- 2015: The Year of Baptist Books -- Brief reviews of four books
- Book by Biologist Jerry Coyne Goes Too Far Denouncing Religion, Defending Science -- "Coyne’s defenses of science and denunciations of religion are so relentlessly one-sided that they aroused my antipathy toward the former and sympathy toward the latter..."
- Book Review: Baptists in America by Kidd and Hankins -- "While excellent overall, as a frequent reader of Baptist history I thought certain treatments were the best I have seen heretofore in an American Baptist survey text."
- Bound for the Promised Land book review -- "According to Martin, the ultimate fulfillment of the land promise is the new creation."
- Embracing The Colson Way -- "Over the course of eight chapters, Strachan provides a narrative biography of Colson’s life that focuses on the latter’s spiritual journey, ministry accomplishments, and influence upon American evangelicals."
- O Sing Unto the Lord by Andrew Gant review – drunken organists and rebellious priests -- "Gant also has a touching fondness for those composers who lived far longer than they should have"
- Say What You Will: Review of Freedom for the Thought That We Hate by Anthony Lewis -- "...it is a passionate if discursive essay that ranges across a variety of free speech controversies — from sedition and obscenity to hate speech and secret wiretapping."
- The Giving Myths: Giving Then Getting The Life You’ve Always Wanted -- "It is in giving that we receive."
Saturday, November 07, 2015
The Year of Baptist Books, and other book reviews
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