Book Review: Led By the Spirit, by Jim Elliff

Review by Greg Gilbert | 10.05.2001

Jim Elliff’s book is an extremely well-written and well-argued study of how the Holy Spirit guides the believer.

Book Review: Paul’s Idea of Community, by Robert Banks

Review by Greg Gilbert | 10.02.2001

In the final analysis, Banks’s book is fatally flawed by its refusal to learn and teach from the entire Bible.

Book Review: The Connecting Church, by Randy Frazee

Review by Greg Gilbert | 08.05.2001

I am happy to see that Frazee has identified a problem that exists in a large part of the Christian church today. My only contention is with the solution that Frazee proposes.

Book Review: The Christian’s Guide to Guidance, by Jay Adams

Review by Greg Gilbert | 06.05.2001

Adams’s goal is to take the question of guidance, or of God’s will, and boil it down to a very simple proposition: God’s will is revealed to us solely through the Bible.

Book Review: Experiencing God, by Henry Blackaby

Review by Greg Gilbert | 05.22.2001

Much of Blackaby’s book, then, I think could be helpful to growing Christians.

Book Review: Boiling Point, by George Barna

Review by Greg Gilbert | 05.05.2001

Barna’s book certainly has some interesting statistics, and he makes some fascinating predictions—but that’s about it.

Review of Rob Bell’s NOOMA — Part 1

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 04.08.2001

Here’s the scoop on the Rob Bell video series storming through youth rooms and sermon series across the country.

Book Review: ChurchNEXT, by Eddie Gibbs

Review by Greg Gilbert | 04.05.2001

Cultural studies cannot determine or shape the primary methods and structures of the church. Those are found in the pages of the Bible.

Book Review: Churchquake, by C. Peter Wagner

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.30.2001

All in all, I was disappointed with Wagner’s book. There are no ideas here that you cannot find in other, better books.

Book(s) Review: T. D. Jakes: Various Works

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.22.2001

On the whole, most of T.D. Jakes’s works belong on the psychology shelves at the bookstore.

Book Review: Your Best Life Now, by Joel Osteen

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.08.2001

If Joel Osteen wants to be the Norman Vincent Peale of the twenty-first century, he has every right to give it a shot. But he should stop marketing his message as Christianity, because it is not.

iew of Rob Bell’s NOOMA — Part 2

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 03.08.2001

Having watched so many of these videos, it strikes me just now how seldom Bell uses the traditional Christian language to name Jesus.

Book Review: Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, by Jim Cymbala

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.05.2001

I appreciate and rejoice with Cymbala that God has done wonderful things in his life and church through prayer.

Review of Rob Bell’s NOOMA — Part 3

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 03.01.2001

Here’s a list of the NOOMA videos I was able to watch, with a brief comment on each:

Book Review: Church Planting Movements, by David Garrison

Review by Greg Gilbert | 01.05.0200

If there is one part of the Church Planting Movement strategy that raises questions in my mind, it is the insistence on rapidity.