Good News of Great Joy – John Piper

John Piper, Good News of Great Joy (Wheaton: Crossway, 2021), 141 pp. Every time John Piper rests the nib of his pen on a piece of parchment, the church benefits in spades. His latest offering, Good News of Great Joy: 25 Devotional Readings for Advent is no exception. Each short devotional is drawn from aContinue reading “Good News of Great Joy – John Piper”

The Person of Christ: An Introduction – Stephen J. Wellum

Stephen J. Wellum, The Person of Christ: An Introduction (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2021), 206 pp. The Person of Christ: An Introduction by Stephen J. Wellum is the most recent installment in The Short Studies in Systematic Theology (Crossway Books). Dr. Wellum’s goal is to call the church back to the glory of Christ by recoveringContinue reading “The Person of Christ: An Introduction – Stephen J. Wellum”

The Pastor as Counselor – David Powlison

David Powlison, The Pastor as Counselor (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2021), 76 pp. Posthumous publications are a mixture of pure joy and sorrow. Joy superabounds when a favorite writer is “resurrected” and an unpublished manuscript sees the light of day. Sorrow rears its ugly head because the realization that this writer will never write again sinksContinue reading “The Pastor as Counselor – David Powlison”

The Visual Word: Illustrated Outlines of the New Testament Books – Patrick Schreiner

Patrick Schreiner, The Visual Word: Illustrated Outlines of the New Testament Books (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2021), 179 pp. The Visual Word: Illustrated Outlines of the New Testament Books by Patrick Schreiner is a real delight. First, the book is absolutely beautiful. Moody Publishers pulled out all the stops on this project by producing an extra-largeContinue reading “The Visual Word: Illustrated Outlines of the New Testament Books – Patrick Schreiner”

What God Has to Say about Our Bodies – Sam Allberry

Sam Allberry, What God Has to Say about Our Bodies (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2021), 201 pp. Anthropology has become a hot topic in recent days. Nancy Pearcey gifted the church with her book, Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality. Gregg R. Allison made a solid contribution with his book, Embodied: LivingContinue reading “What God Has to Say about Our Bodies – Sam Allberry”

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”