Undiluted: A Book Review

The central premise of “Former Fundie” blogger Benjamin Corey’s first book Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus is that the American church has profoundly corrupted the gospel and is in serious need of a wake-up call. Specifically, Corey has found that American Christians have lost track of what he believes to be the central [Read More...]

J.R. Briggs’ Fail: A Review

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If one duty of the church is—as Proverbs 31 commands—to “speak on behalf of the voiceless,” J.R. Briggs’s Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure is truly doing a good work. The voiceless population he calls into the healing light of grace is pastors who have “failed,” those who—at least according [Read More...]

Teach Us To Want: A Review

If, as Madeleine L’Engle has written, a book “can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe,” then Jen Pollock Michel’s first book—Teach Us To Want: Longing, Ambition & The Life of Faith—certainly makes the cut. Michel’s goal—to [Read More...]

Face to Face with Jesus: A Review

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Beyond inspiring individual Christians to rethink what it means to suffer for Christ or to be willing to give up everything for one’s faith, Habib’s story will also undoubtedly be of interest for evangelists to the Middle East. [Read more...]

How The West Really Lost God: A Review

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About halfway through grad school course work, I had a professor who asked each student in our class what we wanted to do with our lives once we’d earned our Ph.D.’s. His enthusiasm and encouragement for the future professors, administrators, community activists, and citizen-scholars in the group was ebullient. When I said I wanted to [Read More...]

Got Religion? A Book Review

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I am a millennial. Born in 1983, I fall smack dab in the middle of the 20-somethin’, 30-somethin’ generation that has been the source of a great deal of pearl-clutching by American religious leaders of late. The source of their concern—as Naomi Schaefer Riley addresses in her latest book Got Religion? How Churches, Mosques and Synagogues [Read More...]

Vinh Chung’s “Where the Wind Leads”: A Review

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The first time I was inspired to buy 317 million copies of a book and have them delivered to each doorstep in America was after discovering Randy Alcorn’s paradigm-shifting Safely Home back in 2012. I now have a second book to add to the list: Vinh Chung’s Where the Wind Leads. Seriously, this book will [Read More...]


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