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Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters
4.34
really liked it
Tim Keller does an excellent job of exposing the idols of money, sex and power and the many various forms that they take today. The first chapter alon ...more
Jun 19, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
 
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
3.88
really liked it
What do the rise of feminism, pietism, socialism, The Klan, xenophobia (the irrational fear of people from other places), Henry Ford, nativism, income ...more
Jul 24, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
 
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
4.16
really liked it
I like to read what some call "real-life adventure" books for what they reveal about the human condition, the limits of human endurance and godly (and ...more
Jul 16, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
 
Rescuing Ambition
3.95
really liked it
This is a very good book that addresses a little-discussed and much-misunderstood topic: Ambition. "Rescuing Ambition" is at the same time profoundly ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Mar 23, 2011
 
What Is Worship Music? (Basics of the Faith)
4.09
really liked it
In this excellent and pithy little booklet, Paul Jones begins by outlining the twin problems underlying and provoking the “worship wars”: A failure to ...more
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
 
Marks of the Messenger: Knowing, Living and Speaking the Gospel
4.28
really liked it
Stiles ends his excellent book with this, "Evangelism is not a duty to perform. It's a privilege we're granted. The privilege is ours. The greatest th ...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
 
By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me
4.28
it was amazing
As Ferguson notes near the end of this excellent book, "Sometimes we imagine that our greatest need is to move on the 'higher' or 'deeper' teaching of ...more
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
 
Heroes: From Alexander the Great & Julius Caesar to Churchill & de Gaulle
3.56
it was ok
I picked up this book because I am such a big fan of Paul Johnson's "Intellectuals." "Heroes" falls way short of "Intellectuals" but it did have it's ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
The Priority of Preaching
4.08
it was amazing
This is a concise and very helpful overview of the import and glory of preaching. The introduction is entitled "For Discouraged Preachers" followed by ...more
Jul 2010
Jun 21, 2010
 
What Is the Gospel?
4.20
really liked it
This is a pithy little book and well worth the read-time. As Gilbert notes early in the book, although we Christians (all of us) should be crystal cle ...more
Jul 06, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
 
Pirate Latitudes
3.42
it was ok
I have enjoyed reading some of Crichton's books over the years for what I learned in the process of reading his oft-times engaging stories. "Pirate La ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
 
Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion?
4.11
it was amazing
Waltke's excellent book is a potent remedy for the myriads of Christians who spend the bulk of their time trying to discern the "secret will of God" i ...more
Feb 08, 2011
Jul 06, 2010
 
The Masculine Mandate: God's Calling to Men
4.05
really liked it
This book is a good primer on bilblical masculinity. Phillips begins with God's twin commands to Adam to "guard and make fruitful" the Garden of Eden, ...more
Feb 02, 2011
Jun 28, 2010
 
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
4.15
really liked it
Chan does a good job of laying out the rationale for serving a "holy and loving God." Chan also reveals and reproves the modern tendency to apathy, lu ...more
Jun 15, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
 
Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional
3.80
it was amazing
Jim Belcher does an excellent job of moderating the current debates between the "emerging" and "traditional" churches. Belcher acknowledges the legiti ...more
not set
Jun 15, 2010
 
After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters
4.17
it was amazing
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Feb 08, 2011
Jul 27, 2010
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