In the Beginning was the Word by Vern Poythress

July 7th, 2010 Poythress, Vern.  In the Beginning was the Word: Language- A God-Centered Approach.  Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009.  416 pp.  $25.00.  Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Dr. Poythress is professor New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.  He has taught for longer than 25 years.  You can find more of his works here.  ThisContinue reading “In the Beginning was the Word by Vern Poythress”

Purity by Lydia Brownback

July 9th, 2010 Brownback, Lydia.  Purity.  Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2010.  136 pp.  $10.99.  Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Lydia Brownback is the author of the series “On-the-Go-Devotionals“ written with the busy woman in mind.  Lydia is a conference speaker as well as a book editor for a Christian publishing company. Summary The sub-theme of all the “On-the-Go Devotionals” is “AContinue reading “Purity by Lydia Brownback”

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

September 9th, 2010 Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. 232 pp. $12.95. Purchase at Westminster. Audiobook Narrated by Geoffrey Howard.  Esconido: christianaudio.  5.9 hours.  Download – $16.98. Introduction C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) is perhaps best known for his Chronicles of Narnia series.  He has, however, written numerous volumes that are still widely read today.  Some may not know this, butContinue reading “Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis”

Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology: Together For the Gospel

January 25th, 2010 Dever, Mark, J. Ligon Duncan III, R. Albert Mohler Jr., C.J. Mahaney. Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009. 192 pp. $21.99. Introduction Do these men need any introduction to the evangelical community? The men who comprise the Together for the Gospel “movement” are Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, Al Mohler, and C.J. Mahaney. Contributors include Thabiti M. Anyabwile, John MacArthur, JohnContinue reading “Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology: Together For the Gospel”

Interview with Jonathan Catherwood (MLJ Trust)

June 3rd, 2010 This week, I am excited to introduce Jonathan Catherwood to the readers here at Christian Book Notes. Jonathan is a direct descendant of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Enjoy this interview. Christian Book Notes (CBN): Could you please share your testimony of how and when Jesus Christ became your Lord and Savior? Jonathan Catherwood (JC):Continue reading “Interview with Jonathan Catherwood (MLJ Trust)”

Christian Encounters–John Bunyan by Kevin Belmonte

May 10th, 2010 Belmonte, Kevin.  Christian Encounters: John Bunyan. Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 2010.  172 pp.  $12.00.  Introduction The Christian Encounters Series from Thomas Nelson features biographies of men and women like Winston Churchill, Jane Austen, Johann Sebastian Bach, and many more.  It is a fascinating series that brings to life many well-known and some lesser-known Christians in history.  ThisContinue reading “Christian Encounters–John Bunyan by Kevin Belmonte”

Be Still, My Soul by Nancy Guthrie

March 24th, 2010 Guthrie, Nancy.  Be Still, My Soul: Embracing God’s Purpose & Provision in Suffering.  Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2010.  176 pp.  $12.99.  Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Nancy Guthrie needs no introduction to readers here at Christian Book Notes. She has quickly become one of my favorite devotional writers (or editor as the case may be) today.Continue reading “Be Still, My Soul by Nancy Guthrie”

Author Interview: Trevin Wax

March 25th, 2010 I recently reviewed Holy Subversion written by Trevin Wax. Trevin has been so kind as to allow me to interview him regarding his book. Christian Book Notes (CBN): Please share with our readers how you came to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Trevin Wax: I first placed my trustContinue reading “Author Interview: Trevin Wax”

The Piety of Lemuel Haynes edited by Thabiti M. Anyabwile

March 26th, 2010 Anyabwile, Thabiti M. May We Meet in the Heavenly World: The Piety of Lemuel Haynes. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2009. 132 pp. $10.00. Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction I have written before on the must read series Profiles in Reformed Spirituality. This particular volume is edited by Thabiti Anyabwile, Pastor First Baptist Church, GrandContinue reading “The Piety of Lemuel Haynes edited by Thabiti M. Anyabwile”

A Puritan Golden Treasury by I.D.E. Thomas

March 29th, 2010 Thomas, I.D.E.  A Puritan Golden Treasury.  Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2007.  322 pp. $12.00.  Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Isaac David Ellis Thomas was minister of Zion Baptist Church in Llanelli, Wales before conducting preaching-missions work in Europe, Canada and the United States.  Since finishing that work, he has moved to the UnitedContinue reading “A Puritan Golden Treasury by I.D.E. Thomas”