Here’s a few of the top books I finished last month.
Few Christians have better wisdom and insight into cultural issues than Al Mohler. This book features Mohler at his best, analyzing the gathering storms over issues like human life, marriage, family, gender and sexuality, religious liberty, and more. Although at times dour (is hard to write about storms without being a little gloomy), Mohler’s book is a helpful guide for all Christians seeking to rightly understand the winds of change around us. Just remember: our hope isn’t in stopping the storm but in trusting the One who can calm the waves with a word.
Jeremy Pierre is a biblical counseling professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. The Dynamic Heart offers something of an overview to Pierre’s approach to engaging the heart through biblical counseling.
I found this book to be incredibly helpful, especially in dispelling some misconceptions about the heart. Too many Christians talk as if the heart is what feels while the head is what thinks. Pierre convincingly demonstrates how the Bible presents the heart as thinking, feeling, and choosing. Engaging the heart requires us to address thoughts, feelings, and choices.
For all who desiring to better understand how to help people change, consider Pierre’s helpful work on the human heart.
How well do you understand the atonement? Do you know why it’s necessary? How extensive are its benefits? And to whom it applies? These questions and more are thoroughly answered in John Murray’s brilliant book. Perhaps the central message of this book is that Jesus’ atonement didn’t make sinners saveable. It actually saved sinners. Your confidence in Christ will be strengthened as you better understand the depths and beauties of Christ’s atoning work on the cross.