Category Archives: Seminary

The Prodigal Prophet (Book Review)

The biblical prophet Jonah reminds me of Jesus’ disciples when they revealed in the Gospels, over and over again, that they could be blockheads who just didn’t get it.  Most people, at various points in their lives, can relate to … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Discipleship, Jonah | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Other Worldview (Book Review)

“Peter Jones is too smart for his own good.”  That was the comment my pastor friend whispered in my ear as we attended Jones’s seminar.  I thought the same thing, with the additional question, “Who is this guy, and why … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Cultural Observations, Worldview | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

The Return of the King (Book Review)

Two summers ago I began my journey into the fantasy world of Middle Earth.  On a vacation trip to Ireland, diving into J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, was an adventure.  Even though I … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Classic Books, Literature | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Jesus Outside the Lines (Book Review)

Smiley-face Christians.  Not the cliché variety that are syrupy-sweet and refuse to give a straight answer when you ask them a hard question about the Bible or their faith.  Not that kind, but the kind that are winsome and truth-telling.  … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Discipleship, Respectable Sins, Worldview | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Earth’s Catastrophic Past: Volume 1 (Book Review)

There is a growing body of popular literature that seeks to restore respectability to the view of young-earth creationism (YEC).  After falling out of vogue in the scientific community, YEC made something of a comeback when Henry Morris published The … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Creationism, Evolution, Genesis, Science | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Good & Angry (Book Review)

A few years ago, biblical counselor, author, and speaker David Powlison published a book called Good & Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness (hereafter G&A).  I received my copy in the mail shortly after its publication, but it sat … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Counseling | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

1 Samuel: Looking On The Heart (Book Review)

Recently I reviewed a study book by Tim Chester on the biblical book of 1 Samuel.  In this post I’d like to recommend another on the same book—this one by a faithful and expert expositor named Dale Ralph Davis.  His … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel, Book Review | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment