Book Reviews

Mid-Year Best Books

Typically, best book lists come at the end of the year. But because everyone (including me) is spending more time at home and possibly more time reading, I thought I would share some of the books that have blessed me over the last six months.   Yours Jack:...

Why You Should Listen to Pilgrim’s Progress

In response to our strangely interrupted world, my Bible study group began meeting on Zoom. Since not everyone joined on Zoom, we decided to look for something new to read and return to our regular study when we could meet in person. The book we chose to study was...

2019 Best Books I’ve Read

This year, my reading was affected by two knee replacements and the accompanying medication that made it hard to concentrate. But I still managed to squeeze in over 100 books. I already wrote about the Chronicles of Narnia that I listened to and reread after my first...

A Month’s Adventures for National Book Lover’s Day

Exactly one month ago on July 9, I had a second knee replacement surgery. In the following  days, I haven't been far from my house physically, but I have had some wonderful adventures reading books. Today, August 9, in honor of National Book Lover's Day, here are some...

A Month of Healing in Narnia

On March 1, I had knee replacement surgery and began the process of recovery. For most of the month of March, I slept only a few hours at a time and in between, I would ice my leg, get comfortable on the couch, and listen to the Harper Audio version of the Chronicles...

2018 Best Books I’ve read

This has been an interesting year for me in reading, with books ranging from spiritual themes to cultural contrasts to biographies, with a few mysteries thrown in. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered a recent  article on the Gospel Coalition titled Why J. I....

Best Books 2017

For me, a favorite aspect of the end of the year is the many lists of best books published by Christian thinkers and organizations. They make me almost as happy as this picture of my grandson! If you want to see a comprehensive collection of lists in one place, check...

Retrospect on the Jesus People Movement

I recently celebrated a milestone 70th birthday, which got me thinking about 1970 and the major transformations in my life that occurred then. I've described that experience in my testimony, which you can read here. My experience in the early 1970's was just one drop...

Getting to the good part

Every orthodox Christian believes that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and we would likely nod in agreement that every passage in the Bible is important. "Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him." Prov 30:5 But in practice,...

Best Book List for 2015

If you know me at all, you know that I love books: I love to read them, to share them with others, and to talk about them. This is the time of year that many bloggers are putting out their “best of” book lists. I always review these eagerly and have already added some...

What I learned reading books 3 times

The last few weeks I have had the privilege of facilitating a class call "Growing Your Faith through Reading Christian Biographies." When I initially conceived this topic, I considered a number of books that had touched my own life. Eventually I came up with a  list...
A Month’s Adventures for National Book Lover’s Day

A Month’s Adventures for National Book Lover’s Day

Exactly one month ago on July 9, I had a second knee replacement surgery. In the following  days, I haven't been far from my house physically, but I have had some wonderful adventures reading books. Today, August 9, in honor of National Book Lover's Day, here are some...

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A Month of Healing in Narnia

A Month of Healing in Narnia

On March 1, I had knee replacement surgery and began the process of recovery. For most of the month of March, I slept only a few hours at a time and in between, I would ice my leg, get comfortable on the couch, and listen to the Harper Audio version of the Chronicles...

read more
2018 Best Books I’ve read

2018 Best Books I’ve read

This has been an interesting year for me in reading, with books ranging from spiritual themes to cultural contrasts to biographies, with a few mysteries thrown in. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered a recent  article on the Gospel Coalition titled Why J. I....

read more
Best Books 2017

Best Books 2017

For me, a favorite aspect of the end of the year is the many lists of best books published by Christian thinkers and organizations. They make me almost as happy as this picture of my grandson! If you want to see a comprehensive collection of lists in one place, check...

read more

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