Category: Book Reviews

Celebration of Discipline – Richard Foster

ShareHas Led Many to Use and Celebrate the Spiritual Disciplines Richard Foster has served the Church and Christians well by writing this book, “Celebration of Discipline.”  Modern Christians have so separated their head knowledge from their heart knowledge and behavior that our faith is weak.  It’s no wonder that many people are leaving the faith […]

October 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Addiction and Virtue – Kent Dunnington

ShareAddiction and Virtue – Kent Dunnington Very Important Christian Understanding of Addiction and Its Meaning “Addiction and Virtue” is a book lover’s dream. It’s a book with a big and important idea, presented in an original thesis, and compellingly argued. What Kent Dunnington has done is to provide us with an extremely important book about […]

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Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby and Claude King

ShareCan Lead Christians to Experience God But Can Also Lead Them Astray “Experiencing God” by Henry Blackaby  and Claude King (and now also Richard Blackaby) seems to be a book for which reviewers find no middle ground.  Almost all of the reviewers on Amazon give the book 5 stars (with one 4 star book) and […]

September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen

ShareClear Diagnosis of What Liberal Christianity Is Even though J. Gresham Machen’s “Christianity and Liberalism” was first written in 1923, it’s still a relevant and important analysis of liberal Christianity. Machen writes with great clarity and as one who engaged with liberal Christianity (or “Liberalism”) in his own denomination (Presbyterian). In fact, he was one […]

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A Place for Truth – edited by Dallas Willard

ShareDisplays the Christian Mind at Work for a Wide Audience I eagerly awaited this book, A Place for Truth, edited by Dallas Willard, and I immediately set to devouring it.  On the whole, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and its presentation of Christian Truth but thought that it displayed weaknesses in certain places. The title, […]

September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Didache for Kindle

ShareThe Didache, or “The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles,” is probably the most important church document outside of the Bible itself.  Why?  Largely because of its extreme antiquity.  While we have some of the writings of the Church Fathers (for example Clement ofRome) that date to the end of the first century A.D., the Didache […]

September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Defending Constantine by Peter Leithart

SharePeter Leithart’s latest book, “Defending Constantine,” should, in my opinion, be considered THE Christian Book of the Year.  “DefendingConstantine” is a stunning work of scholarship on a closely related collection of issues that are among the most important in Christianity: the life ofConstantine, the meaning of Constantinianism, and the radical transformation of the world that […]

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Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI

ShareProfound and Pastoral, Scholarly and Faithful! “Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection” is the sequel to Pope Benedicts XVI’s first book on the life of Christ: “Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordanto the Transfiguration.”  What I am writing, I write as an Anglican priest and […]

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Ancient Christian Devotional – Oden

SharePray and Read with the Early Church Christian devotional books are a dime a dozen.  The market is flooded with new releases every year, most of which are average at best and ultimately ephemeral.  This one is different.  Instead of focusing on the contemporary and that which is passing away, the “Ancient Christian Devotional” helps […]

August 27, 2011 | 2 Comments More

Acts of Faith

ShareThe Single Best Book on the Sociology of Religion Acts of Faith represents the culmination of more than 30 years of research in the sociology of religion by Rodney Stark (and also Roger Finke).  It is Stark’s magnum opus, putting together in one place the distillation of all of his important research, and is the […]

August 27, 2011 | 4 Comments More