Book Review: Logic and Faith by Jason Lisle

“Logic and Faith” is a Christian’s textbook on philosophy in dealing with the Evolutionist’s arguments. It is simple, yet profound. It exposes the enemy’s tactics to twist the truth in order to promote his false teaching. It is a beginning guide, in a concise way, to begin thinking beyond simple devotionals and step into the arena of apologetics. Continue reading

Book Review: Redemption Truths by Robert Anderson

“Redemption Truths” is a straight-forward summation of doctrines related to redemption.  This is a great book to give to a new Christian, although the Anglicized English of the 1800s may be difficult for many in our culture. It may be like giving a new Christian, who is also young an old King James Bible – they likely won’t adjust to the old English. Anderson has a tremendous background in legal and investigative fields and thus ably addresses the justness of God in providing redemption. It also adds to an apologetic approach to the subject matter. Continue reading

Book Review: Real Churches by Richard Thompson

“Real Churches” is an excellent Practical Theology textbook.  I’ve always seen the original languages and theology as the backbone for a seminary education and practical theology is something that should be learned prior to seminary in discipleship with a pastor or can be learned after seminary as an associate pastor. However, most churches are not able to afford an associate, so most pastors must jump into the lone-pastor role. Continue reading

Book Review: The Gospel and its Ministry by Robert Anderson

“The Gospel and its Ministry” is a great read, because Anderson addresses many essential gospel terms and concepts. If there is any subject the enemy wants to distort, it is the gospel. Having written 150 years ago, he does not deal with current distortions like baptismal regeneration or open theology, but his clarifications are important for any age. Continue reading

Book Review: The Lord from Heaven by Robert Anderson

“The Lord from Heaven” is a concise work on the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Motivated by a young missionary, who struggled in his faith to explain the Lordship of Jesus Christ, specifically, His deity, Anderson wrote this work. Thomas cried out, “My Lord and My God.” Jesus was not a humanized God or a deified man. He was the God-man, who was fully God and true humanity in one person. Continue reading

Book Review: The Silence of God by Robert Anderson

“The Silence of God” became clear in the last chapter. God has been silent for 18 centuries (at least when Anderson wrote). Anderson wrote that heaven has been silent as no more Scripture has been written even though many have been waiting for new revelation and have been trying to point people to new revelation miracles. Continue reading

Book Review: Decision Making & the Will of God by Gary Friesen

How do you know what the will of God is? That is one of the most often asked questions in my years of pastoring. Most Christian people know God has a plan for their lives and because Scripture says God is perfect, they believe God has a perfect will for them. They assume that that perfect will is within the framework of moral living and within that framework there is a “dot” that prescribes what His perfect will it. Friesen describes that as the Traditional View and since I have been a holder of that view, I agree with him. Continue reading

Book Review: Social Issues: What does the Bible say about morality? by Answers in Genesis

“Social Issues” is like a bioethics seminar, only simple enough for anyone to understand. These issues are important in our culture, because of the evil of evolution and how it has twisted, distorted and misrepresented the truth. It’s one thing to discern the impossibility of evolution and discard it, but how does a Christian apply Biblical truth to defend his position on social issues. Answers in Genesis has provided a great resource for a number of questions. Continue reading