Book Review

Are Mormons Christians?: A Review of “The Saints of Zion: An Introduction to Mormon Theology”

"This is not your average primer on Mormonism. It also isn’t what you might normally think of as an apologetic work against Mormonism. Instead, it seeks to lay out the theological perspective of the Mormon church in a systematic way. While Kerns makes comments throughout, they are limited and seek only to point out the differences between orthodox Christian faith and Mormonism." - Tim Miller

479 reads

“Isaacson’s narrative...genuinely helped me understand the history and the current state of the technological world I live in.”

On The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson... "Somehow some writers of biography end up sounding trite, both in their relating of their subjects’ stories and in the lessons they draw from them." - Mark Ward

190 reads

Douthat's “The Decadent Society” Misses the Mark

"Douthat’s central argument is intriguing...it’s quite likely that the Western neoliberal order will keep limping along for the foreseeable future. ...There’s an interesting stretch of the book outlining possible alternative paths leading away from decadence, but Douthat is largely reluctant to state which paths he finds either historically plausible or normatively desirable." - John Ehrett

222 reads

Christianity’s Influence on World History Is Real but Easily Overstated

"Tom Holland’s Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World is a substantial work that makes a straightforward case. In Holland’s view, the teachings of Jesus constituted an ethical revolution that would gradually transform human consciousness, to the extent that we today find it hard to imagine credible alternative systems." - Christianity Today

222 reads

Honor and shame in Scripture: A review of Jackson Wu’s new book, “Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Paul’s Message and Mission”

"...as soon as we discover what our Western eyes were missing, we realize that switching prescriptions has the potential to blind us to other realities in the text. Reading the Bible with Eastern eyes is no panacea, for the Bible is neither purely Eastern nor Western." - TGC

692 reads

“You can’t have a successful free society without well-educated citizens and leaders of high character.”

"Virtue politics, following the ancient Greek philosophers, assumed that hierarchies would always exist in society, so that a principal task of politics was to ensure that those hierarchies would be just ones, based on real distinctions of merit between rulers and ruled." - The Public Discourse

252 reads

Laughing at the Days to Come

"Laughing at the Days to Come is a book about embracing and enduring life’s trials with divine joy. It is about gaining the kind of vision of that Proverbs 31 woman who can look into an unknown future and a long path of suffering and still rejoice. I think it’s fair to say that it’s written primarily for women, but there is no reason a man can’t read it and benefit just as much." - Challies

239 reads

The Ancient Problem of Discontentment

Puritan writer Jeremiah Burroughs (1599–1646) thought contentment was lacking in his own day, too. In his excellent book The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, he defines contentment as “that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.” - TGC

321 reads

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