Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Vern Poythress, Inerrancy and the Gospels: A God-Centered Approach to the Challenges of Harmonization (P&R, 2022), 240 pages, Paperback, $24.99. At what might well have been the high-water mark in the battle over the Bible, the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI), issued the...
Gary L. Steward, Justifying Revolution: The American Clergy’s Argument for Political Resistance, 1750-1776 (New York, NY; Oxford University Press, 2021), 232 pages, Hardcover. $74 The subject of submission and resistance to political authorities is an evergreen issue. No matter where one stands on...
More Than a Battle: How to Experience Victory, Freedom, and Healing from Lust . By Joe Rigney. B&H Publishing, 2021. 224 pages, paper, $17.99. Joe Rigney has written an excellent book for men who are dealing with the sin of pornography in their own lives or in the lives of other men. The book...
God, Technology, and the Christian Life . By Tony Reinke. Crossway, 2022. 320 pages, paper, $21.99. For modern Christians, navigating the waters of technology is a subject increasingly top-of-mind. Tech seems to change monthly, with new products and sciences requiring us to constantly evaluate our...
Natural Theology: A Biblical and Historical Introduction and Defense. By David Haines. Davenant Press, 2021. 195 pages, paper, $14.95 As a classical apologist, C. S. Lewis began his defense of the faith by examining shared human experience. In Book I of Mere Christianity , Lewis argued that we all...
Is It Abuse? A Biblical Guide to Identifying Domestic Abuse and Helping Victims. By Darby Strickland. P&R, 2020. 360 pages. Paperback, $19.99. If pastors, counselors, and church members could only read one book on the subject of abuse, I would recommend they read Is It Abuse? by Darby...
Rediscover Church: Why the Body of Christ Is Essential. By Collin Hansen & Jonathan Leeman. Crossway, 2021. 160 pages, paper, $12.99 I still find it hard to believe. A flu virus succeeded in doing what centuries of persecution by Roman pagans, Ottoman Muslims, Hindu nationalists, Eastern...
Everyday Prayer with the Puritans. Donald K. McKim. P&R Publishing, 2021. 136 pp. Hardcover. $15.99. “We sometimes use the phrase ‘the breath of life,’” writes Donald K. McKim. “This usually refers to ongoing life marked by and expressed in the act of breathing. Without the breath of life, only...
The Deep Places: A Memoir Of Illness And Discovery. Ross Douthat. Convergent Books, 2021. 224 pp. Hardcover. $26.00 The Deep Places is a memoir written by New York Times opinion columnist Ross Douthat. I have appreciated Mr. Douthat’s writings for a number of years, including his books Bad Religion...
Before You Lose Your Faith: Deconstructing Doubt in the Church. Edited by Ivan Mesa. The Gospel Coalition, 2021. 139 pp. Paperback. $16.99 What if, C. S. Lewis asks in The Great Divorce , the people in hell could get on a bus and take it to heaven? And what if, when they arrived, they were met by...