Book Review: unChristian, by Dave Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons

Review by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.03.2010

Does Christianity have am “image problem”?

Book Review: The Heart of Evangelism, by Jerram Barrs

Review by Geoff Chang | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010

This book is a challenge for Christians to thoughtfully, humbly, and graciously engage non-Christians as they seek to share the gospel with the

Book Review: Simple Church, by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger

Review by Graham Shearer | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010

Simple Church is not a bad book. It just strikes me as an unnecessary book. It points church leaders in the wrong direction—statistical research.

Book Review: Advanced Strategic Planning, by Aubrey Malphurs

Review by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 03.03.2010

I’m not sure if Malphurs’s solution, his strategic planning program, is the cure-all for the church’s various maladies that he conceives it to be.

Book Review: One Church, Many Congregations, by J. Timothy Ahlen and J. V. Thomas

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.03.2010

Rather than criticize the book’s handling of Scripture and understanding of the church, let’s just get to the bottom line: should you read this book? No.

Book Review: Multi-Site Churches, by Scott McConnell

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.03.2010

An appeal to pragmatic results in order to justify a practice undermines the authority and sufficiency of Scripture.

Book Review: Rethinking the Church, by James White

Review by Paul Alexander | 03.02.2010

This kind of thinking thinking subtly leads us into the futility of dependence on synthetic technique and the idolatry of dependence on self, culture, and business theory.

Book Review: Houses That Change the World, by Wolfgang Simson

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.02.2010

Like so many before and beside him, Simson believes we need a major reformulation of the church’s life and structure.

Book Review: The Emotionally Healthy Church, by Peter Scazzero

Review by Chris Ambridge | 03.02.2010

It appears that for Scazzero, the evidences of being a true believer are different from those of Scripture.

Book Review: A New Kind of Christian, by Brian McLaren

Review by Mark Dever | 03.02.2010

The church of Christ can survive both bad books and bad reviews. Perhaps in this case, it will have to survive both.

Book Review: Natural Church Development, by Christian Shwarz

Review by Brian Strider | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 03.02.2010

Schwarz’s low view of Scripture is also seen in his desire to place natural observations and research along side of or verifying Scripture.

Book Review: Let the Nations Be Glad!, by John Piper

Review by Robin Weekes | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.02.2010

This remains both the best antidote to a man-centred approach to missions and the best challenge to the Reformed community to have a heart for global evangelism.

Book Review: Kindled Fire, by Zack Eswine

Review by Kevin McFadden | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.02.2010

Eswine has done us a great service by drawing together so much material on Spurgeon into one place.

Book Review: Jesus the Evangelist, by Richard Phillips

Review by Brian Strider | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.02.2010

Jesus the Evangelist is worth reading and recommending to others. Let me tell you why.

Book Review: God in the Dark, by Os Guinness

Review by Patrick Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.02.2010

Guinness has done the church a favor by taking a thoughtful and serious look at doubt and providing biblical answers to tough questions.