Theology


Missiology: A Review 1

Disclaimer: B&H Academic provided me with a complimentary copy of this resource in exchange for writing this review. However, I remained unbiased and objective when writing this review. I recently completed a missions course in my M Div program at Luther Rice Seminary where I was required to read the Second Edition of John Mark Terry’s Missiology. Having read the first edition back during my bachelor missions course at Luther Rice, this allowed me to solidly compare the two resources to see how well the Second Edition has been revised from the first edition. Both the first and second editions of Missiology are extensively thorough resources. Upon reading Missiology, one is going to walk away with a far deeper understanding and appreciation for missions and for reaching unreached people groups for Christ. Missiology presents the ideal textbook for students wanting a solid overview of Christian missions, although because the book is such an in-depth resource, covering it in a single semester can be challenging unless the student is disciplined in focusing on the material. The Second Edition does seem more “digestible” and “understandable” at times. I felt I was able to better flow through the chapters in the Second Edition than when I read the first edition. At times, however, some of the more technical […]

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Review: Supernatural and The Unseen Realm

Tom has already written a dual review on The Unseen Realm and Supernatural here. For those that haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you do. Faithlife/Logos gave me a free copy of Supernatural (I had already purchased The Unseen Realm) in exchange for reviewing it on Amazon. I decided to also post the review here for our blog readers’ enjoyment. Spoiler alert: I basically agree with Tom’s review of the books and his assessment. Disclaimer: Faithlife Corporation/Lexham Press/Logos Bible Software (The publisher of this book) gave me a free copy of this book in exchange for the review. However, I also own the companion resource to this book entitled The Unseen Realm, which I purchased myself. Dr. Heiser’s book on Supernatural is essentially an abridged edition of his longer volume The Unseen Realm. Whereas The Unseen Realm (which I am also reading through at the moment) is more geared toward a scholarly/academic setting and is a little more in-depth and technical, Supernatural condenses the major takeaways of The Unseen Realm into an edition that is shorter, easier and quicker to read, and more geared toward the everyday churchgoer. My edition also came with a companion study guide that can be used in a Bible Study environment (that while I […]

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Review: The Other Worldview

Faithlife Corporation (makers of Logos Bible Software) asked me to read The Other Worldview and post the review on Amazon. In addition to posting the review there, I’m also posting the review here for our blog reader’s enjoyment. Disclaimer: Faithlife Corporation/Kirkdale Press/Lexham Press (the publisher of this book) gave me a free electronic copy of this resource in exchange for writing this review. Peter Jones’ resource on The Other Worldview is an excellent treatment of where the breakdown in our nation (and around the world) has occurred as a result from moving away from a biblical worldview to a worldview of “oneism” and paganism/pantheism. Additionally, Dr. Jones gives some solid, biblical steps on how to transform the thinking of our nation back onto a biblical worldview and back onto a firm foundation in the distinction between creature and Creator. This book was a major eye opener for me on when and where our society “derailed” (as Dr. Jones would describe it) and how we can begin taking steps to get back onto the right track and the right worldview “train” before our society experiences a major worldview catastrophe. I HIGHLY recommend this resource for anyone and everyone to read. Pastors and ministry leaders need to read this. Students and professors in […]

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