Purity by Lydia Brownback

July 9th, 2010 Brownback, Lydia.  Purity.  Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2010.  136 pp.  $10.99.  Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Lydia Brownback is the author of the series “On-the-Go-Devotionals“ written with the busy woman in mind.  Lydia is a conference speaker as well as a book editor for a Christian publishing company. Summary The sub-theme of all the “On-the-Go Devotionals” is “AContinue reading “Purity by Lydia Brownback”

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

September 9th, 2010 Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. 232 pp. $12.95. Purchase at Westminster. Audiobook Narrated by Geoffrey Howard.  Esconido: christianaudio.  5.9 hours.  Download – $16.98. Introduction C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) is perhaps best known for his Chronicles of Narnia series.  He has, however, written numerous volumes that are still widely read today.  Some may not know this, butContinue reading “Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis”

Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology: Together For the Gospel

January 25th, 2010 Dever, Mark, J. Ligon Duncan III, R. Albert Mohler Jr., C.J. Mahaney. Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009. 192 pp. $21.99. Introduction Do these men need any introduction to the evangelical community? The men who comprise the Together for the Gospel “movement” are Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, Al Mohler, and C.J. Mahaney. Contributors include Thabiti M. Anyabwile, John MacArthur, JohnContinue reading “Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology: Together For the Gospel”

Christian Encounters–John Bunyan by Kevin Belmonte

May 10th, 2010 Belmonte, Kevin.  Christian Encounters: John Bunyan. Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 2010.  172 pp.  $12.00.  Introduction The Christian Encounters Series from Thomas Nelson features biographies of men and women like Winston Churchill, Jane Austen, Johann Sebastian Bach, and many more.  It is a fascinating series that brings to life many well-known and some lesser-known Christians in history.  ThisContinue reading “Christian Encounters–John Bunyan by Kevin Belmonte”

Be Still, My Soul by Nancy Guthrie

March 24th, 2010 Guthrie, Nancy.  Be Still, My Soul: Embracing God’s Purpose & Provision in Suffering.  Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2010.  176 pp.  $12.99.  Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Nancy Guthrie needs no introduction to readers here at Christian Book Notes. She has quickly become one of my favorite devotional writers (or editor as the case may be) today.Continue reading “Be Still, My Soul by Nancy Guthrie”

The Piety of Lemuel Haynes edited by Thabiti M. Anyabwile

March 26th, 2010 Anyabwile, Thabiti M. May We Meet in the Heavenly World: The Piety of Lemuel Haynes. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2009. 132 pp. $10.00. Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction I have written before on the must read series Profiles in Reformed Spirituality. This particular volume is edited by Thabiti Anyabwile, Pastor First Baptist Church, GrandContinue reading “The Piety of Lemuel Haynes edited by Thabiti M. Anyabwile”

A Puritan Golden Treasury by I.D.E. Thomas

March 29th, 2010 Thomas, I.D.E.  A Puritan Golden Treasury.  Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2007.  322 pp. $12.00.  Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Isaac David Ellis Thomas was minister of Zion Baptist Church in Llanelli, Wales before conducting preaching-missions work in Europe, Canada and the United States.  Since finishing that work, he has moved to the UnitedContinue reading “A Puritan Golden Treasury by I.D.E. Thomas”

Humility by C.J. Mahaney

April 1st, 2010 Mahaney, C.J. Humility: True Greatness. Colorado Springs: Multnomah Books, 2005. 176 pp. $12.99. Audiobook Narrated by Sean Runnette. Escondido: christianaudio Hovel.  4 hrs.   Introduction C.J. Mahaney leads Sovereign Grace Ministries–a church planting and sustaining mission.  He served for twenty-seven years as pastor of Covenant Life Church where Joshua Harris now serves as pastor.  (I think being bald isContinue reading “Humility by C.J. Mahaney”

The Gospel in Genesis by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

April 23rd, 2010 Lloyd-Jones, Martyn.  The Gospel in Genesis: From Fig Leaves to Faith.  Wheaton:  Crossway Books, 2009.  160 pp.  $15.99.  Introduction Many wonder how Jesus Christ is present in the Old Testament or how even one can preach the gospel of Jesus Christ from the Old Testament.  Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), with exegetical acuteness shows how. Continue reading “The Gospel in Genesis by Martyn Lloyd-Jones”

Augustine of Hippo by Simonetta Carr

April 19th, 2010 Carr, Simonetta. Augustine of Hippo. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2009. 64pp. $18.00. Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction This is the second book in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series by Simonetta Carr. The first book was on John Calvin. I know the third book in the series and will say I am uber-excited aboutContinue reading “Augustine of Hippo by Simonetta Carr”