Category: Reviews (Books)

The Christian Journalist in the Era of Fake News

From Jake: This is a great day for Mere Orthodoxy: We have our first long-form commissioned essay paid for by our generous patrons via our Patreon page. We’re kicking off our long-form series with an excellent piece from Gracy Olmstead...

/ September 11, 2017
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Book Review: How to Think by Alan Jacobs

I. A few months ago I made the mistake of getting into an argument on Facebook. Though my interlocutor knew that I’m a conservative, the point that I was making was not one (presumably) he had heard many other conservatives...

/ August 31, 2017
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Book Review: The Two Kingdoms: A Guide for the Perplexed by Brad Littlejohn

I’m pleased to publish this guest review by the Rev. Kyle Dillon. American churches today have become divided over the question of what it means to live as Christians in an increasingly post-Christian society. Should our approach toward secular culture...

/ August 8, 2017

You, Too, Can Be a Badass, My Daughter: Enchantment and the Modern Fairy Tale

I’m pleased to publish this review essay from Tessa Carman. I read Neil Gaiman’s paean to badass womanhood, The Sleeper and the Spindle, days after I became a mother of a daughter. Gorgeously illustrated by Chris Riddell, the Snow White/Sleeping...

/ August 7, 2017
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Book Review: The Evangelicals by Frances FitzGerald

I’m pleased to publish this book review by my friend Kyle Williams. Last year eighty-one percent of evangelicals voted for Donald Trump—a wider margin than in any previous election. These voters played no small role in tipping the scales in...

/ July 28, 2017
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Book Review: Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson

A couple weeks ago I was reviewing a draft of Kayla Snow’s excellent review of The Long, Long Life of Trees and we began talking about the historically unprecedented ignorance of place that defines many in the west today. A book like...

/ July 17, 2017
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Book Review: Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

  We live in an age of remarkably high levels of economic disruption brought about by technological developments. That’s a truism, of course, but it’s as good a starting place as any for considering the book we are discussing today....

/ July 7, 2017

Book Review: “The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years” by Robert Thorson

I’m pleased to publish this guest review by Joshua Novalis. Every morning, on my way to work, I drive past an apartment complex amusingly named Walden Pond. While I’ve never spoken with the owners, I assume the name to be...

/ July 6, 2017

Book Review: The Long, Long Life of Trees by Fiona Stafford

I’m pleased to publish this book review by Kayla Snow. Any book written with the expressed intention of moving its readers to stop reading is one that piques my curiosity. When that book is about trees, I am especially intrigued....

/ July 3, 2017
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Book Review: One by One by Gina Dalfonzo

In One by One, Gina Dalfonzo capably explains the many challenges that singles face in participating in local Christian communities and lays out some ideas on how churches can do better in this important area. (Dalfonzo rightly notes that as more...

/ June 28, 2017