8 Marks of Reformation Worship Services

Review 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. Leithart

Review 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 Gribben

Review 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 Wilson

Review 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. Cheong

Review 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 Emadi

Review 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. Arnold

Review 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. Shadden

Review 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. Carroll

Review 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 Chang

Review 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 Watts

Review 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 Wright

Review 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. Charles

Review 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.

Book Review: Biblical Preaching, by Haddon W. Robinson

Review by Kevin DeYoung | 01.19.2023

Kevin DeYoung reviews his former preaching professor Haddon Robinson’s renown textbook ‘Biblical Preaching’.