Category Archives: Book Reviews

One Way to Encounter the Great Writers in Church History

I want to read, mark up, and pass this set down to my kids. It’s meant to stand the test of time, just as these books have.

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Steven Curtis Chapman and the Christian Life as a ‘Great Adventure’

An appreciation of the autobiography of one of my favorite singers.

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The Benedict Option: Good Strategy, Bad Posture

Christian mission is oriented toward winning a spiritual battle, not surviving a spiritual siege.

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10 Favorite Reads of 2016

The ten books I most enjoyed reading in 2016.

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‘Books and Culture’ and the Importance of the Magazine

Why I consider my magazine subscriptions to be indispensable for understanding the times, and why you should, too.

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Why “Hillbilly Elegy” Is for More Than Hillbillies

Class distinctions and prejudices can be just as strong as racial bias, and yet often go unnoticed.


‘But What If We’re Wrong?’ Wondering How the Future Will Judge Us

Wondering about the things we’re all wrong about. What ideas are so accepted and internalized that we’re not even in a position to question their fallibility?

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The Horror Before the Holocaust

The ghetto experience was a tragedy in itself — much more than preparation for the “final solution.”


Christians Who Feel Marginalized Should ‘Go Local’

Life-changing things don’t just happen in Washington, D.C. The Spirit of the living God is in your local congregation.

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The International Bestseller That Quietly Subverts Secularism

The Awakening of Miss Prim subverts the secular worldview and challenges contemporary views on marriage, the economy, the place of religion, what constitutes progress, and the definition of feminism.