Category: Books

Old Scratch: a Review

A Review of Reviving Old Scratch: Demons and the Devil for Doubter and the Disenchanted by Richard Beck. Before I picked up this book, I had never heard of the term Old Scratch when referring to the Devil. Richard Beck, a psychology professor, introduces the… Continue Reading “Old Scratch: a Review”

The Goblin Crown by Robert H. Wolfe: A Review

It is nice to switch up my usual reading with some books for pure enjoyment. I received an advanced copy of The Goblin Crown from the publisher so that I could review it. I have a fondness for books that venture into fantasy, from Harry Potter to The Chronicles… Continue Reading “The Goblin Crown by Robert H. Wolfe: A Review”

Reading for the Common Good by C. Christopher Smith: A Review

Chris Smith does a wonderful job of showing the connection between books and our everyday lives. The way that they shape our communities and churches and the impact that they can have on the growth of individuals. The encouragement he gives to promote books… Continue Reading “Reading for the Common Good by C. Christopher Smith: A Review”

Vacation Reading: A Review

A few weeks ago, before going on vacation, I ventured over to the library to see what I could find that was not so much theological and give my mind a rest. It seems that my mind seems to track that way anyway and… Continue Reading “Vacation Reading: A Review”

Feed by M.T. Anderson: A Review

I have to admit right from the start that this is not a book that I probably would have picked up on my own without a little persuasion. That persuasion for me was listening to M.T. Anderson speak at the Festival of Faith &… Continue Reading “Feed by M.T. Anderson: A Review”

Night by Elie Wiesel: A Review

My daughter’s reading list for her freshman year of high school seems to be getting me to read some books that I have been om my reading list. Weisel’s book is devastating. While it shows the true will power that he had to have… Continue Reading “Night by Elie Wiesel: A Review”

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson: A Review

There are times that we long to return to those places that we have held deeply within our hearts from the time past and to see how things have changed since the last time we have been there. I recall going back to the… Continue Reading “The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson: A Review”

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom: A Review

I was drawn to music at an early age through the music that my parents played on the radio, through cassette tapes, or records. The music was eclectic and ranged from classics to country and rock and everything in between. Through these early experiences… Continue Reading “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom: A Review”

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: A Review

I question whether I even have the right to review this book. My initial thoughts after finishing it is that humanity as a long ways to go yet before we are living in the Kingdom of God. Coates is challenging and thought provoking in… Continue Reading “Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: A Review”

The Little Price by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: A Review

A beloved classic that is very simple yet can speak to our world even today. Saint-Exupéry served during World War II as a pilot and wrote this classic during that time. He would go missing on a mission in 1944 to never be seen… Continue Reading “The Little Price by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: A Review”