Pure in Heart – J. Garrett Kell

J. Garrett Kell, Pure in Heart (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2021), 188 pp. Scripture provides clear marching orders for us on matters that pertain to purity (1 Thess. 4:3-4; 1 Pet. 1:14-16; 2 Tim. 2:22). J. Garrett Kell recognizes the biblical mandate for purity and helps readers develop a game plan in their battle against sinContinue reading “Pure in Heart – J. Garrett Kell”

Christianity and Social Justice: Religions in Conflict – Jon Harris

Jon Harris, Christianity and Social Justice: Religions in Conflict (Ann Arbor: Reformation Zion Publishing, 2021), 146 pp. Christianity and Social Justice by Jon Harris is a user-friendly reference that shows the distinct differences between biblical Christianity and social justice. The book reads like a trail guide that illumines the path of truth and highlights theContinue reading “Christianity and Social Justice: Religions in Conflict – Jon Harris”

Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners – Dane Ortlund

Dane Ortlund, Deeper (Wheaton: Crossway, 2021), 186 pp. Christians have long been on a quest for the “holy grail” of the Christian life. The popular Keswick conferences that emerged in England in 1875 called it the “victorious Christian life.” Charismatics seek a so-called “second blessing.” Tragically, many evangelicals roll up their sleeves and seek supernaturalContinue reading “Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners – Dane Ortlund”

The Death of Porn – Ray Ortlund

Pornography has a stranglehold on countless men and women in our culture. There was a day when one needed to seek porn out but with the rise of the internet, pornography stalks the unsuspecting through means of a phone, computer, or television. Sadly, many of these are naively lured into grievous sin and find themselvesContinue reading “The Death of Porn – Ray Ortlund”

Stand Strong for Christ

We are living through one of the most tumultuous times in American history. It seems like every day a new challenge surfaces. We face trials, temptations, suffering, and grief. We hear rumors about the fate of our Republic. Conspiracy theories are at a fevered pitch. None of this should surprise us. In Jesus’s day heContinue reading “Stand Strong for Christ”

Surviving Religion 101 – Michael J. Kruger

Michael J. Kruger, Surviving Religion 101 (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2021), 262 pp. Skepticism is alive and well in America. One of the hottest beds of skepticism, especially towards historic Christianity is found in the university system. It is common for Christian students to enter the university with a faith that professed. Somewhere along the way,Continue reading “Surviving Religion 101 – Michael J. Kruger”

The Supremacy of God in Preaching – John Piper (2021)

John Piper, The Supremacy of God in Preaching (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2021). I first read The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper in the early nineties. I remember the deep impact it made on my life, ministry, and most of all – my preaching. Since that initial read, I’ve lost track of howContinue reading “The Supremacy of God in Preaching – John Piper (2021)”

The Heritage of Anglican Theology – J.I. Packer (2021)

J.I. Packer, The Heritage of Anglican Theology (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2021), 372 pp. J.I. Packer went to be with the Lord in July 2020. Nearly a year later, we are blessed with a wealth of theological jewels in Dr. Packer’s posthumous work, The Heritage of Anglican Theology. This resource is a collection of lectures compiledContinue reading “The Heritage of Anglican Theology – J.I. Packer (2021)”

Genesis in Space and Time – Francis Schaeffer (1972)

Great thinkers throughout the course of history have queried, “Where did it all come from?  Who made the cosmos?  What made the cosmos?  What or who holds it all together?  What is the meaning of life?  What is the basis of knowledge?  Where are we heading?  And where do we go when we die?  ForContinue reading “Genesis in Space and Time – Francis Schaeffer (1972)”

True Spirituality – Francis Schaeffer

Francis A. Schaeffer, True Spirituality (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), Francis Schaeffer was one of the most insightful Christian thinkers of the Twentieth century. Schaeffer’s love for truth and lost people helped galvanize a generation for the sake of the gospel. True Spirituality, originally written in 1971 alerted readers to the importance of propositional truth andContinue reading “True Spirituality – Francis Schaeffer”