Reformers Blog — Book Review

Book Review: Post Christian (Gene Edward Veith Jr.)

Posted by Andrew Deligiorgakis on

Book Review by Mark Powell Mark Powell is associate pastor at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Sydney. Every now and again you read a book that you just can’t put down. For me, Veith’s latest work was one such book. In the space of one afternoon—and a very late night! —I ploughed through the more than 300-plus pages. I simply could not put it down. Veith provides one of the best analysis of contemporary though and culture currently in print. He tackles all this through four major sections: Reality (how we understand our existence especially since the Enlightenment), the Body (how we now...

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Book Review: Truth We Can Touch (Tim Chester)

Posted by Andrew Deligiorgakis on

Book Review by James Jeffery The great desire of every human heart is to have true communion with God, and communion with one another, and this is why Tim Chester’s Truth We Can Touch is an indispensable treatise for the contemporary church. Chester shows why the sacraments — baptism and the Lord’s Supper — were not just for the early church but are Christological signs and seals God has given His church to reassure us of the promises of the gospel. Particularly for those living in the highly individualised and secularised West, Chester taps into the God-given need and longing we...

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Book Review: Transformed by Truth

Posted by Andrew Deligiorgakis on

Teenagers are underestimated in the church. Even if they’re fed with solid biblical teaching at youth group, we don’t always teach them to feed themselves from the Word. We assume they won’t understand the deep things of God—or don’t want to try. In Transformed By Truth: Why and How to Study the Bible for Yourself as a Teen, Katherine Forster upends these expectations. She states the purpose of her book: “My hope is that you'll come away from this book with a renewed vision of why Bible study is important and with the tools to pursue it on your own.”...

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Book Review: A Company of Heroes

Posted by Thomas Eglinton on

In our corner of the world, we can often take for granted the freedom of faith that we are blessed with. While the Western world is certainly becoming more hostile to Christianity, we can feel safe that sharing the gospel, reading the Bible or meeting together as God’s church will not cost us our lives. Yet, millions of Christians all over the world face this possibility every day. In his book A Company of Heroes, Tim Keesee provides us with a snapshot of just some of the stories of faithful Christian missionaries who, in many cases, risk their lives to...

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Book Review: Labor with Hope (Gloria Furman)

Posted by Thomas Eglinton on

I am so excited about this book. There are so many books on how to mother, how to parent, how to grandparent. But when it came to pregnancy I couldn't find a book that would prepare me and help me spiritually with all the emotions and questions that would come alongside pregnancy and childbirth.

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