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Book Reviews

by Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson
“Through the past few decades there has been a great resurgence of interest in the Puritans. This resurgence seems to have begun with Martin Lloyd-Jones who would often refer to their works in his sermons. People would then ask "Where can I get these books?" Banner of Truth began to reprint the books and soon other publishers began as well. Today there are so many... Read Full Review
by Phillip Jensen and Tony Payne
“I was going to post this review on the weekend, but then John Piper messed everything up. He posted an article at the Desiring God web site that fit very well with it, so I thought I'd link to his article and then post the review. This is, without a doubt, one of the best things I've ever read from the pen of Dr. Piper (and I've read a lot). Read that and then, if... Read Full Review
“Steven Lawson's series called A Long Line of Godly Men has made me awfully excited. I love Reformed theology and am thrilled to see the effort Lawson is expending in proving that this theology, seen as so new and so radical by such a large number of Christians, has been consistently taught by courageous and biblical Christians from the time of the writers of the... Read Full Review
by Stephen Nicols
“I love church history. I consider it absolutely tragic that so few contemporary Christians have any real sense of their heritage. They know a little bit of New Testament history, can list hundreds of today's best and worst teachers, but know almost nothing of the 2000 years between. The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World is one of a long line... Read Full Review
by Leslie Montgomery
“It is easy to be skeptical about the faith claims of politicians. It is rare for a politician to claim to be anything other than a Christian and yet so few of them show any real evidence of the faith they profess. Of course there are undoubtedly some who rise to power that truly are genuine Christians. In The Faith of Condoleeza Rice, Leslie Montgomery shows... Read Full Review
by Thabiti M. Anyabwile
“The Faithful Preacher is a book full of surprises and in the Foreword John Piper says this book serves as a blow against chronological snobbery and ethnocentricity. I would tend to agree. Despite having read a fair amount of church history and many biographies I had no idea that there were many "black puritans." I had no idea that in the 18th century a black man... Read Full Review
“"There are ominous signs that the Earth's weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production--with serious political implications for just about every nation on earth. The drop in food production could begin quite soon. ... The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to... Read Full Review
by Pauline W. Chen
“I assume that Pauline Chen's experience is quite typical of doctors. She began medical school dreaming of being a hero and of saving lives but had little idea of just how big a role death would play in her chosen profession. It did not take long for her to learn that death would be a regular occurrence and one for which she was largely unprepared. She found that... Read Full Review
by Anonymous M. D.
“I have a particular interest in books, written from a secular perspective, that say the same things Christians have been saying for years. I enjoy finding these little pears of wisdom, these little bits of common grace, that I can only hope will lead people to see and understand the the Bible truly does present the way humans can live best. One of these books is... Read Full Review

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