Category: book reviews

Review of Keysor’s Hitler, Holocaust, and Bible

Due out on Hitler’s birthday (April 20th, 2009), Joe Keysor’s book, Hitler, the Holocaust, and the Bible: A Scriptural Analysis of Anti-Semitism, National Socialism, and the Churches in Nazi Germany is an important book counteracting the growing clamor that Christianity was the driving ideology behind Hitler, the Nazis, and the Holocaust. It is very important- for obvious reasons- for secular humanists and atheists to show that brutal tyrants were not operating on their principles but rather on Christian principles. In some cases such as Mao and Pol Pot the operation cannot even be attempted. In others, such as Lenin and Stalin, more headway is made. In Hitler, secularists consider the matter a slam dunk.

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New Pro-Life Book Aims to Persuade Parents of Disabled to Reject Abortion

We chose life.

Our daughter is almost two years old now and I can testify that the joy she brings completely overwhelms the troubles associated with her condition. (Like Heaven triumphs over Hell, ala Lewis’s The Great Divorce) And really, how different is this from any other non-disabled child? All children bring troubles- but we have them anyway. A disabled child might have more troubles- or they might not, rather, the troubles are of a different sort. But the joys outweigh the troubles out of proportion. More troubles equals more joys. See the parable of the Prodigal Son.

With this experience in mind and wishing that I could do something to persuade others to make the same choice that my wife and I did, I have written a book, and it is now available for purchase.

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A Christian Review of Anne Rice’s Called Out of Darkness: a spiritual confession

Anne Rice begins her book by laying out in careful detail what her early life was like. It was a life that was thoroughly drenched in the Roman Catholic Church and culture as it was practiced in New Orleans. She attended Catholic schools and had Catholic friends. At one point, she wanted to be a nun. She delighted in the architecture of New Orleans and her Catholic surroundings.

However, she fell away from all this after high school. Though the seeds had been planted earlier on, in college she came into contact with people who loved learning, were smart, and cared about doing the right thing- all without religion, Christianity, or Catholicism.

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Book Review: Water for Your Soul, Living in Baptism Every Day

A review of Glenn Borreson’s Water for Your Soul: Living in Baptism Every Day. Available on Amazon.com Product Description WATER FOR YOUR SOUL is your spiritual invitation to experience how Christian baptism can give meaning, shape, and new excitement to your whole life as a believer. Paperback: 110 pages Publisher: Infinity Publishing (February 1, 2008) […]

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A Review of the Book “Pomo Timmy” by Michael Ferber 1 Timothy For a Postmodern World

Buy Pomo Timmy on Amazon Publisher: Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing (February 18, 2008) Paperback: 136 pages ISBN-10: 1414110405 ISBN-13: 978-1414110400 Website: http://pomotimmy.com/ Book Description: Who decides what’s right or wrong? Imagine a world where right and wrong or good and evil are determined by society–the majority dictates what is acceptable or unacceptable without […]

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A Review of “The Rain: A Story of Noah and the Ark”

Buy The Rain on Amazon.com by Chris Skates and Dan Tankersley Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: Xulon Press (September 25, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 160477049X ISBN-13: 978-1604770490 Website: www.bereadyministries.com Book Description Noah was in shock. It had been nearly one hundred twenty years since God told him this flood would come. Now that it was here, […]

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Highly Recommended: Peter Kreeft’s Handbook of Christian Apologetics

This isn’t a formal review by any means but I did recently complete this book and thought it was so fantastic it deserved a quick mention. The book was suggested to me in my quest for a ‘basic Christianity’ book to give to skeptics that would lay out in easy to understand but documented detail […]

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the Christian Themes of CS Lewis’s Prince Caspian of the Chronicles of Narnia

I have been getting requests for this information as well as requests for a bulletin insert, which I am working on. I am also available to speak to churches, young and old, about the Chronicles of Narnia. Learn more. Click Here for my review of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe movie. Click here […]

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A Christian Review of Anne Rice’s The Road to Cana

Anne Rice’s “Road to Cana.” Reviewed by Anthony Horvath Buy on Amazon.com: Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana (Christ the Lord) Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Knopf (March 4, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 1400043522 ISBN-13: 978-1400043521 Book Description: Anne Rice’s second book in her hugely ambitious and courageous life of Christ begins during his last […]

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A Review of Why We’re Not Emergent, critical book on the Rob Bell, Brian McLaren Movement

Why We’re Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Moody Publishers (April 1, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0802458343 ISBN-13: 978-0802458346 Buy from Amazon.com Book web page: http://www.notemergent.com/ Book Description: “The Emergent Church is a strong voice in today’s Christian community. And they’re talking about good things: caring for the poor, […]

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Upcoming Book Reviews and a Big Announcement

I am currently working on a number of book reviews. I’ve wanted to write one of Francis Collins’s “The Language of God” for a few months now. Not sure if that’s going to happen or not but I hope so. One book that will be reviewed in short order is “Why We’re Not Emergent (By […]

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Breathtaking: One Woman’s Fight to Live and Find Hope in the Face of Certain Death. A Review of Amber Nicole Metz’s Book, “Breathtaking”

I have in my hands Amber Nicole Metz’s “Breathtaking.” Amber has been battling cystic fibrosis for her entire life. After nineteen years, her lungs were useless and needed to be replaced. The book is a collection of letters and emails documenting her time as she waited for the double lung transplant. One would expect that being so near to death for so long that Amber would have descended into a morbid outlook on life. The back of the book calls her personal testimony “A modern-day twist on C.S. Lewis’ A Grief Observed.” That book really was dark! Even if it was edifying and comforting, it was dark. Amber’s testimony is filled with hope and light. “Breathtaking” is an encouragement to all who struggle against circumstance and points the way to Amber’s source: God himself.

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A Christian Review of Antony Flew’s “There is a God: How the world’s most notorious atheist changed his mind.”

I don’t remember when I first encountered Antony Flew’s arguments for atheism.  I do know that it was primarily Flew’s brand of atheism that I rejected and it was his brand of atheism that I seemed to encounter most often at the time Christian apologetics became one of my passions.  I met the news of […]

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Philip Pullman and His Dark Materials Round Up

Here are a collection of posts that pertain to Pullman that exist on this blog. Detailed, 15 page analysis of the Pullman Series. Some Interviews of Philip Pullman Christian Reactions around the Net Parent’s Guide/Church Bulletin Insert All of my entries on the Pullman series. If you have been helped by any of this material, […]

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