Book Reviews

Dec 6

2023 For the Church Book Awards by Staff

Series: Book Reviews

Like year’s past, we are excited to present our readers with a few books that stood out as exceptional from this past year. For our seventh annual For the Church book awards, members of our FTC council, editorial staff, and seminary community chose two books—a winner and a runner-up—to honor and to recommend to you […]

May 2

Go Outside: An Interview with Jared C. Wilson by Jared C. Wilson

Jared C. Wilson serves as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Author in Residence at Midwestern Seminary as well as General Editor at For The Church. In his most recent publication titled Go Outside: And 19 Other Keys to Thriving in Your 20s (Moody Publishers), Jared and Becky Wilson share advice they’d give their younger […]

Apr 26

True Servanthood in the Footsteps of Jesus by Daniel Brueske and John Lee

Editor’s Note: This post is excerpted from A Ransom for Many by John J.R. Lee and Daniel Brueske (Lexham Press, 2023). This book is now available for purchase. We believe that the term “service,” as applied to the mission of Jesus, must be understood in a nuanced and refined manner. Its overuse in our era […]

Dec 7

2022 For the Church Book Awards by Staff

Famed poet and essayist, Ralph Waldo Emerson, once said “Some books leave us free and some books make us free.” As we reflect on the year 2022 and the books published, we believe this statement could not ring more true. As people of the Book, we know true freedom comes from Christ our King. However, […]

Nov 3

Principles for Seeing and Celebrating Christ in His Scriptures by Jason DeRouchie

Editor’s Note: The following post is taken from Five Views of Christ in the Old Testament edited by Andrew King and Brian Tabb. Copyright © 2022 by Zondervan. Used by permission of Zondervan. My redemptive-historical, Christocentric approach identifies at least seven possible ways of faithfully magnifying Christ in the Old Testament. All seven principles […]

Oct 5

Legal Issues in Biblical Counseling by Dale Johnson

Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted with permission from Legal Issues in Biblical Counseling by Dale Johnson, published by New Growth Press. This book is available everywhere Christian books are sold. The origin of this book lies in the numerous questions I have received regarding the application of scriptural principles to legal issues. The pressures […]

Oct 3

A Thrill of Hope by Jared C. Wilson

Today, then, as you think about what may feel like a long road of Advent before you, remember that as tired or wounded as this season may find you, the day is coming—and not too far off now—when the blessed hope (Titus 2:13) will appear and you will be able to say, “I knew it all along!” If it helps you hope, you could even sing some Christmas carols today.

Aug 19

Pastors and Their Critics: A Book Review by Joel A. Newberg

Every pastor, at some point in their ministry, will encounter criticism.

Aug 15

Acts: The Christian Standard Commentary: An Interview with Patrick Schreiner by Brett Fredenberg and Patrick Schreiner

Patrick Schreiner serves as Associate Professor of New Testament and Biblical Studies at Midwestern Seminary. His latest publication, Acts: The Christian Standard Commentary, focuses on the theological and exegetical concerns of the book of Acts. Throughout the commentary, Schreiner gives careful attention to both the scholarly information and practical applications of this New Testament book. […]

Jan 20

How to Think: A Book Review by Michael Abraham

Thinking is hard work, and Jacobs is a proven guide to help us learn. Give your time, energy, and vulnerability to becoming a better thinker. It will take conscious effort and a settled conviction, but it’s worth it.