How to Argue Like Jesus by Joe Carter and John Coleman

March 1st, 2009 Carter, Joe and John Coleman, How to Argue Like Jesus. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009. 174 pp. $15.99. Joe Carter, not the baseball player, is the managing editor for Culture11, an online magazine, and writes on his personal blog, The Evangelical Outpost. John Coleman was named the nation’s top overall intercollegiate speech competitor in 2004 andContinue reading “How to Argue Like Jesus by Joe Carter and John Coleman”

Jesus, Keep me Near the Cross by Nancy Guthrie

February 22nd, 2009 Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter ed. Nancy Guthrie. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009. 152 pp. $12.99 Nancy Guthrie has once again dazzled with a compilation of seasonal devotionals. Her last devotional book, Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus (read my review here) was for the Christmas season.Continue reading “Jesus, Keep me Near the Cross by Nancy Guthrie”

Caleb’s Lamb by Helen Santos

February 20th, 2009 Santos, Helen. Caleb’s Lamb. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2007. 95 pp. $10.00. I cannot call this a review so much as an alert. This book is an excellent tool to teach your children what substitutionary atonement is and how Christ’s death on the cross was foreshadowed in the book of Exodus. IContinue reading “Caleb’s Lamb by Helen Santos”

Suffering and the Goodness of God by Robert A. Peterson and Christopher W. Morgan

February 1st, 2009 Suffering and the Goodness of God, ed. Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008. 253 pp. $23.99 Introduction Suffering and the Goodness of God is the first book in a new series being published by Crossway Books entitled Theology in Community. This series promises to provide Christocentric answers girdedContinue reading “Suffering and the Goodness of God by Robert A. Peterson and Christopher W. Morgan”

John Calvin by Simonetta Carr

January 18th, 2009 Carr, Simonetta. John Calvin. Illustrated by Emanuele Taglietti. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2008. 64 pp. $18.00. With 2009 being the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth, Reformation Heritage Books has published a wonderful little biography on the life of John Calvin for children ages 7-10 years old, though if your child can read, heContinue reading “John Calvin by Simonetta Carr”

Pocket Puritans by Banner of Truth

January 11th, 2009 Banner of Truth (BoT) has once again served up some thick Puritan theology in bite-sized morsels. I previously reviewed Heaven by Jonathan Edwards, Anger Management by Richard Baxter, Living Faith by Samuel Ward, and Impure Lust by John Flavel. Now, BoT has blessed us with Repent and Believe by Thomas Brooks and Binge Drinking by John Flavel. Also in the series is The Loveliness of Christ byContinue reading “Pocket Puritans by Banner of Truth”

The Erosion of Inerrancy by G.K. Beale

January 6th, 2009 Beale, G.K. The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evagelicalism: Responding to New Challenges to Biblical Authority. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008. 300 pp. $20.00. Westminster. I think the teaser for the second Jaws movie says it best, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water.” For many evangelicals, especially those inContinue reading “The Erosion of Inerrancy by G.K. Beale”

Saved by Grace by Herman Bavinck

December 28th, 2008 Bavinck, Herman. Saved by Grace: The Holy Spirit’s Work in Calling and Regeneration. Translated by Nelson D. Kloosterman. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2008. $30.00. Herman Bavinck was a Dutch theologian who lived from 1854-1921. He served as professor of systematic theology at Kampen Theological Seminary (Germany Netherlands) from 1882-1902. He then succeeded AbrahamContinue reading “Saved by Grace by Herman Bavinck”

Reforming or Conforming? by Gary Johnson and Ronald Gleason

December 21st, 2008 Reforming or Conforming: Post-Conservative Evangelicals and the Emerging Church, ed. Gary L.W. Johnson and Ronald N. Gleason. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008. 300 pp. $20.00. Reforming or Conforming (RoC) takes a hard look at the emergent church movement that is running rampant within Christianity today. Edited by Johnson and Gleason, two senior pastors, RoCContinue reading “Reforming or Conforming? by Gary Johnson and Ronald Gleason”

Tactics by Gregory Koukl

December 14th, 2008 Koukl, Gregory. Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing your Christian Convictions. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. $14.99. Introduction Gregory Koukl is no stranger to the world of apologetics (defending the Christian faith). His ministry, Stand to Reason, has proven invaluable to much of my dialogue with philosophical unbelievers. In Tactics, Dr. Koukl offers his experienced wisdomContinue reading “Tactics by Gregory Koukl”