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Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World by Gregg R. Allison
Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World by Gregg R. Allison

Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World by Gregg R. Allison

Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World by Gregg R. Allison addresses a crucial matter that impacts everyone. While every systematic theology addresses the issue of embodiment, few tackle this subject with the skill and precision that Dr. Allison does...

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The New Creation and the Storyline of Scripture – Frank Thielman (2021)
The New Creation and the Storyline of Scripture – Frank Thielman (2021)

The New Creation and the Storyline of Scripture – Frank Thielman (2021)

The New Creation and the Storyline of Scripture by Frank Thielman is the most recent installment in Crossway’s Short Studies in Biblical Theology. The goal of this series, according to the editors, is “to magnify the Savior and build up his church – magnifying the...

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Recovering the Lost Art of Reading – Leland Ryken and Glenda Faye Mathes
Recovering the Lost Art of Reading – Leland Ryken and Glenda Faye Mathes

Recovering the Lost Art of Reading – Leland Ryken and Glenda Faye Mathes

Reading has fallen on hard times. Technology and all things visual have led to a steady decline of the written page. Leland Ryken and Glenda Faye Mathes have something to say about this problem in their book, Recovering the Lost Art of Reading. Reading is a Lost...

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The Attributes of God: An Introduction – Gerald Bray
The Attributes of God: An Introduction – Gerald Bray

The Attributes of God: An Introduction – Gerald Bray

Gerald Bray offers the latest installment in the Short Studies in Systematic Theology Series by Crossway Books. The series is designed to introduce readers to a specific theological subject and equip the next generation of Christian leaders. The great strength of...

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The Plurality Principle: How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Church Leadership Team by Dave Harvey
The Plurality Principle: How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Church Leadership Team by Dave Harvey

The Plurality Principle: How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Church Leadership Team by Dave Harvey

“The quality of your elder plurality determines the health of your church.” This is the premise that undergirds Dave Harvey’s new offering, The Plurality Principle. The subtitle, How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Church Leadership Team, nicely summarizes this...

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Review of Truth with Love: The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer
Review of Truth with Love: The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer

Review of Truth with Love: The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer

If you enjoy good biography as much as I do, you will probably appreciate reading Bryan A. Follis’s Truth with Love: The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer. This book is an excellent summary of the life and teaching of the highly influential apologist and founder of...

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Reformed Systematic Theology Volume 2: Man and Christ by Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley
Reformed Systematic Theology Volume 2: Man and Christ by Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley

Reformed Systematic Theology Volume 2: Man and Christ by Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley

Introduction I am a huge fan of systematic theology. There is nothing that so informs my mind with God’s truth, warms my heart with God’s love, and motivates me to serve God as studying His Word set forth in systematic theology. For this reason, I am so...

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A Review of Wondrous Works of God: A Family Bible Story Book
A Review of Wondrous Works of God: A Family Bible Story Book

A Review of Wondrous Works of God: A Family Bible Story Book

Wondrous Works of God: A Family Bible Story Book, by Starr Meade is a well written and a nicely illustrated (by Tim O’Connor) storybook. It has many thoughtful questions and promptings for families to use during Bible study time. As someone who has a young nephew,...

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J.C. Ryle. Thoughts for Young Men. Updated Edition with Study Guide
J.C. Ryle. Thoughts for Young Men. Updated Edition with Study Guide

J.C. Ryle. Thoughts for Young Men. Updated Edition with Study Guide

J.C. Ryle’s book Holiness stands as a cornerstone piece in the library of Christian classics. This 350-plus page work offers readers a deep dive into the biblical topic of personal and practical holiness. As Ryle served in his role in the Church of England and as...

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He is There and He is Not Silent- Francis Schaeffer (1972)
He is There and He is Not Silent- Francis Schaeffer (1972)

He is There and He is Not Silent- Francis Schaeffer (1972)

I first read He is There and He is Not Silent by Francis Schaeffer in 1992. Multiple readings have ensued, and I turn back to Schaeffer’s book again and again for help with apologetics. Readers will be pleased to see this new edition by Crossway Books with a...

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Paul David Tripp– Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church
Paul David Tripp– Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church

Paul David Tripp– Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church

The church has a leadership crisis. Paul Tripp argues that this crisis is one reason many pastors fail, experience burnout, and leave pastoral ministry altogether. He proposes that the solution to this problem is a leadership model based on the gospel, “The model...

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Why is my Teenager Feeling Like This? and Why am I Feeling Like This? by David Murray
Why is my Teenager Feeling Like This? and Why am I Feeling Like This? by David Murray

Why is my Teenager Feeling Like This? and Why am I Feeling Like This? by David Murray

Many parents feel at a loss about how their teenagers are feeling and what they can do about it. Studies show that more teenagers are battling anxiety, and many of those same teenager's battle depression also. David Murray has written two books to help Christian...

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When Doctrine Divides the People of God – Rhyne R. Putman
When Doctrine Divides the People of God – Rhyne R. Putman

When Doctrine Divides the People of God – Rhyne R. Putman

“If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching (didaskalia) that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and...

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Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund
Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund

Dr. Dane Ortlund has gained a reputation for writing Christian books that are solid, edifying, and gospel-centered. His newest work, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Suffers, is no exception. Ortlund uses Matthew 11:29 as the basis for his...

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Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up by Betsy Childs Howard
Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up by Betsy Childs Howard

Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up by Betsy Childs Howard

Discipleship is one of the most important aspects of Christian parenting. The young hearts of children are very impressionable and need to be carefully guarded and led. It is for this reason why it is crucial to start discipleship early in a child’s life. Proverbs...

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Gently and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund
Gently and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund

Gently and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund

The most important thing about us is what we think about God. What do you think of when you think about the Son of God? Some might first think about His miracles, the work of atonement, or His teaching. Others may think about His person. Christ is one person with...

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When Doctrine Divides the People of God by Rhyne Putman
When Doctrine Divides the People of God by Rhyne Putman

When Doctrine Divides the People of God by Rhyne Putman

We live in a very divided age. Yet, this should not surprise us because, wherever there are human civilization and at least two differing opinions, there will inevitably be divisions. In any given society, there will be division politically, socially, economically,...

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Exploring the Bible Together: A 52-Week Family Worship Plan by David Murray
Exploring the Bible Together: A 52-Week Family Worship Plan by David Murray

Exploring the Bible Together: A 52-Week Family Worship Plan by David Murray

It is true that Christian discipleship starts at home. The church, of course, plays a vital role in the spiritual development and growth of all believers. However, the home is the genesis of discipleship and spiritual growth. For this reason, families need to...

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Finding the Right Hills to Die On: The Case for Theological Triage by Gavin Ortlund
Finding the Right Hills to Die On: The Case for Theological Triage by Gavin Ortlund

Finding the Right Hills to Die On: The Case for Theological Triage by Gavin Ortlund

In recent years, in evangelical circles, much talk has centered around the idea of “theological triage.” The term has been credited to Dr. Albert Mohler, though the concept has been around for a long time. In a divided age, unfortunately, even many Christians fall...

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Jesus Rose for Me: The True Story of Easter by Jared Kennedy
Jesus Rose for Me: The True Story of Easter by Jared Kennedy

Jesus Rose for Me: The True Story of Easter by Jared Kennedy

The gospel story is the most important story that has ever been told. For this reason, God has called Christian parents to rehearse the gospel story with their families. The gospel must be taught and lived out in the home. Scripture reminds us to tell our children...

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One Assembly: Rethinking the Multisite and Multiservice Church Models by Jonathan Leeman
One Assembly: Rethinking the Multisite and Multiservice Church Models by Jonathan Leeman

One Assembly: Rethinking the Multisite and Multiservice Church Models by Jonathan Leeman

In the past few decades, the Western church has seen a drastic rise in the number of megachurches. Along with the rise of megachurches has come a rise in the number of churches going to multiservice and/or multisite models of ministry, which has happened so rapidly...

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Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund
Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund

The heart of God is at the center of the gospel message. His affections towards His people is not a great mystery that needs to be discovered but has been revealed in the person and work of Jesus. God’s heart towards His people is seen throughout Scripture. The...

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When Pain is Real and God Seems Silent by J. Ligon Duncan
When Pain is Real and God Seems Silent by J. Ligon Duncan

When Pain is Real and God Seems Silent by J. Ligon Duncan

Pain and suffering are part of the human experience that modern society tries its best to avoid. Most people are afraid of suffering and desire to get through it as quickly as possible when it comes. Yet, pain and suffering will come to all people, even followers...

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What If I’m Discouraged in My Evangelism? (Church Questions)
What If I’m Discouraged in My Evangelism? (Church Questions)

What If I’m Discouraged in My Evangelism? (Church Questions)

Evangelism is an essential part of the Christian life. It is through evangelism that the gospel has made its way around the globe and down through the ages. Yet, many Christians find it difficult to evangelize. There are many reasons for this; however, evangelism...

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What Should I Do Now That I’m a Christian? (Church Questions)
What Should I Do Now That I’m a Christian? (Church Questions)

What Should I Do Now That I’m a Christian? (Church Questions)

Becoming a Christian is not an easy transition. For many in today’s culture, they are coming to faith from a secular background. They may not have been raised in the church or haven’t been in a long time. By the time they come to faith later in life, they are often...

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How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics? (9Marks Questions)
How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics? (9Marks Questions)

How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics? (9Marks Questions)

The body of Christ is a beautiful reality of redeemed souls from every corner of the globe. There is much diversity in Christ’s people, as well it should be. Yet with diversity comes differences of opinions and variations of worldview. Although every believer must...

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Enough About Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self by Jen Oshman
Enough About Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self by Jen Oshman

Enough About Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self by Jen Oshman

Self. The very word makes postmodern people proud. After all, we are encouraged each day to please ourselves, nurture ourselves, and congratulate ourselves. Self-promotion is considered a virtue in our age. This propensity to narcissism is part of the warp and woof...

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Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future – Gavin Ortlund
Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future – Gavin Ortlund

Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future – Gavin Ortlund

Interest among evangelicals in the Protestant Reformation has been on the rise for several years. With the recent quatercentenary commemoration of the Reformation, interest continues to blaze hotter than ever. Gavin Ortlund, himself a student of the Reformation,...

