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Book Reviews

by Brian Welch
“A review of Brian "Head" Welch's Bestselling Autobiography. Claims of celebrity conversions to Christianity are quite common, but so often it seems that the conversions are followed by no lifestyle changes, the most common external proof of a true heart change. So often we hear of the conversions and then see no convincing reason that the person has truly come to... Read Full Review
by Timothy Paul Jones
“Timothy Paul Jones responds to the fallacies of Bart Ehrman's "Misquoting Jesus." Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus was a surprise bestseller. Released in late 2005, it quickly climbed its way onto the bestseller lists--an interesting feat for a book dealing with textual criticism. Ehrman is a renowned New Testament scholar and chairs the Department of Religious... Read Full Review
by Tullian Tchividjian
“A review of Tullian Tchividjian's new book. There can be no question more important to a person than this one: "Do I know God?" Those who do know Him have the privilege of being adopted into the family of God and being assured of an eternity in His presence. Those who do not have no such privilege and no such hope. In America the vast majority of people claim to... Read Full Review
by Alister McGrath
“Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion is a mega-seller, having been a long-time fixture on the New York Times list of bestsellers. Easily the world's most prominent atheist at this time, Dawkins is becoming still more popular and gaining a wider and wider voice. Just recently he has introduced his "OUT" campaign which seeks to convince atheists to come out with their... Read Full Review
by Philip Ryken and Richard Phillips
“  Don't be scared away by the title. After all, commentaries are not only for pastors. So read on! I do not have an extensive collection of commentaries (though, for a guy who has only preached once, I'm doing alright, thanks primarily to my father trimming down his library). But of the volumes I do have, among the ones I've enjoyed the most are titles in... Read Full Review
by R. C. Sproul
“Before I started into the text of The Truth of the Cross I read the three endorsements that came with it, one by Thomas Schreiner, one by Scott Clark and one by Bruce Waltke. It was Waltke's that caught my eye when he said, "The Truth of the Cross is the best book on the cross I have read." A man of Waltke's age, Christian maturity and status must have read more... Read Full Review
by Richard Dawkins
“ The atheistic literary pantheon is currently comprised of three men: Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. All three men have written bestselling books and all three have published their most recent efforts in the past year. While I have no reason to believe that they have planned their books to coincide thematically or chronologically, their... Read Full Review
by Wendy Shalit
“In 2000, when she was only twenty-three, Wendy Shalit published A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue, a book in which she argued that the sexual revolution may not have been entirely beneficial for women. She decried the lack of modesty this revolution has brought about and, according to TIME defended "compellingly, shame, privacy, gallantry, and sexual... Read Full Review
“I found Letter to a Christian Nation a difficult book to read. It is, after all, a book whose purpose is to criticize one of the things I hold most dear--the church of Jesus Christ. While certainly deliberate and measured as these things go, it is still something of a rant against religion in general, Christianity in particular, and, at its narrowest focus, those... Read Full Review