‘Is God Anti-Gay?’ by Sam Allberry

Is God anti-gay?  No question is more relevant in our culture.  No question raises more rancor and outrage.  No question divides churches more quickly.  And yet Sam Allberry, associate pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Maidenhead, UK, has managed to handle this loaded question with aplomb, accuracy, and plainness in just 85 pages.  And the […]

‘Christianity and Liberalism’ by J. Gresham Machen

[J. Gresham Machen, Christianity and Liberalism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1923. 189 pp. $15.00.] Definitions.  In order for two people to have a coherent and constructive discussion, they must first agree on basic definitions.  Language itself is built on commonly held words and meanings.  Christianity and Liberalism is a dictionary of sorts–one that seeks […]

‘Taking God at His Word’ by Kevin DeYoung

Few Christians would pick up a book entitled Doctrines of the Holy Scripture.  And that is precisely why Kevin DeYoung’s latest book is entitled Taking God at His Word.  With ease and clarity, DeYoung spends 144 brief pages explaining why the Scriptures are sufficient, clear, authoritative, and necessary for the Christian life.  Ultimately, DeYoung demonstrates his own submission to […]

‘The Art of Biblical Narrative’ by Robert Alter

Some books you read straight through from cover to cover in one sitting.  Some books you struggle through over the course of several months, eventually giving up long before the end.  Some books require that you consume them in small chewable amounts. The Art of Biblical Narrative by Robert Alter is of the last variety.  […]