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John Calvin: For a New Reformation edited by Derek W.H. Thomas and John W. Tweeddale
John Calvin: For a New Reformation edited by Derek W.H. Thomas and John W. Tweeddale

John Calvin: For a New Reformation edited by Derek W.H. Thomas and John W. Tweeddale

Over two thousand years of church history have produced a wide assortment of Christian leaders, theologians, and churchmen.  One man who exerted an enormous amount of influence in his day was John Calvin. In recent years, theologians and pastors have revived an...

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Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom
Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom

Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom

Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom by G.K. Beale is the latest installment in the Crossway series, Short Studies in Biblical Theology. Thus far, the books in this series stand on their own merits and make a unique contribution to the...

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Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind by Owen Strachan
Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind by Owen Strachan

Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind by Owen Strachan

I was recently asked by a parishioner to evaluate a professing Christian author. My response was tenuous, as the author under consideration is notoriously difficult to nail down. Is he a Calvinist or an Arminian? A Complementarian or an Egalitarian? Does he affirm...

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Letters to My Students: On Preaching (Vol. 1) – Jason Allen
Letters to My Students: On Preaching (Vol. 1) – Jason Allen

Letters to My Students: On Preaching (Vol. 1) – Jason Allen

In 1869, Charles Haddon Spurgeon published Lectures to My Students. The book is packed with preaching helps and anecdotes that pastors have benefited from for almost one hundred and fifty years. Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,...

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God Breathed: Connecting with Scripture to God, Others, the Natural World, and Yourself
God Breathed: Connecting with Scripture to God, Others, the Natural World, and Yourself

God Breathed: Connecting with Scripture to God, Others, the Natural World, and Yourself

I am my own and I am mine. In the West, we live by this mantra. We proclaim it with exuberance and pride. We write stories and sing about our freedom to be ourselves, to follow our own hearts, to not be restrained or limited by anything outside of ourselves. We’ve...

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Into His Presence: A Theology of Intimacy with God By Tim L. Anderson
Into His Presence: A Theology of Intimacy with God By Tim L. Anderson

Into His Presence: A Theology of Intimacy with God By Tim L. Anderson

Tim Anderson, a professor of theology and biblical studies at Corban University, has written a book that is much needed within the church today. Sadly, the Charismatics and Mystics have hijacked the concept of Intimacy with God and created confusion on the issue of...

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Foundations of the Christian Faith A Comprehensive & Readable Theology by James Montgomery Boice
Foundations of the Christian Faith A Comprehensive & Readable Theology by James Montgomery Boice

Foundations of the Christian Faith A Comprehensive & Readable Theology by James Montgomery Boice

James Montgomery Boice was the pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA until he went home to glory. He was a leader in the  Reformed movement, and his commentaries have received a wide reading and helped many (and continue to do so). Foundations of...

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God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel – Costi Hinn
God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel – Costi Hinn

God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel – Costi Hinn

The so-called prosperity gospel has been a virtual “wrecking ball,” inflicting damage on the unsuspecting, infiltrating local churches with a diabolical message of health and wealth, and inviting the wrath of a holy God. The prosperity gospel is not another version...

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ESV Prayer Bible: Prayers From The Past- Hope For Our Present
ESV Prayer Bible: Prayers From The Past- Hope For Our Present

ESV Prayer Bible: Prayers From The Past- Hope For Our Present

I had the opportunity to get my hands on a copy of Crossway’s new Prayer Bible. As you have probably guessed, this is another ESV Bible, but instead of commentary or extensive footnotes, this Bible is designed to show you how the Scriptures devotionally warmed the...

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Untangling Emotions – J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith
Untangling Emotions – J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith

Untangling Emotions – J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith

Most people have experienced the frustration of trying to untangle the laces on a pair of tennis shoes. Frustration only escalates as the knot tightens which leads to a sense of heightened angst. This normal occurrence vividly depicts how many people approach their...

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Maturity: Growing Up and Going on in the Christian Life – Sinclair Ferguson
Maturity: Growing Up and Going on in the Christian Life – Sinclair Ferguson

Maturity: Growing Up and Going on in the Christian Life – Sinclair Ferguson

In a style that Christians have grown fond of, Sinclair Ferguson gifts the church with Maturity: Growing Up and Going On in the Christian Life. Originally penned in 1980 and distributed with the title, Add to Your Faith, and in 1981 as Taking the Christian Life...

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The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls – Matthew Barrett , Ed.
The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls – Matthew Barrett , Ed.

The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls – Matthew Barrett , Ed.

Martin Luther boldly declared, “Justification is the article upon which the church stands or falls.” John Calvin argued that justification is the “hinge on which religion turns.” In the sixteenth century, scores of people found these arguments both biblical and...

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Faithful Endurance: The Joy of Shepherding People for a Lifetime – Jeff Robinson, Collin Hansen, Ed.
Faithful Endurance: The Joy of Shepherding People for a Lifetime – Jeff Robinson, Collin Hansen, Ed.

Faithful Endurance: The Joy of Shepherding People for a Lifetime – Jeff Robinson, Collin Hansen, Ed.

Faithful Endurance: The Joy of Shepherding People for a Lifetime is a call to pastors to remain true to their call and cross the finish line with God-centered resolve. Faithful Endurance is edited by Collin Hansen and Jeff Robison. The editors gathered a group of...

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Our Ancient Foe: The History, Activity, and Demise of the Devil – Ronald L. Kohl, Ed
Our Ancient Foe: The History, Activity, and Demise of the Devil – Ronald L. Kohl, Ed

Our Ancient Foe: The History, Activity, and Demise of the Devil – Ronald L. Kohl, Ed

Our Ancient Foe is edited by Ronald L. Kohl. The subtitle of the book is a fitting description of the contents, namely – Satan’s History, Activity, and Ultimate Demise. Kohl has assembled a team of scholars and expository preachers to unveil the diabolical devices...

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Passions of the Heart: Biblical Counsel for Stubborn Sexual Sins by John D. Street
Passions of the Heart: Biblical Counsel for Stubborn Sexual Sins by John D. Street

Passions of the Heart: Biblical Counsel for Stubborn Sexual Sins by John D. Street

We find ourselves in the midst of a culture that is awash in sexual sin. Ironically, there are very few resources available to help people deal with this vexing problem. Some books minimize sexual sin and even ignore their pernicious effects on the lives of people....

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None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God by Matthew Barrett
None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God by Matthew Barrett

None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God by Matthew Barrett

None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God by Matthew Barrett is a book for our times. Better put, it is a book that is desperately needed in this generation. Many books that explore the subject of theology proper are fraught with errors. Barrett’s book is...

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Reformed Systematic Theology – Volume 1: God and Revelation – Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley
Reformed Systematic Theology – Volume 1: God and Revelation – Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley

Reformed Systematic Theology – Volume 1: God and Revelation – Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley

Our generation is fraught with challenges that militate against the Christian faith. We are constantly battling heresy, both inside and outside the church. The propagation of lies is commonplace, and the repudiation of truth is part of the fabric of the...

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A Company of Heroes: Portraits From the Gospel’s Global Advance – Tim Keesee (2019)
A Company of Heroes: Portraits From the Gospel’s Global Advance – Tim Keesee (2019)

A Company of Heroes: Portraits From the Gospel’s Global Advance – Tim Keesee (2019)

Most young people aspire to be like someone. The people they emulate are athletes, rock stars, and actors. These people serve as heroes to the upcoming generation. But Tim Keesee has a different set of heroes in mind. Keesee is thinking about heroes who embrace...

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Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age – Tony Reinke
Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age – Tony Reinke

Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age – Tony Reinke

We live in an increasingly visual culture. As a pastor, I hear the relentless sound of the postmodern drumbeat: “The average person cannot sit through a forty-five-minute sermon,” I’m told. Yet that same person will sit in a dark room for nearly four hours and...

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God for Us: Discovering the Heart of the Father through the Life of the Son
God for Us: Discovering the Heart of the Father through the Life of the Son

God for Us: Discovering the Heart of the Father through the Life of the Son

Abby Ross Hutto wants us to know that God can reach every single one of us. Using an innovative allegorical approach, Hutto turns the true stories of men and women she knows into characters named after the characteristic that describes them: Distant, Skeptic,...

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A Practical Exposition of the Ten Commandments by James Durham
A Practical Exposition of the Ten Commandments by James Durham

A Practical Exposition of the Ten Commandments by James Durham

I was absolutely thrilled to receive a copy of James Durham’s A Practical Exposition of the Ten Commandments from Reformation Heritage Books (RHB) to review. The Ten Commandments have been a particular area of focus for me over the last couple of years, and I’ve...

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Strategies for Transformational Learning: How to Teach for Discipleship by Jane Thayer
Strategies for Transformational Learning: How to Teach for Discipleship by Jane Thayer

Strategies for Transformational Learning: How to Teach for Discipleship by Jane Thayer

Education is made up of two equal, parallel tracks: content and communication. If what is taught does not immediately link with how the subject is taught, learning is downsized. We need more college professors who have been high school teachers, who can right-size...

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ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible: Christ in All of Scripture, Grace for All of Life
ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible: Christ in All of Scripture, Grace for All of Life

ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible: Christ in All of Scripture, Grace for All of Life

Protestant evangelical believers hold fast to one of the doctrines of the Reformation, Sola Scriptura, the teaching that the Scriptures alone hold the highest authority in the Christian life. However, many believers in the evangelical tradition do not read the...

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Sola: How the Five Solas Are Still Reforming the Church – James K. Allen, Ed
Sola: How the Five Solas Are Still Reforming the Church – James K. Allen, Ed

Sola: How the Five Solas Are Still Reforming the Church – James K. Allen, Ed

The heart of what Luther and the reformers discovered during the sixteenth century can be summarized in what we know today as the five solas of the Reformation, namely, that sinners are saved by grace alone (sola gratia), through faith alone (sola fide), in Christ...

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Flourish: How the Love of Christ Frees Us from Self-Focus by Lydia Brownback
Flourish: How the Love of Christ Frees Us from Self-Focus by Lydia Brownback

Flourish: How the Love of Christ Frees Us from Self-Focus by Lydia Brownback

Christian women seem to love advice. We write it, share it, put it in pretty fonts on beautiful backdrops, set it to music. Most importantly, we buy it. Books marketed to women often invite to take better care of ourselves or better understand ourselves. We are...

