God’s Love: Better Than Unconditional – David Powlison

How many times have you uttered the words, “God’s love is unconditional?”  Yet the term is strangely absent from Scripture.  One might argue that other terms are absent as well, like “Trinity” and “hypostatic union.”   Of course, the terms are missing but the truth of the Trinity and the hypostatic union are clearly taught.Continue reading “God’s Love: Better Than Unconditional – David Powlison”

Walking With God: Meditations on Psalm 119 – Brian S. Borgman

Brian S. Borgman, Walking with God: Meditations on Psalm 119 (Conway: Free Grace Press, 2019), 187 pp. The apostle John writes, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth” (3 John 1:4, ESV). As such, followers of Christ should be people of the book: reading, meditating on,Continue reading “Walking With God: Meditations on Psalm 119 – Brian S. Borgman”

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

Rhyne R. Putman, When Doctrine Divides the People of God (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 314 pp. “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 anContinue reading “When Doctrine Divides the People of God – Rhyne R. Putman”

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense – Paul David Tripp

Paul David Tripp, Suffering (Wheaton: Crossway, 2018), 210 pp. C.S. wrote, “If I knew a way of escape I would crawl through the sewers to escape the pain.” Whether a person agrees with Lewis’s radical conclusion or not is a matter of personal opinion. However, the problem of suffering is a universal dilemma that everyContinue reading “Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense – Paul David Tripp”

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

Dane Ortlund, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020), 221 pp. 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 MatthewContinue reading “Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers – Dane Ortlund”

What if I’m Discouraged in My Evangelism – Isaac Adams

Isaac Adams, What If I’m Discouraged in My Evangelism? (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020), 57 pp. Evangelicals, for the most part seem passive when it comes to evangelism. Passive is a kind term. Disobedient would be more accurate. Isaac Adams addresses this important subject in his booklet, What If I’m Discouraged in My Evangelism? A part ofContinue reading “What if I’m Discouraged in My Evangelism – Isaac Adams”

Unified – Tim Scott & Trey Gowdy

Tim Scott & Trey Gowdy, Unified  (Carol Stream: Tyndale, 2018), 220 pp. We may live in one of the most divided times in American history. The cultural climate is rising without any hope of resolution in sight. Senator Tim Scott and Congressman, Trey Goudy recognize the problems in our land. Yet, they both have aContinue reading “Unified – Tim Scott & Trey Gowdy”

The Gathering Storm – Albert Mohler

R. Albert Mohler, The Gathering Storm (Nashville: Nelson Books, 2020), 223 pp. The postmodern clouds loom large over our heads. What Francis Schaeffer anticipated in the sixties and seventies in now upon us – in full force. What was once suspected has now arrived. The full force of secularism has invaded our culture and isContinue reading “The Gathering Storm – Albert Mohler”

What If I Don’t Desire to Pray?

John Onwuchewa, What If I Don’t Desire to Pray? (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020), 48 pp. It is not uncommon to hear about Christians who struggled with prayer. John Onwuchewa addresses this theme in his excellent book, What if I Don’t Desire to Pray? The author’s work is a part of the Crossway series, Church Questions. Onwuchewa’sContinue reading “What If I Don’t Desire to Pray?”

The Bucket List

The Bucket List, starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson is about two very different men who are both diagnosed with terminal diseases. One of the men, upon learning of his condition, decides to draft a “bucket list.” The list would include achievements and things to see before he “kicks the bucket.” After viewing the film,Continue reading “The Bucket List”