Book Review: Soul Cravings: An Exploration of the Human Spirit, by Erwin McManus

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.05.2010

This book leaves so much unsaid, to state it as charitably as I can, that what the person would gain from your book itself is not Christianity or the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Book Review: Simply Christian, by N. T. Wright

Review by Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.05.2010

Most pointedly, I don’t believe this book tenderly and clearly warns individual sinners of their peril or calls upon them to flee to Christ as the only remedy for their sin before God.

Book Review: The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren

Review by Paul Alexander | 03.05.2010

Only the gospel should be proclaimed as having driving power for the Christian life, and only the gospel should enjoy primacy in the Christian life.

Book Review: Evangelicalism Divided, by Iain Murray

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

Murray’s charge is that Christian leaders in the latter half of the 1900’sforgot that the most important question the church must ask is “What is a Christian?”

Book Review: The Jesus I Never Knew, by Philip Yancey

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

This is indeed a day when novel ideas about Jesus are frequent and fashionable, but far from correcting those errors, this book only serves to make them even more acute.

Book Review: Practicing Hospitality, by Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock

Review by Adrienne Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.03.2010

This book will help those who are unfamiliar with the biblical idea of hospitality and provide a useful introduction to the concept.

Book Review: Churches that Make a Difference, by Ron Sider, Philip Olson, and Heidi Rolland Unruh

Review by Flynn Cratty | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 03.03.2010

Sider, Olson, and Unruh seem to think that the mission of the church is to do all it can to evangelize, meet people’s needs, and transform society.

Book(s) Review: The Radical Reformission & Confessions of a Reformission Rev, by Mark Driscoll

Review by Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: The Emerging Church | 03.03.2010

Taken together, the two books constitute a clarion call to the evangelical church in America, as it adapts to its marginalized status in post-modern culture.

Book Review: Announcing the Kingdom, by Arthur F. Glasser

Review by Robin Weekes | 9Marks Journal: Church & Culture | 03.03.2010

This book’s message that the whole Bible is not just messianic but also missional is a valuable reminder of Jesus’ great promise to all nations.

Book Review: The Heart of Evangelism, by Jerram Barrs

Review by Geoff Chang | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010

This book is a challenge for Christians to thoughtfully, humbly, and graciously engage non-Christians as they seek to share the gospel with the

Book Review: Let the Nations Be Glad!, by John Piper

Review by Robin Weekes | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.02.2010

This remains both the best antidote to a man-centred approach to missions and the best challenge to the Reformed community to have a heart for global evangelism.

Book Review: Jesus the Evangelist, by Richard Phillips

Review by Brian Strider | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.02.2010

Jesus the Evangelist is worth reading and recommending to others. Let me tell you why.

Book Review: An Introduction to the Science of Missions, by John Herman Bavinck

Review by Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.02.2010

“Answers can be given solely on the basis of Scripture.” That is what sets this book apart from so many modern books on missions.

Book(s) Review: Questioning Evangelism & Corner Conversations, by Randy Newman

Review by Brian Strider | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 03.02.2010

Evangelism doesn’t have to be only “random,” but natural relationships can be cultivated as God-given means of witnessing.

Book Review: They Like Jesus But Not the Church, by Dan Kimball

Review by Kevin McFadden | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

Kimball’s book provides good insight into how some non-Christians think, and readers will be challenged by his excellent diagnostic questions at the end of each chapter.