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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism
Great. Williamson shows how socialism (defined as central planning of non-public goods/services) is always disruptive at best, deadly at worst. The pa...more
Jul 14, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
Peter Kreeft is one of my favorite authors and speakers, and this brief book contains many of the thought-provoking ideas I've come to expect of Kreef...more
Dec 25, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
Is There a Culture War?: A Dialogue on Values and American Public Life
This book was extraordinarily insightful in understanding the various approaches scholars take in describing and analyzing America’s “culture wars.” I...more
May 17, 2014
May 17, 2014
Understanding Four Views on Baptism (Counterpoints: Church Life)
I was impressed by the way the four authors (a Baptist, a Reformed theologian, a Lutheran, and a representative of the Christian Church / Churches of...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
This notorious book is a difficult one to resist commenting on at length. I think it's obvious that Chua is right that Western parents coddle their ki...more
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
Kingdom Education: God's Plan for Educating Future Generations: 2nd Edition
This book articulates many solidly Biblical principles, but would have benefited tremendously from the eye and pen of a skilled editor. The author see...more
Feb 18, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
The Passion of Jesus Christ
What I like most about this book is that, while most people simply say "Christ died for our sins," Piper explores the rich diversity of reasons (direc...more
Apr 24, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is
Few New Testament scholars are able to write a book that is at once scholarly, inspirational, and well-crafted, but N.T. Wright has such a gift. This...more
May 31, 2011
May 13, 2011
Once Upon a More Enlightened Time: More Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
This is a really funny satire, just like the previous volume. There's a rather creepy foreshadowing of the 2008 election in the re-telling of "Puss in...more
Oct 09, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Conviction Without Compromise: Standing Strong in the Core Beliefs of the Christian Faith
This is a good book. Its value lies less in its details (there are some inaccuracies, some less-than-stellar arguments, and so on) than in its overall...more
May 20, 2014
May 12, 2014
Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right
Highly recommended...especially to the people least likely to read it.

I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked it up, given how offensive Ann Coulte...more
Jul 13, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
Re-Baptism?  What One Must Know to be Born Again
Everyone knows that some Christians don't accept infant baptism, but one of the (many) unique characteristics of most Churches of Christ is that they...more
May 30, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
100 Prison Meditations: Cries of Truth From Behind the Iron Curtain
I love Richard Wurmbrand. Tortured for Christ transformed my understanding of Christianity. This book, in my opinion, is a mixed bag of profound and s...more
Nov 05, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
Patterns of Preaching: A Sermon Sampler
I loved the concept for this book: explore the different ways of forming a sermon, whether by genre, flow, or perspective. I was fairly pleased with t...more
Jul 12, 2011
Aug 09, 2010
Galatians: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching
This is the first book in the Interpretation series I've read, and I was impressed. In preparing for a class I taught on Galatians I read through this...more
Jun 10, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
God vs. Darwin: The War Between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom
Mano Singham, a theoretical nuclear physicist and religious agnostic, has for several years been an outspoken critic of creationism and intelligent de...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
A Biblical Economics Manifesto: Economics and the Christian Worldview
Which form of government is most just and most consistent with principles from the Bible: socialism, capitalism, or something in between (intervention...more
May 09, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher [With CDROM]
This book is full of invaluable advice for teachers. I'm in my eighth year of teaching and benefited enormously from it. I wish I'd read it during my...more
May 21, 2014
May 21, 2014
Revolutionary Parenting: Raising Your Kids to Become Spiritual Champions
This book is unique in approach, but not in content. It is based on Barna's research into successful parenting, which is what makes it unique. The con...more
Apr 05, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
Essential French Grammar
I've been studying on my own for a graduate school French proficiency exam, mostly using Sandberg and Tatham's French for Reading. French for Reading'...more
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
Baptism and the Lord's Supper
Enjoyable, with a lot of good quotes. I thought it was a bit simplistic to lump the Church of Christ's view in with paedo-baptist groups like Roman Ca...more
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
This sort of book--the kind that tells us we need to wake up and be better Christians--tends to be written by old white guys. Here Francis Chan has an...more
Apr 03, 2011
Jan 16, 2011
The Housing Boom and Bust
Unlike politicians and the media who have prefer simplistic answers and finger-pointing to well-reasoned analysis, this book brings clarity to the cau...more
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
From Pearl Harbor to Calvary: True Story of the Lead Pilot of the Pearl Harbor attack and His Conversion to Christianity
I downloaded this brief audiobook for free from The first half is Fuchida's story, the second half is interviews. The story itself...more
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days
My kids are pretty well-behaved, but I still found helpful insights and suggestions in this book. Leman takes about half of the book to explain his ap...more
Dec 26, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman's "Misquoting Jesus"
Jones identifies the many places where Ehrman exaggerates his case. At the same time, he appreciates that "Ehrman has created an opportunity for us to...more
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Darwin and the General Reader: The Reception of Darwin's Theory of Evolution in the British Periodical Press, 1859-1872
Two great things about this book: 1) it's magnificently researched; 2) it lucidly gets into the discussions on the philosophy of science, which was re...more
Aug 19, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Baptism: The Believer's Wedding Ceremony
This is a thoughtful book written for a popular, non-academic audience. Smith does a fairly good job unpacking the significance of baptism through lot...more
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Galatians: 10 Studies for Individuals or Groups
As far as very basic study guides go, this is a pretty good one. I don't know whether Wright himself wrote the study questions (I suspect he didn't, a...more
Mar 07, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
Beneath the Cross: Essays and Reflections on the Lord's Supper
I may be biased because I know about half of the contributors to this book (and contributed two chapters myself), but I liked this book for two reason...more
Jun 09, 2011
May 23, 2010
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