Category: Book Review

Book Review: Parenting is Not a Coin Toss

This book review is unique in that I have a personal relationship with the author, and to some degree have been able to see the formation of his thoughts behind the scenes. Doug van Meter has had one of the biggest impacts on my ministry and thinking over the years, and all without me even…

Book Review: You Can Change

I was at a conference earlier this year, and while waiting for the sessions to begin, noticed this book on the book table. I had never read Tim Chester before, but had heard a few of his other books bandied about as ’good reads’ in my circle. I was really happy I made this purchase!…

Book Review: Son of Hamas

The Palestinian, Mosab Hassan Yousef describes himself as “a son of that region and of that conflict … a child of Islam and the son of an accused terrorist … a follower of Jesus.” A native of West Bank region of Israel, memories of the massive graveyard in his town and his father’s devotion to…

Book Review: Fearless

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to…

Book Review: Adopted for Life

I have never read a book that’s main theme was adoption. However with the growth of the ‘adoption culture’ in South Africa and having heard good things about it from my wife, I decided to give Russel Moore’s book Adopted for Life a read. You might wonder why someone like you should read this book;…

Book Review: Blood Work

The Bible is a bloody book, and Christianity is a blood soaked faith. There is such an emphasis on blood because we live in a sin drenched world. “If the history of redemption is a story told in pictures, the blood of Christ is the paint with which that story is portrayed”[i]. The Scriptures teach…

Book Review: Manly Dominion

I heard a lot of hype about ‘Manly Dominion’, but was excepting just another book written to Christian men, going over the passages we have all considered and strive to live up to as Christians; I was surprised. Chanski does go over Biblical truths most men know (and a lot that’s not so well known),…