The Word Explored – Dave Jenkins (2021)

Dave Jenkins, The Word Explored (Peterborough: H&E Publishing, 2021), 100 pp. We live in a culture that is biblically illiterate for the most part. I recently spoke to a friend who lamented that many people have never heard of Jonah? My initial response was, “Who?” After a hearty chuckle, the tone turned serious as scoresContinue reading “The Word Explored – Dave Jenkins (2021)”

R.C. Sproul: A Life – Stephen J. Nichols

Stephen J. Nichols, R.C. Sproul: A Life (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2021), 371 pp. On December 14, 2017, Dr. R.C. Sproul entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was greatly used by God as he reintroduced Reformed theology to the evangelical church. He articulated the doctrines of grace with passion, courage,Continue reading “R.C. Sproul: A Life – Stephen J. Nichols”

The Plurality Principle – Dave Harvey (2021)

Dave Harvey, The Plurality Principle: How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Church Leadership Team (Wheaton: Crossway, 2021). “The quality of your elder plurality determines the health of your church.” This is the premise that undergirds Dave Harvey’s new offering, The Plurality Principle. The subtitle, How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Church Leadership TeamContinue reading “The Plurality Principle – Dave Harvey (2021)”

Practicing Thankfulness – Sam Crabtee

Sam Crabtree, Practicing Thankfulness (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2021), 138. Some of the best gifts come in small packages – an engagement ring, a ticket to Europe, a diamond pendant. From time to time, a small book will hit the shelves that pack a powerful punch. Such is the case with Sam Crabtree’s, Practicing Thankfulness. Crabtree’sContinue reading “Practicing Thankfulness – Sam Crabtee”

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers – Dane Ortlund

Dane Ortlund, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020), 221 pp. Dr. Dane Ortlund has gained a reputation for writing Christian books that are solid, edifying, and gospel-centered. His newest work, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Suffers is No Exception. Ortlund uses MatthewContinue reading “Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers – Dane Ortlund”

The Attributes of God: An Introduction – Gerald Bray

Gerald Bray, The Attributes of God: An Introduction (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2021), 159 pp. Gerald Bray offers the latest installment in the Short Studies in Systematic Theology Series by Crossway Books. The series is designed to introduce readers to a specific theological subject and equip the next generation of Christian leaders. The great strength ofContinue reading “The Attributes of God: An Introduction – Gerald Bray”

Reformed Systematic Theology: Man and Christ – Volume 2 – Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley

Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley, Reformed Systematic Theology: Man and Christ – Volume 2 (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 1159 pp. For the past several years I have maintained the discipline of reading at least one work of systematic theology. This year, I have the privilege of reading and reviewing Reformed Systematic Theology: ManContinue reading “Reformed Systematic Theology: Man and Christ – Volume 2 – Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley”

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel – Christopher Yuan (2018)

Christopher Yuan, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel (New York: Multnomah, 2018), 234 pp. Rosaria Butterfield calls Christopher Yuan’s book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel “the most important humanly composed book about biblical sexuality and godly living for our times.” That is quite a statement from such a respected woman. After a thorough reading, I concurContinue reading “Holy Sexuality and the Gospel – Christopher Yuan (2018)”

What Does The Bible Teach About Homosexuality? – Kevin DeYoung

I read an important book today.  It is not a weighty theological treatise.  It is not a book about spiritual formation.  And it certainly is not written to inspire.  This book is about homosexuality.  Like it or not, in our culture, the topic of homosexuality has moved from stage left to center stage.  Everyone isContinue reading “What Does The Bible Teach About Homosexuality? – Kevin DeYoung”

Providence – John Piper

John Piper, Providence (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2021), 710 pp. 2020 was a year of pain, suffering, and anguish. COVID-19 impacted countless lives, crushed the economy, overwhelmed our health care system, and influenced the presidential election. By mid-December, the virus claimed over 300,000 lives in the United States alone. We were told what is classified asContinue reading “Providence – John Piper”