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  • The Glory of Grace, an Introduction to the Puritans in Their Own Words by Lewis Allen and Tim Chester

    PrintThere has been a renewed interest in the lives and writings of the Puritans in recent years.  But, for most Christians, actually diving into their literature is an overwhelming task due to archaic language and intensity of their theology and writing style.  For those who nevertheless would like to dip their toes into Puritan waters this little volume is an excellent start. In the Introduction the authors give a brief history of the Puritans, show why they are still important today and outline their distinctions. Allen and Chester aim to allow the reader to hear the Puritans in their own words.  They have also modernized some of the language to make it easier for the 21st century reader to comprehend. In doing so the authors have chosen 11 Puritans to showcase: Richard Sibbes, Thomas Goodwin, Samuel Rutherford, William Bridge, Jeremiah Burroughs, Anne Bradstreet, John Owen, Richard Baxter, John Bunyan, John…(Read More)

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  • The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism by Carl F. H. Henry

    PrintWritten in 1947 by new-evangelism’s most influential theologian, The Uneasy Conscience was a watershed book pushing evangelicals toward social engagement.  Henry believed that Fundamentalists (used interchangeably with evangelicals at the time) had withdrawn from challenging and leading culture. Fundamentalists were concerned, he complained, almost exclusively with individual sins, not social …(Read More)
  • Susie, the Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon by Roy Rhodes Jr.

    PrintThis is only the second biography ever written about the wife of the famed 19th century preacher. Those familiar with Charles Spurgeon are aware that his wife was a semi-invalid, seldom leaving the house for 23 years (1868-1891).  Fewer are aware that prior to her illness she was an energetic, …(Read More)
  • God’s Glory Alone, the Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life by David VanDrunen

    PrintDavid VanDrunen contributes this excellent volume to “The 5 Solas Series,” edited by Matthew Barrett and written in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  VanDrunen is clear that the Reformers did not actually adopt the five solas as their official mottos, but they perfectly summarize the essence of …(Read More)
  • Christ’s Call to Reform the Church by John MacArthur

    PrintJohn MacArthur sees the imminent need for the church to reform.  A new reformation, as he understands it, would require a return to the five solas of the sixteenth century Reformation.  Short of such an appreciation and adherence to the solas (pp. 177-194) any attempt for church revival will be …(Read More)
  • Christ Alone, the Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior by Stephen Wellum

    PrintStephen Wellum contributes Christ Alone to The 5 Solas Series, edited by Matthew Barrett and published by Zondervan.  Each volume handles one of the foundational Solas of the Reformation, showing why each is important and detailing the theology behind it.  Christ Alone does not disappoint in its mission.  Wellum, who …(Read More)