Author Archives: carlsimmonslive

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See the About Me page, if you want to know more about ME. Otherwise, hopefully you'll know more about Jesus and some of his followers by reading here. And thanks for stopping by.

Sacred Strands


Turning mythology on its ear . . . . Lois Clymer. Sacred Strands: The Story of a Redeemer Woven through History. 144p., $14.99, Deep River Books. Christianity did not begin in Bethlehem. Likewise, the promise of a Redeemer was not … Continue reading

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A Commentary on James


And the commentaries keep on coming. 🙂 It’s James’s turn this time. . . . Aida Besancon Spencer. A Commentary on James. 352p., $26.99, Kregel Academic. This commentary sheds exegetical and theological light on the book of James for contemporary … Continue reading

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The Jesus of the Gospels


A study/entwining of the Gospels that’s both academic and understandable. . . . Andreas J. Köstenberger. The Jesus of the Gospels: An Introduction. 432p., $34.99, Kregel Academic. The Jesus of the Gospels brings together the best elements of a survey … Continue reading

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40 Questions About Islam


For those seeking to understand and reach out to Muslims. . . . Matthew Bennett. 40 Questions About Islam. 304p., $21.99, Kregel Academic. Islam is one of the most significant forces shaping the world today, but most Christians are confused … Continue reading

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Ephesians: An Exegetical Guide for Preaching and Teaching


Another one o’them commentaries for you to absorb, this one on Ephesians. . . . Benjamin I. Simpson. Ephesians: An Exegetical Guide for Preaching and Teaching. Big Greek Idea series. 448p., $36.99, Kregel Academic. Big Greek Idea provides all the … Continue reading

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FracMan Conflicted


And now, for something completely different: a Christian romance novel based around the fracking industry. And it’s decidedly more interesting than you might suspect. . . . Ian Dexter Palmer. FracMan Conflicted. 360p., $15.99, Deep River Books. Fracking for oil … Continue reading

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The Gift of One Day


Learning to appreciate life in the midst of grief and pain . . . and the story of one life in a day . . . Chris and Kerry Shook. The Gift of One Day: How to Find Hope When Life … Continue reading

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