The Missionary Call by M. David Sills

August 21st, 2008 Sills, M. David. The Missionary Call: Find Your Place in God’s Plan For the World. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2008. 246 pp. $13.99. Introduction and Background Dr. Sills is the A. P. and Faye Stone Professor of Christian Missions and Cultural Anthropology, the Director of Great Commission Ministries, and the Director of the DoctorContinue reading “The Missionary Call by M. David Sills”

The Letters of Samuel Rutherford

July 31st, 2008 The Loveliness of Christ ($7.00) This was originally going to be a book review on The Loveliness of Christ, the new soft, red-covered edition pictured to the left.  However, as I read this book, I realized that no review would do it justice.  After reading the first few pages of this book, IContinue reading “The Letters of Samuel Rutherford”

Lloyd-Jones, Messenger of Grace by Iain H. Murray

July 29th, 2008 Murray, Ian H.  Lloyd-Jones, Messenger of Grace.  Edinburgh:  The Banner of Truth Trust, 2008.  267 pp.  $28.00 Introduction Iain Murray really needs no introduction to most readers here at Said, but in case you are new to the area, I would like to share a bit about Ian Murray.  He is perhaps bestContinue reading “Lloyd-Jones, Messenger of Grace by Iain H. Murray”

What is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti M. Anyabwile

July 26th, 2008 Anyabwile, Thabiti M.  What is a Healthy Church Member.  Wheaton:  Crossway Books, 2008.  117 pp.  $12.99. Introduction I would consider this book to be the third book in an ongoing series about a healthy church from IX Marks ministry located in Washington, DC.  The first book was entitled 9 Marks of a HealthyChurch and the second book was WhatContinue reading “What is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti M. Anyabwile”

Dangerous Journey by Oliver Hunkin

July 26th, 2008 Hunkin, Oliver. Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. William B. Eerdman’s Publishing Company: Grand Rapids, 1985. 126 pp. Introduction The Pilgrim’s Progress needs no introduction nor would any review do it any justice. However, this particular rendition of the classic-that word does not suffice for the second most sold book ofContinue reading “Dangerous Journey by Oliver Hunkin”

The Life of John Newton by Josiah Bull

July 22nd, 2008 Bull, Josiah.  The Life of John Newton.  Edinburgh:  Banner of Truth Trust, reset edition 2007.  322pp. $14.00. Buy From Westminster Bookstore Introduction As best I can tell, Josiah Bull only wrote this biography of John Newton and edited another book entitled The Letters of John Newton.  This biography was first published in 1868 under theContinue reading “The Life of John Newton by Josiah Bull”

Francis Schaeffer: An Authentic Life

July 21st, 2008 Duriez, Colin.  Francis Schaeffer:  An Authentic Life.  Wheaton:  Crossway Books, 2008.  221pp.  $24.99. Buy From Westminster Bookstore Introduction Colin Duriez was fortunate enough to not only have studied under Schaeffer when he was younger, but he was also able to interview him about his life when Schaeffer was near the end of his timeContinue reading “Francis Schaeffer: An Authentic Life”

The Cure: The Divine Rx for the Body of Christ – Life-Changing Love

July 18th, 2008 Kraus, Harry MD.  The Cure:  The Divine Rx for the Body of Christ-Life-Changing Love. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008.  187 pp.  $14.99.  Harry Kraus, MD, is a general surgeon who practices his discipline with the African Inland Mission in Kenya a the Kijabe Hospital.  He has written a total of eleven books to date, including this one.  He isContinue reading “The Cure: The Divine Rx for the Body of Christ – Life-Changing Love”

Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce by John Piper

July 9th, 2008 Piper, John. Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007. 76 pp. $7.99. Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction and Background John Piper, pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, has become a noted biographer in recent years because of his 4-volume Swan Series books whereContinue reading “Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce by John Piper”

Tell Me About Heaven by Randy Alcorn

June 29th, 2008 Alcorn, Randy. Tell Me About Heaven. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007. 59pp. $19.99.  Introduction Randy Alcorn was a pastor before founding Eternal Perspective Ministries in 1990. His ministry is dedicated to teaching Biblical truths. According to their website,, the ministry exists “to meet the needs of the unreached, unfed, unborn, uneducated, unreconciled and unsupported peopleContinue reading “Tell Me About Heaven by Randy Alcorn”