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Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength
3.77
it was ok
From the onset I want to say that this is a good and edifying book. It is solid and helpful. HOWEVER, this books is not at all what I expected, it was ...more
May 29, 2013
May 29, 2013
 
Believer's Baptism: Sign of the New Covenant in Christ
3.86
really liked it
I must say I am rating the WHOLE book a bit prematurely. I mean here to express the gratitude I have for the writings Stephen J. Wellum. I read his es ...more
not set
Aug 17, 2012
 
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
4.10
it was amazing
enjoyed it very much. a man's tense struggle with himself and the devil. it was, as if, the human end of the Screwtape Letters, where John Bunyan is t ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2011
 
Augustine of Hippo: A Biography
4.26
it was amazing
A rich, subtle, and delightful read.
Aug 23, 2015
May 25, 2014
 
A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers
4.33
it was amazing
"the unvarnished truth is that what we most frequently give thanks for betrays what we most highly value. If a large percentage of our thanks-giving i ...more
not set
Aug 04, 2011
 
Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order
3.73
liked it
Wonderful book for its contextualization of the conflict, both historically and geo-politcally. The book was lacking however in the last two chapters. ...more
Jul 29, 2016
Jul 29, 2016
 
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
3.98
did not like it
I did not finish this book. I could not finish this book. It is a no good book. I very rarely brake my fetish of needing to finish books, but this boo ...more
Feb 11, 2017
Feb 10, 2017
 
Dispensationalism
3.34
did not like it
I picked up this book expecting an exposition, what I received was an apologetic (for revised dispensationalism). I did not get what I was looking for ...more
Aug 13, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
 
Covenant of Grace
3.78
really liked it
An insightful summary (which is all it aims to be, namely a pamphlet) of God's covenantal dealings with sinful man. This work was insightful in showin ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
 
Five Leading Reformers: Lives at a Watershed of History
3.10
it was ok
the book is just what it pertains to be, a very rough sketchbook. It sets out a brief, and a bit hurried, bio-sketch for the reformers at hand. Howeve ...more
not set
Jul 17, 2012
 
Adam in the New Testament: Mere Teaching Model or First Historical Man?
4.50
it was amazing
A short work, but boy does it pack a punch. Rich, rich, rich. The book seeks to draw out the NT reading of Adam and also to draw out the disastrous th ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
 
Who Was Jesus?
3.81
really liked it
This is a very helpful book that spends most of its time answering the questioning title negatively. The bulk of this thin book reads as three separat ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
 
Understanding Biblical Theology: A Comparison of Theory and Practice
3.94
it was amazing
Great book. Very informative, a great heuristic for it provides many gathering categories that clear up certain questions of methods, definitions and ...more
Jul 09, 2013
Jul 04, 2013
 
Reformed Theology
4.09
really liked it
Good intro.
Jun 03, 2016
May 24, 2016
 
Godly Ambition: John Stott and the Evangelical Movement
4.12
liked it
This book was annoying on two fronts: 1) I am pretty sure that every fith or sixth sentence began with "Stott," producing a bullet point feel: Stott.. ...more
Jul 30, 2016
Jul 29, 2016
 
Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction
3.93
really liked it
This is a great introduction to Kyper's thought. It hits all the right points and does it in a fashion that makes it difficult to put down. I wish, ho ...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
 
American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas
3.98
really liked it
Feels like Nietzhe's hall of mirrors. To each his own.
Oct 20, 2015
Sep 17, 2015
 
A Lifetime in the Church and the University
5.00
it was amazing
What a wonderful, funny and fun little piece. Glad he wrote it.
Mar 10, 2017
Mar 10, 2017
 
Pornography: A Christian Critique
3.67
really liked it
A much needed response to a much-neglected blazing issue outside, as well as inside, the church. The book does a good job showing how one is to approa ...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
 
Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World
3.87
really liked it
I wish the application was a little bit more teased out, although what he gave was quite rich despite its brevity.
Sep 07, 2015
Sep 07, 2015
 
Words of Life: Scripture as the Living and Active Word of God
4.12
it was amazing
Wonderful book. Clear, accessible, up-to-date, corrective, humble and best of all solid. One of the many attractive features of the book (and there ar ...more
Jun 07, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
 
The Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek
3.94
it was amazing
Great no-nonsesen grammar: to be used as review, or as an accompaniment to a more serious grammar book.
Sep 16, 2015
Sep 08, 2015
 
6 Modern Myths about Christianity & Western Civilization
3.81
really liked it
This book decries some of the modern propaganda "myths," thereby eschewing history and other facts in order to support its own, often secular, worldvi ...more
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
 
Art for God's Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts
3.77
liked it
Good and solid but rather light. In my opinion Rookmaaker's shot booklet is much better on the subject.
May 25, 2013
May 25, 2013
 
The Enlightenment Bible: Translation, Scholarship, Culture
3.75
it was amazing
The death of the Bible and the birth of the bible. A tour de force.
May 20, 2015
Sep 05, 2014
 
Holy Scripture
4.07
it was amazing
A cool, refreshing, clear drink of water; a balm.
May 23, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
 
A Secular Age
4.17
really liked it
How does one review a book of this magnitude?
Dec 28, 2015
May 28, 2015
 
Beyond Consolation: How we became too "clever" for God and our own good
3.92
it was amazing
Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful.
Jan 07, 2016
Jan 04, 2016
 
Rousseau Kant Goethe
4.11
liked it
My rating is in part a function of my knowledge of the thinkers discussed. Had I had a greater background understanding of the three I would have rate ...more
Mar 16, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
 
Dostoevsky
3.50
it was amazing
a wonderful study.
May 17, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
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