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Where I End: A Story of Tragedy, Truth, and Rebellious Hope by Katherine Elizabeth Clark
Where I End: A Story of Tragedy, Truth, and Rebellious Hope by Katherine Elizabeth Clark

Where I End: A Story of Tragedy, Truth, and Rebellious Hope by Katherine Elizabeth Clark

Katherine Elizabeth Clark has a story to tell and it isn’t like any other story I’ve heard. Where I End begins with a freak accident, the kind of thing that could happen to any young mom trying to have fun with her kids at the playground: One second she is playing...

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(A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ by Abigail Dodds
(A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ by Abigail Dodds

(A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ by Abigail Dodds

As a young girl, I thought the board game Life laid out the basic script for adult life. The path allowed me to drive my little plastic car from college to a career, then on to marriage and eventually to home ownership in just that orderly sequence. In actuality,...

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Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age
Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age

Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age

I have always thought my husband and I were probably among the first people to take selfies. We dated in the pre-digital era so we used disposable cameras pre-loaded with film. If we wanted to remember a moment, Paul would reach one arm out with his finger on the...

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Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture by David Murray
Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture by David Murray

Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture by David Murray

Pastor and professor David Murray has become all too familiar with the phenomenon of pastoral burn-out. In addition to his own seasons of burn-out, Murray has spent years counseling pastors and church leaders through these difficult times. Reset: Living a...

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Real: The Surprising Secret to Deeper Relationships by Catherine Parks
Real: The Surprising Secret to Deeper Relationships by Catherine Parks

Real: The Surprising Secret to Deeper Relationships by Catherine Parks

“Before we begin, I really want you to get to know me. I’m successful. I’m intelligent. I am a wise and self-sufficient woman. In other words… I don’t want you to know me at all. Not the real me. I only want you to get to know a carefully crafted version of me.”...

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Reformed Preaching: Proclaiming God’s Word from the Heart of the Preacher to the Heart of His People by Joel R. Beeke
Reformed Preaching: Proclaiming God’s Word from the Heart of the Preacher to the Heart of His People by Joel R. Beeke

Reformed Preaching: Proclaiming God’s Word from the Heart of the Preacher to the Heart of His People by Joel R. Beeke

Dr. Joel R. Beeke is one of my favorite writers to read. I’ve lost track of how many books he’s written and how many of them I’ve read, but there is a common thread between them all- they are devotionally warm. One of Beeke’s goals in everything he writes is to...

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In Their Own Words: The Testimonies of Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and John Bunyan by David B. Calhoun
In Their Own Words: The Testimonies of Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and John Bunyan by David B. Calhoun

In Their Own Words: The Testimonies of Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and John Bunyan by David B. Calhoun

I was introduced to the writings of David B. Calhoun when he published his book with Banner of Truth, Knowing God and Ourselves: Reading Calvin’s Institutes Devotionally. I enjoyed that book immensely, and this book is just as good. In Calhoun’s latest book, In...

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The New Elder’s Handbook – Greg R. Scharf and Arthur Kok
The New Elder’s Handbook – Greg R. Scharf and Arthur Kok

The New Elder’s Handbook – Greg R. Scharf and Arthur Kok

The New Elder’s Handbook by Greg Scharf and Arthur Kok provides readers with a field-tested approach to training elders in the local church. The book is arranged in three parts, each of which is summarized below. Vision The first part sets forth the biblical...

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Now That I’m Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry by Kristen Padilla
Now That I’m Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry by Kristen Padilla

Now That I’m Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry by Kristen Padilla

Kristen Padilla may have achieved the impossible with Now That I’m Called. It is difficult to write a book on women being called to ministry without playing into the obvious conflicts surrounding ordination and eldership, namely: are these roles women are allowed...

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Always in God’s Hands: Day by Day in the Company of Jonathan Edwards – Owen Strachan
Always in God’s Hands: Day by Day in the Company of Jonathan Edwards – Owen Strachan

Always in God’s Hands: Day by Day in the Company of Jonathan Edwards – Owen Strachan

I don’t usually get too excited about devotional books. They are typically too short and far too shallow. Such books gain a wide readership, which only adds fuel to my frustration. But when I learned about Dr. Owen Strachan’s new book, Always in God’s Hands: Day By...

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Perfectly Human: Nine Months with Cerian by Sarah Charlotte Williams
Perfectly Human: Nine Months with Cerian by Sarah Charlotte Williams

Perfectly Human: Nine Months with Cerian by Sarah Charlotte Williams

There’s a book popping up on lots of “Best of 2018” lists called Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved) by Kate Bowler. I had the privilege of hearing Kate Bowler, professor at Duke Divinity School, tell her story at the Festival of Faith and...

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Zealous for Good Works: Mobilizing Your Church for the Good of Your Community by Todd Wilson
Zealous for Good Works: Mobilizing Your Church for the Good of Your Community by Todd Wilson

Zealous for Good Works: Mobilizing Your Church for the Good of Your Community by Todd Wilson

Todd A. Wilson has a “church growth strategy” as old as the church itself: follow the advice in Paul’s letter to Titus. In brief, practical terms, Wilson lays out Paul’s advice for the church in his new book Zealous for Good Works. American evangelicalism, says...

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Sandra Peoples– Unexpected Blessings: The Joys & Possibilities of Life in a Special-Needs Family
Sandra Peoples– Unexpected Blessings: The Joys & Possibilities of Life in a Special-Needs Family

Sandra Peoples– Unexpected Blessings: The Joys & Possibilities of Life in a Special-Needs Family

Sandra Peoples is not asking you to feel sorry for her. Neither is she asking you to be impressed with how well she’s dealing. Although his book is a personal testimony about the challenges and joys of raising her non-verbal son, she actually wrote this book for...

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Diehard Sins: How to Fight Wisely against Destructive Daily Habits
Diehard Sins: How to Fight Wisely against Destructive Daily Habits

Diehard Sins: How to Fight Wisely against Destructive Daily Habits

The Biblical Counseling Movement largely recovered by Jay Adams and his prophetic book, Competent to Counsel is wide open for publications. By God’s grace, this critical ministry is really taking root in seminaries and local churches all over the world as pastors...

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From Chaos to Cosmos: Creation to New Creation by Sidney Greidanus
From Chaos to Cosmos: Creation to New Creation by Sidney Greidanus

From Chaos to Cosmos: Creation to New Creation by Sidney Greidanus

Sidney Greidanus’ From Chaos to Cosmos is the latest installment in the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series. Though I haven’t read the others in this series, I can see that this series is incredibly practical for those who are teaching the Bible regularly....

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Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon by Ray Rhodes
Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon by Ray Rhodes

Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon by Ray Rhodes

To read Ray Rhodes’ recent biography, Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, is to witness a life of utter surrender to service. As much as Susie was able, she offered herself fully and wholeheartedly to supporting her famous husband’s ministry. She made...

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Marry Wisely, Marry Well: A Blueprint for Personal Preparation by Dr. Ernie Baker
Marry Wisely, Marry Well: A Blueprint for Personal Preparation by Dr. Ernie Baker

Marry Wisely, Marry Well: A Blueprint for Personal Preparation by Dr. Ernie Baker

Biblical Building Blocks As a single person and a fan of HGTV, I thoroughly enjoyed Marry Wisely, Marry Well: A Blueprint for Personal Preparation. Dr. Ernie Baker—Professor of Biblical Counseling, certified conciliator with Peacemaker Ministries, pastor, husband,...

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On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life Through Great Books by Karen Prior
On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life Through Great Books by Karen Prior

On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life Through Great Books by Karen Prior

Only four pages in to Karen Swallow Prior’s masterpiece On Reading Well, I knew I was in trouble. I love reading in lots of genres, but books about the act of reading are my weakness. I love them. I’ve already read Prior’s first book, Booked: Literature in the Soul...

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The Friend Who Forgives: A True Story About how Peter Failed and Jesus Forgave by Dan Dewitt and Catalina Echeverri
The Friend Who Forgives: A True Story About how Peter Failed and Jesus Forgave by Dan Dewitt and Catalina Echeverri

The Friend Who Forgives: A True Story About how Peter Failed and Jesus Forgave by Dan Dewitt and Catalina Echeverri

I enjoy children’s books. I did so long before I had children of my own. Some of my favorite literature is written for children. Writing children’s books is hard work  that takes a sharp mind, deep understanding of your subject, and clear, simple communication to...

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Reforming Joy: A Conversation between Paul, the Reformers, and the Church Today by Tim Chester
Reforming Joy: A Conversation between Paul, the Reformers, and the Church Today by Tim Chester

Reforming Joy: A Conversation between Paul, the Reformers, and the Church Today by Tim Chester

Tim Chester’s has a gift for reframing gospel subjects. His book A Meal with Jesus drew my attention to all the times Jesus’ ministry happened in the context of sharing food through ordinary hospitality and miraculous generosity. Suddenly I saw connections I’d...

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Even Better than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything about Your Story by Nancy Guthrie
Even Better than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything about Your Story by Nancy Guthrie

Even Better than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything about Your Story by Nancy Guthrie

For the first ten years of my life, I took electricity for granted. I flipped on light switches and turned the dial to change channels on my TV without thinking twice about how easy and available it was. It wasn’t until fourth grade that I received a basic...

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Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter by Michael Lundy
Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter by Michael Lundy

Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter by Michael Lundy

Depression and anxiety are no strangers to most of us, although some of us experience it to greater degrees than others. Many of us are silent strugglers, afraid to verbalize our thoughts, feelings, and emotions for fear of being judged, rejected, and considered...

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Dangerous Territory: My Misguided Quest to Save the World by Amy Peterson
Dangerous Territory: My Misguided Quest to Save the World by Amy Peterson

Dangerous Territory: My Misguided Quest to Save the World by Amy Peterson

Reality, C.S. Lewis says, is the great iconoclast. Whatever fragile ideas we may have about God, about ourselves, and about our neighbors are constantly at risk of being broken when they confront the real thing. Lewis explains that God himself is an iconoclast, and...

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Light in a Dark Place: The Doctrine of Scripture – John Feinberg
Light in a Dark Place: The Doctrine of Scripture – John Feinberg

Light in a Dark Place: The Doctrine of Scripture – John Feinberg

Many issues have come to the forefront for Christians in recent years. However, I cannot think of an issue of greater importance than our view of the Word of God. This crucial matter is addressed by John Feinberg in his recent work, Light in a Dark Place: The...

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Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning by Wayne Grudem
Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning by Wayne Grudem

Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning by Wayne Grudem

Wayne Grudem has become a household name in evangelical circles over the years. His landmark book, Systematic Theology, is used in Bible Colleges and Seminaries around the world. I have personally taught through his excellent book at least six times. As a result,...

