"Highly accessible but challenging study of Eschatology. Successfully integrates the topic with Christology, Soteriology, Evangelism, worship, justice, and sacramental theology. But you don't have to be a theologian to understand it."
"A light, casual, autobiographical, and humorous read on Christian spirituality. A needed reminder that believers should be real people in real relationships instead of approaching unchurched people as prospects and evangelism as "closing a sale." Just being a person who truly knows God has far greater impact."
"Each chapter has alternating sections first noting the historical background and then the application of each passage in the first three chapters of Revelation. A good primer for those beginning to study the book. Also good for small groups, classes, or for preaching."
"The gospel of Christ cannot be reduced to a formula or a checklist because it is relationhal as opposed to propositional. A better articulation of these truths than I've seen before and in Miller's humorous readable style."
"What was Jesus' self-understanding? In what sense is he reigning now and where is all this headed? Wright answers these questions in his readable yet scholarly style as he brings Christology, the Historical Jesus, Ecclesiology and Eschatology together."
"Noting the shrinking numbers and the relative obscurity in which churches of Christ exist, Garrett gives recommendations for rescuing the group from obscurity and non-influence. This begins, according to Garrett, with a humble admission of wrongs and an abandonment of the sectarian mindset along with a call to read Scripture honestly without making opinions tests of fellowship."
"A page-turner I could hardly put down about the life of this Pastor-Theologian who worked as a double agent against Hitler's Nazi Germany. Metaxas writes a clear and smooth flowing prose in this well researched and comprehensive biography which integrates some histroy and theology."
"A pioneer of black liberation theology, Cone, an African-American theologian, was a young man when he wrote this at the height of the struggle for civil rights in the late 60s exposing racism as anti-Christian and demonstrating Jesus' identification with and favor for the oppressed."
"Harding and Lipscomb represent the minority voice of the formerly prominent apocalyptic worldview. Recovering their teachings will equip disciples to resist nationalism, creedalism, and Platonism in favor of a kingdom spirituality. The authors have done a thorough job with primary sources integrating early 20th century writings with biblical and practical theology."
"A survey of Western philosophy from Pythagoras to Kant, but deeper than most surveys. Shows how the church has responded to Western philosophies through the centuries by either rejecting them outright or integrating aspects into Christian thought. A mostly readable treatment and very well documented."
"A middle class church that doesn't understand the culture of poverty will never bring good news to the poor. Lines between poor and middle class extend from how each group makes decisions to even the use of language. A real eye-opener in regard to how the church might help the poor to bridge out of poverty and be assimilated into congregational life."
"What is the origin of homosexual behavior and what are its effects upon family, and society? What is the real agenda behind the marriage controversy? The authors make their solid, well-documented case from the studies of mainly secular researchers who could not be accused of religious bias. This book will be dismissed out-of-hand by those who don't want to be bothered with the facts."
"The authors convincingly persuade that the worship assembly is a transformational encuonter with the Presence of God by which grace is mediated through the ordinanes of the Lord's Supper and the Lord's Day. Scripture, history, and the Stone-Campbell heritage all inform the perspective."
"The author, a constitutional lawyer, shows that the U.S. Constitution was not an experimental document produced on a whim by discontent rebels, but is built upon centuries of experience and history. Influential background documents include the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights. Good information, but I fear some will be turned off by a handful of glaring typos."