A MILLION MILES IN A THOUSAND YEARS – Donald Miller (2009)

I spent part of my day off with Don Miller.  I should say that I spent part of the day reading his book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.  This is interesting because I have critiqued some of his writing.  But make no mistake.  Agree or disagree with his views, Miller can write –Continue reading “A MILLION MILES IN A THOUSAND YEARS – Donald Miller (2009)”

JOHN MACARTHUR: Servant of the Word and Flock – Iain Murray (2011)

John MacArthur: Servant of the Word and Flock is a mind-shaping, heart-riveting biography by one of the best living biographers around, Iain Murray.  This is familiar territory for Murray.  He has written a handful of excellent biographies, most notably, The Forgotten Spurgeon and Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography.  As usual, Murray does not disappoint. TheContinue reading “JOHN MACARTHUR: Servant of the Word and Flock – Iain Murray (2011)”

THE MIGHTY WEAKNESS OF JOHN KNOX – Douglas Bond (2011)

The Mighty Weakness of John Knox is the third installment in  The Long Line of Godly Men Profiles.  Dr. Steven J. Lawson serves as the series editor and hit the ground running with his superb volumes that survey the life and theology of John Calvin and Jonathan Edwards. Douglas Bond, no stranger to the ChristianContinue reading “THE MIGHTY WEAKNESS OF JOHN KNOX – Douglas Bond (2011)”

PUJOOLS: MORE THAN THE GAME – Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth (2011)

Pujols: More Than a Game by Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth is a thoughtful and informative account of baseball all-star, Albert Pujols. The book chronicles the journey that Pujols took from the Dominican Republic to the big leagues.  The authors’ provide a detailed look at Pujols pilgrimage which is an inspiring rags to riches story.Continue reading “PUJOOLS: MORE THAN THE GAME – Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth (2011)”

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)”

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)”

THE FORGOTTEN SPURGEON – Iain Murray (1966)

There are a few books worth reading over and over.  The Forgotten Spurgeon by Iain Murray is one of them.  Murray is quick to point out that his work is not a biography.  He does, however, seek to examine Spurgeon’s life and pastoral ministry in the context of three major controversies that ensued during hisContinue reading “THE FORGOTTEN SPURGEON – Iain Murray (1966)”

JONATHAN EDWARDS AND THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD – Douglas A. Sweeney (2009)

Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word by Douglas A. Sweeney is a superb overview of America’s greatest evangelical and intellectual.  Sweeney summarizes his life, pastoral ministry and theological framework. Sweeney reminds readers that Edwards opposed Arminian theology at every juncture.  For Edwards, Arminianism meant opposition to “the Reformation and its glorious doctrines ofContinue reading “JONATHAN EDWARDS AND THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD – Douglas A. Sweeney (2009)”

JONATHAN EDWARDS: LOVER OF GOD – Owen Strachan and Doug Sweeney (2010)

Jonathan Edwards: Lover of God is the first installment in a series of five by Owen Strachan and Doug Sweeney.  The Essential Edwards Collection includes additional works on beauty, heaven and hell, the good life, and true Christianity. If you have never met Jonathan Edwards before or if you are familiar with the name butContinue reading “JONATHAN EDWARDS: LOVER OF GOD – Owen Strachan and Doug Sweeney (2010)”