THE CROSS OF CHRIST – John Stott (1986)

The Cross of Christ by John Stott has emerged over the years as one of the most important books that pertains to the redemptive work of our Savior. Stott’s work is a comprehensive look at the cross and its ramifications for the New Testament believer.   Without the cross there would undoubtedly be no reason toContinue reading “THE CROSS OF CHRIST – John Stott (1986)”

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)”

JONATHAN EDWARDS, EVANGELIST – John Gerstner (1960)

Jonathan Edwards, Evangelist unlike many of the other books that entertain the subject of evangelism, is not a “how-to” book.  It describes Edward’s mindset toward evangelism, his theological presuppositions, and inner battles. Dr. John Gerstner painstakingly poured over dozens of Edward’s sermons and writings.  The result has yielded an extremely readable rendition of Jonathan EdwardsContinue reading “JONATHAN EDWARDS, EVANGELIST – John Gerstner (1960)”

BASIC CHRISTIANITY – John Stott (1958)

A friend recently asked, “What book should new Christians read?”  I immediately referred him to Basic Christianity by John Stott.  First published in 1958, Stott’s work has sold over 2.5 million copies and was named “Book of the Century” by Christianity Today. The book begins by focusing the attention of the reader on the divineContinue reading “BASIC CHRISTIANITY – John Stott (1958)”

SUFFERING AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD – John Piper and Justin Taylor, Ed (2006)

The only one who has taught me more about the sovereignty of God than John Piper is Jonathan Edwards.  Dr. Piper does not disappoint in this edited work.  The chapters are compiled in a series of transcripts from the 2005 Desiring God Conference, Suffering and the Sovereignty of God.  This review serves as a summaryContinue reading “SUFFERING AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD – John Piper and Justin Taylor, Ed (2006)”

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS – Thomas Watson (1692)

Jonathan Edwards has always been and will always be my favorite Puritan pastor and theologian.  But Thomas Watson comes in as a close second.  Though he did not pump out the material that Edwards produced, his work is always readable, inspiring, poetic, biblical and God-centered to the core. The Ten Commandments is no exception.  ThomasContinue reading “THE TEN COMMANDMENTS – Thomas Watson (1692)”

RELIGIOUS AFFECTIONS – Jonathan Edwards (1746)

Religious Affections is a classic work by America’s greatest theologian, and my favorite theologian, Jonathan Edwards.  The thesis: True religion, in great part, consists in holy affections. Section one discusses the nature of the affections and their importance in religion. Edwards defines his terms early in the work.  He describes the affections as the exercisesContinue reading “RELIGIOUS AFFECTIONS – Jonathan Edwards (1746)”

Credibility: How Leaders Gain And Lose It – James Kouzes and Barry Posner (1993)

Credibility: How Leaders Gain And Lose It, Why People Demand It discusses how leaders earn the trust and confidence of their constituents.  The authors engaged in extensive research which included the surveying of over fifteen thousand people and more than four hundred written case studies.  The stunning results yield a treasure chest of information.  SomeContinue reading “Credibility: How Leaders Gain And Lose It – James Kouzes and Barry Posner (1993)”

THE SEVEN SAYINGS OF THE SAVIOR ON THE CROSS – A.W. Pink

The Seven Sayings of the Savior on the Cross by A.W. Pink is a devotional look at the final words uttered by Jesus on Calvary’s tree.  But these meditations are more than mere musings.  To the contrary, Pink’s insight is theologically charged, mind altering, and heart transforming. Pink turns the heart of the reader toContinue reading “THE SEVEN SAYINGS OF THE SAVIOR ON THE CROSS – A.W. Pink”

HE IS NOT SILENT: PREACHING IN A POSTMODERN WORLD – Al Mohler (2009)

Dr. Al Mohler has written a clear book that describes the mandate to preach God’s Word faithfully and authoritatively.  He Is Not Silent is not to be confused with preaching methodology.  Rather, Mohler’s concern is to develop a biblical theology of preaching. Specifically, Mohler presses the need for men of God to preach expository sermons. Continue reading “HE IS NOT SILENT: PREACHING IN A POSTMODERN WORLD – Al Mohler (2009)”