Book Review: Reconciliation Blues, by Edward Gilbreath

Review by Eric C. Redmond | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.03.2010

Gilbreath portrays what life is like for evangelical ethnic minorities who are attempting to live within white evangelical culture while maintaining their cultural identity.

Book Review: The Church Beyond the Congregation, by James Thwaites

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

James Thwaites is a sobering example of what can happen when we allow a philosophy or idea to gain ascendancy in our minds, and only then ask the Scriptures to agree with us.

The Faithful Preacher

Review by Ken Jones | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.03.2010

The Faithful Preacher is indeed an important, insightful, and invigorating work that should benefit all who read it—whether Black or White, clergy or laity.

Book Review: The Gathered and Scattered Church, by Edward Hammett

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

Jesus never made social problems or social action His overriding concern. Hammett needs either to understand that, or at least to write it, more clearly.

The Peacemaker, by Ken Sande

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

Sande has given the church a helpful guide on how the church can better bear out her testimony to the life-changing power of her Savior.

Book Review: The Prayer of Jabez, by Bruce Wilkinson

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

The theology of prayer that Wilkinson teaches in the book is entirely unconnected to the Christian gospel.

Book Review: Finding the Will of God, by Bruce Waltke

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

Waltke’s book is useful, and it’s probably worth the price of purchase just for the section on divination and modern practices of “finding God’s will.”

Book Review: Who Can Save the Incredible Shrinking Church?, by Frank Page

Review by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 03.03.2010

Frank Page wants to do nothing less than save struggling, shrinking churches everywhere.

Book Review: The Multiplying Church, by Bob Roberts

Review by Lance Quinn | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 03.03.2010

What he doesn’t do, however, is consider the Bible’s framework for understanding the purposes of the church and mandate for spreading the gospel.

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.