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

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