When Pain is Real and God Seems Silent – Ligon Duncan (2020)

Ligonier Duncan, When Pain is Real and God Seems Silent (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 55 pp. For years, Ligon Duncan has been delivering faithful messages that glorify the Lord. Such is the case in his latest book, When Pain is Real and God Seems Silent. Crossway Books has skillfully condensed two recent sermons by Dr.Continue reading “When Pain is Real and God Seems Silent – Ligon Duncan (2020)”

What Does the Bible Teach About Transgenderism? – Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock (2020)

Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock, What Does the Bible Teach About Transgenderism? (Geanies House, Fear, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publication, 2020), 162 pp. “Transgenderism is a new term for an old sin.” This idea lies at the core of Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock’s book, What Does the Bible Teach About Transgenderism? The third book inContinue reading “What Does the Bible Teach About Transgenderism? – Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock (2020)”

What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality? – Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock (2020)

Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock, What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality? (Geanies House, Fear, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publication, 2020), 149 pp. Scripture warns, “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions …” (2 Timothy 4:3,Continue reading “What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality? – Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock (2020)”

What Does the Bible Teach About Lust? – Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock (2020)

Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock, What Does the Bible Teach About Lust? (Geanies House, Fear, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publication, 2020), 155 pp. “Sex sells and the whole world is buying,” according to the 2001 Creed song, Signs. Almost twenty years later, things have not improved. In fact, with the rise of internet pornography, sexual sinContinue reading “What Does the Bible Teach About Lust? – Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock (2020)”

Lincoln’s Battle With God: A President’s Struggle With Faith and What It Meant For America (2012)

Stephen Mansfield, Lincoln’s Battle With God: A President’s Struggle With Faith and What It Meant For America Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2012, 254 pp. $13.31 The sixteenth president of the United States is dearly beloved by conservatives and liberals alike. He is known for his exemplary leadership, uncompromising character, and love for liberty. Yet his approachContinue reading “Lincoln’s Battle With God: A President’s Struggle With Faith and What It Meant For America (2012)”

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God – Timothy Keller (2014)

Over the past twenty-five years, I have read books on prayer by the Puritans and Reformers, the Quakers and the contemplative writers, the Desert Fathers, and even some living authors who think they have something unique to contribute to the discussion. Timothy Keller’s newest work, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God is quite frankly the […]

Compel Them to Come In: Calvinism and the Free Offer of the Gospel – Donald Macleod (2020)

Donald Macleod, Compel Them to Come In: Calvinism and the Free Offer of the Gospel (Geanies House, Fern, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publications, 2020), 155 pp. C.H. Spurgeon was well-known for pleading with sinners to come to the foot of the cross for salvation. “Fly to Christ,” Spurgeon would say. Yet, far too many pastors fallContinue reading “Compel Them to Come In: Calvinism and the Free Offer of the Gospel – Donald Macleod (2020)”

Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning

Wayne Grudem, Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2018), 1212 pp. Wayne Grudem has become a household name in evangelical circles over the years. His landmark book, Systematic Theology, is used in Bible Colleges and Seminaries around the world. I have personally taught through his excellent book at least sixContinue reading “Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning”

Abortion, Euthanasia, and End-of-Life Medical Decisions – Wayne Grudem (2020)

Wayne Grudem, Abortion, Euthanasia, and End-of-Life Medical Decisions (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 79 pp. Wayne Grudem has never steered clear from controversial subjects. Instead of avoiding controversy, he addresses with biblical wisdom and clear argumentation. Such is the case in his new book, What the Bible Says About Abortion, Euthanasia, and End-of-Life Medical Decisions. TheContinue reading “Abortion, Euthanasia, and End-of-Life Medical Decisions – Wayne Grudem (2020)”

The Leadership Challenge – James Kouzes and Barry Posner (2007 Revised)

The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner assists people in furthering their abilities to lead others in order to get extraordinary things done.  Every person has the capacity to develop the necessary skills and character qualities to reach a level of measurable leadership effectiveness.  Leadership is defined at the outset as “the artContinue reading “The Leadership Challenge – James Kouzes and Barry Posner (2007 Revised)”