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Praying God's Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds
Short review: After reading the cover story in Christianity Today in August on Beth Moore, I thought I should probably read something by her. I had a ...more
Oct 26, 2010
Dec 30, 2009
Housewife Theologian: How the Gospel Interrupts the Ordinary
I read about half of this. And it wasn't bad writing or a bad book, but I was not the intended audience. I picked it up because I thought I might get ...more
Nov 30, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
Medici Effect: What You Can Learn from Elephants and Epidemics
Short review: This is an interesting book in the mode of Malcolm Gladwell or Chris Anderson. Johansson argues that all real innovation occurs at the i ...more
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
Jesus Is Lord, Caesar Is Not: Evaluating Empire in New Testament Studies
Short Review: I admit I gave up on this one. I probably should not have. There wasn't anything wrong with it. But I am the wrong audience (and/or pick ...more
May 23, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Fyodor Dostoevsky (Christian Encounters Series)
Short review: I am sure there are others that will like this book. Reviews say that there are. But I hated this. Biography should follow biography for ...more
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles, #2)
Twice now I have tried to read this one. I like Riordan's other books. But I don't like this one. I read the first book in the series. I didn't love i ...more
Nov 26, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
The Future Of Justification: A Response To N.T. Wright
I really appriciate how Piper is trying to make sure he accurately reflects what Wright believes, not only by using a very well cited quotes, but als ...more
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Aug 16, 2009
Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
Short Review: it was ok, but I got bored and gave up. It is not so much the book is bad, but that even at only 14 hours of audiobook and a pretty exci ...more
Dec 19, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
Loose Lips Sink Ships
I started this book because it was recommended as funny. I also knew it was a bit raunchy. But within the first 10 minutes of reading it was clear thi ...more
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Dec 06, 2010
The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning
Short Review: I probably won't write a full review of this on my blog. It was funny, the writing wasn't bad. But it was a depressing kind of funny. An ...more
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
I read about 40 percent of this and just couldn't get through it. I can see glimpses of Hitchens' brilliant writing. But I listened to the audiobook a ...more
Apr 07, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
Isaac Newton
Short review: I probably should have put more effort into this. But I read half and then then it was due back at the library. I was not into the book ...more
May 06, 2011
May 01, 2011
The Moviegoer
I read about a third before it was due back at my library. I was not nearly as engaged as with Second Coming. But I still want to read more Percy. I a ...more
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Aug 09, 2013
Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count, The Never- Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems
Short review: There are some funny parts, but honestly the subtitle is much better than the rest of the book. I gave up about 1/3 of the way in.

Jun 24, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Short Review: This book is not bad. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had not just read another behavioral economics book right before it. Bu ...more
Oct 28, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
Stuff You Should Know About Stuff: How to Properly Behave in Certain Situations
Book Review: Stuff You Should Know About Stuff by Tripp and Tyler - Humor books need to be more than a string of jokes.

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Jan 02, 2015
Jan 01, 2015
Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition & the Life of Faith
I think Christians need to learn how to desire and how to be passionate. That it is possible to be passionate because God created us to be passionate. ...more
Jul 30, 2015
Jun 03, 2015
Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2)
Short Review: I got through about a quarter of it and gave up. Just didn't get into any of the characters. I may try again later, but I was bored.

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Sep 21, 2011
When I Was a Child I Read Books
Short Review: I love the title. Gave up on the book half way through. It is a slog. I got the audiobook which was probably a mistake (but it was the c ...more
Dec 14, 2012
Nov 01, 2012
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
I tried, but gave up about 40 or 50 pages in. I tend to like McCarthy's sparse prose, but this was too sparse and too violent for me.
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Oct 28, 2014
Jesus: The Human Face of God (Icons)
Short Review: A biography of Jesus that tries to 're-mythologize' Jesus. But mostly just repeats traditional liberal theology. I am not opposed to rea ...more
Oct 16, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
Many people really love this book but I did not. It was a mix of Alice and Wonderland, Gulliver's Travels and Pilgrim's Progress. But as a fantasy boo ...more
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Mar 28, 2010
Following Jesus, the Servant King: A Biblical Theology of Covenantal Discipleship
Short review: I gave up on this about half way through. It is not a bad book, but I just didn't get it. It was using an understanding of covenantal th ...more
Nov 09, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything
Short Review: Sanders is trying to show an Evangelical audience how and why the Trinity is important to Evangelical Theology by quoting Evangelicals. ...more
Sep 25, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
Night Soldiers (Night Soldiers, #1)
I read about half of this over vacation and got board and gave up.
Apr 14, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Preoccupation
This was interested but I did not have a lot of background on either Barth or von Balthasar and so it was dense. It was not helped by 60 to 70 page ch ...more
Jan 30, 2015
Jul 24, 2014
Absolute Friends
I only got through about 30 percent of this before it was due back at the library. Seemed ok, but had not really fully gotten into the main story line ...more
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Aug 24, 2013
God's Life in Trinity
Short Review: A series of 18 essays about the implications of the Trinity of a variety of areas of a theology and practice. Edited by Miraslov Volf - ...more
Nov 30, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
The Goldfinch
read enough to know I want to read more, but it was a library book and I had to give it back before I was all that far in.
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May 21, 2014
The Origin of the Bible
I borrowed this on kindle so it expired before I finished it. So I can't comment about the end. Overall, I was not impressed. It just seems like it is ...more
Jan 03, 2012
Nov 30, 2011
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