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Book Reviews

by Eric Blehm
“Adam Brown was one of the elite of the elite, a member of SEAL Team SIX, the counterterrorism unit that has among its accomplishments the capture of Osama bin Laden. Brown was also a man with a history of addiction and all that attends it--theft and broken relationships and devastation. Most important of all, Brown was a man who had experienced grace and... Read Full Review
by Abby Johnson
“When Abby Johnson quit her job in 2009, it became national news. Johnson was director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas and did not merely quit her job, but also changed sides in the abortion battle. Formerly an employee of the organization that performs more abortions than any other, she had come to believe that abortion was morally offensive. What was... Read Full Review
by R.C. Sproul
“As Christians we make a big deal of the death of Jesus and rightly so because it is only through his death that we can be saved from our sin. But if all Jesus needed to accomplish before God was his death on the cross, he could have come to earth as an adult on the evening of Good Friday, he could have died, and still be the one to save us from our sin. But had he... Read Full Review
by Ann Voskamp
“I guess I'm a little late to the party. Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts was released almost eighteen months ago and since then has been a consistent bestseller. If anecdotal evidence can be trusted, its appeal has been almost entirely to women. Not surprisingly, I've received many questions about the book and most of them have come from women--women who have been... Read Full Review
by Michael Kelley
“Some of the best writing, the writing that is most heartfelt and true, finds it source in life's deepest valleys. This is exactly the case with Michael Kelley's Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal. Wednesdays were normal days for the Kelley family until they received the shocking news that their son Joshua, just two years old, had been diagnosed with leukemia. The... Read Full Review
by R.A. Dickey
“I guess I've made my love of baseball well-known around these parts. Just as a sampler, I've reviewed a biography of Albert Pujols, I've interviewed Ben Zobrist, and a long time ago, back when the site was in its infancy, I gave a short example of why I love the game. Baseball remains the best sport around and watching it is one of my favorite pasttimes.... Read Full Review
by Marilynne Robinson
“I had tried reading Marilynne Robinson's Gilead at least three or four times, but without success, which is to say, without completing it. I would read twenty pages, or even eighty, and eventually put the book aside and forget to return to it. Gilead is wonderfully written, so it is not that I was trying to slog through dense or poorly-written text. Far from it! It... Read Full Review
by Steve DeWitt
“You may have noticed that over the past few weeks I have been reviewing books that come from a little bit off the beaten path, so to speak. I have been reading, enjoying and reviewing books that have come our way from lesser-known Christian publishers. It turns out there are some fresh, excellent titles coming from some of these smaller publishers. From Credo... Read Full Review
by David Sitton
“If books dealing with death are to be a regular part of my reading diet, so too are books on missions. I don't mean missional living or the mere theory of mission work, but books describing real work on the real mission field. In Reckless Abandon, David Sitton of To Every Tribe Ministries has given us a good one as he recounts a lifetime of experiences among the... Read Full Review

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