FIVE VIEWS ON SANCTIFICATION – Melvin E. Dieter, Ed. (1996)

Five Views on Sanctification, edited by Melvin Dieter is a position book that outlines the views of sanctification including Reformed, Dispensational, Keswick, Wesleyan, and Pentecostal.  Each position is subsequently evaluated by authors of the opposing viewpoint.  Issues include the general meaning of sanctification, baptism of the Spirit, definition of the old man and new man,Continue reading “FIVE VIEWS ON SANCTIFICATION – Melvin E. Dieter, Ed. (1996)”

The Unity of the Bible: Unfolding God’s Plan For Humanity – Dan Fuller (1992)

The Unity of the Bible by Daniel P. Fuller sets out to discover the theme that gives coherence to the teaching of Scripture.  It presents the logic behind God’s unfolding revelation from Genesis to Revelation.  Dr. Fuller writes, “Only by seeing the whole of God’s purpose in creation and redemptive history can one appreciate God’sContinue reading “The Unity of the Bible: Unfolding God’s Plan For Humanity – Dan Fuller (1992)”

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT: Volume 2 – Martyn Lloyd-Jones

From 1952 to 1955, Martyn Lloyd-Jones offered a series of messages in the Westminster Chapel in London on doctrine.  God the Holy Spirit is the second volume in a three-part study entitled, Great Doctrines of the Bible and is a result of those great meetings. The author has a passion to communicate in-depth doctrinal truthContinue reading “GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT: Volume 2 – Martyn Lloyd-Jones”


The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry is a vivid reminder why John Piper and D.A. Carson have had such a powerful influence on my life and pastoral ministry. Far too often, men who enter into pastoral ministry do so with an either-or mentality.  Since they have chosenContinue reading “THE PASTOR AS SCHOLAR AND THE SCHOLAR AS PASTOR – John Piper and D.A. Carson (2011)”


Progressive Dispensationalism is designed as a handbook on the principles of interpretation and the structures of biblical exposition that define so-called progressive dispensationalism.  Part one distinguishes between the three phases of thought including classical, revised and progressive dispensationalism. The authors contend that the modifications of progressive dispensationalism affect the way dispensationalists understand key biblical themesContinue reading “PROGRESSIVE DISPENSATIONALISM – Craig Blaising and Darrell Bock”

PILLARS OF GRACE – Steven J. Lawson (2011)

Pillars of Grace by Steven J. Lawson is the second installment in his series, A Long Line of Godly Men.  In volume one, Lawson walked readers through every book of the Bible and demonstrated how the doctrines of grace emerge on every page of Scripture. Volume two also alerts readers to the precious doctrines ofContinue reading “PILLARS OF GRACE – Steven J. Lawson (2011)”

LOVE WINS – Rob Bell (2011)

A few weeks ago, I was rudely awakened in the middle of the night.  It wasn’t the doorbell.  It wasn’t a phone call.  And it wasn’t the dog scratching on the back door.  My cell phone was blinking.  And it was blinking relentlessly.  A post by Justin Taylor stared me in the face.  “Rob BellContinue reading “LOVE WINS – Rob Bell (2011)”

The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul (1985)

The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul is a tremendous book that ought to be read by every Christian.  The author contends the subject of God’s holiness is one of the most important issues for believers to wrestle with.  How one understands the character of God affects everything in life.  Worship, service, or true obedienceContinue reading “The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul (1985)”

CAN I KNOW GOD’S WILL – R.C. Sproul (2009)

R.C. Sproul consistently writes excellent books.  He has a unique ability to make difficult theological truths understandable.  Can I Know God’s Will? is no exception. Chapter one explores the meaning of God’s will.  Dr. Sproul makes it clear that the will of God is no matter to trifle with.  Indeed “to search for the willContinue reading “CAN I KNOW GOD’S WILL – R.C. Sproul (2009)”

FOR THE FAME OF GOD’S NAME – Sam Storms and Justin Taylor, Ed. (2010)

Three years ago, Sam Storms and Justin Taylor came up with a great idea.  They would collaborate on a book that honored the life and ministry of John Piper.  Anyone familiar with Piper’s pastoral ministry and prolific writing will recognize the mammoth undertaking that stood before Storms and Taylor.  But they went to work, securingContinue reading “FOR THE FAME OF GOD’S NAME – Sam Storms and Justin Taylor, Ed. (2010)”