The Myth of A.D.D. Biblically Redefined by Andrew George and Lindsay Pretious

The philosophy and worldview of secular psychology have not only shaped much of the world but have also inundated the church of Christ. Believers have somehow forgotten, or have chosen to ignore, that psychological systems (and there are hundreds of them) are not neutral—they are competing with the teachings of Scripture. Therefore, any attempt to […]

The Complete Husband by Lou Priolo

This volume contains a familiar rehash of neuthetic counseling principles and concepts. There is nothing particularity new here for those knowledgeable of this genre, but for those who are not, a great deal of the contents should prove helpful. While The Complete Husband contains much good information there are also several issues of concern. Some […]

Successful Christian Parenting by John MacArthur

At last, a book on raising children that claims to be biblical and actually uses the Bible. This is far rarer than might be imagined since most Christian writers give passing notice to Scripture then thrust upon the unsuspecting reader a philosophy of parenting that is either based on pop-psychology or legalism. MacArthur manages to […]

Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs

Eggerichs has placed his finger squarely on the key to a God-honoring and happy marriage. Love and Respect is based on the commands found in Ephesians 5:33 that crystallize the responsibility of the husband, which is to love his wife, and the responsibility of the wife, which is to respect her husband. Many have theorized […]

Lawfully Wedded by Renald Showers

This little booklet tackles the question of “what is marriage?” and its corollary, “what makes a man and woman husband and wife?” Through a careful examination of Scripture, Showers demonstrates that the sexual act does not constitute a marriage, rather it is the making of a marriage covenant in which a couple vows to be […]

I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris

Harris’ book has caused quite a stir in the Christian community and with good reason. He has dared to scrap the Western dating system and replace it with one that he believes more fully honors God. I Kissed Dating Goodbye, while certainly not the final word on the subject, is well worth reading and pondering. […]

He’s H.O.T., She’s H.O.T. by Jeramy Clark and Jerusha Clark

A number of fine Christian books have been published recently dealing with the subject of dating. Josh Harris’ I Kissed Dating Goodbye is perhaps the best known, and certainly the most hotly debated. The Clarks have written two books – this one and I Gave Dating a Chance, to offer an option for those who […]

Discovering the Mind of a Woman by Ken Nair

This is one of those marriage books which scores points on the big issues and loses them in the details. Nair’s central thesis is right on the money: “Christlikeness is God’s first priority for every man” (p. 6). He then takes this thesis and attempts to work it out in the dynamics of marriage. Again […]

As for Me and My House by Walter Wangerin Jr.

This is an excellent book on Christian marriage, written in autobiographical form by someone who really knows how to turn a phrase. When I first sat down to read this book my intention was to skim through rather quickly, gleaning whatever was of value. But I was soon arrested by first the writing ability of […]

Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp

This is the best book I have ever read on the subject of raising teenagers in a biblical manner. Happily absent from this volume is the usual homage to psychobabble and Dear Abby self-help. Instead the proposition of the book is, “What controls my heart will control my life” (p. 30), therefore, the Christian parent’s […]