The Screwtape Letters – C. S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters, was written by C. S. Lewis. He is famous for the Chronicles of Narnia, but wrote over thirty books. This book was first published in 1942 in the context of the Second World War. It is written as a collection of 31 letters, each only a few pages long. This makes it great as a book which you can just pick up and put down as you need. The letters are written from Screwtape, a worldly-wise veteran demon, who has been put in charge of training his naïve nephew Wormwood. Wormwood is responsible for a human, who… Continue reading

The Gospel According to Jesus – John MacArthur

John MacArthur’s book The Gospel According to Jesus deals with the idea that people accept Jesus as their Saviour and Lord. Most Christians will say they have accepted Jesus as their Saviour, but what about as Lord? What’s the difference? To accept Jesus as Lord means that being a Christian affects the way you live. MacArthur argues that to accept Christ as Lord (kurios) means that God takes over every facet of your personality. Everything you do is to honour Christ. You belong to Christ, you are a slave of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is not a popular doctrine… Continue reading

The Sovereignty of God – A. W. Pink

The Sovereignty of God, by Arthur W Pink, had more effect on me, on my life as a Christian man years ago than any book, other than the Bible, that I’ve ever read. Every Christian should read this book. We don’t even breathe without God’s permission, yet God’s sovereignty is hardly ever mentioned in churches. As you read this book you can’t help but be overwhelmed by the fact that God is sovereign, that he is in control of all things. We live by that, no matter what happens. This doctrine of the sovereignty of God should bring peace and… Continue reading

Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ – John Piper

The author of this book, John Piper, is Pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.), and the University of Munich (D.Theol.). For six years he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as Pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 40 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at John and his wife, Noël, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren. In this… Continue reading

John G. Paton, Missionary to the New Hebrides – James Paton (ed)

“A wild chief followed me about for four hours with his loaded musket, and, though often directed towards me, God restrained his hand. I spoke kindly to him, and attended to my work as if he had not been there, fully persuaded that my God had placed me there, and would protect me until my allotted task was finished. Looking up in unceasing prayer to our dear Lord Jesus, I left all in His hands, and felt immortal till my work was done. His words, ‘Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world,’ became to… Continue reading

Disciplines of a Godly Man – Kent Hughes

In 1 Timothy 4:7-8 we read, “Train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” The book I am reviewing is called Disciplines of a Godly Man. It is written by Kent Hughes. He earned his Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is Senior Pastor Emeritus at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois in America. He has a wife, Barbara, four children and 23 grandchildren. He has authored several books, including Set Apart: Calling a Worldly Church to a Godly… Continue reading