City at the End of Time

By Coyle Neal on October 3, 2012

Review of City at the End of Time by Greg Bear By COYLE NEAL  “For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” –Hebrews 11:10 What does this verse mean to a non-Christian?…

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What Lincoln Can Teach the Tea Party

By Paul Miller on October 1, 2012

Review of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner By PAUL D. MILLER Abraham Lincoln was a racist who believed Africans were intellectually inferior to whites and should not have equal political rights with their racial superiors. He…

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Real Marriage

By Coyle Neal on September 26, 2012

Review of Real Marriage by Mark and Grace Driscoll By COYLE NEAL First, the basics: this is a book about marriage. Real Marriage, not that fake stuff you see on TV. And, apparently, not that fake stuff you read about in most…

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Vocational Stewardship for Fashionable Christians

By Paul Miller on September 25, 2012

A Review of Kingdom Calling:  Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good by Amy Sherman Reviewed by Paul D. Miller There is so much to admire about Amy Sherman’s Kingdom Calling:  Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good that its flaws, omissions, and…

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True Grit, Old School

By Alexis Neal on September 24, 2012

Review of True Grit by Charles Portis By ALEXIS NEAL Mattie Ross is no ordinary fourteen-year-old. She has a head for figures, good business sense, excellent bargaining skills, and a stubborn streak a mile wide. Oh, and she’s looking for…

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Madam Bovary

By Paul Miller on September 20, 2012

Review of Madam Bovary by Gustave Flaubert By PAUL D. MILLER [Spoilers] Emma Bovary is an idiotic, listless romantic who pines for love and meaning. She tries to find it in novels, marriage, motherhood, two adulterous affairs, Catholic religion, and opulent living.…

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Riders of the Purple Sage

By Alexis Neal on September 14, 2012

Review of Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey By ALEXIS NEAL Young, beautiful Jane Withersteen seems to have it made.  She owns several thousand head of cattle, a powerful lot of land, the fastest, most beautiful pair of black racehorses…

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Free of Charge

By Justin Hawkins on September 10, 2012

Review of Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace by Miroslav Volf By JUSTIN HAWKINS The greatest cause for joy in the life of the Christian is the fact that God has forgiven the presumably…

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When Religion Goes Bad, Turn to Paul

By Christian Hamaker on September 6, 2012

Review of Bad Religion by Ross Douthat By CHRISTIAN HAMAKER Yes, that’s the Apostle Paul referred to in the title. I can already hear the objections. “No! When religion goes ‘bad,’ turn to Jesus!” “Turn to God!” or even “Turn…

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Tehanu

By Coyle Neal on September 5, 2012

Review of Tehanu by Ursula Le Guin By COYLE NEAL I think that Ursula Le Guin must be a desperately unhappy person. Not only is she one of the few female science fiction/fantasy writers out there (I want to say…

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