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“If you are a committed reader, you know what it’s like when you get swept away by a book—where hours pass in what feels like minutes. You know the sheer pleasure of being drawn into a book that is unexpectedly interesting and intriguing. This was the case for me this weekend when I began to read The Temple and the Tabernacle: A Study of God’s Dwelling Places from... Read Full Review
by Jerry Bridges
“I wonder if The Blessing of Humility is Jerry Bridges' final book. It was published posthumously, but soon enough after his death that it's very possible there was still another work somewhere in the editing process. Either way, a book on humility would make a fitting final work for a man who taught and exemplified that very virtue. The character trait of... Read Full Review
by Adam Ford
“Like so many kids, I grew up reading comics. My daily experience of the newspaper was first checking the box scores to see how the Blue Jays had fared the night before and then heading straight to the back where the comics lived. I would read most of the page, but always lingered over a few favorites: Peanuts, The Far Side, Foxtrot, and Calvin and Hobbes. Even... Read Full Review
by John Pollock
“Human history contains few lives more interesting, more unusual, more significant, than that of the Apostle Paul. The words he wrote transformed the ancient world and, when rediscovered at the time of the Reformation, shaped the modern world as well. It is impossible to construct an accurate picture of the world today without considering Paul and the letters he... Read Full Review
by Michael Haykin
“Last week I spent a couple of days at Muskoka Bible Centre, a Christian camp north of Toronto where we love to spend time in the summer. While there I cracked open a new book by Michael Haykin and saw that, fittingly enough, he had dedicated it to the staff and guests of MBC. I took it as a sign that I ought to keep reading. I'm glad I did. Eight Women of Faith is... Read Full Review
by Sinclair Ferguson
“I love church history and believe deeply in its importance. Far too often have I seen the consequences when Christians--individuals, churches, movements--become unhinged from the history of the church, unmoored from the life and work of those who have gone before us. Yet church history is so expansive, so daunting, and often so badly told that sometimes it seems... Read Full Review
by David Helm
“As a family we are committed to reading the Bible together. For years we have made it a near-daily habit to spend at least a few minutes together in family devotions. Our normal pattern is simple as simple can be: First thing in the morning we read a passage, we talk about it briefly, and we pray. It is a sweet time together and one I'm convinced is of outsized... Read Full Review
“Christopher Hitchens was a fascinating figure. Along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett he ranked as one of the “Four Horsemen” of the New Atheism. With them he popularized a whole new wave of atheism and gave credence to millions who wished to reject any notion of God. He was angry, he was bombastic, he was clever, he was compelling. It is little... Read Full Review