Published in 2008
Review by Ryan Ho
I’m excited about this new series.
For those who don’t know, Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle and the author/co-author of several books. This series, titled “A Book You’ll Actually Read,” consists of four books – On Who Is God?, On the New Testament, On the Old Testament, and On Church Leadership.
Whereas most little books lack both content and quality, these books contain lots of valuable information and insights. On Who Is God? tackles several very tough trinitarian issues, but thankfully Driscoll is both clear and orthodox in his treatment. On the New Testament and On the Old Testament both include sections that examine each biblical book and are full of helpful explanations. On Church Leadership examines each of the major roles in ministry, such as deacons, elders, etc., clarifying what the Bible has to say about each. All four books include a section dedicated to answering common questions on the topic, and each ends with an appendix list of books and magazines for those who want to do further reading.
If you don’t have trouble reading a commentary or theology dissertation from cover to cover, these books aren’t for you. If, however, you can’t remember the last time you finished a book, take a look at this series. The books are short and sweet, but at the same time jam-packed with useful knowledge. Overall, Driscoll’s new series is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn more.