WHEN CHARACTER WAS KING – Peggy Noonan (2001)

A number of years ago, I began devouring books about my favorite president.  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 man who fearedContinue reading “WHEN CHARACTER WAS KING – Peggy Noonan (2001)”

THE REBELLION OF RONALD REAGAN – James Mann (2009)

The day was June 12, 1987.  President Ronald Reagan stood in front of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin and uttered these crucial and historic words: “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate!  Mr. Gorbachev,Continue reading “THE REBELLION OF RONALD REAGAN – James Mann (2009)”

11 PRINCIPLES OF A REAGAN CONSERVATIVE – Paul Kengor (2014)

Ronald Reagan was a principled man.  Unlike most modern-day politicians, President Reagan governed from a set of unchangeable principles that guided his life, not to mention, his nation. Paul Kengor presents these unshakable principles that undergirded President Ronald Reagan.  These principles of conservatism include: 1. Freedom 2. Faith 3. Family 4. Sanctity and Dignity ofContinue reading “11 PRINCIPLES OF A REAGAN CONSERVATIVE – Paul Kengor (2014)”

DEVOURING FREEDOM: CAN BIG GOVERNMENT EVER BE STOPPED? – W. James Antle III (2013)

There are three unshakable realities in life: Death, taxes, and an ever-expanding government.  The reality of death is one that each person must face.  Taxes are indeed a reality, but as every conservative argues, taxes in America must decrease or the economy will inevitably falter.  And while every American must deal with the reality ofContinue reading “DEVOURING FREEDOM: CAN BIG GOVERNMENT EVER BE STOPPED? – W. James Antle III (2013)”

RUSH REVERE AND THE BRAVE PILGRIMS – Rush Limbaugh (2013)

Most people know him as the conservative radio talk show host.  And most people have an opinion about him.  Many Americans love Rush Limbaugh.  Liberals and social progressives can’t stand him.  But everyone should appreciate what he’s trying to accomplish in Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. Limbaugh’s newest book is designed for children asContinue reading “RUSH REVERE AND THE BRAVE PILGRIMS – Rush Limbaugh (2013)”

THE BOY ON THE WOODEN BOX – Leon Leyson (2013)

Leon Leyson recounts his personal nightmare in The Boy On The Wooden Box.  Leyson is a holocaust survivor and was among the Schindlerjuden, the Schindler Jews.  This fascinating story takes readers on a mind-chilling journey that leads Leyson through many brushes with death, only to be saved by Oskar Schindler, the German who was celebrated in StevenContinue reading “THE BOY ON THE WOODEN BOX – Leon Leyson (2013)”

THE POETIC WONDER OF ISAAC WATTS – Douglas Bond (2013)

Steven J. Lawson serves as the general editor of A Long Line Of Godly Men Profiles, published by Reformation Trust.  Douglas Bond adds to this excellent series with a biographical sketch of Isaac Watts.  The men set forth this series may disagree on secondary theological matters but “stood shoulder to shoulder” writes Lawson, “in championing these fiveContinue reading “THE POETIC WONDER OF ISAAC WATTS – Douglas Bond (2013)”

LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 2

Chapter 1: Birth to New Birth Living By Revealed Truth Begins where any biography ought to begin – at the beginning.  Spurgeon was born on June 19, 1834 and was influenced at an early age by dead writers: “The old writers, who are, by far, the most sensible – for you will notice that theContinue reading “LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 2”

LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 1

Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom Nettles is a magnum opus if I ever saw one.  The subtitle nicely summarizes the path that is set before readers as they study the rich biography of the Prince of Preachers and gain insight into the theological landscape that dominatedContinue reading “LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 1”

CHARLES HODGE: The Pride of Princeton – W. Andrew Hoffecker (2011)

Who says reviews don’t matter?  “I could not put Hoffecker’s book down.”  Seven simple words uttered by Dr. John Frame prompted me to pick up Charles Hodge: The Pride of Princeton by  W. Andrew Hoffecker.  The author makes a solid contribution in P & R’s American Reformed Biographies Series. I first encountered Charles Hodge in Seminary.  HisContinue reading “CHARLES HODGE: The Pride of Princeton – W. Andrew Hoffecker (2011)”