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What a long week last week has been for me!  It was busy both on our blog and offline with ministry in light of Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday.  As readers will notice this past week we dealt with various attacks by skeptics concerning the final week of Jesus.

As a bit of a break this Sunday evening I read and reviewed a Christian children story that’s appropriate for this Resurrection Sunday which I imagine some of you would appreciate.

R.C. Sproul. The Donkey Who Carried a King.  Sanford, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing, February 17th, 2012. 48 pp.

4 out of 5

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I have previously enjoyed the author’s Christian children’s book titled The Priest with Dirty Clothes.  Written by Christian theologian R.C. Sproul, I appreciated that this book was biblically solid and yet enjoyable for young ones.  My three little girls who are all pre-school age also enjoyed this book when I read it aloud to them.

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R.C. Sproul. What Is Baptism?  Sanford, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing, August 24th 2011. 70 pp.

3 out of 5

This is the second booklet in the Crucial Questions Series that I am reviewing.  The topic of this work is on Christian baptism.  I appreciated that Sproul wrote this and also made it available for free on Kindle and cheap in paperback format.  In addition I appreciated the fact that Sproul wrote this booklet in an easy to understand format for the general audience.

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Nancy Guthrie. Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, August 1st, 2008.  142 pp.

5 out of 5!

First let me say that I have a hard time with devotional books; I prefer heavier theology books since I find most devotionals to be rather shallow.  But I enjoyed this particular collection of devotional readings for the Advent.  So if I enjoyed this book in light of my bias against devotionals, I think that this work might be something worthwhile for others too.

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I’m excited by what I found this evening!  For those of you who have Amazon Prime Ligoner Ministries have made a teaching series by RC Sproul available titled “What Did Jesus Do?: Understanding the Work of Christ.”  It is a series of Twelve 23-Minute Messages. with over 4 Hours of Teaching.  On their website they sell the DVD series for over 40 dollars so if you have Amazon Prime this is something edifying and worthwhile.

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R.C. Sproul. The Priest with Dirty Clothes.  Sanford, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing, February 10th 2011. 45 pp.

5 out of 5

Among the hundreds of books I have reviewed on this blog over the years this is the second time that I reviewed a children’s book (the first was God’s Servant Job: A Poem with a Promise).  I am reviewing this book because I really enjoyed The Priest with Dirty Clothes by Christian theologian R.C. Sproul.  My three little girls who are all pre-school age also enjoyed this book very much and the book has led to deeper conversations about spiritual matters.

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R.C. Sproul. What is the Church?  Sanford, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing, October 7th, 2013. 82 pp.

            I picked this book out to go over for a study for a small group since I wanted to review the basics of ecclesiology that was concise and Reformed.  I was also hoping to glean from this book anything helpful as I was also preparing to preach for a retreat on the topic of the church.  The author R.C Sproul is someone I esteem very highly and he is more than capable in writing on this topic.  However I must admit that I was somewhat disappointed with this particular book even though I found his other works in his Crucial Question Series to be quite helpful.  This short book has nine chapter in which some of them could have been made into one.  For instance I felt the first two chapters could have been combined together.  Some of the chapters were so short that I was surprised to find I was done with them even though I was just getting started!  There were some chapters that didn’t have a single Bible verse in support of the discussion.  Sproul has a chapter on the servants of the Lord and I wished he could have addressed the topic of serving in the church more practically.  Upon further reflection after completing the book I think the book as a whole could have been more practical.  Sproul did have a helpful discussion in his final chapter about the marks of a true church.  I agree with Sproul that a true church must preach the Gospel but I had a harder time with Sproul’s position that an essential element of a true church include the fact that it must practice church discipline.  Now don’t get me wrong I believe in the importance of the local church carrying out discipline but I do think it is possible that a church struggle to implement church disciple and still remain a church.  In the end I would still say this book is still worth getting despite the drawbacks I’ve mentioned although I would also encourage people to read other works on the church alongside this book.  Given how Sproul has made this book and others like it in the Crucial Question series free on Kindle, what’s holding you back?

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This is a good interview of RC Sproul by his son RC Sproul Jr. on the issue of abortion and also about Sproul’s book on abortion.

It is a 23 minutes interview.

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