Book Recomendations from 2013 Continued

31 Dec

The Healing Promise: Is it Always God’s Will to Heal?- Richard Mayhue

Does God heal?  Goes God promise to heal in all circumstances as long as we have strong enough faith?  What are we to think about the common prosperity teachings that are circulating so widely in our contemporary church?  If you have asked some of these questions, then this is a book you ought consider reading.  My favorite chapter was probably the chapter interview of Joni Erickson Tada and her interaction with health and wealth friends in the years following her crippling accident.  Highly recommend this book.

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God- DA Carson

We love to talk about the love of God, but do we understand it.  Where does it come from and how does God’s love set upon His children impact their capacity to love in the Biblical sense?  How can God be angry with the wicked yet set His love upon them extending grace in Christ drawing them to conversion?  Does God have a unique love for His own?  This excellent little book addresses these questions as well as many others.  It is a quick read, and a slow digest.

African Friends and Money Matters- David Maranz

Interacting with friends from another culture can become one of the most enriching experiences in a person’s life.  While it can be an enriching experience, it can also become a very frustrating experience as well.  Our culture affects our world view far more than we realize, and books like this one, help us to come face to face with many of these differences.  As someone living in an African culture, I have found this book to be extremely helpful in having a better understanding of why people say and do certain things the way that they do them.  This book has really challenged my thinking on many fronts, and I think it may challenge you as well.  If you are planning to move to or visit an African country, then I highly recommend this book.

Forty-One Letters on Religious Subjects- John Newton

We are all familiar with the hymn “Amazing Grace,” but do we know the theology behind the man who wrote that great hymn.  The following book is really a collection of letters written by John Newton on various subjects.  I read it in my logos library, and I think it was one of their free books of the month.  My favorite letter was one written to seminary students.  His cautions and exhortations were very challenging.  Reading classic pastors and theologians gives me an overwhelming sense that our generation is perhaps the most distracted and undisciplined generation in history.  This is a very edifying read.

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