The Great Awakening by Thomas S. Kidd

Kidd, Thomas S. The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. Introduction In this work, Kidd seeks to articulate definitively how the Great Awakening influenced American culture in the mid to late eighteenth century and beyond. In so doing, he delves deeper into the theological andContinue reading “The Great Awakening by Thomas S. Kidd”

Revival & Revivalism by Iain H. Murray

Murray, Iain H. Revival & Revivalism: The making and Marring of American Evangelicalism 1750 – 1858. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2002. Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Iain Murray, a noted biographer, historian, and co-founder of the Banner of Truth Trust, presents an historical sketch of the movements of God in the evangelistic effortsContinue reading “Revival & Revivalism by Iain H. Murray”

The Jerusalem Sinner Saved by John Bunyan

August 20th, 2010 Bunyan, John.  The Jerusalem Sinner Saved or, Good News for the Vilest of Men.  Edinburgh:  Banner of Truth Trust, 2005.  128 pp.  $10.00.  Purchase at Westminster books. Introduction Do you struggle with loving the person next to you?  Do you ever think that so-and-so cannot possibly be saved by Christ?  Reading The Jerusalem Sinner Saved will change yourContinue reading “The Jerusalem Sinner Saved by John Bunyan”

What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert

August 23rd, 2010 Gilbert, Greg.  What is the Gospel? Wheaton:  Crossway Books, 2010.  128 pp.  $12.99.  Purchase at Westminster books. Introduction Greg Gilbert serves as an assistant pastor Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC.  He has written this book as part of the IX Marks ministry line of books. The message of the gospel would seemingly be something that all who callContinue reading “What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert”

A Guide to Christian Living by John Calvin

August 25th, 2010 Calvin, John.  A Guide to Christian Living.  Edinburgh:  The Banner of Truth Trust, 2009.  152 pp.  $16.00.  Introduction Extracted from Calvin’s larger, Institutes, Banner of Truth has offered a gift edition of the last chapter entitled, ” On the Christian Life.”  While written in the 1500′s, Calvin’s thoughts very much apply to us today.Continue reading “A Guide to Christian Living by John Calvin”

The Kingdom of God by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

August 27th, 2010 Lloyd-Jones, Martyn.  The Kingdom of God.  Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2010.  224 pp.  $14.99.  Introduction I have reviewed many books by Martyn Lloyd-Jones and have been blessed to interview his grandson, Jonathan, as well. This particular book, The Kingdom of God, was from a set of sermons preached by the Doctor in 1963. Summary Compiled from twelve differentContinue reading “The Kingdom of God by Martyn Lloyd-Jones”

The Secret Providence of God by John Calvin Edited by Paul Helm

September 3rd, 2010 Calvin, John. Edited by Paul Helm. The Secret Providence of God. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2010. 128 pp. $15.99. Introduction We all know who John Calvin (1509-1564) is. The great Reformer and, now mostly maligned, namesake to a particular set of doctrinal beliefs called Calvinism. Paul Helm is teaching fellow at Regent College andContinue reading “The Secret Providence of God by John Calvin Edited by Paul Helm”

Radical by David Platt

June 24th, 2010 Platt, David. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. Colorado Springs: Multnomah Books, 2010. 240 pp. $14.99. Audiobook Narrated by David Platt.  Esconido: christianaudio.  6 1/2 hours.   Introduction I purchased the actual book though I was offered the audio edition to review.  This review is rather long, but, I pray, provides someContinue reading “Radical by David Platt”

The Meaning of the Pentateuch by John H. Sailhamer

June 30th, 2010 Sailhamer, John H. The Meaning of the Pentateuch: Revelation, Composition, and Interpretation.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2009.  638 pp.  $40.00.  Purchase at Westminster books. Introduction The Meaning of the Pentateuch is the culmination of a lifetime of study of by John H. Sailhamer–professor of Old Testament at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.  His book, Introduction toContinue reading “The Meaning of the Pentateuch by John H. Sailhamer”

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan

July 2nd, 2010 Bunyan, John. The Works of John Bunyan, 3 Volumes. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2009. $99.00. Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction I read the book Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners in the first volume of the three volume complete works of Bunyan shown above in the picture. You are able to purchase thisContinue reading “Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan”