Book Reviews

Resource Tuesday – Currently Reading (October 17th, 2017)

I am always looking for resources that will help me fulfill my purpose in life. My purpose is to glorify God the Father by making disciples of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. This is why I exist on this earth. If glorifying God through disciplemaking is my purpose, then I want to take advantage of every resource that will make me a better disciple-maker. So, here are five books that I am currently reading to help…

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My Top 10 Favorite Books of 2016

While not all of these books were published in 2016, I have either read or re-read them this year and have benefited from them immensely. Between sermon preparation and Ph.D. work, I do not have a lot of time for “leisure reading.” I hope to add a little more fiction to my reading diet in 2017, so if you have some suggestions, I would love to hear them. If you are interested in taking a look at the books in…

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The Five Most Important Books I’ve Ever Read on Preaching

I not only love to preach, but I love to study preaching. In this blog post, I want to share with you the five most important works on preaching that I have ever read. This list is not the end-all-be-all list of preaching books. I’m sure that many who read this post will disagree on some points, and that is okay. This blog post is about the books that have impacted my preaching the most. However, I would love to…

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Review of Luke Timothy Johnson’s “Among the Gentiles”

Author Information[1] Dr. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Arts from Notre Dame University in 1967, his Master of Arts from Indiana University in 1970, his Master of Divinity from Saint Meinrad School of Theology in 1970, and his Doctor of Philosophy from Yale University in 1976. His research concerns the literary, moral, and religious dimensions of the New Testament, including the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts of early Christianity (particularly moral discourse), Luke-Acts, the Pastoral Letters, and the Letter of James.…

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Resource Tuesday – 40 Questions about Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

The latest addition to the 40 Questions Series, which is edited by Benjamin L. Merkle, John S. Hammett answers forty questions pertaining to Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The fact that the book only addresses these two ordinances gives the reader an idea of the author’s perspective. However, while Hammett writes from a Southern Baptist perspective, he deals with other positions in a fair and irenic manner. The book is broken up into four parts. Part One addresses general questions…

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