A Praying Life by Paul Miller

June 1st, 2009 Miller, Paul. A Praying Life. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2009. 286 pp. $14.99. Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Paul Miller is the executive director of SeeJesus.net, a web-based ministry dedictated to training men and women to lead small groups and outreach. Paul has always enjoyed teaching–he began his career as a teacher in the inner cityContinue reading “A Praying Life by Paul Miller”

The One True God by Paul Washer

July 24th, 2009 Washer, Paul David. The One True God. Hannibal: Granted Ministries Press, 3rd ed. 2009. 184 pp. $21.95. Publisher Introduction Granted Ministries Press is the publishing arm of Granted Ministries located in Hannibal, Mo. Some titles that they have published include, Valuable Selections from the Writings of George Müller, Justification and Regeneration by Charles Leiter and The One True God byContinue reading “The One True God by Paul Washer”

Scottish Puritans: Select Biographies edited by W.K. Tweedie

July 29th, 2009 Tweedie, W.K., editor.  Scottish Puritans:  Select Biographies. Edinburgh:  The Banner of Truth Trust, 2008.  1070 pp.  $69.00.  Originally published by the Woodrow Society in 1845 as Select Biographies, Banner of Truth has brought back five wonderful biographies of Scottish Puritans in a two-volume set. Volume 1 In the first volume, we meet John Welsh, PatrickContinue reading “Scottish Puritans: Select Biographies edited by W.K. Tweedie”

The Disappearance of God by R. Albert Mohler

August 24th, 2009 Mohler, R. Albert. The Disappearance of God. Colorado Springs: Multnomah Books, 2009. 194 pp. $14.99. Dr. Albert Mohler is the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is perhaps the foremost authority on a biblical understanding of how we as Christians are to respond to our culture around us. You can readContinue reading “The Disappearance of God by R. Albert Mohler”

Escaping the Vampire by Kimberly Powers

October 14th, 2009 Powers, Kimberly. Escaping the Vampire: Desperate for the Immortal Hero.  Chicago:  David C. Cook, 2009. 192 pp. $12.99. Introduction I have not delved into the phenomenon that is Twilight though I have seen and heard quite a bit about the series and the movie. I guess being a children’s minister, this series was notContinue reading “Escaping the Vampire by Kimberly Powers”

Counsel from the Cross by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Dennis E. Johnson

October 21st, 20092 comments Fitzpatrick, Elyse M. and Dennis E. Johnson. Counsel from the Cross. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009. 236 pp. $15.99.  Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Thanks to men like Jay Adams, nouthetic (more commonly referred to as biblical) counseling is making a huge impact on the pastoral understanding of counseling. Nouthetic counseling is a fancyContinue reading “Counsel from the Cross by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Dennis E. Johnson”

Southern Baptist Identity Edited by David S. Dockery

October 23rd, 2009 Dockery, David S., editor. Southern Baptist Identity: An Evangelical Denomination Faces the Future. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009. 304 pp. $19.99.  Review In a post-everything culture, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States is at a crossroads. While the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has a rich heritage with some colorful characters, they areContinue reading “Southern Baptist Identity Edited by David S. Dockery”

Glory Road Edited by Anthony J. Carter

October 26th, 2009 Carter, Anthony J. Glory Road: The Journeys of 10 African –Americans into Reformed Christianity. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009. 192 pp. $15.99. Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Reformed Christianity is taking conservative Christendom by storm. It seems as though a resurgence of Calvinism, and particular aspects of Puritanism, have been increasingly influencing many ministers overContinue reading “Glory Road Edited by Anthony J. Carter”

Heralds of the King Edited by Dennis E. Johnson

October 28th, 2009 Johnson, Dennis E. Heralds of the King. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009. 219 pp. $19.99.  Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Dennis Johnson has edited a tribute book of sermons centering on Christ in honor of Edmund Clowney. Some of the contributors include Arturo G. Azurdia III, Charles D. Drew, and Timothy J. Keller. Most importantly,Continue reading “Heralds of the King Edited by Dennis E. Johnson”

Discovering Church Planting by J.D. Payne

October 30th, 2009 Payne, J.D.  Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting, 2009.  Colorado Springs:  Paternoster.  458 pp.  $22.99.  Introduction Dr. Payne is an Associate Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as well as a National Missionary with the North American MissionContinue reading “Discovering Church Planting by J.D. Payne”