The Sweat and the Blood (Herle)

Charles Herle (d. 1659) was a Presbyterian pastor in England who was also a commissioner to the Westminster Assembly. At one point he was the prolocutor (chairman) of the Assembly. He published various sermons and essays as well as a devotional called "Contemplations and Devotions on the Severall Passages of our Blessed Saviour's Death and… Continue reading The Sweat and the Blood (Herle)

A Bonhoeffer Christmas with Barth

 God Is in the Manger is a collection of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's reflections on advent.  This book is edited in such a way that one can read a devotional each day during the Christmas season.  Each devotional is a snippet of Bonhoeffer's writing, another short reflection, and a section of Scripture.  (NOTE: at the time of… Continue reading A Bonhoeffer Christmas with Barth

Telling the Redemption Story to Your Kids

Here's a good book for your kids somewhere between ages 8-12, give or take.  It is the "big picture" story of Scripture - redemptive history from Genesis to Revelation with the gospel at the center - embedded in a story.  A grandpa tells two of his grandkids about a great war (building on the theme… Continue reading Telling the Redemption Story to Your Kids