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Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age
Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age

Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age

One of the perils of refusing to buy a smartphone is that I have to rely on our old GPS. The maps haven’t been updated since 2012, so occasionally I’ll drive on a new road that simply doesn’t exist according to my GPS’ outdated maps. I appear to be driving through...

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12 Faithful Men: Portraits of Courageous Endurance in Pastoral Ministry
12 Faithful Men: Portraits of Courageous Endurance in Pastoral Ministry

12 Faithful Men: Portraits of Courageous Endurance in Pastoral Ministry

12 Faithful Men is a collection of portraits that capture the lives and ministries of godly men, scattered throughout church history. These men come from a variety of backgrounds and have all made significant contributions to the kingdom of God. Collin Hansen and...

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A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Sarah Arthur
A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Sarah Arthur

A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Sarah Arthur

At a farmhouse halfway between our house and our church lives a peacock. We don’t see him every time we drive by, but we always slow down to look. We’ve found him walking among the free-range chickens, hopping on the bird feeder, even perched on the handle of a...

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Spiritual Gifts: What They Are and Why They Matter – Thomas Schreiner
Spiritual Gifts: What They Are and Why They Matter – Thomas Schreiner

Spiritual Gifts: What They Are and Why They Matter – Thomas Schreiner

The subject of spiritual gifts is an ongoing topic in the church that often times generates more heat than light. The matter of the sign gifts, in particular, is especially controversial. Continuationists set forth arguments in favor of the sign gifts. And...

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Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God by Joe Rigney
Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God by Joe Rigney

Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God by Joe Rigney

C.S. Lewis is one of the most beloved and influential figures in modern church history. He only lived as a believer for a relatively short period of time, about 30 years. In that span of time, however, he wrote prolifically and touched the lives of believers the...

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From Death to Life: How Salvation Works by Allen S. Nelson IV
From Death to Life: How Salvation Works by Allen S. Nelson IV

From Death to Life: How Salvation Works by Allen S. Nelson IV

The doctrine of salvation is awash on a sea of Pelagianism and Semi-Pelagianism. Marked by the curse of sin, the image-bearers of God have a need to “earn” their salvation. “Surely, there must be something I can do to merit favor before a holy God,” says the modern...

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The Gospel Comes With a House Key by Rossaria Butterfield
The Gospel Comes With a House Key by Rossaria Butterfield

The Gospel Comes With a House Key by Rossaria Butterfield

“Imagine a world where the power of the gospel to change lives is our to behold.” This is the soul-stirring, gospel-focussed message that Rosaria Butterfield proclaims in her most recent book, The Gospel Comes With a House Key. The author aims to inspire readers to...

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Theophany: A Biblical Theology of God’s Appearing – Vern Poythress
Theophany: A Biblical Theology of God’s Appearing – Vern Poythress

Theophany: A Biblical Theology of God’s Appearing – Vern Poythress

“A theophany is a manifestation of divine presence accompanied by an extraordinary display mediating that presence.” This is the primary goal of Vern S. Poythress in his recent book, Theophany: A Biblical Theology of God’s Appearing. Theophanies, according to the...

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Lloyd-Jones on the Christian Life: Doctrine and Life as Fuel and Fire (Theologians on the Christian Life) by Jason Meyer
Lloyd-Jones on the Christian Life: Doctrine and Life as Fuel and Fire (Theologians on the Christian Life) by Jason Meyer

Lloyd-Jones on the Christian Life: Doctrine and Life as Fuel and Fire (Theologians on the Christian Life) by Jason Meyer

Tightrope walkers amaze me.  I marvel at the ability to concentrate and balance on such a small wire while certain death awaits the slightest mishap.  They must keep their center mass balanced perfectly over the wire and not lean too far in either direction. I once...

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New Calvinism: New Reformation or Theological Fad? – Josh Buice, Ed.
New Calvinism: New Reformation or Theological Fad? – Josh Buice, Ed.

New Calvinism: New Reformation or Theological Fad? – Josh Buice, Ed.

“Calvinism is back,” writes David Van Biema, in a Time Magazine article, entitled ‘The New Calvinism.’ The featured article, which was written in 2009 was included in a list of “Ten Ideas Changing the World Right Now.” That’s quite a claim for a secular magazine to...

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The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross – Patrick Schreiner (2018)
The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross – Patrick Schreiner (2018)

The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross – Patrick Schreiner (2018)

The resurgence of biblical theology and an emphasis on the kingdom of God has been a profound help to Christians, both in the academy and the local church. Patrick Schreiner’s offering, The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross is the latest publication in...

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Biblical Theology – Nick Roark and Robert Cline (2018)
Biblical Theology – Nick Roark and Robert Cline (2018)

Biblical Theology – Nick Roark and Robert Cline (2018)

One of the critical components of the Christian life involves understanding Scripture and applying it to our lives. This goal is at the heart of Nick Roark and Robert Cline’s book, Biblical Theology: How the Church Faithfully Teaches the Gospel. The authors join...

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The Affectionate Theology of Richard Sibbes – Mark Dever (2018)
The Affectionate Theology of Richard Sibbes – Mark Dever (2018)

The Affectionate Theology of Richard Sibbes – Mark Dever (2018)

The Long Line of Godly Men Profiles is a series published by Reformation Trust that has been educating and inspiring Christians for over ten years. Steven Lawson serves as the series editor and oversees this vital project. This excellent series introduces readers...

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With Jesus: Finding Your Place in the Story of Christ – Brian G. Hedges (2017)
With Jesus: Finding Your Place in the Story of Christ – Brian G. Hedges (2017)

With Jesus: Finding Your Place in the Story of Christ – Brian G. Hedges (2017)

With Jesus, by Brian G. Hedges is a book that invites readers on a journey of a lifetime. The gospel is weaved into the fabric of this story and helps readers understand the role that Christ places in individual lives. Hedges writes, “Whatever the shape of your...

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Spurgeon on the Christian Life – Michael Reeves (2018)
Spurgeon on the Christian Life – Michael Reeves (2018)

Spurgeon on the Christian Life – Michael Reeves (2018)

Spurgeon on the Christian Life by Michael Reeves is the latest installment in the Crossway Series, Theologians on the Christian Life. This excellent book covers some basic biographical information on the Prince of Preachers. He is rightly described as a man who...

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Graciousness: Tempering Truth With Love – John Crotts (2018)
Graciousness: Tempering Truth With Love – John Crotts (2018)

Graciousness: Tempering Truth With Love – John Crotts (2018)

The matter of truth is of utmost importance for the follower of Jesus Christ. However, sometimes a person with a passion for the truth has a tendency to “steamroll” the unsuspecting – the one who has either never learned the truth or the one who has chosen to...

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50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith – Gregg Allison (2018)
50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith – Gregg Allison (2018)

50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith – Gregg Allison (2018)

I have been teaching theology for over twenty-five years. During that time span, I have been privileged to use some of the finest theological resources available. Contemporary books like Wayne Grudem’s, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine or...

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The City of God and the Goal of Creation – T. Desmond Alexander (2018)
The City of God and the Goal of Creation – T. Desmond Alexander (2018)

The City of God and the Goal of Creation – T. Desmond Alexander (2018)

“God’s purpose in creating this world is to establish a resplendent metropolis that will fill the earth, where God will reside in harmony with humans,” says T. Desmond Alexander. The author’s latest work, entitled The City of God and the Goal of Creation is a book...

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The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down – Albert Mohler (2018)
The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down – Albert Mohler (2018)

The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down – Albert Mohler (2018)

Americans understand the idea of revolution. It is a part of our collective DNA. However, many Americans stop short when spiritual revolution comes into view. Albert Mohler argues in his latest book that such a revolution will come when we pray the Lord’s Prayer:...

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John Knox and the Reformation – Iain Murray and Martyn Lloyd Jones
John Knox and the Reformation – Iain Murray and Martyn Lloyd Jones

John Knox and the Reformation – Iain Murray and Martyn Lloyd Jones

“The fact is that you simply cannot understand the history of Scotland unless you know something about the Protestant Reformation. It is the key to the understanding of the history of your great country in the last four hundred years.” So said, Martyn Lloyd-Jones...

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A Reader’s Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards
A Reader’s Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards

A Reader’s Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards

He was the most important mind America ever produced, a theologian/philosopher extraordinaire. He was one of the most well-known pastors to stand behind the “preacher’s desk.” And he was a prolific author, missionary, and college president. Despite his impressive...

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Long Before Luther: Tracing the Heart of the Gospel From Christ to the Reformation by Nathan Busenitz
Long Before Luther: Tracing the Heart of the Gospel From Christ to the Reformation by Nathan Busenitz

Long Before Luther: Tracing the Heart of the Gospel From Christ to the Reformation by Nathan Busenitz

Long Before Luther: Tracing the Heart of the Gospel From Christ to the Reformation by Nathan Busenitz recently hit the shelves. Busentiz sets out to discover whether or not the doctrine of justification by faith alone was taught and stressed before the days of the...

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Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life
Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life

Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life

One man blazed a trail in the sixteenth century that laid the groundwork for countless numbers of Christians. Martin Luther was the primary agent who God used in a mighty way as he hammered his 95 theses on the castle door at Wittenberg on October 31, 1517. He...

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Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World – Thomas Schreiner (2017)
Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World – Thomas Schreiner (2017)

Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World – Thomas Schreiner (2017)

Biblical theology is the discipline that reveals the storyline of Scripture. It looks at the big picture, which begins at creation and culminates with the new earth, where God makes all things new. “The purpose of biblical theology,” according to James Hamilton “is...

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Two Views on Homosexuality, The Bible, and the Church (editors Preston Sprinkle and Stanley N. Gundry)
Two Views on Homosexuality, The Bible, and the Church (editors Preston Sprinkle and Stanley N. Gundry)

Two Views on Homosexuality, The Bible, and the Church (editors Preston Sprinkle and Stanley N. Gundry)

The Counterpoints series by Zondervan is a long-standing examination of various Christian views and issues that allow different perspectives to be shared together in one volume, with the hopes that it allows us all a better understanding of each other’s position,...

