Review: Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World

When I heard that Tom Schreiner was going to be writing a book in Crossway’s ‘Short Studies in Biblical Theology’ series I was excited. Then, once I found out it was going to be on the topic of covenant, I immediately preordered it from Amazon (and am still awaiting its delivery at the time of…

Review: How to Read and Understand the Biblical Prophets

It is said that there are two kind of teachers: those who teach so their students can pass tests, and those who teach so their students learn. Peter J. Gentry, in ‘How to Read and Understand the Biblical Prophets’, is one of the latter.

Review: The New Calvinists

As an evangelical Christian, living in England, and after hearing JD Hall recently recommend ‘The New Calvinists’, and seeing that it was about the UK church, I was eager to open it and see what it said.

1 Samuel 17 – Seeing things as they really are

Passage: 1 Samuel 17 Summary 1 Samuel has been all about looking for a leader and we re-join in the middle of a leadership crisis. Saul has been made the first king of Israel by popular demand – but things have not gone well. In fact, even the selection of Saul was flawed to begin…

My Best Reads of 2016

In what has become a tradition on my blog, I hereby present my top 5 books of 2016 for your perusal. Before getting to the books though, I just wanted to answer the question “How do I come up with this list?” Well, there are a few criteria that these books meet. Primarily, these books are…