Book Reviews: Making the Good News Good Again

Books reviewed are Making the Good News Good Again: Recovering the Wonder of the Gospel by Judson Edwards, A Capsule History of Baptist Principles by William H. Brackney and Baptist History & Heritage Society Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Second Edition by William H. Brackney.

Book Reviews: Abilene pastor swings for the bleachers with his first book

Books reviewed include Parables from the Diamond: Meditations for Men on Baseball & Life,  by Phil Christopher and Glen Dromgoole and Intentional Walk by Hugh Poland.

Book Reviews: Bible Truths About God

Reviewed in this issue are Bible Truths about God by James Semple, and  What Southern Women Know about Faith: Kitchen Table Stories and Back Porch Comfort by Ronda Rich.

Book Reviews: What Do a Christian Be?

Books reviewed in this issue are What Do a Christian Be? From Belief to Behavior by Al Fasol and Malinda S. Fasol and Baptist Questions, Baptist Answers by Bill J. Leonard.

What’s on your pastor’s shelf?

Where do pastors go when they want a balanced view of the issues? Edwin Mellen Press, Ashgate Publishing and InterVarsity Press often provide the resources.

Book Reviews: The Third Trumpet

Books reviewed in this issue are The Third Trumpet, Books I-IV by William Meador, Living the Lord’s Prayer Day by Day by Wilson Wayne Grant and Encountering God:10 Ways to Experience His Presence by David M. Edwards.

Book Reviews: Sacred Chaos

Books reviewed in this issue are Sacred Chaos: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life You Have, by Tricia McCrary Rhodes, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage by Mark Gungor and Farraday Road by Ace Collins.

Music Review: U2’s latest offers ‘grace inside a sound’

bonoBaptist divinity school professor Steven Harmon characterizes U2's new album, No Line on the Horizon, as "the most thoroughly Christian thing they’ve done yet.”

Book Reviews: Diversity Leadership

Reviewed in this issue are Building a House for all God’s Children: Diversity Leadership in the Church by Jeffrey S. Rogers, Yeomen, Sharecroppers and Socialists: Plain Folk Protest in Texas, 1870-1914 by Kyle G. Wilkison and The Bell Messenger by Robert Cornuke with Alton Gansky.

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.
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