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Alive in Him: How Being Embraced by the Love of Christ Changes Everything by Gloria Furman
Alive in Him: How Being Embraced by the Love of Christ Changes Everything by Gloria Furman

Alive in Him: How Being Embraced by the Love of Christ Changes Everything by Gloria Furman

John Newton once wrote, “I have often wished we had more female pens employed in the service of the sanctuary. . . . In the article of essay writing, I think many are qualified to succeed better than most men, having a peculiar easiness of style, which few of us...

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Glory in the Ordinary: Why Your Work in the Home Matters to God (Courtney Reissig)
Glory in the Ordinary: Why Your Work in the Home Matters to God (Courtney Reissig)

Glory in the Ordinary: Why Your Work in the Home Matters to God (Courtney Reissig)

I understand very little about what it means to be a homemaker, and even less about what it means to be female. One might perceive that a book such as this one, with its floral cover print and cursive title font, is not the kind of downtime read I would spend time...

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Scripture As Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church (Hans Boersma)
Scripture As Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church (Hans Boersma)

Scripture As Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church (Hans Boersma)

As our society develops and moves along the line of historical time, we have voices pop up along the way that remind us not to forget where we came from and the ones who came before us. We see this in politics all of the time. America has had its share of political...

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Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture (John Piper)
Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture (John Piper)

Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture (John Piper)

Does it take a miracle to read the Bible? That is the question posed on the inside flap of the cover jacket on Dr. John Piper’s newest book, Reading the Bible Supernaturally. I am curious as to what your answer is. For many years of my life, I think I would have...

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The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together (Jared C. Wilson)
The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together (Jared C. Wilson)

The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together (Jared C. Wilson)

If only the Christian Living section knew you, right? I recently sat down to read one of the most popular books around on discipleship, because it’s so critically acclaimed and well-known I felt like I was responsible for knowing (and practicing) its contents. Over...

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A Review of “How Can I Be Sure I’m A Christian?” by Donald Whitney
A Review of “How Can I Be Sure I’m A Christian?” by Donald Whitney

A Review of “How Can I Be Sure I’m A Christian?” by Donald Whitney

There is no real disconnect between the theological and the practical. If we are sometimes convinced otherwise, and if we often live to the contrary, their compatibility remains. Don Whitney knows this, that’s why as he approaches the issue of assurance of...

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Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death (Russ Ramsey)
Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death (Russ Ramsey)

Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death (Russ Ramsey)

“The fact of death is unsettling; yet there is no other way to live.” Paul Kalanithi’s quote ironically strikes at the heart of what it means to be a Christian: to see death as a reality, and life as the preparation for it. But more often than not, we find...

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Confronted by Grace: Meditations of a Theologian (John Webster)
Confronted by Grace: Meditations of a Theologian (John Webster)

Confronted by Grace: Meditations of a Theologian (John Webster)

On May 25, 2016, one of the most important theologians of my time passed into Glory. John Webster, a British Anglican, was a theologian, preacher, lecturer, and disciple of Jesus Christ. Webster is not widely known. He does not sell books at a popular level. His...

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Herman Bavinck: Pastor, Churchman, Statesman, and Theologian (Ron Gleason)
Herman Bavinck: Pastor, Churchman, Statesman, and Theologian (Ron Gleason)

Herman Bavinck: Pastor, Churchman, Statesman, and Theologian (Ron Gleason)

Theologians of the English-speaking world are aware of household names such as Abraham Kuyper and B.B. Warfield, two of the greatest Calvinist scholars of the last century. Both of these men died within 12 months of each other, yet there is a third man who joined...

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Personal Application and Book Review: 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You
Personal Application and Book Review: 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You

Personal Application and Book Review: 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You

There can be no argument that our society is inundated with technology. As I write this, I am wearing an exercise monitor that automatically syncs with my phone. I am typing this on a laptop while watching a smart television. All of my vehicles have Bluetooth...

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

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...

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

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...

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Created and Creating: A Biblical Theology of Culture (William Edgar)
Created and Creating: A Biblical Theology of Culture (William Edgar)

Created and Creating: A Biblical Theology of Culture (William Edgar)

“Why another book on culture?” you may ask. It seems that hundreds of books are being written on culture, and yet, we have light years to go in understanding what culture is and how we go about living within it and as part of it. Thankfully, another significant...

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I Still Have My Smartphone: A Review of 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You
I Still Have My Smartphone: A Review of 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You

I Still Have My Smartphone: A Review of 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You

Tony Reinke did not convince me to trade my smartphone for a dumbphone in his new book 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You. This is not his purpose. His overall aim is to “avoid both extremes: the utopian optimism of the technophiliac and the dystopian pessimism of...

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The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of Incarnation (Graham A. Cole)
The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of Incarnation (Graham A. Cole)

The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of Incarnation (Graham A. Cole)

When it comes to doing biblical theology, a common pattern is to take a topic or a theme and trace it from Genesis to Revelation. The Covenants, for example, between God and man, are meant to be a theme that we attempt to look for from the beginning of humanity to...

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A Review of “Suffering and the Heart of God” by Diane Langberg
A Review of “Suffering and the Heart of God” by Diane Langberg

A Review of “Suffering and the Heart of God” by Diane Langberg

Trauma destroys. Diane Langberg knows something of the specifics of that kind of destruction, for she has been counseling those who suffer from trauma for more than forty years. In Suffering and the Heart of God, she uses her experience as a counselor and an...

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This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years
This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years

This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years

For quite some time I have anxiously awaited a book to be released in the Christian publishing genre geared towards teenagers and the plethora of issues they deal with on a daily basis. There are certainly many books on the market regarding issues such as dating...

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The Majesty of Mystery: Celebrating the Glory of an Incomprehensible God (K. Scott Oliphint)
The Majesty of Mystery: Celebrating the Glory of an Incomprehensible God (K. Scott Oliphint)

The Majesty of Mystery: Celebrating the Glory of an Incomprehensible God (K. Scott Oliphint)

“Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it” (Ps 139:6). David’s words in this verse sum up my thoughts when I come before Scripture, good books, and teachers of theology. Discourses on various doctrinal concepts have kept theologians...

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Chasing Contentment: Trusting God in a Discontented Age (Erik Raymond)
Chasing Contentment: Trusting God in a Discontented Age (Erik Raymond)

Chasing Contentment: Trusting God in a Discontented Age (Erik Raymond)

When I read the Puritans, I often feel completely in their debt, but part of me is also envious of their lives. They always seem so…fine. Nothing ever throws them. Life never seems “messy” on their pages. It feels like a disconnect at times to read Samuel...

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Alive in Him: How Being Embraced by the Love of Christ Changes Everything by Gloria Furman
Alive in Him: How Being Embraced by the Love of Christ Changes Everything by Gloria Furman

Alive in Him: How Being Embraced by the Love of Christ Changes Everything by Gloria Furman

I have read every book that Gloria Furman has written. What I love the most about her books is her persistent hammering of the gospel into each page. While her other books deal mainly with the gospel and womanhood, Alive in Him intrigued me to dive in even more as...

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A Review of “Putting Your Past in Its Place” by Stephen Viars
A Review of “Putting Your Past in Its Place” by Stephen Viars

A Review of “Putting Your Past in Its Place” by Stephen Viars

People “tend to drift between two extremes when considering” the role of the past, says Steve Viars: (1) the past is nothing, or (2) the past is everything. Christians ought to recognize the influence and the limitations of the past in the formation of an...

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Teach Us To Want: Longing, Ambition & The Life of Faith (Jen Pollock Michel)
Teach Us To Want: Longing, Ambition & The Life of Faith (Jen Pollock Michel)

Teach Us To Want: Longing, Ambition & The Life of Faith (Jen Pollock Michel)

The word “desire” has become a misnomer of sorts. In the Christian life, we too often equate desire with sinfulness, like jealousy or sexual temptation. At best, we view desire as something that should be merely suppressed or given up in the pursuit of holiness....

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Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life
Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life

Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life

Go around the circle at your small group this week. Ask the folks on your staff and leadership team. Pitch this question to your spouse or your children, “Have you talked to someone about Jesus this week?” When we’re not stretching the truth or embellishing, most...

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TheologyFeatured
Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth by John F. MacArthur and Richard Mayhue
Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth by John F. MacArthur and Richard Mayhue

Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth by John F. MacArthur and Richard Mayhue

A theological tour de force. A magnum opus. A breath-taking panorama that leaves the reader in awe. These are only a few descriptions of Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue. The book is arranged as one might...

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A Peculiar Glory: How The Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Truthfulness (John Piper)
A Peculiar Glory: How The Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Truthfulness (John Piper)

A Peculiar Glory: How The Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Truthfulness (John Piper)

“It is a stupendous claim that any book written by human hands is the infallible word of God” (39). The Bible without a doubt is the most polarizing, the most significant, the most widely-read, and the most important book in all of human history. On that, we can...

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The Earliest Christologies: Five Images of Christ in the Post-Apostolic Age
The Earliest Christologies: Five Images of Christ in the Post-Apostolic Age

The Earliest Christologies: Five Images of Christ in the Post-Apostolic Age

It has been some time since I dug into a good “nerdy” theological style text. Over the past few months, I had tried to give my brain a bit of a break after another breakneck pace of reading last year. The kind folks at IVP Academic sent in my direction a book which...

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The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction and Commentary (J. Alec Motyer)
The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction and Commentary (J. Alec Motyer)

The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction and Commentary (J. Alec Motyer)

Everyone who has a passion for preaching or expositing God’s Word has felt this tension, “Which kinds of commentaries should I invest in?” Some feel that buying a commentary series, made up of different authors, looks best on a shelf and stays united in their...

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The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between
The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between

The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between

Reality is a subject that every person should be interested in. Reality stares us in the face each day and reminds us of the bare facts. Perhaps the most important realities to come to grips with is the Christian worldview. Gregory Koukl presents the major...

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The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom: A Thematic-Theological Approach (Andrew T. Abernathy)
The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom: A Thematic-Theological Approach (Andrew T. Abernathy)

The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom: A Thematic-Theological Approach (Andrew T. Abernathy)

Isaiah is a really big book. It’s the 6th-largest book in Scripture, amassing over 25,000 words in 66 chapters. Not to mention, this is a prophetic book, one of the Major Prophets of the Old Testament. Factoring in its size and subject, anything that aids us in its...

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The End of Protestantism: Pursuing Unity in a Fragmented Church (Peter J. Leithart)
The End of Protestantism: Pursuing Unity in a Fragmented Church (Peter J. Leithart)

The End of Protestantism: Pursuing Unity in a Fragmented Church (Peter J. Leithart)

“I dearly hope that the Protestant tribalism of American denominationalism dies. I will do all in my power to kill it, not least in myself” (191). Hopefully, you didn’t start at the end of Peter Leithart’s book and read backwards. Reading these words at first gives...

