Reformers Blog — Cassie Watson

Book Review: Growing in Godliness (Lindsey Carlson)

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Book Review by Cassie Watson Cassie Watson is a ministry apprentice at Merrylands Anglican Church, working to see women grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus. You can follow her blog or connect with her on Twitter Christian books aimed at teenagers are very hit and miss. I read plenty as a teenager which were essentially self-help books with a few out-of-context Bible verses thrown in. It was refreshing, then, to read Lindsey Carlson’s excellent book Growing in Godliness: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Maturing in Christ. There aren’t too many books for youth out there that are helpful and biblical, but this is...

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Book Review: Competing Spectacles (Tony Reinke)

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Book Review by Cassie Watson Cassie Watson is a ministry apprentice at Merrylands Anglican Church, working to see women grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus. You can follow her blog or connect with her on Twitter It has always been difficult to treasure Jesus above everything else, but it seems close to impossible in this media-saturated age. There's so much noise vying for our attention. Christians tend to fall into two radical views when it comes to the ubiquitous screen. Either we declare entertainment to be evil and avoid it all, or we dive in headfirst with no restraints in the interests of...

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Book Review: The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read

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Book Review by Cassie Watson Cassie Watson is a ministry apprentice at Merrylands Anglican Church, working to see women grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus. You can follow her blog or connect with her on Twitter Plenty of books have been written on how to be a great pastor. Far fewer teach us how to be great church members. This seems strange considering that vocational pastors make up such a small percentage of the church. Christopher Ash fills the gap with The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read. His goal is to encourage “a healthy two-way dynamic in...

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Book Review: Humble Calvinism

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If the title of this book shocks you, you’re not alone. To our shame, Calvinism is not typically associated with humility. I’m proof of that—part of me didn’t want to read this book because I was happy in my little bubble of theological pride. Halfway through the first chapter, I had to put the book down and get on my knees before God to repent of my arrogance.

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Book Review: The Good Life in the Last Days (Mikey Lynch)

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Book Review by Cassie Watson Cassie Watson is a ministry apprentice at Merrylands Anglican Church, working to see women grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus. You can follow her blog or connect with her on Twitter We make a thousand decisions every day, from what we’ll have for breakfast to whether we’ll accept that new job. How can we make good decisions as Christians living in the last days? Often we simplify this, but Mikey Lynch’s The Good Life in the Last Days shows us that sometimes “it’s complicated” is a valid and right answer. Lynch provides practical guidance on how to make...

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