THE GOSPEL AND THE MIND: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life – Bradley G. Green (2010)

R.C. Sproul has stated, “We live in the most anti-intellectual period in church history.”  Sproul’s words are right on target.  His timely words are a sober reminder that once we have lost the Christian mind, we have lost all basis for discussion.  Indeed, we have lost our basis for meaning and morality.  When the epistemologicalContinue reading “THE GOSPEL AND THE MIND: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life – Bradley G. Green (2010)”

RID OF MY DISGRACE: HOPE AND HEALING FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT – Justin and Lindsey Holcomb (2011)

Rid of My Disgrace, a book that explores the sin of sexual abuse has received some bad press.  None of it is justified.  Justin and Lindsey Holcomb have crafted a fine piece of work that is honest, transparent, and accurately unpacks the baggage that tragically has been laid at the feet of so many peopleContinue reading “RID OF MY DISGRACE: HOPE AND HEALING FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT – Justin and Lindsey Holcomb (2011)”

JESUS: THE ONLY WAY TO GOD – John Piper (2010)

For several years, we have been drowning in a sea of relativism.  This is certainly no secret to anyone who has strolled the postmodern beach that is littered with tolerance trash and the rubbish of situational ethics.  What comes as a shock is that this relativism is slowly creeping into the church.  Like an unnoticedContinue reading “JESUS: THE ONLY WAY TO GOD – John Piper (2010)”

FATHER HUNGER – Douglas Wilson (2012)

Douglas Wilson is not known for timidity or soft-peddling the truth.  His writing style is bold, pithy, and loaded with biblical admonitions and rebukes.  His newest book, Father Hunger is no exception. Father Hunger is not your typical parenting book.  Readers looking for popular parenting principles should look elsewhere.  The subtitle of Wilson’s work aptlyContinue reading “FATHER HUNGER – Douglas Wilson (2012)”

THE STRATEGY OF SATAN – Warren Wiersbe (1979)

I was recently browsing through the spiritual warfare section in the local Christian bookstore.  As usual, I was shocked and horrified with the amount of useless material that is being peddled to the unsuspecting.  Warren Wiersbe’s book, The Strategy of Satan cuts through the nonsense and effectively tackles two critical questions concerning spiritual warfare: 1.Continue reading “THE STRATEGY OF SATAN – Warren Wiersbe (1979)”

REFORMATION: YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW – Carl R. Trueman

A number of months ago, I read Republocrat by Carl R. Trueman.  Frankly, the book angered me.  I didn’t like anything about it.  So I rolled the dice (which is never a good idea for a Calvinist) with this reprinted book by Trueman, Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tommorrow.  I was pleasantly surprised and commend itContinue reading “REFORMATION: YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW – Carl R. Trueman”

THE GOSPEL FOCUS OF CHARLES SPURGEON – Steven J. Lawson (2012)

Steven J. Lawson’s latest installment in the Long Line of Godly Men Series is a breathtaking look at the life and legacy of the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon begins by surveying the short but memorable life of one of the most effective preachers of all time.  LawsonContinue reading “THE GOSPEL FOCUS OF CHARLES SPURGEON – Steven J. Lawson (2012)”

A CROSS-SHAPED GOSPEL – Bryan Loritts (2011)

I am grateful for an resurgence in gospel-centered books that have been published lately from the likes of Greg Gilbert, Kevin DeYoung, and C.J. Mahaney.  Bryan Loritt’s adds fuel to the gospel blaze in his new work, A Cross-Shaped Gospel. The thesis: “We need a two-part gospel – a holistic gospel, a gospel that lovesContinue reading “A CROSS-SHAPED GOSPEL – Bryan Loritts (2011)”

THE JOY OF CALVINISM – Greg Forster (2012)

The title of Greg Forster’s book will prompt one of two responses: People will mutter inappropriate words under their breath or they will rejoice in the truthfulness on the cover. The Joy of Calvinism is meant to be a buffer to the traditional arguments that have ransacked Calvinistic theology for decades.  And Forster accomplishes hisContinue reading “THE JOY OF CALVINISM – Greg Forster (2012)”

THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF THE GOSPEL – Jerry Bridges (2012)

I’ve been reading Jerry Bridges since the early 80’s and I’m continually amazed at the depth and breadth of his writing and his ability to make profound truths simple to understand.  The Word of God is never diluted or compromised.  For some reason, Bridges reminds me of a modern-day John Bunyan.  He just has aContinue reading “THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF THE GOSPEL – Jerry Bridges (2012)”