Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering – Timothy Keller

I have yet to meet a person who enjoys pain and suffering.  Yet suffering is a part of the warp and woof of life.  It is not a part of God’s original intent for creation.  Since Adam’s first sin, pain and suffering have been an abnormal part of the cosmos.  Suffering is an unwelcome guest […]

Saints & Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus – Nancy Guthrie (2020)

Saints & Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus by Nancy Guthrie is a fascinating book that focuses on various characters in the Bible and helps readers understand how sovereign grace transforms even the most wretched and defiled. At the heart of the book is a plea to receive mercy and grace from God. An exampleContinue reading “Saints & Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus – Nancy Guthrie (2020)”

Unified – Tim Scott & Trey Gowdy

Tim Scott & Trey Gowdy, Unified  (Carol Stream: Tyndale, 2018), 220 pp. We may live in one of the most divided times in American history. The cultural climate is rising without any hope of resolution in sight. Senator Tim Scott and Congressman, Trey Goudy recognize the problems in our land. Yet, they both have aContinue reading “Unified – Tim Scott & Trey Gowdy”

TRUE BEAUTY – Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre (2014)

Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?  Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre tackle the sensitive topic of beauty in their book, True Beauty.  The “benchmarks for beauty” are constantly changing and most of the criteria is propaganda which caters to worldliness.  This book, on the other hand has a simple goal, namely – to pointContinue reading “TRUE BEAUTY – Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre (2014)”

God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel – Costi Hinn (2019

Costi W. Hinn, God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019), 223 pp. The so-called prosperity gospel has been a virtual “wrecking ball,” inflicting damage on the unsuspecting, infiltrating local churches with a diabolical message of health and wealth, and inviting the wrath of a holy God. The prosperity gospel is not anotherContinue reading “God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel – Costi Hinn (2019”

Coronavirus and Christ – John Piper

John Piper is a trusted biblical scholar and pastor who has shared his wisdom in writing for decades. I first encountered Dr. Piper as a young man. I remember eagerly devouring his book, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist when it was originally published in 1986. Since those days, John Piper has without a doubt,Continue reading “Coronavirus and Christ – John Piper”

Why Should I Join a Church? – Mark Dever (2020)

Mark Dever, Why Should I Join a Church? (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020), 52 pp. One of the most surprising hot topics that emerges among Christians concerns the matter of church membership. It is not unusual to encounter people who have strong opinions that oppose the notion of church membership. Mark Dever’s short book, Why Should IContinue reading “Why Should I Join a Church? – Mark Dever (2020)”

What Should I Do Now That I’m a Christian? – Sam Emadi

Sam Emadi, What Should I Do Now That I’m a Christian? (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020), 52 p. For years, 9Marks has been producing literature designed to edify and equip leaders in the local church. Church Questions Series is the most recent project, a set a booklets designed to answer pertinent questions in short bite-sized portions. WhatContinue reading “What Should I Do Now That I’m a Christian? – Sam Emadi”

The Logic of God – Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias, The Logic of God: 52 Christian Essentials For the Heart and Mind (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019), 301 pp. Ask students of apologetics, “Who has wielded the weightiest influence in the 20th century?” There may be a variety of responses, and will, no doubt include the well-known names of Francis Schaeffer, Gresham Machen, andContinue reading “The Logic of God – Ravi Zacharias”

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense – Paul David Tripp (2018)

Paul David Tripp, Suffering (Wheaton: Crossway, 2018), 210 pp. C.S. wrote, “If I knew a way of escape I would crawl through the sewers to escape the pain.” Whether a person agrees with Lewis’s radical conclusion or not is a matter of personal opinion. However, the problem of suffering is a universal dilemma that everyContinue reading “Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense – Paul David Tripp (2018)”