the Ink Slinger Weighs in First

I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not— if I could preach like Corey P. writes, I would be the envy of many a third year seminary student. Corey P., known in the Christian blogsphere as “the Ink Slinger,” is a very gifted writer; and truly, I don’t say this because he wrote a very positive review of Christ and Him Crucified. If you haven’t read some of his other reviews and articles, you have missed out.

He not only writes for his own blog and for Reel Quick, but he is also a regular contributor for Into the Book and the Film Dissectors. To get an idea of what I’m talking about, just read his review of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy at Into the Book or his recent article, “Debating an Atheist: 4 Things I Learned. Both are simply brilliant; and brilliant because Corey just writes the way he’d speak, and speaks the way he thinks. I’ve read some of his work before, but it seems I was just too busy with some other things.  Well, I’ve cleared that mess of a coffee table off with one fell swoop and am making time to read this young man. I’ve signed up to follow his blog and will be getting regular email updates. I MOST HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you do the same, if you haven’t already (I know some of my friends have done so: Petra,Trisha, of course, and others).

Oh, yeah. Almost forgot. He reviewed Christ and Him Crucified. Thanks, Corey. I believe Eddie Eddings has sent you a check via Corkey Velveta for $7,124.69.

Here is an excerpt of Corey’s review below.

Earlier this week, I was blessed to receive a pre-release copy of Jon Cardwell’s book, Christ and Him Crucified. Having read and appreciated Cardwell’s blog, I was expecting more of the same from his latest book: sound theology, earnest exhortation, and good writing. I was not disappointed.

In Christ and Him Crucified, Cardwell contends that “the source of our strong faith, the very lifeblood of our growth in grace, has lost its place as the heart of our Christianity: the truth of Christ, and Him crucified.” (p. 11) This is a sad state of affairs. Rather than recognizing Jesus Christ as their all and everything, many professing Christians (unwittingly or otherwise) tend to view Him as something of an add-on. Important, yes; but not absolutely vital.  Read the rest here…

HT: the Ink Slinger

About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.


  1. Wow, Jon. You’ve written such gracious words about my Ink! 🙂 My husband and I were just thanking God tonight that He has put godly men like you in Corey’s life. We’re grateful for the influence you have in his life, even though the two of you have never met. It was wonderful to have Corey read bits of your book to me. Truly, he thinks highly of your writing. God bless you for the many ways you bless your brothers and sisters in Christ!

    • Thank you, sister, for your kind and encouraging words. I plan to stick as close to Corey as possible. It’s not just his writing. He has a depth of theology that should make several seminary professors blush in their profession.

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