Summer Reading — Books Fit for the Season

Readers are a hopeful lot. Ask most serious readers what they intend to read over the next month, and you are likely to hear a considerable list. Books stack easily in more ways than one. The stack of books to be read beside the desk or reading chair is a statement of hope. No matter... Continue Reading

Interview: Jerry Rankin on Spiritual Warfare, Missions

Jerry Rankin, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, spoke to The Christian Post last week about his new book with missiologist Ed Stetzer called Spiritual Warfare and Missions. In the interview, Rankin explained what Satan’s most effective strategy is to stop the expansion of the Kingdom of God and why missions... Continue Reading

PCA’s Peter Lillbeck hits Amazon #2 in Books

How does a four-year-old tome by little-known leader of a Glenside, Pa., seminary, dealing with the religious beliefs of a figure who’s been dead for two centuries become a best-selling book? How does a book become a best-seller? This is a question I often ask myself — for a variety of reasons. But now here’s... Continue Reading

Just Released – God’s Story Bible Coloring Book

Great Commission Publications announces the release of God’s Story Bible Coloring Book. The book contains 158 coloring pages. The contents contain activities based on Toddler, Preschool and Younger Elementary lessons in the Show Me Jesus curriculum. Show Me Jesus is Bible-based, Christ-centered curriculum that teaches the unfolding story of redemption from Genesis to Revelation. Seven... Continue Reading

An Interview with Sociologist and Religious History Professor, Rodney Stark

Stark’s latest book, God’s Battalions: the Case for the Crusades, takes on one of what most Americans would consider a truism: that the Crusades were simply evil and irrational. Not so fast, my friend, says Dr. Stark! Rodney Stark is a prominent and prolific sociologist and historian of religion. His Curriculum Vitae lists 28 books... Continue Reading

BOOK REVIEW: PCA Pastor Tullian Tchividjian Reflects on Rebellious Past

We are still a conservative church and thoroughly evangelical in outlook……Through a style and structural change we have rebranded and replanted. As an adolescent Tullian Tchividjian had plenty of reasons to enjoy a relatively calm path into early adulthood. He was the fourth of seven children born into an active and supportive environment. He was... Continue Reading

Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline” by Jonathan Leeman

Leeman, an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC focuses specifically on the structures of church membership and discipline as he believes the Bible presents them. If it is true that all people will know Jesus’ disciples through the love we have for one another (John 13:35) then enacting such love is of... Continue Reading

REVIEW: Discovering God in Stories from the Bible by Philip Graham Ryken

Another book about the attributes of God! Who needs it? This might be the reaction of many in our day. This book, however, is uniquely approached and extremely helpful. Here is systematic theology (the Queen of the Sciences) set forth in the context of Biblical stories. People of all ages today have a need for... Continue Reading

Review of “The Shepherd Leader: Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your Church”

“The Shepherd Leader” was written by Timothy Z. Witmer and published by Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing, Philipsburg, New Jersey. God’s people NEED shepherds! And God has richly supplied this need by giving them The Good Shepherd AND clearly spelling out in His Word the qualifications and duties for “undershepherds.” But, as Tim Witmer points out,... Continue Reading

Pastoring Men: ‘It Actually Is Rocket Science,’ Says Best-selling Author

Patrick Morley says that the “men problem” in the church today is one of the most pervasive social, economic, political and spiritual challenges of our time – the root cause behind virtually every trouble ailing society. More than 90 percent of American men believe in God, and five out of six call themselves Christians …... Continue Reading