John Calvin: For a New Reformation (2019)

Derek W.H. Thomas and John W. Tweeddale, Ed. John Calvin: For a New Reformation (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 608 pp. Over two thousand years of church history have produced a wide assortment of Christian leaders, theologians, and churchmen.  One man who exerted an enormous amount of influence in his day was John Calvin. In recent years,Continue reading “John Calvin: For a New Reformation (2019)”

John Calvin: For a New Reformation (2019)

Derek W.H. Thomas and John W. Tweeddale, Ed. John Calvin: For a New Reformation (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 608 pp. Over two thousand years of church history have produced a wide assortment of Christian leaders, theologians, and churchmen.  One man who exerted an enormous amount of influence in his day was John Calvin. In recent years,Continue reading “John Calvin: For a New Reformation (2019)”

Systematic Theology – Robert Letham (2019)

Robert Letham, Systematic Theology (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 1005 pp. Systematic Theology by Robert Letham is a solid work designed to fit within the framework of Reformed confessionalism. This volume is unique in that is begins with a treatment on the triune God. Dr. Letham begins by offered the dominant arguments for God’s existence and proceedsContinue reading “Systematic Theology – Robert Letham (2019)”

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.”

Reforming Joy – Tim Chester (2018)

Tim Chester, Reforming Joy (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2018), 103 pp. Reforming Joy: A Conversation Between Paul, the Reformers, and the Church Today invites readers on a journey through the book of Galatians. Tim Chester uses the context of the Protestant Reformation as a springboard to unpack two primary themes, namely, faith in Christ and lifeContinue reading “Reforming Joy – Tim Chester (2018)”

New Calvinism: New Reformation or Theological Fad? – Josh Buice, Ed.

Josh Buice, Ed. The New Calvinism, Christian Focus, 2017, 127 pp. $14.99 “Calvinism is back,” writes David Van Biema, in a Time Magazine article, entitled ‘The New Calvinism.’ The featured article, which was written in 2009 was included in a list of “Ten Ideas Changing the World Right Now.” That’s quite a claim for aContinue reading “New Calvinism: New Reformation or Theological Fad? – Josh Buice, Ed.”

Travel With John Knox

David Campbell, Travel With John Knox Leominster: Day One Publications, 2003, 128 pp. $20.00 Travel With John Knox by David Campbell is another installment in the Day One series the introduces readers to the heroes of the Christian faith. This 128-page volume is a great introduction to the Scottish Reformer who is described as “theContinue reading “Travel With John Knox”

Long Before Luther

Nathan Busenitz, Long Before Luther: Tracing the Heart of the Gospel From Christ to the Reformation Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2017, 243 pp. $10.49 Long Before Luther: Tracing the Heart of the Gospel From Christ to the Reformation by Nathan Busenitz recently hit the shelves. Busentiz sets out to discover whether or not the doctrine ofContinue reading “Long Before Luther”

Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography

Herman Selderhuis, Martin Luther: A Spiritual BiographyWheaton: Crossway, 2017, 347 pp. $23.12 Herman Selderhuis, professor of church history at the Theological University Apeldoorn needs little introduction. His book, John Calvin: A Pilgrim’s Life was warmly received by many as he unpacked the Reformer’s life and legacy. Now the author makes his contribution to a growingContinue reading “Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography”

Freedom Movement: 500 Years of Reformation

Freedom Movement: 500 Years of Reformation by Michael Reeves is a short, yet powerful look at the story that helped shape the Protestant Reformation. Reeves has done a splendid job at surveying the history behind the Reformation and alerting readers to the theological tension and truth that emerged. The author includes just enough biographical informationContinue reading “Freedom Movement: 500 Years of Reformation”