Everything listed under: Book Reviews

  • Book Recommendations | Songs of Lament

    I hesitate to say that I have enjoyed preaching through the Songs of Lament over the last few months, but I honestly have. They are in the Bible for the simple reason that suffering remains a normal part of Christian existence until Christ returns. So while I wish we didn’t have to engage with the darkness of affliction, I am ever so thankful that God hasn’t left us alone in the dark.He gives us songs to sing.

  • Book Recommendations | Dominion: The Book of Daniel

    Find a Christian who is growing and you will inevitably have found a Christian who is reading.The reason is simple. Christ is the focal point of our faith and he has revealed himself most fully in the word of the gospel. He didn’t leave us with a painting.

  • Book Recommendations | Personal Holiness

    One of the points I made in the sermon last week was that the grace that saves us is the grace that sanctifies us (Titus 2:11-12). The gospel through which we are made right with God is the same gospel through which we are progressively transformed into the image of God. Thus, personal holiness matters not simply because it confirms the presence of saving faith, but because it is the explicit goal of saving faith. I've been working through the book of Leviticus recently as part of my d...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Bloodlines by John Piper

      Stories of racial tension dominated much of the news cycle in our country last year, especially in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore and the AME church massacre in Charleston, SC. Ethnocentric pride is practically as old as sin itself. Yet there are times when it seems to rear its ugly head in a new way, reminding all of us that the battle against sin is far from over.

  • Book Review: CrossTalk

    Have you ever wanted to encourage someone with God's Word but didn't have a clue where to turn? Maybe you've listened aghast to a story of significant suffering and realized the person in front of you was desperate for more than, "Just remember God works all things together for good."  Is that promise true? You bet.