Book Review – Sola: How the Five Solas Are Still Reforming the Church

In 2017, the Protestant Reformation celebrated its 500th year anniversary. Five hundred years. We often recognize anniversaries when they hit numbers like 10 or 25 or 50 – not 500. However, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation shows us a couple of things. It shows us the greatness of God and the sovereignty of God in majorContinue reading “Book Review – Sola: How the Five Solas Are Still Reforming the Church”

Bible Review: The Worldview Study Bible

The CSB Worldview Study Bible features extensive worldview study notes and articles by notable Christian scholars to help Christians better understand the grand narrative and flow of Scripture within the biblical framework from which we are called to view reality and make sense of life and the world. Guided by general editors David S. DockeryContinue reading “Bible Review: The Worldview Study Bible”

Book Review: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

“Unhealthy digital addictions flourish because we fail to see the consequences.”[1] In 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You, Reinke outlines for us distinct ways in which our digital age and smartphone addictions hinder us, not only from human flourishing but, from spiritual growth and sanctification. This book served as a wake-up call for me. When weContinue reading “Book Review: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You”

Book Review: Remodeling Youth Ministry

NOTE: This book review was written for the Helwys Society Forum. “For too long, YFM (Youth and Family Ministry) has suffered from pragmatic solutions to eternal problems,” concludes Talbot. For the past forty years, the goal of youth ministry has been to gain students through entertainment. The time has come for a reformation and aContinue reading “Book Review: Remodeling Youth Ministry”

Book Review: Praying the Bible

“ Why don’t the people of God enjoy prayer more?” asks Whitney, “ I maintain that people – truly born-again, genuinely Christian people – often do not pray simply because they do not feel like it. And the reason they don’t feel like praying is that when they do pray, they tend to say theContinue reading “Book Review: Praying the Bible”

Book Review: Growing Up

“The very first disciples – the twelve hand-picked by Jesus Himself – were part of a group. This is the model that Jesus, the architect of discipleship, established for us to follow.” Gallaty’s work on discipleship is a reputable, applicable resource for every pastor and church leader. Simply put, it is one of the bestContinue reading “Book Review: Growing Up”

Book Review: Giving Up Gimmicks

Brian Cosby’s work Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture would either settle overwhelmingly well with student ministers or overwhelmingly terrible with them. You see, the question of entertainment in ministry happens to be a highly debated question among student ministers in today’s culture. Cosby writes in the book that he has been a partContinue reading “Book Review: Giving Up Gimmicks”