Book Review: Organic Church, by Neil Cole

Review by Kevin McFadden | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.02.2010

You may find this book helpful if you are a church planter, particularly in urban environment, but you’ll need to buttress it with books that have a more solid biblical ecclesiology.

Book Review: They Like Jesus But Not the Church, by Dan Kimball

Review by Kevin McFadden | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

Kimball’s book provides good insight into how some non-Christians think, and readers will be challenged by his excellent diagnostic questions at the end of each chapter.

Book Review: Crazy Love, by Francis Chan

Review by Patrick Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.02.2010

This book is a useful prod for anyone who treats Christianity as if it only means intellectually assenting to a set of facts, but not something that changes your life.

Book Review: The Irresistible Revolution, by Shane Claiborne

Review by Shane Walker | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

The book’s theology is an unbiblical and incoherent synthesis which might be described as popularized Christian anarchism for young, disaffected, middle-class Americans.

Book Review: I Sold My Soul On eBay, by Hemant Mehta

Review by Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 03.02.2010

Which brings me to my question: why would the church scramble to take advice from someone who does not share its faith?

Book Review: Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them, by Ed Stetzer

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2010

I think that a less-than-biblical philosophy of ministry shines through at certain points, so read with discernment.

Book Review: The Hip Hop Church, by Efrem Smith and Phil Jackson

Review by Thabiti Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

Read the book to be more conversant with the young people of your congregations. But I would not recommend it for basic ecclesiological strategy.

Book Review: Good Christians, Good Husbands?, by Doreen Moore

Review by Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastor's Wives | 03.02.2010

Does your home have the aroma of Christ? This book should help provoke that question.

Book Review: Perspectives on Christian Worship: Five Views, ed. by Matthew Pinson

Review by Bob Kauflin | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2010

How do we remain biblically rooted in our corporate worship of God without becoming culturally irrelevant?

Book Review: The God-Centered Life: Insights from Jonathan Edwards for Today, by Josh Moody

Review by Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2010

This book is a cogent and succinct summary of the central themes of the life of Jonathan Edwards, and Moody does his best work applying those themes to our present context.

Book Review: Christians at the Cross, by N. T. Wright

Review by Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastor's Wives | 03.02.2010

We can be grateful for some of the themes sounded in this book. Still, the lack of urgency about our need to repent and believe in the gospel is a blind-spot in Wright.

Book Review: The Great Exchange, by Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington

Review by Shane Walker | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2010

Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington have invited the church to the lifelong effort of bringing our beliefs in line with the Bible’s teaching on the atonement in all its eternal glory.

Surprised by Hope

Review by Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastor's Wives | 03.02.2010

Wright appeals to many because he is brilliant and fascinating, and some of what he says is helpful. But his failure to emphasize the centrality of the gospel is troubling.

Book Review: Gracism: The Art of Inclusion, by David A. Anderson

Review by Ken Jones | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.02.2010

The term “gracism” sounds a great deal like affirmative action with a biblical twist. I think the tried and proven biblical standard and terms are sufficient for the task.

Book Review: Multicultural Ministry, by David A. Anderson

Review by Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.02.2010

As a result of reading Multicultural Ministry, I will pray more, read more Scripture, and consider ways in which I can be a more deliberate reconciler.