What is Saving Faith? – John Piper

John Piper, What is Saving Faith? (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 300 pp. In 1986, John Piper penned Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist. The thesis of the book is also a reflection of the author’s life, namely, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” When I picked upContinue reading “What is Saving Faith? – John Piper”

Truth, Theology, and Perspective – Vern Poythress

Vern S. Poythress, Truth, Theology, and Perspective (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 160 pp. Each time Dr. Vern Poythress writes a new book, he offers the church a gift that should be treasured. His keen mind and heart for God are rarities in today’s generation. His newest offering is no exception. In Truth, Theology, and Perspective,Continue reading “Truth, Theology, and Perspective – Vern Poythress”

Give Me Understanding That I May Live – Mark Talbot

Mark Talbot, Give Me Understanding That I May Live (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 236 pp. Give Me Understanding That I May Live by Mark Talbot addresses the topic of suffering with the heart of a shepherd and biblical faithfulness. The author presents a well-rounded framework for understanding suffering in categories that are clear and compelling.Continue reading “Give Me Understanding That I May Live – Mark Talbot”

Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God – John Piper

John Piper, Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 159 pp. Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God by John Piper explores the sweet and bitter providence of God in the book of Ruth. The author lays the book out in a clear and compelling way, inviting readers to engage withContinue reading “Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God – John Piper”

I Belong – Joyce Holstege

The Heidelberg Catechism is a game changer. John Frame calls it “one of the great devotional works of all time.” Elector Frederick III secured the services of a twenty-eight-year-old theology professor from Heidelberg University named Zacharias Ursinus and a twenty-six-year-old preacher named Casper Olevianus to pen a catechism that would help disciple young people. ThisContinue reading “I Belong – Joyce Holstege”

Is Hell Real? – Dane Ortlund

Dane Ortlund, Is Hell Real? (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 48 pp. The doctrine of hell is under attack. Voices that fuel the fire against the doctrine of hell come from philosophers, and university professors, and are tragically opposed by some pastors. Dane Ortund makes a biblical case for the doctrine of eternal punishment in hisContinue reading “Is Hell Real? – Dane Ortlund”

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”