Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

generous justice

Book Review: Generous Justice, by Tim Keller

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.26.2010

Some people on the transformationalist side of the spectrum should read this to have their theology corrected. For myself, I needed a heart correction.

mission of god's people

Book Review: The Mission of God’s People, by Christopher Wright

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.27.2010

We need to ask “What is the mission of the local church?” not merely “What is the mission of the individual Christian?”

mission of god

Book Review: The Mission of God, by Christopher Wright

Review by Mike Gilbart-Smith | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.25.2010

A 500 page book on mission that doesn’t stare—in fact, doesn’t even glance—at the reality of hell for the unevangelized has lost its bearings.

living in god's two kingdoms

Book Review: Living in God’s Two Kingdoms, by David VanDrunen

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.27.2010

In many ways, this book is the most helpful, balanced contribution to the evangelical conversation about Christianity and culture that I’ve yet read.

natural law and the two kingdoms

Book Review: Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms, by David VanDrunen

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.28.2010

This book provides the transcript for 2000 years of conversation about natural law and the doctrine of the two kingdoms.

To change the world

Book Review: To Change the World, by James Davison Hunter

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.27.2010

Hunter’s book is immediately relevant—and a corrective in many ways—to the current conversation going on among evangelicals

When helping hurty

Book Review: When Helping Hurts, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Review by Steve Boyer | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.25.2010

If you are experienced with helping the poor, you may already be familiar with much of this book’s content. But if you’re new, then this book will be especially useful

Book Excerpts from What is the Mission of the Church?

Book Excerpt: Is “Incarnational” the Best Way to Describe Christian Mission?

By G. Gilbert, K. DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 11.01.2010

Is “incarnational” the best way to describe Christian mission?

Book Excerpt: Why Do Good?

By G. Gilbert, K. DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 11.01.2010

Why do we do good works?

Miscellaneous Book Reviews

priority of preaching

Book Review: The Priority of Preaching, by Christopher Ash

Review by Alistair Begg | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.27.2010

All in all I found this short book to be as helpful as anything that I’ve read in a long while on expository preaching. I commend it warmly to all.

taking your church to your next level

Book Review: Taking Your Church to the Next Level, by Gary McIntosh

Review by Matt Smethurst | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.27.2010

I doubt whether this book is a biblically faithful and therefore helpful book for pastors. I’d be more inclined to recommend it to a friend in business than to a pastor.

counsel from the cross

Book Review: Counsel from the Cross, by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dennis Johnson

Review by Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.27.2010

These authors understand that the proper context for spiritual growth is a local church and not our own individualistic endeavors.

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Church and Churches

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Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

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Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

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Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

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Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

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