Category Archives: Book Review

Liberal Arts for the Christian Life (Book Review)

College.  If you had to do your life all over again, would you go to college?  A different college?  Do college differently?  Take it more seriously?  I had a great college experience at my alma mater Virginia Tech.  I changed … Continue reading

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Judges: Such a Great Salvation (Book Review)

Usually when I prepare to lead a group in Bible study, I try to go the extra mile.  Besides reading the Bible text that we’ll be looking at (that’s the necessary bare minimum!), and reading the same supplemental material I … Continue reading

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Judges For You (Book Review)

“That’s the best Bible study I’ve ever done!”  Such praise is not something a Bible study leader hears very often.  I wish I could say it had a lot to do with my amazing exegetical insights, deft (daft?) use of … Continue reading

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Evangelism: Doing Justice and Preaching Grace (Book Review)

I’ve mentioned before on this blog the inter-church project that I’m working to build in my local community.  We call it the Warrenton Gospel Partnership.  It’s still in its infancy phase as we’re actively seeking to expand membership to a … Continue reading

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A Canticle for Leibowitz (Book Review)

I literally can’t stop thinking about it.  When life’s big questions are addressed in a compelling story, you have the trappings of great fiction.  And when you can’t stop thinking about those questions—particularly in the way the story presents them—then … Continue reading

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Wild At Heart (Book Review)

Every now and then I get asked whether I’ve read such-and-such a book.  Usually it’s a popular Christian book, sometimes a bestseller. (Hey, I’m a pastor, so I’ve come to expect people will ask about these.)  Unfortunately for these folks, … Continue reading

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According to Plan (Book Review)

When I was in seminary I distinctly remember something my professor said.  It was an off-hand comment (aren’t they always the ones we remember?), but one I’ve been able to verify over the years.  It was a class on the … Continue reading

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