Knowing God’s Truth, an Introduction to Systematic Theology

Touted by Christianity Today as one of the best books for 2023, and marketed as an excellent tool for teaching systematic theology to young people, Knowing God’s Truth drew my attention. There is much to commend in this volume. First, it is a relatively short work compared with most systematic theologies, which will appeal to […]

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, […]

City of Man, Kingdom of God, Why Christians Respect, Obey, and Resist Government

Jesse Johnson is tackling the thorny topic of Christians and obedience to government. He examines the design of government by God, stating that it was established to protect mankind from injustice (pp. 28-37). Even though no government is without flaws, Christians should submit under normal circumstances because it is the Lord who has created all […]

Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age

Rosaria Butterfield is well-known as a former professor teaching feminism and living as a lesbian lifestyle who came to Christ, abandoned her former ideologies and sinful life, ultimately married, and became a pastor’s wife. She is now a strong advocate for biblical Christianity and traditional marriage (chapter one reviews her conversion story). She also powerfully […]

A Boisterously Reformed Polemic Against Limited Atonement

In this relatively short, sometimes humorous, often sarcastic defense of unlimited atonement, Austin Brown takes the strict particularist (limited atonement) adherents to the woodshed. Terming his view classical moderate (unlimited) (p. 5), which he defines as Christ paying an objective price for the sins of humanity, yet not dying with equal intent for all men. […]

The Thrill of Orthodoxy, Rediscovering the Adventure of Christian Faith

The Thrill of Orthodoxy received Christianity Today’s 2022 award of merit for Book of the Year in the theological category, and it was deserved. Trevin Wax, who wears many hats, is concerned that, in a world filled with information and disinformation, it has never been more important to reach back to old, foundational truths tested […]

Renewing the Evangelical Mission

In the early 1990s, David Wells, Mark Noll and Cornelius Plantinga Jr. received “a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts to write a trio of books on the decline of evangelical theology and on ways it might rebound” (p. 189). Noll wrote The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, Plantinga wrote Not the Way It’s Supposed […]

The Ology, Ancient Truths Ever New

This book is designed to teach children basic theology. Written in simple language, illustrated beautifully by Andy McGurie, The Ology is an extremely valuable resource, even for many adults who have minimal understanding of biblical truth. This is an excellent tool for use in family devotions as scriptural texts are added throughout that older children […]

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