Category: Theology

Isaiah: God Saves Sinners (Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.)

I was recently listening to a sermon from a noted preacher years ago, who encouraged his congregation to consider the task of “finding a home” in one or two books of the Bible. His philosophy was that most of us, with our limited amount of brainpower as humans, simply don’t have the capacity to know the entirety of the Bible with ultra-precision and clarity. So, maybe instead of growing discouraged at our assumed shallow understanding of the whole Bible, what if we rooted ourselves deeply into a couple of books for our lifetime, and studied the others as we...

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Christ-Centered Exposition: Exalting Jesus in Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk

The Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary is a welcome addition to the growing number of resources which help explain the biblical text and apply the truth of God’s Word to readers. This volume which that focuses on four Minor Prophets beautifully captures the essence of each book and ultimately points to the central figure in Scripture, the Lord Jesus Christ. A predictable pattern occurs throughout this work as the authors present the main idea of the book under consideration. A brief outline is presented to give readers an overview of the biblical text. The major points are explained and highlighted. Finally,...

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God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ (Stephen J. Wellum)

Crossway’s Foundations of Evangelical Theology series is actually a long-standing one, with volumes dating back to twelve years ago. However, Wellum’s new addition to the series is only the sixth volume to be published. In short, the intent of this series is not a marketing scheme, trying to just be another simple option on the Christian book market for theological studies. It instead intends to be a carefully thought out, slow, but rich series that seeks to provide long-lasting resources for the Church. And that is exactly what Dr. Wellum and God the Son Incarnate does for us with...

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A Mouth Full of Fire: The Word of God in the Words of Jeremiah (Andrew G. Shead)

If you have ever read from the New Studies in Biblical Theology series edited by D.A. Carson and published by IVP Academic, you know that it is a major blessing to the Church for providing us rich explorations into what the Bible truly has to say, cover to cover, Genesis to Revelation. That is the point of biblical theology, after all; to help us gain a wider lens, so that when our focus on a particular book or passage narrows, we can look deeper into it. But is this the only path for biblical theology to travel? As Shead...

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Wesley on the Christian Life: The Heart Renewed in Love (Fred Sanders)

Maybe you know someone, or are someone, who has lived an entire life in one country, one region, or one state. Such a person has spent their days only experiencing what is familiar, what is commonplace. They never “get out of their bubble” if you will. Any of us who have experienced life in different countries and continents know that despite our wide-ranging differences, there are many things that hold us together as humans globally. In other words, the man who has spent his whole life in Portland, Oregon has many things in common with the woman who has...

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