The Ragamuffin Gospel

Introduction to Biblical Ethics by Robertson McQuilkin (Tyndale, 1989) Anyone who is looking for a solid treatment of Christian ethics which is viewed through the lens of the Ten Commandments, and applied to our modern world, will not be disappointed by this volume. Robertson McQuilkin has done a tremendous service [...]

2009-06-17T02:01:10+00:00June 17th, 2009|

The Message of 1 Peter

The Message of 1 Peter by Edmund P. Clowney (Inter-Varsity Press, 1988) This book is part of series of Old and New Testament commentaries and if only from a reference perspective, it would be considered an invaluable bible study resource. Its value, however does not end there. It is, in [...]

2009-06-17T01:57:39+00:00June 17th, 2009|

Holiness

Holiness by J.C. Ryle (First published 1879; many subsequent editions) A remarkable number of books that promote 'formulas' for living the Christian life have had their day on the Christian bestseller lists, only to fade away as time goes on. Yet J.C. Ryle's Holiness, which was first published 126 years [...]

2009-06-17T01:55:47+00:00June 17th, 2009|

Total Truth

Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity by Nancy Pearcey (Good News/Crossway, 2004)Total Truth is the practical and simple application of the Truth as obedience to the Lordship of Jesus in every area of our lives. It is rare to find a book like this one. Total Truth analyzes [...]

2009-06-17T01:52:43+00:00June 17th, 2009|

When People Are Big and God is Small

When People Are Big and God is Small by Edward T. Welch (P & R Publishing, 1997)In this book, Ed Welch simply explains the characteristics of peer pressure, co-dependency and the fear of man, and gives biblically refreshing solutions. The author stresses that we must first follow the steps of [...]

2009-06-17T01:46:33+00:00June 17th, 2009|

All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes

All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Cultureby Ken Myers (Crossway, 1989)There aren't many books like this one. I don't mean to say, however, that there aren't other books on popular culture (there sure are), nor even that there aren't other books on pop culture from a [...]

2009-06-17T01:45:28+00:00June 17th, 2009|

Blame It On the Brain

Blame It On the Brain? Distinguishing Chemical Inbalances, Brain Disorders, and Disobedienceby Edward T. Welch (P & R, 1998)In the 1990’s -the official decade of the brain - brain chemistry regained the interest of many. Dr. Welch addresses the current issues of our day from a biblical thinking perspective – [...]

2009-06-17T01:34:52+00:00June 17th, 2009|

The Concise Dictionary of Christian Theology

The Concise Dictionary of Christian Theologyby Millard Erickson (Crossway, 2001) If you wish to learn Christian theology more thoroughly, but are left simply stupefied by terms such as: AmillenialismBiblical inerrancyCovenantDispensationalismExpiationForm CriticismGlossolaliaHermeneuticsIrresistible graceJustificationKoinoniaLimited atonementMonergismNicene CreedOntological argumentPostmodernismQuietismReformed TheologySanctificationTheodicyUnorthodoxyVerbal inspirationWorldview….then this book is for you!Sean McCausland, Woodgreen Librarian

2009-06-17T01:33:48+00:00June 17th, 2009|

Christian Meditation

CM* Christian Meditationby Edmund P. Clowney (Craig Press, 1979)How does Christian meditation differ from the "cosmic" or "transcedental" meditation of the Hindu guru?What place does meditatiom have in Christian devotion? How is meditation related to prayer and praise?In reflecting on these questions the author has provided an introduction to the [...]

2009-06-17T01:32:09+00:00June 17th, 2009|

The Martyred Christian

The Martyred Christianby Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Collier Books, 1983) This book as the cover describes, is a collection of readings (160) from the various works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Christian who was martyred by the Third Reich. As stated on the back cover "... in these 160 readings on subjects ranging [...]

2009-06-17T01:29:49+00:00June 17th, 2009|
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