Book Review: A New Kind of Christian, by Brian McLarenReview 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 ShwarzReview by Byron Straughn | 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 PiperReview 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 EswineReview 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 PhillipsReview by Byron Straughn | 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 GuinnessReview 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.
Book Review: Franchising McChurch, by Thomas White and John YeatsReview by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.02.2010
White and Yeats offer an alternative and excellent course for our generation. Yet I wonder if we still have the ability to recognize healthy food from junk food.
Book Review: An Introduction to the Science of Missions, by John Herman BavinckReview by Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.02.2010
“Answers can be given solely on the basis of Scripture.” That is what sets this book apart from so many modern books on missions.
Book Review: After the Baby Boomers, Robert WuthnowReview by Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.02.2010
You can either shape your ministry to address the needs and desires of young adults, or you can shape your prophetic challenge to the specific weaknesses of your context.
Book Review: Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, by D. A. Carson and G. K. BealeReview by Jim Hamilton | 9Marks Journal: Church & Culture | 03.02.2010
This new commentary will establish its place among those reference works that every student and teacher of the Bible will constantly consult. There is simply nothing else like is.
Book(s) Review: Questioning Evangelism & Corner Conversations, by Randy NewmanReview by Byron Straughn | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 03.02.2010
Evangelism doesn’t have to be only “random,” but natural relationships can be cultivated as God-given means of witnessing.
Book Review: The Transforming Community, by Mark LauterbachReview by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.02.2010
If you’re not careful, Lauterbach’s book just might cause a paradigm shift in how you think about grace and the gospel, as well as how you think about the church.
Book Review: Promise Unfulfilled, by Rolland D. McCuneReview by Andy Naselli | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 03.02.2010
Despite the disproportionate space given to them, the alleged weaknesses are relatively peripheral to McCune’s thesis, which he argues convincingly.
Book Review: Discipline with Care, by Steven McQuoidReview by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.02.2010
Discipline with Care is a good book on church discipline that will strengthen churches by promoting their holy witness.
Book(s) Review: Who Runs the Church? and Perspectives on Church GovernmentReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.02.2010
Multiple-views books like this provide a perfect opportunity—an opportunity neither book fully makes good on—to set the record straight about positions that are not mutually exclusive.