Classical Christian Doctrine sets the record straight on patristic theology

By Kendrick Kuo on May 13, 2013

Review of Classical Christian Doctrine: Introducing the Essentials of the Ancient Faith by Ronald E. Heine This is the first installment of Reading Patristics–a review series dedicated to books about the early church fathers. These reviews will not be exhaustive…

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‘Bound Together’ in Suffering…and Salvation

By Alexis Neal on May 9, 2013

Review of Bound Together: How We Are Tied to Others in Good and Bad Choices by Chris Brauns As Americans, we love our independence. I am my own man (or woman), I make my own destiny, I am autonomous, don’t tread…

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Republocrat: The Pitfalls of American Politics

By Kendrick Kuo on May 7, 2013

Review of Republocrat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative by Carl Trueman Imagine that an evangelical Brit decides to make running commentary on American politics–what would he say? Add to that the fact that this particular Brit has lived in the…

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George F. Kennan: Biography of a Bureaucrat

By Paul Miller on May 6, 2013

Review of George F. Kennan:  An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis Magisterial, thousand-page, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies are usually reserved for presidents, emperors, generals, and saints.  With John Lewis Gaddis’ definitive  George F. Kennan:  An American Life, the epic treatment…

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My Beef With a Delicious Read

By Guest Contributor on April 25, 2013

A Review of Recipe for Joy, by Robin Davis By Jennilee Miller I like personal interest stories and I love to cook.  And eat.  So it wasn’t a tough sell for me to pick up “Recipe for Joy” when my…

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Killing the Green-Eyed Monster

By Alexis Neal on April 23, 2013

Review of The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World by Melissa B. Kruger By ALEXIS NEAL Covetousness is a mother sin. […I]t is a breach of all the ten commandments.  ~Thomas Watson Have you ever considered that the…

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The Genealogy of Evangelicalism

By Paul Miller on April 17, 2013

Review of The Evangelical Heritage by Bernard Ramm Bernard Ramm’s short book The Evangelical Heritage, traces the development of evangelical thought from the origins of Christianity to the present day.  He reviews major theological developments and arguments in the history of Christianity…

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More or Less: A Generous Orthopraxis

By Alexis Neal on April 16, 2013

Review of More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity by Jeff Shinabarger Is your closet overflowing? Do the contents of your storage area threaten to overwhelm anyone unwise enough to peek inside? Does your junk drawer need a junk…

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Swamplandia! Should Remain a Short Story

By Kendrick Kuo on April 15, 2013

Review of Swamplandia! by Karen Russell Although Swamplandia! somehow stole one of the three finalist positions for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, the book lacks the strength to compete at that level. It is a simple exile-and-return story of…

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Rambling Through a Classic Western

By Coyle Neal on April 11, 2013

Review of Warlock by Oakley Hall The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron. (Deut. 28:23) For a Western, Warlock is a ridiculously complicated book. In one sense, it is a novelization of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and the Lincoln County War. In…

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