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Non-Fiction Christian Book Reviews

C.S. Lewis - A Life: A Thorough Look at the Man, a Glimpse of His Imagination

Allister McGrath provides a biography that attempts both to retell the story of C.S. Lewis's life and to understand Lewis's ideas.

Can I Love Sinners Too, Lord? Yes, Permission Granted

Permission Granted is an amalgam of true stories, the author’s tumbling emotions, and her desperate desire to face her fears and figure out how to love people as Jesus loves people.

The Moses Quilt and Harriet Tubman

I first heard of Harriet Tubman while studying American history in grammar school. From that point on, Harriet Tubman became one of my all-time favorite heroines.

Multiply by Francis Chan (book review)

Multiply is a good book and one that fills an important niche. If you think back to the days when you were a new believer, I am certain you will see the benefit of this type of material.

Who Do You Think You Are? (book review)

Driscoll says rightly that even as Christians “we’re continually forgetting who we are in Christ and filling that void by placing our identity in pretty much anything else.”

Fathoming Biblical Womanhood May Require More Than a Year...

Rachel Held Evans' controversial new book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, is valuable, humorous, and confusing.

No Greater Love a Stunning Tale of Life, Evil

Leiv Benkert shares how God used his ordinary American family to help snatch children from the jaws of death in Ethiopia.

Jane Austen Guide to Life Yields Good Advice

Lori Smith taps into Jane Austen’s novels and mind and applies the best 18th century lessons for life in these modern times.

Rutherford's App Doesn't Download Well

The chasm between good doctrine and filler ultimately cripples Dudley Rutherford’s otherwise engaging book on Christlikeness.

Remixing the Psalms

It may be no accident that the book of Psalms is in the center of the Christian Bible. The psalms express the heart and soul of the conversation between God and His people.

  • Craig C. Broyles |
  • February 14, 2012 |
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Selecting a Study Bible, Plus Reviews of the Versions My Husband and I Use

I have been using the same study Bible for almost a decade and wanted to share a little more information about the one I use, in case you are in the market for buying a new one. I also had my husband share some about the study Bible he uses, in case that might be a better fit for you.

  • Carmen at Life Blessons |
  • January 26, 2012 |
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Book Review — Real Marriage (Mark and Grace Driscoll)

With so many good books on marriage available to us, I see no reason to recommend this one.

Holding Translators Accountable

Wycliffe Bible Translators agreed to new standards in a debate over contextualizing Scripture for Muslim settings.

John Calvin for Everybody

Calvin is too important to leave him frozen in caricature, and he’s too significant to leave him simply to his tribe of theological partisans. He offers rich insight to all in the Christian tradition, including those who consider themselves the furthest away from “Calvinism.”

God the Problem: Facing Theological Alternatives

Theology professor Gordon Kaufman, author of God the Problem in 1972, died around the same time as John Stott. Similarities between the two men end there.

Christians Get Depressed Too

Too many people have been taught that Christians—true Christians, good Christians, real Christians—don’t get depressed or that depression is always the outworking of serious sin.

Tebow Details Blessed Life Rooted in Faith

Woven throughout Tebow's new memoir, Through My Eyes, is the bone-deep religious side of the evangelical young quarterback and missionary kid.

  • Cathy Lynn Grossman and Sean Leahy |
  • June 07, 2011 |
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Metaxas' Bonhoeffer 2011 Christian Book of the Year

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas has been named the ECPA's 2011 Christian Book of the Year as well as Non-Fiction Book of the Year.

How Accurate Is the KJV 400 Years Later?

When the 1611 King James Bible was published, it was a book that summed up and refined the preceding tradition of English Bible translation. It wasn't entirely new, but it certainly wasn't old.

17 Lessons Learned from John Calvin's Biography

Blogger Kevin DeYoung finds Bruce Gordon's biography of John Calvin to be chock full of practical advice for today's Christian.

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