Book Reviews

Here you can find a listing of book reviews I’ve written in recent years, sorted alphabetically by author’s last name.

When I finally get around to it, I am supposed to review the books listed below as To Review. If you are interested in reading my thoughts about one of these particular books, let me know by leaving a comment. That might just motivate me to get going on reading it!

What My Rankings Mean


If God is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil by Randy Alcorn (Multnomah, 2009) To Review


Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung (Crossway, 2013) To Review


A Shred of Evidence by Kathy Herman (Multnomah, 2005)

Exploring Christian Theology, Volume One: Revelation, Scripture, and the Triune God edited by Nathan Holsteen & Michael Svigel (Bethany House, 2014) NEW


The Vanishings (Left Behind: The Kids Book 1) by Jerry Jenkins & Tim LaHaye (Tyndale, 1998)

What Are You Afraid Of?: Facing Down Your Fears with Faith by David Jeremiah (Tyndale, 2013)

The People of God: Empowering the Church to Make Disciples by Trevor Joy and Spence Shelton (B & H, 2014) To Review


Unashamed to Bear His Name: Embracing the Stigma of Being a Christian by R. T. Kendall (Bethany House, 2012) To Review


The Jesus Story: Everything That Happens in the New Testament in Plain English by William Marty (Bethany House, 2013) To Review

The World of Jesus: Making Sense of the People and Places of Jesus’ Day by William Marty (Bethany House, 2013) To Review

Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day by Gary Morgan (Bethany House, 2012) To Review


What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me? by David Platt (Tyndale, 2013)


Hope for Parents of Troubled Teens: A Practical Guide to Getting Them Back on Track by Connie Rae (Bethany House, 2012) To Review

Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive by Thom Rainer (B & H, 2014) To Review


Be the People: A Call to Reclaim America’s Faith & Promise by Carol Swain (Thomas Nelson, 2011) To Review


The New Calvinism Considered by Jeremy Walker (Evangelical Press, 2013) To Review

What My Rankings Mean

 Excellent. An outstanding book that is both theologically sound and engaging with fresh insights.
 Good. A book that is theologically sound.
 Bad. Might contain bad theology.
 Terrible. Might contain heresy, poor quality or argumentation, etc.


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