Book Review: God’s New Community, by Graham Beynon

Review by Mike Gilbart-Smith | 03.03.2010

For churches that already have an expositional ministry, this book will be richly encouraging because we all struggle to live out being the body of Christ.

Book Review: Window on the World, by Daphne Spraggett

Review by Tim Cantrell | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.03.2010

I know of no other tool that compares with Window on the World for teaching kids and parents to pray together with God’s heart for the nations.

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: Vibrant Church, by Thom Rainer and Danny Akin

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010

In short, Vibrant Church provides a very useful tool for strengthening, energizing, and equipping God’s people for the 21st century.

Book Review: unChristian, by Dave Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons

Review by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.03.2010

Does Christianity have am “image problem”?

Book Review: Simple Church, by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger

Review by Graham Shearer | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010

Simple Church is not a bad book. It just strikes me as an unnecessary book. It points church leaders in the wrong direction—statistical research.

Book Review: One Church, Many Congregations, by J. Timothy Ahlen and J. V. Thomas

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.03.2010

Rather than criticize the book’s handling of Scripture and understanding of the church, let’s just get to the bottom line: should you read this book? No.

Book Review: Multi-Site Churches, by Scott McConnell

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.03.2010

An appeal to pragmatic results in order to justify a practice undermines the authority and sufficiency of Scripture.

Book Review: Houses That Change the World, by Wolfgang Simson

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.02.2010

Like so many before and beside him, Simson believes we need a major reformulation of the church’s life and structure.

Book Review: The Emotionally Healthy Church, by Peter Scazzero

Review by Chris Ambridge | 03.02.2010

It appears that for Scazzero, the evidences of being a true believer are different from those of Scripture.

Book Review: A New Kind of Christian, by Brian McLaren

Review by Mark Dever | 03.02.2010

The church of Christ can survive both bad books and bad reviews. Perhaps in this case, it will have to survive both.

Book Review: After the Baby Boomers, Robert Wuthnow

Review by Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.02.2010

You can either shape your ministry to address the needs and desires of young adults, or you can shape your prophetic challenge to the specific weaknesses of your context.

Book Review: Promise Unfulfilled, by Rolland D. McCune

Review by Andy Naselli | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 03.02.2010

Despite the disproportionate space given to them, the alleged weaknesses are relatively peripheral to McCune’s thesis, which he argues convincingly.

Book Review: The Market-Driven Church, by Udo Middleman

Review by Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

Skip it and go read something by David Wells.

Book Review: Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them, by Ed Stetzer

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2010

I think that a less-than-biblical philosophy of ministry shines through at certain points, so read with discernment.