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Book Reviews

by Timothy Keller
“Galatians is all about the gospel. It's obvious, I guess, and yet many people seem to miss the sheer gospel-centeredness of the book with all the joy and freedom it holds out. Perhaps more than any other book of the Bible it shows with utter clarity that the gospel is not only the message that saves us, but the message that underlies and empowers all of the... Read Full Review
by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson
“Motherhood was something I planned for, something I wanted, so why was living it out so drastically different from my expectations?" This is a question many an honest and searching mother has asked herself. If motherhood is so good, so desirable, so obviously the will of God, then why does it have to be so difficult? Why does it feel so unfulfilling? This was Sarah... Read Full Review
by Mez McConnell
“Mez McConnell has an interesting story to tell--a story of the transforming grace of God in his life. Where some children grow up under the loving care of kind parents, Mez was left to tumble up on his own after his mother abandoned him, after his father took up with an abusive woman. Roaming the streets of Yorkshire, he lived a life of drugs and burglary and... Read Full Review
by Robert Lupton
“There is some of the missionary in every Christian. As the Lord extends to us the ability to trust in him and as he begins that work of transforming us from the inside out, he gives us the desire to share our faith with others and to extend his love to them. Since the church's earliest day this desire has motivated Christians to leave behind all they know and to... Read Full Review
“If there were a Guinness Book of World Records record for "amount of times having asked Jesus into your heart," J.D. Greear is pretty sure he would hold it. Like so many church kids he asked Jesus into his heart when he was very young, and then again when he was slightly older, and then again every time he wondered if he really loved Jesus, and then again whenever... Read Full Review
by John Piper
“The best life is a risky life. Really, I am convinced there is not much worth doing that doesn't involve at least some measure of risk. A lifetime of always making the safest choice is an unrealistically boring and plodding life. We risk when we love, we risk when we live. To love any person is to risk--it is to risk your heart, to make yourself vulnerable to... Read Full Review
by Kyle Idleman
“This review of Kyle Idleman's Not a Fan comes a little bit late. The book released almost two years ago and has sold over a half million copies. I have been meaning to read it for some time, but something else always seemed more urgent. However, with Idleman's follow-up releasing in the next month--a book that is likely to hit the list of bestsellers... Read Full Review
by Nik Ripken
“There are too many Christians who doubt that the Lord still does miracles today. He does. I've seen them. I've seen more miracles than I can count. God still does the unimaginable and the unexpected, and just as in days of old, he does it all to testify to his own glory. I found myself thinking about miracles as I read The Insanity of God, a new book by Nik Ripken... Read Full Review

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