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Book Review: Crazy Love (Francis Chan)

I really like Francis Chan. I first heard him speak at an event for 3000 young people. His sincere love for Jesus and for Jesus’ sheep came across in every sermon. Francis’ blog posts have also been encouraging and challenging to me, and I am thrilled that he has recently released Erasing Hell which I hope to review someday soon on this blog.

Crazy Love is written to Christians, but it is a book meant to challenge Christians just as Paul did the Corinthians: …examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5). Francis writes in the tradition of A.W. Tozer (quotes him a lot), and like Tozer, he speaks prophetically to the church. Continue reading

Book Review: Death by Love (Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears)

Mark Driscoll’s Death by Love is a weighty book to read—weighty for its description of the mess that people can get their lives into, but also weighty because of the counsel that Driscoll gives to those who find their lives … Continue reading

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90 Minutes in Heaven

Sometimes I wonder how many times this book sells because people assume it was written by JOHN Piper. If you aren’t familiar with either Don or John, let me introduce them to you. Don Piper is a pastor who has written a book chronicling his experiences surrounding a terrible automobile accident. He believes that he died and spent 90 minutes in heaven before God miraculously brought him back to life.

John Piper, on the other hand, also a preacher, has written dozens of books in which he presents the glorious gospel of the Savior, Jesus Christ, who died on a cross and suffered the condemnation and wrath of God that sinful humanity deserves so that those who are united with him through faith can experience reconciliation with God and the full enjoyment of God’s glory for all eternity in heaven.

In this post, I want to take a brief look at DON Piper’s book in the light of Scripture… Continue reading

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