You Carried Me – a Review of an Abortion Survivor Memoir

If we are brutally honest, most Westerners seek to avoid thinking about anything related to death, even though we know our trajectory leads to the grave. Our funerals are set up in a manner where this even rings true, as the mortician does their best to make the recently deceased look as if they are [Read More…]

Bibliotheca Bible – a Review

There are many things that I have great admiration for, but perhaps one of the things I enjoy the most is seeing a long-awaited, labor of love come to full fruition. The tenacity, hard work, dedication, and pitfalls along the way in seeing something through to the end is something that, for lack of better [Read More…]

Gospel Eldership – Book Review

Primarily, this book ought to be recognized as an introductory teaching resource on what biblical eldership looks like. While it is not an in-depth theological treatment of the topic, it is nonetheless a helpful resource that I believe would be useful for readers.

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Five Festal Garments – Book Review

The series New Studies in Biblical Theology is a fine series overseen by pastor-scholar D.A. Carson, attempting to understand individual books in the Bible on their own terms and in context with the rest of the biblical canon. Barry Webb’s contribution, Five Festal Garments, is an excellent volume in the series. The book digs deeply into 5 somewhat unrelated books, Songs of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther, the only unifying threads being that the books rarely mention God, that they are all related to Jewish festivals, and that most Christians don’t really know what to do with these books, in terms of thoughtful application to their own lives, and how they fit into the bigger story of Scripture.

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Old Story New – Book Review

Take your time with it and enjoy the process; let conversations trail off topic and wrangle them back in when necessary – but simply use this as a means to teach how the gospel relates to all of scripture and life.

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The Ology – Book Review

As you read it, your kids will likely ask questions that you haven’t fully thought through yet just because of how thorough it is in the way of a systematic theology, but that is a good thing. Beyond this, they will ask questions you haven’t thought through as of yet simply because they are children and think of these things like children do. Embrace that and run with it; use this as an opportunity to get into more difficult concepts of Systematic Theology with your kids – and if that means more work for you as well, good! Ultimately, it is a resource tool to equip you in the God-given role you have as the primary teacher of your children.

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Book Review – The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision

One thing I greatly appreciated about this book was that is lacked the tendency to run away with polemics and chastisement of the church. We know the American church and the pastorate are weak currently (as a collective whole) – what is needed is the solution: a return to expository preaching and for the pastorate to be seen as one of a rich historical foundation.

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The Lord’s Supper: Remembering and Proclaiming Christ Until He Comes

If you are a Baptist, I would recommend reading this book (as it is specifically stated to be a Baptist book about Baptist thought on the Lord’s Supper). If you are not a Baptist, I would still recommend this book, as it gives an inside look to some of the particularities and distinctions of the Baptist faith – yet it also gives some very helpful chapters on the Lord’s Supper in general. Again, Allison’s section alone is worth the price of this book – and you will surely not be disappointed with the other portions.

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Future Israel: Book Review

Whether you are Covenantal or Dispensational, I would recommend reading this book. It is good to read books you agree with and disagree with simply to develop your understanding – yet most importantly, assess whether your hermeneutic is adequately reflecting the exegetical basis and salvific economy of the Bible.

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Evaluation of the English Standard Version Bible Translation

In this translation, one of its main goals is to preserve God’s word in its entirety, while adhering to the best resources possible by using methods of textual criticism. In many disputed passages, the ESV offers footnotes that will provide alternative wordings or explanations that are more consistent with older, more reliable manuscripts while keeping what has been translated in most English Bible traditions still alive.

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