Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality – Nancy Pearcey

Nancy Pearcey, Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality Grand Rapids: Baker, 2018, 337 pp. $15.31 The publication of Nancy Pearcey’s book, Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity sent shockwaves throughout the evangelical world and help equip a new generation of apologists. Total Truth confronted the notion that scientific knowledgeContinue reading “Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality – Nancy Pearcey”

When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan – Peggy Noonan

A number of years ago, I began devouring books about my favorite president, Ronald Reagan  When Character Was King by Peggy Noonan emerges as one of the most thoughtful and inspiring books about the former president. Noonan paints a compelling portrait of President Reagan; a portrait that is an exceedingly human portrayal of a manContinue reading “When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan – Peggy Noonan”

The Expulsive Power of a New Affection – Thomas Chalmers

Thomas Chalmers, The Expulsive Power of a New Affection (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 72 pp. “The heart is not so constituted, and the only way to dispossess it of an old affection is by the expulsive power of a new one.” So says Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), professor of philosophy and theology at the University ofContinue reading “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection – Thomas Chalmers”

Strangely Bright – Joe Rigney

Joe Rigney, Strangely Bright (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020), 117 pp. “Can you love God and enjoy this world?” This question drives Joe Rigney’s newest book, Strangely Bright. Such a question often generates more heat than light as many people are accustomed to downplaying earthly things and emphasizing heavenly things. After all, the well-known hymn encourages usContinue reading “Strangely Bright – Joe Rigney”

Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation

Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation by Candace Owens will irritate and offend many people. But this is a book that needed to be written. More importantly, this is a book that deserves to be read and internalized. Owens explores how liberals have consistently manipulated and marginalized blackContinue reading “Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation”

Everything is Spiritual – Rob Bell

Rob Bell, Everything is Spiritual (New York: St. Martin’s Publishing Group, 2020), 310 pp. In 2011, I reviewed Love Wins, my first book by Rob Bell. The piece prompted praise by conservatives and vicious scorn by progressive Christians and liberals. Whatever anyone thinks about Bell, one thing is for sure: the guy can write. HeContinue reading “Everything is Spiritual – Rob Bell”

Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents – Rod Dreher (2020)

Rod Dreher, Live Not by Lies (New York City: Sentinel Books, 2020), 240 pp. When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was annexed from the country he loved, he published a parting message to the Russian people. “Live Not by Lies” was a bold challenge to the brutal totalitarian system that raved countless thousands of people. Rod Dreher picksContinue reading “Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents – Rod Dreher (2020)”

Heaven is a World of Love – Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards, Heaven is a World of Love (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 118 pp. “Happy, thrice happy those who shall thus be found faithful to the end and then shall be welcomed to the joy of their Lord! There they shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun light on them, norContinue reading “Heaven is a World of Love – Jonathan Edwards”

Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice – Scott David Allen (2020)

Scott David Allen, Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice (Grand Rapids: Credo House Publishers, 2020), 250 pp. In 1969, Francis Schaeffer warned, “There’s bound to be death in the city once people turn away from the base upon which our culture was built … Death in the city will be increasingly all-consuming unless thereContinue reading “Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice – Scott David Allen (2020)”

The Prisoners, the Earthquake, and the Midnight Song – Bob Hartman

Bob Hartman, The Prisoners, Earthquake, and the Midnight Song (The Good Book Company, 2020). The Prisoners, the Earthquake, and the Midnight Song by Bob Hartman is designed especially for children and tells the true story about the Philippian jailer in Acts 16. The subtitle reveals the essence of the book: A True Story about howContinue reading “The Prisoners, the Earthquake, and the Midnight Song – Bob Hartman”