Glorification: An Introduction Graham Cole

Graham A. Cole, Glorification: An Introduction (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 138 pp. The three pillars of the Christian life are justification, sanctification, and glorification. Justification is a past event that takes place at a point in time. Sanctification is the necessary result of justification and takes place during the course of one’s Christian life. GlorificationContinue reading “Glorification: An Introduction Graham Cole”

Suffering Wisely and Well – Eric Ortlund

Eric Ortlund, Suffering Wisely & Well: The Grief of Job and the Grace of God (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 191 pp. Every follower of Christ will face suffering at some point. Some face more than others. Eric Ortlund’s book, Suffering Wisely & Well addresses the topic of suffering by analyzing the book of Job. AsContinue reading “Suffering Wisely and Well – Eric Ortlund”

The Sower – Scott James

Scott James, The Sower (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022). The Christian band Wolves at the Gate has a lyric that is a weighty theological reality and prompts much thought: A bloody tree and empty tomb sends root below for life to bloom. These words immediately came to mind when I read Stott James’ new children’s book,Continue reading “The Sower – Scott James”

The King and the Dragon – James Shrimpton

James W. Shrimpton, The King and the Dragon (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 32 pp. The King and the Dragonis a creative tale for children. James W. Shrimpton teams up with Helena Perez Garia, a world-class illustrator in her own right. The story is about a King with a great golden throne. A Dragon tries toContinue reading “The King and the Dragon – James Shrimpton”

Redeeming Our Thinking About History: A God-Centered Approach

Vern S. Poythress, Redeeming Our Thinking About History: A God-Centered Approach (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 247 pp. Every person is a historian of sorts. Each person is not only a product of history but is also constantly interpreting it. “History,” according to Vern Poythress, “is indispensable in the Bible and in the Christian faith.” SuchContinue reading “Redeeming Our Thinking About History: A God-Centered Approach”

The Biggest Story Bible Storybook – Kevin DeYoung and Don Clark

Kevin DeYoung and Don Clark, The Biggest Story Bible Storybook (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 529 pp. The Biggest Story Bible Storybook by Kevin DeYoung is a book that every Christian parent should read and re-read to their children. DeYoung makes it clear that “this book is a storybook about the Bible, but it is notContinue reading “The Biggest Story Bible Storybook – Kevin DeYoung and Don Clark”

The Death of Porn – Ray Ortlund

Pornography has a stranglehold on countless men and women in our culture. There was a day when one needed to seek porn out but with the rise of the internet, pornography stalks the unsuspecting through means of a phone, computer, or television. Sadly, many of these are naively lured into grievous sin and find themselvesContinue reading “The Death of Porn – Ray Ortlund”

Some Pastors and Teachers – Sinclair Ferguson

Sinclair Ferguson, Some Pastors and Teachers. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2017, 802 pp. $45.00 The day that Sinclair Ferguson’s new book, Some Pastors and Teachers arrived, I was like a kid in a candy store; a monkey in a banana factory; a shark in blood-infested waters. Gazing at the table of contents causedContinue reading “Some Pastors and Teachers – Sinclair Ferguson”

A Walk Across the Sun – Corban Addison

In the nineteenth century, the British politician, William Wilberforce began a movement that led to the abolition of the slave trade.  His robust Christian faith fueled his resolve to see tyranny destroyed and people created in the imago Dei set free.  Today, there are 27 million slaves in the world.  1.2 million are children, enslavedContinue reading “A Walk Across the Sun – Corban Addison”

Steal Away Home – Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey

Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey, Steal Away Home, Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2017, 294 pp. $14.60 Church history is filled with stories of courage, adventure, adversity, and persecution. From the exile of Athanasius, the martyrdom of John Rogers and William Tyndale, or Luther’s trial at Worms, these stories are well-known and we are quick toContinue reading “Steal Away Home – Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey”