THE DARING MISSION OF WILLIAM TYNDALE – Steven J. Lawson (2015)

American people have the right and the freedom to criticize military movements in a foreign theater.  This kind of deplorable behavior makes freedom loving Americans cringe – for the freedom to criticize is actually secured and maintained by the very soldiers “under the gun” of critique.  In like manner, Christians have become quite adept atContinue reading “THE DARING MISSION OF WILLIAM TYNDALE – Steven J. Lawson (2015)”

FEARLESS FAITH: JOHN KNOX – Steven J. Lawson (2014)

2014 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Knox, the Protestant Reformer who risked life and limb for the sake of the gospel in Scotland and much of western Europe.  Steven Lawson retells the story in his newest work, John Knox Fearless Faith. The author guides readers though the fascinating account of Knox’s lifeContinue reading “FEARLESS FAITH: JOHN KNOX – Steven J. Lawson (2014)”

THE TRINITARIAN DEVOTION OF JOHN OWEN – Sinclair Ferguson (2014)

The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen by Dr. Sinclair Ferguson is the latest installment in the Long Line of Godly Men Profile Series, edited by Dr. Steven Lawson.  Ferguson presents a readable introduction to the most well-known Puritan, John Owen. The book includes five chapters which overview Owen’s life and theological commitments.  Chapter one focuses on his lifeContinue reading “THE TRINITARIAN DEVOTION OF JOHN OWEN – Sinclair Ferguson (2014)”

EDWARDS ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE – Dane Ortlund (2014)

Edwards on the Christian Life by Dane C. Ortlund attempts to summarize the theology of Jonathan Edwards and pays special attention to his remarks on the Christian life.  For Edwards, living the Christian life is about “enjoying and reflecting the beauty of God.” The author successfully achieves his goal by directing readers to twelve questionsContinue reading “EDWARDS ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE – Dane Ortlund (2014)”

HERE I STAND: A LIFE OF MARTIN LUTHER – Roland Bainton (1950)

My copy of Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther is falling apart.  I first read this classic back in 1998.  At that time, Luther’s life and legacy were still very new to me.  Now over fifteen years later, the story is no less exciting.  In fact, it just keeps getting better. Bainton’s work is clearlyContinue reading “HERE I STAND: A LIFE OF MARTIN LUTHER – Roland Bainton (1950)”

KNOW THE HERETICS – Justin Holcomb (2014)

Heretics have been around for a long time and have plagued the church for as long as we can remember.  Justin Holcomb provides a valuable service for the church in his excellent book, Know the Heretics.  The intent of the book is to provide a readable summary of the major heresies that have sprung up inContinue reading “KNOW THE HERETICS – Justin Holcomb (2014)”

THE CREEDAL IMPERATIVE – Carl R. Trueman (2012)

Several months I ago, I posted a piece on Veritas et Lux entitled, “No Creed But Christ.”  I have received a great deal of traffic as a response to this post and much of the feedback has been negative.  Carl Trueman also recognizes (and repudiates) this anti-confessional agenda and affirms the importance of creeds and confessionsContinue reading “THE CREEDAL IMPERATIVE – Carl R. Trueman (2012)”

SEEING BEAUTY AND SAYING BEAUTIFULLY – John Piper (2014)

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.”  So says King Solomon in Proverbs 25:11.  These wise words are the biblical basis for John Piper’s new book, Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully.  Nearly fifteen years ago, Dr. Piper embarked on a series of books called, The Swans Are NotContinue reading “SEEING BEAUTY AND SAYING BEAUTIFULLY – John Piper (2014)”

CALVIN ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE – Michael Horton (2014)

John Calvin is numbered among the maligned.  He was a target in the 16th century and he continues to attract the attention of the uninformed today.  Yet Calvin’s life was a pilgrimage characterized by God’s providential grace.  It was God’s providential grace that led him from place to place, equipping him for a lifetime of ministry. Continue reading “CALVIN ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE – Michael Horton (2014)”

THE EVANGELISTIC ZEAL OF GEORGE WHITEFIELD – Steven Lawson (2014)

It is impossible to determine the impact that Reformation Trust’s,  A Long Line of Godly Men Series will have.  have personally been enriched, challenged, and inspired by this excellent series that has surveyed the likes of Jonathan Edwards, John Calvin, Martin Luther, C.H. Spurgeon, and John Knox.  The latest installment, The Evangelistic Zeal of George WhitefieldContinue reading “THE EVANGELISTIC ZEAL OF GEORGE WHITEFIELD – Steven Lawson (2014)”