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The Romantic Manifesto
Ayn Rand should be read by Christians and atheists alike. I wholeheartedly disagree with the end for which she writes--the glory of man--yet find insp ...more
Mar 2009
Feb 22, 2009
Why I Am a Christian
Good little apologetic book by one of the most prominent evangelicals at the turn of the twentieth century, John Stott. In 1927, the atheist Bertrand ...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection
Capon is one of the best writers I have ever read. Period. Here he weaves theological meanderings inside of a cookbook. I doubt anyone could do it as ...more
Apr 15, 2014
Sep 11, 2013
Never read Chuck. Seen Fight Club of which he authored, but never read him. Let's just say not sure I will read him again. Everything is raw. To be ex ...more
Jun 23, 2008
Jun 23, 2008
Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1)
No long summary here...A novel about how men dehumanize humanity.

Though it does not have to do with the one-sentence summary, I like the words of abdu
Nov 03, 2008
Nov 03, 2008
Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition
Helpful little book for young Calvinists, and really for any who want to see the breadth of Calvinism as a worldview instead of as a particular unders ...more
Oct 18, 2014
Oct 18, 2014
Gone Girl
A jacked up, yet well-crafted story.

Shifting narration is great. Pages fly. Punchy sentences. Descriptions are memorable, in the worst way.

(**kind of
Oct 2014
Sep 27, 2014
The God I Don't Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith
Christopher Wright is a great help to me. One thing that is unique about this particular book is Wright doesn't just tackle problem of evil issues tha ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You
My soul really needs what this book has to say. Will be revisiting.
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Oct 29, 2014
A Woman Rides the Beast
Can't remember if I read this whole book either. Weird, I think I would disagree with a lot of the premise of the book now exegetically, but Hunt's ex ...more
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Jun 10, 2007
Hans Schwarz's "Eschatology" is best as a survey of eschatological viewpoints. I did find some helpful ideas in his understanding of biblical eschatol ...more
Nov 30, 2008
Nov 10, 2008
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
A great book. One I will return to often.

An apologetic that is not arrogant, because it centers on Jesus. Much of apologetics get's weighed down into
Feb 18, 2008
Nov 28, 2007
The Epistle to the Hebrews
I think Bruce is a good commentator but not the most pastoral and warmest of commentators. I love a deeply scholarly and exegetical commentary AND one ...more
Apr 2002
Jan 21, 2008
The Justification of God: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1-23
The book that launched Piper into pastoral ministry, and an exquisite exposition of one of the premier biblical chapter's that clearly affirm the abso ...more
Jun 2003
May 16, 2007
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Tim Keller's re-telling of the "Prodigal Son" is relentlessly Gospel-centered. I was very moved in several sections as well as convicted. Keller's app ...more
Dec 13, 2008
Dec 13, 2008
A Serrated Edge: A Brief Defense of Biblical Satire and Trinitarian Skylarking
Fun little book on why satire is biblical and not used enough by us sentimental American Christians.
Dec 2003
May 17, 2007
An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical and Global Perspectives
What I didn't like about this book was alot of ecclesiology without soteriology. The definition of the church requires definitions of the Gospel.

Nov 21, 2008
Nov 21, 2008
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
JK Rowling may have found herself a new niche. Her crime-solving team of private investigator Strike and secretary Robin should turn out to be a lot o ...more
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Jul 26, 2014
Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2)
Giving 5 stars mainly because of the way Will Patton reads this book. Can't imagine it read better by anyone else. The voices are unforgettable. The p ...more
Oct 10, 2014
Oct 08, 2013
The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Theology
Parson’s along with twelve other feminist theologians discuss different issues and themes in feminist theology. The book is divided in two parts: firs ...more
Dec 06, 2008
Dec 07, 2008
The Resurrection of the Son of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, #3)
This is the best book on the resurrection I have read. Now that could be because I have not read a whole lot of books directly on the resurrection of ...more
Aug 03, 2008
Jan 30, 2008
Chosen for Life: The Case for Divine Election
If you have never read a book on the doctrine of election in Holy Scripture--here is a great start. It is a shame that divine election is treated as t ...more
Jul 2008
Jun 28, 2008
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas
The articles in this book are excellent. Some of his ideas about pop culture and being human in pop culture are quite poignant and funny. Klosterman h ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 29, 2007
Lectures on Calvinism
Lectures on Calvinism is an important book. Kuyper's Calvinism is a product of how the Calvinstic world-view pervades all of life. He shows that Calvi ...more
Aug 26, 2008
Mar 04, 2008
Defending the Faith: J. Gresham Machen and the Crisis of Conservative Protestantism in Modern America
Fascinating biography of J. Gresham Machen by D.G. Hart. Hart's understanding of Machen and the surrounding religious, political, denominational, and ...more
Feb 14, 2008
Feb 06, 2008
Darkness, Take My Hand (Kenzie & Gennaro, #2)
Been hitting the gruesome novels lately.

You probably know Dennis Lehane for the movies that have been taken from his books like "Mystic River" and "G
Jun 26, 2008
Jun 26, 2008
Outer Dark
Another dark and disturbing novel from Cormac. His verbage is patient and relentless as he goes about spinning this blackened yarn. The biblical paral ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 02, 2008
The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative
A wonderfully well-nuanced and holistic book by this superb Old Testament scholar who places Jesus, the Messiah, crucified and risen as the "key to al ...more
Oct 16, 2008
Aug 03, 2008
Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views
This book is heavily philosophical, and for that reason I think it is not as good as it could have been. I prefer an exegetical account of dealing wit ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 26, 2008
The Gospel in a Pluralist Society
Newbigin is very helpful with contextualizing the Gospel and interacting with postmodernism. I have a hard time with his hard ecumenism and his openin ...more
Dec 07, 2008
Dec 13, 2008
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