Pinoy Reformed Recap (July 2021)

This is that time of the month that we look back some social media highlights of Reformed/Calvinist individuals and ministries that you might have missed. These includes upcoming events, news, blog post, podcast, books and anything that is worth checking out. In case you miss out some of my post on this blog and on other website I contribute, I have that too here. See you after 30 days!

True Saving Faith – My friend Jeff Chavez wrote this great article about true faith over his blog, TheologyCheck. He covered lots grounds here and I learned a great deal on the subject.

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8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “The Whole Life: 52 Weeks of Biblical Self-Care”(Eliza Huie and Esther Smith)

Here are my favorite quotes from the book, The Whole Life by Eliza Huie and Esther Smith, a forthcoming book from New Growth Press. Officially it will be release on July 26, 2021. If you want to support the authors, you can pre-order the book by following this link.

We embrace self-care as a way to steward our souls, minds, bodies, and relationships. This whole-life stewardship is an act of obedience to God’s call to love others as we love ourselves.

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Book Review: “Charitable Writing”(Richard Hughes Gibson and James E. Beitler III)

Finally, I have finished this great book on writing and now I want to share not just quotes from it but my impression of this volume. It’s took me a few months before I finish this due to the fact that I have to give way to other books that is short so I can have something to put on my blog. But as I lay aside this book and the parts I already read, the content still is stuck in my mind all throughout those time that’s why I was so eager to pick it up and finish it.

The introduction to Charitable Writing is of course essential but its a bit long. However, once you get out of the woods and it will be a smooth and enjoyable ride. Its a long read so expect it to be grueling but interesting journey.

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Book Review: “Reading the Times: A Literary and Theological Inquiry Into the News”(Jeffrey Bilbro)

As we believers view the media landscape of our times, we get a certain sadness of what mess we are looking at. Some of us their gets turn off of the ugliness or get caught up fighting against its currents. We comment sharing but it spills over to became debates on either the news itself or the media outlets. As the digital age progress it seems that the news has turned into this monster that we Christians want to get rid off or should we? Maybe we should get a little bit of boost on how we deal and navigate the news. Perhaps learning to read it with the lense Jeffrey Bilbro wants us to wear?

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8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “A Brief Theology of Periods (Yes, Really)”(Rachel Jones)

The Good Book Company recently released books and I got to review them. First was from Alistair Begg which you can read my favorite quotes last month. Then this one from Rachel Jones which I posted a review. Now in this post, are my favorite quote from the newly released book A Brief Theology of Periods (Yes, Really) by Rachel Jones, published by The Good Book Company. If you want to support the author, you can buy this book by following this link.

“…the Bible reminds us that the real battle is not actually between our “hormonal self” and our “real self”. It’s between our new self and our earthly nature.”

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Book Review: “A Brief Theology of Periods (Yes, Really)” (Rachel Jones)

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The novelty of this book is the selling point for me to get this book. I’ve reviewed books that are quite unique and rarely been discussed. Books on sleeping, sports and poetry plus an unfinished book on writing got my attention. Then this book on menstruation came and could be the most peculiar book that I have encountered. But I got some questions as I read this latest from Rachel Jones: Does this book stands on biblical grounds or it’s just to tease our curiosity? Do we really need a book like this in the first place? After diving in the book, I found answers to those inquires.

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8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “Raising Kids in the Way of Grace” (Bob Kellemen)

I have two quote cards collection over this blog’s FB page! Click here for the 10 Dead Guys You Should Know and this link is for the Both And book. All new releases from Christian Focus Publication.

Now here are my favorite quote from the book Raising Kids in the Way of Grace by Bob Kellemen published by 10 Publishing. If you want to support the author, get a copy of this book by following this link.

“…every Christian parent desires: “Father, teach me how to parent my child.” Our Father answers our prayer, but in His way, not ours. His parenting manual has one “rule,” one “commandment.” It goes like this: Parent, be Christlike by being God-dependent.”

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Book Review: “Parenting Essentials” by Andreas & Margaret Köstenberger


If you think the name Andreas Kostenberger,  is a bit daunting with this book, because of the books he previously wrote ( Going Deep in New Testament Greek, The Heresy of Orthodoxy, Invitation to Biblical Interpretation), well that’s what I felt when I got this book. To be honest, I haven’t read anything from this author.  However, I want to challenge myself. Knowing Kostenberger’s caliber, I should brace myself on reading this book that at first I thought it was written in an scholarly ivory tower. It turns out, as I take start reading, it is as if the book was written in a living room or perhaps at the porch. What I mean to say is that this short book is down to earth and very accessible. Nothing so daunting in this book.

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