Jonathan Baer

Book Review: The Kingdom of God Has No Borders, by Melani McAlister

Review by Jonathan Baer | 02.27.2020

Readers seeking to understand recent evangelical history in a global context will find The Kingdom of God Has No Borders an engaging and informative read.

Book Review: The Evangelicals, By Frances Fitzgerald

Review by Jonathan Baer | 02.13.2020

The Evangelicals should prompt American Christians to consider afresh our relationship to our nation, our understanding of its religious history, and our aspirations for its public life.

Book Review: Guaranteed Pure, by Timothy Gloege

Review by Jonathan Baer | 09.04.2015

Timothy Gloege’s history of Moody Bible Institute (MBI) from the 1880s through the 1920s, Guaranteed Pure, makes a signal contribution to the challenge of delineating modern evangelicalism.

Book Review: Oprah: The Gospel of An Icon

Review by Jonathan Baer | 12.15.2014

Oproah can—and does—offer promises of temporal salvation, but it fails to deliver anything of enduring value.

Book Review: God’s Forever Family, by Larry Eskridge

Review by Jonathan Baer | 08.06.2014

The Jesus People helped the church evangelize young people and make peace with aspects of American culture, but their heritage is a mixed blessing that requires critical discernment.

The Soil of the Prosperity Gospel

By Jonathan Baer | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.14.2014

The prosperity gospel is the bitter harvest of an ancient seed planted in modern soil.

Book Review: Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, by Kate Bowler

Review by Jonathan Baer | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

In a thoughtful and engaging work, Kate Bowler unravels the origins and development of the prosperity gospel into a multi-billion dollar industry.