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. Dockery […]

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How To Write A Compelling Book Review

Book reviews are wonderful ways of finding out which books are worth your time and which ones are not. I’m a person who sticks to the authors with which I am most comfortable. Yet, book reviews allow me the opportunity to find other authors to read. When writing book reviews, it is easy to state […]

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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 we […]

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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 a […]

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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 the […]

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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 best […]

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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 part […]

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