Good Mood Bad Mood Review

Charles D. Hodges, M.D. Good Mood, Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder. Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania: Shepherd Press, 2013. 192 pp. $13.95. Americans are being diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder at a breakneck pace. In this provocative, clarifying, and Christ-centered book, Dr. Charles Hodges attempts to peel back the layers of common solutions to…

The Utter Relief of Holiness Review

John Eldredge. The Utter Relief of Holiness: How God’s Goodness Frees Us from Everything that Plagues Us. New York: Faith Works 2013. 208 pp. $19.99. Reviewer’s Note: At the outset, let me say that this is the first John Eldredge book I have read. I am not unfamiliar with the claims that Eldredge is a…

The Heart of Evangelsim

I just finished reading The Heart of Evangelism by Jerram Barrs, founder and Resident Scholar of the Francis Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Theological Seminary.  This is perhaps the best and fullest piece I have read on evangelism. Woven throughout the book is what Barrs feels to be the seven principles of communicating the gospel.  They…

The Pleasures of God by John Piper

I’m going to try to start giving brief reviews of books after I read them.  It’s mostly for my benefit to remember what I read, but nevertheless, I’m sure you might find it helpful.  I just finished The Pleasures of God by John Piper. Piper takes his thesis from Henry Scougal: “The worth and excellency…