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.
Book Review: Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be), by Kevin DeYoung and Ted KluckReview by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 03.02.2010
Emergents, I plead with you, please read those aspects of the book carefully and with open hearts.
Book Review: The Market-Driven Church, by Udo MiddlemanReview by Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010
Skip it and go read something by David Wells.
Book Review: The Living Church: Convictions of a Life Long Pastor, by John StottReview by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010
I found myself deeply encouraged by the reflections of this life-long pastor, who has been such a clear gift to Christ’s church.
Book Review: Organic Church, by Neil ColeReview 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 KimballReview 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 ChanReview 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 ClaiborneReview 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 MehtaReview 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 StetzerReview 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.