The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther by Steven J. Lawson

     One of several books in Reformation Trust’s “Long Line of Godly Men” series, The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther details what made Luther such a powerful preacher. Most people are familiar with Luther’s Ninety-five Theses, nailed to the door of Castle Church, against the practice of the selling of indulgences by the church. Many will […]

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Evangelical Theology by Michael F. Bird

     “The gospel is an expression of the truth of God and the love of God, so it is the best platform on which to integrate a Christian love ethic and Christian creedal convictions.” In his new “Evangelical Theology,” Michael Bird has built his discussions on the foundation of the Gospel. While the book covers several […]

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Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians by Marshall, Gilbert, & Shea

     Well documented and very informative, Persecuted gives examples of the oppression of, and violence against, Christians all over the world. The book discusses the laws, both religious and political, that make life as a Christian in certain countries difficult, or impossible. From atheistic, communist nations to those ruled by religious law, such as Islam, each […]

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Angelguard by Ian Acheson

     Three major cities across the globe are hit with major explosions, killing thousands. Unlike the usual terrorist attacks, no one has stepped forward to claim responsibility. One man, Jack Haines, comes to believe he was protected by God during the explosion in his hometown that claimed the lives of his wife and two of […]

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A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days by Jonathan Bernis

     While most books about the last days focus on the Rapture of the church and the Tribulation period, Rabbi Jonathan Bernis focuses his attention on signs we can see now that point to the last days, as well as things that need to happen for Jesus to return. Bernis suggests that Israel lay at the […]

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Live Second by Doug Bender

     “Live Second” is a devotional-style book to accompany the popular “I Am Second” movement. The idea is to have the reader reflect on what the Bible has to say about us and our relationship with God. Are we putting Him first? How can we practice putting God first? The book consists of 365 short […]

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Jesus: Pure and Simple by Wayne Cordeiro

     Everyone goes through difficult times in life. You may be experiencing a situation that has left you feeling lost and hopeless. What’s the answer? Return to Jesus – pure and simple. On the other hand, you may be involved in ministry, being pulled into several different directions at once as you try to balance […]

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Your Words Hold a Miracle by John Osteen

***Note added 2/18/19 – The review below was written before I knew the true meaning of the Gospel. I am leaving the review as is, but I can no longer recommend this book due to its connection with the Name It And Claim It form of the dangerous Prosperity “Gospel.” The Bible says that life […]

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Holy Discontent by Bill Hybels

     What is that one thing that gets to you? That one thing that’s wrong with the world that you just can’t stand? This is what Bill Hybels calls your Holy Discontent. It’s the thing that makes you take action. For some it may be poverty. For others, racial injustice. No matter what your holy […]

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No Longer a Slumdog by K. P. Yohannan

     The nation of India is full of children who will never know anything other than poverty. They were born into the Hindu caste system, beneath the lowest caste. They are less than human, untouchable, unwanted. They are forced to work in fields and factories so they might be able to eat one meal each […]

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Erasing Hell by Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle

     “Erasing Hell” is a response to Rob Bell’s “Love Wins.” Chan and Sprinkle delve into the Bible to see what God said about Heaven and Hell. Using Scripture as their main source, they also discuss what ancient Jewish and Christian writers had to say about Hell, as well as more contemporary Christian writers. Their […]

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Love Wins by Rob Bell

     In his controversial book “Love Wins,” Rob Bell explains his views on Heaven and Hell. How do you get to Heaven? Who goes to Hell? Is that really the point of it all? My summary of the book is short. A LOT shorter than I usually do a summary. There’s a reason for that. If […]

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