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Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity

By: Nathan A. Finn
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA

3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012. xii + 356. $22.99.

The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion

By: Hans Madueme
Covenant College
Lookout Mountain, Georgia, USA

New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xi + 302 pp. £18.99/$26.00.

The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology

By: Hans Madueme
Covenant College
Lookout Mountain, Georgia, USA

New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. xxi + 541 pp. £130.00/$205.00.

The Grace of Repentance

By: Hans Madueme
Covenant College
Lookout Mountain, Georgia, USA

Wheaton: Crossway, 2010. 61 pp. £4.99/$6.99.

10 Essential Classics of Western Literature

By: John Mark Reynolds

Reading a great text brings benefits, but these benefits work in “agricultural time,” not computing time.

Help in Gospel-Centered Bible Reading

By: Dane Ortlund

From The Jesus Story Book Bible to Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics, Dane Ortlund offers a list of books to help you keep Jesus at the center of all your Bible reading.

9 Recommended Books on Leadership

By: Matt Perman

The Bible isn't exhaustive when it comes leadership, but good leadership principles will resonate with it. Matt Perman suggests nine books to help us think through theological and practical issues that every leader faces.

Five Essential Reads on the American Civil War

By: Collin Hansen

These books will help you honor the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War's outbreak by learning about its causes, characters, and conflicts.

Stephen Nichols Suggests Books on the Reformation

By: John Starke

So, if we want to read a good introduction to the times and personalities of the Protestant Reformation, where do we start? We asked for suggestions from Stephen Nichols, research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School.

Grudem Suggests Books on Economic Development

By: John Starke

Wayne Grudem, well known for his Systematic Theology, has written widely in a number of fields with books such as Business for the Glory of God and his most recent, Politics According to the Bible. We asked Grudem for a reading list of books that would help us all understand economic development.

Coming Books in Response to Rob Bell

By: John Starke

Now that the blog-responses to Bell's Love Wins seems to be on the decline, the rush of book-responses is on the way. I've listed them here, but there were a few interesting observations as I searched through all the Bell responses that I think are worth noting.

Superficial Holiness and the Modern Scholar

By: John Starke

In his classic work Keep in Step with the Spirit, J. I. Packer bemoans that, "Magisterial treatments on holiness for our time are in short supply." He explains further...

Something New, Something Old: Politics

By: John Starke

Christian involvement in politics has never been monolithic - from complete separatism to heroic activism; from the Moral Majority to the Evangelical left. Some churches have voter registration booths in their foyer, while others are not so sure there's room for politics and gospel preaching under the same roof.

Two New Books From D. A. Carson

By: John Starke

We wanted to ensure that our readers were aware of two new books this summer by D. A. Carson:

Why We Need the Puritans

By: John Starke

This month Crossway Books is publishing another edition of Quest for Godliness, by J. I. Packer.

Let Go and Let God?

By: Justin Taylor

Andy Naselli’s fascinating e-book on the history of Keswick theology—and whether or not it is biblical—is now available to pre-order from Logos.

Metaxas Talks on Bonhoeffer

By: John Starke

Eric Metaxas, author of the new biography Bonhoeffer: Past, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, recently gave an address at Socrates in the City on Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

The Word Became Fresh

By: David Mathis