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Shalom: The Bible's Word for Salvation, Justice, and Peace
Perry Yoder is an inspiring theologian who has a firm grasp on the big view of Scripture and what it means to say that "God is love." In this all-too- ...more
Nov 07, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
The Robert E. Howard Omnibus
I only read this for the Conan and Solomon Kane stories. Generally quite good, classic pulp fantasy stuff. The Conan stories in particular are mostly ...more
Sep 10, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
The Prophetic Imagination
I had a lot of trouble with this book. I wanted to like it given how many people in so many corners have commended it to me. And there is true insight ...more
Jan 08, 2010
Apr 14, 2009
The Dragon's Tooth (Ashtown Burials, #1)

Following the wide-ranging success of his debut trilogy, the 100 Cupboards, YA fantasy novelist N. D.
Sep 09, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative: A Study in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Hermeneutics
This was a striking and important book. Frei's central thesis is that at the turn of the Enlightenment the unity between meaning and history in hermen ...more
Sep 08, 2012
Apr 16, 2009
Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of Government, Taxes, Health Care, Deficits, and More
Some books can ruin you. You had certain thoughts and viewpoints which these books come along and forever ruin for you.

This is one of those books.

May 22, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
The Mercersburg Theology and the Quest for Reformed Catholicity
This is a marvelous book. It is simple, clear, to-the-point, and able to pin-point the "ultimate things" in both the theology of John Williamson Nevin ...more
Aug 20, 2010
Nov 15, 2009
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself
A really good book, and lots of good. They helpfully point out that wealthy/middle class people tend to define poverty as "lack of material goods," wh ...more
Feb 02, 2010
Sep 27, 2009
Unlearning Protestantism: Sustaining Christian Community in an Unstable Age
Schlabach's book is about ways to recover community in the Christian community, and he approaches this issue from the unique perspective of a Mennonit ...more
Dec 09, 2013
Aug 04, 2012
J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century
This is an absolute masterwork of Tolkien criticism. It is rare I walk away with the feeling and desire to read a non-fiction book over again. He care ...more
Mar 10, 2013
Jan 16, 2009
The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out Without Selling Out
Driscoll definitely put together a winner with this one. The Radical Reformission is his presentation of what being the church means in our emerging w ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Dec 28, 2010
The Pearl Wars (Skyship Academy, #1)

Nick James’ debut novel Skyship Academy is a fast-paced, captivating thrill ride from start to finish.
Aug 30, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
As surprising as it may sound, this is easily my favorite marriage book out of all those I have yet read.

The end of 2011 has seen several marriage man
Feb 21, 2012
Sep 21, 2011
Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort
Investigative journalist and researcher Chip Berlet produces a comprehensive history of right-wing populism in American history, from the founding up ...more
Jun 26, 2015
May 02, 2015
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
This was a captivating book following the parallel histories of the Chicago World Fair at the turn of the twentieth century and the man H. H. Holmes, ...more
Sep 30, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
The Second Adam and the New Birth
This was a spectacular book. I'm not sure why I rated it, since I had not read it. Oh well. Mistakes happen. At any rate, this this was a valuable rea ...more
Dec 26, 2010
Apr 13, 2009
Against Intellectual Monopoly
This was a stellar book on intellectual property. The writing is dense, penned by two economists and so the prose is thick and sometimes slow going. N ...more
Jul 16, 2011
May 13, 2011
Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing: A WMG Writer's Guide (WMG Writer's Guides Book 6)
Another quality book on publishing by Dean Wesley Smith. This one deals with myths about the indie publishing revolution, ideas that books published o ...more
Jan 14, 2015
Jan 10, 2015
1 & 2 Kings
What a great book. Leithart takes us narrative chunk by narrative chunk (these chunks are usually the chapters, but occasionally spans 2-3 chapters at ...more
Feb 18, 2010
Jan 16, 2009
Terrify No More: Young Girls Held Captive and the Daring Undercover Operation to Win Their Freedom
An unsettling book. The core narrative is the story of the International Justice Missions's investigation and ensuing raid on sex trafficking brothels ...more
Feb 15, 2010
Apr 02, 2009
Values of Harry Potter: Lessons for Muggles
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There have only been a few works on the morality of the Potter books, and it remains an underdeve
Sep 25, 2011
Feb 13, 2010
Shakespeare: The World as Stage
This was a decent book with a lot of good stuff for anti-Stratfordians. I encountered Bryson in a class on humor writing and enjoyed him, though his w ...more
Jan 08, 2010
Apr 06, 2009
Religious No More: Building Communities Of Grace And Freedom
We're all legalists. That is the essence of Baker's book. Beginning with the rampant, extreme legalism in Honduras, where he spent time as a missionar ...more
Jun 07, 2011
Sep 27, 2009
Getting the Reformation Wrong: Correcting Some Misunderstandings
I learned more about the Reformation in this all-too-short book than I have in the whole of my time in conservative Reformed and Presbyterian circles. ...more
Dec 19, 2010
Sep 16, 2010
The Walking Dead, Compendium 1
Comparisons between the comics and the show are inevitable, so I will begin by saying they are both good in very different ways. The comics don't ling ...more
Aug 25, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
The Catholicity of the Reformation
This is a really interesting and important book by a number of Lutheran scholars who are in the process of seeing some forgotten things about Luther's ...more
Aug 03, 2010
Feb 05, 2009
Gauntlgrym (Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #20)

The creators of the Dungeons and Dragons universe have mandated change, and so has R. A. Salvatore. In
Aug 28, 2011
Apr 20, 2011
Dead Orthodoxy or Living Heresy?
Not Sandlin's best, but not his worst either. The first few chapters I found to be a bit lackluster, mostly rehashing familiar Sandlin themes, lordshi ...more
Nov 13, 2010
Apr 25, 2009
Christianity Incorporated: How Big Business is Buying the Church
Another excellent book diagnosing the Church's nearly total captivity to the beliefs and liturgies of corporations and neo-liberal thinking. Far bette ...more
Dec 20, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
Reformed and Catholic: Selected Writing
John Williamson Nevin, who was a student of Charles Hodge, is a little-known figure in Presbyterian and Calvinist circles today, and more's the pity. ...more
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Feb 09, 2009