Book Review: Disarming Scripture
For Jesus, the correct interpretation of Scripture all comes down to how we love. The Bible was never intended to be our master, placing a burden on our back; it was intended to act as a servant, leading us to love God, others, and ourselves.
Book Review: Atomic Habits
Atomic Habits is a book based on the premise that lasting change and the establishing of habits is the result of making small but powerful changes. This is the reason the word “atomic” is used: atoms are small but full of energy.
Book Review: The Lost World of Genesis One
In the first half of the book Walton lays out an alternative view to the Genesis 1 creation account where he makes the case for a “functional” creation description versus the traditional “material” creation account.
Book Review: A Farewell to Mars
Pacifism is a necessary component of the Gospel.
Book Review: After Jesus, Before Christianity
An insightful look at the first two centuries of the followers of Jesus. Asking questions is the strength of this book, the questions and answers are intended to further discussion on the origins of Christianity.
Book Review: History and Eschatology
NT Wright’s strength is his ability to tie things together and paint the big picture of the story of the Bible. And he does that here. Tackling the world of natural theology, he reintroduces modern scholarship to the world of Jesus and 1st Century Judaism.
Book Review: The Brothers Karamazov
A story of 4* brothers full of family dysfunction, tense relationships, jealousy, murder, philosophy, religion, law and culture. This book is what reading was meant to be.
Book Review: Reconstructing the Gospel
A good contribution to the necessary and ongoing conversation of how race has determined the shape of the Christian church in the United States and what needs to happen to fix it.
Book Review: Resurrecting Easter
The premise of the book is that within the tradition of art surrounding the resurrection of Christ there are two distinct types of resurrection images. One he calls the individual resurrection tradition, the other the universal resurrection tradition. The individual resurrection tradition most characterizes the Western Church and the universal resurrection tradition is represented in the East.
Book Review: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn is not an easy read. It is a mixture of fascinating summary paragraphs hidden in semi-insider language surrounding science. This is not so much a critique, this is a book on the philosophy and history of science, but a warning that it will take some work to read, especially if you aren’t a scientist.