Book Review: Until Unity, by Francis Chan

Review by Taylor Hartley | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 09.15.2023

Chan’s ‘Until Unity’ appeals for Christians to be united.

Books Review: The Wolf in Their Pockets, by Chris Martin

Review by Jason Thacker | 07.27.2023

“The Wolf in Their Pockets” is full of wisdom for weary pastors who are wondering how to start these vital conversations in their communities about the role social media and technology play in the lives of their people.

Book Review: Association, edited by Ryan King & Andrew King

Review by Nathan Carter | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 07.20.2023

“Association” is unique in the way it presents a deeply biblical vision for autonomous congregations working with each other.

Book Review: The Shepherd’s Toolbox, by Timothy Z. Witmer

Review by Phil Newton | 07.05.2023

‘The Shepherd’s Toolbox’ gives practical counsel for “obstacles facing those who are committed to shepherding their flocks.”

Book Review: Exegetical Fallacies, by D.A. Carson

Review by Brian Vickers | 06.27.2023

Carson’s book is an indispensable resource for the task of exegesis that stands the test of time.

Book Review: A Praying Church, by Paul E. Miller

Review 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 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.