One by One: Welcoming the Singles in your Church by Gina Dalfonzo

The fastest growing demographic in the church today might not be what you think.  For the fastest growing demographic is single adults.  Now by single adults I do not just mean people who are recently graduates of high school or college or those who went straight into the workforce.  I am referring to adults 30 … Continue reading One by One: Welcoming the Singles in your Church by Gina Dalfonzo

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Beginning with God (Book 2) by Jo Boddam-Whetham

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV)  The LORD God gave this command … Continue reading Beginning with God (Book 2) by Jo Boddam-Whetham

Pray About Everything: Cultivating God-Dependency by Paul Tautges

There are countless books on the topic of prayer these days, yet many of these books are not worth the paper that they are printed on. By this I mean they are self-serving, self-righteous, self-help books focusing on how to get God to do what you want. Thankfully there are a few stalwart pastor, Scholars, … Continue reading Pray About Everything: Cultivating God-Dependency by Paul Tautges

The Garden, The Curtin, and The Cross by Carl Laferton

Children’s books of late have been less and less concerned with the truths of scripture, even books which claim to tell the story of God’s redemptive historical plan of salvation.  Yet out of this mire rises a book which is a shining light in the darkness proclaiming that God’s love triumphs over our sin.  This … Continue reading The Garden, The Curtin, and The Cross by Carl Laferton

Grace Alone: Salvation as a Gift of God, by Carl R Truman

It should be no surprise, at this point in 2017, that this year is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The year that Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Chapel, the act that sparked the Reformation. During the Reformation there was a resurgence in theological understanding summarized in … Continue reading Grace Alone: Salvation as a Gift of God, by Carl R Truman

The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament (2nd Edition) by Andres J. Kostenberger, L. Scott Kellum and Charles L. Quarles

Every pastor should have a good introductions to both the New and Old Testaments.  Some of these introductions are either to highly scholastic or they are so watered down that they are completely useless.  One of the handful of good conservative introductions are produced by B&H Academic.  There are two volumes, The Word and the … Continue reading The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament (2nd Edition) by Andres J. Kostenberger, L. Scott Kellum and Charles L. Quarles

A Biblical History of Israel by Iain Provan, V. Phillips Long, and Tremper Longman III (Second Edition)

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Therefore when we decide to ignore our history we lose our sense of identity.  For Christian’s that sense of identity can be found in Christ as part of the family of God.  Now the family of God … Continue reading A Biblical History of Israel by Iain Provan, V. Phillips Long, and Tremper Longman III (Second Edition)

1st Corinthians (RCS) Edited by Scott M. Manetsch

God’s inspired, inherent, and infallible Word is something that we must study and interpret.  Yet, during the Middle Ages the exegesis of Holy Scripture became lax, yet when the Protestant Reformation began it brought about a resurgence in exegesis.  This exegesis came from that of Reformers such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, Thomas Cromwell, and … Continue reading 1st Corinthians (RCS) Edited by Scott M. Manetsch