The Weeping Church

Author: Clayton Nuttal
Publisher: RBP
#_of_pages: ?
rating: 5
purchase: RBP
Category: Church

Review: The Author does not believe that in Acts chapter 1 that this was the 12th Apostle; I disagree – the other 11 apostles were picked before Pentecost why not the 12th. He likes to quote men but doesn’t do a lot with scripture – It’s like by the way Rom. ?:? backs this up.

He has put out much better material.

Tribulation Force

Author: Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins
Publisher: Tyndale
#_of_pages: audio mp3
rating: 6
purchase: christianaudio.com
Category: Non-Fiction
dewey: 236.9

Review: Must remember that this is just fake – but it is interesting.  There are a few points that I believe they are wrong in – as far as prophecy – they say the tribulation doesn’t start until the Isreal peace agreement is signed, I believe it starts right at the Rapture.  The rest is an interesting portrayal of what might be happening on the earth while we are in Heaven.

Spurgeon – Prince of Preachers

Author: Lewis Drummond
Publisher: Kregel
#_of_pages: 877
rating: 9
purchase: local book store
Category: Biography
dewey: 286.1
isbn: 0-8254-2473-9

Review: GREAT BOOK on the preacher.
The first 102 pages are alittle dry if you just want to know about Spurgeon, but they are needed to really get a good back ground on what it was like coming up to Spurgeon. Long reading but defiantly worth it, if you want to know about Charles Spurgeon.

The Soul Winner

Author: Charles Spurgeon
Publisher: Pilgrim publications
#_of_pages: 213
rating: 6
purchase: ?
Category: Evangelism
Dewey: 269.2
ISBN: n/a

Review: This book is a compilation of different lectures he gave to his students and at other occasions. It is generally written for the Pastor and not the layperson for alot is about how to do soul winning in the church, not your personal life.
I disagree on about 5 points he tried to make but the book is good in giving ideas and to see what he believed in certain areas. I would not recommended for the average layperson, the money spent on this would be wiser used on other evangelism books.

He covers on P.14 decline in church membership.
P.21 feelings in Salvation, we must be people of emotion equal to sound doctrine – not one over another; unregenerate man does not have a spirit.
P.30-34 Lordship Salvation – you aren’t saved unless you live Godly. I don’t think Spurgeon believes in a back slidden Christian.
P34-36 Spurgeon warns of taking in a newly professed Christian – until you see a change – I totally disagree – this is opposite of what God did in Acts not to mention the one that needs the protection of the church most is a new born baby.
P. 74-75 evident earnestness – I think is the key to Spurgeons great success.
p. 95+96 preach in common terms not theological “lingo”.
P.123 he seems to argue that you must be so good already to be saved – awareness of one’s sins are a necessity to salvation, but not everyone of our sins (as it seems he thinks).
P. 127 Sort of sounds like anything goes when it comes to trying to get someone saved?
P. 137-139 the common Wednesday night service I have seen – Spurgeon was against.

Myth of Early Revisions

Author: David F. Reagan
Publisher: Way of Life Literature
#_of_pages: 17
rating: 8
purchase: Way of Life literature -internet
Category: OTHER
dewey: 220.520 3
isbn: none

Review: great book dealing with the lies about the KJV being revised 4 times since its 1st publishing

More than Conquerors

Author: Tim Dowley
Publisher: Moody Bible Institute
#_of_pages: 360
rating: 7
purchase: ?
Category: Biography
dewey: 209.22
isbn: 0-8024-9054-9

Review: Good book to get you interested in reading biographies on people.
The write up on Elizabeth Dole was to liberated written, it was like they had to put this in the book or something might have been said because it wasn’t there.
It just didn’t fit when compared to what was written of the other people and what they have done.
The rest of the people have been great men + women of the Lord. Short 1 – 2 pages on each person.
Includes people from now to early church history.

Is Today’s Christian Music Sacred?

Author: Gordon E. Sears
Publisher: ?
#_of_pages: 32
rating: 6
purchase: Way of Life Literature
Category: Music
dewey: 783
isbn: none

Review: Not a good pounding of Scripture but just laid it on the line.
I can see some of his arguments being easily dismissed by those that promot un-Godly music, for it was based on tradition + man not scripture.
There are better books on this subject – but this is a great attention getter at only 37 pages.

John Gill and the cause of God and Truth

Author: George M. Ella
Publisher: Go Publications
#_of_pages: 295 before references
rating: 6
Category: Biography
dewey: 286.1
ISBN: 0-9527074-0-3

Review: This book seemed that the reader needed a good knowledge about gill’s time to understand and keep tract of things.   He bounces around alot.
It appears the Mr. Ella is mostly concerned with showing John Gill as not being ‘hyper-Calvinist’.

Heroes of the Faith – Martin Luther

Author: Edwin Booth
#_of_pages: 206
rating: 6
Category: Biography
dewey: 280

Review: It is as good a book at the others in the Heroes of the Faith collection. It is favorable of Luther and makes known some of his beliefs. In this you see where he error. He was Catholic but didn’t like indulgences – there is so much more wrong with the Catholic Church then indulgences and Papacy Authority. He missed totally that the Church teaches another gospel – works! The book puts him as a reformer, not necessarily a defender of the faith. It ends even saying that Luther was guided by conscience more than by the Word of God. I don’t know much about Luther, and being an ex-catholic I am not impressed with Luther after reading this book. He missed so much and this book shows it. I don’t think they wanted to make Luther look bad, but the way the book goes, he wasn’t all that great, just the Catholic Church was just that bad so the comparison made him look great. All men have faults, no one is perfect that is living on this earth right now. This book does put Luther as a common persons preacher.
His heart was humble, gentle, and honestly searching for God’s direction. He as all of us though sometimes mess up.
It is a good book about Luther but I would not suggest it till the 9th grade or so because it puts forth some teachings that are contrary to the Word of God and younger children may not as easily see the errors since they are praised (per-say) in the book.

Heroes of the Faith – Charles Spurgeon

Author: J.C. Carlilie
#_of_pages: 205
rating: 8
Category: Biography
dewey: 286.1

Review:  Nice Starter book for Biographies. For Home education I would say at 5th grade this book would be good to read. It is not nearly as detailed as Spurgeon Prince of Preachers book but it is not suppose to be. It treated Spurgeon well, and I found no conflicting statements between this and other Spurgeon biographies I have read. Casual reading and enjoyable. If your not familiar with Spurgeon, you should read this to get a glimpse of the man.