Protestant Voices

Reviews of books that span the theological landscape

Review: No Tears in Heaven

Would you drown your cares? Then go, plunge yourself in the Godhead’s deepest sea; be lost in his immensity; and you shall come forth as from a couch of rest, refreshed and invigorated. I know nothing which can so comfort the soul; so calm the swelling billows of grief and sorrow; so speak peace to the winds of trial, as a devout musing upon the subject of the Godhead. (The Immutability of God, 1855)

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5 Theories of the Atonement

Though the Gospel according to Paul included a sinless and a bodily-resurrected Christ, he gives first place to the fundamental fact that “Christ died for our sins.” In spite of the fact that some religious leaders object vigorously to the Doctrine of the Atonement, that the Death of Jesus Christ was sacrificial and necessary for man’s redemption, we proceed on a sound biblical basis to pursue this great subject.

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Reveiw: Come Let us Reason

Everywhere you look today questions are being raised against the Christian worldview and we shouldn’t be surprised, it’s been this way since Eden. The serpent, was the first to raise … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: From Heaven He Came and Sought Her

J.I. Packer sums up the end goal of From Heaven He Came and Sought Her perfectly, which he has done for many books, when he says, “The heart of Reformed Christianity … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: The Moody Handbook of Theology

Systematic Theology is all the rage these days. It seems that once a year someone is “radically” systematizing the faith for us in a way that was more understandable than … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

On October 05, 1703, a light came on in East Windsor, Connecticut. Jonathan Edwards was born into a family with a ministerial legacy which the young Edwards would carry on … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: Life in Christ from Mark A. Garcia

For ages debates have abounded as to where the center point of Calvin’s theology lay. Was he a Lutheran at heart? Were his followers a divergent group of Calvinists who … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: What is Biblical Theology from Crossway

“To do biblical theology is to think about the whole story of the bible.” James Hamilton Jr. makes this pretty clear statement for a book which explains the complex intricacies … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: A Call to Resurgence from Mark Driscoll

Once again Mark Driscoll has found his way into headlines with, what is now old news. Whether he is at the top of the NY best-seller list or in the … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: Daughters in Danger from Nelson Books

The issue of gender roles has been dumped on the American public and many are at a loss of what to do and how to handle the current situations facing … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: Titus for You from The Good Book Company

When you think of a commentary on any particular book of the bible, images of large volumes written in mostly unspoken languages begin to stir something of a bad taste … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Review: Worshipping with Calvin, New from Evangelical Press.

In 2009 David Van Biema wrote an article for Time Magazine which included The New Calvinism as one of the “10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now”. In it, Van … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Review: Commentary on Judges and Ruth from Kregel Academic

Who doesn’t love a good thriller? Everywhere you look in the bookstores it seems like the culture is trending towards steamy romance novels or complex murder mysteries. People are looking … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Make, Mature, Multiply new from Brandon Smith and Gospel-Centered Discipleship.

Remember that awkward moment when you were younger and there was that girl that you liked but were way too afraid to ask her on a date? So as a … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: A Godward Heart: Treasuring the God who loves You

John Piper has a way of showing people the unsurpassable greatness of God through the shortest of devotional writings, and A Godward Heart, is a shining example of that fact. … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: Roots of the Reformation: Tradition, Emergence and Rupture

The study of Church History has often been broken down into sections based on the centuries the events happened. It’s not too often that a good history comes about which … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Reasonable Response: Answers to the Tough Questions on God, Christianity, and the Bible.

I must admit that I had not heard too much of William Lane Craig prior to the reading of this volume which comprises mainly of a question-response format.  The book … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Seeking the City: Wealth, Poverty, and Political Economy in Christian Perspective

What’s so special about the city? I first began to see the beauty of the city when I attended the Crowns of Beauty Conference in the heart of the San … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Imputation and Impartation by William Evans

Emil Brunner has termed union with Christ “the center of all Calvinistic thought” and Heinrich Heppe wrote: “At the root of the whole doctrine of the appropriation of salvation lies … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Economic Shalom by John Bolt

In the closing statements of  Economic Shalom: A Reformed Primer on Faith, Work, and Human Flourishing, John Bolt sets forth the goal he has achieved with this volume, “I have … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Building Something Awesome with Owen Strachan: A Review.

Let’s be honest with each other, if we can, for just a moment. We all want to build something awesome in this life, even if we do fly the banner … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: Introducing Biblical Theology by Sigurd Grindheim

For those not familiar with the distinctions between the four major types of theology it can be a daunting task to search out the four and then find the differences. … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment
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