Reformers Blog — Cassie Watson

Book Review: Not Home Yet (Ian K. Smith)

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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 What will the end of the world look like? It’s a question that countless books and movies have tried to answer. Even if God is in the picture, they tend to depict believers as being whisked away to safety while the rest of the world is destroyed. Ian Smith addresses these misconceptions in his book Not Home Yet: How the Renewal of the Earth Fits Into God’s...

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Book Review: The Promise is His Presence (Glenna Marshall)

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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 This article was originally posted on Cassie Watson's website, which can be viewed here. When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, they lost the very thing they needed most—they were cut off from God’s presence. The rest of the Bible chronicles God’s plans to restore his wayward people. He makes promises to them—and to us—that centre on his presence. This is the subject of Glenna Marshall’s...

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Book Review: J-Curve (Paul E. Miller)

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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 How can we live out the Bible’s command to put other people above ourselves? What should our response be to the frustrations, disappointments and suffering we face each day? How can we live humbly in a culture obsessed with self-exaltation? Those are the kinds of questions Paul Miller addresses in his new book J-Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life. In the first part of...

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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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