Mark Redfern

Book Review: Sunday Matters, by Paul David Tripp

Review by Mark Redfern | 05.06.2024

The Bible assumes that Christians will need encouragement to go to church.

Book Review: Gathered Together, by Karl Deenick

Review by Mark Redfern | 10.20.2023

‘Gathered Together’ will reintroduce you to God’s glorious vision for his church and “stir you up by way of reminder.”

Book Review: Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church, by Donald S. Whitney

Review by Mark Redfern | 01.11.2023

Whitney supplies the reader with spiritual disciplines for within the church and why such disciplines are essential to a true pursuit of God.

How to Select Children’s Curriculum

By Mark Redfern | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 12.15.2022

Don’t skimp on theology when it comes to your church’s curriculum for children. The ultimate goal is to help our children to know God.

Paul Was a Youth Pastor

By M. Redfern, S. Emadi | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 12.15.2022

Paul teaches kids the Bible and applies it to their lives, teaches in a way that leads children back to the authority of their parents, and equips parents to effectively disciple their children.

Book Review: 31-Day Devotionals for Life

Review by Mark Redfern | 09.01.2022

Every pastor needs “go-to” resources they can give to those seeking counsel. Enter ’31-Day Devotionals for Life’. 

Book Review: Saints, Suffers, and Sinners, by Michael Emlet

Review by Mark Redfern | 06.30.2022

All Christians—at one time or another—find themselves and those around them to be disheartened and in need of encouragement, idle and in need of warning, or weak and in need of help.

Book Review: Knowing Sin, by Mark Jones

Review by Mark Redfern | 05.26.2022

I imagine there are few topics Christian authors write less about than sin. I also imagine there are few topics Christians read less about than sin. And that is strange, considering the daily struggle with sin in the life of the believer.

What Does Proverbs Teach about Being Quarrelsome?

By Mark Redfern | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

What can we learn from the book of Proverbs about what it means to be quarrelsome?

Book Review: The Wisdom Pyramid, by Brett McCracken

Review by Mark Redfern | 06.03.2021

In an age increasingly unmooring itself from the well-worn roads of biblical reality, we need to be led again to the green pastures and still waters of God’s wisdom. This book will help lead you there.

Book Review: Providence, by John Piper

Review by Mark Redfern | 05.07.2021

The vision of God in these pages is (to use some hyphenated Piperisms) hope-giving, pride-humbling, and mind-stretching.

Book Review: Pastors and Their Critics, by Joel Beeke and Nick Thompson

Review by Mark Redfern | 03.18.2021

Handling criticism is not first a matter of skill, but a matter of the heart.

Heavenly Helps for Pastoral Problems (with Mark Redfern)

By J. Leeman, M. Redfern | 02.15.2021

If you read through the pastoral epistles, you’ll notice how often Paul encourages Timothy and Titus with the hope of heaven. Jonathan Leeman chats with pastor Mark Redfern about this. … keep reading…

Book Review: 40 Questions About Pastoral Ministry, by Phil Newton

Review by Mark Redfern | 02.11.2021

Newton’s book gripped my heart, brought tears to my eyes, encouraged my faith, and put resolve in my soul.

Book Review: Devoted to God’s Church, by Sinclair Ferguson

Review by Mark Redfern | 01.14.2021

Ferguson’s portrait of church life is refreshing and one that feels, by God’s enabling grace, achievable.

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