Recently I was delighted to write endorsements for two new books that I believe will be very helpful resources for churchgoers. Here is what I had to say about each:

41o68xoxnwl-_sx331_bo1204203200_Scott Christensen. What About Free Will? Reconciling Our Choices with God’s Sovereignty. P&R, 2016.

“Christensen very practically and persuasively develops a case for compatibilism. But whether you want to call it compatibilism, Calvinism, or something else, Christensen shows that it is just biblical Christianity. This book is an excellent resource, therefore, for those trying to make sense of divine sovereignty and human freedom from a biblical perspective.”

expref_medium3d-27jujy5bnl5zee5h4ymo4s2mveg7i7dmLee Gatiss, ed. 90 days in Genesis, Exodus, Galatians, & Psalms: Explore by the book with Calvin, Luther, Bullinger & Cranmer. The Good Book Company, 2016.

“When I need help understanding the Bible, I turn to the Reformers. Their interpretations are relentlessly faithful, their insights profoundly pastoral, and their theology unfailingly biblical. For those reasons, don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to read the Bible with Calvin, Luther, Bullinger & Cranmer. With the Holy Spirit’s help, you will certainly walk away in awe of God and his gospel.”

Matthew Barrett is Tutor of Systematic Theology and Church History at Oak Hill Theological College in London, as well as the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the author of several books, including Salvation by GraceOwen on the Christian LifeGod’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture,  and Reformation TheologyCurrently he is the series editor of The 5 Solas Series with Zondervan. You can read more about Barrett at