Book Review: God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel, by Costi Hinn

Review by Mike McKinley | 10.22.2020

God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel is an easy-to-read, conversational book that makes a convincing case for rejecting the prosperity gospel.

Book Review: Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor, by Don Carson

Review by Michael Abraham | 10.15.2020

Your church—and the aspiring pastors looking up to you—would benefit greatly from you taking a few hours to learn from the feet of an ordinary pastor like Tom Carson.

Book Review: Growing Healthy Asian American Churches, edited by Peter Cha, S. Steve Kang, and Helen Lee

Review by Geoff Chang | 09.24.2020

My hope is that this book is the beginning of a fruitful conversation among Asian American leaders on what the Bible has to say about growing healthy Asian American churches.

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.