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Good Motives, Middling Result: Hambrick’s Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk

(Last updated on 8 August 2017) Image: Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) modification and combination of images showing support of and opposition to homosexuality, acquired through Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons licenses permitting adaptation. Source images are as follows: (1) … Continue reading

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Pentecostal Outpourings…the Reformed Way

Smart, Robert Davis, Michael A. G. Haykin, and Ian High Clary, editors. Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2016. Paperback, 260 + xii pages. ISBN 978-1-6018-433-9. This is an excellent and edifying book. An … Continue reading

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For Love of God’s Word: Useful, Not Essential, to Biblical Understanding

(Last updated on 18 September 2015) Köstenberger, Andreas J., and Richard D. Patterson. For the Love of God’s Word: An Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2015. Hard cover, 444 pages. ISBN 978-0-8254-4336-7. Late in For Love of … Continue reading

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Pious Thinking: God’s Battle Plan (Saxton Review)

Saxton, David W. God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2015. Paperback. 145+vii pages. ISBN 978-1-60178-371-4.Contemporary rediscovery of the intellectually rich yet rigorously practical work of Puritan thinkers continues. Pastor … Continue reading

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The Gospel. Clear But Maybe Too Simple: The Evangelism Study Bible

(Last updated on 1 February 2015) The Evangelism Study Bible. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2014. Hardcover. 1564+xiii pages. ISBN 978-0-8254-2662-9.Last time I visited my local Christian bookstore, I admit the one thought that didn’t occur to me was, “You know, what … Continue reading

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Bitesize Rutherford Bio: Something to Chew On

Hannula, Richard M. Samuel Rutherford: Lover of Christ. Bitesize Biographies. Darlington, England: EP Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-78397-018-6.Richard Hannula’s Samuel Rutherford Bitesize Biography is an excellent brief introduction to Rutherford’s life, thought, and place in history. Suitable either as an easy … Continue reading

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Handling Hardship: Sunukjian’s Invitation to James

(Last updated on 21 November 2014) Sunukjian, Donald R. Invitation to James: Persevering Through Trials to Win the Crown. Wooster, OH: Weaver Book Company, 2014. ISBN 978-1-941337-25-7.Invitation to James is part of a series on “Biblical Preaching for the Contemporary … Continue reading

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Moynagh’s Being Church, Doing Life: Creative Outreach Made Practical

Moynagh, Michael. Being Church, Doing Life: Creating Gospel Communities where Life Happens. Oxford/Grand Rapids: Monarch, 2014. 352 pages. ISBN 978-0-85721-493-5. Kregel’s featured $1.99 Kindle book through 26 September 2014.An author who makes a point of quoting both Charles Darwin (116) … Continue reading

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Titus for You: Doesn’t “Rule,” but Still Good Reading

Chester, Tim. Titus for You. The Good Book Company, 2014. Hardcover, 121 pages. ISBN 978-1-90991-961-7.Mostly, this book is very good. It is doctrinally reformed (“The Spirit gives the desire and the ability to respond to the gospel. Because God has … Continue reading

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Berding’s Burden: Promoting Bible Revival

(Last updated on 15 June 2014) Berding, Kenneth. Bible Revival: Recommitting Ourselves To One Book. Wooster, OH: Weaver Book Company, 2013. 121 pages, paperback. ISBN 978-0-9891671-3-0. Correcting deficiencies of the contemporary church has been the focus of a number of … Continue reading

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Gospel Assurance & Warnings: Edifying & Troubling

(Last updated on 22 January 2015) Washer, Paul. Gospel Assurance & Warnings. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-60178-294-6. Overview & Recommendation Some years ago, perhaps, a man asked you, “If you died tonight, are you sure you’d go … Continue reading

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Hoping the Best for C. S. Lewis: Reflections on Robbins

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Image: Foggy Foothpath © Copyright Dave Smethurst and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License. One seminary I attended, Bethel Seminary San Diego, hosted lectures this week by a C. S. Lewis scholar. … Continue reading

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Designed to Renew Your Mind: Guliuzza’s Creation Apologetics

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) Yesterday (Saturday 28 September 2013), the creation museum in my area held its yearly “Museum Day.” Though the event ran from 9 AM to 6 PM, with presentations by a range of speakers from … Continue reading

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