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Book Review Updates
July 17, 2007
As you know by now, Tuesdays are review days over at Discerning Reader. And this week we’ve added five new ones (written by four different reviewers) and two great author interviews. There is a book here for everyone!
I have already posted my review of When Sinners Say “I Do” at the blog, but have a very interesting interview with Dave Harvey that you’ll want to read. I also review Jesus the Evangelist by Richard Phillips, declaring it “biblical exposition at its finest.” It’s a great book and one well worth checking out.
Next up is Leslie Wiggins and her review of Hoping for Something Better, a new title for women by Nancy Guthrie. Leslie says, “I enjoyed this book. Guthrie does a good job of showing how Jesus is better and greater than the other things we women tend to hold onto. Guthrie asks thought-provoking questions for self-evaluation and thinking through the truth presented. I think most adult women will enjoy Hoping for Something Better.”
Meanwhile, Colin Adams reviews Voddie Baucham’s Family Driven Faith. He also interviews Baucham. Of the book Colin says “This apologetic approach, along with the practical suggestions at the end of each chapter, makes Family Driven Faith an excellent ‘discussion starter’ among parents about marking out their homes as ‘God’s territory.’ If we take Baucham seriously, it may also be a serious point of departure for church leaders, as they seek to think biblically about the discipleship of children. For Baucham’s central point cannot be easily parried. Scripture does call for parents to take responsibility for training their children in righteousness. The biblical vision for children is not primarily a church driven faith, but a family-driven one.”
From Paul Martin is a review of Graeme Goldsworthy’s According to Plan about which Paul says “those who love Jesus and love to ‘find the road in every text to Him’ will love this book. I highly commend it with this caveat – you will need to read it more than once!”
We’ll be back next Tuesday with more reviews!