Wednesday, January 25, 2006

"Take your teeth out... You won't need them for this meal."

The title of this particular blog actually came from someone reviewing a book by Swindoll... hmmm. Why does that not surprise me?

Now put your teeth back in cause I am going to recommend 3 books that are meaty:

1. The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, and Documented by David C. Steel, Curtis C. Thomas & S. Lance Quinn: Quote: "Basically, a Calvinist worldview first sees things as they are from the perspective of God, who is sovereign... then, sees that God is ultimately in charge of the universe. This is God's universe. It does not belong to a god called Chance. Nor does it belong to sinful man... God rules His universe through providence."
(e.g. common grace: "which keeps the machinery working, but only special grace can guide it to its proper end...Christians should use the gifts of common grace under the guidance of special grace to use creation to the glory ofGod...
therefore a Christian artist should bear witness in the arts and should create art that glorifies God and does not tempt man or blaspheme God.")

2. Who are you to Judge: Learning to Distinguish Between Truths, Half-Truths and Lies by Erwin w. Lutzer: Quote: "The theology of many faith healers assumes that all sickness is from the devil... the cruel notion that if you are not healed entails that it is YOUR FAULT: a lack of faith, a lack of appropriating the promises, and in some cases a lack of seeking the gift of tongues... (there are) countless souls who have accepted this theology not knowing that it is seriously flawed."

3. (From the Works of John Owen) Sin and Temptation: The challenge of Personal Godliness introduced by Dr. J.I. Packer and Edited by Dr. James M. Houston: Description on the back: This book "helps us recover the concepts of sin and individual responsibility our world has all but destroyed... sin is always a self-deceiving, blinding folly."


Blogger DOGpreacher said...

Wonderful recommendations. I would recommend "Beyond 5 Points" by Earnest Reisinger.

1:51 PM  

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