The Gospel According to Luke (PNTC) by James R. Edwards

The Gospel According to Luke, written by James R. Edwards and published by Eerdmans, is one of the well written modern commentaries on this book of the Bible.  The Gospel According to Luke is the most recent volume of the Pillar New Testament, edited by D.A. Carson, a series which is synonymous with superior scholarship … Continue reading The Gospel According to Luke (PNTC) by James R. Edwards

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When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner, illustrated by David Catrow, and published by Waterbrook publishers, is a colorful book that aims to teach children why they were created. As a conservative evangelical Christian, I expected this book to agree with the basic tenets of orthodox Christianity. As a result, I strongly disliked this … Continue reading When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth, edited by John MacArthur & Richard Mayhue

Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth  is edited by John MacArthur & Richard Mayhue and published by Crossway Publishing and is worthy of a spot on your shelf even if you shelving is as small as mine.  At some point in the ministry of a great theologian they decide to write a systematic … Continue reading Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth, edited by John MacArthur & Richard Mayhue

Relational Children’s Ministry by Dan Lovaglia

While I have been in youth ministry for more than a decade the number of children’s ministry books always seem to outnumber my books on children’s ministry, even when I was not a minister to children.  Yet even though there have been a plethora of books on the subject of children’s ministry, Relational Children’s Ministry … Continue reading Relational Children’s Ministry by Dan Lovaglia

War Psalms of the Prince of Peace by James E. Adams

War Psalms of the Prince of Peace: Lessons from the Imprecatory Psalms is written by James E. Adams and published by P and R Publishing.  The Psalms is one of the most read parts of the Bible.  While long in length the Psalms usually give a straightforward prayer/song about God, reminding us of who He … Continue reading War Psalms of the Prince of Peace by James E. Adams

Dedicated by Jason Houser, Bobby Harrington, and Chad Herrington

Dedicated: Training Your Children to Trust and Follow Jesus is written by Jason Houser, Bobby Harrington, and Chad Herrington and published by Zondervan Publishing.  Family ministry is a hot button discussion in many churches.  Do you minister to the individual age groups, intergenerational, or to the family as a whole.  Dedicated is a work which … Continue reading Dedicated by Jason Houser, Bobby Harrington, and Chad Herrington

The Expository Genius of John Calvin by Steven J. Lawson

The Expository Genius of John Calvin written by Steven J. Lawson, and published by Reformation Trust is part of the A Long Line of Godly Men profile series, for which Lawson also serves as General Editor.  John Calvin is most known for his part in shaping Reformed Theology and his work The Institutes of the … Continue reading The Expository Genius of John Calvin by Steven J. Lawson

The Reformation Study Bible (ESV, 2015)

The Reformation Study Bible (ESV, 2015),  is published by Reformation Trust Publishing, and has as its General Editor R.C. Sproul, with 75 Reformed theologians contributing to this wonderful translation of the Holy Scripture.  This new edition of the Reformation Study Bible is packed full of helpful study notes and explanations.  I own the 2001 version … Continue reading The Reformation Study Bible (ESV, 2015)

Your Magnificent Chooser by John Ortberg

"Your Magnificent Chooser" written by John Ortberg and illustrated by Robert Dunn, published by Tyndale House Publishers, is a children's book geared toward ages 3-6 years old. This book, written in a simple rhyme style similar to Dr. Suess, teaches children about their "choosers", the part of them that helps them make choices in life, … Continue reading Your Magnificent Chooser by John Ortberg