Living in the Light

John Piper. Living in the Light: Money, Sex, & Power. The Good Book Company, 2016. 144 pp. $10.98 Three statements wonderfully capture the essence of this powerful little book: Money, sex, and power exist for the great aims of God in human history. They are not detours on the path to God-exalting joy. Along withContinue reading “Living in the Light”

Visual Theology

Tim Challies and Josh Byers. Visual Theology: Seeing and Understanding the Truth About God. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Books, 2016. 155 pp. $10.60 Visual Theology: Seeing and Understanding the Truth About God is the highly anticipated book by Tim Challies and Josh Byers. This is an absolutely beautiful book! The larger than life cover welcomes readersContinue reading “Visual Theology”

MASTERING THE ART OF FREAKING OUT

Lance Hahn, How to Live in Fear: Mastering the Art of Freaking Out. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2016. 2034 pp. $10.35 How to Live in Fear: Mastering the Art of Freaking Out by Lance Hahn is a book that addresses a variety of fears, including various anxiety disorders. The book is arranged in three parts andContinue reading “MASTERING THE ART OF FREAKING OUT”

LESSONS FROM A HOSPITAL BED – John Piper

John Piper, Lessons From a Hospital Bed. Wheaton: Crossway, 2016. 77 pp. $7.99 Lessons From a Hospital Bed by John Piper is a book for sick people. It is a book for people who face the prospect of death. That is to say, it is a book that deserves to be read by all people.Continue reading “LESSONS FROM A HOSPITAL BED – John Piper”

HAPPINESS by Randy Alcorn

Randy Alcorn. Happiness.  Carol Stream: Tyndale House Publishers, 2015.    480 pp. $14.45. Randy Alcorn is an author who consistently places strong, biblical challenges before his readers. His newest work, Happiness, is no exception. The book is arranged in four parts and is arranged as is summarized below. Part 1: Our Compelling Quest for HappinessContinue reading “HAPPINESS by Randy Alcorn”

WHAT WE BELIEVE – R.C. Sproul (2015)

What We Believe, by R.C. Sproul captures the essence of the well-known Apostles’ Creed. Dr. Sproul alerts readers in the preface, “The renewed mind is initiated by the immediate, sovereign, supernatural work of God, the Holy Spirit, in regeneration. It is developed by the continued operation of the Spirit in the soul and by feeding uponContinue reading “WHAT WE BELIEVE – R.C. Sproul (2015)”

Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity – Tim Challies (2015)

Here’s a lofty claim: “I believe this book can improve your life.” This is a claim we’ve all heard before. Infomercials, hucksters, and television preachers make similar claims. The net result is generally less than satisfying. The consumer usually walks away from such a claim with a lighter wallet, a bruised ego, and more skepticismContinue reading “Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity – Tim Challies (2015)”

PRAYING THE BIBLE – Donald Whitney (2015)

Praying the Bible by Don Whitney identifies a problem that concerns prayer, namely – we pray “the same old things about the same old things.”  Whitney adds, “It seems that virtually everyone begins to pray this way sooner or later, and it is boring.  And when prayer is boring, we don’t feel like praying.  WhenContinue reading “PRAYING THE BIBLE – Donald Whitney (2015)”

HELP MY UNBELIEF – Barnabas Piper (2015)

“I believe; help my unbelief!” cried the father of a demon-possessed boy (Mark 9:24).  This cry of anguish is the cry necessarily which emerges from the mouth of every believer.  Why?  Our faith is growing.  Our faith is incomplete.  We are works in progress.  We still have much to learn.  In fact, Barnabas Piper argues, thatContinue reading “HELP MY UNBELIEF – Barnabas Piper (2015)”

LIVING IN THE GRIP OF RELENTLESS GRACE – Iain Duguid (2015)

John Newton said, “I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.”  He was touched and transformed by God’s grace, or as Newton put it in his famous hymn, “amazing grace.”  Iain Duguid’s book, Living in the Grip of Relentless Grace draws readers into the drama that plays out in the Old Testament. Duguid highlightsContinue reading “LIVING IN THE GRIP OF RELENTLESS GRACE – Iain Duguid (2015)”