History, Law and Christianity by John Warwick Montgomery Book Cover History, Law and Christianity by John Warwick Montgomery
John Warwick Montgomery
1517 Legacy
131

A stirring defense of the faith by one of Christianity's ablest defenders, this is a A re-issue of the classic "History and Christianity" expanded to include DR. Montgomery's essay "Christianity Juridically Defended.

Dr. John Montgomery, scholar, theologian and apologist for the faith, developed this book from a seminar he presented at the University of British Columbia. Readable and convincing, the book is divided into four sections:
Section One deals with four basic errors usually committed by those who attack the historicity of the New Testament.
Section Two defends the accuracy of the New Testament documents, using tests which are commonly applied to any ancient document.
Section Three, entitled "God Closes In," is a powerful defense of the truly divine and truly human nature of Christ. Section Four clearly shows that if Jesus were not the Son of God, the only other alternatives are either liar or lunatic.
The last section contains DR. Montgomery's essay "Christianity Juridically Defended."
The book includes the transcript of a panel discussion in which Dr. Montgomery convincingly argues from the above four points to demonstrate their application for the reader. Here is excellent material for class discussion or individual study, particularly suited to helping young people combat humanistic concepts of the Bible and Christianity.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for History, Law and Christianity by John Warwick Montgomery. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“This is a book I am glad to have on my shelf and will gladly recommend to others.”
Reviewer: Andrew Spencer
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is a good simple book.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 4 Stars

History, Law and Christianity is a short work that deserves to be read by anyone studying apologetics.”
Reviewer: Joshua Torrey
Rating: 3 Stars

History, Law and Christianity is a book for the believer who wants to rest in the confidence of the historical and legal claims for the Christian message and for the unbeliever who is intrigued by it.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 3 Stars

“A tremendous work.”
Reviewer: Steven Ruff
Rating: 4 Stars

“Highly recommended.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 stars

History, Law, and Christianity would be a good book to read in a college class on religion. And if a Christian wants to defend his faith, this book would be an excellent tool.”
Reviewer: H. Marshall
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book for people who are interested in reading a defense of the gospel.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 3 Stars

“History, Law and Christianity is interesting, worthwhile reading.”
Reviewer: David Hodges
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book should be very useful and is recommended for genuine seekers of truth, those whom God may be preparing for and calling into His salvation. It is also useful for believers to help see the solid historical / factual basis for the Christian faith, something of vital importance for all of us.”
Reviewer: Douglas Wallace
Rating: 5 Stars

“This short work is great for small group study or an intro to apologetics.”
Reviewer: Don Haflich
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in apologetics.”  Reviewer: Todd Randolph Rating: 4 Stars

Bitesize Biographies Ulrich Zwingli Book Cover Bitesize Biographies Ulrich Zwingli
William Boekestein
EP Books
March 10, 2015
164 pages

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Bitesize Biographies Ulrich Zwingli by William Boekestein. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“I heartily recommend this book for a brief yet thorough life of Zwingli’s influence on the Reformation in Switzerland and Europe.”
Reviewer: Todd Wilson
Rating: 4 Stars

“I liked the book. It’s at least a good start at incorporating Zwingli into the conversation on the reformation.  And since he is largely neglected, Boekestein’s work may prove to be quite impactful in the Lord.”
Reviewer: Brian Mann
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this series, and this book, heartily.”
Reviewer: Andrew Spencer
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend that you get this book and be introduced to another man who took part in the history of our church which so richly blesses us today.”
Reviewer: Shawn Covington
Rating: 3 Stars

“I recommend this book to any Christian individual or family who wants to learn more about one of the pillars of the Reformation.”
Reviewer: Beth Saathoff
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you want to get a quick view of Zwingli’s life and God’s use of Him, this biography would do very well.”
Reviewer: Sarah Lambert
Rating: 4 Stars

“I found this book to be well written, factual, based on solid research, insightful in interpretation, and quite helpful in bringing to life the contextual situations, events, and facts of the life of this important Reformer.”
Reviewer: Doug Wallace
Rating: 5 Stars

