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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.

Luke–Acts in Modern Interpretation


A long look at modern takes on Luke’s books. . . . Stanley E. Porter and Ron C. Fay. Luke–Acts in Modern Interpretation. 392p., $31.99, Kregel Academic. Luke-Acts in Modern Interpretation explores the lives and work of ten interpreters who have … Continue reading

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The Darkness


For those of you missing the Left Behind series. . . . Ron Brown. We Have Not Been Listening. Book One: The Darkness series. 182 p., $15.99, Deep River Books. St. Augustine Baptist Church, an African-American megachurch in the heart … Continue reading

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God’s Elect


A very different take on the difficult questions of election and predestination. . . . John Chipman. God’s Elect: The Chosen Generation. 112p., $14.99, Deep River Books. God’s Elect offers a message of hope for all Christians who worry about whether … Continue reading

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Kerux: Psalms, Vol. 1


Digging deeper into the wisdom (of the) Psalms. . . . W. Creighton Marlowe and Charles H. Savelle Jr. Psalms, Volume 1: The Wisdom Psalms. Kerux Commentaries. 240p., $27.99, Kregel Academic. Psalms, Volume 1: The Wisdom Psalms includes psalms with themes perpetuated … Continue reading

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The Manifold Beauty of Genesis One


A different way to look at Genesis 1 . . . several different ways, actually. . . . Gregg Davidson and Kenneth J. Turner. The Manifold Beauty of Genesis One: A Multi-Layered Approach. 224p., $22.99, Kregel Academic. The first chapter of … Continue reading

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The Prophets of Israel


You can’t say they weren’t warned . . . or that this isn’t illustrated. . . . James K. Hoffmeier. The Prophets of Israel: Walking the Ancient Paths. 400p., $44.99, Kregel Academic. In The Prophets of Israel, Old Testament scholar and … Continue reading

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The Church as a Culture of Care


People struggle. The church shouldn’t be a place that adds to that struggle. . . . T. Dale Johnson, Jr. The Church as a Culture of Care: Finding Hope in Biblical Community. 176p., $17.99, New Growth Press. We all know people in … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Forgiveness


Forgiveness is hard. This book can help make it easier. . . . Brad Hambrick. Making Sense of Forgiveness: Moving from Hurt Toward Hope. 160p., $15.99, New Growth Press. Clichés, glib answers, and quick solutions are shared all too often … Continue reading

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The Gospel


Teaching the good news out of experience. . . . Michael O’Dowd. The Gospel: A Redemption and Restoration Story. 272p., $16.99, Deep River Books. All great stories have certain elements that resonate within. These are echoes of the ultimate story, … Continue reading

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40 Questions about Roman Catholicism


Separating genuine disagreement from assumption, and maybe starting a dialogue in the process. . . . Gregg R. Allison. 40 Questions about Roman Catholicism. 336p., $23.99, Kregel Academic. The Roman Catholic faith is one of the world’s most widespread religious … Continue reading

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