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Parenting God’s Way

I read this new but short book (2017, just 41 pages) while researching material on grandparenting.  I have watched Alistair Begg’s career from afar, being distantly knowledgable of Charlotte Baptist Chapel in Edinburgh where Begg once served as associate pastor.  This book was probably a printed sermon Begg preached from Ephesians on the family.  It […]

Biblical Grandparenting

Josh Mulvihill wrote his PhD on this subject for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and then published this book in 2018 (Bethany House).  It is a much needed book on an important topic.  He writes in the first chapter, “There are millions of Christian Grandparents in America today with few resources to equip them to accomplish […]

10 Commitments for Dads

I have read Josh McDowell all my life, especially his books on apologetics.  This was a different kind of book from him, however, but a good addition to his list.  He describes his own “disfunctional” childhood and how he learned all he knows about parenting from being a parent and a student of God’s Word.  […]

Shepherding a Child’s Heart

Tedd Tripp wrote this book in 1995 and I have read the 2005 edition.  It is also available in a 2012 edition and also on Kindle.  Tripp and his wife have also authored, “Instructing a Child’s Heart”.  Though Tripp sometimes uses worn out criticisms of “rule keeping” as legalism and likes to use Christian School […]

Successful Christian Parenting

John MacArthur wrote this book in 1998 but it remains one of the most thoroughly biblical catalogs of Scriptures and topics on the Christian family.  It is subtitled, “Raising your child with care, compassion, and common sense.”  His proposition might be summarized in this short paragraph:  “In other words, children do no go bad because […]

Heart, Soul, Might

In 2012 the Central Seminary faculty with Kevin Bauder wrote and published this book.  The subtitle is “Meditations on knowing and loving God.”  I found it to be inspiring and informative.  It is not specifically a theology book on God, nor an answer to critics.  Rather, it is a series of short essays on topics […]

Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong

This 2009 book is done by MacArthur and other staff at Grace Community Church.  I found it to be very helpful in a number of different areas that affect the local church.  It is divided into four sections:  Entertainment and Leisure; Morality and Ethics; Politics and Activism; and Tragedy and Suffering.  I thought it was […]

“Free Grace” Theology: 5 ways it dimini

Wayne Grudem wrote this valuable book in 2016.  He points out that the Free Grace movement diminishes the gospel in a number of ways.  Free Grace is a movement that insists that faith must stand alone i.e., it is not accompanied by repentance, acceptance (fiducia), good works, or even assurance.  To add any of these […]

The Forgotten Fear

This is a recent and timely book on the fear of God, published by Reformation Heritage Books in 2015.  The subtitle is: “Where have all the God-fearers gone?”  Martin is a Reformed writer who has also become a popular source for this topic.  This book is laid out in a practical way, defining the fear […]

The New Nature

Showers first wrote this book in 1986.  It is a good review of what the Bible means by “old man,” “new man,” “old nature,” and “new nature.”  Showers prefers to use the term “disposition” rather than nature because the nature is a “disposition” toward God.  His view is, and I agree, that the terms old […]