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Shopping Capital of the World

The Philippines has the 8th largest shopping mall in the world according to Yahoo in a cover story “World’s Largest Malls.” The leasable area is an astounding 4.2 million square feet, as compared to the largest with 7.1 million square feet.

Here’s the list:

  1. South China Mall, Dongguan, China
  2. Golden Resources Shopping Mall, Beijing, China
  3. SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines. Where’s your money, it is time to splurge…

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ex libris: 2007

Top books from my library for the year 2007. These books were chosen for their Reformed persuasion and understanding.

1. Johnson, Dennis E. Him We Proclaim.

“Challenging modern preachers to expound the Bible like Peter and Paul. Him we proclaim makes the hermeneutical and historical case for a return to apostolic preaching–preaching that is Christ-centered, redemptive-historical, missiologically communicated, and grounded in grace.” (Back cover)

2. Doriani, Daniel M. James (Reformed Expository Commentary).

“The book of James is both beloved for its practical wisdom and debated as to its relationship to Paul’s gospel…. Daniel Doriani, a pastor and scholar recognized for his works on biblical interpretation and application, resolves the tension between the wide-ranging practical commands of James and the centrality of faith in the Christian life.” (Book jacket)


3. Dever, Mark, J. Ligon Duncan III, R. Albert Mohler Jr., C. J. Mahaney. Preaching the Cross.

“Preaching the gospel is without doubt the most important task of pastoral ministry, yet often other, seemingly more urgent activities obscure it…. [the book] is call to expository, gospel-centered preaching as the center of pastoral ministry.”

4. Oliphint, K. Scott, ed. Justified in Christ: God’s Plan for Us in Justification.

A compendium from the faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary.

5. Greidanus, Sidney. Preaching Christ from Genesis: Foundations for Expository Sermons.

6. Jeffery, Steve, Mike Ovey, Andrew Sach. Pierced for Our Transgressions: Rediscovering the Glory of Penal Substitution.

“The doctrine of penal substitution states that God gave himself in the person of his Son to suffer instead of the death, punishment and curse due to fallen humanity as the penalty of sin…. [This book] offers a freah articulation of penal substitution.”

7. Horton, Michael S. Covenant and Salvation: Union with Christ.

8. Clark, R. Scott, ed. Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry.

Essays written by the faculty of Westminster Seminary California on the defense of sola fide and an apology on the Federal Vision.

9. Boda, Mark J. The Gospel According to David: After God’s Own Heart. (The Gospel According to the Old Testament)

10. Selvaggio, Anthony T. The Faith Once Delivered: Essays in Honor of Dr. Wayne R. Spear. (The Westminster Assembly and the Reformed Faith)