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Book Reviews

“The Gospel of Judas has had its fifteen minutes of fame. It is but another in an endlessly long line of stories or documents meant to shake the foundations of the Christian faith. Like its many predecessors, it gave National Geographic and anti-Christian authors an opportunity to voice their dissension with the biblical story of Jesus. A book titled The Gospel of... Read Full Review
by J. D. Wetterling
“In an uncertain world, there are at least six things we can always count on. These six are the focus of J.D. Wetterling's new book, No One.... Quoting Jesus' words from the book of John we know that: No One can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again. No One can come to me unless the Father Who sent me draws him. No One comes to the Father except... Read Full Review
“There are many things in life that are easy to do poorly but are much more difficult to do with excellence. It did not take me long as a parent to discover that it would not be difficult to raise children, but that it would be exceedingly difficult to do it with excellence. In the six years since my eldest child was born I have looked often for help and advice in... Read Full Review
by Robert Jones
“There are some sins that torment only some of us, while there are others that are universal. Pride is a universal sin. So is anger. And, unfortunately, I'm good at both of these. I do love to be angry. It feels good to be angry at times, and especially when the anger is righteous, or is perceived to be righteous. But, if anger feels good during the moment, it can... Read Full Review
by Jerry Bridges
“Twenty five years after its release, I finally read Jerry Bridges' classic The Pursuit of Holiness (you can read my review here). I am glad to say that it only took me twelve to read The Discipline of Grace which has recently been republished by NavPress. A former ECPA Gold Medallion Book Award winner, this is a title I'm sure I will read again before another... Read Full Review
by Stephen Lawhead
“Having read fifty or sixty nonfiction books already this year, I began to crave some lighter, easier reading. And, in a case of great timing, an Advance Reader Copy of Stephen Lawhead's Hood arrived in the mail just a few days ago. Lawhead, known for writing fantasy and historical fiction, has set his sights on the greatest of the English heroes, Robin Hood. But... Read Full Review
by Bryan Chapell
“Not too long ago I began to pray that God would teach me to pray. A bit of an odd request, is it not? Obviously I already knew something about prayer if I was praying about it in the first place, but my concern was that despite my prayer habits, which are sometimes good and sometimes bad, I have often felt that I just don't really understand what prayer is all... Read Full Review
by J. Ed Komoszewski and M. James Sawyer and Daniel B. Wallace
“The Da Vinci Code, until recently the talk of the Christian world, seems to have rapidly become yesterday's news. Though the book continues to sell and the film continues to draw, Christians seem to have lost interest. That is often the way things are in the church these days. Christians seems to react quickly and enthusiastically to a perceived threat, but these... Read Full Review
“For the past couple of months I have been using Sunday postings on this site to feature reviews of books I wrote a while ago, probably before most of you began reading the site. I reviewed some awfully good books while I was the only person who bothered reading this site and thought it might be a valuable exercise to share some of those reviews. I believe I have... Read Full Review

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