“This a good summer read for those interested in learning more about church history.”
Reviewer: Anne Pendleton
Rating: 4 Stars

“I whole-heartedly recommend this biography as a place to start your study of one of the important figures of the Reformation.”
Reviewer: Todd Randolph
Rating: 4 Stars

“This would be a great book to read in a class on history or religion.”
Reviewer: H. Marshall
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend William Boekestein’s biography!”
Reviewer: John Wiley
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book should be used for those interested in this significant man, that historical period, the theology of the early Reformation, and the history of Switzerland,”
Reviewer: Val Belley
Rating: 5 Stars

“William Boekestein has written a much needed little biography of the important Swiss Reformer Ulrich Zwingli.”
Reviewer: Scott Christensen
Rating: 4 stars

“If you have never heard of Zwingli or if it has been some time since you have picked up some Zwingli you will definitely find this to be a good read.”
Reviewer: James Sisco
Rating: 4 stars

“This is a helpful little book for those who are beginning to study the notable Christians of the past.”
Reviewer: Seong Min Yoo
Rating: 4 Stars

“Take up and read, and see how God’s choice servant of the past can continue to have meaning for us in the church today.”
Reviewer: Allen Mickle
Rating: 5 Stars

“As you read this biography, you will see a man who loved the church, cherished the Gospel, was series about the Bible, and had a whole-hearted zeal for loving the Lord. And surely we can all learn a thing or two from a man like that.”
Reviewer: Zach Ford
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you’re a pastor building a solid church library and encouraging your church to read church history / biography, these bitesize biographies are a great place to start.”
Reviewer: Mathew Sims
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to learn more about the leaders of the Reformation.”
Reviewer: Bill Pence
Rating: 4 Stars

“Zwingli was a product of his time and Boekestein pulls back the veil to allow the reader to see this.”  Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand Rating: 5 Stars

“This a fine book and should be read.” Reviewer: Doug Iverson Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is easy to read and provides enough background information for the reader to understand what is being discussed.” Reviewer: Kaye Chalwell Rating: 4 Stars

“This book gives us insight into a little known man who fought for Christ to be known.” Reviewer: Debbie Crawford Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is a great reference for those interested in the early Reformation, and the history of Switzerland.” Reviewer: Jennifer Greene Rating: 5 Stars

“William Boekestein, has done a tremendous job in documenting the life and times of Ulrich Zwingli during the Swiss Reformation.” Reviewer: William Perkins Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book for anyone who desires to learn more about the Protestant Reformation.” Reviewer: Gaines Redd Rating: 4 Stars

“Do yourself a favor and pick this book up and enjoy an excellent, readable account of this late great (yet often overlooked) Protestant reformer.” Reviewer: Angelo Valle Rating: 5 stars

Living Without Worry Book Cover Living Without Worry
Timothy Lane
May 1, 2015
144

Worry is an extremely common yet unchallenged problem, and many people don't know how to practically stop worrying, even if they know they need to.

This warm and pastoral book by Tim Lane helps readers to see when godly concern turns into sinful worry, and how scripture can be used to cast our concerns upon the Lord. Christians will discover how to replace anxiety with peace, freeing them to live life to the full.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Living Without Worry by Timothy Lane. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Beverly Terry
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend Living Without Worry, and would give it an “A”.”
Reviewer: Amanda Cain
Rating: 5 Stars

“I will use this book as a future reference whether in my personal life or as an encouragement to others.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

Living Without Worry offers a lot of wise counsel, grounded in Biblical principles. It is a very valuable book.”
Reviewer: H. Marshall
Rating: 5 Stars

Living Without Worry is a primer for those who are desiring to take their worry and turn it into worship of God.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is a great help to living in a world full of worry.”
Reviewer: Brian Mann
Rating: 4 Stars

“I warmly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Scott Christensen
Rating: 4 Stars

“I appreciated this book very much as a fellow worrier.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book would be perfect for a new Christian or anyone who deals with normal levels of anxiety.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very helpful and practical book.”
Reviewer: Persis Lorenti
Rating: 4 Stars

