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All reviews by Gareth Williams

Gareth is Pastor of Bala Evangelical Church.

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Opening up Ezekiel
Andy Oliver

This is a fine addition to Day One’s Opening Up commentary series. Andy Oliver paints a clear historical picture of the weighty biblical book of Ezekiel and steers the reader helpfully into a contextual understanding of it, showing its place…

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The Pastor’s Soul
Jim Savastio

On the basis that pastors live and work under considerable pressure, this short and lucid book aims to offer them some of the help they so greatly need. The authors are both Baptist pastors in Louisville, Kentucky. They write with…

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The Cost – what it takes to follow Jesus
Steven J. Lawson

This is a great little book. And its subject is anything but little: Lawson opens up Luke 14:25-35 in detail. There are 12 short chapters, which are easy to read. Each tackles approximately one verse at a time. The closing…

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Does Christianity Really Work?
William Edgar

This is a book about apologetics (arguments defending the Christian faith). It is the second of a projected 10-volume series, entitled ‘The Big Ten: Critical Questions Answered’, which aims to address major questions raised by sceptics. Questions include, ‘Why is…

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The Whole of Life for Christ
Mark Greene

Comprised of seven Bible studies, this book explores real discipleship. Each aspect is presented as affecting the whole of the disciple’s life. There is a whole-life gospel, whole-life wisdom, whole-life purpose, and so on, through fruitfulness, mission, hope and worship.…

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Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God
John Piper

This is a book to help Christians to think about thinking. Focusing on the life of the mind helps us to know God better, love him more, and care for the world. Along with an emphasis on emotions and the…

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Christ and the Future: The Bible’s Teaching About the Last Things
Cornelis P. Venema

The Christ-centred nature of the biblical teaching on the future is the main emphasis of this book, as the author shows us the future of the individual, the church, and, indeed the whole universe.

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Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament
G. K. Beale

Readers of the New Testament often encounter quotes or allusions to Old Testament stories and prophecies that are unfamiliar or obscure. In order to fully understand the teachings of Jesus and his followers, it is important to understand the large…

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Word to the World: The Collected Writing of William Barker
William Barker

These collected writings seek to show the relevance of the Word of God to a variety of social, ethical and church historical issues. The author examines some complex topics, and presents them generally in a straightforward and interesting manner. While…

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