Book Review: By His Grace and For His Glory: A Historical, Theological and Practical Study of the Doctrines of Grace in Baptist Life, by Thomas J. NettlesReview by Adam Triplett | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
This work can help pastors and members alike better understand how the doctrines of grace undergird and fuel passionate evangelism and missionary endeavors.
This book is the doxological antidote to anyone suffering from the so-called “cage stage” fascination with Calvinism.
One key takeaway from the story of Joel Osteen’s ministry is the way that he and other modern mainstream prosperity preachers have altered the prosperity gospel to fit more with America’s secularizing worldview.
Preacher, if you don’t think you need to read this book, then, well . . . you need to read this book.
About five years ago, I realized our members’ meetings were sleepy and overly informational. So we’ve changed them.
While it is certain that Scroggins’ book will get wide readership, I think the book fits best outside of local church leadership structures.
Fitch’s emphasis on the presence of God as part of our conception of the nature of the church and a philosophy of ministry does have some benefit. But his development of these ideas lacks Scriptural substance.
The range of what Moore covers is bold: upbringing, marriage, children, perseverance in marriage, divorce, growing old, and caring for those who are aging. He explores these topics with an exegete’s skill and a pastor’s heart.
This excellent new book could rightly be called “The Collected Works of Sinclair Ferguson on Pastoral Ministry.”
This book isn’t a biblical defense for plural eldership. Rather, it’s a practical guide to assessing and improving the quality of your elder body.
What makes this book different? It’s written by a woman, engages the topic from a feminine perspective, and reveals why so many are using the erotic to escape reality.
Sexual wholeness is vital to healing, and these resources will help pastors better structure small groups in ways that facilitate a more open and safe place for people to come and share their experiences and struggles.
Those who want to understand the biology that contributes to porn addiction will be well served by Struthers’ book.
Overall, I would strongly recommend The Game Plan as a tool for discipling men through habitual sexual sin, especially pornography.