“You’ll find this book to have a strong theological tone that is wrapped in practicality. This makes it a worthwhile read!”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is useful in bridging the gap between knowing we need to stop worrying and really putting it into action.”
Reviewer: Xi Ming
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a very helpful book that I recommend to everyone.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book will help you realize the uselessness and futility of worry and how real, lasting peace is possible through Christ.”
Reviewer: Jill Jones
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book encourages you with the truth of the why we worry, and what we can do with that worry. There is hope.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 Stars

“Read this book and be encouraged, and stirred up once again by way of reminder of the precious truth that Jesus will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Reviewer: Dave Jenkins
Rating: 5 Stars

Uncovering the Life of Jesus Book Cover Uncovering the Life of Jesus
Rebecca Manley Pippert
The Good Book Company
April 13, 2015
64 pages

Every Christian knows that Jesus is good news for everyone. Yet most of us struggle to share this good news with the people closest to us. Becky Pippert has spent years talking to people about Jesus and her experience shines through on each page of these six Bible studies in Luke.

Uncovering the life of Jesus has been designed to make it easy for any Christian to share their faith with friends and family. The expertly crafted questions are designed to open up conversations as you look at six encounters with Jesus from the Gospel of Luke.

This flexible resource allows you to share your faith with one or more of your friends wherever they're at spiritually and wherever you happen to meet up. All you need is a coffee and a copy of Uncovering the life of Jesus for everyone. Even the Bible passages are included inside.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a video review blog tour for Uncovering the Life of Jesus . Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“If you want to explore Jesus’ encounters with others in the Gospel of Luke, this is an excellent study.”
Reviewer: H. Marshall
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is for seekers, but could be easily adapted to be used for a Sunday School Bible study as well.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book would be good for a new believer or someone who is curious about who Jesus is.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book whether you use it personally to dig deeper or use in a Bible study group.”
Reviewer: Diane Beason
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this study for people who want to learn about Jesus. It is perfect for a small group study.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 5 Stars

“This resource will benefit teachers, students, and those who are in the midst of being drawn to Jesus by his grace and patience.” Reviewer: Louis Zinc Rating: 4 Stars

“This would be a helpful book for those who are new to the Bible.”
Reviewer: Melissa Merritt
Rating: 3 Stars

“What I most enjoyed about this study is how Rebecca gave us a glimpse into the initial audience of the text in the first century.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins
Rating: 4 Stars

History Law & ChristianityThank you for your interest in reviewing History, Law and Christianity by John Warwick Montgomery. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

A stirring defense of the faith by one of Christianity’s ablest defenders, this is a re-issue of the classic “History and Christianity” expanded to include DR. Montgomery’s essay “Christianity Juridically Defended.

Dr. John Montgomery, scholar, theologian and apologist for the faith, developed this book from a seminar he presented at the University of British Columbia. Readable and convincing, the book is divided into four sections:

  • Section One deals with four basic errors usually committed by those who attack the historicity of the New Testament.
  • Section Two defends the accuracy of the New Testament documents, using tests which are commonly applied to any ancient document.
  • Section Three, entitled “God Closes In,” is a powerful defense of the truly divine and truly human nature of Christ. Section Four clearly shows that if Jesus were not the Son of God, the only other alternatives are either liar or lunatic.
  • The last section contains DR. Montgomery’s essay “Christianity Juridically Defended.”

The book includes the transcript of a panel discussion in which Dr. Montgomery convincingly argues from the above four points to demonstrate their application for the reader. Here is excellent material for class discussion or individual study, particularly suited to helping young people combat humanistic concepts of the Bible and Christianity.

About the Author:
John Warwick Montgomery holds earned doctorates in philosophy, theology, and law, and is Professor Emeritus of Law and Humanities at University of Bedfordshire.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  1517 Legacy
  • ISBN:  9781896363165
  • Page Count:  131

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: May 11-17, 2015
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only) & PDF
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing History, Law and Christianity by John Warwick Montgomery. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.