The Toxic War on Masculinity, How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes

The concept of toxic masculinity permeates our Western society. Men are regularly depicted in movies, on social media, and in the political arena as evil, abusers, and oppressors—in short, the “problem.” Toxic masculinity, we are told, must be eliminated from our culture if justice and equity are to survive. How did we get to the […]

Precious Truths in Practice, Holding Fast to God When You Are Overwhelmed

Certain biblical truths are like load-bearing walls in a house. Remove such walls and the ceiling collapses and, similarly, remove essential doctrines and Christianity crumbles. Martha Peace, recognizing this fact, has written a clear, concise and readable book, which emphasizes nine truths that are both necessary for the Christian life, and precious to the child […]

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy, Discovering the Grace of Lament

Following the stillborn death of his daughter Sylvia in 2004, Pastor Mark Vroegop experienced deep sorrow for the first time in his life. This period of sorrow started Vroegop on a lifelong journey in lament, which was a means of grace to his soul (p. 195). As he began to look at the world with […]

Our Hope for Isabelle, Grieving with Joy and Hope for Eternity Through Infant Loss

This volume tells the sad but hope-filled story of a young Christian couple’s journey involving the birth, and four days later the death, of their little girl from Trisomy 18 (pp. 6-7). While other books have been written dealing with the loss of babies through miscarriage or after birth, the Bloomquists saw a need for […]

Overcoming Apathy, Gospel Hope for Those Who Struggle to Care

This book addressing apathy among Christians, written by a professor of theology at Talbot School of Theology, received Christianity Today’s book of the year award for 2022. The purpose of the volume is to explore apathy or indifference toward the things of God among Christians who are perplexed and want to change (p. 11). Chapter […]

Becoming Free Indeed: My Story of Disentangling Faith from Fear

Jinger Vuolo is well known as the sixth child of the Duggar family from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting reality TV show. She and most of her family are avowed Christians who adhered closely to the teachings of Bill Gothard and his Institute of Basic Life Principles (IBLP). While growing up, Vuolo was starstruck by […]

Deep Discipleship, How the Church Can Make Whole Disciples of Jesus

J. T. English was a pastor at Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, but recently took the lead pastor position at Storyline Fellowship in Arvada, Colorado. While at Village he began to recognize that, like the majority of churches today, his church over the last several decades had chosen community over learning (pp. 77-78, 81, […]

Heart & Habits, How We Change for Good

Greg Gifford, an associate professor of biblical counseling at the Master’s University, writes this book to show his readers “that God uses habits to accomplish His purposes in your life” (p. 8). Good habits, Gifford writes, will glorify God, will bless others, and are good for us (p. 9). Yet later he states that “your […]

Rejoice and Tremble, the Surprising Good News of the Fear of the Lord

In this insightful book, Michael Reeves, president and professor of theology at Union School of Theology in the United Kingdom, tackles the complicated and often misunderstood topic of the fear of God. All students of Scripture know that the fear of the Lord is a common theme throughout the Bible, especially in the OT, but […]