Precious Blood Edited by Richard D. Phillips

December 4th, 2009 Phillips, Richard D.  Precious Blood: The Atoning Work of Christ.  Wheaton:  Crossway Books, 2009.  240 pp.  $16.99.  Introduction Precious Blood originated at the 2008 annual Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology.  Therefore, it has a very Calvinistic, though thoroughly biblical, understanding of the atonement of Christ.  The papers brought together into this book were plenaryContinue reading “Precious Blood Edited by Richard D. Phillips”

Understanding English Bible Translation by Leland Ryken

December 2nd, 2009 Ryken, Leland.  Understanding English Bible Translation: The Case for an Essentially Literal Approach.  Wheaton:  Crossway Books, 2009.  208 pp.  $12.99. Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Leland Ryken has been professor of English at Wheaton College since 1968 and has written over 30 books.  Most notably, he was the literary stylist for the English StandardContinue reading “Understanding English Bible Translation by Leland Ryken”

The End of Secularism by Hunter Baker

March 8th, 2010 Baker, Hunter. The End of Secularism. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009. 224 pp. $17.99. Introduction Secularism has been bandied about by so many intellectuals as the only way in which America can survive. Hunter Baker takes this assumption and pretty much kicks it in the face and shows it to be just what itContinue reading “The End of Secularism by Hunter Baker”

Ashamed of the Gospel by John MacArthur

February 26th, 2010 MacArthur, John. Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009. 304 pp. $22.99. Introduction John MacArthur needs no real introduction. His radio ministry, Grace To You, is familiar to countless thousands. Master’s College and Seminary, where he serves as President, is known for their conservative, biblicalContinue reading “Ashamed of the Gospel by John MacArthur”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”