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Book Review: The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God’s Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther and Calvin

“The Legacy of Sovereign Joy” is the first book by PastorJohn Piper in a series entitled “The Swans are notSilent”. This series gives a brief glimpse into the lives of people used by God in the history of the church.However, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wild at Heart

In this book Eldredge tackles seeks to give men permissionto be what God created them to be – men. From his observationof culture (i.e. movies), history and Scripture Eldredge reaches theconclusion that men are hardwired to seek (1) a battle … Continue reading

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Book Review: Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey with the New Calvinists

In the realms of non-fiction some books are prescriptive in nature, offering solutions and ideas to assist the reader, while other books are descriptive, describing things like events to the reader.  “Young, Restless, Reformed” fits into the second category.  The … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Church: The Gospel Made Visible

This past month I had the privilege of reading “The Church: The Gospel Made Visible“ as part of our pastoral staff’s ongoing reading program (read a book each month and write a review).  The following is my review of this book … Continue reading

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The Plight of Man and the Power of God…

As I prepare to right this book review my mind is engaging in a fierce-some debate with what is sure to be in some sense a straw-man likeness of Tony Jones, or more specifically the type of philosophy he has … Continue reading

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The Trellis and the Vine – A brief review

Since arriving back in Lakeland following  T4G-2010 I have been plugging away at the books that were given to us at the conference.  After finishing D.A. Carson’s “Scandalous”, I turned to a book that had already been suggested to me … Continue reading

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Scandalous…

Last night I finished reading D. A. Carson’s book “Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus” (Crossway publishers).  This was one of many books that I received at this years T4G conference and as I read through the book I … Continue reading

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Missing the Point – Final Review…

If I were rating this book on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the best) I would have to rate this book as a 1.  As I’ve stated in the  previous chapter reviews I felt that what good … Continue reading

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Book Review(s): “Grant” by Jean Edward Smith

*Note:  This post has two segments.  The first a “short” book review, the second (after the jump) a longer review of Grants life. This past Christmas my wife, knowing my interest in all things historical, gave me a biography of … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Made in Our Image”

Yesterday I finished my literary journey through Steven J. Lawson’s book “Made in Our Image”.  Lawson sets out to confront the popular “user-friendly” image of God that is seen in secular and even religious circles.  The term “user-friendly” is used … Continue reading

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