I'm excited to announce the release of my latest book, 'Have Yourself An Eschatological Christmas: Christmas Hope in an Age of Pessimism'! From the description: 'Have Yourself an Eschatological Christmas' is a short book on a big topic. The advent of Christ was, quite literally, a history changing moment when the Triune God decided to act. The Word becoming flesh changed the game, and it changes the rest of history as we move towards the glorious promise of resurrection life. In this book, Dr. Jason Garwood explores the contours and themes of eschatology and how the coming of Christ plays [...]
I am pleased to announce the release of my latest book, Reconstructing the Heart: Towards a Theology of Emotion. The book was an incredible learning experience for me and I believe the Church has quite a ways to go in dealing with our emotions and helping others do the same. My hope and prayer is that this would be an aid to the Body as we learn to sort through the complexity of the topic. From the back of the book: 'Reconstructing the Heart' is an honest look at what it means to be emotional in all the right ways. As [...]
I working my way through Dr. Gary North’s book, Millennialism and Social Theory, and I can’t put it down. For far too long Christians have failed to give a cogent answer for both social theory and its institutional bonds in a culture. In other words, the pietists are running amuck. North challenges both amillennialism and premillennialism both exegetically and logically. Those two eschatological categories are dubbed “pessimillennialism,” because both do not see the church victorious in history. (The only way “out” of this whole mess is for Christ to come and mop it up; don’t think you can do anything about it! [...]
I'm excited to share with you that as of today, you can purchase my latest book Be Holy: Learning the Path of Sanctification! This has been an incredible journey, and a humbling one at that. The book has been something I've dreamt about for a long time, and it is hard to believe that we have come this far. I pray that you find it to be challenging, both biblically and practically, as well as refreshing. Sanctification can be a tricky thing, but the call to be holy as God is holy is a serious one we must consider. Two quick [...]
In his book ‘Tough Topics,’ Pastor Sam Storms attempts to tackle some of the most often asked questions in Christianity today. I applaud Storms’ efforts because the church must be able to answer them in accordance with the Scriptures, and Storms does a masterful job at doing so. To pick out my favorites would be an impossible task because I enjoyed all 25 of them. His chapter on tithing was very well done; his chapters on salvation and the question of whether or not someone can lose it was top notch. I also appreciated very much his work in several [...]
3 months, 12 sermons and 52,000+ words later... My first book is now available for purchase. I titled it The Fight for Joy: Reflections on the Book of Philippians and you can pick it up several different ways: My eStore (use coupon code '3TQE5DZN' for 20% off!) Amazon.com Barnes & Noble.com Books-A-Million Kindle (Coming soon!) Amazon (United Kingdom) Live in Italy? Grab it here. (Available in Europe) I'm so excited about this book as it is the combination of commentary/exegesis, personal stories, and reflection. It is more than just a book about a letter to the church at Philippi. For me [...]
"If we would be sanctified, our course is clear and plain--we must begin with Christ. We must go to Him as sinners, with no plea but that of utter need, and cast our souls on Him by faith...If we would grow in holiness and become more sanctified, we must continually go on as we began, and be ever making fresh applications to Christ." -J.C. Ryle, Holiness (Cambridge, UK: James Clarke, 1956), 32. Quoted in Jared C. Wilson's Gospel Wakfulness (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2011), 135.