Ancient History, Book Reviews, History, Reading

REVIEW: Jesus and His world

As a bit of a history nut and a pastor, I tend to read anything that deals with the historicity of Jesus. There are some great books out there, and there is some real garbage. Unfortunately, the garbage is usually published by the big names, so it is usually packaged better than the quality stuff.… Continue reading REVIEW: Jesus and His world

Book Reviews, History, Reading

Uranium: Tom Zoellner

One of the great things about living in Southern New Hampshire is access to GMILCS - that's Greater Manchester Interlibrary Catalog System for the uninitiated. GMILCS is a network of over twenty libraries, including a couple of college libraries, that pool their resources and allow their patrons almost unfettered access to them. Need a book?… Continue reading Uranium: Tom Zoellner

Ancient History, Book Reviews, History

REVIEW: An Edible History of Humanity

I like history. I like food. It would seem that Tom Standage's volume An Edible History of Humanity would be the kind of book I would enjoy. You would be correct. It is not that the book contained any groundbreaking research or insight. It was a relatively light read, although not of the caliber of… Continue reading REVIEW: An Edible History of Humanity

Book Reviews, Marriage and Family

Real Marriage: Part 3 – Men and Marriage

You know, for a book on "biblical marriage" there isn't a lot of Biblical exegesis in here. The Driscolls do eventually get to the Scriptures when talking about marriage as a covenant instead of as a contract, and I thought that section of this chapter was decent. Only three chapters in and it is fairly… Continue reading Real Marriage: Part 3 – Men and Marriage

Book Reviews, Marriage and Family

Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 2 – Friends with Benefits

I am on to chapter 2 of Mark Driscoll's Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together. Sorry it took me so long to get the second chapter out, but I have had a few other things going on that have kept me busy. This second chapter develops the idea of marriage beginning… Continue reading Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 2 – Friends with Benefits

Book Reviews, Marriage and Family, Reading

Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 1 – New Marriage, Same Spouse

Mark Driscoll can be an arrogant chauvinist. He has admitted that freely, so I don't think I am revealing anything he has not addressed himself. When I finally went ahead and downloaded the controversial book Real Marriage, which he wrote with his wife Grace, it was not with the best of intentions. In fact, it… Continue reading Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 1 – New Marriage, Same Spouse

Book Reviews, Church, History

BOOK REVIEW: The Art of Action

Steven Bungay has written a masterpiece - a phenomenal blend of business acumen, historical research and didactic illustration. I know - I'm gushing. But I loved this book. I had not previously been exposed to Bungay's work largely because I try to avoid reading business books, but some things have been going on at our… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Art of Action