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HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND APPLY THE OLD TESTAMENT, by Jason S. DeRouchie and HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND APPLY THE NEW TESTAMENT, by Andrew David Naselli

  Reviewed by Stephen J. Wellum Any resource that enables the church to interpret and apply Scripture better is always welcome. In fact, throughout church history there has always been a need to step back and think through how to…

A BIBLICAL-THEOLOGICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT: THE GOSPEL PROMISED, edited by Miles Van Pelt

Reviewed by Ty Kieser Introduction Crossway’s Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament: The Gospel Promised employs an analogy: “The Bible is like a large picture puzzle. Each individual book is a piece with its own unique shape, yet when we…

CHURCH HISTORY FOR MODERN MINISTRY: WHY OUR PAST MATTERS FOR EVERYTHING WE DO, by Dayton Hartman (Review 2 of 2)

Reviewed by Kirk Wellum One of my educational regrets is that in my younger days I did not appreciate church history as much as I should, and, therefore, I did not study it as enthusiastically as I could. But with…

CHURCH HISTORY FOR MODERN MINISTRY: WHY OUR PAST MATTERS FOR EVERYTHING WE DO, by Dayton Hartman (Review 1 of 2)

  Reviewed by Andrew Ballitch About the Author Dayton Hartman is pastor of Redeemer Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He holds a PhD in church and dogma history from North-West University (South Africa).   Table of Contents Chapter 1…

THE LIFE AND THOUGHT OF ANDREW FULLER (1754-1815), by Peter Morden

  Reviewed by Paul Sanchez Peter J. Morden is Vice Principal of Spurgeon’s College in London, England, where he also teaches church history and spirituality. The Life and Thought of Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) is Morden’s second major work on Andrew…

A TIME FOR CONFIDENCE: TRUSTING GOD IN A POST-CHRISTIAN SOCIETY, by Stephen J. Nichols

Reviewed by Michael A.G. Haykin This new work by historian Stephen Nichols, president of Reformation Bible College in Florida, is a fine study of the nature of Christian confidence. Nichols skilfully intertwines short expositions of biblical passages with lessons from…

A BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT by Trevor J. Burke and Keith Warrington

  Reviewed by Andreas Köstenberger In my work on a forthcoming monograph on the Holy Spirit, few volumes have proved as helpful as Trevor Burke’s and Keith Warrington’s edited volume Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit. The volume is well…

CHRISTIANS IN THE CROSSHAIRS: PERSECUTION IN THE BIBLE AND AROUND THE WORLD TODAY, by Gregory C. Cochran

Reviewed by Jeff Mooney   Introduction What do social justice advocates from professing Christian circles, fundamentalists, conservative evangelical political pundits, and local church pastors (both mega and mini) have in common? They all, with few exceptions, routinely overlook the persecuted…

DOES CHRISTIANITY REALLY WORK? by William Edgar

  Reviewed by Matt Crawford   Introduction   Does Christianity Really Work? is part of a 10-volume series of books being published by Christian Focus entitled The Big Ten: Critical Questions Answered. The Big Ten is an intentionally easy-to-read “Christian…

TWEETABLE NIETZSCHE: HIS ESSENTIAL IDEAS REVEALED AND EXPLAINED, by C. Ivan Spencer

Reviewed by Greg Cochran   David Dockery, President of Trinity International University, describes C. Ivan Spencer’s new book as a brilliant and creative introduction to the profound thinking of Friedrich Nietzsche. In The Tweetable Nietzsche, Ivan Spencer tackles one of…

WHY THE REFORMATION STILL MATTERS, by Michael Reeves and Tim Chester

Reviewed by Ben Rogers   Introduction In less than a year, Protestants will celebrate the five hundredth anniversary of the nailing of Luther’s The Ninety Five Theses to the Wittenburg church door and the birth of the Reformation. A number…

FAITH ALONE - THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION: WHAT THE REFORMERS TAUGHT. . .AND WHY IT STILL MATTERS, by Thomas R. Schreiner

Reviewed by Nathan Sundt   Introduction No theological synthesis or formulary from the Reformation stands out quite as memorably as the “Five Solas,” and of these five Solas, no jewel of the crown shines more brightly than “faith alone,” the…

A SYNTAX GUIDE FOR READERS OF THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT, by Charles Lee Irons

Reviewed by Robert Plummer In A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament, Charles Lee Irons provides brief grammatical observations in canonical order on the text of the New Testament. One might think of this book as a somewhat…

GOD THE SON INCARNATE: THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST, by Stephen J. Wellum

Reviewed by Fred G. Zaspel   The two leading mysteries of the Christian faith – the tri-unity of God and the incarnation and two natures of Christ – present unique conceptual challenges that stretch our thinking to the limit ……

THE RICHES OF DIVINE WISDOM: THE NEW TESTAMENT USE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, by David Gooding

  Reviewed by Jason Pang      Introduction & Overview There are many complex issues revolving around the New Testament use of the Old Testament and major discussion of it can easily be relegated to the world of academia, disconnected…

FAITH THAT LASTS: RAISING KIDS THAT DON'T LEAVE THE CHURCH, by Jon Nielson

Reviewed by Micah McCormick As a church staff member who directs the youth program in my church, I have something of a love-hate relationship with literature on youth and the church. On the one hand, I love the youth in…