Book Review: A Praying Church, by Paul E. MillerReview by Gary Millar | 06.02.2023
Miller mounts a convincing case that we really should be praying more and differently, and offers all kinds of pathways into change, which is a deeply valuable contribution.
8 Marks of Reformation Worship ServicesReview by Mike McGregor | 05.26.2023
If the Reformers could collectively speak to churches today about gathered worship, these lessons would be their core message.
Book Review: In the Fullness of Time, by Richard B. Gaffin Jr.Review by Jarrett Ford | 05.23.2023
Those who wish to have access to Gaffin’s decades of experience teaching Paul and Acts now do in a mere 400-page book.
Book Review: On Earth as in Heaven, by Peter J. LeithartReview by Dan Darling | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.28.2023
Leithart’s view of the church’s mission roots in postmillennialism, which yields not just an optimism about the future, but risks placing an eschatological and redemptive burden on Christians’ work in the world.
Book Review: Survival and Resistance in Evangelical America, by Crawford GribbenReview by Joseph Thigpen | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.28.2023
After reading Gribben’s account, one matter is clear—these are not your father’s (or grandfather’s) theonomists.
Book Review: Empires of Dirt, by Douglas WilsonReview by Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.27.2023
Precisely here is where theonomy is in danger of becoming a new legalism: demanding of the church what Jesus does not demand and what the church cannot in any case do.
Book Review: God Redeeming His Bride, by Robert K. CheongReview by Shawn Merithew | 03.10.2023
Cheong demonstrates that discipline is an exercise of gospel love that is essential to the identity and mission of Christ’s bride.
Book Review: From Prisoner to Prince, by Samuel EmadiReview by Trent Hunter | 02.24.2023
Emadi has put his hand to the textual plough to combine his own exegesis with the best insights of others for a compelling case for Joseph’s typological function—what we all sensed but needed a scholar to demonstrate.
Book Review: Pastoral Visitation, by Tyler C. ArnoldReview by Brian Davis | 02.22.2023
Christ has already broken into our world so that we stay seated in the presence of God abidingly. Therefore, pastoral visitations are not a way for people to be brought into the presence of God, but rather a context to grow their understanding of being in Christ.
Book Review: Shepherding the Pastor, by Phil A. Newton & Rich C. ShaddenReview by Jeremy Leong | 02.10.2023
‘Shepherding the Pastor’ is a wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any young pastor, as well as anyone considering pastoral ministry.
Book Review: Pastoral Friendship, by Michael A. G. Haykin, Brian Croft & James B. CarrollReview by Drew Hunter | 01.30.2023
“Pastor-to-pastor friendship” is a gift to pursue and enjoy for the sake of our souls, our churches, and a sustained and flourishing ministry.
Book Review: Spurgeon the Pastor, by Geoff ChangReview by Liam Garvie | 01.27.2023
What kind of pastor was Spurgeon? How did he spend his time? Geoff Chang went trawling through the minutes of Met Tab meetings and wrote this book, an insight into the functional outworking of Spurgeon’s ecclesiology.
Book Review: Gospel-Driven Change, by Paul WattsReview by Harry Fujiwara | 01.25.2023
In ‘Gospel-Driven Change’, Paul Watts comes alongside his reader as the seasoned, older pastor. Any younger pastor will learn from his experience.
Book Review: Succession, by Bryant WrightReview by David Gough | 01.23.2023
A retired pastor who’s had to prepare his ministry for the next leader reviews the book ‘Succession: Preparing Your Ministry for the Next Leader’.
Book Review: On Worship, by H. B. CharlesReview by Matt Merker | 01.20.2023
Charles’s book is a welcome addition to the growing number of accessible resources on corporate worship that are focused on the priority of the local church.