Books

Review: Educated, by Tara Westover

My heart goes out to Tara Westover. I rooted for her and felt defensive for her during 100% of the story. Other people’s epistemological sins harmed her. Precisely because of her love for her parents, those sins maintained a hold on her far, far into a life that, on...

An Authorized Milestone

An Authorized Milestone

I've just achieved a milestone with Amazon reviews of Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible. I now have every important kind of review there is. I have five-star reviews, I have one-star reviews, and I have just gotten the coveted "my book showed up...

Interview Questions for Iain Provan of Regent College

Interview Questions for Iain Provan of Regent College

In your book, The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture, you pointed out that the early church father Irenaeus did not argue based on his episcopal authority but on the basis of what Scripture said. You drew a contrast here with Martin Luther’s theological...

Review: It’s Dangerous to Believe, by Mary Eberstadt

Review: It’s Dangerous to Believe, by Mary Eberstadt

It's Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies by Mary Eberstadt My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is a diligent concatenation of stories of anti-Christian liberal prejudice in the modern West. Not one was new to me. Every one was alarming, but not (to...

A Book Review, Or, What Bothers Me About Self-Help Books

A Book Review, Or, What Bothers Me About Self-Help Books

By page 3 of most self-help books, I start hearing a cheery person intoning in the background, I'm good enough, I'm smart enough. By page 10: And, doggone it, people like me! Without denying that I should Win Friends and Influence People, go from Good to Great, and...

Two Recent Radio Appearances to Promote Authorized

I recently talked about Authorized with Janet Mefferd on Janet Mefferd Today. I recently talked about Authorized with Carmen Laberge of Reconnecting Faith. Laberge recently won show of the year at National Religious Broadcasters.

Great Books for Sale!

I love Narnia—my whole family does—and my favorite little book on that wonderful land is a meditation on Narnia by an author who learned a few things there. It's now $2.99 on Kindle—for a brief time. Get it! There is a veritable ton of great ebooks for sale to...

An Answer to One of My Top Two Critics

An Answer to One of My Top Two Critics

I just wrote a 2,200-word response to a fairly brief Amazon review. I’m either OCD or just O. But it takes obsession to write a good book, I’m convinced—and to keep up with the promotion and then the discussion the book generates. I really care about this issue,...

Review of NKJV Unapologetic Study Bible

The NKJV Unapologetic Study Bible (subtitle: Confidence for Such a Time as This) is a fruit of the ministry of the Kairos Journal, a conservative evangelical publication dedicated to making timely application of the Bible to the cultural season in which we find...

In Which I Beat Critics to the Punch, a Punch I Deserve

My new book Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible has inside it what I now take to be an error. Probably. But one I already hedged. In the book I give about three dozen examples of “false friends,” words which we still use but which meant something...