20 Quotes from “The Skeletons in God’s Closet: The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgement, the Hope of Holy War” by Joshua Butler

I’m admittedly late to the game on this book, but Josh’s The Skeleton’s in God’s Closet is a must read. Over 300 pages or so, Josh unpacks some of the most challenging topics for modern skeptics of Christianity. Josh keeps the imagination of the reader engaged with so many stories it seems like he’s lived five lifetimes…

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10 Quotes from “Reappearing Church: The Hope of Renewal in the Rise of our Post-Christian Culture” by Mark Sayers

With his newest book, Australian Pastor and author, Mark Sayers, takes his well-known and insightful cultural commentary and applies it to the topic of revival. Sayers wrote this book for an audience he expects is “hungry for God” and “[desires] to see him move again with power” (10). This book is not for the cold…

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20 Quotes from “The Church: The Gospel Made Visible” by Mark Dever

Mark Dever, Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, is a Baptist. If for some reason you think he isn’t convinced of his baptistic stances, or if you think, when pressed about Baptist distinctives, he might say something like, “Well, we can’t really know so we’ll just agree to disagree.” You’re dead…

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25 Quotes from “Seek First: How the Kingdom of God Changes Everything” by Jeremy Treat

Jeremy defines the kingdom of God as: God’s reign through God’s people over God’s place (p. 15). In eight words he offers for us this working definition, and then for the rest of the book he elaborates on how that definition permeates our entire lives in the buckets of Kingdom Perspective, Kingdom Purpose, and Kingdom People.

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20 Quotes from “The Crucified King: Atonement and Kingdom in Biblical and Systematic Theology” by Jeremy Treat

In this book Jeremy Treat does what it seems few are interested in doing these days: he gets rid of the binary and focuses our eyes to the messy reality of “both/and.” Over the course of about 300 pages (and some change), he shows us how theology (biblical and systematic) and the two dominant motifs…

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10 Quotes from “Before You Open Your Bible” by Matt Smethurst

Matt Smethurst is the Managing Editor for The Gospel Coalition. That means, in part, he makes decisions about what  will be generally edifying, encouraging, and appropriately challenging to the readers that visit the site. It shows in this book.

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15 Quotes from “Humble Calvinism” by J. A. Medders

If you’re alive and in the Christian West, you’ve probably run into a brand of Calvinism–or I should say Calvinist–that can’t easily be described as “humble.” This book aims to confront that issue head-on by pointing out, rightly, if you’re a Calvinist then having a heart-understanding of the Doctrines of Grace should make you humble,…

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10 Quotes from “Life Together” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This is Bonhoeffer’s classic work on the Christian community, and it’s easy to see why it’s a classic. He encourages us to live out the type of intimacy that our unity in Christ enables. Read this. You won’t be sorry. If you’d like to purchase the book, you can do so here. Here are 10…

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5 Quotes from “God’s Will For My Life: A Theology of Decision-Making” by Jeremy Treat

Who should I marry? What should I do for work? Where should I live? Jeremy Treat aims to dispel some of my mystical confusion surrounding these types of questions with this book by grounding readers in what the Bible has to say. His overarching purpose is to teach us to stop obsessing over finding God’s will, and…

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10 Quotes from “If Ye Shall Ask” by Oswald Chambers

One constant, and necessary, refrain throughout the pages of this short book is that our ability to pray was costly. We only have access to our Father’s heavenly throne because of sacrifice of the Son and the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. This work has a wonderful, and correct, trinitarian emphasis on prayer. One…

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