Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Book Recommendation: Beeke's "Overcoming the World"
I read quite a few books over the course of a year, but I just finished one that is particularly outstanding. It is Joel Beeke's Overcoming the World: Grace to Win the Daily Battle (P&R, 2005). The book is aimed at Pastors and Elders in church ministry. It is a serious call to cultivate godliness and holiness. The chapters on the twin sins of pride (chapter 17, "Your fight against pride") and pessimism (chapter 18 "Your coping with criticism") will make any preacher cringe in repentance as he sees himself in Beeke's descriptions of where we often run aground. I want to buy a case of these books and hand them out to friends in ministry. This book will definitely be read by future Pastoral interns at JPBC.
Can you tell by now that I really liked this book? Read it for yourself.