The Bible x The Church = Disciples

By Coyle Neal on November 26, 2012

Review of Multiply by Francis Chan and Mark Beuving By COYLE NEAL Francis Chan can be a bit of a, well, unique individual, and that’s why I like him. He’s unique in a way that reminds us of things that…

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Dreamsnake: A Review of a Review

By Coyle Neal on November 19, 2012

Review of Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre  By COYLE NEAL Despite winning both the Hugo (1979) and Nebula (1978) awards, despite the fact that it’s incredibly well-written with a fast-paced plot set in a deeply imaginative world, and despite the fact…

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Slain in the Spirit: An Author’s Journey and a Pentecostal Promise

By Christian Hamaker on November 16, 2012

A reflection on Mark Richard’s House of Prayer No. 2 By CHRISTIAN HAMAKER Here at Schaeffer’s Ghost, we’re all about “watching books, reading films.” Mark Richard’s House of Prayer No. 2 walks the line: It’s a book about a writer…

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Patience is a Virtue

By Alexis Neal on November 14, 2012

Review of All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot By ALEXIS NEAL First things first: If you have never read this book, read it. I’m not kidding. You can watch the television series, if you like—it’s quite good—but please…

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Deconstructing Bilbo Baggins

By Coyle Neal on November 13, 2012

Review of The Christian World of the Hobbit by Devin Brown  By COYLE NEAL  Based on my limited experience, there seem to be two kinds of Tolkien scholars. The first sort are those who truly love and delight in his…

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A Dark and Stormy Night…

By Coyle Neal on November 12, 2012

Review of Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child By COYLE NEAL A series of murders haunts the New York Museum of Natural History’s “Superstition” exhibition before it even opens. A primeval Amazonian terror stalks the labyrinthine corridors of the…

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Intentional Christian Community: Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing (Pt 2)

By Alexis Neal on November 8, 2012

Review of The Intentional Christian Community Handbook: For Idealists, Hypocrites, and Wannabe Disciples of Jesus, by David Janzen and a Community of Friends (Part 2 of 2) By ALEXIS NEAL And now for my biggest issue with this book. I…

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Intentional Christian Community: Vocation, Community, and the Local Church (Pt 1)

By Alexis Neal on November 7, 2012

Review of The Intentional Christian Community Handbook: For Idealists, Hypocrites, and Wannabe Disciples of Jesus, by David Janzen and a Community of Friends (Part 1 of 2) By ALEXIS NEAL The Christian church has ceased to be a body and…

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Joy and Sin in the Christian Life

By Coyle Neal on November 6, 2012

Review of Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road to Joy by Matt Litton By COYLE NEAL In many ways, this book is the epitome of modern American Christianity: it is the result of a guy sitting alone in his basement thinking…

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There and Back Again

By Paul Miller on November 5, 2012

Review of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Reviewed by PAUL D. MILLER I first visited Middle Earth when I was in middle school. I owned a thick, dark yellow copy of The Hobbit (1937). It smelled musty and old, which is just…

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