Review: Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret

Larry Osborne. Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret: Why Serial Innovators Succeed Where Others Fail. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013. $15.96 (Amazon). 176 pp. Larry Osborne’s latest book, Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret, was intriguing to me because in my new pastoral role, I know I’ll be doing some innovating in several areas. Thankfully, Osborne’s book proved to be a wealth…

Review: Awakening Faith

James Stuart Bell, with Patrick J. Kelly, Awakening Faith: Daily Devotions from the Early Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013. $18.68 (Amazon). 400 pp. The average American evangelical knows little of church history. I am certainly no expert in this area, but I do feel the need and desire to be acquainted with the community of faith…

Review: Gospel Transformation Bible

Gospel Transformation Bible. Edited by Bryan Chapell and Dane Ortlund. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013. $25.93 (Amazon). 1904 pp. Five years ago this month the ESV Study Bible–the “Lexus” of study Bibles, a friend once said–was first published. It has served thousands of Christians well. Now, Crossway has published a new type of application Bible with the same,…

Review: Wesley on the Christian Life

Fred Sanders. Wesley on the Christian Life: The Heart Renewed in Love. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013. $14.79 (Amazon). 262 pp. When I was first introduced to Reformed theology, I quickly labeled John Wesley as a no-zone for developing my beliefs. This was due mostly to the waywardness of many Wesleyan and Methodist churches today. Associating Wesley…

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Review: Is God anti-gay?

Sam Allberry. Is God anti-gay? And other questions about homosexuality, the Bible, and same-sex attraction. United Kingdom: The GoodBook Company, 2013. $7.19 (Amazon). 89 pp. In the past several months, there have been many frequent and heated conversations about homosexuality. Too many to recount or rehash here, of course. As long as there are people on the…