One or Two – Peter Jones (2010)

One or Two, another important book by Peter Jones contrasts paganism with historic Christianity.  Jones refers to these worldviews as one-ism and two-ism respectively. One-ism is the erroneous belief that all reality is one. One-ism believes “that all is one and shares the same essential nature.” Two-ism, which describes the historic Christian faith acknowledges aContinue reading “One or Two – Peter Jones (2010)”

DECISION POINTS – George W. Bush (2010)

Decision Points by President George W. Bush is a book that every American ought to read.  The former president chronicles his early days in politics and honestly shares his weaknesses and decisions that he regrets. Decision Points is possibly the most honest and candid book I have read to date.  Mr. Bush consistently takes theContinue reading “DECISION POINTS – George W. Bush (2010)”

THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS: On the Equality of the Persons of the Trinity – Volume 21

ON THE EQUALITY OF THE PERSONS OF THE TRINITY In this short, untitled fragment that was originally written on a salvaged letter cover, Edwards demonstrates how “the personal glory of each of the persons of the Trinity is equal, though each one, as they have a distinct personality, have a distinct glory.” Edwards argues thatContinue reading “THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS: On the Equality of the Persons of the Trinity – Volume 21”

A MIND FOR GOD – James Emery White (2006)

“Thinking Christianly” is the purpose of James Emery White’s, A Mind For God.  He writes early on, “While short in length, it sketches out a very large challenge and investment: to develop our minds in light of a biblical worldview that is then used to think Christianly in the world.” The author reaches his intendedContinue reading “A MIND FOR GOD – James Emery White (2006)”

BONHOEFFER: PASTOR, MARTYR, PROPHET, SPY – Eric Mataxas (2010)

Eric Metaxas has outdone himself with his latest work, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.  The author sets the stage for Bonhoeffer’s life and ministry by detailing his life as a child and the events that led to full-time Christian ministry. Metaxas provides rich detail that helps deconstruct this enigmatic character we know as Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Continue reading “BONHOEFFER: PASTOR, MARTYR, PROPHET, SPY – Eric Mataxas (2010)”

JESUS THE EVANGELIST – Richard Phillips

Jesus the Evangelist by Richard Phillips cuts to the core of the evangelistic task.   The purpose: to study key chapters in John’s gospel and learn evangelism from Jesus himself. In part one, the author discusses basic principles of evangelism that is drawn from the example and witness of John the Baptist.  The author reminds, “AContinue reading “JESUS THE EVANGELIST – Richard Phillips”

THE TWILIGHT OF ATHEISM – Alistair McGrath (2006)

The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World by Alistair McGrath is a book that deserves to be read.  The author maintains that the “rise and decline of atheism is framed by two pivotal events, separated by precisely two hundred years: the fall of the Bastille in 1789 andContinue reading “THE TWILIGHT OF ATHEISM – Alistair McGrath (2006)”

HOLLYWOOD WORLDVIEWS: Watching Films With Wisdom and Discernment – Brian Godawa (2009)

Whenever a book is dedicated to Francis Schaeffer, I usually stand at attention.  Brian Godawa’s book Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films With Wisdom and Discernment is no exception. Godawa presents the purpose of the book in to introduction: “I want to inform the reader of the nature of storytelling and analyze how worldviews are communicated throughContinue reading “HOLLYWOOD WORLDVIEWS: Watching Films With Wisdom and Discernment – Brian Godawa (2009)”

TOP BOOKS IN 2010

An incredible little book that explains the essence of the gospel without compromise.  A great evangelistic tool. A valuable resource for pastors and seminary students. See my review   An assault on the fact/value dichotomy.  Don’t miss this one! See my review Classic Piper. See my review Excellent summary of neo-paganism and a crisp, clearContinue reading “TOP BOOKS IN 2010”