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...]

The Link 11.13.09: Steven Curtis Chapman, Young Rapping Conservatives, and Sarah Palin Populism

1. Steven Curtis Chapman has a beautiful new album out called Beauty Will Rise.  Buy the album.  Seriously.  Even if, like me, you rarely buy CCM stuff, you should buy this one.  It’s filled with sadness, truth, and hope.  I don’t know that I’ve heard anything quite like it. Also, here’s a CNN interview with [Read More...]

Big Truths: #287 on Amazon

Bruce Ware’s Big Truths for Young Hearts just clocked in at #287 out of every book sold on Amazon.com.  That’s outrageous!  The numbers are due in part to the book being featured today (and yesterday and tomorrow) on the radio program of Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Reviving Our Hearts. Click here for a transcript of today’s [Read More...]

What Men Should Be, and What They Often Are Not

Voddie Baucham’s new What He Must Be (Crossway, 2009) is a sound, pastoral, fatherly look at what boys must become to be leaders, husbands, and fathers.  I would like to commend it to you. Baucham, pastor of Grace Family Baptist Church of Spring, TX, and author of Family-Driven Faith, a book I liked very much, [Read More...]

The ESV Study Bible: As Helpful as it is Aesthetic

I now own a copy of the ESV Study Bible and am profoundly thankful that I do. If you do not own one, I would encourage you to purchase one as soon as possible. The Westminster Book Store is offering them at almost 50% off for a limited time–use your powers of common sense, click [Read More...]

Interview with Harold Netland on World Religions, Religious Pluralism and Global Christianity

I recently conducted an interview w/Harold Netland on the subject of world religions, religious pluralism, and global Christianity. Dr. Netland, a chaired professor of Christian missions at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, is a contributor to the forthcoming ESV Study Bible. He very graciously agreed to sit down with me for almost fifty [Read More...]

Books of Note: Mark Driscoll’s “A Book You’ll Actually Read” Series

It’s tough to find books to give to non-Christians that are at once accessible, helpful, and rich. I think I’ve found a great reference for you and for me as we seek to help unbelievers (and young Christians) understand the Christian faith. The “Books You’ll Actually Read” series, written by Seattle pastor Mark Driscoll, is [Read More...]

Books of Note: Bob Kauflin’s “Worship Matters”

I have recently come into possession of a number of new Crossway titles, several of which are well worth reading. The first is pastor and musician Bob Kauflin’s book on worship, Worship Matters (Crossway, 2008). Here’s a synopsis of the book from the foreword: “In Worship Matters, Bob leads us skillfully through the Scriptures and [Read More...]

Dever and Packer on the Importance of Penal Substitution

The following quotations are from the latest Crossway “Book Report” (HT: JT). They include very helpful statements. Of course, these statements only scratch the surface of the topics covered. If you want to read more about the current state of atonement theory and the biblical case for penal substitution as the central motif of New [Read More...]

A Sweet Work of God’s Spirit: A Reflective Review of Collin Hansen’s New Book Young, Restless, Reformed

One of the more shocking developments in the evangelical bubble the last few years was the sudden appearance of a number of very thoughtful journalistic pieces on the reformed movement and its figures in the mainstream evangelical magazine Christianity Today. CT, as it is known in the evangelical world, is well-known for its international focus, [Read More...]


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