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Think

Piper, John. Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God. Crossway: Wheaton, 2011. In chapter one, John Piper quotes R.C. Sproul as saying “we live in what may be the most anti-intellectual period in the history of … Continue reading

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Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Jones, David W. and Russell S. Woodbridge, Health, Wealth & Happiness: Has the Prosperity Gospel Overshadowed the Gospel of Christ? Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011. In his first letter to the young pastor Timothy Paul encourages and instructs him by saying: … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Gospels

Wax, Trevin. Counterfeit Gospels: Rediscovering the Good News in a World of False Hope. Moody: Chicago, 2011. In the epilogue, author Trevin Wax states his goal of the book by saying, “I pray this book will not be seen as … Continue reading

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The Church and The Surprising Offense of God’s Love

Leeman, Jonathan. The Church and the Surprising Offense of God’s Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline. Crossway: Wheaton, 2010. Church membership and discipline are two topics that aren’t given priority in many churches. In fact, over the … Continue reading

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Don’t Call It a Comeback

DeYoung, Kevin, ed. Don’t Call it a Comeback: The Old Faith For a New Day. Crossway: Wheaton, 2011. Kevin DeYoung has become one of my favorite writers and theologians in our culture. It is hard to find someone who thinks … Continue reading

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Reverberation

Leeman, Jonathan. Reverberation: How God’s Word Brings Light, Freedom, and Action to His People. Moody: Chicago, 2011. Concerning the Word of God in the context of the local church, Leeman says, “Picture it this way. The evangelist or the preacher … Continue reading

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Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church

Lawrence, Michael. Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry. Crossway: Wheaton, 2010. Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church by Michael Lawrence is another excellent addition from IX Marks Ministries for the people of … Continue reading

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Why Johnny Can’t Preach

Gordon, T. David. Why Johnny Can’t Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers. P&R: Phillipsburgh, 2009. In Gordon’s opinion, less then 30 percent of those who are ordained to the Christian ministry can preach an even mediocre sermon. The subtitle … Continue reading

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Just Do Something

DeYoung, Kevin. Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to FindingGod’s Will, Or How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Impressions, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Live Shivers, Writing in the Sky, etc. Chicago: Moody, 2009. Concerning … Continue reading

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A Theology of the Hebrew Bible

Dempster, Stephen G. Dominion and Dynasty: A theology of the Hebrew Bible. InterVarsity Press: Downers Grove, 2003. Dominion and Dynasty by Stephen G. Dempster is another great edition in the New Studies in Biblical Theology edited by D.A. Carson. Dempster … Continue reading

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