HOW SHOULD I LIVE IN THIS WORLD? – R.C. Sproul (1983)

How Should I Live in This World by R.C. Sproul is a primer on ethics.  The author settles the chief ethical question at the beginning of the book: “There is a right and there is a wrong.  The difference between them is the concern of ethics … Ultimately we seek a knowledge of the characterContinue reading “HOW SHOULD I LIVE IN THIS WORLD? – R.C. Sproul (1983)”

WHO IS JESUS? – R.C. Sproul (2010)

“Who is Jesus?” is the name of the book.  In a short 105 page treatment, Dr. R.C. Sproul provides the answer.  Writing with the simplicity and the profundity that we have grown to love over the years, Sproul delivers a satisfying and biblical answer.   He begins by challenging the liberal view of Jesus – theContinue reading “WHO IS JESUS? – R.C. Sproul (2010)”

WHAT IS THE TRINITY? R.C. Sproul (2011)

R.C. Sproul has an uncanny ability to make complex truths come alive.  He continues to share his gift with the church in book number 10 in the Crucial Questions Series. What is the Trinity? Sproul covers “acres” of theological ground in 63 pages.  His explanation for the Trinity is rooted in a discussion of monotheism:Continue reading “WHAT IS THE TRINITY? R.C. Sproul (2011)”

CAN I BE SURE I’M SAVED? – R.C. Sproul (2010)

One of the most pressing and urgent questions that pastors receive is the title of R.C. Sproul’s book, “Can I Be Sure I’m Saved?” – No. 7 in his Crucial Questions Series.   But Sproul is quick to reassure readers that we can in fact know that we are in a state of grace.  Not onlyContinue reading “CAN I BE SURE I’M SAVED? – R.C. Sproul (2010)”

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BORN AGAIN? – R.C. Sproul (2010)

The Crucial Questions Series by R.C. Sproul is a series of books that address the basic concerns of the Christian life.  What Does it Mean to Be Born Again? discusses what is in my mind,  one of the most misunderstood doctrines in Scripture – regeneration.  To be frank, many people confuse conversion with regeneration.  SproulContinue reading “WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BORN AGAIN? – R.C. Sproul (2010)”

WHAT IS FAITH? – R.C. Sproul (2010)

Ever since the days of the Enlightenment, faith and science have been in a perpetual war – both vying for supremacy – at least in the minds of some.  Herein lies the importance of R.C. Sproul’s little book, What is Faith? Sproul’s book is the eighth in his Crucial Questions Series.  “Faith” according to Hebrews 11:1Continue reading “WHAT IS FAITH? – R.C. Sproul (2010)”

WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY GUILT? – R.C. Sproul (2011)

I cannot think of anyone who has done more to bring Reformed theology to center-stage than R.C. Sproul.  This rock of the Christian faith has a unique way of communicating challenging theological concepts in understandable ways. His teaching gift is evident in his little book, What Can I Do With My Guilt? Sproul distinguishes betweenContinue reading “WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY GUILT? – R.C. Sproul (2011)”

THE DONKEY WHO CARRIED A KING – R.C. Sproul (2012)

The Donkey Who Carried a King by R.C. Sproul is a short children’s book loaded with great art and a brief story that helps illustrate some important theological principles.  Sproul tells the story of a donkey who carried Jesus (which points to the Triumphal Entry).  The donkey, who struggles with his lot in life, sawContinue reading “THE DONKEY WHO CARRIED A KING – R.C. Sproul (2012)”

THE BARBER WHO WANTED TO PRAY – R.C. Sproul (2011)

R.C. Sproul has a way of “bringing the cookies” to a level that anyone can reach.  Once again, he has accomplished this feat in his newest children’s book, The Barber Who Wanted to Pray. Sproul retells the historical account of Martin Luther’s trip to the barber shop.  This was no ordinary visit. Luther was aContinue reading “THE BARBER WHO WANTED TO PRAY – R.C. Sproul (2011)”

THE PRIEST WITH DIRTY CLOTHES – R.C. Sproul (2011)

On Sunday morning, I was  preparing for worship.  My ten year old son came bolting onto the platform.  He had important news to share – news that probably had something to do with a new video game or Lego set.  Nathan said with a smile on his face, “R.C. Sproul’s new book is out!” WeContinue reading “THE PRIEST WITH DIRTY CLOTHES – R.C. Sproul (2011)”