The Joy of Hearing by Thomas Schreiner

We are coming out of a pandemic. Russia invaded Ukraine. I finished reading a book about the Book of Revelation. You can’t make it up. People often call the Book of Revelation the most difficult book in the Bible. For decades, people have anxiously read it side by side with a newspaper trying to decipher… Continue reading The Joy of Hearing by Thomas Schreiner

Where the Light Fell by Philip Yancey

Years ago my mentor led a church book study on What’s So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey. I was struck by the concise, direct, but gentle writing. Yancey tackles difficult theological questions, particularly ones hurting people may struggle with. He takes difficult concepts and explains them in a practical way everyone can understand. I… Continue reading Where the Light Fell by Philip Yancey

What God Has To Say About Our Bodies

Opinions regarding our bodies, gender, and sexuality dominate our headlines today. We’re told to love our bodies, but in the same breathe we’re told we should change them if we want. We should have a healthy body image, but the media tells us that there’s an epidemic of obesity. The confusion goes on and on.… Continue reading What God Has To Say About Our Bodies

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

As I was reading The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl R. Trueman, I knew very early that it would be one of my favorite books of the year. I can say without hyperbole The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self is the most profound cultural analysis I’ve read. “I’m a… Continue reading The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

Deep Discipleship by J.T. English

I was almost convinced that Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund was going to be my favorite book of the year, but Deep Discipleship by J.T. English gives it a run for that spot. Having facilitated Bible studies and small groups for years, I’m especially interested in discipleship and spiritual growth. Deep Discipleship diagnoses the… Continue reading Deep Discipleship by J.T. English

Live Not By Lies | Rod Dreher

Historians are going to have a wealth of events to study from 2020.  Perhaps more than the year 1968. No doubt one thing they will analyze will be the unabashed rise of totalitarianism in the West, which is the topic of Rod Dreher’s new book Live Not By Lies. Dreher analyzes the rise of what… Continue reading Live Not By Lies | Rod Dreher