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The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
4.39
A great introduction to Jesus and Christianity for moderns and postmoderns. Keller takes us deep into the heart of one of finest stories ever told by ...more
Jan 02, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
 
Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
4.50
Perhaps the best book I read in 2014. It’s a one-stop-shop on prayer in contrast to those that deal primarily with theology, or methodology, but not b ...more
Dec 25, 2014
Jan 02, 2015
 
Neither Poverty Nor Riches: Illuminating the Riddle
4.15
According to Don Carson, this book is “the best one on the subject” (p.9)!

Blomberg’s book is intended to fill a gap in the Christian written response
...more
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
 
Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids
4.57
A wonderful book helping parents and teachers to teach the gospel to kids. Author is himself a layman but has come up with numerous brilliant ideas fo ...more
May 2014
May 19, 2014
 
Gospel Assurance and Warnings (Recovering the Gospel)
4.50
Summary

This appears to be the third book written in the author’s Recovering the Gospel series. The book is divided into two parts, the first on bibl
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Apr 23, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
 
1 Samuel for You
4.75
If Phil Campbell is right that “clarity is the new black” (Saving Eutychus, loc 539), and if even the Apostle Paul thought that “making it clear” is h ...more
Aug 2014
Aug 17, 2014
 
The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived
4.20
A excerpt from the book's commentary on Peter after he denied Jesus:

Everything he thought he knew about himself, all his self-confidence and belief in
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Apr 2014
Jan 08, 2015
 
Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God
4.08
“This book is a plea to embrace serious thinking as a means of loving God and people. It is a plea to reject either-or thinking when it comes to head ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 16, 2014
 
Romans 8-16 for You
4.74
Curiously, the "For You" series split its two volumes on Romans at the end chapter 7 instead of Romans 8. Undoubtedly it did so in the interest of sha ...more
Feb 2015
Feb 07, 2015
 
Toyota Production System: Beyond large-scale production
4.06
In this book Taiichi Ohno, one of Toyota’s famous innovators, discusses the Toyota Production System (TPS) that he developed. So much of what he says ...more
Mar 2011
Apr 23, 2011
 
Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God
4.22
Clarifies relationship between God’s sovereignty, man’s responsibility, and Christian’s evangelistic duty. Aim is to dispel notion that belief in God’ ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 02, 2014
 
The Hidden Life of Prayer: The Lifeblood of the Christian
3.99
This book will help you to pray. It strings together what some of the great prayer warriors of the past have had to say about prayer (p.20). You’ll he ...more
Dec 2011
Feb 01, 2012
 
Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership
3.99
This is not an Andrew Murray type book on humility. This is a book on leadership, business leadership. However, it’s not a Stephen Covey type leadersh ...more
Dec 2011
Dec 31, 2011
 
Now, Discover Your Strengths
3.93
This book builds on the previously written, First, Break All the Rules. Its main assertion is that a “strengths revolution” is required in order for b ...more
Dec 2011
Dec 30, 2011
 
The Veil Is Torn: AD 30 to 70 Pentecost to the Destruction of Jerusalem (The Christians: Their First Two Thousand Years, #1)
4.08
My knowledge of church history (and all history, for that matter), is embarrassingly sketchy, so I’ve been devoting my Sunday afternoons to remedying ...more
Apr 2011
May 28, 2011
 
Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian
4.08
This is a remarkable book on racism. Piper has read the popular, academic, and biblical literature with his usual care and insight, and in this book h ...more
Jan 2012
Oct 17, 2012
 
Original Sin: A Cultural History
3.64
In the introduction, Jacob notes that of all religious beliefs, none provokes more criticism and repulsion than the doctrine of original sin. Original ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 30, 2010
 
The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips
3.96
Dickson begins with four confessions. I’ll repeat the two that I find most significant. First, when he was a budding evangelist, he was guilty of redu ...more
Sep 2010
Dec 19, 2010
 
Judges for You
4.44
Written in the God’s Word For You series, whose aims for each book is that it be Bible centered, Christ glorifying, relevantly applied, and easily rea ...more
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
 
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
3.98
This book promotes reading as an active art. The goal of reading ought to be more than increased knowledge; rather, it strives for increased understan ...more
Jun 10, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
 
World War One: A Short History
3.36
Chapter 1 (Outbreak) weaves together the various factors that made Europe a place where war was waiting to happen. The assassination of Archduke Franz ...more
May 2010
May 24, 2010
 
Introducing Paul
3.91
This is a short and delightful introduction to Paul. I wish American publishers had followed the British publishers in naming it A Bird’s Eye View of ...more
Sep 2010
Dec 18, 2010
 
Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi
4.14
An intense tale of the quest to bring Adolf Eichmann, the operational manager of the Final Solution, to justice.

Made me think of what a great thing it
...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
 
A Thousand Miles of Miracle in China: A Personal Record of God's Delivering Power from the Hands of the Imperial Boxers of Shan-Si
4.00
An incredible story of suffering for the cause of Christ, and of God’s intervention. Glover, his pregnant wife, and his two children go through a two ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 09, 2010
 
How to Read Exodus
3.93
The author clarifies that this book is not a commentary on Exodus, but a guide to an interpretive strategy (p.8). It features literary, historical, an ...more
Sep 2010
Oct 16, 2010
 
Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: A Contemporary Hermeneutical Method
4.29
Note: this is not much of a book review, but more a collection of notes.

Who should read this book: Anyone who wants to see / share Christ in / from th
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Aug 2010
Nov 06, 2010
 
40 Questions About Interpreting The Bible (40 Questions & Answers Series)
4.19
I’m always a sucker for a new book introducing the Bible. So much hinges on how we approach and interpret it. This book is an excellent starting point ...more
Sep 2010
Nov 11, 2010
 
Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
3.91
A thrilling book about how British espionage and deception in World War II fooled Hitler and enabled the Allies to make a decisive takeover of the isl ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
 
The Cross and Christian Ministry: Leadership Lessons from 1 Corinthians
4.24
This book's five chapters are based on a series of talks. Each one is an exposition of a passage from 1 Corinthians that discusses a topic in relation ...more
Aug 2010
Nov 13, 2010
 
The Letters of John
4.02
A responsible and helpful commentary on John’s letters. Our church has been studying through these letters this past year, and this was the main comme ...more
Nov 2010
Dec 18, 2010
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