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Book Reviews: The Blessed

Reviewed in our 2/9 issue: The Blessed by Lisa T. Bergren, Head and Heart: A History of Christianity in America by Garry Wills and A World of Difference: Putting Christian Truth-Claims to the Worldview Test by Kenneth Richard Samples.

Book Reviews: Dangerous Faith

Reviewed in this issue are Dangerous Faith: Growing in God and Service to the World by Joel Vestal, Being the Presence of Christ: A Vision for Transformation by Daniel Vestal and Shakespeare for Everyone to Enjoy by David R. Brown

Book Reviews: In Search of a Confident Faith

Books reviewed are In Search of a Confident Faith: Overcoming Barriers to Trusting God by J.P. Moreland & Klaus Issler, Great Prayers of the Old Testament by Walter Brueggemann and  The Future of Faith in American Politics: The Public Witness of the Evangelical Center by David Gushee.

Book Reviews: Parting the Waters

Books reviewed are Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63 by Taylor Branch, Coach’s Challenge: Faith, Football and Filling the Father Gap by Mike Gottfried and A Pilgrim in Rome: Cries of Descent by Al Staggs.

Publishers seek to give the Bible a thoroughly modern makeover

The Green Bible, The Bible Illuminated and the Bible Across America are giving the ancient text a makeover as publishers try to catch every type of customer’s attention and draw in new readers who would be unlikely to pick it up in its traditional form. 

Book Reviews: Beyond Left and Right

Books reviewed are Beyond Left and Right by Amy E. Black, Baptists and the Lordship of Christ by Charles W. Deweese, A Glimpse of Heaven, compiled by Richard Leonard and JoNancy Linn Sundberg, “What Does Jesus Say About …”: Christ Speaks to Us Today by Cecil Price and Ephesians and Colossians by Charles H. Talbert.

Book Reviews: Go Big

Books reviewed are Go Big: Lead Your Church to Explosive Growth by Bill Easum and Bil Cornelius and Believers: A Journey into Evangelical America by Jeffery L. Sheler.

Book Reviews: Small Town, Big Miracle

martin bookBooks reviewed are Small Town, Big Miracle by W.C. Martin, Handoff: The Only Way to Win the Race of Life by Jeff Meyers and Compelled by Love: The Most Excellent Way to Missional Living by Ed Stetzer and Philip Nation.

Book Reviews: Pray Big

Books reviewed: Pray Big:The Power of Pinpoint Prayers by Will Davis Jr. (Revell), Content to be Good, Called to be Godly by Janet Denison (Tyndale House) and Wrestling With God: How Can I Love a God I’m Not Sure I Trust? by Jim Denison (Tyndale House)

Book Reviews: The Yellow Leaves

Books reviewed are The Yellow Leaves: A Miscellany by Frederick Buechner; Glimpses of Heaven: True Stories of Hope and Peace at the End of Life's Journey by Trudy Harris; and By My Own Reckoning by Cecil Sherman.

Book Reviews: Raising a Modern-Day Knight

Books reviewed are Raising a Modern-Day Knight: A Father’s Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood by Robert Lewis, Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert A. Emmons, Worship That Pleases God: A Biblical Perspective by James W. Bartley and When Moses Meets Aaron: Staffing and Supervision in Larger Church Congregations by Gil Rendle and Susan Beaumont.
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