My two latest books to review for Mind and Media are God Is the Gospel by John Piper and How To Write by Herbert and Jill Meyer.

HowHow to Write is a handy little ebook that gives writing tips from an an English teacher and a journalist. It has been praised by William Safire of the New York Times and by The Washington Post. They are making the booklet available online for only $1.99, so it is a small investment for something that could prove to be a valuable assest.

Gospel_1God is the Gospel starts off with a bang by asking readers a very simply, but profound question in the introduction:

If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the foods you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven, if Christ was not there?

The back of the book jacket explains God is the Gospel as "a cry from the heart of John Piper. He is pleading that God himself, as revealed in Christ’s death and resurrection, is the ultimate and greatest gift of the gospel."

I will give more indepth analysis of both books as soon as I finish reading them.