Already Gone by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer

November 23rd, 2009 Ham, Ken and Britt Beemer.  Already Gone: Why your Kids will Quit Church and What you can do to Stop it.  Green Forest:  Master Books, 2009.  192 pp.  $12.99.  Introduction Many denominations and churches in general are feeling the numbers crunch.  What I mean is that people are no longer interested in goingContinue reading “Already Gone by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer”

The Acceptable Sacrifice by John Bunyan

November 20th, 2009 Bunyan, John.  The Acceptable Sacrifice.  Edinburgh:  Banner of Truth Trust, 2004.  117 pp.  $8.00.  Purchase at Westminster books. Review Based on Psalm 51:17, John Bunyan writes on what exactly God looks for in the heart and mind of a man.  That is, God seeks a broken spirit and a contrite heart.  Without these two, BunyanContinue reading “The Acceptable Sacrifice by John Bunyan”

Religion Saves by Mark Driscoll

August 21st, 2009 Driscoll, Mark.  Religion Saves + Nine other Misconceptions.  Wheaton:  Crossway Books, 2009.  288 pp.  $19.99.  Misc. Background Info. Before I begin this review, I would like to share some fond memories of the roots of this book. A friend of mine, Tim Brister, posed a question as part of Mark Driscoll’s campaign to comeContinue reading “Religion Saves by Mark Driscoll”

Powering Up by Jack Graham

August 19th, 2009 Graham, Jack.  Powering Up.  Wheaton:  Crossway Books, 2009.  224 pp.  $14.99.  Jack Graham is the pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Tx.  He is no stranger to evangelical Christianity as he served for two years as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention.  He continues to preach to the masses through PowerPoint Ministries, a ministry dedicatedContinue reading “Powering Up by Jack Graham”

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 1859-2009 by Gregory A. Wills

August 13th, 2009 Wills, Gregory A. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1859-2009. New York: Oxford, 2009. 566 pp. $35.00.  Introduction Dr. Gregory A. Wills is Professor of Church History (1997), the Associate Dean, Theology and Tradition, and the Director of the Center for the Study of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has a heart for Christ andContinue reading “Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 1859-2009 by Gregory A. Wills”

A Family Guide to the Bible by Christin Ditchfield

August 3rd, 2009 Ditchfield, Christin.  A Family Guide to the Bible.  Wheaton:  Crossway Books, 2009.  304 pp.  $15.99. Introduction Christin Ditchfield has written more than fifty books with a total of four in the “A Family Guide Series” including “Narnia,” “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” and “Prince Caspian.”  She is also the host ofContinue reading “A Family Guide to the Bible by Christin Ditchfield”

Feelings and Faith by Brian S. Borgman

July 13th, 2009 Borgman, Brian S. Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009. 240 pp. $15.99. Introduction Brian Borgman is the founding pastor of Grace Community Church in Minden, Nevada. He has authored Crossway’s My Heart for Thy Cause and has a Dmin from Westminster Seminary in California. This particular bookContinue reading “Feelings and Faith by Brian S. Borgman”

John Calvin by Simonetta Carr

July 10th, 2009 Carr, Simonetta. John Calvin. Illustrated by Emanuele Taglietti. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2008. 64 pp. $18.00. This is a re-post in honor of Calvin’s 500 birthday. 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 agesContinue reading “John Calvin by Simonetta Carr”

Old Testament Survey 2nd ed. by Paul R. House and Eric Mitchell

July 8th, 2009 House, Paul R. and Eric Mitchell. Old Testament Survey 2nd edition. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Academic, 2007. 384 pp. $39.99. Introduction Originally written in 1991 by Paul R. House, the 1st edition of Old Testament Survey has sold tens of thousands of editions. The first edition focused more on the literature and narrative structures of theContinue reading “Old Testament Survey 2nd ed. by Paul R. House and Eric Mitchell”

The End of Christianity by William Dembski

July 6th, 2009 Dembski, William. The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World. Nashville: Broadman and Holman Academic, 2009. 241 pp. $22.99. Introduction William Dembski is most noted for his work on the Intelligent Design movement through books like No Free Lunch and The Design Revolution. He has a website, Design Inference, that is well worthContinue reading “The End of Christianity by William Dembski”