Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault On Mind, Morals, and Meaning – Nancy Pearcey (2010)

Nancy Pearcey has done it again.  Her book Total Truth captured the attention of thousands and helped equip a new generation of thinking Christians.  While some consider the term “thinking Christian” somewhat of an oxymoron (think, “military intelligence,” or “jumbo shrimp”), nothing could be further from the truth.  Indeed, clear thinking  and warm-hearted devotion areContinue reading “Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault On Mind, Morals, and Meaning – Nancy Pearcey (2010)”

INSTRUMENTS IN THE REDEEMER’S HANDS – Paul David Tripp (2002)

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp is a superb introduction to biblical counseling.  However, Tripp’s book should not be confined to a mere counseling resource.  Rather, his work is about the simplicity of personal ministry.  It is call to live a life that is rooted in the reality of God’s Word.  Additionally,Continue reading “INSTRUMENTS IN THE REDEEMER’S HANDS – Paul David Tripp (2002)”

ON GLOBAL WIZARDRY – Peter Jones, Ed. (2010)

Peter Jones understands postmodern culture and has a particular interest in warning the church about the pernicious influence of neo-paganism.  His newest book, On Global Wizardry, continues to alert Christ-followers and equips them to respond in a biblically appropriate way. Jones edits this work and relies on a host of experts to assist him inContinue reading “ON GLOBAL WIZARDRY – Peter Jones, Ed. (2010)”

MANAGING PEOPLE IS LIKE HERDING CATS – Warren Bennis (1999)

Managing People is Like Herding Cats is a book that explores the principles of effective leadership at all levels.  Renowned leadership scholar and USC professor Warren Bennis writes, “Be humble.  Stop trying to ‘herd cats’ and start building trust and mutual respect.  Your ‘cats’ will respond.  They will sense your purpose, keep your business purring,Continue reading “MANAGING PEOPLE IS LIKE HERDING CATS – Warren Bennis (1999)”

GOSPEL TRUTH, PAGAN LIES – Peter Jones (1999)

A few days ago as my family entered a bookstore, my eight year old son shocked and thrilled me when he asked, “Hey Dad, where can I find the Peter Jones books?”  My son is asking the question that scores of Christians should be asking.  Enter Gospel Truth, Pagan Lies by Peter Jones. It isContinue reading “GOSPEL TRUTH, PAGAN LIES – Peter Jones (1999)”

TRUE BIBLICAL SPIRITUALITY

“Mystical techniques and the inward journey have no place in true biblical spirituality.  If there is reality experienced in such things, it is a reality other than that promised in the gospel … Christian spirituality, consequently does not journey inward in search of an immediate experience of oneness with God.  Instead, through the indwelling HolyContinue reading “TRUE BIBLICAL SPIRITUALITY”

THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE – John Frame (2008)

The Doctrine of the Christian Life by John Frame is the third installment in his Lordship series.  The preceding work, The Doctrine of God is the most influential book I have read to date, outside the Bible.  Every seminary student and pastor should carefully read The Doctrine of God.  The contents are sure to revolutionizeContinue reading “THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE – John Frame (2008)”

WHAT IS SPIRITUAL WARFARE?

Do a quick search on any online bookseller or browse the shelves at a large bookstore and you will undoubtedly be confronted with a plethora of books on spiritual warfare.  Unfortunately, many of the popular books being published on this subject are unhelpful at best and unbiblical at worst. What is Spiritual Warfare? by StanleyContinue reading “WHAT IS SPIRITUAL WARFARE?”

WHAT IS VOCATION? – Stephen J. Nichols

What is Vocation? This question is rarely asked anymore and Stephen J. Nichols laments this reality in the latest installment of the Basics of the Faith Series by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing. Nichols begins by alerting readers to the definition of vocation: “The English word vocation comes from the Latin word vocatio or, in theContinue reading “WHAT IS VOCATION? – Stephen J. Nichols”

WHAT IS A TRUE CALVINIST?

Philip Graham Ryken continues the Basics of the Reformed Faith Series with his excellent work, What is a True Calvinist? Ryken does not rehash the traditional five points of Calvinism as formulated at the Synod of Dort.  Rather, he seeks to set forth a “practical introduction to Reformed spirituality.” Six pillars comprise the edifice ofContinue reading “WHAT IS A TRUE CALVINIST?”