Sunday, April 5, 2009


Today, many Christians are spending their time reading all sorts of books other than the Bible. There is nothing inherently wrong with reading extra-biblical sources, but it is very important to be sure such books are doctrinally sound and consistent with the teachings of the Scriptures. Far too many Christians spend their time reading feel-good drivel, taking in spiritual baby food, or perhaps spiritual poison, instead of “the meat of the Word.”

The last three books I have read are Faith Undone, by Roger Oakland, The Shack, by William P. Young, and What in the World is Going On?, by Dr. David Jeremiah.

Faith Undone is a very insightful commentary on the current “seeker-sensitive” and “emerging” types of churches. Bible believing Christians need to be aware of these false systems. The danger they pose to biblical Christianity is very real. If I had to select one book, other than the Bible, to recommend that all believers read, Faith Undone would be it. The book is available on Roger Oakland’s website, “Understand the Times.”  (

Dr. Jeremiah’s book, What in the World is Going On? is a well-organized and well-presented look at eschatology in light of current happenings in our world. Many today are encouraging Christians to ignore prophecy and concentrate on making the world a better place. This is contrary to the teaching of Scripture. Our hope is not in this world. Our “blessed hope” is “the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus. (Titus 2:13, NASB). Dr. Jeremiah’s book is an easy read that helps put all this in perspective. I can certainly recommend it.

I will not comment further on The Shack, other than to say that I cannot recommend it. My complete review is found elsewhere on this blog.


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