The Loveliest Place – Dustin Benge

Dustin Benge, The Loveliest Place (Wheaton: Crossway Books), 2022), 198 pp. Mention the word “church” in a casual conversation. The opinions offered will likely render a broad range of adjectives. Some people have been wounded in the church. Some people feel used by the church. Others feel that the church has run its course inContinue reading “The Loveliest Place – Dustin Benge”

Strangely Bright – Joe Rigney

Joe Rigney, Strangely Bright (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020), 117 pp. “Can you love God and enjoy this world?” This question drives Joe Rigney’s newest book, Strangely Bright. Such a question often generates more heat than light as many people are accustomed to downplaying earthly things and emphasizing heavenly things. After all, the well-known hymn encourages usContinue reading “Strangely Bright – Joe Rigney”

Called to Preach – Steven J. Lawson

Steven J. Lawson, Called to Preach (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2022), 203 pp. Etched into the fabric of the cosmos is a special call. This call is the highest responsibility that any man will ever receive. This is the call to preach God’s Word. In his most recent book, Called to Preach: Fulfilling the HighContinue reading “Called to Preach – Steven J. Lawson”

Spineless: Restoring Courage and Conviction to the People of God

Spineless: Restoring Courage and Conviction to the People of God addresses the insipid kind of “Christianity” that has subtly slipped into the church. It carefully diagnoses the decline of Christian courage and traces its tragic demise. The book sets forth a carefully crafted plan for recovering lost ground in our generation. And it presents biblicalContinue reading “Spineless: Restoring Courage and Conviction to the People of God”

How to Know God’s Will – Wayne Grudem (2020)

Wayne Grudem, How to Know God’s Will (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 66 pp. One of the highlights of Wayne Grudem’s ministry is his clear and biblical writing style. His most recent book is no exception. What the Bible Says About How to Know God’s Will is a short book which is focused on one powerfulContinue reading “How to Know God’s Will – Wayne Grudem (2020)”

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

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”

Reviving the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Once there was a day when the nib of a pen would intersect with a piece of paper, revealing the contemplations of a thoughtful person. The end result would yield a letter that would inspire a willing recipient and breathe fresh courage into a human soul. Less than 200 years ago, letter-writing flourished in theContinue reading “Reviving the Lost Art of Letter Writing”

The Royal Priesthood and the Glory of God – David S. Schrock

David S. Schrock, The Royal Priesthood and the Glory of God (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 199 pp. The Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, published by Crossway Books includes a series of accessible books designed for the non-specialist. The books are basic enough for anyone to grasp but are also invaluable tools for pastors. AsContinue reading “The Royal Priesthood and the Glory of God – David S. Schrock”

The Christian Mind – Harry Blamires

My uncle Dwight gave me this book almost thirty years ago.  I’ll never forget what he said when he handed it to me: “Only real men can read this book.”  Whether it was meant to motivate or amuse, I read it with a vengeance.  This is my third time through. Blamires thesis is clear throughoutContinue reading “The Christian Mind – Harry Blamires”

Why is My Teenager Feeling Like This? A Guide for Helping Teens Through Anxiety & Depression – David Murray

David Murray, Why Is My Teenager Feeling Like This? A Guide for Helping Teens Through Anxiety & Depression (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020), 140 pp. David Murray’s newest book, Why is My Teenager Feeling Like This? A Guide for Helping Teens Through Anxiety & Depression could not have come at a better time. The COVID-19 pandemic hasContinue reading “Why is My Teenager Feeling Like This? A Guide for Helping Teens Through Anxiety & Depression – David Murray”