Latest Books by Charles Stanley & David Jeremiah

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  1. evangelist6589

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    Emotions

    What are you Afraid Of?

    I do not only read from Reformed authors as typically they tend to ignore or undermine practical topics like these above, so its wise to read from Dispensationalists as well whom sometimes overemphasize practical topics and underemphasize more academic topics. Looks like one of the books above has a chapter on debt and David tells the story of John Wesley whom lived during a time of financial disaster and once Wesley was given a great income due to his ministry he gave most of his money away to the poor and those living in debt. What a powerful testimony! David Platt would agree! It is noted however that the authors above are not teaching a prosperity or a self-help book. They do teach suffering, but they teach one to trust God , unlike these prosperity and fulfillment/self-help authors whom teach life is all about me and me getting all my needs met and fulfilled.

    The books above look interesting but it may be possible that Charles Stanley is focusing too much on psychology and about one's "emotions" however I will not know until I read the book. Unlike some others in his family he does teach on sin, repentance, judgment, and Hell, so he is a solid teacher. What say you? Are there problems with these books?
     
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    Who in the Stanley family doesn't teach on sin?
     
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    I commend you for your broad range of Christian authors.

    Stanley and Jeremiah are pastors so of course their expertise is pastoral rather than academic. Their advise therefore will seem more touchy-feelly because they deal primarily in practical, hands-on Christianity.

    I’ve enjoyed a few of Stanley’s books – they are encouraging and edifying.
    When you read his books you are reading the words of a believer who has walked the tough Christian path in good and bad times. He’s someone to listen to and learn from.

    Rob
     
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    Not all pastors are homiletical and not theological. John MacArthur is very theological and not as practical for one. He has written some deep theological works such as the Gospel According to Jesus. Well his commentaries are more homiletical when compared to some really technical works that I read in seminary, but thats okay. I see your point and would agree that in general pastor authors are more practical. However this does not mean they cannot write seminary level works. But yes in general they are not as deep as authors like Erickson, Grudem, DA Carson, etc..
     
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    You are reminding me that Ive neglected to study the relationship between Wesly (an Arminian Episcopal Methodist) & George Whitefield (a Calvinistic Episcopal Methodist). I know from cursory reading that they had some friction but the differences I believe were handled amicably. But again, haven't focused on that yet.
     
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    WOTM boasts about both on their programs and in their books, despite the fact that Wesley was no Calvinist. Comfort's lack of a academic education may hurt him here. But regardless Comfort does not care and only seeks to see people saved.
     

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