Book Review: Teen Sex By The Book
This is a counter-culture book. It is actually refreshing to highlight the revolutionary aspects of a Christian approach to sex in a world where sex is devalued and exploited.
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The Alternative Gospel
Gordon Dicker reviews Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church, written by Michael Horton and published in America by Baker Books. He finds the book a scathing critique of the American Church, both liberal and evangelical. Horton believes that the American Church has deviated from "the faith once delivered to the saints" in a number of inter-related ways.
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Put an End to Big Porn Inc
Peter Bentley reviews Big Porn Inc. edited by Melinda Tankard Reist and Abigail Gray, a full and frank account of the dangers and depth of the porn industry.
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The Heresy of Orthodoxy
Clive Skewes takes a solid look at the othodoxy of theological diversity, its origins and proponents. He overviews the response by andreas J Kostenberger and Michael J Kruger in their book "The Heresy of Orthodoxy."
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The Theology of John Wesley, Holy Love and the Shape of Grace
Paul Langkamp reviews Kenneth Collins new book The Theology of John Wesley, Holy Love and the Shape of Grace. Collins is a long-time professor of Wesley’s theology at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky, USA. Paul says “It’s wonderful title proclaims what it is: a scholarly work about John Wesley’s sermons and commentaries and other material that lays out the two great Christian themes weaving their way through all Christian thought.”
Thinking Things Through: Christian Reflections on some Contemporary Ethical Issues
A review of Thinking Things Through: Christian Reflections on some Contemporary Ethical Issues
, by Michael Cassidy. If you are looking for a good summary of a Christian understanding of the major social issues before the Western world today, then here is an excellent reference. It is a book which lends itself to personal study as well as group study. Michael Cassidy would be well-known to many evangelical Australians. He has been to Australia many times in his deputation work for African Enterprise.
The Integrity of Anglicanism
A review of The Integrity of Anglicanism
by Stephen W. Sykes, a book published one year after the union of the Uniting Church, and about a different denomination, but illuminating when one considers the present state of the Anglican Communion and the Western Church.
Trophy of Grace
A review of Trophy of Grace
. Find out how Bronwen Healy, Queensland ‘ordinary student and now Mum’, became a ‘Trophy of Grace’. You will find the book challenging and moving as Bronwen relates her story of relatively ordinary childhood, descent into drugs and then prostitution to pay for her habit. She comes out of this not through her own efforts, but through the grace of Jesus Christ.
The Plumb Trilogy and the Modern World
Read Peter Sellick’s latest review
– a reflection on the The Plumb Trilogy and the Modern World
by Maurice Gee.
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