This blog is pretty simple. It’s about books. We love to read books. We should state up front, however, that while we do find ourselves reading a variety of books (from books about WWII, to Lord Nelson’s Navy, to Dave Barry), this blog is about theological and Biblical studies.

Both of us are graduates from Westminster Seminary in California, and while there, we found a great deal of satisfaction reading and discussing the materials either assigned or alluded to in class. This blog is a venue to continue three years of random discussions about books, but there is one twist – now you all are also invited to join in!

We’ll be approaching the books on this blog from a confessionally Reformed perspective (i.e., we’re Protestant Christians in the Reformed tradition associated with the Three Forms of Unity and the Westminster Standards). We won’t just be reading books by Reformed authors, but every book we discuss will be approached from the Reformed perspective.  (Note: We participate in the Westminster Theological Seminary and Westminster Seminary California blog partners programs.  From time to time we also review books for other publishers.)

So come on in. Join the comment threads. Toss in your 2 cents. Lets keep an amiable atmosphere here in the reading room. Disagreement is fine. Disrespect is not. Put on your smoking jacket, light up your pipe, and sit down by the fireplace for a stimulating discussion!


Shane and Andrew



From time to time we receive free books from publishers and bookstores as part of their Blogger Review Programs. We are not required to write positive reviews. The opinions we have expressed are our own. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Here are a few bookstores we recommend.

Westminster Theological Seminary (BOOKSTORE)

P&R Publishing

Reformation Heritage Books

Evangelical Press

Reformation Trust