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Book Reviews

by Mark Driscoll
“One of the great questions of life is the question of identity. Who am I? When faced with this question--a question we must all answer at one time or another--some respond with their vocation: I am a pastor or a police officer. Others respond with deep pain from the past: I am a victim of sexual assault or I am a drug addict. Others respond with their greatest... Read Full Review
by Matt Chandler
“I enjoy reading thematically--following a certain theme through a variety of books. Recently I noticed that some of today's most popular Christian mega-pastor authors had released new books and I thought I'd work my way through that list. The list includes new titles by Francis Chan, Matt Chandler, Mark Driscoll, James MacDonald and David Platt. Not surprisingly,... Read Full Review
by James MacDonald
“Harvest Bible Fellowship is a network of churches on the move. It seems as if every week brings a report of a new church plant somewhere in the world. From what I have observed locally, these are solid churches whose pastors love God’s Word and where people are being transformed by the gospel. James MacDonald is the founder of this movement and he refers to them as... Read Full Review
“I have never been the kind to enjoy an afternoon at the art gallery. It's not that I don't like art--I really do--but more that I don't understand it very well. Of course the fact that I am red-green color blind probably doesn't help my cause too much, but it seems that what excites artists, what stands out to them, does very little for me. One of those funny... Read Full Review
by R. Albert Mohler Jr.
“We are definitely not facing a shortage of books on leadership. These titles have sections all their own in the big bookstores, they line the airport bookstalls, and they appear on the bestseller lists with predictable regularity. Much like books on prayer or books on parenting and a select handful of other topics, it appears that there simply cannot be too many of... Read Full Review
by David White
“There's little doubt that pornography is a modern-day plague. Though pornography has always existed in one form or another, the Internet has created a medium through which it can be disseminated both widely and discreetly. Almost an entire generation of boys has succumbed at one time or another, with a new generation quickly falling into all of the same traps. And... Read Full Review
by Jonathan Cahn
“ Is it fact or fiction? That is the question everyone asks when they first encounter Jonathan Cahn's book The Harbinger. The answer is both, I guess--a little from column a and a little from column b. How about this: The Harbinger is meant to be fact presented in the form of a novel; in reality it is an unfortunate mixture of truth and error presented... Read Full Review
by Jay Pathak & Dave Runyon
“Take a look at this graphic. Image that the middle box in the chart is your house and the boxes that surround it are the eight houses closest to your own. I doubt your neighborhood is arranged like a tic-tac-toe board, so you may need to use your imagination just a little bit.   Here's what I want you to do. First, write the names of the people who live... Read Full Review
by Anonymous
“I occasionally write under a pseudonym. There are some things I feel like I can say, or maybe even ought to say, that wouldn't be wise to contribute under my own name. And so there have been a handful of times over the years that I've written under a pseudonym. There are several complications that come with writing under a pen name, chief among them that it is... Read Full Review

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