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Review – Redemption Accomplished and Applied – Recommended

by Pastor Tom Scaife
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Redemption Accomplished and Applied Recommended Reading Access Pastor Tom Scaife’s review in PDF here. Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray is a nourishing theological publication.  The author upholds the great and comforting doctrine of the atonement. Initially, Murray addresses the necessity of the atonement.  The atonement is motivated by the love of God for […]

Review – Saint Augustine Confessions – Recommended

by Pastor Tom Scaife
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Saint Augustine Confessions Recommended Reading Access PDF version of this review here. Saint Augustine Confessions is a recommended autobiography. Augustine depicts his life outside of Christ as a follower of lusts and the teachings of the Manichees, and then as a convert to Christ.  He possessed a powerful mind and his theology is weaved throughout […]

Review – Turning to God – Recommended

by Pastor Tom Scaife
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David Wells has written a challenging critique and historical overview of conversion. Turning to God addresses the method of modern day outreach crusades and evangelism. The publication is recommended as it teaches and reminds its readers that conversion is a supernatural work of God.

Conversion is supernatural because “without God’s saving action in Christ, it would not be possible.” The Holy Spirit accomplishes a “convincing work” so that conversion is “desirable.” And then He must supernaturally re-create and regenerate. God’s inspired Word provides “sinners the framework of truth to think.” Wells fittingly argues that without a supernatural work, men and women would not “desire to turn from sin” and “believe in Christ.” […]

Review – Keeping the Heart – Recommended

by Pastor Tom Scaife
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Keeping the Heart (the proposition and sub-title of the book is “How to maintain your love for God”) by John Flavel is recommended to encourage us in our faith, to inspire us to work on our heart, and to better equip us to minister to the heart of others. While the subject matter is weighty, the manner of writing is clear and practical. […]

Review – The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther – Recommended

by Pastor Tom Scaife
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The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther Recommended Reading Access PDF version of this review here. Steve Lawson is a pastor in Alabama.  He is the author of numerous books including Famine in the Land, Foundations of Grace, and Pillars of Grace along with other biographical profiles. Lawson’s account of Luther’s life is gripping and challenging […]

Review – The Conviction to Lead – Recommended

by Pastor Tom Scaife
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Al Mohler addresses his readers with the supposition that they hold to a high view of God and to the Scriptures. The Conviction to Lead is not a verse-by-verse Bible Study on leadership but 25 principles leaders should apply in the 21st century.