The Sower – Scott James

Scott James, The Sower (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022). The Christian band Wolves at the Gate has a lyric that is a weighty theological reality and prompts much thought: A bloody tree and empty tomb sends root below for life to bloom. These words immediately came to mind when I read Stott James’ new children’s book,Continue reading “The Sower – Scott James”

Be Killing Sin

My newest book, Be Killing Sin: The Art of War on the Battlefield of Faith is available now! The book guides followers of Christ on a journey that exposes the vicious monster of sin, explains the posture of sin and expounds on a plan to defeat it. The book leans heavily on the Puritans, thoseContinue reading “Be Killing Sin”

The King and the Dragon – James Shrimpton

James W. Shrimpton, The King and the Dragon (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 32 pp. The King and the Dragonis a creative tale for children. James W. Shrimpton teams up with Helena Perez Garia, a world-class illustrator in her own right. The story is about a King with a great golden throne. A Dragon tries toContinue reading “The King and the Dragon – James Shrimpton”

Redeeming Our Thinking About History: A God-Centered Approach

Vern S. Poythress, Redeeming Our Thinking About History: A God-Centered Approach (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 247 pp. Every person is a historian of sorts. Each person is not only a product of history but is also constantly interpreting it. “History,” according to Vern Poythress, “is indispensable in the Bible and in the Christian faith.” SuchContinue reading “Redeeming Our Thinking About History: A God-Centered Approach”

The Biggest Story Bible Storybook – Kevin DeYoung and Don Clark

Kevin DeYoung and Don Clark, The Biggest Story Bible Storybook (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 529 pp. The Biggest Story Bible Storybook by Kevin DeYoung is a book that every Christian parent should read and re-read to their children. DeYoung makes it clear that “this book is a storybook about the Bible, but it is notContinue reading “The Biggest Story Bible Storybook – Kevin DeYoung and Don Clark”

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”

Some Pastors and Teachers – Sinclair Ferguson

Sinclair Ferguson, Some Pastors and Teachers. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2017, 802 pp. $45.00 The day that Sinclair Ferguson’s new book, Some Pastors and Teachers arrived, I was like a kid in a candy store; a monkey in a banana factory; a shark in blood-infested waters. Gazing at the table of contents causedContinue reading “Some Pastors and Teachers – Sinclair Ferguson”

A Walk Across the Sun – Corban Addison

In the nineteenth century, the British politician, William Wilberforce began a movement that led to the abolition of the slave trade.  His robust Christian faith fueled his resolve to see tyranny destroyed and people created in the imago Dei set free.  Today, there are 27 million slaves in the world.  1.2 million are children, enslavedContinue reading “A Walk Across the Sun – Corban Addison”

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”

Rejoice in God!

Open the morning newspaper. Watch the evening news. Pay careful attention to the culture that surrounds us. You will be prompted to protest. You will be cajoled to complain. You will feel the steady pull of pundits who invite you to join their campaign. Emotions will range from fear to frustration. Anger dominates much ofContinue reading “Rejoice in God!”