Except for Fornication — by H. Van Dyke Parunak

This book very clearly presents an alternative view on the topic of the teaching of the Lord Jesus on Divorce and Remarriage.  I must acknowledge right from the beginning that Van Parunak is a personal friend and someone who shares my convictions regarding church government — so my objectivity in this analysis might be open to question.  But his credentials as a Biblical scholar and a...
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Finding the Will of God — by Bruce Waltke

Waltke begins by debunking all of the spurious methods of divination that creep into a Christian’s methodology for decision making.   He shows that much of our fuzzy thinking has more in common with practices of paganism than with a biblical orientation to trying to please our Lord.  He gives practical illustrations to de-mystify such practices as casting lots, looking for signs, pulling a...
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The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed by Andrew Doughty

This is the famous blue guidebook that every tourist on the island of Kauai carries with them on their adventure trips.  It is a wealth of information and a must for any visitor to Kauai.  It was actually recommended to us by my sister Chris.  We are using the 6th edition which must be very current.  Example: We followed the directions to a remote swimming hole location where...
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The Dangerous Duty of Delight – John Piper

This abbreviated version summarizes Piper’s published book Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist from Multnomah Publishers, 1996. Piper has given the provocative name of Christian Hedonism to what he terms the pursuit of finding our greatest joy in the person of Jesus Christ. He would alter the Westminster Confession just slightly to read that “the chief end of man is to...
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What Jesus Demands from the World – John Piper

A couple of my former pastors have had this same idea of trying to develop a book (or in a broader sense a discipleship program) that revolves around a systematic analysis of the commands of Christ in the Gospels. Dr. Piper has successfully accomplished this objective. His insightful analysis of the text gets to the directness and simplicity of the individual commands while grouping them in a...
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The Expository Genius of John Calvin – Steven J. Lawson

Expositor Steven Lawson provides a valuable service in giving a quick snapshot look at the expository sermon style of John Calvin. His intent is to continue this series of “long Line” Profiles on Martin Luther, George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon and others. Many of us have read historical accounts of Calvin’s life or even seen re-enacted movies of the events...
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