ECPA Top Christian Books — Yikes!

I saw this first on FB and then was pointed to the website. What to say?! Rank Title Author ISBN Publisher Pub Date List $ Award 1 JESUS CALLING-Hardcover SARAH YOUNG 9781591451884 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2004 15.99 2 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL-Paperback TODD BURPO 9780849946158 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Nov. 2010 16.99 3 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL-Movie [Read More…]

On Losing Faith

In one of the better memoirs I’ve read, that of Roger Scruton called Gentle Regrets, Scruton reflects on England’s loss in England’s loss of its religion. Scruton’s reflections concern the inter-relation of faith and community, if not faith and nation, which in his case is about the Church of England. But loss of faith for [Read More…]

Under Locke and Key

Under Locke and Key Joseph Loconte is associate professor of history at The King’s College in New York City.  His latest book, God, Locke, and Liberty: The Struggle for Religious Freedom in the West, framed this discussion.  David George Moore who blogs at conducted the interview. Moore: Give us a quick overview of your [Read More…]

An Ode to Grandparents Who Buy Books

Stephanie Appell: It’s only now, during my second holiday shopping season here at Parnassus, that I realize: The books that changed my life were probably put into my grandparents’ hands by somebody much like myself. Somebody at John Rollins Booksellers who saw someone like you in the children’s section and walked over and asked, “Is [Read More…]

Jesus Creed Books of the Year (2014)

Our choice of Jesus Creed Books of the Year is not based on seeking out all the books but is based on books that come our way — either from publishers or by purchase. I asked each of our regular contributors to the blog to nominate books, and so the list below reflects the nominations [Read More…]

Daily Life in Bible Times

We live 2-4,000 years removed from what can be called Bible times. Think just for a minute of all that has changed: Life expectancies, relationships of husbands and wives and children and parents and “citizens” and leaders; food and drink; cultures and religious festivals and worship centers; the relationship of individual and state and of [Read More…]

Interview with Randall Balmer (by David Moore)

The following interview with Randall Balmer on Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter was done by David George Moore.  Dave blogs at I first heard of Randall Balmer during my studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Later, we met for lunch in New York City.  We both are TEDS graduates and have done specials [Read More…]

Saturday Book Review/Interview with Alan Cross (by David Moore)

Pastor Alan Cross ministers at Gateway Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.  Alan’s terrific, new book, When Heaven and Earth Collide: Racism, Southern Evangelicals, and the Better Way of Jesus, frames the following interview.  Alan was interviewed by David George Moore who blogs at Moore: What were the circumstances which led you to write this [Read More…]

Saturday Book Review: Inside the Crusades (by Lynn Cohick)

Defending the City of God: A Medieval Queen, the First Crusades, and the Quest for Peace in Jerusalem by Sharan Newman. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Review by Lynn Cohick, professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, and author of Philippians in the Story of God Bible Commentary. An academic tour of the Holy Sepulcher this summer [Read More…]

Liberalism Reinvented (by Carl Trueman)

This review is by Carl Trueman, professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, pastor, and one of my favorite church historians. His book, The Creedal Imperative, is a timely reminder that low church doctrinal statements need stronger ties to the great tradition of the church. (Come back at 9:30am today for a summary of that book.) I have [Read More…]