Category Archives: book reviews

Seeing the Real World – What Is Biblical Theology by Dr. James Hamilton, a Review and Recommendation

James M. Hamilton, Jr., What Is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013), 128pp.  Paperback & Kindle editions available. This book helped me understand the Bible better, and this book makes me want to read the Bible … Continue reading

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Updates, Links, and Deals for 5/29/2014

New post publishing schedule:  “Updates, Links, and Deals” posting on Thursdays; weekly articles publishing on Mondays (beginning June 9; this week’s article will publish on Sunday). One another’s I can’t find in the New Testament How do we respond to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung, Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014) 144 pp. Kindle version  Hardcover Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is … Continue reading

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Updates, Links, and Deals for 5/25/2014

A good overview of how to study the Bible from the Navigators How does a pastor address unnecessary speech fillers in his sermon?  Um, this should, you know, uh, be helpful. Jesus believed every event of the Old Testament – … Continue reading

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Book Review: Knowable Word by Peter Krol

Peter Krol, Knowable Word (Cruciform Press, 2014) available for Kindle and in paperback, 120 pp. Reviewed by Doug Smith When I was a child, I had an unusual fixation with instruction manuals.  I actually enjoyed reading about how to use a toy, game, or electronic … Continue reading

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Updates, Links, and Deals for 5/18/2014

Four ways to minister to older saints – in the process, they actually end up ministering to us. Common problems in modern preaching – It’s easy to have our pendulums swing to one extreme or the other. Stephen highlights a helpful … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why Genesis Matters

Jason Lisle, Why Genesis Matters: Christian Doctrine and the Creation Account (Dallas, TX: The Institute for Creation Research, 2012), 54pp.; also available for Amazon Kindle Reviewed by Doug Smith Astrophysicist Jason Lisle (Ph.D, University of Colorado; Director of Research at the Institute … Continue reading

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Peeling Back the Veneer of Bad Hermeneutics to Display the Old Testament as a Glorious Masterpiece: a Review of Jesus on Every Page

David Murray, Jesus on Every Page: Ten Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013).  246pp., including study questions, end notes, and Scripture and subject indices.  Review by Doug Smith. The author, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Biographical Preaching by R. Larry Overstreet

R. Larry Overstreet, Biographical Preaching: Bringing Bible Characters to Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2001) [Christianbook.com   Google Books] Reviewed by Doug Smith One of the turning points in my life occurred when I first began sitting under expository preaching. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics

Goldsworthy, Graeme. Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2007. Jacketed Hardcover, 341 pp. (Review copy courtesy of InterVarsity Press.) Table of Contents Excerpts: Introduction: Can hermeneutics be saved? 1. The necessity for hermeneutics Graeme … Continue reading

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