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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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A Patriot’s History of the Modern World: Volume 2 (Book Review)

Published in 2013, A Patriot’s History of the Modern World: Volume 2 (PHMW2) is the continuation of a story begun in 1898.  Volume 1 (reviewed here) narrated the story of the world from a conservative American perspective from the turn … Continue reading

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Making Sense of God (Book Review)

When I first learned that Tim Keller would be writing a book on helping skeptics, doubters, and otherwise secular-minded people to begin “doubting their doubts” and give Christianity a second look, I determined to read it carefully.  You see, as … Continue reading

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Defeating Darwinism (Book Review)

Sometimes a specialized subject matter expert is actually not the most qualified person to critique a related idea.  Case in point: Who would you trust more for advice on a difficult end-of-life decision for a loved one?  A life support … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Elegy (Book Review)

It’s eluding my memory at this point.  Perhaps it was while reading an online essay at The American Conservative when I first heard of J.D. Vance’s book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (HE).  What … Continue reading

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