“Here Are Your Gods”: Faithful Discipleship in Idolatrous Times – Christopher J. H. Wright

"Here Are Your Gods." These are the words that the Israelites spoke after the fashioning of the golden calf in the book of Exodus. There was massive confusion and syncretism between Israel's God and the gods they made with their hands. But what about today? What is it that we worship? Do we still make … Continue reading “Here Are Your Gods”: Faithful Discipleship in Idolatrous Times – Christopher J. H. Wright

The Cross in Four Words: Freedom, Forgiveness, Justice, and Purpose – DeYoung, Coekin, and Christos-Wahab

"Jesus died on the cross to save us." This statement is the heart of Christianity and the foundation for the Christian life, walk and hope. Yet we still neglect the importance of what the cross means to us as believers in practical life. This great little book gives us four "words" that are a part … Continue reading The Cross in Four Words: Freedom, Forgiveness, Justice, and Purpose – DeYoung, Coekin, and Christos-Wahab

Jesus and the Forces of Death: The Gospels’ Portrayal of Ritual Impurity within First-Century Judaism – Matthew Thiessen

Lately I am finding myself more directed to the Gospels and the life of Jesus than other portions of the Bible. As a result, I'm realizing how much I do not know about Jesus and the infinitely deep well that is his life and ministry, especially within the specific historical and cultural context of that … Continue reading Jesus and the Forces of Death: The Gospels’ Portrayal of Ritual Impurity within First-Century Judaism – Matthew Thiessen

Jesus the Great Philosopher: Rediscovering the Wisdom Needed for the Good Life – Jonathan T. Pennington

There are so many titles that we give to Jesus: Savior, Lord, King, Friend, Redeemer, Shepherd, etc. It is rare to see anyone name or even relate to Jesus as a philosopher. Yet, Pennington shows us in this much needed book that Jesus is indeed the Great Philosopher through which we can truly find the … Continue reading Jesus the Great Philosopher: Rediscovering the Wisdom Needed for the Good Life – Jonathan T. Pennington

Who is God?: Key Moments of Biblical Revelation – Richard Bauckham

The question "Who is God?" is a massive question! How difficult it seems to even begin to answer it. Thankfully, we have God's Word that reveals who He is to us. In the pages of this small book, we find a guide through some of the most revelatory passages in the Bible, where God has … Continue reading Who is God?: Key Moments of Biblical Revelation – Richard Bauckham

An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest – Alan Fadling

*Incredibly Refreshing!* I can be a very anxious person at times. If we are all honest, life is difficult, messy, and requires a lot of work, and I have a tendency to try and handle this on my own. And just as Fadling introduces in his book, this leads to a fast-paced, frenetic way of … Continue reading An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest – Alan Fadling

Deeper Still: Finding Clear Minds and Full Hearts through Biblical Meditation – Linda Allcock

Spiritual Disciplines. We need them to grow closer to the Lord as we learn what it means to be in relationship with Him. But they do not come naturally to us, especially biblical meditation. Allcock understands this and seeks to help us get a better grasp on biblical meditation and how we can learn to … Continue reading Deeper Still: Finding Clear Minds and Full Hearts through Biblical Meditation – Linda Allcock

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