Journal of the GES – Spring 2006
Brothers, We are NOT Professionals
Brothers, We are NOT Professionals. By John Piper. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2002. 286 pp. Paper. $14.99. In an age when megachurches are marketed as the ministry model and pastors plaster their faces on billboards and books, it is helpful to be reminded that pastoral ministry and the CEO mindset do not mix. John Piper
Heaven. By Randy Alcorn. Wheaton , IL : Tyndale House Publishers, 2004. 516 pp. Cloth, $22.99. The book’s 476 pages are distributed over 46 chapters and two appendices. The depth of Alcorn’s study is attested in 363 footnotes, a thirteen page subject index, and a helpful six page scripture index. A lengthy bibliography with 140
The Assurance of Things Hoped for: A Theology of Christian Faith
The Assurance of Things Hoped for: A Theology of Christian Faith. By Avery Dulles. New York : Oxford University Press, 1994. 299 pp. Paper. $14.95. What a fascinating book this is. Avery Dulles, a well-known and highly respected Roman Catholic theologian, presents a Catholic view of saving faith that is in places quite similar to
How Firm a Foundation: The Dispensations in the Light of the Divine Covenants
How Firm a Foundation: The Dispensations in the Light of the Divine Covenants. By Hal Harless. New York : Peter Lang Publishing, 2004. 318 pp. $73.95 Hal Harless has done a nice piece of work by making an original contribution to the current scholarly debate between covenantal and dispensational theologians. As a dispensationalist Harless’ main
How Good is Good Enough?
How Good is Good Enough? By Andy Stanley. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, 2003. 92 pp. Cloth. $9.99. Andy Stanley’s small evangelistic book takes readers on an intellectual quest. Instead of telling them what to believe, with proof texts, he leads them to draw the logical conclusion that no one enters heaven by being good—only by
The Gospel Driven Man
The Gospel Driven Man. By Ralph “Yankee” Arnold. Hull, GA: Send the Light, 2005. 200 pp. Paper. $12.95. Ralph “Yankee” Arnold is a man who has a passion for clarity in Evangelism. He is a graduate of Florida Bible College from back in its glory days. He has pastored and founded and taught at a
The Five Points of Calvinism Defined, Defended, and Documented
The Five Points of Calvinism Defined, Defended, and Documented. By David N. Steele; Curtis C. Thomas; S. Lance Quinn. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2004. 247 pp. Paper, $12.99. I’ll admit it—I’ve been corrected by the Calvinists. As I read this book, I made notes and prepared my review, and was planning to blast the book. But
What Do We Mean By Propitiation? Does It Only Count If We Accept It?
The Soteriology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon and How It Impacted His Evangelism
Model Faith For Christian Service: Matthew 19:28-20:14
Salvation and the Sovereignty of God: The Great Commission as the Expression of the Divine Will
Does Christ Occupy David’s Throne Now?