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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.44
Louie Zamperini and my father, Jim Wilson, were friends, and so I have known the outlines of Zamperini's story my whole life. Somewhere in the photo a...more
Oct 2011
Oct 26, 2011
 
Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World
4.41
Stupendous. More to follow.

I had read Notes from the Tilt a Whirl before in its various manifestations. But when it arrived in its final printed form,...more
Jun 2009
Jun 21, 2009
 
The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
3.64
This is a terrible book. The author sees the real problem of father hunger, and tries to fix it with a mammy.
Oct 2008
Jan 10, 2009
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.42
I read this in order to review it for an upcoming hard copy of Credenda. I gave it three stars as a compromise. If I were rating the worldview, the et...more
Jan 2011
Jan 22, 2011
 
Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry
4.40
This was a very good book and an important one. The only basic criticism I had was that it was too short. Given how many flat rocks this book is found...more
Mar 2013
Mar 17, 2013
 
100 Cupboards  (100 Cupboards, #1)
3.74
Nonbiased reviews under such circumstances are hard to come by. Great book.
Dec 2007
Jan 14, 2009
 
Between Babel and Beast: America and Empires in Biblical Perspective
4.19
This book reveals the limitations of a 5 star system. Major parts of this book were beyond fantastic, and other parts seemed significantly worrisome a...more
Jun 2012
Apr 11, 2013
 
Why Evolution Is True
4.17
Coyne admittedly had the uphill struggle of trying to prove something that is not true.
Aug 2013
Aug 06, 2013
 
The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success
3.87
This is one of the most satisfying books I have read in a long time. It is one thing to reject, as I have for many years, the idea of the "Dark Ages,"...more
Aug 2009
Aug 23, 2009
 
Son of Hamas
4.09
Here is a book to break your heart. Mosab Yousef is the son of one of the founders of Hamas, and was intimately involved in its operations. He was als...more
not set
Apr 12, 2010
 
Jesus and the Victory of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, #2)
4.46
I have been chipping away at this one for years, and decided that it was time to finish. The three stars are an average. Stretches of this book are ex...more
Jun 2011
Jun 03, 2011
 
From the Garden to the City
4.07
This was an outstanding book -- I really enjoyed it. I will be commenting on it further on my blog, but for the present let me say that there is a wea...more
Jun 2012
Jun 29, 2012
 
Orthodoxy
4.27
I first read this in 1975. It was a life-saver then. Not sure how many times I have read it since, but Nancy and I just finished reading it aloud toge...more
May 2013
May 22, 2013
 
The Rage against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith
3.59
This was a very fine book. Peter hit it out of the park, or whatever it is you do in cricket.
May 2010
May 28, 2010
 
Message: Psalms
4.11
Peterson has done good work elsewhere, but this kind of thing is really problematic. The Psalms are one of the poetic glories of human civilization, b...more
Feb 2011
Feb 16, 2011
 
Gilead
3.79
Simply first rate.
Feb 2014
Feb 09, 2014
 
Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
3.75
This book, in addition to be very funny, was also astonishingly insightful. It amazes me that edgy Christians who think they are developing some sort...more
Aug 2010
Aug 08, 2010
 
Peace Like a River
3.95
One of the most satisfying novels I have read.
Nov 2013
Nov 26, 2013
 
Leepike Ridge
3.91
Nate does great work.
May 2007
Jan 14, 2009
 
Common Sense 101: Lessons from Chesterton
4.25
Nancy and I read this book aloud together, really enjoying it. Chesterton is just a delight, even when he is exasperatingly wrong. Some of those areas...more
Mar 2014
Mar 10, 2014
 
The Obesity Myth: Why America's Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health
4.04
This was a good book. There are places where he falls into the lesser zeitgeist mentality, but his central argument is solid. Obesity science is under...more
Mar 2014
Mar 02, 2014
 
Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault
4.20
Stephen Hicks is some sort of Objectivist or Randian, and so that should be said right up front. And this means I do not know how he managed to get th...more
Dec 2011
Dec 11, 2011
 
The Dragon's Tooth (Ashtown Burials, #1)
3.98
I had the privilege of reading this in manuscript, and it is just fantastic. Look for this book to release this summer -- August, in fact. The Dragon'...more
Mar 2011
Mar 27, 2011
 
The Masculine Mandate: God's Calling to Men
4.09
This was quite a good book. Exegetically grounded, this is a fine study for men who want to learn what they are for.
Jul 2011
Jul 20, 2011
 
Heaven
4.24
Over all, much better than I expected.
Dec 2009
Jan 12, 2009
 
The Anti-Christ
3.93
Green vomit.
Jan 2003
Jan 26, 2009
 
Galileo
3.94
This was a really fun read. Quick, lively, pungent -- just a good job all around. The take away point is that the "lesson of Galileo" is almost the po...more
Apr 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
Does God Listen to Rap?: Christians and the World's Most Controversial Music
4.44
This was quite good. A small book, it covers a surprising amount of territory. For outsiders like myself, this was a good introduction.
Feb 2014
Feb 27, 2014
 
Home
3.87
Fantastic.
Mar 2014
Mar 28, 2014
 
Housekeeping
3.84
Very well written, but bleak, grim, and gray. Set right around where I live, so that part was fun.
Feb 2014
Feb 26, 2014
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