Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Baptist bookshelf and other book reviews

The posting of book reviews does not constitute endorsement of the books or book reviews that are linked.

* A Baptist’s Bookshelf: A review of a recent commentary on Jonah -- "Most people don’t read commentaries from cover to cover because, as a reference works, they are typically too detailed, too dry, and too long to read straight through."
* Book review:‘Banished’ by Lauren Drain -- "“Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church” details Drain’s involvement with the cult-like congregation led by Fred Phelps..."
* Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer -- "In 1990, her sister Nancy and brother-in-law Richard Langert were murdered at their home in an affluent Chicago suburb."
* Good News for Weary Women: Escaping the Bondage of To-Do Lists, Steps, and Bad Advice -- "Throughout the book, we are taken on a journey to see how we have succumbed to the temptation and tendency to be performance-driven women."
* Primitive Baptists of the Wiregrass South -- "His purpose is to interpret various actions and writings by Primitive Baptists to learn more about the movement and their theology."
* Review of Marpeck: A Life of Dissent and Conformity -- "This work should not be confused as a treatise on the theology of Pilgram Marpeck, for that was not the authors’ goal."
* The Early English Dissenters in the Light of Recent Research -- "Recent being 1912, this is a republication."
* The Glory of Heaven Book Review -- "In some ways this is two books: a look at what the Bible says about heaven and the afterlife, and a pointed critique of the many heaven tourism books cluttering bookshelves."
* The Subversion of the Southern Church in the Civil Rights Era: a Review of “When Heaven and Earth Collide” -- "Alan Cross’ book weaves back and forth between historical reflection, cultural analysis, and pastoral exhortation."

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