My Books

When Did We Start Forgetting God: The Root of the Evangelical Crisis, and Hope for the Future. (Tyndale, April 7, 2020)

Evangelicals are faced with a profound crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that has many dimensions―political, biblical, and theological―as well as a crisis of spiritual formation and discipleship.  In this book, I try to turn our attention away from the politics of the moment, the social issues being discussed online, and the debate du jour among Christians. I want us to take a long and hard look at what’s missing in our souls. Only then can our work in the public square bear healthy fruit.

Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals (Eerdmans, 2017).

Many books have been written to introduce Karl Barth the theologian, but not many to introduce Karl Barth the person. I’ve tried to do that here.  Not many are aware of the great theologian’s courageous challenge to 19th century liberalism as well as against the fascism of Adolf Hitler. You’ll find those stories here, along with an explanation of some of his theology. It’s written for evangelicals in particular since (a) we have been so suspicious of him for decades, (b) he has became an influence among evangelical scholars, and (c) his theology has resources that can be used profitably by evangelicals pastors and leaders. Barth is considered by many to be the greatest theologian of the 20th century, and I hope this little volume will help introduce him to a wider audience.

Earlier Publications



Jesus Mean and Wild: The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God (Baker)

A Great and Terrible Love: A Spiritual Journey into the Attributes of God (Baker)

Beyond Bells & Smells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy (Paraclete)

Francis of Assisi and His World (IVPress)

Chaos and Grace: Discovering the Liberating Work of the Holy Spirit (Baker, October 2011)

God Wins: Heaven, Hell, and Why the Good News is Better than Love Wins (Tyndale, July, 2011).

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