Christian Focus Across the Web – April 25, 2014

This week’s highlights are below:

Stephen Witmer reviews The Life of God in the Soul of the Church:  In the April 2014 issue of Themelios, Stephen Witmer reviews Thabiti Anyabwile’s The Life of God in the Soul of the Church: The Root and Fruit of Spiritual Fellowship. Here’s a bit of what Stephen shared in his review:

“Anyabwile’s book is an important one for two reasons. First, the word “fellowship” has become a vacuous one in evangelicalism. In standard evangelical language, “to fellowship” means “to chat together after church” or “to eat a meal with another Christian.” Anyabwile recovers the excitement and God-centered profundity of the term. Writing as one who is the pastor of a church with the word “Fellowship” in its name, I am grateful. A second reason for the importance of the book is our largely individualistic Christian culture. Anyabwile’s relentless focus on the corporate nature of the Christian life and his grounding of this nature in the purposes of God are much-needed correctives.”

Read Stephen’s full review at

Brian Dennert reviews A Neglected Grace:  We were fortunate enough to have a second review in this month’s issue of Themelios. Brian Dennert reviews Jason Helopoulos’ A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home. In the review, Brian says:

“Helopoulos’s focus on grace will lead families to worship more faithfully and church leaders to feel more confident in discussing the topic of family worship with the members of their congregations. The book is readable and short enough for a layperson to read in the midst of a busy life, so it would be a great resource to give to families with children as well as married or engaged couples.”

Read Brian’s full review at

Sam Storms Interviewed on Knowing the Truth: In Kingdom Come: The Amillennial Alternative, Sam Storms provides a biblical rationale for amillennialism; the belief that 1,000 years mentioned in the book of Revelation is symbolic with the emphasis being the King and his Kingdom. Learn more in Sam’s recent interview on Knowing the Truth with Kevin Boling. Listen to the interview here:  LINK.

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