Book Review – Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy and Fairy Tale
Apr18

Book Review – Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy and Fairy Tale

I’ve collected quite a few subscriptions in my RSS Reader over the years. I skim through most of them, but it’s been a great way for me to quickly find great articles, helpful reviews and useful resources. I recently came across a recommendation in one of these feeds to read Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy & Fairy Tale. The review was so positive that I immediately found a copy at my local library. I...

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Book Review – The Circle Maker
Mar12

Book Review – The Circle Maker

I recently finished reading The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson. Since his first book, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, I’ve been a fan of his writing. As I’ve mentioned in other reviews of his work, each book gets better than the last. The book’s title comes from the legend of Honi, the Circle Maker, who drew a circle in the ground and declared he would not move until his prayer for rain was answered. It’s...

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Book Review – Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them
Feb19

Book Review – Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them

A couple of weeks ago, I finished reading the book, Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them. I’m fairly certain this book has the longest title of any book I’ve ever read. However, this will likely be one of the shortest book reviews I’ve done. Surprising Insights is essentially a report of the author’s (Thom S. Rainer) extensive research with a group of people he calls...

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Book Review – With the Old Breed
Sep05

Book Review – With the Old Breed

A friend lent me a copy of the book With the Old Breed several months ago. I had just started another book, so it sat on my shelf until a couple of weeks ago. I was a bit intimidated by the book at first, because the type was small and I assumed it was going to be a history lessen in some obscure details about the Marines. I was wrong. Almost immediately I was sucked into the unfolding story of a young man thrust into the horrors of...

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Book Review – Surprised by Hope
Aug18

Book Review – Surprised by Hope

After starting several months ago, tonight I¬† finished Surprised by Love by N. T. Wright. It’s a fantastic book and I highly recommend it. With that said, however, it’s not always an easy book to read. There’s at least two reasons for this: Wright’s writing style. Wright is smart. Very smart. And this comes out in his writing. His sentences are often long. He will often string together several clauses¬† in order...

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Book Review – Love Wins
Apr03

Book Review – Love Wins

I just finished reading Rob Bell’s latest book, “Love Wins.” It’s been the source of quite a bit of discussion and controversy since the trailer for the book was released several weeks ago. There’s a great chronology of the events here at The Resurgence. I’m not going necessarily review the book, mainly because there are much better ones out there already. In particular, check out the reviews from...

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