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

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...

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Why People Matter: A Christian Engagement with Rival Views of Human Significance (edited by John F. Kilner)
Why People Matter: A Christian Engagement with Rival Views of Human Significance (edited by John F. Kilner)

Why People Matter: A Christian Engagement with Rival Views of Human Significance (edited by John F. Kilner)

Issues surrounding the dignity of human life have been the loudest topics of conversation lately in political and social spheres. We are witnessing a society that simultaneously argues over the legitimacy or criminality of abortion, what the framework for marriage...

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

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...

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

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,...

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The Pastor’s Justification: Applying the Work of Christ in Your Life and Ministry by Jared C. Wilson
The Pastor’s Justification: Applying the Work of Christ in Your Life and Ministry by Jared C. Wilson

The Pastor’s Justification: Applying the Work of Christ in Your Life and Ministry by Jared C. Wilson

There are only a handful of living pastors who I would trust to write on such an important topic as is the pastorate and the justification of the Pastor. Jared Wilson is one of these men, and he has given a tremendous gift to pastors, seminary students, and laymen...

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

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...

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Best Books of the Year From the Leadership of Servants of Grace for 2016
Best Books of the Year From the Leadership of Servants of Grace for 2016

Best Books of the Year From the Leadership of Servants of Grace for 2016

Another year has come and gone, and with it, another round of book of the year lists have slowly but surely made their rounds around the blogosphere. Here at Servants of Grace, we review a lot of books. We trust that you, our readers have found those book reviews...

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Serving a Movement: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City (Tim Keller)
Serving a Movement: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City (Tim Keller)

Serving a Movement: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City (Tim Keller)

A few years ago, Tim Keller released one of the most significant works on church planting and development to hit the shelves this century. Center Church is a massive examination of what it looks like to do Gospel-centered ministry in your community. It received...

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Pro Rege: Living Under Christ’s Kingship, Volume 1 (Abraham Kuyper)
Pro Rege: Living Under Christ’s Kingship, Volume 1 (Abraham Kuyper)

Pro Rege: Living Under Christ’s Kingship, Volume 1 (Abraham Kuyper)

“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!” You have probably heard this quote, one of Abraham Kuyper’s most famous of all. Part of the reason this quote is so famous is...

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Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ
Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ

Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ

Christmas for many people is a difficult time. Whether it's fighting, bad memories, the death of a loved one around this season, or some other reason, Christmas is hard for many people. The gospel story, the incarnation, sinless life, death, burial, and...

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TheologyFeatured
Jeremiah and Lamentations: From Sorrow to Hope (Preaching the Word, Philip Graham Ryken)
Jeremiah and Lamentations: From Sorrow to Hope (Preaching the Word, Philip Graham Ryken)

Jeremiah and Lamentations: From Sorrow to Hope (Preaching the Word, Philip Graham Ryken)

Many of us come to the Major or Minor Prophets of Scripture and we feel like we’re preparing to summit a difficult mountain range. They’re complex to read and understand, even hard to read given the often negative and harsh language we see in their writings....

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TheologyFeatured
Progressive Covenantalism: Charting a Course Between Dispensational and Covenant Theologies (Edited by Stephen J. Wellum & Brent E. Parker)
Progressive Covenantalism: Charting a Course Between Dispensational and Covenant Theologies (Edited by Stephen J. Wellum & Brent E. Parker)

Progressive Covenantalism: Charting a Course Between Dispensational and Covenant Theologies (Edited by Stephen J. Wellum & Brent E. Parker)

One of the classic doctrinal differences in the Evangelical church is determining how the Old Testament relates to the New Testament: Should we observe a dispensational, or covenantal, view? But perhaps the matter isn’t as black-and-white as it is normally...

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Church HistoryFeatured
Biblical Authority After Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity (Kevin J. Vanhoozer)
Biblical Authority After Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity (Kevin J. Vanhoozer)

Biblical Authority After Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity (Kevin J. Vanhoozer)

“The problem is not biblical authority but how to negotiate the conflict of interpretation of that authoritative source” (21). Vanhoozer states the problem outright, the tension that we feel when we read our Bibles, individually and corporately. Most of us affirm...

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TheologyFeatured
Bound for the Promised Land: The Land Promised in God’s Redemptive Plan (Oren R. Martin)
Bound for the Promised Land: The Land Promised in God’s Redemptive Plan (Oren R. Martin)

Bound for the Promised Land: The Land Promised in God’s Redemptive Plan (Oren R. Martin)

What makes InterVarsity Press’ series New Studies in Biblical Theology such a success? It is their ability to recruit good authors and researchers to draw out often-overlooked themes that are actually significant points of discussion in the Bible, helping readers...

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Leadership Mosaic: 5 Leadership Principles for Ministry & Everyday Life (Daniel Montgomery with Jared Kennedy)
Leadership Mosaic: 5 Leadership Principles for Ministry & Everyday Life (Daniel Montgomery with Jared Kennedy)

Leadership Mosaic: 5 Leadership Principles for Ministry & Everyday Life (Daniel Montgomery with Jared Kennedy)

I am typically leery of taking on any Christian leadership books because the market is so overwhelmed with absolute fluff, it is sometimes hard to separate the wheat from the chaff! Many Christian leadership books simply use Christianity as a “prop” of sorts. If...

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Christian LivingFeatured
Schaeffer on the Christian Life: Countercultural Spirituality (William Edgar)
Schaeffer on the Christian Life: Countercultural Spirituality (William Edgar)

Schaeffer on the Christian Life: Countercultural Spirituality (William Edgar)

America is not necessarily known for its theologians. We know many important theologians from Africa, Germany, England, and the like. To be fair, America has only been around for a little over 400 years, so the timeline is short. But given its short history and its...

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The Mind of the Spirit: Paul’s Approach to Transformed Thinking (Craig S. Keener)
The Mind of the Spirit: Paul’s Approach to Transformed Thinking (Craig S. Keener)

The Mind of the Spirit: Paul’s Approach to Transformed Thinking (Craig S. Keener)

Most of us are familiar with Paul’s famous exhortation to begin Romans 12: “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to...

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TheologyFeatured
Loving the City: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City (Tim Keller)
Loving the City: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City (Tim Keller)

Loving the City: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City (Tim Keller)

A few years ago, Tim Keller released one of the most significant works on church planting and development to hit the shelves this century. Center Church is a massive examination of what it looks like to do gospel-centered ministry in your community. It received...

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TheologyFeatured
The Unfinished Reformation by Gregg Allison & Chris Cataldo
The Unfinished Reformation by Gregg Allison & Chris Cataldo

The Unfinished Reformation by Gregg Allison & Chris Cataldo

The book market is beginning to see a rise of titles that deal with the Protestant Reformation as we move closer to the 500th anniversary of Luther’s bold move at Wittenberg. Gregg Allison and Chris Castaldo collaborate on a creative work that poses a critical...

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A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society (Eugene Peterson)
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society (Eugene Peterson)

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society (Eugene Peterson)

To practice a “long obedience” in terms of discipleship seems like a total anomaly. Our fast-paced society communicates the idea that anything that requires commitment and devotion is probably not worth our precious commodity of time. But it’s not just the outside,...

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Christian LivingFeatured
“The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life” by Jeremy Pierre
“The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life” by Jeremy Pierre

“The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life” by Jeremy Pierre

There are many caricatures of Biblical Counseling. One popular caricature paints practitioners of Biblical Counseling as offering simplistic explanations, pad answers, and little sympathy. The caricature is just that, a caricature, and yet it arises because there...

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TheologyFeatured
Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction, Second Edition (Bryan M. Litfin)
Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction, Second Edition (Bryan M. Litfin)

Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction, Second Edition (Bryan M. Litfin)

Many Christians know that the church fathers play a significant role in the development of what we know as “church” today, but few probably understand the gravity of what they did, and the wisdom that they can offer us. Of course, we know names like Augustine, and...

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BiographiesFeatured
Augustine on the Christian Life: Transformed by the Power of God (Gerald Bray)
Augustine on the Christian Life: Transformed by the Power of God (Gerald Bray)

Augustine on the Christian Life: Transformed by the Power of God (Gerald Bray)

Every volume in the Theologians on the Christian Life series produced by Crossway continues to help readers make progress in their understanding of church history and the key figures that brought us to where we are. The thing I love about this series is that each...

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Trapped: Getting Free From People, Patterns, and Problems by Andy Farmer
Trapped: Getting Free From People, Patterns, and Problems by Andy Farmer

Trapped: Getting Free From People, Patterns, and Problems by Andy Farmer

Thousands of Americans flock to Alcatraz, the penitentiary in San Francisco Bay. Of course, this intimidating fortress has since closed its doors to violent criminals and lawbreakers. Brave guests may choose to stand for a few moments in one of the tiny cells and...

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TheologyFeatured
A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old and New Testament
A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old and New Testament

A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old and New Testament

I have owned or own numerous single volume or collected sets of introductions to the Bible. Some have been quite helpful in my studies, personal or academic, and others have been shall we say a bit lackluster and somewhat disappointing. Given the plethora of...

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Christian LivingFeatured
Good & Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness
Good & Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness

Good & Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness

“Be angry and do not sin.” This proclamation by the Apostle Paul seems a bit far-fetched at times. At least in my own life, anger seems to be directly associated with sinful behavior on my part. I certainly am a pro at getting angry or at the least, a bit miffed...

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Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting (Dave Furman)
Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting (Dave Furman)

Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting (Dave Furman)

A number of books out there on how to relate to others who are hurting are very long, and not very deep. It is one thing to read a book written by a gifted communicator and writer who churns out principles and concepts, writing more out of position than experience....

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BiographiesFeatured
Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission by John Piper
Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission by John Piper

Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission by John Piper

Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission is a great primer for further study into the life and ministry of the British pastor Andrew Fuller. Fuller was the pastor of Kettering Particular Baptist Church for 33 years and served as the first secretary...

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TheologyFeatured
His Love Endures Forever: Reflections on the Immeasurable Love of God
His Love Endures Forever: Reflections on the Immeasurable Love of God

His Love Endures Forever: Reflections on the Immeasurable Love of God

“God is love…here is the same good news of the gospel of the death of Christ that is believed by a toddler and yet has kept busy some of the greatest minds in human history with its unfathomable profundity” (13). The opening lines of Garry Williams’ book, His Love...

