Challies is a Reformed baptist so it isn’t surprising that Reformed baptists Charles Spurgeon, John MacArthur, and John Piper have a place of prominence on his list. What books would you put on your own list?
Here’s one to share, with the note that this is the logical result of denying we are all made in the very Image of God. If our worth doesn’t come from Him, but from what we can do, then those who can do less are treated as being worth less.
This is a free ebook offer for The Covid Charts that CNN Forgot by Tom Woods. It’s just 30+ pages, and while it can be argued that any covid comparisons of one place to another are apples to oranges, I think, by weight of one comparison after another, Woods makes a good case for his position, which is:
“[Our leaders need to] admit that they don’t fully understand it, and that it doesn’t behave the way their mitigation guidance seems to suggest it does….Graph the results any way you like: lockdown stringency, people’s mobility patterns, mask mandate dates, whatever. The results are completely random. They absolutely do not show a clear pattern whereby ruining your life solves the problem.”
Woods is a libertarian Roman Catholic, and the libertarian comes out far more than any Judeo-Christian perspective. But what libertarians and Christians both know is that government isn’t God, and thus it doesn’t have God-like powers – there are things beyond its control. That’s a point that seemed seldom raised over the last year, but it is a point this booklet drives home. To get it you do need to give your email, but you can unsubscribe easily (he’s not a spammer).
“…Parliament has outlawed praying and even talking with another person about sexuality and gender. People are free to discuss, pray, and counsel so long as their view of sexuality and gender conforms to the current set of theories being preached by activists.”
This pastor puts it plainly and that may offend some. But isn’t repentance the better response?
Jay Adams (1929-2020) can rightly be called “the Martin Luther of biblical counseling” because, like Luther, he was pointing people back to the Bible. Like Luther, others came after and built on his work, and differed with it. But these differences only underscored the importance of his initial insight – that we need to go back to the Bible! – so long as the discussions involved turning to God’s Word for direction.