Suffering Well, How to Steward God’s Most Feared Blessing

Rick Thomas is a biblical counselor who leads a training network called The Counseling Solutions Group, Inc. In 1988, his wife of nine years left him, taking his children with her and never coming back. Thus began the darkest period of his life from which he did not fully recover for ten years (p. 126). […]

The Preeminent Christ, God’s Beautiful and Unchanging Gospel

In this short book, Paul Washer is showcasing the greatness of Christ and the gospel. This reviewer appreciates the fact that Washer defines what he means by the gospel, especially since many authors today do not. He distinguishes between a broad use of the word, which he claims is found on every page of Scripture, […]

What Every Christian Must Know about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Volume 30, Issue 2, February 2024 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/Teacher Southern View Chapel In the famous scene from the movie A Few Good Men, Col. Jessep says, “You want answers?” Lt. Kaffee says, “I think I’m entitled.” Jessep repeats, “You want answers?” Kaffee retorts, “I want the truth.” To which Jessep says, “You can’t […]

Counting the Cost, A Memoir

This is the second book written by one of the Duggar girls who were made famous by the TLC hit show 19 Kids and Counting. Jill is the second daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. The show attempted to portray the wholesome Christian lifestyle and values of the huge Duggar family. The Duggars are […]

Planning Your Life God’s Way, Practical Help from the Bible for Making Decisions

The stated purpose for the book is “to equip you to improve your skill at making biblically-based, Christ-honoring decisions” (p. 184). I believe the author, a missionary to the Philippines with Gospel Fellowship Association, has achieved his goal. Planning Your Life God’s Way is a very readable, Bible-soaked and practical guide for decision making. Berrey […]

What Every Christian Must Know about the Church

Volume 30, Issue 1, January 2024 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel Many people face a great deal of confusion about the church. Some have not had parental examples of church involvement. Others have recently been saved and are wondering how they should participate in the ministries of the church or why the […]

God’s Healing for Life’s Losses, How to Find Hope When You’re Hurting

Robert Kellemen has ministered as a professor, pastor, and CEO of various Christian ministries. He wrote this small book to offer hope to those who suffer, defining suffering as “getting what you do not want while wanting what you do not get” (p. 3). He believes suffering is God’s primary way of uprooting our self-reliance […]

The Joys of Successful Aging, Living Your Days to the Fullness

George Sweeting, former president of Moody Bible Institute, wrote this winsome little book when he was 83. His words of wisdom, practical advice, and enthusiastic optimism make the volume a delight to read and especially helpful to those in their latter years. In typical Sweeting style, it is filled with excellent stories, humor, and quotable […]