I have received a few new books for review in The Standard Bearer, and wanted to encourage (and perhaps entice!) some new potential (or “old”) reviewers. Remember, these books are FREE to you, if you agree to pen a brief review for the “SB”.
A book I highlighted last week - China’s Reforming Churches: Mission, Polity, and Ministry in the Next Christendom, edited by Bruce P. Baugus (Reformation Heritage Books, 2014) is one.
Another is one I called attention to a while back and which no one has claimed:
Life in Christ: Becoming and Being a Disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ by Jeremy Walker (RHB, 2013), 144 pp.
“To be a disciple of Jesus Christ is to be in a position of privilege and blessing beyond anything the world might offer,” begins author Jeremy Walker. Life in Christ explores the unsearchable riches of the Christian pilgrimage and traces its trajectory, highlighting key elements in the believer’s experience. Do you wrestle with assurance? Have you grasped the engagement demanded in Christian living? Do you find the way wearying at times? Do you struggle with your Christian identity? Walker provides instruction for Christians to assess their own standing and progress in the faith—exhorting and equipping and always pointing them ahead to the hope of the glory of Christ. Along the way, he encourages God’s people to live a life to the praise of His glory as he examines some of the basic truths that establish and direct a true child of God.
And finally, another brand new publication by RHB is An All-Surpassing Fellowship: Learning from Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s Communion with God by David P. Beaty. This is the publisher’s description of this interesting title:
In An All-Surpassing Fellowship, David P. Beaty introduces us to the spiritual life of Robert Murray M‘Cheyne. After giving an overview of the life of this remarkable Scottish pastor, Beaty analyzes M‘Cheyne’s study of the Bible, prayer life, pursuit of holiness, eternal perspective, and dependence on the Holy Spirit to see the rich contribution they made to his communion with God. Yet Beaty conducts these investigations with a view toward application—learning from M‘Cheyne that which will help us walk more closely with Christ. See why M‘Cheyne’s communion with God has encouraged many believers over the years, and be encourage yourself to seek that same sweet fellowship with the Lord.
These last two would make fine reading on the Christian life, and would be fairly easy to review in my estimation. Contact me if you are interested.