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Four Blood Moons
by John Hagee
“I most often read Christian books that appear to offer the opportunity to grow in knowledge and obedience to the Lord, but occasionally I see one soaring up the bestseller lists or otherwise making an impact and decide to read it just to see what the fuss is all about. Such was the case with John Hagee’s Four Blood Moons. The book has lingered near the top of the... Read Full Review
Missing Jesus
by Charles & Janet Morris
“Now this is a sweet little book. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I began reading Missing Jesus. The names Charles and Janet Morris were not ones I recognized immediately, though I had heard of their radio program HAVEN Today and think I may have been a guest once. What I found was a book that came like a cold cup of water on a hot day. The book begins... Read Full Review
Taking God at His Word
by Kevin DeYoung
“Kevin DeYoung is quickly becoming one of my go-to authors. One of his strengths as an author is taking difficult concepts out of the academy and bringing it to those of us who do better reading at a more popular level. He did this in Why We’re Not Emergent, the book that introduced us to him, and has done it in most of the books he has written since. His newest... Read Full Review
True Beauty
by Carolyn Mahaney
“Over the past few years I have found myself thinking often about beauty. I suppose my interest in the subject may relate to the fact that I am the father of two girls. Though they are still young, they are already being exposed to so many messages about the importance of beauty and the kind of beauty society expects from them. They already know they will be judged... Read Full Review
Sex and Violence in the Bible
by Joseph W. Smith III
“I do not read a lot of books that make me nauseous—full out sick to my stomach. But this one did. I’ll have to grant that I have an unusually weak stomach (something that often delights my wife as we watch movies together and I have to turn away from the screen while anything medical takes place), but still, this book is disgusting. Yet in saying this, I do not... Read Full Review
Whats Your Worldview
by James Anderson
“Sometimes the form is as important as the function. This is common when it comes to art or to certain kinds of technology, but rare when it comes to books. But here's an exception: James Anderson's What's Your Worldview? employs a unique form to address a common function, making this an unusual and unusually creative work. Let's talk function first. This is a book... Read Full Review
Double Play Zobrist
by Ben & Julianna Zobrist
“I met Ben Zobrist at the first conference I ever spoke at. I was in Nashville, at Community Bible Church, to speak on discernment, and someone introduced the two of us, telling me that Ben was a major league baseball player with the Tampa Bay Rays. I think he was manning the book table at the time. We talked for a few minutes and he told me that the next time the... Read Full Review
Seeking Allah Finding Jesus
by Nabeel Qureshi
“My wife became a Christian the first time she heard the gospel. It didn't take years, or even months or weeks of soul-searching. It didn't take a great pilgrimage or a critical analysis of the Bible's trustworthiness or inerrancy. A very practical person who had been raised without reference to religion, she heard the gospel at the age of eighteen, understood that... Read Full Review