Greg Gilbert

Book Review: Brothers, We Are NOT Professionals, by John Piper

Review by Greg Gilbert | 11.05.2002

This book will be a great encouragement, and a convicting exhortation, to every pastor in America.

Book Review: Evangelism: Doing Justice and Preaching Grace, by Harvie Conn

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 09.02.2002

For a mature Christian who is thinking through these issues, Conn’s discussion will spark thoughts and will at least begin to chart a course in the right direction.

Book Review: Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches, ed. by Thomas White, Jason G. Deusing, and Malcomb B. Yarnell, III

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 09.02.2002

Allen’s chapter aside, this book is a generally well-articulated statement of some important Baptist distinctives.

Book Review: When People Are Big and God is Small, by Ed Welch

Review by Greg Gilbert | 08.02.2002

This book would be useful to any pastor who is willing to have numerous and extended conversations with his people.

Book Review: Hearing God, by Dallas Willard

Review by Greg Gilbert | 07.02.2002

I think there are probably better, more biblically careful books that hold at least some portion of what Willard is arguing.

Book Review: What’s So Amazing About Grace?, by Philip Yancey

Review by Greg Gilbert | 06.02.2002

In the end, Yancey’s conception of grace is inadequate at best.

Book Review: Worship by the Book, by D. A. Carson

Review by Greg Gilbert | 04.02.2002

Worship by the Book will be a dog-eared and threadbare favorite of any pastor serious about planning his church’s corporate gatherings with deep theological and biblical roots.

Book Review: Revolution, by George Barna

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.05.2002

If Barna had ever been a part of a healthy, vibrant local church, perhaps he wouldn’t find it so easy to declare the local church expendable.

Book Review: The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views, ed. by James Beilby and Paul Eddy

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.05.2002

This book discusses the question: “What image or understanding of the atonement does Scripture present as primary?”

Book Review: Guidance and the Voice of God, by Phillip Jensen and Tony Payne

Review by Greg Gilbert | 02.03.2002

We know from the Bible what our destination is—union with Christ, and we know that God is working and moving to take us there.

Book Review: The Younger Evangelicals, by Robert Webber

Review by Greg Gilbert | 12.02.2001

If younger evangelicals intend to build biblical—and not just postmodern—churches, they must center them on the Word of God.

Book Review: Rethinking the Successful Church, by Samuel Rima

Review by Greg Gilbert | 11.11.2001

There are questions about the very methods of the church growth movement that Rima does not address.

Book Review: Doing Church as a Team, by Wayne Cordeiro

Review by Greg Gilbert | 10.05.2001

Cordeiro’s emphasis on every-member ministry has led him to neglect and somewhat relegate the importance of the preaching of the Word.

Book Review: Led By the Spirit, by Jim Elliff

Review by Greg Gilbert | 10.05.2001

Jim Elliff’s book is an extremely well-written and well-argued study of how the Holy Spirit guides the believer.

Book Review: Paul’s Idea of Community, by Robert Banks

Review by Greg Gilbert | 10.02.2001

In the final analysis, Banks’s book is fatally flawed by its refusal to learn and teach from the entire Bible.