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Jesus and the Lions' Den by Alison Mitchell and Catalina Echeverri: a Book Review

Many people haven’t been taught that the stories of the Old Testament are shadows pointing to Jesus. Many, from a young age, have been taught that when they read about David and Goliath, that they are the hero of the story. That thinking comes with us as we grow older and before we know it, we have adults that are making the Bible all about them…

Growing Up (with) R.C. by R.C. Sproul Jr.: A Book Review

R.C. Sproul Jr. is a very controversial figure. I actually wasn’t even aware of this when I asked to review his book. I just knew that I loved his dad and had benefited greatly from his ministry and Jr.’s book intrigued me because I learn about what it was like to be Sproul Senior’s son. You can find plenty of details regarding the controversies if you wish, but that is not the aim of this review. My aim is to review the book that R.C. Jr. has written and take it for it is.

Something Needs to Change by David Platt: A Book Review

If you’ve read any of David Platt’s books then typically you know what awaits you. Most likely, you are going to become uncomfortable. You are going to be challenged to your core. You are going to be called to examine whether you really believe what you say you believe when it comes to following Jesus. His newest book, Something Needs to Change is not exception.

The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read by Christopher Ash: a Book Review

Pastors do a lot more than we give them credit for. They do a lot that most of us don’t even know about. It can actually be easy to forget that they’re people who feel all the same emotions we do. We think of pastors as caring for us, but should we be caring for them as well? In The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read Christopher Ash teaches us about pastors and tells us things most pastors would probably be too embarrassed to tell us themselves.

The Unsaved Christian by Dean Inserra: A Book Review

Living in the Bible belt, this books title immediately grabbed me. There is a lot of Cultural Christianity here. Ministry is really hard because most people would tell you they are saved. That is why chapter one of this book is immediately grabbing for me—Help Them Get Lost. Yes, many people in the area I live need help getting lost so they know that they need to be found. If you’re like me, The Unsaved Christian by Dean Inserra may be just the book you’ve been looking for…

The Gospel-Driven Church by Jared Wilson: a Book Review

To call something “gospel-driven” or “gospel-centered” is trendy these days. Tacking the word gospel onto something has become so common that it has almost lost its meaning. Ask any church member what the word gospel means and I can bet the answers you receive would be far and wide. That’s why we must ask if Jared Wilson’s new book, The Gospel-Driven Church provides clarity in murky water or is it just contributing to the confusion of gospel hype?

The Unsaved Christian by Dean Inserra: A Book Review

Living in the Bible belt, this books title immediately grabbed me. There is a lot of Cultural Christianity here. Ministry is really hard because most people would tell you they are saved. That is why chapter one of this book is immediately grabbing for me—Help Them Get Lost. Yes, many people in the area I live need help getting lost so they know that they need to be found. If you’re like me, The Unsaved Christian by Dean Inserra may be just the book you’ve been looking for…

Remaining Faithful in Ministry by John MacArthur: A Book Review

In all likelihood, the ministry God has called me to is very much on the front end. However, I think that is all the more reason to already think about being faithful and finishing well. I would assume that the best people to learn those kinds of lessons from are people who have been in ministry a long time or have already finished well. That is why I’m grateful John MacArthur has written Remaining Faithful in Ministry.

Here and Now by Robby Gallaty: A Book Review

I listen to Robby Gallaty’s Discipleship Podcast pretty regularly, but I had never read a book by him. When the opportunity came to review Here and Now I jumped on it. Gallaty, the senior pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church, makes the bold claim in this book that heaven is available to us today. He will explain what he means by that audacious statement throughout the book.