A Brief Account of the Life and Labors of George Muller & On Money and Possessions edited by Jim Elliff

February 22nd, 2010 Elliff, Jim. A Brief Account of the Life and Labors of George Muller and George Muller on Money and Possessions. Kansas City: Christian Communicators Worldwide, 2006. 164 pp. $11.99. Introduction George Muller is a saint that should not need any introduction. Unfortunately, he does. Many have “heard of the name” but few haveContinue reading “A Brief Account of the Life and Labors of George Muller & On Money and Possessions edited by Jim Elliff”

A Sweet & Bitter Providence by John Piper

February 12th, 2010 Piper, John.  A Sweet & Bitter Providence:  Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God.  Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2010.  160 pp.  $17.99.  Purchase at Westminster. Introduction Seriously, John Piper needs no introduction, but perhaps the book of Ruth does. Situated right after the book of Judges and just before the establishment of the monarchy, weContinue reading “A Sweet & Bitter Providence by John Piper”

Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung

February 8th, 2010 DeYoung, Kevin. Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2009. 128 pp. $10.99. Purchase the book at Westminster. Introduction A search on Amazon for books on God’s Will returns over 231,000 results.  Everyone wants to know what God’s will is for their life.  Not everyone wants to actually do God’sContinue reading “Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung”

John Calvin: Man of the Millennium by Philip Vollmer

February 5th, 2010 Vollmer, Philip. John Calvin-Man of the Millennium: A Family Read-Aloud Biography. San Antonio: The Vision Forum, Inc., 2008. 389 pp. $20.00. Introduction John Calvin needs no introduction to anyone. You either love him and his doctrines or you hate him and his doctrines. Even non-Christians know who John Calvin is and everyone tiesContinue reading “John Calvin: Man of the Millennium by Philip Vollmer”

All Things for Good by Thomas Watson

February 3rd, 2010 Watson, Thomas. All Things for Good. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1986. 127 pp. $8.00. Purchase at Westminster. Was titled A Divine Cordial when originally published in 1663. Introduction Thomas Watson (c.1620-1686) was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. In 1646 he was commenced a sixteen year pastorate at St. Stephen’s Walbrook. In 1651 he was imprisoned brieflyContinue reading “All Things for Good by Thomas Watson”

This Momentary Marriage by John Piper

January 8th, 2010 Piper, John.  This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence. Wheaton:  Crossway Books, 2009.  192 pp.  $17.99.  Purchase at Westminster. Summary John Piper has once again set before us a God-honoring, Christ-exalting book that will cause the Christian to think deeply about marriage.  An easy read, This Momentary Marriage is divided into 15 chapters, each able to beContinue reading “This Momentary Marriage by John Piper”

NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

January 4th, 2010 NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2009. 624 pp. $29.99. Introduction I have reviewed children’s story Bibles in the past and have found that in recent years, there have been many excellent children’s story Bibles. In 2008, my family alternated between Sally Lloyd-Jones’ The Jesus Storybook Bible and David Helm’s The Big PictureContinue reading “NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible”

Evangelicals Engaging Emergent Edited by Adam W. Greenway and William D. Henard

December 30th, 2009 Henard, William D. and Adam W. Greenway. Evangelicals Engaging Emergent: A Discussion of the Emergent Church Movement. Nashville: Broadman Academic, 2009. 344 pp. $24.99.  Purchase at Westminster. Introduction In the last decade or so, there has been a fresh, bold movement in Christianity. This movement is commonly called the “emergent movement” and isContinue reading “Evangelicals Engaging Emergent Edited by Adam W. Greenway and William D. Henard”

50 Questions Crucial Questions by John Piper and Wayne Grudem

December 28th, 2009 Piper, John, and Wayne Grudem. 50 Crucial Questions: An Overview of Central Concerns about Manhood and Womanhood. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 1992. 67 pp. $5.00. Introduction “50 Crucial Questions: An Overview of Central Concerns about Manhood and Womanhood” (50CQ) is an adaptation of the second chapter of “Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to EvangelicalContinue reading “50 Questions Crucial Questions by John Piper and Wayne Grudem”

10 Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health by Donald S. Whitney

November 25th, 2009 Whitney, Donald S. Ten Questions to Diagnose your Spiritual Health. NavPress, 2001. 144 pp. $12.99.  Review Whitney begins the book with a call and a prayer for growth in Christ, “So whatever the present state of you spiritual health or the rate of you spiritual growth, let’s begin by ‘looking unto Jesus, the author andContinue reading “10 Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health by Donald S. Whitney”