Come, Lord Jesus – John Piper

John Piper, Come, Lord Jesus: Meditations on the Second Coming of Christ (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2023), 304 pp. The second coming of Christ is a critical theme that emerges in the New Testament. Tragically, the blessed hope is often eclipsed by love for things of the world. John Piper sets out to challenge this problemContinue reading “Come, Lord Jesus – John Piper”

Not Home Yet – Ian K. Smith

Ian K. Smith, Not Home Yet (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 167 pp. One of the recent encouraging developments in the church is an interest in biblical theology. 2 Peter 3:13 says, “According to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” This grand promise is the theme ofContinue reading “Not Home Yet – Ian K. Smith”

The City of God and the Goal of Creation – T. Desmond Alexander (2018)

T. Desmond Alexander, The City of God and the Goal of Creation. Wheaton: Crossway, 2018, 190 pp,  $15.99 “God’s purpose in creating this world is to establish a resplendent metropolis that will fill the earth, where God will reside in harmony with humans,” says T. Desmond Alexander. The author’s latest work, entitled The City ofContinue reading “The City of God and the Goal of Creation – T. Desmond Alexander (2018)”

ROSE GUIDE TO END-TIMES PROPHECY – Timothy Paul Jones (2011)

Rose-Guide to End-Times Prophecy by Timothy Paul Jones is a terrific overview of eschatology designed for beginning Bible students.  The author provides a fairly comprehensive look at the four major eschatological views – Amillennialism, Postmillennialism, Dispensational Premillennialism, and Historical Premillennialism.  Each position is spelled out in a fair manner – an unusual approach.  


Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson join forces to answer one of the more controversial questions of the 21st century, “What is hell?”  Careful readers notice from the outset that the very question implies the existence of hell. The authors begin with the classic formulation, “Would a loving God really send good people to hell?”  ThreeContinue reading “WHAT IS HELL?”

HEAVEN – Peter Kreeft (1989)

Heaven, by Peter Kreeft seeks to recapture the longing of every human heart.  “Heaven is not in your heart but a picture of heaven, a silhouette of heaven, a heaven shaped shadow, a longing unsatisfied by anything on earth.”  The purpose of the book is to raise that picture to consciousness.  The author contends thatContinue reading “HEAVEN – Peter Kreeft (1989)”