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.

Book Review: The Hip Hop Church, by Efrem Smith and Phil Jackson

Review by Thabiti Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

Read the book to be more conversant with the young people of your congregations. But I would not recommend it for basic ecclesiological strategy.

Book Review: Good Christians, Good Husbands?, by Doreen Moore

Review by Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastors' Wives | 03.02.2010

Does your home have the aroma of Christ? This book should help provoke that question.

Book Review: Perspectives on Christian Worship: Five Views, ed. by Matthew Pinson

Review by Bob Kauflin | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2010

How do we remain biblically rooted in our corporate worship of God without becoming culturally irrelevant?

Book Review: The God-Centered Life: Insights from Jonathan Edwards for Today, by Josh Moody

Review by Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2010

This book is a cogent and succinct summary of the central themes of the life of Jonathan Edwards, and Moody does his best work applying those themes to our present context.

Book Review: Gracism: The Art of Inclusion, by David A. Anderson

Review by Ken Jones | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.02.2010

The term “gracism” sounds a great deal like affirmative action with a biblical twist. I think the tried and proven biblical standard and terms are sufficient for the task.

Book Review: Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church, by Mark DeYmaz

Review by Benjamin Wright | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.02.2010

This book is a worthwhile read. But absorb its biblical-theological argumentation with a discerning eye.

Book Review: The Peacemaking Pastor, by Alfred Poirier

Review by Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.02.2010

More than once while reading, I had to put the book down, confess my sin, and pick up the phone to get involved again in a situation I was conveniently ignoring.

Book Review: Why Join a Small Church?, by John Benton

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

Maybe small churches do have a lot to offer. This is the heart of Benton’s message, and I think it is worth listening to.

What Would Athanasius Do: Is The Great Tradition Enough?

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

At the end of the day the Great Tradition, at least defined as the words of those creeds, simply isn’t going to be enough to ground Christian unity.

What’s Happening to InterVarsity?

By J. Mack Stiles | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

So, why is InterVarstity confused? I worry that it’s because they are muddled about the gospel.

How to Become a Liberal Without Attending Harvard Divinity School

By Michael Lawrence | 03.01.2010

It’s not just, or even mainly, my wrongly ordered love of the sheep that pulls me toward liberalism. Even more powerful is my love of self.

More Than a Feeling: The Emotions and Christian Devotion

By D. G. Hart | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

This tension between emotions (subjective) and doctrine (objective) is nothing new.