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Evidence That Demands a Verdict

Evidence That Demands a Verdict

On 11/17 steven.dresen wrote: As someone who believes in the importance of apologetics for the ministry of the local church I was happy to see that the classic Evidence that Demands a Verdict has been updated and republished for a new generation of readers. The first addition of this book was of great importance as it brought apologetic ... Evidence that Demands a Verdict: A Review

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5 Stars

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Do Your Children Believe?

Do Your Children Believe?

On 9/27 steven.dresen wrote: In Do Your Children Believe Terence Chatmon provides a resource to help thinking through the spiritual legacy you leave your family. In this book three main sections. In the first section the lack of intentionality in shepherding children spiritually is addressed. The regular absence of families from ... Review of Do Your Children Believe?

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When Parenting Isn't Perfect

When Parenting Isn't Perfect

On 9/27 steven.dresen wrote: In When Parenting Isn’t Perfect Jim Daly and Paul Asay provide a resource that is relevant to every stage of parenting as it is never perfect. One of the main arguments found in the first section of this book is that too often parents set their sight on perfection in raising their children and in ... Review of When Parenting Isn't Perfect

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4 Stars

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Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation

Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation

On 6/29 steven.dresen wrote: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation is a helpful resource that guides readers into allowing the word of God to have its proper place in our lives. Morgan helpfully provides readers a biblical understanding of meditation which is in stark contrast to eastern and New Age meditation practices ... Review of Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation

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5 Stars

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Dawn of Christianity

Dawn of Christianity

On 5/2 steven.dresen wrote: Author Robert Hutchinson most recent title The Dawn of Christianity provides a narrative account of the origin of Christianity beginning with the start of Jesus's ministry and concluding with the Jerusalem Counsel which is recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. In this work Hutchinson draws heavily ... Review of The Dawn of Christianity

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3 Stars

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Practicing the Power

Practicing the Power

On 4/21 steven.dresen wrote: Practicing the Power by Sam Storms has been an eye opening read for myself. Being from a cessationist background myself my only encounters with charismatic worship and use of the gifts have been seeing the types of uses Sam Storms would be critical of as well...This book has helped me see that not all ... Review of Practicing the Power

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4 Stars

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The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

On 3/3 steven.dresen wrote: The Way of the Dragon or The Way of the Lamb by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel is a much-needed book. One doesn't have to look to far to see how many have fallen in their chase after fame in evangelical circles. There is a subtle line in ministry between a desire to have a wide reach for the sake of ... Review of The Way of the Dragon or The Way of the Lamb

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5 Stars

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The Great Good Thing

The Great Good Thing

On 2/3 steven.dresen wrote: The Great Good Thing: A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ by Andrew Klavan is a book that you just can’t set down. Klavan’s account of how he came to life is testimony to the many influences that work to bring a person to faith in Christ. Klavan begins recounting his early life in Great Neck, ... Review of The Great Good Thing

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When God Isn't There

When God Isn't There

On 1/2 steven.dresen wrote: In When God Isn’t There: Why God Is Farther Than You Think, But Closer Than You Dare Imagine author David Bowden wrestles with the important issue of God’s presence and absence. In this work Bowden seeks to find a biblical balance in understanding God’s immanence and transcendence or as Bowden ... Review: When God Isn't There

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Saving the Saved

Saving the Saved

On 11/29 steven.dresen wrote: In Saving the Saved Bryan Loritts provides a grace-infused look at the gospel of Matthew that avoids the ditches of legalism and antinomianism. Loritts main target is the legalism that seeks to measure up and earn what can only be received by grace. Loritts early on identifies the nature of the fight ... Review: Saving the Saved

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4 Stars

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What Christians Ought to Believe

What Christians Ought to Believe

On 9/27 steven.dresen wrote: Michael Bird in What Christians Ought to Believe reminds readers of the importance of the Apostle's Creed. While the Apostle's Creed has an important place in many tradition in American evangelicalism the Creed is largely ignored. Bird begins his work by addressing the importance of creeds in general ... Review: What Christians Ought to Believe

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A Doubter's Guide to the Ten Commandments

A Doubter's Guide to the Ten Commandments

On 9/15 steven.dresen wrote: A Doubter’s Guide to the Ten Commandments by John Dickson is one of the best resources on the Ten Commandments I have ever read. In this work Dickson demonstrates the dependence of much of Western thought on the Ten Commandments and their development in the teaching of Christ. Dickson ably interacts ... Review: A Doubter’s Guide to The Ten Commandments

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5 Stars

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Visual Theology

Visual Theology

On 6/15 steven.dresen wrote: Visual Theology by Tim Challies and Josh Byers is a wonderful theology resource for all Christians. What the authors have provided readers in this book is a brief systematic theology with impressive infographics. This is a very practical work of theology divided into five sections.The first section ... Visual Theology (A Review)

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Four Views on Hell

Four Views on Hell

On 5/30 steven.dresen wrote: Hell has become quite a hot topic in evangelical circles with some seeking to jettison the traditional understanding of hell and some seeking to defend it. Four Views on Hell edited by Preston Sprinkle with contributions by Denny Burk, John G. Stackhouse Jr., Robin Parry, and Jerry Walls, will help any ... Four Views on Hell (A Review)

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4 Stars

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Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

On 3/30 steven.dresen wrote: Johnston clearly lays out the problem with the church in America when he says "But with all His popularity, hardly anyone ever finds fault with Jesus... Or obeys Him (xvii)." In the first section of the book Johnston explores the problem with the church in America tracing a pattern of decline in different ... Jesus Called- He Wants His Church Back

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5 Stars

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This Is Awkward

This Is Awkward

On 3/3 steven.dresen wrote: This is Awkward by Sammy Rhodes is a book that lives up to its name. This book walks through the awkwardness and brokenness that is the life of so many millennials. In this memoir Rhodes walks us through his own personal awkwardness. His struggle to cope with his parents' divorce, depression, weight, ... This Is Awkward

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Searching for Jesus

Searching for Jesus

On 2/2 steven.dresen wrote: In Searching for Jesus Robert Hutchinson introduces readers to the latest developments in researching the historical background of Jesus. Hutchinson throughout the book interacts with previous assumptions regarding Jesus found in academia and demonstrates how the latest research gives greater credence ... Book Review: Searching for Jesus

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3 Stars

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The Dude's Guide to Marriage

The Dude's Guide to Marriage

On 12/28 steven.dresen wrote: Of the writing of marriage books there is no end. One of the latest entries to this ever growing category is Dude’s Guide to Marriage by Darrin and Amie Patrick. I came to this book with high expectations as I have a great deal of respect for Darrin Patrick and his work in the area of church planting. ... Review of Dude’s Guide to Marriage

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3 Stars

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We Cannot Be Silent

We Cannot Be Silent

On 12/22 steven.dresen wrote: In We Cannot Be Silent R. Albert Mohler provides clear insight into much that surrounds the current sexual revolution...As always Mohler speaks clearly and authoritatively on a key issue of our day. It would be foolish of any church leader not to read this book and avail themselves of Mohler’s thoughtful ... Review of We Cannot be Silent

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5 Stars

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