Book Review: Every Bible Student needs a good atlas – Crossway’s ESV Bible Atlas

After all, what is more necessary for Bible Study than a good atlas? I have to confess to owning a dozen or more of them First, I declare a bias – well, two if I may: that I know John Currid (one of the co-authors of this volume -he’s a colleague and a dear friend),... Continue Reading

BOOK REVIEW: So, Pastor, What’s Your Point — New Book Aims at Helping Pastors Reach People in the Pews

“Listening to a sermon is not at all like reading a book, so you have to present material for the ear. “A sermon should have one main point,” says Dr. Dennis Prutow, professor of homiletics and pastoral theology for the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS), who will release his book on the procedures of sermon... Continue Reading

BOOK REVIEW: ‘What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage’ by Paul David Tripp

The main problem with most marriages, says Paul Tripp, is lack of submission— to God! A Review of: What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage by Paul David Tripp, Crossway Books, April 2010, 288 pp., $3.19 Twelve years ago, my husband and I dutifully pursued premarital counseling, which meant having dinner with a... Continue Reading

BOOK REVIEW: The Hijacking of the American Evangelical

“Prior to Roe v. Wade, the term evangelical was exclusively a spiritual term. The American political landscape is littered with abuses of words: terms specifically commandeered to evoke emotional or visceral responses to trigger electoral action. None has had as significant an impact as the hijacking of the term ‘evangelical.’ “Prior to Roe v. Wade,... Continue Reading

Global Warming—The Big Picture: Review of Brian Sussman’s Climategate

Climategate provides a comprehensive debunking of global warming mythology. “Climategate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam” by Brian Sussman, WND Books, April 22, 2010, 240 pp. Climategate is thorough, knowledgeable, timely, and very well written. I have been reading about global warming for 20 years, yet this book included important information and details... Continue Reading

Copyright Violation in the Church, New Book Helps Church Leaders Comply with Copyright Law

“This book captures everything a church needs to make decisions on copyright law.” Noted author and church legal expert Richard Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA recently released the Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches. This book is an easy-to-use reference guide created specifically for church use. In this newly updated edition, Hammar offers tips to... Continue Reading

Book Review: How Your Small Rural Church Can Do Something Big

Book Review: Shannon O’Dell, Transforming Church in Rural America, (New Leaf Publishing Group, 2010). Churches in rural areas tend to have few people attending and little money. But your church’s small size doesn’t have to limit its potential to impact the world in big ways. If you simply settle for the status quo, your rural... Continue Reading

Book Review: The Good News We Almost Forgot by Kevin De Young. (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2010)

De Young is a young man who seems determined to minister in a relevant way, but who has made a conscious effort to appropriate the ancient Biblical and Reformed faith for a new day. I suspect that Kevin De Young would balk at being called a rising young star in the Reformed world, preferring to... Continue Reading

New book seeks ministry amidst controversy – BOOK REVIEW: Turning Controversy into Church Ministy by William Campbell

There was no shortage of debate about sexuality in the context of the Presbyterian Church (USA) during the 219th General Assembly… There was, however, a shortage of discussion about ministry in the contexts of those controversies. That reality is what inspired the Rev. William Campbell, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, N.C., to... Continue Reading

Book Review: “Bringing Up Girls” by James Dobson

Between “sexting,” cyber bullying, and bikinis with padded tops for 7-year-olds, James Dobson thinks mainstream culture doesn’t offer girls a pretty picture. Dobson’s Bringing Up Girls (Tyndale) is the sequel to Bringing Up Boys, which has sold more than two million copies to date. The founder of Focus on the Family says that one of... Continue Reading