GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT: Volume 2 – Martyn Lloyd-Jones

From 1952 to 1955, Martyn Lloyd-Jones offered a series of messages in the Westminster Chapel in London on doctrine.  God the Holy Spirit is the second volume in a three-part study entitled, Great Doctrines of the Bible and is a result of those great meetings. The author has a passion to communicate in-depth doctrinal truthContinue reading “GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT: Volume 2 – Martyn Lloyd-Jones”

THE PASTOR AS SCHOLAR AND THE SCHOLAR AS PASTOR – John Piper and D.A. Carson (2011)

The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry is a vivid reminder why John Piper and D.A. Carson have had such a powerful influence on my life and pastoral ministry. Far too often, men who enter into pastoral ministry do so with an either-or mentality.  Since they have chosenContinue reading “THE PASTOR AS SCHOLAR AND THE SCHOLAR AS PASTOR – John Piper and D.A. Carson (2011)”

PROGRESSIVE DISPENSATIONALISM – Craig Blaising and Darrell Bock

Progressive Dispensationalism is designed as a handbook on the principles of interpretation and the structures of biblical exposition that define so-called progressive dispensationalism.  Part one distinguishes between the three phases of thought including classical, revised and progressive dispensationalism. The authors contend that the modifications of progressive dispensationalism affect the way dispensationalists understand key biblical themesContinue reading “PROGRESSIVE DISPENSATIONALISM – Craig Blaising and Darrell Bock”

PILLARS OF GRACE – Steven J. Lawson (2011)

Pillars of Grace by Steven J. Lawson is the second installment in his series, A Long Line of Godly Men.  In volume one, Lawson walked readers through every book of the Bible and demonstrated how the doctrines of grace emerge on every page of Scripture. Volume two also alerts readers to the precious doctrines ofContinue reading “PILLARS OF GRACE – Steven J. Lawson (2011)”

THE NEXT STORY: Life and Faith After the Digital Explosion – Tim Challies (2011)

Tim Challies is an author who needs no introduction.  His blog, Informing the Reforming (www.challies.com) boasts thousands of readers, most of whom appreciate Challies’ thoughtful posts, penetrating book reviews, and his heart for the things of God.  Challies not only has a deep understanding of God’s Word and culture; he has an ability to communicateContinue reading “THE NEXT STORY: Life and Faith After the Digital Explosion – Tim Challies (2011)”

LOVE WINS – Rob Bell (2011)

A few weeks ago, I was rudely awakened in the middle of the night.  It wasn’t the doorbell.  It wasn’t a phone call.  And it wasn’t the dog scratching on the back door.  My cell phone was blinking.  And it was blinking relentlessly.  A post by Justin Taylor stared me in the face.  “Rob BellContinue reading “LOVE WINS – Rob Bell (2011)”

The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul (1985)

The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul is a tremendous book that ought to be read by every Christian.  The author contends the subject of God’s holiness is one of the most important issues for believers to wrestle with.  How one understands the character of God affects everything in life.  Worship, service, or true obedienceContinue reading “The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul (1985)”

THE MESSAGE BEHIND THE MOVIE: How to Engage With a Film Without Disengaging Your Faith – Douglas M. Beaumont (2009)

The Message Behind the Movie by Douglas M. Beaumont discusses the importance of engaging with worldview themes in movies.  The author reveals his cards upfront (which is increasingly rare these days, especially in a movie).  He writes as an “evangelical, philosophical, theological, movie lover” and seeks to unite these interests in his approach to theContinue reading “THE MESSAGE BEHIND THE MOVIE: How to Engage With a Film Without Disengaging Your Faith – Douglas M. Beaumont (2009)”

STICKY TEAMS: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page – Larry Osborne (2010)

Sticky Teams by Larry Osborne is a leadership book with an emphasis on team-building.  The author maintains, “Sticky teams stick together.”  And sticking together in difficult times is an indicator of health. Osborne divides Sticky Teams into three parts, each designed to promote long-term unity and health in local church, which a special emphasis placedContinue reading “STICKY TEAMS: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page – Larry Osborne (2010)”

THE SUPREMACY OF GOD IN PREACHING – John Piper (1990)

Some books merit a quick scan.  Others deserve a careful read.  Few books need to be read over and over.  The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper is such a book.  This is my fourth time through Piper’s powder keg. Part One – Why God Should be Supreme in Preaching Part one followsContinue reading “THE SUPREMACY OF GOD IN PREACHING – John Piper (1990)”