Category: Book Reviews

Book Review–Broken-Down House

by Rick Pidcock

broken down house tripp__13905The Bible uses many pictures to remind us of our human condition and of the hope of grace. In his book entitled Broken-down House, Paul David Tripp uses the picture of…you guessed it…a broken down house to show us how we can live productively in a world gone bad.

He divides the book into two main sections–Knowing, and Doing. (more…)


Book Review-Alone With God

by Rick Pidcock

jan0007t.jpgjan0007t.jpgJason Janz is a fellow church planter out here in Denver, CO.  Through his service at Red Rocks Baptist Church as an assistant pastor over the past ten years, he has been primarily involved with discipling young people and helping people overcome addictions.

Through his experience, he has developed a growing burden for helping people have a consistent, dynamic devotional life.

Jason addresses this need in his book Alone With God.  The book includes eight chapters, as well as an appendix with practical examples of journals and time schedules for having a dynamic devotional life. (more…)

The Knowledge Of The Holy–A.W. Tozer

by Rick Pidcock

A.W. Tozer’s The Knowledge of the Holy is the of the most influential works on the attributes of God.  He begins by arguing why we must have a proper view of God in our minds.  Then he discusses what God is like in how He has revealed Himself to us.  Tozer next defines what an attribute of God is.  Then, following an explanation of the Trinity, he discusses eighteen different attributes of God.  Finally, he concludes by arguing that we must display God’s majesty by faithfully representing Him in the world.

Book Review-Planting New Churches In A Postmodern Age

by Rick Pidcock

Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age is a very unique book on twenty-first century church planting written by Ed Stetzer.  He divides the book into six major parts.  First, he begins with the basics of church planting.  This section shows the objective biblical principles behind the legitimacy and need of church planting.   He says that the approach to church planting in the United States should be a missions mindset, just as one would plant a church in a different country.  After studying the Great Commission, he says, “The New Testament points to the fact that new churches and church planting are the direct and inevitable consequences of believer’s involvement in witnessing and proclamation.”  After laying out the biblical basis for church planting, he then discusses the major models of church planting that are being used in the church today. (more…)

Book Review- “Facedown” by Matt Redman

by Rick Pidcock 

the BookOver the past few years, one man that has had a great influence on my philosophy of worship is Matt Redman.  Even though his music style in worship is a little different from mine, his theology of worship has been very helpful. 

In his book Facedown, Matt Redman discusses the true need of every worshiper—to fall facedown before our holy God.  He begins the first chapter by saying, “When we face up to the glory of God, we soon find ourselves facedown in worship.”  (more…)