In the last few months, I have been privileged to read free books and write book reviews for a couple of nationally known book publishers. The way this typically works is that I choose a book to read and review based upon a short description.
When I choose to read Christ Our Mediator by CJ Mahaney- I made my decision based upon the book cover and the provided description. I had not hear of CJ Mahaney before and had not read his previous book.
Today, however, a reader informed me through a comment on the post in question that CJ Mahaney may not be who he appears to be.
After a little research, I have concluded that, at this time, I must retract any and all endorsement of CJ Mahaney and his book- at least until all the facts in question have been thoroughly investigated. Apparently, Mahaney has been at the forefront in a few controversies- with the latest centering around his Sovereign Grace Ministries, where Mahaney serves at President.
I apologize for not doing due diligence in researching the author before choosing the work. I also will try and contact the publishers of the book and ask that it be removed from circulation.
The follow links detail the “why?” behind my retraction.
Oct. 18, 2012 http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2012/10/cj-mahaney-sovereign-grace-ministries-sued-for-concealing-child-sex-abuse.html
Oct. 17, 2012 http://apprising.org/2012/10/17/lawsuit-claims-c-j-mahaneys-sovereign-grace-ministries-concealed-sex-abuse-allegations/
July 11, 2011 http://www.christianpost.com/news/longtime-minister-takes-leave-to-reexamine-soul-52127/
July 7, 2011 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/adrianwarnock/2011/07/c-j-mahaney-takes-leave-of-absence-after-accusations-from-former-leaders-in-sovereign-grace/
Jan. 25, 2012 http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2012/01/sovereign_grace.html