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 […]

Recovering Our Sanity, How the Fear of God Conquers the Fears That Divide Us

Theologian, and prolific author, Michael Horton, states his own thesis for this volume, “My thesis is that the fear of God drives out the fear of everything else (p. 17, italics his). He further elaborates: “I want to help us shift our whole focus from a human-centered obsession with saving ourselves through false securities and […]

Awake & Alive to Truth, Finding Truth in the Chaos of a Relativistic World

John Cooper is the founder and lead vocalist for the rock band Skillet and is not the kind of person one would normally expect to write a book heralding biblical truth – but he has. Given his celebrity status among young people who enjoy his brand of music, he perhaps may draw a unique audience […]

Christianity and Social Justice, Religions in Conflict by Jon Harris

Jon Harris, who hosts the “Conversations That Matter” podcast, has written his second book on social justice issues, his first being Social Justice Goes to Church. The burden of this present volume is to demonstrate that “this woke gospel is a different gospel,” which confuses law and gospel, offers different ethics of sin, justice and […]

Just Thinking: About the State by Darrell Harrison and Virgil Walker

Darrell Harrison serves as Dean of Social Media at Grace to You while Virgil Walker is the Executive Director of Operations for G3 Ministries. Together they produce the extremely popular podcast, “Just Thinking”. This book, by the same name, covers many of the subjects these men address weekly on their podcast. Their direct, biblically-based, no […]

The Wisdom Pyramid, Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World by Brett McCracken

The Wisdom Pyramid is modeled after the well-known food pyramid. While the food pyramid was developed as a guide for nutritional eating, the wisdom pyramid offers a plan for a “better diet of knowledge and better habits of information intake” (p. 12, cf. p. 17). The food pyramid suggests a balanced diet by dividing all […]