Book Review: Worship Seeking Understanding, by John D. Witvliet

Review by Ben Woodward | 03.05.2010

Witvliet’s study on worship is divided into five disciplines: biblical, theological, historical, musical, and pastoral.

Book(s) Review: The Emerging Church and Emerging Worship, by Dan Kimball

Review by Mike McKinley | 03.05.2010

We should make an effort to make our worship clear and accessible, even to non-believers. But we have a primary responsibility to worship God according to his Word.

Book Review: Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, by Kennon Callahan

Review by Thabiti Anyabwile | 03.05.2010

A pastor would do well to invest his time in a more faithful work than this.

Book Review: Selling Out the Church, by Philip Kenneson and James Street

Review by Jamie Dunlop | 03.05.2010

Kenneson and Street have composed an excellent critique of a discipline that has become almost second nature in many church circles, even despite its limited applicability.

Book Review: Decision Making and the Will of God, by Garry Friesen

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.05.2010

Read the book, but just make sure you’re not convinced of the stupidity of the regulative principle by that one-page section.

Book Review: Into the Future, by Elmer Towns and Warren Bird

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.05.2010

The danger of trying to survey and summarize so many different books on so many different topics is that you will have neither space nor focus to deal with any of the issues well.

Book Review: The Church of Irresistible Influence, by Robert Lewis

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.05.2010

So long as the reader keeps in mind that community service cannot be the goal of the Christian life, Lewis’s book makes some helpful points.

Book Review: Found: God’s Will, by John MacArthur

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.05.2010

Never assume that God wants you to follow a desire that is contrary to any principle laid out in His Word.

The Church on the Other Side, by Brian McLaren

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

I can appreciate Brian McLaren’s determination to think about postmodernism, but I do think he has surrendered far too much.

Book Review: Where Do We Go From Here?, by Ralph Neighbour

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

The structure of cell churches the author proposes seems to me to surrender far too much of what it means to be a church.

Book Review: Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race

Review by Tony Carter | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.03.2010

This book is a fine and needed supplement to the many systematic and biblical theology books we already have on our shelves.

Book Review: Finding God’s Will, by J. I. Packer

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

J. I. Packer’s Finding God’s Will is a very useful and characteristically careful study of guidance in the New Testament.

Book Review: God’s Will and the Christian, by R. C. Sproul

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

This is a very useful book, especially for the theologically astute seeker of God’s will.

Book Review: On Being Black and Reformed, by Anthony Carter

Review by Reverend Rickey Armstrong | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.03.2010

This an excellent introduction to the African-American experience from the perspective of redemptive history.

Book Review: In Search of Authentic Faith, by Steve Rabey

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

The book is, for the most part, an unquestioning, uncritical, and naively approving tribute to anything that could pass as “creative.”