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Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission
Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission

Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission

Andrew Fuller was a zealous promoter of world missions. He is likely to be unknown to most Christians. Before reading this biography Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission by Dr. John Piper I had no real idea who he was other than I might have read...

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Core Christianity Finding Yourself in God’s Story by Dr. Michael Horton
Core Christianity Finding Yourself in God’s Story by Dr. Michael Horton

Core Christianity Finding Yourself in God’s Story by Dr. Michael Horton

It’s common today to hear people say, “I believe such and such thing” but then you ask them the question, “Why do you believe that?” and they can’t offer any explanation. Ours is also a day where biblical illiteracy is on the rise. Many Christians would rather just...

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TheologyFeatured
What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Creed Through the Apostles’ Creed by Michael Bird
What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Creed Through the Apostles’ Creed by Michael Bird

What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Creed Through the Apostles’ Creed by Michael Bird

What Christians Ought to Believe by Michael F. Bird examines the Apostles’ Creed and guides readers step-by-step through this important document. In chapters 1 and 2, the author highlights the importance of creeds. He notes: “The creeds constitute an attempt to...

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A Camaraderie of Confidence: The Fruit of Unfailing Faith in the Lives of Spurgeon, Muller, and Hudson Taylor
A Camaraderie of Confidence: The Fruit of Unfailing Faith in the Lives of Spurgeon, Muller, and Hudson Taylor

A Camaraderie of Confidence: The Fruit of Unfailing Faith in the Lives of Spurgeon, Muller, and Hudson Taylor

Few series of biographies are as encouraging as Dr. John Piper The Swans are Not Silent series. In his seventh book in this series, Dr. Piper explores the lives of Charles Spurgeon, George Muller, and Hudson Taylor. All three of these men were known for...

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The Passionate Preaching of Martyn-Lloyd Jones by Steven J. Lawson
The Passionate Preaching of Martyn-Lloyd Jones by Steven J. Lawson

The Passionate Preaching of Martyn-Lloyd Jones by Steven J. Lawson

I will never forget reading the first installment of Steven Lawson’s series in the Long Line of Godly Men Profiles. The Expository Genius of John Calvin riveted my attention and engaged my mind. This book captivated my imagination and challenged my studying habits....

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Anchored in Grace: Fixed Points for Humble Faith by Jeremy Walker
Anchored in Grace: Fixed Points for Humble Faith by Jeremy Walker

Anchored in Grace: Fixed Points for Humble Faith by Jeremy Walker

The past decade has seen a great resurgence of the doctrines of grace. This resurgence has come on the heels of a conversation that continues to take place on the place of the gospel in the Christian life, church, and ministry. The Christian life was never meant to...

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The Family Life of a Christian Leader by Ajith Fernando
The Family Life of a Christian Leader by Ajith Fernando

The Family Life of a Christian Leader by Ajith Fernando

Many Christian leaders are in a great deal of danger. No, they aren’t in trouble with the law. Many Christian leaders are in trouble because they are sacrificing their families on the altar of ministry. As Christian leaders, pastors and ministry leaders are called...

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Who Moved My Pulpit: Leading Change in the Church by Thom Rainer
Who Moved My Pulpit: Leading Change in the Church by Thom Rainer

Who Moved My Pulpit: Leading Change in the Church by Thom Rainer

If you were to ask most Pastors what they dread the most they would most likely say change. Some Pastors have had a horrible experience bringing about change in their churches. Many Christians greatly resist change of any kind. We tend to fight change in our own...

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Christian LivingFeatured
Conscience: What is is, How to Train it, and Loving Those Who Differ (Andrew David Naselli & J.D. Crowley)
Conscience: What is is, How to Train it, and Loving Those Who Differ (Andrew David Naselli & J.D. Crowley)

Conscience: What is is, How to Train it, and Loving Those Who Differ (Andrew David Naselli & J.D. Crowley)

I was interested in grabbing this book the moment I heard of its release. The human conscience is a pretty fascinating aspect of creation. Most of us think of it as a “shoulder angel” or an “inner lawyer,” but conscience is a beautiful component of our humanity. No...

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Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever
Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever

Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever

Asking someone to define discipleship into one small sentence is no small task. The gospel-centered, disciple-making movement among Evangelicalism has got a wide lens. We define our churches as churches that “make disciples,” but to the non-believer or the believer...

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Why Bother with Church? And Other Questions About Why You Need It and Why It Needs You by Sam Allberry
Why Bother with Church? And Other Questions About Why You Need It and Why It Needs You by Sam Allberry

Why Bother with Church? And Other Questions About Why You Need It and Why It Needs You by Sam Allberry

Many Christians today think that the Christian life is to be lived in isolation from the local church. Some Christians also don’t see the need to continue to listen to sermons. We are living in a rapidly biblical illiterate church culture where people may know...

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Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation by Erwin Luther
Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation by Erwin Luther

Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation by Erwin Luther

The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation will soon arrive. A handful of evangelicals awaits this special day of celebration, when on October 31, 2017, they will remember Luther’s courageous act as he nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to the Castle Church in...

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Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ’s Rule (Jonathan Leeman)
Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ’s Rule (Jonathan Leeman)

Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ’s Rule (Jonathan Leeman)

James K.A. Smith posted a thought on Twitter that captured it perfectly. “I still haven't decided whether 2016 is the worst year, or the best year, to be writing a book on political theology.” In some sense, you could perceive the political horizon of 2016 as being...

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Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism by R.C. Sproul
Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism by R.C. Sproul

Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism by R.C. Sproul

There are at least 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world – a stunning number to the unsuspecting. It would be a massive understatement to confess that Rome has had and continues to have a titanic influence on Western thought and culture. In recent years, some...

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TheologyFeatured
From Heaven He Came And Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives (editors David Gibson & Jonathan Gibson)
From Heaven He Came And Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives (editors David Gibson & Jonathan Gibson)

From Heaven He Came And Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives (editors David Gibson & Jonathan Gibson)

When it comes to the famous “Five Points of Calvinism,” there is one among the rest that stands alone as the most divisive and disagreed-upon of all the rest. In the corresponding TULIP acronym, it takes the middle letter, Limited Atonement. This doctrine posits...

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God’s Unfaithful Wife: A Biblical Theology of Spiritual Adultery (Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr.)
God’s Unfaithful Wife: A Biblical Theology of Spiritual Adultery (Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr.)

God’s Unfaithful Wife: A Biblical Theology of Spiritual Adultery (Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr.)

As I am currently wading my way through InterVarsity Press’ New Studies in Biblical Theology, I come to the second volume in the series, authored by one of my favorite authors and preachers, Ray Ortlund. Ortlund is a key voice on a host of subjects with a Christian...

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Christian LivingFeatured
What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage (Paul David Tripp)
What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage (Paul David Tripp)

What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage (Paul David Tripp)

“How did we get here?” If you’re married, this is a question you and your spouse have probably asked yourselves (perhaps each other) over the course of your time together. Whether it’s 3 months, 3 years, or 3 decades, we all face certain aspects of marriage that...

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Hidden Agenda: Dropping the Masks That Keep Us Apart by Steve Brown
Hidden Agenda: Dropping the Masks That Keep Us Apart by Steve Brown

Hidden Agenda: Dropping the Masks That Keep Us Apart by Steve Brown

Hidden Agenda: Dropping the Masks That Keep Us Apart by Steve Brown is a “wake-up call” book. This book intends to shake Christ-followers and wake them up to the glorious reality of grace. The author points his finger a lot in this book. Much of the finger-pointing...

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Kellemen, Bob, Kevin Carson, eds. Biblical Counseling and the Church: God’s Care Through God’s People
Kellemen, Bob, Kevin Carson, eds. Biblical Counseling and the Church: God’s Care Through God’s People

Kellemen, Bob, Kevin Carson, eds. Biblical Counseling and the Church: God’s Care Through God’s People

The Biblical Counseling Coalition’s new book, Biblical Counseling and the Church: God’s Care Through God’s People demonstrates the progress that has been made in the ministry of biblical counseling since Jay Adams’ initial exhortation to the church many years ago....

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A Review of “The Whole Christ” by Sinclair Ferguson
A Review of “The Whole Christ” by Sinclair Ferguson

A Review of “The Whole Christ” by Sinclair Ferguson

What does a 1700s internecine Scottish theological debate have to do with the contemporary church? According to Sinclair Ferguson, quite a lot, since the issues at the heart of that Marrow Controversy remain prominent issues for every generation of the church. He...

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The Lordship of Christ: Serving Our Savior All of the Time, In All of Life, With All of Our Heart – Vern Poythress
The Lordship of Christ: Serving Our Savior All of the Time, In All of Life, With All of Our Heart – Vern Poythress

The Lordship of Christ: Serving Our Savior All of the Time, In All of Life, With All of Our Heart – Vern Poythress

The Dutch statesman, Abraham Kuyper famously said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine.’” Such is the theme of the recent book by Vern Poythress, The Lordship of...

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Pulpit Aflame Edited by Joel R. Beeke and Dustin W. Benge
Pulpit Aflame Edited by Joel R. Beeke and Dustin W. Benge

Pulpit Aflame Edited by Joel R. Beeke and Dustin W. Benge

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to read dozens and dozens of preaching books. Whenever a new preaching book comes out, I try to read it. One reason for this is I want to improve my craft of preaching and teaching the Word of God. A new book Pulpit Aflame...

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Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C.S. Lewis
Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C.S. Lewis

Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C.S. Lewis

Writing articles and speaking to people has been a big part of my life since my teenage years. Ever since that time, I’ve loved writing Christian articles, speaking to God’s people, and ministering to them through the written word and through preaching and...

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A Review of “You Are What You Love” by James K.A. Smith
A Review of “You Are What You Love” by James K.A. Smith

A Review of “You Are What You Love” by James K.A. Smith

The idea of James K.A. Smith’s book You Are What You Love, is as old as the Old Testament. The Psalmist, many centuries ago, declared that despite having features such as hands, mouths, eyes, and ears, the false gods of other nations were impotent and inactive....

