Biblical Slave Leadership

At a time when our world seems desperate for effective leaders, the church has the opportunity to display Biblical leadership. From the individual leadership of one's personal life, to the domestic leadership of family life, to the public leadership of ministry settings -- at all levels and in all arenas, we must be Biblical leaders. Jesus taught His disciples a leadership style that contrasted markedly with the philosophy of His day. "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over … [Read more...]

In Rememberance of Me

The Communion Service is an essential ministry for many reasons. The truths represented in Communion are the fundamental doctrines that set Christianity apart from any other religion. Those truths need to be presented and defended. According to some, doctrine has become a bad word that narrows and limits the ministries of the church; but our foundation rests upon the death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and imminent return of Christ. Those central doctrines are all presented in the ordinance … [Read more...]

Chief: Leadership Lessons From a Village In Africa

Leadership is simple... but difficult. In a remote village in Africa where the author grew up, the noise of Western life fades away to reveal the drumbeat of 20 basic leadership principles. This book uses cultural examples and wildlife illustrations to observe leadership in its most primitive form. By Paul Seger Available now at Amazon.com. Paperback Kindle format … [Read more...]

Christ Alone – An Evangelical Response to Rob Bell’s Love Wins

As you may well know, Rob Bell's recent book, Love Wins, has become a New York Times best seller.  A professing evangelical, his view of heaven, hell and the eternal destiny of every person who has ever lived is contradictory to biblical teaching. In a recent FOM book review I gave to you a biblical response by Kevin DeYoung. This book by Michael E. Wittmer, Ph.D,  systematic & historical theology professor at Grand Rapids theological Seminary, in greater detail uncovers the fallacy of such … [Read more...]

Love Wins: a Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived

Recently a book review came to my attention which I think would be very helpful to you in recognizing a growing movement stateside, which eventually travels across the sea to countries far and wide. I am sure that you have heard of the “Emergent Church Movement” that has been spreading its errant wings across the land for several years. One of the main spokesperson is Rob Bell, who pastors Mars Hill Church in Grandville, a Grand Rapids, MI, suburb. Since its inception, maybe ten years ago, it … [Read more...]

Firestorm: Preventing and Overcoming Church Conflicts

Firestorm is a good description for what happens in many churches. Chapters go like this: Life Cycle of a Firestorm, Causes of a Firestorm, Fighting a Firestorm, and Out of the Ashes. Ron Susek uses real illustrations that make the issues clear and plain. As you read the book, you can identify with experiences you have witnessed or have been personally involved in. His solutions are wise. I recommend all Christian leaders to read the book. Also, if someone is seeking to help a church in a … [Read more...]

From the Mind of God to the Mind of Man : A Layman’s Guide to How We Got Our Bible

Following service as a missionary in Africa, the editor of this new book, J. B. Williams accepted the position of Baptist Mid-Missions' Southern Representative. This book which chronicles the current Bible translations controversy is subtitled, "A Layman’s Guide to How We Got Our Bible." Dr. Ernest Pickering commented, "Many volumes on this subject of manuscripts and translations produce more heat than light. Happily, here is a book that is filled with light and little heat". Order from … [Read more...]

Breaking Down the Walls and the Gospel – The Subversive Work of Evangelical Inclusivism

Raymond Teachout, BMM short-term missionary pastor to Quebec, Canada. This is an excellent review of the slide toward inclusivism with valuable resource materials on ECT. Available here:Amazon.comAbeBooks.com … [Read more...]

I Will Help Thee

This 210 page missionary biography tells the story of Linda and Arthur Seymour, two pioneer missionaries who were called to take the light of the Gospel to Africa. Authored by Leigh and Carol Adams (President of FOM) will be followed by another volume depicting the ministry of Dr. Dave and Ruth Seymour in the Chad Republic. Available here: Amazon.com AbeBooks.com … [Read more...]

Missions in a New Millennium

Douglas R. McLachlan, President, Central Baptist Seminary comments, "this excellent collection will serve as a provocative and biblical manual of information and inspiration." General Editors W. Edward Glenny and William H. Smallman have done a masterful job of organizing this 411 page volume focusing on changes and challenges in world missions dedicated to Dr. C. Raymond Buck, former President of Baptist Mid-Missions and officer of the Fellowship of Missions. Available … [Read more...]