Book Review: Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You

Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and MeTaking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me by Kevin DeYoung
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a brief, readable book on the authority, clarity, necessity, and sufficiency of Scripture. DeYoung writes for the normal Christian to help understand what the Bible says about the Bible. Overall, it’s a helpful look at the most important book.

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Book Review: Charity and its Fruits

Charity & Its FruitsCharity & Its Fruits by Jonathan Edwards
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a thorough exposition of 1 Corinthians 13, which is an extensive description of Christian love. I had some quibbles here and there, but overall a very good book. Edwards did not make much of the overall context of the chapter being in the assembly of the local church in Corinth. Chapter 13 is written to a church and is about the corporate life of a church. Jesus said that the world would know his disciples by the Christ-like love they have for one another, and 1 Corinthians 13 is a thorough description of that one-another love. Edwards is well worth reading and this book is no exception.

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Book Review: The Man With Two Left Feet

The Man With Two Left Feet (Jeeves, #0.5)The Man With Two Left Feet by P.G. Wodehouse
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another fun collection of short stories. These are early stories and the first story of Jeeves and Wooster. Both of those characters would grow and develop later on. I quite enjoyed it.

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Book Review: The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel

The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the GospelThe Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel by Mark Dever
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a practical, ground-up look at a healthy church. Elements of church structure and operation may not seem the most interesting concepts to read about, but they are vital to the health of a local church. I highly recommend “9 Marks of a Healthy Church,” and this book is a perfect companion to it. The first communicates the vision and direction and the second helps see how to get there.

Pastors are responsible to care and watch for all the flock they serve. At the very least, this book will help pastors identify holes in their pastoral care and give some practical advice on how to fill them in.

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Book Review: Ten P’s in a Pod: The Million-Mile Journal of a Homeschool Family

Ten P's in a Pod: The Million-Mile Journal of a Home School FamilyTen P’s in a Pod: The Million-Mile Journal of a Home School Family by Arnold Pent III
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

We did this as a read aloud. It is a fun read with various stories about the Pent family. The theology is not always the best.

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