Book Reviews

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. harpercollinschristian.com 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.

Dec 2

When Home Hurts: A Book Review by Sam Parkison

When Home Hurts is deeply pastoral and instructive in its application of distinct biblical impulses.

Oct 28

Theology is for Preaching: A Book Review by Jared Bumpers

Theology undergirds the task of preaching, and preaching communicates sound doctrine. Preaching is unavoidably theological!

Oct 7

The Plurality Principle: A Book Review by Cody Podor

As I read The Plurality Principle, I experienced numerous “aha” moments as Harvey was putting to words some of my own experiences.