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The Lutheran Study Bible: English Standard Version
4.79
really liked it
I'm convinced there is no study Bible that can contain everything one would want to have on hand in a portable print edition. If I had to choose just ...more
not set
Mar 23, 2012
 
Man Up!: The Quest for Masculinity
4.93
it was amazing
[This review was originally written for my congregational newsletter].

For these last several years as Father’s Day nears I’ve looked for books to help
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Jun 2017
May 29, 2017
 
Playing Saint
4.16
really liked it
**This review was originally published in my church's newsletter where I serve as a pastor.

On rare occasions I stumble into the genre of Christian Fic
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not set
Nov 02, 2016
 
The Executioner's Redemption: A Story of Violence, Death, and Saving Grace
4.29
really liked it
A fantastic memoir that provides a glimpse into a world that is closed to most of us, but this book offers more than a curious glimpse into the life o ...more
Oct 29, 2016
Sep 25, 2016
 
Brilliance (Brilliance Saga, #1)
3.95
it was ok
I wanted to like this book, but the lack of character development and predictable plot ruined it for me. The premise of brilliant people who are not m ...more
Dec 02, 2016
Nov 05, 2016
 
Killing Jesus: A History
3.89
did not like it
**This review was first published in my church's newsletter where I serve as pastor.

This month’s bookshelf selection actually came from someone else’
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May 2014
Nov 01, 2016
 
Starck's Prayer Book
4.39
it was amazing
[This review was originally written for my congregation's newsletter.]

When it comes to prayer books I have yet to find a single volume that covers eve
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Jun 26, 2012
 
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
4.20
really liked it
[The following is taken from my Church Newsletter, so its style is representative of that format.]

“People who blithely go through life too busy or ind
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Mar 22, 2012
 
Broken: Seven Christian Rules That Every Christian Ought to Break as Often as Possible
4.15
really liked it
[This introduction of "Broken" is taken from my congregation's newsletter "The Seed of Life" under the section heading "From Pastor's Bookshelf."]

This
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Dec 28, 2012
 
Windigo Soul
3.58
liked it
**spoiler alert** SPOILER ALERT!!! The story is unoriginal: the Matrix's "human batteries" meet Soylent Green's "meat". There's no robot overlords, bu ...more
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Jul 01, 2014
 
The Problem of Suffering
4.57
it was amazing
[This introduction of the "The Problem of Suffering" is taken from my congregation's newsletter under the section heading "From Pastor's Bookshelf.]

Fr
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Nov 2012
Oct 10, 2012
 
The Lost World (Jurassic Park, #2)
3.72
it was ok
"Jurassic Park" is superior to "Lost World" due to better character development. The characters in the sequel are cliché, but I did like the ironic de ...more
May 29, 2017
May 16, 2017
 
5 Things You Can Do to Witness Christ
4.17
it was amazing
"5 Things You Can Do to Witness Christ" is not a script or programmatic evangelism aid and this is a good thing. This book helps Christians share with ...more
Mar 07, 2017
Mar 06, 2017
 
Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1)
3.96
really liked it
I read this in 1995 and just reread it. This novel is just as fun as I remembered. I wished then that screenplay did the book justice, but I'm guessin ...more
May 08, 2017
May 04, 2017
 
Little Bee
3.70
really liked it
I listened to the audio book for "Little Bee" on a trip. The story is written with a lot of dramatic tension that kept my interest. The two main chara ...more
Mar 2017
Feb 26, 2017
 
Heaven
3.00
liked it
I read this short volume for a Bible Study I'm preparing about Heaven. This is a concise and clear presentation of the basic Biblical evidence of heav ...more
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Apr 05, 2017
 
Counseling & Confession: The Role of Confession and Absolution in Pastoral Counseling
4.11
really liked it
I appreciated this small volume for how it covered the positives and negatives of pastoral counseling and its relationship to pastoral ministry. There ...more
Nov 2016
Oct 29, 2016
 
Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity
3.86
liked it
Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity is dryly written and reads like a textbook, but it is also full of great information. Alvin Schmidt has offered a fanta ...more
May 04, 2017
Mar 23, 2017
 
The Reformation Era:  A Short History of the Reformation
3.00
liked it
This is a decent little primer on the Reformation. It covers the various personalities, thought, and basic history of what scholars traditionally dete ...more
Dec 05, 2016
Nov 01, 2016
 
The Henchmen's Book Club
4.12
it was ok
It was funny in parts, but it became predictable and a little monotonous at times. If the author had tightened up some of the narration and made it ab ...more
Jan 07, 2015
Jul 01, 2014
 
Spiritus Creator
3.75
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Mar 23, 2012
 
Cry, the Beloved Country
3.87
it was amazing
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Mar 23, 2012
 
The New Linguistic and Exegetical Key to the Greek New Testament
4.35
really liked it
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Mar 23, 2012
 
People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts
3.92
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Mar 23, 2012
 
The Epistle to the Romans
4.45
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Mar 23, 2012
 
A Christian Manifesto
4.07
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Mar 23, 2012
 
A Man Called Intrepid
4.20
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Feb 13, 2017
 
The Rule of Saint Benedict
4.04
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Mar 23, 2012
 
Patterns of Preaching: A Sermon Sampler
3.86
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Mar 23, 2012
 
An Introduction to the Gospel of John
4.03
liked it
None
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Mar 23, 2012
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