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Book Reviews

Book Reviews: ‘Revitalize’;‘Exalting Jesus in Hebrews’;‘The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life’;‘Christ Alone’

Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again by Andrew M. Davis (Baker Books 2017, $15.99) Review by S. Craig Sanders Church revitalization is a trending topic in American evangelicalism and it’s no surprise why — thousands of churches close their doors each year and the number of unchurched adults in the United…

Feature review: God the Son Incarnate

Orthodox Christology remains the most faithful to the biblical presentation of Christ and the most coherent theological formulation of his identity and significance.

Faculty Books

Book Reviews: ‘Engaging with Jewish People’;’A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament’;’Among Wolves’;’The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon’

Engaging with Jewish People: Understanding Their World Sharing Good News by Randy Newman (The Good Book Company 2016, $11.99) Review by Annie Corser In Engaging with Jewish People, Randy Newman tackles the challenge of sharing the gospel with Jewish people. Raised in a Jewish family, Newman outlines who Jewish people are, pieces of their history, and…

Feature review: Work and Our Labor in the Lord

God gave men stewardship of the land and all life on it. All tasks man undertakes in God’s world can be seen in relationship to that original commission.

Feature review: ‘Hearts, Heads, & Hands: A Manual for Teaching Others to Teach Others’

Spiritual growth, wisdom, and proper understanding of the Bible do not happen automatically when someone receives the Holy Spirit, but require training and discipleship based on one’s cultural background.

Book Reviews

‘J.C. Ryle’; ‘Biblical Authority After Babel’; ‘You Are What You Love’; ‘Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians’

Feature review: ‘Confessing the Faith: The Living Legacy of Southern Seminary’s Abstract of Principles’

R. Albert Mohler Jr., editor Confessing the Faith: The Living Legacy of Southern Seminary’s Abstract of Principles (SBTS Press 2016, $16.99) Three decades ago, when R. Albert Mohler Jr. enrolled as a student at Southern Seminary, some of his professors openly disagreed with the institution’s confession of faith. Written by Basil Manly Jr. in 1858 as the…

Book reviews: ‘Leadership Mosaic’;’Transgender’; ‘Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel’; ‘Do More Better’

Leadership Mosaic: 5 Leadership Principles for Ministry and Everyday Life Daniel Montgomery with Jared Kennedy Review by Craig S. Sanders You should judge this book by its cover. When I received my review copy of Leadership Mosaic, I marveled at artist Don Clark’s illustrations depicting the five leadership principles Sojourn Community Church pastors Daniel Montgomery and…

Book Reviews

Faculty Books

Feature review: ‘The Unfinished Reformation’

Gregg Allison and Chris Castaldo, The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites and Divides Catholics and Protestants After 500 Years (Zondervan 2016, $16.99) Hot takes and the social media echo chamber have rendered civil discourse on vital issues nearly impossible in recent years. As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the need for clarity and…

Book reviews: ‘Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical’; ‘Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission’; ‘Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels’; ‘Live Smart’

Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical Timothy Keller Review by Andrew J.W. Smith In 2007, Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, wrote his rational defense of the Christian faith in The Reason for God. The book was a strong counterargument to postmodern skepticism, offering a compelling case why…

Feature review: ‘In the Arena: The Promise of Sports for Christian Discipleship’

In the Arena: The Promise of Sports for Christian Discipleship (B&H 2016, $16.99), David E. Prince My sports career flamed out in freshman year of high school, but playing football, basketball, and baseball as a teenager instilled a work ethic and discipline I may not have learned anywhere else. Playing sports also helped me deal with…

Book reviews: ‘Biblical Church Revitalization’; ‘The SBC and the 21st Century’; ‘The Temple and the Tabernacle’; ‘Progressive Covenantalism’

Biblical Church Revitalization:  Solutions For Dying & Divided Churches Brian Croft Review by Sean W. Corser With over 1,000 Southern Baptist churches closing their doors each year, many aspiring pastors will undoubtedly find themselves in some form of church revitalization. Louisville pastor Brian Croft, who is senior fellow of the SBTS Mathena Center on Church…

Book Reviews

Faithfulness in persecution: Juan Sanchez discusses book on 1 Peter

EDITOR’S NOTE:  In what follows, Juan Sanchez, SBTS assistant professor of Christian theology and senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, talks with Towers writer Andrew J.W. Smith about his book 1 Peter For You.   AJWS: What does the church today need to hear from the book of 1 Peter?   JS: Well, particularly in…

Feature review: ‘1 Peter For You’

1 Peter For You (The Good Book Company 2016, $22.99), Juan R. Sanchez As any regular listener to “The Briefing” or anyone paying attention to the current political climate can attest, Christians live in a world growing more hostile by the day to their distinctive message. Keystones of Christian theology like the sanctity of marriage…