What Christians Ought to Believe – Michael Bird (2016)

Michael F. Bird.  What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostles’ Creed.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016. 237 pp. $18.99 What Christians Ought to Believe by Michael F. Bird examines the Apostles’ Creed and guides readers step-by-step through this important document. In chapters 1 and 2, the author highlights the importanceContinue reading “What Christians Ought to Believe – Michael Bird (2016)”

The Reformation Still Matters!

Erwin Luther. Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2016. 206 pp. $14.79 The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation will soon arrive. A handful of evangelicals await this special day of celebration, when on October 31, 2017 they will remember Luther’s courageous act as he nailed theContinue reading “The Reformation Still Matters!”

REFORMATION THOUGHT – Alistair McGrath (1988)

Alistair McGrath. Reformation Thought: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell, 1988. 285 pp. $40.54 Reformation Thought: An Introduction by Alistair McGrath explores the fascinating contours of the sixteenth century. The author helps readers understand the historical, cultural, and theological context of the events that led up the Protestant Reformation. McGrath guides readers on a fascinating Reformation tourContinue reading “REFORMATION THOUGHT – Alistair McGrath (1988)”


Today, you will have an opportunity to pick up Stephen Nichol’s excellent book, Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought (2002) for $1.99. Students of the Reformation will also want to pick up my new book, Bold Reformer: Celebrating the Gospel-Centered Convictions of Martin Luther.  Here’s a brief sample:  The Protestant ReformersContinue reading “RECOVERING THE REFORMATION”

BOLD REFORMER: Celebrating the Gospel-Centered Convictions of Martin Luther – David S. Steele

On April 1, 2016 my new book, Bold Reformer will be available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, and Booksamillon.com.  Here’s a brief summary: 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 ablaze inContinue reading “BOLD REFORMER: Celebrating the Gospel-Centered Convictions of Martin Luther – David S. Steele”


It is no secret that Aurelius Augustine was a stalwart of the Christian faith; a pagan turned Christ-follower; a man of the world turned to a man of the Word; a man controlled by sin to a man controlled by the Spirit. Gerald Bray offers up a thoughtful overview of Augustine of Hippo in hisContinue reading “AUGUSTINE ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE – Gerald Bray (2015)”

GOD’S GLORY ALONE: The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith – David Vandrunen (2015)

God’s Glory Alone – The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life is the second title in the 5 Solas Series. The first volume by Thomas Schreiner, Faith Alone: The Doctrine of Justification walked readers through this important doctrine which was rediscovered in the sixteenth century. The latest installment is penned by David Vandrunen, professorContinue reading “GOD’S GLORY ALONE: The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith – David Vandrunen (2015)”

FAITH ALONE – Thomas Schreiner (2015)

Faith Alone by Thomas Schreiner is much-needed treatment of the doctrine which was rediscovered during the days of the Protestant Reformation, namely, justification by faith alone. The author makes it plain from the beginning that he does not intend to offer a comprehensive treatment of this doctrine. Rather, he guides readers through a tour ofContinue reading “FAITH ALONE – Thomas Schreiner (2015)”

BRAND LUTHER – Andrew Pettegree (2015)

How can an unpublished, obscure Roman Catholic monk move from the shadows to the world stage in a matter of years. This is the subject of Andrew Pettegree’s book, Brand Luther. Pettegree walks meticulously through the events of the Reformer’s life; events that would mark a nation and rock the world. This is Brand Luther.Continue reading “BRAND LUTHER – Andrew Pettegree (2015)”


Martin Luther was one of the bright shining stars of the 16th centuries who God used to restore reason to the church and recover the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Carl R. Trueman unpacks the Protestant Reformer in his latest work, Luther on the Christian Life. The book is a balanced blend of biography, Reformation history, andContinue reading “LUTHER AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE – Carl R. Trueman (2015)”