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

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