlison

Biblical Counseling is all about sanctification. The goal of counseling is to help people, in the midst of their suffering and/or sin, to grow in their likeness to Jesus Christ. This means that the way we understand the process of sanctification, then, has a direct bearing on our counseling methodology. David Powlison, executive director of the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation, knows the importance of this doctrine for counseling. In How Does Sanctification Work? he seeks to help readers not simply understand the doctrine, but to revel in its diverse out-working. This book reminds us that there is no simplistic...

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