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Book Reviews

Whats Your Worldview
by James Anderson
“Sometimes the form is as important as the function. This is common when it comes to art or to certain kinds of technology, but rare when it comes to books. But here's an exception: James Anderson's What's Your Worldview? employs a unique form to address a common function, making this an unusual and unusually creative work. Let's talk function first. This is a book... Read Full Review
Double Play Zobrist
by Ben & Julianna Zobrist
“I met Ben Zobrist at the first conference I ever spoke at. I was in Nashville, at Community Bible Church, to speak on discernment, and someone introduced the two of us, telling me that Ben was a major league baseball player with the Tampa Bay Rays. I think he was manning the book table at the time. We talked for a few minutes and he told me that the next time the... Read Full Review
Seeking Allah Finding Jesus
by Nabeel Qureshi
“My wife became a Christian the first time she heard the gospel. It didn't take years, or even months or weeks of soul-searching. It didn't take a great pilgrimage or a critical analysis of the Bible's trustworthiness or inerrancy. A very practical person who had been raised without reference to religion, she heard the gospel at the age of eighteen, understood that... Read Full Review
by Sutton Turner
“It has been a few years now since I began serving as one of the pastors at Grace Fellowship Church here in Toronto. When I was first ordained, and when I first accepted a full-time position, we had a list of functions we anticipated I would fill. Yet very quickly the church entered a time of transition where we went from church planting to a time of growth and... Read Full Review
The Hole in Our Holiness
by Kevin DeYoung
“We have no shortage of excellent books on the subject of holiness. J.C. Ryle’s Holiness has stood the test of time while R.C. Sproul’s The Holiness of God and Jerry Bridges’ The Pursuit of Holiness represent two modern classics. We might well ask whether we really need more books on the subject. Kevin DeYoung’s The Hole in Our Holiness answers with a resounding “... Read Full Review
The New Calvinism Considered
by Jeremy Walker
“They call it the New Calvinism. It is a relatively new movement that has discovered some old theology and brought it into the mainstream. It is a movement titled after its theology, but one formed around its leaders—it can hardly be discussed without reference to John Piper and Al Mohler and Matt Chandler and so many others. It is a fascinating movement that... Read Full Review
by Greg Gilbert and Sebastian Traeger
“If you keep even half an eye on Christian publishing, then you know that gospel-centeredness is a major theme today, and especially so for publishers targeting their books at the New Calvinists. While this is undoubtedly a trend, and one that will at some point begin to slow, the point is clear: the gospel matters, and it matters to everything. There is no area of... Read Full Review
by Brian Borgman and Rob Ventura
“Is there any category of book that goes more wrong more often than books on spiritual warfare? There can’t be too many. Few subjects are more important to the life and well-being of the Christian, but I fear few topics receive worse treatment. Novel interpretations abound, as do outright unbiblical ones. Into the fray step Brian Borgman and Rob Ventura with their... Read Full Review

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