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.”

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”

Is Jesus Truly God? – Greg Lanier

Greg Lanier, Is Jesus Truly God? (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 144 pp. The topic of Christ’s deity has been a hot topic for over two thousand years. Christ’s divine nature has been debated in church history and affirmed in the ecumenical councils. In our day, the deity of Christ is a hotly debated subject thatContinue reading “Is Jesus Truly God? – Greg Lanier”

Center Church – Tim Keller

I have been reading books about the church for almost thirty years now. Most of the best material is being churned out by Mark Dever and the boys at 9Marks. Tim Keller’s, Center Church is a welcome guest in the growing list of books on ecclesiology. Dr. Keller sets out to communicate one central messageContinue reading “Center Church – Tim Keller”

Lead: Twelve Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church – Paul David Tripp

Paul David Tripp, Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 225 pp. Paul David Tripp has a special way of delivering a series of “gut-punches” to his readers. These deliberate blows are never meant to harm. Rather, the blows he delivers are meant to build up, encourage, and equip.Continue reading “Lead: Twelve Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church – Paul David Tripp”

What Does the Bible Teach About Transgenderism? – Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock (2020)

Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock, What Does the Bible Teach About Transgenderism? (Geanies House, Fear, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publication, 2020), 162 pp. “Transgenderism is a new term for an old sin.” This idea lies at the core of Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock’s book, What Does the Bible Teach About Transgenderism? The third book inContinue reading “What Does the Bible Teach About Transgenderism? – Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock (2020)”

What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality? – Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock (2020)

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 (2020)”