The Sower – Scott James

Scott James, The Sower (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022). The Christian band Wolves at the Gate has a lyric that is a weighty theological reality and prompts much thought: A bloody tree and empty tomb sends root below for life to bloom. These words immediately came to mind when I read Stott James’ new children’s book,Continue reading “The Sower – Scott James”

Steal Away Home – Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey

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”

Steal Away Home – Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey

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”

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

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”

A Dozen Things God Did With Your Sin – Sam Storms

Sam Storms, A Dozen Things God Did With Your Sin (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 216 pp. “The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus are thus to be seen as the pivotal chapter in the unfolding story of God’s redemptive purpose for humanity.” So, says Sam Storms in his recent book, A Dozen Things God DidContinue reading “A Dozen Things God Did With Your Sin – Sam Storms”

What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality? – Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock

Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock, What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality? (Geanies House, Fear, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publication, 2020), 149 pp. Scripture warns, “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions …” (2 Timothy 4:3,Continue reading “What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality? – Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock”

Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners – Dane Ortlund

Dane Ortlund, Deeper (Wheaton: Crossway, 2021), 186 pp. Christians have long been on a quest for the “holy grail” of the Christian life. The popular Keswick conferences that emerged in England in 1875 called it the “victorious Christian life.” Charismatics seek a so-called “second blessing.” Tragically, many evangelicals roll up their sleeves and seek supernaturalContinue reading “Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners – Dane Ortlund”

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel – Christopher Yuan (2018)

Christopher Yuan, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel (New York: Multnomah, 2018), 234 pp. Rosaria Butterfield calls Christopher Yuan’s book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel “the most important humanly composed book about biblical sexuality and godly living for our times.” That is quite a statement from such a respected woman. After a thorough reading, I concurContinue reading “Holy Sexuality and the Gospel – Christopher Yuan (2018)”

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

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”

The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls – Matthew Barrett , Ed.

Matthew Barrett, Ed. The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 912 pp. Martin Luther boldly declared, “Justification is the article upon which the church stands or falls.” John Calvin argued that justification is the “hinge on which religion turns.” In the sixteenth century, scores of people found these arguments bothContinue reading “The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls – Matthew Barrett , Ed.”