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Non-Fiction Christian Book Reviews

Former Atheist Looks at Faith in Religious Type

As a former atheist and now pastor in greater Boston, Dave Schmelzer has regular encounters with jaded scholars who reject the trite morality dispensed by most believers. But what if their jadedness was actually a good thing?

  • Annabelle Robertson |
  • June 26, 2008 |
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Corrective Yet Gentle Father's World Compels

Our Father’s World could easily serve as a manual for anyone interested in loving that which God loves and blessing that which he created. It’s corrective yet gentle, disturbing yet encouraging. And it’s very compelling reading.

  • Annabelle Robertson |
  • June 19, 2008 |
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Author Insists It's Hard to Stay Sexless in the City

Just how hard is it for a woman to stay sexually pure? Very hard, insists “Anna Broadway.” As a result, this 20-something author began blogging about her experiences and has now transformed them into a memoir, Sexless in the City.

  • Annabelle Robertson |
  • April 15, 2008 |
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Beyond Left and Right Proves Timely, Refreshing

In light of the harsh rhetoric of the current political culture, and the at times strident all-or-nothing approach of Christians to politics, Black’s book is incredibly refreshing. Every Christian who wants to be involved in politics should read this book.

Parents Remember Son's Life in I Would Die for You

Brent and Deanna Higgins’ son was willing to die for his faith. On a mission trip, the fifteen-year-old caught an illness that turned out to be bubonic plague. In I Would Die for You, B.J.’s parents lovingly remember his life and faith.

Michelle McKinney Hammond on How to Make Love Work

Michelle McKinney Hammond’s latest book serves as a guide for nurturing a godly romance. In How to Make Love Work: The Guide to Getting It, Keeping It and Fixing What’s Broken, she takes a practical look at what it takes to develop and maintain a healthy relationship.

  • Stacy Hawkins Adams |
  • February 14, 2008 |
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Newt Gingrich: Creative Conservatism

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was interviewed by radio host Frank Pastore (“The Frank Pastore Show” on KKLA) on the conservative challenge and his latest book, Real Change.

Professor Takes an In-Depth Look Inside Prince Caspian

To say that Inside Prince Caspian is thorough would be an understatement. Author Devin Brown offers a chapter-by-chapter analysis of C.S. Lewis’ work, gearing each of his chapters to correspond with those of Lewis'. This significantly facilitates study.

  • Annabelle Robertson |
  • January 23, 2008 |
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Lang's Big Screen Looks at Films with Bible Themes

J. Stephen Lang, a prolific author perhaps best known for his Complete Book of Bible Trivia, has compiled a thorough look at films that deal with Bible themes or stories in his latest work, The Bible on the Big Screen.

Believers Urged to Be Steadfast in The Beautiful Fight

In The Beautiful Fight, author Gary Thomas focuses on the need for transformation of minds, hearts, ears, eyes, mouths and bodies. He urges believers to be steadfast in the Christian disciplines while guarding against “the continuous creep toward complacency.”

  • Annabelle Robertson |
  • December 25, 2007 |
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Bible-Times Teens the Focus in New Devotional

In Teen People of the Bible, Daniel Darling covers many of the challenges teens face at school and at home. In each devotional, he provides a biblical example followed by one drawn from real life, some practical application and a few questions in workbook-style format.

  • Annabelle Robertson |
  • December 11, 2007 |
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Life Vignettes Create Amy Grant’s Mosaic

Mosaic, written by Amy Grant, is just that—vignettes from a life lived, for the most part, in the spotlight's glare. For anyone looking for a timeline or tell-all biography, this book will disappoint. Instead, this memoir intertwines her songs and the stories behind them.

Mad About Us

Would you like a deeper experience of intimacy in your marriage? Authors Gary and Carrie Oliver show you how to move through conflict and anger to intimacy, a safe place to be both real and vulnerable, a place to discover more about yourself and your spouse. Read an excerpt from chapter one of Mad About Us.

  • Gary J. Oliver, Ph.D. & Carrie Oliver, M.A. |
  • November 13, 2007 |
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Dinesh D’Souza on What’s So Great About Christianity?

Given the rise of “militant atheism” in America, Albert Mohler recently interviewed author and columnist Dinesh D’Souza about his new book, What’s So Great About Christianity?

Fear No Evil: Shining God’s Light on the Forces of Darkness

In Fear No Evil? Shining God’s Light on the Forces of Darkness, Steve Russo provides you with the biblical tools necessary to battle Satan's evil forces, and he points you to the true Source of power. Read an excerpt.

Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far

In her first autobiographical book, Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far, Amy Grant bares her heart and soul, giving us an intimate glimpse into her everyday life and the lessons she’s learning along the way. Read an excerpt from chapter six.

Parenting Is Not About Kids, It's About Parents

In ScreamFree Parenting, author and marriage and family therapist Hal Edward Runkel shows you how to parent less out of your deepest fears and more out of the highest principles based on scriptural truths. Read an excerpt from Chapter One.

  • Hal Edward Runkel |
  • October 16, 2007 |
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Finding Home: Jim Daly on His Imperfect Path to Faith and Family

As he says in his new book, Finding Home: An Imperfect Path to Faith and Family, when people hear what Jim Daly’s childhood was like they tell him he “should be insane—or in jail.” Instead, he is now president of Focus on the Family.

How to Make Your Honeymoon a Success

Drs. Walt Larimore and Susan A. Crockett, authors of The Honeymoon of Your Dreams, point out that the honeymoon is not just another vacation; it is “like a foot race, the start will dramatically determine the finish.”

  • Janice Shaw Crouse |
  • October 14, 2007 |
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Charting a Course for “Common Ground”

Is unity really possible? Before you throw your hands up in despair, let me suggest you read the intriguing new book Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America by Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel.

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