Spurgeon on the Christian Life – Michael Reeves (2018)

Michael Reeves, Spurgeon on the Christian Life. Wheaton: Crossway, 2018, 181 pp. 192 $14.95 Spurgeon on the Christian Life by Michael Reeves is the latest installment in the Crossway Series, Theologians on the Christian Life. This excellent book covers some basic biographical information on the Prince of Preachers. He is rightly described as a manContinue reading “Spurgeon on the Christian Life – Michael Reeves (2018)”

Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace? – James Boice

James Boice. Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace?  Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2001. 224 pp. $14.76 James Boice was the well-known pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. He held that post for thirty years, faithfully executing his duties with a primary emphasis on expository preaching. Dr. Boice loved the doctrines of grace. His sermons wereContinue reading “Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace? – James Boice”

The Life and Theology of Paul – Guy Prentiss Waters

Guy Prentiss Waters, The Life and Theology of Paul Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2018, 132 pp. $15.00 It was one of the most dramatic conversion experiences in redemptive history. The apostle Paul, formerly Saul of Tarsus was miraculously transformed into a man who found his delight in God. Guy Prentiss Waters tells the story of Paul’sContinue reading “The Life and Theology of Paul – Guy Prentiss Waters”

Some Pastors and Teachers – Sinclair Ferguson

Sinclair Ferguson, Some Pastors and Teachers. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2017, 802 pp. $45.00 The day that Sinclair Ferguson’s new book, Some Pastors and Teachers arrived, I was like a kid in a candy store; a monkey in a banana factory; a shark in blood-infested waters. Gazing at the table of contents causedContinue reading “Some Pastors and Teachers – Sinclair Ferguson”

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”

Revitalize: Biblical Keys To Helping Your Church Come Alive Again – Andrew Davis (2017)

Andrew M. Davis, Revitalize: Biblical Keys To Helping Your Church Come Alive Again Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2017, 223 pp. $9.51 Andrew Davis understands what it means to pastor a church in crisis. But Dr. Davis also understands the joy of pastoring a church which has been revitalized. So the author is uniquely qualified toContinue reading “Revitalize: Biblical Keys To Helping Your Church Come Alive Again – Andrew Davis (2017)”

CORNERED IN A CASTLE: THE RESOLVE OF MARTIN LUTHER

The Protestant Reformers were men of unbending principle. They were men of unyielding conviction. These men fought relentlessly for the truth. Some of the battle took place privately as godly men wrote books and treatises, which magnified the mighty work of the gospel. The story is well-known about how Frederick the Wise arranged to haveContinue reading “CORNERED IN A CASTLE: THE RESOLVE OF MARTIN LUTHER”

CHARLES HODGE: The Pride of Princeton – W. Andrew Hoffecker (2011)

Who says reviews don’t matter?  “I could not put Hoffecker’s book down.”  Seven simple words uttered by Dr. John Frame prompted me to pick up Charles Hodge: The Pride of Princeton by  W. Andrew Hoffecker.  The author makes a solid contribution in P & R’s American Reformed Biographies Series. I first encountered Charles Hodge in Seminary.  HisContinue reading “CHARLES HODGE: The Pride of Princeton – W. Andrew Hoffecker (2011)”

KINGDOM THROUGH COVENANT – Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum (2012)

One of the thorniest theological dilemmas in my mind concerns two systems of thought, namely, Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology.  God found me and saved me by his grace in a Conservative Baptist Church that was heavily influenced by Classical Dispensationalism.  With the arrival of the third pastor, I learned the distinction between the church andContinue reading “KINGDOM THROUGH COVENANT – Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum (2012)”

GOD’S PASSION FOR HIS GLORY – John Piper (1998)

Some books are worth reading again and again.  John Piper’s excellent work is such a book.  God’s Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards is composed of two parts.  Part One is a Personal Encounter with Jonathan Edwards.  Part Two is a republication of Jonathan Edwards magisterial work, The End for Which God CreatedContinue reading “GOD’S PASSION FOR HIS GLORY – John Piper (1998)”