Desiring God by John Piper. Book blog part 4 (of 5)

  “Minimizing the importance of transformed feelings makes Christian conversions less supernatural and less radical. It is humanly manageable to make decisions of the will for Christ. No supernatural power is required to pray prayers, sign cards, walk aisles, or even stop sleeping around. Those are good. They just don’t prove that anything spiritual has... Continue Reading →

Desiring God by John Piper

“Just as our joy is based on the promise that God is strong enough and wise enough to make all things work together for our good, so God’s joy is based on the same sovereign control: He makes all things work together for His glory.  “I am God, and here is no other; I am... Continue Reading →

Future Men by Douglas Wilson

  “At the beginning of his life, a boy does not know what century he was born in, and consequently exhibits to many of his politically correct and aghast elders some of the same traits exhibited by the boyhood chums of Sennacherib and Charlemagne. He doesn’t know any better--yet. But in our day, many of... Continue Reading →

Parenting by Paul Tripp

“Children are God’s possessions (see Ps.127:3) for his purpose.” (p.14) One of my biggest fears in life is someone else raising my kids. It’s my nightmare. So facing the idea that my kids are not actually mine, but God’s is kind of weird. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to raise them but they belong... Continue Reading →

The Masculine Mandate by Richard D. Phillips

Chapter 1: Man in the Garden “this is what modern and postmodern masculinity has been all about—men behaving like little boys forever, serving themselves in the name of self-discovery.” (p.11)   Chapter 2: The Masculine Mandate Phillips’ book centers around this theme of working and keeping. “’work and keep’…Taken together, these two words serve as... Continue Reading →

The Mortification of Sin by John Owen

Owen’s seminal work hinges on Colossians 3:5 “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you” (ESV) or as Owen states it, “always be killing sin or it will be killing you.”1 As Christians we are in the process of sanctification, becoming more like Christ who defeated sin ultimately on the cross. The works we perform... Continue Reading →

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