Book Review: The Hip Hop Church, by Efrem Smith and Phil JacksonReview 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 MooreReview by Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastors' 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 PinsonReview 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 MoodyReview 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. WrightReview by Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastors' 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 BevingtonReview 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.
Book Review: Surprised by Hope, by N. T. WrightReview by Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastors' 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. AndersonReview 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. AndersonReview 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.
Book Review: Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church, by Mark DeYmazReview by Ben Wright | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.02.2010
This book is a worthwhile read. But absorb its biblical-theological argumentation with a discerning eye.
Book Review: The Peacemaking Pastor, by Alfred PoirierReview by Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.02.2010
More than once while reading, I had to put the book down, confess my sin, and pick up the phone to get involved again in a situation I was conveniently ignoring.
Book Review: The Rabbit and the Elephant: Why Small Is the New Big for Today’s Church, by Tony Dale and George BarnaReview by Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010
Though The Rabbit and the Elephant is about the church, there is little explanation of what the church is beyond a series of interconnected relationships.
Book Review: Why Join a Small Church?, by John BentonReview by Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010
Maybe small churches do have a lot to offer. This is the heart of Benton’s message, and I think it is worth listening to.
Book Review: Walking Together: A Congregational Reflection on Biblical Church Discipline, by Wyman RichardsonReview by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.01.2010
Can a pastor use this book for training his fellow church leaders, assuming that not all church leaders are not pastorally and theologically sensible? It gets an easy “yes.”
Book Review: Church Planting Movements, by David GarrisonReview by Ed Roberts | 07.25.2009
Should you read this book? Probably not.