Book Reviews

Why We Need Deep Discipleship

"In Deep Discipleship, English contends that our discipleship is anemic; ...we need more teaching discipleship in our churches, not less. He notes we’re actually fairly competent at the relational aspect of discipleship (77–78); and yet, while community is an indispensable part of discipleship, it isn’t discipleship by itself (83, 96, 204)." - TGC

1740 reads

How to Read Your Bible without Missing the Point

"Jonathan Pennington and Constantine Campbell have written Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture: A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey—a New Testament introduction that helps us [answer] these huge questions. Far from a dry textbook full of historical data and Greek word studies with no real theology or application, Pennington and Campbell bring the most important topics to light" - TGC

643 reads

New Book—Bibliology for Beginners: What Does the Bible Say about the Bible?

"I’ve just released a very short book on bibliology that is not intended to break new ground but rather to help beginners step firmly onto biblical ground. I wrote it at the request of a local church—nycgrace.org, pastored by my respected friend Tim Richmond—which has diligently produced a series of discipleship books for its urban, multi-ethnic congregation." - Mark Ward

540 reads

Review of J.I. Packer's A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life

"A Quest for Godliness, while perhaps not as well-known as Dr. Packer’s most famous works such as Knowing God or Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, absolutely deserves to be....This book is a collection of essays and writings by Dr. Packer on various subjects related to the Puritans, and taken as a whole; this book is a wonderful introduction to the theology, piety, and ministry of this great generation of believers." - Nate Weis

685 reads

A Field Guide on False Teaching

"Its format is simple, but effective. Part one deals with popular pseudo-Christian false teachings: the prosperity gospel, deism, and the twin threats of legalism and antinomianism...Part two turns to cults—to some of the counterfeit religions that integrate elements of the Christian faith with the aberrant teachings of the cult’s founder or leaders." - Challies

551 reads

Short Review of ‘Three Views on Israel and the Church’

A Review of Three Views on Israel and the Church: Perspectives on Romans 9-11, Jared Compton & Andrew David Naselli, Editors, Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2018, 266 pages, pbk.

It might be thought that a debate book on just three chapters in one of Paul’s epistles would only be of interest to a marginal group of specialists. However, the chapters in question are central to the vital theological and hermeneutical issue of the relationship between the nation of Israel and the Christian Church.

2341 reads

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