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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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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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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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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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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 “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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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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The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones (A Long Line of Godly Men Profile)
The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones (A Long Line of Godly Men Profile)

The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones (A Long Line of Godly Men Profile)

Martyn Lloyd-Jones ministry has had a massive impact on the confessional evangelicalism of the 20th century and now the 21st century. His ministry was marked by a love for God’s Word, His people, and the Church. Starting out as a medical doctor, the man known as...

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God’s Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith And Life
God’s Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith And Life

God’s Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith And Life

To the Christian, seeking God’s glory is not optional but mandatory. Few groups of Christians articulated a vision of God’s glory alone better than the Reformers and following them the Puritans. Today we live in a world where people are seeking their own glory...

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Faith Alone The Doctrine of Justification: What the Reformers Taught… and Why It Still Matters
Faith Alone The Doctrine of Justification: What the Reformers Taught… and Why It Still Matters

Faith Alone The Doctrine of Justification: What the Reformers Taught… and Why It Still Matters

Few issues are as important to a right understanding of the gospel as justification. The recovery of this doctrine as we’ll learn in this review is critical to biblical ministry. This is why I’m thankful for Faith Alone The Doctrine of Justification: What the...

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

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

Throughout the years the idea has been advanced that Calvinism is against evangelism and missionary efforts. This statement is not only not true it has no bearing throughout the history of Reformed thought and practice. Calvinist missionaries and evangelists have...

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

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

Jonathan Edwards is rightly considered the greatest American born theologian and philosopher. His thought has had a massive impact not only on my own thinking but on the lives of many people. In his new book Edwards on the Christian Life Alive To The Beauty of God...

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Christian Biographies for Young Readers: Jonathan Edwards
Christian Biographies for Young Readers: Jonathan Edwards

Christian Biographies for Young Readers: Jonathan Edwards

I humbly admit I am excited when I heard word that Simonetta Carr is going to publish another entry into her Christian Biographies for Young Readers series. Having read several installments in this series, the excitement truly exploded when it was announced she had...

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2000 Years of Christ’s Power Part One: The Age Of The Early Church Fathers
2000 Years of Christ’s Power Part One: The Age Of The Early Church Fathers

2000 Years of Christ’s Power Part One: The Age Of The Early Church Fathers

Few issues are as important and as neglected as church history. God’s people need to understand how their faith is not something new but rather something old, and rooted in the history of God’s redeeming purposes. Church history helps God’s people not only...

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Book Review– The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther (Long Line of Godly Men Profiles)

Book Review– The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther (Long Line of Godly Men Profiles)

Martin Luther towers not only as one of the intellectual giants of Western civilization but arguably as one of the most influential men who has ever lived. Luther was a precise theologian, prolific author, fierce debater, captivating teacher and much more. While...

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Book Review – Silent Witnesses: Lessons on Theology, Life, and the Church from Christians of the Past

Book Review – Silent Witnesses: Lessons on Theology, Life, and the Church from Christians of the Past

One of the greatest needs for Christians today is to understand how their faith is rooted in the history of God’s dealing with man. In his latest book Silent Witnesses: Lessons on Theology, Life, and the Church from Christians of the Past Garry Williams tells the...

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