Book Review: The Justification of God: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1-23

The Justification of God: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1-23The Justification of God: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1-23 by John Piper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I think this is the second or third time reading this book. It is academic and not like Piper’s other books. It is a good example of careful reasoning and the work of scriptural exegesis. It is worth reading on this part of Romans 9.

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Book Review: The Mystery of the Lord’s Supper

The Mystery Of The Lord's Supper (Vintage Puritan)The Mystery Of The Lord’s Supper by Thomas Watson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Watson is probably my favorite Puritan to read. I’m not a big Puritan fan altogether, and I am especially not a fan of modern Puritan wannabes. His approach is more theological and allegorical than exegetical, which is not unusual for Puritans. He is Christ-centered, devotional, and practical, which is where the book shines.

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Book Review: Writing to Learn: How to Write–and Think–Clearly About Any Subject at All

Writing to Learn: How to Write--And Think--Clearly about Any Subject at AllWriting to Learn: How to Write–And Think–Clearly about Any Subject at All by William Zinsser
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good stuff from Zinsser, as expected. He explores the role of writing across various academic disciplines and concludes that writing can help lead to clear thinking and clear thinking leads to clear writing.

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Book Review: Relativity: The Special and General Theory

Relativity: The Special and General Theory w/Figures & FormulasRelativity: The Special and General Theory w/Figures & Formulas by Albert Einstein
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For a book written over one hundred years ago, this writing is admirably clear and concise. Einstein explains moving beyond the limits of plane, Euclidian geometry (no pun intended). He certainly wasn’t saying Euclidian geometry was wrong per se, but rather that it wasn’t sufficient to deal with real practical problems of the world and space. If I have understood his work, time is not constant and the universe is spherical, or elliptical, in shape. If I can make a practical application of this masterly work, my weight as a semi-rigid body in a Galileian system will vary relative to the motion, i.e., acceleration or unaccelation, of my body in time-space and the point of observation. So, the next time my doctor complains about me being overweight, I can suggest that is due to the observation point and it is all relative anyway.

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Book Review: The Excellence of the Authorized Version

The Excellence of the Authorized VersionThe Excellence of the Authorized Version by William O. Einwechter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A brief essay presenting a presuppositional argument for the continued use of the Authorized Version today.

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