Living For God’s Glory by Joel R. Beeke

December 6th, 2008 Beeke, Joel R. Living for God’s Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism. Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2008. 416 pp. $24.00. Buy at t Westminster Bookstore. With his usual flair for meticulous research, Dr. Joel R. Beeke has written a masterpiece in Living for God’s Glory. The book was written for those who are interested in the basics ofContinue reading “Living For God’s Glory by Joel R. Beeke”

Heirs With Christ by Joel R. Beeke

November 29th, 2008 Beeke, Joel R. Heirs with Christ: The Puritans on Adoption. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2008. 134 pp. $13.00. Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Dr. Joel R. Beeke is renowned for his writings on Puritan theology. He has written, edited, or co-authored over fifty books including Meet the Puritans, Reformation Heroes, Striving Against Satan, and Living forContinue reading “Heirs With Christ by Joel R. Beeke”

Worldliness by C.J. Mahaney

November 26th, 2008 Mahaney, C.J. Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008. 191 pp. $12.99. C.J. Mahaney has become one of the most beloved charismatics of our time. I say that tongue-in-cheek and as one who has greatly benefited from his ministry. This book illustrates why everyone runs to Mahaney toContinue reading “Worldliness by C.J. Mahaney”

The Leadership Dynamic by Harry Reeder III and Rod Gragg

November 22nd, 2008 Reeder III, Harry L. and Rod Gragg. Reeder III, Harry L. and Rod Gragg. The Leadership Dynamic: A Biblical Model for Raising Effective Leaders. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008. 191 pp. $12.99. Introduction Perhaps one of the most oft-asked questions in the Christian blogosphere is where one should go to be trained in leadership. The argumentsContinue reading “The Leadership Dynamic by Harry Reeder III and Rod Gragg”

Total Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

November 19th, 2008 Chester, Tim and Steve Timmis. Total Church: A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008. 224 pp. $15.99. Introduction The authors of this book are also cofounders of a church planting initiative in Sheffield, UK called The Crowded House. The name of that initiative might have doubled as the nameContinue reading “Total Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis”

Unpacking Forgiveness by Chris Brauns

November 15th, 2008 Brauns, Chris. Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008. 235 pp. $17.99. Chris Brauns, senior pastor at the Congregational Christian Church of Stillman Valley, Illinois has written a much needed exposition on a much maligned topic. In Unpacking Forgiveness, he offers a study of what Scripture saysContinue reading “Unpacking Forgiveness by Chris Brauns”

Busted by Fred Von Kamecke

November 1st, 2008 Von Kamecke, Fred. Busted: Exposing Popular Myths about Christianity (Advanced Readers Copy). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. 208 pp. $16.99. Introduction Fred Von Kamecke is assistant pastor at The Chapel in Graslake, Illinois and an adjunct professor at Bethel College. He has also served as an adjunct at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) where heContinue reading “Busted by Fred Von Kamecke”

Spectacular Sins by John Piper

October 27th, 2008 Piper, John. Spectacular Sins. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008. 121 pp. $15.99. Listen to the Spectacular Sins sermon series at Desiring God. Have you ever picked up a book thinking it was going to be about one thing and it turns out you were completely wrong? Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ isContinue reading “Spectacular Sins by John Piper”

Harry Kraus M.D., Breathing Grace

October 24th, 2008 Kraus, Harry M.D. Breathing Grace: What You Need More than Your Next Breath. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007. 173 pp. $19.99.  While this may have been Dr. Kraus’ first of two non-fiction books, it is the second one I have read/reviewed. After reading The Cure, and being impressed by Kraus’ writing style and message, IContinue reading “Harry Kraus M.D., Breathing Grace”

Stand by John Piper and Justin Taylor

October 21st, 2008 Stand: A Call for the Endurance of the Saints, ed. John Piper and Justin Taylor. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008. 157 pp. $14.99. Download as free PDF from Desiring God Introduction We have come to expect quality work whenever Justin Taylor and John Piper team up to bring Christendom a Christ-centered book. Stand is no different.Continue reading “Stand by John Piper and Justin Taylor”