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…

1 & 2 Timothy For You by Phillip Jensen: A Book Review

As a pastor, I keep encountering the God’s Word For You series from The Good Book Company. I’ve used a couple different resources in this series as I’ve prepared messages. The more I use them, the more I like them. If you’re not familiar with them, each book is a commentary of a specific book of the Bible. They are written by different authors and they are very applicable.

The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls: A Book Review

If you were to ever wish to learn more about the doctrine of justification, you are in luck. Crossway has just released a massive volume on that very topic. Edited by Matthew Barrett, The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls is a 900 page treatise on the doctrine of justification. Does the church really hinge on this doctrine? Barrett and his contributors would certainly assert so…

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.

Grace Defined and Defended by Kevin DeYoung: A Book Review

I will admit that I didn’t know what I was getting into when I picked up Kevin DeYoung’s newest book, Grace Defined and Defended. Maybe I should’ve read the subtitle, What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God. I wasn’t expecting a history lesson on the Canons of Dort, but that is exactly what I got. Even more so, I needed such a lesson. We all could stand to know more of where Christianity has come from.

Humble Calvinism by J. A. Medders

In the area I live, just the title of this book could set people off. I’m not sure many people wouldn’t even give it a chance, but I gladly write this review saying that this is a book that every single person needs to read. In Humble Calvinism, I think J. A. Medders has written a work that can serve to ease the tension between Calvinists and Arminians or Traditionalists…

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.