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Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus
Preface to Make a Long Review even Longer
I have an 18-month-old. He usually behaves pretty well. For an 18-month-old. I think. You see, I’ve never had
Sep 2011
Aug 31, 2011
Epic: The Story God Is Telling and the Role That Is Yours to Play
I get so tired of books.

That break up paragraphs.

To make them seem.





This is a device which should be used sparingly. But I thin
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
I'm hovering between three and four stars here, because I did enjoy the book. Quite a stirring narrative. But, to put it too bluntly, I don't have a f ...more
Nov 21, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
A More Sure Word: Which Bible Can You Trust?
A Sincere Thanks
I believe R.B. Ouellette made a sincere effort to write with a gracious spirit; and from what I can tell about the publisher and edito
Sep 27, 2014
Sep 28, 2014
One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of
Maybe Walter Isaacson spoiled me in his amazing biography of Steve Jobs, and maybe the biography of a company simply can't be compared to the biograph ...more
May 11, 2012
May 11, 2012
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief
When a systematic theology begins with a series of endorsements that are longer than certain other systematics, you know you’ve got either a goldmine ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem
What do you get when you put together a gifted, kind of techie young communicator from the culturally conservative end of the neo-Reformed spectrum wi ...more
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
The Pastor's Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity
I admit I was curious to hear what the son of one of my favorite authors would say about his upbringing... But I believe I can honestly say that my mo ...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
Art and Music: A Student's Guide
This was really an excellent little book. Accessible, perceptive, engaging, and rooted in that Christian intellectual tradition this little Crossway s ...more
Nov 09, 2014
Nov 06, 2014
Holy Bible: King James Version
I give the KJV five historical stars. It's a beautiful translation that has deeply influenced both our language and, more importantly to me, me! I am ...more
Apr 1998
Sep 29, 2011
Is God Anti-Gay?: And Other Questions about Homosexuality, the Bible and Same-Sex Attraction
I fear that we have already descended into the sloganeering phase of the argument over homosexual acts, just as we did long ago with abortion. “It’s a ...more
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Wordsmithy: Hot Tips for the Writing Life
I try to be scrupulous in my use of the five stars allotted to me by the gentle people of Goodreads. Five stars means "it was amazing." And I can't ho ...more
Jan 07, 2013
Jan 07, 2013
The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness
J. I. Packer recently said in an interview with Desiring God,
There are writers who think that simply by crisp, orthodox formulations of Bible truth an
Sep 18, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
Christ and Culture Revisited
Carson serves up reminder after reminder that the question of context is all-important both in the interpretation of scripture and in its application ...more
Dec 27, 2013
Dec 27, 2013
Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me
Great stuff, no complaints. I always profit from DeYoung. He succeeded in showing, from the Bible, that the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough.

Apr 09, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
I could tell by reading the promo material for Cold-Case Christianity that this book of Christian apologetics would land firmly in the camp kn
Mar 18, 2013
Mar 09, 2013
Five Views on Apologetics
Once upon a time, a fellow Christian young man, age 20 or so, like me, invited me to go witnessing in the downtown area where I live. We ran into a yo ...more
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
The Story of Human Language
(I'm cheating a bit by saying I "read" this. Actually, I listened to the 18.2 hours of audio lectures that accompany this book in a set. This is a pro ...more
May 11, 2012
Dec 07, 2011
The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse
Excellent analysis and critique; solution rather "bland," as the author himself admits. But the critique is so effective that I still must award the b ...more
Jun 08, 2014
Feb 16, 2013
The Books of the Bible
The first thing people notice when I show them this Bible goes like this: "There are no verses!"

Second thing: "There are no chapters!"

Then I get an ev
not set
Apr 18, 2013
Myths, Lies and Half-Truths of Language Usage
Absolutely loved this. McWhorter is a brilliant lecturer (and at 1.75 speed, he sounds superhumanly brilliant =). As I began, however, I wasn't sure h ...more
Aug 14, 2015
Aug 14, 2015
United: Captured by God's Vision for Diversity
I watched Trillia speaking to Thabiti Anyabwile in an author interview and decided I wanted to buy this book. Ms. Newbell impressed me with her bright ...more
Apr 19, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
A Grammar of New Testament Greek: Volume 3: Syntax
I'm not really fit to compare Greek grammars. I read this one (carefully) for class as I was obliged to do. Whatever Turner's value compared to his co ...more
Sep 2004
Dec 08, 2014
Next Generation Leader: 5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future

Stanley offers a summary of his views on leadership at the end of the book:

•Play to your strengths. Delegate your weaknesses.
•Be courageous.
•Be clear
May 26, 2013
May 29, 2013
Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books
For many years I have felt that canon was my Achilles' Heel as a Protestant (wannabe) theologian. I felt the sting of the charge that I am a "fideist" ...more
Jul 24, 2013
Dec 28, 2012
The Surprising Work of God: Harold John Ockenga, Billy Graham, and the Rebirth of Evangelicalism
"Two friends, perhaps more than any others, were responsible for giving shape and direction to the kind of evangelicalism that took root in twentieth- ...more
not set
Oct 23, 2011
Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism
Sproul begins his book with utter clarity: in the debate between Roman Catholicism and evangelical, Reformation Protestantism, the gospel itself is at ...more
Dec 06, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power
Andy Crouch’s title Playing God has a double meaning. 1) Idols play God by lording it over and ultimately enslaving those underneath their sway. 2) ...more
Dec 04, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
Date Your Wife
A book of its gospel-centered time, and I think that's mostly pretty much all good.

But not completely.

Like those dramatic, one-sentence paragraphs. I'
Mar 2013
Mar 01, 2013
Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry
I liked this book for pastors (I'm sort of a pastor). I really did. It's an excellent book. But it gets three stars because, searching my heart of hea ...more
Dec 13, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
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