Monday, June 25, 2007

Piper Books for $5!!!

I keep going back to this post just to make sure I did not dream this up. But it is true. If you buy online you can buy any and all and as many books by John Piper as you want. Sheeeeesh.

My recommendations?
Don't Waste Your Life
No other book has chged me as this one has. I give it away all the time so I plan on buying 10 to 20 copies of this book.

God is the Gospel
This book answers the seminal question of why we should believe the
gospel is "good news." Why? Because we get God, reconciliation with the glorious God of the universe.

Desiring God
A must-have if only because it started it all for the revolution of Christian Hedonism.

Let the Nations Be Glad!
The definitive work on Missions. "Missions exists because
worship does not."

The Pleasures of God
Nothing like it in any bookstore anywhere. A book to make you
exult in the God-centeredness of God.

Brothers, We Are Not Professionals
No other book on the ministry is more valuable to me than this book.

The Supremacy of God in Preaching
All preaching should be judged by the standard of the message in the God-centered, Christ-exalting work.

A Godward Life
My favorite devotional work.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Reading About Church and Sex

So I have been growing more and more fond of Josh Harris. He is a great preacher and makes more since than most people twice his age. I had already read his first two books, I Kissed Dating Goodbye and Boy Meets Girl. The first is the definitive book on dating for Christians. I have given away about a dozen of these. The second was born out of the courtship with his wife and the kessons learned.

This week I read two other books by him;
Stop Dating the Church and Sex is not the Problem (Lust Is).

Both are short powerful reads. Both are full of common sense and more biblical wisdom than is found in the majority of books twice their size. Gospel centered and Christ-exalting neither falls into the trap of legalism or license on these two issues. They will lay open your life before you in all its horror and and the gospel in all its beauty.

Therefore I commend then to you all his books and

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

God is for Us: Christ Obeyed and Died

This is an excerpt from Piper's upcoming book, which is a response to N.T. Wrights work on Justification. the title of Piper's book will be The Future of Justification and will out this fall, God willing.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Prophetic Voice of Steve Camp

I have been listening to Steve Camp since High School. Doing My Best was a staple for youth group. Justice was a kick in the teeth. And My best friend, Head and I must have listened to Consider the Cost a thousand times. His prophetic message in CCM was rivaled only by Keith Green. I did not know this but the big difference between Steve and Keith besides the former being alove and later being in glory was their theology.

Steve is an impassioned teacher of Reformed Theology.

Steve Camp has 2 sites.
Audience One is his main site full of articles by him and theologians both alive and dead...mostly dead ones though. You can also download or just listen to his music. He has a whatever you can afford donation policy for his music. CAMPONTHIS is his venture into the blogoshere. Again, there are lots of good resources, links and thought provoking, gut-wrenching, soul-satisfying words there.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Discernment from Na

The theme for this year's New Attitude conference in Louisville Kentucky was "Discernment." Of course this blog is interested in such discussions and how to hone the art thereof. The speakers were some bighitters; Piper, Dever, Mohler, Mahaney and Josh Harris (I Kissed Dating Goodbye). Of course, I have already listened to Piper's. But let me recommend highly the introductory talk by Harris. It was phenomenal.

You can download all the talks for for by going here.

Why Fred Thompson?

Robert Novak asks, "Why Fred Thompson?"