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How God Became Jesus

Michael Bird, Craig Evans, Simon Gathercole, Charles Hill, and Chris Tilling | Review by: Andreas J. Köstenberger

This substantial critique makes one wonder if Bart Ehrman’s claim to evenhandedness—not just his actual contentions—should be taken with a grain of salt.

Why We Eat Our Own

Michael Cheshire | Review by: Barnabas Piper

If we highly valued everyone God created, could judgmentalism survive?

Calvin on the Christian Life

Michael Horton | Review by: Derek Rishmawy

If I had one book to put in the hands of students, pastors, or interested disciples looking to be encouraged in their faith, this may be it.

What’s Best Next

Matt Perman | Review by: Hugh Whelchel

I wish someone had given me this book on gospel-shaped productivity 40 years ago.

Now That I’m a Christian

C. Michael Patton | Review by: Cole Huffman

An edible book for someone who’s tasted and seen the Lord is good and needs a nutritious orientation to Christian faith and practice.

What’s Your Worldview?

James N. Anderson | Review by: Nate Claiborne

This book is a methodological game-changer on the philosophical playground.

Picture Perfect

Amy Baker | Review by: Renee Jarrett

This book should be hands of pastors, laypeople, counselors, and especially those struggling under the burdens of perfectionism.

How Jesus Became God

Bart D. Ehrman | Review by: Andreas Köstenberger

Bart Ehrman’s latest speaks more to his own continuing quest of faith (or lack thereof) than it reveals about the historical Jesus or early Christianity.

Biblical Eschatology

Jonathan Menn | Review by: Sam Storms

This is an exhaustive and valuable resource for anyone wanting to dig deeply into the swirl of debate regarding the end times.

Benefit of the Doubt

Gregory A. Boyd | Review by: Mike Wittmer

Boyd exerts so much energy knocking down the idol of certainty that he doesn’t have much juice left to instill confidence.

The Adam Quest

Tim Stafford | Review by: Aaron Armstrong

The debate about the earth's origins is contentious, but Stafford reminds us it's a debate between precious image bearers of God.

Christian Philosophy

Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen | Review by: Matt Manry

The ground is fertile and the time is now for Christians to devote themselves to philosophical teaching. Let this book guide you, and you will not be disappointed.

Divergent Trilogy

Veronica Roth | Review by: K. B. Hoyle

Contradictions in this bestselling series confuse what otherwise could have been an edifying, even Christian, message.

God, Locke, and Liberty

Joseph Loconte | Review by: Greg Forster

Religious and irreligious alike are again growing blind to the rights of their neighbors. This book will help reopen eyes.

The Question of Canon

Michael J. Kruger | Review by: Robert Plummer

I will be recommending this fine book on canon formation for years to come.

God in the Whirlwind

David F. Wells | Review by: Michael L. Johnson

Wells issues a potent call to embrace God's holy-love in its full array amid our whirlwind lives.

How to Stay Christian in Seminary

David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell | Review by: Nathan Lugbill

Seminary is dangerous. But when done right, it can reignite love for God and zeal for his glory.

The Twilight of the American Enlightenment

George Marsden | Review by: Thomas S. Kidd

One of the greatest historians of American religion of the past generation has delivered another engaging and important work.

Antinomianism

Mark Jones | Review by: Tim Cooper

This book on Antinomianism prompted a historical Antinomian scholar to rethink some of his conclusions.

If I Tell You I’m Gay, Will You Still Love Me?

Ann Mobley | Review by: Nate Collins

Mobley’s book ought to be on every pastor’s 'first-response' list when ministering to parents of gay sons and daughters.