A God for Bad Days, Too

By Alexis Neal on March 5, 2013

Review of Finding God in the Dark: Faith, Disappointment, and the Struggle to Believe by Ted Kluck & Ronnie Martin By ALEXIS NEAL Have you ever gone through a difficult time? Had the rug yanked out from under you? Looked disillusionment…

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An Absentee Father’s Legacy to His Movie Critic Son

By Christian Hamaker on February 28, 2013

Review of Try to Tell the Story by David Thomson By CHRISTIAN HAMAKER The worldview of most well-known movie critics is anything but Christian. While that doesn’t invalidate their opinions about how art works, it raises the question about the…

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Percy Jackson and the Absent Father

By Paul Miller on February 26, 2013

Review of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan by PAUL D. MILLER The Lightning Thief (2005) is a perfectly serviceable young adult fantasy novel. It is the sort of book you read without much concentration for…

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I am what I am, is that all that I am?

By Coyle Neal on February 20, 2013

Review of Who Do You Think You Are? By Mark Driscoll By COYLE NEAL Mark Driscoll may not know it (or heck, maybe he does), but when he wrote a book about searching for personal identity he stepped directly into…

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Gilead and the Calvinist Desire for Christ

By Justin Hawkins on February 18, 2013

Review of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson By JUSTIN HAWKINS Marilynne Robinson’s authorship of Gilead is the most convincing argument for reincarnation that has ever entered my mind.  That is not because the book is in any way about Eastern religion; it…

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Introverts, Extroverts, and the Gospel: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Shut My Cake Hole

By Coyle Neal on February 12, 2013

Review of Quiet by Susan Cain By COYLE NEAL Do you prefer your own company to that of others? Do you prefer a quiet evening at home to a drunken kegger? Do you wish that in addition to blocking sight…

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Follow the Leader

By Coyle Neal on February 7, 2013

Review of Follow Me by David Platt By COYLE NEAL David Platt will mess you up. Or at least, his books will. When they’re not convicting you of being a fat, lazy American who doesn’t have much faith but has…

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In Alexander’s Footsteps

By Coyle Neal on February 4, 2013

Review of Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan by Frank L. Holt By COYLE NEAL If you are not familiar with Frank Holt, I’m not terribly surprised. In one sense he is an obscure academic working…

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Book of the Dun Cow

By Kendrick Kuo on January 29, 2013

Review of Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr. By KENDRICK KUO Aesop’s fables, Narnia, and Animal Farm, all rolled into one, would produce something similar to Book of the Dun Cow (1978), although Dun Cow is in…

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By Coyle Neal on January 28, 2013

Review of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut By COYLE NEAL Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time. That is, he does not live from second to second as most of us do, but instead jumps to the future, and then back…

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