Workers For Your Joy – David Mathis

David Mathis, Workers For Your Joy (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 341 pp. There is a leadership deficit in churches across the nation. A dirth of unqualified leaders fills pulpits and boardrooms that weaken the church and draw criticism from the watching world. David Mathis addresses the important matter of leadership in his book, Workers ForContinue reading “Workers For Your Joy – David Mathis”

The Legacy of Luther – R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols, Ed.

R.C. Sproul and Stephen J. Nichols, The Legacy of Luther. Sanford: Reformation Trust Publishing, 2016, 308 pp. $15.66 On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to the castle door in Wittenberg. One act of courage sparked a theological firestorm in Germany that set the world able in a matter of days. SpreadingContinue reading “The Legacy of Luther – R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols, Ed.”

What is Saving Faith? – John Piper

John Piper, What is Saving Faith? (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 300 pp. In 1986, John Piper penned Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist. The thesis of the book is also a reflection of the author’s life, namely, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” When I picked upContinue reading “What is Saving Faith? – John Piper”

Truth, Theology, and Perspective – Vern Poythress

Vern S. Poythress, Truth, Theology, and Perspective (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 160 pp. Each time Dr. Vern Poythress writes a new book, he offers the church a gift that should be treasured. His keen mind and heart for God are rarities in today’s generation. His newest offering is no exception. In Truth, Theology, and Perspective,Continue reading “Truth, Theology, and Perspective – Vern Poythress”

Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God – John Piper

John Piper, Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 159 pp. Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God by John Piper explores the sweet and bitter providence of God in the book of Ruth. The author lays the book out in a clear and compelling way, inviting readers to engage withContinue reading “Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God – John Piper”

Give Me Understanding That I May Live – Mark Talbot

Mark Talbot, Give Me Understanding That I May Live (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 236 pp. Give Me Understanding That I May Live by Mark Talbot addresses the topic of suffering with the heart of a shepherd and biblical faithfulness. The author presents a well-rounded framework for understanding suffering in categories that are clear and compelling.Continue reading “Give Me Understanding That I May Live – Mark Talbot”

I Belong – Joyce Holstege

The Heidelberg Catechism is a game changer. John Frame calls it “one of the great devotional works of all time.” Elector Frederick III secured the services of a twenty-eight-year-old theology professor from Heidelberg University named Zacharias Ursinus and a twenty-six-year-old preacher named Casper Olevianus to pen a catechism that would help disciple young people. ThisContinue reading “I Belong – Joyce Holstege”

Is Hell Real? – Dane Ortlund

Dane Ortlund, Is Hell Real? (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 48 pp. The doctrine of hell is under attack. Voices that fuel the fire against the doctrine of hell come from philosophers, and university professors, and are tragically opposed by some pastors. Dane Ortund makes a biblical case for the doctrine of eternal punishment in hisContinue reading “Is Hell Real? – Dane Ortlund”

The White Flag: When Compromise Cripples the Church – David Steele

The Kindle version of my book, The White Flag: When Compromise Cripples the Church is available for a limited time for only $2.99. “Here is a passionate call from a pastor’s heart, from a man widely read, who sees with great clarity the difficult situation the church now faces, with opposition without and weaknessContinue reading “The White Flag: When Compromise Cripples the Church – David Steele”

Glorification: An Introduction Graham Cole

Graham A. Cole, Glorification: An Introduction (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 138 pp. The three pillars of the Christian life are justification, sanctification, and glorification. Justification is a past event that takes place at a point in time. Sanctification is the necessary result of justification and takes place during the course of one’s Christian life. GlorificationContinue reading “Glorification: An Introduction Graham Cole”