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Book Review Updates

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As you know by now, Tuesdays are review days over at Discerning Reader. And this week, like most weeks, we’ve added four new ones. Two were written by me and two were written by others.

From reviewer Scott Lamb comes a review of a book edited by Tom Nettles and Russell Moore and targetted squarely at Baptists. Scott encourages you to pick up a copy of Why I am a Baptist and to join in the conversation about the importance of getting this subject right. Meanwhile, Colin Adams reviews Dennis Johnson’s Him We Proclaim, a book that teaches the importance of preaching Christ from all of Scripture. “Johnson both defends and promotes Christ centered preaching, and does so apologetically, theoretically and practically.” Colin recommends the book to any preacher.

I wrote reviews of Manhunt, an excellent book that has spent a good bit of time on the New York Times list of bestsellers and a book that would be a great addition to any summer reading list (and a review I also posted here). Finally, I wrote a review of Douglas Wilson’s Letter from a Christian Citizen which is a response to Sam Harris’ bestselling Letter to a Christian Nation. Mr. Wilson was kind enough to allow me to interview him about this book and you can read that interview right here.

Next week we’ll have reviews of Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham (and an interview with the author), Jesus the Evangelist by Richard Phillips and a couple of other titles. Stay tuned!

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    A La Carte (July 16)

    A La Carte: All we have left undone / What does the Bible teach about divorce and remarriage? / How America’s premier theologian interpreted God’s providence after Lincoln’s assassination / Will God judge people for being born Muslim? / Theological discernment is for moms too / Prime Days / and more.

  • My Most Common Pastoral Counsel

    My Most Common Pastoral Counsel

    Among my responsibilities as an elder/pastor within a local church is meeting with people to offer counsel and guidance. I have never lost the wonder of being given so sobering a privilege—to listen to people as they share their deep sorrows or ask their big questions and to then attempt to bring the Word of…

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    A La Carte (July 15)

    A La Carte: The desires of your heart / Contentment isn’t only for hard times / On the hosting of mission teams / Be careful of your strengths / Yes, we’re almost there / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Every Road and Every Sea

    Sunday Devotional: Every Road and Every Sea

    The Bible has proven its value as weaponry in the battle against spiritual foes, as a laboratory researching cures for spiritual maladies, and as a rich source of treasure in the accumulating of wisdom. It has proven itself a guide to the pathways of life and a chart to navigate the stormy seas of trial…

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 13)

    A La Carte: Folly has a strategic plan to get you / The power of a health warning / Sex is not a solution to marital tension / What do you do when your suffering is your fault? / We can’t think or live Christianly / Good news for African girls / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TMAI)

    This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI). They are giving away the 42-volume Essential MacArthur Library set. The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) is a worldwide network of pastoral training centers that equip indigenous church leaders to preach the word and shepherd their people. They have 19 Training Centers around…