Category: Book Excerpts

A Christian without Community Is Like a Song without Melody

Growth in faith does not come about in vitro. It occurs in the womb of the church…
July 15, 2019

Pride and Humility at War: A Biblical Perspective

Pride, as a desirable attitude of successful living, is easier to think about because it is…
March 22, 2019

Mending Broken Branches: When God Reclaims Your Dysfunctional Family Tree

The television blared in the background of an otherwise quiet home. I was only nine years…
November 23, 2018

Kiss the Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials

Four months prior to our arrival in the Middle East, I’d had extensive surgery. Both my…
February 8, 2018
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Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting

Book excerpt from "Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting" (Crossway) by Dave Furman…
August 31, 2016

An Excerpt from The Pastor's Wife

Introduction “There you are,” a woman whispered in my ear as she grabbed my elbow during…
October 15, 2015
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Book Excerpt: How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, VP for Academic Affairs at DTS, gives us a practical and entertaining exploration…
May 22, 2015

Book Excerpt: God With Us – Theological Foundations

Professor of Theological Studies Dr. Glenn Kreider writes. “The behavior of the incarnate Son is consistent…
May 15, 2015

Book Excerpt: Joseph or Judah? Waiting on God for Satisfaction

Two brothers grew up in the same family, experienced loss, and had the same natural desires.…
May 1, 2015

Jonathan Edwards and the Psalms: A Redemptive-Historical Vision of Scripture

God and Scripture Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give…
December 29, 2014

Dwell: Life with God for the World

Excerpted from the introduction of Dwell, by Dr. Barry Jones, associate professor of pastoral ministries.  The Incarnation…
December 29, 2014

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home

Excerpted from Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home, by Gloria Furman (MA/CE, 2007). Today’s…
December 30, 2013

Secure: Discovering True Financial Freedom

Rick Dunham (ThM, 1981) explains the blessing of not being enslave in this excerpt from his…
September 15, 2013
Cover of book authored by Dr. Malphurs, Look Before You Lead

Look Before You Lead

Now that we know how important congregational culture is and that it plays a critical role…
August 1, 2013
Cover of book authored by Dr. Svigel, Retro Christianity


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July 15, 2013

Prayer Warrior Mom

Archimedes once said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place…
May 15, 2013

Jesus Values Business

In this excerpt from his book, Living into the Life of Jesus, Dr. Klaus Issler explores…
December 1, 2012

What Does It Mean?

DTS grad Larry Moyer explores prayer and thanksgiving as essential qualities to one's Christian witness in…
December 1, 2012

The New Community's Ethic

In this excerpt from A Theology of Luke and Acts, Dr. Darrell L. Bock describes how…
December 1, 2012

Slaying Idols

Excerpt from Beautiful Battle, by Mary DeMuth Little children, keep yourselves from idols.- 1 JOHN 5:21…
July 15, 2012

Night with a Perfect Stranger, Chapter 8

Excerpted from Night with a Perfect Stranger, by David Gregory We drove around Indianapolis on 465…
July 1, 2012

Plastic God: Abandoning Unbelief

God was my new master, but I didn’t know how to shake all the old ones.…
June 8, 2012
Mark - A Theological Commentary

Mark: A Theological Commentary

Mark: A Theological Commentary for Preachers engages hermeneutics for preaching, employing theological exegesis that enables the…
June 2, 2012

Stepping Stones for the Christian Journey

Chapter 7: Tying Up a Loose End (James 3:1–12) Years ago a man named Latimer was…
March 19, 2012

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