Book Review: Finding God’s Will, by J. I. PackerReview by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010
J. I. Packer’s Finding God’s Will is a very useful and characteristically careful study of guidance in the New Testament.
Book Review: God’s Will and the Christian, by R. C. SproulReview by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010
This is a very useful book, especially for the theologically astute seeker of God’s will.
Book Review: On Being Black and Reformed, by Anthony CarterReview by Reverend Rickey Armstrong | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.03.2010
This an excellent introduction to the African-American experience from the perspective of redemptive history.
Book Review: In Search of Authentic Faith, by Steve RabeyReview by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010
The book is, for the most part, an unquestioning, uncritical, and naively approving tribute to anything that could pass as “creative.”
Book Review: Reconciliation Blues, by Edward GilbreathReview by Eric C. Redmond | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.03.2010
Gilbreath portrays what life is like for evangelical ethnic minorities who are attempting to live within white evangelical culture while maintaining their cultural identity.
Book Review: Reforming Pastoral Ministry, ed. by John ArmstrongReview by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010
John Armstrong has compiled a book called Reforming Pastoral Ministry that is a well-placed and much-needed dart in the balloon of the church growth movement.
Book Review: The Church Beyond the Congregation, by James ThwaitesReview by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010
James Thwaites is a sobering example of what can happen when we allow a philosophy or idea to gain ascendancy in our minds, and only then ask the Scriptures to agree with us.
Book Review: The Faithful Preacher, by Thabiti M. AnyabwileReview by Ken Jones | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.03.2010
The Faithful Preacher is indeed an important, insightful, and invigorating work that should benefit all who read it—whether Black or White, clergy or laity.
Book Review: The Gathered and Scattered Church, by Edward HammettReview by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010
Jesus never made social problems or social action His overriding concern. Hammett needs either to understand that, or at least to write it, more clearly.
Book Review: The Jesus I Never Knew, by Philip YanceyReview by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010
This is indeed a day when novel ideas about Jesus are frequent and fashionable, but far from correcting those errors, this book only serves to make them even more acute.
Book Review: 40 Questions About Elders and Deacons, by Ben MerkleReview by Will Kynes | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.03.2010
Merkle reminds us that the Bible has a great deal to say about how we do church.
Book Review: The Peacemaker, by Ken SandeReview by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010
Sande has given the church a helpful guide on how the church can better bear out her testimony to the life-changing power of her Savior.
Book Review: The Prayer of Jabez, by Bruce WilkinsonReview by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010
The theology of prayer that Wilkinson teaches in the book is entirely unconnected to the Christian gospel.
Book Review: Practicing Hospitality, by Pat Ennis and Lisa TatlockReview by Adrienne Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.03.2010
This book will help those who are unfamiliar with the biblical idea of hospitality and provide a useful introduction to the concept.
Book Review: Finding the Will of God, by Bruce WaltkeReview by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010
Waltke’s book is useful, and it’s probably worth the price of purchase just for the section on divination and modern practices of “finding God’s will.”