March 28, 2017

Preaching Old Testament Narratives, a review

Walton, Benjamin H. Preaching Old Testament Narratives. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2016. Reviewed by Don Johnson The average person in the pew probably has little interest in books on preaching. The possible exception might be those who are responsible for teaching Sunday school classes, especially for junior high and older young people. Preachers should always […]

Book Review: Iain H. Murray, Evangelicalism Divided

James Singleton FrontLine Jan/Feb 2004. Editorial Note: In light of our recently published issue on Convergence, this review from 2004 concludes with some probing questions that sound particularly applicable to our current situation. Iain H. Murray, Evangelicalism Divided, Banner of Truth Trust, 2000. This is an incisive and amazing book. Although its author would not […]

The Church of the Fundamentalists – A Review

Review by Don Johnson Larry R. Oats. The Church of the Fundamentalists: An Examination of Ecclesiastical Separation in the Twentieth Century. Watertown, WI: Maranatha Baptist Press, 2016. 176 pgs. Larry Oats prefaces his new book, The Church of the Fundamentalists, by noting “While much has been written on the histories of the fundamentalist and evangelical […]

Review: The Baptist Story

The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement. Anthony L. Chute, Nathan A. Finn, and Michael A. G. Haykin. Nashville: B & H Academic, 2015. reviewed by Don Johnson The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement ably tells the story of Baptist history from the first stirrings of the Baptist movement to […]

Prepared to Stand Alone

J. C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone Iain H. Murray, Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2016. 259 pgs. Reviewed by Don Johnson Noted biographer Iain Murray brings us another outstanding piece of work in J. C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone. His book is very readable and presents an objective (but warm) account of the […]

Unchanging Witness – A Review

Reviewed by Don Johnson Fortson, S. Donald, and Rollin Gene Grams. Unchanging Witness: The Consistent Christian Teaching on Homosexuality in Scripture and Tradition. Nashville: B & H Academic, 2016. Unchanging Witness addresses the white hot topic of homosexuality, one of the most important issues of our day. The authors, S. Donald Fortson and Rollin Gene […]

Review: Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption

Ward, Mark L., et al. Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption. Greenville, SC: BJU Press, 2016. Reviewed by Don Johnson BJU Press recently released Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption, a new textbook for Christian schools. It’s intended audience is the twelfth grade and would be taught in a Bible or Religion classroom. The writing is geared […]

Review: Perspectives on Israel & the Church

Brand, Chad O., ed. Perspectives on Israel and the Church: Four Views. Nashville: B&H, 2015. A review by Brian Collins This book presents the following four perspectives, (1) the traditional covenantal view by Robert L. Reymond, (2) the traditional dispensational view by Robert L. Thomas, (3) the progressive dispensational view by Robert L. Saucy, and […]

Bring the Books: C. H. Spurgeon’s Autobiography

Mark Minnick Will anyone ever know how many biographies of Charles Haddon Spurgeon have been issued? Lewis Drummond, who authored the massive Spurgeon: Prince of Preachers, lists nearly 40 in his bibliography, including the autobiography that Spurgeon himself started and his wife and secretary, Joseph Harrald, completed.

Review: Christians and Alcohol: A Scriptural Case for Abstinence

Christians and Alcohol: A Scriptural Case for Abstinence by Randy Jaeggli, published by Bob Jones University Seminary © Bob Jones University Press, 2014. Reviewed by Don Johnson The subject of alcohol has been a contentious one among Christians since at least the beginning of the Temperance Movement in the 19th century and continues to trouble […]