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When Sinners Say "I Do": Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage
This is a pretty good book where themes of humility and the need for God's grace run strong. A healthy recognition of your own failures and even the o ...more
Nov 13, 2008
Sep 21, 2008
The Sinfulness of Sin
A classic Puritan work by a man who spent a ton of time thinking about how sin works. You can also tell that he was writing out of his own struggles w ...more
Jun 27, 2013
Aug 25, 2012
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books I-II
This is a mammoth read and there are still six parts left in another volume! The author was a political prisoner in Communist Russia and wrote of his ...more
Dec 13, 2009
Aug 15, 2008
Rules for My Unborn Son
This book is a great idea! It is a collection of sayings that the author's dad said to him as he was growing up. Too many people have thought about do ...more
Feb 20, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
Everyday Talk: Talking Freely and Naturally about God with Your Children
I have read a lot of Christian parenting books and this one is up there in the top three. The author doesn't feel like he has to cover all the traditi ...more
Sep 11, 2009
Aug 06, 2009
Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World
I really enjoyed this book and am surprised by some of the negative views about the author's writing style. He says up front and at the end that it is ...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
Lord Emsworth and Others (Blandings Castle, #5.5)
Clever, witty and just plain fun to read. You have to get used to his style at first and then it's all down hill from there.
Jan 2007
Jul 10, 2009
The Shack

Among conservative evangelicals (which I am), you are not supposed to like this book. It is "heresy," ad infinitum, etc. However, as I began reading i

May 06, 2009
Mar 29, 2009
Possessed by God: A New Testament Theology of Sanctification and Holiness
This book is not a light read. You need to be awake and be willing to read slow. Basically, the author's big idea is that sanctification is mainly a o ...more
Jan 30, 2009
Dec 16, 2008
The main reason I read this is because I wanted to read something by Faulkner. Apparently, I chose the wrong one! This is all I had on my shelf. It di ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Nov 16, 2008
Mao: The Unknown Story
Many people have faulted this book for being biased and "anti-Mao." However, it is one thing to be biased and to pretend like one isn't and quite anot ...more
Sep 05, 2008
Jun 14, 2008
The Holy War

This is one of those older, classic works that has been staring me in the face since I bought it in 1995. The edition I read has been updated to moder

Sep 15, 2009
Jun 12, 2008
Growing Strong Daughters: Encouraging Girls To Become All They're Meant To Be
I loved the emphasis of the book and especially that the author has raised three daughters of her own. I also like her honesty in the book, not preten ...more
Apr 05, 2009
Feb 03, 2009
Abiding in Christ: Studies in John 15
The author of this book was one of my professors in seminary. He is a man who truly abides in the vine! When I was teaching through John and getting c ...more
May 2006
Aug 07, 2008
The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
This small book on the Holy Spirit is often overlooked. Some of the reasons for this may be that he assumes the reader has a thorough knowledge of the ...more
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Aug 07, 2008
When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy
The long-awaited sequel to Desiring God (DG) has arrived! In DG, Piper presented the concept of Christian Hedonism – the truth that Christians are to ...more
Jul 09, 2005
Aug 07, 2008
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Great read. What is interesting is that this book was banned in the Soviet Union and it doesn't even attack the powers that were all that much. It bas ...more
Nov 12, 2008
Aug 15, 2008
Who's Afraid of the Holy Spirit?
This book is actually edited by M. James Sawyer and Daniel Wallace. Quite a few authors contribute the chapters. The title of this book is much more p ...more
Mar 02, 2006
Aug 07, 2008
Dogmatics in Outline
This was my first time reading anything by Barth. I found it extremely deep, enjoyable and worthwhile. Barth is soaked in Reformation theology in the ...more
Apr 14, 2009
Feb 08, 2009
Discovering the Holy Spirit in the New Testament
This recently published work is a great introductory survey of the Holy Spirit in the NT. The author systematically moves through each book citing eve ...more
Mar 12, 2006
Aug 07, 2008
The Real Face of Atheism
We read this book in my small group a while ago. Overall, I think the impression of the group was positive. In classic Zacharias style, he stays on th ...more
Apr 2006
Aug 07, 2008
Pollution and the Death of Man: The Christian View of Ecology

This is a great book especially for its time. I would dare say that most Christian thinkers today are still not where Schaeffer was in 1970. He was de

Aug 19, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
Teach Them Diligently: How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training
This is a pretty good book on parenting. I do appreciate his emphasis on making sure you are reaching the heart when parenting. He provides lots of th ...more
Jan 20, 2009
Nov 16, 2008
Notes from Underground: with White Nights, The Dreams of a Ridiculous Man, and selections from The House of the Dead
Just finished the "White Nights" section of the book. I thought it was a great love story where a empty man opens up after all this time of talking to ...more
Jan 30, 2009
Jan 10, 2009
Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul
How do we understand some of Paul’s interesting ways of interpreting Old Testament texts? Often, we are left puzzled by what he concludes and spend mu ...more
Jul 10, 2005
Aug 07, 2008
American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans
I really enjoyed this book. LaPlante was thorough in her research even to the point of painting pictures in the minds of the reader about what Hutchin ...more
Jan 30, 2009
Nov 18, 2008
The Blue Cow (Sugar Creek Gang)
This is part of our book club called Sugar Creek Gang Book Club which is taking a leap back in time to my boyhood. These were books written mainly for ...more
May 12, 2009
May 02, 2009
The Reformed Pastor
This series of lecture to English pastors is extremely convicting for all pastors because he continually confronts the easiness of preaching against s ...more
Jul 10, 2005
Aug 07, 2008
Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment: Rediscovering Passion & Wonder
Much of the first half of this book is similar to Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death in that the author discusses the deadness of our society a ...more
Aug 12, 2005
Aug 07, 2008
The Church at the End of the 20th Century
Considering Schaeffer wrote this in 1970 it was way before it's time. I enjoyed reading this knowing that he wrote it so long ago and seeing where the ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 07, 2010
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