Protestant Voices

Reviews of books that span the theological landscape

Review: Calvinism: A History

This briskly told history of Reformed Protestantism takes these churches through their entire 500-year history—from sixteenth-century Zurich and Geneva to modern locations as far flung as Seoul and São Paulo. D. G. Hart explores specifically the social and political developments that enabled Calvinism to establish a global presence.

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Review: From Heaven He Came and Sought Her

Incorporating contributions from a host of respected theologians, From Heaven He Came and Sought Her stands as the first comprehensive resource on definite atonement as it examines the issue from historical, biblical, theological, and pastoral perspectives.

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Review: The Good Dad

God can make you a good dad, a great dad, in spite of the way you’ve grown up and in spite of the mistakes you’ve made as a dad. This book is not about becoming a perfect father, but it is about trying to become a better father each and every day.

October 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Review: Songs of a Suffering King

Author J. V. Fesko hopes to awaken the church to the majesty, beauty, and splendor of the Psalms through a devotional exploration of Psalms 1–8, a “grand Christ hymn,” in which David, as the suffering king, prefigures the king of kings, Jesus Christ.

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: The Case for the Real Jesus Student Edition

Was Jesus just a good man who lived a long time ago? Or was he something more? Just about everyone you ask has an opinion about Jesus. Some believe he was the Son of God, while others question his existence altogether.

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: No Tears in Heaven

No Tears in Heaven speaks of the great joy of the Christian Faith – Heaven. This book brings together, in a new way, a number of Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s exhilarating teachings on Heaven.

September 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Reveiw: Come Let us Reason

Come Let Us Reason is the third book in a series on modern Christian apologetics that began with the popular Passionate Conviction and Contending with Christianity’s Critics.

September 17, 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
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