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How to Read Theology for All Its Worth

How to Read Theology for All Its Worth

It is common to hear seminaries referred to as cemeteries, places where faith goes to die. Readers who put this book into action will have a harder time having this perspective. One of the best features of this book is that it continually anchors reading of theology...

Reading Revelation Responsibly

Reading Revelation Responsibly

Whenever the book of Revelation is discussed, this book is commonly referred to as well. It brilliantly walks the line to be the best type of accesible, expertly combining academic with popular writing and concerns. For academically minded people footnotes are...

Voices and Views on Paul

Voices and Views on Paul

Voice and Views on Paul is a book that introduces the major scholarship on Paul in the New Perspective on Paul. It provides extra information on the scholarship from which the New Perspective was birthed, the Apocalyptic School and a combined chapter on Barclay's...

Them, Us and Me

Them, Us and Me

Them, Us and Me is a great book on how to interpret the Old Testament. It is accessible to those entering Bible College as well as those without any desire for formal study. If you've ever had questions about the Old Testament and how it applies to us as Christians in...

Introducing the Apocrypha

Introducing the Apocrypha

The Aprocrypha is a group of texts which I haven't had a lot of interaction with, if any, growing up in a non-liturgical pentecostal protestant tradition. For those starting their study of these texts, this book is helpful as it includes both strong engagement with...

A Beginner’s Guide to New Testament Studies

A Beginner’s Guide to New Testament Studies

If you're looking at going into bible college or similar study, wanting to develop in your study of the Bible, or starting in ministry and wanting to look at some contentious issues in the study of the New Testament, then go no further. This is a brilliant book as an...

The New Testament Commentary Guide

The New Testament Commentary Guide

Commentaries themselves are a helpful assistance for those that engage scripture, whether they be small group leaders through to PhD pursuing pastors. However, for those who are new to these levels of study, selecting a book that will be helpful can be difficult...

The Rage Against The Light

The Rage Against The Light

The Rage Against The Light is a good book, however I believe it has a few slight stylistic inconsistencies. Readers coming from a more popular perspective may find the dissertation-esque formatting, particularly the introduction in which the final component is a...

God and the Pandemic

God and the Pandemic

My first encounter with N.T. (Tom) Wright was when I had to read his book New Testament and the People of God in four weeks as a beginning undergrad in Theology. My experience with that book has two distinctives, first, I found myself unbelievably tired and further...

Love Thy Body

Love Thy Body

Love Thy Body is a fantastic book for both students needing a starting point for research, or for those in the church looking for apologetics on topics relating to the body such as: sexuality, transgenderism, abortion and euthanasia. The book is full of end notes...

The Neglected C.S. Lewis

The Neglected C.S. Lewis

The Neglected Mr Lewis is a surprising little book. Approachable to all who open it, readers will find that the majority of specialist vocabulary is explained bridging the gap between the literary scholar of Lewis and, to those of you like me, as not literary...

How to Read Daniel

How to Read Daniel

"How to Read Daniel" is a fantastic book. You'll find this book helpful if you're leading a small group reading through Daniel as it includes questions at the end of each chapter, if you're ready to advance your own bible study skills beyond a study bible or if you're...

In The Year of Our Lord

In The Year of Our Lord

Within the despised discipline of the humanities in comparison to the honorary position of STEM, history holds no special place. Within the Protestant traditions, the majority must be reminded that helpful Christian history didn’t begin with Luther and the...

The Whole Counsel of God

The Whole Counsel of God

Disclaimer: I am passionately from a topical preaching tradition, for those who are within a similar tradition, the usefulness of this book is reduced not removed and would have a three star rating. The four star rating is for those within an expository tradition or...

The Most Important Stories of the Bible

The Most Important Stories of the Bible

When reading the bible, the context of a particular story is essential to delving into the meaning of a passage. However, most people don’t read through canon from Genesis through to Revelation and remember the entire storyline of scripture. For those that require a...

The Promises of God

The Promises of God

The Promises of God is a brilliant devotional from Charles Spurgeon. The language in this updated volume is accessible yet it still is full of beauty. He has been referred to as the Preacher of Preachers which is clearly seen in this volume’s clear artistic prose....

5 Minutes in Church History

5 Minutes in Church History

Church history is not seemingly a common topic of everyday Christian’s reading. If you haven’t been interested in church history before, take a look at this book: 5 Minutes in Church History. You can check out the sublime convincing opening chapter here on the...

Walking with Jesus on Campus

Walking with Jesus on Campus

For every season of life, there are a cornucopia of possible resources that can be read with disciples in these stages. Walking with Jesus on Campus by Stephen Kellough is a great book. It is conversational, and includes questions at the end of chapter. Some of the...

Geek and Ye Shall Find

Geek and Ye Shall Find

Geek and You Shall Find is subtitled a Devotion for Nerds, Geeks and Dorks Everywhere. However even the average viewer of pop culture will know of most of massively varied fandoms included. There are a few that are expected and a few that would be hard to expect. This...

Final Word

Final Word

Final Word by John MacArthur is an interesting book. It is seemingly not written for the academic but for the popular level reader. Being from a Pentecostal/Charasmatic background, and identifying as a charasmatic, there does seem to be a few places where large church...

Misquoted

Misquoted

Misquoted is a book that seeks to interpret scriptures within their historical and literary contexts through the author, Dan Suelzle's, Lutheran theology. One of the big points in this book, although it isn't outright stated, is to remember the impact of modern...

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

In the English language, we have been blessed with an abundance of translations and therefore an abundance of discussion on different English translations. One of the more radically disputed translations is The Message written by Eugene Peterson. This commemorative...

Between Us Guys

Between Us Guys

Between us guys is a great book for fathers to read and then read with their sons. I’m not a father, but the topics discussed covered a wide range and provide a good base of conversations as boys move in preteen ages and then eventually teenage years. The pattern that...

The Guys Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must Face

The Guys Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must Face

The Guys Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must Face is a brilliant book. It is brimming with personal anecdotes and spiritual as well as scientific backing to make sure that the young men that read it have no way of weaselling out of its truth. This book covers...

Pressure Points

Pressure Points

Moving into the university and young adult stages of life bring additional difficulty, as it is not something we have experienced before. With the wisdom of years of working in college ministry, Shelby talks about issues that face this generation of young adults as...

Choose Greatness

Choose Greatness

Choosing Greatness is a powerful punch of a book, with short chapters filled with personal anecdotes, to discuss, as the title suggests wise decisions that young men make. When preparing to read the book there are the obvious vices that one would expect to be covered...

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