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Review: Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed this easy read. Gladwell does have quite the knack for finding interesting stories and weaving them into a narrative supporting his thesis. I particularly enjoyed the...

Review: The Psalms as Christian Worship: An Historical Commentary

The Psalms as Christian Worship: An Historical Commentary by Bruce K. Waltke My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a unique commentary, and not just among volumes on the Psalms. It's refreshing to read an erudite volume with careful grammatical-historical exegesis and a...

Review: Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl My rating: 3 of 5 stars If not a book for guys, at least a book clearly written by one. There wasn't a single word about the relationship of the six guys on the raft that I noted—it's all adventure. My rating: 5...

Review: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas My rating: 3 of 5 stars I'm hovering between three and four stars here, because I did enjoy the book. Quite a stirring narrative. But, to put it too bluntly, I don't have a fundamental trust in the theological...

Review: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book made a deep impression on me. I could hardly stop reading it, even when I was supposed to be sleeping. Even when I was especially supposed to be sleeping because of a newborn who sometimes fails to do so...

Review: Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling

Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling by Andy Crouch My rating: 4 of 5 stars I went to a liberal arts school. Why did I bother? Why did I bother learning the history of art or music? Why not just learn what it takes to make money now? Andy Crouch answers...

Review: A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens My rating: 4 of 5 stars Dickens' deep insight in this book is not what I would call "Christian" (though it is consistent with Christianity) but "human." He sees quite clearly what anyone with eyes should be able to see, whether...

Review: Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus

Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Preface to Make a Long Review even Longer I have an 18-month-old. He usually behaves pretty well. For an 18-month-old. I think. You see, I’ve never had one before,...

Zeal-of-the-Land Busy

I’m still reading God’s Secretaries, and I’ve arrived at a section in which Nicolson details the umpteen rules the KJV translators were supposed to follow. The second is this: 2. The names of the Profyts and the holie Wryters, with the other Names in the text to be...