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25 Basic Bible Studies
Francis Schaeffer wrote this book for a friend of his who was an atheist. There’s 25 chapters and they’re each about 2 or 3 pages long (ridiculously s ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 07, 2007
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
This is an excellent book that addresses many of the common objections to Christianity today. First of all, Keller points out how common doubt is to t ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 22, 2008
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Before reading Kim Cooper’s "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" I had previously read a couple of other books in the 33 1/3 series (one on REM’s "Murmur" ...more
Jul 2011
Aug 07, 2011
The Inner Voice of Love
These are selections from a journal that Henri Nouwen wrote when he was in the midst of a very dark season in his life. He writes in the second person ...more
Jan 2014
Feb 01, 2014
The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions
This is a great collection of prayers, from a passionate and praying people known as the Puritans (mainly 15th and 16th Century in England and New Eng ...more
Nov 2013
Dec 22, 2013
The Beatles: The Biography
Amazing, sad, disturbing, funny, ridiculous, disgusting, unbelievable, humorous, awe-inspiring… basically just about every type of emotion that could ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 24, 2007
Art and the Bible (Ivp Classics)
In Art in the Bible Schaeffer states “The lordship of Christ over the whole of life means that there are no platonic areas in Christianity, no dichoto ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 22, 2008
The Stone Roses
The books in this series are hit-or-miss and it’s really more based on the author than the subject matter. Fortunately, the author on this book (Alex ...more
May 2014
May 20, 2014
A Call to Prayer
19th Century theologian and pastor J.C. Ryle served as the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool. To a 21st Century audience Ryle’s style may seem too bo ...more
Jun 2014
Jul 30, 2014
The Song of Solomon (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)
This is a very solid commentary. Song of Solomon (or, Song of Songs, as I prefer) is the one book of the Bible that likely has more interpretative app ...more
Feb 2014
May 20, 2014
Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live
I read some reviews on here and I think people give Mohr too tough of a time for coming across as whiny and/or defensive. I didn’t think he was being ...more
Jun 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970
This book tells the story of 1970, focusing mainly on the music of 1970 (while throwing in a bit of non-music history). Browne focuses on The Beatles, ...more
Apr 2014
May 20, 2014
Till We Have Faces
SPOILER ALERT!!! I love this book. OK, well that’s not a “spoiler”, but other things I will say in this review will end up being spoilers. This may be ...more
Jan 2014
Feb 01, 2014
Let it Be
As with all of the books that I have read in this series, the quality of the book is based more upon the author than the subject matter. Matteo’s book ...more
May 2014
May 20, 2014
Heart Speaks to Heart: Three Prayers to Jesus
Though I do not personally agree with the theology of the “Sacred Heart”, I still found the prayers in this book to be very helpful by encouraging me ...more
Jan 2014
Feb 01, 2014
Science & Faith: Friends or Foes?
I deeply enjoyed this book. Collins, who has a PhD in Hebrew Linguistics from the University of Liverpool and a Masters degree in Computer Science and ...more
Jun 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Genius. Is that going too far? Is there a word that’s like one step short of genius? Brilliant? “Brilliant” doesn’t seem quite right. Ingenious? Now i ...more
Jun 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections Between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices that Can Transform Your Life and Relationships
This is a great book that needs to be read slowly. Thompson shows the significance of having a fully integrated mind (both left-mode and right-mode th ...more
Sep 2013
Dec 22, 2013
Romans: Volumes 1-4
This is an excellent commentary on Romans. The first thing I want to address is how long this commentary is (because that will be the main deterrent t ...more
Oct 2011
Oct 07, 2011
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
Anytime a book becomes a "popular" Christian book, it is inevitably up for harsher criticism. I thought this book was challenging in very many healthy ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 09, 2012
Pet Sounds
I’ve only read a couple of books in the 33 1/3 series thus far, but there’s quite a few more that I hope to end up reading. What I’m already learning ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 17, 2009
The Prayer of Jabez:  Breaking Through to the Blessed Life
I really cannot recommend this book. I feel that it tries to put forth a formula that you can exercise and force God to give you all the things you wa ...more
Feb 2001
Aug 26, 2007
Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink
This is an excellent book on the most complex beverage that exists. Mosher gives the history of the development of beer. He also gives a great descrip ...more
Sep 2013
Dec 22, 2013
Ecclesiastes Through New Eyes: A Table in the Mist
This is an excellent book that takes you passage-by-passage through the book of Ecclesiastes. The theology is solid, but the book is also very readabl ...more
Mar 2012
Apr 21, 2012
This is a really good book about a great album. All of the history about the early 1980’s Athens, Georgia music scene is really cool. There is a chunk ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 19, 2008
Can I Trust The Bible? (Crucial Questions, #2)
This is a short book that works phrase-by-phrase through The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, a document written by 250 evangelicals at a summ ...more
Dec 2011
Jan 09, 2012
Jesus: The Only Way to God: Must You Hear the Gospel to Be Saved?
This is an excellent book about the necessity of sharing the Gospel. Piper uses a substantial amount of Scripture quotations and Scripture references, ...more
Jul 2013
Dec 22, 2013
What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do: God Will Make a Way
This is a decent little book that talks about what it looks like to walk with God on a daily basis and to understand how life is a journey and how we ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 22, 2009
Chronicles, Vol. 1
This is not a chronological account of Bob Dylan’s life. This not an explanation of Bob Dylan’s lyrics. This is not a telling of wild days of sex, dru ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 22, 2009
More than anything, what stuck out to me from this book was how vulnerable Clapton is in his writing. He’s not trying to give some defense for why peo ...more
Feb 2013
Apr 15, 2013
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