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God the Trinity: Biblical Portraits (Malcolm B. Yarnell III)
God the Trinity: Biblical Portraits (Malcolm B. Yarnell III)

God the Trinity: Biblical Portraits (Malcolm B. Yarnell III)

When it comes to discussion of the Trinity, Christianity surprisingly runs quite a gamut of opinions and thoughts. While the Trinity is one of the most creedal and thus essential doctrines of Evangelicalism, some accuse the Trinity of being explicitly unknowable...

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Spurgeon Commentary: Hebrews (Charles Spurgeon, Edited by Elliot Rietzma)
Spurgeon Commentary: Hebrews (Charles Spurgeon, Edited by Elliot Rietzma)

Spurgeon Commentary: Hebrews (Charles Spurgeon, Edited by Elliot Rietzma)

Anyone who has read the sermons of Charles Spurgeon knows that every jot and tittle of Spurgeon’s work is a warmth to the soul, pointing us to the glory of Christ. Spurgeon was certainly not a polemicist, nor a scholarly exegete, but his ability to devotionally...

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Galatians: Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (Thomas R. Schreiner)
Galatians: Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (Thomas R. Schreiner)

Galatians: Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (Thomas R. Schreiner)

People look for certain things when it comes to the consultation of commentaries. Some are looking for a fresh perspective on the text, gathering new hermeneutical insights they didn’t catch. Others look for practical ways commentators have applied the text or...

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Visual Theology: Seeing and Understanding the Truth About God
Visual Theology: Seeing and Understanding the Truth About God

Visual Theology: Seeing and Understanding the Truth About God

Admittedly I am a very visual learner. Many times when my wife is attempting to describe her vision for a future home renovation project, it is difficult for me to put her words into a mental picture of what she is trying to get across. I need a blueprint or a...

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You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit (James K.A. Smith)
You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit (James K.A. Smith)

You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit (James K.A. Smith)

To the unassuming reader, one of the most confusing and seemingly misplaced words throughout the Scriptures is “heart.” It feels like on many occasions, most noticeably in the New Testament, that the verb presented in the verse does not necessarily match what our...

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Sinclair Ferguson – Satisfaction and Contentment
Sinclair Ferguson – Satisfaction and Contentment

Sinclair Ferguson – Satisfaction and Contentment

In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine listed “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” At the top was Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.” Second on the list (presuming no bias in the choices made by the magazine) came the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” This...

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Called: My Journey to C.S. Lewis’ House and Back Again by Ryan J. Pemberton
Called: My Journey to C.S. Lewis’ House and Back Again by Ryan J. Pemberton

Called: My Journey to C.S. Lewis’ House and Back Again by Ryan J. Pemberton

I love it when the Lord uses a book to speak straight to my heart the exact words I need to hear at a particular time. Some time back I was in a used bookstore here in Birmingham when a book caught my eye. The title was Called: My Journey to C.S. Lewis’ House and...

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Liberating King: Breaking Free From the Tyranny of Sin (Stephen Miller)
Liberating King: Breaking Free From the Tyranny of Sin (Stephen Miller)

Liberating King: Breaking Free From the Tyranny of Sin (Stephen Miller)

In Romans 8:19-21, Paul says that the whole of creation is waiting with “eager longing,” because we are anticipating the day in which “creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.” That...

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Proofs of God: Classical Arguments from Tertullian to Barth
Proofs of God: Classical Arguments from Tertullian to Barth

Proofs of God: Classical Arguments from Tertullian to Barth

Good Survey of Apologetics The task of doing apologetics can be a bit of a burden. Apologists devote their lives to learning the ins and outs of various arguments and how competing views think about the existence of God. Doing apologetics is meant to be a slow and...

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People to be Loved: Why Homosexuality is Not Just an Issue (Preston Sprinkle)
People to be Loved: Why Homosexuality is Not Just an Issue (Preston Sprinkle)

People to be Loved: Why Homosexuality is Not Just an Issue (Preston Sprinkle)

When it comes to the conversation of same-sex attraction, we have seen a sort of “Red Rover” happening among some folks. We’ve picked our sides and dared others to come join us. The focus is on building our viewpoint, our “camp” so to speak. Along the way, when...

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The Gospel in Ecclesiastes Why Everything Matters by Dr. Philip G. Ryken
The Gospel in Ecclesiastes Why Everything Matters by Dr. Philip G. Ryken

The Gospel in Ecclesiastes Why Everything Matters by Dr. Philip G. Ryken

Ecclesiastes is a hard book for many people to study and to preach from. In my yearly reading of the Bible, I’ve always found this book of the Bible to be fascinating. One day I’d love to teach through this book and study it in more depth because it is just so rich...

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Discipling How To Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever
Discipling How To Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever

Discipling How To Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever

In the past decade, the conversation surrounding discipleship has exploded. At first, this conversation was directed towards how disciples of Jesus could engage the culture. Then a shift occurred as this conversation split off into two camps. One went the way of...

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Covenantal Apologetics: Principles & Practices in Defense of Our Faith (K. Scott Oliphint)
Covenantal Apologetics: Principles & Practices in Defense of Our Faith (K. Scott Oliphint)

Covenantal Apologetics: Principles & Practices in Defense of Our Faith (K. Scott Oliphint)

Those of us interested in the subject of apologetics find ourselves normally dividing into two categories – presuppositional, interested in engaging with the presuppositions of the unbeliever, or evidential, interested in engaging with the evidence before us. Both...

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Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the LORD? A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus (L. Michael Morales)
Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the LORD? A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus (L. Michael Morales)

Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the LORD? A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus (L. Michael Morales)

Many Christians today would probably argue that a deep study of Leviticus would be extremely difficult. I’m willing to bet that some would take it a step further in saying that it is a book not truly worth studying. After all, what is the point of Leviticus,...

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Portraits of Faith: What Five Biblical Characters Teach Us About Our Life With God
Portraits of Faith: What Five Biblical Characters Teach Us About Our Life With God

Portraits of Faith: What Five Biblical Characters Teach Us About Our Life With God

Faith is a term used throughout Scripture. It is one that in my humble opinion is often misunderstood, especially when it comes to understanding the dynamic between how a sound faith will result in godly behavior in the life of the Christian. What exactly does a...

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The Inerrant Word: Biblical, Historical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives (edited by John MacArthur)
The Inerrant Word: Biblical, Historical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives (edited by John MacArthur)

The Inerrant Word: Biblical, Historical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives (edited by John MacArthur)

“I believe that the affirmation of the Bible’s inerrancy has never been more essential to evangelicalism as a movement and as a living theological and spiritual tradition…Without inerrancy, the evangelical movement will inevitably become dissolute and indistinct in...

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A Review of “Warfield on the Christian Life” by Fred Zaspel
A Review of “Warfield on the Christian Life” by Fred Zaspel

A Review of “Warfield on the Christian Life” by Fred Zaspel

B.B. Warfield, the great Princeton theologian of the 19th century, has sometimes been hailed as a scholastic theologian. A scholar interested purely in the academics of dogmatics, not the kind of theologian you would consult on matters of the Christian life....

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A Review of “A Theology of Biblical Counseling” by Heath Lambert
A Review of “A Theology of Biblical Counseling” by Heath Lambert

A Review of “A Theology of Biblical Counseling” by Heath Lambert

“Counseling is a theological discipline.” That statement captures the very heart of Lambert’s book. It is also, he says, the most “controversial part of this book” (11). Despite what many others believe, counseling is inherently theological and as such we must...

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Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition (editors Robert Davis Smart, Michael A.G. Haykin, Ian Hugh Clary)
Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition (editors Robert Davis Smart, Michael A.G. Haykin, Ian Hugh Clary)

Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition (editors Robert Davis Smart, Michael A.G. Haykin, Ian Hugh Clary)

When it comes to the Reformed tradition, one of the words that normally causes us to tense up is “revival.” Maybe it’s because we have had bad experiences theologically with revivals. In my rural Southern Baptist upbringing, “revivals” were scheduled events in...

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How To Be an Atheist: Why Many Skeptics Aren’t Skeptical Enough (Mitch Stokes)
How To Be an Atheist: Why Many Skeptics Aren’t Skeptical Enough (Mitch Stokes)

How To Be an Atheist: Why Many Skeptics Aren’t Skeptical Enough (Mitch Stokes)

As Christians, it is difficult to sometimes know how to move the ball forward in terms of proving the existence of God among skeptical culture. We feel that in order to defend God against atheists and agnostics, we must be well-versed in the areas of science and...

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Essential Evangelicalism: The Enduring Influence of Carl F. H. Henry
Essential Evangelicalism: The Enduring Influence of Carl F. H. Henry

Essential Evangelicalism: The Enduring Influence of Carl F. H. Henry

This year I’ve been reading Carl Henry’s massive six-volume set “God, Revelation, and Authority”. To be honest I haven’t done very well reading it thus far. I’m still in volume two but I am enjoying it. Reading it slowly has helped me to understand this great man...

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Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions (Craig Blomberg)
Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions (Craig Blomberg)

Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions (Craig Blomberg)

I’m (very slowly) working my way through InterVarsity’s New Studies in Biblical Theology series. As I was scanning some of the titles available, I came across a volume from Craig Blomberg. Naturally, I went straight to the endorsements. I saw D.A. Carson, the...

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A Review of “The Recovery Minded Church” by Jonathan Benz and Kristina Robb-Dover
A Review of “The Recovery Minded Church” by Jonathan Benz and Kristina Robb-Dover

A Review of “The Recovery Minded Church” by Jonathan Benz and Kristina Robb-Dover

She did not fit the stereotype of an addict. This 24-year-old girl was articulate, intelligent, and pretty. She seemed smart and full of potential, but she was also addicted to meth. It was an important realization in those early days of my ministry: every addict...

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Church In Hard Places: How The Local Church Brings Life To The Poor and Needy
Church In Hard Places: How The Local Church Brings Life To The Poor and Needy

Church In Hard Places: How The Local Church Brings Life To The Poor and Needy

Several times in my life, I’ve been confronted with the poor. By poor, I don’t mean going into a major city in the United States and finding the poorest place, and ministering there. Instead, what I mean is going into poor countries with the Gospel. Ministering to...

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What is Time?: The Classic Account of the Nature of Time
What is Time?: The Classic Account of the Nature of Time

What is Time?: The Classic Account of the Nature of Time

Time. We are constantly faced with the issue of time. “I don’t have enough time to accomplish that task.” “If I could go back in time, I’d make State.” (statement courtesy of Uncle Rico). What exactly is time? Have we ever taken the time to stop and think about...

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