Everything is Spiritual – Rob Bell

Rob Bell, Everything is Spiritual (New York: St. Martin’s Publishing Group, 2020), 310 pp. In 2011, I reviewed Love Wins, my first book by Rob Bell. The piece prompted praise by conservatives and vicious scorn by progressive Christians and liberals. Whatever anyone thinks about Bell, one thing is for sure: the guy can write. HeContinue reading “Everything is Spiritual – Rob Bell”

Death By Living – N.D. Wilson

Grasshoppers, swings, dirt, traffic jams, puppy dogs, and blue skies. N.D. Wilson appears to be captivated by everyday objects and everyday situations. He appears to be captivated by life. Living life is what his new book is meant to convey – really living life. But living also means dying.  So the author wordsmiths his wayContinue reading “Death By Living – N.D. Wilson”

Steal Away Home – Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey

Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey, Steal Away Home, Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2017, 294 pp. $14.60 Church history is filled with stories of courage, adventure, adversity, and persecution. From the exile of Athanasius, the martyrdom of John Rogers and William Tyndale, or Luther’s trial at Worms, these stories are well-known and we are quick toContinue reading “Steal Away Home – Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey”

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

Costi W. Hinn, God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019), 223 pp. 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 anotherContinue reading “God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel – Costi Hinn”

John Calvin: For a New Reformation

Derek W.H. Thomas and John W. Tweeddale, Ed. John Calvin: For a New Reformation (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 608 pp. 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,Continue reading “John Calvin: For a New Reformation”

Encouragement for the Depressed – C.H. Spurgeon

Charles H. Spurgeon, Encouragement for the Depressed (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 102 pp. He was the greatest preacher of the nineteenth century. And he is only of the most important preachers in the history of the church. Heralded as the Prince of Preachers, this man was also afflicted with a host of physical ailments forContinue reading “Encouragement for the Depressed – C.H. Spurgeon”

Strange New World – Carl R. Trueman

Carl R. Trueman, Strange New World (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 204 pp. The sexual revolution of the 60’s fundamentally changed the cultural landscape in North America. Yet, percolating beneath the surface was an even more diabolical worldview; a worldview that many are unfamiliar with. Even those who have engaged with the history of Western civilizationContinue reading “Strange New World – Carl R. Trueman”

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”

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

Ray Rhodes Jr, Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon (Chicago: Moody Press, 2018), 294 pp. Behind every great man is a great woman – or so the saying goes. The same could be said about the mighty men of God: “Behind every godly man is a godly woman.” Such is the case ofContinue reading “Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon – Ray Rhodes”

Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality – Nancy Pearcey

Nancy Pearcey, Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality Grand Rapids: Baker, 2018, 337 pp. The publication of Nancy Pearcey’s book, Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity sent shockwaves throughout the evangelical world and help equip a new generation of apologists. Total Truth confronted the notion that scientific knowledge andContinue reading “Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality – Nancy Pearcey”