Friday, May 16, 2014

Sacred Betrayal

     This book has been re-titled: "Sacred Betrayal: The Coming Destruction of the Baptist People."
     The late Pastor James Beller has to be applauded for covering or rather uncovering much historical information which champions
the humble yet strong proponents of religious liberty and Biblical convictions rooted among the Baptist people. This book is only 122 pages, historical and yet it isn't a cumbersome read. Pastor Beller covers three major issues in this book: The Ancient Ancestry (refuting the "spiritual kinship view" promoted by Whitsitt). The Revival Heritage (contrasting the Evangelical Alliance Fundamentalist revivals, and refuting "catholic-reformed" Reconstructionism). And The American Principles (exciting information on how and who influenced our founding fathers towards political and religious freedom for all). The epilogue of the book covers three important clarifications: David Barton's Omissions, Theocracy, Antichrist and the Coming Destruction of the Baptist People, and Repairing America through Her Principles of Liberty. 
     I gave this book 5 stars on the Amazon.com review site for the gravity of the topic and the excellent manner which the late Pastor did his work. This book also comes with 6 pages of helpful index. I do regret that this isn't in electronic format, at least for now.

You may purchase a copy by calling: 314-606-7326 or online at Amazon or Challenge Press
(c) 2005; ISBN: 978-0-9668766-4-2.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Daily Light

"Daily Light" Devotional Thoughts from the New Testament by Mr. Dave Olson is a newly formatted and released yearlong devotional that is sure to be a keeper. Whether you use it for your own private quiet time or family altar you will not be disappointed. Each entry is tied to a chapter in the New Testament which the reader is encouraged to read. Therefore by the end of the year, the reader has not only read the helpful devotional but also the entire New Testament!  It even features a "Daily Bible Reading Schedule" chart at the back of the book.

Published by Help4U Publications, (c) 2013, soft cover, 204 pages of good reading.

Contact: Mr. Dave Olson at (219) 771-0189.

email: help4uministries@gmail.com.

$12.00 per copy + shipping and handling.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

My 2013 Christmas Book Wish List

This year, mainly due to the nature of my missionary deputation ministry, I would like to say that an Amazon/Kindle gift card or a Google Play gift card would be most appreciated.  I would purchase books with it by the following authors (no particular order): Peter Masters, Douglas Wilson, Joel Beeke, D.A. Carson, Tedd Tripp, David Cloud, Mark Jones, David Murray, just about any classic Puritan divine, and so on and so forth.  So you can see there's no end to the possibilities of authors and books via electronic means.  Having said that, there are some books that I wish to have but are not (oddly enough) in electronic format (which is a crying shame - - for real, people, this is 2013 you know, and soon to be 2014 - but I digress).  As usual, the asterisk indicates the books that I really, really, really like. A triple asterisks borders on bibliophile inordinatus, if you think it is superfluous verbiage, it ain't.

1. The God-Centered Preacher by Robert L. Raymond*
2. Voices From the Past by Richard Rushing*
3. To the Seven Churches by Thomas Strouse (available on Dec. 23)
4. Daily Light Devotional by David Olson
5. Help Me pray in one special set of rare ebooks*** - I won't say anything more, but if the right blessings line up, then I know it was meant for me to get.  What I want you to do...is pray.  And pray clear to the end which will be on 12/31/13 (I have a few things in place that will get me within reach of a good deal).

UPDATE: (12/27/13)...well, HO! HO! HO! I have placed a strikethrough on the names and titles that I am acquiring as a result of the blessings that many have given this Christmas.  I am thankful to God and thankful to those who gave...what a blessing! 

UPDATE (01/01/14)...No, I wasn't able to get the one special set of rare books, but at least I tried. There will be plenty of other opportunities all through life, I am sure. Be well!



Monday, November 18, 2013

New Evangelicalism: Its History, Characteristics and Fruit

"New Evangelicalism: Its History, Characteristics and Fruit" by Dr. David Cloud is an outstanding and informative book.  The information in the book contains many time bound facts (names and dates and events relative to the "neo-evangelicalism" movement or spirit, with an excellent treatment on Billy Graham) but it also contains many Scriptural truths and timeless principles refuting the compromise of the aforementioned phenomenon.  Prepare to be enlightened by Dr. Cloud's careful observations and virtually impeccable reporting.  This book is well documented and much needed to provide us with  a truthful context to the current trends in Christendom coming from a staunch independent Baptist fundamentalist.  It takes a whole lot of courage and wisdom to do what Bro. Cloud is doing for the Lord's people in these "last days."

Contents:

About Way of Life’s eBooks

Introduction

The History of New Evangelicalism
     The Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy
     A Rejection of Fundamentalism
     The Old Evangelicalism

The Influence of New Evangelicalism

The Characteristics of New Evangelicalism
     Repudiation of Separatism
     Dialogue
     A Love for Positivism
     Exalting Love and Unity above Doctrine
     Pragmatism
     Intellectualism
     Anti-Fundamentalism
     Inconsistency and Contradiction
     Essentials and Non-essentials
     A Social-Justice Emphasis
     Spiritual Pacifism

The Fruit of of New Evangelicalism
     Apostasy in Doctrine
     Apostasy in Ecumenism
     Apostasy in Christian Living
     Apostasy in Acceptance of Heretics

Conclusion

Published by Way of Life Literature, (C) 2006, soft cover, 197 pages of good reading.  An electronic version of this book is also available (amen!).