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Book Review Updates

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We had a busy week over at Discerning Reader and I thought I’d fill you in one some of the new reviews you can find there.

Along with my review of Thabiti Anyabwile’s The Decline of African American Theology (which I posted here yesterday), I’ve also added a review of Edward Gilbreath’s Reconciliation Blues. Both books deal with racial issues and both are well worth the read.

From Mark Tubbs comes a review of the book that followed the 2006 Desiring God Conference, The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World. The book features contributions by John Piper, D.A. Carson, Tim Keller, Mark Driscoll, Voddie Baucham and David Wells. Leslie Wiggins has a review of what looks to be an excellent new Bible Study book for women, With the Master In the School of Tested Faith. She says, “Susan Heck has filled the vacuum of solid Bible studies for women. I am so thankful for this Bible study and I am very happy to recommend it.”

From Scott Lamb comes a review of the newly published second edition of Paul House and Eric Mitchell’s Old Testament Theology.

Finally, we have reviews of two newly-published Study Bibles. The first, The Apologetics Study Bible, is published by Holman Bible Publishers and features contributions from Chuck Colson, Ravi Zacharias, Norman Geisler, J.P. Moreland and others. The second is The Literary Study Bible which is edited by the father and son team of Leland and Phillip Ryken and published by Crossway.


  • Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Surely few things in this world are more mysterious than sex. Surely few things give such clear evidence that there must be more to them than the sum of their parts. On the one level, sex is a simple biological function that exists to populate the earth with human beings. On the other level, it…

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    A La Carte (May 22)

    A La Carte: What should we think about paedocommunion? / Ten questions for readers of erotica / You are an influencer / Do you believe your pasture’s green? / Adam poisoned me / Kindle and Logos deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 21)

    A La Carte: A theology of immigration / Christian catholicity in an online age / Violent pornography’s assault on the marriage bed / Heresy that warrants no apology / Franchising church / With each passing moment / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Why Do I Feel Such Profound Loneliness?

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and is written by Steve DeWitt. The story of human loneliness has its roots in the character of God and God’s purpose in creating us.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created…

  • Stop Swiping Start Serving

    Stop Swiping, Start Serving

    I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that in the past few weeks, you have probably not gotten rip-roaring drunk nor participated in a debauched drinking party. You have probably not given yourself over to rampant sexual immorality or a life obsessed with sensuality. At least, I hope not

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    A La Carte (May 20)

    A La Carte: What media got wrong about supposed Christian self-immolation / We are walking on holy ground / “His Glory and My Good” / How pop Nietzscheanism masquerades as Christianity / Why a full calendar doesn’t necessarily produce mature church members / Thinking biblically about social justice / John Piper Kindle deals / and…