Justin’s #21 – From God to Us, Norman Geisler, 419 pages

June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Earlier this year, I read about book about William Tyndale and his daring mission to translate the Bible into English. Before I started that book, I had been reading this one by Norman Geisler which presents a pretty significant layman’s scope of the area of theology called bibliology. One of the biggest threats to Evangelicalism today is the disdain for the Bible. Liberal scholars as well as Atheists and Agnostics have been putting pressure on this traditional thought for several years now and with good reason: when you discredit the Bible, everything after it falls as well. The inerrancy debate, I believe, will be one of the most pivotal arguments for Christians as we enter into the greater 21st century. That’s why Geisler’s book is so important. People of all walks of life will look at the Bible and wonder if what we are reading is really what the original authors wrote. What they do not realize is that there is a plethora of evidence given to defend the position of inerrancy. Geisler starts with the inspiration of the texts; the thought that God, through the Holy Spirit, inspired men to write down His very words in the style of […]

Mark’s #31 – The Jesus Story Book Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones (2007)

August 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

Having read to my daughters,  reviewed, and recommended this book in the past, I will simply paste the introduction here to give you a good sense of the focus of this great resource for parents: Now, some people think the Bible is a book of rules, telling you what you should and shouldn’t do. The Bible certainly does have some rules in it. They show you how life works best. But the Bible isn’t mainly about you and what you should be doing. It’s about God and what he has done. Other people think the Bible is a book of heroes, showing you people you should copy. The Bible does have some heroes in it, but (as you’ll soon find out) most of the people in the Bible aren’t heroes at all. They make some big mistakes (sometimes on purpose), they get afraid and run away. At times, they’re downright mean. No, the Bible isn’t a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a Story. It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince […]

JRF’s #22 – The MacArthur New Testament Commentary: I Peter by John MacArthur

July 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

I found myself referring to this commentary enough during our Community Group’s study of I Peter that I decided to go ahead and read the whole thing so I could get credit for it. This commentary strikes a balance between being devotional, exegetical, and expository.  If you are looking to go deep into the greek grammar or syntax, this is not the techinical commentary you want.  That said, MacArthur provides enough information on the original language to understand the key points and clear flow of Peter’s letter.  MacArthur also digs deep enough to satisfactorily explain tough passages such as I Peter 3:18-22. At times it feels like MacArthur launches into lengthy rabbit trails that only seem to be peripherally related to the passage in I Peter that he is commenting on.  These rabbit trails are of course interesting and edifying but at times were distracting from the study of the actual passage. Overall, a great tool for studying and heeding a great book of the Bible.   Share on Facebook

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