Book Review: Analog Church, by Jay Kim

Review by Benjamin Vrbicek | 09.17.2020

In a COVID world, many people are suddenly wondering “is virtual church enough?” Kim compellingly argues it is not.

Book Review: Love or Die, by Alexander Strauch

Review by Adam Triplett | 09.10.2020

Pastors, we must constantly remind our sheep of the dangers of lovelessness and encourage our church members to cultivate their affection for Christ and for one another.

Book Review: Augustine as Mentor, Edward Smither

Review by Eric Beach | 09.04.2020

Smither’s work is not only a fascinating historical exploration of one of the most titanic figures in church history, it’s a compelling and inspiring portrait of a man committed to raising up future pastors.

Book Review: The Rise and Fall of Movements, by Steve Addison

Review by Caleb Morell | 08.27.2020

Addison’s proposal may create movements of “churches” that burn hot and fast, but I fear that they will not last.

Book Review: The Man of God: Volume 2, by Albert Martin

Review by Alex Hong | 08.20.2020

The pulpit should not be a place where personal stories, experiences, cultural commentaries, or philosophical musings dominate, but where Scripture is proclaimed, explained, and applied to a congregation.

Book Review: None Greater, by Matthew Barrett

Review by Mark Donald | 08.13.2020

Barrett reminds us that the character of God is at the center of the Christian faith and helps us marvel at his majesty.

Book Review: Don’t Just Send a Resume, by Benjamin Vrbicek

Review by Kris Sinclair | 08.06.2020

Perhaps the most compelling aspect of Vrbicek’s book is the way he sprinkles the good news on every page, even while discussing practical issues regarding searching for a ministry position.

Book Review: Jesus Driven Ministry, by Ajith Fernando

Review by Benjamin Vrbicek | 07.30.2020

Jesus Driven Ministry considers what propelled Jesus into ministry and what sustained him in it—and how those same things should sustain us.

Book Review: Saturate, by Jeff Vanderstelt

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 07.23.2020

The gathered church equips saints to be in the world evangelizing the lost. A scattered church engages unbelievers and points them to the unique beauty of the Christian assembly. Confused roles compromise the church’s ability to fulfill the Great Commission.

Book Review: Why Church? by Scott Sunquist

Review by John Joseph | 07.09.2020

Why do local churches exist? Sunquist provides a memorable but problematic answer.

Book Review: Against God and Nature, by Thomas McCall

Review by Stephen J. Wellum | 06.25.2020

What is sin? And how does our answer to that question affect our understanding of the gospel itself?

Book Review: If You Bite & Devour One Another, by Alexander Strauch

Review by Nick Dorsey | 06.18.2020

Strauch’s book is a nuts-and-bolts guide to dealing with real conflict between real people in real churches.

Book Review: Enjoy Your Prayer Life, Michael Reeves

Review by Cheston Pickard | 06.11.2020

If you are having trouble in your prayer life, this book will drive you to the Word and to the God who hears His children.

Book Review: The Elder, by Cornelis Van Dam

Review by Mark Redfern | 06.05.2020

Van Dam’s book will help you understand your pastoral calling as preservers and nurturers of life in the covenant community.

Finding the Right Hills to Die On, by Gavin Ortlund

Review by Caleb Greggsen | 05.21.2020

As you teach your congregation to care deeply about what the Bible says, you also need to teach them how to live with those who think the Bible teaches something different than what they believe.