Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and Communion Shape Our Lives

Tim Chester, Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and Communion Shape Our Lives (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 174 pp. Two lessons I learned early in my Christian life concern the ordinances of baptism and communion. Over the years, my understanding of these “gospel portraits” has grown and expanded. Tim Chester’s latest work, Truth We CanContinue reading “Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and Communion Shape Our Lives”

High Impact Teams – Lance Witt

Lance Witt, High Impact Teams: Where Healthy Meets High Performance (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2018), 298 pp. High Impact Teams by Lance Witt took me by complete surprise. Each year I read several books on leadership. On first glance, the book seemed a bit bland and appeared to offer very little in terms of practicalContinue reading “High Impact Teams – Lance Witt”

The Life and Theology of Paul – Guy Prentiss Waters

Guy Prentiss Waters, The Life and Theology of Paul Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2018, 132 pp. $15.00 It was one of the most dramatic conversion experiences in redemptive history. The apostle Paul, formerly Saul of Tarsus was miraculously transformed into a man who found his delight in God. Guy Prentiss Waters tells the story of Paul’sContinue reading “The Life and Theology of Paul – Guy Prentiss Waters”

I AM A CHURCH MEMBER – Thom S. Rainer (2013)

I remember reading a book in Seminary entitled, The Death of the Church.  Frankly, any notion of the final demise of the church runs counter to the promise made by our Lord in Matthew 16:18 namely – the gates of hell shall not prevail.”  And while the church is, in the final analysis, an indestructible organism,Continue reading “I AM A CHURCH MEMBER – Thom S. Rainer (2013)”

FOR THE CITY – Darrin Patrick and Matt Carter (2011)

For the City by Darrin Patrick and Matt Carter is a book for pastors, church planters and Christ-followers who want to make a difference in their respective cities.  The heartbeat of the authors is to instill a passion for proclaiming the gospel faithfully and living the gospel in authentic, transparent, gospel-centered communities. There is much toContinue reading “FOR THE CITY – Darrin Patrick and Matt Carter (2011)”


Dr. Gregg Allison leaves no stone unturned in his newest work, Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church.  Allison’s fine piece of work is the latest installment in the Foundations of Evangelical Theology Series, edited by John Feinberg. Six majors themes form the skeletal structure of  Sojourners and Strangers. Part One: Foundational Issues Allison introduces the subjectContinue reading “SOJOURNERS AND STRANGERS – Gregg Allison (2012)”


Over the years, I’ve grown weary reading books that relate to ecclesiology.  Recent works that focus on the church are either driven by pragmatic presuppositions, man-centered principles, or church growth techniques that compromise the essence of the gospel, not to mention the mission of the church.  Mark Dever’s newest book, The Church: The Gospel MadeContinue reading “THE CHURCH: THE GOSPEL MADE VISIBLE – Mark Dever (2012)”