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

George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles: Incarnation, Doubt, and Reenchantment – Timothy Larsen

George MacDonald is one of the most intriguing figures in the church in the past several centuries. I myself, like many others, have come across his writings and his works thanks to C.S. Lewis and his fondness of this 19th century Scottish pastor and writer. He is most known for his poetry and fantasy writings … Continue reading George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles: Incarnation, Doubt, and Reenchantment – Timothy Larsen

Experiencing God Together: How Your Connection with Others Deepens Your Relationship with God – Tony Evans

There are so many books out there about the Church. What is the Church supposed to look like? What does it mean to be the body of Christ? Answers to these questions are nearly countless, along with the material written about them. But Tony Evans gives us a great compliment to all of these resources … Continue reading Experiencing God Together: How Your Connection with Others Deepens Your Relationship with God – Tony Evans

Worldviews and the Problem of Evil: A Comparative Approach – Ronnie P. Campbell, Jr.

One of the main objections that atheists and others have against Christianity is the fact that evil exists. How can this be reconciled with Christianity, and the nature and character of God? In this unique book, Campbell takes us on a journey by comparing how differing worldviews handle the problem of evil, and shows how … Continue reading Worldviews and the Problem of Evil: A Comparative Approach – Ronnie P. Campbell, Jr.

Including the Stranger: Foreigners in the Former Prophets – David G. Firth

The Old Testament is not the easiest collection of books to read through and understand, especially when it comes to how Israel related to the "foreigners" around them. But David Firth gives us a great biblical theology through the former prophets (Joshua-2 Kings) that explains why Israel treated "outsiders" as they did. Were these actions … Continue reading Including the Stranger: Foreigners in the Former Prophets – David G. Firth

The Righteous & Merciful Judge: The Day of the Lord in the Life and Theology of Paul – Matthew D. Aernie & Donald E. Hartley

As I read Paul's letters, one theme continues to stick out: his focus on future things and how they relate to our present lives as the Church. As soon as I saw this book by Aernie and Hartley on the Day of the Lord, I knew it would be helpful in understanding this theme and … Continue reading The Righteous & Merciful Judge: The Day of the Lord in the Life and Theology of Paul – Matthew D. Aernie & Donald E. Hartley

Transhumanism and the Image of God: Today’s Technology and the Future of Christian Discipleship – Jacob Shatzer

How is today's continuing growth in technology going to change the future for Christians and discipleship? This is a question that we are all facing, yet it is something that we seldom think about or plan for. Our smartphones, tablets, smart watches, etc. are just a normal part of our daily lives. In this insightful … Continue reading Transhumanism and the Image of God: Today’s Technology and the Future of Christian Discipleship – Jacob Shatzer

The Hope of Israel: The Resurrection of Christ in the Acts of the Apostles – Brandon D. Crowe

The book of Acts is packed full of theology, apologetics, evangelism, and God's work in the early life of the Church. But one major aspect that I often don't think about is the resurrection of Christ. What Brandon Crowe does in this book is examines the prominence and importance of the resurrection in the book … Continue reading The Hope of Israel: The Resurrection of Christ in the Acts of the Apostles – Brandon D. Crowe

Spiritual Conversations with Children: Listening to God Together – Lacy Finn Borgo

What does it look like to have spiritual conversations with children? What is our responsibility and role as parents/grandparents/friends, teachers, etc. when it comes to talking and interacting with children about their relationship to God? Having four children of my own, I was immediately excited about this book. Our kids are learning more and more … Continue reading Spiritual Conversations with Children: Listening to God Together – Lacy Finn Borgo

Embracing Contemplation: Reclaiming a Christian Spiritual Practice – Edited by John Coe & Kyle Strobel

When many of us think of the spiritual practice of contemplation, it is easy to think of the unbiblical Eastern religious and meditation practices that seem to be so prevalent these days. But Embracing Contemplation gives us a set of essays looking at contemplation from an evangelical perspective, showing how this practice is actually a … Continue reading Embracing Contemplation: Reclaiming a Christian Spiritual Practice – Edited by John Coe & Kyle Strobel