The Gospels as Stories: A Narrative Approach to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – Jeannine K. Brown

Everyone loves a good story. It is one of those delights as a child that never seems to leave us into adulthood, and for good reason. The Gospel accounts are stories. We meet Jesus in God's Word through stories. Brown takes this premise and expounds on the importance of story in the Gospels, while explaining … Continue reading The Gospels as Stories: A Narrative Approach to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – Jeannine K. Brown

Pursuing An Earthy Spirituality: C.S. Lewis and Incarnational Faith – Gary S. Selby

I've expressed my love for C.S. Lewis and his writings several times before. Not that I agree with Lewis at every point, but I do believe he had a special perspective and spiritual eye for the Christian life that is very rare these days. With that said, Selby's book Pursuing an Earthy Spirituality, is easily … Continue reading Pursuing An Earthy Spirituality: C.S. Lewis and Incarnational Faith – Gary S. Selby

Malachi Then and Now: An Expository Commentary Based on Detailed Exegetical Analysis – Allen P. Ross

The book of Malachi is one of those short books in the OT that is packed with applicable and needed content for today. Along with other minor prophets, its not as widely read and understood as it should be and Ross gives us a great commentary for Malachi. This volume seeks to accomplish both exegesis … Continue reading Malachi Then and Now: An Expository Commentary Based on Detailed Exegetical Analysis – Allen P. Ross

A New Apostolic Reformation? A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement – R. Douglas Geivett and Holly Pivec

The church needs to be fresh in understanding how to determine false teaching and doctrine. Just as in the first century, there are numerous false teachings infiltrating the church. What can/should we do about it? For one, we can be as informed as we are able, and Geivett and Pivec give us a glimpse into … Continue reading A New Apostolic Reformation? A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement – R. Douglas Geivett and Holly Pivec

Affirming God’s Image: Addressing the Transgender Question with Science and Scripture – J. Alan Branch

It is an understatement to say that the Transgender debate has been a hot topic in the past decade. It is an issue that has become so prevalent as to totally change the culture and thinking about human sexuality. As believers, we know that this issue must be addressed. But how and why? Branch has … Continue reading Affirming God’s Image: Addressing the Transgender Question with Science and Scripture – J. Alan Branch

God’s Relational Presence: The Cohesive Center of Biblical Theology – J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays

There are tons of books and resources on biblical theology, books that trace various themes through the Scriptures from beginning to end. The search for a central biblical theme is massive. Yet Duvall and Hays, in my humble opinion, is the best that I have read so far. They have set out to find a … Continue reading God’s Relational Presence: The Cohesive Center of Biblical Theology – J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays

The Household and the War for the Cosmos: Rediscovering a Christian Vision for the Family – C.R. Wiley

The household is under attack. It has been for some time now. What can we do about it? C.R. Wiley gives us a big picture look into what has happened and why the household is so crucial, indeed cosmic in importance! Wiley sets the stage by showing how households were once the center of life … Continue reading The Household and the War for the Cosmos: Rediscovering a Christian Vision for the Family – C.R. Wiley

Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind – Owen Strachan

Do we know ourselves? Is it really crucial to know ourselves? This theology of man by Owen Strachan sets us on a trajectory to answer the first question, and strongly defends the importance of the second. As God's special creation, we are His image-bearers. Being human is far greater than we often imagine, especially compared … Continue reading Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind – Owen Strachan

Stay Salt: The World Has Changed; Our Message Must Not – Rebecca Manley Pippert

The Gospel is the world's greatest need. Telling others the truth of the gospel has always been central to the Christian life. Many of you may be familiar with Pippert's book Out of the Saltshaker, which really engaged the idea of evangelism as a way of life for the believer. Here she is again in … Continue reading Stay Salt: The World Has Changed; Our Message Must Not – Rebecca Manley Pippert