On the Road With St. Augustine – James K.A. Smith (2019)

James K.A. Smith, On the Road With Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2019), 240 pp. The postmodern prophet and rock star, Bono Vox laments, “I have run, I have crawled, I have scaled these city walls, these city walls, only to be with you. But I still haven’tContinue reading “On the Road With St. Augustine – James K.A. Smith (2019)”

On the Road With St. Augustine – James K.A. Smith (2019)

James K.A. Smith, On the Road With Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2019), 240 pp. The postmodern prophet and rock star, Bono Vox laments, “I have run, I have crawled, I have scaled these city walls, these city walls, only to be with you. But I still haven’tContinue reading “On the Road With St. Augustine – James K.A. Smith (2019)”

Something Needs to Change – David Platt

David Platt, Something Needs to Change, (Multnomah, 2019), 208 pp. In an age where it has become in vogue for pastors to question the Christian faith, compromise the faith, or even abandon the faith – David Platt is a breath of fresh air. The fiery Washington D.C. pastor and author of Radical is back withContinue reading “Something Needs to Change – David Platt”

A Company of Heroes: Portraits From the Gospel’s Global Advance – Tim Keesee (2019)

Tim Keesee, A Company of Heroes: Portraits From the Gospel’s Global Cause (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 286 pp. Most young people aspire to be like someone. The people they emulate are athletes, rock stars, and actors. These people serve as heroes to the upcoming generation. But Tim Keesee has a different set of heroes in mind.Continue reading “A Company of Heroes: Portraits From the Gospel’s Global Advance – Tim Keesee (2019)”

Steal Away Home – Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey (2017)

Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey, Steal Away Home, Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2017, 294 pp. $14.60 Church history is filled with stories of courage, adventure, adversity, and persecution. From the exile of Athanasius, the martyrdom of John Rogers and William Tyndale, or Luther’s trial at Worms, these stories are well-known and we are quick toContinue reading “Steal Away Home – Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey (2017)”

When I Am Afraid – Edward T. Welch (2010)

When I Am Afraid by Edward T. Welch is a short book.  It is also a very powerful book.  The author sets forth his intended goals at the beginning of the book. You want to hone your spiritual instincts so that you turn to  Christ when anxious thoughts arise. You want to know what JesusContinue reading “When I Am Afraid – Edward T. Welch (2010)”

When I Am Afraid – Edward T. Welch (2010)

When I Am Afraid by Edward T. Welch is a short book.  It is also a very powerful book.  The author sets forth his intended goals at the beginning of the book. You want to hone your spiritual instincts so that you turn to  Christ when anxious thoughts arise. You want to know what JesusContinue reading “When I Am Afraid – Edward T. Welch (2010)”

Favor: Finding Life at the Center of God’s Affection

Greg Gilbert, Favor: Finding Life at the Center of God’s Affection Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2017, 172 pp. $9.47 The prosperity gospel has been an influential force within the ranks of evangelicalism for some time. This God-dishonoring approach to the Christian life misinterprets Scripture and misrepresents the gospel. Tragically, many people are led astray by theContinue reading “Favor: Finding Life at the Center of God’s Affection”

No Silver Bullets – Daniel Im (2017)

Daniel Im, No Silver Bullets, Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2017, 268 pp. $11.02 Discipleship books are a “dime a dozen” these days. The upswing in these books is both a blessing and a curse. Great blessing comes when one of these books draws readers to Scripture, captures their hearts with Christ-saturated truth, and presents biblicalContinue reading “No Silver Bullets – Daniel Im (2017)”

Steal Away Home – Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey (2017)

Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey, Steal Away Home, Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2017, 294 pp. $14.60 Church history is filled with stories of courage, adventure, adversity, and persecution. From the exile of Athanasius, the martyrdom of John Rogers and William Tyndale, or Luther’s trial at Worms, these stories are well-known and we are quick toContinue reading “Steal Away Home – Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey (2017)”