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The Benedict Option (Book Review)

It’s not often that a book aimed at Christians makes such a big splash in mainstream culture.  I’m not talking about the occasional “Purpose Driven Life”  kinda book that makes it to the New York Times best-seller list.  That’s not … Continue reading

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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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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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Bible Overview (Book Review)

Years ago I remember hearing Bible teacher R.C. Sproul respond to one of his fans.  The man said he was so thankful for Sproul’s teacher because he made the Bible “come alive” for his students.  Nothing too unusual there.  Gifted … Continue reading

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