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Review of Stone’s “People Pleasing Pastors: Avoiding The Pitfalls of Approval-Motivated Leadership”

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Stone writes to help deliver Christian leaders—not just pastors—from this common temptation. Too often ministry is done with an eye to avoiding criticism or simply being liked by everyone.

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A Review of Walker’s “The New Calvinism Considered”
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... But Walker gives most of his attention to “Cautions and Concerns” about the movement. Under this rubric he includes pragmatism, commercialism, an unbalanced view of culture, a troubling approach to holiness, ecumenism, unresolved issues surrounding charismatic gifts, and triumphalism.
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Tchividjian Recommendation of Giertz’s “The Hammer of God”

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a book that has had a profound influence on me–is Bo Giertz’s (1905-1988) fictional work "The Hammer of God". ... Leland Ryken–longtime literature professor at Wheaton College–referred to The Hammer of God as “one of the best literary finds I have ever made.” I couldn’t agree more!

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Review of Collin’s “Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?: Who They Were and Why You Should Care”

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Collins will not satisfy many of his own denomination who expect an affirmation of 6-Day Creation. Nor will it satisfy those who consider Genesis to have little to do in describing the origins of humanity as we know it.

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A Review of Horner’s “When Missions Shapes the Mission”

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... Horner believes the church has a missions problem. His concern is that missions has become “a priority in theory but not in a practical way that makes any difference in what actually happens in the life and ministry of local churches” ...

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Review of Ripken’s “The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected”

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The “Insanity of God” seems like an odd title for a Christian book. God insane? It might have seemed so for God to suddenly plunge a “white bread” young seminary grad from rural Kentucky into a setting so dangerous. ...

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Review of Alvarado’s “Follow the Money: The Money Trail through History”

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... “Follow the Money: The Money Trail Through History” is thought provoking. From the business standpoint, the author’s frustrating lack of recommendations for either government policy or personal investment in this work makes perfect sense. ...

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A Review of Kouzes and Posner’s “The Leadership Challenge-5th edition”

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... a lengthy book with a breezy reading style that serves as a one-stop shop for leadership principles. ...

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Review of Jared Wilson's “Otherworld”

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... Wilson’s handling of the event makes one wonder if he has uncovered a previously unknown manual on exorcism by some ancient Reformed luminary. ...

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Review of Frame’s “Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief”

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... key “flashpoints” within modern “conservative” American Reformed and evangelical circles. These issues include the interpretation of the Genesis account of creation in light of the current science, the endemic issue of the relation between justification and obedience ...
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