Need some good reading material for the summer? Check out the titles on the Pastor’s Pick bookshelf in the upper entryway at MBC.
Here are the latest titles (click the link for reviews):
Jonathan Leeman – Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus
The world needs a representation of Jesus; therefore it needs healthy churches that understand the Christian life to the degree of developing healthy church members. Jonathan Leeman’s Church Membership explains how the world knows who represents Jesus. It is a only 130 short pages spread over eight chapters.
Bobby Jamieson – Sound Doctrine: How a Church Grows in the Love and Holiness of God
In Sound Doctrine: How a Church Grows in the Love and Holiness of God, Bobby Jamieson doesn’t give us another book on why doctrine is important. Instead, he reminds us how orthodoxy leads to a healthy church—one committed to the fulfilling of the Great Commission in the spirit of the great commandments.
Ligon Duncan and J. Nicholas Reid – Does Grace Grow Best in Winter
To live is to suffer. It is sadly inevitable that in this sinful world, we will all suffer. Some suffer more than others and some suffer for different reasons than others. But the fact remains that all of us will face hardship and pain. Knowing this, we are wise to arm ourselves for those times, to prepare ourselves for the inevitable affliction.
Timothy Keller: Galatians For You
Keller wants the reader “to see Paul showing the young Christians in Galatia that their spiritual problem is not only caused by failing to live in obedience to God, but also by relying on obedience to Him. We’re going to see him telling them that all they need—all they could ever need—is the gospel of God’s unmerited favor to them through Christ’s life, death and resurrection. We’re going to hear him solving their issues not through telling them to ‘be better Christians’, but by calling them to live out the implications of the gospel.”
MacArthur calls upon readers to “test the spirits” (1 John 4:1), documenting the many abuses propagated by false teachers in the charismatic movement and focusing on the ministries of those like Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Joel Osteen, and so forth. He rightly indicts those who teach a prosperity gospel, where health and wealth are promised at the expense of the clear teaching of the Scriptures.
You can find a list of previous titles included in Pastor’s Picks HERE.