Book Review: “Redemption: The Church in Ancient Times” (Luke H. Davis)

For the past years, I’ve been devouring books on church history. It’s not just out of curiosity nor being a marites that makes me want to pick up a book on this kind of topic. I received review copies that have this topic and this year had interesting new releases of church history. The treatment of the authors varies, but I usually get historical fiction and factual narratives. But in Redemption: The Church in Ancient Times brings the best of two worlds that will make kids open the book and dig in.

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8 Favorite Quotes From The Book “Contending for the Faith: The Story of the Westminster Assembly” (Joel Beeke and William Boekestein)

Happy Friday! Here are some great quotes I would like to share from a book I finished,Contending for the Faith: The Story of the Westminster Assembly, by Joel Beeke and William Boekestein, published by Reformation Heritage Books. You can get your copy by clicking this link.

“A church uses a confession to declare what it believes and teaches. The Bible is the source for all Christian faith, but it is not enough for us to say, “We believe the Bible.Many people claim to believe the Bible while denying what it teaches or disobeying its commands. The Westminster Confession sums up the teaching of God’s Word..”

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Book Review: “Are You 100% Sure You Want To Be an Agnostic?” (Jonathan Gemmell and Andrew Sach)

Don’t judge the book by it’s cover.

Neither judge a book by it’s title no matter how cool it is.

I don’t easily give in to flashy book covers but when it comes to titles (and the author) I get too excited when I hear those stand out titles of the book. It serves like a cover too and things to expect. However, there are those whose content doesn’t live up to what the title is.

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8 Favorite Quotes From The Book “The Biblical World of Gender” (Celina Durgin, Dru Johnson, Editors)

Good day! Here’s some great quotes I would like to share from a book I recently finished, The Biblical World of Gender, a collection of essays by today’s respected Bible scholars, edited by Celina Durgin and Dru Johnson, published by Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. You can get your copy, both physical and digital by following this link.

“In Israel’s world an individual’s legal status did not derive from an abstract universal notion of personhood but rather from an individual’s particular position within the household. As a result, the Bible betrays little if any awareness of individual human rights. Rather, the mutual obligations, duties, and claims that characterize the kinship circle are the focus. In our world, the individual is variously endowed with power and privilege to act in the individual’s self-interest.”— Sandra Richter

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7 Great Truths About The Church

When you hear the word “church”, what things come to your mind? Is it a building, crosses, people praying or weddings? Looking to the Scripture we can the a definitive answer to what the church is. This list provides some essentials of the identity of the church.

The church is us– (Acts 2:41, Eph. 3: 9-11) a group of Christ followers saved by grace through faith alone. Not a building or denomination. The church is the people in a church building or a particular denomination.The Greek work for it is‘ekklesia” which means called out. That means God called us from the world by the preaching of the gospel to be His child, to live by God’s glory, to have fellowship with other believers and reach out the lost for Christ sake.

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Book Review: “Cultural Contextualization of Apologetics” (Matt W. Lee)

Ad fontes might be a call by the Reformation to go back to the Scriptures to find affirmation of what doctrines we should live by. As our culture goes farther and farther from the Judeo-Christian influence, we need to guard and defend it. I think ad fontes should and with much gusto that we apply this also in apolgetics. Cultural Contextualization of Apologetics authored by Matt Lee, helps us get into this matter by going back to the Scriptures and zooming in with the Apostle Paul’s apologetic approach.

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Comicbook Review: “Perpetua” (Art Ayris and Jeff Slemons)

Summary: Perpetua is a story of one of the earliest Christian women recorded outside of Scriptures that suffered persecution because of her faith. Little was known of her but here death under the hand of Rome is an incredible story.

Cover Art: Similar to cover the of Martyrs comicbook but Slemons gives a sweeping cinematic look that you’ll always want to stare at. While that comic is minimalist cover, this one is masterpiece in itself. If this comic is on the shelf with other comics, surely this is an eye grabbing cover and you’ll be picking it up and read it on the spot. Slemon rendered his art on the cover (and interior) that can only be called epic.

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8 Favorite Quotes From The Book “Cultural Contextualization of Apologetics” (Matt W. Lee)

Have a blessed day to all!

Here’s s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, Cultural Contextualization of Apologetics by Matt W. Lee published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. You can get your copy, both physical and digital by following this link.

The first way Paul forges the cultural connection is by the use of cultural point of contact and culturally contextualized communication that includes the use of specific language and forms that generate greater cultural receptivity from the audience. The second way Paul forms the cultural connection is by building up cultural solidarity with the hearers, which gains him admission into the hearers’ culture, allowing him to speak as a cultural insider.

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