BookNotes: Coppenger on GCR, DeYoung on Heidelberg, Anyabwile on Muslims

It’s time for a new BookNotes list.  This being the list where we list a few recent noteworthy books.  I’ve got four for you today. You’ve likely heard talk about the Great Commission Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention, but until now, there has been no small, easy-to-read introduction to it.  Jedidiah Coppenger of B&H [Read More...]

Brian Croft on the External Call to Ministry

A while back, I blogged about a book on visiting the sick by a faithful Louisville pastor I know named Brian Croft.  It’s a delight to share with you that Brian has written another practical ministry book on the external call to ministry.  It’s entitled Test, Train, Affirm & Send into Ministry (DayOne, 2010).  It [Read More...]

What Is the Gospel, and Why Care?

Greg Gilbert’s brand-new What Is the Gospel? (Crossway–IXMarks, 2010) is dynamite.  Pick this book up to remind yourself of the essential of the essentials.  A short (127pp), small, readable, punchy text, What Is the Gospel? dispels the cloudiness surrounding the exact character of the gospel today.  Pastors, disciplers, Bible study leaders, and many others would [Read More...]

Book Alert: Josh Harris on Theology; Carson, Moo, Naselli on the New Testament

Josh Harris has just released Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why it Matters (Multnomah, 2010).  I am working my way through it and finding it a rewarding read.  The purpose of this book: to communicate the need for a deeper walk with God, a theologically rich way of life.  This is an [Read More...]

The Crusades, Church Architecture, and Liberty University’s Strangest Student

Hunter Baker has a post up at Evangel on Rodney Stark’s new book on the crusades, God’s Battalions.  Here’s what he says about the book by way of description: Rodney Stark’s God’s Batallions is an outstanding book designed to help the educated reader (not only the academic reader) understand the Crusades.  You know the routine. [Read More...]

Books on Tap: Morley, Wax, Carson, Cole, Beale, and The Essential Edwards Collection

I’ve received some books recently, and have a minute at present to quickly pass on word about them.  I’m no expert on any of the books or subjects covered below, but I do love books, and it’s fun to try to let others know of possibly edifying works. First, Patrick Morley’s Pastoring Men came out [Read More...]

Book Reviews: Chabon on Men, Crawford on Work

Time for one of my favorite things to do: briefly review books.  It’s tough to do this in the midst of the academic semester.  I’ve got two critically acclaimed bestsellers for you today, each of which I review in summary fashion. First up is Michael Chabon’s very recent Manhood for Amateurs (HarperCollins, 2009).  Chabon is [Read More...]

Words from the Fire: Mohler’s Latest Challenges Church and Culture

Al Mohler has word out about his latest book, Words from the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the 10 Commandments (Moody, 2009).  On his website, he gives a teaser from the book’s introduction that caught my attention: The great philosophical crisis of our day is an epistemological crisis – a crisis of knowing [Read More...]

Books to Buy: Dockery on SBC and Dutcher on Idolatry

Two books to highlight in this installment of Books to Buy.  This is not a review post, but a quick summary designed to put good books on your radar screen. The first is Union University president David Dockery’s new Southern Baptist Identity: An Evangelical Denomination Faces the Future (Crossway, 2009).  The text is an edited [Read More...]

Coming Very Soon: The Accidental Billionaires

This looks like an interesting book: The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook.  Not so much the sex part that seems a part of the story, but the founding of Facebook part.  It’s out in mid-July 2009. Here’s a description: “Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends–outsiders at a school filled [Read More...]


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