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Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength
From the onset I want to say that this is a good and edifying book. It is solid and helpful. HOWEVER, this books is not at all what I expected, not wa...more
May 29, 2013
May 29, 2013
Believer's Baptism: Sign of the New Covenant in Christ
I must say I am rating the WHOLE book a bit prematurely. I mean here to express the gratitude I have for the writings Stephen J. Wellum. I read his es...more
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Aug 17, 2012
I picked up this book expecting an exposition, what I received was an apologetic (for revised dispensationalism). I did not get what I was looking for...more
Aug 13, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
Covenant of Grace
An insightful summary (which is all it aims to be, namely a pamphlet) of God's covenantal dealings with sinful man. This work was insightful in showin...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
Five Leading Reformers: Lives at a Watershed of History
the book is just what it pertains to be, a very rough sketchbook. It sets out a brief, and a bit hurried, bio-sketch for the reformers at hand. Howeve...more
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Jul 17, 2012
Adam in the New Testament: Mere Teaching Model or First Historical Man?
A short work, but boy does it pack a punch. Rich, rich, rich. The book seeks to draw out the NT reading of Adam and also to draw out the disastrous th...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Who Was Jesus?
This is a very helpful book that spends most of its time answering the questioning title negatively. The bulk of this thin book reads as three separat...more
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
Understanding Biblical Theology: A Comparison of Theory and Practice
Great book. Very informative, a great heuristic for it provides many gathering categories that clear up certain questions of methods, definitions and...more
Jul 09, 2013
Jul 04, 2013
Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction
This is a great introduction to Kyper's thought. It hits all the right points and does it in a fashion that makes it difficult to put down. I wish, ho...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
Pornography: A Christian Critique
A much needed response to a much-neglected blazing issue outside, as well as inside, the church. The book does a good job showing how one is to approa...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
Words of Life: Scripture as the Living and Active Word of God
Wonderful book. Clear, accessible, up-to-date, corrective, humble and best of all solid. One of the many attractive features of the book (and there ar...more
Jun 07, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
6 Modern Myths about Christianity & Western Civilization
This book decries some of the modern propaganda "myths," thereby eschewing history and other facts in order to support its own, often secular, worldvi...more
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Rousseau Kant Goethe
My rating is in part a function of my knowledge of the thinkers discussed. Had I had a greater background understanding of the three I would have rate...more
Mar 16, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
The Meaning of History
This is a descent introduction to a few influential thinkers in the field of philosophy of history. It is helpful in the expositions, as well as some...more
May 09, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
Lectures on Calvinism
3 and 1/2

An application of the Calvinistic Wolrdview to various topics of Science, Politics, Arts etc. Kuyper provides some thoughts on how such a wor...more
Jul 17, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution: A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First
A very helpful, enlightening, and educational book. Very accessible in writing. Quiet a feet for a single book, but as a scratch on a surface it is a...more
Jul 06, 2012
May 13, 2012
The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers
A great read. A page-turner. Brings to light much ignored aspects of the philosophes beliefs.

PS I think the title is a bit misleading. I wish the nam...more
Jun 03, 2013
May 30, 2013
History Through the Eyes of Faith: Christian College Coalition Series
This book is a great book, as a supplement for a Western Civ class, it tries to bring to foreground what the typical Western Civ narrative conceals, a...more
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
How to Read the Bible as Literature: . . . and Get More Out of It
A very helpful introduction to the pervading literary aspects of the Bible. The author goes from genre to genre showing how applying a literary approa...more
Feb 18, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
A Little Exercise for Young Theologians
If I may resort to analogy/allegory in my review: This books is a small dagger that a distant old sage friend trust into your side upon a long awaited...more
Mar 22, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Reformed Theology in America: A History of Its Modern Development
A good introduction on the three major Reformed theological schools (and the majors figures therein) of thought in the US. Some essays are better than...more
Apr 06, 2013
Apr 06, 2013
How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture
Starting with the broad strokes of antiquity, Schaffer shows how the modern West ended up where it is now, in a dangerously bifurcated state of consci...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament
Very helpful and illuminating introduction to a very important question regrading the unity of scriptures (and a host of other issues that come with i...more
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 22, 2012
The Art of Reading Poetry
Much of this essay is really insightful and quiet good. But the larger portion is woefully over my head. I hope to glean more of it in the upcoming ye...more
May 09, 2013
May 09, 2013
The Origin of the Bible
great collection of essays by reliable and trustworthy scholars about the origin of the Bible (a bit obvious considering the title). However, I did ap...more
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
The Christian Mind: How Should a Christian Think?
lucid, rarely do you find an author who speaks so insightfully and piercingly into our society and even our western civilization as a whole. a bold, a...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
Dispensationalism: Essential Beliefs and Common Myths
Great brief, succinct summary of the system that clearness up misunderstandings and myths and thus calling for reasoned non-straw-man discussion and d...more
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners: Or Brief Faithful Relation Exceeding Mercy God Christ his Poor Servant John
enjoyed it very much. a man's tense struggle with himself and the devil. it was, as if, the human end of the Screwtape Letters, where John Bunyan is t...more
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Aug 09, 2011
God's Big Picture: Tracing the Story-Line of the Bible
a great introduction to biblical theology. grants an orientation to all of scripture in relation to the lord's redemptive history throughout scripture...more
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Oct 29, 2011
The Second One Thousand Years: Ten People Who Defined a Millennium
a few essays are great and insightful others not so much. well worth a read for the ten sketches it offers. Especially enjoyed the essays on Gregory t...more
Nov 02, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
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