But God…

Cruciform Press is a different kind of publishing company in that we release one book each month, always on the first day of the month. And not only that, but we invite people to subscribe to our books so each month you can automatically receive that new book. We think it’s a great model! Cruciform’s new book for May is titled But God: The Two Words at the Heart of the Gospel and it is written by Casey Lute. The …

Free Stuff Fridays

This week’s sponsor of Free Stuff Fridays is Generations with Vision. Now I often preface this giveaways by saying something like “This is a ministry you know.” That’s probably not the case with Generations with Vision. Nevertheless, the books they are offering today will prove quite useful to you, I think. They are giving away 5 sets of 3 Family Bible Study Guides by Kevin Swanson: Genesis Proverbs I Psalms I And here’s what these are all about. “The Bible …

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A Man, a Soldier, a Christian (Part 2)

Continued from yesterday… Yesterday I began a two-parter on the life of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. I got as far as the part about slavery and ended there. I can only cover this briefly today as this is an article primarily about his life and his faith, not about his view of slavery. So forgive my brevity. Virginia was a slave state and through his life Jackson either owned or leased at least 8 slaves. He disliked slavery and thought that …

This Is Your Moment!

I dedicate this post to you, the person reading it. Before you were even born, God planned this very moment, the moment you would type the address of this site into your browser or the moment you would click a link from another site to arrive right here, right now. It is no accident that you are here today and you can be certain that God has orchestrated all of this so you could learn what I want to tell …

New and Exciting from Zondervan

Last week I spent a day in Grand Rapids and most of that day was taken up with meetings at the head office for Zondervan. As you probably know, Zondervan will be publishing my next couple of books, so we had a series of meetings to discuss, among other things, marketing plans (that’s right–we met to figure out how we can force you to part with a few of your dollars and hand it to us!). We also shot a …

Great Servants, Lousy Masters

Not too long ago I reviewed the book The Trellis and the Vine and said that it is a book to which I give my highest recommendation. Since I wrote that review I’ve turned to the book often and have continued to find it very, very useful. I was glad to learn just recently that there will soon be a sequel to it titled The Archer and the Arrow (which I believe is due out a little bit later in …

Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend

I love biography. That’s probably the tenth time I’ve begun a review with those words, yet it’s no less true now than the first time I penned them. The more I read of biography, the more I am enamored with it and the more I see just how valuable it is to my life and faith. I was in Virginia recently, spending a week on vacation. I decided the occasion merited a biography of a Virginian. That led me to …

Reading Classics Together: The Bruised Reed (VIII)

As this round of Reading Classics Together draws near to a close (we’ve got just one more week after this) I’m already thinking ahead to the next book. But I guess I need to keep my head in the game and first finish up this one. It’s been a great read and I’ve learned a lot from Sibbes. Let me share a few of the highlights from this week’s reading. Highlights As I do every few weeks, I want to …

Book Review – “Instructing a Child’s Heart” by Tedd Tripp

Instructing a Child’s Heart has been a long time coming. It was thirteen years ago that its predecessor, Shepherding a Child’s Heart, was published. It was thirteen years ago that Tedd Tripp published his last book. It was no lost on me that many of the book’s lessons and anecdotes now focus on the author’s grandchildren. Thirteen years is a long time by any measure! Instructing a Child’s Heart is a book that focuses on “formative instruction,” a term that …

I Am The Lord

A few nights ago, in our time of family worship, we read Exodus 6, a chapter that serves as a prelude of sorts to the plagues which are about to befall Egypt. The chapter begins with God telling Moses that He will soon deliver the Israelites from their centuries of slavery. “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand he will send them out, and with a strong hand he will drive them …